Indian Premier League, 35th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors at Bengaluru, Apr 29, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 26 runs
29 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

8.00pm Right, we are good to go. Thomas to bowl, Gayle to face.

7.55pm Ganesh Bhat: "@Harish Urumkar: What are you talking about !! It was Pandey who deserted Bangalore !! Not the other way around. I hope he flops today !!"

And no mails making the case for Kaif based on his 2002 Natwest final will be published. It was nine years ago, let it go people.

Harshal: "Interesting fact is there is no player from Maharashtra playing for Pune Warriors. People would have been very happy to see Harshad Khadiwale getting a game at least."

7.50pm Sahil: "Add my name to the Kaif fan club, though he is responsible for his current situations. Though not a T20 player, hope he makes some amends!"

Kesh: "So there are more of last year's RCB team playing for Pune than for Bangalore? Stupid."

Ravi Krishan: "I would pick Kaif over Pathan. With only 6 genuine batsmen, what you need at no.6 is someone solid to salvage the innings with the tail in case things go off course."

Chris from the US: "Jerome taylor Vs Chris Gayle should be interesting."

While the rest of us are discussing Mohammad Kaif, Surag sends this: "I am a great fan of Katrina Kaif."

7.45pm The Mohammad Kaif fan club can't have too many members now. Zainuddin, though, is one of them: "Happy to see Mohd Kaif getting a chance,the way RCB is batting they really need an experience player like him who can not only bat but also scores runs on the field and lift the team spirits."

Ghanshyam: "10 years back it was Yuvraj playing under Kaif in U-19 cricket... Now, Yuvraj is the Star, MOS for World Cup and Kaif is struggling to get a game."

Several comments coming in along these lines. Harish Urumkar: "Uthappa and Pandey must stand up today and show their worth. Mallya needs a lesson about it. Come on guys. !!! Whole of bangalore will be cheering them tonight."

Wasim is among those who isn't happy with Kaif's inclusion: "Asad Pathan should have been playing in place of Kaif. Not sure of what Kaif can do."

7.30pm Pujara is not well, so Mohammad Kaif gets his first match of the tournament.

Sameer: "I would have so liked to see Uthappa and Pandey play for RCB on this ground and go berserk, now i hope they get out cheaply." Tim Paine and the nearly forgotten Kamran Khan come in, Mitchell Marsh and Murali Kartik left out.

Kamran's last competitive cricket was a couple of matches in the domestic Twenty20 tournament, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, for Uttar Pradesh six months ago. He didn't do too much of note in those. Will be interesting to see whether he has modified his action, and the pace he bowls at.

Toss: Yuvraj wins and decides to bowl. "The two games we won chasing, we haven't batted too well so far," says Yuvraj.

7.25pm Bangalore boys Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey return to their home ground to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Pune Warriors began brightly but have slumped to four defeats in a row to slide towards the bottom of the table. Can they snap that streak today?


Thomas to Gayle, no run, good ball to start, on a length and curves in to Gayle, who defends off the front foot


Thomas to Gayle, no run, just outside off, Gayle wants to flat bat that down the ground, gets a bottom edge and the ball rolls to the bowler

Plenty of grass on the track, more than normal in Bangalore


Thomas to Gayle, no run, full ball on middle and off, blocked from the crease by Gayle


Thomas to Gayle, 2 runs, Bangalore are away, a short ball on legstump, Gayle is surprised by that one but he manages to help it to fine leg

Harbinder: "How come Graeme smith isn't in the side? Let alone mentioned! Is he injured?" Knee trouble, I think


Thomas to Gayle, no run, keeps it short of a length and angles it away from Gayle, who skates out of the crease and looks to smash the ball to long-on but misses


Thomas to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball to end the over, 105kmh when he has operated around 130kmh previously, bit of width and Gayle slaps it behind point for a single

D Ramapriya wants more local flavour in IPL teams: "Two Kannadigas in the home team and no Maharashtrian in the Pune squad. Scarcely surprising that I don't at all identify with RCB. It's just another game of T20 cricket"

End of over 1 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • CH Gayle 3 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (0b)
    • AC Thomas 1-0-3-0

Jerome v Gayle coming up


Taylor to Gayle, 1 run, starts with a loosener on middle and stump, worked towards square leg for a single

Btw, Uthappa is keeping, and Paine is playing as a specialist batsman


Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, cranks it up to 140kmh this time, a short of length ball outside off, Dilshan gets forward and carves that through the covers for four, nice way to get off the mark


