Pepsi Indian Premier League, 9th match: Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sharjah, Apr 22, 2014
Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
22 April 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Pujara and Sehwag out to open, Pujara on strike to Steyn, who has a slip in

Shikhar Dhawan wins the toss and Sunrisers will bowl

Dhawan says he will like to chase on a small ground. Irfan Pathan is in for Ishant Sharma

Bailey says given their two big chases, it is no doubt Sunrisers have decided to bowl. Rishi Dhawan and Sandeep Sharma are in, Murali Kartik and Awana are out

5.50pm Game nine tonight, between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Can Steyn and co stop Maxwell and co? Toss in about ten minutes

Sokhi Uppal: "Can we please replace 2 foreign openers (Sehwag and Pujara) with 2 local boys (Vohra and Mandeep)"

Saleel: "for the cricket lovers of about a decade ago, Sehwag is our flag-bearer. full support for punjab and to see the ol' viru blast some runs today!"

Daud: "I sure hope that this match isn't being played on another dead flat pitch so that Johnson can get his confidence back."

Basim: "Am I the only one who wants to see Steyn uproot Maxwell's middle stump and then let out a huge vein pumping roar? "

Tushar: "Just thinking: if KXIP want to be hit for 190+ everytime, might as well do it without Mitch and add Marsh to the line up..!! "

ABS: "Today it's Dhawan's test as a captain. He has the best bowling unit around, let's see how he manages them against the likes of Maxwell and Miller who are in great touch."

Stiaan: "Can this game start already?? So excited to see M&M playing together again (Maxwell and Miller)"

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Steyn to Pujara, 1 run, full away swinger first up, Pujara steps forward and opens the face to drive it to third man


Steyn to Sehwag, no run, short, wide and swinging away, Sehwag has a weak waft, misses


Steyn to Sehwag, no run, exactly what happened last ball, short, wide, leaving him, half-hearted swing and miss


Steyn to Sehwag, no run, back of a length, closer to him, Sehwag punches off his toes to cover, does not time it at all


Steyn to Sehwag, no run, angled fuller into him and he opens up trying to work it to leg, it straightens sharply, and he adjusts to push it back


Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, cramps him with a short of a length ball dug into the body, Sehwag nudges it to midwicket

End of over 1 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • V Sehwag 1 (5b)
    • CA Pujara 1 (1b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-2-0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl


Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, widish length ball moving away, Sehwag follows it and opens the face to squeeze it to third man


Kumar to Pujara, no run, now Pujara is beaten on the cut, it wasn't short, wasn't wide and was curling away


Kumar to Pujara, no run, and again, just like Sehwag was beaten twice in a row last over, Pujara has another energetic go at the cut but misses the outswinger


Kumar to Pujara, no run, walks out now, gets close to the line of this length ball and pushes it to point


Kumar to Pujara, no run, connects nicely with the drive now as he walks out and leans into the shot, but the infield is packed in that cover area


Kumar to Pujara, no run, flashes this length ball straight to cover again

End of over 2 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 3/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • CA Pujara 1 (6b)
    • V Sehwag 2 (6b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-1-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-2-0

Irfan Pathan comes on


Pathan to Sehwag, 1 run, they get the run in the end, Irfan swings a length ball into middle and off, Sehwag pushes to extra cover, who has a go at the non-striker's and misses to concede the single


Pathan to Pujara, 1 run, walks out and Irfan drops it shorter, it climbs outside off, and Pujara adjusts to slash it in the air to third man


Pathan to Sehwag, SIX, shortish on Sehwag's pads, and he is on one leg as he swats it flat over deep backward square leg


Pathan to Sehwag, FOUR, similar length, straightening down the leg side and Sehwag has enough time to pull hard through square leg this time


Pathan to Sehwag, no run, gave him width outside off, and Sehwag opened up to swat it straight to cover

Sweeper has been put in place, Sehwag cracked a short and wide one straight to deep point last game


Pathan to Sehwag, FOUR, Irfan pitches this up around off, and Sehwag slams it with disdain over mid off

End of over 3 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 19/0 (RR: 6.33)

    • V Sehwag 17 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • CA Pujara 2 (7b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-16-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-1-0

Kumar to Pujara, 1 run, skips out but mishits this one into the pitch, has got enough for it to bounce over the bowler for a quick single


Kumar to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag looking much more at ease now, goes back to play this length ball out to point


