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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai,, Date - 09/05/2012, Toss won by - Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Commentary (Royal Challengers Bangalore innings)

Chris Gayle is named the Man of the Match. That's it from all of us. Join us tomorrow for a double header. Till then, farewell!

Mumbai had a couple of run out chances early on. Dwayne Smith dropped the big man, Chris Gayle but apart from that, they just lacked enough penetration to beat this magnificent batsmen.

The target of 142 was supposed to be tricky. But Gayle and Kohli showed no signs of holding back and won it very comfortably in the end with an unbeaten 94 run stand.

17.6 R Sharma to V Kohli, BANGALORE WIN BY NINE WICKETS! A truly emphatic victory here. Loopy delivery at 78.8 kph, Kohli gets down and strikes a wonderful lofted shot over the straight fence. 142/1

17.5 R Sharma to V Kohli, Short in length, punched away to cover. 136/1

17.4 R Sharma to C Gayle, In the yorker zone, Gayle plays it down towards square leg for a single. 136/1

17.3 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Just seven more runs now. Full down the leg side, Gayle sits down and just smokes it over mid-wicket. His sixth one of this innings. 135/1

17.2 R Sharma to V Kohli, Once again a long hop, pulled away in the deep at mid-wicket. One run. 129/1

17.1 R Sharma to V Kohli, Short in length, pulled away to Rayudu at deep mid-wicket and they take two. 128/1

Rohit Sharma will have a bowl now.

16.6 RP Singh to C Gayle, Fuller on middle, Gayle blocks it on the of side to end the over. 126/1

16.5 RP Singh to V Kohli, Short in length, outside off at 124.4 kph, Kohli pulls it away through square leg. Man in the deep so just one. 126/1

16.4 RP Singh to C Gayle, Full down the leg side, Gayle flicks it away to deep mid-wicket and gets off-strike. 125/1

16.3 RP Singh to V Kohli, Full in the slot, driven down through mid on for a single this time. 124/1

16.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, Gayle moved across, RP follows and bowls it down the leg side, Chris flicks it down to fine leg for one. 123/1

16.1 RP Singh to V Kohli, Fuller outside off, drilled through mid off for a single. 122/1

RP Singh comes back to bowl.

TIME OUT!

15.6 L Malinga to V Kohli, Full and in the slot on off, Kohli powers it down to long on for a single. 121/1

15.5 L Malinga to C Gayle, Very full outside off, Gayle pushes it away in front of extra covers for one. 120/1

15.4 L Malinga to V Kohli, Short of a length, Kohli pulls it away for one. 119/1

15.3 L Malinga to C Gayle, Another yorker at 143.1 kph, on off, Gayle digs it away through point to rotate the strike. 118/1

15.2 L Malinga to V Kohli, Malinga comes back well with a yorker. On middle and Kohli plays it away through square leg to take one. 117/1

15.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, FOUR! Excellent shot! Shorter length outside off at 127.5 kph, Kohli picks up the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket well enough. 116/1

15.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Kohli attempts to flick and misses out. 112/1

Lasith Malinga will bowl now.

14.6 K Pollard to C Gayle, SIX! Up, up and away for his 36th of this season! Floated up nicely outside off at 105.3 kph, Gayle just waits on and smokes it well over the long off stands. Bangalore in the driving seat. 111/1

14.5 K Pollard to V Kohli, Fuller delivery, hit down through mid off for one. 105/1

14.4 K Pollard to C Gayle, Over-pitched outside off, Gayle digs it away over Pollard's head for a single at long on. 104/1

14.3 K Pollard to V Kohli, Floated delivery on middle, hit down through mid on for one. 103/1

14.2 K Pollard to C Gayle, Wide outside off, Gayle shuffles across to flick but gets a leading edge towards point. Scampers across for a single. 102/1

14.1 K Pollard to C Gayle, FOUR! He takes the charge, picks it off length and just sends it scooting away off the inside part through mid-wicket for a boundary. 101/1

13.6 H Singh to C Gayle, Full on middle, drilled down to long on to keep strike the next over. For his consecutive over, Harbhajan has managed to knock off three dot balls off Gayle's batting. That's an achievement. 97/1

13.5 H Singh to C Gayle, Inviting length outside off, Gayle gets down and pushes it to point. 96/1

13.4 H Singh to C Gayle, Flighted one, dabbed back down the ground. 96/1

13.3 H Singh to C Gayle, Big shout for caught behind! Loopy this time, spins away outside off as Gayle pokes and misses. Harbhajan and Karthik go big on the appeal. The umpire does not think so and Gayle has a laugh about it. 96/1

13.2 H Singh to V Kohli, Short delivery, Kohli goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single. 96/1

13.1 H Singh to C Gayle, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for one. 95/1

12.6 K Pollard to C Gayle, Length delivery, hit down through mid off to keep strike the next over. 94/1

12.5 K Pollard to V Kohli, Short in length, Kohli scythes it past point for a single. 93/1

12.4 K Pollard to V Kohli, SIX! Up and over! Short in length, Kohli pulls and the ball skies over, just to lands past the fine leg stands. 92/1

12.4 K Pollard to V Kohli, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer wide down the leg side. The umpire stretches his arms and Pollard enquires for the height or the leg stump line. Whatever the umpire replied, Pollard was not happy. 86/1

12.3 K Pollard to C Gayle, Fuller length, drilled down through mid on for one. 85/1

12.2 K Pollard to C Gayle, FOUR! Take that Pollard, says Gayle! A short of a length delivery, slow and stopping on, Gayle has ample time to middle his pull through mid-wicket. Smith wasn't far away but well, you know, it's from Gayle's blade so he had absolutely no chance. 84/1

12.1 K Pollard to V Kohli, Fuller length outside off, Kohli drives it well through covers. Harbhajan is the man with a handy dive to save a certain boundary. 80/1

11.6 H Singh to C Gayle, RUN OUT APPEAL! Another delivery sliding down. Gayle gets down to flick and the ball rolls off the pads down towards square leg. Gayle is off the crease. The fielder is quick to spot it and hits a direct throw. Replays show that Gayle was just in. 79/1

11.5 H Singh to C Gayle, Flatter delivery, Gayle looks to flick and misses out. Mild appeal for LBW! 79/1

11.4 H Singh to C Gayle, On the pads, flicked away down to the leg side. 79/1

11.3 H Singh to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and just punches it through covers for the third consecutive single. 79/1

11.2 H Singh to C Gayle, Fuller length, driven through covers to take a run. 78/1

11.1 H Singh to V Kohli, On middle, swept away for one. 77/1

50 for Chris Gayle.

