Glenn Maxwell scores 43 runs from 22 balls whereas Amla scored 58 from 38 deliveries. AB de Villiers quickfire knock goes in vain as KXIP had it easy with the bat, another win for them in IPL 2017
22:56 IST Maxwell finishes off the match with a six! What a way to end the match, second win on the trot for KXIP!
Chahal into the attack, Amla takes a single off the first ball, brings Maxwell on strike, he will look to finish off the match. Maxwell was trying to hit the ball but it hit the bottom of the bat, dot ball. SIX! Maxwell hits the ball for a maximum, slaps the ball over long ong boundary for six. End of match, another emphatic win for KXIP.
22:55 IST Stanlake comes into bat, Maxwell on strike. SIX! Maxwell slices the ball for a maximum over the third man boundary for a maximum, he is trying to end this game in a jiffy. Maxwell and Amla are knocking the ball around for singles, just 12 runs to win the game. SIX! That one was flat, into the fence, Maxwell is not backing down, 17 runs from the over.
22:50 IST Four singles and a boundary from Pawan Negi’s first over. Negi was the last over hero for RCB in the previous match, 8 runs from the over.
22:47 IST Three singles of the three deliveries off the over, Amla was dropped on the first delivery as well. FOUR! Amla gets to his fifty in 32 balls, he has batted beautifully today. FOUR! Another boundary off the over, this time from Maxwell, it’s all over for RCB now.
22:42 IST Maxwell is not going to let RCB have it easy here, hits a six of the last ball of the over after knocking the ball around for singles. 11 runs from Chahal’s over, nothing going RCB’s way!
22:39 IST Mills comes back into the attack, Maxwell takes a single off the first delivery. Amla too takes a single towards square leg. FOUR! Maxwell hits that rocketing over the bowler’s head for a boundary, MAX POWER! A slower one from Mills, a dot ball from the over. SIX! Maxwell hits the ball towards covers for a maximum. A single off the last delivery, 12 runs from the over.
22:35 IST Maxwell comes into bat, he takes a single off the first ball. SIX! Amla takes on Chahal, three dot deliveries from the over as well, good comeback, just 7 runs from the over!
22:31 IST WICKET! Axar Patel b Chahal 9(6)
22:30 IST Iqbal Abdulla comes into bowl, Amla takes a single off the first ball. A dot delivery to Axar, he takes a single off the next ball. Abdulla is making a few changes the field. WIDE! A waste of a delivery from Abdulla. SIX! Axar hits this one into stands, no mercy from KXIP! A dot ball to end the over, 11 runs from it.
22:26 IST Yuzvendra Chahal into attack, Amla takes a couple of runs towards long on for a single. Chahal bowls two dot deliveries to Amla, he is the key player for RCB, he is the main wicket taker here. Two singles off the next two deliveries, good over from Chahal, just a single to end the over from Amla.
KXIP needs 87 runs to win from 84 balls!
22:18 IST Tymal Mills comes into bowl, Vohra takes a quick single off the first ball. DROPPED! SIX! Amla pulls the short delivery and straight to Stanlake’s throat, did Stanlake just drop the match? we will have to wait and watch. Amla takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! An on drive that just could not have been better, the ball races to the boundary for four! Vohra tries to play the ball towards point, misses it.
22:13 IST Stanlake continues, Vohra on strike, he starts off with a dot delivery. Vohra takes a single off the next ball, quick one on the offside. FOUR! There was nothing wrong with that delivery but Amla hits it for a boundary. Next ball, Uppercut from Amla but could not connect, a dot delivery. He takes a single off the next ball, Vohra on strike, he flicks the ball for a single towards square leg for a single.
23:09 IST Shane Watson comes into bowl, Vohra on strike. FOUR! He lifts the ball over point fielder for a boundary, good shot, played it on the up. FOUR! This time over the mid off fielder for a boundary, this is turning out to be an expensive over already. Good fielding effort from Chahal, a three runs off that delivery. Amla takes a single off the next ball. FOUR! this will put immense pressure on Watson and Vohra hits his third boundary of the over. A single to end the over, 17 runs from it.
22:04 IST Stanlake starts off with a wide delivery to Vohra down the leg side. Two singles off the next two deliveries, good bowling from Stanlake. SIX! Top edge off the bat, goes sailing over the ropes for a six! Lucky for Vohra. He takes a single off the next ball. An lbw shot off the next delivery but Amla survives, takes a single. Another single to end the over, 12 runs from the over.
22:00 IST Iqbal Abdulla comes into bowl, Amla on strike, he plays the ball towards deep mid-wicket, an agile effort on the boundary made sure there was just a couple of runs. FOUR! Amla plays that one inside out, another boundary for him. Just 2 singles from the rest of the over, end of over.
