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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai,, Date - 12/04/2012, Toss won by - Royal Challengers Bangalore
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But the final whistle was blown by Albie Morkel, who punctured the penultimate over from Virat Kohli for 28 runs and then Ravindra Jadeja edged the game away from Bangalore in the last ball, which was a nervous over for both the teams.

Dhoni's cameo was handy as well.

So, a nerve-wrecker for all of us who witnessed it. One of those matches where you feel it may have gone either ways or maybe even a tie! Gayle, Agarwal and Kohli laid the foundation. For Chennai, it was an exquisite innings from Faf du Plessis.

19.6 V Kumar to R Jadeja, FOUR! CHENNAI WIN BY FIVE WICKETS! Full outside off, Jadeja gets an outside edge, the luckiest edge of today to get it away to the third man fence. The crowd goes in a frenzy as Jadeja and Bravo jump up and down in celebrations. The dug-out get off their blocks. Sadly, Vettori had an "What on earth was that"? un-explainatory expression on his face. 208/5

Vinay Kumar to come around the wicket. Jadeja and Bravo converge as well.

TWO RUNS REQUIRED IN ONE BALL. Every equation possible as Vettori has a lengthy chat with his bowler, Vinay Kumar. Zaheer Khan joins in for some piece of advice for him as well.

19.5 V Kumar to D Bravo, Length delivery, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one. 204/5

19.4 V Kumar to D Bravo, Short and slow at 100.2 kph, Bravo cuts and misses. Another twist on the cards? Three runs in two balls now. 203/5

19.3 V Kumar to D Bravo, SIX! Chennai can't lose now. UNBELIEVABLE. Low full toss outside off, Bravo manages to squirt it over point and it crosses the ropes easily. JUST THREE RUNS OFF THREE BALLS REQUIRED! 203/5

19.3 V Kumar to D Bravo, FOUR! No-ball for height. What a time to bowl that. Bravo heaved it away into the fine leg area and it goes on a bounce to the fence. Some confusion in the middle but replays show it bounced before the ropes. 197/5

Ravindra Jadeja walks to bat.

19.2 V Kumar to A Morkel, OUT! Morkel's little cameo comes to an end. Fuller outside off, Morkel aims to heave it away over covers but finds Mayank Agarwal stationed at the deep. Departs for 28 in 7 balls now. 192/5

19.1 V Kumar to D Bravo, Drills it through mid off for one. 192/4

Vinay Kumar to bowl.

18.6 V Kohli to A Morkel, SIX! Morkel you beauty! He has sent that into the orbit! Low full toss at 115.5 kph, Morkel gets underneath it and sends it firing way with height and ample distance to clear cow corner. Are we onto something here? 28 runs in 6 balls for Albie Morkel. He has taken the match to a fighting position. 28 runs off Virat Kohli's over. 191/4

18.5 V Kohli to A Morkel, Slaps it wide off mid-wicket and takes two. 185/4

18.4 V Kohli to A Morkel, SIX! Twenty off 4 balls. Morkel is turning out here and the question arises, why is the part-timer, Virat Kohli bowling at the death? Fuller at 119.6 kph, Morkel heaved it past mid on and it carried all the way. 183/4

18.3 V Kohli to A Morkel, FOUR! Outside edge now. Short outside off at 122.2 kph, Morkel swings for the pull, kisses off the outside edge and flies past short third man. 177/4

18.2 V Kohli to A Morkel, SIX! That was flat but from Morkel's bat, was expected to go over the fence. Over-pitched, Morkel swung his bat through the line and cleared long on. 173/4

18.1 V Kohli to A Morkel, FOUR! Inside edge first up! Fuller and Albie Morkel gets an inside edge through fine leg for a boundary off the first ball. 167/4

Virat Kohli to bowl.

Albie Morkel comes now.

17.6 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, OUT! The helicopter comes crashing down. Fuller outside off, Dhoni unveils his signature shot. It carries to Dilshan(sub for Gayle) to long off, who takes it easily. End of a quick innings from the skipper, but he would be gutted not to have taken the game further in his team's favour. 163/4

17.5 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Short and Dhoni manages just a pull down the ground., The fielder got around and hurled in a fast throw but Zaheer Khan only hits the stumps with the ball dropping off his palm. Two taken. 163/3

17.4 Z Khan to D Bravo, Again length but this time short, pulled away to the man at fine leg for one. 161/3

17.3 Z Khan to D Bravo, Length outside off at 130.6 kph, outside off, a wild swing and a miss for Bravo. 160/3

17.2 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Fuller length outside off at 138.4 kph, knocked down to long off and takes one. 160/3

17.1 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Low full toss on the pads, Dhoni helps it wide off fine leg and pushes for two. There is a throw to AB, who hits it back onto the stumps but Dhoni was in. Third umpire was called in just for confirmation and replays show he was in. 159/3

17.1 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Wide. Bowls it full down the leg side. 157/3

16.6 V Kumar to D Bravo, On the pads, flicked away aerially over square leg and two taken. Chennai haven't stepped on the run pedal yet. They need 50 in 18 balls. 156/3

16.6 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, No-ball for over waist height! Dhoni gets it away to short third man, where Zaheer Khan fields for one. NO free hit though. But an extra run taken. 154/3

16.6 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, Wide. Pushes it very wide outside off this time. 152/3

16.5 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni aims to penetrate the cover gap but fails to get bat. 151/3

16.4 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, SIX! The Malinga delivery from Kumar but Dhoni has no issues. It was length outside off, Dhoni swats it down with some brute force and it rockets over the straight fence. 151/3

16.3 V Kumar to D Bravo, On the full mark outside off, flicked away to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 145/3

16.2 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, On the yorker mark outside off at 128 kph, Dhoni squirts it away to extra cover and takes one. 144/3

16.1 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, Slow on off, Dhoni negates it away through cover-point and hustles and bustles to make it two. 143/3

Vinay Kumar will bowl now. Chennai need 65 out of 24 balls.

15.6 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Short and banged in on middle, punched past a diving Zaheer Khan down the ground for a single to end the over. 141/3

15.5 Z Khan to D Bravo, Short down the leg side at 131.2 kph, turned away to fine leg and scampers for one. 140/3

15.4 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Fuller length on off, Dhoni does the 'helicopter shot' and gets it away to long on for one. 139/3

15.3 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Full on middle at 135.3 kph, flicked away behind square and gets two in the deep. 138/3

15.2 Z Khan to D Bravo, Fuller at 140.1 kph, knocked down to long on for one. 136/3

15.1 Z Khan to D Bravo, FOUR! That's delicate. Length delivery angled outside off at 130.2 kph, Bravo got it down off the face of the bat and beat short third man. 135/3

Zaheer Khan to bowl now.

Time out!

