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Mandeep and CDG haven't really done bad but they need to finish this well. What can they do in the final two overs? A wicket maiden by Bravo. RCB might find themselves in the familiar old situation What a dramatic turnaround this is. They are taking a timeout and RCB badly need this.
What on earth are they doing? It's Corey's turn now to succumb as he edges a googly to the first slip. He has taken off once again as CSK are right back into this. What an opportunity now to reduce RCB to a total less than Oh wow the CSK fans are going absolutely bonkers at the Chinnaswamy. CSK have hit the jackpot. Both de Kock and de Villiers gone in two overs. He is delighted, he was taken to the cleaners by AB earlier in the game and now he gets rid of his national teammate.
Cleverly bowled by the legspinner as this one turns away from AB after pitching quite outside off. The batsman had to reach for it and doesn't connect well for Billings to run in and take a catch. They needed this badly. He bowls his trademark slower delivery and de Kock miscues it. The ball hits the toe end of his bat and Bravo takes the return catch with glee.
Corey is in at number four. He smashes Thakur for three consecutive sixes and in the process, he brings up another fifty. Can we see something special tonight? He is on 65 off The partnership has also gone past hundred. He has finally arrived. AB has been stealing his thunder but de Kock does his job from the other end. He ruins a good over from Watson by pulling him for a six over midwicket to get to a fifty off 35 balls. AB De Villiers sent that ball out of the stadium.
Must have hit some co-founder in Bangalore. De Kock is also getting into the act are RCB are setting themselves up for a big total. If these two bat any longer, CSK are in for a long chase.
Wow, the crowd goes wild as AB tees off against Harbhajan Singh. It doesn't matter if Kohli is gone, this crowd will go berserk if AB continues to play like this. He first steps down the track and hits Harbhajan over long on and then fetches another six over extra cover before hitting a four over backward point. RCB round off the powerplay in fine fashion. CSK are celebrating and why wouldn't they? The change of ends has worked wonders as Kohli hits one straight to Jadeja at mid on.
But the wicket brings out AB de Villiers. This should be interesting. Kohli gets to IPL runs at the Chinnaswamy. He has made this ground his own having played for just the Bangalore franchise. RCB have made a good start here. They move to 35 for no loss in four overs. There is some turn on this surface. Narbavi Grandhomme should have played from the start.
Dropping Woakes makes RCB bowling look weak. Anderson is struggling recent times, he should sit out. So CSK going back to their same formula as they choose to bowl. Pawan Negi comes in and so does Colin de Grandhomme. That's a bold call from RCB.
Spiced up due to the Flag. Let's move to action on the ground. The rivalry is dominated by CSK and the form guide puts them as favourites going into tonight's clash as well. There is so much anticipation though as always when these two teams meet. It is often billed as the southern derby considering the history between the two cities. There is already a huge CSK contingent inside the venue as informed to us by our correspondent Prakash Govindasreenivasan. This is a huge game for Kohli's men.
They are placed in the second half of the table after winning just two games and on the other hand, CSK are flying high. Barring the minor blip against KXIP which they almost pulled off , they have been the most entertaining team in the tournament so far considering their dramatic wins. RCB will be pleased with de Villiers finding form in their last game but the South African superstar needs to contribute once again in this massive clash. If the pitch happens to be a belter, then expect a run fest.
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Marizanne Kapp gets South Africa off to winning start. Marlon Samuels can now breathe a sigh of relief. Once again the short ball does the trick. This time it is outside off, Shakib plays the upper cut.
He does connect well but Williams there holds onto the ball but then realizes that he is losing his balance. He shows good awareness by throwing the ball up in the air, crosses the fence, then comes back in and catches it. The umpire goes upstairs to check whether it is cleanly taken, and the replays show it is clean as a whistle.
Once again, Bangladesh lose two in an over and now are in dire straits. Hat-trick ball coming up. Timely breakthrough and Bangladesh now have half their side back in the hut. Poor shot by Rahim. The third man was moved in a bit finer and he has fallen for the trap. Williams bangs it in short on off, Rahim arches his back and tries to play the upper cut.
Does not generate a lot of power in the shot and it goes straight into the hands of Powell in that region. A promising stand has been cut short and Windies now will look to get things back in their control.
What a brilliant delivery by Williams! He has completely foxed Mahmudullah there. He comes running in and then delivers a slower delivery on a fuller length. Mahmudullah comes down the track but does not pick it. He is way too early into the stroke and the ball goes under his bat uprooting the off pole.
Mahmudullah perishes after getting a start and Bangladesh are in a real danger to get bowled out. Ariful Haque has been given the marching orders as he was cleaned up by Russell. This has landed on a length around off, Ariful tries to flick but it brushes his pads and then goes towards the keeper.
He picks the ball up and then scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end to find Mahmudullah short. The umpire raises his finger but then asks Mahmudullah to wait as he sees the bail at the other end is out of its groove. They now go upstairs to check what exactly happened and replays show that the ball has clipped the bail before going into the mitts of the Ramdin. Ariful starts walking back and probably takes Bangladesh's hopes of reaching a good score along with him.
Hasan holes out and the end is nigh for Bangladesh. Williams gets his third and once again, it is the slower ball which works to great effect. An off cutter on middle, Mehidy swings but only manages to get a top edge. The ball balloons towards Nurse at mid-wicket who runs in and takes a neat catch. A short ball following the batsman as he makes room. Islam tries to defend but the ball kisses the outside edge and settles into the gloves of the keeper. Two in one over. Similar start to that of the Windies for Bangladesh with the ball.