Indian Premier League - 67th match

Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 runs

Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh opening the innings.

7.50 pm

More (non)-rain news. Martin Jose: "@Madhan: It will defenitely rain there..Hopefully..When Miller bats.."

rapdas: "Well I am 2 kms (heck less than 1km) away from Lord's and its about to rain here too!" There's another game there, where it's not raining, it's trickling...runs. Here you go.

Ameya: "@Madhan: I stay just 1543 Kms away from the stadium and its not at all raining here in Pune. However looking at the sky, I can see on dark cloud heading towards Dharamshala.." Hope it goes real slow.

ragu: "After @bharat comment i went to the history here was the comment by cricinfo "Length ball again, and Dhoni has hit another huge blistering six over wide long-on. And he is pumped. He has won many big matches in his career, but I have never seen him so pumped. Punches himself in the jaw, like a boxer. " indeed an emotional win for dhoni !"

AmolM: "@Suneer - Where is the famous (?) link? Social board?" Now that you ask me, here you go!

7.40 pm

Prathab: "Please tell me there are no traces of rain today... I want to see Kings XI get some chance and make some interesting final matches... No rain please" No news yet on rain.

bharat anne: "Still remember the ball Dhoni sent it into the orbit at this Venue to sneak into the Qualifiers"

Abhishek Bhat: "I hope to see a true gentleman's game tonight..so I can get over the bad news and start IPL again."

Vishal Chauhan: "I am in stadium right now , the crowd is just filling in should be a good fight and money worth..Go Punjab Go" Keep an eye on the ball, even without Chris Gayle, it could come real quick at that height.

Madhan: "Where is the I-stay-at-2Kms-from-the-stadium-and-it-is-not-raining-here post?" Thankfully none yet.

And even as I wrote that, this pops up from Australia, Steve Austin: "I stay 2 kms from the stadium and it's not raining here. Admittedly I am underneath it." Which stadium is that?

7.30 pm, Toss

Only a few moments away. The pitch looks green and the TV experts call it hard with a few cracks.

It's Mahela Jayawardene, back to leading Delhi. Gilly's out there too and his team will have to bat first after MJ won the toss and decided to field.

Three changes for Delhi, one for Punjab. Delhi have got in Morne Morkel, Jayawardene himself and CM Gautam. Punjab have brought in Praveen Kumar.

Delhi have selected five pace bowlers incidentally, so that talks volumes about the pitch now, doesn't it?

7.20 pm

It was a bad start to the day today. These revelations would not have made any cricket-lover happy. Still, the IPL juggernaut rolls on and it's in it's 67th game, where Delhi travel to Dharamsala for their game against the Kings XI Punjab. Welcome. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through the match.

Revanth: "Cricket @ dharamshala...always exciting...eagerly waiting for the clash !!"

Karthick: "Being a fan of Gilly, want Punjab to win this Match with good net run rate so that they can qualify if sunrises and B'lore lose their matches."

Rohan Trehan: "Die hard KXI fan watching from Barcelona. Incredibly saddened by today's events but I really hope the game isn't washed out and KXI remains in the hunt to knock RCB out :)"

0.1

Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length and on the middle stump, slight curve away and defended off the back foot

0.2

Pathan to Gilchrist, 1 run, again it's touch on the shorter side and he opens the face of the bat to guide it through to third-man for the first run of the night

0.3

Pathan to Marsh, no run, ooh, swing away this time, was fuller this time but a tad wider and he lets that go through to the keeper

0.4

Pathan to Marsh, no run, inside edge that bounces off the pitch and rolls over to the off side, was a goodish length ball outside the off stump and he tries to tap it away

0.5

Pathan to Marsh, FOUR, four for Marsh! and it's a good shot too, was a tad wide and he opens the face of the bat and cracks it through the right of point, absolutely ripped off the surface for a four

0.6

Pathan to Marsh, FOUR, and now on the other side of the same fielder at point, tapped on the up and flies off to the deep cover fence for another boundary!

End of over 1 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
SE Marsh    8* (4b 2x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-9-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (2b)     

Sid Kaul with the ball now.

Sudhir Jangia: "The Miller hype is just like Roberto Carlos hype after the superb free-kick against France. People expected him to score each time he got ready for a free-kick, which did not happen for a fairly long time. Roberto Carlos was a great player though, one of my all time favourite left-back."