14.6 M Muralidaran to D Bravo, Gets down and hits it through mid on for one. 131/3

14.5 M Muralidaran to D Bravo, Bravo failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads even as Murali's appeal is turned down for an LBW. 130/3

14.4 M Muralidaran to D Bravo, Full toss at 85.1 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket and Kohli at the ropes dives in well to save two. 130/3

Dwayne Bravo walks in.

14.3 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, OUT! A brilliant innings comes to an end. du Plessis chips down and aims to clear mid on with a clear flat hit, but it goes straight down the throat of Virat Kohli at long on, who takes a fine catch. 128/3

14.2 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Gets forward and plays it to mid off. 128/2

14.1 M Muralidaran to MS Dhoni, Worked away through mid-wicket for one. 128/2

Muralidaran to bowl.

13.6 D Vettori to du Plessis, du Plessis dances down the track but decides to defend it. 127/2

13.5 D Vettori to du Plessis, SIX! Flat as the face of a bat! It was full and du Plessis sent it firing away to the straight fence with minimum of fuss. 127/2

13.4 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, On the pads, flicked away for one. 121/2

13.3 D Vettori to du Plessis, Driven through mid off for one. 120/2

13.2 D Vettori to du Plessis, SIX! Superb piece of fielding from Dilshan but he gets it against his favour. Fuller length, Faf du Plessis knocked it down to long off, Dilshan on the ropes, out-stretched his hands and the ball settled in his palms, he lobbed it up but Dilshan's foot had touched the ropes while taking the catch. 119/2

13.1 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Low full toss at 103.7 kph, knocked down to long on for one. 113/2

12.6 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, Again drifting down the leg side, another single on the leg side for one. 112/2

12.5 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, Down the leg side, flicked away through backward square leg for two. 111/2

12.4 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, Shuffles across as Bhatkal follows him down the leg side, turned away to deep mid-wicket for one. 109/2

12.3 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, On the pads this time, flicked away for one to deep square leg. 108/2

12.2 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, SIX! There is the milk power from MS Dhoni. Full outside off, Dhoni got hold of it and rifled it over the straight fence. 107/2

12.1 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Ample room offered outside off, Dhoni, who is strong on his back foot, eased it away past point. 101/2

Raju Bhatkal to bowl now.

11.6 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Very fast at 102.7 kph, on the pads, turned away to deep square leg and jogs for one to end the over. 97/2

11.5 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Low full toss, Dhoni bunts it back to Vettori, who parries it away to the mid off fielder. 96/2

11.4 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, On the pads at 85.5 kph, flicked away for two. 96/2

11.3 D Vettori to du Plessis, Gets down and drives it through mid off for one. 94/2

11.2 D Vettori to du Plessis, du Plessis shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 93/2

11.1 D Vettori to du Plessis, Gets down and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 93/2

Daniel Vettori to bowl.

10.6 M Muralidaran to MS Dhoni, SAFE! On the pads, tucked away past short fine leg. Dhoni scampers through for the second run and there is a direct throw at the striker's end. Hold on, while the throw was coming in, AB de Villiers the keeper, had already removed the bails off even as the direct throw hits the off stump. MS Dhoni was in anyways which was confirmed by the third umpire. Two completed. 91/2

10.5 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, This time works it through point for one. 89/2

10.4 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Stays on the back foot and punches it to the fielder on the off side. 88/2

MS Dhoni walks in at number 4.

10.3 M Muralidaran to S Raina, OUT! Raina holes out! He gave it a walk down the track, Raina looked to clear long on but sent it straight down to Raju Bhatkal at long on, who took it at waist height. 88/2

10.2 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Down the leg side at 77.6 kph, tucked down to Zaheer Khan at short fine leg and jogs for one. 88/1

10.1 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Flatter on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket and takes two this time. 87/1

9.6 V Kumar to S Raina, FOUR! Exquisitely done. Full toss outside off at 131.6 kph, Raina eases it through point and finds the gap. 85/1

9.5 V Kumar to S Raina, SIX! Gone all the way. It was a length delivery on leg stump at 130.8 kph, Raina heaved it away over square leg and it went over the fence. 81/1

Maiden Fifty for Faf du Plessis.

9.4 V Kumar to du Plessis, Short and cut away through point for one. 75/1

9.3 V Kumar to du Plessis, Slow outside off, du Plessis makes room and cracks it through covers where Muralidaran at the deep gets around it for two. 74/1

9.2 V Kumar to du Plessis, Kumar hurls in just like Malinga's action. Not the first time he has done it. Full and it keeps low as du Plessis flicks it away to square leg. 72/1

9.1 V Kumar to S Raina, Length on off at 108.9 kph, bunted down to long off for one. 72/1

Vinay Kumar comes back now.

Time-out!

8.6 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Pushes it to deep cover and takes a single. 71/1

8.5 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Goes for a wild hoick over the leg side but inside edges it onto his boot. No run. 70/1

8.4 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Comes forward and pats it to the off side. 70/1

8.3 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Raina has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 70/1

8.2 M Muralidaran to S Raina, FOUR! A tad short on middle, Raina rocks back and pulls it powerfully to deep mid-wicket where Agarwal over runs the ball and concedes a boundary. 70/1

8.1 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Shuffles across and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 66/1

7.6 V Kohli to S Raina, Drives it straight to covers. 65/1

7.5 V Kohli to S Raina, FOUR! Good effort from Zaheer, but unlucky! Raina blasts this full toss to long on where Zaheer dives to his right, gets a hand to it but the momentum of the ball takes it over the rope. 65/1

7.4 V Kohli to du Plessis, Yorker outside off, dug away to long on for a single. 61/1

7.3 V Kohli to S Raina, Mistimes his hoick uppishly on one bounce to long on for one. 60/1

7.2 V Kohli to du Plessis, Pulls a back of a length delivery on middle to deep mid-wicket for a single. 59/1

7.1 V Kohli to S Raina, Drives it to mid off and takes a single. 58/1

Kohli into the attack.

6.6 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Nudges it to the leg side for one. 57/1

Raina is the new batsman.

6.5 M Muralidaran to M Vijay, OUT! Brilliant from Murali! Loopy delivery on middle, Vijay flicks it uppishly straight back. Murali dives full length to his right and pouches it with his right hand. Classic catch from Murali! 56/1

6.4 M Muralidaran to M Vijay, Steers it straight to backward point. 56/0

6.3 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Bunts it down to long on for a single. 56/0

6.2 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Flicks it to deep square with soft hands and scampers through for a couple. 55/0

6.1 M Muralidaran to M Vijay, Clips it past mid-wicket for a single. 53/0

Murali into the attack.

