Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN van Wyk
43(35) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 8 1 3 3 1 1 1
SP Goswami
43(46) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 0 3 1 0 6 4

Best performances - Bowlers

BJ Hodge
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That turned out far more tense than it looked. Hodge bowled well but Bangalore had a few needless shots in the middle. Then Boucher came out and showed his experience. Gayle tried to keep it full and flat that last over but erred by not taking a throw cleanly and allowing a second. And then he served up a full toss. Bangalore win their second. Plenty of questions asked as to where Boucher was before the last couple games. He's a cool player under pressure. The Bangalore team looks pretty pleased, and why not? They now have four points. Kolkata again go down in a close game. You have to go back to the toss, when they misread this track. Bangalore read it excellently and went in with three main spinners to go with KP's slow stuff. And then KP struck first ball. Kolkata made a mistake, you can say in hindsight, by dropping Mendis. They then used Hodge, perhaps a few overs too late, and though he took three Bangalore won in the end.

First time I've seen five players come up and share an award for the most sixes. Few surprises that Boucher is the Man of the Match for that innings.

Don't go very far because we have another game starting at this same venue shortly. It will be the Mumbai Indians playing Kings XI Punjab. I'm over to bulletining that game, but someone will be stepping up to handle the live commentary. Be well!

19.5
4
Gayle to Boucher, FOUR runs, full toss down the leg stump and Boucher swats it away! He's been the man to guide them home after a collapse, and what an innings to seal a tense win
19.4
2
Gayle to Boucher, 2 runs, cool customer, is Boucher, making room to steer this past point, Ishant runs after it and the scores are level
19.3
2
Gayle to Boucher, 2 runs, fired in down leg, Boucher makes room and drives past extra cover, they settled for one but Gayle didn't collect it cleanly and the ball rolls down the track, Pandey scampers straight down the pitch and they get a couple

And immediately a man goes into cow corner ... umm, a bit late.

19.2
4
Gayle to Boucher, FOUR runs, super shot under pressure! Boucher uses his feet and clips the full ball over midwicket and beats two men in the deep ... what a player
19.1
1
Gayle to Pandey, 1 run, expectedly its full and flat and Pandey slogs it past midwicket

Right. Ten needed off six. Gayle has the ball. Hmmm. Tense stuff. Pandey on strike.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 130/5

  • MK Pandey1 (1b)
  • MV Boucher13 (9b)
  • I Sharma4-0-15-2
  • BJ Hodge4-0-29-3
18.6
1
Sharma to Pandey, 1 run, follows up with an attempted yorker but ends up full down leg stump, Pandey exposes all three sticks and connects well to punch the ball into the covers

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN van Wyk
43(35) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 8 1 3 3 1 1 1
SP Goswami
43(46) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 0 3 1 0 6 4

Best performances - Bowlers

BJ Hodge
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
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