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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru,, Date - 17/04/2012, Toss won by - Pune Warriors India
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Commentary (Royal Challengers Bangalore innings)

Right then, that's all we have for this game. A couple of high scoring humdingers today with Bangalore and Jaipur emerging victorious. Looking forward to your company tomorrow for the clash between Mohali and Kolkata at 2000 IST. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Chris Gayle bags the Man of the Match award for his scintillating knock.

It was once again the Jamaican giant, Chris Gayle, who brought the run chase back on track by amassing 31 runs off Rahul Sharma's one over and the home side got the much needed impetus. Gayle hammered a whirlwind 81 off 48, which was punctuated with four 4s and eight massive biggies. Ashok Dinda and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled well for Pune and strangely Samuels was not fully utilized by Ganguly.

"Incredible finish. Tiwary, who has been dormant for more than a season, suddenly erupts last ball. But de Villiers the hero...", tweets Ayaz Memon.

Phew! What an entertaining game! Goosebumps, adrenalin rush and eventually the heroics by de Villiers and Tiwary sealed the deal for Bangalore in style. The pair staged a 59-run stand off just 26 balls and punished the Pune bowlers to all parts of the park. Bangalore will be pretty pleased to finally taste some success, while commiserations to Pune but they also played their part in this thrilling match.

19.6 A Nehra to S Tiwary, SIX! Tiwary seals the game with a biggie and has emerged as the hero for the Red Brigade! Nehra dishes out a length delivery on middle and off, at 136.8 kph, Tiwary picks it early and spanks it over long on for a maximum. The Bangalore camp rushes out to the middle to congratulate Tiwary and de Villiers. Thrilling atmosphere out there and the drizzle has picked up as well. Remarkable chase! Bangalore win by 6 wickets!!! 186/4

3 needed off the last ball. Super over?

19.5 A Nehra to de Villiers, Fuller ball on middle, ticked to mid-wicket for one. 180/4

19.4 A Nehra to de Villiers, SIX! Another one! de Villiers shuffles across and smashes it over fine leg for another maximum. It has started to rain as well! 4 needed off 2! 179/4

19.3 A Nehra to de Villiers, SIX! That will release some pressure! Full and straighter in line, de Villiers gets behind the line and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 173/4

19.2 A Nehra to de Villiers, FOUR! Streaky boundary! AB de Villiers shuffles across the stumps, the bowler follows him but the batsman still goes with his attempted scoop. It hit his hand and raced away behind the stumps. Given as runs! 167/4

19.1 A Nehra to S Tiwary, Fuller length delivery outside off, drilled to covers where Manhas stopped it partially. They crossed. 163/4

21 required off the last over. Ashish Nehra to bowl it. Meanwhile, Manish Pandey has replaced Ashok Dinda on the field.

18.6 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Bowls it in the yorker length, around off, Tiwary squeezes it out and sends it to long off. A single. Just seven off the over, a superlative over. 162/4

18.5 A Dinda to de Villiers, Fullish length outside off, de Villiers strokes it firmly to wide long off but only for a single. 22 needed off 7! 161/4

18.4 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Another full toss on off at 130.5 kph, Tiwary swings his blade and gets a top edge over covers for a run. Good over so far! 160/4

18.3 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Serves a full toss outside off, Tiwary drives it behind cover-point and scampers back for the second run. 159/4

Ashok Dinda has pulled up his side muscles and the Physio is out in the middle. A bit of a treatment and the bowler is ready!

18.2 A Dinda to de Villiers, Puts it on a fuller length wide outside off, at 137.2 kph, de Villiers hits it without any timing to covers for one. 157/4

18.1 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Fullish length delivery outside off, Tiwary looks for a cover drive but ends up slicing it to deep point. The batsmen have run through for a single. 156/4

Dinda is back on to bowl the penultimate over. 28 needed off 12 balls!

17.6 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Drills a low full toss to the off side but finds Dada at covers. A single. 16 runs off the over! 155/4

17.5 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, Tiwary square drives it for a single. The throw comes in and the keeper fumbles. They cross for one more. 154/4

17.4 A Mathews to S Tiwary, SIX! Saurabh joins the party now! Gets a delivery in his zone and sends it whistling over the long on fence. 152/4

17.3 A Mathews to de Villiers, Hammers a length delivery down the ground for a single at long off. 146/4

17.2 A Mathews to de Villiers, SIX! Innovative! A full length delivery on off, de Villiers gets into the position early and connects well with his reverse lap. It goes in the air and clears the third man fence easily. Peerless! 145/4

The keeper comes up to the stumps!

17.1 A Mathews to de Villiers, Too full in length on middle, AB skips down the track and whacks it straight back. It hits the stumps at the other end and saves a certain boundary. Dot ball. 139/4

Mathews is back on. 44 needed off 18!

16.6 B Kumar to de Villiers, Short delivery on middle, de Villiers gets down the track and pulls it behind square leg for one. 139/4

16.5 B Kumar to de Villiers, FOUR! Bang! Length delivery around off, AB jumps out of the crease and whacks it through covers, where the fielder misfields and concedes a boundary. Ganguly was the culprit there! 138/4

16.4 B Kumar to S Tiwary, Gets forward and caresses it through covers for one. 134/4

16.3 B Kumar to S Tiwary, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it on a length outside off, Tiwary flashes his blade and misses. 133/4

16.2 B Kumar to S Tiwary, FOUR! Poor delivery, fuller in length and down the leg side, at 130.9 kph, Saurabh eases it off his pads to the fine leg boundary. 133/4

16.1 B Kumar to de Villiers, Heaves across the line and plays with the inside edge to fine leg. One run added to the total. 129/4

Time-out!

15.6 A Nehra to de Villiers, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, AB pushes it to point and looks for a single. He is sent back and the fielder misses the shy at the striker's end. They now cross for an overthrow. 128/4

15.5 A Nehra to de Villiers, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 127/4

AB de Villiers is the new batsman. 56 needed off 26!

15.4 A Nehra to C Gayle, OUT! Sandshoe Crusher! A massive breakthrough for Pune as the Jamaican giant departs! A screaming yorker right in the blockhole at 132.5 kph, Gayle swings his blade aimlessly and misses. The stumps are rattled and Nehra is all smiles. 127/4

15.3 A Nehra to C Gayle, SIX! It's all too easy for this giant! Nehra hurls in a slower delivery outside off, Gayle throws the kitchen sink on it and connects well. It's half a dozen at long off. 127/3

15.3 A Nehra to S Tiwary, No ball for waist high full toss. It probably slips out of Nehra's hand as he serves a high full toss. Tiwary hits it to square leg for a run. 121/3

15.2 A Nehra to C Gayle, Full toss on middle, Gayle smacks it across the line and almost takes out the square leg umpire. A single. 119/3

15.1 A Nehra to S Tiwary, A low full toss on off, Tiwary gets under it and forces it to long off. A single to bring Gayle on strike! 118/3

Ashish Nehra replaces Mathews in the attack. 66 needed off 30 balls!

14.6 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Fuller length delivery on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. Good over by Dinda, only 5 runs off it! 117/3

14.5 A Dinda to C Gayle, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 116/3

14.4 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Comes down the wicket and slaps it to wide long off for one. 68 to win off 32! 115/3

14.3 A Dinda to C Gayle, Slower delivery, slightly short in length on middle, Gayle backs away and pushes it to long off. 114/3

14.2 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Fullish length delivery outside off, Tiwary strokes it firmly through extra cover for a couple. 113/3

14.1 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Length delivery outside off, tapped to point. 112/3

Dinda into the attack.

