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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,, Date - 17/05/2012, Toss won by - Delhi Daredevils
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Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Right then, that is all for today. Mohali and Bangalore won their respective games to keep themselves in hunt for the playoffs, while Chennai are hanging in there and are dependent on the fortune of other sides. Tomorrow Jaipur will take on Hyderabad in an all important match. Tune in at 2000 IST to catch all the action. Until then, on behalf of the commentary and scoring team, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Once again it was the Gayle-storm that powered Bangalore to a gigantic total. For his knock he received the Man of the Match award. Smiles and says that good balance is the secret of hitting those meaty blows. Adds that he tried to be more still today and is satisfied with this win as it was important for them. Hopes to do well in the next game too.

Ross Taylor finally struck gold with his batting form and hammered a 26-ball 55 but he didn't get any support from the other batsmen. Andre Russell with a whirlwind knock of 31 tried his best towards the end but failed to drag his side beyond the finish line. Bangalore will take this win in their stride but they have to work on their bowling as they almost conceded the match.

It was always going to be a difficult chase for Delhi but hats off to them for making it an entertaining contest. Bangalore will be pretty pleased with this win and are now levelled with Chennai, both have 17 points each but Bangalore have an extra game left.

19.6 P Parameswaran to U Yadav, OUT! Bangalore win by 21 runs! A length delivery on off, Yadav tries to heave it across the line and hits it high in the air at long on. A simple catch for Tiwary and the Red Brigade has earned an emphatic win in the end. Handshakes in the middle and smiles in the Bangalore dug out! 194/9

19.5 P Parameswaran to U Yadav, Short in length outside off at 138 kph, Yadav throws his bat at it and misses. 194/8

19.4 P Parameswaran to P Negi, Walks towards the leg side and hammers a full delivery to long off for one. 194/8

19.4 P Parameswaran to P Negi, Wide! Sliding down the leg side. 193/8

Umesh Yadav is in.

19.3 P Parameswaran to A Russell, OUT! Final nail in the coffin for Delhi! Russell tries to hammer it out of the park but fails to get the desired power behind his shot. It goes miles in the air and Kohli settles underneath it to take the catch at long off. 192/8

19.2 P Parameswaran to A Russell, DOT BALL! Length delivery on off, Russell mishits it back to the bowler. 192/7

19.1 P Parameswaran to A Russell, SIX! Biggie! A fuller length delivery on middle, Russell gets behind the line of the ball and smokes it right over the bowler's head for a biggie. 192/7

30 runs needed off 6 balls. And Prasanth Parameswaran is trusted to bowl it.

18.6 V Kumar to A Russell, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 186/7

18.5 V Kumar to A Russell, SIX! Muscular hit! A back of a length delivery on off, Russell swivels on the back foot for a big heave across the line. It comes off the outside half of the blade but still has enough wings to clear the mid-wicket fence. 185/7

18.5 V Kumar to A Russell, Wide! A fuller length delivery pitched way wide outside off. Russell was hopping to the leg side and had to stretch out for it. He almost fell in the process. 179/7

18.4 V Kumar to P Negi, Another length delivery angling into the batsman, Negi rocks back and punches it through mid off for one. 178/7

18.3 V Kumar to P Negi, Good length delivery in the zone outside off, Negi flashes his blade through the line but fails to make any connection. 177/7

18.2 V Kumar to P Negi, FOUR! Streaky! Back of a length delivery outside off, Negi tries to pull it and it flies off the top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary. 177/7

18.1 V Kumar to A Russell, Short delivery, following the batsman, Russell pulls it with no timing over mid on for a single. 173/7

Russell shuffles across the stumps and Vinay Kumar pulls out of his delivery stride.

17.6 Z Khan to A Russell, Takes a single at long off to keep the strike. 172/7

Pawan Negi is the new batsman.

17.5 Z Khan to I Pathan, OUT! Another one perishes in the deep and Bangalore are looking favourites to win. A length delivery outside off, bit slower in pace and Pathan swings his blade across the line. No timing behind the shot, the ball loops in the air and Dilshan gobbles it safely at deep mid-wicket. 171/7

17.4 Z Khan to I Pathan, Shuffles across and turns a full delivery to square leg for a couple. 171/6

17.3 Z Khan to A Russell, Good bowling. Right in the blockhole, Russell attempts to whip it across the line and gets an outside edge to point. A single. 169/6

17.2 Z Khan to A Russell, High full toss outside off, Russell slaps it over extra cover for a single. Dilshan in the deep fumbles a bit and they cross for one more time. 168/6

17.1 Z Khan to I Pathan, A low full toss on off, Pathan picks it up and lifts it over square leg for a single. 166/6

16.6 V Kumar to A Russell, Dishes out a slower delivery, on a length outside off, Russell is early with his cut shot and misses. 165/6

16.5 V Kumar to I Pathan, Comes from round the wicket and bowls a fuller length on off, Pathan drills it to long on for a single. 165/6

16.4 V Kumar to A Russell, Another pull but this time just for a single. 164/6

16.3 V Kumar to A Russell, FOUR! Slam bang! Vinay Kumar is once again on the shorter side at 132.5 kph, Russell backs away and pulls it with utter disdain to the deep mid-wicket fence. 163/6

Irfan Pathan comes out to the middle.

16.2 V Kumar to R Taylor, OUT! The big fish departs and this will hurt Delhi's chances! Vinay Kumar hurls in a short delivery on off and Taylor who favours the leg side attempts to pull it over the mid-wicket fence. He fails to get enough wood behind it and Agarwal pouches it with ease in the deep. 159/6

16.1 V Kumar to A Russell, Length delivery on middle, pulled to the on side for one. 159/5

Vinay Kumar is on.

15.6 Z Khan to A Russell, A yorker on middle at 137.9 kph, Russell squeezes it out and it runs off the outside edge to third man. A single. 158/5

15.5 Z Khan to A Russell, SIX! Gigantic hit! A length delivery angling into the batsman, Russell gets behind the line and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. How big is that? Well, it looked a mighty one but the radar read just 86 metres! 157/5

Andre Russell arrives at the crease.

15.4 Z Khan to N Ojha, OUT! A fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Ojha tries to go down town to clear long on but fails to get enough muscle behind the shot. Tiwary takes it calmly in the deep. 151/5

15.3 Z Khan to N Ojha, Back of a length delivery on off, Ojha whacks it through extra cover. It is destined to reach the ropes but Kohli sprints to his left, puts in a dive and saves a couple. 151/4

15.2 Z Khan to N Ojha, A terrific yorker in the blockhole, Ojha just manages to dig it out. Another dot ball! 149/4

15.1 Z Khan to N Ojha, Comes from round the wicket, lands a length delivery outside off, Ojha tries to cut it and misses. 149/4

Zaheer Khan comes back into the attack.

Time out! 67 needed off 30 balls and with Taylor going berserk, it promises to be a thrilling finish.

