Indian Premier League - 29th match

Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Uthappa to open with his latest captain. PK has the new ball, and there is a slip

Martin Jose: "An important lesson ofr all IPL teams : "When deciding a captain,atleast make sure that player is a sure inclusion in the final 11.Not only Pune, Mumbai is also in the same track.""

paskarov: "Considering what's happening with overseas non-performing captains, today might be Gilly's last chance"

Sameer: "Interesting match to watch! Wright and Smith are the two players to watch today. If they dont click along with Finch and Uthappa, PWI should take a sabbatical!"

Anshul Utpal: "Matthews needed to go. Period!!"

Matthew R Cheek: "So glad to see Luke Wright finally get a chance. He has two of the fastest hundreds in T20 history, he's one of the best fielders in the game, and a useful bowler too. Its ridiculous that he's only ever played one IPL match and didnt even get to bat!"

Murali J: "Pune looks more balanced now.. Hopefully Finch brings fortune to them.."

Kaustubh: "Clarke as captain was a doomed choice in itself, he was never a T20 material and further he did abs nothing last season for them"

Fraser: "but wasn't matthews appointment as captain meant to add stability to pune and be a constant after the loss of micheal clarke?"

Neeraj : "nice move by PWI. It seems they have come to their senses and showing that they mean bussiness."

ignatious: "I think this pune side looks much stronger than the earlier sides, with luke and ajantha who can be more useful in bowling"

Gilchrist wins the toss and Kings XI will have a bowl

Gilchrist says it is a funny-looking wicket, part patchy and part grassy. Finch says he would have batted, does not think the wicket will change much. Wants the runs on the board. Shaun Marsh arrived only a day back, and Gilchrist wants to give him some more time before playing him

Angelo Mathews and Mitchell Marsh are out, Luke Wright and Ajantha Mendis are in. Yuvraj is back, veteran Delhi batsman Mithun Manhas is in as well. Suman and Pandey are out. Lots of heads rolling after that brain fade Pune had against Amit Mishra and Sunrisers

Kings XI have left out Mascarenhas and Valthaty for Miller and Awana.

Hello, Pune Warriors have a new captain, Aaron Finch, who's led Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash and Australia A against England Lions recently

Mohali has a lot of catching up to do tonight. Delhi's already produced the Viru and Mahela show. We'll start with the toss in a couple of minutes

0.1

Kumar to Uthappa, 2 runs, angled away and straightening widish outside off, steered wide of third man, they come back for the second, a better throw would have tested Uthappa, PK lets the fielder know what he thinks of the effort

0.2

Kumar to Uthappa, 1 run, turned wide of mid on

0.3

Kumar to Finch, no run, that was there to be cut, came in but was still wide on a good length, Finch latched on, but hit it to point

0.4

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, moving away from a length, punched to mid off, who dives to save a few runs

Mohan: "I never a saw a pitch like that.. what are the grounds man doing ? half green !!!"

0.5

Kumar to Uthappa, 1 wide, skids and moves down the leg side as it hits the huge green patch in the middle of the pitch

0.5

Kumar to Uthappa, FOUR, swinging away but too wide, and Uthappa carves it over point

Pratyush Poddar: "I hope captaincy will not create pressure on Finch...really hope to see him hitting as he has done this season..."

0.6

Kumar to Uthappa, no run, still quite wide from PK, moving further away, he cuts it to point

End of over 1 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
RV Uthappa    7* (4b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-9-0
AJ Finch    1* (2b)     

Mahmood from the other end

1.1

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, no run, on target right away, good length, angled in just outside off, straightening, pushed back

1.2

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, no run, oh dear, Gilchrist has dropped the simplest of chances, Mahmood produces a thin edge with one holding its line from a good length, Finch pushing half-forward, Gilchrist's keeping has been his stronger suit easily this IPL, not this time

1.3

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, no run, swinging away wider, left alone

1.4

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, SIX, Finch hits back, front foot out to a length ball and hammers it straight and high

1.5

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, FOUR, gets worse from Kings now, Finch drives to mid off's left, that should have been stopped really, right through him as he tumbles to his left

