Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Live Summary, Eliminator, Indian Premier League, 2021, October 11, 2021
KKR 139/6 (19.4)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets
RCB 138/7 (20)
Match over
CRR: 6.9
Commentary :
19.4 : That's all from Bangalore in this edition. It was a fantastic season for them but unfortunately, their campaign ends here. In this game, their openers provided them with a great start but the Kolkata spinners stopped their charge in the middle overs and didn't allow them any breathing space. 138 was never going to be enough but still, Bangalore fought hard. Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal were brilliant with the ball and the former finished this season with 32 wickets, the joint-most in a sin
A nicely-planned chase from Kolkata, however, they would have liked to close the game earlier than the last over. On a tricky surface of Sharjah, Powerplay was going to be very crucial and Kolkata did well to put 48 runs on the board. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill played very smartly to construct a stand. The fall of Gill's wicket was followed by the departure of Rahul Tripathi but, Iyer joined hands with Nitish Rana to form a crucial 26-run partnership as that was the moment when Bangalore we
We are done with the Eliminator. Bangalore exit and Kolkata stay in the hunt. Next up, on Wednesday, at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT), we have the all-important Qualifier 2 coming up. Delhi and Kolkata will be crossing swords to win the ticket to the finale. Do join us for all the action. Cheers!
Sunil Narine had a game to remember. He picked up the prized wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell and then played a handy cameo (26 off 15 balls) to hurt Bangalore even more. He is the unanimous choice for the Man of the Match award. The West Indian says that it was a match-winning performance and he is very happy for the team. Adds that he likes to do what the team requires. Tells that he enjoyed all his wickets but Kohli's wicket was very important. Shares th
Eoin Morgan, the victorious skipper of Kolkata, is up for a chat. Says that Sunil Narine makes it look very easy. Further says that the bowlers did a good job to get them back in the game. Adds that it's a huge privilege to have world-class spinners. Regarding the depth of Kolkata's batting, Morgan replies that when it comes off, it looks quite strong and deep. Mentions that it's onwards and upwards for them. On playing in Sharjah, Morgan says that for them it was about adjusting to the con
Shubman Gill is up for a chat as well. Says that it is a big win for them and adds that not many gave them a chance coming into the U.A.E leg. He mentions that he wanted to spend some time in the middle coming after a bad run in the Indian leg. Adds that he was batting well and it was just a matter of spending time in the middle. About the next game, Gill says that Delhi is a well-balanced team but Kolkata will have an advantage of playing on this ground as they are accustomed to it more than
Virat Kohli, the captain of Bangalore, starts by saying that during the middle overs, the Kolkata spinners dominated the game, which was the difference. Adds that they started pretty well but they could not make the most of it in the middle overs. Mentions his bowlers fought till the very end, just a huge over in the middle took the game away from them. On Narine, Kohli says that he has been a really good asset and he showed his value in this match. Virat also praises the efforts of Shakib Al Ha
Presentation time...
With the required rate in control, Kolkata decided to send Sunil Narine up the order to completely kill the chase. The West Indian responded by hammering the 12th over bowled by Dan Christian for 22 runs. After that, there was no scoreboard pressure on Kolkata and despite Mohammed Siraj's twin blows in the 18th over, Kolkata crossed the line with the sensible heads of Eoin Morgan and Shakib Al Hasan steering them home.
A close finish but Kolkata have crossed the line and they have booked a date with Delhi in Qualifier 2. Bangalore have missed the bus yet again. A disappointing end to Virat Kohli's stint as the captain of Bangalore. He remains without the trophy.
Dan Christian to Shakib Al Hasan, A yorker around off, Shakib Al Hasan jams it out on the surface and takes a quick single. KOLKATA WIN BY 4 WICKETS. 
19.3 : Dan Christian to Eoin Morgan, Scores level! A length ball, on off. Eoin Morgan chops it to point for a quick single.
19.2 : Dan Christian to Shakib Al Hasan, A length ball, on off. Shakib Al Hasan looks to pull but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single. 2 needed now off 4 balls.
18.6 : Dan Christian to bowl the final over. He was smacked for 22 runs in his only over.
