Royal Challengers v Kings XI, IPL, Bangalore May 9, 2014

Miller, Sandeep set up massive win for Kings XI

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Kings XI Punjab 198 for 8 (Miller 66, Sehwag 30, Chahal 2-23) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 143 for 8 (De Villiers 53, Sandeep 3-25, Shivam 2-26) by 32 runs
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When the two teams last met, Sandeep Sharma had dismissed Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli in the same over and set the tone for a convincing win for Kings XI Punjab. On Friday, Royal Challengers Bangalore were chasing rather than setting a target, but the same set of characters went through an eerily similar routine, right down to the questionable umpiring decision that did for Kohli, in an over that sent Kings XI on their way to a 32-run win that gave them sole occupancy of the top spot in the IPL table.

An innings of 66, off just 29 balls, from David Miller had powered Kings XI to a total of 198. If any team could chase it, though, it was Royal Challengers. They had been the only team to chase a 200-plus total on this ground, and they had done it against the same opponents, back in 2010. They faced a similar ask this time, and needed their top order to fire.

Sandeep had troubled Gayle with his swing right through his first over, beating him twice before failing to grab a difficult caught-and-bowled chance off the last ball. First ball of his second over, though, Sandeep had his man. The ball moved away from Gayle, who swung hard at it and edged to the keeper.

In walked Kohli. In Dubai, he had been out second ball to a debatable lbw decision, with the ball appearing to be headed down the leg side. This time, Sandeep dismissed him first ball, caught behind down the leg side. There was a sound as ball passed bat, but replays suggested the ball had brushed the ground just as Wriddhiman Saha scooped it up with the webbing of his right glove. Royal Challengers were 8 for 2, and 199 looked like 299.

They were never going to get close after that, and Sandeep dented them once again with the wicket of Parthiv Patel in his next over. Royal Challengers' subsequent struggles were encapsulated by Yuvraj Singh, who kept getting beaten by the spinners during a painful 11-ball stay that ended when he gave debutant offspinner Shivam Sharma his first wicket in senior cricket. It was 50 for 5 at that point, but AB de Villiers ensured Royal Challengers reached a respectable score with a 26-ball 53.

When his team was asked to bat, Kings XI captain George Bailey said it was hard to tell what a good score would be, considering the flat pitch and short boundaries at Chinnaswamy Stadium. His team never had to worry about their run-rate, though, after they reached 64 for 1 after 6 overs - it was the most they had made during the Powerplay this season.

Virender Sehwag had played some aggressive shots in that time, but hadn't really exploded. But the bowlers had helped Kings XI along, bowling eight extra balls in those first six overs. Amidst all that, Mitchell Starc and Albie Morkel had also discovered that this pitch had a little more help for the bowlers than it usually does, and were getting their cutters to grip and deviate.

Yuzvendra Chahal, the legspinner, also settled in nicely, and dismissed both Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell. Kings XI were scoring rapidly, but they were losing wickets. But they still had Miller, and he was in terrific form.

On this day, Miller hit only three sixes, but he was hitting the ball cleanly along the ground placing it with rare precision. He hit Varun Aaron for three fours in the 10th over, and smashed Starc for three fours in the 13th.

The bowler who suffered most, though, was Harshal Patel, who would eventually finish with figures of 2 for 56 in three overs. The Haryana seamer had conceded two fours in his first over - one each to Sehwag and Maxwell - and had taken a nine-over sabbatical before coming back on. Immediately, Miller laid into him, clouting him over a leaping deep midwicket for six, dumping him back over his head and onto the roof of the stadium, and pulling him behind square for four, off his first three deliveries. Wriddhiman Saha got into the act in the same over, slog-sweeping him for six.

Miller's dismissal in the next over saw Kings XI lose some momentum, at least relative to what had gone before. They made 28 off the last 21 balls of their innings, and Royal Challengers seemed to have done well to keep them to under 200. All of that, however, ceased to matter after that one over from Sandeep.

Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Greatest_Game on May 11, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    @ fiddlerv90 regarding an IPL match report, dives off the deep end with this: SA XI : 1. de kock, 2. Amla, 3. faf de plesis 4. Miller, 5. AB de villiers , 6. JP duminy, 7. Albie morkel , 8. Parnell, 9. Steyn , 10. Morn morkel, 11. tahir ... This would be 2015 WC SA XI in australia.. They look strong on paper but choking on the field. Same goes for RCB.. RCB is an overrated team with big hitters on paper!

    1st. If you are going to list the names of players as if you know something about them, SPELL THEIR NAMES PROPERLY!

    2nd. That will NEVER be SA's WC team. Wrong, wrong & wrong again.

    3rd. What does SA's ODI team have to do with RCB, apart form the fact that SA's teams do a whole lot better than RCB is doing. Your choking analogy is unwanted, unwarranted, & nothing but a cheap, ungainly, & gratuitous insult. It is bereft of any value.

    You might think your post is clever, but it is not even strong on paper As far as as clever & informed comments go - you choked - big time!

  • on May 10, 2014, 12:31 GMT

    Sankeep Sharma has really impressed with his nippy late swing at a much lower run-rate than Mohammed Shami and should be give consideration to play for India in this form of the game. Prraveen Tambe is another who has impressed along with Karan Sharma. Kohli does need to cut back his expressions otherwise I don't see him as an Indian captain. Also, India should not pick Yuvraj in the short forms of the game any longer. He was brilliant at one time but is lacking now.

  • fiddlerv90 on May 10, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    SA XI : 1. de kock, 2. Amla, 3. faf de plesis 4. Miller, 5. AB de villiers , 6. JP duminy, 7. Albie morkel , 8. Parnell, 9. Steyn , 10. Morn morkel, 11. tahir ... This would be 2015 WC SA XI in australia.. They look strong on paper but choking on the field. Same goes for RCB.. RCB is an overrated team with big hitters on paper!

  • on May 10, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    everyone is taking about yuvi, i still dony understand what gayle and kohli have done to be not talked about. 14 cr was what malaya paid, yuvi did not ask for it. the team needs perform as a unit. there is no use blaming an individual

  • stormer1980 on May 10, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    Kohli is turning into a real whinger ... He cries at every decision that doesn't go his way , i understand his ambition and drive to win but his clear arrogance is going to be his downfall ... ask Graeme Smith !!!! It took him many years to win over the public and till today he has his detractors .Its one thing to want to win but its another thing to be arrogant .. He will lose the respect of team mates .. He looks at other players with clear distain when they do not do what they should all the time .. Like he could've done a better job ! Some players dont even celebrate wickets with the team ... AB and Starc dont look interested .. they doing what they must due to commitment to RCB and not the captain ...

  • Coolcapricorn on May 10, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    Kohli needs to start showing some maturity & calm down a bit.....if he hopes to be the next Indian captain.

  • on May 10, 2014, 7:58 GMT

    I think rcb almost out of ipl7.. so at least for god sake change the captaincy to abd.. I think gayle is never a class batsman.. he has some serious problems with swinging away balls all teams and aware of that.. so better abd and Patel.. then kohli later gayle , morkel and yuvi..

    14 crores yuvi.. costing match heavily.. rcb would have bought 10 local talents with that money.. 7 Ross taylor kind of players.. so bench strength would have been much better..

  • Coolcapricorn on May 10, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    Absolutely shocked how poor UV was - he couldn't even handle a young novice bowler! Probably will never again be the great player he was due to his illness! Really pleased to see all these young Indian bowlers in the Kings XI & how well they are doing. The team spirit between all the players in their team seems great & are led wonderfully by George Bailey. Think they have won many more fans this season the way they play - so let's hope they go all the way this year & win the IPL.

