Commentry

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Done and dusted with this match. Super Saturday will bring a doubleheader your way. First up, Mumbai will be hosting Delhi at 1600 IST and then later in the evening at 2000 IST, Kolkata will lock horns with Hyderabad at Eden Gardens. We look forward to your company. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

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Umesh Yadav is chosen for the Man of the Match award. His three wickets in one over certainly broke Punjab's batting and they never really recovered after the initial blows. The speedster will be pleased with his performance tonight and would like to continue with his fine form.

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A defeat tonight but Punjab will not be too disappointed. They fought hard and took this game to the last over. Mujeeb Ur Rahman was impressive once again while the other spinners also did an effective job. Eventually, it was a case of not having much on the board. Something to ponder upon for them. Their batting which looked quite strong after the first game left them with a few questions tonight. Still, there is no need to press the panic button.

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Ravichandran Ashwin's double blow in one over did give hopes to Punjab but AB de Villiers' presence in the middle made it tough for them to run through. The African star threaded another crucial stand with Mandeep Singh and also went on to score a sublime half-century. He though didn't last the distance, his knock made sure that Bangalore crossed the line safely.

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Bangalore are off the mark! They have registered a rather easy win in the end to open their account. Their chase started on a sorry note as they lost Brendon McCullum off the second ball of the chase. Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock then built a little partnership to take it forward but Mujeeb's magical delivery breached the defense of Bangalore skipper and Punjab sniffed a chance. However, the partnership between the South African pair, de Kock and de Villiers, kept the home team afloat.

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Mohit Sharma to Washington Sundar

FOUR! BANGALORE WIN BY 4 WICKETS! A glorious cover drive to seal the deal. Mohit serves it full and wide outside off, Sundar reaches out for it and strokes it sweetly through covers for a boundary. Smiles return in the Bangalore camp as they taste their first success this season.

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Ashwin very close there at mid on. Looking for a run out maybe. The batsman pulls out here as the bowler was about to bowl. The square leg umpire spots that the fielders were still moving. Hmm...reload.

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Mohit Sharma to Washington Sundar

A slower delivery, landing on a length and outside off, Sundar throws his bat at it but fails to make any sort of connection. Looks at the umpire but it's not given a wide. Well inside the tramline.

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Mohit Sharma to Washington Sundar

FOUR! This should do! Mohit is on the shorter side outside off, Sundar tries to slap it square of the wicket on the off side but it takes the outside edge and flies down to third man for a boundary. Just 1 more needed.

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5 needed off 6 balls. Mohit Sharma to bowl it. Can he deny Bangalore a win?

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Andrew Tye to Chris Woakes

Skiddy delivery, outside off on a length, Woakes flashes and misses. Excellent over, this. 4 runs and a couple of big wickets in it.

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Andrew Tye to Washington Sundar

Shortish and on off, tapped down to covers for a run.

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Washington Sundar is in next.

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Andrew Tye to Mandeep Singh

OUT! Not even in the picture! Mandeep is also out of here. Is there some twist in this game? Short in length and around off, Mandeep powers it across the line through mid-wicket and eyes the second run. Mayank Dagar (sub) is quickly to the ball and fires in an accurate throw to the keeper. KL Rahul makes no mistake in taking the bails off as Singh dives in. The decision is taken upstairs and the replay shows that Mandeep is well short.

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Appeal for a run out, taken upstairs. Looks out. Let's see...

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Andrew Tye to Mandeep Singh

Goes for the yorker probably but ends up serving a pacey full toss on middle, Mandeep flicks it through mid-wicket and takes a couple.

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Andrew Tye to Chris Woakes

A slower delivery on middle, Woakes helps it to mid-wicket and crosses.

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Chris Woakes is the new batsman.

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Andrew Tye to AB de Villiers

OUT! Against the run of play, there is a wicket. All too late? Tye delivers a short ball outside off, de Villiers hangs back to whack it over point but fails to give it the full whack of his bat. Ends up giving a simple catching practice to Karun Nair at deep cover-point. 10 needed off 11 balls. The game more or so is in Bangalore's bag and they will hope that the batsmen remaining will do the job.

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Andrew Tye to bowl.

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