Indian Premier League, 47th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore, May 6, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 85 runs
6 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)
5.1

Kumar to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off stump, left alone

5.2

Kumar to Kohli, no run, keeps a touch low as it comes in with the angle on off, Virat does a SAchin as he crouches down after keeping it out

5.3

Kumar to Kohli, no run, tight stuff from PK now, not much movement but on a straight line around off stump, Virat plays it out on the leg side

5.4

Kumar to Kohli, no run, the swing comes back, bowled fuller with more zip from the wrist, and it moves further away outside off as Virat has a go at it and misses

5.5

Kumar to Kohli, 1 run, how did that miss the stumps? Virat had almost committed harakiri, plonking one in front of extra cover and calling Gayle for the run, he was nowhere to be seen when McLaren dived and lobbed the ball at the non-striker's stumps, it seemed to be heading for timber but swerved just a bit in the end, missing by millimetres, or any smaller unit you can think of

Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/1   V Kohli 1* (5b)
6.1

McLaren to Kohli, no run, angles a length ball in from very wide of the crease, bounces extra and makes Virat go back to push it back to ryan

6.2

McLaren to Kohli, 1 wide, the angle is over-cooked on this one, makes it go wide down leg

6.2

McLaren to Kohli, no run, Virat is playing very carefully, watches a length ball right to the end and watchfully pushes it away to cover

6.3

McLaren to Kohli, no run, Virat is gone, or so it seems, went for a forcing pull to a back of a length ball that bounced extra and took a healthy edge on its way to Gilly, even as Punjab are celebrating, umpire Tiffin wonders what the fuss is about, he didn't think that was an edge, if there wasn't, I am Mohammad Ali

6.4

McLaren to Kohli, FOUR, well, well, that is what you get after having a wicket denied, you are smashed for a boundary straight down the ground, Virat takes a step out to a full ball and bashes it between bowler and mid off, justice denied and then rubbed in

6.5

McLaren to Kohli, 1 run, now he works him for a single in front of square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 54/1   V Kohli 6* (10b 1x4)
7.5

Kumar to Kohli, 1 run, Virat shuffles and plays one of those whippy flicks in front of square leg for a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 73/1   V Kohli 7* (11b 1x4)
8.1

Ablish to Kohli, no run, gets some bounce on this back of a length ball outside off stump, he comes forward and pushes it away to point

8.2

Ablish to Kohli, FOUR, lovely use of the angle, Virat gets one coming in from wide of the crease, and wrists it over mdiwicket, just sent the ball in its way with a quick twirl

8.3

Ablish to Kohli, no run, bowls this one straighter and still fuller, he pats it back to the bowler

8.4

Ablish to Kohli, 1 run, tucked away off the pads through square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/1   V Kohli 12* (15b 2x4)
9.5

Chawla to Kohli, no run, bowled slowly through the air, turns away and Virat guides it toward short third man

9.6

Chawla to Kohli, 1 run, a touch short and angled in, he goes back ti turn it backward of square leg

Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/1   V Kohli 13* (17b 2x4)
10.1

Ablish to Kohli, 2 runs, short, wide but does not disappear, Virat goes hard at it and gets it towards deep point for a couple

10.2

Ablish to Kohli, FOUR, well played, Virat goes outside leg stump, and picks a length ball over extra cover, authoritative stroke

10.3

Ablish to Kohli, 1 run, slower one, he allows it to come on and pushes for a single towards covers

Royal Challengers Bangalore 110/1   V Kohli 20* (20b 3x4)
11.1

Chawla to Kohli, no run, cut away to point off the back foot

11.2

Chawla to Kohli, FOUR, Virat continues to stamp his class amid the mayhem, gets inside the line of a flighted one, and whip-drives it past extra cover, long off has no chance, it was timed so well

11.3

Chawla to Kohli, no run, looks to pulls this one that goes on with the angle, misses

11.4

Chawla to Kohli, no run

11.5

Chawla to Kohli, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

11.6

Chawla to Kohli, no run, cut fiercely off the back foot, but straight to point

Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/1   V Kohli 24* (26b 4x4)
12.4

Nayar to Kohli, 1 run, shortish and sitting up outside off, Virat throws his bat at it, but extra cover takes some pace off the ball as he gets a hand to it

Royal Challengers Bangalore 128/1   V Kohli 25* (27b 4x4)
13.3

McLaren to Kohli, no run, shortish and wide, Virat goes hard at it from the crease and is beaten

13.4

McLaren to Kohli, 1 run, gets on top of a short one and pulls it wide of deep midwicket, but Gayle wants the century fast, he has taken only a single

Royal Challengers Bangalore 143/1   V Kohli 26* (29b 4x4)
14.1

Chawla to Kohli, 1 run, flatter one angling in, he goes back and whips it through midwicket

14.6

Chawla to Kohli, OUT, gone! Piyush gets another one, too full and close for the cut, but Virat went for it, the ball hurried on, and clattered in to the stumps, Virat went flat down on his back on the ground as if to ram home the point that the ball kept low, the lad gets an A for theatrics, Piyush points towards the dressing room for effect

V Kohli b Chawla 27 (46m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 87.09

Royal Challengers Bangalore 155/3   V Kohli 27 (31b 4x4)
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