  • on May 10, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    For those great cricketing minds who said uv should have come ahead of rana let me remind you rana atleast scored some runs while uv was miserable as always had he been promoted he would have eaten deliveries added pressure got out at wrong time like he always does and put teams under pressure.One thing I would love to see is if not all but majority IPL teams being captained by aussies.Warnie created magic in first season with uncapped and unknown players no stars won the cup.Gilly got out some good talents and used them well now Bailey is using raw talent beautifully.For the future of Indian cricket I guess our boys will be groomed better by them than ppl like kholi dhawan etc

  • on May 10, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    First and foremost many ppl here are complaining that Kholi was never out he clearly nicked it and was a clean take by saha.This is not the first time that the great Mr.Kholi gets out and acts as if he is not out and umpires and players are wrong in saying he is out.He never walks stands and stares at umpires bad mouths but expects others to walk else goes to them and shouts though he is so called great batsmen he would be a worst captain for india if he is made one.Though not a great fan of Dhoni he brings about harmony in team unlike kholi who keeps bad mouthing when a bowler is taken for runs as a captain you must say its ok now bowl a better line i am with you and not shout and make him bowl worse than what he is doing.RCB is trying to get max mileage out of UV tried bowling him was taken to cleaners on field looks clueless batting wonder what he is doing there from here unless a miracle happens hopes of rcb playoff will never happen

  • Greatest_Game on May 11, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    @ fiddlerv90 regarding an IPL match report, dives off the deep end with this: SA XI : 1. de kock, 2. Amla, 3. faf de plesis 4. Miller, 5. AB de villiers , 6. JP duminy, 7. Albie morkel , 8. Parnell, 9. Steyn , 10. Morn morkel, 11. tahir ... This would be 2015 WC SA XI in australia.. They look strong on paper but choking on the field. Same goes for RCB.. RCB is an overrated team with big hitters on paper!

    1st. If you are going to list the names of players as if you know something about them, SPELL THEIR NAMES PROPERLY!

    2nd. That will NEVER be SA's WC team. Wrong, wrong & wrong again.

    3rd. What does SA's ODI team have to do with RCB, apart form the fact that SA's teams do a whole lot better than RCB is doing. Your choking analogy is unwanted, unwarranted, & nothing but a cheap, ungainly, & gratuitous insult. It is bereft of any value.

    You might think your post is clever, but it is not even strong on paper As far as as clever & informed comments go - you choked - big time!

  • on May 10, 2014, 12:31 GMT

    Sankeep Sharma has really impressed with his nippy late swing at a much lower run-rate than Mohammed Shami and should be give consideration to play for India in this form of the game. Prraveen Tambe is another who has impressed along with Karan Sharma. Kohli does need to cut back his expressions otherwise I don't see him as an Indian captain. Also, India should not pick Yuvraj in the short forms of the game any longer. He was brilliant at one time but is lacking now.

  • fiddlerv90 on May 10, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    SA XI : 1. de kock, 2. Amla, 3. faf de plesis 4. Miller, 5. AB de villiers , 6. JP duminy, 7. Albie morkel , 8. Parnell, 9. Steyn , 10. Morn morkel, 11. tahir ... This would be 2015 WC SA XI in australia.. They look strong on paper but choking on the field. Same goes for RCB.. RCB is an overrated team with big hitters on paper!

  • on May 10, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    everyone is taking about yuvi, i still dony understand what gayle and kohli have done to be not talked about. 14 cr was what malaya paid, yuvi did not ask for it. the team needs perform as a unit. there is no use blaming an individual

  • stormer1980 on May 10, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    Kohli is turning into a real whinger ... He cries at every decision that doesn't go his way , i understand his ambition and drive to win but his clear arrogance is going to be his downfall ... ask Graeme Smith !!!! It took him many years to win over the public and till today he has his detractors .Its one thing to want to win but its another thing to be arrogant .. He will lose the respect of team mates .. He looks at other players with clear distain when they do not do what they should all the time .. Like he could've done a better job ! Some players dont even celebrate wickets with the team ... AB and Starc dont look interested .. they doing what they must due to commitment to RCB and not the captain ...

  • Coolcapricorn on May 10, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    Kohli needs to start showing some maturity & calm down a bit.....if he hopes to be the next Indian captain.

  • on May 10, 2014, 7:58 GMT

    I think rcb almost out of ipl7.. so at least for god sake change the captaincy to abd.. I think gayle is never a class batsman.. he has some serious problems with swinging away balls all teams and aware of that.. so better abd and Patel.. then kohli later gayle , morkel and yuvi..

    14 crores yuvi.. costing match heavily.. rcb would have bought 10 local talents with that money.. 7 Ross taylor kind of players.. so bench strength would have been much better..