19.14 : Dan Christian to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! 3 needed now! A full ball, around off, Shakib Al Hasan shuffles across and paddles it over short fine leg for a boundary. Using all his experience here, Shakib Al Hasan.
18.6 : George Garton to Eoin Morgan, Appeal for a caught behind but Srikar Bharat is the only one appealing! A slower short ball, on off, Eoin Morgan looks to pull but misses it. 7 needed in 6 balls.
18.5 : George Garton to Shakib Al Hasan, A length ball, angling on the pads. Shakib Al Hasan whips it to fine leg for one more.
18.4 : George Garton to Eoin Morgan, A length ball, outside off. Morgan guides it down to third man for a single.
18.3 : George Garton to Eoin Morgan, Dot ball! A length ball, outside off. Morgan stays back and looks to cut but misses. Precious dot ball for Bangalore. 9 needed off 9 balls.
18.2 : George Garton to Eoin Morgan, Two taken! This was full and on middle, Morgan flicks it wide of deep square leg and collects a brace. 
0.0 : George Garton to bowl the penultimate over. He has gone for 24 runs in his 2 overs.
18.1 : George Garton to Shakib Al Hasan, On a length and on the pads. Shakib Al Hasan clips it to square leg for a single.
17.6 : Mohammed Siraj to Eoin Morgan, Dot ball! A length ball, on off, Morgan taps it to point who does well to dive to his left and stop it. 12 needed in 12 balls.
17.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Shakib Al Hasan, Full and on off, Shakib Al Hasan pushes it through covers for a single.
17.3 : Is that out? Srikar Bharat is up and running in celebration. Has he taken the catch cleanly? The umpire takes it upstairs just to confirm. It appears touch and go. The third umpire is taking his time, watching multiple angles. Eventually, he decides that the gloves are underneath the ball and Dinesh Karthik will have to depart.
17.4w : Mohammed Siraj to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Is there a twist in the tale? A length ball, outside off. Karthik hangs back and looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge to the keeper. Bharat does well to take a low catch. He is claiming the catch and DK starts to walk off. He is made to wait near the fence as the umpires want to get it checked. The third umpire watches multiple angles and eventually decides that the gloves are underneath the ball. 13 needed off 14 balls.
17.3 : Mohammed Siraj to Eoin Morgan, Very full and on middle, Morgan clips it to mid on. Glenn Maxwell has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Slight drama there, Karthik was trying to drag his bat inside the crease but Kohli came in his way. Anyway, the throw was not backed up and they take a run.
17.2 : Eoin Morgan, the skipper walks out at number 7. 
Mohammed Siraj to Sunil Narine, OUT! TIMBER! Bangalore keep on believing! A length ball, around middle and off. Sunil Narine is too early as he looks to swing across the line and fails to connect any part of his bat on it. The ball sneaks under his bat and disturbs the stumps. 14 required in 16 balls.
17.1 : Mohammed Siraj to Dinesh Karthik, Full and angling on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
16.6 : Harshal Patel to Dinesh Karthik, Another slower ball, full and outside off. Dinesh Karthik dabs it to third man for a single. End of an excellent spell from Harshal Patel. 15 needed in 18 balls.
16.5 : Harshal Patel to Dinesh Karthik, Another slower ball, full and on off. Karthik tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
16.4 : Harshal Patel to Sunil Narine, LEG BYE! A slower ball, full and angling on the pads. Narine looks to heave it but misses and gets hit on the pads. A leg bye is taken as it rolls to square leg.
16.3 : Harshal Patel to Sunil Narine, A yorker now, on middle, Narine digs it out on the leg side.
16.2 : Harshal Patel to Dinesh Karthik, Full and on off, drilled down to wide long on for a single.
0.0 : Harshal Patel comes back into the attack to bowl his last over.
16.1 : Harshal Patel to Sunil Narine, DROPPED! Bangalore have been poor in the field. A full ball, angling around leg at 117.2 kph, Narine looks to heave it on the leg side but gets a leading edge high in the air towards mid on. Devdutt Padikkal tracks back from mid-wicket but fails to catch it. A single. 