Kumar to Sehwag, no run, tries a bouncer, Sehwag ducks easily


Kumar to Sehwag, no run, not the width to cut, Sehwag tries to rock back and play the stroke, is beaten as it rises from back of a length


Kumar to Sehwag, no run


Kumar to Sehwag, SIX, Sehwag knows fine leg is up, this is short, and he swivels sharply to send it soaring over the fine leg boundary

End of over 4 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 26/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • V Sehwag 23 (16b 2x4 2x6)
    • CA Pujara 3 (8b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-8-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-16-0

Steyn to Pujara, FOUR, slower ball and Pujara gets going now, he has smacked it over midwicket


Steyn to Pujara, no run, bounces from a length and takes a thick edge to scoot to point


Steyn to Pujara, FOUR, Pujara takes Steyn on again, length ball around off, he picks it and slams it over midwicket again


Steyn to Pujara, FOUR, fine leg is up, Steyn sends in a full rocket on the pads, Pujara gives it direction over the fielder with a stylish, wristy flick


Steyn to Pujara, no run, that zipped through, 143.6 kph short of a length outside off, Pujara tries to dab it, is beaten by the pace and bounce


Steyn to Pujara, no run, tries to run this widish length ball to third man, underedges it, keeper goes to his right to collect and Pujara has to turn back after rushing out for a single

End of over 5 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 38/0 (RR: 7.60)

    • CA Pujara 15 (14b 3x4)
    • V Sehwag 23 (16b 2x4 2x6)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-14-0
    • B Kumar 2-0-8-0

Sunrisers turn to legspin, Karn Sharma to bowl


Sharma to Sehwag, no run, first ball Sehwag goes way outside leg but this is flat and he punches to extra cover


Sharma to Sehwag, no run, slants this flat down the leg side, there is an appeal for caught behind, but this is off the pad


Sharma to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, not giving him any width, this is angled full into the pad, Sehwag misses the sweep and the ball pops up behind square


Sharma to Pujara, no run, walks out, Sharma slows it down and Pujara opens the face to play it to covers


Sharma to Pujara, FOUR, they are making good use of fine leg being up, this is tossed up on middle, Pujara lunges on a knee and sweeps it very cleanly over the man

Deep square leg in place now


Sharma to Pujara, no run, quick one pushed back to the bowler

End of over 6 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 43/0 (RR: 7.16)

    • CA Pujara 19 (17b 4x4)
    • V Sehwag 23 (19b 2x4 2x6)
    • KV Sharma 1-0-4-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-14-0

More legspin, Mishra now

Karthick: "Absolute Cracker Jacker from Sehwag. Amazing to see him back in action. "


Mishra to Sehwag, 1 run, tosses it up full, Sehwag drives it calmly along the ground to long off


Mishra to Pujara, 1 run, Pujara charged out and lofted it down the track, Mishra seems to have got his fingers to it, but it races down to long off


Mishra to Sehwag, SIX, Mishra tosses it up about as much as you will see a leggie toss it up in T20, Sehwag waits and wallops it straight and high, Steyn thinks he has a chance at long off, he finds himself outside the rope, and gets out of the way to avoid being hit by the ball as it comes down


Mishra to Sehwag, OUT, Mishra sticks to his method, he tosses it up full again, this time a touch wider, Sehwag slogs it straight once more, but this time it goes straight to Sammy at long on, the combination of Sehwag and spin never disappoints

V Sehwag c Sammy b Mishra 30 (26m 22b 2x4 3x6) SR: 136.36


Mishra to Pujara, no run, googly spins in sharply from outside off, Pujara jabs it away to point


Mishra to Pujara, 1 run, comes out, takes it on the full and works it to deep midwicket

End of over 7 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 52/1 (RR: 7.42)

    • CA Pujara 21 (20b 4x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 0 (0b)
    • A Mishra 1-0-9-1
    • KV Sharma 1-0-4-0

Sharma to Pujara, no run, hit on the pad with a very full one, but umpire Erasmus shakes his head, was that going down?


