That's it from the second game of the Indian T20 League. Bangalore have walked over Delhi with ease. Tomorrow, we have the first double header of this season. The first game is at 1430 local time between Chennai and Mohali. The second game will be later in the evening at 1830 local time between Jaipur and Hyderabad. Do join us for the coverage of both the games.
Yuzvendra Chahal is named the Man of the Match! This was just his second match and had played for Mumbai in one game last year, says Chahal. Adds that he had a lot of confidence, the ball was turning and he tried varying the pace. Chahal admits that Murali was sitting out and he played in his place, this means that his skipper has spotted him and the management has supported him as well.
Delhi were nowhere close to good with the ball. The spinners bowled a few long hops and full tosses while the pacers, barring Shami, were punished as well. They could take some positives out of the fightback Duminy and Taylor showed with the bat. They have changed their team through some fresh buys at the auction and need to ensure that they don't repeat their bad performance from the last season.
This was a rather one sided game for Bangalore. They restricted Delhi to 145 through some tight bowling. Duminy and Taylor fought hard but 145 was just not enough for a side that is led by the best chaser in cricket today. Parthiv Patel got Bangalore off to a very good start. After his departure, Yuvraj joined Kohli and they struck up a very good partnership to take Delhi by storm and get to the finishing line.
Shahbaz Nadeem to Virat Kohli
Kohli gets down the track and swings. He doesn't get much timing and the ball dies down in front of Vijay at long on where he dives. That's it, the single is what they need to finish the game. BANGALORE WIN BY 8 WICKETS.
Shahbaz Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh
Flighted and angled across the off stump, defended to point for a run.
FOUR! NO BALL! A high full toss on middle, Yuvraj pulls and finds the fine leg fence now.
SIX! The Delhi bowlers are allowing the Bangalore batsmen to hit easy sixes here! Flighted on the pads, Yuvraj gets down on his knee and slogs sweeps the ball easily to the roof over long leg.
A low full toss on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
Nadeem comes back on to bowl.
Mohammed Shami to Yuvraj Singh
SIX! Yuvraj has mistimed this but it carries over the fence! Pitched up outside off. Yuvraj swings but the ball goes in the air, off the inside half of his bat. He has enough power to take the ball over the long on fence.
Banged in short at slow pace. Yuvraj pulls but is early into the shot and misses.
Full on middle, Yuvraj looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. He gets a leading edge to point.
Back of a length and slow across the off stump. Yuvraj seemed confused and foxed and allowed it through.
Mohammed Shami to Virat Kohli
Fullish around off stump, driven through the covers for a single.
Length delivery just outside off stump, punched to deep cover for one.
Shami back into the attack.
Strategic Timeout being taken now.
Rahul Sharma to Yuvraj Singh
A long hop but Yuvraj misses out. Drags his pull without much timing to long on. A single is taken. 20 runs from this over!
Slow and short around off, cut away straight to extra cover.