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    0.6 It's that man: Ben Stokes, again. He nails a direct hit and celebrates. Good length and angling away outside off, Nair opens the bat-face, and simply steers the ball towards backward point. Stokes moves swiftly to his left, collects the ball, and throws the stumps down at the striker's end. There wasn't a run there, and Daredevils paid the price, losing Samson. He wasn't in the frame. That was how bad it was 3/1
    18.5 Short fine leg runs back and across. He tumbles to his right and tracks down this skier. Excellent catch from Unadkat. Back of a length on middle, Nair wants to swing it over midwicket. He can only send a top edge swirling to Unadkat 162/7
    2.1 Iyer has nicked off. Seam-up. Back of a length and angling away outside off from over the wicket. This bounces more than Iyer had anticipated. He has a loose slash at it away from the body, and watches the ball settle into the gloves of Dhoni 9/2
    8.5 slider, quicker and flatter outside off, Pant can't quite get underneath this. He wanted to go squarer but ends up dragging the ball into the hands of long-on. 83/3
    13.6 Dhoni, you beauty. Plucks it out of thin air. Nonchalantly done. Samuels backs away outside leg. Christian bangs a chest-high short ball outside off. Samuels dares to hook. He can only top-edge it. Dhoni times his jump to perfection, stretches his right hand, and takes it like a boss. Credit to Christian too for the change of line and length 117/4
    15.2 Dhoni collects the ball and swipes the bails off swiftly. He is very confident. The TV umpire has been called in. The foot is in the air when Dhoni, the cool cat, swipes the bails off. Anderson has to exit. This was tossed up outside off and spinning away further, dragged Anderson forward. He loses his balance, and can't recover in time. Lovely flight and dip from Sundar - he isn't used to it in the Powerplay 124/5
    16.5 what a comeback from Stokes. Take that, Cummins. This is about 30ks faster than the last ball. 143ks, slants in, Cummins is beaten for pace. This ripping yorker floors the leg stump 140/6
    not out
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    9
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    144.44
    19.5 You just can't keep Ben Stokes out of the action. He pulls off an incredible hokey-pokey catch. Length and outside off, Shami clubs it across the line. The ball seemed destined to sail over the boundary.... until Stokes took flight at the edge of the deep midwicket boundary. He leaps, plucks the ball, but the momentum carries him over the boundary. He is wary of it and hence tosses the ball back into the field of play. He jumps back into the field of play and claims a catch. Special catch. Take a bow, Stokes. Great strength of the body and great presence of mind 166/8
    not out
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    Extras
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    TOTAL
    168/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.4)
    Did not bat: Z Khan (c)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (SV Samson, 0.6 ov), 2-9 (SS Iyer, 2.1 ov), 3-83 (RR Pant, 8.5 ov), 4-117 (MN Samuels, 13.6 ov), 5-124 (CJ Anderson, 15.2 ov), 6-140 (PJ Cummins, 16.5 ov), 7-162 (KK Nair, 18.5 ov), 8-166 (Mohammed Shami, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JD Unadkat402927.25102100
    SN Thakur3035011.6673200
    Washington Sundar302317.6672100
    BA Stokes403127.75113130
    A Zampa402917.2592110
    DT Christian201819.0012000
  • BATSMEN
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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
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    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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    166.66
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    161/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.05)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan402526.2572010
    Mohammed Shami403729.2573120
    S Nadeem302117.00113100
    A Mishra302608.6642110
    PJ Cummins403117.75122210
    MN Samuels1012012.0021100
    CJ Anderson10404.0030000

Match Notes

Supergiant 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0AM RahaneRA Tripathi
2nd36SPD SmithRA Tripathi
3rd38MK TiwarySPD Smith
4th51MK TiwaryBA Stokes
5th9MS DhoniMK Tiwary
6th4DT ChristianMK Tiwary
7th23MK TiwaryWashington Sundar