397dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Praveen and Bangalore upstage Yuvraj in thriller

Having given up 14 runs in the 17th over, Praveen Kumar displayed awesome composure to bowl a four-run, double-wicket final over to seal an amazing eight-run win for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
50(34) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 3 2 1 18 16 6 0
RE van der Merwe
35(19) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 7 5 6 11 6

Best performances - Bowlers

YA Abdulla
O4
M1
R36
W4
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | KXIP: 137/7 (9 runs required, RR: 6.85)

  • Tanmay Srivastava0 (1b)
  • Ramesh Powar0 (0b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-27-2
  • Anil Kumble4-0-25-2

Quite an amazing turnaround! Bangalore looked out of it when Yuvraj and Goel added 70. It happened again when van der Merwe struggled with the dew and bowled one nightmare over. But the last two overs went for just eight and that made the difference.

The shell shocked Punjab players shake hands with their opponents who looked absolutely chuffed. They needed this win badly. They now jump to 5th place and both teams are tied on 6 points. Punjab are marginally ahead on net run rate.

A lot of you have mailed saying Boucher had knocked off the bails before Sanga was actually bowled. I guess it got lost in the heat of the moment. I need to see another replay of that before I write anything. We all remember the Haddin incident!

Here's the presentation:

Yuvraj is the Man of the Match: "We didn't get enough partnerships and Bangalore bowled really well. Not a difficult wicket but they're getting slower. Can't blame the pitch."

Kumble: "We really backed our bowlers. Roelof guided us with the bat. Had Yuvraj been there for another 5 overs the game would have been over. Gripping the ball was tough because of the dew. We didn't expect it to be this hard. The intensity was brilliant in the field."

That's it from us. We've been treated to a really gripping game. Thanks for your company. Bye for now.

19.6
0
Kumar to Srivastava, no run, a hat-trick it won't be but Bangalore won't complain because they've upstaged Punjab! He cuts hard to point

Will we witness 2 hat-tricks in a single match?

19.5
W
Kumar to Chawla, OUT, timber! He fires in a fast yorker swinging in, Chawla chases it and gets a thik inside edge which flattens his offstump

PP Chawla b Kumar 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

19.4
W
Kumar to Pathan, OUT, Praveen gets away with a low full toss! Pathan stays at the crease and tries to club him over the sight screen but he strikes the ball off the bottom half of the bat and Kohli makes no mistake at long-on

IK Pathan c Kohli b Kumar 12 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

19.3
0
Kumar to Pathan, no run, superb change of pace, he swishes and meets thin air
19.2
4
Kumar to Pathan, FOUR runs, take that! Irfan Pathan gets on his knee to a full delivery and square drive with brute power wide of deep backward point
19.1
0
Kumar to Pathan, no run, Praveen jams in the yorker outside off and the batsman cannot dig it out

This is exhilarating stuff! Tension.... 13 off 6 balls, Preity looks really worried now

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st70Yuvraj SinghK Goel
2nd3SM KatichK Goel
3rd11SM KatichKC Sangakkara
4th32DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
5th13KC SangakkaraIK Pathan
6th8IK PathanPP Chawla
7th0RR PowarPP Chawla
8th0RR PowarTM Srivastava

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789