Indian Premier League, 19th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 1, 2008
Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
1 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Pathan to Gilchrist, OUT, bowled 'em! Gilchrist was superb in the last game as Laxman was an onlooker, but he fails tonight, just swinging from his crease with zero footwork to one pitched up and swinging in, and the ball makes contact underneath his bat to send Pathan into his jig

AC Gilchrist b Pathan 6 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Deccan Chargers 27/1   VVS Laxman 21* (14b 4x4)   IK Pathan 1.2-0-11-1

Chawla to Gibbs, OUT, but thats taken, as Gibbs fails to curb his enthusiasm and slogs that out into the hands of a lurking deep midwicket sweeper, who didn't have to do much on the ropes

HH Gibbs c Goel b Chawla 7 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Deccan Chargers 54/2   VVS Laxman 39* (27b 7x4)   PP Chawla 1-0-4-1

Chawla to Laxman, OUT, thats a big wicket, and so softly done! Chawla gets a second, flighting it up in the air and getting it to dip on Laxman, who is beaten in the flight and early into the stroke, which is chipped to Yuvraj in the covers, who pops up and takes it on the second attempt

VVS Laxman c Yuvraj Singh b Chawla 48 (34b 8x4 0x6) SR: 141.17

Deccan Chargers 67/3   RG Sharma 4* (5b)   PP Chawla 2-0-12-2

Gagandeep Singh to Shahid Afridi, OUT, rush of blood sends him back inside, but thats a good catch from Yuvraj! Afridi loses his marbles, heaving at one and getting a top-edge up into the starry night, Yuvraj keeps his eyes trained on the ball in the covers and takes it, falling down onto his back, then juggling and holding onto it on the third attempt

Shahid Afridi c Yuvraj Singh b Gagandeep Singh 13 (7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 185.71

Deccan Chargers 90/4   RG Sharma 14* (15b 1x4)   Gagandeep Singh 0.5-0-7-1

Chawla to Venugopal Rao, OUT, madness! Chawla beats the batsman with a flipper, but its outside the line of impact, then the batsmen decide to sneak in a leg-bye but their communication is pathetic, both hesitating as Chawla runs forward and picks and throws back to Sangakkara, the run was never on

Y Venugopal Rao run out 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Deccan Chargers 92/5   RG Sharma 15* (17b 1x4)   PP Chawla 2.3-0-14-2

Chawla to Bangar, OUT, another one goes! Bangar skips down and tries to hit Chawla over long-on but isn't to the pitch and so doesn't middle it, so Sreesanth comes in and dives forward to hold a good catch, handing Chawla his third

SB Bangar c Sreesanth b Chawla 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Deccan Chargers 98/6   RG Sharma 18* (19b 1x4)   PP Chawla 3.1-0-15-3

Sreesanth to Zoysa, OUT, and he strikes first ball, landing it on a full length right in the zone and Zoysa misses all ends up with a nothing shot, middle stump is uprooted

DNT Zoysa b Sreesanth 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Deccan Chargers 119/7   RG Sharma 38* (29b 4x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 3.1-0-24-1

Pathan to Kalyankrishna, OUT, oh well held, Marsh! Brilliant effort at backward point, diving horizontally to his right to cup a firm slash from Kalyankrishna, dancing down the track, perfectly balanced in the air ... one for the album, I'd say

D Kalyankrishna c Marsh b Pathan 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Deccan Chargers 154/8   RG Sharma 69* (39b 10x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 3.1-0-21-2





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Hours of play (local time) 20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

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