15.6 : Glenn Maxwell to Sunil Narine, Loopy ball, angling on middle, Narine rocks back and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 19 needed off 24 balls.
15.5 : Glenn Maxwell to Dinesh Karthik, Short and outside off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one more.
15.4 : Glenn Maxwell to Sunil Narine, Flatter and on middle, Narine hits it firmly to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.3 : Glenn Maxwell to Dinesh Karthik, Flighted, on middle, Karthik turns it to square leg for a single.
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! 27 needed in 30 balls. It looks quite an easy chase for Kolkata but nothing can be said as the pressure of the Eliminator is there. A wicket here and the pressure will be back on Kolkata. What will happen next? Glenn Maxwell is back on. A vital over.
15.2 : Glenn Maxwell to Dinesh Karthik, Again short but on middle, Karthik looks to pull but under-edges it back on the deck. 
15.14 : Glenn Maxwell to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Good shot! Short and around off. Dinesh Karthik hangs back and smashes it over covers for a boundary. 
14.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Dinesh Karthik, Floated, around middle, DK goes back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. He gets off the mark. Chahal ends his 4-over spell with 2 for 16. He has given his side a glimmer of hope. Can Bangalore build on it?
14.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Dinesh Karthik, Flatter and outside off, Dinesh Karthik looks to cut it away. The ball takes the inside edge and rolls out.
14.4 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Dinesh Karthik, A dot now! Quicker. Full and on off, Karthik comes across and defends it onto the pitch.
14.3 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Sunil Narine, Full and on off. Narine pushes it to long off for a single.
14.2 : Dinesh Karthik walks out now.
Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, OUT! CAUGHT! Needless from Nitish Rana. There was no need for him to play this shot. He has given Bangalore a sniff here. Anyway, with Narine at the other end, Nitish should have left the big-hitting for him.  It's floated, full and around middle, Rana gets low and slog-sweeps it aerially towards wide long on. He does not middle it at all. AB de Villiers settles under it in the deep and takes the skier safely. 29 needed off 34 balls.
14.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Full and on the pads, Rana tucks it to mid-wicket.
13.6 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, Make it 3 with a single on the final ball. Back of a length, on off. Rana hangs back and guides it past the keeper towards third man. The batters cross for a single.
13.5 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, Touch short and on off, Rana swivels and looks to pull it away but does not connect well. The ball hits his arms and rolls to the off side. Just 2 runs off the over so far.
13.4 : Harshal Patel to Sunil Narine, On a length, outside off. Narine punches it through covers off the back foot for another single, at sweeper cover. 
13.3 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, Rana skips down the track to a full-length delivery, outside off. He throws his bat at it. The ball takes the bottom end and goes to third man for a single.
13.2 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, Fuller and outside off. Rana hangs back and pushes it gently to point.
0.0 : Harshal Patel (2-0-13-2) is back into the attack. 
13.1 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, A length ball, on off. Rana defends it to the leg side.
12.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Another single to end the over! On the pads, Rana tucks it to deep square leg. The batters cross for a single. The runs are ticking for Kolkata. 6 from this one.
12.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Sunil Narine, Loopy ball, on middle. Narine sweeps it through square leg for one.
12.4 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Darted on the pads, Rana clips it to square leg for another run.
0.0 : Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.
12.3 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Sunil Narine, Flatter and on the pads. Narine pushes it to point for a run. Sensible.
12.2 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Full and on middle. Rana gets low and works it to square leg for a quick single. 
12.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Sunil Narine, LEG BYE! Loopy ball, on leg. Narine looks to sweep it but misses. The ball rolls out off the pads. The batters collect a leg bye. A mild appeal from Chahal follows, nothing from the umpire.
11.6 : Dan Christian to Sunil Narine, A length ball, on off. Narine hits it to long on for a single. 22 from the over and 38 needed now off 48 balls.
Dan Christian to Sunil Narine, WIDE! Full and sliding down leg. Narine leaves it alone. Wide called. 100 up!
11.56 : Dan Christian to Sunil Narine, SIX! All the way. Narine is taking away the game here. He gets the third maximum of the over. Slower one, fuller and outside off. Good extension of arms by Narine. He gets under the ball and muscles it over the long off fence for a biggie. AB de Villiers leaps near the ropes but the ball goes over him with ease.
