Indian Premier League - 22nd match

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)

Gilchrist and Valthaty, both of whom have had a quiet season so far, walk out to open. Lee has the new ball, there is a slip in place

Ravi: "KKR should consider promoting Yusuf further up the order. He is quite capable of doing a Gayle, KKR badly need him to fire so might be worth the gamble. Gives him more time to get himself in which is difficult if he comes in with hardly a few overs left."

jahed: "no shakib al hasan today that means kkr are going to lose." Eh? Don't they have other good players?

Shuvam: "Waiting for Yusuf Pathan to hit one of those big knocks is like waiting at kolkata's coffee house for your favourite brand of coffee for 2 hours!"

Ash Habib: "Team composition looks a bit off. Maybe Morgan should have got a look in ahead of McCullum to boost the middle order. Probably should have stuck with Shakib also to balance the bowling attack."

Toss: Adam Gilchrist wins the toss and Kings XI will have a bat

Brendon McCullum and Brett Lee are back in place of Shakib Al Hasan and Ryan ten Doeschate for KKR. L Balaji has replaced Jaidev Unadkat.

Paul Valthaty returns and Kings XI have left out Bipul Sharma. That's the only change for the home side; Azhar Mahmood will have to wait for his chance then.

Gilchrist says that the moisture on the Mohali pitch has dried out [from the game against Pune Warriors] and it looks "nice."

7.25 pm They needed 13 off 12, then nine off six. They lost by two runs. Kolkata Knight Riders were stunned at Eden Gardens three nights ago by Kings XI Punjab. Gautam Gambhir was livid his batsmen could not chase 135 after having been 73 for 2. The sides will play the return game tonight in Mohali. While teams facing each other twice in a matter of a few days is par for the IPL, there will be some needle in today's game. Here's the preview

0.1

Lee to Gilchrist, 1 run, away first ball with a tuck towards midwicket off a back of a length ball that came in a tad

0.2

Lee to Valthaty, no run, sharp away movement for Lee, the ball starts to shape away just before pitching on a good length on off stump, Valthaty is beaten by a long way

0.3

Lee to Valthaty, 1 wide, this one carries down the leg side from short of a length, appreciable bounce though

0.3

Lee to Valthaty, no run, right on the stumps from back of a length, pushed away from the crease on the leg side

Greenish-tinged pitch, there has been some early movement, and good bounce

0.4

Lee to Valthaty, 1 leg bye, into Valthaty from a shortish length, rolls away off the pad square

0.5

Lee to Gilchrist, 1 run, Lee digs it in short at Gilchrist, who swivels and pulls him, not with lots of control, on the bounce to deep square

0.6

Lee to Valthaty, FOUR, pitched up and just a push in to the pitch, which shows off its bounce as the ball then goes screaming over Lee's outstretched hand, no chance for mid off, or mid on, that was timed too straight

End of over 1 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
PC Valthaty    4* (4b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-7-0
AC Gilchrist    2* (2b)     

1.1

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, back of a length, worked off the pad to square leg

Mushfiq: "Having too many big names can b a problem & KKR has that problem. They are not really sure which team to play with. Wish players like Shakib & RTD were in a team like DC, KXIP whr they lack quality players. They can do a Owais Shah if given proper chance."

1.2

Kallis to Valthaty, 1 run, the shortish delivery got onto him too quickly, and he could not time the pull, gets it away weakly through square

1.3

Kallis to Gilchrist, 2 runs, he winds up for the big pull, but mistimes the stroke, it sails safely over mid on though

1.4

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, turned past midwicket for one

1.5

Kallis to Valthaty, 1 run, hops on his toes to push a rising delivery, this pitch has some bounce alright, down to third man

1.6

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, punched from the crease wide of cover for a quick single

End of over 2 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
AC Gilchrist    7* (6b)      JH Kallis    1-0-7-0
PC Valthaty    6* (6b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-7-0

Ashok: "I doubt Gambhir's leadership qualities. The way Shakib and Yusuf have been handled by him shows he has put too much pressure on them to perform. Too much aggressive character he is!!"

2.1

Lee to Gilchrist, FOUR, width for the cut, and Gilchrist goes for the shot, does not time it that well again, but enough to dispatch it between cover and backward point

2.2

Lee to Gilchrist, 2 runs, pulled behind square leg, short fine gets a hand to it, deep square runs around to field

2.3

Lee to Gilchrist, no run, forced away to mid on from the crease

zeeshan: "how long and what else should SHAKIB do to be a big name????" Isn't he one already?

