Indian Premier League - 53rd match

Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab won by 25 runs

Vijay: "Dale Steyn is injured so he's not playing today - Can you confirm if this is mental or physical injury? It got to be the prior I guess after that madness from AB the other day."

Riyaz: "We are seriously unlucky this year. 4 last-ball losses this season and Pietersen who raised hopes of a good season sat out for the whole season with Injury and now fired for Delhi. Next year hopefully."

Toss: Deccan Chargers have won the toss and they will bowl first.

Chargers - Dale Steyn is injured so he's not playing today. Rusty Theron takes his place Abhishek Jhunjhunwala comes in for Anand Rajan.

For Punjab, Gilchrist is still not fit. David Miller, Siddharth Chitnis and Ramesh Powar are in. Those missing out are Gurkeerat Singh, Abhishek Nayar and Ryan Harris.

Plenty of empty stands around the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. This is certainly not the luckiest ground for the Chargers. This will be the ground's first match this season.

7.20pm: Welcome to our coverage of the game between Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad. Rajasthan Royals have gone to fourth position after their big win over Pune Warriors. Can Kings XI go equal with them on points today with a victory?

0.1

Jhunjhunwala to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, bowls it flat and quick, he picks the fuller delivery from outside off and forces it to mid-on

0.2

Jhunjhunwala to Marsh, no run, steers it away with the turn to point

0.3

Jhunjhunwala to Marsh, 1 run, fuller delivery on middle and worked down to mid-on for a quick single

0.4

Jhunjhunwala to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, he bowls it flat and too short and he mistimes the pull to deep midwicket, there's protection there

0.5

Jhunjhunwala to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, clips it with the turn down to long-on

0.6

Jhunjhunwala to Marsh, no run, gives it more air and Marsh thuds it back to the bowler

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
SE Marsh    1* (3b)      AA Jhunjhunwala    1-0-5-0
Mandeep Singh    4* (3b)     

1.1

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, he bangs it in short, the length was perfect for Mandeep to club it over midwicket, poor ball

1.2

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, SIX, he isn't learning from his mistake, too short and at a gentle pace, wide as well and Mandeep slapped that over deep backward point

1.3

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 1 wide, that was a short one that fizzed off the pitch, Mandeep couldn't pull that, down the leg side though

1.3

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 1 wide, too short and wide outside off, Mandeep had to stretch and he couldn't reach

1.3

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, full and wide outside off and he reached out and scooped it over extra cover, Marsh wanted three but he was sent back, Marsh was in trouble

1.4

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, the over gets worse, full and wide again and Mandeep launched that over extra cover off the front foot

1.5

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, no run, this one more on target, nipped back in and hits him on the pads

1.6

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, no run, good way to end a horror over, pitched up and nipping back in and the ball snuck past the inside edge on the drive

End of over 2 (18 runs) Kings XI Punjab 23/0 (RR: 11.50)
Mandeep Singh    20* (9b 2x4 1x6)      V Pratap Singh    1-0-18-0
SE Marsh    1* (3b)      AA Jhunjhunwala    1-0-5-0

2.1

Jhunjhunwala to Marsh, 1 run, down the track and he forces it to mid-on

2.2

Jhunjhunwala to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, clips it with the turn down to square leg for a single

2.3

Jhunjhunwala to Marsh, no run, bowls this one flatter and he makes room and cuts to point

2.4

Jhunjhunwala to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and drives him down to cover

2.5

Jhunjhunwala to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, that's well played, flat and wide, he makes a bit of room and slices it down to third man, the fielder was within the circle

2.6

Jhunjhunwala to Mandeep Singh, no run, gets forward and tucks it softly to the on side

Shivam: "Blessed are those who are already done with playing against PWI and DC and Doomed are those who have got game against the PARTY SPOILERS or is it the other way (doomed and blessed) around."