13.6 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Played it to the point region. One run added to the total. 112/3

13.5 A Mathews to C Gayle, A touch short in length outside off, at 116.5 kph, CG punches it through covers for a run. 111/3

13.4 A Mathews to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery on middle, at 131.3 kph, CG stays back and punches it to the bowler. 110/3

13.3 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Defends it with gentle hands and crosses for one. 110/3

13.2 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Advances down the track strokes it through cover-point for one. 109/3

13.1 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Flashes his blade through the line and misses. 107/3

12.6 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! It's a riot out there! 31 runs in the over and Bangalore's chase is back on track. Sharma bowls it slower through the air and lands it full on middle, Gayle yanks it across the line and deposits it into the mid-wicket stand. High and handsome! 107/3

12.5 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Obliterated! Another quicker one from Rahul, on middle, Gayle swings his blade across the line and sends it flying in the third tier at long on. That's the biggest one of the tournament! 101/3

12.4 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Brutal! A fuller length delivery on middle, at 97.7 kph, Gayle gets behind the line and dispatches it over the bowler's head. 95/3

12.3 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Brings his fifty in style! Full floated delivery on middle, at 97.3 kph, CG muscles it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 89/3

12.2 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Mishit has gone for a biggie! Stays glued inside the crease and tries to power it across the line. It comes off the outside part of the blade and sails into the stands at long off. 83/3

12.1 R Sharma to S Tiwary, On middle, turned to square leg for one. 77/3

11.6 A Mathews to C Gayle, FOUR! Bang! Good length delivery outside off, Gayle strokes it towards his partner who jumps and allows it through. The timing is pure and it crosses the long off fence. 76/3

Saurabh Tiwary is the new batsman.

11.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, OUT! Kohli departs! Length delivery on off, Kohli attempts to power it across the line but closes the face of the bat early. It flies off the leading edge and Rahul Sharma runs it from deep point to complete the catch. Bangalore 72/3, needed 111 more for a win off 49 balls. 72/3

11.4 A Mathews to C Gayle, Goes for a massive hoick across the line but misses. Uthappa fails to collect it and they take a bye. 72/2

11.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Full toss on the pads, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 71/2

11.2 A Mathews to C Gayle, Opens up and slaps a length delivery to wide long off. A single again. Pune won't mind it! 70/2

11.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, Kohli eases it to long off for one. 69/2

10.6 R Sharma to V Kohli, Length ball on off, at 97.6 kph, Kohli gets deep inside the crease and punches it to long off for a run. 68/2

10.5 R Sharma to C Gayle, Full and on the pads, turned to short fine leg for one. In fact it is given as a leg bye! 67/2

10.4 R Sharma to V Kohli, Half-tracker on off, at 98.2 kph, Kohli plays a horizontal bat shot for a single at deep mid-wicket. 66/2

10.3 R Sharma to C Gayle, Flatter and quicker on middle and off, at 96 kph, Gayle pushes it off his back foot to covers and crosses. 65/2

10.2 R Sharma to C Gayle, Again a shade short on middle, Gayle heaves it straight to short fine leg. No run. 64/2

10.1 R Sharma to V Kohli, Starts with a short delivery on off, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. 64/2

Rahul Sharma to bowl his leggies.

9.6 A Mathews to C Gayle, A shade short in length on middle, Gayle goes back for the pull shot but fails to time it well. He hits it back to the bowler. At the half way stage, Bangalore are 63/2 and need 120 more to win off 60 balls. 63/2

9.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, A little shimmy down the track and he pushes it to covers for a run. 63/2

9.4 A Mathews to C Gayle, A touch short in length on middle and off, Gayle goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 62/2

9.3 A Mathews to C Gayle, FOUR! Sheer power! A low full toss on middle, Gayle unleashes his raw power behind that ball and dismisses it back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. As straight as an arrow! 61/2

9.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and hits it to long off for one. 57/2

9.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, pushed to point. 56/2

Mathews into the attack now.

Strategic time-out!

8.6 B Kumar to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli taps it in front of covers and steals a single. 56/2

8.5 B Kumar to C Gayle, Gayle goes back, exposes all his stumps and then cuts a short delivery to covers for one. 55/2

8.4 B Kumar to V Kohli, Cutting a full delivery back into the batsman, Kohli flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for one. 54/2

8.3 B Kumar to V Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli gives it the charge and hammers it through the line for a couple at sweeper cover. 53/2

8.2 B Kumar to C Gayle, Short and pulled to mid-wicket for one. 51/2

8.1 B Kumar to C Gayle, He is very skiddy, Kumar. Back of a length delivery zipping away from the batsman, Gayle looks to pull it but fails to connect. 50/2

7.6 M Samuels to V Kohli, Allows the ball to spin back into him and then caresses it straight to mid-wicket. 50/2

7.5 M Samuels to C Gayle, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 50/2

7.4 M Samuels to V Kohli, Spin and bounce around off, Kohli steers it to point for a single. 49/2

7.3 M Samuels to V Kohli, Off-spinner, curling into the batsman, Kohli plays it across the line with the turn but finds square leg. 48/2

7.2 M Samuels to C Gayle, A shade short in length around off, Gayle goes on the back foot and slaps it to long off. 48/2

7.1 M Samuels to C Gayle, Fuller delivery on middle, Gayle digs it out. 47/2

6.6 B Kumar to V Kohli, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it back. 47/2

6.5 B Kumar to V Kohli, FOUR! Short delivery on middle at 121.1 kph, Kohli picks the length early and pulls it nicely to the deep square leg boundary. 47/2

6.4 B Kumar to V Kohli, Again misses out on the flick shot and gets rapped on the pads. Looks for a single but his partner sends him back. 43/2

6.3 B Kumar to V Kohli, Good delivery, again some extra bounce as it skids on with the angle. Kohli fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 43/2

6.2 B Kumar to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, extra bounce too, Gayle pushes at it and gets an outside edge towards point. The batsmen have run through for a single. 43/2

6.1 B Kumar to C Gayle, Goes back and defends it from the crease. 42/2

Virat Kohli arrives at the crease.

5.6 M Samuels to M Agarwal, OUT! Holes out! Short delivery at 93.2 kph, Agarwal heaves across the line but fails to get enough wood behind his shot. The ball goes uppish to deep mid-wicket and Manhas catches it calmly. Bangalore have lost their second wicket. End of the Powerplay overs, 42/2! 42/2

5.5 M Samuels to C Gayle, Quicker one on middle, at 109.1 kph, Gayle flicks it to mid-wicket for one. 42/1

5.4 M Samuels to C Gayle, Fuller length delivery on off, driven straight to covers. 41/1

Time for all West Indian battle! Battle between the Jamaicans!

5.3 M Samuels to M Agarwal, Heaves it across the line for a single behind square leg. 41/1

5.2 M Samuels to M Agarwal, A quicker one angling into the batsman, Agarwal wheels his blade across the line and misses. 40/1

5.1 M Samuels to M Agarwal, Off-spinner, shaping into the batsman, Agarwal defends it to covers. 40/1

Marlon Samuels into the attack.