  • Coolcapricorn on May 10, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    Absolutely shocked how poor UV was - he couldn't even handle a young novice bowler! Probably will never again be the great player he was due to his illness! Really pleased to see all these young Indian bowlers in the Kings XI & how well they are doing. The team spirit between all the players in their team seems great & are led wonderfully by George Bailey. Think they have won many more fans this season the way they play - so let's hope they go all the way this year & win the IPL.

  • on May 10, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    For those great cricketing minds who said uv should have come ahead of rana let me remind you rana atleast scored some runs while uv was miserable as always had he been promoted he would have eaten deliveries added pressure got out at wrong time like he always does and put teams under pressure.One thing I would love to see is if not all but majority IPL teams being captained by aussies.Warnie created magic in first season with uncapped and unknown players no stars won the cup.Gilly got out some good talents and used them well now Bailey is using raw talent beautifully.For the future of Indian cricket I guess our boys will be groomed better by them than ppl like kholi dhawan etc

  • on May 10, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    First and foremost many ppl here are complaining that Kholi was never out he clearly nicked it and was a clean take by saha.This is not the first time that the great Mr.Kholi gets out and acts as if he is not out and umpires and players are wrong in saying he is out.He never walks stands and stares at umpires bad mouths but expects others to walk else goes to them and shouts though he is so called great batsmen he would be a worst captain for india if he is made one.Though not a great fan of Dhoni he brings about harmony in team unlike kholi who keeps bad mouthing when a bowler is taken for runs as a captain you must say its ok now bowl a better line i am with you and not shout and make him bowl worse than what he is doing.RCB is trying to get max mileage out of UV tried bowling him was taken to cleaners on field looks clueless batting wonder what he is doing there from here unless a miracle happens hopes of rcb playoff will never happen

  • on May 10, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    I thought Albie was actually one of the standout performers in this game. I guess dropping players and recalling them seems to make them perform better. Faulkner was another example of someone who's out of form, get's dropped and recalled and finds his way back into form.

  • on May 10, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    14 crore wasted by RCB, we haven't seen yuvraj trying to get his form back, depending on one player ABD won't give any hopes to RCB towards trophy...

  • lian_14 on May 10, 2014, 4:34 GMT

    The commentators were right in saying that kxip have the depth in the squad to have the ability to choose players for certain conditions; a horses for courses sort of approach. The same cant really be said about rcb...

  • on May 10, 2014, 4:10 GMT

    If you watch the highlights and look at Kohli's dismissal from bowler's angle, the ball is in Saha's glove webbing and it didn't touch the ground. That being said, Kohli didn't walk as though he didn't nick it, creating doubt in the minds of the umpires.

    This is another way of pressurizing the umpires for the remaining innings. There should be a law/code to protect umpires from such situations. Perhaps, penalize the players who create doubt in the minds of the umpire when he's given a good decision.

  • Kashi0127 on May 10, 2014, 3:49 GMT

    Really pathetic to watch the agony of Yuvraj Singh. Its high time this torture is stopped both for the player and spectators.

  • Kashi0127 on May 10, 2014, 3:48 GMT

    As expected Royal Challengers (no B!) lost to Punjab. There is a thing or two to learn for the RC team - look at local youngsters picked by Punjab team and they will shine for India tomorrow. Royal Challengers have no interest in grooming young local (Bangalore) talent other than making money!

  • Kashi0127 on May 10, 2014, 3:45 GMT

    Virat Kohli grow up!! He is acting like a 6 year old who was snatched his toy. He was clearly out and his tantrums are ridiculous. In a way am glad this is coming out before we have him made as India captain

  • Sharath274 on May 10, 2014, 3:29 GMT

    RCB seems to have a big problem in terms of reserve batting strength.. whom they can call for if thr is an injury or lack of form as in this case?? Only Vijay Zol, who is very raw in T20 and Y.Takwale who is nothing spl..They have about 8 pacers which is too many in these conditions i feel.. and of course they wud not have expected that their galaxy of batting stars will fail so badly with the exception of ABD..

  • khs_shk2000 on May 10, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    Imagine if umpire was not given out Miller on a noball, what will be the score? 230+....?

