Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

W Jaffer
44(37) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 0 3 2 4 1
RG Sharma
57(42) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 0 5 2 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R41
W3
Eco10.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs | DC: 153/6

  • AS Yadav3 (4b)
  • SB Bangar17 (7b)
  • A Kumble4-0-47-0
  • Z Khan4-0-24-2

Time to catch my breath! Bangalore finally manage a win at home but it nearly wasn't the case. Had Bangar been on strike things would have been different. You would normally back your most experienced bowler to deliver the final over and fortunately for Bangalore, Kumble managed to get his last two deliveries right.

I feel the turning point of the match was the 18th over when Praveen Kumar got Laxman and Afridi. Steyn's blinder sent back Afridi but you have to say that Deccan were hard done by 2 leg before decisions against Laxman and Styris. Both were dismissed off deliveries which pitched outside leg. That could be up for further discussion later. Bangalore won't complain. They've seen a few home defeats and finally things have gone their way. Stay with us for the presentation.

Here's Rohit Sharma. He gets the orange cap for being the leading run-scorer: "Disappointing to lose the game. I just like to keep it simple and play my natural game."

Laxman: " In the last 5 overs we lost too many wickets and the pressure increased. I was unfortunately dismissed just after Rohit got out. It was disappointing but we will fight back."

Dravid: "Relief to win at home, finally. Good to see the crowd support us. Good to see the rub of the green going our way. You just got to hold your nerve a little. Anil is cool as a cucumber and I knew he would deliver."

Praveen Kumar is the Man of the Match. Dravid is the interpreter. Unfortunately his Hindi is too fast for me! Just think of some cliches and you will get an idea of what he said.

That's it from us here. There's more IPL action today. Part two of the Saturday double-bill features Kings XI Punjab taking on Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali. Jamie's ready to take you through that. On behalf of Binoy, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.6
1
Kumble to Yadav, 1 run, Kumble fires on a yorker length and Yadav can only put this away along the turf to deep midwicket

5 off 1

19.5
1
Kumble to Bangar, 1 run, goes down the track and manages a thick inside edge onto his pads, they steal a single and Boucher;s flick misses the stumps

6 needed

19.4
6
Kumble to Bangar, SIX runs, boy oh boy! Of all times Kumble has to bowl a full toss and Bangar bangs this high over deep midwicket!
19.3
6
Kumble to Bangar, SIX runs, one of the flattest sixes you'll see! Bangar charges down the track and creams this low over extra cover
19.2
1
Kumble to Yadav, 1 run, full on the stumps again and this time it's a single again, mistimed to deep square leg

If only you could listen to this crowd!

19.1
1
Kumble to Bangar, 1 run, full on the stumps and he only manages to slog it doen to deep square leg

20 off the final over, Dravid turns to Kumble

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

W Jaffer
44(37) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 0 0 3 2 4 1
RG Sharma
57(42) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 0 5 2 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R41
W3
Eco10.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301