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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, Match 67 Commentary, Live Updates

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168/5 (20.0/20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets
Right then, that is all we have from this game. The action continues on 20th May and it will be Rajasthan going up against Chennai at the Brabourne Stadium. That game starts at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). As you know, our coverage starts well in advance. So do join us for the same. Till then, goodbye and cheers!
Virat Kohli is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant knock of 73 off 54 balls! He says it was an important game for them. He knows he has not done enough for the team, he wanted to create an impact and he is very happy and this win has put them in a great position. Adds that he needs to keep the perspective right. There are expectations because he has performed at the highest level. Admits that he works really hard, he practiced 90 minutes in the last net session and he backed himself today. Shares that he thinks, why is it happening to him but he can't complain more, back in England in 2018 as well, similar things happened, so he just feels grateful, works hard and tries to help his team. Adds that his first shot off Shami felt that he is in good shape today and he knew tonight he has to back himself. On the fans, he says he is blessed for the love and the support he has got.
Faf du Plessis, the skipper of Bangalore, says that this is the kind of stuff they were looking for (about the performance of big players in this game) and says that probably they have not done that so far this season. Tells those emotions get Kohli going and he tries to play his role when he is around him. Talks about the Maxi catch and says that was awesome and they needed wickets and that set the tone for them. He says that the run out by him was also pretty special. Mentions that tonight was pretty important for them and it was important to show the character today and tells that one or two consistent performances have got them into this position (depending on other teams to qualify for the playoffs) but says that this was an important game for them. Says that he is banking on Rohit to go big against Delhi and win the game.
Time for the presentation.
Glenn Maxwell is down for a chat. He says that there was no point in soaking up time and he tried to take the pressure away from Kohli by being ultra-aggressive. Talks about the ball that hit the leg stump and tells that some times one needs such luck. Says that the catch he took is a result of his hard work and it did not come out of a blue but he has practiced for it. Mentions that the surface was spinning a bit and he wanted to do his part. Says that they will watch the Delhi- Mumbai game and play a bit of golf and tells that they deserve to be part of top 4 and hopes that Mumbai can do right things for them.
Hardik Pandya, the skipper of Gujarat, says it was about a par-score, the ball was stopping in their innings but they were happy with the score. Adds that the wickets were holding and they were trying to bowl slow but Maxi played really well and things didn't go their way. Tells that they have had lost back-to-back wickets and that pushes them back slightly, they have talked about it in the meetings as well. Admits he was happy to get back with runs and feels this game was learning for them. On Saha, he informs that he was feeling his hamstring and it was a precautionary measure to keep him off the field.
Time for some interviews!
Gujarat's skipper wanted to test his side by batting first and they were put to a tough test in this game. This game was a good learning curve for them, especially with the ball but with the bat, they will be happy that their skipper, Hardik is back among runs. Sai Kishore was good with the ball for them and sometimes it is not bad to lose as that will motivate them to improve further and comeback more stronger in playoffs.
Bangalore were chasing a par score on a sluggish pitch but Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli put together a 115-run stand to bat Gujarat out of this game. They were a bit lucky too at the start but everyone needs luck in this game and both of them took full advantage of the luck that went their way. Faf du Plessis was dismissed in the 15th over by Rashid but till that time Bangalore were in quite a comfortable position and the arrival of Maxwell only made things worse for Gujarat as he blasted 40 off just 18 balls. Earlier in the game, Maxwell, Hazlewood and Hasaranga were the wicket-takers for Bangalore and despite the expensive last two overs, Bangalore did well with the ball especially keeping in mind the injury to Harshal Patel.
Coming to the performances of this game, one has to say, that the big three of Bangalore have really stepped up today. Maxwell delivered with the ball and gave good finishing touches with the bat as well while Faf du Plessis played a responsible innings at the top of the order. However, the most pleasing one for Bangalore fans and Indian fans will be the performance of King Kohli. He came out with intent and that passion we are so used to seeing from him in the middle and delivered with a fantastic 73 off 54 balls.
Bangalore stay alive in the competition with a dominating win! They needed to make a strong statement in this game and get those crucial two points and they have done that in style. Now, they have done everything in this game that was in their control and have eliminated Punjab and Hyderabad from the playoff race in the process. They now need Delhi to lose their last game as Delhi still have a superior net run-rate and would equal with Bangalore on 16 points if they win their last game.
