Indian Premier League, 60th match: Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils at Dharamsala, May 15, 2011
Kings XI Punjab won by 29 runs
15 May 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Toss James Hopes win, wants to bowl. "It's been disappointing so far, but there is still time to try some things. Morne Morkel returns."

Gilchrist: "Both games last year were won batting second, we just have to assess the pitch as we go along. Bipul Sharma sits out."

15.30 The season hits the 60-game mark and reaches the scenic town of Dharamsala. "The past is the best prophet for predicting the future," says NS Sidhu in his pitch report. He says there the grass on the track will mean the ball will come on nicely.

Gilchrist: "It's pretty spectacular here, great to back here. Praveen Kumar is back after missing the previous game due to an illness. A green wicket, I don't think it will be a seamer's paradise." Gilly expects some help for the quicks though.

James Hopes: "I think Kings mathematically have a chance, but if we play well enough today, we'll be the spoilers. Hopefully, we improve on our death bowling."

Kings XI Punjab: 1 Adam Gilchrist (capt & wk), 2 Paul Valthaty, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 David Hussey, 6 Mandeep Singh, 7 Shalabh Srivastava, 8 Praveen Kumar, 9 Piyush Chawla, 10 Ryan Harris, 11 Bhargav Bhatt

Delhi Daredevils: 1 David Warner, 2 Naman Ojha (wk), 3 Travis Birt, 4 Venugopal Rao, 5 S Sriram, 6 James Hopes, 7 Irfan Pathan, 8 Yogesh Nagar, 9 Varun Aaron, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Aavishkar Salvi


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

Raj: "No Agarkar? What did he do that cost him the place in the XI ??"

One slip in place


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, lands around the middle and moves towards off and middle, Gilchrist gets behind the line to push it back down the track

Gilchrist is standing outside the crease


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, Swing and a miss. It's a wide outswinger outside off and Gilly went after it but the ball curved past the edge


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, around the off stump area, Gilchrist covers the away movement and steers to backward point


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, Good news. Irfan is swinging the white ball. Bad news. Gilchrist is not connecting with his shots. This was an outswinger and Gilchrist ended up driving too far inside the line


Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, Good news. Gilchrist has connected with a shot. Bad news. Irfan didn't get it to swing much. Gilchrist leaned forward and across and creamed this full delivery through wide mid-off region

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 4 (5b 1x4)
    • PC Valthaty 1 (1b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-5-0

Hardeep Grover: "What did Agarker do to stay in team I ask? Thank you."


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


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


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


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.


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


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

And those of you not seen the stadium on tv, please to rush to a tv near you to catch the magnificient backdrop. Snow -capped mountains and all that jazz.


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

End of over 2 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 6/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • PC Valthaty 1 (7b)
    • AC Gilchrist 4 (5b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 1-0-1-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-5-0

Sight screen problems.

Mukunth: "I always think Gilly plays the Aussies (many a times, all the 4) as overseas players even though they aren't in their best forms. This was the case when he was at the helm for DC as well. I am surprised that Ryan Harris and David Hussey are playing in every match even though they haven't won a match for the team"


Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, Huge slog and a miss. This wasn't a swing; this was a slog. He leaned forward and tried to heave it from well outside off to the leg side. No luck. The ball tails away from him.


Pathan to Gilchrist, 1 run, The ball is swinging and I am surprised Gilchrist is trying to drive it to straight rather than repeat what he did the last ball of the previous Irfan over when he drove with the swing. This one flies off the outside edge to third man.


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


Pathan to Valthaty, no run


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


Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, He is in the slog mood. He charges down the track and flat-bats a shortish delivery over the bowler.

End of over 3 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 16/0 (RR: 5.33)

    • AC Gilchrist 9 (8b 2x4)
    • PC Valthaty 6 (10b)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-15-0
    • M Morkel 1-0-1-0

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


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


Morkel to Gilchrist, OUT, The slog is over. Gilly falls. He never looked in. He moved outside leg and charged down the track. Brave move. No luck though. He went for the slog to the leg side but didn't connect properly and ended up lobbing the ball to mid-on

AC Gilchrist c Warner b Morkel 9 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Morkel to Marsh, no run, full and on the middle and off line, pushed out to covers


Morkel to Marsh, 1 run, turned to the leg side for a single


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

End of over 4 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 23/1 (RR: 5.75)

    • PC Valthaty 12 (13b 1x4)
    • SE Marsh 1 (2b)
    • M Morkel 2-0-8-1
    • IK Pathan 2-0-15-0