4.6 B Kumar to C Gayle, Full delivery on middle and off, at 137.0 kph, Gayle defends it off his back foot. 40/1

4.5 B Kumar to C Gayle, Cuts and cuts firmly but finds Smith at point. 40/1

4.4 B Kumar to C Gayle, FOUR! Crashed! Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gayle whacks it to cover-point where Mathews goes low to stop it but gets a bad bounce. It races away to the boundary. 40/1

4.3 B Kumar to C Gayle, A well disguised slower delivery by Kumar, angling away at 120.8 kph, Gayle goes for a massive hoick across the line but is early with his shot. 36/1

4.2 B Kumar to C Gayle, A touch short in length on off, Gayle stands back and cuts it firmly to Smith at point. 36/1

4.1 B Kumar to M Agarwal, On middle, turned to mid-wicket for a single. 36/1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack.

3.6 A Nehra to C Gayle, SIX! Two in two and Gayle is motoring here. A fuller length delivery on off, Gayle gets under the ball and hammers it over long off for a maximum. 18 off the over! 35/1

3.5 A Nehra to C Gayle, SIX! Boom! This time Gayle is down the wicket and murders the sigh of the delivery via a powerful heave over long on. The crowd is going mad! 29/1

3.4 A Nehra to C Gayle, FOUR! Short of a length delivery around off, at 138.7 kph, Gayle stands his ground and clobbers it over backward point for a boundary. 23/1

3.3 A Nehra to M Agarwal, Short delivery on middle, at 130.5 kph, Agarwal swivels on the back foot and pulls it through square leg for one. 19/1

3.2 A Nehra to M Agarwal, Zippy delivery at 136.2 kph, angling away from the batsman with some extra bounce, Agarwal pushes at it and misses. 18/1

3.1 A Nehra to C Gayle, Slants in a length delivery and it straightens a tad after pitching. Gayle tries to play it across the line and gets a leading edge. It squirts past point for one. 18/1

2.6 A Dinda to M Agarwal, SIX! Hu hu hu! The bowler angles in a fuller length, Agarwal powers it through the line and sends it flying over the long off fence. 13 runs and a wicket off the over! 17/1

2.5 A Dinda to M Agarwal, Good length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Agarwal defends it from the crease. 11/1

2.5 A Dinda to M Agarwal, No ball! Short delivery way over the batter's head, Mayank chases it and misses. 11/1

2.4 A Dinda to C Gayle, Full toss on middle at 141.0 kph, Gayle hits it to cover-point for one. 10/1

2.4 A Dinda to M Agarwal, Two wides! A sharp short delivery down the leg side, Agarwal fails to flick and Uthappa fumbles while collecting. They cross for an extra run. 9/1

Mayank Agarwal walks out to the middle.

2.3 A Dinda to T Dilshan, OUT! Dilshan succumbed under the pressure of scoring briskly. Full length delivery angling into the batsman, Dilshan attempts to unfurl his trademark scoop over the keeper's head but fails to execute it cleanly. It comes off the bat, strikes his helmet and spoons in the air behind the stumps. Uthappa takes the simplest of catches and Dinda is all pumped up. 7/1

2.2 A Dinda to C Gayle, Short on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 7/0

2.2 A Dinda to C Gayle, Wide called for height! Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 6/0

2.1 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Fuller length delivery on off, Dilshan hits it through the line towards mid off for a single. Dilshan almost collides with the bowler while attempting to get down to the other end. Both have a chat with each other and then Dinda pushes Dilshan in a friendly manner. 5/0

1.6 A Nehra to C Gayle, Room outside off, Gayle spanks it to the off side but finds Smith at point. 4/0

1.5 A Nehra to C Gayle, Superb delivery. Nehra angles in a length ball and it straightens a tad to open up the batsman in defense. It flies off the outside edge and goes on a bounce to first slip. 4/0

1.4 A Nehra to C Gayle, Bowls it full outside off and it cuts back into the batsman, Gayle defends it from the crease. 4/0

1.3 A Nehra to C Gayle, Good length delivery around off and shaping away gently after hitting the deck. CG dances down the track for a massive hit over covers but misses. Nehra flashes a smile! 4/0

1.2 A Nehra to C Gayle, Bangs in a short delivery at 127.9 kph, Gayle ducks under it. 4/0

1.1 A Nehra to T Dilshan, Angles across a fuller length delivery, hint of inward shape as well, Dilshan swings his blade and plays it with the inside edge. A single at mid-wicket. 4/0

Ashish Nehra to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Fuller length delivery outside off, Dilshan throws his bat at it and guides it off the toe end to third man. One run added to the total. 3/0

0.5 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Another play and miss for Dilshan. Short delivery on off, Dilshan is early with his pull shot and misses. 2/0

0.4 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Beautiful delivery. Dinda lands it on a length around off and it shapes back after landing. Dilshan with no footwork slashes and misses. The ball curls in and cuts the batsman in half. 2/0

0.3 A Dinda to C Gayle, Pitches it full on middle and off, Gayle defends it from the crease to covers and scampers for a quick single to get off the mark. 2/0

0.2 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Short in length outside off, at 140.3 kph, Dilshan slashes it square of the wicket on the off side and Smith does well at point to make a partial stop. A single. 1/0

0.1 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Straightaway play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Dilshan attempts to heave it across the line but fails to connect. 0/0

Commentary (Pune Warriors India innings)

Right then, that's all we have for this game. A couple of high scoring humdingers today with Bangalore and Jaipur emerging victorious. Looking forward to your company tomorrow for the clash between Mohali and Kolkata at 2000 IST. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Chris Gayle bags the Man of the Match award for his scintillating knock.

It was once again the Jamaican giant, Chris Gayle, who brought the run chase back on track by amassing 31 runs off Rahul Sharma's one over and the home side got the much needed impetus. Gayle hammered a whirlwind 81 off 48, which was punctuated with four 4s and eight massive biggies. Ashok Dinda and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled well for Pune and strangely Samuels was not fully utilized by Ganguly.

"Incredible finish. Tiwary, who has been dormant for more than a season, suddenly erupts last ball. But de Villiers the hero...", tweets Ayaz Memon.

Phew! What an entertaining game! Goosebumps, adrenalin rush and eventually the heroics by de Villiers and Tiwary sealed the deal for Bangalore in style. The pair staged a 59-run stand off just 26 balls and punished the Pune bowlers to all parts of the park. Bangalore will be pretty pleased to finally taste some success, while commiserations to Pune but they also played their part in this thrilling match.

19.6 A Nehra to S Tiwary, SIX! Tiwary seals the game with a biggie and has emerged as the hero for the Red Brigade! Nehra dishes out a length delivery on middle and off, at 136.8 kph, Tiwary picks it early and spanks it over long on for a maximum. The Bangalore camp rushes out to the middle to congratulate Tiwary and de Villiers. Thrilling atmosphere out there and the drizzle has picked up as well. Remarkable chase! Bangalore win by 6 wickets!!! 186/4

3 needed off the last ball. Super over?

19.5 A Nehra to de Villiers, Fuller ball on middle, ticked to mid-wicket for one. 180/4

19.4 A Nehra to de Villiers, SIX! Another one! de Villiers shuffles across and smashes it over fine leg for another maximum. It has started to rain as well! 4 needed off 2! 179/4

19.3 A Nehra to de Villiers, SIX! That will release some pressure! Full and straighter in line, de Villiers gets behind the line and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 173/4

19.2 A Nehra to de Villiers, FOUR! Streaky boundary! AB de Villiers shuffles across the stumps, the bowler follows him but the batsman still goes with his attempted scoop. It hit his hand and raced away behind the stumps. Given as runs! 167/4

19.1 A Nehra to S Tiwary, Fuller length delivery outside off, drilled to covers where Manhas stopped it partially. They crossed. 163/4

Pune have piled on a big total on the board, courtesy some good batting by Robin Uthappa, Jesse Ryder and Marlon Samuels. The wicket is good for batting and with the arsenal Bangalore possess in the batting, expect an intriguing run chase. Do join us in a short while.

