Indian Premier League - 57th match

Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 4 runs

The fielders are out there, the batsmen are walking out and the spectators in the stand are waiting for a few come their way. It's Gayle opening with Pujara.

7.50 pm

Joseph: "Response to Saurabh about the captancy changes. This is a great lesson for those who are in the leadership position, if team member fail change the tam member but it the team failed change the team leader."

7.45 pm

Still waiting for the official release of the teams. In fact now you can check the teams above.

Gokul Kadel: "I always supported DD but today I don't want them to cause for RCB's exit. I definitely want to see Gayle and Co. in the playoff."

Willem: "The should have AB open with Gayle. What a waste to use him as a finisher!"

AA: "@sreevathsav: This is probably a good thing that players show more passion playing for their country than franchise, bt in this case since we happen to talk about IPL not that great for us as spectators who support one or the other team. As regards Malinga he has retired from test so is concentrating only on one day and T20 cricket, hence probably the extra effort."

Afroze Nadaf: "I wish Vijay Zol got some opportunities. Who knows, he could have given some great performaces, just like the other 18-year old, Sanju Samson!"

7.40 pm

Sudhir Jangia: "A question for Suneer. Do you guys get to charge overtime money in case the match goes to super over?" Charge whom? The IPL GC?

Bhakta Prasad Gaire: "Good luck Dave !! for your captaincy today. Fortunes favors the brave !!!"

Saurabh: "Its insane, how the captains keep on changing in IPL. At least keep a stable captain for the whole season! Even in a circus they wont change a ringmaster so often." Ouch, that's a harsh analogy.

Yasasvy: "Seeing that Warner has been made the DD captain, they have made their intentions very clear that they will be really aggressive tonight! It's worth watching Kohli vs Warner!"

sreevathsav: "Whats with these Sri Lankan players not playing to their potential in franchise cricket. They don't show the same passion as they do with their national side. Dilshan, Sanga, Mathews have consistently not fired in the past 3-4 seasons.. Parera hits a shot or two taking as many wickets - atleast in this season, Mahela barring this year's dismal performance has always led the team well irrespective of his performance. Wonly exception is Slinga Malinga who seems happy playing IPL more than his international appearances"

7.30 pm, Toss

Look who's the captain tonight. Dave Warner for the Delhi Daredevils. Assuming it's no-show from MJ then. First time captain in IPL.

Warner has won the toss and Delhi will bowl first. Says Delhi is a team that likes to chase. Kohli says he would have preferred chasing but adds may not be such a bad thing.

Oh and Mahela Jayawardene is playing tonight but not captaining! Interesting.

7.25 pm

Hello everyone and welcome to the coverage of the 57th game this IPL 2013, Delhi play host to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in tonight's encounter. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through tonight's match.

After tonight, there will be only 15 league stage games. And then 4 playoffs. 19 games is all you have this IPL season!

Sagar: "I'm expecting DD to win today. Firoz Shah Kotla is not known to have a pitch that favors the batsmen a lot, and Gayle/ AB won't find it much to their liking. On the other hand, DD will play their with nothing to lose, and that's where they can be dangerous. Sehwag and Warner going out just to have fun doesn't bring good news for the opposition."

Vishnu: "@Suneer, I don't have any feeling like only 19 games left...I am eagerly waiting for CT." Lot of us are, aren't we?

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This is a tricky game for RCB. They will be a little anxious following the David Miller stunner in their previous game. A defeat to Delhi Daredevils tonight will be cause to press the panic button. Mumbai, Sunrisers and Rajasthan will be watching the game keenly too. Here's our preview to the action.

Here's Harsha Bhogle's take on Sanju Samson, Karan Sharma and Mohit Sharma - three young Indian talents that have sparkled this season.

Can Test cricket survive in the IPL era? Catch last night's engrossing edition of The Huddle, featuring the Two Chucks - Jarrod Kimber and Sampson Collins - talking about their upcoming movie 'Death of a Gentleman'. Today's episode goes live at 7 PM IST, an hour before start of play. Watch it on the top right of this very page.