1.1

Kaul to Gilchrist, 1 run, on his pads, quick too and he taps it to mid-on, away for a quick single

Some problem with the sight-screen.

1.2

Kaul to Marsh, no run, wide outside the off stump and after hitting those two boundaries, he wanted to go for it again, last minute he lets it go hoping it would be called a wide, touch inside the line

1.3

Kaul to Marsh, no run, fuller this time and Marsh's beaten, was fuller this time and was looking to drive it away, swings away from him and misses the outside edge

1.4

Kaul to Marsh, 1 wide, and it swings the other way now, was on the middle stump before moving down the leg side, easy call of a wide this time

1.4

Kaul to Marsh, 1 leg bye, on his pads and was looking to work it down the leg-side, hits his pads and it rolls away to the off side

1.5

Kaul to Gilchrist, FOUR, that's a poor delivery, he lost his line there and drifted on to his pads, there was some movement down the leg side and he gets some bat on it to beat the fine-leg

1.6

Kaul to Gilchrist, 1 run, good shot and equally well-fielded, this was fuller outside the off and he drilled it to get it through extra-covers, captain MJ dives to his right from mid-off and stops it

End of over 2 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 17/0 (RR: 8.50)
AC Gilchrist    7* (5b 1x4)      S Kaul    1-0-7-0
SE Marsh    8* (7b 2x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-9-0

Morne with the ball.

2.1

Morkel to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of length, outside the off stump and he punches it to third-man, hits it on the up too

2.2

Morkel to Marsh, FOUR, what-a-shot! Marsh's hit his third through the off side and it's gone to the fence again, short of length and smack, slapped it away

2.3

Morkel to Marsh, 1 run, round the stumps and on the middle stump, was short of length too and he defends off the back foot, off for a quick one

2.4

Morkel to Gilchrist, 1 run, dropped, that went fast, that went straight, that went flat and that has hit him at some pace! was short of length and he goes for the cut, straight to the fielder, Yadav, who spills it

2.5

Morkel to Marsh, no run, short of length and that's some extra bounce for the bowler, he takes his bottom hand off and defends

2.6

Morkel to Marsh, no run, fuller outside the off stump and slightly fuller, lets it go through to the keeper by shouldering arms

End of over 3 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 24/0 (RR: 8.00)
SE Marsh    13* (11b 3x4)      M Morkel    1-0-7-0
AC Gilchrist    9* (7b 1x4)      S Kaul    1-0-7-0

Achyut: "@sudhir Jangia : I think the same goes with Keiron Pollard too.Apart from his 57 against CSK and 66 against SRH he hasnt been in top form.If not for his fielding skills, I would play Maxwell ahead of him."

3.1

Nehra to Gilchrist, no run, shorter in length from Nehra, and on the off stump, not as quick as the Morne over obviously and he defends it to the off side

3.2

Nehra to Gilchrist, FOUR, bludgeoned away over the mid-off for a four! it was full and it was wide enough to swing his bat, he loves doing that and that's been punished, mid-off had no chance there

3.3

Nehra to Gilchrist, 2 runs, another one that's hit hard, these two are trying to get the leather off it, wanted to pull through mid-wicket, but the mid-on dives to his left and fields well!

3.4

Nehra to Gilchrist, FOUR, edged and it's gone through the slips for a four! wouldn't call that a drop, he was looking to open the face of the bat, gets it to the left of Sehwag, who dives full length but does not get a hand to it at first slip

3.5

Nehra to Gilchrist, no run, short of length, outside the off and he wanted to smash it yet again, misses it again

3.6

Nehra to Gilchrist, no run, on a good length but quite closer to the stumps and Gilly, for a change, does not want to punish the ball, only taps it to the off side

End of over 4 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 34/0 (RR: 8.50)
AC Gilchrist    19* (13b 3x4)      A Nehra    1-0-10-0
SE Marsh    13* (11b 3x4)      M Morkel    1-0-7-0

4.1

Morkel to Marsh, no run, round the stumps, not too short and he defends it back to the bowler

4.2

Morkel to Marsh, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, he was looking to cut it away but misses, what I think was an under-edge

4.3

Morkel to Marsh, no run, whoa, what bounce there, it was outside the off stump, and jumps up, the ball and the batsman both, misses the outside edge through to the wicket-keeper

PBian: "Just imagining how Steyn would have bowled on this track...even imaginations can bring a broad smile on anyone's face...:D" It's spicy pitch for sure.