19.6 V Kumar to M Manhas, FOUR! Slower delivery, landed wide outside off, Manhas slashes his blade firmly through the line and it comes out off the outside edge. It just clears the short third man fielder and hurries to the fence. Pune finish on 182/6! 182/6

Rahul Sharma is the new batsman.

19.5 V Kumar to A Mathews, OUT! Attempts to heave a short delivery across the line but it comes off the top edge. The ball is high in the air and Kohli takes a regulation catch at long off. Pune have lost their sixth wicket for 178. 178/6

19.4 V Kumar to A Mathews, Strokes it through extra cover and comes back for the second run. AB collects it wide of the stumps and dives to his left to parry it onto the stumps. He misses and Mathews returns safely. 178/5

19.3 V Kumar to A Mathews, Slower short delivery outside off, at 90.2 kph, Mathews leaves it alone. 176/5

19.2 V Kumar to M Manhas, One more slower delivery on off, Manhas scythes it to point and gives strike to Mathews. 176/5

19.1 V Kumar to M Manhas, Slower delivery outside off, Manhas plays and misses. 175/5

Time to get underway! The atmosphere is electric out there and the stadium is jam-packed. Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa are the Pune openers. Zaheer Khan to open the bowling attack...

Bangalore - Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Saurabh Tiwary, Daniel Vettori, Harshal Patel, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, KP Appanna.

Pune - Robin Uthappa, Jesse Ryder, Sourav Ganguly, Marlon Samuels, Steven Smith, Angelo Mathews, Mithun Manhas, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ashok Dinda.

Toss - Sourav Ganguly calls it correctly and PUNE WILL BAT! Bangalore have rested the birthday boy, Muttiah Muralidaran, and he is replaced by his countryman Tillakaratne Dilshan. Pune have also made a change, leaving out Murali Kartik in favour of a seamer.

Welcome back for the second game today between the hosts Bangalore and Pune at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. The homes side have their back against the wall with three consecutive defeats and would be eyeing a comeback to winning ways. Pune, on the other hand, have been superb in the tournament so far and would look to continue with their momentum. Big match for Bangalore!

21 required off the last over. Ashish Nehra to bowl it. Meanwhile, Manish Pandey has replaced Ashok Dinda on the field.

18.6 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Bowls it in the yorker length, around off, Tiwary squeezes it out and sends it to long off. A single. Just seven off the over, a superlative over. 162/4

18.5 A Dinda to de Villiers, Fullish length outside off, de Villiers strokes it firmly to wide long off but only for a single. 22 needed off 7! 161/4

18.4 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Another full toss on off at 130.5 kph, Tiwary swings his blade and gets a top edge over covers for a run. Good over so far! 160/4

18.3 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Serves a full toss outside off, Tiwary drives it behind cover-point and scampers back for the second run. 159/4

Ashok Dinda has pulled up his side muscles and the Physio is out in the middle. A bit of a treatment and the bowler is ready!

18.2 A Dinda to de Villiers, Puts it on a fuller length wide outside off, at 137.2 kph, de Villiers hits it without any timing to covers for one. 157/4

18.1 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Fullish length delivery outside off, Tiwary looks for a cover drive but ends up slicing it to deep point. The batsmen have run through for a single. 156/4

18.6 Z Khan to A Mathews, SIX! Connects well with the pull shot and sends it flying over the long on fence. 11 runs off the over! 175/5

18.5 Z Khan to A Mathews, Goes back and punches it through covers for a couple. 169/5

18.4 Z Khan to M Manhas, Ticks a length delivery off his pads and crosses for a single. 167/5

Mithun Manhas is in now.

18.3 Z Khan to A Mathews, OUT! Another run out while attempting a bye! Mathews fails to pull it and Samuels calls his partner through for a quick run. AB de Villiers scores a direct hit and Samuels is nowhere near in the frame. He is disgusted with himself. 166/5

18.2 Z Khan to M Samuels, Boom! It hits the umpire at the non-striker's end and gets deflect to long off. Fullish in length on middle, drilled straight back past the bowler and it cannoned on the shin of the umpire. Samuels gets only a single. 166/4

18.1 Z Khan to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews pokes inside the line and misses. They cross for a bye. 165/4

Dinda is back on to bowl the penultimate over. 28 needed off 12 balls!

17.6 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Drills a low full toss to the off side but finds Dada at covers. A single. 16 runs off the over! 155/4

17.5 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, Tiwary square drives it for a single. The throw comes in and the keeper fumbles. They cross for one more. 154/4

17.4 A Mathews to S Tiwary, SIX! Saurabh joins the party now! Gets a delivery in his zone and sends it whistling over the long on fence. 152/4

17.3 A Mathews to de Villiers, Hammers a length delivery down the ground for a single at long off. 146/4

17.2 A Mathews to de Villiers, SIX! Innovative! A full length delivery on off, de Villiers gets into the position early and connects well with his reverse lap. It goes in the air and clears the third man fence easily. Peerless! 145/4

The keeper comes up to the stumps!

17.1 A Mathews to de Villiers, Too full in length on middle, AB skips down the track and whacks it straight back. It hits the stumps at the other end and saves a certain boundary. Dot ball. 139/4

17.6 V Kumar to M Samuels, A yorker length delivery outside off, Samuels flirts with it and it hits the turf and bounces in the air. The keeper collects it and they appeal for a caught behind. Third umpire is involved and the replays show that it was a bump ball! 164/4

Angelo Mathews comes out to the middle.

17.5 V Kumar to S Smith, OUT! Run out! Short delivery outside off, another slower one. Smith flashes his blade through the line but is beaten by the slowness of the ball. They attempt to steal a bye but Smith is found short at the other end as the bowler removes the bails. 164/4

17.4 V Kumar to M Samuels, Another slower delivery at 105.0 kph, short in length, Samuels drags it from outside off to deep mid-wicket for a single. 164/3

17.3 V Kumar to S Smith, Bowls a smart slower one, full in length on off at 106 kph, Smith fails to read it but goes on with his massive heave across the line. It flies in the air behind the bowler and lands in the no man's land. The batsmen have run through for a single. 163/3

17.2 V Kumar to M Samuels, Full toss outside off, whacked behind cover-point for a single. 162/3

17.1 V Kumar to M Samuels, SIX! It's out of here! Fullish length delivery on middle and off, Samuels gets under it and launches it over long on for a biggie. 161/3

Mathews is back on. 44 needed off 18!

16.6 B Kumar to de Villiers, Short delivery on middle, de Villiers gets down the track and pulls it behind square leg for one. 139/4

16.5 B Kumar to de Villiers, FOUR! Bang! Length delivery around off, AB jumps out of the crease and whacks it through covers, where the fielder misfields and concedes a boundary. Ganguly was the culprit there! 138/4

16.4 B Kumar to S Tiwary, Gets forward and caresses it through covers for one. 134/4

16.3 B Kumar to S Tiwary, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it on a length outside off, Tiwary flashes his blade and misses. 133/4

16.2 B Kumar to S Tiwary, FOUR! Poor delivery, fuller in length and down the leg side, at 130.9 kph, Saurabh eases it off his pads to the fine leg boundary. 133/4

16.1 B Kumar to de Villiers, Heaves across the line and plays with the inside edge to fine leg. One run added to the total. 129/4

Vinay Kumar is back for his final spell.