10.6 P Ojha to C Gayle, SIX. Here we go! The Gayle show! 18 off the last three balls and the run-rate has just dropped down below 7.5! Fuller outside off, Gayle sends it high and mighty over long off. 76/1

10.6 P Ojha to C Gayle, SIX! No-ball! Christopher Henry Gayle has absolutely smashed that! A High full toss, Gayle swung his arms and it went sailing over the fine leg stands. 70/1

10.5 P Ojha to C Gayle, SIX! A high full toss, Gayle makes himself some room and just clobbers it over mid-wicket for a biggie! 63/1

10.4 P Ojha to C Gayle, On middle and leg, flicked away for a couple through the leg side. 57/1

10.3 P Ojha to C Gayle, Fuller on the pads, hit straight to mid-wicket. Two dots. 55/1

10.2 P Ojha to C Gayle, Fuller length, hit straight back. 55/1

10.1 P Ojha to V Kohli, Goes down to cut but then gets an inside edge down through fine leg for one. 55/1

9.6 H Singh to V Kohli, Gets down and plays it through mid-wicket for one. 54/1

9.5 H Singh to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot to hit straight to cover. 53/1

9.4 H Singh to C Gayle, Outside off, hit away through mid-wicket for a quick single. Rayudu could not get hold of the ball and hence Gayle could rush in at the other end. 53/1

9.3 H Singh to C Gayle, Gets down and hits it through point. 52/1

9.2 H Singh to V Kohli, Cut away past point for a single this time. 52/1

9.1 H Singh to C Gayle, Pushes it through point to take one. 51/1

8.6 P Ojha to C Gayle, On the pads, Gayle flicks it away for one. 50/1

8.5 P Ojha to V Kohli, Fuller length, driven down through mid off for one. 49/1

8.4 P Ojha to V Kohli, Gets down and pushes it towards point. 48/1

Virat Kohli walks in.

8.3 P Ojha to T Dilshan, OUT! But for what? Not sure whether it was LBW or caught behind! Genuine spinning delivery down the leg side, Dilshan attempts to sweep and misses out. The ball lobs up off the pads, takes some guard and Karthik takes the catch. Now then, Mumbai appeal, Billy Bowden takes his time before raising his finger. Dilshan cannot believe it. Even as the TV shows that it's a caught behind decision, it's not quite confirmed yet. Oh yes, Billy Bowden confirms that it was a LBW decision. In that case, Dilshan is not unlucky here as replays show that the ball was straightening on to hit the stumps. 48/1

8.2 P Ojha to C Gayle, Just short! A full toss down the leg side, Gayle flicks it down aerially. Suryakumar Yadav(sub) dives but the ball lands in front of him. They take one. 48/0

8.1 P Ojha to C Gayle, Bowls in the yorker length on the leg stump, Gayle plays it away on the leg side. 47/0

Pragyan Ojha to bowl now.

7.6 H Singh to T Dilshan, Attempts the sweep shot but misses out as it goes down to Tendulkar at short fine leg. 47/0

7.5 H Singh to T Dilshan, On the pads, worked down to deep square leg for a couple. 47/0

7.4 H Singh to T Dilshan, FOUR! Delicate work. Just enough short outside off, Dilshan sees the length and holds his bat swing at the last minute to guide it past short third man. 45/0

7.3 H Singh to T Dilshan, On middle stump, Dilshan sweeps it down to square leg. 41/0

7.2 H Singh to C Gayle, Flatter length, swept down to long leg for a single. 41/0

7.1 H Singh to T Dilshan, On middle, tucked away for one. 40/0

Harbhajan Singh brings himself on.

6.6 K Pollard to C Gayle, Good reflexes from Kieron Pollard. Short outside off, Gayle whacks it straight back towards Dilshan, it ricochets off his body and Pollard gets it in a flash and fakes a throw at the non-striker's end. 39/0

6.5 K Pollard to C Gayle, Short in length, Gayle powers it through covers, Harbhajan dives across unsuccessfully and they take two from the deep. 39/0

6.4 K Pollard to T Dilshan, On middle and leg, flicked away to Malinga at deep mid-wicket to pick up one. 37/0

6.3 K Pollard to T Dilshan, Fuller length, Dilshan was shaping up but then blocked it down on the leg side. 36/0

6.2 K Pollard to C Gayle, Short in length, Gayle slashes it straight to Rayudu at point, who allows it through to the deep for one. 36/0

6.1 K Pollard to C Gayle, On length at 112.7 kph, Gayle blocks it on the off side. 35/0

Kieron Pollard to bowl after the break.

TIME OUT! Three chances there for the wickets. Chris Gayle's dropped catch by Dwayne Smith. Two run-outs, one each against the openers. Will this be the turning point?

5.6 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Wide delivery, Dilshan has a walk down the track, slashes and misses. 35/0

5.5 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Wide outside off, Dilshan pushes it towards point. 35/0

5.4 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Good length outside off, Dilshan drives but misses out. 35/0

5.3 RP Singh to C Gayle, DROPPED! Chris Gayle has not been dropped for the first time in this tournament. Dwayne Smith is the man. Fuller outside off, Gayle went really hard at it, the ball skies way into the orb and Dwayne Smith near point, fumbles in his take. One run. 35/0

5.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, SIX! What power on that! Short delivery outside off at 133.3 kph, Gayle rolls his wrists over and rifles it over the mid-wicket stands. 34/0

5.1 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Good length delivery, Dilshan pushes it wide off Franklin at mid off for one. 28/0

4.6 L Malinga to C Gayle, Full and straight at 141.4 kph, hit down back to Malinga to end the over. 27/0

4.5 L Malinga to C Gayle, Aims the yorker but it goes as a full toss, Gayle hits it down towards Harbhajan at mid-wicket, who parries it down to mid on. No run. 27/0

4.4 L Malinga to C Gayle, FOUR! For a change it's not just smack bang from the Jamaican! Change of pace, 132.4 kph, length outside off. Third man was up and Chris Gayle placed it well past the man inside the circle. 27/0

4.3 L Malinga to C Gayle, Another bouncer, 143.1 kph, on the body, Gayle shapes up to pull but then bows down at the last minute. 23/0

4.2 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Fuller length, drilled down through mid off for a quick single. 23/0

4.1 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Short of a length outside off, Dilshan punches it straight to cover-point. 22/0

3.6 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Fuller length outside off at 140.9 kph, Dilshan pushes it a bit wide off mid off and takes one. Franklin was a bit slow there. 22/0

3.5 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Comes a bit closer to the off stump, Dilshan pats it down towards point. 21/0

3.4 RP Singh to T Dilshan, FOUR! That's Dilshan's strength. Can't bowl a wide and short delivery to him, he went back and just cut it well enough past point to pick the ropes. 21/0