End Of The Over 18.4 : 170/2
12 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • 418.3
  • 418.4
G. Maxwell
40 (18)
D. Karthik
2 (2)
L. Ferguson
1.4-0-21-0
18.4
4
Lockie Ferguson To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! BANGALORE ARE ALIVE! Shorter and around off. Maxwell looks to pull but gets a leading edge and over the keeper for a boundary. Bangalore win by 8 wickets and with 8 balls to spare.
18.3
4
Lockie Ferguson To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! This time he nails it perfectly! Around off, shorter and Maxwell gets low and ramps it over short third man for one-bounce four.
18.2
0
Lockie Ferguson To Glenn Maxwell
Short of a length and around off, at 145 clicks. Maxwell gets low to upper cut but gets cramped for room. He misses.
18.1
4
Lockie Ferguson To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Punished! A length ball, outside off. Maxwell hangs back and thumps it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
Lockie Ferguson is back on. He has bowled only one over so far.
End Of The Over 18 : 158/2
10 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 017.2
  • 1 WD17.3
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
G. Maxwell
28 (14)
D. Karthik
2 (2)
Y. Dayal
4-0-35-0
17.6
1
Yash Dayal To Glenn Maxwell
Too full and on off. Maxwell turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 11 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Yash Dayal To Dinesh Karthik
Outside off, on a length. Karthik slaps it to deep cover for a single.
17.4
1
Yash Dayal To Glenn Maxwell
A slower ball, yorker, on middle. Maxwell jams it to mid-wicket for a single.
17.3
4
Yash Dayal To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! A length ball, outside off, slower again. Maxwell waits and cuts it hard over extra-cover for a boundary.
17.3
wd
Yash Dayal To Glenn Maxwell
Wide! Slower and way down the leg side. Maxwell leaves it alone.
17.2
0
Yash Dayal To Glenn Maxwell
Too full and outside off. Maxwell tries to reverse sweep but misses.
17.1
2
Yash Dayal To Glenn Maxwell
A slower ball, length and on off. Maxwell nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 148/2
9 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 616.2
  • 016.3
  • W16.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
G. Maxwell
20 (9)
D. Karthik
1 (1)
R. Khan
4-0-32-2
16.6
1
Rashid Khan To Glenn Maxwell
Darts it on the pads, Maxwell tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
16.5
1
Rashid Khan To Dinesh Karthik
Around off, quicker and Karthik tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
Dinesh Karthik walks out to the middle.
16.4
W
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! STUMPING! Rashid Khan gets his man but is it too late! Kohli pre-meditates and dances down the track and Khan follows it with a quicker, short ball, googly as well. Virat Kohli swings wildly across but misses and Wade, the keeper collects and clips the bails off. End of a brilliant innings from Virat Kohli.
16.3
0
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Floated and on off. Kohli skips down and tucks it to mid-wicket.
16.2
6
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
SIX! UP AND AWAY! Overpitched delivery, around off, turning away. Kohli shows full face of the bat and lofts it over long off for a biggie.
16.1
1
Rashid Khan To Glenn Maxwell
Tossed up, just outside off. Maxwell mistimes his swing across the line to square leg for a run.
End Of The Over 16 : 139/1
18 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 615.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 615.5
  • 115.6
G. Maxwell
18 (7)
V. Kohli
67 (51)
H. Pandya
3-0-35-0
15.6
1
Hardik Pandya To Glenn Maxwell
Length and on middle. Maxwell awkwardly pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 30 needed in 24 balls.
15.5
6
Hardik Pandya To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! What a shot! A length ball, around off. Maxwell switch-hits as he smacks it over third man for another biggie. Pure entertainment.
15.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Glenn Maxwell
This is on a length and around leg. Maxwell opens his body to pull but misses.
15.3
4
Hardik Pandya To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Maxwell has NRR on the mind! A length ball, slanting on the pads. Maxwell whacks it to deep backward square leg for a biggie.
15.2
6
Hardik Pandya To Glenn Maxwell
IN THE AIR AND SIX! Fuller ball on middle. Maxwell clears his front leg and lofts it high up in the air, he gets much elevation and enough distance to clear the long on fence.
