Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | WAR: 173/7 | RR: 8.65

  • WD Parnell6 (2b)
  • N Boje7 (2b)
  • S Aravind4-0-32-2
  • A Mithun2-0-25-2

The hosts have been edged out in a thrilling finish. In a game of fluctuating fortunes,it came down to seven off the last over and you would have backed Warriors to pull it off. But after those three straight dot balls and Botha's wicket, it seemed Aravind had done well to pull off a surprise. But enter Parnell, who smashed his first ball for a boundary and sneaked a couple off the last one to begin this tournament on an exciting note.

We'll get you the details from the presentation in just a bit.

Botha: "Batting with Prince kept me nice and calm and I went for my shots and it came off for me. Myself and Rusty kept counting every over. I had to go for it. We thought we needed a good start. I thought I blew it. I thought those three balls cost my team but Parnell struck it nicely."

Vettori: "They put us under a lot of pressure. We had our chances in the end but we weren't good enough. The wicket was good enough, the lengths were a little harder to it. We got six days before our next game and we need to tidy up the fielding and bowling."

Prince is the Man of the Match: "Let me thank the Lord for giving me the strength. It was unbelievable. We lost momentum and when Johan came in, we got a partnership going. We needed some fortune to go our way, and scampering home at the end, it was dramatic stuff. We told ourselves if we get one over of 15 or 20, and that over came off Chris Gayle. Still a long way to, some tough opposition waiting for us. Aravind and Nannes got those yorkers going, and we need a partnership in the middle."

That's all we have for you today. Don't forget to read Sid Monga's bulletin. Tomorrow's a double-header, so catch you then. Bye.

19.6
2
Aravind to Parnell, 2 runs, The Warriors have won! Good length and he drives it to long-on, it needed a good throw to the striker's end and it ended up being a wide one, giving Parnell time to scramble back for the second. Kaif was the fielder in the deep

AB comes up

2 needed off 1 to win, one to tie

19.5
4
Aravind to Parnell, FOUR, four, four, short on middle and he found the gap, pulled it away into the gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg, one bounce four

Ab goes back

19.4
1
Aravind to Boje, 1 run, slower one bowled on a length, dragged hard to long-on for a single, 6 off 2

With those three dots and a wicket, Aravind has engineered another twist in this game but all it takes is one hit. 7 off 3 and Parnell's the new man

19.3
W
Aravind to Botha, OUT, caught at long-on, three dots in a row, slower one bowled full outside off and he strikes it well but finds Kohli at long-on, he didn't have to move much and Botha has to go

J Botha c Kohli b Aravind 42 (37m 24b 2x4 3x6) SR: 175.00

7 off 4

19.2
0
Aravind to Botha, no run, dot ball again, short on middle and he went for the pull, missed and AB keeps well
19.1
0
Aravind to Botha, no run, ooh, slower one bowled full outside off, Botha swings hard but misses

Just seven needed and the Warriors will back themselves to get it. Botha on strike, facing Aravind

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs 2 Wkts | WAR: 166/6 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.73, RRR: 7.00)

  • N Boje6 (1b)
  • J Botha42 (21b)
  • A Mithun2-0-25-2
  • CH Gayle4-0-43-0
18.6
6
Mithun to Boje, SIX, six, six! This is a thriller, short on the off, he makes room and thumps it over deep midwicket for a maximum, this see-saw game has drifted back Warriors' way

Boje to face

18.5
W
Mithun to Thyssen, OUT, he has to go now! Feathers it to de Villiers, was a shortish delivery outside off and he tried to pull that over midwicket, one would think the shot was on but he ended up nicking it to the keeper, pressure back on Botha now thanks to those two wickets and two dot deliveries

CA Thyssen c †de Villiers b Mithun 4 (2m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Big man is Thyssen

18.4
4
Mithun to Thyssen, FOUR, perfect placement, full and wide, he stood his ground and steered it beautifully past point to the boundary
18.3
1
Mithun to Botha, 1 run, good stuff from Mithun, yorker length on the off, dug out wide of point for a single

The end of an excellent innings but Botha's still out there and Thyssen can hit it a long way.

18.2
W
Mithun to Prince, OUT, Prince goes! Slightly short and he was trying to have that over the leg-side field, got the top edge and Nannes made no mistake at extra cover. Was a skier but he judged it well.

AG Prince c Nannes b Mithun 74 (82m 55b 6x4 3x6) SR: 134.54

18.1
1
Mithun to Botha, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched down the ground to long-on

A brilliant fightback from this fifth-wicket pair. Bangalore's best bowlers have bowled out and they'll have to rely on the others to see them through. Mithun runs in

END OF OVER:
18 | 17 Runs | WAR: 154/4 (19 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.55, RRR: 9.50)

  • J Botha40 (19b)
  • AG Prince74 (54b)
  • CH Gayle4-0-43-0
  • DP Nannes4-0-31-0
17.6
1
Gayle to Botha, 1 run, strikes it just wide of extra cover to sneak a single and keep strike
17.5
6
Gayle to Botha, SIX, Warriors have the edge now, with six wickets in hand, landed in the zone for Botha on leg stump, struck it neatly through the line over long-on for a big one, just 20 off 13 now
17.4
6
Gayle to Botha, SIX, Botha replies strongly, a ferocious slog that was, landed flat on the off and he swung it away over deep midwicket, connected superbly

Gayle backed out at the last moment as Botha shaped up for a reverse-sweep

17.3
1
Gayle to Prince, 1 run, pitches it up outside off and quicker through the air, played down to long-off for a single
17.2
1
Gayle to Botha, 1 run, full on the off, steered wide of Mithun at point, he dives full length to keep them to a single
17.1
2
Gayle to Botha, 2 runs, full toss on middle, whacks it over midwicket but can't quite find the boundary, two more in the deep

36 needed in three overs. Nannes has bowled out, so has Vettori

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | WAR: 137/4 (36 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 12.00)

  • AG Prince73 (53b)
  • J Botha24 (14b)
  • DP Nannes4-0-31-0
  • CH Gayle3-0-26-0
16.6
0
Nannes to Prince, no run, banged it short on leg stump, Prince shuffled way too across to help it on its way to the fine-leg boundary, missed, a dot ball again

Karn: "There's a reason I love this sport: the scope it offers for resilience. 13 minutes ago, things looked bleak at best for the Warriors. Now, they're holding the aces."

16.5
1
Nannes to Botha, 1 run, shortish on the off, swatted down towards long-on for a single
16.4
0
Nannes to Botha, no run, short outside off and Botha missed out on a chance to upper-cut that one, a dot ball for Bangalore
16.3
1
Nannes to Prince, 1 run, well fielded at midwicket this time by Vettori, fetched it from outside off and Vettori dived to his left to save a few runs
16.2
4
Nannes to Prince, FOUR, picked the gap, short of a good length again and he struck it hard past midwicket, a yawning gap in the deep there and he ends up getting four
16.1
1
Nannes to Botha, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, pushed to extra cover for a single

Nannes steams in

END OF OVER:
16 | 8 Runs | WAR: 130/4 (43 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.12, RRR: 10.75)

  • AG Prince68 (50b)
  • J Botha22 (11b)
  • CH Gayle3-0-26-0
  • DP Nannes3-0-24-0
15.6
0
Gayle to Prince, no run, makes room to crack that through extra cover, gets an inside edge onto his pads