Indian Premier League - 2nd qualifying final

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 43 runs

Mumbai are out on the field, Sachin Tendulkar is all smiles. Gayle and Agarwal walk out to open for Bangalore. Agarwal to take strike, here we go

Diwa: "Satish is in because - 1. He is a local lad and has played a lot of cricket here and knows the conditions very well 2. His slow medium pace bowling will suit the conditions 3. His fielding will be an added advantage."

Derek: "If RCB win this game...it'll be the 4th South Indian derby of the season in the IPL....Comparisons to the 5 El Classicos we had this season??"

vivek: "@Ravi: Suman has had a good number of chances to prove his mettle. Agreed, he's a sweet striker of the ball, but he's just not been upto the mark and Satish is a utility player good enough to replace Suman."

kamal: "Sathish is the lucky charm for Sachin. Sachin is bit superstitious. May be Sachin doesn't want to take the risk of dropping him for this crucial match."

Jay: "Empty stand has more to do with high prices of ticket than loss of interest."

Ravi: "Just cant understand the logic of getting in R Satish, wonder what wrong has T Suman done??"

7.30 pm Toss: Tendulkar wins the toss and Mumbai will bowl first

Tendulkar: "Typical Chennai wicket, hard and the ball should come on to the bat. We have been able to get a couple of close victories, pressure brings the best out of you. Suman and Kulkarni are out, Nechim and Sathish are in."

Vettori: "We have been playing good cricket throughout the tournament. We have one change, Syed Mohammad is in for Kaif."

7.20 pm We are hurtling towards the end of IPL season 4. Welcome to the penultimate game, the second qualifier between Bangalore and Mumbai in Chennai, where the crowd is waiting for the big final tomorrow and has decided to give this game the short shrift, as can be seen from the sparsely-filled stands.

Ravi Shastri doing the pitch report says that the wicket will have some bounce, and would suit the attacks of both teams that are not dependent on spin.

Have a look at Nitin Sundar's preview. He says that Mumbai have been the trampoline artistes and Chris Gayle has been the ringmaster in the IPL circus. How apt.

0.1

Ahmed to Agarwal, 2 wides, slanted wide down the leg side off a length with a whippy action, they get across as the keeper does not collect cleanly

0.1

Ahmed to Gayle, no run, nicely bowled, zipping across the left-hander who is a bit tentative and has a poke at it from the crease

0.2

Ahmed to Gayle, FOUR, no luck for the bowler, produces the outside edge as Gayle is pegged on the crease and pushes at one leaving him outside off, ball flies past slip

0.3

Ahmed to Gayle, FOUR, right through Sachin at mid off, Gayle had made room outside leg and thwacked a fuller one, it flew on the bounce to Sachin and went through him

0.4

Ahmed to Gayle, 5 wides, more runs for Bangalore, this is not a good start for Mumbai, banged in really short and flies over the keeper, he had no chance

0.4

Ahmed to Gayle, SIX, carnage, Nechim is leaking runs, Gayle takes a step outside leg, gets under a full ball and hammers it over the sightscreen

0.5

Ahmed to Gayle, 2 runs, it's all happening, Gayle was eyeing the deep midwicket boundary, but did not get the connection with enough meat to take it over the boundary, in fact it was almost a catch as Pollard came running to his right, the ball bounced close to his toes, he overran it, the ball almost trickled over the ropes before he dived to stop it from rolling over

0.6

Ahmed to Gayle, FOUR, another one, Mumbai, take cover, Gayle again makes room outside leg, this is again in his slot, full and close enough to be bashed over mid on with that monstrous swing, that is the most expensive opening over in the IPL

End of over 1 (27 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 27/0 (RR: 27.00)
CH Gayle    20* (6b 3x4 1x6)      AN Ahmed    1-0-27-0
MA Agarwal    0* (0b)     

1.1

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, no run, turning in from a length and chopped back on the bounce to the bowler

1.2

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, FOUR, no respite for Mumbai, there is no slip in place, Bhajji tosses it up and Agarwal gets the edge as he lunges forward to drive, getting the edge that runs past short third man

1.3

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, no run, looks to ease a length ball down the ground but Bhajji cuts it off running to his right

1.4

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, 1 wide, fired wide down the leg side off a length