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
Length and on middle. Kohli nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 121/1
8 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • W14.3
  • 4 B14.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
V. Kohli
66 (50)
G. Maxwell
1 (2)
R. Khan
3-0-23-1
14.6
1
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Full and outside off, pushed to deep cover for a single. 48 needed from 30 balls!
14.5
1
Rashid Khan To Glenn Maxwell
A flatter one on middle and shorter. Glenn Maxwell works it to mid-wicket for a single.
14.4
b
Rashid Khan To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR BYES! Oh...that has hit the leg stump but the bail doesn't fall off and it races away towards the boundary. A googly from Rashid Khan on middle. Glenn Maxwell goes for a big heave across the line but misses. The ball brushes the leg stump and races away towards the fine leg fence. Luck has surely been on Bangalore's side today.
Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
14.3
W
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid Khan outfoxes Faf du Plessis and breaks this opening partnership finally! Slower in the air, on off. It is a leg-spinner and Faf du Plessis tries to loft it across the line. He ends up slicing it to the cover region and Hardik Pandya runs to his right and takes a good catch. Big wicket, can Gujarat build on this now!
14.2
1
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Pitched on off and it turns away a bit. Kohli looks to defend but gets the outside half of his blade to short third man for a single.
14.1
1
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis
Tossed up on off. Faf du Plessis drives it to covers. The fielder in the ring does well and stops it with a dive.
Rashid Khan is back on.
End Of The Over 14 : 113/0
8 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
du Plessis
43 (36)
V. Kohli
64 (48)
Y. Dayal
3-0-25-0
13.6
1
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
Slower short ball, on off. Faf du Plessis makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. 56 needed now from 36 balls!
13.5
1
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
On the shorter side, on off.  Kohli punches it to long off for a single.
13.4
4
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
FOUR! The pressure was buidling with boundary not coming in the last 10 balls but Kohli gets this one away! It is full and outside off. Kohli slices it over backward point for a boundary.
13.3
1
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length, on middle. Slower in pace at 108 kph. Faf du Plessis works it towards the leg side for a single.
13.2
0
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length, around off. Faf du Plessis stays deep in his crease and hits it hard to the extra-cover fielder in the ring.
13.1
1
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
Slower length ball, outside off. Kohli cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
DRINKS! Bangalore are cruising along and these two have eye on two points now. 64 runs needed in 42 balls and Gujarat need a flurry of wickets to put pressure on Bangalore but even their best bowler, Rashid Khan is struggling a bit. Can he help his team to get the breakthrough?
End Of The Over 13 : 105/0
3 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
V. Kohli
58 (45)
du Plessis
41 (33)
S. Kishore
4-0-20-0
12.6
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
An arm ball again on middle. Kohli pushes it to long on for a single. 64 needed now from 42 balls!
12.5
1
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
A flatter delivery on middle. Faf du Plessis works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.4
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Just a single! A low full toss, outside off. Virat Kohli drives it wide of long off for a single. Virat Kohli gets to his 7000th run for Bangalore in T20s!
12.3
0
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Three dots in a row now! On the shorter side and pitched on off, turning away. Kohli punches it to covers.
12.2
0
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Fires it quicker on middle. Kohli blocks it out.
12.1
0
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
A flatter one on off. Kohli punches it left of the bowler. KIshore runs across and dives to stop it.
End Of The Over 12 : 102/0
9 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 211.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 411.5
  • 011.6
du Plessis
40 (32)
V. Kohli
56 (40)
L. Ferguson
1-0-9-0
11.6
0
Lockie Ferguson To Faf du Plessis
On a length, on middle. Faf du Plessis blocks it out. 67 needed now from 48 balls!
11.5
4
Lockie Ferguson To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Good shot! Lockie Ferguson bangs it short on off. Faf du Plessis stays deep in his crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 100 runs partnership comes up!
11.4
1
Lockie Ferguson To Virat Kohli
This is fuller on off. Kohli drives it to deep extra-cover for a single.
11.3
1
Lockie Ferguson To Faf du Plessis
It is short again on middle. Faf du Plessis nicely nudges it to fine leg for a single.
11.2
2
Lockie Ferguson To Faf du Plessis
Bit short and outside off. Faf du Plessis cuts it to right of deep cover for a couple.
