Indian Premier League, 14th match: Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors at Mohali, Apr 12, 2012
Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
12 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)

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Good day everyone and welcome to the coverage of Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors at Mohali. You guys might need an entire night to get over this thriller in Chennai! What a heist. A big treat for all CSK fans ahead of Tamil New Year's day.

Toss: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and they will bowl first.

Shaun Marsh comes back from injury and he replaces Faulkner. Parvinder Awana is also in, for Abhishek Nayar.

For Pune, Angelo Mathews is in and Murali Kartik's out. Mithun Manhas, the batsman, is also in. The teams are updated above.


Kumar to Ryder, no run, movement and sharp cut away from the left-hander, Ryder did well to leave that alone


Kumar to Ryder, no run, moves away and Ryder pushes it down to cover


Kumar to Ryder, no run, lands it on the same area and Ryder's happy to knock it back to the bowler


Kumar to Ryder, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it to deep square leg


Kumar to Ganguly, no run, bounce and carry! That really kicked up and fizzed past the outside edge, encouraging from Praveen


Kumar to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly decides to use his feet and club a length ball past the bowler and mid-off, in the air but safe

End of over 1 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • SC Ganguly 4 (2b 1x4)
    • JD Ryder 1 (4b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-5-0

Here's Parvinder Awana


Awana to Ryder, no run, full outside off and thudded down the pitch back to the bowler who plucks it with his right hand


Awana to Ryder, no run, moves away and he chases that, only narrowly beats the toe of the bat


Awana to Ryder, no run, drops it with soft hands towards point but decides against the single


Awana to Ryder, 1 run, full and wide and he chases that and gets an outside edge that sails down to third man


Awana to Ganguly, 1 run, lazy running! Dropped towards Hussey at cover and Ganguly was ball-watching, direct hit and he would have gone


Awana to Ryder, 1 run, short and he pulls that over square leg, the sweeper mops up

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • JD Ryder 3 (9b)
    • SC Ganguly 5 (3b 1x4)
    • P Awana 1-0-3-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-5-0

Two slips and a gully for Praveen, Yes, this is T20


Kumar to Ryder, FOUR, more the Ryder we know, fetches that from outside off and swings across the line and clears the left of mid-on


Kumar to Ryder, 1 wide, slides it down the leg side and wide called


Kumar to Ryder, OUT, communication breakdown! Ryder dropped that towards cover and he was a long way out of the crease, Ganguly saw it was Hussey and in desperation asked his partner to head back, too late, the throw to Gilchrist was accurate, Ryder was in another town

JD Ryder run out 7 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63


Kumar to Samuels, no run, nips back in off the seam and good bounce and carry to the keeper


Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, kicked up off the pitch and nudged to the on side, the batsman was surprised by the bounce


Kumar to Ganguly, no run, gets across and chops it down to cover


Kumar to Ganguly, FOUR, talk about placement! There was a big gap between the slips and gully and Ganguly made a bit of room and placed it between them, deliberately steered it there

End of over 3 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 18/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • SC Ganguly 9 (5b 2x4)
    • MN Samuels 1 (2b)
    • P Kumar 2-0-15-0
    • P Awana 1-0-3-0

Awana to Samuels, 1 leg bye, tucked away in front of the hips to the leg side


Awana to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly of the old! Made room again and hit that in the air wide of extra cover and mid-off


Awana to Ganguly, 1 run, goes back at the crease and drops it down to cover point


Awana to Samuels, no run, extra bounce and fizz off the wicket, foxed Samuels as he poked at it outside the off stump and was beaten


Awana to Samuels, 1 run, nicely played, opened the face of the bat and steered it past the slips and down to third man


Awana to Ganguly, 2 runs, makes room and scoops a full delivery over extra cover, should have been a four but the outfield slowed it down

End of over 4 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 27/1 (RR: 6.75)

    • SC Ganguly 16 (8b 3x4)
    • MN Samuels 2 (5b)
    • P Awana 2-0-11-0
    • P Kumar 2-0-15-0