Sharma to Pujara, 1 wide, misses this one as it slips down leg


Sharma to Pujara, 1 leg bye, another one into the pad, rolls fine past the keeper


Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run, flat on a length, comes on quickly, is pushed down to long on


Sharma to Pujara, 1 run, full delivery worked in the air through vacant midwicket


Sharma to Maxwell, no run, 86.8 kph length ball hurries on to him and bounces, and Maxwell almost pops it to short extra


Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 57/1 (RR: 7.12)

    • GJ Maxwell 2 (3b)
    • CA Pujara 22 (23b 4x4)
    • KV Sharma 2-0-8-0
    • A Mishra 1-0-9-1

Girish Shetty: "Karthick, that was a perfect jinx"


Mishra to Maxwell, 1 run, tossed up full outside off at 85 kph, turned to long on


Mishra to Pujara, no run, charges out, gets too close to the pitch, and hits it back to the bowler


Mishra to Pujara, 1 run, flat and quick into the pad, he swings it flat and on the bounce to deep square leg


Mishra to Maxwell, 1 run, Maxwell slogs the legspinner but does not hit it too well, deep midwicket runs across to his right to field


Mishra to Pujara, 2 runs, slogged through midwicket for two more


Mishra to Pujara, no run, flights it high, full and slow, Pujara thinks he can cut it, but is beaten

Time out

End of over 9 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 62/1 (RR: 6.88)

    • CA Pujara 25 (27b 4x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 4 (5b)
    • A Mishra 2-0-14-1
    • KV Sharma 2-0-8-0

Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run, that could have been close, Maxwell slogs, but the mishit falls well short of long on


Sharma to Pujara, 1 leg bye, moves across to try to hit it to leg, but misses


Sharma to Maxwell, SIX, Maxwell repeats his preferred stroke, and slog-sweeps powerfully over deep square leg


Sharma to Maxwell, 2 runs, David Warner, of all men, has dropped a sitter running in from long off, Maxwell slogged again and hit it high, Warner had enough time to jog in and settle under it, but it popped out, he goes down on the ground in disappointment


Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run, beaten by the flight and spin as he comes out, the thick edge beats backward point but Irfan dives to his right at short third man to stop it


Sharma to Pujara, FOUR, another chance, Sammy in fact pulled out here at long as Pujara lofted this to his left, was possibly blinded by the lights maybe

End of over 10 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 77/1 (RR: 7.70)

    • CA Pujara 29 (29b 5x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 14 (9b 1x6)
    • KV Sharma 3-0-22-0
    • A Mishra 2-0-14-1

Sammy to Maxwell, no run, first ball he is reverse swept, but straight to backward point


Sammy to Maxwell, 2 runs, swings a fuller one straight over the bowler, long off will get to it


Sammy to Maxwell, 1 run, hit down to long on


Sammy to Pujara, 2 runs, wide length ball, Pujara waits and swats it over extra cover, sweeper has plenty of running to do


Sammy to Pujara, FOUR, that'll go in the gap between point and short third man, a wide yorker, Pujara squeezes it out and splits the gap


Sammy to Pujara, OUT, Pujara slogs probably as hard as he can, but just fails to clear deep midwicket, where Rao moves to his right to take a well-judged catch very close to the rope

CA Pujara c Venugopal Rao b Sammy 35 (44m 32b 6x4 0x6) SR: 109.37

End of over 11 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/2 (RR: 7.81)

    • GJ Maxwell 17 (12b 1x6)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-9-1
    • KV Sharma 3-0-22-0

Gaurav Tarachan: "Warner might just have dropped half the match there (the other half being Miller).."


Pathan to Miller, no run, fullish and right on off stump, defended


Pathan to Miller, 1 run, comes in to the left-hander with the angle, is worked to deep square

Saif: "Pujara is improving match by match"

Irfan brings third man up


Pathan to Maxwell, SIX, slower length ball sits up, Maxwell cranks up and smashes a pull over deep midwicket


Pathan to Maxwell, FOUR, they've gone for so many in that region tonight, full down the pad with fine leg up, Maxwell swings it hard and almost clears the boundary

round the wicket


Pathan to Maxwell, no run, full outside off, hit to extra cover


Pathan to Maxwell, 1 run, low full toss squeezed with an open face to deep point

End of over 12 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 98/2 (RR: 8.16)

    • GJ Maxwell 28 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • DA Miller 1 (2b)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-28-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-9-1

Mishra to Maxwell, SIX, tosses up the wrong 'un too full and Maxwell carts it way over the deep midwicket boundary with a fearsome connection on the slog sweep

Ball is being changed, that one is not coming back


Mishra to Maxwell, SIX, Mishra flights it high once again, he got Sehwag this way, it is full on leg stump, Maxwell cracks another slog-sweep, it has enough to clear deep midwicket again


