Indian Premier League - 50th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)

Oh so it is finally figured out it is Kochi v Bangalore. Zaheer to Klinger, left-arm over

Five minutes to go to the start. Sincere apologies everybody for letting an expletive slip through in a reader comment. It was an oversight, a serious one at that, and Cricinfo never intends to use abuse on the site. Andy writes in, "How about we all shut off our computers and laptops and watch the news at the end of the day instead of watching live updates of the cricket match on CRICINFO.COM??? Another Green initiative, isint it???" You are an absolute legend, Andy

Toss Royal Challengers Bangalore are wearing green and gold, as opposed to the shiny red and gold. They are supporting some environmental project. Perhaps they could start by resolving to not play under floodlights, if they cared so much for it. And while they are at it they might want to do something about the noise pollution the F1 cars generate

Mahela Jayawardene has won the toss and is batting first. Sreesanth has been left out, making way for Ramesh Powar. Bangalore have left out Asad Pathan, and brought in Cheteshwar Pujara. Good move, getting a proper batsman in

Aakarsh writes in, "Go Green at B'lore??Thought that applies to the patch as well but.........." Well in some Ranji matches I have seen some of the greenest wickets ever at the Chinnaswamy... with knee-high bounce. It would be so surreal it seemed like it was just a paint job to fool the visiting captaining into fielding first

Alex on a related note: "Talking about bangalore's green initiative, wonder how much of a help that would be if Mallya stopped using his private jet and sports cars."

Chethan is seething at people suggesting where else the franchise representing Bangalore could go green. He writes in, "Ah seriously, not making sense. If somebody has taken up some initiative, there are two things you can do. Either appreciate/support them or Shut up and do your commentary job. Also the pun intended weather references sucked yesterday. Lets see if you put this on."

Prithvi: "RCB has done something if not nothing when it comes to environmental awareness. They are providing car pooling cabs for fans coming to Chinnaswamy. Any little effort for going green must be encouraged and not be criticized for the sake of funny updates."

Nick is closer to the cynicism Sunday afternoons should generate. He says, "Upcourse Green Initiative is important specially in India, but living in USA I know its not something new. This is commercial gold mine and all other owners must be banging their head for not coming up with this first."

Shan: "With all the appreciation for RCB's green movement, its a fact this is one of the publicity stunts. Its these day/night matches (in the weekend), those private jets, etc, etc do cause more damage than what those car pooling and green dress can save."

3.20pm Welcome to the golden jubilee IPL match. Just wondering what Lalit Modi thinks of this tournament, which took me to his Twitter page. The man is following IPL religiously, or at least he has a statistician who is. Three hours ago he tweeted, "Number of wides and legbyes...all gone down significantly this year. Noballs &byes gone up...good job bowling coaches! balance b/w bat & bal" Only the second response to that tweet is, "Knowing all these numbers by heart proves one & only one thing @LalitKModi is still"THE UNDISPUTED KING OF IPL".No doubt about it.;)" Although I don't know a bowling coach who can consciously reduce leg-byes, or can consider increasing no-balls "good job".

In other news, toss for today's game in 10 minutes. You could scroll up to see who is playing who. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it

0.1

Khan to Klinger, 1 run, full, angled across him, pushed wide of mid-off

BMac on strike. DannyV, almost forever his new Zealand captain, planning his downfall

0.2

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped to deep backward square

0.3

Khan to Klinger, no run, pulls the length back a bit, played straight to point

0.4

Khan to Klinger, no run, stays in the similar zone outside off, just short of driving length, pushed to cover

0.5

Khan to Klinger, FOUR, Klinger forces the issue here, makes an early forward movement, converts it into driving length, and lofts it straight over Zaheer's head

0.6

Khan to Klinger, 1 run, on the pads this time, and he helps it away for an easy single

End of over 1 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
M Klinger    6* (5b 1x4)      Z Khan    1-0-7-0
BB McCullum    1* (1b)     

Arvind to share the new ball

1.1

Aravind to Klinger, no run, full outside off, slight movement away with the angle, left alone

1.2

Aravind to Klinger, no run, back of a length, decent bounce into the chest, defended

1.3

Aravind to Klinger, 1 run, charges at him, this goes off the inside half of the bat towards deep square leg

1.4

Aravind to McCullum, no run, seam movement away from just outs outside off, beats McCullum's poke