0.1

Morkel to Pujara, 1 run, taps it down the ground for a single, opens the face of the bat and gets Gayle on strike

0.2

Morkel to Gayle, no run, length ball and outside the off stump, wide enough to crack it through point but he looks to leave them quite often in the early stage

0.3

Morkel to Gayle, no run, and again, this is slightly fuller but outside the off stump and he lets them go through to the keeper again

0.4

Morkel to Gayle, no run, short of length and closer to the body, tapped back to the bowler

Jayawardene says on microphone, he hasn't won a single toss at Delhi and Warner won his first.

0.5

Morkel to Gayle, no run, shorter in length and on the off stump, he was looking to play it off the back foot, defends it to the off side

0.6

Morkel to Gayle, no run, fuller from Morne and slightly outside the off stump, he lets it go through to the keeper yet again, not taking any chances here this early

End of over 1 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
CH Gayle    0* (5b)      M Morkel    1-0-1-0
CA Pujara    1* (1b)     

swapnil: "@willem- or perhaps Kohli and Gayle ...Kohli would play sensibly while Gayle would be smashing all over!"

1.1

Pathan to Pujara, no run, fuller on the off stump and swings back into the right-hander, who defends it to the off side off the front foot

1.2

Pathan to Pujara, no run, and full enough to drive it to mid-off yet again, this nips back ever so slightly back into the batsman who covers the movement well

Utkarsh: "A vintage Chris Gayle start."

1.3

Pathan to Pujara, no run, shorter in length this time and wants to tap it through the off side, off the back foot, does not find the gap, goes straight to the point fielder

Ashish: "Why doesn't RCB give Gayle few hits in the nets when they knw he starts of slowly, giving him some time in nets may allow him to go for the kill frm ball one."

1.4

Pathan to Pujara, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

1.5

Pathan to Gayle, FOUR, shorter in length and Gayle defends it back to the bowler, not straight to him, slightly to his left and would you believe it, it's gone, whooshed away, four!

1.6

Pathan to Gayle, OUT, bowled him, gone, inside edged! it was outside the off stump and shorter in length, he was looking to pull it away but what only happens is that he gets a thick inside edge that rolls back to the stumps

CH Gayle b Pathan 4 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

End of over 2 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/1 (RR: 3.00)
     IK Pathan    1-0-5-1
CA Pujara    2* (5b)      M Morkel    1-0-1-0

2.1

Morkel to Pujara, FOUR, edged and...well, should have been gone! but the captain, the new captain has the slip in the third slip area and it sneaks through the first for a four!

2.2

Morkel to Pujara, 1 run, shorter in length and close to the batsman, he opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

2.3

Morkel to Kohli, 1 no ball, edged and...and for the second time I would have said, gone! this time, it 's a no-ball from Morne! Good length ball that took Kohli's edge!

2.3

Morkel to Kohli, no run, yorker length and Kohli is barely able to dig it out to the leg side

Kohli has a change of bats. Only 2 balls into his innings. Reminds of that habit that Ganguly had.

2.4

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, on his pads and that's a lot of flair and style and tapped through the mid-wicket area for a four

2.5

Morkel to Kohli, no run, short of length outside the off stump but not to much bounce on it, defended on the off side

2.6

Morkel to Kohli, no run, bit wide outside the off stump, some more bounce for Morne and Kohli has no business going after it, lets it go through to the keeper

End of over 3 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1 (RR: 5.33)
V Kohli    4* (5b 1x4)      M Morkel    2-0-11-0
CA Pujara    7* (7b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-1

AC: ""So the Oragne cap will remain with Hussey"" Indeed.

3.1

Pathan to Pujara, 2 runs, that's swung quite a lot back into the batsman but it's started on the middle stump and swinging down the leg side, flicked away to fine-leg for a couple

3.2

Pathan to Pujara, no run, shorter in length outside the off stump and defended to the off side

3.3

Pathan to Pujara, no run, shorter in length, the same line and length that Gayle has used to tap it back to the fence for four, Pujara plays the same shot but it goes as far as the mid-on, running in

3.4

Pathan to Pujara, no run, outside the off stump and he was looking to go down the track, drives it but to the short cover

3.5

Pathan to Pujara, 1 wide, down the leg-side, swinging down yet again and it's way down for a wide

3.5

Pathan to Pujara, no run, shorter in length, outside the off stump and he wants to cut it hard, gets it straight to the backward point fielder

3.6

Pathan to Pujara, FOUR, lot of bottom hand in that one, it was fuller on the middle stump and he's almost muscled it through mid-wicket for a four

End of over 4 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 23/1 (RR: 5.75)
CA Pujara    13* (13b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-12-1
V Kohli    4* (5b 1x4)      M Morkel    2-0-11-0

Kaul's been called now.

