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 Gilchrist, 1 run, bouncer at 150.3ks, nice start, and Gilchrist is late on the pull, which falls short of fine leg


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 Gilchrist, 1 run, full at 149.5ks, Gilly takes a single to mid-on


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


Tait to Gilchrist, FOUR, and now Tait's pace is hurting Tait himself. Gilchrist rocks back to a short-of-a-length delivery and punches it wide of mid-off. And my word, does it travel. Looked like a single when it left his bat. Turns out to be a four, beating the mid-off to the fence. The outfield is as quick as Tait

Kings XI Punjab 27/0   SW Tait 1-0-14-0

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   SW Tait 2-1-14-0

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


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


Tait to Karthik, 1 run, cut to third man for another single


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


Tait to Karthik, 1 leg bye, walks across the line to try and pull, is beaten by the pace, gets a leg-bye


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


Tait to Karthik, OUT, Tait finally gets a deserved wicket... it's shortish but not wide, and it's fast and bounces more than expected. The edge is taken by the keeper, and then the umpire's finger comes up ever so slowly as Karthik starts to walk and then stops

KD Karthik c †Yagnik b Tait 21 (16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 131.25

Kings XI Punjab 175/3   SW Tait 3-1-18-1

Tait to McLaren, OUT, and he gets another wicket, not with the best ball he has bowled, though. This was short, and gentle in pace when compared to Tait's usual pace, but McLaren pulls it straight down deep midwicket's lap

R McLaren c Raut b Tait 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57


Tait to Sunny Singh, no run, left alone! Sunny backs away, Tait bowls a bouncer outside off. No shot! And for the record, Asnani has called one for the over


Tait to Sunny Singh, 1 leg bye, yorker, just a single to short fine leg


Tait to Chawla, no run, short, quick, no room, and Chawla is like a deer in the headlights, and defends it to the bowler


Tait to Chawla, FOUR, this time the deer charges at the headlights! Similar delivery, and pulls this one over midwicket


Tait to Chawla, OUT, finishes it off with a full delivery, the off stump goes towards the keeper. Chawla makes room, and misses, and the poor off stump...

PP Chawla b Tait 4 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Kings XI Punjab 195/7   SW Tait 4-1-22-3





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