Indian Premier League, 26th match: Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab at Delhi, Apr 23, 2011
Delhi Daredevils won by 29 runs
23 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, length ball to start from Morkel, driven to the off side by Gilchrist

ahmad: "Agarkar is the ONLY player in world cricket who hasnt put on an ounce of weight in over 10 years of international cricket ...."

Two slips in place


Morkel to Gilchrist, FOUR, dropped, Naman Ojha dives across to take an edge from Gilchrist, that was going straight to Sehwag, Ojha attempts a spectacular take but he can't latch on, that was 147kmh from Morkel


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, full and outside off, defended off the back foot towards cover

Elaborator: "Agarkar once was hit for six and took a wicket off the same delivery. True story, I can vouch for it."


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist is having a tough time out there, little footwork as he looks to smash a slightly wide ball from Morkel, no contact


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, back of a length ball that nips in towards legstump, defended by Gilchrist


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, and again, Morkel has Gilchrist chasing a ball that is moving away from him, Gilchrist doesn't get bat on ball, winces in disappointment at the stroke he attempted

End of over 1 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 4/0 (228 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 12.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 4 (6b 1x4)
    • PC Valthaty 0 (0b)
    • M Morkel 1-0-4-0

Irfan has been given the new ball


Pathan to Valthaty, no run, he starts with a ball that swings in extravagantly into the batsman, who keeps it out off the back foot


Pathan to Valthaty, no run, length ball on middle, worked towards midwicket by Valthaty


Pathan to Valthaty, no run, pitched up this time from Irfan, getting the ball to move around in the air, punched back to the bowler


Pathan to Valthaty, 2 runs, another drop, Valthaty wanted to send that out of the ground, he got plenty of height on the ball as he pulled it powerfully, but not the distance, Rao runs back from square leg and he should have taken that, but can't clasp it


Pathan to Valthaty, SIX, massive from Valthaty this time, clobbered into the crowd over long-on for a big six, that's the first convincing runs from Punjab


Pathan to Valthaty, SIX, and the man who can do no wrong pummels another six to finish the over, powered over deep midwicket this time, a touch short from Irfan and Valthaty capitalises

End of over 2 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 18/0 (214 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 11.88)

    • PC Valthaty 14 (6b 2x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 4 (6b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-14-0
    • M Morkel 1-0-4-0

Morkel to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, free-hit coming up, a length ball angling away that Gilchrist shouldered arms to


Morkel to Gilchrist, SIX, the six-fest continues at the Kotla, Gilchrist uses the pace of that one and helps it along to the deep backward square leg boundary


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, short of length ball outside off, left alone by Gilchrist


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, once again, Gilchrist is happy to leave the ball, 146kmh, length and just outside off


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, a touch shorter, and there is no room for Gilchrist, he wants to play the cut but can't free his arms to get the power behind the shot


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, fuller from Morkel, and yet again Gilchrist is content to leave

Adhir Anand: "Here's another Agarkar fact. He's the only player in the world who got a standing ovation from the crowd for scoring his first run after a string of ducks. Delhi shouldn't hope for a late surge from him."


Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, a beauty from Morkel to end the over, a length ball angling across Gilchrist who was looking to defend that down the ground but is beaten by the away movement

Kurian Babykutty: "And delighted that Aaron, Agarkar & Pathan are playing side by side today. The potential speedster of Indian cricket, the most experienced Indian ODI bowler around and the hopeful all rounder of Indian cricket together vying for a spot in the national team!"