16.6 D Vettori to M Samuels, Pushes it to covers and crosses for a single. 14 runs off the over! 155/3

16.5 D Vettori to M Samuels, FOUR! Mauled it! Advances down the track, clears his front leg and muscles it over mid-wicket for a brutal boundary. 154/3

16.4 D Vettori to M Samuels, Gets to the pitch of the delivery and digs it out back to the bowler. 150/3

16.3 D Vettori to M Samuels, Hurls it in the blockhole, Samuels drives it through covers and comes back for the second run. 150/3

16.2 D Vettori to S Smith, Quicker one outside off, at 101.4 kph, Smith dabbed it in front of point for a brisk single. 148/3

16.1 D Vettori to S Smith, SIX! Biggieeee! Go fetch that! A slow loopy delivery on middle, Smith sits down on one knee and smokes it into the stands at mid-wicket. 147/3

Time-out!

15.6 A Nehra to de Villiers, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, AB pushes it to point and looks for a single. He is sent back and the fielder misses the shy at the striker's end. They now cross for an overthrow. 128/4

15.5 A Nehra to de Villiers, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 127/4

AB de Villiers is the new batsman. 56 needed off 26!

15.4 A Nehra to C Gayle, OUT! Sandshoe Crusher! A massive breakthrough for Pune as the Jamaican giant departs! A screaming yorker right in the blockhole at 132.5 kph, Gayle swings his blade aimlessly and misses. The stumps are rattled and Nehra is all smiles. 127/4

15.3 A Nehra to C Gayle, SIX! It's all too easy for this giant! Nehra hurls in a slower delivery outside off, Gayle throws the kitchen sink on it and connects well. It's half a dozen at long off. 127/3

15.3 A Nehra to S Tiwary, No ball for waist high full toss. It probably slips out of Nehra's hand as he serves a high full toss. Tiwary hits it to square leg for a run. 121/3

15.2 A Nehra to C Gayle, Full toss on middle, Gayle smacks it across the line and almost takes out the square leg umpire. A single. 119/3

15.1 A Nehra to S Tiwary, A low full toss on off, Tiwary gets under it and forces it to long off. A single to bring Gayle on strike! 118/3

Time-out!

15.6 Z Khan to M Samuels, Squeezes out a yorker and helps it in the gap at covers. Two runs added to the total. 141/3

15.5 Z Khan to S Smith, Fuller length delivery around off, Smith shuffles across and lifts it in the air towards fine leg. It goes on a bounce to the fielder in the deep and they take one. 139/3

15.4 Z Khan to M Samuels, Another one in the blockhole, Samuels squeezes it out to long off. 138/3

15.3 Z Khan to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith slashes and slashes hard but finds Vettori at point. One run added to the total. 137/3

15.2 Z Khan to M Samuels, A yorker on off, dug out to covers for one. 136/3

15.1 Z Khan to S Smith, Comes from round the wicket and lands it on a length around off. Smith guides it to point where Appanna makes a good diving stop. They pick up a single. 135/3

Ashish Nehra replaces Mathews in the attack. 66 needed off 30 balls!

14.6 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Fuller length delivery on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. Good over by Dinda, only 5 runs off it! 117/3

14.5 A Dinda to C Gayle, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 116/3

14.4 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Comes down the wicket and slaps it to wide long off for one. 68 to win off 32! 115/3

14.3 A Dinda to C Gayle, Slower delivery, slightly short in length on middle, Gayle backs away and pushes it to long off. 114/3

14.2 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Fullish length delivery outside off, Tiwary strokes it firmly through extra cover for a couple. 113/3

14.1 A Dinda to S Tiwary, Length delivery outside off, tapped to point. 112/3

Zaheer Khan is back on.

14.6 H Patel to S Smith, Short delivery outside off, Smith charges down the wicket and slaps it to long off for one. Looked ugly but fetched him a single. 134/3

14.5 H Patel to S Smith, Excellent slower delivery from back of the hand. It lands outside off, Smith is early with his shot and misses. 133/3

14.4 H Patel to M Samuels, A slower one, full on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for one. 133/3

14.3 H Patel to S Smith, Angles in a fullish length delivery, Smith fails to flick it and they cross for a leg bye. 132/3

14.2 H Patel to S Smith, In the region outside off, Smith flashes his blade through the line and misses. 131/3

14.1 H Patel to S Smith, Turns it off his pads to the leg side for a couple. 131/3

Dinda into the attack.

13.6 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Played it to the point region. One run added to the total. 112/3

13.5 A Mathews to C Gayle, A touch short in length outside off, at 116.5 kph, CG punches it through covers for a run. 111/3

13.4 A Mathews to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery on middle, at 131.3 kph, CG stays back and punches it to the bowler. 110/3

13.3 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Defends it with gentle hands and crosses for one. 110/3

13.2 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Advances down the track strokes it through cover-point for one. 109/3

13.1 A Mathews to S Tiwary, Flashes his blade through the line and misses. 107/3

13.6 K Appanna to M Samuels, SIX! Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Samuels gets to the pitch of the ball and dispatches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. 129/3

13.5 K Appanna to S Smith, Goes back and slaps it to sweeper cover for one. 123/3

13.4 K Appanna to M Samuels, Gets forward and eases it to long off. 122/3

13.3 K Appanna to M Samuels, Strokes it through mid on and comes back for second. 121/3

13.2 K Appanna to S Smith, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 119/3

13.1 K Appanna to M Samuels, Outside off, steered to point for one. 118/3

12.6 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! It's a riot out there! 31 runs in the over and Bangalore's chase is back on track. Sharma bowls it slower through the air and lands it full on middle, Gayle yanks it across the line and deposits it into the mid-wicket stand. High and handsome! 107/3

12.5 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Obliterated! Another quicker one from Rahul, on middle, Gayle swings his blade across the line and sends it flying in the third tier at long on. That's the biggest one of the tournament! 101/3

12.4 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Brutal! A fuller length delivery on middle, at 97.7 kph, Gayle gets behind the line and dispatches it over the bowler's head. 95/3

12.3 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Brings his fifty in style! Full floated delivery on middle, at 97.3 kph, CG muscles it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 89/3

12.2 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Mishit has gone for a biggie! Stays glued inside the crease and tries to power it across the line. It comes off the outside part of the blade and sails into the stands at long off. 83/3

12.1 R Sharma to S Tiwary, On middle, turned to square leg for one. 77/3

Steven Smith comes out to the middle.

12.6 D Vettori to R Uthappa, OUT! Massive wicket for Bangalore! A fuller length delivery outside off, Uthappa tries to drive it through the line but miscues it. It spoons in the air and Patel snaps it comfortably at backward point. End of an entertaining knock by Uthappa! 117/3

12.5 D Vettori to M Samuels, Clips it off his pads to the on side for a single at mid-wicket. 117/2

12.4 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Lifts it over mid on for a single. 116/2

12.3 D Vettori to M Samuels, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 115/2

12.2 D Vettori to R Uthappa, The batsman swung at the ball and completely missed it. They pick up a single. Uthappa was down the track and had AB collected it, it was a confirm stumping. Byes signalled by the umpire. 114/2

12.1 D Vettori to M Samuels, Works it off his pads to the on side for one. 113/2

11.6 A Mathews to C Gayle, FOUR! Bang! Good length delivery outside off, Gayle strokes it towards his partner who jumps and allows it through. The timing is pure and it crosses the long off fence. 76/3

Saurabh Tiwary is the new batsman.

