Indian Premier League - 6th match

Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab

Rajasthan Royals won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

Hi and welcome to the sixth game of the IPL. Shane Warne's Rajasthan Royals face up to Yuvraj Singh's Kings XI Punjab. Both teams lost their first game and Warne, in particular, must be feeling the heat as his team is yet to show it can stand up to the competition. ""Graeme Smith is joining next week. The Pakistanis - Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal - are joining. The Englishman, Dimitri Mascarenhas, is an exciting player, and he is also joining soon," Warne said. "So, I am pretty confident that we will give tougher competition to other teams in the tournament." Kamran Akmal will play today, he and Darren Lehmaan would have to step up. Taruwar Kohli and Mahesh Rawat, the 'keeper, are out and Pankaj Singh, the seamer, gets a look in.

There are some cracks out there and Ian Bishop reckons it would be a sporting track. "There is something for everyone."

Toss: Yuvraj won the toss and has chosen to bat. He has brought in Mahela Jayawardene in place of Simon Katich and Sunny Sohail is in for Pankaj Dharmani.

We discussed the reasons why you support a particular team. The language seems to be the main reason, followed by city of living and then, the squad with your favourite players. Outside India, they are following the teams with their nation's players.

Meanwhile, Greg Chappell picks the Kings XI as the favourite.

0.1

Patel to Goel, no run, start.

0.2

Patel to Goel, no run, full and well outside the off stump, left alone. Quiet start

0.3

Patel to Goel, no run, leans across to defend a length delivery to the off side

0.4

Patel to Goel, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket, Hopes wanted a single but Yusuf Pathan fired in a throw and Hopes dived back into the crease

0.5

Patel to Goel, 1 run, and again Yusuf Pathan is in the picture. Another dive and a throw but he misses the stumps and the batsman scampers home in time.

0.6

Patel to Hopes, no run, Tight over comes to an end. It was on the off stump line and Hopes defended it to the off side

End of over 1 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
JR Hopes    0* (1b)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0
K Goel    1* (5b)     

1.1

Watson to Goel, FOUR, The first four of the evening. Full and drifting on to the legs, Goel flicked it uppishly to fine-leg boundary

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1.2

Watson to Goel, no run, leans forward to punch a length delivery in the air towards mid-off

1.3

Watson to Goel, no run, Watson, as is his wont, bangs the ball in and Goel is late on the pull. The ball just rolled over to the leg side and Watson lets Goel know that he was in trouble there

1.4

Watson to Goel, no run, beaten. Rushing through the channel outside off and Goel pushes inside the line.

1.5

Watson to Goel, 1 run, another well-directed bouncer, Goel goes for the pull, again a touch late but manages to get it down to fine leg

1.6

Watson to Hopes, no run, another one pitched short and a weak flat-batted swat to the leg side is attempted

Sam:"A thought to ponder. In the match between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings in Chennai, if Dinesh Karthick hits a cracking 50 to guide his team to victory, which side would the crowd support? Chennai or Dinesh Karthick ? Would the crowd cheer Dinesh instead of supporting a foreign bowler like Ntini bowling for Super Kings ? :-)"

End of over 2 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
JR Hopes    0* (2b)      SR Watson    1-0-5-0
K Goel    6* (10b 1x4)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0

2.1

Patel to Goel, FOUR, jumps out and lofts the delivery over mid-off, just one bounce over the ropes. Goel is up and running.

2.2

Patel to Goel, no run, fullish, driven to mid-on

2.3

Patel to Goel, no run

2.4

Patel to Goel, SIX, Shot boss! It was short in length and Goel swivelled to play a thrilling pull over the ropes

2.5

Patel to Goel, no run, full in length, outside off, Goel drives, misses and Munaf appeal for a caught behind dismissal.

