Indian Premier League, 6th match: Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab at Pune, Apr 7, 2013
Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
7 April 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

Set for the start. Gilchrist claps the big gloves together with purpose, David Hussey along side him at slip, PK with the new ball

sammydude: "R.Sathish was looking to be a very promising cricketer during the ICL period. Somehow he has frittered away the chances once he got into IPL. Hope he makes the best use of this year's IPL. Otherwise this may be his last."

Chris in Taunton: "@For those who are not Fantasy nuts........ Aaagh! I'm 60,165th after five matches. Fat chance of me making it to the top!"

Gareth: "Um, so Gillie retired more than five years ago. Does that make anyone else feel ridiculously old?" You had to rub the five years in, didn't you, mate?

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Here are the Punjab local players - Mandeep, Gurkeerat, Awana, Chawla, Sathish, Praveen Kumar and India U19 batsman Manan Vohra, who makes his IPL debut

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3.35 pm Angelo Mathews wins the toss and Pune will bat

Adam Craig Gilchrist: "Pondered giving it up last year. Hopefully the body keeps up, have done more prep this season than any other year, got a few games under my belt, have been here a couple of weeks now. I took on too much last year [with the coaching]. Really happy to be back as a player now." Azhar Mahmood, Ryan Harris, David Hussey are the other three overseas players for Punjab

Mathews feels the pitch will get slower as the game progresses.

Yuvraj Singh is out with a back strain and T Suman replaces him. Other three overseas players remain the same as last game for Pune - Taylor, Samuels and Mitchell Marsh

Rohit: "Oh my god! Yuvi not playing? *Goes and changes the fantasy team*" Quick reaction there

3.20 pm Forget roads, and get down to important business right away. Dhoni and Pollard went ballistic yesterday. It might be Gilchrist and Uthappa today. Or Azhar Mahmood. Still some time left to bring them into your T20 Fantasy teams. There are daily prizes to be won, so get selecting soon.

Devesh Sinha: "It's been a tough initiation but they should come good as the Mumbai - Pune Expressway came good after the horrid drive of the old highway !!!" Devesh, the two roads still meet over one stretch midway.

3.15 pm Welcome to our coverage of the game between Pune Warriors and Kings XI Punjab on the Mumbai-Pune expressway in Pune. Kings XI open their 2013 season today, while Warriors hope to forget what happened in Hyderabad two days ago. More in the preview


Kumar to Uthappa, no run, gentle outswinger first up well outside off, left alone

Couple of slips


Kumar to Uthappa, 1 run, pitches it further up, it moves away, Uthappa forward to run it to third man


Kumar to Pandey, no run, moves across on off and watches it swing away widish


Kumar to Pandey, no run, bowled further up, Pandey is quite uncertain as he stumbles across and stabs it away


Kumar to Pandey, no run, lovely, away shape and bounce, Pandey moves forward and holds the bat inside the line


Kumar to Pandey, OUT, Pandey's tentativeness has consumed him, just shuffling across in the crease and prodding at a length ball around off, and he plays on

MK Pandey b Kumar 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Gilchrist has a pat for PK as he walks to his position on the field

End of over 1 (1 run) Pune Warriors 1/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • RV Uthappa 1 (2b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-1-1

Ryan Harris comes on


Harris to Uthappa, no run, leading edge right away, falls quite short of point, as Uthappa walks outs to a pitched up outside off


Harris to Uthappa, 1 run, into the pads now, and it is worked down to fine leg

Madhavan: "Manish Pandey - one more cricketer who showed promise earlier but is fading away - sad to see youngsters frittering away chances" Pandey's decline has been quite startling really. Just doesn't look the part these days. Fab talent though


Harris to Suman, no run, hit on the pads with a quick length ball, but that was headed down leg


Harris to Suman, no run, sharp bounce from back of a length, he is behind the line to defend


Harris to Suman, no run, bit of away shape, nicely carrying through to Gilchrist, as batsman shoulders arms


Harris to Suman, no run, full and fast on the stumps, hits the pad, but there were clear two sounds there, looked like a big inside edge

End of over 2 (1 run) Pune Warriors 2/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • TL Suman 0 (4b)
    • RV Uthappa 2 (4b)
    • RJ Harris 1-0-1-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-1-1

As many of you have pointed out, Pandey has the most ducks in IPL


Kumar to Uthappa, 1 run, confusion after a push towards mid on, but they get across for the single in the end


Kumar to Suman, 1 run, in control with the run this time, pushed solidly in front of cover


