19.1
W
Mohammed Shami to Gopal, OUT, superb stuff! Shami spears a fuller delivery at 140 kph int leg stump. Gopal makes room to launch it over the off side, but it's a mis-hit and it's an easy catch at long-off

S Gopal c Agarwal b Mohammed Shami 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3
W
Arshdeep Singh to Rahane, OUT, more offcutters and this one is taken by short third man running nearly all the way to the boundary! Brilliant stuff from Arshdeep to trust his slower balls. To line them up well outside off, meaning Rahane's helpless flail into the leg side, takes a clean top edge. And even better catching from Shami, his eyes always on the ball.

AM Rahane c Mohammed Shami b Arshdeep Singh 26 (37m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 123.80

17.1
W
Mohammed Shami to Archer, OUT, taken at long-on! Archer biffs a short ball outside off with great power, but these are long boundaries and that's a top fielder. KL Rahul comes in off the boundary and takes it ever so confidently. Royals need 50 off 17 now

JC Archer c Rahul b Mohammed Shami 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

16.3
W
M Ashwin to Turner, OUT, duck on IPL debut! This, strangely enough, is a slow, tossed up legbreak, possibly because Ashwin thinks he can bait the big hitter into a false shot. And bait him he does. The equation makes Turner go for it. The turn on the ball makes the shot go to long-off when he is looking to go dead straight. Miller runs in and takes the catch and Royals are in a mess again

AJ Turner c Miller b M Ashwin 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

15.6
W
R Ashwin to Tripathi, OUT, taken at long-off. The run-rate kept rising. He had to do something about it. He sees a short ball outside off, goes for the lofted drive, but the ball seems to come off the higher part of the bat and so doesn't have the timing to clear the fence

RA Tripathi c Agarwal b R Ashwin 50 (74m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

11.4
W
R Ashwin to Samson, OUT, plays all over it. Ashwin has seen Samson sweeping on length regardless of the spin on the ball. So he puts this around off stump - a region that is conducive to the sweep shot - but the length of this ball is a little fuller. And the ball skids through off the pitch, going under the bat and taking down off stump. The subtlest of variations. The greatest of effects.

SV Samson b R Ashwin 27 (33m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

4.1
W
Arshdeep Singh to Buttler, OUT, huge scalp for the young man, but credit for it goes entirely to Nicholas Pooran, who takes an excellent catch! Buttler looks to wallop this length ball across the line, gets a leading edge that swirls in the air for a long, long time. Pooran turned around and ran back and settled himself under the swirler before pouching it safe. Ashwin rips out a roar, we won't see Ashwin v Buttler tonight.

JC Buttler c †Pooran b Arshdeep Singh 23 (18m 17b 1x4 2x6) SR: 135.29

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38JC ButtlerRA Tripathi
2nd59SV SamsonRA Tripathi
3rd30AM RahaneRA Tripathi
4th4AM RahaneAJ Turner
5th2AM RahaneJC Archer
6th15STR BinnyAM Rahane
7th12STR BinnyS Gopal
8th10STR BinnyJD Unadkat