4.4

Morkel to Marsh, 1 run, on a length outside the off stump and he opens the face of the bat through to the third-man for a single, it travelled as quickly as the catch had to Yadav, the same fielder fumbles again but restricts it to one

4.5

Morkel to Gilchrist, no run, short, wide and wants to go after it, it wasn't too close to the bat though and he misses

4.6

Morkel to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of length and tapped to the off side for a quickly-taken single

End of over 5 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 36/0 (RR: 7.20)
AC Gilchrist    20* (15b 3x4)      M Morkel    2-0-9-0
SE Marsh    14* (15b 3x4)      A Nehra    1-0-10-0

Not a Sreesanth Fan: "@Achyut: The difference is that Miller plays at the top of the innings & Pollard often gets out in the middle around the 17th over. Mumbai treats him like a fixed deposit, as if they were to get interest if he matured later in the innings. Pollard's perceived "lack of performance" is more of "lack of opportunity"..."

5.1

Nehra to Gilchrist, no run, shorter in length but he's getting them to swing from that length too, fails to latch on to that one off the middle and it rolls over to the off side

5.2

Nehra to Gilchrist, SIX, and that's the first one of the night, was in his slot here and Gilly was not holding back, he has some form behind his back and wants to cash in, goes over the mid-off fielder and as it turns out, it goes all the way

5.3

Nehra to Gilchrist, FOUR, and again, this time it's not a six, bounces a few times before it gets there but it is short and wide and he's hitting it over mid-off for four!

5.4

Nehra to Gilchrist, SIX, poor ball, good shot, six runs. Was wide outside the off stump and short in length too, in this mood, Gilly hardly needs any more invites to go after it and slapped square over the off side for a six!

5.5

Nehra to Gilchrist, 1 run, finally gets the line back close the batsman, on the middle stump and he can only tap it to the leg side for a single

5.6

Nehra to Marsh, no run, shorter in length and wider again, why would you do that so many times, Marsh cuts it away but does not get it into the gap, straight to point

End of over 6 (17 runs) Kings XI Punjab 53/0 (RR: 8.83)
SE Marsh    14* (16b 3x4)      A Nehra    2-0-27-0
AC Gilchrist    37* (20b 4x4 2x6)      M Morkel    2-0-9-0

Time for time-out. And after it's done, Yadav has a chance to compensate for the drop. With the ball now.

anshu: "There should be India SA test match on this pitch with Sachin Dravid Laxman Pujara and Kohli in full form and Stayn, Morkel, and Philander bowling with full aggression...... Imagination has all the wings..." But it's one that would be worth a watch. Not too far away the first Test between India and South Africa though.

6.1

Yadav to Gilchrist, no run, fuller outside the off stump, better length from Yadav than what he has seen so far and he cannot get it away, does not hit the middle of the bat

6.2

Yadav to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, again on the fuller length and nipping back into the batsman, hits his pads but was drifting down the leg side, away for a leg bye

6.3

Yadav to Marsh, 1 leg bye, what pace, 139.9 km/hr and it was swinging back into the batsman too, was too quick for him, beats the inside edge again, hits the pads for a single

6.4

Yadav to Gilchrist, 1 run, and again, that same swing back into the bowler, gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single

6.5

Yadav to Marsh, no run, short ball this time, as a change in length, he had pitched most of the previous ones up to the bat but this is a bouncer to test out the batsman, who goes for a hook, misses

6.6

Yadav to Marsh, no run, outside the off stump, on a length and tapped to the off side, Marsh takes a couple of steps out and slips, luckily for him it's only a couple of steps and he quickly gets back

End of over 7 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 56/0 (RR: 8.00)
SE Marsh    14* (19b 3x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-1-0
AC Gilchrist    38* (23b 4x4 2x6)      A Nehra    2-0-27-0

7.1

Pathan to Gilchrist, no run, that's a sudden drop in pace from the previous over, shorter in length and he wants to drive it through, gets it to short cover to Jayawardene

