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    1.2 right up there on off stump, Raina nudges a 139 kph delivery to short midwicket and thinks about a single. He comes out looking for it and so his partner responds. But eventually everyone realises Shahbaz Nadeem has swooped in on the ball and he nails a direct throw as well. Now has Smith made his ground after being sent back? This is so close. Ridiculously close. The zing bails light up about 1 mm before Smith's bat crosses the line. And that is a pretty thick crease line. Should he have dived? This is going to be a big call from third umpire Nandan. And he says to Smith, 'yeeerrrrr outta heeeere' 10/2
    1.1 super ball, super catch. This is Test match cricket barging into T20s, not taking no for an answer. A good length ball seams away off the pitch and catches the batsman in no-man's land. McCullum pokes his bat at it, without moving his feet, following the direction of the seam movement. And for that trouble, he gets a thick outside edge, which Pant tracks down with a big dive to his right. 10/1
    13.2 looks for the blockhole this time, just on off stump, Karthik guides it to backward point and sets off for a single. Considering Daredevils' fielding, his thought process probably can't be faulted. But Rabada chooses a fine time to step above the amateurish display by his team so far as he hunts down the ball with purpose and speed. Karthik realises all that and says no to his captain. But it's too late. It's a direct hit at the bowler's end. Raina's gone 143/3
    14.1 this is a stunning catch. It's just bleeping unbelievable. Simply in the way he has tracked the ball perfectly and times the jump even better. Takes the catch with his strong hand - the left hand. He comes into play because Cummins bowls a slower, full delivery on off stump and Karthik mistimes his loft. He is looking to clear mid-off, but Anderson moves back and to his right, eyes on the ball all the way, and then he propels off his feet and back behind him, stretching a hand out and coming up with a superbly judged grab 158/4
    18.3 a screamer from Pant. But we'll need the third umpire's confirmation. So let's talk about the problems the wicketkeeper faced. He has to run almost three-fourth the distance to the fine leg boundary. He has to deal with a swirling delivery, always moving away from him, and towards Shahbaz Nadeem, who is only feet away from him. He shouts he wants the catch, he dives forward as the ball comes down, and it sticks in both hands. Makes sure to keep it away from the turf as well and the third umpire agrees. Oh, did I mention all of this happened because Finch is hurried on a hook and top edged it? 189/6
    17.1 has gone straight up, long-on is in focus and Iyer takes it cleanly. His first catch in three tries. So the offcutter does Kishan, who sees the ball hitting the deck and moving across him and immediately goes for the slog. The lack of pace though makes sure the ball goes higher instead of longer and Iyer running in completes a good high grab 178/5
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    7
    15
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    257.14
    19.1 heaves a length ball, from outside off, all the way into the hands of Brathwaite, the substitute fielder, at deep square leg. Slower ball doesn't allow the timing Faulkner was looking for 192/7
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    100.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    208/7 (20 Overs, RR: 10.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (BB McCullum, 1.1 ov), 2-10 (DR Smith, 1.2 ov), 3-143 (SK Raina, 13.2 ov), 4-158 (KD Karthik, 14.1 ov), 5-178 (Ishan Kishan, 17.1 ov), 6-189 (AJ Finch, 18.3 ov), 7-192 (JP Faulkner, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    S Nadeem2028014.0033200
    K Rabada402827.00112100
    PJ Cummins403027.5094000
    Mohammed Shami3040013.3345200
    A Mishra2023011.5012100
    MN Samuels2022011.0030200
    CJ Anderson3036112.0030340
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    13.2 and taken. Flat outside off, Samson can't hold himself back. It wasn't the worst shot considering the net run-rate factor. Samson looks to go over cover but the ball spins a touch, it skews off the outside half and lands in Faulkner's hands, running in from long-off. Phew, what an effort 167/2
    2.5 gone this time. A short delivery on leg, Karun looks to bail out of the stroke but bails out late. He then thinks he has enough time to ramp the ball over short third man. All he does it get an edge through to Karthik. Not a bad stroke with 209 to chase, but execution not too great 24/1
    14.3 oh no. Pant edges behind. Gone on 97. A big nick. He is distraught, Raina gives him a couple of pats of appreciation. Full outside off, Pant wants to go straight but his big slog results in a thick outside edge. A collective moan as the umpire's finger went up. There was power, there was class, there was touch. Sensational. Maybe fatigue? 179/3
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    175.00
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    12
    19
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    150.00
    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 6, w 5)
    TOTAL
    214/3 (17.3 Overs, RR: 12.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (KK Nair, 2.5 ov), 2-167 (SV Samson, 13.2 ov), 3-179 (RR Pant, 14.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PJ Sangwan4043110.75113410
    Basil Thampi4040110.0090430
    JP Faulkner2.3035014.0051410
    SK Raina2024012.0031200
    Ankit Soni2026013.0020300
    RA Jadeja2028114.0041300
    DR Smith1011011.0012000

Match Notes

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24KK NairSV Samson
2nd143SV SamsonRR Pant
3rd12SS IyerRR Pant
4th35CJ AndersonSS Iyer