0.5 is he gone? Yes he is! That was the most sullen caught behind dismissal you will see. This is back of a length, outside off stump. Amla chases it with a cut and it carries through to Kedar, who doesn't appeal. No one appeals. Not till Amla appears to be walking off, at which point Aniket raises the question and the umpire, Shamshuddin, says okay 2/1
    3.3 good length outside off, plants a stride in and looks to lift this over mid-off, but this is a slow pitch. He isn't to the pitch there and is through the shot early. Once more, he slices it and this time there is a sweeper cover to take that. Good captaincy to expect Guptill to skew some there on a slow pitch 18/2
    6.6 holes out. Disastrous start for Kings XI. Slides this across the left hander from around the wicket at a good length. Marsh wants to bludgeon this on the up but the angle has done him. Not the shot for this pitch. Hits it straight to long-off 39/3
    11.2 gone. Good bowling from Chahal. Tosses this up at a good length and gets it to dip quickly on an off stump line. Vohra sees it above eye level and is ready with the slog sweep, but that is down and spinning away before he can fully execute his shot. Can only sky it to AB at long-on who hangs gracefully under it and finishes off nicely 61/4
    17.2 good length, offcutter, literally cuts the outside of off stump. Saha knows third man is in so he's looking to bunt this between that fielder and backward point. But there isn't enough room and the stumps light up 112/6
    13.5 Maxwell is late on the reverse sweep at this length ball on middle stump, and skies to short third man, where Badree watches sheepishly before getting under it and holding on...hang on, this could be a no-ball. Phew. The umpire sent it upstairs after the catch was taken and replays showed he was very, very close to overstepping. The benefit of doubt is given to the bowler, it seems. 78/5
    not out
    18.1 back of a length outside off, he sways across the line and Jadhav appeals after taking this. It's given, he got it off the outside edge 119/7
    not out
    12 (b 8, lb 1, w 3)
    138/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.90)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (HM Amla, 0.5 ov), 2-18 (MJ Guptill, 3.3 ov), 3-39 (SE Marsh, 6.6 ov), 4-61 (M Vohra, 11.2 ov), 5-78 (GJ Maxwell, 13.5 ov), 6-112 (WP Saha, 17.2 ov), 7-119 (MM Sharma, 18.1 ov)

Match Details


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player of the match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

05 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire


Kings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

Holy Trinity


Sandeep Sharma is the only bowler in history to remove Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers in the same match

Hits you early


Wickets Badree has taken while bowling in the first 10 overs this IPL. He is only behind Tahir's 10. Third is also a legspinner - Rashid Khan

How times change


The average Powerplay score at the Chinnaswamy this season compared to 45 and 46.8 in the last two seasons