Kumar to Samuels, no run, even Praveen gets fizz off the wicket, Samuels poked at it again and it kicked up and beat the edge


Kumar to Samuels, no run, gets across and pushes it to the off side


Kumar to Samuels, no run, dropped it to the off side and thought of a single


Kumar to Samuels, 1 wide, slides down the leg side and wide called


Kumar to Samuels, no run, keeps it nice and tight and Samuels gets across and defends


Kumar to Samuels, no run, steers it towards cover point and can;t pinch a run there, Samuels kept quiet here


Kumar to Samuels, no run, nips back in sharply and Samuels uneasily fends it off, just one off the over

End of over 5 (1 run) Pune Warriors 28/1 (RR: 5.60)

    • MN Samuels 2 (11b)
    • SC Ganguly 16 (8b 3x4)
    • P Kumar 3-0-16-0
    • P Awana 2-0-11-0

Dimitri Mascarenhas has now been introduced into the attack. Long chat with Gilchrist before setting the field.


Mascarenhas to Ganguly, OUT, gone! First ball! That pitched on the leg-stump and Ganguly tried to play it to the leg-side, leading edge and it loops up to the point fielder for an easy catch.

SC Ganguly c Marsh b Mascarenhas 16 (28m 9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 177.77

Robin Uthappa walks out to bat now. A decent start to his IPL 2012 season.


Mascarenhas to Uthappa, no run, again drifts down the leg-side, this time to the right-hander and its tucked to the leg-side. Some confusion but makes it back to the crease.

There was a slip and a gully there.


Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, tucked away to the fine-leg region for a single.


Mascarenhas to Samuels, OUT, bowled! A torturous innings has been ended, bowled off a straight ball that looked to be coming into the batsman but deviated that little bit, to take the stumps! Three down and in trouble.

MN Samuels b Mascarenhas 2 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Angelo Matthews is at five. Mascarenhas has two.


Mascarenhas to Mathews, no run, Oooooh! That swung away from the batsman and he had no chance of getting anywhere close to it


Mascarenhas to Mathews, no run, and this one pitches on the middle and comes into the batsman. Mascarenhas would probably think he is bowling in England under these conditions.

End of over 6 (1 run) Pune Warriors 29/3 (RR: 4.83)

    • AD Mathews 0 (2b)
    • RV Uthappa 1 (2b)
    • AD Mascarenhas 1-0-1-2
    • P Kumar 3-0-16-0

Powerplay overs have ended, but don't think Gilchrist will be pushing too many behind.


Kumar to Uthappa, no run, played away to the square-leg fielder and no chance to rotate the strike over.


Kumar to Uthappa, no run, outside the off-stump and Uthappa fails to get a bat on that, trying to cut the ball!


Kumar to Uthappa, 1 run, this time he plays it to the leg-side for a single.


Kumar to Mathews, no run, defended on the back-foot, the runs aren't coming and with three wickets down, they cannot take too many chances.


Kumar to Mathews, 1 run, short this time and pulled away to the deep square-leg fielder for a single.


Kumar to Uthappa, 1 wide, pitched on middle and swung sharply, but down the leg-side and the umpire calls it a wide.


Kumar to Uthappa, no run, outside the off-stump and defended yet again by Uthappa. End of PK's spell, he gave away 19 in his four overs.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 32/3 (RR: 4.57)

    • RV Uthappa 2 (6b)
    • AD Mathews 1 (4b)
    • P Kumar 4-0-19-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 1-0-1-2

Mascarenhas to Mathews, FOUR, pitched right up and that is driven rather well. More vitally, it is placed excellently to the left of mid-on, who was in the circle.


Mascarenhas to Mathews, 1 run, outside the off-stump, pitched right up, driven to the covers.


Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, pitched on the middle-stump and Uthappa gently taps it to the the deep square-leg region for a single.


Mascarenhas to Mathews, FOUR, goes over the mid-off fielder and gets it to the fence! Matthews is taking the bowling on, taking advantage of the attacking field.


Mascarenhas to Mathews, 1 run, nudged away to the leg-side for a single


Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, tapped it on the off-side for a single and the Time-Out has been taken.

