Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KM Jadhav
69(37) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 1 4 4 8 5
RR Pant
57(36) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 0 0 5 6 1 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

P Negi
O1.0
M0
R3
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CH Morris
O4.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | DD: 142/9

  • A Mishra8 (14b)
  • Z Khan1 (1b)
  • P Negi1-0-3-2
  • SR Watson4-0-21-1

11.45pm This is the first team since 2015 that a team has defended less than 200 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Daredevils have collapsed around Pant's fifty. Amit Mishra gobbled up 14 balls for his eight runs. All the other batsmen needed to do was to give Pant the strike. However, it was not to be.

Watson was brilliant in the slog overs - conceding only seven from his last two overs. Negi, bowling his first over of the season, then shut out his former franchise.

Zaheer: Eight out of ten times we would have got this total. We could not get the partnerships going. The wicket was very good for batting. It is just the beginning of the tournament. We just did not have partnerships. We were going at a good rate, Pant played well, and just needed support at the other end. Pant showed a lot of courage, he has undergone personal trauma, we are all with him. The wicket is a bit on the drier side, and that is one of the reasons 157 was gettable. We have a good balance of fast bowlers and spinners. We also have Jayant sitting on the sidelines.

Watson: It was a great win, to get that score Kedhar did really well. We stepped it up from the first game with the ball and in the field. Kedhar got the momentum going. My gut feeling went with Negi. Pant had not seen him all night. Negi did it against his old team. Chahal has done it for RCB for a long time, he has done it for India as well.

Jadhav, Man of the Match: At the age of 15, I was improvising. Once I got power, I started hitting big shots. I keep all the options open and just react to the ball. I look short but I work hard on my fitness in the gym. When two of your top players [Kohli and de Villiers] are not playing, you need to take responsibility. That is what I wanted to do today. Not just today, I want to do it for the rest of the season.

That is all we have for you from this match. Goodbye and good night. Ciao tomorrow

19.6
1
Negi to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra steps out, this is short on middle, hit to long-on
19.5
1
Negi to Khan, 1 run, 99ks length ball, swung away to wide long-on

Mishra-Pant partnership: Mishra - 6 runs, 12 balls (7 dots), Pant - 8 runs, 5 balls

19.4
1
Negi to Mishra, 1 run, short of a length on middle, slugged away to deep midwicket
19.3
W
Negi to Nadeem, OUT, This is a skier and Negi bolts back and takes it himself. Tossed up on middle, Nadeem looks to loft it away but only skews it in the air. Nagi runs back and settles under it near the mid-on region
19.2
0
Negi to Nadeem, no run, an appeal for a stumping, the TV umpire has been called in. He grounds his back leg. Vinod swipes the bails off but Nadeem is safe. Back of a length and outside off, Nadeem swings and does not connect

Dhaval : "Spare a moment for Pant who has put behind a life crisis and has given his best performance in an effort to win the game for his team. Tells a lot about the character of the young man. Remember Kohli and Sachin had done that in their early days. #Respect"

19.1
W
Negi to Pant, OUT, first-ball wicket. Negi hits the leg stump and the Chinnaswamy raises itself to a huuuuge roar. This is a seam-up fast ball, Pant shuffles across off and goes low for the sweep. Does not get bat onto it. Negi floors the leg stump with this quick fizzer, striking with his first ball of the season against his former team. Credit to Pant too for showing steel and resolve after a personal tragedy

Who will bowl the last over. Binny? Abdulla? Negi? DD need 19. Negi to bowl it. This is his first over of the match, against his former franchise

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KM Jadhav
69(37) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 1 4 4 8 5
RR Pant
57(36) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 0 0 5 6 1 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

P Negi
O1.0
M0
R3
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CH Morris
O4.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Below-par score?

22.04.15

The last time a team successfully defended a score under 200 in an IPL match in Bangalore

Take it away

14

Number of times, out of his last 16 IPL dismissals, that Watson has fallen to spinners who take the ball away: left-arm orthodox or right-arm legspinner

Not a bat-first ground

5

Number of times sides have chosen to bat in night games in Bangalore. Then again, this is how SRH won last year's final

Wood, RCB

9-1

The head to head between these teams in the last 10 matches. RCB lead

Indian Premier League

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