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4.6 overs (4 Runs)
FOUR! Bishnoi lets it through. Hero a few minutes ago and a villain now. Outside off, this is guided through point. Bishnoi in deep runs to his left and lets it through his legs.
4.5 overs (0 Run)
Tripathi moves right across, Arshdeep bowls a slower one on off, it is guided to point.
4.4 overs (4 Runs)
FOUR! Lovely placement! Tripathi comes down the track and it is shorter, he opens the face and guides it through point for a boundary.
4.3 overs (1 Run)
Goes short, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.
4.2 overs (1 Run)
Shot! Length and on off, Tripathi comes down the track and hits it through covers for one.
4.1 overs (0 Run)
Good length and on off, Tripathi looks to defend. It goes off the inner half on the leg side.
3.6 overs (4 Runs)
FOUR! Valiant effort from Henriques but it is not good enough. Full around off, Morgan goes aerial over extra cover. He does not time it but there is no in the deep there. The ball bounces in front of the ropes. Henriques puts in a dive to save it before the ropes but as he touches the ball, his body hits the advertising cushion.
3.5 overs (0 Run)
Length ball on middle, Morgan moves away from the stumps and taps it back to the bowler.
3.4 overs (6 Runs)
SIX! CRUNCHED! Captain Morgan is off the mark in style. A short ball from Shami. It has proved to be Morgan’s weakness. Morgan this time gets on his back foot and crunches his pull right off the meat over mid-wicket for a biggie.
3.3 overs (0 Run)
Length bal on off, Morgan blocks it and shouts a loud no.
3.2 overs (0 Run)
NOT OUT! Tripathi’s dive has saved him! Length ball on middle, Morgan clips it to the right of short mid-wicket. Morgan calls for the run but sells his partner midway. Tripathi turns his bike and sprints the other way. Gayle scores a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Tripathi puts in a desperate dive. He thinks he is a goner but that desperate dive indeed saves him as replays confirm.
Tripathi is in trouble. A direct hit from Chris Gayle and it might be the end of Rahul Tripathi.
3.1 overs (0 Run)
Good length ball on off, Morgan blocks it.
Captain, Eoin Morgan is the new man in.
2.6 overs (0 Run)
OUT! CAUGHT! What a fantastic catch from Bishnoi! This might just be the catch of the tournament! Take a bow, Bishnoi! He has made an impact ever since his inclusion in the side. In his first game, he did the damage with the ball and now before he is introduced into the attack, he has made an impact in the field. Slower delivery bowled into the surface on leg. Narine looks to smack his pull over the ropes. It goes very high in the air and goes to the right of deep mid-wicket. Bishnoi runs a lot of distance and then puts a dive to take a trmendous catch.
2.5 overs (1 Run)
Length ball around off, Tripathi drives it to the left of cover and takes a single.
2.4 overs (1 Run)
Another shortish delivery around leg. Narine looks to pull but misses. The ball hits his pad and goes bhind point. Tripathi calls for a run and they steal a leg bye.
2.3 overs (0 Run)
Swing and a miss! Back of a lrngth delivery on top of middle and leg. Narine looks to pull but misses and luckily for the Kolkata all-rounder, it goes over the stumps.
2.2 overs (1 Run)
Length ball wide outside off, Tripathi stretches and slaps it to deep point for one.
2.1 overs (4 Runs)
FOUR! Tripathi is off the mark in style! Arshdeep starts with a short ball around off. Tripathi is in good form. He just ramps it over slip and there is no third man either so an easy boundary.
1.6 overs (0 Run)
Dot to finish the over. 5 off this one and a wicket as well. Length ball around the pads, Narine tucks it to the on side.
1.6 overs (1 Run)
WIDE! Short ball to welcome Narine. It is around leg, Narine looks to pull but misses. Rahul appeals but the umpire just stretches his arms and signals it as wide.
Sunil Narine walks out at number 4!
1.5 overs (0 Run)
OUT! LBW! Shami has the last laugh and Punjab are off to a very good start. Do not go anywhere folks, this game is certainly on. Kolkata made a hash of a chase against Mumbai are they going to mess this lowish chase too? Full and angling in, Gill gets across the line and looks to flick. He misses and gets hit on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire has no qualms in raising his finger. Gill knows he is a goner and he does not review it either. Gill’s poor run of form continues. Kolkata two down inside the first two overs.
1.4 overs (0 Run)
Fuller on middle and off. Gill is happy to block it back to the bowler.
1.3 overs (4 Runs)
FOUR! Super shot from Gill! Lovely use of the wrists and that is why he is so highly rated in world cricket. Full on middle and leg, Gill flicks it and wrists it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.2 overs (0 Run)
Length ball on off, Gill clips it to short mid-wicket.
1.1 overs (0 Run)
Shami starts with a good length delivery on off. The ball keeps a touch low. Gill does well to block it.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Mohammed Shami!
0.6 over (0 Run)
Henriques takes pace off the ball and bowls it on a length around off. Tripathi taps it to short third man. Good start from Henriques. 5 runs and a wicket off the first over.
0.5 over (0 Run)
Another full toss. This is on off, Tripathi pushes it back to the bowler on a bounce. 5 balls and three of them have been full toss.
Rahul Tripathi walks out at number 3!
0.4 over (0 Run)
OUT! CAUGHT! Rana has gone for a duck and what a lucky break for Henriques and Punjab. Rana will be fuming with himself. He has missed out on a full toss. A gentle full toss around off, Rana could have hit it anywhere. But he hits it uppishly and too close to short cover. Shahrukh Khan there dives and takes a good catch. Moises Henriques will be thanking his stars as that was another genuine ‘hit-me’.
0.3 over (1 Run)
Right off the meat but there is protection! Shortish ball around off, Gill pulls it right out of the screws to deep mid-wicket for a single.
0.2 over (0 Run)
A full toss on off now. Gill fails to utilise it and pushes it to mid off.
0.1 over (4 Runs)
FOUR! Perfect start for Kolkata! Henriques starts with a poor delivery. A genuine gift from the Australian. He bowls one on the pads, easy for Gill. He clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
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