14.6 H Patel to N Ojha, Good length delivery outside off, slapped over covers for a single. Dilshan moved swiftly in the deep to keep it down to just one. 149/4

14.5 H Patel to N Ojha, Outside off at 136.5 kph, Ojha swishes and misses. 148/4

14.4 H Patel to R Taylor, A bit short on off, Taylor goes for the heave but finds short fine leg. A single. Is crossed with himself, that was a boundary ball! 148/4

14.3 H Patel to R Taylor, FOUR! That almost took the umpire's head off. That is in the zone for the batsman, Taylor latches onto it and muscles it straight back past the bowler and the umpire who just about moves away from the shot. A boundary down the ground. 147/4

14.2 H Patel to R Taylor, Fullish length delivery just outside off, Taylor attempts a hoick across the line but misses. 143/4

14.1 H Patel to N Ojha, Length delivery angling into the batsman, Ojha gets an inside edge and it travels to fine leg for one. 143/4

13.6 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, SIX! Taylor reaches his fifty in style. Man, isn't Taylor too strong on the leg side? Gets a full length delivery outside off and Rosco slogs it with confidence just over the leaping mid-wicket fielder. The crowd is going berserk. 74 needed off 36 balls. 142/4

13.5 M Muralidaran to N Ojha, Flatter ball on off, dabbed to third man for a run. 136/4

13.4 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, A long hop, pulled over square leg for one. 135/4

13.4 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Wide! Sharp spin but down the leg side. 134/4

13.3 M Muralidaran to N Ojha, Stays back and punches it to covers for a single. 133/4

13.2 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Another slog across the line by Taylor but now they have a deep square leg in place. Just a run. 132/4

13.1 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Spinning down the leg side, it brushes his pads and Parameswaran fumbles at short fine leg. They take two leg byes. 131/4

12.6 H Patel to R Taylor, Goes back and punches it through covers for one. 129/4

12.5 H Patel to R Taylor, FOUR! Gets a shortish delivery on middle, Taylor walks across the stumps and pulls it nicely in the gap through square leg. He is particularly strong on his legs and for some unknown reason Kohli is not having any fielder in the deep. Bangalore have not done their homework on Taylor! 128/4

12.4 H Patel to N Ojha, Opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single. 124/4

12.3 H Patel to N Ojha, Fuller again, drilled past the diving cover fielder for a couple. 123/4

12.2 H Patel to N Ojha, FOUR! Boom! That is in the arc for the batsman. Full in length on middle and Ojha nonchalantly lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Delhi are keeping themselves interested. The run-rate is not an issue at the moment but they have to consistently keep up with the rate which is a difficult task. 121/4

12.1 H Patel to R Taylor, Shuffles across a bit and pulls it across the line for one. 117/4

11.6 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, One more sweep shot but this time just for a single. 116/4

11.5 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Once again Taylor is down on one knee and sweeps it fine. Zaheer inside the ring is lazy with his dive and the ball sneaks past him. 115/4

11.4 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Serves a slow loopy off-spinner outside off at 78.8 kph, Taylor gets down on one knee and slogs it over square leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep completely fails to pick it. 111/4

Naman Ojha walks out to the middle.

11.3 M Muralidaran to V Rao, OUT! A fine running catch in the deep! Rao gets a length delivery around off and he attempts to smoke it into the long off stand. He seems to have made good connection but the shot has more elevation than distance. Patel at long off sprints to his right takes a good catch with a stretch. He almost spilled the chance but somehow it stuck to his left hand. 107/4

11.2 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Fails to tick it around the corner and it comes off the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 107/3

11.1 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Fetches a loopy off-spinner from outside off and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a single. 106/3

10.6 P Parameswaran to V Rao, A length delivery on off, pushed in the air through the gap at covers for a single. Taylor wanted the second run but Rao showed no interest. 105/3

10.5 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Waits for it on the back foot and guides it to third man for one. 104/3

10.4 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Over-pitch to this guy and you will regret. A juicy half-volley on off at 120.1 kph, Taylor shuffles across and bullets it through mid-wicket for a brutal boundary. When in form, he is no lesser to Gayle! 103/3

10.3 P Parameswaran to V Rao, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a fuller length delivery. The ball straightens a bit after pitching and Rao glides it to third man for one more. 99/3

10.2 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Hurls in a slower delivery at 107 kph, around off, Taylor walks forward, taps it to point and crosses. 98/3

10.1 P Parameswaran to V Rao, Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Rao slaps it through covers for a run. 97/3

9.6 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, SIX! Maximum! A loopy off-spinner on off, Taylor gets down on one knee and slogs it high and handsome into the deep mid-wicket stand. 14 runs off the over! 96/3

9.5 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Smart shot! Flatter delivery on off, Taylor remains on the back foot and plays it extremely late past the first slip fielder and the point fielder for a boundary at third man. 90/3

9.4 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Kneels down for the sweep shot but it comes off the toe end and rolls to mid-wicket. One run added. 86/3

9.3 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Comes from round the wicket and serves a quick off-spinner on middle. Taylor works it off his pads to square leg for a run. 85/3

9.2 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Gets forward and flicks it with the spin to the on side for one. 84/3

9.1 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Tossed up delivery outside off, Taylor dabs it in front of point for a brisk single 83/3

Change of ends for Muralidaran.

8.6 P Parameswaran to V Rao, FOUR! Slapped away! The bowler offers room outside off at 132.0 kph, Rao latches onto it and flat-bats it over point for a boundary. 82/3

8.5 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Five runs! A touch short in length around off, Taylor tries to cut it but gets a bottom edge. It squirts in front of Gayle at first slip and they cross for a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end, misses the target and it scoots away to the fence. 78/3

8.4 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, FOUR! An edgy boundary to get off the mark. Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Taylor flashes his blade firmly through the line and the outside edge races away to the third man fence. 73/3

8.3 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Taylor gets forward and pushes it with an angled bat to covers. 69/3

8.2 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. No run. 69/3

Ross Taylor arrives at the crease.

8.1 P Parameswaran to M J'dena, OUT! Caught behind! Parameswaran angles it across and it goes on with the arm at 132.1 kph. Jayawardena pokes inside the line with zero footwork and nicks it behind. An easy catch for AB de Villiers and Delhi are staring down the barrel. 147 needed off 71 balls! 69/3

Prasanth Parameswaran introduced into the attack.

7.6 H Patel to V Rao, SIX! Yes, what a shot! A fullish length delivery angling into the batsman, Rao gets under that ball and hoists it over long on for a biggie. Delhi need more! 69/2

7.5 H Patel to M J'dena, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to long on. They pick up a single. 63/2

7.4 H Patel to M J'dena, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Jayawardena gets half forward and defends it back. 62/2

7.3 H Patel to V Rao, Rao opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 62/2

7.2 H Patel to V Rao, Fullish length, played towards point. Sent back by Mahela as Rao was looking for one. 61/2

7.1 H Patel to M J'dena, Direct hit would have gobbled up Jayawardena! Full outside off, Mahela plays it down towards extra covers. Kohli with the throw at the non-striker's end but he misses. One run. 61/2

6.6 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Shuffles across and helps it with the turn to the leg side for a run. 60/2

6.5 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Drives it nicely through covers for a single. 59/2

6.4 M Muralidaran to V Rao, FOUR! Welcome boundary for Delhi! A fuller length delivery down the leg side, a top-spinner, Rao gets down and sweeps it on its way to the fine leg fence. 58/2

6.3 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Walks across the stumps to scoop it over short fine leg. He miscues it high in the air and it falls safely at square leg. A single. 54/2

6.2 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Plants his front foot forward and flicks it with soft hands through mid-wicket. They take two! 53/2

6.1 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Loopy off-spinner outside off, Mahela tries to heave it across the line but misses. 51/2

Muttiah Muralidaran to have a go now...

Time out! 165 needed off 84 balls.