1.6

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, 1 run, Mahmood ends an excellent over that will go down as 11 conceded with another edge, a thick one this time, as Finch goes pushing at a pitched up ball, runs past slip

End of over 2 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 20/0 (RR: 10.00)
AJ Finch    12* (8b 1x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-11-0
RV Uthappa    7* (4b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-9-0

2.1

Awana to Finch, 2 runs, back of a length, slight width, and Finch cuts it hard into the ground past backward point's dive, third man gets around

2.2

Awana to Finch, no run, punches a length ball from the crease towards extra cover

2.3

Awana to Finch, no run, keeper and slip appeal for lbw as this hurries in to the pad from a length, sliding down leg

2.4

Awana to Finch, 2 runs, just back of a length, worked through midwicket

Tim: "@Martin, no player is ever guaranteed of a spot. Anyone can lose form and fall out of favour. Teams should pick their best leader who is in their best XI and if that player then has to be dropped pick your next best leader to take over. Pune have done the right thing here. Why take an inferior leader as captain purely for stability's sake when the logic of that is flawed anyway?"

2.5

Awana to Finch, no run, that was quick and skiddy, nipped in after hitting the big green patch, Finch had no time to play that one, beaten totally as goes over the stumps

2.6

Awana to Finch, FOUR, how much is that drop going to cost, Finch gets four more with a short-arm pull through midwicket

End of over 3 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 28/0 (RR: 9.33)
AJ Finch    20* (14b 2x4 1x6)      P Awana    1-0-8-0
RV Uthappa    7* (4b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-11-0

Fathima Rusna: "Gilchrist should be given the Kamran Akmal award tonight"

3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, 1 run, good length outside off, he is forward eagerly to take the single with a push in front of cover

3.2

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, 2 runs, Finch finds the gap between point and backward point with another cut, one of them takes pace off it with a dive, Mahmood asks his team-mates to life their game

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, FOUR, short into the body, Finch sends it to the deep square leg with a confident pull

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, no run

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Finch, 1 run, sloppy again, and it is Manan Vohra once more, a push to him at mid on, and he cannot pick it up cleanly

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Uthappa, 1 run, now Uthappa pushes a pitched up ball through the bowler's hands, mid off cuts it off, seriously poor stuff in the field

End of over 4 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 37/0 (RR: 9.25)
RV Uthappa    9* (6b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-20-0
AJ Finch    27* (18b 3x4 1x6)      P Awana    1-0-8-0

4.1

Awana to Uthappa, 2 runs, good length coming in on off, he nudges it to deep square leg

Yatin: "@Fathima Rusna : To qualify for Kamran Akmal award, minimum 3 drops are required by a keeper."

4.2

Awana to Uthappa, 2 runs, the ball is skidding when it hits that green patch in the middle, worked to leg

4.3

Awana to Uthappa, no run, good length again, angled into off, turned to midwicket

Guruprasad S: "If these two batsmen go on for some more time, Yuvraj needs to come in and make an impact at one down. No point in having a powerhouse like him in your team and not using him."

4.4

Awana to Uthappa, 2 runs, moves across and tucks a length ball past midwicket, placed wide of the man in the deep

Mustu: "Finch was unsold during the recent auction though he was player of the series in big bash 12-13. He came as a late replacement for clarke. And he is already the captain. !!!! great progress"

4.5

Awana to Uthappa, no run, short of a length, punched from the crease to short extra cover

vithur: "About the pitch, its like having a gardener lacking mowing experience."

4.6

Awana to Uthappa, FOUR, Uthappa charges out, and slices a straightening length ball over backward point

End of over 5 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 47/0 (RR: 9.40)
RV Uthappa    19* (12b 2x4)      P Awana    2-0-18-0
AJ Finch    27* (18b 3x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-20-0

PK brought back

5.1

Kumar to Finch, no run, length ball on off turned to the leg side

5.2

Kumar to Finch, no run, almost popped it back, wanted to work this back of a length ball from off to leg, leading edge falls short of the bowler

Adnan: "Very happy to see Ajantha Mendis back. Seems the strongest pune team i have ever seen"

5.3

Kumar to Finch, 1 leg bye, hit on the pad as he misses the work to leg, takes the single

