|Sandeep Sharma is the Man of the Match|
|George Bailey: The usual supects did it with the bat. It was a great powerplay from Viru and Mandeep. Then it was the M and M show. I cant speak enough of the young Indian players as well. Sandeep has been fantstic, he swings the ball and hits a lovely length. Shivam Sharma also bowled beautiflly under pressure. Akshar has been really good throughout the tournament. It was tentative about playing two spinners. It was Sanjay's idea.|
|Virat Kohli: We didn't play as a unit and it's something that has happened for us in the last few games. Things didn't go our way today and hopefully we can turn it around quickly. If you lose too many wickets up front it becomes very difficult. It might be a good thing for us (when Ravi Shastri said that his team should now treat every game as a knock out game). No room for complacency, it might be a blessing in disguise for us but we need to pull up the socks, We need to take more responsibility as a batting unit, we know what our batsmen can do|
Kings XI Punjab won by 32 runs.
Over 19.6 L Balaji bowls a good length delivery to VR Aaron, Six!! Backs away and slogs hard, clearing long-off and the ball went all the way for six.
Over 19.5 L Balaji bowls a pitched up delivery to VR Aaron, Boundary! Charges down the track and fore-hands past the bowler to the long off fence.
Over 19.4 L Balaji bowls a good length delivery to YS Chahal, 1 run, gets forward and defends it to short-cover.
Over 19.4 L Balaji bowls it wide outside off to YS Chahal, wide, gets forward and leaves it alone outside off.
Over 19.3 L Balaji bowls a good length delivery to VR Aaron, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and glides it to third man.
Over 19.2 L Balaji to Mitchell Starc, out Caught by D Miller!! This was the slower cutter outside off, Starc goes through with the lofted drive, he may have played this early, toe-ends it. Miller dashes in from long-off, dives forward to takes it.Starc c D Miller b Balaji 29(23)
Over 19.1 L Balaji bowls a pitched up delivery to Mitchell Starc, Boundary! Gets across the line and clips it down to fine-leg fence for four.
End of Over 19 (6 runs) Bangalore XI 149/8
Mitchell Starc 25/21 A Patel 4-0-22-1
VR Aaron 6/8
Over 18.6 A Patel bowls a tossed up delivery to Mitchell Starc, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-off.
Over 18.5 A Patel bowls it flat in the air to VR Aaron, 1 run, gets forward and looks to to swat it away but the ball goes off the inside half of the bat to backward point
Over 18.4 A Patel bowls a pitched up delivery to Mitchell Starc, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to sweeper-cover.
Over 18.3 A Patel bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to VR Aaron, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and digs it out to backward-point.
Over 18.2 A Patel bowls it short of length to VR Aaron, no runs, goes on to the back foot and looks to cut but misses.
Over 18.1 A Patel bowls it short and wide outside off to VR Aaron, 2 runs, stays in the crease and slices it away over backward point for a couple.
End of Over 18 (8 runs) Bangalore XI 143/8
VR Aaron 2/4 Sandeep Sharma 4-0-25-3
Mitchell Starc 23/19
Over 17.6 Sandeep Sharma bowls a pitched up delivery to VR Aaron, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it down to long-on.
Over 17.5 Sandeep Sharma bowls a good length delivery to VR Aaron, no runs, comes on the front foot, swings blindly but does not make contact.
Over 17.4 Sandeep Sharma bowls a back of length delivery to Mitchell Starc, 1 run, gets across and flicks it through square-leg.