Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
69(45) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 12 5 1 11
CH Gayle
81(48) 4x4 - 8x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 0 14 16 25 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MN Samuels
O2.0
M0
R5
W1
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O4.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 24 Runs | RCB: 186/4

  • SS Tiwary36 (23b)
  • AB de Villiers33 (14b)
  • A Nehra4-0-54-1
  • AB Dinda4-0-28-1

Dinda bowled an absolutely superb penulatimate over but his effort was in vain. AB and Tiwary went for it with 21 needed, you would have still thought that it was Pune's game with that many required but Nehra was off target. AB's improvisation and some powerplay by Tiwary in the end won it for the hosts, though Gayle's five sixes in a row is also a major highlight of the chase. Bangalore had lost three of their previous four matches and this will come as a much-needed boost. Pune were on track for a win after Gayle fell, but faltered at the death. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Vettori: "We needed this one and it's a great momentum shift to do it under these circumstances. We've tried to maintain our fielding and it held us in good stead tonight. It's great for the team and good for the balance of the side is AB. He is arguably the best batsman in the world"

Ganguly: "I thought 183 was a good total, but the last over was a bit expensive. The scoop over short fine from AB was a brilliant shot. We're playing well, these things happen. Hope we'll bounce back."

Gayle is the Man of the Match for his 81.

Gayle: "Nehra and Dinda got the ball in the right areas initially and we lost Dilshan. I tried to hang in there a bit. I looked to accelerate and that big over came and it put us back in the game. There was a lot of pressure. I'm actually sad that one of the sixes hit someone in the stands and broke their nose. This win, hopefully, will give us the push in this tournament."

Yes, hopefully the person struck by the six is recovering now, and we all wish the recovery is a quick one. The game's done with, Bangalore have got a much needed-win and the tournament continues to open up. The one team without a win right now is Deccan and how badly will they be ruing their lapses in the field today. Join us again tomorrow. See you then.

19.6
6
Nehra to Tiwary, SIX runs, Six, Bangalore have won it! And it's begun to pour at the Chinnaswamy Stadium! They're celebrating in the rain, length ball again from Nehra as he was aiming for the yorker, was in the slot for Tiwary and hammered it flat over the long-on boundary for a maximum

Three needed off one ball, Tiwary is in the hot seat

19.5
1
Nehra to de Villiers, 1 run, low full toss, comes down the track and hits it to midwicket, couldn't get it past, just the single, 3 needed off the final ball

4 needed off 2, it's raining but they'll finish it

19.4
6
Nehra to de Villiers, SIX runs, Six more, Nehra's shell-shocked, AB you beauty! Pitched on a length, he moved across and scooped it over the fine leg boundary, the yorker gone bad and he pays with a six
19.3
6
Nehra to de Villiers, SIX runs, this game is very much alive, low full toss and AB connects superbly, the bottom hand came off when he made contact, but that was a meaty strike, cleared long-off, 10 needed off 3
19.2
4
Nehra to de Villiers, FOUR runs, a boundary, AB manages it somehow, moved well across to scoop it past short fine, was short of a good length, tried to pull it while on a bent knee, went off the arm past Uthappa for a boundary
19.1
1
Nehra to Tiwary, 1 run, just a single, good stuff from Pune, pitched up outside off and it's driven to extra cover for just a single

Dinda's off the field but he's done his job, Nehra to bowl the final over, it's started drizzling in Bangalore. 21 needed off 6

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
69(45) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 12 5 1 11
CH Gayle
81(48) 4x4 - 8x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 4 0 14 16 25 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MN Samuels
O2.0
M0
R5
W1
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O4.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
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