2.4

Lee to Gilchrist, 1 run, back of a length ball softly dabbed in the air down to third man from very close to the body

2.5

Lee to Valthaty, 2 runs, well played, on the rise, it also moves away a shade, he punches from the crease, Balaji scrambles to his right at third man, and cuts off the four with a dive, the ball rolls away but Balaji is up in time to stop it again, Gilchrist wanted a third, Valthaty wasn't looking back at his partner

2.6

Lee to Valthaty, OUT, gone this time, tried to force a shortish delivery through the off side from the crease, it bounced and moved away, Bisla did well to snap up the thick edge

PC Valthaty c †Bisla b Lee 8 (14m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 3 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 24/1 (RR: 8.00)
     B Lee    2-0-16-1
AC Gilchrist    14* (10b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-7-0

3.1

Kallis to Gilchrist, 2 runs, worked through midwicket

3.2

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run, good length, on off stump, pushed to mid off

3.3

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run, pitched up this time, around middle and off, he plays from the crease and pushes towards mid off

3.4

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, skiddy length ball pushed wide of mid off for a single

3.5

Kallis to Marsh, 1 run, adjusts for the bounce to guide this widish one to the right of point, who dives to take pace off it

3.6

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed straight to mid off, a clean pick up could have tested Gilchrist as he charged for the single

End of over 4 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 29/1 (RR: 7.25)
AC Gilchrist    18* (15b 1x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-12-0
SE Marsh    1* (1b)      B Lee    2-0-16-1

Wasim: "Wonder when will Gambhir find Shami Ahmed worthy of his place in the playing 11?" For those asking who is Shami, he, along with Ashok Dinda, won the Duleep Trophy for East Zone earlier this year

Narine to bowl

4.1

Narine to Gilchrist, no run

4.2

Narine to Gilchrist, no run, offbreak turns and bounces outside off after pitching on leg, pushed to mid on

4.3

Narine to Gilchrist, no run, straightish delivery on middle, pushed to the bowler

4.4

Narine to Gilchrist, FOUR, too short, bit of width, and he pushes it in the gap past cover

4.5

Narine to Gilchrist, 1 run, straight on middle and leg, worked wide of mid on

Ben: "Geez, all this commotion about Shakib, yet I don't remember hearing a whisper when McCullum sat out three games in a row!?"

4.6

Narine to Marsh, no run, leading edge as he looks to tuck a fullish one on the leg side, the ball rolls away towards extra cover

End of over 5 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 34/1 (RR: 6.80)
SE Marsh    1* (2b)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0
AC Gilchrist    23* (20b 2x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-12-0

5.1

Kallis to Gilchrist, FOUR, tucks this one off the pads, and its timed well enough to reach the deep midwicket rope

5.2

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run, looks to go leg side again but ends up pushing a straight length ball to the bowler

5.3

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, back of a length ball forced off the pads to deep square

5.4

Kallis to Marsh, FOUR, slightly short, and he fetches it from off to pull without fuss over midwicket

5.5

Kallis to Marsh, 1 run, shapes for another pull this time, but inside edges it from some way outside off on to pad, ball misses the stumps, they scamper for the single

Gilchrist has hurt himself attempting that run, seems to be the right hamstring. He's gone off the field now, Mandeep is the new batsman

5.6

Kallis to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, steers a climbing delivery wide of third man

End of over 6 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 45/1 (RR: 7.50)
Mandeep Singh    1* (1b)      JH Kallis    3-0-23-0
SE Marsh    6* (4b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0

6.1

Narine to Mandeep Singh, no run, straightening outside off stump from a shortish length, pushed towards point

6.2

Narine to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, this one turns in and bounces, he works with the spin square on the leg side

Slip in place

6.3

Narine to Marsh, no run, pushes a full offbreak to point

6.4

Narine to Marsh, no run, flicks this one on a good length, does not turn in, but straightens, defended off the front foot

6.5

Narine to Marsh, no run, beaten on the cut as this one turns away sharply outside off

6.6

Narine to Marsh, FOUR, another one spinning away, but slowly and slightly wider as well, he plays late and guides it past slip

End of over 7 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 50/1 (RR: 7.14)
SE Marsh    10* (8b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-10-0
Mandeep Singh    2* (3b)      JH Kallis    3-0-23-0

Balaji to bowl

7.1

Balaji to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, pushes a back of a length ball down to sweeper cover, Balaji finding bounce immediately

shyantanu: "@ BEN- that's because shakib brings a lot more to the team than brendon does! and one more important point to consider is that KKR's middle order is the problem not its top order!"

