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    3.5 taken at mid-off. It's been a three-bowler effort to build this pressure and Mustafizur ends up getting Gaikwad's wicket. Short of a length slower ball cutting away from off stump. Walks down at it and wants to pull over mid-on, ends up slicing it high for the fielder 25/1
    5.4 taken at deep point! Short of a length and pushed wide outside off. Faf steps out again and is forced to reach out. Can only manage a slice at that and it's a simple catch in the deep. Faf's done his job in the powerplay 45/2
    9.2 dragged it straight to deep midwicket! Tewatia drops it short at middle stump, it's the one coming out the back of the hand, intended to spin away. Moeen drags it from off stump but can't connect to clear. An easy take for Parag, well inside the boundary 78/3
    13.5 driven straight to mid-off! Overpitched ball at off stump, there for the taking. But he's punched it waist height to Morris. Very tentative tonight, Raina 125/5
    13.2 taken at sweeper cover. Third catch for Parag. Short of a length just outside off, the trademark Rayudu slap on the rise. Aerial and decently connected. But taken just at the line, with a reverse cup above his head 123/4
    18.3 edge as he looks to pull. Pretty obvious sound on that and Royals almost forgot to appeal. Short and across the corridor, looks to drag that into the leg side but that's quick 163/7
    17.2 taken at extra cover! Sakariya is ecstatic at outfoxing Dhoni. This is an offcutter at a length outside off, Dhoni wants to belt that out of orbit in the leg side. Goes very hard at it, ends up slicing, with one hand coming off the handle. Easy take for Buttler 147/6
    19.1 nails the yorker and then runs Curran out. Yorker at leg stump, jabbed it into the leg side. The batters hesitate on the second run and Mustafizur has done nicely to throw this back on the bounce to the keeper, from the edge of the circle at midwicket. Curran might have finished the run without that hesitation 174/8
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    19.4 run-out at the non-striker's now. Full ball tails away from the bat, which is in the corridor, trying to swish it behind point. Thakur wants to steal the run after Bravo's beaten, but Bravo hasn't even had a thought about that. The bowler takes the throw on the bounce and runs him out 180/9
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    14 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    188/9 (20 Overs, RR: 9.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3.5 ov), 2-45 (Faf du Plessis, 5.4 ov), 3-78 (Moeen Ali, 9.2 ov), 4-123 (Ambati Rayudu, 13.2 ov), 5-125 (Suresh Raina, 13.5 ov), 6-147 (MS Dhoni, 17.2 ov), 7-163 (Ravindra Jadeja, 18.3 ov), 8-174 (Sam Curran, 19.1 ov), 9-180 (Shardul Thakur, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JD Unadkat4040010.0076100
    C Sakariya403639.0091230
    Mustafizur Rahman403719.2591221
    CH Morris403328.25114120
    R Tewatia302117.0080200
    R Parag1016016.0020210
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    11.1 squares him up with a beauty! We saw a glimpse of grip and turn during his last over, but that was a very wide ball. This one pitches leg stump, has Buttler deep in the crease and looking to close the face as it rips rapidly past the bat and splits middle and off. A dream dismissal for a left-arm spinner, beautifully executed 87/3
    3.5 pulls straight to the fielder who was just placed there! Oh boy. He's shaking his head, probably a mixture of anger and embarrassment. Short ball at the body again, another good looking pull. Not timed as well as the previous one. Jadeja had just been placed there and he jogs in to take a simple one 30/1
    5.5 drags it to mid-on! The slower ball does it. Short of a length and just outside off. Looks for the lofted pull, can't time it because off the revs on it. Ends up slicing it straight to Bravo 45/2
    11.6 that looks plumb. Dube doesn't review it. Just in time. Short of a length outside off, ripping back in and he's missed the line and plays a hurried swish at this. Beaten on the inside edge. Caught on the knee roll, in front of off stump. There's no bat on it. Impact is umpire's call and that is hitting the top of the stumps. Dube's innings dies like it lived - meek 90/4
    12.5 given out lbw as he sweeps and he's walking right off! That turned away a lot, he might have been saved if he'd reviewed this. Length ball pitching at off, he shuffled slightly for the sweep and copped that on the pad as it turned away. Just in front of off stump/the corridor. We'll have to see the replay, Miller didn't even discuss it with his partner 92/5
    14.1 slog sweep finds deep midwicket! Offbreak at a length outside off, gets low and swings at that. He's been looking for a release shot. But that's the long side of the ground and it's taken a couple of yards inside by Jadeja 95/6
    18.6 carved to extra cover. Yorker outside off, looks to pounce on this. Hard hands. Loses his shape and it's a simple catch 137/8
    14.3 this is a proper capitulation! Morris picks out deep midwicket. He said after the last match that there are those paid to bat, and those paid to slog and he knew he was the latter. Might question that after this. Length ball outside off, goes with the turn, a slog sweep, but that is taken further inside than the one of Parag two balls ago 95/7
    19.2 picks out Jadeja at sweeper! He holds up four fingers to his team-mates! At least he's keeping count, because I've lost it. Full and wide ball outside off, reaches out and slices it. Jadeja with some strides to the left and a nice little leap to hold it 143/9
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    13 (b 1, lb 3, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    143/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Manan Vohra, 3.5 ov), 2-45 (Sanju Samson, 5.5 ov), 3-87 (Jos Buttler, 11.1 ov), 4-90 (Shivam Dube, 11.6 ov), 5-92 (David Miller, 12.5 ov), 6-95 (Riyan Parag, 14.1 ov), 7-95 (Chris Morris, 14.3 ov), 8-137 (Rahul Tewatia, 18.6 ov), 9-143 (Jaydev Unadkat, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DL Chahar3032010.6674110
    SM Curran402426.00141200
    SN Thakur302016.6693020
    RA Jadeja402827.0092101
    DJ Bravo302819.3380250
    MM Ali30732.33110000

Match Notes

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30JC ButtlerM Vohra
2nd15JC ButtlerSV Samson
3rd42JC ButtlerS Dube
4th3DA MillerS Dube
5th2DA MillerR Parag
6th3R TewatiaR Parag
7th0R TewatiaCH Morris
8th42JD UnadkatR Tewatia
9th6JD UnadkatC Sakariya
10th0Mustafizur RahmanC Sakariya