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 10, 2014, 3:12 GMT

    I won't say much about the batting because it has all been said before. But the way they bat is phenomenal. They let Sehwag play freely, get Saha in to consolidate, Maxi fires from ball one, if he fails Miller steps up and if Miller fails, Bailey steps up. With their form, it will be a rare day when they all collectively fail. The bowling on the other hand has become really strong. I don't know why Rishi Dhawan was dropped but he should be played more. Balaji's experience is still handy and he should still be used but judiciously. Shivam Sharma is the biggest positive from this match. Firstly, big salute to Sanjay Bangar who not only spotted him but has also backed him since hte start of this tournament. Shivam put some serious revolutions on that ball and his right arm action provided a good variety to Akshar's left arm variation. KXIP has a good spin attack to handle such pitches now. Shivam is still young though and that is why he bowled a couple full tosses but he is promising.

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 10, 2014, 3:07 GMT

    Kohli's decision today was justified. Agreed that he was given out unjustly in Dubai but so was Sehwag in that match and Kohli's decision today was much clearer than Miller's. So, if people are complaining about fairness, Miller drew the short straw, an in terms of umipiring decisions, KXIP was actually at a disadvantage. Aaron's foot was touch and go and it was really up to the Ump. Kohli on the other hand clearly nicked the ball and as a batsman, he should have felt that. This is not the first time he has not walked. Instead he kept up the charade of being angry with a wrong decision. Saha's Glove webbing was also under the ball. If you look at the replays, after he lifts the ball after it "hits the ground" you can clearly see the the webbing is underneath the ball, so it would have protected it from the grass. In all fairness, these two were hard decisions but overall, the umpires did well today.

  • on May 10, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    kohli should have promoted uv in the order instead of sachin rana. when captain shows faith a player is totally different just like bailey handing the ball to sandeep sharma in the first over

  • ThePacifist10 on May 10, 2014, 2:54 GMT

    Hats off to Sandy! Whatta bowler! Mesmerizing swing. My bets are on KXIP for this IPL as well as the upcoming CLT20. :)

    Now for the RCBians: it's unfair to blame Kohli the captain. Let's face it: the bowlers, barring Albiel and Chahal, were awful. Harshal Patel was rubbish. His overthrow was disgraceful and his effort was lackluster, to say the least. Starc was a big disappointment. He didn't do his job with the new ball at all.

    I'll give Aaron some leeway, as he bowled some lovely deliveries on a non-assisting, flat and small Bangalorean track. He's developing nicely under Allan Donald, and is quickly becoming the bowler India will need him to be. He's young, fast and driven, so he'll become better with time. The same could be said for Yuzi Chahal, who could easily replace Mishra in the Indian team. I sure hope he does.

    Kohli's in some bad form as of now (3 ducks), which could be a blessing in disguise. He can shake it off in the IPL and get right back to business for India. :)

  • on May 10, 2014, 2:53 GMT

    In addition to the existing statistics on the performance of players, I would like to see the value of a player reflected in terms of runs scored/wickets taken per rupee invested on him by the franchise. That will be one of the best methods to measure his performance. Imagine in where will Yuvi be placed???

  • on May 10, 2014, 2:49 GMT

    itz should hav been an good chase...but rcb messed it up big tym..they should seriously consider changing their batting order..Abd should bat at 4 and yuvi at 5..there s no point in sending rana at 4..eventhough he did resonably well would hav been better if devilliers were in early and got his eye in...everythin is not lost for rcb..they should plan and execute that plans better...still a long way 2 go..

  • TRAM on May 10, 2014, 1:50 GMT

    It is a pathetic state for Yuvraj fans who are still thinking of the 6x6 he made in 2007. He cant play spin. Cant play pacy deliveries even in Indian pitches from Mitchel Johnson. Cant play too much swing on the off stump. No body-line short balls please. Reduced reflexes. Cant run fast. Can only play medium level spinners and medium pacers. Time to move on ...

  • TRAM on May 10, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    Sandeep Sharma swings real good. He was little short of length most balls than what was ideal but the ones he pitched up were unplayable. He needs to be groomed well to play for India. He and BKumar bowling with new ball would be deadly. And India needs a couple of genuine pace bowlers 145+ and another reverse swing bowler to bowl with Shami (who is struggling to bowl with new ball BTW). India selectors and Dhoni should pick genuine bowlers like this instead of looking for all rounders.

