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IPL 2017, KXIP VS RCB Match 8 Updates: RCB 134/4 (19/20 ov), KXIP 135/2 (13.3/20 ov)

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Having notched up a morale-boosting win over Delhi Daredevils without some of their star players, Royal Challengers Bangalore face another test of character when they face Kings XI Punjab in their third IPL match.

Australian Glenn Maxwell led from the front with a quickfire 44 off just 20 balls to chase down the target with six balls to spare.

Maxwell was making his captaincy debut in the match against RPS and he would look to continue against RCB on Monday also at the Holkar Stadium which is KXIP’s second home venue along with Mohali.


Though they have retained their core group, Kings XI bought eight players in the IPL auction including well known names like Morgan, Darren Sammy, Martin Guptill and Varun Aaron.

The KXIP squad has been training at the Holkar Stadium for about 10 days now and should be well-versed with the conditions.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson (capt), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.

Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (capt), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma.

1.6

0
Iqbal Abdulla to Amla, no run, good length, angled in at the pads, flicked straight to square leg

 

1.5

1
Iqbal Abdulla to Vohra, 1 run, good length at leg stump, turned square into the leg side with soft hands off the front foot

 

1.4

0
Iqbal Abdulla to Vohra, no run, floated full at leg stump, dips on him and makes him drive uppishly to mid-on

 

1.3

1
Iqbal Abdulla to Amla, 1 run, good length at leg stump, pushed into the midwicket area off the back foot

 

1.2

4
Iqbal Abdulla to Amla, FOUR, tossed up outside off, puts in a short stride, knows he can’t get to the pitch so extends the arms and lifts it over the infield on the off side. Good shot. Safe shot.

 

1.1

2
Iqbal Abdulla to Amla, 2 runs, good length, angled into the pads, and he flicks this expertly to get it past square leg. Great timing and Binny has to hustle across and put in a dive to his right at deep midwicket. Does it nicely too

 

0.6

0
Stanlake to Vohra, no run, wide of the crease, good length, in the corridor, late movement away but left alone on height

 

0.5

1
Stanlake to Amla, 1 run, full and swinging away from outside off, no feet from Amla as he pokes at this, gets the inside half of the bat and it rolls into the leg side

 

0.4

0
Stanlake to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off, nips back in and slices open a gap between chest and inside edge as it beats him

 

0.3

4
Stanlake to Amla, FOUR, back of a length at off stump, Amla shuffles across, hops up in the air and whips it past square leg with the angle

 

0.2

1
Stanlake to Vohra, 1 run, wide of the crease, back of a length at off stump, tapped wide of mid-on off the back foot

 

0.1

0
Stanlake to Vohra, no run, great ball. Angles in at the corridor, back of a length, swings away late and beats the outside edge as it climbs

 

9.51pm Manan Vohra is taking strike. Amla at the other end. We’re good to go. Stanlake has the ball. Two slips in place.
Punjab have only 4 wins in their last 15 times chasing.
18.6

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run

18.5

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, no run, fullish length, holding its line outside off, de Villiers swings mighty hard and does not make contact

18.5

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, 1 wide, and now he drags the length back. Tries to take it away from the batsman but drifts away a tad more than he would have liked. De Villiers reaches out but cannot make contact

18.4

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, another full toss and it is dispatched. If he wants to bowl the yorker, he better get it right. De Villiers thumps it over deep midwicket. Not as big enough this time but it goes well into the crowd nonetheless

18.3

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, first, there was one that smacked the roof. Now, one has sailed over it and out of the stadium. Biggest hit of the night. Walks across to this low full toss outside off and swings for the fences. Makes meaty connection, bang off the middle and out of here

18.2

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, how’s that for placement. Wide outside off and he just opens the face of his bat to guide it wide of backward point. That was nearly a yorker but such is the class of this batsman

18.1

Sandeep Sharma to Binny, 1 run, drives hard away from the body, gives too much power and gets an outside edge that files towards third man. But there is a fielder there and he gets around it

17.6

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, well-done. Full ball but slower from Mohit. De Villiers swings hard but too early and misses

17.5

Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, another yorker gone wrong. Full toss again, comes on at a nice height and de Villiers shovels it between wide long-on and deep midwicket. Flat six, that’s just brute force

17.4

Sharma to de Villiers, 2 runs, short ball, does not really get on top of it but pulls anyway. Two fielders converge in front of the deep midwicket boundary but the ball bounces in front of them

17.3

Sharma to Binny, 1 run, attempts a yorker and offersup a low full toss on middle and leg, punched hard to the right of long-on but Miller runs across in a flash and gets down neatly to stop it clean

17.2

Sharma to Binny, FOUR, that has been bludgeoned through extra cover. Overpitched, outside off, can’t be bowling a half-volley at this stage of the innings. Binny crashes it off the front foot