End of over 3 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 30/0 (RR: 10.00)
Mandeep Singh    25* (12b 3x4 1x6)      AA Jhunjhunwala    2-0-12-0
SE Marsh    3* (6b)      V Pratap Singh    1-0-18-0

3.1

Theron to Marsh, FOUR, that was a low full toss angling across him and Marsh got forward and sliced it wide of the diving point fielder, nice timing

3.2

Theron to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and drives towards cover

3.3

Theron to Mandeep Singh, no run, comes forward and pushes it down to cover

3.4

Theron to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, full and swinging away late and he clips it to the on side

3.5

Theron to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, slower ball but honing in on a yorker length, he digs it out to square leg

3.6

Theron to Marsh, no run, gets beside the line and steers it towards point

End of over 4 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 38/0 (RR: 9.50)
SE Marsh    8* (9b 1x4)      J Theron    1-0-8-0
Mandeep Singh    28* (15b 3x4 1x6)      AA Jhunjhunwala    2-0-12-0

4.1

Dhawan to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump and clipped towards midwicket

4.2

Dhawan to Marsh, no run, boundary ball but Marsh ended up chopping it towards the keeper, full and wide and should have been out away

4.3

Dhawan to Marsh, 1 run, slashed and brilliant stop by Daniel Harris at point sliding to his left

4.4

Dhawan to Mandeep Singh, 1 leg bye, goes right across the stumps and exposes all three of them on the sweep, the ball hits the boot and that looked quite close, the ball rolls to the leg side

4.5

Dhawan to Marsh, 1 run

4.6

Dhawan to Mandeep Singh, no run, turned towards midwicket, confusion in the running and Mandeep turns back and makes his ground before the keeper takes off the bails

End of over 5 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 42/0 (RR: 8.40)
Mandeep Singh    29* (18b 3x4 1x6)      S Dhawan    1-0-3-0
SE Marsh    10* (12b 1x4)      J Theron    1-0-8-0

5.1

Theron to Marsh, no run

5.2

Theron to Marsh, FOUR, short and wide and he spanks that wide of backward point, just beats the dive and races away

5.3

Theron to Marsh, FOUR, he fetches a length delivery from outside off and hammers that wide of the bowler and mid-on, brings up the 50

5.4

Theron to Marsh, 1 run, angles across him and he dabs it down to third man

5.5

Theron to Mandeep Singh, no run, that beats the outside edge, keeps a bit low as well and bounces before reaching the keeper

5.6

Theron to Mandeep Singh, no run, enterprising shot but for no run, gets on his knee and fetches it from the off stump sweeps that straight to short fine leg

End of over 6 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 51/0 (RR: 8.50)
Mandeep Singh    29* (20b 3x4 1x6)      J Theron    2-0-17-0
SE Marsh    19* (16b 3x4)      S Dhawan    1-0-3-0

6.1

Dhawan to Marsh, no run, tries to cut that but misses, the ball skidded through

6.2

Dhawan to Marsh, 2 runs, goes back and drives to deep extra cover for a couple

6.3

Dhawan to Marsh, 1 run, gets forward and drives him down to long-on

6.4

Dhawan to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, gets well forward and drives him down to mid-on

6.5

Dhawan to Marsh, OUT, off the pads! Dhawan bowls that flatter and drifting towards the leg stump, Marsh used his feet and nearly yorked himself, the ball clipped the pad and hit the base of the stumps

SE Marsh b Dhawan 22 (27m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

6.6

Dhawan to Saini, 1 run, bowls it flatter and he gets a leading edge to cover, nearly a run-out at the batsman's end but he dives

Naveen: "looks part time bowlers are doing decent job to DC. 3-0-15-0.Where Front line bowlers have figures 3-0-35-0. may be Sanga and White share the ball now."

End of over 7 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 56/1 (RR: 8.00)
N Saini    1* (1b)      S Dhawan    2-0-8-1
Mandeep Singh    30* (21b 3x4 1x6)      J Theron    2-0-17-0

7.1

Ashish Reddy to Saini, 1 run, chance! Mandeep spooned it to the bowler's left and he dived but couldn't get his hands behind it

7.2

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, inside edge to midwicket

7.3

Ashish Reddy to Saini, no run, steered towards point and there was a fumble, the batsman was out of his crease but the fielding wasn't sharp enough

7.4

Ashish Reddy to Saini, OUT, that didn't look very convincing to the honest, Reddy bowled the leg cutter, Saini was rooted to the crease as he tried to whip it away, the ball hits his pads but appeared to be missing leg, you could see all three stumps, however, Dharmasena was convinced