5.6 H Patel to M J'dena, Shuffles across a bit, sits down on one knee and slogs it over square leg for a single. End of the Powerplay Overs! 51/2

5.5 H Patel to M J'dena, Camps back and steers a length delivery to point. 50/2

5.4 H Patel to V Rao, Identical delivery, Rao attempts to pull it but gets an inside edge onto the boot. Mahela calls him quickly for a single. 50 up for Delhi! 50/2

5.3 H Patel to M J'dena, Just a touch short in length around off, Mahela picks it early and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 49/2

5.2 H Patel to V Rao, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Rao bunts it in front of mid on for a quick single. 48/2

5.1 H Patel to V Rao, Outside off, Rao pushes inside the line and misses. 47/2

Harshal Patel into the attack now.

4.6 V Kumar to M J'dena, Full and angling in, Jayawardena defends it off his front foot. End of the over and Delhi need 169 more off 90 balls! 47/2

4.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, In the zone outside off, Mahela taps it to point. Dot ball. 47/2

4.4 V Kumar to V Rao, Flashes and flashes hard at a delivery wide outside off. It flies off the edge and goes on a bounce to third man. A single. 47/2

4.3 V Kumar to M J'dena, A quick short delivery on off, Jayawardena swivels on the back foot and turns it through mid-wicket for a single. 46/2

Skipper Mahela Jayawardena is out in the center.

4.2 V Kumar to U Chand, OUT! Aahh... a disappointing end for Chand. He once again attempts to repeat the last shot but this time fails to get enough power behind his pull shot. It balloons in the air and Patel gets forward a bit from mid on to complete the catch. 45/2

4.1 V Kumar to U Chand, SIX! Biggie! Vinay dishes out a shortish delivery around off, Chand camps back and pulls it powerfully over the deep mid-wicket fence. 45/1

3.6 Z Khan to U Chand, Taps it in front of point and pinches a single. 15 off the over! 39/1

3.5 Z Khan to U Chand, FOUR! Well, with the fine leg and square leg fielders up in the circle, Zaheer serves a length delivery on the pads. Chand just guides it through the gap for a boundary. Easy pickings! 38/1

3.4 Z Khan to V Rao, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run. 34/1

3.3 Z Khan to V Rao, FOUR! Fires in a fuller length delivery at 133.7 kph, down the leg side, Rao picks it off his pads and flicks it handsomely over square leg. 33/1

3.2 Z Khan to U Chand, Looks to defend a length delivery off his back foot and gets an inside edge. They take a single. 29/1

3.1 Z Khan to U Chand, FOUR! Tracer bullet! Zaheer pitches it up around off at 134.3 kph, Chand clears his front leg and rockets it over covers for a powerful boundary. 28/1

2.6 V Kumar to V Rao, Quick delivery and a lovely length outside off. Rao throws his bat at it but the ball seams away a bit and beats the outside edge. 24/1

2.5 V Kumar to U Chand, A fraction short in length on off, Chand miscues his pull to the on side and crosses for a run. 24/1

2.4 V Kumar to U Chand, Back of a length delivery outside off at 135 kph, Chand flashes his blade through the line and misses. 23/1

2.3 V Kumar to V Rao, Good length delivery on middle, Rao taps it to mid-wicket for one. 23/1

2.2 V Kumar to V Rao, FOUR! Boom! Vinay offers width outside off at 131.8 kph, Rao is quick to pounce onto it and cuts it firmly past point. Reaches the fence in a flash! 22/1

2.1 V Kumar to V Rao, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Rao gets forward and defends. 18/1

Vinay Kumar is into the attack now.

1.6 Z Khan to U Chand, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 18/1

1.5 Z Khan to V Rao, Full and on the pads, clipped behind square leg for one. 18/1

Venugopal Rao is out in the middle.

1.4 Z Khan to D Warner, OUT! The pocket-size dynamite departs and a body blow for Delhi! Zaheer pulls his length back a bit and Warner attempts to power it across the line. It comes off the leading edge as the bottom hand comes off the handle and it balloons in the air. Vinay Kumar takes a simple catch at mid off. Bangalore draw first blood! 17/1

1.3 Z Khan to D Warner, SIX! Bang! A fractionally over-pitched delivery outside off at 135.9 kph, Warner latches onto it and muscles it over covers for a biggie. 17/0

1.2 Z Khan to D Warner, Once again a touch short in length outside off, Warner tries to heave it across the line and gets a bottom edge. The batsman has no idea where the ball is and it just misses the stumps by a whisker. 11/0

1.1 Z Khan to D Warner, Back of a length delivery, on middle and off, Warner gets forward and defends it down. 11/0

Zaheer Khan to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 T Dilshan to D Warner, Works it off his pads to the leg side and keeps the strike. 11/0

0.5 T Dilshan to D Warner, Rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball to the off side. 10/0

Warner shapes up for the switch hit and Dilshan pulls out of his delivery stride. The bowler is having a word with the umpire.

0.4 T Dilshan to D Warner, Appeal for an LBW! Quicker delivery, skidding on with the angle, Warner tries to heave it across the line and misses. 10/0

0.3 T Dilshan to D Warner, FOUR! Almost a six that, just dropped in front of the ropes. A fuller length delivery outside off, Warner powered it over covers for a boundary. 10/0

0.2 T Dilshan to D Warner, FOUR! Flatter delivery on off at 91.4 kph, Warner moves back to create room and whacks it through cover-point for a boundary. 6/0

0.1 T Dilshan to U Chand, Flighted ball on off, Chand flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 2/0

0.1 T Dilshan to U Chand, Wide! A fuller length delivery wide down the leg side. 1/0

Commentary (Royal Challengers Bangalore innings)

Right then, that is all for today. Mohali and Bangalore won their respective games to keep themselves in hunt for the playoffs, while Chennai are hanging in there and are dependent on the fortune of other sides. Tomorrow Jaipur will take on Hyderabad in an all important match. Tune in at 2000 IST to catch all the action. Until then, on behalf of the commentary and scoring team, it's good bye and cheers!!!

Once again it was the Gayle-storm that powered Bangalore to a gigantic total. For his knock he received the Man of the Match award. Smiles and says that good balance is the secret of hitting those meaty blows. Adds that he tried to be more still today and is satisfied with this win as it was important for them. Hopes to do well in the next game too.

Ross Taylor finally struck gold with his batting form and hammered a 26-ball 55 but he didn't get any support from the other batsmen. Andre Russell with a whirlwind knock of 31 tried his best towards the end but failed to drag his side beyond the finish line. Bangalore will take this win in their stride but they have to work on their bowling as they almost conceded the match.

It was always going to be a difficult chase for Delhi but hats off to them for making it an entertaining contest. Bangalore will be pretty pleased with this win and are now levelled with Chennai, both have 17 points each but Bangalore have an extra game left.

19.6 P Parameswaran to U Yadav, OUT! Bangalore win by 21 runs! A length delivery on off, Yadav tries to heave it across the line and hits it high in the air at long on. A simple catch for Tiwary and the Red Brigade has earned an emphatic win in the end. Handshakes in the middle and smiles in the Bangalore dug out! 194/9

19.5 P Parameswaran to U Yadav, Short in length outside off at 138 kph, Yadav throws his bat at it and misses. 194/8

19.4 P Parameswaran to P Negi, Walks towards the leg side and hammers a full delivery to long off for one. 194/8

19.4 P Parameswaran to P Negi, Wide! Sliding down the leg side. 193/8

Umesh Yadav is in.

