Indian Premier League - 31st match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 130 runs

We're back. Kartik to open the bowling

0.1

Kartik to Uthappa, no run, stays back and punches it to the off side

0.2

Kartik to Uthappa, OUT, Uthappa goes the reverse sweep and gets a top edge! Kartik tosses it up, Uthappa tries to get innovative, RP does well to run to his right and take the catch on the fall

RV Uthappa c Singh b Kartik 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Kartik to Finch, FOUR, oh lovely drive! Tossed up and pitched up on middle and leg and he drills it down to long-on

0.4

Kartik to Finch, FOUR, tossed up on the pads and Finch does well to get on his knee and sweep him down to deep square leg

0.5

Kartik to Finch, 1 run, tossed up and he works it to midwicket

0.6

Kartik to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a rare defensive shot, bowls it flatter and quicker and he plonks forward and defends

End of over 1 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 9/1 (255 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 13.42)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (1b)      M Kartik    1-0-9-1
AJ Finch    9* (3b 2x4)     

1.1

Singh to Finch, no run, stays beside the line and he steers it to the off side

Sachin: "Bangalore's IT companies will soon file a case against Chris Gayle for bringing the productivity down. I can see cricinfo website open on everybody's system."

1.2

Singh to Finch, no run, slightly short outside off and he tries to pull but misses

1.3

Singh to Finch, no run, tucked him up for room there, looked like the ball came back in and he nearly drags it to the stumps

1.4

Singh to Finch, no run, punches it towards point

1.5

Singh to Finch, 1 run, he bowls this one short and he pulls him down to deep midwicket

1.6

Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it uppishly down to fine leg

Vad: "@Sachin, All the project managers do take contingencies which comes handy for them, though they put pressure on developers"

Sudharsan: "@Sachin Ha Ha Ha.. Many went for tea break and didn't turn up since TV displayed in cafeteria ;)"

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 11/1 (253 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 14.05)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)      RP Singh    1-0-2-0
AJ Finch    10* (8b 2x4)      M Kartik    1-0-9-1

2.1

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length on middle and off and he punches it to the off side

Gayle's not in the field at the moment. AB says there are a few raindrops around

2.2

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, clipped away to the on side and AB runs back from midwicket and slides and his throw is awry, tries to do it all in one motion

2.3

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Rampaul gives him width outside off and he drives and gets a thick outside edge down to third man

2.4

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run

2.5

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes back at the crease and he mistimes the pull to mid-on

2.6

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, bowls it short and he swivels and pulls to deep square leg

End of over 3 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 19/1 (245 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 14.41)
Yuvraj Singh    9* (8b 1x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-8-0
AJ Finch    10* (8b 2x4)      RP Singh    1-0-2-0

Gayle's on the field now

3.1

Singh to Finch, FOUR, well played! Finch makes room early to a length ball and carves it high over extra cover

3.2

Singh to Finch, no run, Finch tries to slash this one away and he nearly gets an outside edge

3.3

Singh to Finch, FOUR, lovely shot! Nothing risky about this, this was angling across and he went across and sliced it wide of backward point

3.4

Singh to Finch, no run, tries to play another square cut and he nearly gets an edge, the angle teasing him

3.5

Singh to Finch, no run, tucks him up for room and he punches it back to the bowler

3.6

Singh to Finch, no run, makes room and tries to drive a full ball outside off and nearly gets an edge

Pune's D/L target at the end of 5 overs is 67 for 1

End of over 4 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 27/1 (237 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 14.81)
AJ Finch    18* (14b 4x4)      RP Singh    2-0-10-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (8b 1x4)      R Rampaul    1-0-8-0

4.1

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads and he tucks it to the on side

4.2

Rampaul to Finch, OUT, good catch by Kartik! Rampaul fired it full and Finch made room to carve it over the off side, nearly cleared mid-off but Kartik did well to run to his left and time his leap well

AJ Finch c Kartik b Rampaul 18 (16m 15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

4.3

Rampaul to Wright, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side and wide called

4.3

Rampaul to Wright, 1 run, miscues the pull and gets a top edge and Tiwary runs forward from square leg and decides not to dive, Marsh hurried for pace

4.4

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, hurries on to him and he swivels and pulls to midwicket

Carl 'Hoper': "All's good. A couple of 36-run overs from Yuvraj, some rain and this game is Pune's."