3.3 RP Singh to C Gayle, Length delivery, Gayle pushes it towards cover and scampers across for a single. 17/0

3.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, FOUR! And another one. Short outside off at 136.1 kph, Gayle chops it backward off cover and the ball just races through. Rayudu was the man at cover, and he could not believe how quickly the ball flashed past him. 16/0

3.1 RP Singh to C Gayle, FOUR! That's what Chris needed to break the shackles. Wide and short outside off at 132.8 kph, Gayle crawls back and powers it over covers. 12/0

2.6 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Stump to stump, on length, Dilshan pushes it back towards Malinga to end the over. 8/0

2.5 L Malinga to C Gayle, Bangs in short again, outside off, this time Gayle guides it down past point to take one. 8/0

2.4 L Malinga to C Gayle, Back of a length, Gayle sits back to defend. 7/0

2.3 L Malinga to C Gayle, Run out chance! Dilshan would have been gone here! Fuller outside off, Gayle pushes it to Smith at point, who misses the shy at the non-striker's end as Dilshan's dive goes in vain after coming down the track. 7/0

2.2 L Malinga to C Gayle, Slower one, does Gayle in as he attempts a poke outside his off stump. 7/0

2.1 L Malinga to C Gayle, Excellent yorker, 146.1 kph, swinging in on leg stump, Gayle digs it away well. What a contest, one of the hardest hitters of the ball against one of the best yorker machines in the current cricket circuit. 7/0

1.6 RP Singh to C Gayle, Risky run! Good length on off, Gayle gets it away to cover and sets off. There is a throw at the non-striker's end but the ball misses the mark. Replays has not come yet. Oh yes, replay comes in and shows that had Rayudu's throw hit, Gayle would have been a goner! 7/0

1.5 RP Singh to C Gayle, Bouncer, Gayle takes evasive action to sit under it. 6/0

1.4 RP Singh to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery, Gayle bats it down. 6/0

1.3 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Upright seam, off length on the pads, Dilshan gets smacked above his pads and the ball rolls away on the off side for a leg bye. 6/0

1.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, Gayle gives it the charge, the ball was down the leg side and he adjusts well to get some pad on the way towards square leg. One leg bye. 5/0

1.1 RP Singh to C Gayle, Good length outside off, keeps its seam and Gayle allows it through. 4/0

RP Singh to share the attack. He can swing it well too.

0.6 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Another nasty delivery, ripping away off length outside off, Dilshan has a tough time in negating away and gets beaten. Once again bangs into Karthik's gloves. Excellent over comes to an end. Should have been a maiden, if not for Harbhajan's messy work. 4/0

0.5 L Malinga to T Dilshan, FOUR! Misfield from first slip, Harbhajan Singh, why is he even there when he is not a specialist? Short in length, Dilshan pokes and the outside edge goes on a bounce to first slip, Harbhajan cannot get hold of the bounce and the ball rolls away to the fence. 4/0

0.4 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Another short delivery at 139.4 kph, Dilshan gets across and whacks it to cover. 0/0

0.3 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Short in length at 145.9 kph, Dilshan chops it away to cover-point. 0/0

0.2 L Malinga to T Dilshan, That's kicked off the pitch! Just a good length delivery at 142.1 kph, goes on to shoulder height to Dilshan who slashes and misses, then reaches to Karthik at head height. Phew, sheer pace and bounce 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Started off on a low full toss, the attempted yorker gone wrong, Dilshan got it away through point but Dwayne Smith dived across to save it. 0/0

Commentary (Mumbai Indians innings)

The Mumbai top-order failed apart from Sachin Tendulkar. The resurrection work was carried out by Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik mostly. Then Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh struck some lusty ones in the end to take Mumbai to a challenging total of 141. Bangalore have a huge batting line up. Let's wait and watch.

19.6 V Kumar to K Pollard, Over-pitched outside off, Pollard pulls it on a bounce down to deep mid-wicket. Just one to end the 18 run over. 141/6

19.5 V Kumar to K Pollard, Lands short! Full toss outside off, Pollard pulls it over mid-wicket. Mayank Agarwal gets around and does well to stop the ball with a dive, as it lands awkwardly in front of him. They get two. 17 off the over now. Can Pollard finish it off in style? 140/6

19.4 V Kumar to K Pollard, SIX! Another one. Once again a short delivery on middle at 137.2 kph, Pollard turns and just pulls it well enough over mid-wicket. 15 off the over so far! 138/6

19.3 V Kumar to K Pollard, SIX! That's a massive hit. Short and down the leg side at 136.5 kph, Pollard heaves it down, it goes off the top edge and still manages to clear many a mile into the fine leg stands. 132/6

19.2 V Kumar to H Singh, Short and slow at 120.9 kph, pulled away through mid-wicket and gives the strike to Pollard. 126/6

19.1 V Kumar to H Singh, Length down the leg side, Harbhajan gets it away off his gloves down to fine leg. A couple. 125/6

Vinay Kumar to bowl the final over.

18.6 Z Khan to H Singh, Full in the zone, dug out down the ground for one. 123/6

18.5 Z Khan to H Singh, FOUR! Off the top edge! Short in length at 124 kph, the slower one, Harbhajan pulls across and the ball goes over short third man for a boundary. 122/6

18.4 Z Khan to H Singh, Looks to work it away and gets hit on the thigh pad. 118/6

18.3 Z Khan to H Singh, FOUR! Amazing shot this! A low full toss on off at 132.5 kph, Harbhajan just scoops it over square leg. The ball goes flat and lands on a bounce before the ropes. Third umpire was called on to verify the same. 118/6

18.2 Z Khan to K Pollard, Very full on middle, Pollard gives room and just whacks it down to long on. One run. 114/6

18.1 Z Khan to K Pollard, Short in length, the slower one at 123.1 kph, Pollard pulls and the ball keeps down. 113/6

Chris Gayle is named the Man of the Match. That's it from all of us. Join us tomorrow for a double header. Till then, farewell!

Mumbai had a couple of run out chances early on. Dwayne Smith dropped the big man, Chris Gayle but apart from that, they just lacked enough penetration to beat this magnificent batsmen.

The target of 142 was supposed to be tricky. But Gayle and Kohli showed no signs of holding back and won it very comfortably in the end with an unbeaten 94 run stand.