Kumar to Uthappa, FOUR, that will be the first boundary, Uthappa moves forward and flicks it in the air, but it doesn't matter as he's picked the gap to the right of mid on


Kumar to Uthappa, 1 run, straightening on the stumps, nudged in front of square leg


Kumar to Suman, no run, oh dear, what a miss, Piyush Chawla is is, running in from mid on, clear run out chance there, Uthappa was miles outside after running half way up the pitch, Suman had gone nowhere after mistiming a punch towards mid on, Chawla had all the time in the world, but his lob misses


Kumar to Suman, FOUR, fine response from Suman, he fetches this length ball angled in and lifts it high over midwicket, one bounce over the rope

End of over 3 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 13/1 (RR: 4.33)

    • TL Suman 5 (7b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 8 (7b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 2-0-12-1
    • RJ Harris 1-0-1-0

Harris to Uthappa, FOUR, now Uthappa opens the face to a length ball around off, and runs it just past the lone slip


Harris to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, dribbles fine down leg off the pad


Harris to Suman, no run, super, holds its line from a good length, and beats the push from the crease, that wasn't far from off stump, and bounced as well


Harris to Suman, no run


Harris to Suman, no run, gets some width but he is no position to play the cut, ends up guiding it weakly to point


Harris to Suman, no run, stays in the crease to a pitched up ball outside off and tries to run it to third man, misses

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 18/1 (RR: 4.50)

    • TL Suman 5 (11b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 12 (9b 2x4)
    • RJ Harris 2-0-5-0
    • P Kumar 2-0-12-1

Mahmood on


Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, 1 run, widish back of a length ball, opens the face to steer it behind point


Azhar Mahmood to Suman, no run


Azhar Mahmood to Suman, 1 run, stabs one on a length outside off to backward point for one


Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, no run, stretches forward to defend a pitched up delivery down the pitch


Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, 1 run, walks out, and softly runs it to short third for a quick run


Azhar Mahmood to Suman, OUT, that is a steepler, and Mahmood has struck in his first over, Suman was going nowhere, he tried to lift this pitched up ball down the ground, ended up hitting high and straight down into the hands of mid off, who judged it to perfection

TL Suman c Kumar b Azhar Mahmood 6 (15m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

End of over 5 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 21/2 (RR: 4.20)

    • RV Uthappa 14 (12b 2x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-0-3-1
    • RJ Harris 2-0-5-0

Awana comes on


Awana to Uthappa, 1 run, into the pads first ball and he goes across to work it away, short fine dives to save the boundary


Awana to Samuels, no run, bowled full and on the stumps, 140 kph, says the speed gun, nudged to midwicket


Awana to Samuels, no run, there is width for the cut, and Samuels gets on top of the bounce too, but he's hit it straight to point


Awana to Samuels, no run, late in getting forward to this pitched up ball, awkwardly jabs it away from close to the splice, there is lots of bounce here


Awana to Samuels, 1 run, comes across and softly drops it close to the pitch on off, and the single is taken


Awana to Uthappa, 1 run, deep midwicket has run in quickly to cut off the second after a short of a length ball is worked towards him

End of over 6 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 24/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • RV Uthappa 16 (14b 2x4)
    • MN Samuels 1 (4b)
    • P Awana 1-0-3-0
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-0-3-1

Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, 1 run, right forward to a fullish delivery and pushes in front of mid off


Azhar Mahmood to Samuels, no run, superb delivery, angle in from wide of the crease and changes direction to swerve away from the right hander


Azhar Mahmood to Samuels, no run, this one carries in with the angle, good length, Samuels plays it out down the pitch


Azhar Mahmood to Samuels, 1 run, shuffles across outside off and tucks it through midwicket


Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, 1 run, slow, loopy full toss now, from the back of the hand, can't do much with it, pushes to extra cover


Azhar Mahmood to Samuels, no run, pitched up, driven into the pitch and straight to extra cover

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 27/2 (RR: 3.85)

    • MN Samuels 2 (8b)
    • RV Uthappa 18 (16b 2x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-0-6-1
    • P Awana 1-0-3-0

srini: "Manish pandey's decline has been startling but he is not even 24 yet! He should go back to the basics and grind it out in the ranji. Also should look at maybe a county stint! BCCI needs to have an arrangement for young players to play in domestic competitions abroad"


Awana to Uthappa, no run, that nips in from back of a length, cramping him, and is squeezed out to point


