Indian Premier League, 10th match: Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians at Mohali, Apr 25, 2008
Kings XI Punjab won by 66 runs
25 April 2008 - night match (20-over match)

8.00 pm: Mumbai have taken the field with their theme song blaring over the speakers. Karan Goel and Irfan Pathan are Punjab's openers. Shaun Pollock has the new ball for Mumbai.

7.50 pm: Play will begin in about ten minutes. Please bear with me if I mix up players like Powar who's from Mumbai but is playing for Punjab and Bajji who's a proud Punjabi but is playing for Mumbai.

" I reckon the commentary bug has caught up to cricinfo as well. The TV commentators just cant seem to get it right which player is on which team even when they interview them live in their team colours!" says Jeremy. I'll get used to it Jeremy, it's my first IPL game and the excitement might be getting to be a little. Cheers. It's George Binoy bringing you the commentary by the way, so don't write it insults/praise for Jamie Alter.

Toss, 7.40 pm: Harbhajan and Yuvraj, Punjab team-mates in the Ranji Trophy, are the rival captains. Harbhajan has won the toss and Mumbai will bowl. He says they like to chase and have made one change, Mumbai have brought in Saurav Tiwary, the U-19 player, for Yeligati. Sorry about the confusion about which team Harbhajan is leading, I'll remember that it is Mumbai henceforth.

Yuvraj says he's happy to bat first and would have done so anyway.

Kings XI Punjab 1 Karan Goel, 2 James Hopes, 3 Kumar Sangakkara, 4 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 5 Yuvraj Singh (capt), 6 Irfan Pathan, 7 Ramesh Powar, 8 Brett Lee, 9 Piyush Chawla, 10 VRV Singh, 11 Sreesanth.

Mumbai Indians 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Luke Ronchi (wk), 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Shaun Pollock, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Abhishek Nayar, 7 Saurabh Tiwary, 8 Harbhajan Singh (capt), 9 Musavir Khote, 10 Ashish Nehra, 11 Dhaval Kulkarni.

7.30 pm: Both Mumbai and Punjab are yet to win a game in the competition. The loser today will join the Deccan Chargers at the bottom of the table with three out of three defeats. There's a lot to play for.

"Look for needle between Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh; there was some friction over fielding issues during the recent Test series against South Africa. Harbhajan, who may have to captain the side for the third match running, has the added challenge of playing for the away team in what is his Ranji home ground, and will play opposite his state-mate, Yuvraj Singh." Read more in Cricinfo's preview of the match.

The toss will happen in less than ten minutes ... make your fantasy changes quickly.

7.20 pm: Hello champs and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the 10th match of the IPL between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in Mohali. If you've missed the first nine games like I have, not to worry, there are 49 more to go. I'm George Binoy by the way, making my IPL debut as a commentator and I'm rather looking forward to it.

The cheerleaders were doing their routine by the pitch as Robin Jackman went to do his pitch report. He asked one of the girls, Dutch I think she was, what she would do if she won to toss and she said she would bat. After looking at the surface, Jackman agreed wholeheartedly.

The early team news is that Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai's icon player, who just turned 35 yesterday, will not be playing this match either. He's still recovering from a groin injury. The most vivid memory I have of Sachin's birthday is when he scored a hundred to beat Australia in the finals of the tri-series in Sharjah in 1998. Breath-taking that was.

0.1

Pollock to Goel, no run, Pollock starts predictably, on a perfect length angling across the left-hander's off stump, fantastic line, the batsman lets it go

0.2

Pollock to Goel, no run, once again Pollock tests Goel with the tight line outside off stump, Goel tries to chop it towards third man but gets beaten

0.3

Pollock to Goel, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, Goel waits on the back foot and drops it with soft hands towards point for a single, Punjab are away

0.4

Pollock to Pathan, 1 run, Pathan stands in his crease and punches a good length ball towards Harbhajan at mid-off and calls for the single once again, well run

0.5

Pollock to Goel, no run, Goel steps out to Pollock, realises that he isn't to the pitch and plays it uppishly towards cover

0.6

Pollock to Goel, no run, good length from Pollock on middle stump, Goel works it off his pads towards midwicket

No boundary in my first over of IPL commentary. Am a little disappointed!

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

    • K Goel 1 (5b)
    • IK Pathan 1 (1b)
    • SM Pollock 1-0-2-0

Aasish Nehra will share the new ball. It's been years since I've seen him bowl.

