Indian Premier League - 63rd match

Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kings XI Punjab won by 111 runs

van der Wath will start proceedings for Bangalore. A slip in place

Jacob: "I'm hoping for Ryan Harris' sake that he has a good outing with the ball today, he needs to justify his position in the team with a strong, effective and hopefully economical spell."

The Bangalore fielders are making their way out, almost a packed house at the stadium.

Praveen: "I really don't understand the logic behind the schedule and timing of games. Matches in Chennai are being played at 4 P.M. when the sun is scorching and at night in one of the most scenic grounds in the world. Time to infuse some logic into the fixtures as well !!!"

Leon: "It would be an interesting contest considering the RCB juggernaut is rolling. Even without much star presence in the KXIP team they have been doing well lately. May the best team win!"

Toss: Punjab have won the toss and opted to bat. Abhishek Nayar comes in for Bhargav Bhatt, just he one change for the 'hosts'. As for Bangalore, van der Wath and Asad Pathan have been called up. There's no Luke Pomerscbach, and no Zaheer Khan. Do take a look at the qualification scenarios, ignore the Pune bit though since they've been knocked out.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the IPL game between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dharamsala. There was a bit of rain around, and the covers are still on. The rain has stopped, however, and the people there reckon it shouldn't be long before the covers start coming off. Punjab are back in the running with three straight wins, while their opponents today have already qualified. We'll see how it goes. Here's the preview for the game.

0.1

van der Wath to Valthaty, no run, a lovely delivery that Dale Steyn would be proud of, landed on a good length on leg stump and zipped away as Valthaty tried to close the face, beat him completely

0.2

van der Wath to Valthaty, no run, short of a good length outside off, chases it and makes no contact, nipped away again

Pretty windy out there in Dharamsala, fluttering shirts all around.

0.3

van der Wath to Valthaty, no run, darted away after pitching around a good length, Valthaty stood his ground and tried to smash that through the covers, made no contact

0.4

van der Wath to Valthaty, no run, back of a length on middle and off, rocks back and drops it in front of the bowler

0.5

van der Wath to Valthaty, FOUR, beautifully clipped away, landed in the slot on leg stump and he picked it nicely over midwicket

0.6

van der Wath to Valthaty, 1 run, pitched up and it's driven hard and uppishly but lands just short of mid-off, they pinch a quick single

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
PC Valthaty    5* (6b 1x4)      JJ van der Wath    1-0-5-0
AC Gilchrist    0* (0b)     

Langeveldt runs in, a slip in place

1.1

Langeveldt to Valthaty, SIX, short and wide, contrasting start compared to van der Watch, gifts him a hit-me delivery and Valthaty takes full toll, rocking back to crash that over the covers for a flat six

1.2

Langeveldt to Valthaty, no run, good comeback, short of a good length on the off, nipped away as Valthaty went for it, went past the outside edge

1.3

Langeveldt to Valthaty, 1 run, shortish on the off, rocks on the back foot to punch it past the bowler for a single

1.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 wide, down the leg side, slightly short but it's misdirected, called a wide

1.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, around leg stump again, Gilchrist looks to glance that fine but it clips the pads

1.5

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, around a good length, nipping down leg, Gilchrist tries to turn that square but is unable to make contact with the bat again, clips the pads and they take a leg bye

1.6

Langeveldt to Valthaty, no run, bouncer and a good one, banged in on middle and Valthaty ducks under it well

End of over 2 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 14/0 (RR: 7.00)
PC Valthaty    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-8-0
AC Gilchrist    0* (2b)      JJ van der Wath    1-0-5-0

Vinoth: "The key for today's game is going to be Gilly and Valthaty's partnership. If they can give them a good opening stand, then the likes of Marsh and Karthick will help push on. Otherwise, it's going to be just another day in office for Gayle."

