12.1 brilliant catch by Smith length ball on middle, Warner backed away a long way and tried to slap this over extra cover. Doesn't time it and it swirls high off the top edge over mid-off. Smith runs back and dives full length to his right to hold on to the ball. 103/2
    3.5 cleaned him up! It was a googly on middle, the length was the key as it had Williamson in two minds, in the end he stayed rooted to the crease, the ball hurried back into him before crashing into the stumps 28/1
    14.6 we might have a stumping here Pandey waits on this and late cuts it, but seemed to lose balance and Samson broke the stumps. And that's brilliant work by Samson. He broke the stumps right when Pandey's foot was in the air. Oh wait, that's actually caught behind. Though it would have been stumped too. Pandey cut it so fine, it went into Samson's gloves and he held on. The batsman seemed to think about setting off for a run then decided against it, and in that process, lost balance. Samson broke the stumps at that precise moment too. 121/3
    15.5 taken by Unadkat running in from deep square leg Shankar hadn't looked fluent, and he gets a top edge to this intended pull. The ball hangs in the air long enough for Unadkat to run in and take a tumbling catch. Just reward for Aaron who has bowled well without luck so far 125/4
    18.1 holes out to wide long on another slower ball, length outside off. Shakib tries to fetch it from there and wants to pull it to midwicket, but it's a long boundary and he has to generate all the power himself. Doesn't get enough on it and Shreyas Gopal is eager to make amends for the earlier drop, runs around to his left from long-on to hold on to a good catch 137/7
    16.2 brilliant return catch by Unadkat. He's shown Michael Jordan-like hang-time in the air. Brilliantly bowled slower ball on the stumps on a length. Hooda has no clue about it, way too early into the flick and he pops it in the air. It's flying above Unadkat but he times his jump perfectly in the follow through to pluck it with his left hand stretched out full, in the air. And he's pumped. 127/5
    17.5 Oshane's not going to be denied for long. Saha's been out of cricket for a while and a pacy, back of length ball that's zipping in from off is not the easiest to face. He was giving himself room to try and swat it into the legside, but gets a thin top edge that is held by Samson behind the stumps. 137/6
    not out
    19.3 third brilliant catch of the match by Unadkat Another back of hand slower one, and Bhuvi was giving himself room but Aaron bowled it on his pads. He tried to flick it, too early into the shot, and it takes the leading edge and swirls to square leg. Samson is running but Unadkat calls out, running in and dives in front to take it 147/8
    not out
    9 (b 4, lb 2, w 3)
    160/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.0)
    Did not bat: KK Ahmed
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Kane Williamson, 3.5 ov), 2-103 (David Warner, 12.1 ov), 3-121 (Manish Pandey, 14.6 ov), 4-125 (Vijay Shankar, 15.5 ov), 5-127 (Deepak Hooda, 16.2 ov), 6-137 (Wriddhiman Saha, 17.5 ov), 7-137 (Shakib Al Hasan, 18.1 ov), 8-147 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 19.3 ov)
    VR Aaron403629.0092110
    O Thomas402827.0082010
    S Gopal403027.5084000
    JD Unadkat402626.5041000
    R Parag302408.0012000
    STR Binny1010010.0011010

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st78AM RahaneLS Livingstone
2nd15AM RahaneSV Samson
3rd55SPD SmithSV Samson
4th13SV SamsonAJ Turner