Mishra to Maxwell, SIX, try whatever you want, the man has one method, slog sweep, and it gets him a third successive six over midwicket as Mishra bowls it flatter and quicker on leg stump now


Mishra to Maxwell, 1 run, tossed up high and full outside off, driven through extra cover


Mishra to Miller, SIX, Miller time now, eases smoothly down the track, gets to the pitch and lifts it into the sightscreen


Mishra to Miller, no run, beaten as he comes forward to a quick one slanted across him

End of over 13 (25 runs) Kings XI Punjab 123/2 (RR: 9.46)

    • DA Miller 7 (4b 1x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 47 (20b 1x4 5x6)
    • A Mishra 3-0-39-1
    • IK Pathan 2-0-28-0

Sharma to Maxwell, SIX, Warner in business again at long off, Maxwell has made room outside leg and gone off side now, Warner sets himself up at the rope, but this goes just over him, fifty up, in 21 balls


Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run, slog sweep after slog sweep, this is a huge mishit, but will fall in vacant space in front of square leg, Maxwell smiles


Sharma to Miller, no run, pushed to extra cover


Sharma to Miller, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw as this legbreak spins in, but was headed down the leg side, also hit him outside leg


Sharma to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell abandons the slog sweep for a moment, he skips out to a flighted ball, and lifts it over midwicket, right in the gap, long on has no chance


Sharma to Maxwell, FOUR, incredible hitting this, reverse sweep now, Sharma bowls it full and quick into the legs, but Maxwell is so quick to set himself up to force it high over point

End of over 14 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 139/2 (RR: 9.92)

    • GJ Maxwell 62 (24b 3x4 6x6)
    • DA Miller 7 (6b 1x6)
    • KV Sharma 4-0-37-0
    • A Mishra 3-0-39-1

Sammy to Miller, 1 run, length ball on the pad, turned in front of square


Sammy to Maxwell, no run, oops, he wanted to scoop this over short fine, but it pops up and falls some way down the pitch


Sammy to Maxwell, 1 no ball, they've got him finally, Maxwell's slogged a length ball right into the hands of deep midwicket, but wait, even as Maxwell walks back, replays show Sammy has bowled a big no-ball


Sammy to Miller, 1 run, Sammy gets it very full, and Miller can only force it to deep square leg


Sammy to Maxwell, no run, drills a full one to extra cover, who cannot stop it cleanly and parries it away


Sammy to Maxwell, SIX, he was already shuffling across, Sammy gives him a high full toss, and Maxwell whips it right into the deep backward square leg rope


Sammy to Maxwell, FOUR, tries a full and wide one, Maxwell reaches for it and coolly lifts it into the straight boundary

End of over 15 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 152/2 (RR: 10.13)

    • GJ Maxwell 72 (29b 4x4 7x6)
    • DA Miller 9 (8b 1x6)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-22-1
    • KV Sharma 4-0-37-0

John Hansel: "What's deadlier than a Maxwell ? -- A Lucky Maxwell :) :) :)"

SpiderCam: "This is getting a bit boring now. SRH should just resign. There is absolutely no luck in their favour with Maxwell in this mood."


Kumar to Miller, 1 run, flashes at this one angled across and chops it fine, third man runs across to stop it


Kumar to Maxwell, 1 run, slow and full on off, turned along the ground through midwicket


Kumar to Miller, OUT, Warner holds on this time, Miller swats a length ball to Warner's right at long off, he comes forward and across and takes it quite safely

DA Miller c Warner b Kumar 10 (25m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00


Kumar to Maxwell, no run, sharp yorker on the stumps, can only dig it out


Kumar to Maxwell, no run, 115 kph slower length ball outside off, Maxwell flat-bats it to the bowler who throws it to the striker's end even as Maxwell scrambles back


Kumar to Maxwell, 1 run, full and angled down the leg side, fortunately for him it goes to deep backward square

Top over from Bhuvneshwar in any situation, and gold in these circumstances

End of over 16 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 155/3 (RR: 9.68)

    • GJ Maxwell 74 (33b 4x4 7x6)
    • GJ Bailey 0 (0b)
    • B Kumar 3-0-11-1
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-22-1

Steyn to Maxwell, no run, makes room and has a heave, misses a length ball that goes just past off stump


Steyn to Maxwell, no run, moves across to off, Steyn bowls it full and it goes just past the leg stump, not called a wide