1.5

Aravind to McCullum, FOUR, Baz has arrived to the ground where he scored 158 three years ago. Dances down the track and lofts this length ball over mid-off. Bring it on BMac

1.6

Aravind to McCullum, no run, tries another one, but this time Arvind bowls it a bit wide, and McCullum slogs as opposed to the previous straight hit. No connection made

End of over 2 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
BB McCullum    5* (4b 1x4)      S Aravind    1-0-5-0
M Klinger    7* (8b 1x4)      Z Khan    1-0-7-0

2.1

Khan to Klinger, 1 run, straight, worked around the corner for one

Ben: "When you first said it was a green strip, I thought it was dark green and that it wasn't so bad. Having seen it, it looks like someone's just vomited on their kit!" Graphic

2.2

Khan to McCullum, 2 runs, BMac is feeling it. Charges at Zaheer this time, and - it's not the best shot you will see - somehow manages to get it over midwicket. Cramped he was on this shot

2.3

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, opens the face on it, and they steal a single to cover-point

2.4

Khan to Klinger, FOUR, loose ball, and accepted with gratitude by Klinger. Full on the pads with short fine leg up. Four runs

2.5

Khan to Klinger, no run, pulls the length back a bit, more towards middle than leg, defended

2.6

Khan to Klinger, 1 run, McCullum is electirc in stealing this single as Klinger just drops this towards point, and McCullum calls him through and makes it to the danger end

End of over 3 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
M Klinger    13* (12b 2x4)      Z Khan    2-0-16-0
BB McCullum    8* (6b 1x4)      S Aravind    1-0-5-0

3.1

Aravind to Klinger, FOUR, craftily done, this was back of a length, cramping him up a bit, and he glances it wide of short fine leg

3.2

Aravind to Klinger, 1 run, another delivery too straight, could have been four past short fine again, but the extra bounce means he is hit on the thigh pad. They take a leg-bye

Keeper comes up to keep BMac in the crease

3.3

Aravind to McCullum, no run, stays back of a length, tucks him up

3.4

Aravind to McCullum, 1 run, swept away powerfully, one bounce to deep square leg

3.5

Aravind to Klinger, 2 runs, well played and well fielded, Klinger runs this down fine, Vettori - bad knee and all - makes a diving save at short third man, but he knocks it a touch too far and concedes the second

3.6

Aravind to Klinger, no run, angled across him, pushed to short cover

End of over 4 (8 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 29/0 (RR: 7.25)
M Klinger    20* (16b 3x4)      S Aravind    2-0-13-0
BB McCullum    9* (8b 1x4)      Z Khan    2-0-16-0

Chris Gayle to bowl

4.1

Gayle to McCullum, no run, full and fastish, stays back and defends

4.2

Gayle to McCullum, FOUR, well played again, charged at him, made room too, took this on the full, and drove it past point

4.3

Gayle to McCullum, no run, near yorker outside off, beats him

4.4

Gayle to McCullum, FOUR, another four, does well to recover after an early charge. This becomes a highish full toss, but he chips it over Gayle's head

4.5

Gayle to McCullum, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

4.5

Gayle to McCullum, 3 runs, that's a bad fall, and I have always felt that the Bangalore outfield is the worst in the country. It is a superb ground otherwise, and can throw up good wickets and crowds, but the bumpy outfield is the most dangerous for a fielder. There is a stretcher coming out for Pujara. I hope this doesn't cost him months, he had just about started to cement a place in the Test side. So this is what happened. McCullum drive it through extra cover, first Dilshan made a diving save at the fence, his knee bounced off the outfield as he did so. Pujara, who followed him to the fence, hurt his knee as he went down for the slide. Now, though, he says no to the stretcher, and walks back on his own two feet

4.6

Gayle to Klinger, no run, quick, into the pads, defended

End of over 5 (12 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 41/0 (RR: 8.20)
M Klinger    20* (17b 3x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-12-0
BB McCullum    20* (13b 3x4)      S Aravind    2-0-13-0

DannyV to Bmac now. This should be interesting

5.1

Vettori to McCullum, no run, Mcullum charges at Vettori first ball. Vettori stays slow through the air, McCullum is early into the shot, gets an inside edge that saves him from the stumping

5.2

Vettori to McCullum, 2 runs, flighted nicely again, clipped away off the pads, wide of deep backward square leg