Taylor to Dilshan, no run, good response from Taylor, similar length and the ball jags away from Dilshan who is left fiddling outside off, beaten


Taylor to Dilshan, no run, Taylor keeps it around 140kmh, Dilshan beaten outside off once more as Taylor gets the ball to curve away off the seam, past the outside edge once more

A second slip comes in


Taylor to Dilshan, no run, this one doesn't move away, holds its line, on offstump, defended


Taylor to Dilshan, no run, good over from Taylor, ends it with a sharp bouncer outside off, Dilshan lets it go, four dot balls after that boundary

Manasvi: "Agree with Harshal. Khadiwale's game seems to be made for T20. He's got a very good domestic record in the shorter forms of the game and bowls a bit too."

End of over 2 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • TM Dilshan 4 (5b 1x4)
    • CH Gayle 4 (7b)
    • JE Taylor 1-0-5-0
    • AC Thomas 1-0-3-0

Kamran Khan has the ball now. Well, he starts off wby slipping in his delivery stride, slips and falls heavily, luckily he's not injured


Kamran Khan to Gayle, FOUR, welcomed with a boundary, a short of length ball outside off, Gayle dances down and scythes the ball past extra cover, where Yuvraj Singh decides against diving when he moight have had a chance of stopping the ball

Hugh from Ireland: "That's the first time "Tim Paine" and "specialist batsman" have been used in the same sentence. Pune really are in trouble."


Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, Gayle wants to sends that one into orbit, doesn't connect


Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, this time he has snet it into orbit, not much footwork, just gets a little forward and golf-swings the ball over long-off for six


Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, slips in the bouncer, Gayle looks for the pull but doesn't go for the shot


Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, bang! Gayle is not surprised by that short ball at all, he gets forward and absolutely murders that one over long-on, a 97m six


Kamran Khan to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle's in the mood here, once more he get a stride in and swats a short of length ball outside off, doesn't get hold of it as well as the previous ball, lands just short of the cover boundary

Kamran bowled in the low 130s that over. 20 off the over

End of over 3 (20 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/0 (RR: 9.33)

    • CH Gayle 24 (13b 2x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 4 (5b 1x4)
    • Kamran Khan 1-0-20-0
    • JE Taylor 1-0-5-0

Taylor to Dilshan, no run, short ball outside off, Dilshan goes for the cut and misses


Taylor to Dilshan, 2 runs, another short ball, Dilshan brings out the pull, top-edges and the ball goes up a mile, doesn't have the distance, spends an age in the air, Rahul Sharma sprints across from fine leg but the ball lands just wide of him


Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, neatly done, on the pads and Dilshan glances it down to fine leg


Taylor to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball, an offcutter, Gayle had to wait for that one to reach him, he adjusts his stroke and bunts the ball towards mid-on


Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, smoked for a boundary, Dilshan anticipating that short one, powerfully and stylishly pulled for four by him, Bangalore in top gear here


Taylor to Dilshan, 1 run, a mix-up, but there's no run-out, Taylor responded to that dismissive shot from Dilshan with an accurate yorker, Dilshan squeezed it towards mid-on and set off for the run, Gayle wasn't responding initially, he does later and they are through safely for a single

End of over 4 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 37/0 (RR: 9.25)

    • TM Dilshan 12 (10b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 25 (14b 2x4 2x6)
    • JE Taylor 2-0-14-0
    • Kamran Khan 1-0-20-0

Thomas is back


Thomas to Dilshan, no run, overpitched outside off, mistimed towards cover by Dilshan


Thomas to Dilshan, no run, short of length ball outside off, Dilshan was through with the pull too early, he's hit on the right arm


Thomas to Dilshan, 1 run, Thomas keeps it full, punched towards mid-off by Dilshan

Pramod: "IPL is a business venture, it is an investment for owners, broadcasters & players they play for money, at the same time try to put a fair show for viewers. It has nothing to do with which team they play or from which city they are from. Same as NBA,NFL style try to get this and stop about the local flavour."