1.1

Nehra to Pathan, 5 runs, there's a direct hit that has gone for four off the rebound, will be be five? or out? Pathan pushed the ball off his pads towards midwicket and set off for the single, the fielder threw down the stumps at the bowlers end but Pathan was just home, so that's five runs to Punjab

1.2

Nehra to Goel, no run, good length on middle stump, played off the pads towards midwicket

1.3

Nehra to Goel, 1 run, Goel moves forward and flicks the ball in the air towards mid-on, he sets off for a single and had there been a direct hit this time, Goel would have been spending quality time in the dug out

1.4

Nehra to Pathan, OUT, caught! Nehra pitches it short and Pathan tries to pull it from outside off stump, he makes contact with the bottom of his bat and hits it straight to Kulkarni at mid-on, he takes a simple catch at chest height

IK Pathan c Kulkarni b Nehra 6 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman.

1.5

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, excellent ball, pitches on a good length outside off, Sangakkara tries to drive through the off side but gets beaten

1.6

Nehra to Sangakkara, no run, full ball on off and middle, Sangakkara moves back and flicks the ball off his pads towards mid-on

End of over 2 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 8/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (2b)
    • K Goel 2 (7b)
    • A Nehra 1-0-6-1
    • SM Pollock 1-0-2-0
2.1

Pollock to Goel, 1 run, Pollock persists with his tight off stump line, Goel opens the face and runs the ball down to third man

2.2

Pollock to Sangakkara, no run, oh Sangakkara's all over the place, he tried to charge Pollock but was beaten by a slower ball, he tried to pull but was hit on the body, he then tried to look for a single but had to scamper back before the throw came in from gully

2.3

Pollock to Sangakkara, FOUR, smashing drive, Sangakkara moves forward to a full ball and punches it perfectly into the gap between cover and mid-off

2.4

Pollock to Sangakkara, 1 run, flicked off the pads towards square leg for a single

2.5

Pollock to Goel, no run, that is a curious ball! Pollock bowled an extremely slow bouncer, Goel was into the pull short a hour too early, he missed it completely and got smacked on the helmet

2.6

Pollock to Goel, 1 run, this time Goel manages to connect with a pull and gets a single although he didn't time it well

End of over 3 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 15/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • K Goel 4 (10b)
    • KC Sangakkara 5 (5b 1x4)
    • SM Pollock 2-0-9-0
    • A Nehra 1-0-6-1
3.1

Nehra to Goel, no run, Goel fishes outside the off stump at a good length ball from Nehra and gets beaten

3.2

Nehra to Goel, no run, 136 kmh on a good length outside off, Nehra's giving nothing away and Goel once again misses the ball while trying to play it on the off side

3.3

Nehra to Goel, 1 run, this time he pushes hard at it and gets an outside edge that flies just wide of Uthappa's left at first slip towards third man

3.4

Nehra to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara! He charges Nehra and dispatches a full ball straight past the bowler with a ferocious straight drive, superb shot, elegant too

3.5

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, the length is slightly short from Nehra, Sangakkara waits in his crease and runs the ball towards third man

3.6

Nehra to Goel, FOUR, Goel pulls and Goel clears the in-field, he didn't time that well but just got enough on it to pull the short ball over mid-on

End of over 4 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 25/1 (RR: 6.25)

    • K Goel 9 (14b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (7b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 2-0-16-1
    • SM Pollock 2-0-9-0
4.1

Pollock to Sangakkara, FOUR, phew! Some shot that, Sangakkara moves across his stumps to a good length ball and flicks it powerfully through midwicket, sublime use of the wrists from Sangakkara

4.2

Pollock to Sangakkara, 1 wide, Pollock strays down leg side with the slower ball, Sangakkara tries to work it behind square but misses

4.2

Pollock to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery on middle stump, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

4.3

Pollock to Sangakkara, FOUR, timing! Pure timing! Sangakkara waits in his crease and cuts a short of a length ball past gully, it was just a bit wide from Pollock and Sangakkara made full use of it

4.4

Pollock to Sangakkara, FOUR, Pollock once again tries the slower ball and once again he strays down leg side, fine leg is in the circle and Sangakkara flicks the ball off his hips past him for yet another boundary

4.5

Pollock to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara goes ariborne, he slices the ball over the off side but it falls safe towards deep point, three fielders converge on the ball

The keeper comes up to the stumps.