19.3 P Parameswaran to A Russell, OUT! Final nail in the coffin for Delhi! Russell tries to hammer it out of the park but fails to get the desired power behind his shot. It goes miles in the air and Kohli settles underneath it to take the catch at long off. 192/8

19.2 P Parameswaran to A Russell, DOT BALL! Length delivery on off, Russell mishits it back to the bowler. 192/7

19.1 P Parameswaran to A Russell, SIX! Biggie! A fuller length delivery on middle, Russell gets behind the line of the ball and smokes it right over the bowler's head for a biggie. 192/7

The player in the limelight was just one person, Christopher Henry Gayle. 128 runs he amassed off just 62 balls. (13 sixes, 7 fours). He was on a rampage today and Kohli's patient knock of 70 made sure that Bangalore cross 200. Delhi have a huge task in their hands.

19.6 V Aaron to V Kohli, Very full and wide, Kohli misses out this time. 215/1

19.5 V Aaron to V Kohli, FOUR! A bit short outside off, Kohli thumps it over mid-wicket for a boundary this time. 215/1

200 stand up between Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli.

19.4 V Aaron to C Gayle, A bit slow, on length, Gayle waits and knocks it down through mid on for one. 211/1

19.3 V Aaron to C Gayle, SIX! He can pass off as a run machine here. It was just full outside off, quite wide, Gayle still manages to send it flat over the point fence with an angled face. 210/1

19.2 V Aaron to C Gayle, Full and down the leg side, Gayle heaves but this time, he misses. 204/1

19.1 V Aaron to V Kohli, Full on off, bunted down through mid on for just one. 204/1

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle are the openers out in the middle. It will be Irfan Pathan to bowl first up.

Toss - Mahela Jayawardena wins the toss and Delhi WILL FIELD FIRST. They have two changes. Unmukt Chand comes in for Sehwag while Andre Russell replaces Morne Morkel. Bangalore just have one change. Parameswaran comes in for Kotarangada Appanna.

Delhi have already qualified for the play-offs and they would be looking to continue their winning momentum. Bangalore on the other hand, need to desperately win this one in order to stay alive in the tournament. Sehwag is unwell and Mahela Jayawardena will lead the side in his absence.

Hello and welcome to the 67th match of the Indian T20 League between Delhi and Bangalore at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

30 runs needed off 6 balls. And Prasanth Parameswaran is trusted to bowl it.

18.6 V Kumar to A Russell, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 186/7

18.5 V Kumar to A Russell, SIX! Muscular hit! A back of a length delivery on off, Russell swivels on the back foot for a big heave across the line. It comes off the outside half of the blade but still has enough wings to clear the mid-wicket fence. 185/7

18.5 V Kumar to A Russell, Wide! A fuller length delivery pitched way wide outside off. Russell was hopping to the leg side and had to stretch out for it. He almost fell in the process. 179/7

18.4 V Kumar to P Negi, Another length delivery angling into the batsman, Negi rocks back and punches it through mid off for one. 178/7

18.3 V Kumar to P Negi, Good length delivery in the zone outside off, Negi flashes his blade through the line but fails to make any connection. 177/7

18.2 V Kumar to P Negi, FOUR! Streaky! Back of a length delivery outside off, Negi tries to pull it and it flies off the top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary. 177/7

18.1 V Kumar to A Russell, Short delivery, following the batsman, Russell pulls it with no timing over mid on for a single. 173/7

Varun Aaron comes back.

18.6 U Yadav to V Kohli, On middle, 146.7 kph, played away through mid-wicket now for one. 203/1

18.5 U Yadav to V Kohli, SIX! DROPPED! By Unmukt Chand this time. Length delivery, Kohli smacks it down the ground. Chand settles for the catch but parries it over the long on ropes. 202/1

18.5 U Yadav to V Kohli, WIDE! Goes too full and wide outside off this time. 196/1

18.4 U Yadav to V Kohli, Punches it straight to extra cover. 195/1

18.3 U Yadav to V Kohli, FOUR! That's a fine shot! Length delivery outside off, Kohli does well with a full-blooded whack over mid-wicket. Not an easy shot, if the ball is outside off. 195/1

18.2 U Yadav to C Gayle, Bowls short, bunted down through mid on. One more. 191/1

18.1 U Yadav to V Kohli, Full toss this time, heaved away over mid-wicket for one. 190/1

Russell shuffles across the stumps and Vinay Kumar pulls out of his delivery stride.

17.6 Z Khan to A Russell, Takes a single at long off to keep the strike. 172/7

Pawan Negi is the new batsman.

17.5 Z Khan to I Pathan, OUT! Another one perishes in the deep and Bangalore are looking favourites to win. A length delivery outside off, bit slower in pace and Pathan swings his blade across the line. No timing behind the shot, the ball loops in the air and Dilshan gobbles it safely at deep mid-wicket. 171/7

17.4 Z Khan to I Pathan, Shuffles across and turns a full delivery to square leg for a couple. 171/6

17.3 Z Khan to A Russell, Good bowling. Right in the blockhole, Russell attempts to whip it across the line and gets an outside edge to point. A single. 169/6

17.2 Z Khan to A Russell, High full toss outside off, Russell slaps it over extra cover for a single. Dilshan in the deep fumbles a bit and they cross for one more time. 168/6

17.1 Z Khan to I Pathan, A low full toss on off, Pathan picks it up and lifts it over square leg for a single. 166/6

17.6 A Russell to V Kohli, Fuller length outside off, heaved away straight to mid-wicket for a quick single. Kohli makes the ground at the non-striker's end inspite of the direct hit. 189/1

17.5 A Russell to C Gayle, Fuller length outside off, Gayle gets it away over point off the outside edge. One. 188/1

17.4 A Russell to C Gayle, SIX! Even his country-man Andre Russell is not being spared here. Russell bowls full on middle, Gayle sent it many a mile flying over mid-wicket. 110 metres that one. The biggies count is now a dozen for the Jamaican giant. 187/1

17.3 A Russell to V Kohli, Bowls short, Kohli pulls it nicely through mid-wicket. One more. 181/1

17.2 A Russell to V Kohli, Slower one outside off, Kohli punches it straight to cover. 180/1

17.1 A Russell to V Kohli, FOUR! Short in length outside off, Kohli gets down and pulls it in the gap through mid-wicket. 180/1

16.6 V Kumar to A Russell, Dishes out a slower delivery, on a length outside off, Russell is early with his cut shot and misses. 165/6

16.5 V Kumar to I Pathan, Comes from round the wicket and bowls a fuller length on off, Pathan drills it to long on for a single. 165/6

16.4 V Kumar to A Russell, Another pull but this time just for a single. 164/6

16.3 V Kumar to A Russell, FOUR! Slam bang! Vinay Kumar is once again on the shorter side at 132.5 kph, Russell backs away and pulls it with utter disdain to the deep mid-wicket fence. 163/6

Irfan Pathan comes out to the middle.

16.2 V Kumar to R Taylor, OUT! The big fish departs and this will hurt Delhi's chances! Vinay Kumar hurls in a short delivery on off and Taylor who favours the leg side attempts to pull it over the mid-wicket fence. He fails to get enough wood behind it and Agarwal pouches it with ease in the deep. 159/6

16.1 V Kumar to A Russell, Length delivery on middle, pulled to the on side for one. 159/5

Andre Russell to bowl now.

50 for Virat Kohli, off 41 balls.

