Indian Premier League - 54th match

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians

Kings XI Punjab won by 76 runs

Welcome to the 54th game of this bottom-less tournament: Punjab v Mumbai.

Sanath Jayasuriya reckons it will be a one-sided game. He thinks Mumbai will steamroll Punjab. Let's see.

Adam Gilchrist : " It's do or die. There is still a remote chance. Its now or never. We have to start winning. If there is any place to start it will be tonight. The pitch looks a beauty.

Sachin Tendulkar: "It's wonderful to be here. We were a month ago against Pakistan and it was a fantastic experience. So far so good. We have enjoyed playing competitive cricket. The focus is on to play good-quality cricket and the results will follow. Once we get to the top two we would like to continue winning. We have a fantastic unit; I have thouroghly enjoyed the last month. nice bunch of juniors and youngsters. The Indian youngsters also have had a great opportunity to brush with the international stars. I have been already growing grey; its been good trying to keep pace with the youngsters. i am a big fan of Rayudu. Both Rayudu and Rohit have been consistent. Rayudu did brilliantly last year and has continued with it this year. he knows the important phase is coming up now and he will be up for it. I have lost 8 tosses. I don't know what to call -head or tail. I was thinking of sending Shaun Pollock"

Toss: Tendulkar has won a toss. Finally. He says he wil have a bowl first. No changes in his team.

Gilly: "Not bothered (about losing toss). I have been culprit of not helping the team in getting a good start. Bipul Sharma comes for Siddharth Chitnis.

Harbhajan to bowl to Paul

0.1

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, no run, lots of over spin on the first delivery just outside off, steered to backward point

0.2

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, no run, turning into the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

0.3

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, no run, slower, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket.

0.4

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, 1 run, Swat pick-up! Floated on the leg and middle line, chipped over to deep midwicket

0.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, lands on a length outside off and skids in - typical Bhaji delivery to the left-handers - pushed to the off

0.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, 1 run, this one skids towards middle and off line, pushed out to mid-on for a single. He was a touch late in playing that shot.

End of over 1 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
AC Gilchrist    1* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0
PC Valthaty    1* (4b)     

Malinga starts to run; Gilly stops him.

1.1

Malinga to Gilchrist, FOUR, Slasher Gilly! Fullish and outside off, not in the yorker length and that allows Gilchrist to slice it up and over backward point

1.2

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, overpitched again, square driven hard but straight to point. Gilly misses out on a four there. Malinga is yet to hit the right length

Gilchrist is standing just outside the crease.

1.3

Malinga to Gilchrist, no run, Ah! the yorker arrives, low dipping full delivery, poked out to point

1.4

Malinga to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, Ouch! Adam Gilchrist is beaten for pace. It's a screaming bouncer, kicking up viciously, and Gilly just froze. He took his eyes off the ball and tried to duck. Too late. Crash. Clang. The ball rammed into the helmet. Preity Zinta closes her eyes. She can't watch it. Gilly has gone for new helmets.

1.5

Malinga to Valthaty, no run, Another bouncer, this time on the middle and leg line - that's the line where Paul has been a touch vulnerable as he gets cramped, this time he ducks

1.6

Malinga to Valthaty, 1 wide, the slower one- he was gunning for the yorker but it just about dips down the leg side. Paul was beaten by the lack of the pace and by that lovely loopy dip

1.6

Malinga to Valthaty, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg line, and again Paul can't do much with that line. he just pushes it a touch uppishly to mid-on

End of over 2 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
PC Valthaty    1* (6b)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-0
AC Gilchrist    5* (6b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0

2.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, gets back to push this back to the bowler

2.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, 1 run, leans forward to flick it to wide mid-on

2.3

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, FOUR, Crashed! flighted outside off stump and Paul lashes out at the width. He lifts it over covers

2.4

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, FOUR, Catch it was the cry. It was on the leg stump line and Rohit Sharma, at backward square-leg, flew to his left but couldn't get there in time. He got his finger tips to it, I think.