N Saini lbw b Ashish Reddy 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.5

Ashish Reddy to Hussey, 3 wides, fires it wide down the leg side, beats the keeper

7.5

Ashish Reddy to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it down to long-off

7.6

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, SIX, poor delivery, short ball outside off, the slower delivery didn't land in the right spot, he clubbed that over wide long-on

End of over 8 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 68/2 (RR: 8.50)
Mandeep Singh    37* (23b 3x4 2x6)      A Ashish Reddy    1-0-12-1
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      S Dhawan    2-0-8-1

8.1

Mishra to Hussey, SIX, shot of the evening so far, tossed up outside off and he nonchalantly lofts him cleanly over wide long-off, not the best start for Mishra

8.2

Mishra to Hussey, no run, pushed it down to cover

8.3

Mishra to Hussey, 1 run, eased it down to long-off

8.4

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, no run, plonks forward and defends

8.5

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, goes back and clips him down to deep midwicket

8.6

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, no run, chips down the track and drives him to cover

It's the Time Out

Tauhid: "The problem of being a mid table team like RR and KXIP is that either you play against each other, who are raring to play well, or the low level teams who will spoil your party, or the top teams who are looking to enhance confidence before the big games."

End of over 9 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 77/2 (RR: 8.55)
Mandeep Singh    39* (26b 3x4 2x6)      A Mishra    1-0-9-0
DJ Hussey    8* (4b 1x6)      A Ashish Reddy    1-0-12-1

Some of you have asked what Dhawan bowls. He bowls offbreaks. Thanks for the heads up guys.

9.1

Pratap Singh to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide and he thumps it down to deep point

9.2

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, keeps it short and he slashes it down to deep point

9.3

Pratap Singh to Hussey, 1 run, stays at the crease and pokes it down to square third man

9.4

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, Mandeep was a few paces down and he thumped a length ball over mid-off and cover, exploited the big gap there

9.5

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, no run, Mandeep pushes it down to cover

9.6

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, angles towards the body and he whips it in the air and midwicket leaps to his right and tries to pull off a blinder

End of over 10 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/2 (RR: 8.60)
Mandeep Singh    46* (30b 4x4 2x6)      V Pratap Singh    2-0-27-0
DJ Hussey    10* (6b 1x6)      A Mishra    1-0-9-0

Harris to bowl

10.1

Harris to Hussey, no run, slashed and well fielded by Jhunjhunwala at point, saved at least a couple

10.2

Harris to Hussey, no run, thumped hard to the off side

10.3

Harris to Hussey, no run, fullish and driven down to mid-off

10.4

Harris to Hussey, no run, drifts on the pads and the ball dribbles to the on side

4 dots

10.5

Harris to Hussey, 1 run, breaks the sequence of dots by pounding this down to long-on

10.6

Harris to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, spoils a good over, leans forward to a wide delivery and lofts him inside out over cover, beats the fielder at the deep

End of over 11 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 91/2 (RR: 8.27)
Mandeep Singh    50* (31b 5x4 2x6)      DJ Harris    1-0-5-0
DJ Hussey    11* (11b 1x6)      V Pratap Singh    2-0-27-0

11.1

Pratap Singh to Hussey, FOUR, almost a repeat of the previous boundary, Hussey lofts a pitched up delivery and comfortably clears cover

Sachin: "Is Sudhindra injured? He was the highest wickettaker in Ranji trophy 2011-12 and I believe that he is a bowler who can bowl with 140+ speed. Dont you think he is ignored by Deccan charges if he is fully fit?"