4.5

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stays back at the crease and punches it to the off side

4.6

Rampaul to Wright, SIX, Wright makes room early and Rampaul aims to fire that at the stumps, Wright scoops it over long-off

End of over 5 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 37/2 (227 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.40, RRR: 15.13)
LJ Wright    7* (2b 1x6)      R Rampaul    2-0-18-1
Yuvraj Singh    11* (11b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-10-0

5.1

Unadkat to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads and he works it away down to square leg

5.2

Unadkat to Wright, OUT, Wright aims to go big over the on side! He makes room to a length ball and miscues it and AB backpedals at midwicket and takes it easily

LJ Wright c de Villiers b Unadkat 7 (5m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

5.3

Unadkat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, a sharp, short one and Yuvraj swings and gets a top edge that clears the keeper

5.4

Unadkat to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, another top edge, another wicket! Yuvraj makes room and tries to pull in front of square, miscues it and Kohli and Tiwary go for it, Kohli takes it at mid-on and has a word with the fielder

Yuvraj Singh c Kohli b Unadkat 16 (22m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

5.5

Unadkat to Smith, no run, pushes it down to cover point

5.6

Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, pushes it towards cover

Sathya: "What are Pune doing? It's quite obvious they aren't going to get anywhere close to the target. In my opinion, they should just ensure they bat out 20 overs and get atleast 160-170 to minimize the damage to their net run-rate. Completely silly,irrational batting"

End of over 6 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 43/4 (221 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.16, RRR: 15.78)
SPD Smith    1* (2b)      JD Unadkat    1-0-6-2
MR Marsh    0* (0b)      R Rampaul    2-0-18-1

6.1

Vinay Kumar to Smith, no run, stays back and he places it straight to Gayle at backward point

6.2

Vinay Kumar to Smith, 2 runs, this was short and Smith plays a forehand and flat-bats it to long-on

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 run, stays back and slices it down to third man for a single

6.4

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, no run, fullish delivery and he pushes it down the track

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, no run

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, no run, he opens the face of the bat and steers it down to backward point

divyanshu: "@Sathya: Remember the 434 run chase by SAfrica ? They would have never chased that down had they thought of similar strategy. You do not play a sport for net run rates ."

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 46/4 (218 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 16.76)
MR Marsh    0* (3b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-3-0
SPD Smith    4* (5b)      JD Unadkat    1-0-6-2

7.1

Unadkat to Smith, FOUR, this was a Hit Me ball - full and wide outside off and he makes room and scoops it over mid-off

7.2

Unadkat to Smith, no run, goes for a big slog and he gets an inside edge that just misses the stumps

7.3

Unadkat to Smith, no run, gives him width outside off and he swings and gets an inside edge to the keeper

7.4

Unadkat to Smith, FOUR, this was dragged short and this time Smith swivels and connects really well, it goes scorching to deep midwicket

7.5

Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, cut towards point and Gayle - can he do anything wrong tonight - slides and cuts it off and nearly effects a direct hit at the batsman's end

7.6

Unadkat to Marsh, SIX, banged in short and Marsh connects really well and bangs it rows over deep midwicket

End of over 8 (15 runs) Pune Warriors 61/4 (203 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.62, RRR: 16.91)
MR Marsh    6* (4b 1x6)      JD Unadkat    2-0-21-2
SPD Smith    13* (10b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-3-0

8.1

Kartik to Smith, no run

8.2

Kartik to Smith, FOUR, drops it a fraction too short and he clubs it down to deep midwicket

8.3

Kartik to Smith, 1 run, tossed up and he pushes it towards long-on

8.4

Kartik to Marsh, no run, outside off and he goes for a big swing and misses, Arun K breaks the stumps and Marsh's foot was just behind the line

8.5

Kartik to Marsh, 1 run, drills it down to long-off

8.6

Kartik to Smith, 1 run, pushes it towards extra cover and it's the Time Out

Mahesh Balaji: "@divyanshu, Pune needs to look at the larger picture here. What Sathya says is right. There is no way that Pune can chase down this big a target and they should try to minimize the damage caused by this loss and enhance their NRR. Aus vs SA - it was the last match and the decider match of the series. Both are completely two different scenarios."