5.6 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, SIX! Effortless! Fullish and slower delivery outside off, du Plessis dances down the track and flicks it nonchalantly over long on for a maximum. 52/0

5.5 R Bhatkal to M Vijay, Whips it to long on and takes a single. 46/0

5.4 R Bhatkal to M Vijay, Flicks it with soft hands past mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick couple. 45/0

5.3 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, Whips it to long on and takes a single. 43/0

5.2 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, SIX! Massive! a tad short on off, du Plessis rocks back and heaves it over deep square leg for a humongous maximum. 42/0

5.1 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, FOUR! Slower delivery outside off, keeps a touch low. du Plessis gets down and pulls it to long leg for a boundary. He did well to get bat onto ball there. 36/0

Raju Bhatkal into the attack now.

4.6 V Kumar to M Vijay, Gives himself room, Kumar follows him. Vijay pushes it straight to point. No run. 32/0

4.5 V Kumar to M Vijay, FOUR! Thumped! Back of a length delivery outside off, Vijay rocks back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. 32/0

4.4 V Kumar to du Plessis, Back of the hand slower delivery outside off, bunted to long off for a single. 28/0

4.3 V Kumar to du Plessis, Slower delivery on off, helped to covers by du Plessis. No run. Good change of pace from Vinay! 27/0

4.2 V Kumar to M Vijay, Fullish on the pads, clipped to long leg for one. 27/0

4.1 V Kumar to du Plessis, Good length delivery on the middle, stump, turned away to deep square leg for a single. 26/0

Vinay Kumar into the attack.

3.6 Z Khan to du Plessis, On the pads, flicked away uppishly and sublimely to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 25/0

3.5 Z Khan to du Plessis, Drives this one straight to the covers fielder. 24/0

3.4 Z Khan to du Plessis, FOUR! He is going after Zaheer! Fullish outside off, du Plessis uses his feet and lofts it over mid off for a well placed boundary. 24/0

3.3 Z Khan to du Plessis, FOUR! A tad short on the middle stump, du Plessis rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 20/0

3.2 Z Khan to M Vijay, LEG BYE! Misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye on the leg side. 16/0

3.1 Z Khan to du Plessis, Just short! Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis dances down the track but outside edges his slash on one bounce to the third man fielder. A single taken. 15/0

2.6 D Vettori to du Plessis, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a comfortable single to end the over. 14/0

2.5 D Vettori to M Vijay, Goes back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 13/0

2.4 D Vettori to du Plessis, Fullish outside off, driven uppishly down to long off for a single. 12/0

2.3 D Vettori to du Plessis, Length delivery on middle, turned away to the leg side. No run. 11/0

2.2 D Vettori to du Plessis, FOUR! Crashed! A tad wide outside off, du Plessis gives himself room and smashes it past point for a boundary. 11/0

2.1 D Vettori to du Plessis, Chips down the track and flicks it straight to square leg. 7/0

1.6 Z Khan to M Vijay, Stays back and pushes it to mid off. No run. 7/0

1.5 Z Khan to du Plessis, Leans forward and gets an inside edge to the leg side off his defense for a single. 7/0

1.4 Z Khan to du Plessis, FOUR! Classic! Wide outside off, du Plessis cuts it effortlessly past point for a crunching boundary. 6/0

1.3 Z Khan to du Plessis, Chips down the wicket and misses a straighter delivery. Gets hit on the thigh pads. No run. 2/0

1.2 Z Khan to du Plessis, Comes forward and drives it to mid on. 2/0

1.1 Z Khan to du Plessis, Nips back in after landing outside off, du Plessis gets an inside edge tot he leg side. Vijay wants a run but is sent back in time. 2/0

Zaheer Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 D Vettori to M Vijay, Goes back and flicks it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 2/0

0.5 D Vettori to du Plessis, Quicker and flatter on middle, hurries up Vijay who defends it to the leg side. 2/0

0.4 D Vettori to du Plessis, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to short third man. 1/0

0.3 D Vettori to M Vijay, Clips it off his pads and takes a single. 1/0

0.2 D Vettori to M Vijay, Gets back and whips it to mid-wicket. No run. 0/0

0.1 D Vettori to M Vijay, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 0/0

Commentary (Royal Challengers Bangalore innings)

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But the final whistle was blown by Albie Morkel, who punctured the penultimate over from Virat Kohli for 28 runs and then Ravindra Jadeja edged the game away from Bangalore in the last ball, which was a nervous over for both the teams.

Dhoni's cameo was handy as well.

So, a nerve-wrecker for all of us who witnessed it. One of those matches where you feel it may have gone either ways or maybe even a tie! Gayle, Agarwal and Kohli laid the foundation. For Chennai, it was an exquisite innings from Faf du Plessis.

19.6 V Kumar to R Jadeja, FOUR! CHENNAI WIN BY FIVE WICKETS! Full outside off, Jadeja gets an outside edge, the luckiest edge of today to get it away to the third man fence. The crowd goes in a frenzy as Jadeja and Bravo jump up and down in celebrations. The dug-out get off their blocks. Sadly, Vettori had an "What on earth was that"? un-explainatory expression on his face. 208/5

Vinay Kumar to come around the wicket. Jadeja and Bravo converge as well.

TWO RUNS REQUIRED IN ONE BALL. Every equation possible as Vettori has a lengthy chat with his bowler, Vinay Kumar. Zaheer Khan joins in for some piece of advice for him as well.

19.5 V Kumar to D Bravo, Length delivery, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one. 204/5

19.4 V Kumar to D Bravo, Short and slow at 100.2 kph, Bravo cuts and misses. Another twist on the cards? Three runs in two balls now. 203/5

19.3 V Kumar to D Bravo, SIX! Chennai can't lose now. UNBELIEVABLE. Low full toss outside off, Bravo manages to squirt it over point and it crosses the ropes easily. JUST THREE RUNS OFF THREE BALLS REQUIRED! 203/5

19.3 V Kumar to D Bravo, FOUR! No-ball for height. What a time to bowl that. Bravo heaved it away into the fine leg area and it goes on a bounce to the fence. Some confusion in the middle but replays show it bounced before the ropes. 197/5

Ravindra Jadeja walks to bat.

19.2 V Kumar to A Morkel, OUT! Morkel's little cameo comes to an end. Fuller outside off, Morkel aims to heave it away over covers but finds Mayank Agarwal stationed at the deep. Departs for 28 in 7 balls now. 192/5

19.1 V Kumar to D Bravo, Drills it through mid off for one. 192/4

Bangalore have managed a mammoth 205 thanks to Gayle and Kohli. Agarwal got them off to a blistering start and then Gayle and Kohli took over the reins adding 109 from 11 overs as both the batsmen scored thumping half-centuries. Bollinger tried to bring Chennai somewhat into the match with three wickets and a run out in the final over but it was too little too late. It's going to be a difficult chase. Join us in a while for Chennai's reply.