7.2

Pathan to Gilchrist, FOUR, na, na, you don't drop short to Gilly at that pace, he swivel-pulls it and gets it to the mid-wicket fence for a four

7.3

Pathan to Gilchrist, OUT, gone, caught, it went high up in the air, allows me to count all those stars there, that's how high it goes and Pathan has done well to catch that, well done! was looking to flick it away forcefully on the leg-side but that was far fuller than the previous one and gets a leading edge, one down after a good start

AC Gilchrist c & b Pathan 42 (37m 26b 5x4 2x6) SR: 161.53

7.4

Pathan to Marsh, 1 run, slower on the middle stump and he taps it to mid-on rushes off for a quick single and the fielder there has a shy at the stumps, misses

7.5

Pathan to Azhar Mahmood, 1 wide, down the leg side, swinging back in but starts at a poor line and it's called a wide

7.5

Pathan to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, tries out a bouncer and Mahmood does not get any part of the middle of the bat, tries to hook him away but only lobs up to the leg side

7.6

Pathan to Marsh, no run, shorter outside the off stump and he can only push it into the covers

End of over 8 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 63/1 (RR: 7.87)
SE Marsh    15* (21b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-16-1
Azhar Mahmood    1* (1b)      UT Yadav    1-0-1-0

Vignesh: "@Anshu: Well you could find the Tendulkar 143 where he won Cricinfo Innings of the Year 2011. Thats what is capturing my imagination right no"

8.1

Yadav to Azhar Mahmood, no run, fuller from Yadav, he's bowling a good length here and pushes it to the mid-off fielder, wanted a single but sent back

8.2

Yadav to Azhar Mahmood, no run, on the middle stump and fuller, he pushes it to mid-on now, not for a single

8.3

Yadav to Azhar Mahmood, no run, he's not missing his length here, continues to push it fuller at the batsman and he defends it back to the bowler

8.4

Yadav to Azhar Mahmood, no run, a touch shorter this time, not too much and it's quick too, Mahmood's got to go back quickly and defend it

8.5

Yadav to Azhar Mahmood, 1 leg bye, slightly off line this time and the batsman tries to flick it away, gets some pad on its way to the leg side

8.6

Yadav to Marsh, FOUR, and just as we were talking of the good length's he bowling, he pitches one shorter and is pulled away to backward square-leg for a four

End of over 9 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 68/1 (RR: 7.55)
SE Marsh    19* (22b 4x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-5-0
Azhar Mahmood    1* (6b)      IK Pathan    2-0-16-1

9.1

Pathan to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump at a slightly lower pace, pushed back and this time they are away for a quick single

Vishnu: "Lot of positive shots from Gilly today. I wonder what one good innings can bring in. Expected same from Sehwag after match against Mumabi, unfortunate he didn't click. Hope he clicks today."

9.2

Pathan to Marsh, 1 run, outside the off stump and he tries to push it through the point fielder, Rohrer does well to dive to his left and stalls the possibility of anything more than a single

9.3

Pathan to Azhar Mahmood, 2 leg byes, on his pads this time and he wants to pull it away, does get it off the bat and it rolls down to the fine-leg region

9.4

Pathan to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, on the off stump and on a good length, he opens the face of the bat, guides it to third-man for a single

9.5

Pathan to Marsh, 2 runs, smashed away but Warner does well to cover at the sweeper, rushes away to his left and quickly slides around and stops it, restricts it to two

9.6

Pathan to Marsh, 1 run, swing away from the bat and Marsh is in that kind of a mood now that he will go after it, had width too and smacks it but straight to Warner at deep covers

End of over 10 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 76/1 (RR: 7.60)
SE Marsh    23* (25b 4x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-22-1
Azhar Mahmood    3* (9b)      UT Yadav    2-0-5-0

10.1

Kaul to Marsh, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and that's driven so hard that even though Yadav has to travel across to wide long-off to field it, they can get it only a single

10.2

Kaul to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, and now Mahmood wants to spank him over the in-field, Yadav's inside the circle at mid-on and he's got to rush across to his right to field that one

10.3

Kaul to Marsh, no run, outside the off and had the room to cut, misses, through to the keeper

arun: "david beckham has retired from football, anyone listening???" Yep, sad day for his fans too. Good to see him retiring on a high though.