4.6

Pollock to Sangakkara, 3 runs, Sangakkara moves forward and pushes the ball towards cover where a mis-field allows the batsman three more runs

End of over 5 (18 runs) Kings XI Punjab 43/1 (RR: 8.60)

    • KC Sangakkara 27 (13b 5x4)
    • K Goel 9 (14b 1x4)
    • SM Pollock 3-0-27-0
    • A Nehra 2-0-16-1

Punjab have 43 after 5 overs, mind you Rajasthan had about 100 in nine last night.

5.1

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, no run, smashed hard and straight but he's hit it right to the fielder at mid-on

5.2

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara takes a step down the track an tries to swing a good length ball from outside off on the leg side, he mis-times it towards midwicket

5.3

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, SIX, awesome! Sangakkara backs away towards the leg side and comes down the track as well, there's not much room to work with but Sangakkara swings hard and pulls the ball over the wide long-on boundary, that's the first six of the innings

5.4

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, no run, driven firmly back towards Kulkarni on the front foot

5.5

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara makes room and tries to pull once again, this time Kulkarni follows him with a slower ball, Sangakkara gets an inside edge that runs past short fine leg for four more

5.6

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 wide, Sangakkara backs away towards leg side, Kulkarni tries to counter by bowling wide outside off stump, that's a little too wide says the umpire

5.6

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, FOUR, fullish length outside off stump, Sangakkara leans into it and thunders the drive towards Harbhajan at mid-off, he can't stop it, he should have, that's yet another four for Punjab

End of over 6 (17 runs) Kings XI Punjab 60/1 (RR: 10.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 43 (19b 7x4 1x6)
    • K Goel 9 (14b 1x4)
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-17-0
    • SM Pollock 3-0-27-0

35 runs have come off the last two overs. How many in this one? Harbhajan's brought himself on.

6.1

Harbhajan Singh to Goel, 1 leg bye, bowled flat through the air outside leg stump, the ball goes on to hit the left-hander on the pad but that's never going to be out

6.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara is finding the boundary with supreme ease, he gets down on one knee and sweeps Harbhajan effortlessly towards the long leg boundary

6.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, tight line on off stump from round the wicket, Sangakkara pushes the ball towards the off side and calls Goel through for one

6.4

Harbhajan Singh to Goel, 2 runs

6.5

Harbhajan Singh to Goel, 1 run, played off the back foot towards short third man

6.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, pulled towards deep backward square leg, the ball goes one bounce to the fielder

End of over 7 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 70/1 (RR: 10.00)

    • KC Sangakkara 49 (22b 8x4 1x6)
    • K Goel 12 (17b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-9-0
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-17-0

Bravo replaces Kulkarni.

7.1

Bravo to Sangakkara, FOUR, too full and too wide outside off stump, Sangakkara moves forward and crashes Bravo through cover point for four more, he's just scored the second fastest 50 of the tournament

7.2

Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven powerfully through the covers, there's a fielder in the deep so it's just the single

7.3

Bravo to Goel, no run, banged in short over the stumps, Goel ducks under it

7.4

Bravo to Goel, no run, that's a sharp bouncer from Bravo, Goel tries to pull but it's too quick for him, he gets a top edge and the ball smacks him flush on the grill, he drops his bat and removes his helmet, Goel's got a cut lip, Harbhajan goes up to have a look at him

"So impressive from Sanga, he is making Goel look 2nd class. Anyway enough of this cricket nonsence what are the cheerleaders wearing?" I don't know yet Barry.

7.5

Bravo to Goel, SIX, Goel responds and how! Bravo tests him again with another bouncer but this time the line is outside off stump, Goel gets under it and upper cuts the ball over the third man boundary

7.6

Bravo to Goel, no run, defended back towards the bowler on the front foot

End of over 8 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 81/1 (RR: 10.12)

    • K Goel 18 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 54 (24b 9x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-11-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-9-0
8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, Goel's run out! Sangakkara came out of his crease and drove the ball hard towards cover, Bravo fumbles but recovers quickly, and there never was a single in it for Goel was lookign at the ball, Sangakkara called for the run and Goel responded late, he was miles short when Ronchi broke the stumps

K Goel run out 18 (40m 21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

Yuvraj is the new batsman, facing Bajji.