11.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, OUT! Kohli departs! Length delivery on off, Kohli attempts to power it across the line but closes the face of the bat early. It flies off the leading edge and Rahul Sharma runs it from deep point to complete the catch. Bangalore 72/3, needed 111 more for a win off 49 balls. 72/3

11.4 A Mathews to C Gayle, Goes for a massive hoick across the line but misses. Uthappa fails to collect it and they take a bye. 72/2

11.3 A Mathews to V Kohli, Full toss on the pads, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 71/2

11.2 A Mathews to C Gayle, Opens up and slaps a length delivery to wide long off. A single again. Pune won't mind it! 70/2

11.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Angles in a full length delivery, Kohli eases it to long off for one. 69/2

11.6 V Kumar to R Uthappa, FOUR! Over-pitched outside off, drilled through covers for a boundary. 112/2

Marlon Samuels is in.

11.5 V Kumar to S Ganguly, OUT! Ganguly perishes in the deep and his horror form continues... Short delivery outside off, Sourav attempts to power it over covers but fails to time it well. Agarwal at sweeper cover takes another skier. 108/2

11.4 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Dropped! But what an attempt! Once again Uthappa flat bats it over mid off and Appanna in the deep dives full length to his left to take the catch. Oh no, as he lands on the turf, it pops out of his hands. Full marks for the effort! The batsmen have run through for a single. 108/1

11.3 V Kumar to S Ganguly, Short outside off, Ganguly lifted it over the slip cordon for a single. 107/1

11.2 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Chance of a run out! Goes a-begging! Outside off, Uthappa steers it in front of point and calls his partner through for an impossible single. Ganguly responds but he has no hops of making it to the other end. Luckily for him, Dilshan misses the shy at the striker's end. 106/1

11.1 V Kumar to R Uthappa, FOUR! Short of a length delivery outside off, Uthappa gets deep inside the crease and flat bats it over mid off for a boundary. 105/1

10.6 R Sharma to V Kohli, Length ball on off, at 97.6 kph, Kohli gets deep inside the crease and punches it to long off for a run. 68/2

10.5 R Sharma to C Gayle, Full and on the pads, turned to short fine leg for one. In fact it is given as a leg bye! 67/2

10.4 R Sharma to V Kohli, Half-tracker on off, at 98.2 kph, Kohli plays a horizontal bat shot for a single at deep mid-wicket. 66/2

10.3 R Sharma to C Gayle, Flatter and quicker on middle and off, at 96 kph, Gayle pushes it off his back foot to covers and crosses. 65/2

10.2 R Sharma to C Gayle, Again a shade short on middle, Gayle heaves it straight to short fine leg. No run. 64/2

10.1 R Sharma to V Kohli, Starts with a short delivery on off, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. 64/2

Vinay Kumar is back on.

10.6 D Vettori to S Ganguly, Another flick by Ganguly but this time straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 101/1

10.5 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 101/1

10.4 D Vettori to S Ganguly, A flick by Ganguly towards mid-wicket for one. 100/1

10.3 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Turns a length delivery to the leg side for a run. 99/1

10.2 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Loopy ball on off, chipped over covers for a couple. 98/1

10.1 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Goes back and pushes it to covers. 96/1

Rahul Sharma to bowl his leggies.

9.6 A Mathews to C Gayle, A shade short in length on middle, Gayle goes back for the pull shot but fails to time it well. He hits it back to the bowler. At the half way stage, Bangalore are 63/2 and need 120 more to win off 60 balls. 63/2

9.5 A Mathews to V Kohli, A little shimmy down the track and he pushes it to covers for a run. 63/2

9.4 A Mathews to C Gayle, A touch short in length on middle and off, Gayle goes on the back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 62/2

9.3 A Mathews to C Gayle, FOUR! Sheer power! A low full toss on middle, Gayle unleashes his raw power behind that ball and dismisses it back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. As straight as an arrow! 61/2

9.2 A Mathews to V Kohli, Gets on the front foot and hits it to long off for one. 57/2

9.1 A Mathews to V Kohli, Fuller length delivery on off, pushed to point. 56/2

9.6 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, Goes for a conventional paddle sweep but fails to connect. A leg bye. In fact, it is given as a run! 96/1

9.5 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, FOUR! Action replay of the last shot. Unfurls yet another reverse sweep and finds the gap with precision. A boundary at third man. 95/1

9.4 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, FOUR! Connects and connects well this time. Once again fetches a fuller length delivery from outside leg and reverse laps it past Zaheer at short third man for a boundary. 91/1

9.3 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, Quicker delivery, at 100.6 kph, Uthappa executes a reverse lap but finds Zaheer at short third man. 87/1

9.2 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, A long hop, Uthappa mistimes his pull but still finds the gap through mid-wicket. Two runs added to the total. 87/1

9.1 T Dilshan to S Ganguly, Quicker and flatter, on middle, Ganguly hits it across the line for a single at deep mid-wicket. SG wants the second run but his partner is not interested. 85/1

Mathews into the attack now.

Strategic time-out!

8.6 B Kumar to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli taps it in front of covers and steals a single. 56/2

8.5 B Kumar to C Gayle, Gayle goes back, exposes all his stumps and then cuts a short delivery to covers for one. 55/2

8.4 B Kumar to V Kohli, Cutting a full delivery back into the batsman, Kohli flicks it off his pads to deep mid-wicket for one. 54/2

8.3 B Kumar to V Kohli, Length delivery on off, Kohli gives it the charge and hammers it through the line for a couple at sweeper cover. 53/2

8.2 B Kumar to C Gayle, Short and pulled to mid-wicket for one. 51/2

8.1 B Kumar to C Gayle, He is very skiddy, Kumar. Back of a length delivery zipping away from the batsman, Gayle looks to pull it but fails to connect. 50/2

Dilshan is back on.

Strategic time-out!

8.6 H Patel to S Ganguly, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Ganguly helps it to third man for a single. 84/1

8.5 H Patel to R Uthappa, On middle, at 133.1 kph, turned down to mid-wicket for one. 83/1

8.4 H Patel to R Uthappa, FOUR! Deft touch! Patel bowls it in the corridor outside off, at 134.3 kph, Uthappa stays back and smartly opens the blade to guide it to the third man fence. 82/1

8.3 H Patel to R Uthappa, Short delivery around off, at 129.2 kph. It has some extra bounce as well and Uthappa feels for it. It beats the outside edge by a whisker. 78/1

8.2 H Patel to R Uthappa, FOUR! Nothing wrong with the ball but just the sheer class of the batsman. It was delivered in the line of the stumps at 136.0 kph, Uthappa moved back to create room and blazed it over covers. 78/1

8.1 H Patel to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery on off, the batsman dabs it to covers. 74/1

7.6 M Samuels to V Kohli, Allows the ball to spin back into him and then caresses it straight to mid-wicket. 50/2

7.5 M Samuels to C Gayle, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 50/2

7.4 M Samuels to V Kohli, Spin and bounce around off, Kohli steers it to point for a single. 49/2

7.3 M Samuels to V Kohli, Off-spinner, curling into the batsman, Kohli plays it across the line with the turn but finds square leg. 48/2