  • lian_14 on May 9, 2014, 22:46 GMT

    Great to see a lot of the younger players in the KXIP outfit do really well, and Bailey's captaincy in the match was really good as well (maybe except with the decision to bowl Maxwell). I thought he brought Shivam on at a perfect time to instil confidence into the debutant; immediately when an out of form Yuvraj comes to the crease. He also was asked a question at the post-match presentation about the young pairing of Maxi and Miller, but he diverts his response towards the young Indian players and made sure they were acknowledged. I thought that was really thoughtful of him as captain as well. All in all, positive batting followed up by great bowling and fielding performance. It was quite clinical by KXIP.

  • Cpt.Meanster on May 9, 2014, 22:20 GMT

    @CricLover316: My friend, international cricket too suffers from poor decisions made at the wrong time. The IPL is cricket too, it isn't immune. But as an Indian supporter, I can clearly see why Indian umpires never make it to the ICC Elite Panel. xD

  • on May 9, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    Kohli has an attitude problem. Every single time he is given out a look of absoluste shock registers on his face, as if it is impossible for the great Kohli to be out! Every time in the NZ tour he did the same, even when the edges were herd across the world, the trend continues through the IPL. Bad decisions get given all the time, you get the benefit of human error just as often as not. Please get over yourself. He does not walk even when he knows he out, yet is highly aggrieved when the same is done against him.

    This is cricket, it always has been this way, it is a human game. The umpiring is FAR better then it has ever been. This is FACT. India only has itself to blame for not embracing DRS. While it is not 100% accurate, its is certainly 95% accurate. Which is a world above the 70 or so percent which you see without it. If DRS was pioneered by an indian it would have been used in all formats.

  • krishy23 on May 9, 2014, 20:16 GMT

    I was just disgusted at/disappointed by Kohli's attitude. He's always blames the bad things that occur in the match because of bad decisions that were made by others. I know the umpiring has been poor but he needs to move on and get on with it rather than moping around! As a captain he needs to set a high standard on how a player conducts himself on the field. He needs to change quickly too. You didn't hear Miller complaining when he clearly was given out on an obvious No ball. KXIP could have scored an even greater total. Kohli looked more out than Miller!

  • pritpalpabla on May 9, 2014, 20:04 GMT

    RCB needs to replace Yuvi with Zol and need to increase batting power... I think they tried Yuvraj so many time in this season and they need to start realizing this...

  • GrindAR on May 9, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    Hmmm..... Regardless of hyped ones failed together, this match was decided by the umpiring howlers... Millers lbw was inswing to offstump, Kohlis wicket when there was no carry.... These are the reasons this match was won by kxip.... Not their fault, but umpires need some respectable quality as well. IPL this season is yuck in that respect

  • on May 9, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    complete team performance by punjab. everybody contributed. shows the importance of a cool headed captain. i hope kohli learns from bailey and dhoni. the way kohli was shouting at aaron when he went for 2 boundaries is shameful. he needs to keep his temper in check. punjab is on a roll. juggernaut. dominating. loving this. burraaaa

  • British_North_America on May 9, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    Two stupid decisions.On both occasion, umpire favored the bowlers.Miler was judged out on a no ball and Kohil on a bounced catch.

  • ladycricfan on May 9, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    Kholi was unlucky to get a very poor decision, the ball clearly touched the ground. That decision itself killed the chase. Gayle's poor form continues. In this ipl only three teams KXIP, RR and CSK are playing to their full potential. Other teams performances are well below what they are capable of. There were so many one sided matches. Looking forward to some close, hard fought games.

  • on May 9, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    Yes well, I see Miller killer again, you just need Miller and Mad Max.... High fast batting totals keep rolling In!!

  • FRpunk on May 9, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    @ CRICLOVER316 Dhoni would have came up the order had he Actually Cared about Wining the Match . He said it himself at the Post Match Interview . CSK Gave up the Chase after they Lost Dwayne Smith early . Last Year Too in a 7 over Game against RCB , Csk had done the Same thing . Its just a shame that the Best Team in the Ipl would Think about about their Net Runrate and not about their Fans .