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Yuvraj meets it with a straight bat and drives powerfully down the ground, Pollock dives on the boundary to stop the four

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards point

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves back and pulls the ball through wide mid-on for a single

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, reverse swept for a single

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, fired in quickly into the blockhole, Sangakkara digs it out back towards the bowler

End of over 9 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/2 (RR: 9.55)

    • KC Sangakkara 55 (27b 9x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4 (3b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-14-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-11-0
9.1

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj waits on the back foot and opens the face off the bat to play the short of a length ball towards third man

Bravo goes round the wicket.

9.2

Bravo to Sangakkara, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump angling into middle, Sangakkara waits in his crease and drives towards mid-on

9.3

Bravo to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short and wide outside off stump, Sangakkara goes on the back foot and cuts to deep point, the batsmen sprint through for two

9.4

Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves across his stumps and tries to play a slog sweep of sorts, he gets beaten by a slower ball from Bravo

9.5

Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara comes down the pitch and pulls Bravo to long on

9.6

Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, short of a length delivery on middle stump, Yuvraj backs away towards leg stump and cuts the ball through cover

Punjab are 94 at the half-way stage.

End of over 10 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 94/2 (RR: 9.40)

    • Yuvraj Singh 7 (5b)
    • KC Sangakkara 60 (31b 9x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-19-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-14-0

Pollock's back for another spell, his last of course. Sangakkara took 18 off his last over.

10.1

Pollock to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish length outside off stump, Sangakkara gets down on one knee and drives powerfully towards cover

10.2

Pollock to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, that's a full toss from Pollock and Yuvraj's dispatched it, he merely punched that, there was no follow through of the bat at all, it was hit effortlessly but the timing was immaculate, the ball sailed over the long-on boundary and brought up the 100

10.3

Pollock to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short ball and Yuvraj has clobbered it, he pulled that so hard that the ball reached the boundary even with two men on the ropes

10.4

Pollock to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full ball and Yuvraj drives straight and hard down the ground, this time he'll only get a single for long-off is very straight

10.5

Pollock to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara backs away towards the leg side and drives a full ball towards long-off for a single

10.6

Pollock to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught! and splendidly caught! Yuvraj once again punched a good length ball with supreme timing towards long off, maybe he should have hit it with a full flourish this time because Bravo was able to run forward and dive low to take the sharp catch inches off the ground, Yuvraj was unsure whether it was taken but it was and he has to go

Yuvraj Singh c Bravo b Pollock 18 (13m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

End of over 11 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 107/3 (RR: 9.72)

    • KC Sangakkara 62 (33b 9x4 1x6)
    • SM Pollock 4-0-40-1
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-19-0

Finally we have a right-hander at the crease, Ramnaresh Sarwan it is.

11.1

Kulkarni to Sarwan, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Sarwan plays it off the front foot towards the off side

11.2

Kulkarni to Sarwan, 1 run, short of a length ball outside off stump, Sarwan waits for it and opens the face to run the ball towards third man

11.3

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, no run, wide outside off stump, Sangakkara chased it and tried to cut through the offside but got a bottom edge into the ground

11.4

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 run, a slower ball from Kulkarni, Sangakkara works the ball off his pads towards deep midwicket, he wanted two but slipped at the end of the first run

11.5

Kulkarni to Sarwan, no run, short of a length and wide outside off stump, Sarwan moves back and drives hard to Sangakkara's team-mate Jayasuriya who is at point

11.6

Kulkarni to Sarwan, 1 run, driven firmly off the front foot towards mid-off where Harbhajan dives to his left and saves runs

End of over 12 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 110/3 (RR: 9.16)

    • RR Sarwan 2 (4b)
    • KC Sangakkara 63 (35b 9x4 1x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-20-0
    • SM Pollock 4-0-40-1

Khote replaces Pollock, bowling from over the wicket.

12.1

Khote to Sarwan, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Sarwan backs away and drives towards long-off, he's not timed it well

Round the wicket to the left-hander.

12.2

Khote to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Khote strays on to the hips, Sangakkara moves across his stumps and glances the ball past short fine leg, deep square leg runs across to field

12.3

Khote to Sangakkara, no run, banged in short by Khote, Sangakkara tries to hook but misses, that's the bouncer for the over

12.4

Khote to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara lofts, Sangakkara mis-cues but he survives, he backed away to make room and tries to loft the ball over cover, he hits it high in the air but there is some mis-communication between Pollock and Tiwary and the ball falls safe

12.5

Khote to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan comes down the track and tries to hit through the off side, he gets an inside edge on the on side instead

12.6

Khote to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara backs away to make room and cuts the ball towards third man

End of over 13 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 116/3 (RR: 8.92)

    • KC Sangakkara 67 (39b 9x4 1x6)
    • RR Sarwan 4 (6b)
    • MA Khote 1-0-6-0
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-20-0

Nehra's back for another bowl.