Shankar: "I agree with Tim, a great example is Sanga, who fits to lead any side but he is out of form now"

Gilchrist standing up

5.4

Kumar to Uthappa, no run, comes forward and pushes a length ball to the bowler

5.5

Kumar to Uthappa, no run, slaps a length ball to extra cover

5.6

Kumar to Uthappa, no run, pushes it full on the stumps, he clips it nicely but straight to midwicket

End of over 6 (1 run, maiden) Pune Warriors 48/0 (RR: 8.00)
RV Uthappa    19* (15b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-1-9-0
AJ Finch    27* (21b 3x4 1x6)      P Awana    2-0-18-0

Utkarsh: "Am surprised no one talks about dropping Gilchrist from Miohali team .. he has not been performing for quite some time now and has now dropped a catch that was as easy as they come for a keeper. Of course this has nothing to do with the fact that I have Azhar Mahmood in my fantasy team :)"

Gony, he who took on Narine, comes on

6.1

Gony to Finch, FOUR, starts with a short of a length that gets big on the batsman, but he is not bothered much, puling it down into the deep square boundary

6.2

Gony to Finch, 1 run, back of a length, punched to extra cover for one

6.3

Gony to Uthappa, no run, Finch had given up, but this seems to be his night, charged out for the single after a push to mid off, had the throw hit, he would have been out by metres

6.4

Gony to Uthappa, no run, beaten on the cut with lots of bounce from back of a length

6.5

Gony to Uthappa, no run, pushed towards point

6.6

Gony to Uthappa, FOUR, shortish, flat-batted over the bowler, long on runs across and dives, can't stop it

End of over 7 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 57/0 (RR: 8.14)
RV Uthappa    23* (19b 3x4)      MS Gony    1-0-9-0
AJ Finch    32* (23b 4x4 1x6)      P Kumar    2-1-9-0

Chawla on to bowl leg spin, bowling to the end where there's no green patch on good length

Martin Jose: "@Tim :Changing captain affects consistancy of the team..So get a guaranteed player as captain first and then get other players.."

7.1

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, tossed up, pushed to long on

7.2

Chawla to Uthappa, no run, backs away for the cut, mistimes to extra cover

7.3

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, bat in front of pad to turn it through square leg

7.4

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, skiddy and straightening outside off, cut to the sweeper

7.5

Chawla to Uthappa, no run, flat, slapped to extra cover again

7.6

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, flat again and coming in now, to off, punched to wide long off

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 61/0 (RR: 7.62)
RV Uthappa    25* (23b 3x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-4-0
AJ Finch    34* (25b 4x4 1x6)      MS Gony    1-0-9-0

Prasad: "@Utkarsh :- I think he will decide on his future soon.. Remember a sitter which he dropped against India, which later told, that particular catch led him to think of his retirement...?"

8.1

Gony to Uthappa, no run, gets across to push a short of a length ball to extra cover

8.2

Gony to Uthappa, 1 run, width on good length, and he flays it out to the sweeper

8.3

Gony to Finch, no run, beaten on the cut, Gony is getting extra bounce from short of a length

8.4

Gony to Finch, FOUR, slightly further up this time, and now Finch can get on top of it to cut into the ground and over backward point

8.5

Gony to Finch, 1 run, was staying in the crease, reflecting the kind of length Gony's bowled, but saw it pitched up for once, and pushed it awkwardly to off for one

8.6

Gony to Uthappa, 1 run, fuller again, pushed off the front foot to mid off

End of over 9 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 68/0 (RR: 7.55)
RV Uthappa    27* (26b 3x4)      MS Gony    2-0-16-0
AJ Finch    39* (28b 5x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    1-0-4-0

shahid: "Aren't people over reacting a bit. There has never been a keeper in cricket history who didn't drop sitters at some time."

hugh: "Captaincy in a Test Match is highly important. Still is but less so in 50 overs. Can't believe it matters much at all in T-20. Batsmen and bowlers either perform right away on their own or they don't."

9.1

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, steers a legbreak to short third

vithur: "Just noticed that Uthappa has got fitter than ever."

