Team Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, defeated Punjab by 17 runs in the 42nd match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Here are the highlights:
# Bangalore win by 17 runs!
# Murugan Ashwin is the new man in!
# Wicket! Second wicket for Umesh Yadav who dismisses Hardus Viljoen following an edge off the gloves to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel!
# Hardus Viljoen is the new man in!
# Wicket! Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed for 6 runs off 2 deliveries as he attempts to go for a second six off the second delivery, but hands a catch to Virat Kohli who makes no mistakes!
# Six off the first delivery as Ravichandran Ashwin hits the ball straight down the ground
# Umesh Yadav to bowl the final over!
# Need 27 runs from 6 deliveries!
# Wicket! Pooran departs for 46 runs off 28 deliveries as he hits the ball high up in the air off the final delivery, but fails to connect handing a second catch to AB de Villiers!
# Mandeep Singh is the new man in!
# Wicket! David Miller departs for 24 runs off 25 deliveries as he attempts to smash a length delivery to long-on without proper timing, with ABD completing the catch!
# Navdeep Saini to bowl the 19th over!
# Need 30 runs from 12 deliveries!
# 6 runs off the over as Stoinis drops a sitter off a length delivery which could have resulted in the dismissal of Nicholas Pooran!
# Umesh Yadav to bowl the 18th over!
# 24 runs off the next two overs bowled by Moeen Ali and Tim Southee. Pooran smashes two sixes off Ali's over before Miller follows it up with two boundaries off Southee, to bring the equation down to 36 runs off 18 deliveries!
# Need 60 runs off 30 deliveries!
# 8 runs off the over, as Nicholas Pooran hits the second delivery over cover for a boundary! Punjab 143/3 (15 overs)
# Navdeep Saini to bowl his third over!
# 19 runs off the over, as Nicholas Pooran smashes three sixes over long-off to bring the equation down to 68 runs in 36 deliveries! Punjab 135/3 (14 overs)
# Washington Sundar to bowl his second over!
# 8 runs off the next two overs bowled by Washington Sundar who is brought into the attack and Moeen Ali. Not a single boundary or six off the overs, as Punjab reach 116/3 (13 overs)
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over, Punjab 108/3 (11 overs)
# Nicholas Pooran is the new man in!
# Wicket! KL Rahul departs for 42 runs off 27 deliveries as he comes down the track and attempts the hit the ball straight down the ground, handing a catch to Tim Southee. Punjab 105/3 (10.1 overs)
# Moeen Ali into the attack!
# Punjab need 98 runs from 60 deliveries!
# 5 runs and a wicket from the over, Punjab 105/2 (10 overs)
# David Miller is the new man in!
# Wicket! Agarwal departs for 35 runs off 21 deliveries off a short of length delivery, as he hands a top edge to Yuzvendra Chahal at mid-wicket! Punjab 101/2 (9.1 overs)
# Marcus Stoinis to bowl his second over!
# 15 runs off the over, as Agarwal hits a six and a boundary over long-on off the third and fifth deliveries of the over! Punjab 101/1 (9 overs)
# Chahal to bowl his second over!
# 18 runs from the next two overs bowled by Navdeep Saini who bowls his second over and Marcus Stoinis who is introduced into the attack. Agarwal smashes two boundaries with a boundary from KL Rahul as well, as Punjab reach 86/1 (8 overs)
# 20 runs off the final two overs of the powerplay bowled by Tim Southee and Yuzvendra Chahal who are introduced into the attack. Mayank Agarwal smashes two boundaries off Southee before Rahul follows it up with a boundary and a six off Chahal's maiden over, as Punjab reach 68/1 (6 overs)
# 12 runs and a wicket off the over, Punjab 48/1 (4 overs)
# Boundary off the fifth delivery as Rahul hits the ball over mid-wicket!
# Mayank Agarwal is the new man in!
# Wicket! Chris Gayle dismissed for 23 runs off 10 deliveries as Umesh Yadav bowls a short delivery which he fails to connect effectively, resulting in a top edge to AB de Villiers!
# Six off the first delivery as Chris Gayle directs the ball over long-on!
# Umesh Yadav to bowl his second over!
# 13 runs off the over, as Gayle scores a boundary off the first delivery straight of mid-on with Rahul following it up with two consecutive boundaries over extra cover and through the covers. Punjab 36/0 (3 overs)
# Navdeep Saini to bowl the third over!
# 9 runs off the over, as Yadav bowls four consecutive dot deliveries following boundaries by Rahul on the leg side, backward square leg off the first and second deliveries. Punjab 23/0 (2 overs)
# Umesh Yadav to share the new ball!
# 14 runs off the opening over, as Gayle smashes three boundaries off the third, fifth and sixth deliveries over backward point and square third man. Both the batsmen get off the mark with Punjab 14/0 (1 over)
# Tim Southee to bowl the opening over!
# Punjab need 203 runs to win!
# Six off the final delivery, as Bangalore finish on 202/4 (20 overs)
# Stoinis follows it up with a six off the fourth delivery over long-on!
# Six off the final delivery as AB de Villiers hits the ball into the stands off a full delivery!
# Hardus Viljoen to bowl the final over!
# 21 runs off the over, as AB de Villiers hits three consecutive sixes off the third, fourth and fifth delivery. Bangalore reach 175/4 (19 overs)
# Mohammed Shami to bowl the 19th over!
# Bangalore 154/4 (18 overs), with the side scoring 21 runs off the next two overs bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardus Viljoen. Ashwin completes his spell of four overs, conceding 15 runs.