17.6 R Sharma to V Kohli, BANGALORE WIN BY NINE WICKETS! A truly emphatic victory here. Loopy delivery at 78.8 kph, Kohli gets down and strikes a wonderful lofted shot over the straight fence. 142/1

17.5 R Sharma to V Kohli, Short in length, punched away to cover. 136/1

17.4 R Sharma to C Gayle, In the yorker zone, Gayle plays it down towards square leg for a single. 136/1

17.3 R Sharma to C Gayle, SIX! Just seven more runs now. Full down the leg side, Gayle sits down and just smokes it over mid-wicket. His sixth one of this innings. 135/1

17.2 R Sharma to V Kohli, Once again a long hop, pulled away in the deep at mid-wicket. One run. 129/1

17.1 R Sharma to V Kohli, Short in length, pulled away to Rayudu at deep mid-wicket and they take two. 128/1

17.6 M Muralidaran to H Singh, Sits back and defends it. To give Pollard the strike next over. 113/6

17.5 M Muralidaran to K Pollard, Over-pitched, spinning in, Pollard gets down and pushes it down for one. 113/6

17.4 M Muralidaran to H Singh, Very full this time, Harbhajan gets an inside edge down through short fine leg. One run. 112/6

17.3 M Muralidaran to H Singh, FOUR! That's a nice shot. Full outside off, Singh picks his spot and just lofts it powerfully over mid on. 111/6

17.2 M Muralidaran to K Pollard, Short in length, Pollard pulls it away through mid-wicket. This time Harbhajan is content with one! 107/6

17.1 M Muralidaran to H Singh, Shuffles across and flicks it wide off mid on. Looks for two but Pollard wants just one. 106/6

The players have made their way out to the middle. Sachin Tendulkar and James Franklin are the two openers at the crease. Zaheer Khan will start off proceedings for Bangalore.

Toss - Bangalore have won the toss and elected to field. Three changes for them as Saurabh Tiwary, Harshal Patel and Vinay Kumar replace Asad Pathan, Prasanth Parameswaran and Abhimanyu Mithun. Two changes for Mumbai as Kieron pollard returns to the side in place of Robin peterson and Pragyan Ojha replaces Munaf Patel.

Mumbai go into the match on the back of three hard fought victories. A blistering innings of 24 off 16 balls from Dwayne Smith powered the hosts to a last ball victory at the Wankhede stadium in their previous encounter against Chennai. They are placed third in the table and they would be looking to continue their winning momentum. Bangalore, on the other hand, finally got back on track with a scintillating victory over Hyderabad at M Chinnaswamy Stadium following two back-to-back defeats against Kolkata and Mohali. A breathtaking innings of 47 off 32 balls from AB de Villiers at the death helped them chase down 182. A victory here will take them to fourth position in the table. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 54th match of the Indian T20 League between Mumbai and Bangalore at the Wankhede stadium.

Rohit Sharma will have a bowl now.

16.6 RP Singh to C Gayle, Fuller on middle, Gayle blocks it on the of side to end the over. 126/1

16.5 RP Singh to V Kohli, Short in length, outside off at 124.4 kph, Kohli pulls it away through square leg. Man in the deep so just one. 126/1

16.4 RP Singh to C Gayle, Full down the leg side, Gayle flicks it away to deep mid-wicket and gets off-strike. 125/1

16.3 RP Singh to V Kohli, Full in the slot, driven down through mid on for a single this time. 124/1

16.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, Gayle moved across, RP follows and bowls it down the leg side, Chris flicks it down to fine leg for one. 123/1

16.1 RP Singh to V Kohli, Fuller outside off, drilled through mid off for a single. 122/1

16.6 Z Khan to H Singh, Once again a length delivery, squirted down to third man for one to end the over. 3-0-6-0 so far for Zaheer Khan. 105/6

16.5 Z Khan to K Pollard, Back of a length down the leg side, Pollard gets it away off the glove for one down through square leg. 104/6

16.4 Z Khan to H Singh, Length delivery on off, reversed in a hint, Harbhajan gets an outside edge down to third man for one. 103/6

16.3 Z Khan to K Pollard, On middle and slow at 119.8 kph, tucked away through the leg side for a single. 102/6

16.2 Z Khan to K Pollard, Pollard has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 101/6

16.1 Z Khan to K Pollard, Length delivery, from around the wicket, cramps Pollard for space and he is beaten outside the off stump. 101/6

RP Singh comes back to bowl.

TIME OUT!

15.6 L Malinga to V Kohli, Full and in the slot on off, Kohli powers it down to long on for a single. 121/1

15.5 L Malinga to C Gayle, Very full outside off, Gayle pushes it away in front of extra covers for one. 120/1

15.4 L Malinga to V Kohli, Short of a length, Kohli pulls it away for one. 119/1

15.3 L Malinga to C Gayle, Another yorker at 143.1 kph, on off, Gayle digs it away through point to rotate the strike. 118/1

15.2 L Malinga to V Kohli, Malinga comes back well with a yorker. On middle and Kohli plays it away through square leg to take one. 117/1

15.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, FOUR! Excellent shot! Shorter length outside off at 127.5 kph, Kohli picks up the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket well enough. 116/1

15.1 L Malinga to V Kohli, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Kohli attempts to flick and misses out. 112/1

Zaheer Khan comes back.

15.6 M Muralidaran to K Pollard, HAT-TRICK AVOIDED! Bowls it short, Pollard tucks it away through mid-wicket for one. 101/6

Harbhajan Singh walks in. Muralidaran is on a hat-trick! Will bowl to Kieron Pollard.

15.5 M Muralidaran to D Smith, OUT! Two in two, last match's hero, Dwayne Smith departs! The doosra outside off, 83 kph, Smith miscues it drive down and the top edge carries to Vinay Kumar at point. 100/6

Dwayne Smith is joined by Kieron Pollard in the middle.

15.4 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, OUT! Karthik holes out! Has played a crucial knock here. Fuller length, Karthik mistimes his whack down, it does not carry the distance and Kohli takes a good catch, diving forward. 100/5

15.3 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Short down the leg side at 81 kph, Karthik scoops but it goes high in the air, luckily lands past short fine leg and they come back for two. 100/4

15.2 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Full outside off, Karthik sits down and whacks it wide off long on. Kohli is the man. Two runs. 98/4

15.1 M Muralidaran to D Smith, Short in length, tucked away through square leg. One run. 96/4

Lasith Malinga will bowl now.

14.6 K Pollard to C Gayle, SIX! Up, up and away for his 36th of this season! Floated up nicely outside off at 105.3 kph, Gayle just waits on and smokes it well over the long off stands. Bangalore in the driving seat. 111/1

14.5 K Pollard to V Kohli, Fuller delivery, hit down through mid off for one. 105/1

14.4 K Pollard to C Gayle, Over-pitched outside off, Gayle digs it away over Pollard's head for a single at long on. 104/1

14.3 K Pollard to V Kohli, Floated delivery on middle, hit down through mid on for one. 103/1

14.2 K Pollard to C Gayle, Wide outside off, Gayle shuffles across to flick but gets a leading edge towards point. Scampers across for a single. 102/1

14.1 K Pollard to C Gayle, FOUR! He takes the charge, picks it off length and just sends it scooting away off the inside part through mid-wicket for a boundary. 101/1

Muttiah Muralidaran to bowl.