2.6

Patel to Goel, no run

End of over 3 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 16/0 (RR: 5.33)
K Goel    16* (16b 2x4 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-11-0
JR Hopes    0* (2b)      SR Watson    1-0-5-0

3.1

Watson to Hopes, FOUR, Hit on the up. A touch short of length, outside the off stump and Hopes hits on the up through wide mid-off

3.2

Watson to Hopes, no run, short in length, outside off, steered to point

3.3

Watson to Hopes, no run, fuller and Hopes drives but goes too hard at it and the ball rolls over towards mid-on

3.4

Watson to Hopes, no run, He is going hard at everything now. Short of length, outside off and he tried to flay it through point and gets a bottom edge on to it

3.5

Watson to Hopes, FOUR, Watson continues to bowl lots of short deliveries and Hopes dismissed this one over square leg. Cracking pull shot.

3.6

Watson to Hopes, no run, cuts but straight to backward point

End of over 4 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 24/0 (RR: 6.00)
JR Hopes    8* (8b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-13-0
K Goel    16* (16b 2x4 1x6)      MM Patel    2-0-11-0

4.1

Patel to Goel, no run, full in length, around the off stump, driven to mid-off

Dheeraj: "In reply to Sam's comment on the match between Chennai and Delhi, I guess the audience has given definite responses so far. In fact except for the inaugural game at Bangalore, the crowds have quite evidently been in support of their local team, rather than the nationalities of the players."

4.2

Patel to Goel, no run, low full toss, driven hard but again straight to mid-off. 24 for 0.

4.3

Patel to Goel, FOUR, Munaf pitches it short of length and Goel sends it over midwicket.

4.4

Patel to Goel, SIX, the attempted yorker goes awry. It ended up as a full toss and Goel just killed it over long-off. Lovely swing of the bat.

4.5

Patel to Goel, OUT, A fab yorker and Munaf exacts his revenge. It was fired in the blockhole and on the base of the off stump, Goel tried to bring his bat down in a hurry. Too late. Death knell.

K Goel b Patel 26 (21b 3x4 2x6) SR: 123.80

4.6

Patel to Sangakkara, FOUR, Fullish and its wristed through the on-side field for yet another boundary

Chandra takes the Cardus route on Victor Trumper: "For the question to sam, my answer is, I will wish for Dinesh to score a fast 50 and still Chennai to win."

End of over 5 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 38/1 (RR: 7.60)
KC Sangakkara    4* (1b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-25-1
JR Hopes    8* (8b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-13-0

5.1

Trivedi to Hopes, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned behind square for a single.

Grant is lusting from Scotland: "Have to say that I am supporting Kings XI Punjab purely because of Preity Zinta! Not the most scientific reason to follow an IPL team I know..." Not a bad reason actually.

5.2

Trivedi to Sangakkara, SIX, Sanga goes downtown. A fab effort too. He just leaned forward and knifed it on the up and over long-off. He made that look pretty easy.

5.3

Trivedi to Sangakkara, FOUR, a slower one but an unfazed Sanga picked it up early and sent it over mid-on.

5.4

Trivedi to Sangakkara, FOUR, Full again and Sangakkara drills it past the diving mid-on fielder

5.5

Trivedi to Sangakkara, no run, hurls a bouncer and Sangakkara ducks. Warne is warming up.

5.6

Trivedi to Sangakkara, 1 run, He charges out, the bowler slips in a slower one but short in length and Sanga arrests his forward press, stops and flat-bats it through mid-on

End of over 6 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 54/1 (RR: 9.00)
KC Sangakkara    19* (6b 3x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    1-0-16-0
JR Hopes    9* (9b 2x4)      MM Patel    3-0-25-1

6.1

Warne to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch short in length, spins in, pulled to long-on

AJ is swinging the other way: "I am a Punjabi, born and brought up in Delhi but I support Kolkatta bcoz I admire Saurav and to top it, we have SRK, a Delhi guy as the owner of this team."