Arnab: "I have seen Gilchrist in his prime, and to watch him today is saddening, never in his playing days did he look so inadequate, he just putting to much pressure on himself and really age has caught up with him, sad way for a legend to be remembered by some youngsters who never saw him before." Well, It will be sad if they chose to remember him based on this. Get the old videos I say. Whadddaplaayaaaaa!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

End of over 5 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 33/1 (RR: 6.60)

    • PC Valthaty 20 (19b 3x4)
    • SE Marsh 1 (2b)
    • VR Aaron 1-0-10-0
    • M Morkel 2-0-8-1

Sunil: "@Hardeep , other than taking 8 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 8.55 and bowling good last overs in 3 matches ? not much really . The only bowler to take more wickets for DD is Morkel ( 12 in 11 at 8.44 ) . Admittedly he got hit badly in his last over by Dhoni in the last match but so did Pathan . If getting hit by Dhoni in the last few overs of a match is a criterion for getting dropped , I don't think there are too many bowlers who can play two consecutive matches nowadays ."


Salvi to Marsh, 1 leg bye, full in length, straightens on the middle stump line and Marsh gets forward to defend and is hit high on the pad


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.


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


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


Salvi to Marsh, no run, full in length outside off and Marsh presents the high front elbow as he drives it to extra cover


Salvi to Marsh, FOUR, Fullish and on the middle and leg line, Marsh leans forward and wrists it up and over mid-on in some style. 2000 T20 runs for him

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 43/1 (RR: 7.16)

    • SE Marsh 5 (5b 1x4)
    • PC Valthaty 25 (22b 4x4)
    • AM Salvi 1-0-9-0
    • VR Aaron 1-0-10-0

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


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


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


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


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


Hopes to Marsh, no run, good delivery, cutting right across Marsh who is beaten, pushing at it

End of over 7 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 44/1 (RR: 6.28)

    • SE Marsh 5 (6b 1x4)
    • PC Valthaty 26 (27b 4x4)
    • JR Hopes 1-0-1-0
    • AM Salvi 1-0-9-0

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


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


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


Salvi to Marsh, no run, around the off stump, steered away to the off side


Salvi to Marsh, no run, reaches across to tap this to backward point


Salvi to Marsh, FOUR, width outside off and Marsh crashes it to the point boundary. Whack.


Salvi to Marsh, no run, just outside off, Marsh guides it to backward point

End of over 8 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 56/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • SE Marsh 9 (10b 2x4)
    • PC Valthaty 33 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • AM Salvi 2-0-21-0
    • JR Hopes 1-0-1-0

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


Hopes to Marsh, no run, cuts away from Marsh who tries to defend and ends up edging it on to his pad flap


Hopes to Marsh, FOUR, edged but no slip in place. It was another delivery cutting away from him, from that leg and middle line, and yet again Marsh is in trouble. He prefers to stay still on the leg-stump line and since the ball is cutting away from him, from that line, he pushes out at them. This time the ball flew off the edge and flies through vacant slips


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, pushes this to the off for a single


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


Hopes to Marsh, 1 run, turns this to square-leg region

Time out

End of over 9 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 64/1 (RR: 7.11)

    • SE Marsh 15 (14b 3x4)
    • PC Valthaty 35 (31b 4x4 1x6)
    • JR Hopes 2-0-9-0
    • AM Salvi 2-0-21-0

Naveen: "@ Hardeep What has Nagar done to be in the team with 100 odd runs and a single wicket at 13+ eco rate? Irfan 8 wickets in 13 matches and some 120 runs, is that enough to be in the team in every match?"


Aaron to Marsh, no run, Almost a catch at midwicket. Marsh went for the pull and ended up mistiming it completely but it falls short of Hopes


Aaron to Marsh, no run, More troubles with that pull shot. Again beaten for pace. Marsh is late on the shot and the ball rolls away to mid-off


Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, stays back to turn it to square-leg region


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


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


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

End of over 10 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 70/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • PC Valthaty 40 (34b 5x4 1x6)
    • SE Marsh 16 (17b 3x4)
    • VR Aaron 2-0-16-0
    • JR Hopes 2-0-9-0

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


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.


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


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


Hopes to Valthaty, no run


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

End of over 11 (18 runs) Kings XI Punjab 88/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • PC Valthaty 58 (40b 6x4 3x6)
    • SE Marsh 16 (17b 3x4)
    • JR Hopes 3-0-27-0
    • VR Aaron 2-0-16-0

Aaron to Marsh, 1 run, around that off stump line, steered to third man


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


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


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

Shaun gets across to have a chat with Paul


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


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

End of over 12 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 90/1 (RR: 7.50)

    • PC Valthaty 59 (45b 6x4 3x6)
    • SE Marsh 17 (18b 3x4)
    • VR Aaron 3-0-18-0
    • JR Hopes 3-0-27-0

Punit: "you should not compare Nagar and Pathan. DD have paid millions for Pathan, so 8 wickets and 120 runs is simply not enough for a million dollar player, you expect more, just like KKR have from YK."