End of over 8 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 44/3 (RR: 5.50)

    • RV Uthappa 4 (8b)
    • AD Mathews 11 (8b 2x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 2-0-13-2
    • P Kumar 4-0-19-0

David Hussey's just plugged us while fielding during an IPL game. That's probably a first! Ramiz Raja, on Set Max, was asking him about the Australia-West Indies and Hussey said he'd followed it on ESPNcricinfo.


Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, SIX, Shot! Pitched up to the bat and Uthappa, immediately after the break plays with a bat as straight as straight can be! That is gone all the way


Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, dabbed away on the off-side and gets a single. Six followed by a single, on this kind of green pitch, is good batting.


Harmeet Singh to Mathews, OUT, gone! Mathews is out, lbw, trying to work the bowler to the leg-side. It hit hum flush in front of the middle-stump and looked gone the moment they appealed.

AD Mathews lbw b Harmeet Singh 11 (14m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

Mithun Manhas is the new batsman.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, FOUR, driven straight back to the bowler and that has gone to the fence. They are not ceasing to play their strokes, are the Warriors.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, no run, defended it back to the bowler. A six, a four and a wicket in this over so far.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, no run, pitched right up to the bat and hits the toe of Manhas' bat. End of an expensive, but successful over.

End of over 9 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 55/4 (RR: 6.11)

    • M Manhas 4 (3b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 11 (10b 1x6)
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-11-1
    • AD Mascarenhas 2-0-13-2

Spin now, Piyush Chawla comes in.


Chawla to Uthappa, 2 runs, short and pulled away to the wide long-on. They run well for a couple.


Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, short again, turning away and Uthappa cuts it to the sweeper.


Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, pitched on the middle and turned away well by Manhas to deep square-leg for a single.


Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, slow this time and Uthappa waited on it, played it gently on to the off-side for a single.


Chawla to Manhas, no run, short and cut away by Manhas, but to the fielder.


Chawla to Manhas, 2 runs, pitched right up to the batsman, driven to the right of the sweeper fielder and by the time he could run and get the ball back, the batsmen had time to run two. Seven runs in the over.

End of over 10 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 62/4 (RR: 6.20)

    • M Manhas 7 (6b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 15 (13b 1x6)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-7-0
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-11-1

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, short of length, driven on the up by a batsman who is standing well outside the crease. Single to long-off.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, no run, jumps down the track and tries to cut it away, but straight to the short cover fielder.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, FOUR, drifts down the leg-side and Manhas gets a bat on to it, the glance gets the batsman four, with the fielder squarer at fine-leg!


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, no run, short of a good length, goes on to the back-foot and defends to the point region.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, 1 wide, too many down the leg-side, this time does not get the bat and they call it a wide.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, 2 runs, floats it up for the batsman, full-toss and he drives it to wide long-off for a couple. Rameez Raja on commentary calls it a soft ball.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, 1 run, On the middle and Manhas wanted to flick it away to the leg-side, but it came on to him quicker than he thought it would and he can get it as far as the fine-leg fielder for a run.

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 71/4 (RR: 6.45)

    • M Manhas 14 (11b 2x4)
    • RV Uthappa 16 (14b 1x6)
    • Harmeet Singh 2-0-20-1
    • PP Chawla 1-0-7-0

Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat, outside the off-stump, driven for a single


Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, driven to the long-on for a single.


Chawla to Manhas, no run, pitched up and the batsman went back there when he could have come forward. Attempts a cut but misses


Chawla to Manhas, no run, Googly! That came in with the arm and the batsman did not read it too well, wanted to cut it and managed to get the ball down in time.


Chawla to Manhas, FOUR, goes over the bowler's head and smashes it for a four!


Chawla to Manhas, no run, quicker one, slides through fast as well and the batsman had no idea whether to go forward or back to that, caught in the crease and the outside edge is missed too.

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 77/4 (RR: 6.41)

    • M Manhas 19 (16b 3x4)
    • RV Uthappa 17 (15b 1x6)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-13-0
    • Harmeet Singh 2-0-20-1

Mascarenhas is back.