9.2

Chawla to Finch, FOUR, short, and wide, he backs away to slam it through extra cover, and beats long off too

9.3

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, overpitched, he slogs it down to long on

9.4

Chawla to Uthappa, no run, slides on from a good length, punched to extra cover

9.5

Chawla to Uthappa, 2 runs, gets down for the sweep, and places it to the left of short fine leg

9.6

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, bounce now from a good length, cut to the sweeper

End of over 10 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 77/0 (RR: 7.70)
RV Uthappa    31* (30b 3x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-13-0
AJ Finch    44* (30b 6x4 1x6)      MS Gony    2-0-16-0

Amritpal Singh: "Can someone tell Chawla, that it is not mandatory rule to ball at least 2 short balls every over."

Shami: "Quite contrary to gurkeerat singh's flying catch Kings11's fielding today has been very poor. More than a couple of boundaries could have been stopped."

10.1

Awana to Uthappa, FOUR, Awana drops it short on return, and is pulled to deep midwicket, Gony does well to dive, but he;s ended up parrying into the rope, and long on cannot reach in time

10.2

Awana to Uthappa, 2 runs, another short ball, and another pull, Gony has more work, to his right now, he does better this time, keeps them to two

10.3

Awana to Uthappa, OUT, Gilly's made no mistake this time, Uthappa tried to slash a length ball swinging away a tad, and thick-edged it to the keeper

RV Uthappa c †Gilchrist b Awana 37 (44m 33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 112.12

Cheers and shouts of 'Yuvi' as as Yuvraj walks in

10.4

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, no run, widish full toss, reaches out and thick inside-edges to midwicket

Ravi Aggarwal: "Mr Gilchrist is hereby disqualified from the Kamran Akmal award."

10.5

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, close to off, leaving him on the angle, he lets it go

10.6

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets across and punches a length ball from the crease to mid off

End of over 11 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 83/1 (RR: 7.54)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (3b)      P Awana    3-0-24-1
AJ Finch    44* (30b 6x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-13-0

piyush: "Blessing in disguise for PWI that wicket. Uthappa's strategy is somewhat like this - Hit a four and then defend 3 balls. He is not very fond of taking singles."

11.1

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to sweeper cover

11.2

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, gets width on a length and cuts to the backward point boundary, easy

11.3

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up, he comes forward to block

11.4

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, goes across and works a length leg break behind square leg

11.5

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, slides in with the angle on a good length, he backs away and gets bat down in time to cut for one

11.6

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flighted quicker on middle and leg, nudged off the front foot fine down leg

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 91/1 (RR: 7.58)
Yuvraj Singh    6* (7b 1x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-21-0
AJ Finch    46* (32b 6x4 1x6)      P Awana    3-0-24-1

Arjun Jain: "Delhi were sloppy in the field and won. I hope the same thing happens with Punjab. #BeingOptimistic"

Shenoy: "@Shahid: People are not "over-reacting". Just like I would not like Laxman getting dismissed playing a full blooded ugly swipe and Steyn being hooked to six; people cannot associate dropped catches with a player of caliber as Gilchrist...They are just role models of different aspects of a beautiful game."

12.1

Gony to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushes a back of a length ball going across, to extra cover

12.2

Gony to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, yorker just outside off, Yuvraj digs it out and scampers for a single, has to run around the bowler

Pinaki Swain: "No quality fast bowler in Kings XI, Gilly should give his spot to Ryan Harris."

12.3

Gony to Finch, SIX, shot, Finch gets to fifty as Pune captain, picks a length ball from off and murders it over deep midwicket

12.4

Gony to Finch, FOUR, short into the body next ball and Finch pulls it easily to the deep square leg rope

12.5

Gony to Finch, 1 run, slow length ball turned to deep midwicket

12.6

Gony to Yuvraj Singh, no run, across to turn a length ball to short midwicket

End of over 13 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 103/1 (RR: 7.92)
Yuvraj Singh    7* (10b 1x4)      MS Gony    3-0-28-0
AJ Finch    57* (35b 7x4 2x6)      PP Chawla    3-0-21-0

Surely even Pune cannot mess up 160-170 from here?