16.6 U Yadav to V Kohli, On the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 176/1

16.5 U Yadav to V Kohli, Kohli goes after this one but misses the line completely. 175/1

16.4 U Yadav to C Gayle, On middle and leg, turned away for one. 175/1

16.3 U Yadav to C Gayle, SIX! Unbelievable. Chris Gayle makes someone rub his eye in awe and makes one wonder what does he eat for dinner? Fuller length outside off, 147.5 kph, Gayle goes up and over long off with a thump. 174/1

16.3 U Yadav to C Gayle, SIX! No-ball for height! Yadav is not doing good either. Hurls a wide full toss outside off, over the waist-height, Gayle just reaches out and plays it over third man. 168/1

16.2 U Yadav to V Kohli, Kohli has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single. 161/1

100 for Gayle!

16.1 U Yadav to C Gayle, Full outside off, he pockets the run through cover. What a knock! He becomes the first batsman to score 3 centuries in the Indian T20 league. 160/1

Vinay Kumar is on.

15.6 Z Khan to A Russell, A yorker on middle at 137.9 kph, Russell squeezes it out and it runs off the outside edge to third man. A single. 158/5

15.5 Z Khan to A Russell, SIX! Gigantic hit! A length delivery angling into the batsman, Russell gets behind the line and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. How big is that? Well, it looked a mighty one but the radar read just 86 metres! 157/5

Andre Russell arrives at the crease.

15.4 Z Khan to N Ojha, OUT! A fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Ojha tries to go down town to clear long on but fails to get enough muscle behind the shot. Tiwary takes it calmly in the deep. 151/5

15.3 Z Khan to N Ojha, Back of a length delivery on off, Ojha whacks it through extra cover. It is destined to reach the ropes but Kohli sprints to his left, puts in a dive and saves a couple. 151/4

15.2 Z Khan to N Ojha, A terrific yorker in the blockhole, Ojha just manages to dig it out. Another dot ball! 149/4

15.1 Z Khan to N Ojha, Comes from round the wicket, lands a length delivery outside off, Ojha tries to cut it and misses. 149/4

Umesh Yadav into the attack.

Time out!

15.6 P Negi to V Kohli, Short this time, Kohli rocks on the back foot and punches it through covers to take a couple. 22 off the over. 159/1

15.5 P Negi to C Gayle, Angles it wider, Gayle plays it away off the inside part through mid-wicket to take one. On 99 now! 157/1

15.4 P Negi to C Gayle, SIX! Hat-trick of biggies now. Negi bowls full this time, Gayle has no issues in launching it over long on for a massive one. 156/1

15.3 P Negi to C Gayle, SIX! And he goes once again. Negi keeps it a touch short once again, Gayle holds on and just clobbers it over wide long on. 150/1

15.2 P Negi to C Gayle, SIX! With this form, he could be jailed for butchering the bowlers. Short delivery, Gayle picks it and booms it over mid-wicket. 144/1

15.1 P Negi to V Kohli, Short, punched away through covers to take one. 138/1

Zaheer Khan comes back into the attack.

Time out! 67 needed off 30 balls and with Taylor going berserk, it promises to be a thrilling finish.

14.6 H Patel to N Ojha, Good length delivery outside off, slapped over covers for a single. Dilshan moved swiftly in the deep to keep it down to just one. 149/4

14.5 H Patel to N Ojha, Outside off at 136.5 kph, Ojha swishes and misses. 148/4

14.4 H Patel to R Taylor, A bit short on off, Taylor goes for the heave but finds short fine leg. A single. Is crossed with himself, that was a boundary ball! 148/4

14.3 H Patel to R Taylor, FOUR! That almost took the umpire's head off. That is in the zone for the batsman, Taylor latches onto it and muscles it straight back past the bowler and the umpire who just about moves away from the shot. A boundary down the ground. 147/4

14.2 H Patel to R Taylor, Fullish length delivery just outside off, Taylor attempts a hoick across the line but misses. 143/4

14.1 H Patel to N Ojha, Length delivery angling into the batsman, Ojha gets an inside edge and it travels to fine leg for one. 143/4

Pawan Negi will bowl now.

14.6 V Aaron to V Kohli, Short in length, Kohli punches it powerfully. Single from long on to end the over. 137/1

14.5 V Aaron to C Gayle, Drills it through mid on to take one. 136/1

14.4 V Aaron to V Kohli, Over-pitched outside off, steered down to third man now to rotate the strike. 135/1

14.3 V Aaron to V Kohli, FOUR! Juicy full toss, low one on off, Kohli makes excellent use of the bottom-hand to flick it in the gap through mid-wicket. 134/1

14.2 V Aaron to C Gayle, Outside off, dabbed down through third man to take one. 130/1

14.1 V Aaron to V Kohli, Length delivery, steered through covers for a single. 129/1

13.6 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, SIX! Taylor reaches his fifty in style. Man, isn't Taylor too strong on the leg side? Gets a full length delivery outside off and Rosco slogs it with confidence just over the leaping mid-wicket fielder. The crowd is going berserk. 74 needed off 36 balls. 142/4

13.5 M Muralidaran to N Ojha, Flatter ball on off, dabbed to third man for a run. 136/4

13.4 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, A long hop, pulled over square leg for one. 135/4

13.4 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Wide! Sharp spin but down the leg side. 134/4

13.3 M Muralidaran to N Ojha, Stays back and punches it to covers for a single. 133/4

13.2 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Another slog across the line by Taylor but now they have a deep square leg in place. Just a run. 132/4

13.1 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Spinning down the leg side, it brushes his pads and Parameswaran fumbles at short fine leg. They take two leg byes. 131/4

Varun Aaron comes back.

13.6 I Pathan to C Gayle, SIX! Another one and Pathan is doing himself no good. Bowls a full toss now, Gayle smokes it high over mid-wicket once again. 128/1

13.5 I Pathan to C Gayle, SIX! Gayle on fire! Pathan comes around the wicket and bowls length, doesn't trouble Gayle with the line as he pulls it high over mid-wicket. 122/1

13.4 I Pathan to C Gayle, Gayle has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot. 116/1

100 stand up between Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle!

13.3 I Pathan to C Gayle, SIX! Negi with a brilliant effort at the ropes! Gayle gets hold of a full delivery and mistime his heave a bit. It carries into the deep and seems to be carrying over long off. Pawan Negi, with an acrobatic effort, just gets some hand and parries it away. 116/1

13.2 I Pathan to V Kohli, Length delivery, Kohli collects a single through covers. 110/1

13.1 I Pathan to C Gayle, Bowls a bit short, Gayle holds and thwacks it through mid off to rotate the strike. 109/1

12.6 H Patel to R Taylor, Goes back and punches it through covers for one. 129/4

12.5 H Patel to R Taylor, FOUR! Gets a shortish delivery on middle, Taylor walks across the stumps and pulls it nicely in the gap through square leg. He is particularly strong on his legs and for some unknown reason Kohli is not having any fielder in the deep. Bangalore have not done their homework on Taylor! 128/4

12.4 H Patel to N Ojha, Opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single. 124/4

12.3 H Patel to N Ojha, Fuller again, drilled past the diving cover fielder for a couple. 123/4

12.2 H Patel to N Ojha, FOUR! Boom! That is in the arc for the batsman. Full in length on middle and Ojha nonchalantly lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Delhi are keeping themselves interested. The run-rate is not an issue at the moment but they have to consistently keep up with the rate which is a difficult task. 121/4

12.1 H Patel to R Taylor, Shuffles across a bit and pulls it across the line for one. 117/4

Change of ends for Irfan Pathan.