6.2

Warne to Hopes, 1 run, lands it on the leg and middle, slight turn and its squeezed behind squareleg

6.3

Warne to Sangakkara, OUT, Warne gets his first wicket of the tournament. He flighted it full outside off, Sangakkara tried to thrash it down the ground, the bat-face shut a touch and Warne was in the way. He took the catch and calmly threw the ball away. As if he expected a return catch. The magician is at his tricks again

KC Sangakkara c & b Warne 20 (8b 3x4 1x6) SR: 250.00

6.4

Warne to Jayawardene, no run, on the off and middle line, slight turn and guided to point

6.5

Warne to Jayawardene, 1 run, slows up the pace but lands it slightly short and it's cut to deep point

6.6

Warne to Hopes, 2 runs, swept past square leg

End of over 7 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 59/2 (RR: 8.42)
JR Hopes    12* (11b 2x4)      SK Warne    1-0-5-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (2b)      SK Trivedi    1-0-16-0

Barry Landa, from London, offers a rather lame reason!: "If we are looking for tame reasons for supporting a team I follow the Knight Riders as it was my favourite tv show as a boy. COME ON THE HOFF."

7.1

Salunkhe to Jayawardene, 1 wide, bowled leg spin there. A touch outside off and Mahela can't connect with his cut shot

7.1

Salunkhe to Jayawardene, 1 run, a touch short and pulled past midwicket

7.2

Salunkhe to Hopes, 3 runs, flighted one full and Hopes went for a almighty slog across the line and edged it through the vacant slip region.

7.3

Salunkhe to Jayawardene, OUT, Salunkhe, the winner of the Mumbai leg of the reality show Cricket Star, has got rid of Mahela. Lovely loopy flighted one had Mahela charging out for a big hit but it spun past the ambitious swing of the bat. Stumped. Salunkhe is ecstatic and lets out a huge roar of joy

DPMD Jayawardene st †Kamran Akmal b Salunkhe 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.4

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvi starts off with a neat straight drive. It was overpitched, from round the stumps and Yuvi drove it straight past the bowler.

7.5

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, Drama! The bowler and the 'keeper celebrate, thinking they got a catch down the leg side but Aleem Dar calmly signalled it a wide. It spun down the leg side, Yuvraj tried to glance it and it appeared as if he missed it. The replays, pretty bad angle, doesn't say much.

7.5

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, again spinning on to the pad and it runs off the pad

End of over 8 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 70/3 (RR: 8.93)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (2b 1x4)      D Salunkhe    0.5-0-10-1
JR Hopes    15* (12b 2x4)      SK Warne    1-0-5-1

8.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, on the middle, driven to mid-on

8.2

Warne to Hopes, no run, flighted it outside off, slowed up the pace, Hopes seems to like his slog across the line but again, doesn't connect

8.3

Warne to Hopes, 1 run, leans forward to ping the long-on for a single

8.4

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, quicker one but short in length and Yuvi pulls it to deep midwicket

8.5

Warne to Hopes, no run, spins from the middle stump line, Hopes wanted to drive it through covers and edged it to short third man

8.6

Warne to Hopes, OUT, Warne does it with a topspinner! It landed on length, on the off stump line and straightened, Hopes, again, went for his slog, missed and was struck on the line of off stump. Whether it would have turned a little and missed off was the question. the umpire was convinced there was enough over spin for the ball to slide through straight and raised his finger

JR Hopes lbw b Warne 16 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 9 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 73/4 (RR: 8.11)
     SK Warne    2-0-8-2
Yuvraj Singh    6* (4b 1x4)      D Salunkhe    0.5-0-10-1

The legspinners doing all the damage here but Warne has brought back Watson.

9.1

Watson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, starts off with a yorker on the leg stump line, Yuvraj tries to dig it out, misses and is hit on the pad. Watson appeals but turned down. Close call.