13.1

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara tries to slog the ball through the off side, he gets beaten by a slower ball and gets an inside edge towards Ronchi's right, he dives and gets a glove to it

13.2

Nehra to Sarwan, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards point for a single

13.3

Nehra to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves forward and across his stumps, he ends up forcing a yorker length delivery from middle stump towards Harbhajan at wide mid-off

13.4

Nehra to Sarwan, 2 runs, Sarwan moves towards the leg side and drives towards long-off, Uthappa mis-fields and Sangakkara sprints back for the second

13.5

Nehra to Sarwan, OUT, caught! Sarwan backs away towards the leg side and tries to loft a good length ball over extra cover, he doesn't get the necessary elevation and Harbhajan hardly has to move to take the catch at waist height

RR Sarwan c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra 7 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Mahela Jayawardene joins his team-mate Sangakkara in the middle.

13.6

Nehra to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene opens the face and runs the ball towards third man to get off the mark

End of over 14 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 122/4 (RR: 8.71)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (1b)
    • KC Sangakkara 69 (41b 9x4 1x6)
    • A Nehra 3-0-22-2
    • MA Khote 1-0-6-0
14.1

Khote to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene pushes forward at the ball and gets an outside edge towards third man

14.2

Khote to Sangakkara, FOUR, awesome placement, Sangakkara moves across his stumps to create the angle necessary to flick a ball off his hips from middle stump past the fielder at short fine leg

Third man is in the circle.

14.3

Khote to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length ball from Khote, Sangakkara backs away and tries to cut through the off side but misses

14.4

Khote to Sangakkara, FOUR, this time he backs away yet again and connects, he cuts the ball wide of the short third man fielder for four more

14.5

Khote to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves towards leg and drives the ball towards long off, he didn't time that all that well

14.6

Khote to Jayawardene, SIX, that's stunning, Jayawardene plants his front foot forward and flicks a short of a length ball from off and middle stump over the deep backward square leg boundary, sheer cheek

End of over 15 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 138/4 (RR: 9.20)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 8 (3b 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 78 (45b 11x4 1x6)
    • MA Khote 2-0-22-0
    • A Nehra 3-0-22-2

Bravo prepares to bowl his third over. Five overs remain. Can Punjab get 200? The over-rate is quite appalling.

15.1

Bravo to Sangakkara, FOUR, the slower ball wide outside off stump, Sangakkara makes room and cuts the ball in front of point, the sweeper fielder has no chance

15.2

Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, bowled full in the block hole, Sangakkara drives firmly but back to Bravo

15.3

Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, full ball on middle stump, Sangakkara drives hard, very hard right back at Bravo who fields it brilliantly, that ball was traveling and the momentum caused Bravo to stumble as he fielded it

15.4

Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, full length on off stump, Sangakkara drives off the front foot to long off

15.5

Bravo to Jayawardene, 2 runs, too full on middle stump, Jayawardene moves across and flicks the ball wristily behind square, the fielder at deep square leg cuts it off in the nick of time

15.6

Bravo to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene backs away and tries to run the ball past short third man but can't find the gap

End of over 16 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 146/4 (RR: 9.12)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 11 (5b 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 83 (49b 12x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-27-0
    • MA Khote 2-0-22-0

Harbhajan;s back, bowling from over the wicket.

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves back and cuts Harbhajan towards short third man for a single

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, bowled flat and fast outside off stump, Sangakkara clears his front foot out of the way and slogs the ball down to the long-on boundary

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven towards deep cover, just the single this time

"I am just wondering why Jayasuriya is not bowling. He is a wicket taker. I am just wondering if there are any problem with his arms/shoulders?" asks Ratheesh. So ware we!

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, OUT, caught! Jayawardene got into position to play the reverse pull, the ball was flat and fast and Jayawardene hit it straight to short third man who took an easy catch

DPMD Jayawardene c sub (AM Rahane) b Harbhajan Singh 12 (14m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

Sunny Sohal is the new batsman.

