• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    23
    25
    25
    3
    0
    92.00
    6.3 bowled him, we were talking about how he hasn't liked the googly, and he's done in by an absolute beaut of a googly. Tossed up slower than the previous one, and wider, and Kohli reaches out for the cover drive, leaving a big gap for the ball to spin back through. A strange innings from Kohli - looks like he was looking to play himself in and aiming to accelerate later, but if you get out for 23 off 25 the playing yourself in part doesn't look that good 49/1
    17.2 can't clear long on! Slower ball, full outside off, and Parthiv goes for the slog. Doesn't pick the change of pace, and he toe-ends the shot. In the air for quite a while, but Rahane keeps calm 126/4
    8.3 gottim, Kohli and AB in the space of two overs! Another wrong'un, back of a length, and again the ball stops on AB. This time it keeps low too, and in a hurried effort to jam his bat down and keep it out, he punches it firmly back to the bowler, at catchable height 71/2
    10.1 appeal, and given! Shreyas Gopal's on fire. What a spell. Length ball on middle, and the googly turns away from Hetmyer. Goes onto the back foot to defend, but the ball goes past his outside edge, and takes a feather edge. Sharp catch from Buttler, bending low 73/3
    not out
    31
    28
    50
    2
    1
    110.71
    not out
    18
    9
    15
    2
    1
    200.00
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    158/4 (20 Overs, RR: 7.9)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (V Kohli, 6.3 ov), 2-71 (AB de Villiers, 8.3 ov), 3-73 (SO Hetmyer, 10.1 ov), 4-126 (PA Patel, 17.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Gowtham401904.75101000
    DS Kulkarni302608.6674010
    JC Archer4047111.7576201
    S Gopal411233.00161000
    VR Aaron1016016.0003000
    STR Binny10606.0010000
    BA Stokes302909.6643100
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    7.4 given! The wrong'un continues to do its magic! Rocks back to cut, completely misreads the googly, and by the time his bat can come down the ball has struck the flap of his back pad, bang in front. May have misread the length as well - it didn't seem short enough to cut, and that misjudgment left him with even less time to adjust 60/1
    12.4 toe-ended to long off! Full, just outside off, and the extra legbreak finds the bat's bottom-half. Slices it into the air, and Stoinis makes no mistake. Buttler very disappointed, hits his bat onto the ground in disgust 104/2
    18.6 full, just outside off, and Smith has hammered this off the back foot. Over the non-striker's head, but the man at long on is there. Smith falls, Royals need 5 off the final over 154/3
    not out
    34
    23
    39
    3
    1
    147.82
    not out
    1
    2
    4
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    10 (b 4, lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    164/3 (19.5 Overs, RR: 8.26)
    Fall of wickets: 1-60 (AM Rahane, 7.4 ov), 2-104 (JC Buttler, 12.4 ov), 3-154 (SPD Smith, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    UT Yadav3.5040010.4364110
    NA Saini403508.75127010
    Mohammed Siraj402516.25111110
    YS Chahal401724.25110020
    MP Stoinis302809.3334000
    MM Ali1014014.0011100

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st60AM RahaneJC Buttler
2nd44SPD SmithJC Buttler
3rd50SPD SmithRA Tripathi
4th10BA StokesRA Tripathi