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51st match (N), Bengaluru, May 17 2018, Indian Premier League
RCB won by 14 runs
player of the match
AB de Villiers
Royal Challengers Bangalore
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• The Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Williamson special in vain as de Villiers, Moeen keep RCB alive

Kane Williamson made a rousing 81 off 42 balls but it wasn't enough for Sunrisers Hyderabad to chase down 219

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Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore218/6(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad204/3(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 204/3CRR: 10.20 
Manish Pandey62 (38)
Deepak Hooda1 (1)
Mohammed Siraj4-0-43-1
Tim Southee4-0-45-0

Thank you for joining us. It's been a pleasure covering this game. Until next time, it's goodbye from myself, Shashank Kishore, and Nikhil Kalro. Cheers!

Time for the presentation

Ab de Villiers is the Player of the Match. "It's an amazing feeling when they chant my name. I look to put pressure on the bowlers. I'm human after all. If I get one or two away, I have momentum going my way. With the catch, I made it look tougher than it was. It curved away late, luckily it stuck. I got into a bad position. It'd be great to make the knockouts. Lot's got to happen. We have to win the next game, then it comes down to run rates."

Virat Kohli, the winning captain: "Emotions are alright, seen many of these games before. Have to stay calm, after a point, you have to understand the bowlers are in control. To be fair to them, it wasn't easy. There was dew as well, hats off to them for keeping their composure. Now we head to Rajasthan with momentum on our side, the team's feeling great. Tonight, AB, Moeen and Colin were outstanding. With the ball, there were difficulties but they did well. Moeen's come in and done a great job for us, hats off to him for grabbing opportunities with both hands. He's given us the balance. We're happy with the XI now, it's settled. Team's don't want us to win, looking at the strength, they want us to not win. We sense fear and we pounce. AB's catch was spiderman stuff, you don't do that as normal human beings. His shots still leave me in awe, the fielding unbelievable. Grateful to the crowd, this is our last home game. They've been fabulous."

Vincent Sunder wonders: "Pandey 62 off 38 but had two no-shot-offered deliveries and a cute no contact-attempt. Cost game?"

Kane Williamson says: "I think to be honest, we missed the trick a little with the ball in hand. RCB have a fantastic batting line-up and put us under pressure. When you're chasing a total like that, you need to make right decisions, at key times in the chase, we didn't. But there's a lot to learn as we move forward. We've seen the surface being tough here, tonight it was a good wicket, so we didn't want to get carried away. Close, but not close enough."

His next-door neighbour Tim Southee: "I thought I took the catch, but you never know. It looks worse on TV, third-umpire's decision, but we won and that's what matters.The way AB, Mo and Colin set the game up was great, it got tight towards the end but we held our nerve."

11.40pm RCB are now fifth with 12 points, level with Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI. Their game on Saturday against Royals in Jaipur is down to a knockout shootout. Big, big result for them.

What entertainment for the crowd. Over 400 runs, three magnificent knocks for RCB: AB, Moeen and de Grandhomme. Then in the chase, Williamson single-handedly brought this chase into the realms of possibility but was denied strike towards the end of the innings. He faced just eight balls in the last five overs leading into this final-over dismissal. That, right there, was the game. Manish Pandey played a good hand, but just didn't have enough in the tank to get his side home.

19.6
1
Siraj to Pandey, 1 run

swings this full toss towards wide long-on, single is all Pandey will get. Firecrackers go off in Bengaluru as RCB stay alive! Sunrisers have been pipped at the post despite some shoddy bowling from Royal Challengers.

Williamson faced only 8 balls in the last 5 overs before his dismissal

19.5
2
Siraj to Pandey, 2 runs

slices this up and over the infield, lands in no man's land behind point, they'll come back for the second. Chinnaswamy roars, the red flags are out

19.4
1
Siraj to Hooda, 1 run

Kohli fluffs a simple chance at long-off but Chinnaswamy applauds because they know barring a brain freeze, they can't lose this. Hooda looked to clear the ropes, toe-ended it

19.3
1lb
Siraj to Pandey, 1 leg bye

full toss angling down, swings and misses. Ball deflects off the pad towards short fine. A leg bye is all they'll get. Siraj escapes with a juicy full toss

19.2
Siraj to Pandey, no run

trying to be too cute, misses. Looks to ramp this over short third man but the length is too full and straight. Can't lay bat to it

The good thing from Sunrisers' point of view is that Pandey will be on strike, something their fans haven't liked hearing at different stages this season. Can he bail them out?

