Indian Premier League, 61st match: Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers at Mohali, May 13, 2012
Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
13 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Dhawan and Parthiv are out to open for Chargers. All set for the start. Praveen Kumar has the new ball, two slips in place

sudhir: "Dale Steyn back: after AB penance."

All you football fans, follow the final day of the EPL here. Which of the Manchester clubs will take the title?

7.30 pm Sangakkara wins the toss and Chargers will have a bat

Kumar Sangakkara: "I think it [Mohali] is one of the best wickets in India. Dale Steyn is back after a sore foot. We have Manpreet Gony and [Abhishek] Jhunjhunwala coming in."

David Hussey: "We would have batted first as well. David Miller misses out for Ryan Harris, bit of pace upfront. Gurkeerat comes in as well."

7.25 pm Welcome to our coverage of the 61st game of this IPL season between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers in Mohali.

Like the first game today between Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors, there is a lot at stake for Kings XI, and nothing to lose for Chargers. Royals have kept their campaign alive with a big win; what can Kings XI do?


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, swinging across the left-hander right away, pitching around middle and leg, he lets it go


Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR, that will go, too wide and full from PK as he tries to angle it across, and Dhawan reaches out to slap it through extra cover


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, ending on off this time after pitching on a length on middle, he pushes it towards mid off and they go through for one


Kumar to Patel, no run, stays in the crease as a length ball swings across, bit of wdith, guided straight to cover though


Kumar to Patel, no run, more width, and this time he cuts, again cannot beat the infield

Gareth: "Can't wait for the next two Kings XI home games. Always love seeing matches played at that spectacular and beautiful Dharmasala ground."


Kumar to Patel, no run, tighter line now, pushed away quietly towards point

End of over 1 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • PA Patel 0 (3b)
    • S Dhawan 5 (3b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 1-0-5-0

Hussey brings himself on early


Hussey to Dhawan, 1 wide, fired it quick and down the leg side from around the stumps


Hussey to Dhawan, 1 run, worked to midwicket


Hussey to Patel, 1 leg bye, angled in full on to the pads, turned to short fine


Hussey to Dhawan, 1 run, works a full delivery through midwicket


Hussey to Patel, FOUR, this time he tosses it up wide outside off, and it is put away without fuss past extra cover


Hussey to Patel, 1 run, back to firing it in to the pads, worked through square leg


Hussey to Dhawan, SIX, finishes the over with a flighted ball, again bit of width given outside off, and Dhawan, even though he does not time it, manages to hit it just over the wide long-on rope

End of over 2 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 20/0 (RR: 10.00)

    • S Dhawan 13 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • PA Patel 5 (6b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-14-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-5-0

Kumar to Patel, no run, just around off stump from a good length, Parthiv shuffles but can only push it back to PK


Kumar to Patel, no run, consistently getting it to swing across the left-hander from a good length, pushed towards cover


Kumar to Patel, 1 run, full delivery now, worked through midwicket


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, tries to get forward and drive through extra cover, but it was not full enough, shaping away, and he adjusts to push on to the off side


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, direct hit and he was way out, but Mandeep runs in from extra cover and fires in a wayward throw at the striker's end which misses by miles


Kumar to Patel, 5 runs, again they attempt a risky single, again the throw misses from extra cover, and this time the backing-up isn't good

End of over 3 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 27/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • PA Patel 11 (10b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 14 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 2-0-12-0
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-14-0

Harris to Patel, 1 run, slices a full one in the air down to third man


Harris to Dhawan, no run


Harris to Dhawan, no run, well-timed push to a length ball but straight to mid off


Harris to Dhawan, no run, slowish on the pads, he flicks but straight to square leg now


Harris to Dhawan, FOUR, makes a bit of room, comes down the pitch and thumps this length ball well over mid on

Adityan: "Really tired of watching Deccan bat. Everytime they put up a really nice score and then allows the opposition to chase it."