  • ModernUmpiresPlz on May 9, 2014, 18:48 GMT

    I don't understand why this article states, "questionable umpiring decision that did for Kohli". The last time I checked if it's not a no ball (checked), the batsman hits it (obvious on replay) and it's caught (impossible to say it wasn't on replay), it's out. Is it questionable because it's questionable or is it questionable just because it's Kohli? I can't figure it out.

  • CricLover316 on May 9, 2014, 18:45 GMT

    @ android_user- Really ? Kohli as Captain wont be useless. Atleast he wont pick an injured Zaheer,a useless Ishant(Playing International since 7 years years,what has he learned ?),Ashwin and has been like Yuvraj. We all wish Ishwar,Bhuvi and Aaron were picked for Overseas matches,India would have done better. Dhoni never changes his team. If he loses,says,"Players need Confidence,so you have back them up.". If India wins,"Thats the best team." Dhoni chose the same team for SA and NZ Test matches(Except Jadeja) Ishant sharma has played over 50 tests for India and has the worst Avg for a bowler in HISTORY. Even though Ind have Bhuv,Aaron,S Sharma,- Zak,Shami and Ish will be bowling for India come England Test series. Dhoni's stubbornness in selecting his team is the reason India has lost so many matches,specially bowlers.Sending Yuv,when he almost cost the matches against SA,WI shouldn't have been sent in WT20 Final speaks volumes about his favoritism,not half the Captain he was.

  • on May 9, 2014, 18:41 GMT

    Sanjay Bangar hats off: Shivam Sharma.

  • on May 9, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Mr Kohli why cant u simply bat if win the toss. Its RCB not Indian cricket team where u like chasinh.

  • lindia on May 9, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    The key to winning in the IPL is to get as many Australians in your team as possible.

  • creebo777 on May 9, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    Albie is so useless even for proteas , abdv was looking good but couldve played the situation better maybe he had to much to do , miller is awesome but want to see such knocks in a protea jersey , rcb should let rilee rossouw open , aggressive batsman

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on May 9, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    On Kohli's wicket. Agreed, KXIP was lucky in the game back in Dubai, but today it was pretty clear. If you look at Saha's glove shape after he picked up the catch, it has enough padding beneath the ball that he probably didn't grass it. If you compare that to Miller's dismissal earlier, that was way closer with Aaron's foot and thus technically, both dismissals cancelled out to even the game. Speaking of that though, it was a clear nick, audible even here at home during the live delivery and Kohli kept acting like he didn't touch it. As a batsman, he is bound to feel that and this is not the first time he has not walked. More than the umpires, it should be the players themselves who are fair as they invariably have a better view on things. The umpires gave some good decision in this game later so it wasn't too bad a game for them.

  • FRpunk on May 9, 2014, 18:30 GMT

    Sandeep bowled Beautifully but once u have a Score of 200 runs then half of the job is Done . Miller should have been the MOM . The MOM given out these days are just not Fair . But Still Dhoom Punjabi .

  • EDude on May 9, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    RCB perhaps thinks bowlers aren't critical and that they have giant hitters to defend any total. That's visible in their buying decisions and results so far show how woefully they were wrong. They were doing better last year because of Vinay Kumar who held orange-cap through most of the tournament. If you look at other teams who are at the top now, local bowlers have played crucial roles(Sandeep Sharma, Tambe, Balaji, mohit, B.kumar..).

  • on May 9, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    two things has to be change one virat lazyness in ipl continue just like Rohit sharma in international cricket, second yuvraj singh struggle he still not find his feet against off break bolwer he should be out from playing eleven ,...

  • CricLover316 on May 9, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    @ Anand Gopal- Dhoni is capable of chasing. YES! He is. Thats why he came at No.6 last game while chasing a big score ? Sending at out of form/Rusty Jadeja and Faf ? Im a big dhoni fan,but people should stop comparing players. Every player has a role. Are you forgetting who wins games for India while chasing big totals ? Kohli does. And Dhoni finishes it. I would have loved if Dhoni came at 4 last game. Why didnt he ? He was picking up singles for most of the balls while chasing 230. Explain that. Should he come when CSK needs 10 runs off 3 overs ? Stop comparing everything.

