won the toss and will field first
Virat Kohli & Parthiv Patel to open
the channel you should bowl when you’re up against Virat Kohli and perfectly
executed by Deepak Chahar. Off stump delivery swinging away as virat stays
inside the crease and tries to drives as a result of the outside edge ms dhoni
tumbles and takes it. Virat goes for 9. RCB 11/1
could be a Stunner?
opportunity created by Faf Du Plessis as De Villiers flat batted drives
uppishly over mid-off and du plessis times his jump and gets his fingertips to
it but, but can’t grab it. Ahh you can see the sadness on his face.
end of powerplay RCB 49/1
strikes; De Villiers departs!
Villiers comes downtown and balls goes high In the air over mid-off. Will it go
over the rope? Yes? No? Oh guess who? Guess who it is? It’s Faf Du Plessis. De
Villiers goes out for 25. RCB 58/2
Jaddu again with the wicket!
Nath hasn’t got hold of it and faf du plessis at the mid-on makes no mistake.
It’s just another catch for him as well. He got rid pf De Villiers ow he got
rid off akshdeep nath for 24. RCB 99/3
Fifty! For little champ
shot from Parthiv Patel off Dwayne Bravo. 13th IPL fifty for him as well.
the muffins off Wanted to use the pace and bounce of the bravo, wanted to take
on the fielders. Yes it was shorter delivery but just gets bigger onto short
stature Parthiv Patel who can’t clear watson at mid-wicket. He goes for 53. RCB
catch by Faf Du Plessis
Stoinis hits it in the air off Imran Tahir and the ball seems to be going over
the rope but heyy! Do you remember who’s at mid-off. Right guess it’s Faf Du
Plessis who jumps over the ball and throw it back to shorey and he completes it
easily. he knew that was out at the moment. He won’t get the credit for the
catch, will only get the assist. Take-a-bow. That’s 11 catch for Faf Du Plessis
in this year’s IPL edition. RCB 126/5
Innings break: RCB finishes with 161
played a very neat cameo towards the end part of the innings, and did as much
as he could with the limited balls that he got to face. His 16-ball 26 was key
in RCB getting to 161, a total that seems under par but still something to
162 runs to win off 120 balls
Faf Du Plessis & Shane Watson
Steyn gets double; Watson and Raina departs!
away swing again, which we haven’t seen too many bowlers get early, that got
the better of Watson. He flashes and edges to slip where Stoinis takes a sharp
catch. And to make it just better he outsmarts suresh Raina with a pinpoint
yorker first up that destroys the stumps as he was probably waiting for the
short ball but is late to get his bat down. Big blows first up.
Yadav beats him with a peach of an away-shaper delicious delivery and the ball
kisses the off stump but the bails don’t fall off! Gee how’s that possible with
speed pf umesh yadav! That’s the fourth time this season we’ve seen such a
thing happening in this year’s IPL edition.
Umesh Yadav gets his man. This time with a short ball that hurries onto him. Du
Plessis miscued the pull and it is sharply taken by Ab de Villiers running
across from mid off, despite nearly avoiding a collision with Akshdeep coming
in from mid on. CSK 17/3
WICKET: Umesh strikes again!
in deep deep trouble now. At 28/4 inside the powerplay. Kedar Jadhav miscues
the pull and this time de Villiers has a simpler catch at mid off. It all
depends on MS Dhoni now.
Rayudu steady CSK ship!
is worth just 37 now off 30 balls but both are doing a good job in keeping CSK
in the hunt. Will this one go down the wire?
call for Rayudu
close stumping call goes in Batsman’s favour but it looked very, very tight.
Rayudu’s foot was in the air or not? was the question but the umpire sees a few
replays to confirm that he wasn’t out. It seemed a call that could have gone
Umpires might need 3D glasses to cover the decision I reckon. Hahaha!
WICKET: Chahal gets Rayudu
flighted delivery and that’s it for Rayudu as He’s out bowled off the pad.
Rayudu misses the flick and it goes onto the front pad before destroying onto
says CSK needs 76 off the last 6 overs now. Do or die for CSK. they are in
until the thala MSD is on strike.
WICKET: Jadeja is out – run out!
importantly RCB has got a wicket here. Dhoni is fighting on but a big
miscommunication sees Jadeja being run out. The equation is getting tighter now
as 49 needed off 3 overs
come off 35 balls and he gets there with an important six off Steyn. It’s going
to be tight finish as well. Hold on to your seats for a fantastic thriller.
says CSK needs 26 off the final over! Any bets on who’s gonna win? My money is
on CSK as MAHI is on the strike nothing seems impossible, right? Umesh Yadav to
bowl the ultimate over. Can he defend this one for RCB. Remember once he let
his team victory away. Who knows what will happen. Stay here don’t go anywhere.
biting finish as CSK lose by one run!
did all he could, hit 24 off the first five balls but misses the final one. The
non-striker is run out by a direct hit from Parthiv Patel. Dhoni is denied a
single despite a superb 84 off 48 balls.
Man of the match: Parthiv Patel for his knock 53.