9.2

Watson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, There we go again. Watson and his penchant for the short one. Yuvraj just hopped up and pulled it to deep backward square leg region

9.3

Watson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, down the leg side now and Yuvraj helps it around the corner, to the fine-leg boundary

9.4

Watson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fuller and on the off stump line, driven to long-off

9.5

Watson to Pathan, no run, bangs in a bouncer, at least he got that one head-high and the batsman goes down under

9.6

Watson to Pathan, no run, hits the deck short of length, on the middle and Pathan defends down the track

End of over 10 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 82/4 (RR: 8.20)
IK Pathan    0* (2b)      SR Watson    3-0-22-0
Yuvraj Singh    15* (8b 3x4)      SK Warne    2-0-8-2

10.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, dropped by Lehmann. What a dolly it was too. Oh the agony for Warne. A topspinner outside off stump, Yuvraj though it would turn in, went for his sweep and topedged a dolly high to covers where Lehmann stationed himself, got under the ball and clanged it.

10.2

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, low full toss and driven to long on

10.3

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run

10.4

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, rips across a legbreak, full and outside off, Yuvraj stretches across to defend

10.5

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, the slider outside off and Yuvraj drove to long-off

10.6

Warne to Pathan, no run, pushed it through from the front of the hand and it slid across Pathan who went for a cut and was beaten. Warne is unleashing his bag of tricks. Fab show.

End of over 11 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 85/4 (RR: 7.72)
IK Pathan    1* (4b)      SK Warne    3-0-11-2
Yuvraj Singh    17* (12b 3x4)      SR Watson    3-0-22-0

11.1

Pankaj Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short in length, angled across Yuvraj who inside edges a cut

11.2

Pankaj Singh to Pathan, 1 run, a touch short in length, cut through covers

11.3

Pankaj Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, The stumps are down. But at the other end. Yuvi drilled a fullish delivery straight back and the ball ricocheted off the stump and thudded into Aleem Dar's right leg

11.4

Pankaj Singh to Pathan, 1 run, driven to extra cover for a single

11.5

Pankaj Singh to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, bad delivery - down the leg side and short too, lapped around the corner, past short fine leg

11.6

Pankaj Singh to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Delicious whack through covers. He made room for himself and connected a cover drive. The ball just raced through the field. Wonderful timing.

End of over 12 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 97/4 (RR: 8.08)
Yuvraj Singh    27* (16b 5x4)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-12-0
IK Pathan    3* (6b)      SK Warne    3-0-11-2

Shrey is on the side of the money: "I am Gujarati, basically from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I support Chennai Super Kings because I have significant investment in India Cements!!! :)" Money talks boss.

12.1

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, length delivery, just outside off stump, punched to sweeper cover

12.2

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, no run, well-directed bouncer and a surprised Yuvraj just about ducks away

12.3

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower one, short and outside off, Yuvraj swatted it to short midwicket

12.4

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, dropped by Kaif. It was full and outside off, sliced to right of Kaif, at backward point, but he was moving to his left and the slice fooled him there. IT swung away from him and he did get both palms to it but it just bursts through his hands.

12.5

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

12.6

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, bangs it short, Pathan fails to connect with his pull

End of over 13 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 101/4 (RR: 7.76)
IK Pathan    4* (8b)      SK Trivedi    2-0-20-0
Yuvraj Singh    30* (20b 5x4)      Pankaj Singh    1-0-12-0

Salunkhe is back

13.1

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Fiddler on the roof! It was pretty short and Yuvraj pulled it high, up and over and it kept flying and landed on the roof over deep midwicket

13.2

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller, quicker, flatter, guided to backward point

13.3

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, stays round the stumps, flings a full one across, too full and Yuvi drives through wide mid-off

13.4

Salunkhe to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, comes down the track, is done in by the flight but manages to get his body behind it and tucks it behind square

13.5

Salunkhe to Pathan, no run, loopy delivery outside off ,squeezed to point

13.6

Salunkhe to Pathan, no run, shorter, turns in and Pathan goes back to steer to point

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 112/4 (RR: 8.00)
IK Pathan    4* (10b)      D Salunkhe    2-0-21-1
Yuvraj Singh    41* (24b 6x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    2-0-20-0

14.1

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to drive to the off side

Nishanth: "It would be enthralling to see Tendlya and Warne encounter. I guess, it would be like two magicians trying to trick each other (as Seinfeld says..!) " Ha! Nishanth remember that, 'That's one magic loogie!' episode?!