4.1

Kaul to Kohli, FOUR, on the off stump and drives it through the covers for a four, fuller from the new bowler and easily pushed in the gap

4.2

Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, swinging away from the batsman, pulls his length back this time and guided it through to third-man for a single

4.3

Kaul to Pujara, no run, bludgeoned but straight to the extra-cover fielder, MJ, it was on the off and swinging away, fuller too and he gave it his all, to the fielder

4.4

Kaul to Pujara, no run, and now he wants to go down the track to one that's outside the off stump, swinging away and he can only cut it away to the point fielder

4.5

Kaul to Pujara, FOUR, and for the third time, he looks to hit it hard, he goes down and spanks it away, straight-smashed for a four

4.6

Kaul to Pujara, OUT, and again, but does not successful, bowled! it's been a surprising innings from Pujara, almost as if he had taken over the role of hitting from Gayle, was giving the bowler the charge again but the ball beats the bat, goes between the willow and pad and timber!

CA Pujara b Kaul 17 (24m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 5 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 32/2 (RR: 6.40)
     S Kaul    1-0-9-1
V Kohli    9* (7b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-12-1

Moises at four.

5.1

Yadav to Kohli, no run, ooh, shorter in length outside the off stump and that's swung away from the bat, beats the outside edge and through to the keeper

5.2

Yadav to Kohli, 1 run, shorter in length but more on his pads and easily tapped away to the wide mid-on fielder for a single

Karl Correa: "Unless India reach the bottom of the barrel, Kholi will never be the captain of India. He went to a class that said "Arrogance is Bliss". Did you guys see the way he gave his bat to the water boy? Humble leaders submit to noble values; they won't bend. Arrogant leaders bend rules to their advantage."

5.3

Yadav to Henriques, no run, on a good length and swinging away from the middle stump, defended it to mid-on

5.4

Yadav to Henriques, 2 runs, inside edged and this almost goes to the fence, the ball come on slower than he expected and gets the toe, goes to the fine, fine-leg area where Nadeem slides and stops it

5.5

Yadav to Henriques, 1 run, on the middle stump and tucked away to deep square-leg for a single, wanted a second, does not go for it

5.6

Yadav to Kohli, FOUR, wow, grace, class and four, slightly fuller on his pads and that's easily caressed through wide mid-on for a four

End of over 6 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/2 (RR: 6.66)
V Kohli    14* (10b 3x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-8-0
MC Henriques    3* (3b)      S Kaul    1-0-9-1

Zain: "Im sure everybody is just as puzzled as me.... Moises over AB??? What kinda madness is that..."

6.1

Kaul to Henriques, FOUR, poor delivery, that was a full-toss on the off stump and tapped hard into the ground and then over the fielder at extra cover for a four

6.2

Kaul to Henriques, 1 run, gets his length right, outside the off stump and he manages to tap it to the off side for a single

6.3

Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, dropped, second chance for Kohli! short of length and he was looking to pull it, but that wasn't not too quick I thought, comes off high of the bat and Sehwag drops it to his right, may be it's his night

6.4

Kaul to Henriques, 1 run, on the off stump and tapped to the off side for a single

6.5

Kaul to Kohli, no run, outside the off stump and defended it to the off side

Arjun: "I can understand people disliking Kohli, but 'the way he gave his bat to the water boy' does not in any way reflect on his captaincy ability or prospects."

ganesh: "I agree with @ Karl. Aggressive in nature is different than being Arrogant. This nature of Kohli will not help him/India...."