1.4

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, FOUR, Agarwal in to the act, goes back to a flatter and quicker one turning in, and gets enough bat on the cut to send it racing past short third man

1.5

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, no run, tossed up slowly, he waits for it to come on from a fuller length and runs it to short third man

1.6

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, no run, goes for that cut shot again, this one gets on to him even quicker and stays a bit low, he mistimes the shot to point, Gayle wants the single, Mayank does not

End of over 2 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 36/0 (RR: 18.00)
MA Agarwal    8* (6b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-9-0
CH Gayle    20* (6b 3x4 1x6)      AN Ahmed    1-0-27-0

Here is Malinga, wonder why he did not open the bowling

2.1

Malinga to Gayle, FOUR, very low full toss as he misses the yorker by inches, Gayle reaches out to just push it and the ball flies past covers, don't move, don't run

2.2

Malinga to Gayle, no run, slower one, rolls his fingers over the ball, Gayle had set himself up to again go through the off side, saw it coming slowly outside off and decided to rein himself in

2.3

Malinga to Gayle, FOUR, more runs, Malinga strays on to the pads off a length, Gayle is waiting, thank you very much, as he gets the faint tickle to the fine leg boundary

2.4

Malinga to Gayle, no run, Gayle does not go hard at this one, gives respect to a length ball homing in for middle, goes back and plays it out to covers

2.5

Malinga to Gayle, 1 run, goes for the slower yorker, but it is outside off stump, just outside off stump, Gayle squeezes it wide of backward point

2.6

Malinga to Agarwal, 1 run, yorker goes wrong for Malinga again, ends up wide outside leg stump, Agarwal jams down the bat on it nevertheless to pick up a single to long leg

End of over 3 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 46/0 (RR: 15.33)
MA Agarwal    9* (7b 2x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-10-0
CH Gayle    29* (11b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-9-0

3.1

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, no run, turning in from a length and ending around middle and leg, tucked away towards square leg

3.2

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, SIX, here comes Mayank, brings up the 50 with a shimmy down the track, right to the pitch of the tossed up ball and lofting it with the turn way over long on

3.3

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, FOUR, Bhajji pitches short after the six the previous ball, Mayank is waiting, rocks back and puts him away through point

3.4

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, no run, goes on the back foot again, this one got on to him quickly, and he jams it away towards point

3.5

Harbhajan Singh to Agarwal, 1 run, dropped by Lasith at backward square leg, Mayank went for the big sweep to a fuller ball on leg stump, swung it straight to Lasith, in to his hands, and then popped out, nothing going Mumbai's way

3.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, Gayle plays out this ball, sensibly done, no risks, goes back and calmly pushes to extra cover

End of over 4 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/0 (RR: 14.25)
CH Gayle    29* (12b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-20-0
MA Agarwal    20* (12b 3x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    1-0-10-0

Nick: "Malinga has to stop wearing this hideous purple hat. He has not taken any wicket since he started wearing this custom made purple hat. Switch back to white one. " Munaf comes on to bowl to a packed off side cordon

4.1

Patel to Agarwal, no run, and right away he is on a tight line close to off stump, Agarwal tries to force him away through the off side and almost chops it on to the stumps

4.2

Patel to Agarwal, 1 run, moves away now from a length outside off, he plays away from his body but will pick up the single to third man

4.3

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, clobber! on a friendly length is Munaf, trying to angles it across Gayle, who cranks himself up for the big swipe and uncoils to swing it disdainfully in the gap between mid on and midwicket

4.4

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, almost got through him, Gayle had made lots of room outside leg, Munaf targetted the blockhole, but Gayle managed to get some bat on it and the ball scooted past short fine leg

4.5

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, follows him this time with a fuller ball outside leg stump, he forces it down to long on

4.6

Patel to Agarwal, no run, short of a length and Mayank goes back to push it calmly to point

End of over 5 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 67/0 (RR: 13.40)
MA Agarwal    21* (15b 3x4 1x6)      MM Patel    1-0-10-0
CH Gayle    38* (15b 7x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-20-0

5.1

Malinga to Gayle, no run, they can afford to do this now, not go after every ball that is, Gayle sees this slower one on his pads and adjusts to play it out on the leg side

5.2

Malinga to Gayle, no run, pushes forward to guide a length ball towards point

5.3

Malinga to Gayle, no run, three dot balls in a row, lunges out to push a slower one to covers, can Malinga get the breakthrough this over?