Harris to Dhawan, 1 run, tucked through midwicket for one

End of over 4 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 33/0 (RR: 8.25)

    • S Dhawan 19 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • PA Patel 12 (11b 1x4)
    • RJ Harris 1-0-6-0
    • P Kumar 2-0-12-0

Awana to his Delhi team-mate


Awana to Dhawan, no run, tries to throw him off track, moves a leg towards the on side, has to quietly push a back of a length ball on the off side


Awana to Dhawan, 1 run, mishit towards point for one


Awana to Patel, FOUR, back of a length again, but there was width, and Parthiv winds up to clobber it over cover


Awana to Patel, 1 leg bye, hit high on the thigh pad with one that follows him down the leg side from short of a length, goes down to third man

Surya: "Chargers may win this one....if they make 500!"


Awana to Dhawan, no run, comes down the track, wants to carve it through the off side, the ring is packed with fielders though, cover fields


Awana to Dhawan, 2 runs, now moves across and turns a length delivery off middle to midwicket, they see PK is slow to the ball, and decide to risk the second, direct hit was needed again, not happening

End of over 5 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 41/0 (RR: 8.20)

    • S Dhawan 22 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • PA Patel 16 (13b 2x4)
    • P Awana 1-0-7-0
    • RJ Harris 1-0-6-0

Azhar Mahmood to Patel, 1 run, tucks a back of a length ball off pad to short fine


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 2 runs, holding its line just outside off stump, he stays in the crease and dabs it past point and wide of third man

syed: "2 of the top 7 scorers in this edition are from DC and CL White has the maximum no of sixes in his name after Gayle, but still Deccan cannot beat any team other than PWI."


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 1 run, allows it to come on and pushes it softly on the off side


Azhar Mahmood to Patel, 1 run, again this one holds its line, this time on middle, he makes some room to squeeze it out towards cover


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 1 run, comes down the track, Mahmood shortens the length, Dhawan stops and pulls it in front of square


Azhar Mahmood to Patel, OUT, Parthiv goes trying to target the on side, walks across, and tries to lift this length ball from outside off over midwicket, the steepler is taken by the fielder at midwicket

PA Patel c Gurkeerat Singh b Azhar Mahmood 18 (22m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

End of over 6 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 47/1 (RR: 7.83)

    • S Dhawan 26 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-0-6-1
    • P Awana 1-0-7-0

Awana to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles but cannot work the short of a length ball away from the bowler, who runs to the on side and fields


Awana to Sangakkara, 1 run, angles it across Sanga, who gets forward and slaps it to sweeper cover

No slip now


Awana to Dhawan, no run, plays out one going across him to point


Awana to Dhawan, 1 run, pitched fuller, and around off, he gets forward and drives it neatly down to long off

Wide slip comes in for Sanga


Awana to Sangakkara, no run, pushes a short of a length ball to point from the crease


Awana to Sangakkara, OUT, and the wide slip has taken out Sanga, similar to the way he fell in the first game against Kings XI, to PK, this time it is Awana, who gets it to bounce a tad from back of a length, Sanga is forward to defend, it moves away a bit, and the thick edge is snapped up low to his right by an alert Mahmood

KC Sangakkara c Azhar Mahmood b Awana 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 7 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 49/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • S Dhawan 27 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • P Awana 2-0-9-1
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-0-6-1

Harris to Dhawan, 1 run, steered to third man

Ravi: "If a team has 3 left handers and they have an inform right hander, I dont understand why do left handers have to come at 1,2 and 3? Can anybody explain this?"


Harris to White, 1 run, plays this length ball from the crease, and is squared up slightly as the thick edge races to third man


Harris to Dhawan, 1 run, eases a pitched up ball from middle and leg to long off


Harris to White, no run, right forward and smothers it in defence to the off side


Harris to White, FOUR, full, on the pads, and White flicks it nicely through midwicket, mid on gives up the chase early


Harris to White, 2 runs, shortish now, he rides the bounce and works it wide of fine leg

End of over 8 (9 runs) Deccan Chargers 58/2 (RR: 7.25)

    • CL White 7 (4b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 29 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • RJ Harris 2-0-15-0
    • P Awana 2-0-9-1