17.1

Sharma to Binny, SIX, That is humongous. Binny this time. Fullish, seam-up on the stumps, Binny swings hard and lofts it over cow corner

16.6

Stoinis to de Villiers, SIX

16.6

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 wide, short ball, de Villiers lets it go after coming down the track. Called a wide and square leg umpire Anil Chaudhary signals a wide and one for the over

16.5

Stoinis to Binny, 1 run, short of a length, tries to back away and pull off the hips, gets it just to the left of backward square leg who scampers across and stops it

Every third delivery AB faced after the 16th over went for a boundary – four or six – in IPL 2016. Strike rate: 215.55

16.4

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, gets on top of it and whips it away to deep midwicket for one

16.3

Stoinis to de Villiers, SIX, what a shot! Thumps it muscularly over deep midwicket. On a length, on off, de Villiers smacks it bang off the middle of the bat

16.2

Stoinis to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, closes the bat face early as he looks to flick and gets a leading edge back to the bowler. Think it was the off-cutter

Rahul Ranjan: “AB has faced just 30 out off 90 deliveries since his arrival. Pretty much tells you where RCB have gone wrong!”

16.1

Stoinis to Binny, 1 run, back of a length, angling in, tucked off the pads to deep fine leg for one

15.6

Aaron to Binny, 1 leg bye, short of a length, walks across and tries to flick across the line, gets hit high on the pad. Given as runs, so there was an inside-edge there

sarath264: “Without downplaying saha’s efforts. God!! This ground is so small when you see it from an aerial view. Many college grounds would be much bigger than this.”

15.5

Aaron to Binny, no run, tries to cut but it is not short enough and does not get up as much as he would have liked it to, beaten

RCB’s 71 was their second lowest score after 15 overs in an IPL innings.

15.4

Aaron to de Villiers, 1 run, turned away to deep midwicket. Two fielders converge and they keep it to one

Chants of Ab, Ab picking up again.

15.3

Aaron to de Villiers, SIX, full, outside off, de Villiers backs away to give himself room and lofts it over mid-off. Clean and straight over the boundary

Jeevan: “Still think the catch Saha took to dismiss Steve O’ Keefe was the best of the season.”

15.2

Aaron to Binny, 1 run, short of a length, gets on top of the bounce and opens the face of his bat to run it down to square third man for one

15.1

Aaron to Binny, no run, beats him with pace, 143kph, beats him on the pull. Stifled appeal for caught-behind but there was no under-edge, that clipped the back thigh

14.6

Patel to de Villiers, no run, full, outside off, drives away from the body and gets an inside edge back to the bowler

14.5

Patel to Binny, 1 run, back of a length, on middle and leg, whipped away from the crease between mid-on and midwicket

14.4

Patel to Binny, no run, short of a length, punched crisply off the backfoot to mid-off

14.3

Patel to Binny, no run, plays it off the front foot to the right of the bowler. Decides against the single

14.2

Patel to Binny, no run

14.1

Patel to Binny, no run, comes down the track, it is sliding in with the arm. He misses the flick and the keeper takes it off the pad. No inside-edge there

13.6

Aaron to Binny, 1 run, full, on the pads, turns it away to deep backward square leg for one

13.5

Aaron to Binny, no run, short of a length, outside off, tries to open his bat face and gets an inside edge that misses the stumps and Saha dives to his left to stop it. Another great effort

That was Varun Aaron’s 50th T20 wicket.

13.4

Aaron to Binny, no run, fuller on off, opens the bat face and defends to point. No run there

13.3

Aaron to de Villiers, 1 run, pushes forward and knocks it to square third man off the outside part of the bat

13.2

Aaron to de Villiers, no run, short, wide, cut hard to covers

13.1

Aaron to Mandeep Singh, OUT, great catch by Saha. That is one of the best catches I have seen recently. Short ball, Mandeep tries to pull and gets a top-edge. Saha has to dart back all the way, almost runs three-fourths towards the boundary and in the last minute, he has to change direction, dives to his right, towards fine leg and takes it with both hands

12.6

Patel to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, shortish again, outside off, punched out to sweeper cover

12.5

Patel to Mandeep Singh, no run, short and wide, slapped hard but can’t beat point

12.4

Patel to Mandeep Singh, no run

12.3

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, backs away and punches it down to long-off

Should Axar have been used early v ABD? ABD, in the last 3 seasons, 8 out of his 10 dismissals to spinners in the IPL have been to Left arm orthodox or Right Arm Leg Spin (take the ball away from the batsmen).