2.5

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, no run, gets forward to push this to the off

2.6

Harbhajan Singh to Valthaty, 1 run, backs away and late cuts to left of short third man where Malinga makes a diving stop

End of over 3 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 18/0 (RR: 6.00)
PC Valthaty    10* (10b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-12-0
AC Gilchrist    6* (8b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-0

Sidh256: "Tendulkar said " I am a big fan of Rayudu" - can he ask for anything more! He is now ready to take nirvana"

3.1

Patel to Valthaty, no run, short of length, on the middle and leg line, and again Paul is cramped for room. He tries a swat-pull but doesn't make proper contact.

3.2

Patel to Valthaty, FOUR, Whack. It was banged in short around off stump and Paul crash-pulls it through midwicket.

3.3

Patel to Valthaty, no run, More effort in this and this bounces over the middle and leg line. Paul just about manages to sway away from the bouncer

3.4

Patel to Valthaty, OUT, Paul holes out to deep midwicket. It was a shortish delivery, not quite a bouncer, but on the middle and leg stump line and that does Paul in. He goes for a swat pull but gets more elevation than distance (sorry about that cliche!) and Blizzard waits for it to arrive at the boundary.

PC Valthaty c Blizzard b Patel 14 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

3.5

Patel to Marsh, no run, lands short in length on the middle and straightens. Shaun Marsh does what batsmen generally do on Australian tracks. He left it on the length and the ball climbs over middle stump

3.6

Patel to Marsh, no run, in the corridor outside off and Marsh shoulders arms

End of over 4 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 22/1 (RR: 5.50)
SE Marsh    0* (2b)      MM Patel    1-0-4-1
AC Gilchrist    6* (8b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-12-0

4.1

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, gets back to punch this to mid-off

4.2

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, 3 runs, drifts to the pads and Gilchrist clips it through backward square-leg. Tendulkar runs and stops as he sees Munaf Jonty hare after it. Jonty of course wins that race

4.3

Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, tossed up from round the stumps, eased to long-off

4.4

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, closer to the off stump, again slow through the air, and Gilly stumbles forward and defends

4.5

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, no run, lovely skidding toppie, coming in from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, Gilly goes back to stab it to point

4.6

Harbhajan Singh to Gilchrist, FOUR, drifts to the pads this time and Gilchrist gets back to lap it around the corner to fine-leg boundary

End of over 5 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 30/1 (RR: 6.00)
AC Gilchrist    13* (13b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-20-0
SE Marsh    1* (3b)      MM Patel    1-0-4-1

5.1

Patel to Marsh, no run, on the middle stump line, nudged towards midwicket

Hugh: "Munaf is magnificent - he has no great pace, yet manages to land it on a sixpence time and again and continually frustrate batsmen. Added to his wickets are several taken by other bowlers when under-pressure batsmen take them on."

5.2

Patel to Marsh, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, Marsh tries to punch it on the up but mistimes it to left of mid-off

5.3

Patel to Gilchrist, 4 leg byes, They are bowling at Gilly's pads. First Harbhajan and now Munaf. Gilchrist presses back to work it to fine-leg boundary. He misses but it runs off the thigh pad

5.4

Patel to Gilchrist, 1 run, fuller, a lot straighter, pushed out to mid-off

5.5

Patel to Marsh, 2 runs, on a length on the middle almost but Shaun twists his body and wrists it to fine-leg region

5.6

Patel to Marsh, 1 run, back of length outside off stump line, tapped away to wide third man

End of over 6 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 39/1 (RR: 6.50)
SE Marsh    5* (7b)      MM Patel    2-0-9-1
AC Gilchrist    14* (15b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-20-0

6.1

Kulkarni to Marsh, 4 leg byes, And they bowl again on the pads. Shaun, this time, misses out on the leg glance but will collect four leg byes

6.2

Kulkarni to Marsh, 1 run, leans forward to work it wide of midwicket for a single

Ankur: "seems to b the day of elderberries! 1st dada did well now Gilli seems 2 b looking good."

6.3

Kulkarni to Gilchrist, 1 wide, sprays on the leg side. Wide. Punjab would have hoped it was on the leg stump line so that they could have got four leg byes!

