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    0.1 what a beauty. That is sensational. Remember Zaheer swinging deliveries back in through the gate? He's back. Full, straight, moving back in and it goes through the defense of one of India's best Test batsmen. Started early and kept going back. Zaheer has a wide smile, why not? Rahane brought his bat down on that too late. Middle stump is uprooted. 0/1
    4.1 136 kph, given. Zaheer strikes again. It's all action here at the Kotla. A slower offcutter outside off, Tripathi cuts but doesn't make contact. Or does he? Zaheer hardly appeals. Pant went up straightaway. I certainly didn't hear a nick. Too close to cut that but it's T20, you have to try. Just the thinnest of spikes on Snicko, the right decision 36/2
    9.1 kept really low. Flat on off, Smith misses a pull and is given. Smith is not happy at all. Was there bat? Absolutely dead. He likes pulling but completely misread the length of that. Went back and tried to pull a fuller than good length. He missed it and was struck in front of off. Plumb. 74/3
    19.6 Cummins holds his nerve. Tiwary's spirited fight ends. A slower, straight delivery, wary of bowling wide either side. The ball goes through Tiwary's wild swing and knocks over middle stump. Daredevils have done what they've always liked to do, defend a target with their bowling. 161/7
    15.4 looks for the yorker but misses his length by a distance. A low full toss on off, Stokes looks to go straight but can't get underneath the ball enough. That length took him by surprise. So a mis-timed loft goes down the throat of Anderson who makes a relatively complex catch look ridiculously easy. 125/4
    17.3 is he gone? That's a direct hit from Shami. A short slower ball down leg, he labours the first half of the run. he wasn't aware that the throw is going to come at his end, he wasn't aware that the fielder was so close to the ball. Shami doesn't care what Dhoni thinks. He picks up and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. Dhoni can't make it even with a dive. What a game changer that. Dhoni a few inches short, not often we see that 134/5
    18.2 and gone. Rising Pune are imploding. Full delivery on off, was that the slower ball? No, full, straight on off. Christian looks for a sweep but misses the scoop. That was plumb. Christian thought he got outside the line, but he didn't. Good decision under pressure umpire Nandan. Good option, flawed execution 138/6
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    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    161/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.05)
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    DD VS RPS

    DD VS RPS

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    DD VS RPS

    DD VS RPS

    Mohammed Shami4.003729.2573120
    S Nadeem3.002117.00113100
    A Mishra3.002608.6642110
    PJ Cummins4.003117.75122210
    MN Samuels1.0012012.0021100
    CJ Anderson1.00404.0030000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (AM Rahane, 0.1 ov), 2-36 (RA Tripathi, 4.1 ov), 3-74 (SPD Smith, 9.1 ov), 4-125 (BA Stokes, 15.4 ov), 5-134 (MS Dhoni, 17.3 ov), 6-138 (DT Christian, 18.2 ov), 7-161 (MK Tiwary, 19.6 ov)

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