END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 218/6 | RR: 10.90

  • SN Khan22 (8b)
  • TG Southee1 (1b)
  • S Kaul4-0-44-2
  • Basil Thampi4-0-70-0

9.47pm That's exactly how you bat at a chasing ground: just keep attacking and score more than 200. Seven 200-plus totals against SRH in IPL. Six of them have been by either RCB or CSK, three each. AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali put that RCB innings into overdrive, and their middle order turned up and capitalised on some poor death-overs bowling.

It's going to be a tough one for Sunrisers, can they come close? Shashank K is back for the second innings. I need a break!

19.6
4
Kaul to Khan, FOUR runs, 139 kph, a low full toss down leg. Right in the slot again, another poor ball. Flicked away into the gap at backward square leg and RCB finish with 218
19.5
1
Kaul to Southee, 1 run, a length delivery outside off is swatted to deep midwicket
19.4
1lb
Kaul to Khan, 1 leg bye, a quick delivery on leg, Sarfraz is beaten for pace, off the thigh pad into the off side.

Param: "Once upon a time, conceding 70 runs in a 10 over spell was considered to be terrible... look at Thampi's figures today... tough to be a bowler... sigh!"

19.3
2
Kaul to Khan, 2 runs, dropped by Sandeep! A slower ball on leg, Sarfraz top-edges his hoick, it carries to a very fine fine leg. Sandeep runs in but puts the catch down, he had too much forward momentum.
19.2
W
Kaul to de Grandhomme, OUT, Rashid takes that! He misjudged that as well but he's taken a one-handed stunner! Much like Trent Boult, Rashid misjudges this, comes in, and backtracks late. He then goes back, but this is much flatter so all he can do is stick out his right hand take the catch nonchalantly. It was a flat-batted swat from CdG.

C de Grandhomme c Rashid Khan b Kaul 40 (17b 1x4 4x6) SR: 235.29

19.1
2
Kaul to de Grandhomme, 2 runs, a wide slower delivery outside off, it goes up towards Williamson at cover. The ball swerves and swirls and Williamson drops it.

220 now is on. This is how you bat first at a chasing ground. Superb stuff from RCB.

END OF OVER:
19 | 19 Runs | RCB: 208/5 | RR: 10.94

  • C de Grandhomme38 (15b)
  • SN Khan16 (5b)
  • Basil Thampi4-0-70-0
  • S Kaul3-0-35-1
18.6
1
Basil Thampi to de Grandhomme, 1 run, a good yorker to finish. A low full toss on off, pushed to long-on. Thampi finishes with 4-0-70-0

Ajji: "Most runs conceded in IPL by any bowler... Thampi holds it now..!! " That's right.

18.5
1
Basil Thampi to Khan, 1 run, a slower delivery on off, Sarfraz tried to play the same shot but all he can do is tap the ball to backward point
18.4
6
Basil Thampi to Khan, SIX runs, 140 kph, a straight full toss. Sarfraz shows AB how to play it. Opens the bat face and just lets the ball hit bat, over short third man for six. Lovely hit.
18.3
4
Basil Thampi to Khan, FOUR runs, squeezed past backward point for four. That's more awful bowling. It's full and straight, right in the slot for a nice T20 heave away over midwicket, but Sarfraz opens the face and guides the ball past the fielder. Nicely done.
18.2
1
Basil Thampi to de Grandhomme, 1 run, gets away with that. Another poor ball, actually much worse than the previous delivery. It's a full toss on the pads, CdG picks out deep midwicket
18.1
6
Basil Thampi to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, that's tripe from Thampi. 97 kph, a very very very very slow delivery outside off. CdG says I can play that, slapped over cover for six. Huuge.

210?

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 189/5 | RR: 10.50

  • C de Grandhomme30 (12b)
  • SN Khan5 (2b)
  • S Kaul3-0-35-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-35-0
17.6
1
Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 run, good stop from Goswami. Another slower ball outside off, tapped away towards the keeper, who dives to his right and stops three.
17.5
1
Kaul to Khan, 1 run, full and straight, worked away towards square leg.
17.4
4
Kaul to Khan, FOUR runs, misfield this time. A short and wide slower ball, cut away towards short third man. Thampi runs to his right but falls over the ball.

Deep: "SRH would need their middle-order to turn up today. Shakib can take care of himself, but Hooda and Pandey would need to be ready, should either Dhawan or KW have a sub-par day.. "

17.3
1b
Kaul to de Grandhomme, 1 bye, a good short slower ball, CdG misses it. Goswami fumbles and Sarfraz runs through. Good from him.
17.2
6
Kaul to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, clears midwicket! A badly-judged catch from Rashid. That should have been taken by tonight's standards. A full delivery outside off is skewed away off the inside half. Rashid runs in, then backtracks after misjudging it. The ball then just clears him and clears the boundary
17.1
W
Kaul to Mandeep Singh, OUT, Dhawan takes the catch at long-off. A shortish length delivery outside off, hoicked away but with bad timing. The bat turns in his hands as well, taken by Dhawan. Easy catch.

Mandeep Singh c Dhawan b Kaul 4 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Harsh Raj: "Mandeep needs to accelerate! With Sarfraz & Southee left in the dug out and just 3 overs to go they need to smash from both end now!" From here, yes, agreed. No need to look for one. Back yourself

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | RCB: 176/4 | RR: 10.35

  • C de Grandhomme23 (9b)
  • Mandeep Singh4 (5b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-35-0
  • Basil Thampi3-0-51-0
16.6
6
Shakib Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, finished with six. Flat and wide outside off, CdG lofts the ball nicely and cleanly over cover. No stopping that, into the stands.
16.5
2
Shakib Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, 2 runs, wow, has he stopped that from six? The standard of fielding today is exceptional. A slog sweep looks to clear deep midwicket. Hooda is right on the boundary, sticks out his right hand and stops the momentum of the ball, his hand on its downward trajectory then pushes the ball back into the field of play.

vinod rajpal: "Quick Stat : This season RCB have an average of 10.54 in the death overs (16-20) with an average wicket loss of 2.09."

Good over so far, can he finish well?

16.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, flat outside off, a tap to short third man.
16.3
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, same line and length, but Mandeep plays a different shot, a flick into the gap at midwicket for two.

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st47S DhawanAD Hales
2nd17AD HalesKS Williamson
3rd135KS WilliamsonMK Pandey
4th5MK PandeyDJ Hooda