Dan Christian to Sunil Narine, WIDE! Pressure on the bowler now. He does not want to bowl in the hitting arc of Narine. A full-length ball, wide outside off. Narine leaves it alone. Wide called.
11.46 : Dan Christian to Sunil Narine, SIX! Back-to-back maximums. It is all going right for Narine today. First with the ball now with the bat. Slower one, full and on leg. Narine hangs back and whips it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
11.36 : Dan Christian to Sunil Narine, SIX! BANG! Narine has come out with the freedom to hit and he starts with a biggie. Slightly short and on middle, Sunil Narine camps back and looks to pull it away. The ball takes the top edge and flies over the fine leg fence.
0.0 : Sunil Narine has been promoted up the order to bring the rate further down. Also, Dan Christian is into the attack.
11.2 : Dan Christian to Nitish Rana, On a length, on off. Rana works it towards long on for a single.
11.1 : Dan Christian to Nitish Rana, A length ball, on off. Rana hangs back and flicks it to mid-wicket.
10.6w : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Whenever Virat Kohli needs a wicket, he dials Harshal Patel's number. And he never disappoints. A tidy over by him and it ends with a prized wicket of Iyer. Patel serves a short ball, sliding down the leg side at 132.1 kph, Venkatesh Iyer hangs back and looks to pull it across the line. The ball takes the gloves and goes to the right of Srikar Bharat, who moves to that side and takes a good catch. 60 needed off 54 balls, this is still
10.5 : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, A length ball, on off. Iyer stands tall and drives it to covers.
10.4 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, EDGY! Fuller and on off. Rana looks to push it to the off side. But the ball takes the inside edge, scoots past the stumps and goes to backward square leg. The batters cross for a single.
Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, Wide! Attempted bouncer from Harshal but it's down the leg side, Rana lets it be.
10.3 : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Angles in a fuller delivery on off, Iyer drives it to the right of mid off and collects another run.
10.2 : Harshal Patel to Nitish Rana, Fullish and outside off, Rana pushes it to covers and takes a single.
0.0 : Harshal Patel comes back into the attack.
10.1 : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Fullish and around off, Venkatesh Iyer knocks it down to long on for a single.
Glenn Maxwell to Venkatesh Iyer, A bit short and around off, Iyer moves back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
9.26 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, SIX! This will release some pressure that was building. Glenn Maxwell is given the taste of his own medicine. Flighted and around middle, Nitish Rana gets into the position early and nails his reverse-batted shot behind short third man for a maximum.
9.3 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, On middle, eased away to mid-wicket for a single.
9.4 : Glenn Maxwell to Venkatesh Iyer, PUT DOWN! Costly, very costly for Bangalore. Shahbaz Ahmed is the culprit. Flatter and around leg, Venkatesh Iyer stands back and tries to turn it on the leg side. A bit lazy in his attempt and it flies off the top edge. Shahbaz Ahmed runs forward from deep square leg, attempts to take the catch by leaning a bit but spills the chance. The batters take one.
9.64 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, FOUR! Another reverse-batted shot from Nitish Rana and this time he fetches a boundary.
9.5 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
8.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Tossed up ball on middle, some extra bounce, Rana tries to sweep but misses. He is hit high on the pads. A quiet over from Chahal, 78 needed off 66 balls.
8.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, A nice loop on this delivery, full and on middle at 88.5 kph, Nitish Rana draws forward and defends it to the off side.
8.4 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Venkatesh Iyer, Chahal goes quicker this time, short and wide outside off, Venkatesh Iyer punches it from the back foot to deep cover for one.
8.3 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Chahal goes flatter through the air, lands it short and on middle, Rana nudges it to the right of short 45 for a run.
8.2 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Venkatesh Iyer, Loopy and full on middle, Venkatesh Iyer plays the slog-sweep, not quite from the middle of the bat. It goes to deep mid-wicket and a run is taken.
8.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Tossed up, full and on off, Rana defends it with gentle hands to point. It's in the gap and a single is taken.
