Punjab v Hyderabad, IPL 2013, Mohali May 11, 2013

The Praveen and Awana show

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali

The symphony
Parvinder Awana and Praveen Kumar won't quite be sitting next to each other on the team bus. While bowling, each of them repeatedly threw dirty looks and stern words at the other, who would be fielding at third man. In the second over of the match, Awana was upper-cut, but Praveen wasn't quite balanced at the third-man boundary, and couldn't achieve the optimum height on his leap. Awana, being the less experienced bowler, could only look in despair.

In the next over, Praveen let Awana know exactly what he thought when he thought when the latter was late to start off in chasing the ball. When he came back in the 15th over, Awana saw Praveen getting beaten at the boundary, and once again couldn't tell the senior partner what he thought of the effort.

The umpiring calls
The lbw missed in the first over of the match - when a pad-first shout was deemed to be an inside edge first - was a mistake any umpire can make. However, the best of the lawyers will struggle to defend the two wides that went uncalled in the 15th and 19th overs. One was short and wide down the leg side, the other a full toss that went well past the white guide lines outside off. Another day at work for the IPL's umpires.

The return
Parthiv Patel is a self-respecting young man. He needs no favours. When he is given them, he returns them in kind. In the first innings, Gilchrist dropped a thick edge from Patthiv, off the bowling of Piyush Chawla. Parthiv was 36 then, and went on to score 61. In return, Parthiv reprieved Gilchrist when the latter offered a simpler stumping chance down the leg side. Gilchrist was 25 off 19 then, and could add only one more run to that score.

The chip
In the fifth over of the chase, Gilchrist attempted a pull, and it seemed you saw the off bail flying. The ball did keep low, but the piece of wood flying in the vicinity of the stumps was a chip off the toe of the bat.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • DinKanth on May 12, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    Sarcasm at its best!! Parthiv - a self respecting man..!

  • Abitha on May 11, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Thanks pal You add Steyn replacing the stumps with a grin in his face. Kashinath

  • on May 11, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    thought that mishra-perera tag that sneaked through a boundary n the look Gilly gave to the celebration of Sammy should've got a mention here! !!

  • DinKanth on May 12, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    Sarcasm at its best!! Parthiv - a self respecting man..!

  • Abitha on May 11, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Thanks pal You add Steyn replacing the stumps with a grin in his face. Kashinath

  • on May 11, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    thought that mishra-perera tag that sneaked through a boundary n the look Gilly gave to the celebration of Sammy should've got a mention here! !!

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  • on May 11, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    thought that mishra-perera tag that sneaked through a boundary n the look Gilly gave to the celebration of Sammy should've got a mention here! !!

  • Abitha on May 11, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Thanks pal You add Steyn replacing the stumps with a grin in his face. Kashinath

  • DinKanth on May 12, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    Sarcasm at its best!! Parthiv - a self respecting man..!