End of over 3 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 25/0 (207 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 12.17)

    • AC Gilchrist 10 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • PC Valthaty 14 (6b 2x6)
    • M Morkel 2-0-11-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-14-0

Pathan to Valthaty, no run, punched firmly towards mid-on, Warner moves to his left quickly to stop that


Pathan to Valthaty, no run, Valthaty isn't going to stand around defending, he looks to slash a back of length ball outside off, can't get bat on it


Pathan to Valthaty, no run, seams into the batsman after it pitches around middle, Valthaty was looking to send that into orbit beyond midwicket, but is surprised by the movement


Pathan to Valthaty, OUT, the man who can do no wrong has made a fatal mistake, he opened himself up and wanted to hammer a short of length ball from Irfan, gets a top edge and the ball swirls towards point for a simple catch

PC Valthaty c Nagar b Pathan 14 (10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 140.00

Chirag Guiani: "Loving all Agarkar predictions. But @PKD, take this with a pinch of salt, how do you explain 3-3-33-3? 3 maidens, yet 33 runs!?" Ajit can do anything


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, way outside off, just within legal limits


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, and that is a maiden from Irfan, priceless when the asking rate starts at 11.5, the final ball of the over is pushed towards cover, take your hat off Irfan

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Kings XI Punjab 25/1 (207 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 12.93)

    • AC Gilchrist 10 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 0 (0b)
    • IK Pathan 2-1-14-1
    • M Morkel 2-0-11-0

Morkel to Marsh, no run, guided towards backward point, where Warner is around to field


Morkel to Marsh, no run, that one ducks in to the batsman, who looks to drive but is beaten by that one, Morkel wonders what he needs to do to get a wicket


Morkel to Marsh, (no ball) FOUR, 145kmh, and that squared up Marsh, he gets an edge on it, and that's past second slip for four, and it's a no-ball as well


Morkel to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh clears the front leg and murders that one past cover, he thrashes it for four


Morkel to Marsh, no run, short of length on legstump, edged towards the off side by Marsh


Morkel to Marsh, no run, length ball on legstump, carefully defended towards the bowler


Morkel to Marsh, no run, that kept a bit low outside off, batsman shouldered arms

Manish trots out the Agarkar stats: "@ Agarkar bashers - Here is some statistics for you. Zaheer Khan 273 wickets at 28.84 and econ 4.91. Agarkar 288 wickets at 27.85 and econ 5.07. One is considered India's best and other the target of all jokes. Don't forget Agarkar won us the Brisbane test after 20 years in Australia"

End of over 5 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 34/1 (198 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 13.20)

    • SE Marsh 8 (7b 2x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 10 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • M Morkel 3-0-20-0
    • IK Pathan 2-1-14-1

Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, how did he get the power on that, it was slightly short from Irfan, Gilchrist leans back and thumps that over long-on


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, guided towards backward point


Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, pitched up and that has disappeared to the long-on boundary, power from Gilchrist


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, gets this one to shape away a touch from Gilchrist who is left groping for that outside off


Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, third man is proving very productive for Punjab, Gilchrist skips down the track and gets something of a to edge past slip for four


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, gets the edge once more, length ball on the pads, Gilchrist wants to work it to the leg side, but gets a leading edge towards cover

End of over 6 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 46/1 (186 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.66, RRR: 13.28)

    • AC Gilchrist 22 (21b 4x4 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 8 (7b 2x4)
    • IK Pathan 3-1-26-1
    • M Morkel 3-0-20-0

The much-touted Varun Aaron is into the attack


Aaron to Marsh, FOUR, starts with a 143kmh shortish ball, Marsh slugs it off the front foot past square leg for four

Nice and eay run-up from Aaron


Aaron to Marsh, SIX, Aaron keeps it short, doesn't rise up much and it sits up for Marsh who slams it over long-on for six, 10 off the first two balls


Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, cramps Marsh for room, who dabs the ball towards backward point for a single


Aaron to Gilchrist, no run, 145.7kmh this one, a much better ball as well, pitched up and just outside off, defended to the off


Aaron to Gilchrist, 1 run, length ball on off, driven down to long-off by Gilchrist


Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, length ball to finish the over, 145.6kmh, driven along the ground to long-off for a single

End of over 7 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 59/1 (173 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.42, RRR: 13.30)

    • SE Marsh 20 (11b 3x4 1x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 23 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • VR Aaron 1-0-13-0
    • IK Pathan 3-1-26-1