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, no run, defended towards backward point

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, no run, Harbhajan slips in the doosra outside off stump, the batsman gets on to the front foot to defend and is beaten

End of over 17 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 152/5 (RR: 8.94)

    • S Sohal 0 (2b)
    • KC Sangakkara 88 (51b 13x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-20-1
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-27-0
17.1

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara backs away and slashes at a good length ball outside off stump, he slices the ball towards third man for two more

17.2

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards cover

Sangakkara's the IPL's highest runscorer now, so he will wear the orange cap.

17.3

Kulkarni to Sohal, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Sohal can't reach it, one for the over

17.4

Kulkarni to Sohal, OUT, caught! Sohal gets beaten by the slower ball and his attempt at clearing the boundary falls right into Nehra's hands at mid-off, simple catch and Mumbai are fighting back impressively

S Sohal c Nehra b Kulkarni 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Several of you were asking whether Lee was playing this match, well he's at the crease now. It will be his last game though since the Aussies are heading for a preparatory camp ahead of the West Indies tour.

17.5

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven towards long-on for a single

17.6

Kulkarni to Lee, 1 no ball, full toss and Kulkarni had overstepped as well, Lee drove it firmly back at the bowler, Kulkarni fielded and threw the ball back at the batsman's stumps, had he hit Lee would have been out

17.6

Kulkarni to Lee, no run, the free hit ball is a yorker outside off stump, Lee tries to squeeze it on the off side and gets beaten

End of over 18 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 157/6 (RR: 8.72)

    • B Lee 0 (2b)
    • KC Sangakkara 92 (54b 13x4 1x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-25-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-20-1
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, bowled flat and fast on off stump, driven down the ground towards long-off for two more

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, Sangakkara tries to reach 100 with a six but holes out! He slog swept a flat and fast delivery high in the air towards deep square leg, Kulkarni was stationed on the boundary and he took a simple catch, high but relatively easy

KC Sangakkara c Kulkarni b Harbhajan Singh 94 (86m 56b 13x4 1x6) SR: 167.85

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, FOUR, Lee moves across his stumps, gets down on one knee and sweeps Harbhajan powerfully towards deep square leg for four

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, no run, driven powerfully this time but straight to the fielder at extra cover

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, FOUR, a fast full toss from Harbhajan, Lee swats it towards long on where Uthappa moves to his right and dives, he slides past the ball and lets it go for four, he holds his head in dismay

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Lee, 2 wides, bowled fast down leg side, Ronchi does well to get a glove to it

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Chawla, OUT, lbw! Chawla tries to play a reverse sweep off his first ball, it was a full ball that pitched just in line with leg stump, Chawla missed it and was hit on the pad, difficult to say whether it would have gone on to hit but umpire Sahiba thought it was out

PP Chawla lbw b Harbhajan Singh 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 19 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 169/8 (RR: 8.89)

    • B Lee 8 (5b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-32-3
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-25-1
19.1

Kulkarni to Lee, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long off for a single

19.2

Kulkarni to Sreesanth, OUT, Kulkarni surprises Sreesanth with a sharp bouncer, Sreesanth was committed on to the front foot and fended the ball away from front of his face, the ball smacked his glove and went straight up to Luke Ronchi, Punjab nine down now

S Sreesanth c †Ronchi b Kulkarni 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3

Kulkarni to Singh, FOUR, VRV Singh backs away and flat bats his first delivery over extra cover for four, unorthodox but certainly effective

19.4

Kulkarni to Singh, 1 bye, this time he backs away towards the leg side and tries to slog the ball, he misses and Ronchi underarms the ball back towards the stumps, he hits and Lee steals the bye off the rebound

19.5

Kulkarni to Lee, SIX, Lee's hit that into the exosphere! He got under a full ball and hit it so high in the air, it cleared the long-off boundary with ease but that went more high than far!

19.6

Kulkarni to Lee, 1 run, OUT, full ball driven to extra cover, Lee takes an easy single but VRV comes back for a non-existent second and gets himself run out

VRV Singh run out 4 (2m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Punjab have finished with 182, Sangakkara was the architect of the innings with a swashbuckling 94. I'll be back in ten minutes with Mumbai's chase.

Sangakkara's been given the orange cap for becoming the highest runscorer of the tournament.

"Unlike previous scores which have been easily get able (166) or not get able at all (200+) (of course except yesterday's match which the freak Warne won it for them), this is the first score in 170-200 range. Should be an interesting chase," says Jaideep.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 182/10

    • B Lee 16 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 4-0-37-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-32-3
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