Indian Premier League, 23rd match: Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Mohali, Apr 21, 2011
Kings XI Punjab won by 48 runs
21 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Tait to Valthaty, 1 run, and he has hit the leather off this short ball outside off, but there is a deep point in place to keep them down to one


Tait to Valthaty, 1 no ball, short ball, gets big, and gone! Hang on, though, they are checking it for no-ball, and that too on both counts - front foot and back foot cutting the side line! And he has cut the side line. Two wickets, two no-balls! What a shame. And it was superbly worked out too. Short ball, rising up, two gullies, and guided to the second one of that


Tait to Valthaty, FOUR, and Valthaty pours salt on that wound! Makes room and lofts this free-hit deliver over extra cover


Tait to Valthaty, no run, slower ball outside off, left alone


Tait to Valthaty, 2 wides, wide down the leg side, and Yagnik is ordinary with the keeping gloves, and Tait speaks a famous four-letter word out loud

Kings XI Punjab 23/0   PC Valthaty 5* (4b 1x4)

Trivedi to Valthaty, SIX, this was a bouncer in slow motion compared to the pace Tait is bowling at, and Valthaty pulls it without any trouble for six


Trivedi to Valthaty, FOUR, Ooof, what a beautiful shot! Length ball, lofted over mid-on. High elbow. Holds the pose


Trivedi to Valthaty, SIX, Valthatyyyyyy! Unstoppable. Nothing wrong with the delivery, back of a length, on middle, and he short-arm-pulls it over midwicket for another six. What wrists on this


Trivedi to Valthaty, no run, slower ball now, respectfully defended. Peace brother


Trivedi to Valthaty, FOUR, no more peace... slower ball, picks it up early, makes room, and sends it crashing over point


Trivedi to Valthaty, (no ball) FOUR, another no-ball! And it's a low full toss on the pads too, and he has flicked it wide of square leg to bring up the fastest team fifty in IPL history


Trivedi to Valthaty, no run, and he slogs at this one, what a shame. The mis-hit goes only as far as square leg

Kings XI Punjab 52/0   PC Valthaty 29* (11b 4x4 2x6)

Warne to Valthaty, 2 runs, decent delivery again, but cut away from back of a length, and takes a couple to wide to sweeper-cover


Warne to Valthaty, 2 runs, under edge on the sweep here, and he still gets a couple as this goes fine of short fine leg

Kings XI Punjab 67/0   PC Valthaty 33* (13b 4x4 2x6)

Tait to Valthaty, no run, starts with a nice yorker, which Valthaty drives to mid-off


Tait to Valthaty, no run, short and wide, Valthaty goes for a wild cut, misses


Tait to Valthaty, no run, bouncer, chest-high, Valthaty backs away to attempt the upper-cut. No connection, though


Tait to Valthaty, 4 leg byes, an indication of Tait's pace is that this one hits Valthaty in the hip area, and flies across the outfield for four leg byes


Tait to Valthaty, no run, Valthaty backs away and swings, but misses this shortish delivery outside off


Tait to Valthaty, no run, maiden over! And the score in 77 after six over! Paul tries the upper-cut again, and is beaten by the pace again

Kings XI Punjab 77/1   PC Valthaty 33* (19b 4x4 2x6)

Watson to Valthaty, no run, pitched up around off, driven to cover


Watson to Valthaty, 1 run, clipped away off the pads for a single to square leg


Watson to Valthaty, 1 run, another incredible shot. Back of a length, and he punches it on the up, back at Watson, who gets a hand to it, saving three runs

Kings XI Punjab 81/1   PC Valthaty 35* (22b 4x4 2x6)

Warne to Valthaty, no run, sharp legbreak, played towards point


Warne to Valthaty, 1 run, short again, cut away to sweeper-cover


Warne to Valthaty, no run, punched away, but finds extra cover

Kings XI Punjab 91/1   PC Valthaty 36* (25b 4x4 2x6)

Binny to Valthaty, 1 run, slower ball, the inside edge gets him a single towards square leg


Binny to Valthaty, 2 runs, As soon as the match finishes, Valthaty must go to a casino! Slower ball, he skies it and it falls between mid-off and long-off. Two fielders go after you, after you


Binny to Valthaty, 1 run, The casino is waiting Paul! Another mis-hit towards long-off, and Asnodkar comes charging in, puts the dive in, but it bursts through his hands. And he hurts himself too as he takes the fall

Kings XI Punjab 97/1   PC Valthaty 40* (28b 4x4 2x6)

Warne to Valthaty, SIX, Long hop! And that can mean only one thing. Another six for Valthaty. Not his fault that Warne bowled a juicy half-tracker on the pads


Warne to Valthaty, no run, respects the respectable legbreak, defending it to cover


Warne to Valthaty, OUT, the have broken the code! They have dismissed Valthaty! No. 50 in IPL for Warner. And what revs on this one. Valthaty comes down the track looking for another six, but the dip leaves him ever so short of the pitch of the ball, and he hits this off the lower part of the bat. Tait collects the mis-hit at long-off

PC Valthaty c Tait b Warne 46 (31b 4x4 3x6) SR: 148.38

Kings XI Punjab 105/2   PC Valthaty 46 (31b 4x4 3x6)





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