Indian Premier League - 63rd match

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kings XI Punjab won by 111 runs

Here's a list of the highest T20 totals, and this in all IPLs. Punjab's 232 is the third-highest in the IPL. Adam Gilchrist is now one of the 13 to have scored two or more Twenty20 hundreds. Chris Gayle, by the way, is one of the only three to have scored three hundreds. And here he is with the chase.

Praveen will start things off for Punjab. A slip in place

0.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, swing first up, moving away, pitching on the off, and then moving away further t beat the outside edge as Gayle tries to defend it off the back foot

0.2

Kumar to Gayle, no run, comes down the track and has a swing at it, can't connect as it nips away

Gilchrist comes up

0.3

Kumar to Gayle, no run, short of a good length outside off, Gayle lets it be

0.4

Kumar to Gayle, no run, swing again and movement off the pitch too, Gayle lets it go once again

A widish slip in place, a little deep as well

0.5

Kumar to Gayle, no run, swing and a miss, good length and it nips away, tries to swing it down the ground, misses

0.6

Kumar to Gayle, no run, A maiden over to Gayle, a commendable effort, beautiful delivery once again, swinging away and nipping away further, Gayle opts out of that one, good start for Punjab

End of over 1 (maiden) Royal Challengers Bangalore 0/0 (233 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 12.26)
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-0
SS Tiwary    0* (0b)     

Nick: "This will be the first time this IPL that Gayle would be in any kind of pressure. Interesting to see how he reacts."

Harris comes on

1.1

Harris to Tiwary, 1 wide, down the leg side, Gayle tries to glance it fine, misses, called a wide

1.1

Harris to Tiwary, 1 wide, wide down the leg side again, much wider than the previous one

1.1

Harris to Tiwary, 1 wide, three wides, but that didn't seem like one, full and it's called by the umpire though it seems a little harsh

1.1

Harris to Tiwary, no run, fullish on the off, gets forward and opens the face to play it to cover

1.2

Harris to Tiwary, 1 run, good length on leg stump, turned past midwicket for a single, first runs off the bat

1.3

Harris to Gayle, OUT, Gayle's gone! A seven-ball duck, Punjab are on a high, good length and some width on offer and he is tempted to chase that, gets a big nick and Gilly, with the form he is in, dives full length to his left to pluck that out one-handed in front of slip

CH Gayle c †Gilchrist b Harris 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The pressure builds on Bangalore

Kohli walks in

1.4

Harris to Kohli, no run, short of a good length outside off, nips away and he lets it go

1.5

Harris to Kohli, 1 leg bye, angling in towards middle, gets across to tickle it down to fine leg for a single

1.6

Harris to Tiwary, no run, pitched up and he chaes that one, tries to hammer it down the ground but makes no contact

End of over 2 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/1 (228 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 12.66)
SS Tiwary    1* (3b)      RJ Harris    1-0-4-1
V Kohli    0* (2b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-0

Two slips in place

2.1

Kumar to Kohli, no run, angling in towards middle, gets across to play it towards midwicket

2.2

Kumar to Kohli, no run, full outside off, tries to drive it hard through mid-on but mistimes it

2.3

Kumar to Kohli, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, punched past point for a quick single

2.4

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, short of a good length, gets it to swing and move away, beaten was Tiwary as he poked at it

2.5

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, moving away again, short of a good length again, Tiwary lets it go this time

2.6

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, playing inside the line was Tiwary, Praveen got it to nip away again and beat the outside edge, superb spell thus far

End of over 3 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/1 (227 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 13.35)
SS Tiwary    1* (6b)      P Kumar    2-1-1-0
V Kohli    1* (5b)      RJ Harris    1-0-4-1

3.1

Harris to Kohli, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed into the off side towards point

3.2

Harris to Kohli, no run, on a good length on middle, driven straight towards mid-on, dot balls galore

3.3

Harris to Kohli, 1 wide, short and wide and Kohli tries to slash it hard, it's too wide though and it's called

