View commentary and full scorecard of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans match being played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya, who came to talk after losing the match, said that we had scored a defendable score on the board. The ball was coming to a standstill from the pitch so that was enough to defend the total. We did not get wickets in the beginning, due to which we could not come up in the match and got defeated. Hardik said that if we had got Maxwell’s wicket at the time when the ball hit the stumps and the bails did not fall, then the match would have been more exciting.
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Now if we talk about this run chase, then chasing this target of 169 runs, Bangalore got the start they wanted. Captain Faf and Virat added 115 runs for the first wicket and then after the wickets of these two, Glenn Maxwell’s cameo of 40 runs in 18 balls took Bangalore over the winning line. However, during this time Maxwell definitely got luck on the very first ball. He was bowled but the bails did not fall, due to which Rashid kept getting wickets. After that, Glenn did not look back and took one after the other big shots to take the team across the finishing line 8 balls ago.
Yes, if Virat Kohli had won this match, his confidence would have become even higher. With this win, Bangalore must have breathed a sigh of relief but they are yet to breathe a sigh of relief because if Delhi wins their next match, then they and Bangalore will have equal points but due to the good net run rate, they will be in the play-offs. Will qualify On the other hand, if we talk about this match, Gujarat’s decision to bat first after winning the toss proved to be wrong. Even after winning this match, Bangalore’s net run rate is in minus, that is, now it is clear that if Delhi wins, it will go ahead.
Two important points went to Bangalore’s account. With these two points, Bangalore reached 16 points and surely this big win of 8 wickets would have improved Bangalore’s net run rate as well. The tag of chase master has been with Virat Kohli for years and today after a long gap, Virat showed the same complexion for which he is usually known. With this victory of Bangalore, the play-offs hopes of Punjab and Hyderabad also ended.
18.4 overs (4 runs)
Top edge!! Got the four With this Bangalore beat Gujarat by 8 wickets!!! Totally dodge the batsman with his bounce and speed!! Maxwell goes for a pull shot on a high speed ball that is short in the length. Taking the top edge, the ball went over the keeper and crossed the third man boundary for four runs.
18.3 overs (4 runs)
Choke!! Shot played with light hands. The batsman stayed in the crease and allowed the ball to reach him, guiding it towards third man at the last minute and hit a four. Bangalore need 3 runs off 9 balls to win.
18.2 overs (0 Run)
Play and miss!!! Goes to make an upper cut on the ball on the off-stump. Missing the bat, the ball went straight into the hand of the keeper, no run came.
18.1 overs (4 runs)
Choke!!! On the ball above, Maxwell played a straight shot over the bowler. Hitting the middle bat, the ball crossed the boundary line, got four runs. Bangalore need 7 runs off 11 balls to win.
17.6 overs (1 Run)
A slow ball bowled short across the length. Batsman takes a run while playing a pull shot towards mid wicket. Bangalore need 11 runs off 12 balls to win.
17.5 overs (1 Run)
Karthik takes a run towards deep covers.
17.4 overs (1 run)
Scored a run by playing the ball towards the leg side.
17.3 overs (4 runs)
Choke!!! Maxwell hits another boundary here!! Slogged the ball with full force towards the covers. Taking the gap, the ball crosses the boundary line for four runs.
17.3 overs (1 Run)
Wide!!! The ball bowled by the bouncer is allowed by the batsman to go towards the keeper. Leg umpire gives wide over here.
17.2 overs (0 Run)
No Run, Play and Miss! The batsman did not understand what to do with this ball.
17.1 overs (2 runs)
Maxwell played towards mid wicket on the ball of the pads line and took two runs.
16.6 overs (1 Run)
End of over with a single. A big wicket for Virat came from this over. Glenn played this ball towards mid-wicket and got one run. 21 runs needed from 18 balls.
16.5 overs (1 Run)
Kartik opens his account with a single. Played the ball on the leg side from where he scored a run.
Dinesh Karthik next batsman. 23 runs needed from 20 balls.
16.4 overs (0 Run)
Out!!! Stump!!! Bangalore got another blow!!! Another success for Rashid Khan. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 73 runs. Good length googly ball. The batsman came forward and tried to shoot towards the leg side. The ball turned quickly after hitting the bat and hitting the bat went into the keeper’s hand from where Matthew Wade caught the ball and hit it on the stumps. Virat returned to the pavilion very disappointed with himself. End of a great innings. 146/3 Bangalore|
16.3 overs (0 Run)
No run, eyes the ball till the last minute and blocks it.
16.2 overs (6 runs)
six!!! Here’s another six coming off Kohli’s bat!! Bangalore slowly moving towards its goal!!! Shot forward on the ball thrown in front. Hitting the middle bat, the ball went straight into the stands for six runs.
16.1 overs (1 Run)
Maxwell plays towards the leg side and takes a single.
15.6 overs (1 Run)
Short on length, Maxwell plays a pull shot towards mid-wicket. Got a run Bangalore need 30 runs off 24 balls to win.
15.5 overs (6 runs)
six!! Beautiful shot seen by the batsman over here!! Played a reverse sweep shot towards third man by making room for a short length ball outside off-stump. The ball and the bat matched the right match, the ball went straight into the stand and got a six.
15.4 overs (0 Run)
Dot Ball!! Went to hit the bridge but got beat up on speed. Ball to the keeper No run scored.
15.3 overs (4 runs)
Choke!!! Back to back boundaries coming here off Glenn Maxwell’s bat!!! Ball on the leg stump. Batsman flicks shot towards the fine leg boundary. The ball went into the gap outside the boundary line for four runs.
15.2 overs (6 runs)
six!! Big hit coming off the bat from Glenn Maxwell!!! On the ball forward, the batsman plays towards long on. Hitting the middle bat, the ball went straight into the stands for six runs.
15.1 overs (1 Run)
Good length ball played towards mid wicket. Received a single from deep.
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