6.6

Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, poor delivery, on his pads, fuller as well and he can only flick it away to the deep square-leg for a single

End of over 7 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/2 (RR: 6.85)
V Kohli    16* (13b 3x4)      S Kaul    2-0-17-1
MC Henriques    9* (6b 1x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-8-0

Nadeem's in

Vijet: "@Zain - I'm not puzzled by the decision. AB has performed incredibly in the death overs and they need him after the 12th over. If he comes early, he'll either get out or get tired before the death bowling begins." In a small way it's like the role Pollard wants to play for MI

7.1

Nadeem to Kohli, no run, slows it down, slightly shorter and he was looking to cut it, goes to backward point

7.2

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle stump and not too much turn, tapped to the off side for a single

7.3

Nadeem to Henriques, FOUR, well played, he was quick on his feet and went back immediately on seeing it slightly shorter in length, cuts it through backward point

7.4

Nadeem to Henriques, no run, straighter, on the middle stump and tapped to the off side

7.5

Nadeem to Henriques, 1 run, shorter in length and cuts it hard, only to mistime it to Ben Rohrer's right at point

7.6

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, fuller from the spinner and driven down to long-off for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/2 (RR: 6.87)
V Kohli    18* (16b 3x4)      S Nadeem    1-0-7-0
MC Henriques    14* (9b 2x4)      S Kaul    2-0-17-1

Ravinder Phogat: "I do not understand people are watching a match or what Kohli is doing, every action of him is watched so closely!!"

8.1

Yadav to Kohli, FOUR, edged through the vacant slips region and runs away through to the third-man fence for a four, it was half an edge and probably some part of that shot was deliberate

8.2

Yadav to Kohli, 1 run, short of length on the off stump, pushed to the off side for a single

8.3

Yadav to Henriques, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

8.4

Yadav to Kohli, 1 run, continues that off stump line and Kohli easily opens the face of the bat and pushes it to the point region, there's bit of a misfiled and they are through for one

8.5

Yadav to Henriques, 1 run, getting them too easily here now, pushed to the covers and away for one

8.6

Yadav to Kohli, 1 wide, tries to change his line to closer to the stumps, it's gone too far down now and called a wide

Hitesh Randhawa: "@Arjun- You are an ambassa

8.6

Yadav to Kohli, 1 run

End of over 9 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 65/2 (RR: 7.22)
V Kohli    25* (20b 4x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-18-0
MC Henriques    16* (11b 2x4)      S Nadeem    1-0-7-0

Time-out now.

Shreesha Bhat: "I would compare Kohli to the tennis legend John McEnroe...who would pick up a fight with the umpire, the opponent, the ball boy, the crowd - everyone, in grand slams, but while playing for his country in the davis cup he was a phenomenon: intense focus on winning and nothing else. becoz he was 100% playing for his country." Davis Cup apart - which is a very small part of tennis - he did not play in a team sport. It's slightly different playing in a team sport I think.

9.1

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, slower and shorter and cut away to the deep cover region for a single

9.2

Nadeem to Henriques, 1 run, fullish in length and on the leg stump line, he gets back and pushes it down to long-on for a single

9.3

Nadeem to Kohli, 2 runs, pitches it up to the bat and Kohli still goes back to cut it, to the left of Pathan at deep cover and he runs across to stop it

9.4

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, fuller in length and he drives it down to long-off for a single

9.5

Nadeem to Henriques, FOUR, shorter in length and that's cut through deep cover for a four, a very good shot that, on a slowish track

9.6

Nadeem to Henriques, no run, this is fuller and he wants to cut it away, mistimes it and it rolls over to backward point

End of over 10 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 74/2 (RR: 7.40)
MC Henriques    21* (14b 3x4)      S Nadeem    2-0-16-0
V Kohli    29* (23b 4x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-18-0

10.1

Pathan to Kohli, 1 run

10.2

Pathan to Henriques, 1 run, slower ball outside the off and cuts it hard through point for a single

10.3

Pathan to Kohli, 1 run, short of length outside the off stump and he punches it through to deep cover for a single, Chand misfields but the batsmen have taken the first run too slowly

10.4

Pathan to Henriques, 1 run, goes down the track and makes it a half volley, drills it through to deep point where Chand runs across to his left and prevents a second

10.5

Pathan to Kohli, 1 run, leading edge that flies to long-off for a single, was looking to flick it away to the leg side

Bartar: "@ Hitesh.. I agree with you... the most agressive of the lot has been Ganguly but I have never seen him loosing his cool over the crowd... I remember Gladiator- 'Win the mob and you win the battle' - i wish kohli takes a leaf from the movie.."