Mascarenhas to Uthappa, OUT, Gone! Out! Mascarenhas has stuck yet again! The ball was slower and Uthappa went for a flick shot, in a bid to clear the boundary, but found the only fielder in that region. Half the side is now sent back!

RV Uthappa c Bipul Sharma b Mascarenhas 17 (33m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 106.25


Mascarenhas to Manhas, 1 run, played away late to the third-man and Smith is now on strike.


Mascarenhas to Smith, no run, on off-stump, short of length and that jags away from the batsman. Beats the outside edge through to the wicket-keeper.


Mascarenhas to Smith, 1 run, again outside the off-stump, moving away and he plays it to the third-man for a single.


Mascarenhas to Manhas, no run, outside the off-stump again, and beats the outside edge of the bat.


Mascarenhas to Manhas, 4 byes, beaten yet again, this time the ball was jagging back into the batsman and he had no clue about this one. Fortunately for him and the team, a. the ball missed the stumps and b. even the wicket-keeper had not much clue! Four byes!

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 83/5 (RR: 6.38)

    • M Manhas 20 (19b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 1 (2b)
    • AD Mascarenhas 3-0-15-3
    • PP Chawla 2-0-13-0

Chawla to Smith, 2 runs, turning away, played away to the leg-side for a couple.


Chawla to Smith, 1 run, played away to the leg-side once again for a single.


Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, short and outside the off-stump and they get a single.


Chawla to Smith, 1 run, played away to the leg-side for another single. Doing it well here, are the Pune Warriors.


Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, bowls from wide of the crease, coming back into the batsman as well and again, played on the leg-side!


Chawla to Smith, 1 run, they have peppered the leg-side region well in that over and picked up singles rather easily. Another one there for Smith.

End of over 14 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 90/5 (RR: 6.42)

    • SPD Smith 6 (6b)
    • M Manhas 22 (21b 3x4)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-20-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 3-0-15-3

Awana to Smith, no run, short of a good length and Smith defends it on the back-foot. Wanted a single but calls of "No, no no!"


Awana to Smith, 1 run, cut hard towards the point region and that could have easily gone to the fence, before Mandeep dived to his left and stopped it


Awana to Manhas, no run, short of length, on the back-foot and defended it towards mid-on.


Awana to Manhas, 1 run, Manhas is waiting on his bat-foot for the short of length ball and is dabbing it around for singles. He does that yet again to the off-side.


Awana to Smith, no run, short and rising and Smith plays it away to the off-side for no run.


Awana to Smith, FOUR, another shorter one from the bowler and this time he goes on to his back-foot and slaps it to the mid-wicket region for a four! Welcome boundary.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 96/5 (RR: 6.40)

    • SPD Smith 11 (10b 1x4)
    • M Manhas 23 (23b 3x4)
    • P Awana 3-0-17-0
    • PP Chawla 3-0-20-0

Chawla to Manhas, 1 run, Shorter in length but outside the off-stump and he gets a single to bring Smith back on strike.


Chawla to Smith, 2 runs, flighted and pitched right up to the batsman, who drills it through the cover region for a couple of runs.


Chawla to Smith, no run, outside the off-stump and Smith was beaten because of the turn.


Chawla to Smith, OUT, Bowled this time! Googly I think, and Smith tried to hit it square, gets an inside edge and that rolls back on to the stumps. No cameo from Smith this time and Pune are six down.

SPD Smith b Chawla 13 (12m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Manish Pandey is at eight. Solid depth in batting for Pune.


Chawla to Pandey, no run, Full on the off-stump and defended stoutly on the front-foot.


Chawla to Pandey, no run, and another one that rips away from the batsman, beating him rather easily outside the off-stump.


End of over 16 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 99/6 (RR: 6.18)

    • MK Pandey 0 (2b)
    • M Manhas 24 (24b 3x4)
    • PP Chawla 4-0-23-1
    • P Awana 3-0-17-0

Harmeet Singh to Manhas, no run, short and outside the off-stump but he fails to unleash the cut successfully. Extra bounce was his undoing.