19.6 D Bollinger to V Kumar, SIX! Back of a length delivery on middle, Vinay Kumar rocks back and pulls it powerfully over deep square leg for a maximum. Takes Bangalore past 200. 205/8

Zaheer Khan is the new batsman.

19.5 D Bollinger to R Bhatkal, OUT! Bollinger gets another one! Short delivery outside off, Bhatkal goes for a wild slash but top edges it into the hands of Raina at covers. 199/8

19.4 D Bollinger to R Bhatkal, OUT! Run out! Bhatkal goes for a powerful cut but mistimes it to the off side. Vettori at the non-striker's end sets off for a single. Bhatkal sends him back, but Bollinger on his follow through picks up and knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end. 199/7

19.3 D Bollinger to D Vettori, Flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 199/6

Vettori is the new man in.

19.2 D Bollinger to C Pujara, OUT! Castled! Fullish delivery on middle, Pujara goes for a wild heave but misses it completely. The ball sneaks through and disturbs the timber. Bollinger on a hat-trick! 198/6

Pujara is the new batsman.

19.1 D Bollinger to V Kohli, OUT! Finally Kohli departs! Fullish on middle, Kohli mistimes his loft straight into the hands of du Plessis at long on. 198/5

The players have made their way out to the middle. Gayle and Agarwal are the two batsmen at the crease. Ashwin to start off proceedings for Chennai.

Chennai - Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(Wk/C), Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Doug Bollinger

Bangalore - Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (Wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Daniel Vettori(C), Raju Bhatkal, Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Toss - Bangalore have won the toss and elected to bat. Chennai are unchanged, while one change for Bangalore as Raju Bhatkal comes in for Harshal Patel.

Chennai have had a roller coaster ride so far having lost two of their three matches. The results were extreme as they lost comprehensively to Mumbai and Delhi and won in a grand fashion against Hyderabad. They would now look to settle down and amass crucial points in order to make sure that they are on the track to defend their title. Bangalore, on the other hand, got off to a rollicking start with a victory over an ominous Delhi side but they lost out to Kolkata in their previous match courtesy a poor batting performance. A lot will be expected from the dangerman Chris Gayle who flopped in the previous match. Chennai is looking to get back on track and Bangalore has one of the best batting line-ups. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 13th match of the Indian T20 League between Chennai and Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Vinay Kumar to bowl.

18.6 V Kohli to A Morkel, SIX! Morkel you beauty! He has sent that into the orbit! Low full toss at 115.5 kph, Morkel gets underneath it and sends it firing way with height and ample distance to clear cow corner. Are we onto something here? 28 runs in 6 balls for Albie Morkel. He has taken the match to a fighting position. 28 runs off Virat Kohli's over. 191/4

18.5 V Kohli to A Morkel, Slaps it wide off mid-wicket and takes two. 185/4

18.4 V Kohli to A Morkel, SIX! Twenty off 4 balls. Morkel is turning out here and the question arises, why is the part-timer, Virat Kohli bowling at the death? Fuller at 119.6 kph, Morkel heaved it past mid on and it carried all the way. 183/4

18.3 V Kohli to A Morkel, FOUR! Outside edge now. Short outside off at 122.2 kph, Morkel swings for the pull, kisses off the outside edge and flies past short third man. 177/4

18.2 V Kohli to A Morkel, SIX! That was flat but from Morkel's bat, was expected to go over the fence. Over-pitched, Morkel swung his bat through the line and cleared long on. 173/4

18.1 V Kohli to A Morkel, FOUR! Inside edge first up! Fuller and Albie Morkel gets an inside edge through fine leg for a boundary off the first ball. 167/4

Bollinger back on.

Bhatkal is the new batsman.

18.6 R Jadeja to S Tiwary, OUT! Good catch by Raina! Tiwary dances down the track and hoicks a full toss to deep mid-wicket where Raina runs to his right, dives forward and pouches a brilliant catch. 198/4

18.5 R Jadeja to S Tiwary, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a couple. 198/3

18.4 R Jadeja to V Kohli, Gives himself room and slices it to short third man where Bollinger does well and restricts the batsman to just a single. 196/3

18.3 R Jadeja to S Tiwary, Drives it beautifully to deep cover for just a single. 195/3

18.2 R Jadeja to S Tiwary, FOUR! Rammed! That almost took off Jakati! Smashes a full length delivery on the middle straight back past the bowler for a thunderous maximum. 194/3

18.1 R Jadeja to S Tiwary, Dot ball! Rare! Full toss outside off, driven straight to extra cover. 190/3

Virat Kohli to bowl.

Albie Morkel comes now.

17.6 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, OUT! The helicopter comes crashing down. Fuller outside off, Dhoni unveils his signature shot. It carries to Dilshan(sub for Gayle) to long off, who takes it easily. End of a quick innings from the skipper, but he would be gutted not to have taken the game further in his team's favour. 163/4

17.5 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Short and Dhoni manages just a pull down the ground., The fielder got around and hurled in a fast throw but Zaheer Khan only hits the stumps with the ball dropping off his palm. Two taken. 163/3

17.4 Z Khan to D Bravo, Again length but this time short, pulled away to the man at fine leg for one. 161/3

17.3 Z Khan to D Bravo, Length outside off at 130.6 kph, outside off, a wild swing and a miss for Bravo. 160/3

17.2 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Fuller length outside off at 138.4 kph, knocked down to long off and takes one. 160/3

17.1 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Low full toss on the pads, Dhoni helps it wide off fine leg and pushes for two. There is a throw to AB, who hits it back onto the stumps but Dhoni was in. Third umpire was called in just for confirmation and replays show he was in. 159/3

17.1 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Wide. Bowls it full down the leg side. 157/3

17.6 A Morkel to V Kohli, SIX! Hammered! Kohli on fire here! Slower delivery on middle, Kohli carts it over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. 190/3

17.6 A Morkel to V Kohli, WIDE! Kohli misses out on this one! Delivers a full delivery outside the leg stump, Kohli misses his flick. 184/3

Fifty for Kohli.

17.5 A Morkel to V Kohli, Dances down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 183/3

17.4 A Morkel to V Kohli, SIX! Blasted! Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a maximum. 181/3

17.3 A Morkel to S Tiwary, Chips down the track and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 175/3

Saurabh Tiwary is the new batsman.