3.3

Harris to Kohli, 2 runs, dropped, Valthaty ran back from mid-off, it took ages to come down and a dive in the end was in vain, pitched up and Kohli went downtown, didn't get hold of it at all, Valthaty kept his eyes on it but was never in control of that one

3.4

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, on a length again and he punches it back over the bowler's head, didn't come off the meat but was hit well enough

3.5

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, juicy delivery on the pads, clipped over midwicket for a delicious four

3.6

Harris to Kohli, OUT, Harris is going for a few runs but is getting the wickets, short ball on the off, Kohli tried to pull that in front of square, got a top edge and Karthik at slip timed his jump well to clasp it over his head

V Kohli c Karthik b Harris 11 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 4 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/2 (216 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 13.50)
     RJ Harris    2-0-15-2
SS Tiwary    1* (6b)      P Kumar    2-1-1-0

AB comes in, little hope for Bangalore from here. Not very easy to dismiss them on any day, though today, in this situation, would come close

4.1

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, Praveen continues to beat the bat, on a good length and has Tiwary driving at it, only to miss it

4.2

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, held it back, short on the off, punched back hard towards the bowler, got his body behind it did Praveen and stopped it awkwardly

Two slips, round the wicket now

4.3

Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, back of a length on middle, drops it into the off side for a quick single

4.4

Kumar to de Villiers, FOUR, nicely struck, good length, leant forward did AB and creamed it past the diving extra cover, lovely timing

4.5

Kumar to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish on middle, AB got across to drive it down the ground, got an inside edge onto his pads

4.6

Kumar to Tiwary, FOUR, dropped, was in the firing line was Praveen, shortish and Tiwary punched it back hard, Praveen got a hand to it, he was a little late to react, and it rolled past mid-on all the way to the ropes

End of over 5 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 27/2 (206 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 13.73)
SS Tiwary    6* (10b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-1-11-0
AB de Villiers    5* (2b 1x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-15-2

Srivastava to bowl now

5.1

Srivastava to de Villiers, no run, short of a good length outside off, chops it down to point

5.2

Srivastava to de Villiers, 2 runs, short on the off, goes for the pull gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a couple of runs

Lightning at Dharmasala, a wonderful sight. Better in Durban, actually

5.3

Srivastava to de Villiers, no run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it to the bowler

5.4

Srivastava to de Villiers, FOUR, absolutely murdered, good length and he opted to play it off the back foot,. just had so much time to play it, rocked back and hammered it past cover

5.5

Srivastava to de Villiers, 1 run, gets back and knocks it down into the leg side for a single

5.6

Srivastava to Tiwary, OUT, Srivastava can't control himself, is ecstatic after dismissing Tiwary, who pulled a short one straight to midwicket

SS Tiwary c Hussey b Srivastava 6 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Bangalore are slipping, Asad Pathan walks in.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 34/3 (199 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 14.21)
     SJ Srivastava    1-0-7-1
AB de Villiers    12* (7b 2x4)      P Kumar    3-1-11-0

Valthaty into the attack

6.1

Valthaty to de Villiers, 1 run, gentle medium, pushed towards deep point for a single

6.2

Valthaty to Pathan, 1 run, Asad goes for it first up, pitched up and he went for it over midwicket, got a thick outside edge on the bounce to third man

6.3

Valthaty to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

6.4

Valthaty to Pathan, no run, good length, a touch wide, tries to smash him down the ground, misses

6.5

Valthaty to Pathan, SIX, connects and connects well, length ball, he's been going after it from his first ball, got it off the meat this time and cleared deep midwicket

6.6

Valthaty to Pathan, OUT, gone! Not as full as the previous delivery, Asad, predictably, looked to launch it into McLeodganj, miscued it and found a patient David Hussey at cover

AUK Pathan c Hussey b Valthaty 7 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 175.00

Mohammad Kaif walks in

End of over 7 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 43/4 (190 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.14, RRR: 14.61)
     PC Valthaty    1-0-9-1
AB de Villiers    14* (9b 2x4)      SJ Srivastava    1-0-7-1