# 11 runs off the over, as AB de Villiers hits the fourth delivery for a six over deep mid-wicket. Bangalore 133/4 (16 overs)
# Murugan Ashwin to bowl his final over!
# 13 runs from the over, as AB de Villiers scores a boundary and a six off the second and third delivery of the innings, directing the ball towards mid-wicket. Bangalore 122/4 (15 overs)
# Ankit Rajpoot to bowl his final over!
# Play resumes!
# Time for the second strategic timeout!
# Bangalore score 15 runs off the next two overs bowled by Hardus Viljoen and Murugan Ashwin. Stoinis smashes a six off the fifth delivery of Ashwin's third over, over long-off to help Bangalore reach 109/4 (14 overs)
# Ten runs off the 10th and 11th overs of the innings bowled by Murugan Ashwin and Ravichandran Ashwin. Bangalore struggle to score freely as the spinners make it difficult for the batsmen to score with variations in line and length. Bangalore 94/4 (12 overs)
# 4 runs from the over, Bangalore 81/4 (9 overs)
# Marcus Stoinis is the new man in!
# Wicket! Akshdeep Nath departs for 3 runs off 7 deliveries from the final ball of the over, as the batsman fails to handle the lack of pace, chipping the ball to Mandeep Singh. Bangalore 81/4 (8.6 overs)
# Hardus Viljoen into the attack!
# 2 runs and a wicket off the over, Bangalore 77/3 (8 overs)
# Akshdeep Nath is the new man in!
# Wicket! Moeen Ali dismissed for 4 runs off 5 deliveries as Ashwin gets the ball to move, going on to hit between the middle and leg stump! Bangalore 76/3 (7.3 overs)
# Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack!
# 5 runs from the over, Bangalore 75/2 (7 overs)
# Boundary off the first ball for Moeen Ali as he edges the ball past the fielder placed at short third!
# Moeen Ali is the new man in!
# Wicket! Parthiv Patel dismissed for 43 runs off 24 deliveries in an innings comprising of seven boundaries and two sixes. Parthiv attempted to flick the ball to the leg-side, but failed to connect properly, handing a catch to Ravichandran Ashwin at extra cover. Bangalore 71/2 (6.2 overs)
# Murugan Ashwin into the attack!
# 32 runs off the final two overs of the powerplay as Parthiv Patel scores four boundaries and two sixes against Ankit Rajpoot and Mohammed Shami. Bangalore finish the powerplay on 70/1 (6 overs)
# 3 runs and a wicket off the over as Bangalore lose the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli. Bangalore 38/1 (4 overs)
# AB de Villiers is the new man in!
# Wicket! Virat Kohli dismissed for 13 runs off 8 deliveries in an innings comprising of two boundaries, as he attempts a big hit over extra cover without proper contact, as Mandeep Singh completest the catch! Bangalore 35/1 (3.1 overs)
# Mohammed Shami to bowl his second over!
# 8 runs off the over, as Rajpoot bowls two consecutive no-balls following a boundary by Parthiv Patel off the second delivery over fine leg. Bangalore 35/0 (3 overs)
# Ankit Rajpoot to bowl his second over!
# Bangalore continue to score at a consistent rate as Virat Kohli directs the ball to the boundary off consecutive deliveries, with Parthiv Patel following it up with a third one. Bangalore 27/0 (2 overs)
# Mohammed Shami to share the new ball!
# Twelve runs from the opening over, as Parthiv Patel smashes two consecutive boundaries off the second and third delivery of the over. Both Parthiv Patel and Kohli are off the mark with Bangalore 12/0 (1 over)
# Team Punjab are also set with Ankit Rajpoot to bowl the opening over!
# Bangalore openers Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel are set to kick off the innings!
# The umpires have made their way down to the field with the clash set to begin in a few minutes!
# Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
# Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami
# Nicholas Pooran and Ankit Rajpoot replace Harpreet Brar and Sam Curran for Punjab!
# Tim Southee and Washington Sundar replace Dale Steyn and Pawan Negi in the Bangalore line-up!
# Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin has won the toss and opted to field!
# Both the captains are set for the toss!
# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes!
# Moeen Ali will play his last clash in this edition of the IPL for Bangalore today!
# Punjab have eight former Bangalore players in the squad!
# Bangalore and Punjab have won five matches apiece at Bengaluru!
# Bangalore have won three out of their last four matches!
# Mohammed Shami has picked 13 wickets at an economy rate of 8.7 for Punjab this season!
Belatedly getting into the groove with back-to-back victories, Bangalore would look to continue the momentum when they take on Punjab in an IPL match on Wednesday.
Bangalore must be all fired up after posting a one-run win over a formidable Chennai and would be desperate to keep the juggernaut rolling.
Having survived a brutal assault at the hands of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the last game, they should have gained some confidence and would not like to look back.
Ravichandran Ashwin's outfit will be coming out all guns blazing, especially after losing their last match against Delhi by five wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Punjab would want to consolidate their position in the points table with the help of hard-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and David Miller -- all of whom would be looking to capitalise on Bangalore's weak bowling.
The pace-spin duo of Mohammed Shami and Ashwin have been Punjab's best bowlers and the team would expect them to come up with another good show.
Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Dale Steyn, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.
Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Karun Nair, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthi, Harpreet Brar, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi.
(With PTI Inputs)