17.2 A Morkel to de Villiers, OUT! The slower ball has done the trick! Slower delivery outside off, a tad short. De villiers goes for an audacious reverse pull but mistimes it straight into the hands of Jakati at short third man. 174/3

17.1 A Morkel to V Kohli, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 174/2

16.6 V Kumar to D Bravo, On the pads, flicked away aerially over square leg and two taken. Chennai haven't stepped on the run pedal yet. They need 50 in 18 balls. 156/3

16.6 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, No-ball for over waist height! Dhoni gets it away to short third man, where Zaheer Khan fields for one. NO free hit though. But an extra run taken. 154/3

16.6 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, Wide. Pushes it very wide outside off this time. 152/3

16.5 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, Full toss outside off, Dhoni aims to penetrate the cover gap but fails to get bat. 151/3

16.4 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, SIX! The Malinga delivery from Kumar but Dhoni has no issues. It was length outside off, Dhoni swats it down with some brute force and it rockets over the straight fence. 151/3

16.3 V Kumar to D Bravo, On the full mark outside off, flicked away to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 145/3

16.2 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, On the yorker mark outside off at 128 kph, Dhoni squirts it away to extra cover and takes one. 144/3

16.1 V Kumar to MS Dhoni, Slow on off, Dhoni negates it away through cover-point and hustles and bustles to make it two. 143/3

Morkel back on.

16.6 R Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR! Sublime! Gives himself room, goes inside out and slices it past extra covers for a nicely placed boundary. 173/2

16.6 R Jadeja to de Villiers, WIDE! Poor! Again slips this one well down the leg side. 169/2

16.5 R Jadeja to V Kohli, Lofts it over mid off for just a single. 168/2

16.4 R Jadeja to V Kohli, TWO BYES! Stumping missed! Kohli goes for a wild hoick but misses it completely. Dhoni too misses it and the pair run through for a couple down to fine leg. 167/2

16.3 R Jadeja to V Kohli, Drives it wide of mid on and takes a couple. 165/2

Chennai now have to slow down proceedings!

16.3 R Jadeja to V Kohli, WIDE! Slips it wide down the leg side. 163/2

16.2 R Jadeja to C Gayle, OUT! Jadeja gets the big fish! Fullish outside off, Gayle goes for a powerful slash outside off, but mistimes it straight into the hands of Bravo at deep cover. A big breakthrough but the damage has already been done! 162/2

16.1 R Jadeja to V Kohli, Whips it to long on and takes one. 162/1

Vinay Kumar will bowl now. Chennai need 65 out of 24 balls.

15.6 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Short and banged in on middle, punched past a diving Zaheer Khan down the ground for a single to end the over. 141/3

15.5 Z Khan to D Bravo, Short down the leg side at 131.2 kph, turned away to fine leg and scampers for one. 140/3

15.4 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Fuller length on off, Dhoni does the 'helicopter shot' and gets it away to long on for one. 139/3

15.3 Z Khan to MS Dhoni, Full on middle at 135.3 kph, flicked away behind square and gets two in the deep. 138/3

15.2 Z Khan to D Bravo, Fuller at 140.1 kph, knocked down to long on for one. 136/3

15.1 Z Khan to D Bravo, FOUR! That's delicate. Length delivery angled outside off at 130.2 kph, Bravo got it down off the face of the bat and beat short third man. 135/3

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

Time-out!

15.6 R Ashwin to V Kohli, Drives it to long off and takes a single to end the over. 161/1

15.5 R Ashwin to C Gayle, Gets an edge to short third man and picks up a single. 160/1

15.4 R Ashwin to C Gayle, FOUR! Beautiful! Fullish outside off, driven through covers for a sweet boundary. 159/1

15.3 R Ashwin to V Kohli, Clips it to the leg side and takes one. 155/1

100 stand up.

15.2 R Ashwin to V Kohli, FOUR! Reverse sweeps it past short third man for a nicely improvised boundary. 154/1

15.1 R Ashwin to C Gayle, Appeal for a run out! Not out! Drives it to mid off and scampers through for a single. Dhoni whips off the bails at the striker's end as the throw comes in. They appeal for a run out, the umpire goes upstairs but replays show Kohli just made it. 150/1

Zaheer Khan to bowl now.

Time out!

14.6 M Muralidaran to D Bravo, Gets down and hits it through mid on for one. 131/3

14.5 M Muralidaran to D Bravo, Bravo failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads even as Murali's appeal is turned down for an LBW. 130/3

14.4 M Muralidaran to D Bravo, Full toss at 85.1 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket and Kohli at the ropes dives in well to save two. 130/3

Dwayne Bravo walks in.

14.3 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, OUT! A brilliant innings comes to an end. du Plessis chips down and aims to clear mid on with a clear flat hit, but it goes straight down the throat of Virat Kohli at long on, who takes a fine catch. 128/3

14.2 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Gets forward and plays it to mid off. 128/2

14.1 M Muralidaran to MS Dhoni, Worked away through mid-wicket for one. 128/2

Ashwin back on.

14.6 D Bravo to V Kohli, FOUR! Poor stuff from Bravo! Full toss on the middle stump, Kohli hoicks it over mid-wicket for an easy boundary. 149/1

What happened there? I think Dhoni was still setting the field as Bravo delivered a slower delivery. Kohli got distracted and misses his heave. The umpire decided to give it a dead ball.

14.5 D Bravo to C Gayle, Chips down the track and bunts it to long on for a single. 145/1

14.5 D Bravo to C Gayle, WIDE! Poor delivery! Slips in a fullish delivery down the leg side. 144/1

14.4 D Bravo to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, sliced away to deep point for a single. 143/1

14.3 D Bravo to V Kohli, Clever from Bravo! Delivers a yorker outside off, Kohli goes for a chop but misses. 142/1

14.2 D Bravo to C Gayle, Misses out on this! Full toss on the leg stump, Gayle rams it to long on for just a single. 142/1

14.1 D Bravo to C Gayle, SIX! Massive, out of the park! Fullish delivery outside off, Gayle rocks back and clobbers it muscularly over long on for a huge huge maximum. 141/1

Muralidaran to bowl.

13.6 D Vettori to du Plessis, du Plessis dances down the track but decides to defend it. 127/2

13.5 D Vettori to du Plessis, SIX! Flat as the face of a bat! It was full and du Plessis sent it firing away to the straight fence with minimum of fuss. 127/2

13.4 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, On the pads, flicked away for one. 121/2

13.3 D Vettori to du Plessis, Driven through mid off for one. 120/2

13.2 D Vettori to du Plessis, SIX! Superb piece of fielding from Dilshan but he gets it against his favour. Fuller length, Faf du Plessis knocked it down to long off, Dilshan on the ropes, out-stretched his hands and the ball settled in his palms, he lobbed it up but Dilshan's foot had touched the ropes while taking the catch. 119/2

13.1 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Low full toss at 103.7 kph, knocked down to long on for one. 113/2

13.6 S Jakati to V Kohli, Kohli dances down the track but decides to defend it. 135/1

13.5 S Jakati to V Kohli, Reverse sweeps it straight into the hands of the short third man fielder. 135/1

13.4 S Jakati to C Gayle, Goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 135/1

Fifty for Gayle.

