END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 133/8 (2 runs required, RR: 6.65)

  • RJ Harris2 (2b)
  • Jaskaran Singh0 (0b)
  • IK Pathan3-0-29-2
  • B Lee4-0-31-0

Presentation time Sharma, who almost pulled off a great escape second time in a row, takes the award for most sixes.

Gilchrist: Lightning doesn't strike twice, but it almost did. Bit of a big ask of him [Sharma] to do it twice in a row. I take a lot of responsibility for starting the slide. i certainly didn't need to take the risk when I did."

Yuvraj, Man of the Match too, for his hat-trick: What can I say? I think I should start bowling rather than batting. The last tijme I got the hat-trick we lost, so better to win it now. Everybody hung in, we knew we would be out if we lost.

Superb match. Do switch over to the other match, starting in minutes. Okay bye * What a match, hours after we saw a thriller last night. Sharma almost pulled off another hopeless one. But Pathan held his nerve. What frenetic action in the last 10 overs.

Lots of feedback about the stumping of Symonds: to clarify, as I did earlier too, if just one bail is dislodged, the stumping can be completing by dislodging the second ball. Sorry couldn't reply to all that earlier.

* Pathan: "I was pretty happy I was given the last bowler. I was hit for one four, but that happens. I knew he [Sharma] was waiting for the yorker next ball, but I tried a different kind of slower ball."

19.6
2
Pathan to Harris, 2 runs, Punjab have won this. Fulltoss on off stump, Harris crashes it through the off side, Lee fields at sweeper-cover, there is a fumble that allows them the second. Jaskaran Singh wants the third, but Harris is so disappointed he is not even looking. Jaskaran would have had a fair shot at the third run that could have tied the game. This still would have been a run-out in all possibility because the throw was on target, but Harris should have run the third. Even Sanga, the keeper, can't believe it

Last ball coming up, four required, my money is on a slower ball

Harris to face, Pathan round the stumps. Fine leg up, third man back

19.5
W
Pathan to Singh, OUT, has Pathan done it once and for all? Can't say by the way this match has gone, another slower ball, moves away from RP, who looks for another slog, gets the toe end, and the ball lobs back to the right of Pathan

RP Singh c & b Pathan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.4
0
Pathan to Singh, no run, Slower ball, Singh looks for a loft over midwicket, misses, and the ball bounces over the stumps by inches

A tie coming up? 4 required in three balls. Three wickets in hand, All tailenders. RP to face. Keeper up

19.3
W
Pathan to Sharma, OUT, and the game turns again, length ball again, Rohit looks to go midwicket, misses, Pathan hits the leg stump, what a game, what an over

RG Sharma b Pathan 42 (26b 3x4 3x6) SR: 161.53

19.3
1w
Pathan to Sharma, 1 wide, and a wide, what's happening here, wide yorker outside off
19.2
4
Pathan to Sharma, FOUR runs, and Sharma enjoys the luck he deserves after two superb back-to-back innings, slower ball, length ball, Sharma looks extra cover, loses his shape, gets a thick edge, it goes over short third man, and it's four all the way
19.1
2
Pathan to Sharma, 2 runs, slower ball, makes room once again, hits to long-off, runs two, as if their life depended on that, well done Harris

Sharma is batting as if in a dream. He stole one similar game almost 19 hours ago. Pathan to bowl, his last over went for 2. Eleven required, what fun.

Fine leg up, and Pathan does the bluff, runs in and doesn't let the ball go. Sharma made room then

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 124/6 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 11.00)

  • RG Sharma36 (23b)
  • RJ Harris0 (1b)
  • B Lee4-0-31-0
  • WA Mota1-0-18-0
18.6
1
Lee to Sharma, 1 run, good comeback, but has the damage been done? yorker, on the off stump, Sharma digs it out and gets a single
18.6
5nb
Lee to Sharma, (no ball) FOUR runs, Lee loses the script, Sharma stays cool, no-ball, yorker outside off, Sharma makes room and crashes it through point. 5 runs and a free hit to boot
18.5
6
Lee to Sharma, SIX runs, length ball, and Rohit hits another six, what are you made of Sharma, cleared the front leg, and played a pick-up, over deep backward square this time
18.4
1b
Lee to Harris, 1 bye, and Rohit runs again even before the ball reaches the batsman, this is another bouncer that Harris misses, but Rohit makes the bye. Touch and go for a wide for height

Lee makes Harris wait, bowling change, and yet another

18.3
1
Lee to Sharma, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, Sharma slogs towards midwicket, where Powar dives superbly to keep them down to one

What's more? Teja has done his hamstring. He is done for the day though

18.2
W
Lee to Ravi Teja, OUT, Rohit takes it all in his hand, he runs even before the ball has reached the batsman. It's a slower bouncer, which Teja misses, but Rohit is taking the single come hail or storm. Teja is late, and Lee gets him at the non-striker's end

DB Ravi Teja run out (†Sangakkara/Lee) 10 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.1
0
Lee to Ravi Teja, no run, Teja tries the big shot, as opposed to a single, makes room, slashes outside off, and misses

25 off 12, Lee to bowl

END OF OVER:
18 | 18 Runs | DC: 110/5 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 12.50)

  • RG Sharma24 (19b)
  • DB Ravi Teja10 (13b)
  • WA Mota1-0-18-0
  • IK Pathan2-0-20-0
17.6
4
Mota to Sharma, FOUR runs, intelligent, very intelligent, he goes for the scoop this time, and connects the length ball cleanly, clearing the short fine eaily, 18 off the over, Yuvraj will ask himself again and again about this bowling chase if Punjab lose
17.5
0
Mota to Sharma, no run, length ball, just outside off, and Sharma goes midwicket again, misses it completely this time
17.4
6
Mota to Sharma, SIX runs, uff Sharma is up to it again, another fulltoss, this one low, Sharma clears the front leg, and goes midwicket again
17.3
6
Mota to Sharma, SIX runs, Sharma threatens a reprise, this was a fulltoss, and he rocks back into the crease and launches it into the scoreboard behind midwicket
17.2
1
Mota to Ravi Teja, 1 run, swinging yorker, swinging in late, and played towards deep backward square
17.1
1
Mota to Sharma, 1 run, full, just short of a yorker, and played towards deep point, Punjab will take singles

43 to get, from 18. Mota to bowl for the first time in the day

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs | DC: 92/5 (43 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 14.33)

  • RG Sharma7 (14b)
  • DB Ravi Teja9 (12b)
  • IK Pathan2-0-20-0
  • Yuvraj Singh4-0-13-3

What a comeback from Pathan. Eighteen from his first over, two from his second

16.6
1
Pathan to Sharma, 1 run, Sharma makes room, Pathan goes wide, smart bowling, and he gets just a single down to long-off
16.5
0
Pathan to Sharma, no run, lovely yorker, can't do anything with it
16.4
0
Pathan to Sharma, no run, superb fielding by Pathan. Sharma steps down, hits a short ball down the ground, but Pathan stretches to his right and fields cleanly

Right Sharma on strike. All he needs is an encore

16.3
1
Pathan to Ravi Teja, 1 run, full and low, and Teja hits it down the ground for a single

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd0HH GibbsTL Suman
3rd39HH GibbsA Symonds
4th6A SymondsRG Sharma
5th0Y Venugopal RaoRG Sharma
6th31RG SharmaDB Ravi Teja
7th21RJ HarrisRG Sharma
8th0RJ HarrisRP Singh
9th2RJ HarrisJaskaran Singh