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Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 14 runs
RCB
218/6 - 20/20 ov
SRH
204/3 - 20/20 ov
Match 51, Bengaluru

What a match that was! The bowlers may have not had any respite at the Chinnaswamy, and to be fair, neither did the fans. Kane Williamson, much like KL Rahul the game before, continued his epic form, but the side came up short. What it does mean is that five teams are still fighting for the final two Playoff spots. DD v CSK is a breather before the mammoth weekend, where all four matches will decide who will make the Fab Four! Make sure you join us for DD v CSK though, as these sort of matches tend to throw up something even more bonkers than what we saw tonight!

MoM: AB de Villiers

Kohli: "The emotions are alright; I've seen many of these games before. Have to stay calm, after a point, you have to understand the bowlers are in control. To be fair to them, it wasn't easy. There was dew as well, hats off to them for keeping their composure. Now we head to Rajasthan with momentum on our side, the team's feeling great. Tonight, AB, Moeen and Colin were outstanding. With the ball, there were difficulties but they did well. Moeen's come in and done a great job for us, hats off to him for grabbing opportunities with both hands. He's given us the balance. We're happy with the XI now, it's settled. Team's don't want us to win, looking at the strength, they want us to not win. We sense fear and we pounce."

Williamson: "I think to be honest, we missed the trick a little with the ball in hand. RCB have a fantastic batting line-up and put us under pressure. When you're chasing a total like that, you need to make right decisions, at key times in the chase, we didn't. But there's a lot to learn as we move forward. We've seen the surface being tough here, tonight it was a good wicket, so we didn't want to get carried away. Close, but not close enough."

Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 14 runs

End of Over 20 - 5 runs, 1 wicket SRH 204/3
Manish Pandey*62* (38b 7x4 2x6)
Deepak Hooda1* (1b)
19.6 M Siraj to M Pandey, one run, 144.67 km/h full toss just outside off stump.

They can only get back for two. RCB can breathe now

19.5 M Siraj to M Pandey, two runs, 139.4 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Dropped! Kohli's dropped one coming in at long off. Just a single though. RCB ARE STILL ALIVE*

*Wides and no balls pending

19.4 M Siraj to D Hooda, one run, 142.31 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Just a leg bye. Super Over anyone?

19.3 M Siraj to M Pandey, 1 leg bye.

Dot ball! 20 off 4! Tries some ridiculous backward ramp off the back of the bat. Ludicrous batting

19.2 M Siraj to M Pandey, no run, 144.74 km/h full length outside off stump.

Wicket! Is that the game???? Williamson's fine innings is over. He went for the slog over fine leg but just didn't get enough of it. de Grandhomme is there, and he just holds on

19.1 M Siraj to K Williamson, WICKET!!! K Williamson is out c Colin de Grandhomme b Mohammed Siraj, 133.17 km/h good length going down leg.

So 20 required off the last over. RCB have 18 to play with. Williamson on strike. Who is going to bowl it?

End of Over 19 - 15 runs SRH 199/2
Manish Pandey59* (34b 7x4 2x6)
Kane Williamson*81* (41b 7x4 5x6)

Four! That's how you make up for it! Smashed wide of de Grandhomme at long off

18.6 T Southee to M Pandey, FOUR, 128.96 km/h full length outside off stump.

DOT! Manish you lunatic; what are you doing?! He thought it was going to be a wide!

18.5 T Southee to M Pandey, no run, 123.07 km/h full toss outside off stump.

Good comeback by Southee this. Follows Williamson who jumps outside off. A misfield by Negi, so they can sneak a single

18.4 T Southee to K Williamson, one run, 133.09 km/h full toss outside off stump.

Great yorker and just a single down the ground. 25 off 9

18.3 T Southee to M Pandey, one run, 133.04 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Four! No long off back and that's four. The crowd are silent. Well, those that supporting RCB are

18.2 T Southee to M Pandey, FOUR, 127.06 km/h full length outside off stump.

50 for Manish Pandey
Four! Oh dear Colin de Grandhomme! The dew factor? Bunted down the ground and it should be two maximum, but the ball skids off his hands and goes to the boundary

18.1 T Southee to M Pandey, FOUR, 127.91 km/h full length outside off stump.

Wide! Tries it outside off but it's too wide. 34 off 12

18.1 T Southee to M Pandey, wide delivery.

Siraj recovers just about. 35 required from 12.

End of Over 18 - 14 runs SRH 184/2
Manish Pandey*46* (29b 4x4 2x6)
Kane Williamson80* (40b 7x4 5x6)
17.6 M Siraj to M Pandey, one run, 140.77 km/h full length outside off stump.
17.5 M Siraj to M Pandey, no run, 136.61 km/h full length outside off stump.
17.5 M Siraj to M Pandey, wide delivery.
17.4 M Siraj to K Williamson, 1 leg bye.
17.3 M Siraj to M Pandey, one run, 141.73 km/h full toss just outside off stump.

Four! And now a juicy rump of an uppercut. 39 off 16. This is going to the wire!

17.2 M Siraj to M Pandey, FOUR, 128.76 km/h short length outside off stump.

Six! The see saw tilts! Brilliant from Manish as he flicks this from deep in his crease over fine leg

17.1 M Siraj to M Pandey, SIX, 137.68 km/h full length on middle stump.

That is a sensational over from Southee. No boundaries. RCB surge back ahead.

End of Over 17 - 6 runs SRH 170/2
Manish Pandey*34* (24b 3x4 1x6)
Kane Williamson80* (39b 7x4 5x6)
16.6 T Southee to M Pandey, one run, 127.43 km/h full length outside off stump.
16.5 T Southee to K Williamson, one run, 136.15 km/h full toss outside off stump.
16.4 T Southee to M Pandey, one run, 126.55 km/h full length outside off stump.
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