13.3 S Jakati to C Gayle, SIX! Brings up the fastest fifty of the tournament in style! Goes down on one knee and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for another maximum. 134/1

13.2 S Jakati to C Gayle, SIX! Blasted out of the park! Full toss on the leg stump, Gayle stays back and plunders it over long on for a humongous maximum. 128/1

13.1 S Jakati to C Gayle, Goes back and cuts it powerfully but straight to backward point. 122/1

12.6 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, Again drifting down the leg side, another single on the leg side for one. 112/2

12.5 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, Down the leg side, flicked away through backward square leg for two. 111/2

12.4 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, Shuffles across as Bhatkal follows him down the leg side, turned away to deep mid-wicket for one. 109/2

12.3 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, On the pads this time, flicked away for one to deep square leg. 108/2

12.2 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, SIX! There is the milk power from MS Dhoni. Full outside off, Dhoni got hold of it and rifled it over the straight fence. 107/2

12.1 R Bhatkal to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Ample room offered outside off, Dhoni, who is strong on his back foot, eased it away past point. 101/2

12.6 D Bravo to V Kohli, Swing and a miss! Good off cutter from Bravo, nips back in after landing outside off. Kohli dances down the track for a wild hoick but is beaten by the inward movement. Good over from Bravo, just 4 runs off it! 122/1

12.5 D Bravo to V Kohli, Change of pace again! Slower delivery outside off, Kohli waits and waits and then cuts it straight to point. No run. 122/1

12.4 D Bravo to C Gayle, Yorker outside off, dug away through covers for a single. 122/1

12.3 D Bravo to V Kohli, Bunts it to long off and takes one. 121/1

12.2 D Bravo to C Gayle, Misses out! Full toss outside off, Gayle dances down the track but powers it straight to deep extra cover. Good field placement by Dhoni here! 120/1

12.1 D Bravo to V Kohli, Uses his wrist and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 119/1

Raju Bhatkal to bowl now.

11.6 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Very fast at 102.7 kph, on the pads, turned away to deep square leg and jogs for one to end the over. 97/2

11.5 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Low full toss, Dhoni bunts it back to Vettori, who parries it away to the mid off fielder. 96/2

11.4 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, On the pads at 85.5 kph, flicked away for two. 96/2

11.3 D Vettori to du Plessis, Gets down and drives it through mid off for one. 94/2

11.2 D Vettori to du Plessis, du Plessis shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 93/2

11.1 D Vettori to du Plessis, Gets down and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 93/2

Bravo back on.

11.6 S Jakati to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 118/1

11.5 S Jakati to C Gayle, Bunts it to long on and takes a single. 117/1

11.4 S Jakati to C Gayle, FOUR! Crashed! A tad short outside off, Gayle rocks back and cuts it muscularly past point for a boundary. 116/1

11.3 S Jakati to V Kohli, Drives it to deep cover and gets a single. 112/1

11.2 S Jakati to Gayle, Goes for a hoick but bottom edges it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 111/1

11.2 S Jakati to C Gayle, FIVE WIDES! Bonus! Slips it well down the leg side, Gayle misses his flick and Dhoni too misses it. Poor stuff from Jakati! 110/1

11.1 S Jakati to V Kohli, Goes inside out and places it beautifully between long off and covers for a couple. 105/1

Daniel Vettori to bowl.

10.6 M Muralidaran to MS Dhoni, SAFE! On the pads, tucked away past short fine leg. Dhoni scampers through for the second run and there is a direct throw at the striker's end. Hold on, while the throw was coming in, AB de Villiers the keeper, had already removed the bails off even as the direct throw hits the off stump. MS Dhoni was in anyways which was confirmed by the third umpire. Two completed. 91/2

10.5 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, This time works it through point for one. 89/2

10.4 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Stays on the back foot and punches it to the fielder on the off side. 88/2

MS Dhoni walks in at number 4.

10.3 M Muralidaran to S Raina, OUT! Raina holes out! He gave it a walk down the track, Raina looked to clear long on but sent it straight down to Raju Bhatkal at long on, who took it at waist height. 88/2

10.2 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Down the leg side at 77.6 kph, tucked down to Zaheer Khan at short fine leg and jogs for one. 88/1

10.1 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Flatter on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket and takes two this time. 87/1

Shadab Jakati into the attack.

10.6 A Morkel to V Kohli, Drives it down to long on and takes one. 104/1

Fifty stand up between Gayle and Kohli.

10.5 A Morkel to V Kohli, FOUR! Classic placement! A tad short and wide outside off, Kohli rocks back and cuts it past point for a well placed boundary. 103/1

10.4 A Morkel to V Kohli, Play and a miss! Slower delivery outside off, Kohli looks to heave it away over the leg side but misses. 99/1

10.3 A Morkel to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gayle clears his front foot and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for one. 99/1

10.2 A Morkel to V Kohli, Fullish delivery outside off, driven sweetly through covers for just a single. 98/1

10.1 A Morkel to C Gayle, Slower delivery on the pads, clipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 97/1

9.6 V Kumar to S Raina, FOUR! Exquisitely done. Full toss outside off at 131.6 kph, Raina eases it through point and finds the gap. 85/1

9.5 V Kumar to S Raina, SIX! Gone all the way. It was a length delivery on leg stump at 130.8 kph, Raina heaved it away over square leg and it went over the fence. 81/1

Maiden Fifty for Faf du Plessis.

9.4 V Kumar to du Plessis, Short and cut away through point for one. 75/1

9.3 V Kumar to du Plessis, Slow outside off, du Plessis makes room and cracks it through covers where Muralidaran at the deep gets around it for two. 74/1

9.2 V Kumar to du Plessis, Kumar hurls in just like Malinga's action. Not the first time he has done it. Full and it keeps low as du Plessis flicks it away to square leg. 72/1

9.1 V Kumar to S Raina, Length on off at 108.9 kph, bunted down to long off for one. 72/1

Morkel back on.

9.6 D Bravo to V Kohli, Kohli charges down the track, Bravo cleverly delivers it wide outside off. Kohli misses his wild slash. 96/1

9.5 D Bravo to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and helps it straight back to the bowler. 96/1

9.4 D Bravo to V Kohli, FOUR! Typical Kohli whip! Good length delivery on the pads, Kohli goes back and whips it through square leg for a sublime boundary. 96/1

9.3 D Bravo to C Gayle, Pats it to point and scampers through for a quick single. 92/1

9.2 D Bravo to V Kohli, Beautifully flicked away to fine leg but just for a single. 91/1

9.1 D Bravo to V Kohli, Slower delivery outside off, Kohli goes for was wild slash over the off side but misses. 90/1

Vinay Kumar comes back now.