Steyn to Maxwell, FOUR, this is an outswinging yorker outside off, Maxwell jabs bat down on it, third man is square and has little chance with this


Steyn to Maxwell, 1 run, goes outside off and tries to whip a full one to leg, does not get hold of it, takes the run


Steyn to Bailey, 1 run, very full on off stump, can't get under it and drives to extra cover

Manu: "Dhawan missed a trick by not giving Steyn an over earlier"


Steyn to Maxwell, 1 run, full and moving away a tad outside off, he opens the face, runs it to backward point

End of over 17 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 162/3 (RR: 9.52)

    • GJ Maxwell 80 (38b 5x4 7x6)
    • GJ Bailey 1 (1b)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-21-0
    • B Kumar 3-0-11-1

Mishra to bowl the 18th


Mishra to Maxwell, 1 wide, tosses it up too wide outside off


Mishra to Maxwell, SIX, flighted full and slow outside off, Maxwell waits and carts it into the upper tier beyond long on


Mishra to Maxwell, 1 run, too full to get under this time and driven to extra cover


Mishra to Bailey, 1 run, tossed up googly now, Bailey has no idea about it, underedges it onto pad as it rushes in towards leg stump


Mishra to Maxwell, 2 runs, darted in full and squeezed wide of the sweeper


Mishra to Maxwell, SIX, fast full toss at 108.5 kph, Maxwell plants front foot out and pummels it into the sight screen


Mishra to Maxwell, OUT, Glenn Maxwell can do everything but he cannot get to hundred, falls in the 90s again, swats this full delivery flat and straight to long off

GJ Maxwell c Sammy b Mishra 95 (55m 43b 5x4 9x6) SR: 220.93

End of over 18 (17 runs) Kings XI Punjab 179/4 (RR: 9.94)

    • GJ Bailey 2 (2b)
    • A Mishra 4-0-56-2
    • DW Steyn 3-0-21-0

Steyn to Bailey, no run, tries to dab a back of a length ball outside off, is beaten


Steyn to Bailey, 2 runs, full around off, lifted softly in the air through midwicket


Steyn to Bailey, 1 run, goes full and very wide, he reaches out and can only stab it to extra cover


Steyn to Johnson, no run, fast and full outside off, Johnson cannot get bat on it


Steyn to Johnson, 1 wide, missed out there, it was a high and wide full toss, Johnson swung and missed, it is called a wide, Steyn cannot believe it


Steyn to Johnson, 1 leg bye, pitched up in to the legs, Johnson still cannot connect and it rolls away after hitting his pad


Steyn to Bailey, 1 run, short of a length, Bailey makes some room and chops it to point

End of over 19 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 185/4 (RR: 9.73)

    • GJ Bailey 6 (6b)
    • MG Johnson 0 (2b)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-26-0
    • A Mishra 4-0-56-2

Kumar to Bailey, FOUR, Bhuvneshwar starts with a very high full toss, Bailey swings hard, gets a top edge that flies over short third man, not called a no-ball for height, Bhuvneshwar lucky there


Kumar to Bailey, OUT, full into leg stump, Bailey clears front leg, gets under it and lifts it straight to long on

GJ Bailey c Warner b Kumar 10 (18m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00


Kumar to Johnson, 2 runs, mishits a slog towards long on, they go for the second, easy run out had the throw hit


Kumar to Johnson, 2 runs, swung through midwicket


Kumar to Johnson, no run, slow and wide outside off from round the stumps, Johnson swings and misses as it stays low


Kumar to Johnson, OUT, Bhuvneshwar angles this full into Johnson, he has yet another swing and miss, and the ball hits middle

MG Johnson b Kumar 4 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Last five overs going for 41 and Sunrisers have avoided a much stiffer chase. 200-plus seemed extremely likely when the Maxwell show was on. While there has been no stopping Maxwell, Kings XI will also be pleased with how Sehwag and Pujara went today. Bhuvneshwar's figures amid all the carnage, 4-0-19-3

Pujara on how hard it is for him to generate power in T20s: "It becomes little difficult. I have been working on it. It will help me even in ODIs. It is difficult but not impossible."

End of over 20 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 193/6

    • AR Patel 0 (0b)
    • B Kumar 4-0-19-3
    • DW Steyn 4-0-26-0





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Hours of play (local time) 18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.05, Second Session 20.05-21.30

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