7.6 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, Uppish but safe! Loopy delivery, full and around off, Nitish Rana advances down the track to drive it through the line but fails to keep it down. The short cover fielder dives across to his left but the ball just evades him. They cross for a single.
7.5 : Glenn Maxwell to Venkatesh Iyer, Iyer stands back to a short ball and hits it through mid-wicket for a run.
7.4 : Glenn Maxwell to Venkatesh Iyer, Iyer shows his back leg to put off the bowler. Maxwell delivers it full and around middle, Venkatesh Iyer sweeps but finds short fine leg.
7.3 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, A touch short and around off, Rana gets back and helps it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.
7.2 : Glenn Maxwell to Nitish Rana, Floated and full around off, Rana defends it off his front foot to cover-point.
0.0 : Nitish Rana walks out. Also, Glenn Maxwell is into the attack.
7.1 : Glenn Maxwell to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller and around off, Venkatesh Iyer drives it a bit uppishly but past the diving bowler to long off for a single.
6.6 : Review time! A review has been taken by Bangalore for an LBW. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows three reds and this is a brilliant review from Kohli.
Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! LBW! Second wicket goes down! Yuzvendra Chahal dishes out a well-disguised googly. Lands it around off and gets it to turn into the batsman. Rahul Tripathi has not picked it at all. He remains on the back foot as he attempts to cut it through the line. The ball beats the bat and raps him on the pads. The appeal is made but the umpire shakes his head. Srikar Bharat advises his skipper to take the DRS and Virat Kohli obliges. UltraEdge shows no sp
6.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter googly, around off, Iyer punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
6.3 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Venkatesh Iyer, Dealing in singles at the moment and that's all needed for Kolkata. Full and around off, Iyer walks down the track and pushes it to long off for a single.
6.4 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, This time Rahul Tripathi rotates the strike. Loopy and full on middle, Rahul sweeps it to deep square leg for one.
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! Who else but again it is the man with the golden arm, Harshal Patel who gives the breakthrough. It is still a long way for Bangalore but they need to chip wickets at regular intervals. Kolkata need a partnership as the required run rate is well under control. Also, a bowling change for Bangalore. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack now.
6.2 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, Chahal tosses it up and delivers it very full around leg, Rahul Tripathi knocks it down towards mid on and takes a single. 50 up!
6.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Venkatesh Iyer, Full and floated on middle, Venkatesh Iyer flicks it through mid-wicket and takes a single.
5.64 : Harshal Patel to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Rahul Tripathi is away with a boundary. Fuller in length and outside off, Rahul Tripathi leans into the shot and lofts it cleanly over cover-point for a boundary. At the end of the Powerplay, Kolkata are 48/1. 91 needed off 84 balls.
5.2 : Rahul Tripathi walks out at number 3.
5.5 : Harshal Patel to Rahul Tripathi, Back of a length and outside off, Rahul Tripathi stays back and plays it down to backward point.
5.4 : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Fullish again, around off, Iyer drives it to sweeper cover for one.
5.2w : Harshal Patel to Shubman Gill, OUT! Here is the first wicket for Bangalore and it's that man again who has done the job. Lovely deception from Harshal Patel. Slower and around middle, on a length at 114.3 kph, Shubman Gill shimmies down the track for a big heave across the line. The ball though arrives late to take the top edge.​ AB de Villiers gets underneath it at mid on and takes the skier safely. Wicket number 31 in this season for Patel and he has been the go-to bowler for Virat
5.3 : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller and around off, Iyer drives it aerially but with great timing. It's in the gap at extra cover and George Garton chases it down. Two taken.
0.0 : Harshal Patel is into the attack.
5.1 : Harshal Patel to Venkatesh Iyer, Slower and fuller, delivered from 'round the wicket with a big grunt, Venkatesh Iyer drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
4.6 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, The over ends the way it started, with a couple at deep backward square leg. Siraj bowls a low full toss around leg, Gill eases it across the line for two. Another fine over by Mohammed Siraj. 
4.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, Full toss on middle, Iyer only manages to hit it past his partner. The mid on fielder cuts it off to his right and they take a single.