5.3

Vettori to McCullum, OUT, Vettori wins over fellow Kiwi. He is a shrewd bowler. McCullum charges at him again, Vettori refuses to push it through, instead bowling it slightly short and slightly wide, MCCullum is beaten in the flight and ends up spooning this to short third man

BB McCullum c sub (KB Arun Karthik) b Vettori 22 (24m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

Parthiv Patel comes in

5.4

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, works this off the pads to get off the mark

5.5

Vettori to Klinger, 1 run, worked off the pads again, gets another single

5.6

Vettori to Patel, FOUR, nicely played, very quick footwork. Patel presses forward, sees this is a bit short, and quickly transfers the weight back to cut this for four

End of over 6 (8 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 49/1 (RR: 8.16)
PA Patel    5* (2b 1x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-8-1
M Klinger    21* (18b 3x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-12-0

Nick: "We all know that Sreesanth is often synonyms to inconsistent and out of control, but in this IPL he has been very impressive. He has lowest economy rate of all Kochi bowlers. Can't understand why P Parameswaran is better than Sreesanth. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2011/engine/records/averages/batting_bowling_by_team.html?id=5969;team=4788;type=tournament"

And watching at his reaction from footage before the match, Sree can't understand too. He seemed livid when he was seemingly told he was not playing.

Abhimanyu Mithun, one of the promising young fast bowlers, comes on. He is very fit and strong, uncharacteristic for a fast bowler in india

6.1

Mithun to Klinger, 1 run, back of a length outside off, runs this down to third man

6.2

Mithun to Patel, 1 no ball, Caught off a no-ball. This one stopped a bit, lobbed to short midwicket. And what is this poor awareness of cricket laws? This is the second time in this IPL somebody has broken stumps when a batsman is walking off dismissed off a no-ball. That just won't earn you a run-out, boys. He doesn't know it is a no-ball, and is walking back in good faith, and not even trying a run. Aleem Dar has to remind Bangalore of that

Free hit

6.2

Mithun to Patel, FOUR, short down the leg side, Patel gets enough bat on this to send it wide of the keeper

6.3

Mithun to Patel, 1 run, opens the face on this to get a single to third man

6.4

Mithun to Klinger, no run, cut away, Dilshan makes a diving save at point

6.5

Mithun to Klinger, 1 run, dropped to square leg for a single

6.6

Mithun to Patel, 1 run, another dab to third man for one

End of over 7 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 58/1 (RR: 8.28)
PA Patel    11* (6b 2x4)      A Mithun    1-0-9-0
M Klinger    23* (21b 3x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-8-1

Pranav: "How about adding some more green grass to the Chinnaswamy outfield? A Green initiative gone unnoticed??" Pranav, it's not just about the grass. The ground is over-used, and never really gets time to work on the outfield. I love the ground, but not the outfield. I'd hate to field there

7.1

Vettori to Patel, no run, whipped away off the pads, finds square leg

7.2

Vettori to Patel, FOUR, another whip, lovely turn of the wrists, beats short fine leg, and Zaheer Khan - perhaps aware of the perils of the Bangalore outfield - doesn't put in the dive

7.3

Vettori to Patel, no run, tossed up on middle and off, driven back to Vettori

7.4

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, opens the face towards point and steals one

7.5

Vettori to Klinger, no run, shimmies down the track, Vettori tosses it up higher, Klinger defends it back

7.6

Vettori to Klinger, 1 run, flat, cut away to short third man for a single

End of over 8 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 64/1 (RR: 8.00)
M Klinger    24* (23b 3x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-14-1
PA Patel    16* (10b 3x4)      A Mithun    1-0-9-0

Gayle comes back

8.1

Gayle to Klinger, no run, comes down the track, hits to the left of straight midwicket, where Dilshan makes a diving save

8.2

Gayle to Klinger, OUT, yorked him, bowled him! Gayle is loving this. Klinger looks to charge at him, Gayle bowls this right on the crease, and takes the middle stump out. And what an ever-lasting smile Gayle has on his face. And his team-mates are enjoying this too. Although he doesn't dance this time

M Klinger b Gayle 24 (37m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 96.00

Mahela Jayawardene comes in now

8.3

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, full, on the pads, played straight to midwicket

8.4

Gayle to Jayawardene, no run, hit to the right of Gayle who gets in front of Parthiv and fields, and then wraps an arm around Patel to seemingly apologise. Doesn't look like it

8.5

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.5

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Gayle is obviously looking to cramp him up, but he has bowled it down the leg side again