21:56 IST Billy Stanlake to start the proceedings, Manan Vohra on strike, the first ball whizzes past the bat, a wonderful way to start his over. He takes a single off the second delivery to mid on. Amla on strike, FOUR! the ball bounced a bit more and Amla just guides it towards square leg boundary. Whoa! Good bowling from Stanlake, that ball almost the elbow of Amla. He takes a single off the next ball. A dot to end the over, just 6 runs from the over.
AB de Villiers has changed the whole scenario of the game, it was an all out ABD show, stay tuned for further coverage as KXIP batsmen come out to bat!
21:47 IST ABD on strike, he is facing Mohit Sharma. Edged! The ball takes an inside edge, just a single for him. A dot ball to Binny, he could not pull off an uppercut. Binny takes a single towards long on. ABD back on strike, GOLDEN DOT BALL! could not hit that one. SIX! ABD uses the crease and hits the ball over covers boundary for another maximum, he has moved to 83 now. SIX! THAT IS OUTTA HERE, ABD has hit that out of the ground, what a way to end the innings, changes the game single handedly, 89 runs from 46 balls, 9 sixes and 3 fours.
21:22 IST Binny guides the ball for a single towards third man, De Villiers on strike. FOUR! He lifts the yorker length ball over point for a boundary. This is absolute carnage from De Villiers, wait! SIX, the cracking sound of the bat, converts the yorker into a humongous six. WHAT A SHOT! Sandeep under pressure, SIX! There is no way to stop ABD , the chants have gone louder, converts another yorker into a maximum. He is unstoppable now. WIDE! Sandeep bowls a ball outside the pitch, RCB will take another single, ABD retains strike.
21:26 IST Mohit Sharma comes into bow, Binny on strike. SIX! that was right in the slot, what a shot from Binny, the ball went sailing over the ropes for a maximum. FOUR! That ball was muscled towards covers boundary, he is in a different zone now, hammering the ball for boundaries. He hits the ball towards mid-wicket for a single, De Villiers on strike. He hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket, picks up a couple of runs. SIX! Another one muscled over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. He is not sparing anyone. A dot ball to end the over, slower one, could not get bat on that.
21:20 IST Stoinis continues, Binny on strike, he does the right thing to being De Villiers on strike. A dot ball to him as it held off the ground a bit. SIX! Right in the slot, he hits the ball for a maximum over deep mid-wicket boundary for a maximum, he is the flag bearer for RCB. ABD takes a single off the next ball. Binny flicks the ball towards fine leg for a single. ABD back on strike for the last ball, a bouncer to him, WIDE! Stoinis is not happy with that and he won’t be on the next ball. SIX! Another maximum, here is the ABD we all were waiting for.
21:13 IST Varun Aaron comes back into the attack, he takes a single off the second ball, gives De Villiers the strike. SIX! Here is the shot everyone was waiting for, whacked the ball over long on for a maximum, the crowd goes berserk, they are chanting AB-AB. He takes a single off the next ball towards square leg. Binny on strike, swing and a miss, he has not been able to strike the ball. A single by leg byes for Binny, RCB need boundaries now with just 4 overs to go.
21:09 IST Axar Patel comes into the attack, Binny on strike, four dot deliveries to start with. He finally takes a single off the fifth delivery. A dot to De Villiers as well, a fantastic over from Patel comes to an end.
21:08 IST De Villiers pushes the ball towards covers but could not get it past the fielder. He takes a single towards the third man on the first delivery. Binny comes into bat, he pushes the ball towards square, a dot delivery to start with. Inside edge, might have gone for a boundary, Saha dives to field it, no run. He takes a single off the last delivery, retains strike.
21:02 IST WICKET! Mandeep Singh c Saha b Aaron 28(34)
21:01 IST Axar Patel comes into bowl, a dot delivery to start with. He takes a single off the next ball, Two more singles from the over, Mandeep is looking anxious on the crease now.
20:58 IST Stoinis continues, De Villiers on strike, he takes a single off the first delivery. Singles are coming easy but Maxwell would not mind that. Two more singles from the over, this has not been the perfect start from RCB.
20:54 IST Axar Patel comes into the attack, another good over from KXIP, just 6 runs from the over. De Villiers and Mandeep are looking to build a partnership.
20:52 IST Marcus Stoinis comes into bowl, De Villiers on strike, he takes a single off the first delivery towards square leg. Mandeep on strike, he takes a single as the ball takes an inside edge. He guides the next ball towards square leg for a couple of runs, Two more singles as De Villiers and Mandeep look to rotate strike. A dot ball to end the over.