7.2 M Samuels to C Gayle, A shade short in length around off, Gayle goes on the back foot and slaps it to long off. 48/2

7.1 M Samuels to C Gayle, Fuller delivery on middle, Gayle digs it out. 47/2

7.6 K Appanna to R Uthappa, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 74/1

7.5 K Appanna to R Uthappa, SIX! Here goes Uthappa! Shimmies sideways, takes it on the full and dispatches it in to the wide long on fence. He played it against the turn but still timed it superbly. 73/1

7.5 K Appanna to R Uthappa, Wide! One more delivery down the leg side, Robin fails to flick it and de Villiers once again appeals after collecting it. 67/1

7.4 K Appanna to R Uthappa, Appeal for a catch! Slow loopy delivery drifting into the batsman, Uthappa tries to paddle it but misses. It lobs in the air off his hands and AB takes the catch. He appeals but to no avail. 66/1

7.3 K Appanna to S Ganguly, Bowls it slower through the air and lands it full around off, at 84.6 kph, Ganguly gets on the front foot and drives it through extra cover for a single. 66/1

7.2 K Appanna to R Uthappa, Another quicker delivery, fuller in length outside off at 94.1 kph, Uthappa chips it over covers for a run. 65/1

7.1 K Appanna to S Ganguly, Fires a quicker one on the pads, at 94.6 kph, Ganguly helps it off his pads to the leg side for one. 64/1

6.6 B Kumar to V Kohli, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it back. 47/2

6.5 B Kumar to V Kohli, FOUR! Short delivery on middle at 121.1 kph, Kohli picks the length early and pulls it nicely to the deep square leg boundary. 47/2

6.4 B Kumar to V Kohli, Again misses out on the flick shot and gets rapped on the pads. Looks for a single but his partner sends him back. 43/2

6.3 B Kumar to V Kohli, Good delivery, again some extra bounce as it skids on with the angle. Kohli fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 43/2

6.2 B Kumar to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, extra bounce too, Gayle pushes at it and gets an outside edge towards point. The batsmen have run through for a single. 43/2

6.1 B Kumar to C Gayle, Goes back and defends it from the crease. 42/2

KP Appanna into the attack.

Sourav Ganguly is the new batsman.

6.6 H Patel to J Ryder, OUT! The big Kiwi departs and the crowd is making a lot of noise. It was a touch short in length around off, Ryder opens up a bit and swings his blade firmly across the line. It goes way high up in the air but unfortunately doesn't has the desired distance. Agarwal settles under it and takes a skier comfortably. Pune are 63/1! 63/1

6.5 H Patel to R Uthappa, Outside off, dabbed to third man for another run. 63/0

6.4 H Patel to J Ryder, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Jesse stays back and guides it with the outside edge to third man. A single to keep the scoreboard ticking. 62/0

6.3 H Patel to R Uthappa, Length delivery cutting back into the batsman, Uthappa fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 61/0

6.2 H Patel to J Ryder, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, at 134.4 kph, Ryder chops it to third man and crosses. 60/0

6.1 H Patel to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Uthappa opens the face late and guides it to third man for a run. 59/0

Virat Kohli arrives at the crease.

5.6 M Samuels to M Agarwal, OUT! Holes out! Short delivery at 93.2 kph, Agarwal heaves across the line but fails to get enough wood behind his shot. The ball goes uppish to deep mid-wicket and Manhas catches it calmly. Bangalore have lost their second wicket. End of the Powerplay overs, 42/2! 42/2

5.5 M Samuels to C Gayle, Quicker one on middle, at 109.1 kph, Gayle flicks it to mid-wicket for one. 42/1

5.4 M Samuels to C Gayle, Fuller length delivery on off, driven straight to covers. 41/1

Time for all West Indian battle! Battle between the Jamaicans!

5.3 M Samuels to M Agarwal, Heaves it across the line for a single behind square leg. 41/1

5.2 M Samuels to M Agarwal, A quicker one angling into the batsman, Agarwal wheels his blade across the line and misses. 40/1

5.1 M Samuels to M Agarwal, Off-spinner, shaping into the batsman, Agarwal defends it to covers. 40/1

5.6 D Vettori to J Ryder, FOUR! Eased away! A fuller length delivery down the leg side, Ryder gets down the track and helps it off his pads to the fine leg boundary. End of the Powerplay Overs, 58/0! 58/0

5.5 D Vettori to J Ryder, Goes back and punches it to the off side. No run. 54/0

5.4 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 54/0

5.3 D Vettori to R Uthappa, FOUR! 50 stand comes up! Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Uthappa shimmies down the track and heaves it to the right of the mid off fielder. Vinay dives but fails to catch it. A boundary at long on. 53/0

5.2 D Vettori to R Uthappa, Slow loopy delivery on off, curling away, Uthappa pushes it with the spin to point. No run. 49/0

5.1 D Vettori to J Ryder, Flatter delivery on middle, pushed to long on for one. 49/0

Marlon Samuels into the attack.

4.6 B Kumar to C Gayle, Full delivery on middle and off, at 137.0 kph, Gayle defends it off his back foot. 40/1

4.5 B Kumar to C Gayle, Cuts and cuts firmly but finds Smith at point. 40/1

4.4 B Kumar to C Gayle, FOUR! Crashed! Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gayle whacks it to cover-point where Mathews goes low to stop it but gets a bad bounce. It races away to the boundary. 40/1

4.3 B Kumar to C Gayle, A well disguised slower delivery by Kumar, angling away at 120.8 kph, Gayle goes for a massive hoick across the line but is early with his shot. 36/1

4.2 B Kumar to C Gayle, A touch short in length on off, Gayle stands back and cuts it firmly to Smith at point. 36/1

4.1 B Kumar to M Agarwal, On middle, turned to mid-wicket for a single. 36/1

Daniel Vettori into the attack from Beml End!

4.6 H Patel to J Ryder, Just a chip over the bowler's head for a single at long on. Pune are off to a fine start! 48/0

4.5 H Patel to J Ryder, Short delivery shaping away from the batsman, at 129.0 kph, Ryder is early with his pull shot and misses it completely. 47/0

4.4 H Patel to J Ryder, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 47/0

Harshal Patel was about to deliver but he twisted his left ankle and slipped. No harm done and now he is walking back to his mark!

4.3 H Patel to J Ryder, FOUR! Edgy! Another length delivery outside off, Ryder tries to heave it across the line but the ball flies off the outside edge and races away to the third man boundary. 47/0

4.2 H Patel to J Ryder, Bowls it slower through the air, at 122.6 kph, Ryder flirts with it and misses. 43/0

4.1 H Patel to J Ryder, SIX! Massive! Patel hurls in a length delivery, in the arc for the batsman, Ryder latches onto it and packs a punch to send it flying down the ground for a biggie. 43/0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack.

3.6 A Nehra to C Gayle, SIX! Two in two and Gayle is motoring here. A fuller length delivery on off, Gayle gets under the ball and hammers it over long off for a maximum. 18 off the over! 35/1

3.5 A Nehra to C Gayle, SIX! Boom! This time Gayle is down the wicket and murders the sigh of the delivery via a powerful heave over long on. The crowd is going mad! 29/1

3.4 A Nehra to C Gayle, FOUR! Short of a length delivery around off, at 138.7 kph, Gayle stands his ground and clobbers it over backward point for a boundary. 23/1

3.3 A Nehra to M Agarwal, Short delivery on middle, at 130.5 kph, Agarwal swivels on the back foot and pulls it through square leg for one. 19/1

3.2 A Nehra to M Agarwal, Zippy delivery at 136.2 kph, angling away from the batsman with some extra bounce, Agarwal pushes at it and misses. 18/1

3.1 A Nehra to C Gayle, Slants in a length delivery and it straightens a tad after pitching. Gayle tries to play it across the line and gets a leading edge. It squirts past point for one. 18/1

Harshal Patel into the attack.