7.2

Balaji to Marsh, no run, nearly played on, he comes forward and tries to drop a shortish one on to the pitch, it came in just a bit, and he managed an inside edge just past the stumps

7.3

Balaji to Marsh, no run, slower one arrives from Balaji, comes in from outside leg stump, he takes it on the pad

7.4

Balaji to Marsh, 1 run, worked down to fine leg

7.5

Balaji to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, allows a length ball to come in with the angle and pushes it wide of sweeper cover, they come back for the second, Mandeep dives in to make his ground

7.6

Balaji to Mandeep Singh, no run, defends a back of a length ball around off and middle back to the bowler

End of over 8 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 54/1 (RR: 6.75)
Mandeep Singh    5* (6b)      L Balaji    1-0-4-0
SE Marsh    11* (11b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-10-0

Avinash: "I dont understand what the commotion is about. Gambhir is smart and aggressive captain, and NO, it is not a bad thing to expect people to fire after being given repeated chances. Next person to sit out will be Yusuf. Besides, this is not a spinning track, so it makes complete sense to have an extra batsman on the top who can face swing bowling better!!"

YK Pathan to bowl now

8.1

Pathan to Marsh, 1 run, punched down to sweeper cover

8.2

Pathan to Mandeep Singh, no run, length ball worked with the spin to midwicket

8.3

Pathan to Mandeep Singh, no run, down the track, cannot get to the pitch and turns it towards square leg in the end

8.4

Pathan to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, makes room and steers it from middle and leg to short third man

8.5

Pathan to Marsh, FOUR, not that short, but he is quick to open up and pull it between deep midwicket and long on

8.6

Pathan to Marsh, 1 run, pulled away again, this time long on cuts it off, the throw was at the bowler's end, there would have been a run-out had it been at the keeper's, Mandeep was halfway down the pitch hoping for the second

End of over 9 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 61/1 (RR: 6.77)
SE Marsh    17* (14b 3x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0
Mandeep Singh    6* (9b)      L Balaji    1-0-4-0

9.1

Balaji to Marsh, no run, wants the single with a push behind point, but just makes it back as the throw comes in

9.2

Balaji to Marsh, 1 run, worked towards mid on for a single

9.3

Balaji to Mandeep Singh, OUT, Mandeep departs, he skips down the track but ends up slicing this length ball to third man, the ball straightened as Mandeep charged out, and that is what did the batsman in

Mandeep Singh c Bhatia b Balaji 6 (17m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

9.4

Balaji to Marsh, no run, pushes a length ball to point, was expecting it to bounce more than it did

9.5

Balaji to Marsh, no run, slow short ball on leg, Marsh swivels but he cannot connect

9.6

Balaji to Marsh, 1 run, cannot time the stroke as he comes forward to one angled across on a length, takes on an advancing mid off for a sharp run and makes it in the end

End of over 10 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 63/2 (RR: 6.30)
SE Marsh    19* (19b 3x4)      L Balaji    2-0-6-1
DJ Hussey    0* (0b)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0

10.1

Bhatia to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face and runs it down to short third man

10.2

Bhatia to Hussey, no run, length ball pushed back to the bowler

10.3

Bhatia to Hussey, 1 run, slapped away down to sweeper cover

10.4

Bhatia to Marsh, 1 run, worked off the pads to deep backward square

10.5

Bhatia to Hussey, 1 run, pushed down to long on

10.6

Bhatia to Marsh, 1 run, tucked away to deep square leg

This has been the problem for Kings XI, they have almost sleepwalked through their innings

End of over 11 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 68/2 (RR: 6.18)
SE Marsh    22* (22b 3x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-5-0
DJ Hussey    2* (3b)      L Balaji    2-0-6-1

11.1

Balaji to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh seems to have woken up, gets front foot out out of the way and smashes a length ball past the non-striker

11.2

Balaji to Marsh, 1 run, bends the knee and steers one going across to third man

11.3

Balaji to Hussey, no run, beaten, Hussey wafts at a length ball from the crease, and it goes past the outside edge

11.4

Balaji to Hussey, 1 run, ending just outside off with the incoming angle, he waits on it and pushes it past point

