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4.6 overs (0 Run) OUT! CAUGHT! Another one goes down, it is Rahane now and it has been a good start for Bangalore!
4.5 overs (1 Run) Goes fuller on off. Iyer drives it to mid off for a single.
4.4 overs (0 Run) Ohh...a difficult chance for Siraj off his own bowling, it goes down! Lands on a length, on middle. Iyer makes room and looks to hit it away but ends up hitting it back to the bowler. Siraj leans down and looks to catch it but fails to pouch it cleanly.
4.3 overs (1 Run) Again drifts on the pads! Back of a length, around leg. Rahane looks to clip it but misses. The ball hits his pads and goes towards short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
4.2 overs (1 Run) On a length, on middle. Iyer works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
4.1 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Easy pickings for a player like Shreyas Iyer! Lands on a length, on middle. Iyer just clips it fine towards fine leg for a boundary. A valiant effort by the fielder in the deep as he dives to stop it but fails and it goes away to the fence.
Mohammed Siraj changes his ends.
3.6 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Nicely played! Class of Rahane written all over it! Back of a length, around off. Rahane rides the bounce and steers it past short third man, in the gap, for a boundary. End of a successful first over from Akash Deep but he ended up conceding 11 runs as well.
3.5 overs (0 Run) Nice carry and bounce! Short and wide outside off. It zips off the surface and beats Rahane who looks to cut it.
3.4 overs (2 Runs) On the shorter side again, on off. Rahane with a short-arm jab. It goes in the air towards deep mid-wicket and the batters run a couple.
3.3 overs (1 Run) Back of a length, on middle. Iyer clips it to deep square leg for a single.
3.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! The Kolkata skipper is off the mark in style! This is a fullish delivery on off. Iyer leans forward and creams it through covers for a lovely boundary. This is a shot of a man in form.
Shreyas Iyer is the new batter at number 3 for Kolkata.
3.1 overs (0 Run) OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! What a start for Akash Deep! Venkatesh Iyer was not looking comfortable in the middle and finally departs now. Back of a length, on middle. Iyer is slightly early as he looks to work it towards the leg side. The ball also hurries him a bit as that bounced sharply. It takes the shoulder of his bat and goes in the air towards the leg side and Akash Deep off his own bowling speeds to his left and takes a fine running catch. Bangalore have been spot on right from the word go today!
Change in bowling. Akash Deep has been brought into the attack.
2.6 overs (1 Run) Iyer dances down the track and David Willey decides to shorten his length, on off. Iyer defends it towards the off side and takes a single. Good disciplined start by Bangalore.
2.5 overs (0 Run) A length delivery that is angled on middle and leg. Iyer looks to clip it but fails to get any timing on it.
2.4 overs (1 Run) Back of a length, outside off. Rahane uses the depth of the crease and punches it to deep cover for a single.
2.3 overs (1 Run) Serves a fullish delivery on leg, Iyer looks to clip it but misses. The ball hits his pads and goes towards the leg side and a quick single is taken. A stifled appeal for an LBW but nothing serious.
2.2 overs (0 Run) Beaten! A good-length delivery that pitches around off and shoots up slightly. Iyer looks to defend it from his crease but gets beaten as the ball climbs over the blade.
2.1 overs (1 Run) Serves a length delivery on middle. Rahane clips it to deep square leg for a single.
1.6 overs (2 Runs) Lands on a length and around off again. It bounces a bit extra than Iyer anticipated. The ball hits him high on the bat as he looks to defend. It goes through the gully region and a couple of runs are taken. Barring that first ball, it was an excellent over from Siraj.
1.5 overs (0 Run) Serves a length delivery on middle and leg, Iyer blocks it out on the leg side.
1.4 overs (0 Run) Beats him this time! A good-length delivery and angling across the batter. There is plenty of away movement. It is outside off and Iyer looks to drive again but gets beaten off the outside edge.
1.3 overs (0 Run) Ohhh...almost drags this back onto the stumps! A good-length delivery, around off. Iyer looks to drive it on up. However, he gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls just past the stumps. Better length from Siraj!
