Mishra steps out, this is short on middle, hit to long-on
11.45pm This is the first team since 2015 that a team has defended less than 200 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Daredevils have collapsed around Pant's fifty. Amit Mishra gobbled up 14 balls for his eight runs. All the other batsmen needed to do was to give Pant the strike. However, it was not to be.
Watson was brilliant in the slog overs - conceding only seven from his last two overs. Negi, bowling his first over of the season, then shut out his former franchise.
Zaheer: Eight out of ten times we would have got this total. We could not get the partnerships going. The wicket was very good for batting. It is just the beginning of the tournament. We just did not have partnerships. We were going at a good rate, Pant played well, and just needed support at the other end. Pant showed a lot of courage, he has undergone personal trauma, we are all with him. The wicket is a bit on the drier side, and that is one of the reasons 157 was gettable. We have a good balance of fast bowlers and spinners. We also have Jayant sitting on the sidelines.
Watson: It was a great win, to get that score Kedhar did really well. We stepped it up from the first game with the ball and in the field. Kedhar got the momentum going. My gut feeling went with Negi. Pant had not seen him all night. Negi did it against his old team. Chahal has done it for RCB for a long time, he has done it for India as well.
Jadhav, Man of the Match: At the age of 15, I was improvising. Once I got power, I started hitting big shots. I keep all the options open and just react to the ball. I look short but I work hard on my fitness in the gym. When two of your top players [Kohli and de Villiers] are not playing, you need to take responsibility. That is what I wanted to do today. Not just today, I want to do it for the rest of the season.
That is all we have for you from this match. Goodbye and good night. Ciao tomorrow
99ks length ball, swung away to wide long-on
Mishra-Pant partnership: Mishra - 6 runs, 12 balls (7 dots), Pant - 8 runs, 5 balls
short of a length on middle, slugged away to deep midwicket
This is a skier and Negi bolts back and takes it himself. Tossed up on middle, Nadeem looks to loft it away but only skews it in the air. Nagi runs back and settles under it near the mid-on region
an appeal for a stumping, the TV umpire has been called in. He grounds his back leg. Vinod swipes the bails off but Nadeem is safe. Back of a length and outside off, Nadeem swings and does not connect
Dhaval : "Spare a moment for Pant who has put behind a life crisis and has given his best performance in an effort to win the game for his team. Tells a lot about the character of the young man. Remember Kohli and Sachin had done that in their early days. #Respect"
first-ball wicket. Negi hits the leg stump and the Chinnaswamy raises itself to a huuuuge roar. This is a seam-up fast ball, Pant shuffles across off and goes low for the sweep. Does not get bat onto it. Negi floors the leg stump with this quick fizzer, striking with his first ball of the season against his former team. Credit to Pant too for showing steel and resolve after a personal tragedy
Who will bowl the last over. Binny? Abdulla? Negi? DD need 19. Negi to bowl it. This is his first over of the match, against his former franchise
what is Mishra trying to do. He shuffles across off and does not connect with a scoop. Watson has conceded just seven from his last two overs
Pant now has a chat with Mishra
back of a length and outside off, Mishra swings wildly, he still can't connect
good length. Shortish and outside off, Mishra cuts and misses
full and outside off, smacked down to long-on. Binny makes a superb diving save under pressure
Mishra gestures he had hit this with the bat. But no inside edge involved. Given as runs. Back of a length and angled in to hit the pad. The tracker shows it would hit middle. Not given
bounces over the stumps. Watson has his hands on his head. Back of a length, swishes and misses
Pant shuffles across off stump, this is the slower short ball, Pant gets inside it and top-edges a pull over long leg
back of a length on middle, clipped away to deep square leg
107ks slower ball from the back of the hand, Mishra almost caught the ball with the glove. He looks away, takes his eyes off the ball, looks to evade it, but the ball does not even arrive. When it does, Mishra waves his glove at the ball. Bizarre
back-of-the-hand slower ball outside off, Pant slogs and toe-ends the ball towards long-on. Brings up a fine fifty
short ball homing in on the chest, fended into the middle of the pitch. They chance a single. Mills and Pant collide but the latter completes a single
short of a length and outside off, Mishra arches his back and upper-cuts it in the air to the right of deep third man
Mills. Around the wicket
full and outside off, Pant swishes and misses. What a comeback from Watson. Just one run after the first-ball four
back of a length on middle, opens the face and guides it to deep point