85dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Ashwin's mankad sparks dramatic Royals collapse

At the time, Royals were 108 for 1. Then the Kings XI captain ran Jos Buttler out for backing up too far and the game changed on its head

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
79(47) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
3 4 8 6 15 7 28 7
JC Buttler
69(43) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 12 0 9 17 19 8 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AS Rajpoot
O4
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Hemant Brar

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | RR: 170/9 (15 runs required, RR: 8.50)

  • Dhawal Kulkarni5 (3b)
  • Shreyas Gopal1 (1b)
  • Ankit Rajpoot4-0-33-2
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-33-0

That's all from us but that's not the last of Mankading you have heard. Here are some of the reactions about that. See you soon.

Gayle: This is a big ground to be honest. I have been in a good form, so it was good to start on a winning note. Sarfaraz got some runs today, which was really good. One thing we discussed before the tournament was to win this IPL for the Universe Boss and the youngsters have got my backing.

Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.

R Ashwin: We all know that after six overs, it's always gonna slow down. So credit to the bowlers. Been working on a lot of variations. No real argument to that. I didn't even load and he left the crease. It's always been my take on it, because it's my half of the crease. We ended on the right side of it but those things are game-changers and batsmen need to be wary of it. We just played five bowlers, so everybody ticked their boxes. If we can have good five bowlers, nothing like it.

Time for presentation.

Teja: "Admist all the drama, everyone forgot why Shreyas Gopal was under utilized in the game, while the whole world is going crazy about wrist/leg spinners. Poor captaincy Rahane "

Sarfaraz Khan: I was working hard, I will try to do the same in future as well. If I get the chance to bat up the order, I am sure I would do well. My dad himself is a cricketer, so he has been playing these [scoop] shots from that time. So I learnt by seeing him.

Ajinkya Rahane: I think Kings XI bowled really well during the last three overs. I am sure the match referee would take the call [about Mankading]. When you are chasing 180, someone has to go really hard. Ben Stokes was unlucky to get out on the second ball. Jofra Archer bowled really well, taking positives from this game.

11.36pm A great comeback by Kings XI but we all know what the talking point is going to be - Ashwin mankading Buttler. Smith and Samson then brought the equation down to 39 needed from 24 but Curran dismissed both in one over to turn the game around and in the end, Royals fell short by 14 runs.

19.6
1
Rajpoot to Kulkarni, 1 run, a slower length ball, pitching outside leg, the batsman backs away and pushes it towards long-on for one
19.5
4
Rajpoot to Kulkarni, FOUR runs, fuller outside off, takes his front leg out and smashes it through covers, beats the man at sweeper cover

By the way, Pooran is keeping for now

19.4
0
Rajpoot to Kulkarni, no run, fuller outside off, in the blockhole, Kulkarni cannot put bat on that

AD: "And with that RR has lost 7 wickets in the last 5 overs, an utter collapse......"

19.3
1
Rajpoot to Gopal, 1 run, a full toss angling in towards the batsman who thuds it towards long-on

Rajpoot on a hat-trick. Shreyas Gopal to face. The field is spread

19.2
W
Rajpoot to Gowtham, OUT, a low full toss, Gowtham looks to go aerial, over mid-off but ends up toe-ending it, Shami comes in from mid-off, juggles before completing the catch

K Gowtham c Mohammed Shami b Rajpoot 3 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

19.1
W
Rajpoot to Unadkat, OUT, a short delivery, Unadkat goes for the pull but top-edges it and it lobs straight up, both the keeper and the bowler charge towards it, Rajpoot takes the catch but the two end up colliding and Pooran is on the ground

JD Unadkat c & b Rajpoot 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

22 needed from the last over. Rajpoot to bowl

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st78AM RahaneJC Buttler
2nd30JC ButtlerSV Samson
3rd40SPD SmithSV Samson
4th2BA StokesSV Samson
5th7BA StokesRA Tripathi
6th1K GowthamRA Tripathi
7th5K GowthamJC Archer
8th1JD UnadkatK Gowtham
9th0S GopalK Gowtham
10th6DS KulkarniS Gopal