Awana to Uthappa, no run, superb, holding its line around off stump and zooming past the edge from a length, got to like the look of this attack


Awana to Uthappa, 1 run, clipped off the pad to deep midwicket


Awana to Samuels, 1 run, OUT, on middle now, good length, he waits on the crease and works it through square leg, but hello, what a throw from the deep, right into the captain's gloves inches from the stumps, has Samuels' dive saved him, nope, it hasn't, perfect throw really, Gilly didn't have to move an inch

MN Samuels run out 3 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Awana to Taylor, 1 run, short extra times his jump neatly to stop this drive that takes off after being hit hard into the pitch, but he misses with the throw at the non-striker's


Awana to Uthappa, no run, played out towards point, rushes out for the single, doubles back, in time

End of over 8 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 30/3 (RR: 3.75)

    • RV Uthappa 19 (20b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 1 (1b)
    • P Awana 2-0-6-0
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-0-6-1

Karan: "Azhar Mahmood seems to have made a habit of being effective with the bat and bowl for every team he plays. With so much travelling and playing for almost every international t-20 league, how does he manage to not lose the nick ? Just fantastic"

Chawla to bowl, to a slip


Chawla to Taylor, no run, just outside off stump, pushed to short extra


Chawla to Taylor, 2 runs, nice, tossed up slowly, draws Taylor forward, and takes the edge past the slip


Chawla to Taylor, 1 run, comes forward to a flighted ball and pushes to long off


Chawla to Uthappa, no run, drives a tossed up full delivery but short extra is in the way


Chawla to Uthappa, no run, comes down now, not close to the pitch and pushes the flighted ball away


Chawla to Uthappa, OUT, gone now, Uthappa eager to leave his crease, this one does not turn, it is a touch flatter, quicker and he is caught in a tangle as he stops, ball squeezes in past the bat to hit the stumps, had no room in the end, could not even attempt to push it away, was in such a bad position

RV Uthappa b Chawla 19 (40m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.60

End of over 9 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 33/4 (RR: 3.66)

    • LRPL Taylor 4 (4b)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-3-1
    • P Awana 2-0-6-0

Awana to Taylor, no run, swinging in a tad around off, good length, pushed solidly back to the bowler


Awana to Taylor, 1 run, that lifts from back of a length, he is up to drop it softly on the off for one


Awana to Mathews, no run, good length, punched back down the pitch


Awana to Mathews, no run, goes very full on the stumps now, he gets legs out of the way and digs it out to mid on


Awana to Mathews, FOUR, Angelo gets a boundary, skips out, and swats a length ball straight down the ground, not off the middle, but enough on it


Awana to Mathews, OUT, brute, what a brute from Awana, angled in, back of a length, and jags across to open up the right-hander, and Gilchrist celebrates as soon as he takes the ball, not much Angelo could have done with that, except hoping he didn;t edge it

AD Mathews c †Gilchrist b Awana 4 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 10 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 38/5 (RR: 3.80)

    • LRPL Taylor 5 (6b)
    • P Awana 3-0-11-1
    • PP Chawla 1-0-3-1

Chawla to Taylor, no run, moves forward and pats a tossed up ball to off


Chawla to Taylor, no run, not short and wide enough, he backs away and cuts, to point


Chawla to Taylor, no run, rushes straight on now, outside off, chopped to point


Chawla to Taylor, no run, flighted slower now, he is forward to ease it to point


Chawla to Taylor, 1 run, bends the knee and paddle-scoops it in the air through vacant short fine


Chawla to Nayar, 1 run, across with the front pad to turn it square on leg

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 40/5 (RR: 3.63)

    • AM Nayar 1 (1b)
    • LRPL Taylor 6 (11b)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-5-1
    • P Awana 3-0-11-1

Awana to Nayar, no run, beaten first up with one leaving him with the angle


Awana to Nayar, no run, no width at all, around off on a length, pushed to point


Awana to Nayar, no run, beaten again, gets across and tries to drive a length ball going across, can't connect


Awana to Nayar, 1 run, shuffles outside off and pushes hard, thick edge runs to third man

Saugat: "The wickets are falling apart like matches from the matchbox. I think from next year on, the IPL committee should start a qualifier tournament for teams to qualify for the main IPL event!!! Will save us from some painful matches like these!!!"