12.6 A Russell to C Gayle, Fuller length, drilled through mid off now. One more. 108/1

12.5 A Russell to C Gayle, FOUR! Gayle continues. Fuller outside off, Gayle stays back and just smacks it all along the ground. Long off had no chance. 107/1

12.4 A Russell to C Gayle, On the pads, Gayle just flicks it down past short fine leg. Yadav with the chase to keep it just two. 103/1

12.3 A Russell to C Gayle, Full, driven straight back. 101/1

8th Fifty of the tournament for Chris Gayle!

12.2 A Russell to C Gayle, FOUR! And Mr. Gayle gets to another half-century. Fuller length, Gayle just seems to press it past covers with a firm push. The ball has enough to carry till the ropes. Negi with the dive, but he goes onto slide the ropes along with the ball. 101/1

12.1 A Russell to V Kohli, Length delivery, Kohli lofts it over mid off to take one. 97/1

11.6 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, One more sweep shot but this time just for a single. 116/4

11.5 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Once again Taylor is down on one knee and sweeps it fine. Zaheer inside the ring is lazy with his dive and the ball sneaks past him. 115/4

11.4 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Serves a slow loopy off-spinner outside off at 78.8 kph, Taylor gets down on one knee and slogs it over square leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep completely fails to pick it. 111/4

Naman Ojha walks out to the middle.

11.3 M Muralidaran to V Rao, OUT! A fine running catch in the deep! Rao gets a length delivery around off and he attempts to smoke it into the long off stand. He seems to have made good connection but the shot has more elevation than distance. Patel at long off sprints to his right takes a good catch with a stretch. He almost spilled the chance but somehow it stuck to his left hand. 107/4

11.2 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Fails to tick it around the corner and it comes off the pads. They cross for a leg bye. 107/3

11.1 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Fetches a loopy off-spinner from outside off and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a single. 106/3

Andre Russell into the attack now.

11.6 P Negi to C Gayle, FOUR! Another misfield from Yadav at the ropes. Gayle drove a full delivery down through mid off. Yadav got around with a slide, but the ball ricocheted and landed over the ropes. 96/1

11.5 P Negi to C Gayle, SIX! That's gone for a huge one! Negi bowls length outside off, Gayle waits on and clobbers it massively over mid-wicket. That was 106 metres on the radar. 92/1

11.4 P Negi to V Kohli, Very full this time, bunted down through mid on for one. 86/1

11.3 P Negi to C Gayle, On middle and leg, played away through mid-wicket. One run. 85/1

11.2 P Negi to C Gayle, Short and skids on, Gayle attemps the slog across but the ball sneaks through. 84/1

11.1 P Negi to V Kohli, In the yorker zone, Kohli makes good use of his feet and lofts it down the ground for a couple. Easy two on offer, but just one taken. 84/1

10.6 P Parameswaran to V Rao, A length delivery on off, pushed in the air through the gap at covers for a single. Taylor wanted the second run but Rao showed no interest. 105/3

10.5 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Waits for it on the back foot and guides it to third man for one. 104/3

10.4 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Over-pitch to this guy and you will regret. A juicy half-volley on off at 120.1 kph, Taylor shuffles across and bullets it through mid-wicket for a brutal boundary. When in form, he is no lesser to Gayle! 103/3

10.3 P Parameswaran to V Rao, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a fuller length delivery. The ball straightens a bit after pitching and Rao glides it to third man for one more. 99/3

10.2 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Hurls in a slower delivery at 107 kph, around off, Taylor walks forward, taps it to point and crosses. 98/3

10.1 P Parameswaran to V Rao, Back of a length delivery angling away from the batsman, Rao slaps it through covers for a run. 97/3

10.6 I Pathan to V Kohli, Kohli makes room. Pathan bowls short on the leg side, Virat knocks it away on the leg side to keep strike for the next over. 83/1

10.5 I Pathan to C Gayle, A leg-spinner, outside off, Gayle plays it away through square leg. One run. 82/1

10.4 I Pathan to C Gayle, Very full outside off, Gayle drives it straight to extra cover. 81/1

10.3 I Pathan to V Kohli, Back of a length delivery, Kohli dabs it away off the inside part past a diving Pathan for one. 81/1

10.2 I Pathan to V Kohli, Full on off, driven towards extra cover. 80/1

10.1 I Pathan to C Gayle, Short outside off, played away through covers for a quick single. 80/1

9.6 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, SIX! Maximum! A loopy off-spinner on off, Taylor gets down on one knee and slogs it high and handsome into the deep mid-wicket stand. 14 runs off the over! 96/3

9.5 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, FOUR! Smart shot! Flatter delivery on off, Taylor remains on the back foot and plays it extremely late past the first slip fielder and the point fielder for a boundary at third man. 90/3

9.4 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Kneels down for the sweep shot but it comes off the toe end and rolls to mid-wicket. One run added. 86/3

9.3 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Comes from round the wicket and serves a quick off-spinner on middle. Taylor works it off his pads to square leg for a run. 85/3

9.2 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Gets forward and flicks it with the spin to the on side for one. 84/3

9.1 M Muralidaran to R Taylor, Tossed up delivery outside off, Taylor dabs it in front of point for a brisk single 83/3

9.6 V Rao to C Gayle, Pushes it down through mid on to rotate the strike. 79/1

9.5 V Rao to C Gayle, SIX! Big one! In the slot for Gayle, and he went bang bang over long for a 96 meter hit. 78/1

9.4 V Rao to V Kohli, Stays back and plays it through covers for one. 72/1

9.3 V Rao to V Kohli, FOUR! Horrible mix-up in the deep. Kohli flicks it in the gap through mid-wicket. Yadav comes in from long on, backed up by Russell from deep mid-wicket, Umesh attempts it with one hand and misses it and the ball goes right between the two fielders. 71/1

9.2 V Rao to C Gayle, Goes on the back foot and punches it through mid off to take one. 67/1

9.1 V Rao to C Gayle, Flatter, driven straight back. 66/1

Change of ends for Muralidaran.

8.6 P Parameswaran to V Rao, FOUR! Slapped away! The bowler offers room outside off at 132.0 kph, Rao latches onto it and flat-bats it over point for a boundary. 82/3

8.5 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Five runs! A touch short in length around off, Taylor tries to cut it but gets a bottom edge. It squirts in front of Gayle at first slip and they cross for a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end, misses the target and it scoots away to the fence. 78/3

8.4 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, FOUR! An edgy boundary to get off the mark. Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Taylor flashes his blade firmly through the line and the outside edge races away to the third man fence. 73/3

8.3 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Taylor gets forward and pushes it with an angled bat to covers. 69/3

8.2 P Parameswaran to R Taylor, Short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. No run. 69/3

Ross Taylor arrives at the crease.

8.1 P Parameswaran to M J'dena, OUT! Caught behind! Parameswaran angles it across and it goes on with the arm at 132.1 kph. Jayawardena pokes inside the line with zero footwork and nicks it behind. An easy catch for AB de Villiers and Delhi are staring down the barrel. 147 needed off 71 balls! 69/3

Venugopal Rao to bowl.

Time out!