10.6

Pathan to Henriques, no run, fuller outside the off stump and he drives it to Warner in the covers within the circle

End of over 11 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/2 (RR: 7.18)
MC Henriques    23* (17b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-17-1
V Kohli    32* (26b 4x4)      S Nadeem    2-0-16-0

Anand: "Well same things were said about Ricky Ponting before he became one of the greatest. Punter was not a goodie goodie guy. People learn and grow." Did Punter show the crowd a finger once and then criticised them in a post-matcher?

11.1

Nadeem to Kohli, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven to the off side

11.2

Nadeem to Kohli, no run, shorter in length and he wants to cut it, hits it slightly straighter this time

11.3

Nadeem to Kohli, no run, goes down the track and drills it back to the bowler

11.4

Nadeem to Kohli, no run, cuts it again but does not pierce the gap, through to short cover

11.5

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, down the track and that's pushed on his pads tapped to the leg side for a single

11.6

Nadeem to Henriques, 2 wides, down the leg side and he was looking to sweep it away, misses but called a wide

11.6

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, tries to give himself some room and he bowls it shorter, pushed down to long-on for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 83/2 (RR: 6.91)
V Kohli    34* (32b 4x4)      S Nadeem    3-0-20-0
MC Henriques    23* (17b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-17-1

adi: "i think ppl have gotten an overdose of dhoni's calmness, which makes them fear kohli's aggression.. i believe ganguly was equally aggressive and pretty successful"

Gaurav Manchanda: "I think, we won't see any foreign player captaining IPL team from the next season."

12.1

Morkel to Kohli, no run, was looking to swing it across the line, misses, and hits his pads

12.2

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, on his pads and that's flicked away to the leg side, bounces just in front of square-leg where Sehwag's hit on his knee and they are off for one

12.3

Morkel to Henriques, no run, short of length and pushed back to the bowler

12.4

Morkel to Henriques, 2 runs, advances down the track and slaps it down the ground, gone pretty straight too and they come back for the second by which time MJ dives to his left and parries it to the long-on fielder

12.5

Morkel to Henriques, 1 run, short of length and pushed to the leg side for a single

Peter A: "@Shreesha - I beg to differ. The first thing that comes to mind about John McEnroe is his 'anger'. And when that comes to mind nothing else does. :) Same with Kohli. The reason for the people who adored Kohli a year back but now disliking him - His temper and arrogance. At some point.. nothing else will matter."

Rakesh: "I don't know why people want to make fuss about Kohli. He is young..he will learn eventually..Ganguly/Dravid/Kumble were not given a chance when they were 23. By time they are captains, they were close to 30 or over. Hope Virat Will be the same in the coming years."

12.6

Morkel to Kohli, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump and he pushes it to wide long-on for a couple of runs, a very-well couple

End of over 13 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/2 (RR: 6.84)
V Kohli    37* (35b 4x4)      M Morkel    3-0-17-0
MC Henriques    26* (20b 3x4)      S Nadeem    3-0-20-0

13.1

Nadeem to Henriques, no run, shorter in length and tapped back to mid-off

13.2

Nadeem to Henriques, OUT, very full and that's cracked back to the bowler, who's claiming the catch but Henriques is not sure! the third ump has been called for here, with the bowler seeming quite confident. That's gone straight in and was a fair distance away from the ground, the batsman probably didn't see it

MC Henriques c & b Nadeem 26 (35m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

Santhosh CJ: "come on guys.. please remember he plays for India.. imagine urself as a cricketer, and if u r booed by Indian fans in ur own country and call u as a cheat, can u accept that?? what wrong did he do? playing for RCB was a problem?? the crowd really ill treated kohli.."

All those who wanted to see him, AB de Villiers is finally out in the middle.

13.3

Nadeem to de Villiers, 1 run, shorter in length and on the middle stump, tucked away to square-leg and the bowlers runs across to field that, Kohli wanted the second but ABD isn't quick enough

13.4

Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, on his pads and tapped down to long-on for a single

13.5

Nadeem to de Villiers, no run, shorter delivery but on the off stump and keeps low, hits back to the bowler

13.6

Nadeem to de Villiers, 1 run, shorter in length yet again and cut away to deep point for a single

End of over 14 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 92/3 (RR: 6.57)
AB de Villiers    2* (3b)      S Nadeem    4-0-23-1
V Kohli    38* (36b 4x4)      M Morkel    3-0-17-0

Good consolidation from MH and Kohli before that wicket. The question is whether they can get a move on from here. Nadeem's finished a good spell