Thomas to Gayle, 1 run, the slower one from Thomas, Gayle was charging out, he swiped it forcefully towards long-on, there's a fielder waiting, he takes it on the bounce


Thomas to Dilshan, 1 run, whacks it towards deep midwicket this time, just a single, quiet over this so far


Thomas to Gayle, no run, fires it outside off, and on a length, Gayle was backing away from legstump, he can't get bat on ball, superb from Thomas

End of over 5 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • CH Gayle 26 (16b 2x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 14 (14b 2x4)
    • AC Thomas 2-0-6-0
    • JE Taylor 2-0-14-0

Kamran's back


Kamran Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, a full ball, worked towards wide mid-on for a single

Plenty of people not too bothered by lack of local talent in IPL teams. Muthupandi: "Scholes is the only player from Manchester playing for Manchester United."

Gayle v Kamran, put those seatbelts on!


Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, swish and a miss, shortish and outside off, connects only with air, murderous intent there from Gayle


Kamran Khan to Gayle, FOUR, 138.2 kmh from Kamran, doesn't help him as Gayle swings him to the midwicket boundary, not off the middle of the bat but enough power behind it


Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, Save Kamran Khan, Gayle is slamming him around, short of length and outside off, Gayle gets forward and hammers that over long-on, the fifty comes up


Kamran Khan to Gayle, SIX, what a shot from Gayle, he can do no wrong here, an overpitched ball outside off, Gayle sends this one soaring over the backward point and into the stands, Kamran 1.5-0-37-0, yikes!


Kamran Khan to Gayle, no run, the full toss and he gets away with it, Gayle whips it to short fine leg, a few yards either side and that was racing away for four

Sarthak: "What is wrong with Pune?? Why didnt they just play Ferguson instead of playing Paine as a 'specialist batsman"?" Good question.

Sanjith: "@Pramod It is not that we don't get its a business venture, we are saying this will be a failed one if they don't keep local flavour in mind, you can already see falling TV viewership!"

Juni: "In every match I hear people say no local player in their team. Get over it. Select one team. It need not be your home town team and follow it. I am from Pune but following KKR."

End of over 6 (17 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/0 (RR: 9.50)

    • CH Gayle 42 (21b 3x4 4x6)
    • TM Dilshan 15 (15b 2x4)
    • Kamran Khan 2-0-37-0
    • AC Thomas 2-0-6-0

End of the time-out. Spin is in, as Rahul Sharma bowls


Sharma to Dilshan, no run, starts with a length ball outside off, defended to the leg side


Sharma to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan backs away and looks to carve that over point but can't connect


Sharma to Dilshan, no run, once more, another attempted cut flies over the top edge, Dilshan is disappointed at missing out


Sharma to Dilshan, OUT, take a bow Sharma, he's got the breakthrough, Dilshan continues to hunt for the ball without success, it zips through quicker and goes straight on, beats the bat and finds the middle stump

TM Dilshan b Sharma 15 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.94

Kohli is the new batsman


Sharma to Kohli, no run, Sharma continues a great over, a loopy full delivery, around offstump, defended by Kohli

NP: "In every match I hear people say no local player in their team. Get over it. Select one team. It need not be your home town team and follow it. I am from Pune but following KKR."


Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, no maiden for Sharma as Kohli eases the final ball of the over towards mid-off and jogs a single

End of over 7 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 58/1 (RR: 8.28)

    • V Kohli 1 (2b)
    • CH Gayle 42 (21b 3x4 4x6)
    • R Sharma 1-0-1-1
    • Kamran Khan 2-0-37-0

Manhas to Kohli, 1 run, a lot of effort for a single, Kohli swings the ball towards deep midwicket


Manhas to Gayle, 1 run, length ball outside off, just enough room for Gayle to power the ball towards deep point


Manhas to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli loves playing the ball towards extra cover, this was short and a touch wide and Kohli capitalised


Manhas to Kohli, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler


Manhas to Kohli, 1 run, punches this one towards long-on for a single

Chants of "RCB, RCB" go up as Gayle comes on strike


Manhas to Gayle, 2 runs, just outside off, dabbed past backward point by Gayle, a misfield allows an extra run

Akshay: "@Pramod - IPL makes money because you and I watch it. The interest is waning this season because of lack of local flavor in teams as well as players being shifted around. When Symonds and Rohit Sharma bat together, I still think they play for DC not MI."