8.6 P Negi to V Kohli, Plays it away to point to end the over. 66/1

8.5 P Negi to V Kohli, A bit short, Kohli goes back and thrashes it through covers. Jayawardena with the good fielding. 66/1

8.4 P Negi to C Gayle, Short delivery, Gayle plays it back to the bowler, who gets a hand to it and they take one. 66/1

8.3 P Negi to C Gayle, Arm ball, skidding on, Gayle middles it away to point. 65/1

8.2 P Negi to V Kohli, Stays back and punches it through covers to pick up a run. 65/1

8.1 P Negi to V Kohli, Bowls full, driven to extra covers. 64/1

Prasanth Parameswaran introduced into the attack.

7.6 H Patel to V Rao, SIX! Yes, what a shot! A fullish length delivery angling into the batsman, Rao gets under that ball and hoists it over long on for a biggie. Delhi need more! 69/2

7.5 H Patel to M J'dena, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to long on. They pick up a single. 63/2

7.4 H Patel to M J'dena, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Jayawardena gets half forward and defends it back. 62/2

7.3 H Patel to V Rao, Rao opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 62/2

7.2 H Patel to V Rao, Fullish length, played towards point. Sent back by Mahela as Rao was looking for one. 61/2

7.1 H Patel to M J'dena, Direct hit would have gobbled up Jayawardena! Full outside off, Mahela plays it down towards extra covers. Kohli with the throw at the non-striker's end but he misses. One run. 61/2

Pawan Negi to bowl now. Spin for the first time.

7.6 A Russell to V Kohli, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for one. 64/1

7.5 A Russell to C Gayle, Played away through mid-wicket to add one more run. 63/1

7.4 A Russell to C Gayle, SIX! First of the match! Over-pitched delivery, on off, Gayle just strokes it, with the calmness of a saint, over long on. Time and time, he manages to hit such big ones, with just the flicker of his bat. 62/1

7.3 A Russell to C Gayle, Change of pace outside off, Gayle dabs it towards point. 56/1

7.2 A Russell to C Gayle, FOUR! Poor lines now! Length delivery on the pads at 133.8 kph, Gayle picks his spot past short fine leg. 56/1

7.1 A Russell to V Kohli, Bowls full on off, Kohli plays it down through mid on. Just one. 52/1

6.6 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Shuffles across and helps it with the turn to the leg side for a run. 60/2

6.5 M Muralidaran to V Rao, Drives it nicely through covers for a single. 59/2

6.4 M Muralidaran to V Rao, FOUR! Welcome boundary for Delhi! A fuller length delivery down the leg side, a top-spinner, Rao gets down and sweeps it on its way to the fine leg fence. 58/2

6.3 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Walks across the stumps to scoop it over short fine leg. He miscues it high in the air and it falls safely at square leg. A single. 54/2

6.2 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Plants his front foot forward and flicks it with soft hands through mid-wicket. They take two! 53/2

6.1 M Muralidaran to M J'dena, Loopy off-spinner outside off, Mahela tries to heave it across the line but misses. 51/2

6.6 I Pathan to V Kohli, Slow delivery outside off, 102.3 kph, Kohli gets low and pulls it in front of deep mid-wicket. Single to end the over. 51/1

6.5 I Pathan to V Kohli, Slow at 113.5 kph and length outside off, steered away to sweeper cover for two. 50/1

6.4 I Pathan to C Gayle, Bowls full on middle, Gayle plays it away on the leg side to take one. 48/1

6.3 I Pathan to C Gayle, FOUR! Easy pickings. A low full toss on the pads, Gayle just helps it down off the pads to the fine leg fence. 47/1

6.2 I Pathan to V Kohli, Length on the pads, Kohli turns it away through mid-wicket. Easy one. 43/1

6.1 I Pathan to V Kohli, Angles it short outside off, punched straight to extra cover. 42/1

Muttiah Muralidaran to have a go now...

Time out! 165 needed off 84 balls.

5.6 H Patel to M J'dena, Shuffles across a bit, sits down on one knee and slogs it over square leg for a single. End of the Powerplay Overs! 51/2

5.5 H Patel to M J'dena, Camps back and steers a length delivery to point. 50/2

5.4 H Patel to V Rao, Identical delivery, Rao attempts to pull it but gets an inside edge onto the boot. Mahela calls him quickly for a single. 50 up for Delhi! 50/2

5.3 H Patel to M J'dena, Just a touch short in length around off, Mahela picks it early and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 49/2

5.2 H Patel to V Rao, Slants in a fuller length delivery, Rao bunts it in front of mid on for a quick single. 48/2

5.1 H Patel to V Rao, Outside off, Rao pushes inside the line and misses. 47/2

Irfan Pathan comes back.

5.6 A Russell to C Gayle, Almost on the yorker zone, Gayle drills it straight to extra cover to end the over. 42/1

5.5 A Russell to C Gayle, Short delivery, Gayle shapes up but plays it down to mid off. 42/1

5.4 A Russell to C Gayle, Gayle has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 42/1

5.3 A Russell to V Kohli, Full toss, Kohli looks to thwart it down the ground, goes off the edge to third man. Just one. 42/1

Free hit coming up!

5.3 A Russell to V Kohli, No-ball for overstepping! Fuller length on off, Kohli defends it down. 41/1

5.2 A Russell to C Gayle, Once again short on the body, Gayle pulls it away to deep mid-wicket. One run. 40/1

5.1 A Russell to C Gayle, Length delivery outside off, Gayle punches it to covers. 39/1

Harshal Patel into the attack now.

4.6 V Kumar to M J'dena, Full and angling in, Jayawardena defends it off his front foot. End of the over and Delhi need 169 more off 90 balls! 47/2

4.5 V Kumar to M J'dena, In the zone outside off, Mahela taps it to point. Dot ball. 47/2

4.4 V Kumar to V Rao, Flashes and flashes hard at a delivery wide outside off. It flies off the edge and goes on a bounce to third man. A single. 47/2

4.3 V Kumar to M J'dena, A quick short delivery on off, Jayawardena swivels on the back foot and turns it through mid-wicket for a single. 46/2

Skipper Mahela Jayawardena is out in the center.

4.2 V Kumar to U Chand, OUT! Aahh... a disappointing end for Chand. He once again attempts to repeat the last shot but this time fails to get enough power behind his pull shot. It balloons in the air and Patel gets forward a bit from mid on to complete the catch. 45/2

4.1 V Kumar to U Chand, SIX! Biggie! Vinay dishes out a shortish delivery around off, Chand camps back and pulls it powerfully over the deep mid-wicket fence. 45/1

Andre Russell into the attack.

