• BATSMEN
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    1.2 great bowling, and what a super catch from Karthik behind the stumps. This is a Test match length, which does not allow Vohra the clarity about what he needs to do with his feet. Should I go forward, or back? And by the time he can decide, the ball is on him, having seamed away off the pitch. Vohra has to play, and for that trouble, he gets an outside edge that is excellently pouched by Karthik diving to his right 11/1
    65
    40
    56
    9
    2
    162.50
    13.6 first IPL wicket for Agarwal and it comes off some special catching. The ball comes back at him, hard, and low. But he's ready to take it. A quicker delivery becomes a short one but it still brings Lions some luck 128/3
    30
    24
    32
    4
    1
    125.00
    9.2 slower ball does him in! Marsh relies on his timing, his touch and Tye knows that better than most having played for the same franchise for years. Goes for the knuckle ball, Marsh doesn't pick it, goes for the flick and finds himself meeting the ball way too early. He looks up horrified as the ball loops over to midwicket for the easiest catch 81/2
    14.2 looks for the reverse sweep, but though the length is there for it, to get under the ball and power it away, the pace is too quick. Struck on the front thigh, but he is bending down to hit the shot and is in line with middle stump. 132/4
    17.5 beautifully done. Stoinis is looking for big hits. So deny him the pace. The knuckle ball from Tye, hitting a good length, fooling the batsman into thinking this could he hit out of the park. Stoinis takes the bat, he mistimes it to long-off 157/5
    18.4 good running catch by Finch at long-on. Axar fancies taking on a short ball, just outside off stump, and he could well have got himself a boundary if not for the long-on fielder's calmness under pressure. Moves to his left quickly, sticks out both hands just far enough and makes a touch grab look easy 174/6
    19.6 nails the yorker this time, Saha digs it out, the ball doesn't even go past the cut strip, but they look for a single. Thampi fields it himself, runs back to the stumps at his end and runs Saha out 188/7
    not out
    4
    3
    5
    0
    0
    133.33
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    188/7 (20 Overs, RR: 9.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (M Vohra, 1.2 ov), 2-81 (SE Marsh, 9.2 ov), 3-128 (HM Amla, 13.6 ov), 4-132 (GJ Maxwell, 14.2 ov), 5-157 (MP Stoinis, 17.5 ov), 6-174 (AR Patel, 18.4 ov), 7-188 (WP Saha, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SS Agarwal4042110.5073300
    NB Singh20713.5081000
    SK Raina10606.0031000
    Basil Thampi4044011.0064210
    AJ Tye403528.7574100
    RA Jadeja403218.0073100
    DR Smith1018118.0011200
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 McCullum misses a full toss! A low full toss, straight. The worst ball of the over. McCullum just plain misses his flick. Struck in front of off. Absolutely plumb. Gets away with a not-so-great over does Sandeep 6/1
    5.4 Stoinis thinks he has the catch, but both he and the umpires are looking for confirmation. Soft signal is out and it appears the be clean. Excellent work, first from the bowler Mohit, who sees Finch backing away and immediately bowls wide and full. The batsman reaches out to drive and gets it off the toe end. Then it was all up to Stoinis, who moves to his left, dives low and, to me, he has his hands under the ball. Tons of replays are being used. Tons of time is being taken and Finch thinks he might get lucky and goes back to taking his guard. In the end, the right call is made 46/2
    8.6 excellent work by Maxwell, first in placing himself at a hot spot - deep midwicket for Raina - and then pulling off a fine catch right on the edge of the boundary. He positions himself as far back as he could, has his eyes on the ball all the way, realises he has to jump, times that perfectly, and comes away with the ball in hand, and stops just short of the rope. Excellent balance. So a short ball has possibly turned the game. The gun batsman backs himself to clear the man in the deep, but his timing is just a shade short of what it needs to be 70/3
    not out
    58
    44
    69
    6
    0
    131.81
    11.6 leading edge, and Cariappa takes the catch himself, diving forward. The around the wicket angle from the offspinner - and the fact that he is bowling flat and quick, not really trying to turn the ball - makes Jadeja close the face of the bat a bit too early. This time, though, the ball holds in the pitch and deviates from the straight. Cariappa sees the mis-hit, realises he has an opportunity and dives forward to take a good, low chance 95/4
    12.6 has he got all of this? No. Smith's holed out to long-off. This seemed like the ball that could get the batsman going. Slow, loopy, almost overpitched. The loft over long-off is a logical option, but there is a man there, a good fielder, Stoinis. Smith backs himself to clear him, but his power fails him this time 102/5
    13.1 does not pick the very straight, very full carrom ball, plays all across it and is trapped plumb in front. Nath, in his first match of the season, under immense pressure, backfires 102/6
    16.4 goes back to the yorker and topples middle stump. No need to be funky if you can nail this ball. And it even reverse swings into the right-hander, looking to heave it over long-on. Tye misses, Sandeep hits 137/7
    not out
    11
    10
    17
    1
    0
    110.00
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 2, w 4)
    TOTAL
    162/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (BB McCullum, 0.6 ov), 2-46 (AJ Finch, 5.4 ov), 3-70 (SK Raina, 8.6 ov), 4-95 (RA Jadeja, 11.6 ov), 5-102 (DR Smith, 12.6 ov), 6-102 (AD Nath, 13.1 ov), 7-137 (AJ Tye, 16.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sandeep Sharma4040210.0077000
    MM Sharma402516.25102010
    T Natarajan302207.3340120
    KC Cariappa402426.0082000
    AR Patel403629.0074100
    MP Stoinis1012012.0001010

Match Notes

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100

Dinesh Karthik is the first wicketkeeper to 100 dismissals in the IPL