End of over 8 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/1 (RR: 8.37)

    • CH Gayle 45 (23b 3x4 4x6)
    • V Kohli 7 (6b 1x4)
    • M Manhas 1-0-9-0
    • R Sharma 1-0-1-1

Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, nearly a run-out, Kohli delicately dabs the ball towards short third man, sprints the single, he would have been well short if there had been a direct hit from Taylor, Taylor misses, and Kohli crashes into the bowler, Kohli has a sore shoulder, Sharma was hit in the back


Sharma to Gayle, 1 bye, an inside-edge takes the ball past the keeper for a single


Sharma to Kohli, no run


Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, powered towards cover, inside-out shot for a single


Sharma to Gayle, FOUR, once more Gayle is troubled by the turn, it spins into him off a length, gets an inside-edge after he skips away past leg, races away past the keeper for four


Sharma to Gayle, OUT, Sharma doing the job for Pune, he's got another big wicket now, Yuvraj has a big grin on his face, a length ball pitching on middle and strikes Gayle on the pads as he is stuck on the crease, it might have been a bit too high but the umpire was satisfied, no half-century for Gayle

CH Gayle lbw b Sharma 49 (26b 4x4 4x6) SR: 188.46

End of over 9 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/2 (RR: 8.22)

    • V Kohli 9 (9b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 2-0-7-2
    • M Manhas 1-0-9-0

Yuvraj Singh to Kohli, no run, another effortful stroke from Kohli, backing away and crashing the ball to cover


Yuvraj Singh to Kohli, no run, outside off, Kohli throws his bat at it and misses


Yuvraj Singh to Kohli, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off for a single

Replays show the Gayle lbw was a poor call, that was going well over


Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers gets off the mark by working the ball to leg


Yuvraj Singh to Kohli, 1 run, overpitched ball, Kohli doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball, he hoicks it towards long-on


Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, well outside off, guided towards deep backward point for a single

Spinners putting the brakes on here

End of over 10 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 78/2 (RR: 7.80)

    • AB de Villiers 2 (2b)
    • V Kohli 11 (13b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0
    • R Sharma 2-0-7-2

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball outside off, poked towards point for a single


Sharma to Kohli, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, Kohli moves towards leg and swings the ball over point, Paine does the fielding


Sharma to Kohli, no run, length ball pitching on middle, tucked off the back foot towards midwicket


Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, lovely stroke for a single, a length ball outside off, lofted off drive bounces to long-off


Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball on off, de Villiers pushes it to cover from the crease


Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, drops it short, not much turn after pitching on off, eased towards extra cover

End of over 11 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 84/2 (RR: 7.63)

    • V Kohli 15 (17b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 4 (4b)
    • R Sharma 3-0-13-2
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0

Kamran gets a third over


Kamran Khan to Kohli, SIX, smashed! a length ball is pummeled over long-on for six by Kohli, Kamran's day just got worse


Kamran Khan to Kohli, 1 run, slips in the slower one, 115kmh, full delivery, dabbed towards the off side for a single


Kamran Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish ball, 143.3kmh this time, de Villiers stands tall and glides the ball towards third man


Kamran Khan to Kohli, 1 run, slower legcutter from Kamran, stabbed towards backward point off the back foot


Kamran Khan to de Villiers, no run, fullish ball, defended to the off side, a dot ball for Kamran


Kamran Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, ends the over by giving away a single, short of length and outside off, carved towards sweeper cover, Taylor fields

End of over 12 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 94/2 (RR: 7.83)

    • AB de Villiers 6 (7b)
    • V Kohli 23 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • Kamran Khan 3-0-47-0
    • R Sharma 3-0-13-2

Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, caressed towards sweeper cover by de Villiers


Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, throws this one up, de Villiers gets forward and dabs the ball to the off side for a single


Yuvraj Singh to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball pitching just outside off, whipped towards wide mid-on


Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, these not going for the big hits, de Villiers gets forward and drops the ball towards cover for a single


Yuvraj Singh to Kohli, 1 run, the hundred comes up with a slap towards point for a single


Yuvraj Singh to de Villiers, no run, length ball heading for leg, played inside-out towards cover, a dot ball to end the over

Major Hammad: "Kamran 47/0 in 3 overs and others 47/2 in 9 overs!!!!!!! Kamran shares 50% runs"

End of over 13 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 100/2 (RR: 7.69)

    • AB de Villiers 10 (11b)
    • V Kohli 25 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-10-0
    • Kamran Khan 3-0-47-0

Ryder and his mohawk charge in


Ryder to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, batsman can't connect as he looks to power it through cover


Ryder to Kohli, 1 run, fired down the leg side, hit Kohli on the back leg I think, umpire first signals wide and then gives it off the bat


Ryder to de Villiers, 1 run


Ryder to Kohli, no run, length ball, batsman gets forward and defends it towards extra cover


Ryder to Kohli, 1 run, a low full toss outside off, whipped towards wide long-on by Kohli


Ryder to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover and the batsmen zip through for a single, Ryder slips in a tidy over

Akshay asks: "Has any Kamran done well for his team"

Sid: "A guy leaks 37 runs of his first 2 overs and he gets another over where in he concedes 10 more runs. Do you blame the bowler, who is already having a bad day, or blame the captain? I wonder!!"