Nagar to spin it for Delhi


Nagar to Marsh, 1 run, shortish ball outside off, worked towards covers


Nagar to Gilchrist, 1 run, on the pads, eased towards mid-on


Nagar to Marsh, no run, fired in full and on legstump, goes for the booming drive, inside-edged on to the pads


Nagar to Marsh, FOUR, slower ball from Nagar, given a touch of air, Marsh rocks back and carves that flatbatted past extra cover for four


Nagar to Marsh, SIX, Punjab aren't going to go down without a fight, Marsh leading the charge here, skates out nad lashes it over long-on, where Warner makes a valiant attempt to pluck it but its too high for him


Nagar to Marsh, FOUR, another boundary to round off the over, not power but placement this time, backs away from the stumps, and eases the ball behind backward point for four

End of over 8 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 75/1 (157 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.37, RRR: 13.08)

    • SE Marsh 35 (16b 5x4 2x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 24 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • Y Nagar 1-0-16-0
    • VR Aaron 1-0-13-0

The moment is here. Ajit into the attack


Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, starts with a full and wide one that is carved beyond backward point for a boundary


Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, not the best of starts from Agarkar, he's been caned for another boundary, a length ball outside off, hammered over extra cover


Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, oh dear, Ajit Agarkar is taking some punishment here, short ball on legstump, pulled powerfully for four more by Gilchrist


Agarkar to Gilchrist, FOUR, all too easy for Gilchrist, Agarkar backers look away now, it was short and wide, Gilchrist doesn't bother with footwork as he chops it to the deep backward point boundary for a one-bounce four


Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, a dot ball, relief for Agarkar, Gilchrist wanted to swipe that to point but missed out


Agarkar to Gilchrist, no run, and Ajit finishes his first over with 1-0-16-0, the last ball was on the pads, Gilchrist clubbed it towards midwicket but couldn't beat the fielder

End of over 9 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 91/1 (141 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 10.11, RRR: 12.81)

    • AC Gilchrist 40 (30b 8x4 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 35 (16b 5x4 2x6)
    • AB Agarkar 1-0-16-0
    • Y Nagar 1-0-16-0

Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, Hopes starts with a full ball on middle and leg, poked towards cover


Hopes to Gilchrist, 1 run, eased towards long-off for a single


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run


Hopes to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of length ball, offcutter jumps up on the batsman, who defends it towards mid-off, Hopes falls over as he tries to stop the ball in his follow-through


Hopes to Marsh, no run, full and into the pads, Marsh wants to whip that toward deep backward square leg but doesn't connect


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, overpitched on middle and off, worked wide of mid-on for a single, that is a superb over from Hopes

Faizan: "Gilly to Agarkar: Lets see who's got bigger ears?"

End of over 10 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 96/1 (136 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.60, RRR: 13.60)

    • SE Marsh 38 (20b 5x4 2x6)
    • AC Gilchrist 42 (32b 8x4 1x6)
    • JR Hopes 1-0-5-0
    • AB Agarkar 1-0-16-0

Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, Aaron's back, his first ball is mistimed towards mid-off


Aaron to Gilchrist, OUT, Aaron strikes, that's the end of Gilchrist, fired in from round the stumps, a short of length ball that angled in to the batsman, who was looking to smash that one to midwicket, he misses, middle stump is on the ground, Aaron roars in celebration

AC Gilchrist b Aaron 42 (33b 8x4 1x6) SR: 127.27


Aaron to Karthik, FOUR, 144.7 kmh from Aaron but that was a full toss outside leg stump, tickled past the keeper by Karthik for four


Aaron to Karthik, 1 run, this one is 135.6kmh, short of length and outside off, guided towards backward point

Aaron round the wicket


Aaron to Marsh, no run, full and wide outside off, Marsh reaches across and just about gets bat on it, can't get it past the keeper


Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, ends with a 144.5kmh delivery, bowled from wide off the crease, angling into the batsman, who tucks it to the leg side for a single

End of over 11 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 103/2 (129 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 9.36, RRR: 14.33)