5.4

Malinga to Gayle, 1 run, no, he has reined himself in again, shuffles to one on the pads and gets off strike with a nudge to square leg

5.5

Malinga to Agarwal, no run, short ball at 142.3 kph, but outside off stump, Agarwal gets the head out of the line just to be safe

5.6

Malinga to Agarwal, no run, goes for the yorker, but ends up as a very low full toss, Agarwal calmly gets forward to play him out to covers, they have negotiated half of Malinga's quota

End of over 6 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 68/0 (RR: 11.33)
MA Agarwal    21* (17b 3x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-0
CH Gayle    39* (19b 7x4 1x6)      MM Patel    1-0-10-0

Krish: "Tendulkar yet again reminded everyone why he is an average captain. I can think of only 1 captain who could have NOT started with malinga against Gayle in the first over. Thats him. Its an age old rule that one must get your best bowler to bowl to the best batsman from opposing team." While we wait for the time-out to get past us, what about the XI of the tournament? Let you choices pour in, remember only four overseas players

6.1

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, smacked off the front foot but there is a man at long off in place

6.2

Patel to Agarwal, 1 run, forces him on the back foot with a short of a length ball and Mayank guides it past point

6.3

Patel to Gayle, FOUR, smoked! Munaf tries to go wider outside off with the fuller line, Gayle is waiting, out goes the front foot, a bit out of the way of the huge swing of the bat, and the ball flies flat over extra cover

6.4

Patel to Gayle, no run, got away this time, walks out to take it on the full but eases it straight to point

6.5

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, well bowled Munaf, the near-yorker on middle, Gayle is shuffling across and had to get bat in between his legs to dig it out, got in to a huge tangle but no harm done

6.6

Patel to Agarwal, 1 run, full delivery outside off and Mayank drives it along the ground to long off

End of over 7 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 76/0 (RR: 10.85)
MA Agarwal    23* (19b 3x4 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-18-0
CH Gayle    45* (23b 8x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-0

Rohit comes on

7.1

Sharma to Agarwal, no run, fuller ball but he chooses to go back and hurriedly gets it off his pads towards square leg

7.2

Sharma to Agarwal, FOUR, Mayank is playing a neat knock here, skips down the track, gets too close to the pitch but still manages to get it wide enough of long on, Pollard puts in the big dive but the ball rolls in to the boundary

7.3

Sharma to Agarwal, SIX, more runs, maximum this time, comes down the track and this time he gets the loft absolutely straight and flat down the ground, just over the ropes

7.4

Sharma to Agarwal, 1 run, almost one more, he creamed this one, it was flatter but he still smoked it off the middle of the bat, long off got around to this one though

7.5

Sharma to Gayle, 1 run, tucked away off the pads in front of square leg

7.6

Sharma to Agarwal, 2 runs, on the pads, happily flicked away past Lasith at short fine leg, he does a lot of work chasing it before he manages to pull it back in

End of over 8 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 90/0 (RR: 11.25)
MA Agarwal    36* (24b 4x4 2x6)      RG Sharma    1-0-14-0
CH Gayle    46* (24b 8x4 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-18-0

Big man Pollard in to the attack

8.1

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, gentle short of a length ball that Gayle tucks away towards Malinga backward of square leg, Gayle is some way out of his ground but Lasith does not throw, hmm

8.2

Pollard to Agarwal, 1 run, almost got it past short third man, shortish outside off and he opened the face to guide it but Malinga palmed it away with a dive

8.3

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, goes shorter to Gayle, it is getting big on him, and he works it off one leg through square leg

8.4

Pollard to Agarwal, 1 run, goes reaching out to a fuller ball and languidly eases it in the air over covers

8.5

Pollard to Gayle, 1 wide, as if all those runs weren't enough this time Pollard floats one wide down the leg side

8.5

Pollard to Gayle, FOUR, crunch! don't bother to run, don't bother to field, Gayle was prepared for the short of a length ball, shuffles across, gets on top of it and kills it through midwicket, the men in the deep watch it crash in to the boundary, brings up his 50 as well

8.6

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, keeps strike with a neat push for a single towards extra cover