10.4

Kaul to Marsh, 1 run, outside the off stump, was wider too too, slower as well, and the cut shot is mistimed to the covers, away for a quick one

10.5

Kaul to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, short of length and wide outside the off stump, guides it to the third-man for a single

10.6

Kaul to Marsh, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and he tries to drill it through the in-field, gets it straight to the cover fielder who's at the end of the circle and they get an easy one

End of over 11 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 81/1 (RR: 7.36)
SE Marsh    26* (29b 4x4)      S Kaul    2-0-12-0
Azhar Mahmood    5* (11b)      IK Pathan    3-0-22-1

Kumar: "Unlike Gilly who needs to get some touch and get back to form....Viru knows only one way of playing cricket...So form becomes immaterial to him..."

11.1

Nehra to Marsh, 1 run, slower delivery from Nehra and he cuts it away to the deep cover for a single

ishaan sati: "Punjab are facing the post Gayle-storm effect now. Ever since Gilly got out they have made 16 runs in 15 balls." Interestingly, they are trying to hit every ball. And hard.

11.2

Nehra to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, gloved it away to the fine, fine-leg for a four, it was shorter in length and was looking to pull it away, gets something on it and easily beats the keeper through to the fence for a four

11.3

Nehra to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, and wow, what a catch! it's fuller and I think it's slower too, he was looking to chip it over the bowler's head, gets a good part of the bat, looks like it's going all the way, all the time, before Sid Kaul leaps up high and plucks it out at the edge of the fence!

Azhar Mahmood c Kaul b Nehra 9 (17m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

Miller comes out.

11.4

Nehra to Marsh, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, pushes it to the point fielder this time

11.5

Nehra to Marsh, no run, slower one and outside the off stump, he wants to cut it away to the off side, straight to point

11.6

Nehra to Marsh, no run, wanted to pull this one now, was short enough but misses the middle of the bat, inside edged that

End of over 12 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/2 (RR: 7.16)
SE Marsh    27* (33b 4x4)      A Nehra    3-0-32-1
DA Miller    0* (0b)      S Kaul    2-0-12-0

AJ: "Sehwag should fire at least today and let the world know that he is still explosive.. Lots of comments against him and he should prove that they are all wrong..!!"

12.1

Morkel to Miller, 1 run, short of length and tapped to the off side for a single

12.2

Morkel to Marsh, 1 run, not too short and outside the off stump, he still goes back and opens the face, steers it to third-man for a single

12.3

Morkel to Miller, no run, length ball outside the off stump, gets it off the middle but straight to the point fielder

12.4

Morkel to Miller, no run, quick and on his pads, was looking to flick it away, hits his pads and goes very close to the bowler on his follow-through

12.5

Morkel to Miller, no run, slower, shorter and he was first ducking before trying to steer it away, goes to point

12.6

Morkel to Miller, no run, and again, a good over, short of length and he's defended it to that same point fielder

End of over 13 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 88/2 (RR: 6.76)
DA Miller    1* (5b)      M Morkel    3-0-11-0
SE Marsh    28* (34b 4x4)      A Nehra    3-0-32-1

Time-out now.

Hussain: "@Suneer: Beckham's retirement not sadder than Sachin's retirement from ODI without a last appearance....Still hurts :-("

Pritpal Pabla: "Are other punjab players except Gilly playing on a different pitch or what?"

13.1

Kaul to Marsh, 1 run, that's full-toss and on the off stump, wants to smash it away but gets it to long-off for a single

13.2

Kaul to Miller, FOUR, wow, what a shot, that was pure timing, fuller outside the off and smashed through the covers, there was a sweeper in place but he was getting nowhere close to it

13.3

Kaul to Miller, 1 run, shorter in length this time, on the off stump, pushed to the off side for a single

13.4

Kaul to Marsh, 1 run, and just falls short of the third-man, he was looking to slog it away, gets an outside edge and bounces in front of the fielder

13.5

Kaul to Miller, 1 run, shorter in length and pushed to the right of the bowler, he dives there but fails to stop it

13.6

Kaul to Marsh, 1 run, and again, gets no timing on it, was fuller and smash he tries, gets it some part which is not off the middle and it rolls away to long-off for a single

End of over 14 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 97/2 (RR: 6.92)
SE Marsh    31* (37b 4x4)      S Kaul    3-0-21-0
DA Miller    7* (8b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-11-0