Armstrong: "@25 runs today, Virat Kohli is now 3rd in highest run getters this IPL. Another 25 runs(if he gets to his fifty) and he will wear the orange cap today...."

End of over 14 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 104/2 (RR: 7.42)

    • AB de Villiers 12 (13b)
    • V Kohli 27 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • JD Ryder 1-0-4-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-10-0

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, batsman backs away and sends the ball towards deep point as Rahul returns for his final over


Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, once again worked towards point


Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers sashays down the track, all for a single, on the pads and de Villiers punches it to long-on


Sharma to Kohli, SIX, Kohli loves hammering the ball over long-off, an inside-out lofted hit gets him another six, a touch straighter than he wanted but he got plenty of power on that one


Sharma to Kohli, FOUR, a quicker one from Rahul, Kohli brings out the pull, hammers the ball past cow corner for four more


Sharma to Kohli, 1 run, that final over has damaged Rahul's figures a bit, he ends with 4-0-27-2 as the last ball is slapped towards backward point

End of over 15 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 118/2 (RR: 7.86)

    • V Kohli 39 (30b 2x4 2x6)
    • AB de Villiers 14 (15b)
    • R Sharma 4-0-27-2
    • JD Ryder 1-0-4-0

Kohli 10 short of Tendulkar in the Orange Cap race


Ryder to Kohli, FOUR, drilled to long-on, overpitched ball and Kohli timed that brilliantly, Pandey doives at the boundary but can't cut it off


Ryder to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli on fire here, another beautiful drive for four, this time through cover, just a bit of width there, and Kohli latches on to it to bring up the 50 stand


Ryder to Kohli, no run, way outside off stump, Kohli leaves it alone


Ryder to Kohli, 1 run, opens the face and wants to run it past short third man, not enough pace on the ball, and only gets a single


Ryder to de Villiers, SIX, what a sight that is, de Villiers breaks the 100m barrier with a murderous hit over long-on, nearly on to the roof, a fullish ball from Ryder, nice and gentle pace, dismissed by de Villiers


Ryder to de Villiers, 1 run, a quiet end to the over, driven along the ground towards extra cover for a single

Vismu: "Kohli has been the pick amongst the new blood players for India. His performance in all forms of cricket in the past year says it all. At times, I see a glimmer of Dravid in him. He is proof that you can play technically correct shots in T20 and yet make runs."

End of over 16 (16 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/2 (RR: 8.37)

    • AB de Villiers 21 (17b 1x6)
    • V Kohli 48 (34b 4x4 2x6)
    • JD Ryder 2-0-20-0
    • R Sharma 4-0-27-2

Thomas has been miserly so far, can he continue to be as Bangalore ready for the final flourish


Thomas to de Villiers, FOUR, classy from AB, a length ball just outside off, Ab makes a bit of room and opesn the face to steer the ball to the third man boundary


Thomas to de Villiers, 1 run, lashed towards extra cover for a single


Thomas to Kohli, 1 run, in the blockhole from Thomas, not much Kohli can do with that, he digs it out towards square leg


Thomas to de Villiers, OUT, end of AB de Villiers, and not the kind of delivery that usually gets a wicket, a hit-me full toss which de Villiers hits but not far enough, long-on is waiting

AB de Villiers c Sharma b Thomas 26 (20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 130.00


Thomas to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, tucked towards midwicket for a single which brings up the half-century

Kohli is now the Ornage Cap holder


Thomas to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary wants to pull his first delivery, a short ball on legstump, he can't get bat on it and is struck on the shoulder

Hussain: "@Akshay: Kamral Akmal, by not playing for his team anymore."