Speaking of which, Gayle comes on now

2.1

Gayle to Gilchrist, no run, slightly short outside off, cut away straight to point

2.2

Gayle to Gilchrist, no run, pushed it quicker on leg stump, went back to work it square but was struck high on the pads

2.3

Gayle to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, mistimed it wide of cover for a single

It's begun to drizzle in Dharamsala

2.4

Gayle to Valthaty, no run, flighted on leg stump, tried to swing it over midwicket but was caught on the pads, strong breeze blowing

Gayle's running into the wind, or ambling in rather

2.5

Gayle to Valthaty, 2 runs, full toss, pushed wide of extra cover and the fielder there overruns the ball, a couple of runs due to that lapse, Asad Pathan was the man there

2.6

Gayle to Valthaty, no run, fires in a quicker one on leg stump, tries to launch it over midwicket once again but makes no contact, good start by Gayle

End of over 3 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
PC Valthaty    14* (13b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-3-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (5b)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-8-0

3.1

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, fraction short and Gilchrist tries to pull that over square leg, struck on the thigh as it came onto him a little quickly, a leg bye stolen

3.2

Langeveldt to Valthaty, FOUR, streaky Valthaty, lands on a length on the off, tries to smash that over the bowler's head after making room, gets a thick outside edge over the slips and wide of third man

3.3

Langeveldt to Valthaty, 1 wide, banged in short on leg stump, called a wide, a touch too high

3.3

Langeveldt to Valthaty, 2 runs, pitched up on middle, chipped it over midwicket for a couple of runs

3.4

Langeveldt to Valthaty, no run, aiming for hte blockhole and almost gets it right, Valthaty chooses to play that cautiously, getting forward to defend it into the off side

3.5

Langeveldt to Valthaty, OUT, Valthaty goes, slower one bowled short on the off and Valthaty tries to swat that hard over the in-field, ends up slicing it, gets a lot of elevation and Saurabh Tiwary, at mid-off, waits patiently and holds on to a good catch

PC Valthaty c Tiwary b Langeveldt 20 (17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 117.64

3.6

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, short of a good length, not timing it too well is the man, played away into the off side as he tries to punch that

End of over 4 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 25/1 (RR: 6.25)
AC Gilchrist    1* (7b)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-15-1
SE Marsh    0* (0b)      CH Gayle    1-0-3-0

van der Watch comes back. Shaun Marsh takes guard

4.1

van der Wath to Marsh, no run, back of a length, no room, Marsh stays back and defends

4.2

van der Wath to Marsh, no run, extra bounce as he angles this across him, and Marsh tentatively pokes at it

4.3

van der Wath to Marsh, no run, looks to work this off the hip, misses, the ball rolls off the thigh pad

4.4

van der Wath to Marsh, FOUR, superb shot, short-arm pull, which means he has converted this shortish length into pulling length, and over square leg

4.5

van der Wath to Marsh, no run, defended towards cover, no room this time

4.6

van der Wath to Marsh, no run, slower ball outside off, Marsh swings without feet movement, is beaten

End of over 5 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 29/1 (RR: 5.80)
SE Marsh    4* (6b 1x4)      JJ van der Wath    2-0-9-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (7b)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-15-1

As Gav reminds us, Gilly has reached 2000 Twenty20 runs

5.1

Aravind to Gilchrist, 1 run, this is 2001st as he dabs this towards third man

5.2

Aravind to Marsh, no run, fullish, driven on the up, can't beat mid-off

5.3

Aravind to Marsh, no run, slower ball this time, Marsh checks the drive, gets the inside half of the bat towards mid-on

5.4

Aravind to Marsh, no run, nice offcutter, starts outside off, cramps him up as he looks to run this down

5.5

Aravind to Marsh, no run, cramped up again with a shortish delivery, nipping into him

5.6

Aravind to Marsh, no run, superb end yo a superb over, after bowling offcutters, gets this one to hold its line, and Marsh's outside edge is beaten as he looks for a big one down the ground

End of over 6 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 30/1 (RR: 5.00)
SE Marsh    4* (11b 1x4)      S Aravind    1-0-1-0
AC Gilchrist    2* (8b)      JJ van der Wath    2-0-9-0

Mithun to bowl now

6.1

Mithun to Gilchrist, no run, struck on the thigh as he looks to work this away, although for a second I thought he shouldered arms towards the end

6.2

Mithun to Gilchrist, SIX, Gilchrist's 100th Twenty20 six, and what a typical beauty it is. Judges the length early, which is not all too short, but rocks back and pulls this over deep square, deep into the stands. Trademark shot

6.3

Mithun to Gilchrist, 3 runs, fuller and angled across him, Gilchrist stays back and chips it over extra cover

6.4

Mithun to Marsh, 1 run, worked away off the hips for a single

Round the wicket

6.5

Mithun to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, Gilchrist looks for another pull, but this one skids on, and concedes just the leg-bye

