Indian Premier League, 51st match: Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors at Mohali, May 8, 2011
Pune Warriors won by 5 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
8 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)
3.1

Sharma to Valthaty, 1 run, on the middle stump line, pushed out towards long-on for a single

3.2

Sharma to Gilchrist, no run, drags this very short and Gilly misses out. He went for the pull but missed and was hit on the pad.

3.3

Sharma to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, short in length, tickled to short fine for a quick single

3.4

Sharma to Valthaty, no run, fuller, on the middle, Paul leans forward to defend. There was an appeal just from the keeper. Thought it was a good appeal. Did it hit the pad first or it was the bat hitting the pad? The bowler didn't appeal

3.5

Sharma to Valthaty, 1 run, pushes this to covers for a quick single

3.6

Sharma to Gilchrist, OUT, Rahul Sharma has been the man for Pune all through this tournament. he delivers again. Gilchrist went for the slog sweep but perhaps it was too full and he couldn't get much power or elevation on that. He picks out the deep midwicket fielder

AC Gilchrist c Jhunjhunwala b Sharma 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Kings XI Punjab 25/1   R Sharma 1-0-2-1
7.1

Sharma to Marsh, FOUR, long hop outside off but Marsh doesn't go for any violent shots. He waited for it to arrive and punched it neatly through extra cover.

7.2

Sharma to Marsh, no run, fuller and he immediately beats the bat. Robin collects as the ball slides past the edge

7.3

Sharma to Marsh, 1 run, short in length and that allows Marsh to turn it past square-leg.

7.4

Sharma to Valthaty, OUT, Rahul bhai has done it again! It skids from short of length outside off. Paul was tempted by the length and went for the cut. But the ball skid on him quickly and he could only slice it to backward point.

PC Valthaty c Kumar b Sharma 23 (22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 104.54

7.5

Sharma to Karthik, no run, pushes this to covers

7.6

Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, around that off stump, DK pushes it to the off side

Kings XI Punjab 51/2   R Sharma 2-0-8-2
11.1

Sharma to Marsh, no run, around the off stump line, sliced to short thirdman. They think about the run but the fielder is too quick for them

11.2

Sharma to Marsh, no run, just outside off, sliced to backward point. The batsmen get together for a chat

11.3

Sharma to Marsh, 1 run, on the pads, turned through midwicket for a single

11.4

Sharma to Karthik, no run, tries his fav reverse sweep but misses the ball outside off

11.5

Sharma to Karthik, no run, too full to cut but Dk tries and is beaten. It skid off a length outside off and Robin collects. Don't pat the burning dog as they say

11.6

Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, stays back to punch this to sweeper cover. Another tight over from Rahul

Kings XI Punjab 79/2   R Sharma 3-0-10-2
16.1

Sharma to Chitnis, no run, skids on towards off, the batsman edges it to his pad

16.2

Sharma to Chitnis, FOUR, Ooh that some how missed the leg stump! Rahul can't believe it. Chitnis tried to drag this from outside off to the leg side and edged it just past the leg stump

16.3

Sharma to Chitnis, 1 run, chops this to backward point for a single

16.4

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, no run, tries to go down the track but Rahul isn't a bowler that you can do too easily. You have to time your jump properly. Rahul got this to skid on from short of length and the batsman just stabs it awya

16.5

Sharma to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, moves outside leg and forces it to sweeper cover

16.6

Sharma to Chitnis, 1 run, backs away and carves it uppishly but short of the sweeper cover

Kings XI Punjab 109/5   R Sharma 4-0-17-2
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