END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | GL: 162/7 (27 runs required, RR: 8.10)

  • Dinesh Karthik58 (44b)
  • Basil Thampi11 (10b)
  • Sandeep Sharma4-0-40-2
  • Mohit Sharma4-0-25-1

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"Very good toss to lose. Wicket got a bit slower and our bowlers bowled really well. Got some wickets in the Poweplay and we were clinical," Glenn Maxwell says after Kings XI have successfully defended their first total this season, "Amla and Marsh are outstanding. Classical batsmen, and for them to get as deep as they did, it allowed the hitters to play their game. Making handy contributions most games, but I would like to make a bit more to make it easier on the lower order. I can't say enough about Cariappa, he bowled the right lengths, him and Axar Patel did a great holding job and kept the run-rate up for them. We have a great group of guys who are easily motivated. The guys have celebrated Hashim and Manan's outstanding innings the other day. I'm uncertain of Hashim's fitness issues, he was pretty sore when I was out there batting with him. Anytime you lose a run of games in a row, you desperately need to turn it around. For us to win this game, after losing the game, on a good wicket, I'm pleased about the character they showed."

Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match for his second fifty-plus score in two matches. He isn't at the presentation.

7.30 pm The toss didn't go Kings XI's way. The middle overs didn't go their way either. But an Amla fifty at the top and Axar's brilliance towards the end of their batting innings gave them a good total to bowl at. But their bowling has been iffy all season and 189 didn't seem impossible for Gujarat Lions. Axar took those odds on again, dismissing Suresh Raina when he was going strong, and then nipped Dwayne Smith out in the death. KC Cariappa was also very good with his offspinners and carrom balls. Finished with 2 for 24. On the back of all that, Kings XI have moved into the top four.

Good innings from Dinesh Karthik though. He picked the right shots to play up against a bowling attack executing their plans to bowl wide yorkers very well. But he just doesn't have a power-hitter's game and that ended up hurting him. ESPNcricinfo's Match Day experts Brad Hogg and Ajit Agarkar are live now, do join them here and here as they discuss this match, and preview the one between RCB and KKR.

"You can't chase 190 every time. Bowlers have to do something. We haven't won any 4 pm games. It's a learning curve for us. Spinners have to step up," Suresh Raina says, "Nathu got cramps, so I had to bowl Smith in the second last over. The bowlers are lacking confidence. They are not executing on match day, they do well in the nets, but not on match day. We thought we could still chase it down, but while we were batting, the wicket got slower and Sandeep and Mohit bowled good slower balls and made it hard for us to hit. At this stage, I can't say anything. We have to go there. Couple of injury issues, but we have to win more games, we can't just talk in training. We'll go to Bangalore, regroup and hopefully we can win"

19.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Karthik, no run, there it is. Yorker zips past Karthik outside off and Kings XI have finally defended a total this season
19.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi, 1 run, yorker just outside off. All that can be done to that is a chop towards cover
19.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, slower short ball down leg, Karthik pulls to long leg
19.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi, 1 run, full and just outside off, Thampi swings it over to deep midwicket
19.2
2
Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi, 2 runs, short delivery on off stump, Thampi walks down to it and pulls between deep square leg and deep midwicket. Miller, the substitute, racing to his right, puts in the dive and saves a boundary.
19.1
4
Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi, FOUR runs, inside edge to the fine leg boundary. This is a yorker, reversing into Thampi. He goes for a whip through midwicket and gets lucky

Thirty six needed off the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | GL: 153/7 (36 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 36.00)