14.1

Pathan to Marsh, 1 wide, wide, wide outside the off stump, that's swinging away further too and that's gone for a wide

14.1

Pathan to Marsh, FOUR, slows down the pace drastically and this, he times well! he was looking to punch it down the ground and does well, fizzes off to the right of the long-on fielder

14.2

Pathan to Marsh, 1 run, smashed again, fuller and outside the off stump, rushes to the sweeper fielder who does not have to move much, only one

14.3

Pathan to Miller, no run, shorter in length and pushed to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder

14.4

Pathan to Miller, no run, ooh, beaten now, was swinging away from the batsman and he was defending at it, beaten

14.5

Pathan to Miller, no run, short of length, outside the off stump and he was looking to walk down the track, gets it off the middle but straight to point

14.6

Pathan to Miller, no run, and beaten yet again! short of length and swinging away from the bat, he was looking to play it through to third-man but misses

End of over 15 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 103/2 (RR: 6.86)
DA Miller    7* (12b 1x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-28-1
SE Marsh    36* (39b 5x4)      S Kaul    3-0-21-0

Karthick: "I thought Beckham retired a long time ago when no meaningful club wanted his services and he had to go to MLS to keep playing." Trues that, but PSG did bring him back to a big enough club after that.

15.1

Yadav to Marsh, FOUR, inside edged to the fence! finally gets the runs, not off the middle but they were getting desperate there, was looking to pull it away and it beats the short fine-leg easily

15.2

Yadav to Marsh, FOUR, wow and this is flown to the off side, through the slips, edged too and for a four!

15.3

Yadav to Marsh, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump and he drives it down to long-on for a single

Nagesh: "Marsh is not timing the ball even after facing 40 balls!! He has to find a way to get out now!"

15.4

Yadav to Miller, SIX, remember that arc, remember that park, that's exactly what many are waiting for and that's exactly what he's finally delivered, length ball and smashed over the mid-wicket region for a six

15.5

Yadav to Miller, 1 run, outside the off and fuller, goes after it, slices it to third-man for a single

15.6

Yadav to Marsh, no run, very full and he only manages to dig it out to the point fielder, went really fast there

End of over 16 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 119/2 (RR: 7.43)
SE Marsh    45* (43b 7x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-21-0
DA Miller    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    4-0-28-1

arun: "I am following the Eng-NZ Test Match, i feel KXIP would score more than Eng today. had this ever been happened?" Has what happened?

16.1

Morkel to Miller, 1 run, fuller on the middle and swinging back into the batsman, drives it to long-off for a single

16.2

Morkel to Marsh, OUT, gone, now he's caught, a scratchy innings from Marsh finally comes to end, he was looking to hit the length ball over the long-on fielder but again, does not time it well and it's straight to the fielder

SE Marsh c Pathan b Morkel 45 (78m 44b 7x4 0x6) SR: 102.27

Satish at five.

16.3

Morkel to Sathish, 2 runs, short of length outside the off stump and he pushes it to the point fielder, dives to his left, fumbles and they are able to come back for the second to third-man

16.4

Morkel to Sathish, no run, short of length yet again, pushed to the point fielder, this time he does field it

16.5

Morkel to Sathish, SIX, short one and that's shot is so West Indian in it's flair! was short of length and he was looking casually mow it over mid-wicket, connects well and goes for a six

16.6

Morkel to Sathish, 2 runs, shorter in length and that's cut to the left of the point fielder, Nehra at third-man is slow to get to it, but finally makes a tumbling stop

End of over 17 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 130/3 (RR: 7.64)
R Sathish    10* (4b 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-22-1
DA Miller    15* (15b 1x4 1x6)      UT Yadav    3-0-21-0

17.1

Kaul to Miller, 1 run, shorter in length and he was looking to deposit it over the fence yet again, this does not connect well and it goes straight to long-on, who is a touch wider

17.2

Kaul to Sathish, 1 run, yorker length outside the off stump, he was looking to unwind there but gets only the toe end of the bat through to long-on

bindu: "@Nagesh: Wow...I think Shaun listened to you . Great prediction by you. Could you please do a favour and support SRH for the next match as I am a Hyderabad fan and want to see the team in the play offs."

