Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
67(42) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 1 7 1 2 1 3 5
JD Ryder
51(34) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 4 0 6 4 7 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

CH Gayle
O2.0
M0
R8
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AC Thomas
O4.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs | PWI: 155/5

  • RV Uthappa23 (17b)
  • Harpreet Singh1 (1b)
  • S Aravind4-0-35-1
  • CH Gayle2-0-8-1

Bangalore run out victors by 26 runs. The only phase of nervousness was when Yuvraj was muscling the bowling around the park. Too many of the Pune batsmen couldn't time the ball - Paine, Pandey and Uthappa.

Chris Gayle can't stop beaming: "Very happy, three wins in a row. There's going to be a big celebration tonight, I'm looking forward to that as well." About his performance, he says "Looking very sharp, eh?" and laughs. And he says he can't understand a word of what AB de Villiers says when he (AB) starts drinking. Gotta love Gayle!

Kohli: "First time in four years that I'm getting the Orange Cap. It's a big honour for me. I've always wanted to bat at No. 3, and I have got the opportunity this time. Gayle is a big asset, a big plus for the team as he strikes at around 150."

Nick sums up what many people are sending in: "It is infuriating for me that Pune underutilized in-form batsmen Yuvi and Uthappa. They should have come up the order instead of Pandey."

Here's the latest points table. Bangalore up to second spot now.

Sriram: "A man has just scored 23 off 17 balls with 3 4s and a 6, yet he's termed "couldn't time the ball :-(", hmm welcome to IPL T20." Well, he did make 15 off those in the final over, when the match was finished as a contest.

Presentation ceremony:

Yuvraj Singh doesn't not look like a happy man: "Well, I think we didn't get enough runs in the first six overs. We gave 20 runs extra on the field. We decided not to lose too many wickets at the top, but Jesse and Manish couldn't get enough runs, and Bangalore's bowlers were good."

Daniel Vettori: "There were a few scares along the way. The bowlers have stepped up in the previous two matches. Zaheer's our best bowler, we took a chance bringing him on a little earlier, and luckily it worked."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: "I think as a cricketer you have to take pressure, if the franchise retained me they have shown faith in me. The first two matches I didn't score well, but the next few it got better. Very happy winning three in a row."

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo. Join us for tomorrow's games when, at long last, we will reach the halfway stage of the tournament.

19.6
0
Aravind to Uthappa, no run, Bangalore celebrate, Pune slump to their fifth straight defeat, their time at the top of the table seems a very very long time ago, the final ball was full and angling across Uthappa, who can't get bat on it

Gayle is having some fun with the crowd

19.5
1
Aravind to Harpreet Singh, 1 run, slower ball is lashed towards long-off
19.4
1
Aravind to Uthappa, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, punched to mid-off by Uthappa
19.3
6
Aravind to Uthappa, SIX runs, finally, the Uthappa for whom the millions were splashed makes an appearance, a nonchalant swipe sends the length ball over the midwicket boundary
19.2
4
Aravind to Uthappa, FOUR runs, another boundary to fine leg for Uthappa, a length ball is helped along with the angle for four more
19.2
1w
Aravind to Uthappa, 1 wide, slower and full, well outside off, called a wide, Aravind can't believe the call

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
67(42) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 1 7 1 2 1 3 5
JD Ryder
51(34) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 4 0 6 4 7 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

CH Gayle
O2.0
M0
R8
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AC Thomas
O4.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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