    • SE Marsh 40 (23b 5x4 2x6)
    • KD Karthik 5 (2b 1x4)
    • VR Aaron 2-0-20-1
    • JR Hopes 1-0-5-0

Hopes to Marsh, SIX, length ball served up Hopes, sledgehammered by Marsh for six over the bowler's head


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, worked to the leg side by Marsh this time


Hopes to Karthik, 1 run, length ball just outside off, guided towards short third man for a single


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, whipped behind backward square leg for a single


Hopes to Karthik, 1 leg bye, speared into the pads, that was sliding down leg side, Karthik can't get bat on it


Hopes to Marsh, FOUR, short of length ball, Marsh hammers that behind square leg for four to get to his fifty, Marsh keeps Punjab fighting, in what is increasingly looking like a losing cause

End of over 12 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 117/2 (115 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.75, RRR: 14.37)

    • SE Marsh 52 (27b 6x4 3x6)
    • KD Karthik 6 (4b 1x4)
    • JR Hopes 2-0-18-0
    • VR Aaron 2-0-20-1

Agarkar to Karthik, OUT, don't mess with the Ajit, he may go for plenty but he takes plenty of wickets as well, he bangs one in short, Karthik brings out the pull, gets a top edge which travels only as far as square leg, Agarkar gets his first

KD Karthik c Sehwag b Agarkar 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00


Agarkar to Marsh, 1 run, short and wide from Agarkar, lashed towards deep point


Agarkar to Hussey, 1 run, length ball on the pads, guided towards fine leg for a single


Agarkar to Marsh, 1 run, fullish and wide, eased towards long-off for one more


Agarkar to Hussey, 3 runs, a periscopic hit from Hussey, the famed Agarkar bouncer takes Hussey by surprise, a vertical bat shot that sends the ball towards square leg


Agarkar to Marsh, FOUR, the final ball is a length one, Marsh smokes it past extra cover for four, brutal hit that

End of over 13 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 127/3 (105 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.76, RRR: 15.00)

    • SE Marsh 58 (30b 7x4 3x6)
    • DJ Hussey 4 (2b)
    • AB Agarkar 2-0-26-1
    • JR Hopes 2-0-18-0

The time-out is done with


Hopes to Hussey, 1 run, a low full toss on middle stump, eased towards wide long-on for a single


Hopes to Marsh, 2 runs, full and on legstump, worked towards mid-on, good start to the over from Hopes


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, short of length ball, Marsh wanted to send that to the square leg boundary, inside-edged towards short third, where the tall Morkel dives to keep Punjab to a single


Hopes to Hussey, no run, Hopes keeps it full, Hussey can't get under it, looks to whip it to the leg side but can't get it away


Hopes to Hussey, SIX, slightly slower from Hopes, not full this time, Hussey's eye light up and he monsters that one into the crowd beyond long-on


Hopes to Hussey, 1 run, reverts to the fullish length, and it works for Hopes, Hussey can get it only as far as mid-off for a single

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 138/3 (94 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.85, RRR: 15.66)

    • DJ Hussey 12 (6b 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 61 (32b 7x4 3x6)
    • JR Hopes 3-0-29-0
    • AB Agarkar 2-0-26-1

Aaron to Hussey, 1 run, lovely hit from Hussey, placement wasn't the best though, Aaron bowled it on a length, and well outside off, slashed towards sweeper cover


Aaron to Marsh, FOUR, poor ball from Aaron, bowled from round the wicket, full toss and very wide, Marsh gets a fine edge past the keeper for four


Aaron to Marsh, 2 runs, length ball from Aaron, clubbed with a flat bat towards mid-in, misfield from Morkel gives away an extra run


Aaron to Marsh, no run, pace is down in this over, 127kmh, short of length, Marsh looks to bludgeon it but misses


Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, fullish ball outside off, carved behind backward point by Marsh


Aaron to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, 141 kmh, Hussey powers it down the ground but can't beat Morkel at long-off, just a single

End of over 15 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 147/3 (85 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.80, RRR: 17.00)