6.3

Kulkarni to Gilchrist, no run, Dropped by Symonds! Simple chance, really. Gilchrist drove the full delivery straight to short extra cover where Symonds puts down a sitter.

6.4

Kulkarni to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushes it to the off side for a single

6.5

Kulkarni to Marsh, FOUR, he tried this shot against Munaf but ended up mistiming it then. Not this time. He leaned forward and drove this on the up and to the left of mid-off

6.6

Kulkarni to Marsh, FOUR, Poor stuff from Dhawal. Overpitched and well outside off. Blink. The ball is being thrown back from the cover boundary.

End of over 7 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 54/1 (RR: 7.71)
SE Marsh    14* (11b 2x4)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-11-0
AC Gilchrist    15* (17b 2x4)      MM Patel    2-0-9-1

Nick: "All MI bowlers are struggling to get the line right against left handers. Plus both are lefty so its not like they have to change the line each time they rotate. "

7.1

Sharma to Gilchrist, 2 runs, on the pads, turned through wide midwicket for couple of runs

7.2

Sharma to Gilchrist, no run, slower, fuller, straighter, eased back to the bowler

7.3

Sharma to Gilchrist, 1 run, drags this short and Gilchrist pulls it but straight to deep midwicket.

7.4

Sharma to Marsh, no run, backs away but its a full delivery on the middle and he just about managers to stab it to point

7.5

Sharma to Marsh, 2 runs, sprays to the pads, clipped through backward square-leg region

7.6

Sharma to Marsh, 1 run, on the leg stump line, trying to follows Shaun who was backing away; punched down to long-on

End of over 8 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 60/1 (RR: 7.50)
SE Marsh    17* (14b 2x4)      RG Sharma    1-0-6-0
AC Gilchrist    18* (20b 2x4)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-11-0

Time out

8.1

Suman to Marsh, 2 runs, floated full from round the stumps, driven to long-on region for couple of runs

8.2

Suman to Marsh, no run, slower and that keeps low. Cue Harsha Bhogle's trademark "Hmmmm"! Shaun jabbed that to the leg side

8.3

Suman to Marsh, FOUR, Loverly shot. He sashayed down the ground and lifted it to the sight screen. Nice and easy. Good to watch

8.4

Suman to Marsh, 1 run, plays the off drive to pick-up a single

8.5

Suman to Gilchrist, no run, on a length ,around off, Gilly's bat-face shuts at point of impact and the ball rolls out to the on side of the pitch

8.6

Suman to Gilchrist, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on

End of over 9 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 68/1 (RR: 7.55)
AC Gilchrist    19* (22b 2x4)      TL Suman    1-0-8-0
SE Marsh    24* (18b 3x4)      RG Sharma    1-0-6-0

Priyesh: "@Hugh - I think you will be surprised to learn that Munaf was acutally picked into the Indian Team opn the basis of his pace and accuracy which was first sighted at the MRF pace academy....His pace has dropped considerably since, he once used to clock the mid 140s, now he struggles to clock even the mid 130s. Ditto for Ishant Sharma! What's wrong with our Indian bowlers!" It's a non-violent country boss!

9.1

Sharma to Gilchrist, no run, drifts to the pads, from round the stumps, Gilchrist goes for the sweep but it bounds off his pad

9.2

Sharma to Gilchrist, SIX, Nicely done! He rushed down the track, didn't quite reach the pitch of the ball but he stretched forward and lifted it high over long-on

9.3

Sharma to Gilchrist, 1 run, moves outside leg, Rohit follows him, clipped to deep midwicket

9.4

Sharma to Marsh, FOUR, Thump. Rohit drags this short, from over the stumps, and Marsh waited on the back foot and forced it to the cover boundary

9.5

Sharma to Marsh, 1 run, presses back to cut to deep point region

9.6

Sharma to Gilchrist, 5 wides, stays over the wicket for Gilchrist but floats this full and down the leg side. Neither Gilly nor the keeper can get to it. Mumbai's bowling has been pretty poor tonight. Too much on the leg side