8.5

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Gayle is winning this battle of wides hands down. This pitches leg, Mahela sneaks himself inside the line, and let sit turn down the leg side

8.5

Gayle to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down to long-on to get off the mark

8.6

Gayle to Patel, no run, another yorker, hit back to Gayle

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 68/2 (RR: 7.55)
PA Patel    16* (11b 3x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-16-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (3b)      DL Vettori    2-0-14-1

Vettori to continue

9.1

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, full delivery, pushed down to long-off for one

9.2

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, big front foot down the ground, slog-sweep, along the ground, gets a single

9.3

Vettori to Jayawardene, 1 run, short, turning away, cut in front of square

9.4

Vettori to Patel, 1 run, straighter one, worked away off the pads for one

9.5

Vettori to Jayawardene, no run, nicely flighted, around off and thereabouts, Mahela defends

9.6

Vettori to Jayawardene, OUT, DannyV bowls a peach here, and Mahela looks at the pitch as if it is somebody who has let him down. This is flatter, quicker, pitched outside off, just short of driving length, Mahela looks to push it into the off side, gets a thin edge as the ball turns sharply and kisses the edge on the way to de Villiers. And by the way - not that there is anything wrong with not walking - Mahela is not a walker, unlike many believe him to be

DPMD Jayawardene c †de Villiers b Vettori 3 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

End of over 10 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 72/3 (RR: 7.20)
     DL Vettori    3-0-18-2
PA Patel    18* (13b 3x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-16-1

10.1

Gayle to Patel, 1 run, cut away to sweeper-cover

Brad Hodge is the new man in

10.2

Gayle to Hodge, OUT, and whoa what a crazy run-out pulled off by ABD. Take a bow AB de Villiers! He didn't need to do this, but he has done it. What drama between Hodge and Patel too. Back from start. Hodge cuts it to short third and charges off right away. Patel, whose call it should be, says no after a bit, and both start going to the non-striker's end. de Villiers meanwhile doesn't know that this is an easy chance, and gets this wild throw, collects it diving to his left, and in the same motion flicks it onto the stumps even as he is going down. To make it more dramatic, there is a photo finish as to who is closer to the non-striker's out and should stay back. Replays show Patel has lost by inches

PA Patel run out 19 (24m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 135.71

Jadeja is the new man

10.3

Gayle to Jadeja, no run, short and quick, jammed into the ground

10.4

Gayle to Jadeja, 1 run, pushed down the ground for one

10.5

Gayle to Hodge, no run, looks to turn this to leg, the ball hits the front edge, and comes back to Gayle

10.6

Gayle to Hodge, 1 run, and Hodge is edgy, he is desperate to get off the mark. This time he drops it to leg and charges off. Jadeja, though, makes it this time as there is no indecision in the running

End of over 11 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 75/4 (RR: 6.81)
BJ Hodge    1* (3b)      CH Gayle    3-0-19-1
RA Jadeja    1* (2b)      DL Vettori    3-0-18-2

Mithun comes back

11.1

Mithun to Hodge, 1 wide, and resumes with a wide down the leg side

11.1

Mithun to Hodge, no run, gets his line right now, back of a length, just outside off, defended

11.2

Mithun to Hodge, 1 run, comes down the track, is cramped up by a short delivery, runs this down to third man

One wide slip comes in

11.3

Mithun to Jadeja, 1 run, angled across Jadeja, who gets a thick edge to third man

11.4

Mithun to Hodge, 1 run, steered away to third man, and Kaif runs to his right to keep them down to one

11.5

Mithun to Jadeja, 1 run, punched away square for a single

11.6

Mithun to Hodge, 1 run, full toss, flicked to midwicket for one

End of over 12 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 81/4 (RR: 6.75)
BJ Hodge    4* (7b)      A Mithun    2-0-15-0
RA Jadeja    3* (4b)      CH Gayle    3-0-19-1

12.1

Gayle to Hodge, no run, if you are really uncharitable, you could call this this a missed stumping. Gayle saw Hodge come down the track, slipped this in full, beat the bat, and difficult as it is to spot when somebody is hitting over the top of the ball, it also kicked off from a full length. No chance for AB

12.2

Gayle to Hodge, no run, Gayle is loving this, this time with a diving save to his left to save a single

