1.2 and Chahal strikes. Kohli's move is vindicated. Lions in big, big trouble. A flat delivery on the pads, nothing much about it. But Smith struggles to get his bat through the line of the ball. It comes down at an angle and the ball takes the leading edge. Flies all the way to deep square leg. Six at the M Chinnaswamy, I'd say. 1/1
    14.4 huge wicket. Is that the match? Didn't mind tossing it up. Very slow through the air on leg and middle, McCullum gets under it but doesn't get enough power or timing behind it. Gets more elevation than distance. Milne takes a simple reverse-cupped catch at deep midwicket. End of a lovely innings from Baz. Chahal's control is impressive 137/5
    3.6 and the worst ball of the day accounts for Raina. Bad luck. Actually, that is pretty well bowled. He sees Raina coming so bowls a legbreak down leg. Once he's out of his crease, Raina has to play a stroke. He attempts a sweep but the ball goes straight to Watson at short fine leg. Raina's cameo ends. Gujarat just have to keep going. 37/2
    9.4 superbly bowled. Finch is done in. Slow through the air on off and middle, Finch is drawn in by that full length. It dips late so Finch isn't close to the pitch as he looks to drive. The ball spins, beats the bat and settled in Jadhav's gloves who does the rest. A left-arm spinner's dream dismissal 103/3
    10.6 and gone! Big big big wicket. A few dot balls creates that kind of pressure. A cross seam delivery outside off, Karthik chooses timing over power, correctly. But doesn't time it well. Goes straight to Kohli at long-on. On short boundaries, if you can hit it hard and mis-time it, the ball can still clear the boundary. But Karthik rarely depends on muscle. Deserved wicket for Aravind 106/4
    17.4 a mix-up and Jadeja is run-out. Full and straight, pushed to long-on. Jadeja was on the back foot, Kishan was always coming back for the second. Jadeja puts his hand out but Kishan keeps coming. Jadeja was ball-watching. Negi picks up and does the basics well. Kishan made the crease at the bowler's end before jadeja came back 165/6
    19.4 taken. Chahal takes the catch. Good length delivery outside off, Kishan is through his pull, the ball skews off the outside half and settles in Chahal's catch at cover. A quality fight from Kishan though 191/7
    not out
    not out
    8 (lb 2, w 6)
    192/7 (20 Overs, RR: 9.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Dwayne Smith, 1.2 ov), 2-37 (Suresh Raina, 3.6 ov), 3-103 (Aaron Finch, 9.4 ov), 4-106 (Dinesh Karthik, 10.6 ov), 5-137 (Brendon McCullum, 14.4 ov), 6-165 (Ravindra Jadeja, 17.4 ov), 7-191 (Ishan Kishan, 19.4 ov)
    P Negi402115.25171210
    YS Chahal403137.7581210
    S Aravind4053113.2573510
    AF Milne4043110.7574230
    SR Watson2024012.0011200
    TM Head201809.0010100

Match Notes

G'day Baz


Brendon McCullum's average in IPL matches played on April 18 before today

Never has he ever


Runs conceded by Ravindra Jadeja, his most expensive spell in T20s

Mount 10,000


Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in the T20 format during the course of his 38-ball 77