6.6

Mithun to Marsh, no run, back of a length, around off, pushed to point

End of over 7 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 41/1 (RR: 5.85)
SE Marsh    5* (13b 1x4)      A Mithun    1-0-10-0
AC Gilchrist    11* (12b 1x6)      S Aravind    1-0-1-0

7.1

Aravind to Gilchrist, no run, good delivery, short of a good length and got it to nip away at just the right time, Gilchrist poked at that one but couldn't get bat onto it

7.2

Aravind to Gilchrist, SIX, gave him the charge to counter any of that movement or bounce, took it off the length and smashed it over mid-off's head, just managed to clear the ropes

7.3

Aravind to Gilchrist, FOUR, vintage Gilly, in the slot on off stump and Gilchrist had made his mind up, hammering it over the bowler's head this time for a one bounce four

7.4

Aravind to Gilchrist, 1 run, slower one bowled slightly short, run down to third man for a single

7.5

Aravind to Marsh, SIX, Marsh connects superbly, you almost thought that was Gilly for a moment, short and he gets into position early, rocking back to pull it confidently over the midwicket boundary

7.6

Aravind to Marsh, FOUR, nicely done, waited for it to come on, was the slower one, and opened the face at the right time, late-cutting it past the keeper for four more, Punjab are picking up the pace, time for the timeout

Aravind: "Gilly has been biding his time patiently. I have a feeling he will explode some time soon." Well, he's taken off now.

End of over 8 (21 runs) Kings XI Punjab 62/1 (RR: 7.75)
SE Marsh    15* (15b 2x4 1x6)      S Aravind    2-0-22-0
AC Gilchrist    22* (16b 1x4 2x6)      A Mithun    1-0-10-0

Gareth: "Low altitude, short boundaries, and two of the best six-hitters in Gillie and Gayle. Surely my boss will understand if i don't show up tomorrow?"

Gayle's back on

8.1

Gayle to Gilchrist, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched wide of long-on for a single

8.2

Gayle to Marsh, 1 bye, big swing, misses, goes for the slog-sweep, was tossed up and he was targeting the midwicket boundary, didn't connect and the keeper fumbled

8.3

Gayle to Gilchrist, no run, pushed straight to extra cover

Gayle had a word with Marsh after that miss

8.4

Gayle to Gilchrist, SIX, Gilchrist, meanwhile, cashes in on a full delivery, was tossed up and he cracked it hard and flat over long-off

8.5

Gayle to Gilchrist, SIX, that's his favoured slog-sweep, was flighted again, landed full outside off and he swung it calmly over the deep midwicket boundaryt, off the meat and cleared the ropes by a distance

8.6

Gayle to Gilchrist, 1 run, jabs it into the leg side for a single to keep strike

Punjab are in a strong position here, an excellent platform set up by their captain

End of over 9 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 77/1 (RR: 8.55)
AC Gilchrist    36* (21b 1x4 4x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-17-0
SE Marsh    15* (16b 2x4 1x6)      S Aravind    2-0-22-0

9.1

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, chops it wide of point for a single

9.2

Langeveldt to Marsh, 1 run, pitched up outside off, mistimes a drive down towards long-on for a single

9.3

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 wide, bouncer and it's too short, called a wide for height

9.3

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, SIX, picked the slower one and sent it out of Dharamsala, landed on a length and he sent it miles behind deep square leg, he's finally arrived this IPL has Gilly

9.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, SIX, another six, this one was just a jab, full toss around wasit high and Gilchrist punches it over midwicket, lands on the ropes and that means it's six

9.5

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, SIX, three in a row, Gilchrist is out of control here, short on middle and he seizes the lenght early to pull it over square leg, Kohli is speechless, that also brings up Gilchrist's fifty, a hurricane innings this

9.6

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, full and he keeps strike by pushing it down to long-off for a single

58 have come off the last three overs. Punjab were going at around six an over before that

End of over 10 (22 runs) Kings XI Punjab 99/1 (RR: 9.90)
AC Gilchrist    56* (26b 1x4 7x6)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-37-1
SE Marsh    16* (17b 2x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-17-0

Mithun to bowl

10.1

Mithun to Gilchrist, 1 run, pitched up on the off, driven hard down to long-off for a single

10.2

Mithun to Marsh, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, swivels and pats it wide of short fine for a single