Time-out!

8.6 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Pushes it to deep cover and takes a single. 71/1

8.5 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Goes for a wild hoick over the leg side but inside edges it onto his boot. No run. 70/1

8.4 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Comes forward and pats it to the off side. 70/1

8.3 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Raina has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 70/1

8.2 M Muralidaran to S Raina, FOUR! A tad short on middle, Raina rocks back and pulls it powerfully to deep mid-wicket where Agarwal over runs the ball and concedes a boundary. 70/1

8.1 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Shuffles across and sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 66/1

Time-Out!

8.6 S Raina to C Gayle, Looks to push it away but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 90/1

8.5 S Raina to C Gayle, SIX! Battered! A tad short on middle, Gayle rocks back and short arm jabs it over long on for another thunderous maximum. 90/1

8.5 S Raina to C Gayle, WIDE! Delivers it down the leg side, Gayle misses his clip. The players appeal but the umpire is not interested. 84/1

8.4 S Raina to V Kohli, Run out missed! Kohli pats it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a single. Bravo stationed there runs in, picks up and misses his shy at the non-striker's end. Kohli was well short of his ground! 83/1

8.3 S Raina to C Gayle, Mistimes his heave to long on and takes one. 82/1

8.2 S Raina to C Gayle, SIX! Back to back! Fullish outside off, Gayle stays in the crease and heaves it over long on for another huge maximum. 81/1

8.1 S Raina to C Gayle, SIX! Welcome Mr. Raina! Fullish on middle, Gayle stays back and rams it over long on for a humongous maximum. 75/1

7.6 V Kohli to S Raina, Drives it straight to covers. 65/1

7.5 V Kohli to S Raina, FOUR! Good effort from Zaheer, but unlucky! Raina blasts this full toss to long on where Zaheer dives to his right, gets a hand to it but the momentum of the ball takes it over the rope. 65/1

7.4 V Kohli to du Plessis, Yorker outside off, dug away to long on for a single. 61/1

7.3 V Kohli to S Raina, Mistimes his hoick uppishly on one bounce to long on for one. 60/1

7.2 V Kohli to du Plessis, Pulls a back of a length delivery on middle to deep mid-wicket for a single. 59/1

7.1 V Kohli to S Raina, Drives it to mid off and takes a single. 58/1

Suresh Raina into the attack.

7.6 A Morkel to C Gayle, Good length delivery on the pads, nudged away to the leg side for a single to end the over. Gayle is surprisingly quiet today! 69/1

7.6 A Morkel to C Gayle, WIDE! Delivers a slower bouncer way over Gayle's head who ducks under it. 68/1

7.5 A Morkel to V Kohli, Wide outside off, steered to third man for a single. 67/1

7.4 A Morkel to V Kohli, Stays back and pushes it straight to Morkel. No run. 66/1

7.3 A Morkel to C Gayle, Pushes it with soft hands to covers and takes a single. 66/1

7.3 A Morkel to C Gayle, WIDE! Slips in a fullish delivery outside the leg stump. Gayle misses his flick. 65/1

7.2 A Morkel to V Kohli, Wide outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 64/1

7.1 A Morkel to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery, a tad slower on middle. Gayle gets squared up and helps it to short third man for a quick single. 63/1

Kohli into the attack.

6.6 M Muralidaran to S Raina, Nudges it to the leg side for one. 57/1

Raina is the new batsman.

6.5 M Muralidaran to M Vijay, OUT! Brilliant from Murali! Loopy delivery on middle, Vijay flicks it uppishly straight back. Murali dives full length to his right and pouches it with his right hand. Classic catch from Murali! 56/1

6.4 M Muralidaran to M Vijay, Steers it straight to backward point. 56/0

6.3 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Bunts it down to long on for a single. 56/0

6.2 M Muralidaran to du Plessis, Flicks it to deep square with soft hands and scampers through for a couple. 55/0

6.1 M Muralidaran to M Vijay, Clips it past mid-wicket for a single. 53/0

6.6 D Bravo to V Kohli, Beaten! Nips back in after landing outside off, Kohli goes for a deft cut but misses. 62/1

6.5 D Bravo to V Kohli, Gets forward and helps it straight back to the bowler. 62/1

6.4 D Bravo to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, turned away to mid-wicket. No run. 62/1

6.3 D Bravo to V Kohli, FOUR! Neat! Good length delivery on the pads, Kohli nudges it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. That was very deftly played! 62/1

6.2 D Bravo to C Gayle, Wide outside off, cut away powerfully to deep point for one. 58/1

6.1 D Bravo to V Kohli, Stays in his crease and whips it to long on for a single. 57/1

Murali into the attack.

5.6 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, SIX! Effortless! Fullish and slower delivery outside off, du Plessis dances down the track and flicks it nonchalantly over long on for a maximum. 52/0

5.5 R Bhatkal to M Vijay, Whips it to long on and takes a single. 46/0

5.4 R Bhatkal to M Vijay, Flicks it with soft hands past mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick couple. 45/0

5.3 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, Whips it to long on and takes a single. 43/0

5.2 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, SIX! Massive! a tad short on off, du Plessis rocks back and heaves it over deep square leg for a humongous maximum. 42/0

5.1 R Bhatkal to du Plessis, FOUR! Slower delivery outside off, keeps a touch low. du Plessis gets down and pulls it to long leg for a boundary. He did well to get bat onto ball there. 36/0

Dwayne Bravo into the attack now.

5.6 A Morkel to V Kohli, Drives it wide of mid off and takes a single. End of Mandatory Powerplay, a good one for Bangalore. 56/1

5.5 A Morkel to C Gayle, Not out! A tad short outside off, Gayle pulls it to mid off and scampers through for a single. Bravo stationed there follows up with a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show Gayle was just in. One run added tot he total. 55/1

Run out appeal. The umpire has gone upstairs.

5.4 A Morkel to V Kohli, Good length delivery on middle, maneuvered to deep square leg for a single. 54/1

5.3 A Morkel to V Kohli, Defended off the front foot by Kohli presenting the full face of the bat. 53/1

Virat Kohli is the new batsman.

5.2 A Morkel to M Agarwal, OUT! Agarwal's luck has finally run out! A superb bouncer outside off, gets big on Agarwal who miscues his pull straight into the hands of Bravo at mid on. The umpire checks for no ball but replays show that it was fine. Agarwal departs for a well made 45. 53/1

5.2 A Morkel to M Agarwal, WIDE! Gives himself room, Morkel follows him up with a bouncer way over his head. Agarwal lets it go through. 53/0

5.1 A Morkel to C Gayle, Gets back and pushes it to covers for a single. 52/0

Raju Bhatkal into the attack now.