    • DJ Hussey 14 (8b 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 68 (36b 8x4 3x6)
    • VR Aaron 3-0-29-1
    • JR Hopes 3-0-29-0

Hopes to Hussey, SIX, WHAT A SHOT from Hussey, the biggest hit of the day, that went on to the roof of the stadium, it was a length ball from Hopes, and Hussey murdered that one, massive, 106 metres


Hopes to Hussey, OUT, the end of Hussey, he somehows gets plenty of power behind a whip off a full ball, not enough power to carry it past Sehwag at deep midwicket though

DJ Hussey c Sehwag b Hopes 20 (10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

Bryn: "Marsh is a legit superstar, he must play all forms for the national team end of story." Agree?


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, overpitched and outside off, drilled to long-off along the ground


Hopes to Nayar, no run, goes to paddle it past short fine, an ambitious shot first ball, doesn't come off, that too against a slower one from Hopes


Hopes to Nayar, 1 run, another attempted sweep, off the pads towards the off side


Hopes to Marsh, SIX, this over began with a monster hit, and ends with another, people on the roof scurrying for safety as Marsh blasts a length ball from Hopes straight over the bowler's head and over the several tiers of stands and on to the roof, what a hit that was

End of over 16 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 161/4 (71 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 10.06, RRR: 17.75)

    • SE Marsh 75 (38b 8x4 4x6)
    • AM Nayar 1 (2b)
    • JR Hopes 4-0-43-1
    • VR Aaron 3-0-29-1

Mumbai batsman facing a Mumbai bowler


Agarkar to Nayar, 1 run, a length ball outside off is thumped towards sweeper cover

the previous six from Marsh was 105m, not sure how accurate these measurements are


Agarkar to Marsh, 1 wide, full and very wide, Marsh can't reach it


Agarkar to Marsh, SIX, brutality from Marsh, Agarkar gifts it on a length on offstump, thumped over long-on by Marsh for six more, he sprints to 81


Agarkar to Marsh, FOUR, make that 85, he is presented another length ball that is blasted over extra cover for four more, can Marsh become the first batsman to make two centuries in IPL?


Agarkar to Marsh, 1 run, full toss on the pads, Marsh misses out, edged towards midwicket


Agarkar to Nayar, 1 run, Agarkar keeps giving length hit-me balls, Nayar gets too much under it, the ball balloons in the air and lands safely wide of Warner at mid-off


Agarkar to Marsh, 1 run, Agarkar finishes with a good delivery, a full one on legstump, whipped towards midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 176/4 (56 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.35, RRR: 18.66)

    • SE Marsh 87 (42b 9x4 5x6)
    • AM Nayar 3 (4b)
    • AB Agarkar 3-0-41-1
    • JR Hopes 4-0-43-1

Morkel to Marsh, 2 runs, Morkel's final over starts with a short of length ball outside off, mistimed flat batted hit towards mid-on by Marsh


Morkel to Marsh, no run, Marsh looking to hammer every ball, again he can't get hold of this one and it goes only as far as mid-on


Morkel to Marsh, SIX, six more, Marsh doesn't know the meaning of giving up, a full ball is lashed over wide mid-on for six more, just clears the rope


Morkel to Marsh, OUT, no century for Marsh, it ends on 95, outstanding effort from him, a length ball from Morkel on off, Marsh looks to cream it over midwicket, ends up slicing it straight up in the air, loops towards Sehwag at mid-off, thats the end of Punjab's challenge

SE Marsh c Sehwag b Morkel 95 (46b 9x4 6x6) SR: 206.52


Morkel to Nayar, FOUR, Nayar gets it right third time round, jumps across the stumps and paddles the ball past short fine for four


Morkel to Nayar, no run, short of length ball outside leg, looks to pull that but doesn't connect

End of over 18 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 188/5 (44 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 10.44, RRR: 22.00)

    • AM Nayar 7 (6b 1x4)
    • Sunny Singh 0 (0b)
    • M Morkel 4-0-32-1
    • AB Agarkar 3-0-41-1

