won the toss and they’re bowl first
Skipper Virat Kohli & Parthiv Patel
Virat gets a life
you done viljoen? It would have been an outstanding start for punjab here.
to a quick start 35/0
stadium is quit as Virat Kohli departs
been planning this one for a while as kl rahul was saying on the mike, “we’re
trying to get him nicked.” that doesn’t happen but this time he hits high on
the bat and falls to a uppish drive to mandeep at mid-wicket. As Kohli goes for
13 off shami. RCB 35/1
50 up for
RCB in 4.3 overs only. They are in for a huge total here i guess.
luck for KXIP; Parthiv Departs
change of bowling has worked for the punjab as Murugan Ashwin strikes on the
second ball, he flights the ball and Parthiv tries to nudge it on the on side
gets a leading edge which Ashwin takes it with ease. Parthiv goes for 24 ball
43. RCB 71/2
ball bails out Ali!
you beauty! What an amazing delivery. He is the leader and he delivers himself.
Bowls a carrom ball and it skids a little bit and Moeen ali is squared up,
there is a big gap between bat and pad, where the ball hits the middle and leg
pole. Moeen ali goes for 4. Rcb 76/3
for KXIP here!
air and gone!
rcb batsmen might be in little bit hurry here I guess. What the hell they are
upto? Viljoen deceives akshdeep nath on the slower one and he chips it straight
to Mandeep. He goes for 3. Rcb 81/4
for RCB in 13th over. How much runs they gonna need to defend against the likes
of chris gayle, kl rahul, mayank agarwal, david miller. We will have to see!
ABD! Take a bow you genius AB de Villiers! His 33rd IPL fifty. As Rcb are on
for a big one. Rcb 143/4
6, 6, 6
ABD rockets RCB to quick finish! You must be kidding me? That last one from Shami
was a above waist NO-BALL Abd isn’t happy with that as he ducks underneath it
and somehow gets the ball gets connection with the ball and sails over the
stadium for a monsterous six. Gee! That’s incredible shot from South African
paw. RCB needs some more here to get close to 200. Rcb 175/4 after 19 overs.
over to go. Viljoen is going to ball the last one
welcome for viljoen by ABD!
ball six over long-on. If you’re gonna bowl a length ball then be ready to sail
over the band-stand.
partnership comes up as well for Abd and Marcus Stoinis
4, 6, 4,
6 and Stoinis helps RCB ends first innings on a high note
last over from viljoen went for 27 runs. ABD remains not out on 82* and Stoinis
gets 46*. The partnership is 121* off 68 balls. Last 3 overs has cost KXIP 64
runs as Rcb finishes with 202/4
needs 203 runs to win off 120 balls
Gayle & Kl Rahul comes out to the crease
and the BOSS is on fire!
Kohli brings Tim Southee to bowl the first but Christopher Henry Gayle
dispatches him for 3 boundaries at the third man. Why the field hasn’t changed?
That is the question here! May be Kohli has something in his mind!
after 3 overs
relief for Rcb as Chris Gayle mishits it straight to ABD at long-on. Could this
be a game changing moment for RCB? We’ll have to wait. Gayle goes for 10 ball
23. Kxip 42/1
up for KXIP in just 4.2 overs
end of powerplay KXIP 68/1 cruising towards the victory. They just need to get
Kl Rahul more strike as he is in red-hot form.
6, 4 and
100 comes up for KXIP in just 8.5 overs. The game is in KXIP’s pocket now. Do
or dies for RCB here. If they lose this one they are out of the tournament.
Marcus Stoinis gets the breakthrough
perfect catch of the match for Yuzi Chahal as awkward bounce does the trick for
Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal didn’t hit that well and a diving chahal takes a fine
catch to remove him for 35. Kxip 101/2
what have you done????? Just the wicket Rcb needed at such crucial stage of the
game and Moeen ali introduced into the attack and gets the false shot from kl rahul
right under the bottom of the bat and Southee at long-off takes an easy to end
the rahul’s innings for 27 ball 42. Kxip 105/3
says 87 runs required off 42 balls
Pooran bangs sundar for 6, 6, dot, 6
what kings XI Punjab need right now some power hitting at the moment to close
in the game.
up for kxip. Nicholas Pooran is putting on-a-show as 50 runs partnership comes
up for Nicholas Pooran and David Miller off just 34 balls. Is this the game for
kxip? Can’t say much about that one.
says 53 runs needed off 28 balls
Did i see
what i just saw? Oh god Marcus Stoinis how can you drop a dolly like that?
Stoinis had so much time in the world to judge that one and what he does?
Spills it out.
says 30 runs required off 12
bowl the pen-ultimate over
delivery which David Miller hits it away but where does it goes just before the
boundary rope where diving ABD takes a stunner to remove miller for 24. Kxip
Saini you beauty!
Pooran hits straight up in the aiiir and AB De Villiers wants it and calls for
it where he call Kohli off it and when you’ve hands like that even if you’re
Kohli you have to let him grab that one. That was a joke. Don’t mind that but
Gee he is such an amazing player to watch whatever he does, he bats, he fields,
he dives, takes some crazy impossible catches and keeps you guys up for the
game. As Nicholas Pooran goes for 46. Kxip 176/5 after 19 overs
required off 6 balls
Yadav to bowl the ultimate over. Can he able to defend it? Let’s see.
Six off the first ball! What a shot
by skipper Ravi Ashwin! If you’re gonna bowl length ball be ready to get
dispatched for a maximum
required off 5 balls
Wicket! Yeahhh that must be the game
for RCB as Ravi Ashwin hits that again to the long-on region but this time he
hasn’t been timed it too well and skipper Virat Kohli isn’t gonna drop those!
Ashwin goes for 6. Kxip 182/6
required off 4 balls
legitimate sixes and game is on KXIP side, what say?
and wicket again for Umesh Yadav. I think that’s it for Kxip as Hardus Viljoen
goes for a golden duck. Kxip 182/7
RCB won by 17 runs
believe this, 4 out of last 5 games of RCB has been decided in the last over.
This time again RCB 2 points, stays in game for the playoffs
Man of the match: AB De Villiers for his unbeaten 82*