14.2

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, wild swing and a miss. Offcutter outside off stump and Irfan was very early into his slog

14.3

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, comes down the track and is confronted with a yorker outside off and he can't connect

14.4

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, fullish, driven in the air and just one bounce to the long-off fielder. And somone shouts out, "jaana aage"! (Move forward) to the fielder. Good advice.

14.5

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, no run, nice change of pace. Yuvi is the one who is beaten this time. Excellent over, this.

14.6

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, serves up a fiery yorker, right on the base of the middle stump, jabbed off the inner edge to the leg side

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 115/4 (RR: 7.66)
Yuvraj Singh    43* (27b 6x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    3-0-23-0
IK Pathan    5* (13b)      D Salunkhe    2-0-21-1

Asad: "Do the Rajasthan Royal fielders have oil on their hands ? First Lehman, now Kaif." May be they are staring at Preity Zinta, who is swaying away in the stands.

15.1

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, The white ball has begun to fly once again. Welcome to the attack Yusuf. Off break from round the stumps but Yuvraj just clears his front leg and swings it over midwicket. It again lands on the roof!

15.2

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Another one on that very same spot. Full toss and Yuvraj sends the ball screaming over the stands. Yuvi is enjoying himself out there.

15.3

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, no run

15.4

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, quicker one and Yuvraj top edges a pull but it lands safely between midwicket and deep midwicket

Pathan to Pathan. It's all in the family now.

15.5

Pathan to Pathan, no run, full and straight, pushed to the off side

15.6

Pathan to Pathan, no run, fires a quicker one, again Irfan can't put it away for a run.

End of over 16 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 128/4 (RR: 8.00)
IK Pathan    5* (15b)      YK Pathan    1-0-13-0
Yuvraj Singh    56* (31b 6x4 3x6)      SK Trivedi    3-0-23-0

16.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle, turns in , flatter trajectory, turned to square leg

16.2

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slows up the pace, keeps it full and Yuvraj waits before launching himself into that. The ball flies to right of long-on fielder who does well to make the stop

16.3

Warne to Pathan, SIX, charges down the track, Warne fires it short, Irfan adjusts and swings it high over midwicket ropes. Just over.

16.4

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, again comes out, almost yorks himself as Warne keeps it full this time but manages to squeeze it

16.5

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Yuvraj, never a great player of good quality spin, has been done in by Warne. It was a loopy flighted one that was slightly slower in pace, and it broke back in from the off stump line. Yuvraj had gone for his favourite sweep - his get out shot in tough situations against spin- missed and was struck on the back leg

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Warne 57 (34b 6x4 3x6) SR: 167.64

16.6

Warne to Sohal, no run, flighted outside off stump, big turn away, tapped to backward point

End of over 17 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 136/5 (RR: 8.00)
S Sohal    0* (1b)      SK Warne    4-0-19-3
IK Pathan    12* (17b 1x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-13-0

17.1

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, full pitched, just short of the blockhole, driven to midwicket

17.2

Trivedi to Pathan, OUT, Cleaned up by a yorker. He has served quite a few yorkers and well directed at that. Irfan had a big swing, the ball missed the bat but connected with the leg stump

IK Pathan b Trivedi 12 (19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 63.15

Venkat: "Warne, Pollock and Mcgrath are showing that T20 is not just for kids. 3.66 rpo is just amazing. Take a bow Warney!"