11.5

Balaji to Marsh, 1 run, slow offcutter from outside leg, he dabs it softly in front of point

11.6

Balaji to Hussey, no run, underedges it towards the keeper as he looks to guide this one through point

End of over 12 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 75/2 (RR: 6.25)
DJ Hussey    3* (6b)      L Balaji    3-0-13-1
SE Marsh    28* (25b 4x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-5-0

12.1

Bhatia to Marsh, 2 runs, super timing, takes a run and a big dive from Lee to his left at long on to save four, Marsh timing the clip too well

12.2

Bhatia to Marsh, 1 run

12.3

Bhatia to Hussey, 2 runs, inside edged on to pad behind square leg, he would have been plumb but for that little bit of bat on ball

12.4

Bhatia to Hussey, 1 run, tucked away behind square leg again

12.5

Bhatia to Marsh, 1 run, slams a pitched up ball down to long off

12.6

Bhatia to Hussey, 1 run, cannot find timing on this slowish length ball, gets it down to long on

End of over 13 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 83/2 (RR: 6.38)
DJ Hussey    7* (9b)      R Bhatia    2-0-13-0
SE Marsh    32* (28b 4x4)      L Balaji    3-0-13-1

Lee is back

13.1

Lee to Hussey, no run, pushes a pitched up ball from the crease straight to extra cover

13.2

Lee to Hussey, no run, slow length ball from Lee widish outside off, he ends up mistiming it to extra cover

13.3

Lee to Hussey, 1 run, backs away to a full ball around off and times it to sweeper cover

13.4

Lee to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face to run it from off behind point

13.5

Lee to Hussey, 1 run, he was making room outside leg, Lee bowled a slow bouncer, Hussey had top hop to reach the ball and swatted it to midwicket

13.6

Lee to Marsh, OUT, Marsh is gone now, underedging the attempted cut off a slow shortish and wide delivery from Lee, Marsh checks with Bisla whether it carried to him behind the stumps, Bisla nods, and Marsh walks away, not exactly sure that carried though, Punjab owner Preity Zinta does not think so,

SE Marsh c †Bisla b Lee 33 (52m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

End of over 14 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/3 (RR: 6.14)
     B Lee    3-0-19-2
DJ Hussey    9* (13b)      R Bhatia    2-0-13-0

14.1

Bhatia to Hussey, 1 run

14.2

Bhatia to Dogra, OUT, Punjab going nowhere at the moment, another big wicket, Hussey is run out by a long way, and it is the same man who ran Hussey out in Kolkata, Paras Dogra, who has managed to do it again in Mohali, pushed towards cover, no chance of completing a single there, they still decide to go for it

DJ Hussey run out 10 (26m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

14.3

Bhatia to Mascarenhas, no run, pushed towards point

14.4

Bhatia to Mascarenhas, 1 run, worked through square leg

14.5

Bhatia to Dogra, 1 run, reaches out and pushes to sweeper cover

14.6

Bhatia to Mascarenhas, no run, goes back and defends a back of a length ball to extra cover

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 89/4 (RR: 5.93)
AD Mascarenhas    1* (3b)      R Bhatia    3-0-16-0
P Dogra    1* (2b)      B Lee    3-0-19-2

15.1

Lee to Dogra, 1 run, controls the short ball well and swings it down to fine leg

Paresh: "Maybe that's the plan? You run me out, then take a blinder and we win the game !!!"

15.2

Lee to Mascarenhas, no run, nearly chopped on to the stumps, trying to arch back and force a rising delivery towards point, inside edges it

15.3

Lee to Mascarenhas, 1 run, mistimes an attempted pull in front of square

15.4

Lee to Dogra, 1 run, drops a back of a length ball towards point

15.5

Lee to Mascarenhas, no run, backs away and tries to crash it over extra cover, beaten by the bounce on the short delivery

15.6

Lee to Mascarenhas, FOUR, on the pads and picked away past short fine leg

End of over 16 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 96/4 (RR: 6.00)
AD Mascarenhas    6* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    4-0-26-2
P Dogra    3* (4b)      R Bhatia    3-0-16-0

16.1

Bhatia to Dogra, 1 run, worked through midwicket

16.2

Bhatia to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, slices it high in the air over cover, does not carry to sweeper cover

Michael: "Fantastic to see good sportsmanship from Marsh there, less fantastic seeing such gamesmanship from Bisla, and depressing hearing some of the ill-informed TV comments. Anyone who has ever put on a pair of quality keeping gloves will know that if you have your fingers down like Bisla did, there is no way you can get the tips under the ball and take a clean catch in that situation."