Harmeet Singh to Manhas, 1 run, seemed like a bit slower on to the middle stump and that is played over to long-on for a single. 100 comes up, probably 3-4 overs later than when Pune would have wanted it.


Harmeet Singh to Pandey, OUT, gone, caught! Pitched right up and Pandey went for the drive, it went only as far as the short cover fielder, David Hussey and the side has lost its seventh wicket.

MK Pandey c Hussey b Harmeet Singh 0 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rahul Sharma walks in to the middle at 9.


Harmeet Singh to Sharma, no run, short ball and the number nine batsman goes under that one. Rahul Sharma is really tall and that would have been some effort!


Harmeet Singh to Sharma, no run, pitched up and he swings at it, gets nothing on his bat.


Harmeet Singh to Sharma, 2 runs, outside the off-stump and the batsman goes for a swing, but gets only an inside edge through to the deep square-leg. The short fine-leg fielder gives it a chase and they take 2.

End of over 17 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 102/7 (RR: 6.00)

    • R Sharma 2 (3b)
    • M Manhas 25 (26b 3x4)
    • Harmeet Singh 3-0-23-2
    • PP Chawla 4-0-23-1

Mascarenhas to Manhas, SIX, pitched right up and Manhas has absolutely launched it over the the long-off fence for a six! That will bring some life in that Pune dressing room!


Mascarenhas to Manhas, OUT, Bowled him! Tried to act cute, tried to sweep him over the short fine-leg region but it has gone through and he is castled. Eight down.

M Manhas b Mascarenhas 31 (40m 28b 3x4 1x6) SR: 110.71

Will they bat out the 20 overs now?


Mascarenhas to Nehra, 1 wide, down the leg-side and Nehra fails to get anything on it, wide called.


Mascarenhas to Nehra, 1 run, jags back in to the batsman and he does enough to play it away to leg-side.


Mascarenhas to Sharma, OUT, Gone, caught! That wasn't a quick ball by any stretch and the batsman launched into it, it went high in the air but was lacking in the distance. Mandeep Singh at deep mid-wicket catches it well.

R Sharma c Mandeep Singh b Mascarenhas 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Mascarenhas to Nehra, 1 run, that kept low, but Nehra defends it well to the short mid-wicket region and they also run away for a single.


Mascarenhas to Dinda, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single. End of an excellent spell from Mascarenhas, started the rot in the Pune innings and ended with five wickets.

End of over 18 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 112/9 (RR: 6.22)

    • AB Dinda 1 (1b)
    • A Nehra 2 (2b)
    • AD Mascarenhas 4-0-25-5
    • Harmeet Singh 3-0-23-2

Awana to Dinda, no run, bouncer and the batsman tries to pull him away, missed it by some distance.


Awana to Dinda, 1 run, on the back-foot and defended, went for a quick one and had the square-leg fielder hit, he could have been out.


Awana to Nehra, 1 leg bye, played away clumsily on the leg-side for a single.


Awana to Dinda, no run, Dinda swings hard at it but it's way away from hitting anywhere near the bat.


Awana to Dinda, 1 leg bye, short of a length, he jumped back and tried to defend it but it hits the pad and they get a single.


Awana to Nehra, OUT, Yes, caught just a few centimetres out of his crease. Played it back, the bowler ran towards the ball as the batsmen were going for a run and threw the stumps down. Third umpire called to adjudicate and he gives it out.

AB Dinda run out 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Pune have been bowled out for 115 after being put in to bat by Adam Gilchrist. They batted only 19 overs and for most part, it looked like they wouldn't get to 100. It started with the run-out of Jesse Ryder and followed with the five-wicket haul for Mascarenhas, bringing the mid-innings momentum to halt.

116 is a modest target but the pitch has enough green on it to interest the likes of Ashok Dinda, Ashish Nehra, Angelo Mathews and even Jesse Ryder. Of course, it remains to be seen if Mathews will bowl.

Back in 10 with the Punjab reply.

End of over 19 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 115/10 (RR: 6.05)

    • A Nehra 2 (4b)
    • P Awana 4-0-18-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 4-0-25-5





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