11.2

Pratap Singh to Hussey, no run, big swing and a miss, could have been the slower one outside off

11.3

Pratap Singh to Hussey, no run, much better, pitched up further and straightens, big drive but misses it completely

11.4

Pratap Singh to Hussey, 1 run, comes down the track and mistimes the shot down to midwicket

11.5

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, fullish on the off stump and he gives the charge and scoops it to the vacant mid-off region

11.6

Pratap Singh to Hussey, OUT, Soft dismissal for Hussey, he tried to launch a length delivery over long-off, mistimed it and Harris caught it comfortably well in front of the rope

DJ Hussey c Harris b Pratap Singh 16 (22m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 12 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 97/3 (RR: 8.08)
     V Pratap Singh    3-0-33-1
Mandeep Singh    51* (32b 5x4 2x6)      DJ Harris    1-0-5-0

Mahmood comes in

12.1

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, drops it short and he picks a length delivery and clubs that over midwicket, had to be spanked

12.2

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, Mishra's nightmare continues, he once again drops it too short, Mandeep makes a lot of room and whacks it across the line and clears midwicket again

12.3

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, makes room and steers a length delivery to deep point

12.4

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, no run, pushed flatter and quicker and defended back to the bowler

12.5

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, no run, makes room and steers it down to point and thinks of a single

12.6

Mishra to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, punches a flatter delivery down to long-on

Nani: "@Sachin, If you ask me Lehman has no idea of local talent. It clearly shows in the team selection. I don't know if he is involved in auctions, but that is pretty lame too."

End of over 13 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 108/3 (RR: 8.30)
Mandeep Singh    62* (38b 7x4 2x6)      A Mishra    2-0-20-0
Azhar Mahmood    0* (0b)      V Pratap Singh    3-0-33-1

13.1

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, makes room and slaps a length delivery down to deep cover

13.2

Ashish Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he whips it down to deep square leg

13.3

Ashish Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, whipped down to midwicket, they take a quick single and the throw is to the bowler, he whips the bails and Mahmood is safe

13.4

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, no run, makes room and tries to chop it to the off side, he fails to make contact

13.5

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, gets on his knee and he lofts him down to long-on

13.6

Ashish Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, not much width but he opens the face and dabs it down to third man, very effectively done by Mahmood

End of over 14 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 117/3 (RR: 8.35)
Azhar Mahmood    7* (3b 1x4)      A Ashish Reddy    2-0-21-1
Mandeep Singh    64* (41b 7x4 2x6)      A Mishra    2-0-20-0

14.1

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, tries to slam it across the line but mistimes it to long-on

14.2

Pratap Singh to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, bowls it short again and he mistimes it to deep midwicket

14.3

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, no run, makes room and tries to slam that over mid-off but fails to make any contact, Parthiv appeals but that was far from the bat

14.4

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, SIX, terrific shot! He picks a length delivery on middle and off and slams it elegantly down to fine leg, maintained his balance well, wristy flick

14.5

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, no run, stays back at the crease and chops it to cover

14.6

Pratap Singh to Mandeep Singh, FOUR, elegance again! Length delivery on the off stump and he scoops it over the bowler's head

Dhurka: "I just hope Mandeep Singh does not go the Paul Valthatty way. Terrific in the first season, bad and forgotten in the next."

End of over 15 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 129/3 (RR: 8.60)
Mandeep Singh    75* (46b 8x4 3x6)      V Pratap Singh    4-0-45-1
Azhar Mahmood    8* (4b 1x4)      A Ashish Reddy    2-0-21-1

15.1

Ashish Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, comes forward and drives him down to cover

15.2

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, no run, tries to steer it with soft hands to the off side but the ball bounces and lobs behind the keeper

15.3

Ashish Reddy to Mandeep Singh, OUT, no century for Mandeep! But a memorable innings, Reddy bowls the slow leg cutter, Mandeep has a big slog and fails to make contact, off stump pegged back

Mandeep Singh b Ashish Reddy 75 (72m 48b 8x4 3x6) SR: 156.25

15.4

Ashish Reddy to Miller, 1 run, stays back at the crease and clips it to midwicket

15.5

Ashish Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, no run, keeps low again as he tries to cut, misses it

15.6

Ashish Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, this was the short he was attempting the previous ball, short and wide and he slaps that wide of point and there's nobody there to cut it off

Time Out

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 135/4 (RR: 8.43)
Azhar Mahmood    13* (7b 2x4)      A Ashish Reddy    3-0-27-2
DA Miller    1* (1b)      V Pratap Singh    4-0-45-1

16.1

Theron to Miller, no run, steers it softly to the off side and thinks of a single

16.2

Theron to Miller, no run, punched straight to cover,another dot ball

16.3

Theron to Miller, 1 run, slower ball and Miller chips it to the vacant midwicket region