End of over 9 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 100/0 (RR: 11.11)
CH Gayle    53* (28b 9x4 1x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-10-0
MA Agarwal    38* (26b 4x4 2x6)      RG Sharma    1-0-14-0

9.1

Ahmed to Gayle, 1 run, lunges to the pitch of a wide one outside off to carve it past extra cover, long off gets across to it

9.2

Ahmed to Agarwal, 1 wide, initially decided that he would let this short ball darted down the leg side go, then saw it getting big close to him, and tried to pull it fine but missed

9.2

Ahmed to Agarwal, 1 run, eased down the track, just caressed off a very fuller length, and it strikes the stumps at the non-striker;s

9.3

Ahmed to Gayle, no run, Gayle is beaten, well, well, surprises galore today, makes room outside leg and haves a go to a ball that is slanted very wide of him outside off

9.4

Ahmed to Gayle, 1 run, has Gayle reaching out again to a wide ball outside off, he gets it away towards point

9.5

Ahmed to Agarwal, 1 run, goes back to stylishly slash a short of a length ball on the bounce to third man

9.6

Ahmed to Gayle, SIX, feel for the sightscreen, it is taking a fearsome pounding, Gayle gets front leg out of the way, and murders a full ball over the bowler, it is hit so hard it wobbles erratically in the air before smashing in to the sightscreen

End of over 10 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 111/0 (RR: 11.10)
CH Gayle    61* (32b 9x4 2x6)      AN Ahmed    2-0-38-0
MA Agarwal    40* (28b 4x4 2x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-10-0

10.1

Pollard to Agarwal, 1 run, dropped Mumbai can't do anything right today, Mayank tried to loff over long on but did not time this fuller ball too well, Rohit came in to accept the dolly from long on and clanged it

10.2

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle opens the stance and stands like a fearsome warrior outside off, but guess what, he just guides the full toss towards point, never ceases to surprise, the big man

10.3

Pollard to Agarwal, no run, banged in short, he tries to reach for it but it beyond him, too high

10.4

Pollard to Agarwal, OUT, Rohit holds on, and then slams the ball in to the ground in anger, Mayank went back and just flat-batted the shortish ball, got not much on it and it harmlessly settled in to the hands of Rohit at long on, respite for Mumbai? don't think so

MA Agarwal c Sharma b Pollard 41 (31b 4x4 2x6) SR: 132.25

10.5

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, clipped off his toes through midwicket

10.6

Pollard to Kohli, no run, calm forward defence from Virat Kohli, gets forward, head on top of the ball, some classicism amid all the carnage

End of over 11 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 114/1 (RR: 10.36)
V Kohli    0* (1b)      KA Pollard    2-0-13-1
CH Gayle    63* (34b 9x4 2x6)      AN Ahmed    2-0-38-0

Rahulan: "Mumbai cant do anything right? I dont think so "They won the TOSS" If you say so

abhi: "Gayle, Sehwag , Kohli, Dhoni, Sangakarra/Mahela, Raina, Malinga, Rahul Sharma, Munaf , Steyn, Ashwin"

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, gets forward to a tossed up ball and pushes with the turn towards covers

keshav: "Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel."

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kohli, 1 run, rocks back to cut a shortish one turning in, in front of point

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, another shortish ball, he punches it hard off the back foot wide of long off

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kohli, 1 run, stays back to a flighted ball, and tucks it past square leg for a single

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, no run, lovely ball and Gayle is beaten comprehensively, draws him forward with the flight and gets it to turn just past the outside edge as he pushes at it, no luck for Mumbai as well

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, forced off the back foot down the ground to long on

End of over 12 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 119/1 (RR: 9.91)
CH Gayle    66* (38b 9x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-25-0
V Kohli    2* (3b)      KA Pollard    2-0-13-1

12.1

Pollard to Gayle, 2 runs, misfield at backward square leg, the man got across from short fine leg but the ball burst through his hands as he dived to his right, it had been nudged off the pads by Gayle

12.2

Pollard to Gayle, no run, if he had hit that one, that would have been it for that ball, Gayle went back on one leg and tried to wallop it over the bowler;s head, could not connect

12.3

Pollard to Gayle, 1 wide, digs it short and wide down the leg side

12.3

Pollard to Gayle, 1 run, creamed, the low full toss flies down the track and crashes in to the stumps at the non-striker;s