10.3

Mithun to Gilchrist, no run, low full toss outside off, dug out towards extra cover, Marsh had left his crease at the non-striker's end and Kohli spotted that, aimed accurately at the stumps, giving Marsh a wake-up call. Asad Rauf has called for a replay, which suggests Marsh has just about made it. It's touch and go. Excellent fielding, though he's just made it

10.4

Mithun to Gilchrist, (no ball) FOUR, full and wide, Gilchrist slashes hard, gets a thick edge and it races away to the third-man boundary, what's worse for Bangalore, it's a no-ball

freehit coming

10.4

Mithun to Gilchrist, 2 runs, gets away with it, full outside off, crunched wide of extra cover for a brace

10.5

Mithun to Gilchrist, (no ball) 1 run, another no-ball, pushed uppishly towards long-off for a single, another freehit, Bangalore in some trouble here

10.5

Mithun to Marsh, no run, Marsh fails to take advantage, full toss outside off, tries to caress it square but can't get his bat onto that one

10.6

Mithun to Marsh, 1 run, nicely timed this time, full toss, a low one outside off, steered wide of deep point for a single

End of over 11 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 111/1 (RR: 10.09)
SE Marsh    18* (20b 2x4 1x6)      A Mithun    2-0-22-0
AC Gilchrist    64* (31b 2x4 7x6)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-37-1

Kohli brings himself on. What can he do?

11.1

Kohli to Marsh, 1 run, well fielded at long-on, chipped past long-on where Mohammad Kaif dives to his right to keep them down to one, was struck well

11.2

Kohli to Gilchrist, 1 wide, slips a wide down the leg side

11.2

Kohli to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, full on the pads and Gilchrist went for it, will feel he missed out there, was right in the slot, just a leg bye in the end

11.3

Kohli to Marsh, SIX, gets hold of that one, was pitched around a good length, he bent slightly and picked it over deep midwicket, just about managed to evade Langeveldt

11.4

Kohli to Marsh, no run

11.5

Kohli to Marsh, 1 run, full toss on middle, swept towards square leg for a single

11.6

Kohli to Gilchrist, FOUR, nicely struck, poor ball but it was crunched through deep extra cover

End of over 12 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 125/1 (RR: 10.41)
AC Gilchrist    68* (33b 3x4 7x6)      V Kohli    1-0-13-0
SE Marsh    26* (24b 2x4 2x6)      A Mithun    2-0-22-0

12.1

Aravind to Marsh, 1 run

12.2

Aravind to Gilchrist, FOUR, Gilchrist a touch fortunate there, tried to swing it over midwicket but ended up getting an inside edge past the keeper to the fine-leg boundary

12.3

Aravind to Gilchrist, no run

12.4

Aravind to Gilchrist, 1 run, turned away to square leg for a single

12.5

Aravind to Marsh, no run, pitched up outside off, driven straight to extra cover

12.6

Aravind to Marsh, 1 run, slower one bowled full on middle and leg, clipped through square leg for a single

End of over 13 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 132/1 (RR: 10.15)
SE Marsh    28* (27b 2x4 2x6)      S Aravind    3-0-29-0
AC Gilchrist    73* (36b 4x4 7x6)      V Kohli    1-0-13-0

Gayle to bowl

13.1

Gayle to Marsh, 1 run, full on middle and leg, worked away through the leg side for a single

Some rain in the air now

13.2

Gayle to Gilchrist, 2 runs, fires it quick on leg stump, clipped past deep square leg, two more for Gilly

13.3

Gayle to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, targeting leg stump again, tries to whip it fine, gets a leg-bye instead

13.4

Gayle to Marsh, 2 runs, in the blockhole on leg stump, dug out wide of midwicket, enough time for both batsmen to complete the second

13.5

Gayle to Marsh, FOUR, made some room and Gayle chased him, hurled it hard down the leg side and Marsh just helped it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

13.6

Gayle to Marsh, 1 run, dropped, but that was a really tough chance, drilled wide of long-on where Kaif flung himself to his right but was unable to hold on, the partnership continues

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 143/1 (RR: 10.21)
SE Marsh    36* (31b 3x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-27-0
AC Gilchrist    75* (38b 4x4 7x6)      S Aravind    3-0-29-0

van der Wath comes back on

14.1

van der Wath to Marsh, SIX, only to be thrashed for six! Begins with a length ball and Marsh sweetly lofts him over long-off, clears the ropes by a distance, Bangalore are struggling