17.3

Kaul to Miller, FOUR, there is power, and there is power in shots, and that was some shot! it was fuller and Miller absolutely crunches it, Warner had to move a few steps to his right to stop that and he fails to do that, goes for a four!

17.4

Kaul to Miller, SIX, and that's a poor ball now, full-toss, outside the off stump which allows him a free swing of the arm, six over long-off

luke: "suneer, I am still chuckling at your exchange with arun, ... but i'll hazard an interpretation: has a side scored more in a T20 innings than a Test side scored in a whole day!!? the answer, of course, has to be "yes"" Thanks mate. Sometimes it's difficult to understand what's going on with so much of action on and off the field.

17.5

Kaul to Miller, no run, slower one from Kaul, on a length and he was looking to pull it away, swings it too quickly and beaten

17.6

Kaul to Miller, SIX, and again, this is too simple for Miller, first he hits one that's too full and now he's swung his bat at one that's too short, gets in that arc again and that, literally, has gone outside the park, outside the ground, all the way

End of over 18 (18 runs) Kings XI Punjab 148/3 (RR: 8.22)
DA Miller    32* (20b 2x4 3x6)      S Kaul    4-0-39-0
R Sathish    11* (5b 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-22-1

18.1

Yadav to Sathish, FOUR, whoa, what a shot, he was expecting that to be full, outside the off stump and moves outside the off and flicks it over the short fine-leg fielder for a four

Ishan Jain: "At this particular point, Eng are 142/3 in 71 overs and KXIP are also 142/3 but in 17 overs..this reversal of digits shows the evolution of this old funny game."

18.2

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run, short of length yet again and pulled away, does not get it off the middle of the bat, and falls short of the fine-leg fielder

18.3

Yadav to Miller, SIX, there you go again, it's gone all the way, all, all, all the way! fuller on the off and he's absolutely swung it, hits some roof in the stadium

18.4

Yadav to Miller, 1 run, this is too quick for him, short of length and he was looking to pull it away, gets high on the bat and it goes to long-off, single taken and Satish wanted the second, but sent back

18.5

Yadav to Sathish, FOUR, the carnage continues, Satish walks across for the second time this over, it's a slower one but that does not defeat him, waits on the delivery and chips it over fine-leg

18.6

Yadav to Sathish, 1 run, half a chopper there, was fuller and he jabs it almost like Dhoni would, stops from having the full swing India's captain does and it goes to long-on for a single

End of over 19 (17 runs) Kings XI Punjab 165/3 (RR: 8.68)
R Sathish    21* (9b 2x4 1x6)      UT Yadav    4-0-38-0
DA Miller    39* (22b 2x4 4x6)      S Kaul    4-0-39-0

Nehra to bowl the last

19.1

Nehra to Sathish, no run, wants to get it over fine-leg yet again by moving across, slowness of the ball beats him and it lobs up to the keeper

19.2

Nehra to Sathish, no run, shorter again and wants to pull it, does not get it anywhere on the middle, rolls back to the bowler

19.3

Nehra to Sathish, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and taps it down to long-off for a single

Stevo: "@Ishan: Evolution? You're suggesting that this is a better standard of cricket perhaps? Whacking 40 in 20 balls wouldn't do much good in a Test match pal."

19.4

Nehra to Miller, 1 run, very full and does not time it too well, was looking for his favourite stroke over the long-on fielder, in the end he digs it away to long-on for a single

19.5

Nehra to Sathish, OUT, slower one and it's hit straight up and down to long-on, who has to go to his left and take a straight-forward one, that's five really good deliveries this over from one who hasn't had a good night otherwise

R Sathish c Rohrer b Nehra 22 (16m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 169.23

19.6

Nehra to Miller, FOUR, and that's a four to end the over, was fuller on the middle stump and he's smashed it straight, the long-on was wide and beats him easily to the fence

A good last over and equally fine first 15 overs with the ball sandwich a four-over spell that costs the Daredevils 62 runs - 16th-19th. 171 is a good total and will take some chasing here from a side which has generally had a tough time with the bat. Still, they have Sehwag, Jayawardene and Warner in the line-up. Back in 10 with the chase.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 171/4
DA Miller    44* (24b 3x4 4x6)      A Nehra    4-0-38-2
PP Chawla    0* (0b)      UT Yadav    4-0-38-0
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