12.4

Pollard to Kohli, no run, pushed away towards point this time, Virat has enough time to play himself in

12.5

Pollard to Kohli, 1 run, eases in to the cover drive off the front foot and gets it past extra cover

12.6

Pollard to Gayle, SIX, more damage, Mumbai continue to leak runs, full toss and Gayle shuffles and explodes in to a huge swing of the arms to send it soaring over long off

End of over 13 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 130/1 (RR: 10.00)
CH Gayle    75* (42b 9x4 3x6)      KA Pollard    3-0-24-1
V Kohli    3* (5b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-25-0

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kohli, 1 run, goes on the back foot to work one turning on leg stump to short fine leg

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, SIX, whew, the hammering continues, it was short and came off so slowly that Gayle had all the time available to rock back, ponder what to do and then pull it over deep midwicket, see ya 'gain

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, SIX, another one, flatter but again short, Harbhajan is just not hitting the right length, Gayle goes finer this time, pulling it flat over deep midwicket

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gayle, 1 run, goes hard again, but this time, Harbhajan gets it much fuller, and Gayle hits it hard in to the ground

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kohli, no run, steered to short third man from outside off stump

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kohli, 1 run, Virat gets the single down to long on

End of over 14 (15 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 145/1 (RR: 10.35)
V Kohli    5* (8b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-40-0
CH Gayle    88* (45b 9x4 5x6)      KA Pollard    3-0-24-1

nirav: "Chris Gayle, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Albie Morkel, Lasith Malinga, Rahul Sharma, Munaf Patel"

14.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, eases it off the front foot to sweeper cover for a single

keshav: "regarding the Mumbai cant do anything right thing; they are doing everything right for Bangalore, aren't they?" Ok, I get the point

14.2

Patel to Gayle, 1 run, digs out a very full ball wide of extra cover for a single

14.3

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, very high full toss, Virat puts weight on back foot to pull it down to long on, handled well in the end

14.4

Patel to Gayle, OUT, he is gone! it seemed to be another of those monster sixes off a full ball, but in the end he got more height on it than anything else, Franklin kept running to his left at long on, while everyone else was resigned to the possibility of it being six more, he got around to it in the end and took the ball inches from the rope

CH Gayle c Franklin b Patel 89 (47b 9x4 5x6) SR: 189.36

AB replaces Gayle

14.5

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, low full toss eased calmly down the ground to long on

14.6

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller one and again driven along the ground, this time to sweeper cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 150/2 (RR: 10.00)
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      MM Patel    3-0-23-1
V Kohli    8* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-40-0

anoop: "If MI need any chance in chasing they have to promote their monster man pollard up in the order."

15.1

Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one outside off, he had set himself up for the cut through point, it came off slowly at 114 kph and he adjusted to stab it in front of covers

15.2

Ahmed to Kohli, OUT, Virat is gone! Nechim had rolled his fingers on the ball, and it cut in slowly from short of a length, Virat was already swinging for the pull, and got a huge inside edge on to the stumps, can Mumbai pull things back?

V Kohli b Ahmed 8 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

15.3

Ahmed to Pomersbach, 1 run, targets the blockhole, but gets it full on to the pads, he tickles it around the corner to short fine leg

15.4

Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, almost did him in with a quicker one this time, it was short of a length, it skidded and cut in as a surprised AB played over it with the attempted pull

15.5

Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, punches a back of a length ball past a lunging point for a single

15.6

Ahmed to Pomersbach, 1 wide, slants it wide down the leg side this time

15.6

Ahmed to Pomersbach, 1 run, neat front foot drive from outside off, but there is a man at sweeper cover

End of over 16 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 155/3 (RR: 9.68)
LA Pomersbach    2* (2b)      AN Ahmed    3-0-43-1
AB de Villiers    3* (4b)      MM Patel    3-0-23-1

16.1

Patel to Pomersbach, 2 runs, super ball from Munaf, has him jamming his bat down at a yorker, flies to Rayudu who gloves it over

16.2

Patel to Pomersbach, OUT, superb catch from Malinga, Mumbai are clawing their way back in, it was slashed hard and was travelling to Malinga;s right at short third man before he threw himself horizontal in the air, and pouched the screamer one-handed

LA Pomersbach c Malinga b Patel 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.3

Patel to Tiwary, no run, Mumbai getting in some quiet overs as the new batsmen feel their way around, driven off the front foot to Harbhajan at extra cover

16.4

Patel to Tiwary, no run, tries to force it off the back foot but hits it hard in the ground

16.5

Patel to Tiwary, 1 run, gets a fuller ball and drives it along the ground towards long off

vivek: "What on earth was Johnty doing under Malinga's Purple hat and a wig???"