11.1
1
Lockie Ferguson To Virat Kohli
A fullish delivery, around off. Kohli drives it right of mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 93/0
6 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 210.6
du Plessis
33 (28)
V. Kohli
54 (38)
S. Kishore
3-0-17-0
10.6
2
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
On the shorter side, on off. Faf du Plessis punches it to deep extra-cover for a couple. 76 needed now from 54 balls!
10.5
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Tight line again! On middle and slower in the air. Kohli defends it towards the off side and sets off for a single. Pandya there runs across but fails to collect the ball and a single is completed easily in the end.
10.4
1
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
Pushed quicker this time on middle. Faf du Plessis drives it to long off for a single.
10.3
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Nicely bowled again! Slower in the air and on off. Kohli drives it to long off for a single.
10.2
0
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Slower in the air and pitched on middle. Kohlu lunges forward and defends it.
10.1
1
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
Shorter and outside off. Faf du Plessis punches it to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 87/0
10 Runs
  • 69.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
du Plessis
29 (25)
V. Kohli
52 (35)
R. Khan
2-0-19-0
9.6
1
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis
On middle, fuller. Du Plessis lofts it over the bowler's head and the man at long on comes across. A single to end the over. Not going Rashid's way today. He has still time to turn things around.
9.5
0
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis
Flatter, slower and around off. Du Plessis helps it to point.
9.4
1
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Angling on the pads, Kohli nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
9.3
1
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis
Another single as this is hit past point.
9.2
1
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Around off, Kohli punches it through covers for a single.
9.1
6
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
SIX! FIFTY! Welcome, Virat Kohli! An absolute charged and energetic innings from King Kohli! Tossed up, angling on leg. Kohli plays his pick up shot with perfect timing and deposits the ball over cow corner for a biggie.
Rashid Khan is back on. He went for 9 runs in his first over!
End Of The Over 9 : 77/0
5 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 28.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
V. Kohli
44 (32)
du Plessis
27 (22)
S. Kishore
2-0-11-0
8.6
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. Yet another tidy over from Kishore.
8.5
0
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
This one just skids through, flighted ball, full, around off and turning away. Virat prods to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge. Beautiful bowling. Perfect line and length.
8.4
1
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
A  loopy ball, on middle. Du Plessis knocks it to sweeper cover for a single.
8.3
0
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
Flighted ball, outside off, it is hit to point.
8.2
2
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
What has happened there? Full and on off. Du Plessis drives it wide of long off and calls for a couple of runs. Sai Kishore tries to collect the ball at the non-striker's end while Kohli was running behind him and both collide into each other. Kohli and Sai Kishore  is down on the ground but Kishore gets up quickly and Kohli after taking his time is also back on his feet.
8.1
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Tossed up, on off, eased down to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 72/0
11 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 47.5
  • 07.6
du Plessis
24 (19)
V. Kohli
42 (29)
Y. Dayal
2-0-17-0
7.6
0
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
Length ball, on top of off. Du Plessis strokes it to point. 11 off it. 97 needed in 72 balls.
7.5
4
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Full ball, outside off. Du Plessis splices it over backward point and bags a boundary.
7.4
1
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
Good stop! Full and on off. Kohli drives it to the right of mid off where Pandya dives, throws and hits at the bowler's end but Kohli was well in. Kohli is still fuming thinking he should've hit more straight.
7.3
1
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
On the pads, it is worked to deep square leg for a single.
7.2
1
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
Length and on off. Virat works it to mid off for another quick single. Good running.
7.1
4
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Crunched! A length ball, around middle. Virat Kohli comes down the track and hammers it through covers for a boundary. He is enjoying life at the moment.
End Of The Over 7 : 61/0
6 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 26.6
du Plessis
19 (16)
V. Kohli
36 (26)
S. Kishore
1-0-6-0
6.6
2
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
Uppish but safe! Floated, outside off. Du Plessis punches it aerially and past cover for a brace.
6.5
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Shorter, angling on the pads. Kohli helps it behind square on the leg side for a single.
6.4
1
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
Drifts on the pads, Du Plessis flicks it to deep square leg for one more.
6.3
1
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Slower now, full and on middle. Kohli leans and tucks it to square leg for a single.
6.2
0
Sai Kishore To Virat Kohli
Around off, pushed to cover.
6.1
1
Sai Kishore To Faf du Plessis
Tossed up, on middle, drilled down to long on for a single.
