Indian Premier League - 44th match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

8.1

Azhar Mahmood to Kohli, 1 run, good length angling into the right-hander, Kohli stays in his crease and plays towards mid-on

8.2

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle plays a flashy cut, from off stump, hitting the ball hard and inducing a mis-field from the fielder at point, there's protection in the deep though

8.3

Azhar Mahmood to Kohli, no run, Kohli comes forward, makes room and drives hard, but can't beat cover

8.4

Azhar Mahmood to Kohli, no run, played from the crease towards point

8.5

Azhar Mahmood to Kohli, 1 run, good length on off stump, Kohli taps the ball towards the leg side and runs

8.6

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, that's a bit short and Gayle pulls with power, testing the fielder's slide at deep midwicket. The umpire signals for the time-out

Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/1   Azhar Mahmood 1-0-4-0

10.1

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, no run, good length on off stump, hit hard off the back foot to cover

10.2

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 2 runs, played firmly towards deep backward square where the fielder from fine leg runs to his right and slides to stop the ball with his legs

10.3

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, no run, Gayle charges and swings but gets beaten, that was the slower ball outside off

10.4

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle stays back to a fuller ball and tries to cut, gets a bottom edge into the ground

10.5

Azhar Mahmood to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli steps out and hits the length ball to long-on

10.6

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, 1 run, a full toss but Gayle had gone back in his crease and couldn't hit with as much power as he would have liked, he ended up swatting it along the ground through midwicket

Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/1   Azhar Mahmood 2-0-9-0

15.1

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, FOUR, there's a long-on in place and he only has to run a few metres to his right to stop the ball but he can't, that's because Gayle has smashed it, flat and very hard

15.2

Azhar Mahmood to Gayle, OUT, Gayle attempts to hook a short delivery but he hasn't hit it well, he was cramped for room and top edged the ball high towards deep square leg, it's Miller under the ball again and this time he is well balanced and takes the catch. The drop has cost Kings XI 32 runs

CH Gayle c sub (DA Miller) b Azhar Mahmood 71 (65m 42b 6x4 4x6) SR: 169.04

15.3

Azhar Mahmood to de Villiers, no run, good length close to off stump, AB stays in his crease, prods, and is beaten

15.4

Azhar Mahmood to de Villiers, no run, AB charges and cuts a length ball hard, doesn't beat Mandeep at point

15.5

Azhar Mahmood to de Villiers, 2 runs, the short ball and AB pulls towards deep square leg where Chawla has to cover some ground to field

15.6

Azhar Mahmood to de Villiers, 1 run, AB steps out of his crease again and cuts the ball in front of point. Time-out is being taken

Royal Challengers Bangalore 129/2   Azhar Mahmood 3-0-16-1

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to McDonald, OUT, edged and caught behind! Mahmood delivered a full ball outside off, McDonald backed away and tried to hit through the off side, he got a thick edge through to Saini. A dot ball and AB stays off strike

AB McDonald c †Saini b Azhar Mahmood 9 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, Asad Pathan dabs his first ball of IPL 2012 close on the off side and runs, that was in the blockhole

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to de Villiers, OUT, would you believe it, AB has swatted a full toss straight to mid-on, Mahmood's got away with that one

AB de Villiers c Chawla b Azhar Mahmood 17 (20m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 130.76

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Tiwary, 1 run, full and straight, Tiwary can only drive to long-on

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 wide, that's a harsh call, the ball was full and just inside the tram line outside off stump, the batsman had backed away towards leg as well

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, no run, a loopy slower ball outside off, bowled on a full length, the batsman heaved far too early

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, in the blockhole to finish, Pathan digs it out through the leg side, just the single, four runs and two wickets off that final over

Royal Challengers Bangalore 158/5   Azhar Mahmood 4-0-20-3
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Photos

May 2, 2012

Piyush Chawla after hitting the winning six off the penultimate ball, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Bangalore, May 2, 2012

Piyush Chawla after hitting the winning six off the penultimate ball

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May 2, 2012

Nitin Saini made his maiden Twenty20 half-century, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Bangalore, May 2, 2012

Nitin Saini made his maiden Twenty20 half-century

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