14.1

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length from Pathan but the ball does not come on and he can only cut it to the off side for a single

14.2

Pathan to Kohli, no run, slapped but straight to the extra-cover fielder, was on a length and he was looking to get it on either side of that fielder

14.3

Pathan to Kohli, FOUR, superb shot! short of length and he pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a four, that was exactly the shot that had almost got him caught, he learns from it and smashes it higher this time

14.4

Pathan to Kohli, no run, fuller from IP and he's cracked it, hit very hard but straight to the fielder at extra-cover

14.5

Pathan to Kohli, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, drives it to long-on for a single

14.6

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, and there you go, that's the first unorthodox shot of the night, or in case of ABD and T20 cricket, a normal one, goes outside the off and tries to scoop it over the fine-leg region, Pathan follows him and the shot goes straight to Sehwag at fine-leg

End of over 15 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 99/3 (RR: 6.60)
AB de Villiers    4* (5b)      IK Pathan    4-0-24-1
V Kohli    43* (40b 5x4)      S Nadeem    4-0-23-1

Time-out time.

15.1

Kaul to de Villiers, 1 run, slows it considerably and it's on the off stump and can only tap it to the off side for a single

Ravi Patel: "Whoa it's almost 16 overs didn't notice that with all the c chatter about kohli. RCB need to get going c'mon ABD" I concur.

15.2

Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, wants to launch it away but gets a bit of an inside edge to long-on for a single

15.3

Kaul to de Villiers, 1 run, aah, wants to take on the inexperienced Kaul but it is very full and that slog shot has to be quickly put back into the closet, tapped to the leg side for a single

15.4

Kaul to Kohli, 2 runs, that's a good shot, was a slower one, or probably it just did not come on, Kohli was quick into his shot and then he checks it and pulls it to backward square-leg for a couple

15.5

Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, full-toss and flicked away to deep square-leg for a single

15.6

Kaul to de Villiers, 1 run, and again, he was trying to walk across outside the off stump to deposit it over the fence, the ball just does not come on, beats his stroke and it falls just short of mid-wicket where Sehwag makes some effort, they get a single

End of over 16 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/3 (RR: 6.62)
AB de Villiers    7* (8b)      S Kaul    3-0-24-1
V Kohli    47* (43b 5x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-24-1

Morkel to bowl out now. So Kaul and Yadav to bowl the last three.

16.1

Morkel to de Villiers, SIX, and that's deposited over the fine-leg for a six! that's what he's been trying since he started out tonight, goes over to the off side and scoops it over the fine-leg fielder, a top-edge and that's gone all the way

16.2

Morkel to de Villiers, 1 run, and again, the first one was a full-toss but this time Morkel bowls it slightly shorter and he can only tap it to long-on for a single

16.3

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, short of length and gracefully pull away through to wide long-on for a four, not the quickest innings from him but has done well to stay there that long after a run of poor form

16.4

Morkel to Kohli, 2 runs, very full on the pads and that's driven down the ground for a couple of runs

16.5

Morkel to Kohli, FOUR, edged for a four! lucky boundary but that's how it is tonight, it was shorter in length and he was looking to pull it away, gets an outside edge and it rushes through the slips for a four

16.6

Morkel to Kohli, 1 run, outside the off stump and fuller too, easily drilled through to the deep covers for a single

End of over 17 (18 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/3 (RR: 7.29)
V Kohli    58* (47b 7x4)      M Morkel    4-0-35-0
AB de Villiers    14* (10b 1x6)      S Kaul    3-0-24-1

Jay: "Wow.. the first maximum of the inning comes in the 17th over... who would have thought that especially when RCB is batting."

17.1

Yadav to Kohli, 1 run, slows it down, pitches it right up to the bat and he wants to flick it over the in-field, gets it only to long-on for a single

17.2

Yadav to de Villiers, SIX, this is what ABD does, he was looking to get across the off stump and almost fooled the bowler into bowling outside the off stump, slower too but he punches it over the extra-cover region for a six!

