Indian Premier League - 60th match

Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI Punjab won by 29 runs

0.1

Pathan to Valthaty, 1 run, kicks up from short of length and Paul is surprised. He hops, gets the bottom-hand working overtime and ends up stabbing the ball aerially through backward square-leg reigon

Kings XI Punjab 1/0   PC Valthaty 1* (1b)

1.1

Morkel to Valthaty, 1 wide, wide delivery outside off and the keeper collects that

1.1

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, kicks up from a good length and also, straightens. The combination was too much for Paul, who was beaten, pushing inside the line

1.2

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, And again. Lovely delivery in the zone outside off and Paul pokes at it and the ball rushes past the outside edge

1.3

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, Whoa! Three times in a row. Too good for Paul. This is a peachy delivery; straightening outside off and extra bounce as well.

1.4

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, this one tails in towards off and Paul ends up jabbing it to the off side

1.5

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, This one is a bouncer and Paul ducks

1.6

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, hurls this fuller and Paul is tentative. He is late in getting forward and when he does, he gets the edge on the iffy drive. The ball falls short of the slips

Kings XI Punjab 6/0   PC Valthaty 1* (7b)

2.3

Pathan to Valthaty, 4 runs, Run out of Gilly missed! and four (five?)overthrows. What an absolute mess. It was pushed to point region and Gilly ran. Paul froze. Gilly kept running. Yogesh caught the ball and Gilly slipped. Paul started to run. Irfan was near the stumps at the non striker's end. Yigesh fired the throw- he could have just lobbed it.- The throw bounces on the pitch and moves towards Irfan who fails to collect it! Paul decided late to sacrifice his wicket and starts to run across but by then the ball had passed Irfan

2.4

Pathan to Valthaty, no run

2.5

Pathan to Valthaty, 1 run, turned to the leg side for a single

Kings XI Punjab 12/0   PC Valthaty 6* (10b)

3.1

Morkel to Valthaty, FOUR, length delivery outside off and Paul stays beside the line and lifts it over extra cover!

3.2

Morkel to Valthaty, 1 run, dropped by Venugopal rao at first slip. Paul went for the big on-the-up drive and it flew straight to Venu who gets his palms in line but ends up clanging it

3.6

Morkel to Valthaty, 1 run, Paul is in trouble with this extra bounce from Morne. He hops and pokes at a shortish delivery outside off and edges it to third man

Kings XI Punjab 23/1   PC Valthaty 12* (13b 1x4)

4.1

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, stays back to push this to the off side

4.2

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, short and bouncing outside off and Paul can't get bat to ball. He goes under the ball which climbs more than he thinks it would

4.3

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, tries the yorker, serves a full toss to Paul, who backed away to the leg side, and mistimed the shot to mid-on

4.4

Aaron to Valthaty, 1 wide, digs in a bouncer but it sails down the leg side

4.4

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, The ball continues to move past the edge. Paul went after this delivery outside off but was very late.

4.5

Aaron to Valthaty, 1 wide, Searches for the yorker but sprays it wide down the leg side

4.5

Aaron to Valthaty, FOUR, How did it go to the boundary?! It looked a jab, a stab and a rather indecisive one at that. It was on the middle and leg, and he looked as if he was cramped for room and he tried to work it to the on side. The ball lobbed over square-leg and kept running

4.6

Aaron to Valthaty, FOUR, Swat! It was a short of length delivery and Paul swatted it across the line and it ran away through wide mid-on region.

Kings XI Punjab 33/1   PC Valthaty 20* (19b 3x4)

5.2

Salvi to Valthaty, FOUR, Ah! neatly done. It was short in length and outside off, Paul got his hands up and played a sliced it up and over backward point.

5.3

Salvi to Valthaty, no run, He is beaten this time, going for a slog. He moved outside leg and just threw his bat at the ball

5.4

Salvi to Valthaty, 1 run, on the middle and off line, pushed out to left of backward point

Kings XI Punjab 39/1   PC Valthaty 25* (22b 4x4)

6.1

Hopes to Valthaty, no run, shortish and well outside off, Paul reaches out but ends up mistiming the cut to the off side.

