Indian Premier League - 23rd match

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Kings XI Punjab won by 48 runs

4.3

Watson to Marsh, no run, angled across Marsh, nearly gets the edge as marsh drives away from the body

4.4

Watson to Marsh, 2 runs, drives away from the body again, gets a thick edge square of third man to take a couple

4.5

Watson to Marsh, FOUR, beautiful shot! Overpitched delivery, and he off-drives it between bowler and mid-off. High elbow and all that

4.6

Watson to Marsh, no run, shorter this time, left alone outside off

Kings XI Punjab 73/1   SE Marsh 6* (4b 1x4)

6.1

Watson to Marsh, 1 run, full outside off, pushed to cover for one

6.4

Watson to Marsh, 1 run, runs this off the face of the bat to third man

6.6

Watson to Marsh, FOUR, and Marsh matches it with the extra-cover drive! Comes forward, opens the bat face slightly to place this wide of extra cover. Amazing batting

Kings XI Punjab 85/1   SE Marsh 12* (7b 2x4)

7.3

Warne to Marsh, FOUR, lovely batting, for all the hitting here, marsh has played three beautiful shots quietly. This time he comes down the track and chips Warne over midwicket. No violence

7.4

Warne to Marsh, no run, defends this one back to the bowler

7.5

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face on this, uses soft hands, and they take a single

Kings XI Punjab 91/1   SE Marsh 17* (10b 3x4)

8.1

Binny to Marsh, 1 run, back of a length, pushed wide of cover for a single

8.3

Binny to Marsh, 1 run, pushed to long-off for one

8.6

Binny to Marsh, 1 run, slower full toss, quite non-happeningly turned away for a single

Kings XI Punjab 98/1   SE Marsh 20* (13b 3x4)

9.1

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, chipped towards deep midwicket again, gets a single

9.5

Warne to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh is looking solid, placing this wide of long-on for two. Called one short, though

9.6

Warne to Marsh, no run, back of a length, hit back to Warne, who lets the throw rip back

Kings XI Punjab 106/2   SE Marsh 22* (16b 3x4)

10.2

Binny to Marsh, no run, driven uppishly, short of cover

10.3

Binny to Marsh, 1 run, driven wide of cover for a single this time

10.5

Binny to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh plays the extra-cover drive even better, beautiful shot. Lazy it looks, and that's why it looks so good. Driven wide of long-off and straight of extra cover

10.6

Binny to Marsh, 1 run, placed wide of cover this time

Kings XI Punjab 117/2   SE Marsh 28* (20b 4x4)

11.1

Menaria to Marsh, 1 run, starts off with a long hop, but Marsh doesn't get all of it, and gets just a single to deep midwicket

11.3

Menaria to Marsh, FOUR, another long hop, and he can't get away with three hit-me deliveries. Marsh pulls this deservedly for four

11.4

Menaria to Marsh, 1 run, cut away for one this time

Kings XI Punjab 124/2   SE Marsh 34* (23b 5x4)

12.1

Raut to Marsh, no run, under edge on the cut, and it bounces straight into the keeper's mouth. The helmets be blessed

12.2

Raut to Marsh, FOUR, and another lovely extra-cover drive for four. He is just bettering the previous shots with every new one through the covers

12.3

Raut to Marsh, 1 run, cut away for one

12.6

Raut to Marsh, 2 runs, flicked away off the stumps for one

Kings XI Punjab 132/2   SE Marsh 41* (27b 6x4)

13.3

Warne to Marsh, SIX, that's the first uncultured shot Marsh has played all night. And it's might effective too. Slog-swept way into the stands

13.4

Warne to Marsh, SIX, 50 off 29 deliveries! And another slog-sweep. Much straighter this time, but it defies gravity just as long-on thinks he might have a chance

13.5

Warne to Marsh, 2 runs, shorter, gets a couple to deep midwicket

13.6

Warne to Marsh, SIX, that's not how you treat a legend, not one who might have played with your father back in the day... Third six in the over, via another slog sweep. Warne is quiet now. Liz Hurley is watching from the stands

Kings XI Punjab 153/2   SE Marsh 61* (31b 6x4 3x6)

14.2

Trivedi to Marsh, 2 runs, short ball, stays low, but he still recovers enough to place it square of short fine leg

14.3

Trivedi to Marsh, 1 run, and he almost took Karthik out here. Hit straight back to Karthik's gut, who does well to get out of the way. And is thus still standing on his own two feet

Kings XI Punjab 157/2   SE Marsh 64* (33b 6x4 3x6)

15.1

Tait to Marsh, 1 wide, beaten for pace, and it's called a wide as it angles away. That's harsh, the batsman had reached the line of the ball, and didn't have to overstretch

15.1

Tait to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face, gets a single to point

15.3

Tait to Marsh, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket, gets a single

15.5

Tait to Marsh, 1 bye, slower ball, another fumble from Yagnik, and the bye doesn't amuse Tait

Kings XI Punjab 175/2   SE Marsh 66* (36b 6x4 3x6)

16.1

Watson to Marsh, 1 run, cut away to third man for one

16.4

Watson to Marsh, 1 run, punched away to extra cover for another single

16.6

Watson to Marsh, no run, just holds its line outside off, and Marsh ends up pushing inside its line

Kings XI Punjab 178/4   SE Marsh 68* (39b 6x4 3x6)

17.1

Trivedi to Marsh, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads, and he hares back for two to keep the strike

17.2

Trivedi to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball, driven down to long-off for one

Kings XI Punjab 183/4   SE Marsh 71* (41b 6x4 3x6)

18.1

Watson to Marsh, OUT, and that frustration shows as Marsh gets a top edge on this pull off the front foot. Watson calls for it, and takes it without trouble. Rajasthan are back momentarily

SE Marsh c & b Watson 71 (42b 6x4 3x6) SR: 169.04

Kings XI Punjab 183/5   SE Marsh 71 (42b 6x4 3x6)
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Photos

Apr 21, 2011

Adam Gilchrist and Bhargav Bhatt celebrate the dismissal of Ashok Menaria, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2011, Mohali, April 21, 2011

Adam Gilchrist and Bhargav Bhatt celebrate the dismissal of Ashok Menaria

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Apr 21, 2011

Kings XI Punjab celebrate after Piyush Chawla got Ross Taylor for a duck, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2011, Mohali, April 21, 2011

Kings XI Punjab celebrate after Piyush Chawla got Ross Taylor for a duck

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