4.6 V Aaron to V Kohli, FOUR! Pulled away! A touch short, Kohli gets in position and pulls it well through mid-wicket. 39/1

4.5 V Aaron to V Kohli, Short of a length delivery outside off, played down to cover. 35/1

4.5 V Aaron to V Kohli, WIDE! The slower one, but quite wide outside off, Kohli allows it through. 35/1

4.4 V Aaron to V Kohli, Quite full outside off, Kohli places it towards cover-point off the middle of the bat. Warner from point charges in and collects it. 34/1

4.3 V Aaron to V Kohli, Bowls length on the pads, 147.3 kph, Kohli flicks it straight to square leg. 34/1

4.2 V Aaron to V Kohli, Pulls his length a back touch, Kohli taps it down the ground. 34/1

4.1 V Aaron to V Kohli, FOUR! That's sheer bread and butter for this man. Another half-volley, Kohli clips it through mid-wicket delightfully. 34/1

3.6 Z Khan to U Chand, Taps it in front of point and pinches a single. 15 off the over! 39/1

3.5 Z Khan to U Chand, FOUR! Well, with the fine leg and square leg fielders up in the circle, Zaheer serves a length delivery on the pads. Chand just guides it through the gap for a boundary. Easy pickings! 38/1

3.4 Z Khan to V Rao, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run. 34/1

3.3 Z Khan to V Rao, FOUR! Fires in a fuller length delivery at 133.7 kph, down the leg side, Rao picks it off his pads and flicks it handsomely over square leg. 33/1

3.2 Z Khan to U Chand, Looks to defend a length delivery off his back foot and gets an inside edge. They take a single. 29/1

3.1 Z Khan to U Chand, FOUR! Tracer bullet! Zaheer pitches it up around off at 134.3 kph, Chand clears his front leg and rockets it over covers for a powerful boundary. 28/1

3.6 U Yadav to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery, Gayle pats it defensively to end the over. 30/1

3.5 U Yadav to V Kohli, On the leg side, Kohli works it away for one. 30/1

3.4 U Yadav to V Kohli, Bowls length, 140.7 kph, Kohli defends it. 29/1

3.3 U Yadav to V Kohli, FOUR! This time through the off side! A short of a length delivery, 147.2 kph, Kohli stands up tall and cracks the ball through covers. 29/1

3.2 U Yadav to V Kohli, FOUR! Once again, wristwork in action here. A fractionally full delivery on the pads, Kohli just flicks it ever so nicely to get in the gap through mid-wicket. 25/1

3.1 U Yadav to V Kohli, On a good length on the pads, Kohli works it off the hips elegantly down to fine leg for two to start off with. 21/1

2.6 V Kumar to V Rao, Quick delivery and a lovely length outside off. Rao throws his bat at it but the ball seams away a bit and beats the outside edge. 24/1

2.5 V Kumar to U Chand, A fraction short in length on off, Chand miscues his pull to the on side and crosses for a run. 24/1

2.4 V Kumar to U Chand, Back of a length delivery outside off at 135 kph, Chand flashes his blade through the line and misses. 23/1

2.3 V Kumar to V Rao, Good length delivery on middle, Rao taps it to mid-wicket for one. 23/1

2.2 V Kumar to V Rao, FOUR! Boom! Vinay offers width outside off at 131.8 kph, Rao is quick to pounce onto it and cuts it firmly past point. Reaches the fence in a flash! 22/1

2.1 V Kumar to V Rao, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Rao gets forward and defends. 18/1

2.6 V Aaron to C Gayle, FOUR! Mistimed but gets the boundary. A bit short in length, Gayle aims to heave away down the ground, the ball kicks off the outside part and clears mid off. Russell with the valiant chase, in vain. 19/1

2.5 V Aaron to C Gayle, FOUR! Clean strike! Over-pitched outside off, 149.6 kph, Gayle swats it over mid off and it goes on a bounce to the ropes. 15/1

2.4 V Aaron to C Gayle, Bowls length outside off, Gayle plays it away to point. 11/1

2.3 V Aaron to C Gayle, Nice and full on off, Gayle defends it down. 11/1

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

2.2 V Aaron to T Dilshan, OUT! Dilshan is the man first to go! Fuller down the leg side at 141.8 kph, Dilshan is early into the flick shot. The ball shoots up high into the air off the leading edge and Irfan Pathan cusps the ball cleanly at mid on. 11/1

2.1 V Aaron to T Dilshan, Starts off with a stump-to-stump delivery, Dilshan plays it down. 11/0

Vinay Kumar is into the attack now.

1.6 Z Khan to U Chand, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 18/1

1.5 Z Khan to V Rao, Full and on the pads, clipped behind square leg for one. 18/1

Venugopal Rao is out in the middle.

1.4 Z Khan to D Warner, OUT! The pocket-size dynamite departs and a body blow for Delhi! Zaheer pulls his length back a bit and Warner attempts to power it across the line. It comes off the leading edge as the bottom hand comes off the handle and it balloons in the air. Vinay Kumar takes a simple catch at mid off. Bangalore draw first blood! 17/1

1.3 Z Khan to D Warner, SIX! Bang! A fractionally over-pitched delivery outside off at 135.9 kph, Warner latches onto it and muscles it over covers for a biggie. 17/0

1.2 Z Khan to D Warner, Once again a touch short in length outside off, Warner tries to heave it across the line and gets a bottom edge. The batsman has no idea where the ball is and it just misses the stumps by a whisker. 11/0

1.1 Z Khan to D Warner, Back of a length delivery, on middle and off, Warner gets forward and defends it down. 11/0

Varun Aaron to bowl.

1.6 U Yadav to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery, hurries up Gayle, who just plays it down. MAIDEN OVER from Umesh Yadav. Amazing, especially if the batsman is Chris Gayle. 11/0

1.5 U Yadav to C Gayle, Another fuller length delivery, Gayle was all set to sent the leather flying, but the ball goes past him. 11/0

1.4 U Yadav to C Gayle, Short in length, outside off, Gayle whacks it through point. Negi is the man at cover-point with the dive. 11/0

1.3 U Yadav to C Gayle, Goes wider and a bit short outside off, Gayle aims to cut but the ball just keeps a bit low. 11/0

1.2 U Yadav to C Gayle, Another length delivery angled across, Gayle once again shoulders his arms. 11/0

1.1 U Yadav to C Gayle, Starts up with a good length delivery outside off, Gayle leaves it alone. 11/0

Zaheer Khan to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 T Dilshan to D Warner, Works it off his pads to the leg side and keeps the strike. 11/0

0.5 T Dilshan to D Warner, Rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball to the off side. 10/0

Warner shapes up for the switch hit and Dilshan pulls out of his delivery stride. The bowler is having a word with the umpire.

0.4 T Dilshan to D Warner, Appeal for an LBW! Quicker delivery, skidding on with the angle, Warner tries to heave it across the line and misses. 10/0

0.3 T Dilshan to D Warner, FOUR! Almost a six that, just dropped in front of the ropes. A fuller length delivery outside off, Warner powered it over covers for a boundary. 10/0

0.2 T Dilshan to D Warner, FOUR! Flatter delivery on off at 91.4 kph, Warner moves back to create room and whacks it through cover-point for a boundary. 6/0

0.1 T Dilshan to U Chand, Flighted ball on off, Chand flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 2/0

0.1 T Dilshan to U Chand, Wide! A fuller length delivery wide down the leg side. 1/0

Umesh Yadav to share the attack.

0.6 I Pathan to T Dilshan, FOUR! Brilliant stuff now, this time on the other side of the wicket! Another half-volley, Dilshan leans and presents the full face of the bat, past mid off this time. Classy stuff to end the over. 11/0

0.5 I Pathan to T Dilshan, FOUR! Straight back! Superb strike. Fuller length, Dilshan just follows the procedure of completing an elegant on drive. 7/0

0.4 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Pitches it up on the pads, Dilshan shuffles and flicks it past square leg. Yadav with the fielding in the deep. Two. 3/0

0.3 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Down the leg side, tickles Dilshan's pads on the way to the keeper. 1/0

0.2 I Pathan to T Dilshan, Gives Dilshan width outside off, he smacks it straight to Jayawardena at extra cover, who did well to get hands on it. 1/0

0.1 I Pathan to C Gayle, Starts with an out-swinger outside off, on length, Gayle just taps it past point. Single for Bangalore to get away. 1/0

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