16.4

Theron to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, opens the face and gently steers it down to third man

16.5

Theron to Miller, 1 run, full and wide outside off and bashed down to long-off

16.6

Theron to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, embarassing mixup there! Mahmood slammed it towards Reddy at point and he was ball-watching, Miller was already miles out of his crease and wanted the run straightaway, Mahmood had no time to beat the throw to the bowler, he was well short

Azhar Mahmood run out 14 (26m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

End of over 17 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 138/5 (RR: 8.11)
     J Theron    3-0-20-0
DA Miller    3* (5b)      A Ashish Reddy    3-0-27-2

17.1

Harris to Chitnis, 1 run, keeps low and he chops it to the off side

17.2

Harris to Miller, FOUR, gives him a bit of width and he stays at the crease and hammers that wide of cover, beats everyone

17.3

Harris to Miller, 1 run, fullish on the pads and worked down to wide long-on

17.4

Harris to Chitnis, 1 run, fullish on the off stump and driven down to long-off

17.5

Harris to Miller, 2 runs, works it down to long-on where Jhunjhunwala picks up and throws quickly

17.6

Harris to Miller, 1 run, on the pads and worked down to midwicket

Rahul: "@Dhurka - I'd put Manish Pandey in the same category, just hasn't lived up to his potential, ever since he got dropped from RCB actually. Opposites true for S.Tiwary, he was great for MI but just hasn't performed properly for RCB .. I guess some teams just knows how to use certain players better."

End of over 18 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 148/5 (RR: 8.22)
DA Miller    11* (9b 1x4)      DJ Harris    2-0-15-0
SD Chitnis    2* (2b)      J Theron    3-0-20-0

18.1

Theron to Miller, FOUR, Theron bowls the slower bouncer and Miller controls the pull well, maintains his balance and keeps it along the ground down to deep square leg

18.2

Theron to Miller, 1 run, jams it down to cover and he completes a quick single

18.3

Theron to Chitnis, 2 runs, full on the pads and worked down to fine leg, Veer Pratap misfields

18.4

Theron to Chitnis, 1 run, makes room and jams out a full delivery to the off side

18.5

Theron to Miller, no run, swings and misses, slower ball and he played too early, misses the off stump

18.6

Theron to Miller, 1 run, even White drops them! Chargers and their catching bug, he hammers a length ball flat and fast down to long-off, White sprinted to his left and couldn't hang on

End of over 19 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 157/5 (RR: 8.26)
DA Miller    17* (13b 2x4)      J Theron    4-0-29-0
SD Chitnis    5* (4b)      DJ Harris    2-0-15-0

19.1

Ashish Reddy to Miller, no run, slower ball and Miller swings and misses, the keeper is up to the stumps

19.2

Ashish Reddy to Miller, FOUR, good improvisation! On the pads and he gets on his knee and sweeps hard and finds the big gap at deep square leg

19.3

Ashish Reddy to Miller, SIX, expensive over already, slower ball tossed up outside off, he whacks that leg cutter several rows over long-on

19.4

Ashish Reddy to Miller, 1 bye, goes for the drive and he gets an outside edge that lobs off the keeper's gloves and drops in front of short third man

19.5

Ashish Reddy to Chitnis, 1 run, slower ball and he thumps it down to cover

19.6

Ashish Reddy to Miller, 1 run, low full toss and he swings him down to long-on, didn't time it and Kings XI have posted a competitive 170

9.35pm: Competitive, but Kings XI would have expected a bit more. That could have been possible had Mandeep hung around longer. Mahmood's run-out was also key.

Rusty Theron says the wicket was a bit slow. 160 is par.

Let's see how Shikhar Dhawan and the rest get along. Join us in 10 minutes.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 170/5
DA Miller    28* (18b 3x4 1x6)      A Ashish Reddy    4-0-39-2
SD Chitnis    6* (5b)      J Theron    4-0-29-0
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May 8, 2012

David Hussey talks to Praveen Kumar and Azhar Mahmood, Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Hyderabad, May 8, 2012

David Hussey talks to Praveen Kumar and Azhar Mahmood

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David Hussey celebrates the win with Azhar Mahmood

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