7.1

Srivastava to Kaif, FOUR, starts well does Kaif, short ball on middle and it's struck, pulled rather, past square leg for a boundary

7.2

Srivastava to Kaif, no run, back of a length on the off, knocks it down on the pitch

7.3

Srivastava to Kaif, FOUR, four more for Kaif, another short delivery on middle, pulled away yet again past square leg

7.4

Srivastava to Kaif, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched straight to extra cover

7.5

Srivastava to Kaif, FOUR, four more, three this over, straying on the pads is Shalabh, tickled down to the fine-leg boundary, easy pickings

7.6

Srivastava to Kaif, no run, back of a length on the off, knocked it down in front of point

End of over 8 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/4 (178 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.87, RRR: 14.83)
M Kaif    12* (6b 3x4)      SJ Srivastava    2-0-19-1
AB de Villiers    14* (9b 2x4)      PC Valthaty    1-0-9-1

Punjab peaked around this point in their innings. Too late for Bangalore, you would think. Chawla to bowl now

8.1

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, shortish outside off, turning away, punched to extra cover

8.2

Chawla to de Villiers, SIX, AB uses his feet superbly, dances down the track to that flighted delivery and sends it over long-on in one clean strike

8.3

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, the googly, didn't pick it, played a little outside the line to that one, got an inside edge onto the pads

8.4

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, quicker through the air, short ball outside off, chopped it in front of the keeper

8.5

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, the googly again, turning in from outside off, gets on the back foot and defends

8.6

Chawla to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed past point for a quick single to keep strike, time for the timeout

End of over 9 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 62/4 (171 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.88, RRR: 15.54)
AB de Villiers    21* (15b 2x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    1-0-7-0
M Kaif    12* (6b 3x4)      SJ Srivastava    2-0-19-1

Valthaty to resume proceedings after the time out

9.1

Valthaty to de Villiers, 1 run, cracked down towards long-off for a single

9.2

Valthaty to Kaif, no run, angling in towards off, gets forward and defends it to the bowler

9.3

Valthaty to Kaif, 1 run, full outside off, pushed firmly towards long-off for a single

9.4

Valthaty to de Villiers, no run, dibbly dobbly mediums, played back to the bowler

9.5

Valthaty to de Villiers, FOUR, nicely placed, a bit of width on that one, moved away and sliced it over point for a boundary

9.6

Valthaty to de Villiers, 1 run, stands tall and drives it on the up to long-off

End of over 10 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 69/4 (164 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.90, RRR: 16.40)
AB de Villiers    27* (19b 3x4 1x6)      PC Valthaty    2-0-16-1
M Kaif    13* (8b 3x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-7-0

10.1

Chawla to de Villiers, 1 run, gets on the back foot and turns it towards square leg

10.2

Chawla to Kaif, 2 runs, flighted outside off, chipped wide of deep extra cover for a brace

10.3

Chawla to Kaif, no run, shortish outside off, chopped down to point

10.4

Chawla to Kaif, OUT, stumped, flighted outside off and it turned away sharply, tried to drive it through the line but the turn was too much for Kaif who lost his balance as he leant forward, Gilly missed taking off the bails on the first attempt but got it right on the second

M Kaif st †Gilchrist b Chawla 15 (11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 136.36

Despite AB, this seems like it is all but over. Arun Karthik comes in

10.5

Chawla to Arun Karthik, 4 byes, the googly and it deceives everyone, including the keeper, bounced more than he expected, went through the gate and past Gilchrist

10.6

Chawla to Arun Karthik, no run, short, dragged wide of midwicket

End of over 11 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/5 (157 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.90, RRR: 17.44)
KB Arun Karthik    0* (2b)      PP Chawla    2-0-10-1
AB de Villiers    28* (20b 3x4 1x6)      PC Valthaty    2-0-16-1

11.1

Valthaty to de Villiers, 2 runs, shortish on middle, pulled past midwicket for a couple in the deep as David Hussey cuts it off

11.2

Valthaty to de Villiers, 1 run, punched back down the ground to long-off for a single

11.3

Valthaty to Arun Karthik, 1 run, slower one bowled on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