End of over 9 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 68/4 (196 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 17.81)
SPD Smith    19* (14b 3x4)      M Kartik    2-0-16-1
MR Marsh    7* (6b 1x6)      JD Unadkat    2-0-21-2

9.1

Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 run, Vinay drags it a bit short and he swivels and pulls wide of midwicket

Tejas Potdar: "Something for the number crunchers. Gayle made his century in 30 balls with a strike rate of 333.33. Top score and number on back (333). Coincidence?"

9.2

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, 1 run, this was full and wide outside off and he pulls it wide of point

9.3

Vinay Kumar to Smith, FOUR, a bit too short this time and he fetches it from outside off and flat-bats it past midwicket

9.4

Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 run, makes room to a length ball and cuts wide of backward point

9.5

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, 1 run, this time it's a low full toss and he mistimes it to mid-on

9.6

Vinay Kumar to Smith, no run, slower ball and Marsh tries to smash this and gets an inside edge, the ball spins towards the keeper, Marsh heads back to the crease

End of over 10 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 76/4 (188 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.60, RRR: 18.80)
SPD Smith    25* (18b 4x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-11-0
MR Marsh    9* (8b 1x6)      M Kartik    2-0-16-1

10.1

Kartik to Marsh, 1 run, stays back and punches it towards deep extra cover

10.2

Kartik to Smith, no run, mistimes it and drills it back down the pitch

10.3

Kartik to Smith, 1 wide, from over the wicket and he bowls it too wide outside off

10.3

Kartik to Smith, FOUR, he sweeps him this time and Unadkat slides at long leg and makes a mess of it, the ball rebounds off him and rolls to the rope

10.4

Kartik to Smith, 1 run, tossed up and he chips down the track and lofts him down to long-on

10.5

Kartik to Marsh, no run, pushes it towards cover

10.6

Kartik to Marsh, 1 wide

10.6

Kartik to Marsh, 1 run, makes room and hammers it down to long-off

Ramchander: "As a viewer thankful r j shastri is not commenting. He must b gutted at missing the opportunity of pulling out a full range of his classics"

Kieths Ridak: "After Chris Gayle's inning today, as a fellow West Indian, in case anyone missed it this is what he meant a few months ago when he said 'He's jealous of his parents because he will never have a child as cool as they did'."

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 85/4 (179 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.72, RRR: 19.88)
MR Marsh    11* (11b 1x6)      M Kartik    3-0-25-1
SPD Smith    30* (21b 5x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-11-0

11.1

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, 1 run, full outside off and he pushes it down to long-off

11.2

Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 run, pitched up outside off and drilled down to long-off

11.3

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, no run, slower delivery and he goes for a big heave and misses, very close to the off stump

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, 1 run, fuller delivery and he drives him down to long-on

11.5

Vinay Kumar to Smith, FOUR, swings across the line and he gets an inside edge to fine leg

11.6

Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers it towards sweeper cover

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 93/4 (171 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.75, RRR: 21.37)
SPD Smith    36* (24b 6x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-19-0
MR Marsh    13* (14b 1x6)      M Kartik    3-0-25-1

12.1

Unadkat to Smith, 2 runs, slightly short of a length and he pulls him wide of mid-on

12.2

Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, moves right across his stumps and the ball rolls towards the keeper, take a quick single

12.3

Unadkat to Marsh, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he follows the angle and pushes it towards cover

12.4

Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, goes back and across and mistimes the heave to long-on

12.5

Unadkat to Marsh, 1 run, makes room to a full ball and he places it wide of backward point

12.6

Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, this was short and Smith plays a tennis forehand to long-on, Bishop says "15-love"

End of over 13 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 100/4 (164 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.69, RRR: 23.42)
SPD Smith    41* (28b 6x4)      JD Unadkat    3-0-28-2
MR Marsh    15* (16b 1x6)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-19-0