16.3

Bhatia to Mascarenhas, 1 run, forced down to long on

16.4

Bhatia to Dogra, 1 run, around the blockhole outside off, pushed away to sweeper cover

16.5

Bhatia to Mascarenhas, OUT, tries to hit him out of the ground, ends up slicing it for long on to settle under it, it was the slower one from Bhatia

AD Mascarenhas c Tiwary b Bhatia 9 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Gilchrist come back in to have a bat, he's decided to take the risk with the hamstring

16.6

Bhatia to Dogra, 1 wide

16.6

Bhatia to Dogra, 1 run, worked with the angle to deep midwicket

End of over 17 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 103/5 (RR: 6.05)
P Dogra    6* (7b)      R Bhatia    4-0-23-1
PP Chawla    0* (0b)      B Lee    4-0-26-2

17.1

Narine to Dogra, OUT, another one goes, tries to fetch it from way outside off and slog-sweep, almost falls over as he stretches too much, and deep midwicket takes the catch safely in the end

P Dogra c Kallis b Narine 6 (18m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

17.2

Narine to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushes a full delivery down to long off

17.3

Narine to Chawla, no run, punched straight to extra cover

17.4

Narine to Chawla, 1 run, hit in the air down to sweeper cover

17.5

Narine to Gilchrist, 1 run, full delivery down to long on for one

17.6

Narine to Chawla, 1 run, low full toss hit hard along the ground to long on

End of over 18 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 107/6 (RR: 5.94)
PP Chawla    2* (3b)      SP Narine    3-0-14-1
AC Gilchrist    30* (25b 3x4)      R Bhatia    4-0-23-1

18.1

Balaji to Chawla, 1 run, makes room outside leg, Balaji follows him with a length ball, worked through square

18.2

Balaji to Gilchrist, 1 run, Narine saves four at short third man, Gilchrist had slashed this one hard, Narine got down quickly to his right to stop it on the bounce

18.3

Balaji to Chawla, 2 runs, Bisla has dropped this one, Chawla top-edging a pull, Yusuf came in from short fine, Bisla went back, the ball went through the keeper's gloves, and he backed straight into Yusuf

18.4

Balaji to Chawla, 1 run, incredible work from McCullum on the long on rope, Chawla had teed off and it looked headed for six, McCullum leaped in the air for the catch, saw he had gone over the rope, parried the ball in before reaching the ground beyond the rope, and came back in to keep them to two

18.5

Balaji to Gilchrist, 1 run, swung away to deep square leg, he did not go hard at that, played it a shade tentatively

18.6

Balaji to Chawla, 1 run

End of over 19 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 114/6 (RR: 6.00)
PP Chawla    7* (7b)      L Balaji    4-0-20-1
AC Gilchrist    32* (27b 3x4)      SP Narine    3-0-14-1

19.1

Narine to Chawla, 1 run, hit to deep midwicket for one, no way Gilchrist is going to be able to run tight twos

19.2

Narine to Gilchrist, SIX, catch taken in the Punjab dugout, Gilchrist skips out and lofts it just over Tiwary at long on

19.3

Narine to Gilchrist, 1 run, driven down to long on, cannot get underneath this one

19.4

Narine to Chawla, 1 run, swings a full delivery over the bowler, long off gets around to it

19.5

Narine to Gilchrist, 1 run, comes down the track, but gets a thick edge past the keeper as he has a go at the offbreak

19.6

Narine to Chawla, OUT, flicks out a yorker and bowls Chawla, who had backed away but could not get the bat down in time

PP Chawla b Narine 9 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

KKR have even lesser to chase than the modest 135 target they were handed in Kolkata by Kings XI three days ago. Surely they cannot mess it up now?

End of over 20 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 124/7
     SP Narine    4-0-24-2
AC Gilchrist    40* (30b 3x4 1x6)      L Balaji    4-0-20-1
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Apr 18, 2012

Tibetan fans have some fun at an IPL game, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Mohali, April 18, 2012

Tibetan fans have some fun at an IPL game

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Apr 18, 2012

Manvinder Bisla drags the ball onto his stumps, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Mohali, April 18, 2012

Manvinder Bisla drags the ball onto his stumps

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