3.6 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery on off, Robin punches it off his back foot to covers. 37/0

3.5 V Kumar to J Ryder, Arrows across a full length delivery, Ryder shuffles across and flicks it to short fine leg. They take one. 37/0

3.4 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Good length delivery outside off, at 128.1 kph, Uthappa remains on the back foot and guides it cheekily to third man for a couple. Zaheer cuts it off in the deep. 36/0

3.4 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Wide! Fires in a fuller length delivery, Robin fails to flick it. 35/0

3.3 V Kumar to R Uthappa, FOUR! Width offered outside off, at 131.5 kph, Uthappa slashes and slashes hard. It flies off the outside edge and races to the third man fence. 34/0

3.2 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 30/0

3.1 V Kumar to R Uthappa, Just a touch short in length around off, Uthappa camps back and steers it to point. Dilshan manning that region dives to his left and makes the stop. 30/0

2.6 A Dinda to M Agarwal, SIX! Hu hu hu! The bowler angles in a fuller length, Agarwal powers it through the line and sends it flying over the long off fence. 13 runs and a wicket off the over! 17/1

2.5 A Dinda to M Agarwal, Good length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Agarwal defends it from the crease. 11/1

2.5 A Dinda to M Agarwal, No ball! Short delivery way over the batter's head, Mayank chases it and misses. 11/1

2.4 A Dinda to C Gayle, Full toss on middle at 141.0 kph, Gayle hits it to cover-point for one. 10/1

2.4 A Dinda to M Agarwal, Two wides! A sharp short delivery down the leg side, Agarwal fails to flick and Uthappa fumbles while collecting. They cross for an extra run. 9/1

Mayank Agarwal walks out to the middle.

2.3 A Dinda to T Dilshan, OUT! Dilshan succumbed under the pressure of scoring briskly. Full length delivery angling into the batsman, Dilshan attempts to unfurl his trademark scoop over the keeper's head but fails to execute it cleanly. It comes off the bat, strikes his helmet and spoons in the air behind the stumps. Uthappa takes the simplest of catches and Dinda is all pumped up. 7/1

2.2 A Dinda to C Gayle, Short on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 7/0

2.2 A Dinda to C Gayle, Wide called for height! Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 6/0

2.1 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Fuller length delivery on off, Dilshan hits it through the line towards mid off for a single. Dilshan almost collides with the bowler while attempting to get down to the other end. Both have a chat with each other and then Dinda pushes Dilshan in a friendly manner. 5/0

Vinay Kumar replaces Dilshan in the attack.

2.6 Z Khan to J Ryder, Fuller length delivery outside off, Ryder tries to be cheeky and attempts to run it down to third man. He fails to make any contact. 12 runs off the over! 30/0

2.5 Z Khan to J Ryder, FOUR! Another lovely shot by Ryder. Good length delivery on off at 133.7 kph, nipping back into the batsman, Ryder goes back, makes room and slaps it over extra cover. 30/0

2.4 Z Khan to R Uthappa, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Uthappa opens the face and guides it behind point for one. 26/0

2.3 Z Khan to J Ryder, Down the leg side, Ryder fails to work it across the line and is hit on the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 25/0

2.2 Z Khan to J Ryder, FOUR! Brutal! Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, at 132.0 kph, Ryder backs away and flat bats it past the bowler for a boundary. 24/0

2.1 Z Khan to J Ryder, Zaheer lands it on a full length and around off. Ryder heaves it across the line and gets a couple of runs towards mid-wicket. 20/0

1.6 A Nehra to C Gayle, Room outside off, Gayle spanks it to the off side but finds Smith at point. 4/0

1.5 A Nehra to C Gayle, Superb delivery. Nehra angles in a length ball and it straightens a tad to open up the batsman in defense. It flies off the outside edge and goes on a bounce to first slip. 4/0

1.4 A Nehra to C Gayle, Bowls it full outside off and it cuts back into the batsman, Gayle defends it from the crease. 4/0

1.3 A Nehra to C Gayle, Good length delivery around off and shaping away gently after hitting the deck. CG dances down the track for a massive hit over covers but misses. Nehra flashes a smile! 4/0

1.2 A Nehra to C Gayle, Bangs in a short delivery at 127.9 kph, Gayle ducks under it. 4/0

1.1 A Nehra to T Dilshan, Angles across a fuller length delivery, hint of inward shape as well, Dilshan swings his blade and plays it with the inside edge. A single at mid-wicket. 4/0

1.6 T Dilshan to J Ryder, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 18/0

1.5 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, Fuller delivery on off, pushed through covers for one. 17/0

1.4 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, FOUR! Dilshan is on the shorter side, outside off, at 94.3 kph, Uthappa is quick on the back foot and carts it through cover-point for a boundary. 16/0

1.3 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, SIX! A flat hit for a maximum. Full floated delivery outside off, Uthappa gets down on one knee and rockets it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 12/0

1.2 T Dilshan to R Uthappa, Touch short in length on off, Uthappa goes back and steers it to point. 6/0

1.1 T Dilshan to J Ryder, Tossed up delivery on off, punched to long off for one. 6/0

Ashish Nehra to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Fuller length delivery outside off, Dilshan throws his bat at it and guides it off the toe end to third man. One run added to the total. 3/0

0.5 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Another play and miss for Dilshan. Short delivery on off, Dilshan is early with his pull shot and misses. 2/0

0.4 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Beautiful delivery. Dinda lands it on a length around off and it shapes back after landing. Dilshan with no footwork slashes and misses. The ball curls in and cuts the batsman in half. 2/0

0.3 A Dinda to C Gayle, Pitches it full on middle and off, Gayle defends it from the crease to covers and scampers for a quick single to get off the mark. 2/0

0.2 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Short in length outside off, at 140.3 kph, Dilshan slashes it square of the wicket on the off side and Smith does well at point to make a partial stop. A single. 1/0

0.1 A Dinda to T Dilshan, Straightaway play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Dilshan attempts to heave it across the line but fails to connect. 0/0

Tillakaratne Dilshan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to J Ryder, Full in the zone around off, Jesse drives it to extra cover and hares for a single. 5/0

Fine leg comes up and square leg drops back!

0.5 Z Khan to R Uthappa, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Robin gets on the front foot and pushes it to third man for a run. 4/0

0.4 Z Khan to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery shaping away from the batsman, Uthappa opens the face and pushes it in front of point. Dot ball. 3/0

0.3 Z Khan to J Ryder, Length delivery nipping back into the batsman, Ryder bunts it off his back foot to mid on and takes a single to get off the mark. 3/0

0.2 Z Khan to R Uthappa, Identical to the last delivery, at 132.1 kph, Uthappa drops it with soft hands to covers and crosses for a brisk single. 2/0

0.1 Z Khan to R Uthappa, There we go, right on the money! Zak hurls across a fuller length delivery at 140 kph and it goes on with the angle. Uthappa pushes inside the line and misses. 1/0

0.1 Z Khan to R Uthappa, Wide! A gentle loosener, swinging down the leg side. The batsman leaves it alone and AB has to stretch to his left to collect the ball. 1/0

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