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)

Trivedi to Gilchrist, FOUR, nice punch shot, he seemed to have just defended this length ball, and then it screamed across between cover and extra cover

Kings XI Punjab 4/0   AC Gilchrist 4* (3b 1x4)   SK Trivedi 0.3-0-4-0

Trivedi to Gilchrist, FOUR, and the free hit has got the deserving treatment, the gentle half-tracker has been pulled over midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 9/0   AC Gilchrist 8* (5b 2x4)   SK Trivedi 0.4-0-9-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 21/0   PC Valthaty 5* (3b 1x4)   SW Tait 0.4-0-8-0

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   AC Gilchrist 17* (10b 3x4)   SW Tait 1-0-14-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 37/0   PC Valthaty 15* (6b 2x4 1x6)   SK Trivedi 1.2-0-23-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 47/0   PC Valthaty 25* (9b 3x4 2x6)   SK Trivedi 1.5-0-33-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 52/0   PC Valthaty 29* (10b 4x4 2x6)   SK Trivedi 1.5-0-38-0

Warne to Gilchrist, FOUR, carnage continues... short again, on the pads, flicked between square leg and midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 62/0   AC Gilchrist 27* (13b 4x4 1x6)   SK Warne 0.3-0-10-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 73/1   SE Marsh 6* (3b 1x4)   SR Watson 0.5-0-6-1

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)   SR Watson 2-0-14-1

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

Kings XI Punjab 90/1   SE Marsh 16* (8b 3x4)   SK Warne 1.3-0-20-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 116/2   SE Marsh 27* (19b 4x4)   STR Binny 1.5-0-17-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 123/2   SE Marsh 33* (22b 5x4)   AL Menaria 0.3-0-6-0

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

Kings XI Punjab 128/2   SE Marsh 38* (25b 6x4)   AS Raut 0.2-0-4-0

Trivedi to Karthik, FOUR, there is no surprise in this slower ball. Karthik is standing deep in the crease, waiting, "Come, come". It finally arrives and is pulled for four

Kings XI Punjab 161/2   KD Karthik 12* (11b 1x4)   SK Trivedi 2.4-0-46-0

Trivedi to Karthik, FOUR, regulation pace, regulation result, as he cuts this short and wide delivery square of point and fine of third man

Kings XI Punjab 165/2   KD Karthik 16* (12b 2x4)   SK Trivedi 2.5-0-50-0

Trivedi to Karthik, FOUR, this is getting ridiculous now! Karthik is down on a knee expecting another slower ball, and scoops it over short fine

Kings XI Punjab 169/2   KD Karthik 20* (13b 3x4)   SK Trivedi 3-0-54-0

Watson to Sunny Singh, FOUR, okay, one bouncer too many, Sunny is waiting, and pulls it to midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 190/5   Sunny Singh 5* (2b 1x4)   SR Watson 3.5-0-24-2

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

Kings XI Punjab 195/6   PP Chawla 4* (2b 1x4)   SW Tait 3.5-1-22-2





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