6.2

Hopes to Valthaty, no run, this one lands outside off and cuts in sharply even as it bounces around chest-high. Paul ducks to evade it

6.3

Hopes to Valthaty, no run, this one didn't climb all that much but Paul had decided to duck too early. The ball just went around waist-high and outside off

6.4

Hopes to Valthaty, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

6.5

Hopes to Valthaty, 1 run, more troubles for Paul against the short stuff. He plays a weak pull at this shortish delivery and it lobs gently through midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 44/1   PC Valthaty 26* (27b 4x4)

7.1

Salvi to Valthaty, 1 wide, more wides down the leg side. The keeper fumbles the take

7.1

Salvi to Valthaty, SIX, pulled over fine-leg fielder! It was a short ball on the leg and middle line and Paul pulled it. There was a fielder near the boundary but he rushed in. Mistake. The ball sailed over him and over the ropes. Had he stood at the line, he would have taken it. It's Varun Aaron

7.2

Salvi to Valthaty, 1 run, works this to the leg side for a single

Kings XI Punjab 52/1   PC Valthaty 33* (29b 4x4 1x6)

8.1

Hopes to Valthaty, 1 run, runs this down to Morkel at third man for a single

8.5

Hopes to Valthaty, 1 run, short of length and Paul plays an ugly swat to mid-on region

Kings XI Punjab 63/1   PC Valthaty 35* (31b 4x4 1x6)

9.4

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, This one kicks up from back of length even as it straightens outside off and Paul is beaten by that extra bounce. The ball flies over the blade

9.5

Aaron to Valthaty, FOUR, Edged to third man boundary. Paul moves outside leg and looks to punch it up and over the off side. The bounce and pace does him in but he gets a lucky fat edge

9.6

Aaron to Valthaty, 1 run, the bouncer arrives now and Paul looks to be caught in the danger zone. The ball keeps moving towards him and at the very end, he gets his bat up and swats the ball past square-leg

Kings XI Punjab 70/1   PC Valthaty 40* (34b 5x4 1x6)

10.1

Hopes to Valthaty, no run, slower one, around off stump line, driven to extra cover

10.2

Hopes to Valthaty, 2 runs, Almost caught by Warner. What an effort. It was a shortish delivery outside off and Paul arched back and punched it high to the right of sweeper cover. Warner rushed across and dived even as the ball was dying on him. He even got his palms under the ball but couldn't hang on.

10.3

Hopes to Valthaty, SIX, Wham! Paul moves outside leg stump and has a big go at this. He heaves this shortish delivery over long-on

10.4

Hopes to Valthaty, FOUR, 50 up. Another edge. He moved outside leg and tried to cut it over point. The ball flew off the top edge and ran away to the third man boundary

10.5

Hopes to Valthaty, no run

10.6

Hopes to Valthaty, SIX, Bosh! No edge this time. Pure violence. He backed away slightly and unfurled a crashing pull to wide long-on boundary. The ball landed on the ropes I think. It should be a six and it is

Kings XI Punjab 88/1   PC Valthaty 58* (40b 6x4 3x6)

11.2

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, drives this full delivery but straight to covers

11.3

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, Hopes' pace was fine to deal with but Varun's pace is proving a tad difficult. Paul moved outside leg and is late on the cut. He was also cramped for room as the bowler followed him with a shortish delivery

11.4

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, full in length and outside off, Paul throws his bat at it but the ball had already flashed past him

11.5

Aaron to Valthaty, no run, A bouncer this time and Paul goes down under

11.6

Aaron to Valthaty, 1 run, shortish delivery at the ribcage, Paul short-arm stabs it weakly through backward square-leg region

Kings XI Punjab 90/1   PC Valthaty 59* (45b 6x4 3x6)

12.1

Sriram to Valthaty, 1 run, from over the wicket, on the leg stump line, turned through midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 91/1   PC Valthaty 60* (46b 6x4 3x6)

13.1

Morkel to Valthaty, 1 run, moves outside leg, Morne follows him with a high full toss, pushed out to mid-off for a single that brings him the Orange Cap

13.3

Morkel to Valthaty, 1 run, full and straight, Paul was on the back foot- perhaps he was expecting something shorter- and ends up playing an ungainly scoop shot through mid-on

13.6

Morkel to Valthaty, no run, moves outside leg and goes for a slog across the line. The keeper collected the ball.

Kings XI Punjab 123/1   PC Valthaty 62* (49b 6x4 3x6)

14.3

Pathan to Valthaty, OUT, A pumped-up Irfan hops in joy. The off stump has gone for a night-out. It was the full delivery but Paul was so frozen on the back foot. He was perhaps again expecting a short ball. The ball curved in the air, landed full around off and darted back in. Paul was in panic mode by now; he crouched and tried to stab it. No luck. The ball curved in, went through the bat and pad gap and took out the off stump

PC Valthaty b Pathan 62 (50b 6x4 3x6) SR: 124.00

Kings XI Punjab 123/3   PC Valthaty 62 (50b 6x4 3x6)
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May 15, 2011

Punjab celebrate their win, Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2011, Dharamsala, May 15, 2011

Punjab celebrate their win

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Shalabh Srivastava hugs Adam Gilchrist after dismissing David Warner, Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2011, Dharamsala, May 15, 2011

Shalabh Srivastava hugs Adam Gilchrist after dismissing David Warner

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