13.1

Chawla to Finch, 1 leg bye, on the pads, rolls behind square on the leg side

13.2

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes down the track, Chawla shortens it, it pops up off the pad as Yuvraj pushes with bat and pad together

13.3

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, overpitched down the pads, and swept high over deep backward square leg, rubbish line

13.4

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, outside off, dabbed to short third man

13.5

Chawla to Finch, 1 run, forward to a tossed up ball to push to sweeper cover

13.6

Chawla to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, shortish, widish, hurrying across Yuvraj, and he steers it between point and short third man

End of over 14 (13 runs) Pune Warriors 116/1 (RR: 8.28)
Yuvraj Singh    18* (14b 2x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-33-0
AJ Finch    58* (37b 7x4 2x6)      MS Gony    3-0-28-0

Sushant Bodke: "There are batsmen who are hard hitters, and then there are who hit the ball to shred it to pieces. Finch is one of those. He is just killing it."

Vinay: "Pune is implementing a gud game plan here. Finch is taking most of the strike when fast bowlers are in action and Yuvi is taking care of spin."

14.1

Kumar to Finch, no run, coming in from a good length, on middle, pushed back

14.2

Kumar to Finch, FOUR, backs away and has a go at a length ball, just hits it wide of extra cover, and just beats the sweeper's dive

14.3

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, gets down and tries to lift an overpitched ball over extra cover, mistimes it to the sweeper

14.4

Kumar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pitched up and Yuvraj goes after it, but hits the drive to deepish mid off

round the stumps

14.5

Kumar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns a length ball off pad to square leg

Mahesh: "All of a sudden, Pune warriors are looking like invincibles."

Sam: "@Sushant.. I disagree, I bet if you ask the ball it would rather be hit by Finch than Gayle!"

14.6

Kumar to Finch, 1 wide, angles it full and wide from over the stumps, Finch cannot connect as he reaches out

14.6

Kumar to Finch, 1 run, full into the pads now, worked through midwicket

End of over 15 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 124/1 (RR: 8.26)
AJ Finch    64* (41b 8x4 2x6)      P Kumar    3-1-17-0
Yuvraj Singh    19* (16b 2x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-33-0

Ryan: "Aaron Finch: One hell of a costly catch to drop!"

15.1

Gony to Finch, OUT, he's found sweeper cover, backed away to a shortish ball on leg stump and smashed it straight to the fielder, Gony is charged up

AJ Finch c Vohra b Gony 64 (66m 42b 8x4 2x6) SR: 152.38

Shobhit Agarwal: "Is it good time now to start praising Finch ?? he has been very good this IPL season, three fifties."

Steven Smith comes in

Priyashrav: "Ryan: One hell of a jinx!"

15.2

Gony to Smith, 1 run, length ball outside off, he gets a leading edge to sweeper cover

15.3

Gony to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj has mishit this pull high in the air, it's come down at midwicket, which is vacant

15.4

Gony to Smith, no run, gets across and squeezes a length delivery outside off to point

15.5

Gony to Smith, 1 run, works a length ball on off to long on

15.6

Gony to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns this length ball angled across, with a late steer, to third man

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 128/2 (RR: 8.00)
Yuvraj Singh    21* (18b 2x4 1x6)      MS Gony    4-0-32-1
SPD Smith    2* (3b)      P Kumar    3-1-17-0

sai sashank: "For a moment , when that ball was lobbed, i felt the COLLAPSE has begun"

16.1

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Yuvraj gets going early in the over, back of a length around off and he's dispatched it over deep midwicket

16.2

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower length ball now, and Yuvraj is hit on the pad outside leg

16.3

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short outside off, and he misses the pull now

16.4

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, goes full but drags it too wide

16.4

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, good length, just outside off, and Yuvraj has smashed that into the sightscreen powerfully

16.5

Awana to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj mistimed the pick-up off the pads this time, but it fell just short of deep square leg

16.6

Awana to Smith, no run, back of a length, climbing on off, beats the swing with the bounce

End of over 17 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 142/2 (RR: 8.35)
SPD Smith    2* (4b)      P Awana    4-0-38-1
Yuvraj Singh    34* (23b 2x4 3x6)      MS Gony    4-0-32-1