20:45 IST Mandeep Singh takes a single off the third ball, it is frustrating to watch him playing all the deliveries. De Villiers on strike, a wide delivery from Natarajan. He takes a single off the next ball. SIX! Whacked towards square leg, that one was hit a mile, the ball hits the stands. FOUR! Cheeky from Mandeep towards third man for a boundary, 13 runs from the over, most fruitful for RCB yet.
20:40 IST Mandeep Singh on strike, he is getting under pressure today, not being able to score runs, good bowling from Sandeep. He takes a couple of runs towards sweeper cover, this is a happy sight for KXIP fans, another dot ball. He drives the ball towards covers, another dot as the ball was fielded inside the circle, a single taken, just three runs from the over.
20:34 IST De Villiers on strike, Aaron continues, he takes a single off the first ball towards square. Mandeep on strike, two dot deliveries from Aaron, not a good sight for RCB fans. Mandeep gets off strike finally, takes a couple of runs finally, thanks to third man fielder’s misfield. Mandeep takes a single towards sweeper covers on the next ball. Boundaries seem to have dried up, FOUR! De Villiers into the action, flicks the ball for a boundary towards deep mid-wicket.
20:30 IST Sandeep Sharma comes into bowl, De Villiers takes a single off the first ball towards square leg. Mandeep Singh comes into bat, dot deliveries after dot deliveries, good bowling from Sandeep, just a single of it. End of powerplay overs.
20:25 IST WICKET! Kedar Jadhav lbw b Varun Aaron 1(4)
20:25 IST Varun Aaron continues, De Villiers on strike, he is being watchful today, but beaten on the offside. Another dot delivery to de Villiers, he has not been able to get it in full flow early on. Two singles from the next two deliveries, good bowling from Aaron so far. De Villiers drives the ball towards extra covers for a single. Jadhav pulls out of the shot at the last time. Last ball of the over, gone, Jadhav departs, a controversial decision to be exact, another example of poor umpiring.
20:19 IST Kedar Jadhav comes into bat, but he is off strike. De Villiers takes a single off the first ball, brings Jadhav on strike. Jadhav plays a dot ball. Swing and a miss! Jadhav could not get bat on it.
20:16 IST WICKET! Vishnu Vinod c Maxwell b Sandeep Sharma 7(12)
20:16 IST Sandeep Sharma back into the attack, Vinod on strike,
20:14 IST Mohit Sharma comes out to bowl, Vinod on strike, he defends that ball on the back foot. FOUR! that one almost carried to the long on, good hitting from Vinod. First boundary for Vinod, he takes a single off the next ball. De Villiers on strike, he defends the first ball on back foot hopping in the crease. Fabulous drive off the next ball but straight to the fielder. SIX! whack, the ball goes sailing over deep cover for a maximum.
20:08 IST AB de Villiers has come out to bat after injury but he is off strike. Sandeep Sharma to bowl. Vinod on strike, he takes a single after facing three dot deliveries. FOUR! De Villiers hits a boundary off the first ball, what a way to make a comeback after injury! Whoa, he is beaten on the last ball, good bowling from Sandeep.
20:02 IST WICKET! Shane Watson b Axar Patel 1(4)
20:00 IST Shane Watson and Vidhu Vinod have come out to bat. Axar Patel has come out to bowl. Watson takes a single off the first ball. It’s a surprise that Vinod has come out to bat instead of Gayle. Vinod takes a single after playing a dot ball. OUT! Watson bowled by Patel, he was getting anxious to score runs, Patel bangs the arm ball, gone, the skipper is walking back to the pavilion.
Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell(c), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Varun Aaron
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson(c), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Vishnu Vinod(w), Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake
19:30 IST: RCB wins toss, elects to bat first!
Welcome to inUth’s digital coverage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 10’s Game 8 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). There are still clouds of uncertainties over injured players Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers who have been out of the action for a while. Both the teams have registered one win each in IPL 10 so far. Whereas, KXIP had a comprehensive win against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).
RCB had a horrendous start against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as they lost by 35 runs. They made a comeback in the next game winning the nail-biter against Delhi Daredevils (DD). KXIP had a great start of the tournament, they won their first game romping over RPS.
The Sharma boys, Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma gave a decent start to KXIP in the previous game, they need to pull off a similar effort against RCB’s destructive batting lineup as well.
Watson also registered their first win in IPL 10, they will be looking to keep it that way. They have finally worked out a winning combination, Tymal Mills too will be a key player in death overs, keeping in mind his ability to bowl unidentifiable slow deliveries.
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.
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