17.3

Trivedi to Lee, no run, dropped by Trivedi. Full, on the stumps, driven uppish back at Trivedi who swooped but couldn't hold on

17.4

Trivedi to Lee, OUT, But gets his man this time. Follows the full one with a short rising delivery and Brett Lee top edges his intended upper cut.

B Lee c †Kamran Akmal b Trivedi 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.5

Trivedi to Chawla, no run, short one, slanted across the batsman, left alone

17.6

Trivedi to Chawla, 2 runs, this one is full one outside off, Piyush has a swing and gets a leading edge over covers

End of over 18 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 138/7 (RR: 7.66)
PP Chawla    2* (2b)      SK Trivedi    4-0-25-2
S Sohal    0* (1b)      SK Warne    4-0-19-3

18.1

Patel to Sohal, 2 runs, fullish, outside off stump, driven to mid-off where its misfielded

Jeremy Hicks: "You speculate that people outside India have based their choice of IPL team on where their compatriots are playing; well that doesn't really work for us Brits, otherwise we would all be supporting the Royals as they have the only English player! For what it's worth, I'm supporting the Kings because I'm a Yorkshire fan, and once my son and his friends had chosen their teams the Kings were the only one remaining who had a past or present Yorkshire player (Yuvraj) in their squad."

Hi Jeremey, that was not a speculation. I had asked a similar question last night and got that from the feedbackers. Obviously, its from the sample there and won't be reflecting the universal opinion.

18.2

Patel to Sohal, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-off

18.3

Patel to Chawla, FOUR, full toss outside off stump and slashed over point. Now, that was a poor delivery.

18.4

Patel to Chawla, 2 runs, lands it full and outside off stump, sliced past point and Munaf is unhappy with the wide third man fielder. He thinks there should be only one run there

18.5

Patel to Chawla, 1 run, another really full one, stabbed to third man and this time its just a single

18.6

Patel to Sohal, 1 run, OUT, Another wicket. It was sliced to deep backward point and he turned for the second run. But the throw was flat, straight and at Kamran Akmal who broke the stumps. No need for the third umpire to get in. Given out by the on-field umpire. He was that short.

S Sohal run out 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 19 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 149/8 (RR: 7.84)
     MM Patel    4-0-36-1
PP Chawla    9* (5b 1x4)      SK Trivedi    4-0-25-2

19.1

Watson to Chawla, FOUR, edged but the diving Akmal can't reach it. Full, angling across Piyush who tried to swing it the on side and got a thick profitable edge

19.2

Watson to Chawla, (no ball) 1 run, full toss well outside off, Chawla reached out and tapped it past covers. No ball, though. Free hit coming up.

19.2

Watson to Mota, 1 run, fires in a bouncer, the pull shot was attempted but he made contact with the top half of the bat and it just popped over midwicket

19.3

Watson to Chawla, no run

19.4

Watson to Chawla, 2 runs, another bouncer, another swing, the ball rushes past the edge and to Akmal. You could have bet that Watson would have bowled a short one. He loves them

19.5

Watson to Chawla, FOUR, he walked right across the stumps, moved early and Watson followed him with a full one outside off but he did well to paddle it past the short fine-leg fielder.

19.6

Watson to Chawla, FOUR, yes it is a short one and Piyush pulls it to midwicket boundary.

167 to win. Join us in a short while for the run chase. Interestingly, several Indians have written in to Jeremy asking him to reconsider his choice of Yuvi as Tendulkar was the first one to play for Yorks!

KP: "In reply to Shrey - Boss Its not the question of Money - Passion rules in these matches. Even though I am Punjabi Sikh I am supporting Delhi Devils as I am from Delhi."

End of over 20 (17 runs) Kings XI Punjab 166/8
PP Chawla    24* (11b 4x4)      SR Watson    4-0-39-0
WA Mota    1* (1b)      MM Patel    4-0-36-1
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