DRINKS! Bangalore are off to a great start! Virat Kohli is looking in his elements today while Faf du Plessis has played his role to perfection so far. Bangalore would hope that they can build on this start and though a win is far away but if they don't lose wicket at the halfway mark of this innings, they can even go for the kill and try to finish off this chase as quickly as possible. However, this is just the start and one or two wickets here for Gujarat will bring them back into this game. An interesting passage of play coming up. Sai Kishore is into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 55/0
6 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 15.6
du Plessis
15 (13)
V. Kohli
34 (23)
Y. Dayal
1-0-6-0
5.6
1
Yash Dayal To Faf du Plessis
A low dipping full toss, outside off. Du Plessis pushes it to mid off for a quick single. Tidy start from Dayal but Powerplay belongs to Bangalore as they are at 55/0.
5.5
1
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
Slower, full and on the pads. Kohli eases it to the right of the bowler and takes a quick single. He signaled to Faf that if the ball goes in the deep, get ready for two runs.
5.4
0
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
Length and on leg. Kohli pushes it to mid-wicket.
5.3
4
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Virat Kohli is in good mood today! A length ball, around middle. Kohli clears his front leg and shows his wrists work as he hits it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.2
0
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
On a length and on middle. Kohli blocks it out back to Dayal.
5.1
0
Yash Dayal To Virat Kohli
A length ball, outside off. Kohli guides it to backward point.
End Of The Over 5 : 49/0
9 Runs
  • 24.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
du Plessis
14 (12)
V. Kohli
29 (18)
R. Khan
1-0-9-0
4.6
0
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis
Tossed up nicely this time, around off. Faf du Plessis drives it to covers.
4.5
1
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
A flatter one on middle and slightly shorter. Kohli works it to mid-wicket for a single.
4.4
4
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
FOUR! This is vintage Virat Kohli! A fuller one on middle. Kohli gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it straight down the ground. He shows the full face of his blade and the ball goes one bounce into the fence.
4.3
1
Rashid Khan To Faf du Plessis
A flatter one on middle. Faf du Plessis nudges it to mid-wicket for another single.
4.2
1
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Slower in the air, on off. Kohli lunges forward and works it to long on for a single.
4.1
2
Rashid Khan To Virat Kohli
Khan starts with a fuller delivery on middle. Kohli works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
Rashid Khan is into the attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 40/0
14 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 1 WD3.5
  • 13.5
  • 43.6
du Plessis
13 (10)
V. Kohli
21 (14)
H. Pandya
2-0-17-0
3.6
4
Hardik Pandya To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! Another boundary and 14 from this over! So after intital two quiet overs, Bangalore are moving along at a rapid pace now!  Pandya goes full on middle. Faf du Plessis flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
3.5
1
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
Back of a length, on off. Kohli works it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
Rashid Khan is seen still struggling after he tumbles down near the ropes. Something to do with the back of his hips.
3.5
wd
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
WIDE! Pandya drifts down the leg side. Kohli looks to flick it but misses.
3.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
Lands on a length, on off. Kohli blocks it out.
3.3
4
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Ohh...it is going Bangalore's way at the moment! A fullish delivery on middle. Kohli uses his bottom hand and flicks it aerially towards deep backward square leg. Rashid Khan there runs across and dives back as the ball was travelling there. He gets his right hand to the ball but it does not stick and the ball races away towards the fence.
3.2
4
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Oh...another one, another of those inside edge! On the shorter side, around off. Kohli looks to cut it away. He is cramped for room and gets the inside edge. The ball goes past stumps and beats the diving keeper for a boundary.
3.1
0
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
On a length, around off. Kohli dabs it towards point.
End Of The Over 3 : 26/0
18 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 42.2
  • 5 WD2.3
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 12.5
  • 42.6
du Plessis
9 (9)
V. Kohli
12 (9)
M. Shami
2-0-23-0
2.6
4
Mohammad Shami To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! 18 runs from the over as Faf du Plessis gets lucky here! On a length, around off. Faf du Plessis tries to punch it. However, he gets the inside edge and the ball goes past stumps towards the fine leg fence.
2.5
1
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
On a length, on middle. Kohli works it to square leg for a single.
2.4
4
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
FOUR! This a good shot and a much-needed over for Bangalore so far! It is that fullish length again and around off. Kohli drives it and drives it over the in-field this time towards the cover fence for a boundary.
