Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
46(44) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 6 1 1 0 5
GH Vihari
44(46) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 4 5 2 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

MC Henriques
O3.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well it's only the first week of the tournament and almost every game has been exciting. We will be back tomorrow with more. Till then, this is an exhausted Devashish Fuloria signing off... Buenos Noches...


Sangakkara: "All credit to the team, the ways the guys fought. If it's Chris and Virat, you just have to bowl the yorkers, and special thanks to White and Perera the way they handled the super over, but Hanuma Vihari was excellent with the bat. These two games at home were very good for us, we are hoping to get more good games. Today I came in at no. 5 as there were two Murali's in the opposition."

Kohli: "It was a great comeback by the boys, but 27 off 14 in that situation, we should have pulled off the game there and then, but all credits to the guys. My beard is greying (because of these thrillers). We should have fielded better, should have saved those ones and twos here and there."

Hanuma Vihari is Man of the Match: "last five years I have been watching this on TV, but this is my first IPL and I am very happy. I thought when I bowled to Gayle that I had nothing to lose, if I get a wicket that would be a bonus. I have been playing cricket since I was nine, and this is the biggest day for me. "

Virat Kohli gets a prize for maximum sixes, the innovative thinker of the match award goes to Hanuma Vihari for getting rid of Gayle early..

jackthelad: "Steyn is as fast as you can get at the moment, and that pace is enough. Neville Cardus once asked a batsman who had faced Kortright (arguably the fastest bowler ever) 'But what did he do - did he swerve, or bend ...' "He bowled fast, there wasn't time for anything else""

chibi: "finally a non West Indian contribution day for a wins in IPL..!!"

Indian: "Why does cricinfo have a column for tie in the points table when in fact a super over gets played to break the tie? A disappointed RCB fan looking for at least that consolation point."


Can you believe it! Sunrisers have two wins in two..Their bowlers bowled really well, but their batsmen made it into a laborious task!

BK: "Looks like speed gun got stuck at 147.3 kph for both the super overs! No problem if you want me believe that when Steyn was bowling but Vinay Kumar bowling 147kph?! Seriously, IPL should do better with these speed guns given their financial gains! "

I don't care BK, those bolts from Steyn looked like 150 kph to me, there were extremely quick and you could tell that by the way Kohli and Gayle struggled to hit those deliveries. What a match though! Gayle hit that penultimate ball out of the ground, briefly giving RCB hope, but Steyn was too good in the end. Also, a great effort by Cameron White to smoke those crucial sixes in the super over.

Indian: "How crucial was that waist high full toss by Perera which was not given a no-ball when RCB batted? :("

pradyumna: "Those who are thinking about Steyn vs Gayle hope u people found the answer."

Ross Lawson: "The two best players for a super over, Steyn and Gayle. The bowler looked so cool under pressure, even after Gayle smoked him for a six!"

Varunn: "I don't care what everyone thinks but Vinay Kumar should be the MoM for this game because of all the excitement and fun he has bought to this game..."

pradyumna: "Gayle played his natural game of taking singles at the start and massive hit at the last.."

Steyn is getting his shoulder warmed up at the other end, his extra pace could be what the batsmen need. Sanga and Moody have got their troops around them, White is the one giving loud instructions though. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are walking towards the middle. Gayle will take the strike - He can do it in four balls, he doesn't need six. However, Steyn is no slouch with the ball.

They have scored a massive 20 runs, which is the minimum you need when you know Gayle and Dilshan are coming next. How timely were those two sixes? Perera was supposed to do the damage, but he didn't really get strike and Cameron White got them just the right kind of total Surely it will be Dale Steyn coming in

White and Perera come in to bat Venkatesh Prasad is talking to Kohli explaining the big strategy - I am not sure if there is one, there might be though..

Vinay is back, he is going up to his mark

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 130/7

  • GH Vihari44 (46b)
  • DW Steyn3 (3b)
  • R Vinay Kumar4-0-27-1
  • M Kartik4-0-27-0


This was madness, this was fun.. Vinay bowls an excellent last over, Vihari got stuck at the other end for most of it

We'll be in super over, and there are more and more conferences everywhere, they are all down at the centre.. lots of discussions going on Sunrisers will get to bat first

19.6
0
Vinay Kumar to Vihari, 1 bye, slower delivery, he misses it but runs a bye.. the keeper misses the stumps.. it's a tie.. it's a tie

Two of the last ball. .Everyone off their seats..Steyn says something to Vihari..

19.5
2
Vinay Kumar to Vihari, 2 runs, bowls an excellent yorker on off stump, the batsman can only dig it out towards mid-off, and guess what, these two steal a couple.. there was a single in it.. at max.. Kohli lets Agarwal know what he thinks of that effort.. Vinay is livid too..

Vihari is finally on strike.. 4 off 2.. tension everywhere.. Kohli is animated in getting his men in right places..

19.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Steyn, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, Steyn can only play a mistimed drive towards long-on
19.3
0
Vinay Kumar to Steyn, no run, another good slower delivery, it misses Steyn's hoick and it misses the off stump by a whisker!! Vihari watches it all from the other end..

5 from 4...

19.2
2
Vinay Kumar to Steyn, 2 runs, slower delivery, Steyn watches it carefully and punches it to wide long-off for a couple
19.1
W
Vinay Kumar to Ashish Reddy, OUT, caught at cover! Reddy gives it away, it was a high full toss, just below the waist, the batsman tries to give it everything, but gets a leading edge that only goes 10 meters high (roughly) and Kohli at cover takes an easy catch

Just seven required.. Can be done off two balls.. Vinay Kumar it is.. Most fielders in the circle on off, except long-off

Bonnke: "God knows where these guys come from - Ashish and Vihari! Thats what is nice about the IPL -- it throws up talents from nowhere across the country."

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
46(44) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 6 1 1 0 5
GH Vihari
44(46) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 4 5 2 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

MC Henriques
O3.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
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