14.6 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Width outside off, slashed away through covers to end the over. Expect some fireworks with just five overs to go. 95/4

14.5 S Mohammad to D Smith, Short outside off, eased down to long on to pick up one. 95/4

14.4 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Flatter, hit through mid on for one. 94/4

14.3 S Mohammad to D Karthik, FOUR! This was good improvisation. Another long hop down the leg side at 80.3 kph, Karthik just shuffles across and swipes it over short fine leg. 93/4

14.2 S Mohammad to D Karthik, FOUR! Pulled away! Short in length, 86.7 kph, Karthik sits down and just pulls it fiercely over mid-wicket. 89/4

14.1 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Karthik dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 85/4

13.6 H Singh to C Gayle, Full on middle, drilled down to long on to keep strike the next over. For his consecutive over, Harbhajan has managed to knock off three dot balls off Gayle's batting. That's an achievement. 97/1

13.5 H Singh to C Gayle, Inviting length outside off, Gayle gets down and pushes it to point. 96/1

13.4 H Singh to C Gayle, Flighted one, dabbed back down the ground. 96/1

13.3 H Singh to C Gayle, Big shout for caught behind! Loopy this time, spins away outside off as Gayle pokes and misses. Harbhajan and Karthik go big on the appeal. The umpire does not think so and Gayle has a laugh about it. 96/1

13.2 H Singh to V Kohli, Short delivery, Kohli goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single. 96/1

13.1 H Singh to C Gayle, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to long on for one. 95/1

Dwayne Smith walks in.

13.6 H Patel to A Rayudu, OUT! Rayudu walks down and walks off the ground as well. Slower delivery outside off at 111.4 kph, Rayudu is down the wicket once again, checked his shot over mid off but found Muralidaran at the ropes. 85/4

13.5 H Patel to A Rayudu, FOUR! Length delivery angled in, Rayudu takes a walk down and just confidently smokes it over the mid-wicket. Some confusion whether the ball landed on the ropes or not, it's given as a boundary in the end. 85/3

13.4 H Patel to D Karthik, Short in length, pulled down well through mid-wicket to rotate the strike. 81/3

13.3 H Patel to D Karthik, Similar delivery at 132 kph, Karthik punches it on the up through covers. Good running to come back for two. 80/3

13.2 H Patel to D Karthik, FOUR! Magnificient strike. Short outside off at 131.5 kph, Karthik parades down the track, gets hold of the bounce and whacks it cleanly over covers. 78/3

13.1 H Patel to A Rayudu, Short in length, patted down past point to pick up one. 74/3

12.6 K Pollard to C Gayle, Length delivery, hit down through mid off to keep strike the next over. 94/1

12.5 K Pollard to V Kohli, Short in length, Kohli scythes it past point for a single. 93/1

12.4 K Pollard to V Kohli, SIX! Up and over! Short in length, Kohli pulls and the ball skies over, just to lands past the fine leg stands. 92/1

12.4 K Pollard to V Kohli, WIDE! Bowls a bouncer wide down the leg side. The umpire stretches his arms and Pollard enquires for the height or the leg stump line. Whatever the umpire replied, Pollard was not happy. 86/1

12.3 K Pollard to C Gayle, Fuller length, drilled down through mid on for one. 85/1

12.2 K Pollard to C Gayle, FOUR! Take that Pollard, says Gayle! A short of a length delivery, slow and stopping on, Gayle has ample time to middle his pull through mid-wicket. Smith wasn't far away but well, you know, it's from Gayle's blade so he had absolutely no chance. 84/1

12.1 K Pollard to V Kohli, Fuller length outside off, Kohli drives it well through covers. Harbhajan is the man with a handy dive to save a certain boundary. 80/1

Harshal Patel comes back.

TIME OUT!

12.6 S Mohammad to D Karthik, SIX! That's gone all the way! Another arm ball skidding on, Karthik takes a charge down and flicks it powerfully over mid-wicket. Excellent end to the over. 73/3

12.5 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Length at 89.3 kph, Karthik walks down the pitch and flicks it over the empty mid-wicket region. Rayudu does well to come back for two. 67/3

12.4 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, Another long hop, Rayudu comes charging down and whacks it past the bowler for a single. 65/3

12.3 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Arm ball darting in, Karthik sweeps but luckily gets an inside edge through square leg for one. Syed appeals but it's not given. 64/3

12.2 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, Short in length, hit down through mid off for a single this time. 63/3

12.1 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, Short and hit down in front of long on. Easy couple on offer. 62/3

11.6 H Singh to C Gayle, RUN OUT APPEAL! Another delivery sliding down. Gayle gets down to flick and the ball rolls off the pads down towards square leg. Gayle is off the crease. The fielder is quick to spot it and hits a direct throw. Replays show that Gayle was just in. 79/1

11.5 H Singh to C Gayle, Flatter delivery, Gayle looks to flick and misses out. Mild appeal for LBW! 79/1

11.4 H Singh to C Gayle, On the pads, flicked away down to the leg side. 79/1

11.3 H Singh to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot and just punches it through covers for the third consecutive single. 79/1

11.2 H Singh to C Gayle, Fuller length, driven through covers to take a run. 78/1

11.1 H Singh to V Kohli, On middle, swept away for one. 77/1

11.6 M Muralidaran to A Rayudu, Short and hit in front of covers for a run to end the over. 60/3

11.5 M Muralidaran to A Rayudu, Calculated shot. Fuller on off at 80.9 kph, Rayudu just flicks it over the infield. The ball carries short of deep mid-wicket and they take two. 59/3

11.4 M Muralidaran to A Rayudu, Short and skidding on, 95.2 kph, Rayudu just aims to guide it but misses out. 57/3

11.3 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Length outside off, Karthik gets down and knocks it down over mid on for one. 57/3

11.2 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Full outside off, Karthik reverse sweeps it straight to short third man. 56/3

11.1 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Short, Karthik lap sweeps it down straight to fine leg. 56/3

50 for Chris Gayle.