17.3

Yadav to de Villiers, 1 run, walks across and pulls it to the leg side for a single

17.4

Yadav to Kohli, SIX, and that's smoked over the long-on for a six now! Kohli this time, a free swing of the bat that's gone all the way over the fence to a length ball from Yadav

17.5

Yadav to Kohli, FOUR, and now a mistimed shot to the extra-cover area for a four, it was outside the off stump and he gets a bottom edge of the bat and still runs away

17.6

Yadav to Kohli, SIX, whoa, six more, he's bowling them on a length and the batsman is swinging it away, this time he connects and he's got himself six more here!

End of over 18 (24 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 148/3 (RR: 8.22)
V Kohli    75* (51b 8x4 2x6)      UT Yadav    3-0-42-0
AB de Villiers    21* (12b 2x6)      M Morkel    4-0-35-0

2 crucial overs. Kaul to bowl the 19th.

18.1

Kaul to de Villiers, FOUR, this is easy for the batsman, he immediately walks across to the off stump, the bowler slows it down, does it matter? no! he easily rocks to the off side and pulls it over to the fine-leg for a four

18.2

Kaul to de Villiers, no run, down the leg side and that seems to have hit his foot, he was looking to leave and it hits his boot, rolls over and the ump calls it a dead ball for not offering a shot

18.3

Kaul to de Villiers, FOUR, reverse swept for four, the third-man was brought inside the circle, he bowls a yorker-length and ABD reverses it, four more!

18.4

Kaul to de Villiers, 2 runs, chipped and gets a couple, he was looking to hit it over the off side but this time chops a little and runs to deep extra-cover

18.5

Kaul to de Villiers, 1 run, and he's spanked it down to long-off, it came rather hard at the fielder and needed to quickly get into action to field it, single this time

18.6

Kaul to Kohli, 1 run, slower, shorter and pulled away to the deep square-leg for a single

End of over 19 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 160/3 (RR: 8.42)
V Kohli    76* (52b 8x4 2x6)      S Kaul    4-0-36-1
AB de Villiers    32* (17b 2x4 2x6)      UT Yadav    3-0-42-0

54 in the last three overs. Yadav to bowl the 20th.

19.1

Yadav to Kohli, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump and crashed it away to wide long-off for a couple, Warner runs from long-off but cannot stop the second

19.2

Yadav to Kohli, FOUR, and now he slaps it over mid-wicket for a four, it was on a length and that's easy pickings for a very good batsman who is very well set

19.3

Yadav to Kohli, FOUR, this is T20 cricket but that's a classic cover drive that's beaten the in-fielder and then the out-fielder at extra-cover for a four!

19.4

Yadav to Kohli, SIX, and now he's smashed it over long-on for a six! that's some treatment given to the bowling! it was on length yet again and he was hit over the long-on, the fielder could have got close

19.5

Yadav to Kohli, SIX, and it was very full and smoked over the bowler's head, six more runs! what batting, what superb batting this, from 50 to 44 to 98 off 57!

19.6

Yadav to Kohli, 1 run, OUT, oh no, what's happened here, run-out for 99! it's a sad way to end this, it was fuller on the off stump and he cracks it through to deep point, there's a single to the fielder, he had to come back for the second and the throw's very close to the stumps, easily run-out

V Kohli run out 99 (80m 58b 10x4 4x6) SR: 170.68

183/4 on what seemed like a slow wicket. Where Gayle got out early. Where Kohli struggled to get through to his 50. Where the bowlers looked like they were on top. Then suddenly AB de Villiers exploded. So did Kohli and a whopping 84 came off the last five overs. Deep breath. Yep, 84 from the last five! For all the negativity associated with Kohli's on-field behaviour sometime, there's not an iota of doubt about his batting, no heavy slogging even in this format and pleasing to watch. This was as classic as it can get in this format.

Gautham: "In parallel universe, Ishant smirks at welcoming Umesh Yadav to the 60s gang !"

Rohan Kamat: "Indian Spearheads (Dinda, Ishant and now Umesh Yadav) going for more than 60 in 4 overs. Its a concern for Indian Bowling"

End of over 20 (23 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 183/4
     UT Yadav    4-0-65-0
AB de Villiers    32* (17b 2x4 2x6)      S Kaul    4-0-36-1
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May 10, 2013

Jaydev Unadkat celebrates after taking a wicket, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2013, Delhi, May 10, 2013

Jaydev Unadkat celebrates after taking a wicket

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Mahela Jayawardene was bowled by Jaydev Unadkat for 19

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