END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 194/9 (22 runs required, RR: 9.70)

  • Pawan Negi6 (4b)
  • Prasanth Parameswaran3-0-30-3
  • Vinay Kumar4-0-35-2

It was a track that helped batting and it will be an understatement to make. In the end, the one man who made all the difference was Gayle, who smacked a century at a strike-rate of 200. Delhi replied well and were in with a chance till those four overs from Zaheer and Vinay Kumar pegged the Daredevils back. 30s from Rao at the top and Russell down the order sandwiched a superb return to form for Taylor, but in the end his 26-ball 55 was not enough to see the side through to a win.

Bangalore now have 17 points from 15 games, the same as Chennai, who are done with their engagements now. A win in their last game against Deccan will see them through to the playoffs. Delhi remain on 20 and have already made it to the playoffs.

Presentation

Kohli: Exciting game of cricket, good pitch to bat on. Batting with Chris is a wonderful experience, lot of them could have taken my head off at the non-striker's end, we need to win the last game to make it to the playoffs.

Jayawardene: He is in tremendous form, especially on a small ground like this, it was always going to be difficult to contain them. Still we could chase it down, unfortunately we could not. Morne was the only player rested, Viru was sick, we needed to give Russell a chance. We have played enough T20 cricket to realise this happens and we need to just try and improve from here.

Gayle, man of the match: Secret behind those sixes, good balance and it helps to have a pitch where the ball comes up to the bat, it is natural, trying not to move around, couple of innings have me moving around which does not help. Thanks to Virat Kohli for his support at the other end. Maiden over is okay, as long as I am there till the end, it helps to get the runs.

12th man of the match award for Gayle here and he has been Bangalore's biggest trump card since he came over to their side. That is it then from me, Suneer Chowdhary, it has been an exciting day of cricket, in the first game, the ball did all things it could in a T20 game and made scoring rather difficult. Only for the bat to dominate in the second match with more than 400 runs coming in the game.

I will be back for tomorrow's game between the Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals, till then, have a great time!

19.6
W
Parameswaran to Yadav, OUT, goes for a big one but straight to the fielder deep and that is the end of the game, Bangalore have picked up two points here

UT Yadav c Tiwary b Parameswaran 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5
0
Parameswaran to Yadav, no run, slower, shorter and he goes for a swing, misses and it has gone to the keeper
19.4
1
Parameswaran to Negi, 1 run, on the leg stump, moves away to the leg side and drives to long-on for a single
19.4
1w
Parameswaran to Negi, 1 wide, down the leg side and it is called a wide
19.3
W
Parameswaran to Russell, OUT, moving around the crease, slower one delivered and the edge goes high in the air and for Kohli to take a good catch at long-off, end of Russell and dare I say, Delhi's chances in this game too!

AD Russell c Kohli b Parameswaran 31 (21m 15b 1x4 3x6) SR: 206.66

19.2
0
Parameswaran to Russell, no run, round the wicket, tries to slam it back, but goes to the bowler, four sixes needed now
19.1
6
Parameswaran to Russell, SIX runs, pitched right up to the bat and that has been smashed back over the bowler for a six! Hits the sight-screen and rather hard at that!

30 from the last over needed. Parameswaran has the ball.

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | DC: 186/7 (30 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.78, RRR: 30.00)

  • Andre Russell25 (12b)
  • Pawan Negi5 (3b)
  • Vinay Kumar4-0-35-2
  • Zaheer Khan4-0-38-3
18.6
1
Vinay Kumar to Russell, 1 run, round the stumps, pitched right up to the bat, digs out the yorker and that gives them only a single
18.5
6
Vinay Kumar to Russell, SIX runs, swatted away over the mid-wicket region for a six, short of a length, it was not too well-timed but his power takes it over the fence
18.5
1w
Vinay Kumar to Russell, 1 wide, outside the off stump, the batsman slips and is flat on ground, parallel to the crease.
18.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Negi, 1 run, short of good length, driven to the long-off region for a single
18.3
0
Vinay Kumar to Negi, no run, outside the off stump, wants to play it away aggressively, but misses, it was slower too
18.2
4
Vinay Kumar to Negi, FOUR runs, short of length, almost a bouncer, tries to pull it, gets a top edge and it goes over the keeper for a four.
18.1
1
Vinay Kumar to Russell, 1 run, length ball, tries to go over the top but no timing, goes to long-off for only a single

44 off two overs needed.

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 172/7 (44 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.55, RRR: 22.00)

  • Andre Russell17 (9b)
  • Pawan Negi0 (0b)
  • Zaheer Khan4-0-38-3
  • Vinay Kumar3-0-21-2
17.6
1
Khan to Russell, 1 run, full toss outside the off stump and drilled down the ground yet again, to the long-off fielder, only seven off the over
17.5
W
Khan to Pathan, OUT, swung away at a length ball and straight into the hands of the deep mid-wicket fielder, easily caught by Dilshan

IK Pathan c Dilshan b Khan 4 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.4
2
Khan to Pathan, 2 runs, tries to flick it over fine-leg, scoop attempted, but gets the toe-end of the bat, to deep square-leg for a couple of runs
17.3
1
Khan to Russell, 1 run, yorker length ball, round the wickets, outside edge goes to point, where a tumbling Gayle fields and there is only a single
17.2
2
Khan to Russell, 2 runs, full-toss and he was moving around in the crease before slashing him over extra-cover for a couple of runs, a bit of misfield there as well, but in the end, only a couple
17.1
1
Khan to Pathan, 1 run, full-toss and on the pads, hoicked to deep square-leg but to the fielder and only a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 165/6 (51 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.70, RRR: 17.00)

  • Andre Russell13 (6b)
  • Irfan Pathan1 (1b)
  • Vinay Kumar3-0-21-2
  • Zaheer Khan3-0-31-2
16.6
0
Vinay Kumar to Russell, no run, slower one, shorter, beats the batsman this time, and that has brought the equation up to 17 an over for the next three overs.
16.5
1
Vinay Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, pitched right up to the batsman, drilled to the long-on fielder for a single

There is still that one over from the fifth bowler. Delhi will do well to remember that Albie Morkel had smacked 28 off a similar such Bangalore over some games ago.

16.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Russell, 1 run, shorter one from him, smacks him to long-on for a single
16.3
4
Vinay Kumar to Russell, FOUR runs, short ball and that is pulled away to the leg side, between deep square-leg and mid-wicket for a four, it was only a few yards away from the fielder but he barely got to it!

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17DA WarnerUBT Chand
2nd28Y Venugopal RaoUBT Chand
3rd24DPMD JayawardeneY Venugopal Rao
4th38Y Venugopal RaoLRPL Taylor
5th44NV OjhaLRPL Taylor
6th8LRPL TaylorAD Russell
7th12IK PathanAD Russell
8th21AD RussellP Negi
9th2UT YadavP Negi