10.6 P Ojha to C Gayle, SIX. Here we go! The Gayle show! 18 off the last three balls and the run-rate has just dropped down below 7.5! Fuller outside off, Gayle sends it high and mighty over long off. 76/1

10.6 P Ojha to C Gayle, SIX! No-ball! Christopher Henry Gayle has absolutely smashed that! A High full toss, Gayle swung his arms and it went sailing over the fine leg stands. 70/1

10.5 P Ojha to C Gayle, SIX! A high full toss, Gayle makes himself some room and just clobbers it over mid-wicket for a biggie! 63/1

10.4 P Ojha to C Gayle, On middle and leg, flicked away for a couple through the leg side. 57/1

10.3 P Ojha to C Gayle, Fuller on the pads, hit straight to mid-wicket. Two dots. 55/1

10.2 P Ojha to C Gayle, Fuller length, hit straight back. 55/1

10.1 P Ojha to V Kohli, Goes down to cut but then gets an inside edge down through fine leg for one. 55/1

10.6 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, Length on middle, tucked away through mid-wicket and pushed for two to end the over. 56/3

10.5 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, Fuller length at 89.4 kph, driven through mid off. 54/3

10.4 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, FOUR! Fuller outside off, Rayudu slices it away over point. Mayank Agarwal is the man with the dive but he touches the ropes while trying to flick it back. 54/3

10.3 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, A long hop, Rayudu gets down but hits it straight to mid off. 50/3

10.2 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Full on off, swept down through mid-wicket for a single. 50/3

10.1 S Mohammad to A Rayudu, Short on middle at 83.5 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket. One run. 49/3

9.6 H Singh to V Kohli, Gets down and plays it through mid-wicket for one. 54/1

9.5 H Singh to V Kohli, Goes on the back foot to hit straight to cover. 53/1

9.4 H Singh to C Gayle, Outside off, hit away through mid-wicket for a quick single. Rayudu could not get hold of the ball and hence Gayle could rush in at the other end. 53/1

9.3 H Singh to C Gayle, Gets down and hits it through point. 52/1

9.2 H Singh to V Kohli, Cut away past point for a single this time. 52/1

9.1 H Singh to C Gayle, Pushes it through point to take one. 51/1

Syed Jamaluddin to bowl now.

9.6 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for two to end the over. 48/3

9.5 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Short outside off at 86.2 kph, Karthik aims to cut but gets an outside edge. 46/3

9.4 M Muralidaran to A Rayudu, Fuller on off, hit down to mid off for one. 46/3

9.3 M Muralidaran to A Rayudu, Flat on off, 88.8 kph, tucked down through wide mid on to take a couple. 45/3

9.2 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Fuller length at 91.2 kph, flicked down to short fine leg for one. 43/3

9.1 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Loops it on middle, short, Karthik aims to reverse sweep and misses out. 42/3

8.6 P Ojha to C Gayle, On the pads, Gayle flicks it away for one. 50/1

8.5 P Ojha to V Kohli, Fuller length, driven down through mid off for one. 49/1

8.4 P Ojha to V Kohli, Gets down and pushes it towards point. 48/1

Virat Kohli walks in.

8.3 P Ojha to T Dilshan, OUT! But for what? Not sure whether it was LBW or caught behind! Genuine spinning delivery down the leg side, Dilshan attempts to sweep and misses out. The ball lobs up off the pads, takes some guard and Karthik takes the catch. Now then, Mumbai appeal, Billy Bowden takes his time before raising his finger. Dilshan cannot believe it. Even as the TV shows that it's a caught behind decision, it's not quite confirmed yet. Oh yes, Billy Bowden confirms that it was a LBW decision. In that case, Dilshan is not unlucky here as replays show that the ball was straightening on to hit the stumps. 48/1

8.2 P Ojha to C Gayle, Just short! A full toss down the leg side, Gayle flicks it down aerially. Suryakumar Yadav(sub) dives but the ball lands in front of him. They take one. 48/0

8.1 P Ojha to C Gayle, Bowls in the yorker length on the leg stump, Gayle plays it away on the leg side. 47/0

Muttiah Muralidaran to bowl now for the first time.

TIME OUT!

8.6 H Patel to A Rayudu, Over-pitched outside off at 133.5 kph, driven straight back to the bowler. 42/3

8.5 H Patel to D Karthik, Short outside off at 133.8 kph, cut away through point for one. 42/3

8.4 H Patel to D Karthik, Back of a length delivery, Karthik gets a leading edge on the off side. 41/3

Ambati Rayudu walks in.

8.3 H Patel to S Tendulkar, OUT! Tendulkar is gone now! A big wicket. Short in length outside off at 134.6 kph, Tendulkar pulls but top-edges it straight in the air. Tendulkar realizes his folly and sighs. In the meanwhile, Harshal Patel takes the catch on his own near the batting crease. 41/3

8.2 H Patel to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Another superb shot. Good length delivery, 132.5 kph, Tendulkar just gets down and thrashes it through covers. 41/2

8.1 H Patel to S Tendulkar, Fuller length on off at 133.1 kph, punched down to mid on. 37/2

Pragyan Ojha to bowl now.

7.6 H Singh to T Dilshan, Attempts the sweep shot but misses out as it goes down to Tendulkar at short fine leg. 47/0

7.5 H Singh to T Dilshan, On the pads, worked down to deep square leg for a couple. 47/0

7.4 H Singh to T Dilshan, FOUR! Delicate work. Just enough short outside off, Dilshan sees the length and holds his bat swing at the last minute to guide it past short third man. 45/0

7.3 H Singh to T Dilshan, On middle stump, Dilshan sweeps it down to square leg. 41/0

7.2 H Singh to C Gayle, Flatter length, swept down to long leg for a single. 41/0

7.1 H Singh to T Dilshan, On middle, tucked away for one. 40/0

7.6 S Mohammad to S Tendulkar, Short in length, Tendulkar walks down and thrashes it through covers. Muralidaran is the man at the ropes to save it. 37/2

7.6 S Mohammad to S Tendulkar, WIDE! Down the leg side, Tendulkar aims to sweep but misses it. 36/2

7.5 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Another long hop, Karthik sits down and swipes it through square leg to jog across. 34/2

7.4 S Mohammad to S Tendulkar, Slants it down, Tendulkar takes a couple of steps and clips it through square leg. A leg bye. 34/2

7.3 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Length delivery, Karthik charges down and lofts it down timidly to Vinay Kumar at long on to take a single. 33/2

7.2 S Mohammad to D Karthik, Short in length on middle, Karthik shuffles and flicks it through square leg to take a couple. 32/2

7.1 S Mohammad to S Tendulkar, Darts in an arm ball at 86.4 kph, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single. 30/2

Harbhajan Singh brings himself on.