19.1
W
Siraj to Williamson, OUT

scoops this straight to de Grandhomme at fine leg! This went a mile in the air as he walked out to expose all three stumps and scoop, the ball went a mile, was swirling high and handsome, but de Grandhomme kept his composure to pull off a difficult catch. Is that the game? What a game.

Kane Williamson c de Grandhomme b Mohammed Siraj 81 (42b 7x4 5x6) SR: 192.85

Kohli's options: de Grandhomme or Siraj. Umesh and Chahal have bowled out. Surely he won't risk Moeen Ali. Reckon he'll go with Hyderabad boy Siraj. Yess

end of over 1915 runs
SRH: 199/2CRR: 10.47 RRR: 20.00 • Need 20 from 6b
Manish Pandey59 (34)
Kane Williamson81 (41)
Tim Southee4-0-45-0
Mohammed Siraj3-0-39-0
18.6
4
Southee to Pandey, FOUR runs

misses his length, and gets pumped! Right underneath the length as he belts this to beat wide long-off.

18.5
Southee to Pandey, no run

in the blockhole, just inside the wide line. Pandey let it go, errs in judgment. Hits the turf in anger.

18.4
1
Southee to Williamson, 1 run

walks across to scoop, Southee bowls this full and wide, deflected gently to short third man, misfield from substitute Pawan Negi, but there's no damage done

10 off the first three. RCB under real pressure here. They want to leave at least 20 for Siraj's over, I presume

18.3
1
Southee to Pandey, 1 run

into the blockhole perfectly, squeezed on the bounce over Southee's head, Kohli comes hustling in from long-off to keep it to a single

18.2
4
Southee to Pandey, FOUR runs

one bounce over long-off. Lined himself up, stayed right inside the crease, got underneath the length and clobbered this

18.1
4
Southee to Pandey, FOUR runs

gets underneath the length and belts this over, de Grandhomme comes in from long-on, and slides to stop but in doing so, ends up kicking this over the ropes. Oh, oh. Half-century for Pandey. CDG was late in getting down

18.1
1w
Southee to Pandey, 1 wide

slower ball gone wrong, way outside off.

Huge over. Southee to bowl out.

end of over 1814 runs
SRH: 184/2CRR: 10.22 RRR: 17.50 • Need 35 from 12b
Manish Pandey46 (29)
Kane Williamson80 (40)
Mohammed Siraj3-0-39-0
Tim Southee3-0-30-0
17.6
1
Siraj to Pandey, 1 run

right into the blockhole again, squeezes this to third man. Superb end to an over that started off badly

17.5
Siraj to Pandey, no run

beaten! Once again tried to play that scoop over short third man. Beaten by the change in pace. Bowled that cross-seam

17.5
1w
Siraj to Pandey, 1 wide

sees Pandey move around in the crease and spears this full and wide, but bowls this well outside the wide line outside off.

samraat: "Manish Pandey had shocker of tournament and he chose to play blinder against RCB." -- And at a ground he calls home.

17.4
1lb
Siraj to Williamson, 1 leg bye

walks across to scoop, gets into a tangle as the ball hits the pad. They scamper a leg bye

17.3
1
Siraj to Pandey, 1 run

swings this low full toss to deep midwicket

17.2
4
Siraj to Pandey, FOUR runs

gets into position to scoop again, Siraj bowls length outside off, so Pandey gets down on one knee and ramps him cleverly over short third man. Stunning!

17.1
6
Siraj to Pandey, SIX runs

walks across the stumps and scoops this full delivery over short fine leg. All three stumps exposed. Siraj missed his yorker and watched him lap sweep. Pandey power. Finds an admirer in VVS from the dugout

Best performances - batters
Kane Williamson portrait
KS Williamson
81 runs (42)
7 fours
5 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
flick
24 runs
2 fours
1 six
2079101250
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers
69 runs (39)
12 fours
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
slog shot
13 runs
1 four
1 six
44617140816
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan player portrait
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Siddarth Kaul portrait
S Kaul
O
4
M
0
R
44
W
2
ECO
11
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days17 May 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Dandekar
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Prakash Bhatt
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0