170 within sight

17.1

Azhar Mahmood to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Mahmood strikes first ball on return, Yuvraj tries to heave a length ball, leading edge swirls over extra cover, who judges it well

Yuvraj Singh c Gurkeerat Singh b Azhar Mahmood 34 (35m 24b 2x4 3x6) SR: 141.66

Here he is, Luke Wright

17.2

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, Gilchrist went for the non-striker's end from behind the stumps, and almost hit, Smith went for the single after chopping it over the stumps

17.3

Azhar Mahmood to Wright, FOUR, first ball he faces in the IPL, Wright swings a full one into the deep midwicket boundary

17.4

Azhar Mahmood to Wright, FOUR, slow length ball around off, Wright waits and slaps it wide of sweeper cover

17.5

Azhar Mahmood to Wright, FOUR, Luke Wright starts his IPL batting stint with three successive boundaries, lifts a pitched up ball straight and between the chasing fielders from long off and long on

17.6

Azhar Mahmood to Wright, FOUR, four on the trot, Luke Wright, where have you been, heaved past long on into the deep midwicket boundary this time

Abz: "Wright on time :)"

End of over 18 (17 runs) Pune Warriors 159/3 (RR: 8.83)
LJ Wright    16* (4b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-37-1
SPD Smith    3* (5b)      P Awana    4-0-38-1

"Luke Wright should be opening or at No. 3 to get maximum out of him."

18.1

Kumar to Smith, 1 leg bye, walks outside off to heave to leg, but misses the full one and is hit on the pad

18.2

Kumar to Wright, 1 wide, swinging away full, and too wide

18.2

Kumar to Wright, FOUR, he's only hitting boundaries, what a start, full and wide again, Wright hammers it over extra cover and it beats three chasing men to roll into the boundary

Punit: "Luke Wright is an under-rated cricketer. He can be deadly with the bat. Anyone remember his 99* in the T20 World Cup?"

18.3

Kumar to Wright, FOUR, Luke Wright gets his sixth successive boundary, this is incredible, wide yorker now, he steers it to third man, who lets it slip through, atrocious

18.4

Kumar to Wright, 2 runs, gaps all around the field for Mr Wright who heaves wide of deep midwicket now

18.5

Kumar to Wright, SIX, he scored only two last ball, and he makes up for it with a swipe for maximum over deep midwicket, is this happening for real

18.6

Kumar to Wright, 2 runs, full toss swung to deep midwicket's left for two more

End of over 19 (20 runs) Pune Warriors 179/3 (RR: 9.42)
LJ Wright    34* (9b 6x4 1x6)      P Kumar    4-1-36-0
SPD Smith    3* (6b)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-37-1

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, slow length ball, he pings extra cover with a punch

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Wright, OUT, he almost hit this for another six, Wright's serial bombing of an innings is over, he's slammed this length ball to long on, just inside the rope

LJ Wright c Hussey b Azhar Mahmood 34 (11m 10b 6x4 1x6) SR: 340.00

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, full, reverse swept to backward point

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, 1 leg bye, gets across to sweep from outside off, can;t connect, takes the leg bye to short fine

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, loopy slower one, he charges out and adjusts to slap it to long off

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Nayar, 2 runs, full on the stumps, he backs away and drags it to wide long on, and comes back for two

Wright: "Nice to get my first bat in the IPL. Finch set it up for us and luckily we finished strong. We kept hitting boundaries."

Six successive fours. Luke Wright. Welcome to the IPL. New leader. New line-up. This is not the Pune side that fell over in a heap against Amit Mishra

Dave: "Thats Luke Wright for you. Gives praise to a team mate and says luck for the strong finish he provided. Not luck in my book. Class power hitting."

End of over 20 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 185/4
AM Nayar    2* (2b)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-42-2
SPD Smith    6* (9b)      P Kumar    4-1-36-0
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Photos

Apr 21, 2013

David Miller drives during his match-winning innings, Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors, IPL, Mohali, April 21, 2013

David Miller drives during his match-winning innings

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Apr 21, 2013

David Miller and Mandeep Singh added 128 for the fourth wicket, Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors, IPL, Mohali, April 21, 2013

David Miller and Mandeep Singh added 128 for the fourth wicket

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