12.2

Patel to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, width on offer, chases it away from the body and flays it out to sweeper cover

12.1

Patel to Mandeep Singh, no run, fullish, pushed back to the bowler

11.6

Stoinis to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, runs in zig-zag and fires it from wide of the crease, short of a length, gets on top of the bounce and runs it down to third man

11.5

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, punched to mid-off for one

11.4

Stoinis to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, backs away and the bowler follows him, opens his bat face, more of the outside part of the bat, actually as he knocks it behind square on the off side

11.3

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, drops it into the off side with soft hands for a quick single

11.2

Stoinis to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, back of a length on middle, backs away and opens his bat face to steer it to deep backward point

11.1

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, tucked away to deep backward square leg. Thinks of a second but decides against it

10.6

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, tucked away to deep square for one

10.5

Patel to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, short on middle, gets his body behind the ball and swats it hard to Varun Aaron at deep square leg

10.4

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, trying to cramp de Villiers again but he backs away and manages to tuck it away of the middle of the bat

10.3

Patel to de Villiers, no run, comes in with the arm, no turn, de Villiers finds an inside to the pad as he tries to tuck it away

10.2

Patel to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, gets forward and drops it in between cover and point for one

10.1

Patel to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, short and wide, punched off the backfoot and beats point. Takes on the fielder in the deep and the throw is on the bounce and they make it back easily

9.6

Stoinis to de Villiers, no run, on a length, slightly seaming away. De Villiers was looking to flick across the line and gets beaten. Close

9.5

Stoinis to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, fullish, sliding on leg, turned away to midwicket for a quick single

9.4

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 run, short of good length, whipped away to mid-on who is slightly deep and wide

9.3

Stoinis to de Villiers, 2 runs, back of a length and coming in, tucked with the angle to the left of deep backward square leg for a brace

9.2

Stoinis to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, inside-edges to the pad and takes off for a quick single as the ball goes to the right of the keeper

Snehil: “RCB batting lineup without Kohli looking like a Cricket bat without a handle.”

9.1

Stoinis to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, angling in, tucked off the hips towards fine leg and the wicketkeeper runs across to pick it up

8.6

Natarajan to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, overcompensates with the length. Fires it too full and too wide. The intent is right, making the batsman reach out. Mandeep does so as he tries to drive but the cordon is vacant and the outside edge runs away to third man

8.5

Natarajan to Mandeep Singh, SIX, shot, what a shot! That’s a monster hit. Short and sitting up nicely for Mandeep who has all the time to rock back and swivel around with the pull. The ball goes over backward square and smacks the roof

Vasant Horapeti: “I am not sure if we need to trust history any more. Ex. last match between RCB vx DD, Bengaluru known for batting pitch, but turned out to be interesting as RCB defended low score. And now at Indore the same venue, Pune scored 160+ and KXI chased it without much trouble!”

8.4

Natarajan to de Villiers, 1 run, full, on off, de Villiers bends forward and drives it down to long-off

8.4

Natarajan to de Villiers, 1 wide, short of a length, down the leg side, de Villiers tries to tuck off the pads and misses

8.3

Natarajan to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, back of a length, pitching on leg, tries to flick and closes the face of his bat a tad early. Lobs it to square leg. The fielder is slightly backward. That was the off-cutter

8.2

Natarajan to Mandeep Singh, no run, short of a length and angling away, pace off that delivery and beats the pull

8.1

Natarajan to Mandeep Singh, no run, short of a length, angled across to Mandeep who is pushed back and opens the face of his bat to point

7.6

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, back of a length, just outside off, punched off the backfoot and Stoinis at extra cover makes a diving save

7.5

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, full, on off, defended watchfully to point

7.4

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, slightly back of a length, punched hard off the backfoot to the right of sweeper cover for a brace

7.3

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, short of good length, gets on top of it and defends

7.2

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, advances down the track and the bowler takes it away from him. Short of a length and he fetches a pull away from the body. The ball goes to Amla at midwicket and Mandeep takes off for a suicidal single. He is sent back and has to put in the dive

Harsha Borra: “Is this a Bowling friendly pitch ?” A bit two-paced. And the odd ball is skidding on. Historically has been a low-scoring venue.

7.1

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, back of a length, gets on top of the bounce and defends back to the bowler

6.6

Aaron to de Villiers, FOUR, full, clipped off the pads and beats midwicket diving to his right. That’s loose bowling

6.5

Aaron to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, gets on top of the bounce and punches off the backfoot to sweeper cover

Only four times in the past have RCB made a lower Powerplay score than this. The most recent being in 2014.