Aaron to Sunny Singh, no run, Aaron's final over starts with a length ball that is whipped to mid-on


Aaron to Sunny Singh, 1 run, 147.6 kmh, fastest ball of the day from Aaron, a low full toss on leg stump that is crunched toward deep midwicket


Aaron to Nayar, no run, 144.2 kmh, full and wide, carved towards mid-off, straight at the fielder


Aaron to Nayar, 1 run, bowled from wide of the crease, shortish ball, Nayar looks to club it to midwicket, mistimed by him


Aaron to Sunny Singh, 1 run, overpitched ball on middle, lashed to long-on for a single


Aaron to Nayar, FOUR, that's a boundary to finish Aaron's contribution for the day, full and well outside off, carved past a diving extra cover for four more

Harish K : "When the required rate is 17.75, Agarkar gives away only 15 runs..."

End of over 19 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 195/5 (37 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 10.26, RRR: 37.00)

    • AM Nayar 12 (9b 2x4)
    • Sunny Singh 2 (3b)
    • VR Aaron 4-0-36-1
    • M Morkel 4-0-32-1

Ajit to close this one out


Agarkar to Sunny Singh, OUT, one more for the Ajit, a fullish ball that Sunny Singh tried to blast over long-on, the safe hands of James Hopes latch on to it

Sunny Singh c Hopes b Agarkar 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Agarkar to Nayar, 1 run, poked towards point, Nayar gets a single


Agarkar to Harris, 1 run, in the blockhole, edge to the leg side by Harris


Agarkar to Nayar, FOUR, we have seen plenty of shots today, can't remember a reverse-sweep though, Nayar pulls off the first one, over backward point for four


Agarkar to Nayar, no run, attempts the reverse-scoop to a shortish ball from Ajit, doesn't connect too well


Agarkar to Nayar, 1 leg bye, Nayar was backing away, Ajit chases him with a full ball outside leg, edged towards point, and that's victory for Delhi, they take this one by 29 runs, 433 runs in this match, the mind reels

Varun Aaron talks to Harsha Bhogle: "I had fun, it was good to win. There wasn't any pressure to bowl quick, I have been bowling quick since I was small, and I want to continue bowling quick."

Aakash: "Ajit Agarkar is the highest Wicket Taker of the match. Take that haters." As usual, the wickets and runs column are both high for Ajit.

Here's the latest points table.

August: "@Harish K, the problem is, Agarkar gives away 15 even when the required rate is 10 :)"

Ryan: "Marsh always conveniently gets injured just as he cements his place in the Australian team."

More support for Marsh. Boris writes in from Australia (how early in the morning is it there?) : "@Bryn- Couldn't agree more. Rather than using hyped players like Hughes and Smith who just don't perform, guys like Marsh and Warner deserve the chances to do well."

Presentation ceremony
First up Adam Gilchrist: "Exciting day for the crowd, it was a belter, and there were short boundaries. Two or three little things we did wrong, and this is where Delhi hurts us."

Virender Sehwag, unsurprisingly, gets a massive cheer: "It was good to bat on, the ball comes nicely on to the bat. It is hard on the bowlers, Twnety20 is like that. We have plenty of good fast bowlers, and we can rotate them, and play well at home. Aaron is exceptional, he's bowls good yorkers too."

David Warner is the Man of the Match: "It was a good wicket, similar as home. You back yourself hit the distance, I have had to learn my game a bit in the IPL."

That's it from us from the IPL today. If you haven't had your fix of cricket yet, hop over to the WI v Pak match, where Sriram Veera will entertain you with some midnight ramblings.

And lastly, Agarkar as usual defied all predictions, none of the truckloads published today got it right.

Thanks all for tuning in, and the many mails. See you at tomorrow's game.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 202/6 (30 runs required)

    • AM Nayar 17 (13b 3x4)
    • RJ Harris 1 (1b)
    • AB Agarkar 4-0-47-2
    • VR Aaron 4-0-36-1





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