that's the win. A bouncer wide outside off, he looks to hook, it's too big on him. Top edge over the keeper
10:52pm And that's all from us tonight here at ball-by-ball. Head over to the home page for the post-match analysis. Good night!
This win means that:
1) Sunrisers Hyderabad have confirmed a top-two finish.
2) RCB's playoff hopes stay alive. If they win their remaining games, and if other results go their way, RCB could even qualify without worrying about net run rate.
3) Kings XI will also stay in contention, because they could still finish on 16 points by winning their last two games. Even 14 points may be enough if other results go their way.
4) Mumbai could still go through if they finish on 12 points because of their strong net run rate.
10:45pm All right, a lot of questions in feedback about scenarios! Give me a minute while I sum it all up for you.
Umesh: I'm bowling just whatever I'm thinking. I just want to carry this form. The last few games I was taken for fours and sixes with the slower ball. Pace and bounce is my strength so I just backed that today. My job is to take one or two wickets. If I use the new ball well the job becomes easy.
Umesh Yadav is the Man of the Match.
Kohli: The last week has been crazy. We thought we were down and out. Suddenly the table opened up. Now we just need two wins from two. I think Kings XI thought we'd be a little initimidated by their batting line-up but the way they ran in they knew they coulnd't make mistakes. We knew that they would try and go for big runs because they didn't have their mystery spinner. We just kept them in doubt.
[Toss] Very important, having seen results at this ground and knowing they didn't have their spinner. We had chased 180 in the last game and we were in a good space coming into this. We want too take responsiblity as batsmen - you won't always win the toss. We fancy chasing big totals as well. We love taking responsiblity.
I think we've got the right kind of momentum. Other teams don't want to play a team who are feeling good and have nothing to lose. It's important to have the right mindset - not think too much about qualifying.
P Patel: We had to be aggressive. Our bowlers did well. Knew we had a chance to increase the net run-rate. We wanted to make sure to play out the first two overs and finish it as early as possible. I think we pulled out our A-game today. It's a small ground, a great wicket to bat on and when the other team's down and you have to chase 90 - you know how it goes. We are in a situation where we have nothing to lose and we just have to go out and enjoy ourselves.
Ashwin: Disappointing. Wasn't a professional effort at all. That's been the story. It's the bowlers who have got us the points. We've to try and make sure we lift ourselves. We'll have to keep a watch on the net run rate but stay positive and move forward. It was very simple - we haven't really got through to 20 overs 3 down or 4 down. We didn't put a score in the minds of the batsmen when we went in - it's just that the wheels came off. Quick turnover, we'll try to put Mumbai to bed and see how it goes in Pune. We've got a reasonable bowling attack and a lot of international experienced players didn't show up with the bat.
10:31pm RCB stay alive. And this has done some serious good for their health on the points table. They'll remain in seventh place but their NRR of about negative 0.26 has now turned to positive 0.218. They've come in and completely blown Kings XI away. It was a 23.1 over match on a pitch that produced over 450 runs in the last game. Umesh Yadav wasthe architect - Rahul and Gayle in the same over. And then the others didn't let a fragile middle order settle.
dropped but it's also a no-ball. Kohli doesn't run. It's high and outside off, he lifts a simple catch for long-off who comes in, makes the ground, gets to the ball and then fails to hold on. Would have been game over if he had run there
Jasir: "I'll be very honest, I am more disheartened at my IPL team's loss than India's loss, because India has become so dominant that I almost sometimes forget that India loses too sometimes, and when they do, I don't feel that bad. "
Chan: "@Rahul Oak : There are times when I have cried when CSK lost. My love for CSK is the same as that for the Indian team."
Brij: "@RahulOak: Yes it does hurt when my IPL team loses. But an Indian team defeat hurts for a longer time then an IPL team defeat."
Manish: "@Rahul oak- ur not alone, I see.... ;)"
Jens: "@rahuloak - totally dependent on the importance of th match and how my team plays..."
Ankur saxena: "Just for fun sake...what would have been the D/L par score at this moment?" --- 29
full on off stump, drives to long-on
Rahul Oak: "Genuine question for IPL "fans": Do you really get upset if your team loses? I mean, a loss for any IPL team would never put me in the kind of mood I get into when the Indian team loses. Is that generally true for folks, or is it just me (out of touch dinosaur)? "
slower short ball at middle stump, hangs back and pulls to deep square
guided. Bouncer in the corridor. Parthiv arches backwards to make room and ramps it to the third man boundary
beaten. Another slower ball dying on the batsman from back of a length. Patel swings and it skids through from under his bat
knuckle ball at a length, wide outside off. Steps out and mistimes a drive to long-off
Pradeep D: "Does taking timeout help in better NRR for the losing team?"
short of a length just outside off, dabs it to third man off the outside half
Anand V: "RCB: Settled combination - check, Win do-or-die match: check, NRR boost - check, False hopes for fans - ?" --- That last one is the only real given, to be fair.
Ah, a strategic time out. I'm sure the teams really wanted this with RCB needing 10 with 13 overs to spare.
Kumar: "@Prasune: I disagree . Their middle order was always vulnerable and they were bailed out by Rahul and Gayle . In bowling Mujeeb and Tye did their bit . Finch , Stoinis, Agarwal , yuvraj were all disappointing and Karun played one or two 30+ knocks. So they were always trying to find a good middle order . "
a short ball just outside off. Kohli onto the front foot to pummel this to deep midwicket's left with a flat bat
Darshan Maniyan: "What a turnaround for Ashwin! Just 2 weeks ago, people saw a shadow of Dhoni's captaincy in Ashwin. Today, people are accusing him of destroying a good team!"
length on middle stump, looks to whip it, deflected pitch side off the pad
falls short of Mayank at deep midwicket. Parthiv miscues a pull. That gets too big on him. Slices it uppishly and it hangs enticingly for the fielder who pauses just a fraction before sprinting in and putting in a dive forward
length on the stumps, tapped to long-on
short and wide. Waits for it to arrive. Opens the face very late to get it past point
Mohan Krishna: "3.5 "LENGTH STUMP" hehehehe is there a one?" --- Oops. Good spot!
short ball just outside off, pulled on the up to long-on's left. Supremely timed
Prasune John: "There have been lot of praise about Ashwin's captaincy all along, but the fact is that he and sehwag had a very good team and they never allowed most of the players to settle down by constantly cutting and chopping the team and result is the only ipl team without a settled eleven. I would say Ashwin and Sehwag destroyed a good team and got undue credit for winning on the back of some strong individual performances."
ohhhhh yesssss! Last ball of the Powerplay crunched over the long-off boundary. Kohli backs away to get full swinging room at this overpitched ball on off. Brings out the full swing too to lift this, flat
easy. Short ball just outside off, third man is in. Opens the face and beats him
lovely bouncer has Kohli falling away into the leg side to get his head out of the way as he leaves. Of course, then he appears incensed that isn't a wide
inside edge onto pad, into the midwicket region. Parthiv looking to go behind square again. It's a full ball on middle stump
length ball at the stumps, punched down to long-on
steps out and yorks himself. Length ball outside off and he's forced to jam it into the covers