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


Sriram to Marsh, SIX, goes down on his knee and goes for the slog sweep. He didn't quite connect as well as he would have liked but the ball just about clears the leaping fielder at deep midwicket


Sriram to Marsh, 2 runs, tries to tonk this to the straight boundary but ends up slicing it over point


Sriram to Marsh, SIX, skips down the track and lifts it straight. Very nicely done. He focused on getting the timing and the placement right


Sriram to Marsh, FOUR, drags this short and Marsh crash-pulls it to the square-leg boundary


Sriram to Marsh, SIX, Clubbed! It lands on the roof! H u g e. Marsh got down on his knee and proposed. The ball sailed high over long-on boundary. Boom!

End of over 13 (25 runs) Kings XI Punjab 115/1 (RR: 8.84)

    • SE Marsh 41 (23b 4x4 3x6)
    • PC Valthaty 60 (46b 6x4 3x6)
    • S Sriram 1-0-25-0
    • VR Aaron 3-0-18-0

Tahmeed: "Why is everyone behind irfan's 2.1m...He never asked for it . are you guys jealous of his paycheck ?"

Nick: "Instead of blaming Irfan, Nagar or Agarkar, all my blame goes to Delhi selectors. On typical turning track of Delhi they picked 7 local seamers plus spent money on Morkal. Didn't retain likes of Gambhir, AB or Dilshan, and there overseas batting picks are players who are not so use to Indian pitches. What kind if selection is it when your second best batsman after Sehwag is Hopes. "


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


Morkel to Marsh, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, tucked quietly to midwicket


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


Morkel to Marsh, FOUR, Wham bham. It was the short delivery and Shaun swiveled to unfurl a violent pull to the square-leg boundary


Morkel to Marsh, 1 leg bye, short of length delivery on the leg stump line, turned to midwicket


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

End of over 14 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 123/1 (RR: 8.78)

    • PC Valthaty 62 (49b 6x4 3x6)
    • SE Marsh 46 (26b 5x4 3x6)
    • M Morkel 3-0-15-1
    • S Sriram 1-0-25-0

Pathan to Marsh, no run, curves away from the off stump, Marsh tries to cut it and misses.


Pathan to Marsh, OUT, Irfan takes out Shaun. It landed back of length and moved away from the off stump. Marsh went for a big flat-batted heave across the line and top edged it. Morne ran in from third man to collect it.

SE Marsh c Morkel b Pathan 46 (28b 5x4 3x6) SR: 164.28


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


Pathan to Hussey, 1 run, keeps out the hat-trick ball with a dab to point


Pathan to Karthik, no run, gets back and across to defend this to the off side


Pathan to Karthik, 1 wide, Karthik tries to pull this but the ball tails down the leg side for a wide


Pathan to Karthik, 1 run, stays back to run this back-of-length delivery to third man

Time out

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 126/3 (RR: 8.40)

    • KD Karthik 1 (2b)
    • DJ Hussey 1 (1b)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-18-2
    • M Morkel 3-0-15-1

Aaron to Karthik, 1 wide, tries to serve a full delivery but slips it down the leg side


Aaron to Karthik, 1 wide, The bouncer arrives now and it climbs very high over DK. David Hussey wanted to steal a bye as the keeper was way back but he has to get back in a hurry as Dk doesn't respond


Aaron to Karthik, no run, shortish delivery outside off, DK can't connect with his cut shot


Aaron to Karthik, 1 run, stays back to guide the back-of-length delivery to left of backward point


Aaron to Hussey, 1 run, full in length on the middle, tapped to off side for a single


Aaron to Karthik, no run, a length delivery outside off whooshes past the attempted flamboyant cut!


Aaron to Karthik, FOUR, Dropped by the keeper Naman Ojha DK was beaten for pace and bounce again as he went for the cut. The ball went off the edge and went to right of Naman who couldn't hold on. Varun is steaming in anger and disappointment.


Aaron to Karthik, no run, goes for the quick yorker and DK digs it out back to the bowler

End of over 16 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 134/3 (RR: 8.37)

    • KD Karthik 6 (7b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 2 (2b)
    • VR Aaron 4-0-26-0
    • IK Pathan 3-0-18-2

Shahab: "Thanks to the selectors for not picking up Valthaty for WI tour. After seeing this innings today, I really feel that he is running on with his senseless swing of bat along with lucks, though I could see some occasional beauties (but very rare). This guy needs some first class matches to correct himself."