13.1

Rampaul to Smith, no run, slower delivery from Rampaul and he swings and misses

13.2

Rampaul to Smith, no run, follows it up with a yorker and the ball goes between Smith's legs

13.3

Rampaul to Smith, OUT, Smith tries to pull a length delivery over deep midwicket and he fails to clear the rope, Dilshan gets under it

SPD Smith c Dilshan b Rampaul 41 (33m 31b 6x4 0x6) SR: 132.25

13.4

Rampaul to Marsh, 1 run, low full toss and he drills it down to long-on

13.5

Rampaul to Manhas, no run, this one kicks up after pitching and Manhas manages to keep it down and fend it off

13.6

Rampaul to Manhas, no run, short outside off and he tries to upper cut but fails to connect

Srikanth : "Me and my friend had got the tickets for today and I opted for an official meeting over this match, regret !!!"

End of over 14 (1 run) Pune Warriors 101/5 (163 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 27.16)
M Manhas    0* (2b)      R Rampaul    3-0-19-2
MR Marsh    16* (17b 1x6)      JD Unadkat    3-0-28-2

14.1

Unadkat to Marsh, 1 run, full outside off and he makes room and slices it over point

14.2

Unadkat to Manhas, no run, keeps it on the stumps and he punches it straight to cover

14.3

Unadkat to Manhas, 1 run, he bangs it in short and he swivels and pulls in front of square

Mitan Das: "I seriously doubt if PWI can even beat Gayle's score.."

14.4

Unadkat to Marsh, 1 leg bye, takes a lot of pace off the ball and he swings early and the ball clips his arm and rolls away

14.5

Unadkat to Manhas, 1 run, makes room to a length delivery and he bends back and steers it to third man

14.6

Unadkat to Marsh, SIX, he drags it short and he stays back and pulls him over deep square leg

End of over 15 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 111/5 (153 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.40, RRR: 30.60)
MR Marsh    23* (20b 2x6)      JD Unadkat    4-0-37-2
M Manhas    2* (5b)      R Rampaul    3-0-19-2

15.1

Singh to Manhas, 2 runs, makes room to a full and wide delivery and plays it wide of cover

15.2

Singh to Manhas, no run, makes room and he steers it straight to Gayle at backward point

15.3

Singh to Manhas, FOUR, RP bowls it too full and wide outside off and Marsh scoops it over extra cover

15.4

Singh to Manhas, no run, drags a full delivery straight to mid-off

15.5

Singh to Manhas, 1 run, stops on him and he punches it uppishly down to cover and takes a quick single

15.6

Singh to Marsh, 1 run, drills a low full toss down to long-off

Siva: "The only embrassing thing for RCB is, they still hold the highest margin defeat record in all IPLs, they lost by 140 runs to KKR. Second highest is 111 runs, Pune can grab that record today."

Shridhar Sharma: "My 7 year old nephew asks how many does Pune require to save the follow-on."

End of over 16 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 119/5 (145 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 36.25)
MR Marsh    24* (21b 2x6)      RP Singh    3-0-18-0
M Manhas    9* (10b 1x4)      JD Unadkat    4-0-37-2

16.1

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, no run, low full toss outside the off stump and he makes room and fails to put it away

16.2

Vinay Kumar to Marsh, OUT, timber! Full and straight by Vinay, Marsh stays at the crease and tries to loft over the on side, gets an inside edge and the middle stump is flattened

MR Marsh b Vinay Kumar 24 (44m 23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 104.34

Cricket simpleton: "The impact of the Windies players' in all these T20 leagues is immense. In a way they contribute to the huge success of those leagues among the public with their fun and talent. But somehow their own T20 tournament has never been appealing to watch. The WI board should seriously do something to bring back that mojo atleast in this upcoming CPL."

16.3

Vinay Kumar to Kumar, no run, bowls it short and he hops and fends it off

16.4

Vinay Kumar to Kumar, no run, tries to slam it past point but well stopped by the fielder there

16.5

Vinay Kumar to Kumar, FOUR, awkwardly played! This was a short ball that BK wasn't ready for, he bent down to evade it and managed to gets some bat on it, top edge clears the keeper

16.6

Vinay Kumar to Kumar, 1 run, pushes it towards point and Kartik has a shy at the stumps and they take the overthrow

Dinesh: "This match is like a Karan Johar movie. Entertaining 1st half and boring 2nd half."