End of over 17 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 141/3 (RR: 8.29)

    • SS Tiwary 0 (1b)
    • V Kohli 50 (36b 4x4 2x6)
    • AC Thomas 3-0-13-1
    • JD Ryder 2-0-20-0

Taylor to Kohli, 1 wide, Taylor starts the over with a wide down the leg side


Taylor to Kohli, SIX, Kohli is unstoppable! a full ball on the pads is slammed over deep backward square leg, fast hands this from Kohli, and a man in the crowd catches that on the second attempt, well done sir

Kohli reaches 1000 IPL runs


Taylor to Kohli, SIX, whoah, even mishits flying for, Kohli looked to launch this one over long-on, gets a thick outside edge and the ball sails over third man for six, Kohli is in some form here


Taylor to Kohli, 1 run, slapped to the leg side for a single


Taylor to Tiwary, SIX, Tiwary joins the party, a brutal hit from Tiwary, stands tall and swings as hard as he can to send the ball over wide long-on for six


Taylor to Tiwary, no run, slower ball from Taylor, 117kmh, on legstump, giving Tiwary no room at all, Tiwary defends down the track


Taylor to Tiwary, FOUR, oh man, that is the definition of power, Taylor's attempted yorker is a touch short of the blockhole, that's enough for Tiwary to muscle the ball straight back for four, just missing the stumps at the non-striker's end

24 off that over

End of over 18 (24 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/3 (RR: 9.16)

    • SS Tiwary 10 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • V Kohli 63 (39b 4x4 4x6)
    • JE Taylor 3-0-38-0
    • AC Thomas 3-0-13-1

Thomas to bowl, can he stop the torrent of runs?


Thomas to Kohli, 2 runs, full ball just outside off, whipped towards midwicket for a couple, superbly run by the two youngsters, Harpreet couldn't pick that up cleanly


Thomas to Kohli, 2 runs, length ball outside off, scythed towards wide long-on for two more


Thomas to Kohli, OUT, Kohli's gone this time, Thomas has been superbly today, Kohli wanted to help length ball over deep midwicket, Harpreet Singh latches on to that one, to the relief of Thomas, end of an outstanding innings from Kohli

V Kohli c Harpreet Singh b Thomas 67 (42b 4x4 4x6) SR: 159.52

Kaif is in


Thomas to Kaif, 2 runs, length ball is flat-batted by Kaif, not too well timed by him, lobs between mid-on and mid-off


Thomas to Kaif, no run, superb from Thomas, short of length and outside off, Kaif throws his bat at it and can't connect


Thomas to Kaif, FOUR, overpitched by Thomas, Kaif bludgeons it back past the bowler for four, take that you critics he doesn't say

End of over 19 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 175/4 (RR: 9.21)

    • M Kaif 6 (3b 1x4)
    • SS Tiwary 10 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • AC Thomas 4-0-23-2
    • JE Taylor 3-0-38-0

Taylor to finish the innings


Taylor to Tiwary, 2 runs, superb delivery to start, 140.5 kmh yorker on offstump, somehow Tiwary makes room and squeezes the ball towards deep backward point


Taylor to Tiwary, 2 runs, full ball, wide this time, Tiwary can't only jab it towards long-off, Kaif is quick between the stumps, he pushes Tiwary into returning for the second


Taylor to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary looks to club that length delivery out of the ground, doesn't get any bat on it, Taylor escapes, that's not the length to be bowling at this stage


Taylor to Tiwary, OUT, short of length ball outside off, Tiwary wants to hammer the ball over midwicket, gets an outside edge towards deep backward point, taken by Harpreet, end of Tiwary's cameo

SS Tiwary c Harpreet Singh b Taylor 14 (8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 175.00


Taylor to Kaif, no run, slower offcutter from Taylor, 122kmh, shortish and outside off, Kaif was through with the shot too early, this is turning out to be a great final over from Taylor


Taylor to Kaif, 2 runs, dropped by Kamran, who seemingly can't do anything right, it was swiped by Kaif towards deep midwicket, it a not too easy a chance, but Kamran gets there and shells it, superb finish from Taylor, just six off the final over

Virat Kohli is presented with the Orange Cap. " The good thing was we played correct cricket shots, we didn't try to slog too much, me and AB. It is a good score, pretty much defendable. At one stage we thought we would end up with 160, but we have got some more."

Time for dinner. Back in a bit.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 181/5

    • M Kaif 8 (5b 1x4)
    • A Mithun 0 (0b)
    • JE Taylor 4-0-44-1
    • AC Thomas 4-0-23-2





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