Awana to Taylor, FOUR, width available, and the Taylor cut comes out, beating backward point's dive and racing to the rope


Awana to Taylor, no run, beats the bat again does Awana, he's been so disciplined, good length outside off, Taylor goes prodding at it

Awana's bowled out 4-0-16-1

End of over 12 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 45/5 (RR: 3.75)

    • LRPL Taylor 10 (13b 1x4)
    • AM Nayar 2 (5b)
    • P Awana 4-0-16-1
    • PP Chawla 2-0-5-1

Chawla to Nayar, 1 run


Chawla to Taylor, no run, was coming across initially, then sees it is there to be cut, and goes hard at it, but to backward point


Chawla to Taylor, 1 run, nudged to the leg side for one


Chawla to Nayar, 1 run, full and flighted delivery pushed out to the sweeper


Chawla to Taylor, 2 runs, leg side with the line and knocked into vacant square leg for an easy two


Chawla to Taylor, 1 run, it hurries on close to off, but he adjusts nicely to chop it to short third man

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 51/5 (RR: 3.92)

    • LRPL Taylor 14 (17b 1x4)
    • AM Nayar 4 (7b)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-11-1
    • P Awana 4-0-16-1

PK back

Rajan: "@Saugat: That won't work. It might be better to add a few teams and make two groups of equal strong and weak teams. That way matches involving two weak teams could be avoided."

Bipul: "This match is a disaster for those who picked fantasy players from it. Pune has scored and Punjab doesn't have enough runs to score."


Kumar to Taylor, 1 run, straightish length ball on the stumps, pushed down to long on


Kumar to Nayar, 1 run, heaves a length ball through square leg, no timing at all


Kumar to Taylor, OUT, what a blinder at fine leg! Gurkeerat the man, he didn;t have too much time, Taylor had swung this hard off his pads and it looked to be a certain boundary, Gurkeerat ran quickly to his right, the ball would have still beaten him, so he dives full-length, takes it, and does not let it pop out as he crashes back on to earth

LRPL Taylor c Gurkeerat Singh b Kumar 15 (29m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.94


Kumar to Nayar, no run


Kumar to Nayar, 1 run, worked to fine leg off the pad

Sandeep: "@Bipul I had Azhar Mahmood and Awana from this match in the fantasy side and I am pretty happy!"


Kumar to Marsh, 2 runs, mistimes the pull through square leg, but a couple are taken as fine leg runs around

End of over 14 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 56/6 (RR: 4.00)

    • MR Marsh 2 (1b)
    • AM Nayar 6 (10b)
    • P Kumar 3-0-17-2
    • PP Chawla 3-0-11-1

Alex: "I disagree with the doom merchants...these games show that any IPL game can be competitive. People thought KXIP were the worst team in the IPL...if these are the worst then it should be a great tournament!"


Chawla to Nayar, 2 runs, bends on the knee and scoops it down to fine leg


Chawla to Nayar, no run, hit on the pad on the forward push, Chawla down on the knee to appeal, Sreesanth style, not given, that was a good shout, hit him on the knee roll on middle, height could have been an issue


Chawla to Nayar, no run, too close to cut, he backs away and chops it to backward poit


Chawla to Nayar, FOUR, gets the boundary this time, bends forward for the sweep and hits it hard through square leg


Chawla to Nayar, 1 run, can;t time the cut at all, underedge rolls past the keeper

gani: "@Sandeep : and I have Adam Gilchrist as winning captain, and I'm happy too.."


Chawla to Marsh, 1 run, back to a length ball straightening on middle, and jabs it to extra cover for one

End of over 15 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 64/6 (RR: 4.26)

    • MR Marsh 3 (2b)
    • AM Nayar 13 (15b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 4-0-19-1
    • P Kumar 3-0-17-2

Kumar to Marsh, no run, walks down the pitch and a flashes at a widish one, can;t connect

Freddy: "@Alex Wait until the fatigue and injury gets in as the season progresses. That's where the more deeper squads starts dominating."


Kumar to Marsh, 1 run, very full, on leg, he's hit this straight, too straight, into the stumps at the other end


Kumar to Nayar, 1 run, moves across, gets too close to the line, and can;t place the drive too wide of the sweeper


Kumar to Marsh, SIX, that is short, gentle and sitting up, and Marsh sends it over the deep square leg boundary with a swift swipe


Kumar to Marsh, 1 wide, and he sprays the next ball wide outside off


Kumar to Marsh, FOUR, PK taken for more runs, full and wide, Marsh has no problems in reaching out and drilling a drive past a helpless sweeper


Kumar to Marsh, 1 run, very full and Marsh swings it just past the non-striker's stumps, long off gets around to it

End of over 16 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 78/6 (RR: 4.87)

    • MR Marsh 15 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • AM Nayar 14 (16b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 4-0-31-2
    • PP Chawla 4-0-19-1

Champ: "I dont know why people dont like matches in which bowlers dominate.their hard work shud be praised instead of criticising the batsman and calling the matches boring"

Avish: "@The naysayers,..Oh is the game over before we even have the second innings. Who knows it could be a bowling feast in the second half too."