9.6

Sharma to Gilchrist, 1 run, gets back to punch this to the off side

End of over 10 (18 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/1 (RR: 8.60)
AC Gilchrist    27* (26b 2x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    2-0-24-0
SE Marsh    29* (20b 4x4)      TL Suman    1-0-8-0

10.1

Malinga to Gilchrist, 1 run, on the pads again, worked to midwicket for a single

10.2

Malinga to Marsh, 4 leg byes, What's with this leg side stuff? Even Malinga does it. Fullish and just outside leg and though the batsman misses out, the ball bounds off the pad to fine-leg boundary

10.3

Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, slower one, on the middle stump line, Shaun waits and runs it down to third man

10.4

Malinga to Gilchrist, OUT, The bouncer works. He was hit on the helmet by Malinga's last lifter. This one was on the leg-stump line and Gilchrist is very late on the pull. He just about feathers it to the keeper.

AC Gilchrist c †Rayudu b Malinga 28 (28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

10.5

Malinga to Karthik, no run, short in length outside off, tapped to backward point

10.6

Malinga to Karthik, FOUR, low dipping full toss - Malinga was looking for the yorker- and DK plays a nice scoopy straight drive. Scoopy doopy doo. He crouched and sliced it over the bowler

End of over 11 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 96/2 (RR: 8.72)
KD Karthik    4* (2b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-1
SE Marsh    30* (22b 4x4)      RG Sharma    2-0-24-0

11.1

Suman to Marsh, no run, pushed towards mid-off but Suman intercepts with a dive

11.2

Suman to Marsh, 1 run, flicks this aerially but short of deep midwicket fielder

11.3

Suman to Karthik, no run, nicely bowled; very slow through the air and DK, who was trying to get on the front foot, had to wait for an eternity. He just about pushes it back to the bowler in the end

11.4

Suman to Karthik, 1 run, works this through midwicket for a single

11.5

Suman to Marsh, 1 run, on the middle stump line, Shaun stays adjacent to the line and taps it to cover point

11.6

Suman to Karthik, 1 run, around the off stump, DK gets back to punch it down to long-on

End of over 12 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 100/2 (RR: 8.33)
KD Karthik    6* (5b 1x4)      TL Suman    2-0-12-0
SE Marsh    32* (25b 4x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-11-1

12.1

Pollard to Karthik, FOUR, Punch! It's a back of length delivery just outside off, DK glides forward and punches on the up and to left of long-on. Very nice timing there.

12.2

Pollard to Karthik, 1 run, taps this close to the leg side for a single

12.3

Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, steers this to left of short third man for a single

12.4

Pollard to Karthik, 1 run, Dropped by Blizzard What a clanger. DK top-edged the attempted pull and Blizzard ran in from the deep and reached the ball. He waited, cupped the palms upwards and the ball burst through his palms and hit him on the face! Pollard was celebrating when he realised that it was dropped!

12.5

Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, leans forward to tap it for a single

12.6

Pollard to Karthik, no run

End of over 13 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 108/2 (RR: 8.30)
KD Karthik    12* (9b 2x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0
SE Marsh    34* (27b 4x4)      TL Suman    2-0-12-0

13.1

Suman to Marsh, 1 run, backs away to push it wide of covers for a single

13.2

Suman to Karthik, 1 run, drags it from outside off to deep midwicket for a single

13.3

Suman to Marsh, 1 run, backs away outside leg and punches it to long-on for a single

13.4

Suman to Karthik, no run, tries to fetch it from well outside off and sweep it to the leg side. Too wide for him to reach it

13.5

Suman to Karthik, FOUR, slog sweep! This is closer to the off and DK plays his fav slog sweep. And he gets it wide to the right of deep midwicket fielder

13.6

Suman to Karthik, FOUR, Reverse swept! It almost hits Nita Ambani, sitting just beyond the boundary! Ooh! DK swivelled around and reverse slapped this delivery outside off to the third man boundary. One bounce and for a moment Nita ji must have thought that the white ball was heading towards her. Panic. Frantic wave of the hand and the ball just about tails past her.