  • on May 9, 2014, 18:20 GMT

    well done boyzz.... keep up the hard work..... hopeful we will the ultimate prize....

  • CricLover316 on May 9, 2014, 18:14 GMT

    The level of Umpiring has been Village to say the least. So many wrong decisions at crucial stages of the game. This really kills the fun of the IPL when umpiring blunders are made. Kohli has now TWICE been given out against KXIP and both the decisions were not out. The ball was grounded as Saha picked it up,saw a clear frame grounding it.The game was over right there.While chasing 190 RCB needed Kohli and AB both to fire. People will blame Kohli for this loss. I can only laugh at them. Are they blind not to see a team cant win consistently depending on 2 batsmen and 3 bowlers. RCB have no balance as a team,blame Mallya for making blunders at the auction table.RCB have only got AB & Kohli in Batting department. No way they"ll fire everytime. Dont really expect Gayle,Patel and a well past his prime Yuv to chase it down. After Kohli & AB at 3/4,the tail starts. Yuv was embarrassing himself against debutant. In bowling,Chahal,Aaron and Starc have been decent.

  • on May 9, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    can't watch anymore yuvraj batting. ...turning out to be worst ipl season for fans these year

  • on May 9, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    Dream team IPL- up to this point Macullum, D. Smith, Maxwell, Miller, AB( wk), Duminy, Sandeep, Narine , Buvaneshvar, Malinga, Tambe 3 from KXIIP, 2 CSK, 1 RCB, 1 RR, 1 MI, 1 KK, 1DD, 1 SUN HYD. sums up the the current points table

  • on May 9, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    kholi useless captain, if he become india captain means india team will be as like rcb.

  • xtrafalgarx on May 9, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    I have never seen a more over rated team than RCB.

  • Lord_Trickster on May 9, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Wow, interesting commentary - Why is it a "Big call" to give Kohli out because he's at his home ground??? He's either out or not out. Commentators are clearly implying that umpires are influenced by the location or importance of the player in that context. Stick to facts boys.

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    What a blunder mistake my Kholi... come on gys.. didt you gys seen previous match against chennai..dhoni did a mistake.. dhoni is capable of chasing but RCB gys still struggling to get into form..batting first atleast can put big score on board and bowl well.. now ready for big score and ready for one more defeat... what a mess!

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    gayle have to play well

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    I know already that Maxwell not play today

  • jaike-viru-fan on May 9, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Sehwag got out again on thirty, quite likely maxwell will get out in his nineties &kxlp will bag another victory.

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    vintage wine tests better like sehwag is playing

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  • on May 9, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    vintage wine tests better like sehwag is playing

  • jaike-viru-fan on May 9, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Sehwag got out again on thirty, quite likely maxwell will get out in his nineties &kxlp will bag another victory.

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    I know already that Maxwell not play today

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    gayle have to play well

  • on May 9, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    What a blunder mistake my Kholi... come on gys.. didt you gys seen previous match against chennai..dhoni did a mistake.. dhoni is capable of chasing but RCB gys still struggling to get into form..batting first atleast can put big score on board and bowl well.. now ready for big score and ready for one more defeat... what a mess!

  • Lord_Trickster on May 9, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Wow, interesting commentary - Why is it a "Big call" to give Kohli out because he's at his home ground??? He's either out or not out. Commentators are clearly implying that umpires are influenced by the location or importance of the player in that context. Stick to facts boys.

  • xtrafalgarx on May 9, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    I have never seen a more over rated team than RCB.

  • on May 9, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    kholi useless captain, if he become india captain means india team will be as like rcb.

  • on May 9, 2014, 17:19 GMT

    Dream team IPL- up to this point Macullum, D. Smith, Maxwell, Miller, AB( wk), Duminy, Sandeep, Narine , Buvaneshvar, Malinga, Tambe 3 from KXIIP, 2 CSK, 1 RCB, 1 RR, 1 MI, 1 KK, 1DD, 1 SUN HYD. sums up the the current points table

  • on May 9, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    can't watch anymore yuvraj batting. ...turning out to be worst ipl season for fans these year