11.4

Valthaty to de Villiers, 2 runs, good length, tonked it over the bowler's head for a couple, Karthik was running to the bowler's end, got there in time as Valthaty didn't collect the throw

11.5

Valthaty to de Villiers, 1 run, slaps it straight back onto the stumps at the non-striker's end

11.6

Valthaty to Arun Karthik, 1 run, banged in short on middle, mistimes a pull past square leg for a single

End of over 12 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 84/5 (149 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 18.62)
KB Arun Karthik    2* (4b)      PC Valthaty    3-0-24-1
AB de Villiers    34* (24b 3x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-10-1

12.1

Chawla to Arun Karthik, FOUR, finds the gap, was tossed up, landed outside off, he had picked his spot had Karthik, swept it between deep square leg and long leg

12.2

Chawla to Arun Karthik, OUT, bowled'im, flighted and was the googly, he just missed it did Karthik, tried to drive it through the off side, landed full on the off and struck off

KB Arun Karthik b Chawla 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

van der Wath walks in, he'll be looking for some consolation here. Was hammered during the Punjab innings

12.3

Chawla to van der Wath, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets across and knocks it round the corner

12.4

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and plays it to short third man

12.5

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, the googly and the turn and the extra bounce surprised de Villiers, he was struck high on the pads as he tried to play that from the crease

12.6

Chawla to de Villiers, OUT, domination from Punjab, 50th wicketkeeping dismissal for Gilchrist in the IPL, AB went for the slog-sweep, was the googly again, got a top edge and Gilly did the rest running in the direction of square leg

AB de Villiers c †Gilchrist b Chawla 34 (27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 125.92

Watch out for the Punjab net run-rate at the end of this game

End of over 13 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/7 (144 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 20.57)
     PP Chawla    3-0-15-3
JJ van der Wath    1* (1b)      PC Valthaty    3-0-24-1

Jude: "i quite like how Punjab operate. Gilly uses his best players throughly. Quite like how's he's used Palthaty and Chawla too."

Mithun to face

13.1

Valthaty to Mithun, no run, short one first up, goes for the pull, doesn't connect

13.2

Valthaty to Mithun, 1 run, driven hard down the ground towards long-on where David Hussey runs across to cut it off

13.3

Valthaty to van der Wath, 2 runs, gets on the back foot and nudges it wide of midwicket, enough time there to come back for the second

13.4

Valthaty to van der Wath, no run, good length on the off, gets forward and pushes it towards extra cover

13.5

Valthaty to van der Wath, 1 run, squeezed it wide of extra cover for a single

13.6

Valthaty to Mithun, 2 runs, makes room and just manages to chip that slower delivery, that he didn't pick, over cover for a couple

End of over 14 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 95/7 (138 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 23.00)
A Mithun    3* (3b)      PC Valthaty    4-0-30-1
JJ van der Wath    4* (4b)      PP Chawla    3-0-15-3

14.1

Chawla to van der Wath, OUT, done in by the googly again, Chawla takes his fourth, pushed that one in quicker and van der Wath tried to close the face on that one, missed as he went across and looked to be struck in line with middle and leg, Asad Rauf had no doubts about that one

JJ van der Wath lbw b Chawla 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Langeveldt walks in, can Piyush take five?

14.2

Chawla to Langeveldt, no run, flighted on the off, pushed back to the bowler

14.3

Chawla to Langeveldt, no run, gets a stride out and plays it towards cover

14.4

Chawla to Langeveldt, no run, gets forward and knocks it in front of cover

Slip and a silly point now

14.5

Chawla to Langeveldt, 1 run, quicker delivery again on middle, mistimes a pull in the vacant midwicket region, single

14.6

Chawla to Mithun, 1 run, has a swing at that one, drags it to deep midwicket for a single, the end of a successful spell

End of over 15 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 97/8 (136 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.46, RRR: 27.20)
A Mithun    4* (4b)      PP Chawla    4-0-17-4
CK Langeveldt    1* (4b)      PC Valthaty    4-0-30-1