Chawla to have a bowl


Chawla to Dhawan, no run, turns in as it is tossed up fullish outside off, pushed back to the bowler


Chawla to Dhawan, FOUR, this time he decides to step down the track, and lifts the half volley over the bowler


Chawla to Dhawan, no run, turns in towards middle and off from a good length, he was backing away to cut, adjusts to dab it towards point


Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, darts across him flat, he was on the back foot, and reaches out to slap it in the air down to long off, checked his stroke in the end

Slip is in


Chawla to White, 2 runs, worked off the pad through midwicket for a couple


Chawla to White, no run, moves well forward to smother a tossed up ball, Dhawan wants the single but is rightly sent back

End of over 9 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 65/2 (RR: 7.22)

    • CL White 9 (6b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 34 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-7-0
    • RJ Harris 2-0-15-0

Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 2 runs, charges out and carves it over point, Mandeep runs across from sweeper cover and his dive saves the four


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 3 runs, now he hammers it to Mandeep's left at sweeper cover, more running and more diving saves a run this time


Azhar Mahmood to White, no run, defended back to the bowler

Harris has a word with Mahmood


Azhar Mahmood to White, 1 run, worked away to midwicket for a single

around the stumps


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 1 run, slower one floated up, he is a touch late in picking it, and adjusts to push it through extra cover

over the stumps to White


Azhar Mahmood to White, FOUR, short and angled in to White, who takes it on, and pulls it hard behind square leg, beats fine leg easily

End of over 10 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 76/2 (RR: 7.60)

    • CL White 14 (9b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 40 (31b 3x4 1x6)
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-0-17-1
    • PP Chawla 1-0-7-0

sindha: "Will these two again make a challenging total.and end up on the losing side?? Fingers crossed."


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, goes hard at this one outside off, sliced in the air down to third man


Kumar to White, 1 run, pushed softly off the back foot, and they go through for a sharp single


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, hops and steers a bouncer outside off to third man


Kumar to White, FOUR, sends it on the pads from a good length, and is put away fine past the keeper


Kumar to White, no run, worked to midwicket's left, but a big dive saves the single


Kumar to White, FOUR, poor end to the over from PK, again he strays on to the pads, and is again punished fine down the leg side

End of over 11 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 87/2 (RR: 7.90)

    • CL White 23 (13b 4x4)
    • S Dhawan 42 (33b 3x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 3-0-23-0
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-0-17-1

Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, down the track, it is pushed through flat across him, he adjusts to hit it to sweeper cover


Chawla to White, 1 run, pushes a length ball from outside off down to long on


Chawla to Dhawan, SIX, Dhawan continuing his good form, picks this one from middle and leg, and deposits it over square leg, not off the middle of the bat but he still gets maximum

Someone has the ball in the crowd and takes his time before parting with it


Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, fifth fifty this season for Dhawan with a single down the ground


Chawla to White, 2 runs, the runs are coming quickly now, tossed up on middle, and he works it neatly for a couple in front of square leg


Chawla to White, FOUR, now the reverse sweep, connects well with the fullish delivery and earns four to the fine third man rope

End of over 12 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 102/2 (RR: 8.50)

    • CL White 30 (16b 5x4)
    • S Dhawan 50 (36b 3x4 2x6)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-22-0
    • P Kumar 3-0-23-0

Awana is back


Awana to Dhawan, 2 runs, gave him the charge right away as he made room outside leg, Awana slants it full and wide across him, gets it through point, Mahmood gets a boot in the way as he runs across from third man


Awana to Dhawan, SIX, he is standing a mile outside off stump even before the ball has been delivered, and takes it the length ball from thereabouts and scoops it, it carries just over the fine leg rope, incredible


Awana to Dhawan, 1 run, mishit down to long off as he tries to hammer this back of a length ball from the crease


Awana to White, 1 run, tight line around off, White runs it down to third man


Awana to Dhawan, 1 run, bends his knee and steers a full and wide one to third man

Harish: "Deccan have been better team of the two bottom ranked teams (i.e Vs Pune) even though they just have 2 wins to show for their performance. They always try to give a good fight (at least with the bat). They have also been tad unlucky at times (like the AB show the other day)."