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 119/2 (RR: 8.50)
KD Karthik    21* (13b 4x4)      TL Suman    3-0-23-0
SE Marsh    36* (29b 4x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0

14.1

Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, leans forward to push it to the off side for a single

14.2

Pollard to Karthik, 1 bye, slower one outside off, it beats DK and also Rayudu who makes only a half-stop as it bounced awkwardly in front of him

14.3

Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, another slower one, punched out to long-off

14.4

Pollard to Karthik, no run, almost yorker length, squeezed out to backward point

14.5

Pollard to Karthik, 1 bye, yet another slower one that beats DK and the keeper. Again, it bounces in front of Rayudu who can't grab it cleanly

Rayudu garu is hurt. He signals for attention. And he will get it. Hope he hasn't damaged his fingers too much.

14.6

Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, around that off stump line, tapped to left of short third man

Time out. They might have well taken that time out when Rayudu's injury was being treated. Waste of time.

Meanwhile Vivek is getting quite agitated: "Vivek: "This is ridiculous... CSK getting 10 points in last match for fair play where Simon Taufel on mic said he WARNED Jakati for his double arm roll using words "not fair play".... Has Mr. Modi tweeted that too ?"

End of over 15 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 124/2 (RR: 8.26)
SE Marsh    39* (32b 4x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-11-0
KD Karthik    21* (16b 4x4)      TL Suman    3-0-23-0

15.1

Patel to Marsh, FOUR, slower one, just outside off stump, Shaun waits for it to arrive before creaming it, almost flat-batted that, to the wide long-off boundary

15.2

Patel to Marsh, OUT, Magnificent catch from Pollard. Absolutely awesome. Shaun had killed that shortish ball with a violent pull. Pollard rushed to his right at deep midwicket and lunged out to take it so safely with both hands. He stands, turns towards the crowd and holds his arms aloft. Fabulicious effort.

SE Marsh c Pollard b Patel 43 (34b 5x4 0x6) SR: 126.47

Sachin calls for a huddle and gives a team talk

15.3

Patel to Karthik, 1 run, pushed away for a single

15.4

Patel to Hussey, no run, the slower bouncer and the batsman ducks

Roopam: "Did you just call Nita Ambani "Nita ji"?" Ha! yeah. Just watched Rangeela recently. Again. Mili ji mili ji ...!

15.5

Patel to Hussey, no run, yet another bouncer and this climbs over the batsman

15.6

Patel to Hussey, OUT, Spontaneous combustion time! He leaned forward to pick out mid-off with his aerial off drive.

DJ Hussey c Blizzard b Patel 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 16 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 129/4 (RR: 8.06)
     MM Patel    3-0-14-3
KD Karthik    22* (17b 4x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-11-0

16.1

Kulkarni to Karthik, no run, low full toss, driven to the off side

16.2

Kulkarni to Karthik, 1 run, gets forward to drive down to long-on

16.3

Kulkarni to Mandeep Singh, no run, slower bouncer and he tries to upper cut it but can't connect.

16.4

Kulkarni to Mandeep Singh, SIX, Stylish wallop! It was a short delivery going down the leg side and Mandeep swiveled, lifted his front leg in the air and pulled it over fine-leg boundary. Very cool.

16.5

Kulkarni to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, full pitched on the middle, just short of yorker length, driven through mid-on

16.6

Kulkarni to Karthik, SIX, "It's awesome," says the advertising hoarding at fine-leg and DK has just played his paddle-scoop to that region. He leaned across, crouched, got the bat in position and would have been thrilled to receive a full toss. He just paddled it up and over fine-leg.

End of over 17 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 143/4 (RR: 8.41)
KD Karthik    29* (20b 4x4 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-25-0
Mandeep Singh    7* (3b 1x6)      MM Patel    3-0-14-3

17.1

Malinga to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, slower cutter, on the middle, nudged behind square-leg for a single

17.2

Malinga to Karthik, 1 run, short in length outside off, steered to wide third man

Ebi: "Why sachin makes kulkarni bowl the 17th when slinga has 2 overs, bhaji and munaf has 1 each to complete the 20?? somebody tell me please.."