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 124/6 (140 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 46.66)
B Kumar    5* (4b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    4-0-24-1
M Manhas    9* (10b 1x4)      RP Singh    3-0-18-0

17.1

Rampaul to Kumar, no run, keeps it straight and he pushes it back to the bowler

17.2

Rampaul to Kumar, no run

17.3

Rampaul to Kumar, no run, makes room to hammer this over the off side and he misses it completely

17.4

Rampaul to Kumar, 1 run, this was a short one and he made room and nearly scooped it straight to cover

17.5

Rampaul to Manhas, 1 run, length delivery on the pads and he scoops it to the on side and it just falls short of long-on

Rodney : "Bangalore should be officially renamed as "BenGAYLE-uru""

17.6

Rampaul to Kumar, no run, bowls it short and he fends it off

Kunaal Verma: "@ Shridhar Sharma - The nephew trick huh!! Raina says 'been there, done that' ;)"

End of over 18 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 126/6 (138 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 69.00)
B Kumar    6* (9b 1x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-21-2
M Manhas    10* (11b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    4-0-24-1

18.1

Singh to Manhas, no run, doesn't give him room and he is happy to push it back to the bowler #yawn

18.2

Singh to Manhas, 1 run, stays back and pushes it to the off side, Warriors going through the motions here

18.3

Singh to Kumar, no run, pushes it down towards mid-off

18.4

Singh to Kumar, no run, high full toss and almost on waist height but the umpires are okay with it, RP apologieses to BK

18.5

Singh to Kumar, OUT, he makes room and tries to carve that over the off side and the ball gets the edge and is taken by the keeper, BK hangs around and the umpire, after ages, gives him out, maybe he was waiting for BK to walk

B Kumar c †Arun Karthik b Singh 6 (9m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.6

Singh to Murtaza, 1 run, pushes it towards point for a single

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 128/7 (136 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 136.00)
AG Murtaza    1* (1b)      RP Singh    4-0-20-1
M Manhas    11* (13b 1x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-21-2

Gayle gets the final over!

19.1

Gayle to Murtaza, no run, makes room and he mistimes the heave to midwicket

19.2

Gayle to Murtaza, FOUR, Murtaza gives him the charge and gets an outside edge that beats slip, Gayle sees the funny side

19.3

Gayle to Murtaza, OUT, Gayle does the Gangnam Style! Tossed up and Murtaza comes down the track and misses and Karthik breaks the stumps, the crowd and RCB love it

AG Murtaza st †Arun Karthik b Gayle 5 (2m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

19.4

Gayle to Pandey, no run, fires that quicker and the ball hits Pandey's pads and there's an appeal! Missing leg

19.5

Gayle to Pandey, OUT, Gangnam Part 2! Gayle spears in the yorker, Pandey made room, and the ball crashes onto middle and leg, the celebrations continue

IC Pandey b Gayle 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Gayle to Dinda, 1 run, well at least Warriors didn't get bowled out! Big heave to the leg side, inside edge, Gayle gives Dinda a big hug, well they're all friends aren't they!

So Warriors failed to match Gayle's score, let alone the target. Very one-sided game. The talk will be all about Gayle for days to come. RCB now go on the road for six away games. Their home record is intact.

Looks like they aren't showing the presentation as they have cut the coverage to DD v Kings XI. Punjab have decided to bowl. I will take leave here. Thanks for your company. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Cheers!

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 133/9 (131 runs required)
AB Dinda    1* (1b)      CH Gayle    1-0-5-2
M Manhas    11* (13b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-0-20-1
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Apr 23, 2013

Chris Gayle signals the end of another batsman, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors, IPL, Bangalore, April 23, 2013

Chris Gayle signals the end of another batsman

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Apr 23, 2013

Chris Gayle gets the horse dance going after picking up a wicket, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors, IPL, Bangalore, April 23, 2013

Chris Gayle gets the horse dance going after picking up a wicket

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