Awana to White, 1 run, shuffles and turns a length ball from off and middle through midwicket

End of over 13 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 114/2 (RR: 8.76)

    • CL White 32 (18b 5x4)
    • S Dhawan 60 (40b 3x4 3x6)
    • P Awana 3-0-21-1
    • PP Chawla 2-0-22-0

Sagar: "DC fans beware... don't get attached to Dhawan or White... they are going to be traded... and DC will enter rebuilding mode again at the start of next season."


Harris to White, no run, that one came back in sharply from a good length outside off, White is surprised and gets bat down just in time to stab it towards midwicket


Harris to White, 1 run, steered down to third man for one

around the stumps


Harris to Dhawan, 1 run, tries to swing him over midwicket with the angle, thick inside edge dribbles away to deep square


Harris to White, no run, backs away outside leg, Harris follows him from back of a length, the pull is mistimed to midwicket, whose throw misses at the non-striker's, Dhawan was gone had it hit


Harris to White, 4 leg byes, another one towards White's pads, and he shuffles to tickle it away fine


Harris to White, 1 run, upper cuts a short ball outside off to third man

End of over 14 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 121/2 (RR: 8.64)

    • CL White 34 (23b 5x4)
    • S Dhawan 61 (41b 3x4 3x6)
    • RJ Harris 3-0-18-0
    • P Awana 3-0-21-1

Chawla to White, 1 run, Harris has dropped a straightforward catch at wide long off, White mishit the legbreak in the air, Harris got across to his left and had it covered with both hands, but it pops out from about chest height


Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run


Chawla to White, 1 run, down to long for a single


Chawla to Dhawan, 1 run, Chawla is fuming, now a misfield at backward point from Mahmood, Dhawan had backed away and cut from middle


Chawla to White, 1 run, punched to wide long on


Chawla to Dhawan, no run, nothing going Chawla's way this over, is appeal for lbw is turned down, Dhawan tries the reverse sweep to a length ball on middle and leg and misses, did that pitch outside leg? yes, comfortably outside, the law has not been changed yet for reverse sweeps

End of over 15 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 126/2 (RR: 8.40)

    • S Dhawan 63 (44b 3x4 3x6)
    • CL White 37 (26b 5x4)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-27-0
    • RJ Harris 3-0-18-0

Azhar Mahmood to White, no run, they have dropped White again, the Deccan virus has spread, White makes room and drills it straight to Chawla at extra cover, it travelled fast and went down quickly out of his hands


Azhar Mahmood to White, 2 runs, worked away off the pads behind square leg and they come back for two


Azhar Mahmood to White, (no ball) FOUR, high full toss, and White manages to clobber it over midwicket


Azhar Mahmood to White, 1 run, White is looking ominous , drills a pitched up ball straight and takes out the one of non-striker's stumps


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 1 run, hits one angled across him to long on


Azhar Mahmood to White, 1 run, low full toss swung down to long on


Azhar Mahmood to Dhawan, 1 run, slower length ball, he makes some room, waits and bashes it to sweeper cover

End of over 16 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 137/2 (RR: 8.56)

    • S Dhawan 65 (46b 3x4 3x6)
    • CL White 45 (31b 6x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-0-28-1
    • PP Chawla 3-0-27-0

Vikram: "Hint to advertisers: You might want to sponsor dropped catches."


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, squeezes a near-yorker back to the bowler, PK gets a hand to it, and the ball misses the non-striker's stumps to go to long on


Kumar to White, 1 run, White hits the non-striker's stumps again, PK follows him with a full one as he makes room outside leg

Zaheer: "@Vikram: DC would benefit most if there were sponsors for dropped catches."


Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR, again he follows Dhawan who is outside leg, but he skips out and lifts the full delivery over the bowler


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, heaves a slow length ball out to deep square


Kumar to White, 1 run, cannot get underneath this full ball and squeezes it out to long off


Kumar to Dhawan, OUT, Punjab hold on to a catch, Awana it is at third man, Dhawan slashes a short ball cutting into him in the air, and Awana goes on his knees to take it low, and safely

S Dhawan c Awana b Kumar 71 (77m 50b 4x4 3x6) SR: 142.00

End of over 17 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 145/3 (RR: 8.52)

    • CL White 47 (33b 6x4)
    • P Kumar 4-0-31-1
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-0-28-1

Harris to White, 1 run, wanted to go in the air down the ground as he made some room outside leg, it was not quite full from Harris and slower too, White adjusts to push to long on


Harris to Christian, 1 run, played towards backward point


Harris to White, FOUR, he gets under this length ball now, and swings it to the deep midwicket rope, that is fifty for White, how much hurt is in store for Punjab?


Harris to White, 1 run


Harris to Christian, 1 run, pulls hard but straight to deep midwicket, who fumbles, but only a single conceded


Harris to White, SIX, White continues to give it to Punjab, those two drops hurting them more and more, length ball flat-batted over long on

End of over 18 (14 runs) Deccan Chargers 159/3 (RR: 8.83)

    • CL White 59 (37b 7x4 1x6)
    • DT Christian 2 (2b)
    • RJ Harris 4-0-32-0
    • P Kumar 4-0-31-1

Awana to Christian, 1 wide, he was walking across the stumps as he missed that ball angled just past leg stump, given a wide, never was a bowler's game


Awana to Christian, SIX, Christian now, length ball, on middle, and clobbered over midwicket


Awana to Christian, SIX, another one in the slot, good length again, middle stump line again, another swing from Christian and the ball disappears over deep midwicket rope


Awana to Christian, 2 runs, goes full and close to the blockhole now, Christian manages to get it past short fine, deep square cuts off the four with a slide


Awana to Christian, 2 runs, this one could have gone as well, it was there to be swung over deep midwicket, this time Christian cannot quite get under it, man in the deep runs across to it, there is another fumble as he tries to pick it up


Awana to Christian, 1 run, almost takes out the bowler as he drills a full ball back to him, Awana takes it close to the knee


Awana to White, 2 runs, tries to get under this fullish one, but only manages to slam it along the ground to long off, there is yet another fumble, and this time they take the second

End of over 19 (20 runs) Deccan Chargers 179/3 (RR: 9.42)

    • CL White 61 (38b 7x4 1x6)
    • DT Christian 19 (7b 2x6)
    • P Awana 4-0-41-1
    • RJ Harris 4-0-32-0

Azhar Mahmood to Christian, 1 run, full toss on off and middle, swung away to deep midwicket


Azhar Mahmood to White, FOUR, that was close to being in the blockhole, almost there, but White winds up and scoops it over the bowler for four more


Azhar Mahmood to White, 1 run, reaches out to a wide full toss, loses his bat as he gets it to point, who throws late, Mahmood does not like that


Azhar Mahmood to Christian, FOUR, Christian walks across and scoops a slow length ball from well outside off past short fine


Azhar Mahmood to Christian, OUT, tries to repeat the stroke, this one is quite full, and he scoops it straight to Harris at short fine

DT Christian c Harris b Azhar Mahmood 24 (13m 10b 1x4 2x6) SR: 240.00


Azhar Mahmood to White, 1 run, mishits a widish full toss on the bounce to long on

The usual suspects, Dhawan and White, getting Deccan to 190, their second-highest total this season. They made 196 against Rajasthan Royals, and lost. Punjab doing a Deccan in the field; White was dropped twice, and there were numerous fumbles

Naman: "Deccan were the reason Kings XI were eliminated from the contention of play offs last season, looks like they're going to repeat it again. If Deccan win tonight, Kings XI will virtually be out of the competition." Here is that scorecard. Punjab have two games against Delhi and one against Chennai after this. Tough to win all three.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Deccan Chargers 190/4

    • CL White 67 (41b 8x4 1x6)
    • PA Reddy 0 (0b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 4-0-39-2
    • P Awana 4-0-41-1





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