  • Dinesh Karthik57 (42b)
  • Basil Thampi3 (6b)
  • Mohit Sharma4-0-25-1
  • T Natarajan3-0-22-0
18.6
0
Sharma to Karthik, no run, finishes the over with his top pace and its a dot too. Karthik tries a late cut but is beaten
18.5
1b
Sharma to Basil Thampi, 1 bye, another slower ball, back of the hand, to the tail-ender. Good plan. Thampi slogs across the line, and misses wildly. Karthik pinches a bye
18.4
1
Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, offcutter, pitches short, and into the body. Karthik misses out on the pull. Under pressure, he doesn't hold his shape for long enough
18.3
2
Sharma to Karthik, 2 runs, full, slow, and wide outside off, Karthik waits on it and slams it between the sweeper and long-off. That's about the best a batsman can do to balls like these, and hope his timing is good. This time, it isn't
18.2
0
Sharma to Karthik, no run, back of the hand slower ball again, and though Karthik does pick it, under pressure to score big, he is beaten. Goes for the slog over wide long-on, against the turn of the ball, because he has to
18.1
0
Sharma to Karthik, no run, goes full, on fifth stump, Karthik drives it back where it came from
18.1
1w
Sharma to Karthik, 1 wide, that's harsh. Karthik moves right across off stump, his back leg is right over the wide line as he leaves the ball. The back of a length slower ball. And umpire Erasmus calls it a wide. That's just unfair

Lions need 41 off 12...

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs | GL: 148/7 (41 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.22, RRR: 20.50)

  • Basil Thampi3 (5b)
  • Dinesh Karthik54 (37b)
  • T Natarajan3-0-22-0
  • Sandeep Sharma3-0-31-2
17.6
0
Natarajan to Basil Thampi, no run, full and wide outside off, Thampi tries to pierce the gap at cover, but misses. Good tactics. Tailenders can't hit the cover drives as well as they can muscle slogs
17.6
1w
Natarajan to Basil Thampi, 1 wide, this becomes a full toss as it passes the wide line outside off. Thampi leaves and collects the extra
17.5
1
Natarajan to Karthik, 1 run, full and outside off, Karthik, now batting outside off stump because the line of attack is wide, launches it over to deep cover
17.4
1
Natarajan to Basil Thampi, 1 run, hits the yorker outside off, Thampi gets an outside edge, Saha dives to his right but isn't able to hold on
17.3
1
Natarajan to Karthik, 1 run, looks for the full, wide yorker, as his field asks him to. DK preemts that too, moving across outside off. But it is just too wide for him to do much about. Reaches out for it and clonks to cover

Mohit now has a word with Maxi about the field. Square leg comes up. Long-on, long-off goes back. Point is back on the boundary too

17.2
1
Natarajan to Basil Thampi, 1 run, full delivery on off stump, Thampi slogs and gets an inside edge to deep square leg
17.2
1w
Natarajan to Basil Thampi, 1 wide, he goes for the wide yorker, but it slithers the other side of the wide line. Thampi is again, backing to leg and is left swinging wildly
17.1
0
Natarajan to Basil Thampi, no run, angles it across the right-hander, who is making room outside leg. Thampi swings and misses. DK comes up to talk to him now. Thampi needs to get a single

Natarajan to bowl in the death

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | GL: 142/7 (47 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.35, RRR: 15.66)

  • Dinesh Karthik52 (35b)
  • Basil Thampi1 (1b)
  • Sandeep Sharma3-0-31-2
  • Mohit Sharma3-0-21-1
16.6
4
Sandeep Sharma to Karthik, FOUR runs, he's switch hit an almost yorker to the third man boundary. What an innings, that's his fifty. This is such a high risk shot, but he guesses this ball will be near the blockhole, and that gives him a leg up.
16.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Basil Thampi, 1 run, low full toss just outside off, bunts it to long-on

Basil Thampi is in with a strike-rate of 144

16.4
W
Sandeep Sharma to Tye, OUT, goes back to the yorker and topples middle stump. No need to be funky if you can nail this ball. And it even reverse swings into the right-hander, looking to heave it over long-on. Tye misses, Sandeep hits

AJ Tye b Sandeep Sharma 22 (15m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

Fast hands DK

100

Dinesh Karthik is the first wicketkeeper to 100 dismissals in the IPL