1.2 overs (0 Run) Pulls his length back and it is angled across again. It is outside off and Venkatesh Iyer leaves it alone.
There is a silly mid off in place, right next to the non-striker.
1.1 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Siraj is greeted with a boundary! This is fullish and going across the batter, around off. Iyer drives it through cover-point for a boundary. Lovely timing from the left-hander!
Mohammed Siraj to steam in from the other end.
0.6 over (0 Run) Ohh...this time he finds some movement and beats Rahane! A fullish delivery and outside off, Rahane takes a step or two forward and looks to push inside the line but the ball beats the outside edge of his blade.
0.5 over (0 Run) Lands on a length, around off. Rahane defends it towards point. Not much swing so far!
0.4 over (1 Run) Angling on middle and leg again. Venkatesh Iyer flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
0.3 over (2 Runs) Back of a length, on leg. Venkatesh Iyer clips it wide of short fine leg and takes a couple. He is off the mark.
0.2 over (0 Run) Goes fuller on off. Venkatesh Iyer drives it to covers. Willey will be looking for swing early on and it is important that he bowls fuller.
0.1 over (1 Run) Ajinkya Rahane and Kolkata are underway straightaway! David Willey starts with a length delivery on off. Rahane dabs it towards point and takes a quick single. The fielder runs forward and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Comfortable run, in the end, good running.
We are all set to begin! It is a clash between two teams with a huge fanbase and the Bangalore fans will be hoping to see their team register its first win today. Can they set the tone with the new ball? Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer are the openers for Kolkata. David Willey to serve the first over. Here we go...
Shreyas Iyer, the captain of Kolkata, says that he would have loved to bowl first as well due to the dew factor. Adds that they didn't learn too much from the last game as the bowlers did the majority of the job. He is looking forward to putting up the runs on the board. Informs that they have made one change - Tim Southee comes in for Shivam Mavi. Signs off by saying that he has been enjoying captaincy and praises the management for all the support. He just wants to carry forward the momentum into the next game.
Faf du Plessis, the captain of Bangalore, smiles and says that it's no surprise that they want to bowl. Adds that the pitch looks similar to the last time but he feels it's a bit tacky and dew could be a factor again. Mentions that there were a lot of positives for them in the last game and he sounds pleased with the way they constructed their batting innings. Wants to improve small things with their bowling and informs us that they are going in with the same XI.
Kolkata (Playing XI) - Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee (In place of Shivam Mavi), Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Bangalore (Unchanged Playing XI) - Faf du Plessis (C), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep.
TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of Bangalore. They have elected to BOWL first.
PITCH REPORT - Morne Morkel is down for a pitch report. He says that the wicket looks drier than the first game but tells that it is still a very good wicket. He adds that the side boundaries are big and straight boundaries are short here. He mentions that the team that wins the toss will look to bowl first as it does get wet and it is quite tricky to control.
Bangalore, on the other hand, lost their opening game in a typical Bangalore fashion. They put a big score on the board, courtesy of a fantastic knock by their new skipper, Faf du Plessis and some nice finishing touches by Dinesh Karthik. However, despite possessing some quality bowlers in their lineup, they buckled under pressure against a strong Punjab batting lineup and will be looking to iron out flaws tonight. Can they put forward an all-round performance this time around and register their first victory of the season? Or will Shreyas Iyer and his boys make it two in two? We shall find out. Toss and team sheets in a while.
Kolkata did a lot of things right in their first encounter right from the start as Umesh Yadav set the tone with the new ball. They have a quality spin attack at their disposal and they will hope that their bowlers continue the good work. With the bat, it was Ajinkya Rahane who displayed his class and one of the key aspects of any successful team in the Indian T20 League, is the quality of local talent and Kolkata is the one team that has plenty of them. It is all about keeping the winning momentum going and expect Kolkata to come out all guns blazing tonight.
India's biggest cricketing party continues as we get ready for another high-profile encounter where Bangalore will face off against Kolkata at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. The finalist of the last year, Kolkata have started the tournament with a clinical performance whereas Bangalore went down in a high-scoring affair. It promises to be a mouth-watering contest and we welcome everyone around the world to our coverage.
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