14.2

van der Wath to Marsh, SIX, the fun continues, van der Wath overcompensates for the length ball, holds it back to produce a long hop and it's disappeared over deep midwicket

14.3

van der Wath to Marsh, FOUR, a fifty for Marsh, continuing his prolific run, aiming for th eblockhole but he isn't getting it right, driven hard over extra cover

14.4

van der Wath to Marsh, FOUR, beautifully placed, it was a full toss and he found the gap with perfection, making a bit of room and pushing it firmly between extra cover and long-off, the carnage continues

14.5

van der Wath to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh is unstoppable here, van der Wath can only scratch his head, pitched up and that was drilled over the covers

14.6

van der Wath to Marsh, SIX, a Tendulkaresque lofted drive to finish it off, what an over, pitched up again and he launched it over the bowler's head for a meaty six, lovely shot, Punjab are all over Bangalore here

The way he is going, Marsh reminds of this 88 off 57 at the same venue.

Tha rain has picked up, what a pity if there was to be an interruption now. Punjab will also boost their net runrate if they continue this way. Some drama here. The umpires, sensing the rain was a problem, called for the covers but then decided to send the groundsmen back as the rain relented. Just a light drizzle now

End of over 15 (30 runs) Kings XI Punjab 173/1 (RR: 11.53)
SE Marsh    66* (37b 6x4 5x6)      JJ van der Wath    3-0-39-0
AC Gilchrist    75* (38b 4x4 7x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-27-0

Gayle to bowl his final over

15.1

Gayle to Gilchrist, 1 run, fires it full on leg stump, chipped wide of deep midwicket for a single

15.2

Gayle to Marsh, 1 run, makes room and smacks it to deep midwicket for one more

Backed out of his delivery stride as he saw Gilchrist charging forward

15.3

Gayle to Gilchrist, 4 byes, the batsman wins in the end as the wicketkeeper misses, just outside leg stump, Gilly tried to dismiss it over midwicket, missed and so did Arun Karthik whose view was blocked

15.4

Gayle to Gilchrist, FOUR, found the gap again, full toss and he knows how to deal with those, chipped it between long-on and deep midwicket and you know the result

15.5

Gayle to Gilchrist, 1 run, finally finds one in the blockhole, digs it wide of cover, raises the 150-stand, the highest for any wicket in any edition of the IPL, what entertainment

15.6

Gayle to Marsh, 1 run, played away to long-on for a single

End of over 16 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 185/1 (RR: 11.56)
SE Marsh    68* (39b 6x4 5x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-35-0
AC Gilchrist    81* (42b 5x4 7x6)      JJ van der Wath    3-0-39-0

They've called for a timeout, we all need a bit of a breather. What a riveting hour this has been. The two South African seamers have gone for 76 in six overs, these Australians are quite enjoying them. Mithun to bowl

16.1

Mithun to Marsh, FOUR, no respite for Bangalore, width and length and Marsh caresses it with a full-blooded drive past extra cover

16.2

Mithun to Marsh, 1 run, fuller, almost a yorker, dug out for a single into the off side

16.3

Mithun to Gilchrist, no run, a dare dot ball, full outside off, tries to squeeze it to third man, misses, stifled appeal turned down

16.4

Mithun to Gilchrist, 1 bye, missed out there, full toss and Gilchrist failed to connect as he tried to dispatch it, the keeper fumbled as well

16.5

Mithun to Marsh, 1 run, just a single again, just pushed a wide one down towards long-off

16.6

Mithun to Gilchrist, 1 run, full outside off, reached for it and got an inside edge for a single, good comeback from Mithun this over after that first-ball treatment

End of over 17 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 193/1 (RR: 11.35)
AC Gilchrist    82* (45b 5x4 7x6)      A Mithun    3-0-29-0
SE Marsh    74* (42b 7x4 5x6)      CH Gayle    4-0-35-0

van der Wath was smacked around for 30 runs in his previous over, can he bounce back?