17.3

Malinga to Mandeep Singh, OUT, Mandeep is run out. He just about stabbed a slower one to the leg side, say towards short mid-on region. He ran but Malinga rushed. Malinga picked up, turned and swoooshed it across for a direct hit at the non-striker's end.

Mandeep Singh run out 8 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

17.4

Malinga to Karthik, no run, lifting delivery outside off, DK tries the upper cut but no luck

17.5

Malinga to Karthik, 1 run, lifter on the middle, DK hops to tuck it close on the leg side for a single

alok: "thats new : "nudged for a six" :-)

17.6

Malinga to Bipul Sharma, 2 runs, fullish, flicked through backward square-leg for couple of runs

End of over 18 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 148/5 (RR: 8.22)
Bipul Sharma    2* (1b)      SL Malinga    3-0-16-1
KD Karthik    31* (23b 4x4 1x6)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-25-0

18.1

Patel to Karthik, OUT, Viv Richards or Yashpal Sharma? In the end its just DK! He walked across the stumps and wafted the full delivery up in the air. Almost ala King Viv and Yashpal, who played that shot in that 1983 tourney, but this time, unlike those two, DK doesn't get the distance. He has been snapped up at deep backward square-leg

KD Karthik c Blizzard b Patel 31 (24b 4x4 1x6) SR: 129.16

18.2

Patel to Bipul Sharma, 1 run, full in length outside off, driven to mid-off region

18.3

Patel to Harris, FOUR, sprays this full and outside leg, all the batsman had to do was get bat to ball and Ryan does that. Munaf screams in agony.

18.4

Patel to Harris, 2 runs, leans forward to push-drive it towards long-on and Pollard, rushing in from the deep, fumbles while trying to pick it up

18.5

Patel to Harris, no run, slower length delivery just outside off stump and Ryan is beaten, stabbing inside the line

18.6

Patel to Harris, OUT, Pollard again. Munaf again. Again and again. Ryan lifted this slower length delivery to right of long-on and Pollard rushed forward to his right and lunged out to take a low catch. He is delighted. Munna bhai too is delirious.

RJ Harris c Pollard b Patel 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 19 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 155/7 (RR: 8.15)
     MM Patel    4-0-21-5
Bipul Sharma    3* (2b)      SL Malinga    3-0-16-1

19.1

Malinga to Kumar, 2 runs, moves outside leg and pushes the shortish delivery outside off through covers

19.2

Malinga to Kumar, OUT, The off stump has gone for some cardio training. PK moved outside leg and had a swing. And a miss. It was the slower one and the off stump went cartwheeling.

P Kumar b Malinga 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.3

Malinga to Srivastava, 1 run, the bouncer this time and Shalabh just about manages to stab it away. He was moving to the leg side but that lifter followed him.

19.4

Malinga to Bipul Sharma, 2 runs, slower cutter around off, run down to Harbhajan at third man. They wanted the second run but they froze as Harbhajan released the throw. And in the end they get that run

19.5

Malinga to Bipul Sharma, 1 run, slower one again, tapped to the left of Rayudu who makes a half stop

19.6

Malinga to Srivastava, 2 runs, Another slower one, heaved to left of Pollard at long-on

164 to win. Mumbai sprayed too much on the pads today. Both the spinners and the seamers but they did a better job in the end of that innings. Let' s see how they chase. Join us in a short while

End of over 20 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 163/8
SJ Srivastava    3* (2b)      SL Malinga    4-0-24-2
Bipul Sharma    6* (4b)      MM Patel    4-0-21-5
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May 10, 2011

Bhargav Bhatt knows victory is close after Kieron Pollard is dismissed, Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, Mohali, May 10, 2011

Bhargav Bhatt knows victory is close after Kieron Pollard is dismissed

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May 10, 2011

Bipul Sharma, Bhargav Bhatt and Adam Gilchrist are thrilled with the big win, Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, Mohali, May 10, 2011

Bipul Sharma, Bhargav Bhatt and Adam Gilchrist are thrilled with the big win

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