2.3
0
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
A fullish length, outside off. Nice shape for Shami as the ball moves away and beats the outside edge of Kohli's blade as he looks to drive it away.
2.3
wd
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
FIVE WIDES! These are handy runs for Bangalore! Shami goes full but down the leg side. It swings further down the leg side as Kohli misses his flick. Wade also fails to reach it and a boundary for Bangalore.
2.2
4
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
FOUR! First signs of aggression from Virat Kohli! A length ball, on off. Kohli just lifts it over mid off and gets a boundary.
2.1
0
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
On a length, on off. Kohli dabs it to point. No room provided to free his arms.
End Of The Over 2 : 8/0
3 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
du Plessis
5 (8)
V. Kohli
3 (4)
H. Pandya
1-0-3-0
1.6
0
Hardik Pandya To Faf du Plessis
Dot ball to end the over and just three runs from Pandya's first over! Good delivery this, slightly short of good length and around off. Faf du Plessis looks to punch it away. However, the ball seams away and beats the outside edge of his blade.
1.5
1
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
Shorter length and around off. Kohli guides it to third man for a single.
1.4
0
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
Lands on a length, around off. Kohli drives it on up towards cover-point.
1.3
1
Hardik Pandya To Faf du Plessis
A full delivery again on off. Faf du Plessis works it to right of mid on for a single.
Halt in play. Hardik Pandya needs some taping on his left hand and the physio walks out.
1.2
0
Hardik Pandya To Faf du Plessis
Pandya goes more fuller on off. Faf du Plessis drives it crisply to mid off.
1.1
1
Hardik Pandya To Virat Kohli
A fullish delivery, outside off. Virat Kohli goes for the drive but the ball catches the thick outside edge of his blade. It goes towards third man for a single.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Hardik Pandya.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
du Plessis
4 (5)
V. Kohli
1 (1)
M. Shami
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Mohammad Shami To Faf du Plessis
Back of a length, on off. Faf du Plessis defends it solidly and apart from that boundary, Shami has started well here.
0.5
4
Mohammad Shami To Faf du Plessis
FOUR! SHOT! Faf du Plessis is off the mark in style! Lands on a length, around off. Faf du Plessis though drives it on up and creams it through covers for a boundary.
0.4
0
Mohammad Shami To Faf du Plessis
On a length again, on middle. Faf du Plessis dabs it towards the off side and looks for a single but it sent back by Kohli and rightly so.
0.3
0
Mohammad Shami To Faf du Plessis
Lands on a length, on off. Faf du Plessis blocks it off the front foot.
0.2
0
Mohammad Shami To Faf du Plessis
On a length, around leg. Faf du Plessis looks to clip it away but misses. The ball brushes his pads and Wade dives to his left to make a good stop.
0.1
1
Mohammad Shami To Virat Kohli
Shami starts with a fullish delivery on off. Kohli drives it left of mid off and takes a quick single. Pandya there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Virat Kohli is off the mark and Bangalore are underway as well.
Match Info
  • Venue Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Gujarat Titanswon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets
  • Player of the Match Virat Kohli
  • Umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND), Sadashiv Iyer (IND) and Navdeep Singh (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Gujarat 168/5 in 20.0 overs
  • Gujarat 151/5 in 19.0 overs
  • H Pandya T20 fifty: 51 runs in 42 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Gujarat 122/3 in 16.0 overs
  • 4th wicket partnership: 55 off 38 balls between H Pandya (23) and D Miller (31)
  • Gujarat 101/3 in 13.4 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Gujarat 62/3 in 8.3 overs
  • Gujarat 53/2 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Gujarat 38/2
  • Referral 1 (5.2 ovs): M Wade against GUJ (LBW) Unsuccessful (BLR: 2, GUJ: 1)
  • Bangalore 150/2 in 17.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 105/0 in 13.0 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 102 off 71 balls between V Kohli (56) and du Plessis (40)
  • Bangalore 102/0 in 11.5 overs
  • V Kohli T20 fifty: 50 runs in 33 balls (7x4) (1x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 55/0 in 6.0 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 53 off 33 balls between V Kohli (33) and du Plessis (14)
  • Bangalore 53/0 in 5.3 overs
  • V Kohli dropped on 16 by R Khan in 3.3 overs
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