Player of the Match
Player of the Match
190dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Tye, Finch lift Lions off the bottom

Andrew Tye's barrage of variations that fetched him 3 for 12 and a bruising half-century from Aaron Finch left Royal Challengers Bangalore facing early elimination

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
AJ Finch
72(34) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
12 2 2 1 0 6 47 2
SK Raina
SK Raina
34(30) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 4 2 4 5 6 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AJ Tye
AJ Tye
O4
M0
R12
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
RA Jadeja
RA Jadeja
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Gujarat Lions , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

27 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Gujarat Lions 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

11pm Gujarat Lions drag themselves off the foot of the table with this crushing win. It was set up by Andrew Tye who claimed 3 for 12 and sparked another RCB collapse. RCB hit another low: they were bowled out for the first time in two successive games in the IPL. Samuel Badree nipped out two wickets in two overs early in the chase of 135, but Finch muscled a 22-ball fifty - the fastest by a Gujarat Lions player in the IPL. Game over. RCB are now all but out of the tournament.

"It is never easy to lose games," Kohli says. "Tonight was not clinical. We need to get better with our performances. You got to come out and play with intent. We tried to do it with the bat. The only way to come out of it is to play positive cricket. We are putting too much pressure on the team. Individuals need to stand up and take responsibility. The ball was coming on decently well. Both the innings under lights the ball behaves the same. Credit to Finch he played a fantastic knock. In a small chase it is important if one guys takes the momentum."

"We did very well in all departments," Raina says. "AJ, Faulkner, and Jadeja bowled really well. Then Finchy batted brilliantly. The wicket did something with the new ball. AJ took back-to-back wickets. That was the turning point. It was a team effort today. Basil and Nathu were also accurate. Finch was smashing everything, I was just looking at ones and twos. Today's win gives us a lot of confidence.

"The execution of the hat-trick ball was not as good as the last time (laughs). Glad we got the result tonight," Tye, the Man of the Match, says. "My plan to Gayle was to hit a good length and not give anything away. I got it on the right spot. The ball came on nicely, it was a pretty good wicket. It had some pace in it and suited our attack tonight. Nathu Singh has the skill to be at this level. Basil has shown class at this level. Those two have bright futures ahead of them. I love the IPL, the schedule has been hectic, but India is always a special place to play cricket."

That is all we have for you from this match. Thanks for reading. Do come back for the double-header tomorrow. Good night for now

13.5
1
Head to Raina, 1 run, dropped short and outside off, Raina skips back and pulls it to deep midwicket, wrapping up Gujarat's seven-wicket win
13.4
4
Head to Raina, FOUR runs, length outside off, Raina crunches it over the covers again, beats sweeper to his left. Raina is now the top scorer in IPL 2017
13.3
4
Head to Raina, FOUR runs, tossed outside off, no turn, Raina goes over the top. Punched over the covers, splits sweeper cover and wide long-off
13.2
1
Head to Jadeja, 1 run, fired short on middle, punched to sweeper cover
13.1
1
Head to Raina, 1 run, very full and wide outside off, Raina drives away from the body and sends an edge behind square

Head

END OF OVER:
13 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | GL: 124/3 (11 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.53, RRR: 1.57)

  • Ravindra Jadeja1 (3b)
  • Suresh Raina24 (26b)
  • Pawan Negi2-0-24-1
  • Yuzvendra Chahal3-0-29-0
12.6
0
Negi to Jadeja, no run, flat dart cramps Jadeja for room, dragged to short fine leg

RCB hit another low

1

This was the first time they were bowled out in two successive games

AB freezes

45.45

AB de Villiers' strike-rate this match - his second lowest when he has faced at least 10 balls in the IPL