6.4

Aaron to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, short, some width on offer outside off, hangs back and flays it hard but cannot beat square third man running to his right

6.3

Aaron to Mandeep Singh, no run, good length, on off, defended to point off the front foot

6.2

Aaron to Mandeep Singh, no run, fullish, just around off, comes forward and defends with bat close to pad into the off side

6.1

Aaron to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length, angling in, rides the bounce and turns it away through square leg

5.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, tucked with the angle to midwicket. There is a fielder there, so no run. Good, testing over from Sandeep

5.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, good length, comes on straight and on the stumps, defended

5.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, length, angling in, closes the face of his bat a tad early and gets a mild leading edge back towards the bowler

5.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, beautiful. On a length and tempts him by firing it just outside off. Gets it to seam away and beat the outside edge

5.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, good length, outside off, gets a good stride across and defends back to the bowler

Replays confirm the ball would have gone over off-stump.

5.1

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run

4.6

Aaron to Jadhav, OUT

KM Jadhav lbw b Aaron 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

4.5

Aaron to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched on the up off the backfoot to the left of mid-off where Amla runs across and tumbles right on the practice wicket as he gathers it

4.4

Aaron to Jadhav, 1 run, sees some width on offer and pokes his bat without getting close to it, gets an inside edge and they steal the single by the time the bowler can there on the follow-through

Siam: “Where is pocket dynamo the sharfaraz khan??” Out with a hamstring injury.

4.3

Aaron to de Villiers, 1 run, tucked off the pads to the left of deep midwicket for one

4.2

Aaron to de Villiers, no run, fullish length, on the stumps, defended with the straightest of bats

4.1

Aaron to de Villiers, no run, shortish but not short enough, attempts a cut and chops it hard into the ground

3.6

Sandeep Sharma to Jadhav, no run

3.5

Sandeep Sharma to Jadhav, no run, full, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

Kedar Jadhav

Vishnu: “This is probably the most productive year for a small state like Kerala in IPL which is known in the national Football level and not so much in cricket. Vishnu Vinod, Sachin Baby, Basil Thampi and ofcourse the IPL veteran, Sanju Samson. Also it could only be the second time a team apart from Kochi Tuskers are playing two Kerala players in their first line up. First being, Sanju and Sreesanth for RR.”

3.4

Sandeep Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, outside off, comes forward and pushes into covers for one

3.3

Sandeep Sharma to Vishnu Vinod, OUT, goes for a pull but there was really no room to play that shot. Shortish, so it wasn’t so much about the length. Though he backs away, he cannot manufacture enough room and gets a top-edge that goes straight down the throat of long-on. Mid-on had dropped back unlike in the previous over

Vishnu Vinod c Maxwell b Sandeep Sharma 7 (12b 1×4 0x6) SR: 58.33

3.2

Sandeep Sharma to Vishnu Vinod, no run, short of a length, slightly sliding into him, so he backs away to make room and drops it in front of covers. Takes off for a non-existent single and is sent back by de Villiers, direct hit and he could have been gone

3.1

Sandeep Sharma to Vishnu Vinod, no run, god length, on off, comes forward and step and defends

2.6

Sharma to de Villiers, SIX, that’s as flat a six as you’d ever see. Full, in the slot outside off and giving him the room to open his shoulders. De Villiers gleefully thumps it over extra cover and it goes all the way

2.5

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, full, outside off, driven crisply but straight to mid-off

Anshul: “Watson’s bowling makes him quite valuable so there’s no way he’d be dropped for Gayle”

2.4

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, short, pushes him back, de Villiers gets on top of the bounce and defends into the off side

SureshGuna: “Vishnu Vinod must be so lucky to be in the spotlight with two greats Watto and ABD and learn more.. #THANK IPL!!”

2.3

Sharma to Vishnu Vinod, 1 run, fullish, on middle, quietly comes forward and dabs it between mid-on and midwicket for a single

2.2

Sharma to Vishnu Vinod, FOUR, shortish, outside off. Pulls hard. It does not bounce as much as he may have liked. Thumps it hard and just clears the leaping Maxwell at lid-on

2.1

Sharma to Vishnu Vinod, no run, on a length, defended from outside off to the left of the bowler

0.6

Patel to Watson, OUT, chopped on! Early breakthrough for Punjab. Shortish ball but not much spin and too close to the stumps to be attempting a cut. Gets an inside edge for his troubles

SR Watson b Patel 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

0.5

Patel to Watson, no run, sliding on leg, defended down the pitch

Left-arm attack vs Watson – 14 of his last 16 IPL dismissals v spin have been either left-arm orthodox or leg-spin.

0.4

Patel to Watson, no run, short of a length, tucked off the backfoot to square leg

0.3

Patel to Vishnu Vinod, 1 run, good length, comes forward and turns it away to square leg for one

0.2

Patel to Vishnu Vinod, no run, on a length, spinning away outside off, defended with bat close to pad

0.1

Patel to Watson, 1 run, sliding in with the arm, Watson wears it on the pad as he misses the attempted flick