6.6 K Pollard to C Gayle, Good reflexes from Kieron Pollard. Short outside off, Gayle whacks it straight back towards Dilshan, it ricochets off his body and Pollard gets it in a flash and fakes a throw at the non-striker's end. 39/0

6.5 K Pollard to C Gayle, Short in length, Gayle powers it through covers, Harbhajan dives across unsuccessfully and they take two from the deep. 39/0

6.4 K Pollard to T Dilshan, On middle and leg, flicked away to Malinga at deep mid-wicket to pick up one. 37/0

6.3 K Pollard to T Dilshan, Fuller length, Dilshan was shaping up but then blocked it down on the leg side. 36/0

6.2 K Pollard to C Gayle, Short in length, Gayle slashes it straight to Rayudu at point, who allows it through to the deep for one. 36/0

6.1 K Pollard to C Gayle, On length at 112.7 kph, Gayle blocks it on the off side. 35/0

Syed Jamaluddin to bowl now.

6.6 H Patel to D Karthik, Fuller length at 131.9 kph, flicked straight to mid-wicket to end the over. 29/2

6.5 H Patel to D Karthik, A back of a length delivery, Karthik shuffles and defends. 29/2

6.4 H Patel to S Tendulkar, Short of a length, Tendulkar cuts it through covers to take one. 29/2

6.3 H Patel to D Karthik, Short of a length outside off, Karthik places it well on the up through cover-point to take a run. 28/2

6.2 H Patel to S Tendulkar, SAFE! Short outside off at 133.2 kph, Tendulkar gets down to flick it, the ball flies off the outside edge past a flying Dilshan at point to third man for one. 27/2

6.1 H Patel to D Karthik, Good length outside off, guided past point for one. 26/2

Kieron Pollard to bowl after the break.

TIME OUT! Three chances there for the wickets. Chris Gayle's dropped catch by Dwayne Smith. Two run-outs, one each against the openers. Will this be the turning point?

5.6 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Wide delivery, Dilshan has a walk down the track, slashes and misses. 35/0

5.5 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Wide outside off, Dilshan pushes it towards point. 35/0

5.4 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Good length outside off, Dilshan drives but misses out. 35/0

5.3 RP Singh to C Gayle, DROPPED! Chris Gayle has not been dropped for the first time in this tournament. Dwayne Smith is the man. Fuller outside off, Gayle went really hard at it, the ball skies way into the orb and Dwayne Smith near point, fumbles in his take. One run. 35/0

5.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, SIX! What power on that! Short delivery outside off at 133.3 kph, Gayle rolls his wrists over and rifles it over the mid-wicket stands. 34/0

5.1 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Good length delivery, Dilshan pushes it wide off Franklin at mid off for one. 28/0

5.6 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, Comes back to length stuff on off, Tendulkar sits back and blocks it down to end the over. 13 off the over! 25/2

5.5 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, FOUR! That's three boundaries. Tendulkar gets a move on. Wide outside off at 136.5 kph, Tendulkar slashes it over point and third man has no chance. 25/2

Slip goes out now.

5.4 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Down the ground this time, that's one of his better shots. Not all that timed though. Fuller length on off at 139.1 kph, Tendulkar presents the full face but it goes away timidly but beats mid on. Two in two now! 21/2

5.3 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Excellent shot. Just short outside off, Tendulkar times it on the up and places it past covers to find the fence. 17/2

5.2 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, Fuller, driven the ground. 13/2

5.1 V Kumar to D Karthik, In the air and just short! Karthik comes charging down, miscues his lofted shot down and the ball lands just short of mid off. They scamper through to complete the run. 13/2

4.6 L Malinga to C Gayle, Full and straight at 141.4 kph, hit down back to Malinga to end the over. 27/0

4.5 L Malinga to C Gayle, Aims the yorker but it goes as a full toss, Gayle hits it down towards Harbhajan at mid-wicket, who parries it down to mid on. No run. 27/0

4.4 L Malinga to C Gayle, FOUR! For a change it's not just smack bang from the Jamaican! Change of pace, 132.4 kph, length outside off. Third man was up and Chris Gayle placed it well past the man inside the circle. 27/0

4.3 L Malinga to C Gayle, Another bouncer, 143.1 kph, on the body, Gayle shapes up to pull but then bows down at the last minute. 23/0

4.2 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Fuller length, drilled down through mid off for a quick single. 23/0

4.1 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Short of a length outside off, Dilshan punches it straight to cover-point. 22/0

4.6 H Patel to S Tendulkar, Short outside off, punched off the back foot straight to Kohli at cover point to end the over. 12/2

4.5 H Patel to S Tendulkar, Fuller outside off, Tendulkar finds the gap through point with an angled face and takes two. 12/2

4.4 H Patel to D Karthik, Excellent work in the field. Short outside off, Karthik charges down the track and thrashes it through cover point. Kohli dives well to his left in a flash and saves it. They take one. 10/2

4.3 H Patel to D Karthik, Full and swinging away outside off, pushed towards point, Dilshan dives to his left and does well. 9/2

4.2 H Patel to D Karthik, Good length outside off, swings away as Karthik misses out on his forward prod. 9/2

4.1 H Patel to D Karthik, FOUR LEG BYES! First boundary of the innings off the pads though. Full and sliding down, Karthik aims to flick but the ball thuds off the pads down to the fine leg fence. 9/2

3.6 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Fuller length outside off at 140.9 kph, Dilshan pushes it a bit wide off mid off and takes one. Franklin was a bit slow there. 22/0

3.5 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Comes a bit closer to the off stump, Dilshan pats it down towards point. 21/0

3.4 RP Singh to T Dilshan, FOUR! That's Dilshan's strength. Can't bowl a wide and short delivery to him, he went back and just cut it well enough past point to pick the ropes. 21/0

3.3 RP Singh to C Gayle, Length delivery, Gayle pushes it towards cover and scampers across for a single. 17/0

3.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, FOUR! And another one. Short outside off at 136.1 kph, Gayle chops it backward off cover and the ball just races through. Rayudu was the man at cover, and he could not believe how quickly the ball flashed past him. 16/0

3.1 RP Singh to C Gayle, FOUR! That's what Chris needed to break the shackles. Wide and short outside off at 132.8 kph, Gayle crawls back and powers it over covers. 12/0

Harshal Patel comes to bowl.