Harris is back

15.1

Harris to Mithun, SIX, beautifully picked up, slightly short, he swivels and whips that over the fine-leg boundary, lovely shot

15.2

Harris to Mithun, no run, pitched up and it's driven hard towards mid-off

15.3

Harris to Mithun, OUT, gone, landed full and he made room, only to chip it straight to David Hussey at mid-on

A Mithun c Hussey b Harris 10 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

Aravind's the last man

15.4

Harris to Aravind, 1 run, back of a length outside off, run down to third man for a single

15.5

Harris to Langeveldt, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, makes room to smote that over cover, can't reach it

15.6

Harris to Langeveldt, SIX, nicely struck, picked the slower one this time, was in the slot and he launched it over long-off, runs again from Harris but he also got a wicket

Time for the timeout

End of over 16 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 110/9 (123 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.87, RRR: 30.75)
CK Langeveldt    7* (6b 1x6)      RJ Harris    3-0-28-3
S Aravind    1* (1b)      PP Chawla    4-0-17-4

Shalabh to bowl

16.1

Srivastava to Aravind, 1 run, clipped off his pads past midwicket for a single

16.2

Srivastava to Langeveldt, 1 run, slower one, moves away and chips him over extra cover

16.3

Srivastava to Aravind, FOUR, short and wide, finds the gap, slashing it between point and short third man for a boundary

16.4

Srivastava to Aravind, FOUR, four more, driven over the bowler's head, Chawla ran across from long-off, got a hand to it and Hussey, running from long-on, overran it as Chawla misfielded

16.5

Srivastava to Aravind, 1 run, slapped past the bowler for a single

16.6

Srivastava to Langeveldt, OUT, bowled'im, Punjab have thumped Bangalore, short and he moves away to pull it, misses and we know the rest

CK Langeveldt b Srivastava 8 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

The second-biggest win in all IPL games, Punjab will be making Kolkata, who play day after tomorrow, a little anxious here. Four wins on the trot, the last of which has broken a seven-match winning streak for Bangalore, and how. For a team that has dominated the IPL in the last couple of weeks, this is some hammering. Gilchrist and Marsh set it up for Punjab in that superb stand, and the bowlers followed it up with a sound performance to ensure the win was secured by a big margin.

Punjab's net-run rate has boomed to +0.273. They are fifth in the points table still, but very much in the running now. Check it out on the series page.

We'll get you the details from the presentation in just a bit. In the meantime, check out Sriram Veera's bulletin for this game.

Virat Kohli: "Same result as the last game we played them, but different result this time. We didn't bowl well but all the shots they hit were clean shots, so we couldn't do much about that. I thought we could restrict them to 160 after the first six overs, but after that the next five overs I don't think we bowled very well. They also batted brilliantly, hats off to them. It's a good reality check, we needed something like to regroup, see our faults and correct them going forward."

Adam Gilchrist is also MOM, no kidding: "A pretty important win for us, it will boost our run-rate and we may need that to come into the equation. It's a bit of a surprise to be honest [the knock], but you need to keep trusting yourself. Twenty20 cricket is a funny game. Virat has got his whole cricketing life ahead of him and I'd say that to any youngster. It was a nicer batting track today, we felt it's a small ground and we might be able to make up for any slow overs early on. Marsh has also turned into a dominator. Once we got to the 10-11 over mark, the track had settled down and it was an intentional decision to keep going hard. We've got to win our next game, we've taken about half a run up in the net run-rate."

That's all we have for you today. Join us again tomorrow. Thanks for tuning in, Adios.

End of over 17 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 121/10 (112 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 37.33)
     SJ Srivastava    3-0-30-2
S Aravind    11* (5b 2x4)      RJ Harris    3-0-28-3
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May 17, 2011

Piyush Chawla finished with 4 for 17, Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2011, Dharamsala, May 17, 2011

Piyush Chawla finished with 4 for 17

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May 17, 2011

Chris Gayle congratulates Adam Gilchrist on his century, Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2011, Dharamsala, May 17, 2011

Chris Gayle congratulates Adam Gilchrist on his century

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