12.3

Gayle to Hodge, 1 run, helped away into the leg side for one

12.4

Gayle to Jadeja, 1 wide, wide too far down the leg side

12.4

Gayle to Jadeja, FOUR, cut away after making room, Kochi need more of this

12.5

Gayle to Jadeja, no run, full and straight, hit back to Gayle again

12.6

Gayle to Jadeja, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven past the diving straight extra cover

End of over 13 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 88/4 (RR: 6.76)
RA Jadeja    8* (7b 1x4)      CH Gayle    4-0-26-1
BJ Hodge    5* (10b)      A Mithun    2-0-15-0

Arvind comes back

13.1

Aravind to Jadeja, 1 run, hit to the right of extra cover for one

Keeper comes up

13.2

Aravind to Hodge, no run, back of a length, pretty straight, no room, hit back to the bowler

13.3

Aravind to Hodge, OUT, Zaheer has plucked a mango here, and it is mango season too in India. Just about. This was pulled seemingly for four over short fine leg, until Zaheer leapt full length, and stuck his left hand out. Lovely catch

BJ Hodge c Khan b Aravind 5 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

In comes Gomez. Round the wicket comes Arvind

13.4

Aravind to Gomez, no run, this seems to have held its line outside off, beating a defensive poke

13.5

Aravind to Gomez, no run, stays around off again, defended to cover

13.6

Aravind to Gomez, no run, slower offcutter, pitches outside off, leaves him, beating the bat, superb over - one run and one wicket

End of over 14 (1 run) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 89/5 (RR: 6.35)
RV Gomez    0* (3b)      S Aravind    3-0-14-1
RA Jadeja    9* (8b 1x4)      CH Gayle    4-0-26-1

Dilshan to bowl now

14.1

Dilshan to Jadeja, 1 run, short outside off, hit down to long-off for one

14.2

Dilshan to Gomez, 2 wides, another wide down the leg side, and they run the extra too

14.2

Dilshan to Jadeja, FOUR, nicely pulled away by Jadeja towards deep midwicket. Kohli makes a big dive running from long-on, but cannot prevent the boundary

14.3

Dilshan to Jadeja, 1 run, cut away this time, gets just the single

14.4

Dilshan to Gomez, no run, leading edge, goes back uppishly, but doesn't carry to Dilshan

14.5

Dilshan to Gomez, no run, defended back to the bowler

14.6

Dilshan to Gomez, no run, paddle-sweep, straight to short fine leg, Bangalore are rushing through their overs

End of over 15 (8 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 97/5 (RR: 6.46)
RV Gomez    0* (6b)      TM Dilshan    1-0-8-0
RA Jadeja    15* (11b 2x4)      S Aravind    3-0-14-1

Vettori is back

15.1

Vettori to Jadeja, 1 run, full on the pads, flicked away for one

15.2

Vettori to Gomez, no run, nicely tossed up, middle and leg, defended back to Vettori

He runs back to his mark

15.3

Vettori to Gomez, FOUR, and bowls quick and flat too, a semi-edge-semi-late-cut goes for four just as fast

15.4

Vettori to Gomez, no run, slower through the air, pushed to cover point

15.5

Vettori to Gomez, no run, quicker, fuller, around off, defended back to him

15.6

Vettori to Gomez, 1 run, slightly slower this time, opens the face, gets the single to wide of point

Rehan: 'Sidharth Monga = Sidharth Mallya whats in surname???"

Well Deepika P doesn't even know me, leave alone...

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 103/5 (RR: 6.43)
RV Gomez    5* (11b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-24-2
RA Jadeja    16* (12b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    1-0-8-0

Zak is back

16.1

Khan to Gomez, 1 run, starts with a slower ball, and single towards short third man

16.2

Khan to Jadeja, no run, that's quick and skiddy, beats Jadeja's attempt at a cut, too close to the body too

16.3

Khan to Jadeja, no run, similar delivery again, cramping him up, skidding it through, beats an attempt to late-cut this time

16.4

Khan to Jadeja, 1 run, gets bat on ball this time, but can't beat the diving Kohli at point

16.5

Khan to Gomez, 1 run, tucks him up with one into the ribs, concedes just the single

16.6

Khan to Jadeja, no run, seems like a wide down the leg side but it has clipped the pad on the way

End of over 17 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 106/5 (RR: 6.23)
RA Jadeja    17* (16b 2x4)      Z Khan    3-0-19-0
RV Gomez    7* (13b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-24-2