4.4 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, Another dot. Fuller and on middle, Iyer steps back to make room but ends up pushing it back to the bowler off the toe end of his blade.
4.3 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, Spears in a very full ball on middle, Venkatesh Iyer pushes it down towards wide mid on.
4.2 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Fine stop at backward point! Back of a length, wide outside off, Gill slaps it square of the wicket on the off side. Devdutt Padikkal dives full length to his right and takes the pace off the ball. Saves three.
4.1 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Siraj is into his third over now. Serves a full ball on the pads, Shubman Gill tucks it behind square leg and collects two.
3.6 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, Make it 15 with a single on the final ball. Slower one, full and around off, Gill pushes it gently towards point and collects a run.
3.5 : George Garton to Venkatesh Iyer, Fullish and angling in around off, Venkatesh Iyer uses his feet and strokes it to extra cover for one. 14 from the over, so far.
3.4 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, Smart this time. Taps a length ball in the gap at covers and rotates the strike.
3.34 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Shubman Gill gets lucky this time. A hat-trick of boundaries for Kolkata. George Garton delivers it full and in the line of the stumps, Shubman Gill steps back to hammer it through the off side but gets a big fat inside edge. It beats the stumps and scoots past the diving keeper for a boundary at fine leg.
3.24 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Shot! As a result of the last shot, George Garton goes short and delivers it around off, this time Shubman Gill sits back inside the crease and pulls it thunderously to the deep mid-wicket fence. This is smart batting.
3.14 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, FOUR! A good start to the over for Kolkata. Lovely footwork from Shubman Gill. He charges down the track to a full ball around off and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary. 
2.6 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, A tidy second over from Siraj, he gave away just 3 this time. Fullish and on middle, Venkatesh Iyer pushes it down towards mid on.
2.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, A low full toss around off, Iyer brings his bat down in time and digs it out to backward point.
2.4 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Width on offer outside off, Gill cuts it through point for a single.
2.3 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, Around off on a length, Venkatesh Iyer taps it down to backward point and looks for a run. He is sent back and reaches the crease in time. Devdutt Padikkal scores a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball deflects towards square leg. They now cross for a run.
2.2 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Shortish and outside off, cut away towards point for a single.
1.66 : George Garton to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! Two dots and Venkatesh Iyer releases the pressure with a biggie - first of the evening. George Garton digs in a short ball, around off, Iyer gets on top of the bounce and pulls it handsomely behind square leg for a maximum.
2.1 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Fails to put it away. A full toss around off, Shubman Gill walks down the track and slaps it towards mid off. Dot.
1.5 : George Garton to Venkatesh Iyer, Pitches it up again, around off, Venkatesh Iyer this time drives towards covers but again it's not in the gap.
1.4 : George Garton to Venkatesh Iyer, On a fuller length and outside off, Iyer drives it square of the wicket on the off side but finds point.
1.3 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, Fullish and around off, Shubman Gill drives it down the ground and the call is for two. The mid off fielder moves across to his right to make a tumbling stop and only one results.
1.2 : George Garton to Venkatesh Iyer, Mishit. George Garton darts in fuller delivery around middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer tries to flick but gets a leading edge towards covers. They steal a quick run.
0.6 : Who will start from the other end? George Garton it is.
1.1 : George Garton to Shubman Gill, Back of a length on middle and leg, Shubman Gill glances it through square leg and rotates the strike.
0.6 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, Siraj comes from 'round the wicket now, full and angling in around off, Venkatesh Iyer drives it to mid off. 7 from the opening over!
0.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Good stop by Chahal. On middle and leg, Gill tickles it towards short fine leg. Chahal does well to stop the racing ball and they take a single.
0.4 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Pitches it up and outside off, Gill drives it off the front foot to mid off.
0.34 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Siraj once again drifts down the leg side, fuller and angling in, Shubman Gill flicks it with beautiful timing and places it through mid-wicket for a glorious boundary.
0.2 : Mohammed Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer attacks the width outside off. It's on a length and Iyer stands back to slap it to deep point. They get a run.
0.1 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, The chase is underway with a single. Siraj begins with a fuller delivery, around middle and leg, Shubman Gill flicks it to deep square leg to open his account.