16.6

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, full toss on the pads, but he flicks it right to deep midwicket

End of over 17 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 159/4 (RR: 9.35)
AB de Villiers    4* (5b)      MM Patel    4-0-27-2
SS Tiwary    1* (3b)      AN Ahmed    3-0-43-1

Lasith is back

17.1

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, goes for the yorker, just a bit off target and it is swiped down to long on

17.2

Malinga to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary is left clueless with a short ball that cuts away outside off, he was expecting a fuller one and stabs inside the line

17.3

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 run, gets off striker, goes on his toes to keep the short of a length ball down on the off side

17.4

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, goes on the back foot and hits it towards extra cover for another single

17.5

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 run, punched hard off the back foot for a single towards long off

17.6

Malinga to de Villiers, 2 runs, checks the pull and plays it along the ground off a back of a length ball, and Tiwary gets back for the second

End of over 18 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/4 (RR: 9.16)
AB de Villiers    8* (8b)      SL Malinga    3-0-17-0
SS Tiwary    3* (6b)      MM Patel    4-0-27-2

18.1

Ahmed to Tiwary, 1 run, lunges and gets in to some discomfort to force it off a length to long on

18.2

Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 wide, that will be wide, tries to push it across the batsman, gets too much on the angle

18.2

Ahmed to de Villiers, (no ball) SIX, whoops, AB is down, but he'll say, look where the ball is, it is in the crowd over deep square leg, it was a high full toss homing in for AB;s, he closed his eyes as he instinctively went for the hook, fell to the ground, but got so much bat on it that it went for six over deep square leg

18.2

Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, swipes a full delivery and gets it for a single to deep midwicket

18.3

Ahmed to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary looks as ugly as a batsman can as he goes for a swipe-pull off a short ball, gets a weak top edge that drops towards square leg

18.4

Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, gets a single through covers off a fuller ball

18.5

Ahmed to Tiwary, 1 run, another single to Tiwary, this has been a good over for Bangalore

18.6

Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, can;t get this one away, well bowled too, full and wide outside off, he tried to reach out to stab it away but could not get to it

End of over 19 (13 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 178/4 (RR: 9.36)
AB de Villiers    16* (12b 1x6)      AN Ahmed    4-0-56-1
SS Tiwary    6* (9b)      SL Malinga    3-0-17-0

Malinga to bowl the final over. How much can Bangalore get?

19.1

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 run, he tries to shatter the stumps with the pacy yorker, but Tiwary manages to get some bat on it after backing away outside leg, gets the single to long off

19.2

Malinga to de Villiers, 1 run, AB reaches out to one full outside off, and even as he goes down on a knee, he gets it over covers, but sweeper cover gets around to it

19.3

Malinga to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary tries the cute pick-up shot over short fine leg off a low full toss close to off, but can't get anything on the ball

19.4

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 run, fires in the yorker, outside off and it is dug out to cover

19.5

Malinga to de Villiers, 2 runs, AB gets a couple, very low full toss and he drives it past extra cover and comes back easily as long off gets around to it

19.6

Malinga to de Villiers, 2 runs, dropped full toss that AB tries to swat over Bhajji at midwicket, who goes to his left, manages to get a hand to it but cannot hold on

Bangalore managed 37 off 32 after Chris Gayle got out. Mumbai have come back relatively, but chasing 186 in a knockout match will take some doing

End of over 20 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 185/4
AB de Villiers    21* (15b 1x6)      SL Malinga    4-0-24-0
SS Tiwary    8* (12b)      AN Ahmed    4-0-56-1
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May 27, 2011

Daniel Vettori is elated after taking a wicket, Bangalore v Mumbai, 2nd qualifier, IPL 2011, Chennai, May 27, 2011

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