Salvi to Hussey, 1 run, a slower short delivery and David picks it up very late but adjusts in the end to swat it through midwicket


Salvi to Karthik, 2 runs, Naman can't seem to stop anything. DK shuffled across the stump and lapped the short of length delivery to left of the keeper who should have stopped it on the bounce. But doesn't. Nadeem, though, runs across to make a fine diving stop at fine-leg boundary


Salvi to Karthik, 1 run, banged in short and DK top-edges the pull. The ball lands safely beyond square-leg


Salvi to Hussey, OUT, David hasn't done much with the bat this ipl and here is another failure for him. He cleared the front foot and went for the pull but found the midwicket fielder

DJ Hussey c Hopes b Salvi 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00


Salvi to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, short in length outside off, chopped to backward point

Abrarul Haque: "Anybody around to hit back at Pathan..... jealous guys! "


Salvi to Karthik, 2 runs, walks across to work this behind square-leg

End of over 17 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 141/4 (RR: 8.29)

    • KD Karthik 11 (10b 1x4)
    • Mandeep Singh 1 (1b)
    • AM Salvi 3-0-28-1
    • VR Aaron 4-0-26-0

Morkel to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, gets forward to push this through covers for a single


Morkel to Karthik, 1 run, moved outside leg, the ball follows him and he tucks it to midwicket


Morkel to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump line, dabbed down to Venu at third man


Morkel to Karthik, no run, loud cry for a catch by the keeper. No response from the ump. DK walked across the stumps and went for the pull. And replays suggest it went off the gloves. Dk escapes.


Morkel to Karthik, FOUR, Salt and pepper time. DK square cuts this short delivery outside off to backward point boundary


Morkel to Karthik, no run, backs away outside leg but Morne cramps him by following him with a fullish delivery; DK jabs it to the bowler

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 148/4 (RR: 8.22)

    • KD Karthik 16 (14b 2x4)
    • Mandeep Singh 3 (3b)
    • M Morkel 4-0-22-1
    • AM Salvi 3-0-28-1

Pathan to Mandeep Singh, no run, lands on the middle stump line and the batsman tries to move outside leg and cut. The ball flies over the middle stump


Pathan to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, Irfan can't believe that the deep midwicket fielder (sreeram) has failed to catch it. It was pulled high to the right of the deep midwicket who misjudged it badly. He ended up running around in circles and didn't get close to the ball.


Pathan to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, Sreeram back in action again. Irfan in angry mode again. It was pulled to right of deep midwicket and Sreeram rushes across and lunges out. He gets hirght hand to it but the ball runs away to the boundary


Pathan to Mandeep Singh, OUT, Clatter! Irfan pings the leg stump. Mandeep cleared his front foot and went for a big slog to the leg but missed the full delivery.

Mandeep Singh b Pathan 11 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14


Pathan to Harris, 1 run, stays back to tap this to cover for a single


Pathan to Karthik, 1 run, moves towards off and tries to paddle sweep it but Irfan follows him with a slightly slower delivery. The ball rolls out to backward square-leg region. another good over from Irfan

End of over 19 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 158/5 (RR: 8.31)

    • KD Karthik 17 (15b 2x4)
    • RJ Harris 1 (1b)
    • IK Pathan 4-0-28-3
    • M Morkel 4-0-22-1

Salvi to Karthik, FOUR, banged in short ; DK goes for the pull and top -edges it to the fine-leg boundary


Salvi to Karthik, 2 runs, low full toss on the off stump line, DK punches it towards the straight boundary and Birt moves across from long-on to make a diving stop


Salvi to Karthik, FOUR, walks right across the stumps and laps the full toss from outside off stump line to the backward square-leg boundary


Salvi to Karthik, OUT, the slower one outside off, a length delivery, DK slices it straight to backward point

KD Karthik c Hopes b Salvi 27 (19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 142.10


Salvi to Chawla, 1 run, full and straight, driven to covers for a single

Vageesan: "Pathan bowled really well this match but the fact is he has under performed in his previous matches. I can understand that the $1.9 million tag has nothing to do with him, but being selected for all matches as the attack leader, he was expected to perform better. I sincerely hope his performance today will boost him."


Salvi to Harris, 1 run, low dipping full toss around off, driven to long-on for a single

171 to win. Join us in a short while for the run chase.

End of over 20 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 170/6

    • RJ Harris 2 (2b)
    • PP Chawla 1 (1b)
    • AM Salvi 4-0-40-2
    • IK Pathan 4-0-28-3





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