3.6 V Kumar to D Karthik, Length delivery, Karthik just strokes it past point to take one to end the over. 5/2

3.5 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, Pushes it down past point and takes a single. Finally! 4/2

3.4 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, He was a goner here! Boy, Tendulkar is surviving every ball here. Outside off at 134.1 kph, Tendulkar dabs it down towards cover-point and sets off for a non-existing single. It goes to Kohli on a very good bounce. He takes the shy but the ball misses the stumps. 3/2

3.3 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, Another LBW appeal! It's all happening here! There was a run out chance as well! Over-pitched on off, cuts in a hint, Tendulkar is caught in front of the stumps but luckily for him. there was an inside edge. And more to come, Tendulkar comes charging down as the ball rolls towards point. Dilshan shies and misses as Tendulkar was found way short! 3/2

3.2 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 3/2

3.1 V Kumar to S Tendulkar, LBW appeal! That was a close shot! Fuller length on middle, nips in to Tendulkar who aims to flick and misses. The ball strikes him low on the pads and may have been just striking the leg stump. Bangalore go up for a huge appeal but the umpire turns it down. 3/2

2.6 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Stump to stump, on length, Dilshan pushes it back towards Malinga to end the over. 8/0

2.5 L Malinga to C Gayle, Bangs in short again, outside off, this time Gayle guides it down past point to take one. 8/0

2.4 L Malinga to C Gayle, Back of a length, Gayle sits back to defend. 7/0

2.3 L Malinga to C Gayle, Run out chance! Dilshan would have been gone here! Fuller outside off, Gayle pushes it to Smith at point, who misses the shy at the non-striker's end as Dilshan's dive goes in vain after coming down the track. 7/0

2.2 L Malinga to C Gayle, Slower one, does Gayle in as he attempts a poke outside his off stump. 7/0

2.1 L Malinga to C Gayle, Excellent yorker, 146.1 kph, swinging in on leg stump, Gayle digs it away well. What a contest, one of the hardest hitters of the ball against one of the best yorker machines in the current cricket circuit. 7/0

2.6 Z Khan to D Karthik, Angles in on length outside off at 136.5 kph, Karthik watches it through to the keeper. Excellent bowling here, making the batsmen leave the balls three times in an over in T20 format is not a small task. 3/2

2.5 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, Full down the leg side at 136.4 kph, Tendulkar just flicks it down to fine leg for a single. 3/2

2.4 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, Another short of a length delivery, swinging away, Tendulkar once again shoulders his arms to it. 2/2

2.3 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, Back of a length, Tendulkar lets it pass through outside the off stump. 2/2

2.2 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, This is some heated bowling going on here. Another length delivery, Tendulkar just pokes at it but the ball just goes whizzing past his blade. 2/2

2.1 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, Well wide outside off, just near the wide guidelines, Tendulkar reaches out to drive but the ball swings away further. 2/2

1.6 RP Singh to C Gayle, Risky run! Good length on off, Gayle gets it away to cover and sets off. There is a throw at the non-striker's end but the ball misses the mark. Replays has not come yet. Oh yes, replay comes in and shows that had Rayudu's throw hit, Gayle would have been a goner! 7/0

1.5 RP Singh to C Gayle, Bouncer, Gayle takes evasive action to sit under it. 6/0

1.4 RP Singh to C Gayle, Back of a length delivery, Gayle bats it down. 6/0

1.3 RP Singh to T Dilshan, Upright seam, off length on the pads, Dilshan gets smacked above his pads and the ball rolls away on the off side for a leg bye. 6/0

1.2 RP Singh to C Gayle, Gayle gives it the charge, the ball was down the leg side and he adjusts well to get some pad on the way towards square leg. One leg bye. 5/0

1.1 RP Singh to C Gayle, Good length outside off, keeps its seam and Gayle allows it through. 4/0

1.6 V Kumar to D Karthik, Good length outside off, Karthik sits tight and blocks it. Just one wide off the over and a wicket. Bangalore are coming off strong here. 2/2

Dinesh Karthik walks in now. Mumbai are 2/2.

1.5 V Kumar to R Sharma, OUT! Caught in front! Sharma is the man to go! Length delivery, swings in to Sharma who gets down the track to flick and misses. The umpire approves the appeal and Sharma has to go. 2/2

1.4 V Kumar to R Sharma, Over-pitched outside off, Sharma pushes it to cover. 2/1

1.3 V Kumar to R Sharma, Fuller length, Sharma gets down to defend. 2/1

1.3 V Kumar to R Sharma, WIDE! Length delivery down the leg side as Sharma flicks and misses. 2/1

Rohit Sharma walks in to bat. Mumbai are 1/1.

1.2 V Kumar to J Franklin, OUT! Franklin has got to go. Short of a length outside off at 131.2 kph, Franklin opens the face and just guides it over nicely. Unfortunately, it carries down straight to Zaheer Khan at third man and Bangalore have an early breakthrough. 1/1

1.1 V Kumar to J Franklin, Starts off on a fuller length, Franklin gets down to block it. 1/0

RP Singh to share the attack. He can swing it well too.

0.6 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Another nasty delivery, ripping away off length outside off, Dilshan has a tough time in negating away and gets beaten. Once again bangs into Karthik's gloves. Excellent over comes to an end. Should have been a maiden, if not for Harbhajan's messy work. 4/0

0.5 L Malinga to T Dilshan, FOUR! Misfield from first slip, Harbhajan Singh, why is he even there when he is not a specialist? Short in length, Dilshan pokes and the outside edge goes on a bounce to first slip, Harbhajan cannot get hold of the bounce and the ball rolls away to the fence. 4/0

0.4 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Another short delivery at 139.4 kph, Dilshan gets across and whacks it to cover. 0/0

0.3 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Short in length at 145.9 kph, Dilshan chops it away to cover-point. 0/0

0.2 L Malinga to T Dilshan, That's kicked off the pitch! Just a good length delivery at 142.1 kph, goes on to shoulder height to Dilshan who slashes and misses, then reaches to Karthik at head height. Phew, sheer pace and bounce 0/0

0.1 L Malinga to T Dilshan, Started off on a low full toss, the attempted yorker gone wrong, Dilshan got it away through point but Dwayne Smith dived across to save it. 0/0

Vinay Kumar will share the attack from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, Over-pitched outside off at 134.4 kph, Tendulkar comes down and plays it straight to mid off. 1/0

0.5 Z Khan to S Tendulkar, Sachin is beaten! An absolute jaffa! Fuller length angled across, SRT strides forward to drive but the ball swings away. 1/0

0.4 Z Khan to J Franklin, Length delivery outside off, Franklin goes across and flicks it nicely done to fine leg for one. The crowd is excited. More so because Sachin Tendulkar will take strike. 1/0

0.3 Z Khan to J Franklin, Good carry there. Short of a length outside off, bouncing up, Franklin has a go but the ball goes past his bat. 0/0

0.2 Z Khan to J Franklin, Full length delivery outside off, Franklin goes for a drive but inside edges it to the leg side. No run. 0/0

0.1 Z Khan to J Franklin, Fullish outswinger outside off, Franklin lets it go through. 0/0

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