4.6 V Kumar to M Vijay, Gives himself room, Kumar follows him. Vijay pushes it straight to point. No run. 32/0

4.5 V Kumar to M Vijay, FOUR! Thumped! Back of a length delivery outside off, Vijay rocks back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. 32/0

4.4 V Kumar to du Plessis, Back of the hand slower delivery outside off, bunted to long off for a single. 28/0

4.3 V Kumar to du Plessis, Slower delivery on off, helped to covers by du Plessis. No run. Good change of pace from Vinay! 27/0

4.2 V Kumar to M Vijay, Fullish on the pads, clipped to long leg for one. 27/0

4.1 V Kumar to du Plessis, Good length delivery on the middle, stump, turned away to deep square leg for a single. 26/0

Albie Morkel into the attack.

4.6 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Agarwal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 51/0

4.5 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, SIX! He is looking in form of his life! Good length delivery on the leg stump, Agarwal goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over long leg for a huge maximum. 50 up for Bangalore! 51/0

4.4 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Comes forward and defends it to the off side. 45/0

4.3 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, SIX! Bang! Fullish on the leg stump, Agarwal sits down on one knee and carts it over long on for a maximum. 45/0

4.2 R Ashwin to C Gayle, Leans forward and pats it to the leg side for a quick single. Good work from Gayle giving as much strike as possible to Agarwal. 39/0

4.1 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Goes back and clips a good length delivery on the pads to deep mid-wicket for a single. 38/0

Vinay Kumar into the attack.

3.6 Z Khan to du Plessis, On the pads, flicked away uppishly and sublimely to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 25/0

3.5 Z Khan to du Plessis, Drives this one straight to the covers fielder. 24/0

3.4 Z Khan to du Plessis, FOUR! He is going after Zaheer! Fullish outside off, du Plessis uses his feet and lofts it over mid off for a well placed boundary. 24/0

3.3 Z Khan to du Plessis, FOUR! A tad short on the middle stump, du Plessis rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 20/0

3.2 Z Khan to M Vijay, LEG BYE! Misses his flick and they run through for a leg bye on the leg side. 16/0

3.1 Z Khan to du Plessis, Just short! Good length delivery outside off, du Plessis dances down the track but outside edges his slash on one bounce to the third man fielder. A single taken. 15/0

3.6 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Leans forward and drives it to deep cover for a single, he keeps the strike. 37/0

3.5 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, SIX! Exquisite timing! Fullish outside off, Agarwal stays in his crease and lofts it over long off for a sublime maximum. 36/0

3.4 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Mistimes his pull straight to mid-wicket. 30/0

3.3 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Hits it powerfully and uppishly straight to the mid off fielder. That was hit with some force! 30/0

3.2 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, FOUR! Another short arm jab! Full length delivery outside off, Agarwal punches it over mid off for a boundary. 30/0

3.1 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 26/0

2.6 D Vettori to du Plessis, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a comfortable single to end the over. 14/0

2.5 D Vettori to M Vijay, Goes back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 13/0

2.4 D Vettori to du Plessis, Fullish outside off, driven uppishly down to long off for a single. 12/0

2.3 D Vettori to du Plessis, Length delivery on middle, turned away to the leg side. No run. 11/0

2.2 D Vettori to du Plessis, FOUR! Crashed! A tad wide outside off, du Plessis gives himself room and smashes it past point for a boundary. 11/0

2.1 D Vettori to du Plessis, Chips down the track and flicks it straight to square leg. 7/0

2.6 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 26/0

2.5 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Dropped! FOUR! Agarwal goes for a sweep but gets a top edge to fine leg where Bollinger gets under it but drops a dolly, the ball rolls over towerds the ropes, he then tries to save the boundary but isn't successful in doing so. A big let off for Bangalore! 25/0

2.4 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, FOUR! Mistimes it but it still reaches the fence! Fullish on off, Agarwal lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary. 21/0

2.3 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Sits down on one knee and sweeps it past the short fine leg fielder for a couple. 17/0

2.2 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Mistimes his pull off a short delivery on the leg stump straight to short fine leg. 15/0

2.1 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Agarwal goes for a wild slog over the leg side but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls over to the off side. 15/0

1.6 Z Khan to M Vijay, Stays back and pushes it to mid off. No run. 7/0

1.5 Z Khan to du Plessis, Leans forward and gets an inside edge to the leg side off his defense for a single. 7/0

1.4 Z Khan to du Plessis, FOUR! Classic! Wide outside off, du Plessis cuts it effortlessly past point for a crunching boundary. 6/0

1.3 Z Khan to du Plessis, Chips down the wicket and misses a straighter delivery. Gets hit on the thigh pads. No run. 2/0

1.2 Z Khan to du Plessis, Comes forward and drives it to mid on. 2/0

1.1 Z Khan to du Plessis, Nips back in after landing outside off, du Plessis gets an inside edge tot he leg side. Vijay wants a run but is sent back in time. 2/0

1.6 D Bollinger to C Gayle, Play and a miss! Gayle dances down the track for a hoick but completely misses it. 15/0

1.5 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Wide outside off, Agarwal carts it to deep cover for just a single. 15/0

1.4 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Agarwal goes for a booming drive but misses. 14/0

1.3 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, FOUR! Superb timing! A tad short outside off, Agarwal opens the face of the bat and follows up with a short arm jab through point for a classic boundary. 14/0

1.2 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Nips back in after landing on off, Agarwal is cramped for room and he plays it defensively to the off side. 10/0

1.1 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, Fullish outside off, Agarwal drives it beautifully but straight to covers. 10/0

1.1 D Bollinger to M Agarwal, WIDE! Loses the control and delivers a full toss very wide outside off. 10/0

Zaheer Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 D Vettori to M Vijay, Goes back and flicks it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 2/0

0.5 D Vettori to du Plessis, Quicker and flatter on middle, hurries up Vijay who defends it to the leg side. 2/0

0.4 D Vettori to du Plessis, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to short third man. 1/0

0.3 D Vettori to M Vijay, Clips it off his pads and takes a single. 1/0

0.2 D Vettori to M Vijay, Gets back and whips it to mid-wicket. No run. 0/0

0.1 D Vettori to M Vijay, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 0/0

Bollinger to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Ashwin to C Gayle, Fullish on the pads, flicked away through square leg for a couple. 9/0

0.5 R Ashwin to C Gayle, Comes forward and defends. We don't often see this from Gayle! 7/0

0.4 R Ashwin to C Gayle, Flicks it away behind square and takes a couple. Gets off the mark! 7/0

0.3 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. Right, Gayle on strike now! 5/0

0.2 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Fullish outside off, Agarwal lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 4/0

0.1 R Ashwin to M Agarwal, Fullish on the pads, tucked away to the leg side. No run. 0/0

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