Harris to Marsh, OUT, Ryan Harris back, and flattens Marsh's stumps first ball, Marsh has a slog from the crease to a length ball around off, it moves in a bit, and he gets a fatal inside edge

MR Marsh b Harris 15 (13m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 187.50


Harris to Kumar, no run, beaten right away, as he goes pushing outside off to a pacy length ball


Harris to Kumar, no run, back of a length, outside off, he brings it down


Harris to Kumar, 1 run, stays on the crease and runs a length ball to third man


Harris to Nayar, no run, across on off to have a swing, beaten as it holds its line on the angle


Harris to Nayar, 1 run, gets a single now as he dabs a length ball to third man

End of over 17 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 80/7 (RR: 4.70)

    • AM Nayar 15 (18b 1x4)
    • B Kumar 1 (3b)
    • RJ Harris 3-0-7-1
    • P Kumar 4-0-31-2

Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, 1 leg bye, Mahmood puts in a loud and long appeal, but that pitched outside leg before hitting him on the pad from a good length


Azhar Mahmood to Kumar, no run, can;t time the punch from the crease, sharp bounce again, it rolls towards short extra cover


Azhar Mahmood to Kumar, no run, stays a shade low now, he is back in the crease and jabs it to leg


Azhar Mahmood to Kumar, 1 run, pitched up, turned square from the crease


Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, 1 run


Azhar Mahmood to Kumar, 1 run, loopy slower one now, he waits after getting across and turns it to leg

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 84/7 (RR: 4.66)

    • B Kumar 3 (7b)
    • AM Nayar 16 (20b 1x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-0-9-1
    • RJ Harris 3-0-7-1

Harris to Kumar, no run, throws his bat to a length ball outside off, and is beaten, again lots of bounce for Harris


Harris to Kumar, no run, opened him up, holding its line from back of a length, Bhuvneshwar hops tries to get bat to ball, cannot


Harris to Kumar, 1 run, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover


Harris to Nayar, FOUR, Nayar gets one away, pitched up on the pads, and he lifts it crisply, one bounce over the deep midwicket rope


Harris to Nayar, no run, backs away and has a go, this bowled slower, and beats him, Gilchrist dives behind to collect


Harris to Nayar, no run, pushed down the pitch to the bowler

End of over 19 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 89/7 (RR: 4.68)

    • AM Nayar 20 (23b 2x4)
    • B Kumar 4 (10b)
    • RJ Harris 4-0-12-1
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-0-9-1

Azhar Mahmood to Kumar, FOUR, sloppy from PK, should have stopped this, was slogged straight over the bowler, PK got to it from long on, got a hand down to it, but it rolled over in the end


Azhar Mahmood to Kumar, OUT, swing and a miss, it is a slower one on off from Mahmood, and off it is that takes a walk

B Kumar b Azhar Mahmood 8 (10m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Azhar Mahmood to Sharma, 1 run, squeezes out a very full one out to long on


Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, no run, right in the blockhole from Mahmood just outside off, and Nayar can only dig it back


Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, FOUR, Nayar bends down and sweeps a low full toss, gets it in the air past square leg's jump


Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, 1 run, OUT, tries the big sweep again, does not get hold of it, the ball rolls towards the keeper on off, there is an overthrow, long on runs forward, picks it up and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, and Pune can't reach 100

R Sharma run out 1 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Harris, Mahmood, Awana, PK, Chawla - this is not a bad attack at all, and apart from a couple of PK overs that went for a few, they were on top right through this innings

Azhar Mahmood: "Another two years. I am enjoying T20. I love the game and that is the reason I am still playing, and competing with 19-20 year olds in the team. It is a bit low and slow, and you have to vary your pace on this wicket."

Venkat: "talk about not learning from their previous mistakes ... 104 last match .. 99 in this one .. only silver lining is that they weren't bowled out ."

End of over 20 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 99/9

    • AM Nayar 25 (26b 3x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 4-0-19-2
    • RJ Harris 4-0-12-1





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