17.1

van der Wath to Gilchrist, SIX, No he can't!! Slower one bowled on a length and Gilly picked it, smashing it over long-off

17.2

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, good yorker, on middle, dug out into the leg side

17.3

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, doling out length deliveries, Gilly is on his way to a century, stood his ground and crunched it past extra cover

17.4

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, on the pads and he tried to swing him over square leg, struck high on the pads, a single in the end

17.5

van der Wath to Marsh, 1 run, low full toss on middle, driven down towards deep midwicket for a single

17.6

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 4 leg byes, Gilchrist misses out, or does he? Targeting the pads again and he tries to glance it fine, doesn't get bat but it deflects off the pads to beat the keeper and short fine leg, four more

An improvement from his previous over for van der Wath.

End of over 18 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 209/1 (RR: 11.61)
AC Gilchrist    92* (50b 6x4 8x6)      JJ van der Wath    4-0-50-0
SE Marsh    75* (43b 7x4 5x6)      A Mithun    3-0-29-0

Aravind comes on

18.1

Aravind to Marsh, no run, slower one bowled on a length outside off, targets cow-corner does Marsh and misses

18.2

Aravind to Marsh, no run, swing and a miss again, slower one but he was onto it a little too early

18.3

Aravind to Marsh, no run, three dot balls in a row, full outside off, tries to squeeze it out, misses, was the back of the hand slower ball that kept low

18.4

Aravind to Marsh, 1 run, another slower one, chooses to just play it around for a single, gets an inside edge onto his pads

18.5

Aravind to Gilchrist, SIX, Gilchrist wastes no time, though. Short ball, was the slower one again but ended up being a long hop, Gilchrist sent it over deep square leg

This is now the highest partnership in all Twenty20 cricket

18.6

Aravind to Gilchrist, 4 leg byes, four leg-byes, full delivery on the pads, was looking to just nudge it around to keep strike, instead it clipped his shoe and raced down the third-man boundary, it's his day, folks

This stand beats 186 between Justin Langer and Cameron White for Somerset v Gloucestershire in 2006

End of over 19 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 220/1 (RR: 11.57)
AC Gilchrist    98* (52b 6x4 9x6)      S Aravind    4-0-36-0
SE Marsh    76* (47b 7x4 5x6)      JJ van der Wath    4-0-50-0

Langeveldt to bowl the last over

19.1

Langeveldt to Marsh, 2 runs, low full toss, driven wide of deep midwicket for a couple of runs

19.2

Langeveldt to Marsh, 1 run, short on middle, pulled on the bounce straight to deep square leg, just a single

19.3

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, FOUR, Century for Gilchrist, overdue you would think for this season, full and wide and he hammered it over extra cover, plenty of runs in that region today and a fitting way to reach the landmark, well done, riding on the Punjab resurgence is Gilly

19.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, FOUR, the punishment continues, pitched up and it's sliced over point, Bangalore have no answers to his

19.5

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, OUT, gone, Gilly has to go, full toss and he tried to be cheeky there, steered it straight to a perfectly-positioned Gayle at short third man

AC Gilchrist c Gayle b Langeveldt 106 (55b 8x4 9x6) SR: 192.72

The end of one of the most entertaining phases of the IPL season IV. Bangalore would need more than a Gayle special to clinch this one.

David Hussey comes in

19.6

Langeveldt to Hussey, 1 bye, slower one bowled short outside off, swings and misses, steals a bye

Gilchrist and Marsh have piled it on in Dharamsala, much to the enjoyment of the 'home crowd'. The Australian pair was unstoppable, and have given their team an excellent chance of making it four in four and life difficult for one of the teams resting in the top four right now. Marsh has the orange cap for the time being. Join us in a bit for the chase.

End of over 20 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 232/2
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-48-2
SE Marsh    79* (49b 7x4 5x6)      S Aravind    4-0-36-0
Tournament Results
Super Kings v RCB at Chennai - May 28, 2011
Super Kings won by 58 runs
RCB v Mum Indians at Chennai - May 27, 2011
RCB won by 43 runs
KKR v Mum Indians at Mumbai - May 25, 2011
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
RCB v Super Kings at Mumbai - May 24, 2011
Super Kings won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
KKR v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 22, 2011
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
RCB v Super Kings at Bangalore - May 22, 2011
RCB won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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Photos

May 17, 2011

Piyush Chawla finished with 4 for 17, Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2011, Dharamsala, May 17, 2011

Piyush Chawla finished with 4 for 17

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May 17, 2011

Chris Gayle congratulates Adam Gilchrist on his century, Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2011, Dharamsala, May 17, 2011

Chris Gayle congratulates Adam Gilchrist on his century

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