Flood lights coming on on a day that RCB "went green". Back comes Arvind

17.1

Aravind to Gomez, no run, length ball, hit back, makes a diving save to his left

17.2

Aravind to Gomez, OUT, slower ball, Gomez didn't have many options but to hit out as he looked out of his depth, and Kohli makes this catch to his right at long-on look simpler than it is

RV Gomez c Kohli b Aravind 7 (15m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

R Vinay Kumar, the local boy, comes in to bat. He has bowled a lot on this wicket. Jadeja on strike, though

17.3

Aravind to Jadeja, 1 run, driven on the up, gets a single to sweeper-cover

17.4

Aravind to Vinay Kumar, 1 wide, slower ball, just turns too far down the leg side

17.4

Aravind to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, Vinay plays this with soft hands into the leg side where all the fielders are on the boundary, and charges back for the second. He is a smart and aware cricketer, always

17.5

Aravind to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pad as he looks to drive, and Jadeja forces him into the single

17.6

Aravind to Jadeja, 1 run, comes down the track, gets a single to long-off

End of over 18 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 112/6 (RR: 6.22)
RA Jadeja    19* (18b 2x4)      S Aravind    4-0-20-2
R Vinay Kumar    3* (2b)      Z Khan    3-0-19-0

18.1

Khan to Jadeja, 2 runs, heave away, gets an inside edge, and surprisingly a fumble from Kohli in the deep on the on side

18.2

Khan to Jadeja, 1 run, swinging into Jadeja, hits him on the pad, but they sneak in a leg-bye

18.3

Khan to Vinay Kumar, OUT, Vinay Kumar is gone. He has no choice but to go for the big hits. Gets too under this length ball, and Vettori completes the catch at mid-off

R Vinay Kumar c Vettori b Khan 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Another legend in domestic cricket, Ramesh Powar, walks in. Jadeja on strike, though

18.4

Khan to Jadeja, 1 run, makes room, hits it into the leg side, gets just the single

Hitesh: "Kochi wants to make sure that Gayle does not get another century here." Who says he can't score 100 out of 125?

18.5

Khan to Powar, 2 runs, the knuckle slower ball, runs this down to short third for one, and unnecessary direct hit allows an overthrow. Gayle apologises

18.6

Khan to Powar, 1 run, makes room and drives this towards extra cover where Kaif makes a diving save

End of over 19 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 119/7 (RR: 6.26)
RR Powar    3* (2b)      Z Khan    4-0-26-1
RA Jadeja    23* (21b 2x4)      S Aravind    4-0-20-2

Mithun to bowl the final over

19.1

Mithun to Powar, 2 runs, driven past extra cover and they come back for two

19.2

Mithun to Powar, 1 run, yorker, hit down to long-off for one

19.3

Mithun to Jadeja, OUT, and another one bites the dust. Jadeja makes room, heaves, gets a thick edge, Kaif comes in running from sweeper-cover, shouts mine loud and clear, fending off Gayle and Vettori, and makes the catch low in front of him

RA Jadeja c Kaif b Mithun 23 (41m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.54

19.4

Mithun to Powar, OUT, RP is gone too. Lazy running, this was like he had come for an evening jog in the park. Powar looks for the scoop, ends up hitting his own pad, the ricochet goes to the right of the keeper, and RP is lethargic in taking the single. AB, as usual, is superb, and hits then stumps direct

RP Singh run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

PP is the new man in

19.5

Mithun to Parameswaran, 1 run, makes room, hits this down to long-off for one

19.6

Mithun to Powar, 2 runs, full toss, hit hard down the ground, and Tiwary makes a diving save at long-off, saving two runs

Nishanth: "And the Turkish Grand Prix just got underway. Green what?" Jokes about green apart, Bangalore have been superb on the field. It started with the captain Vettori removing a dangerous McCullum, and 41 for 0 after five overs has yielded only 125. Should be an easy chase for Bangalore. Do join us for it

End of over 20 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 125/9
RR Powar    8* (6b)      A Mithun    3-0-21-1
P Parameswaran    1* (1b)      Z Khan    4-0-26-1
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May 8, 2011

Chris Gayle is about to loft down the ground, Bangalore v Kochi, IPL 2011, Bangalore, May 8, 2011

Chris Gayle is about to loft down the ground

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Tillakaratne Dilshan goes hard through point, Bangalore v Kochi, IPL 2011, Bangalore, May 8, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan goes hard through point

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