Indian Premier League, 6th match: Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders at Durban, Apr 21, 2009
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 11 runs (D/L method)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
21 April 2009 (20-over match)

Dinda to Bopara, FOUR, just a fraction short and he cashes in, gets forward, seizes the length early and pulls it away over square leg, first boundary of the innings

Kings XI Punjab 5/0   RS Bopara 5* (6b 1x4)   AB Dinda 0.5-0-4-0

Dinda to Bopara, FOUR, he's spoilt the over, pitched on a good length drawing him forward, Bopara leans into it and squeezes it past a diving cover, was beautifully timed

Kings XI Punjab 9/0   RS Bopara 9* (7b 2x4)   AB Dinda 1-0-8-0

Sharma to Pathan, FOUR, short and wide and he cashes in, poor delivery first up, cuts it away powerfully over point to start off in style

Kings XI Punjab 13/1   IK Pathan 4* (1b 1x4)   I Sharma 1.3-0-5-1

Dinda to Pathan, FOUR, lucky, and pays off, much quicker, short outside off, he got forward to pull that over midwicket, got a thick edge and it flew over slip towards the third-man boundary

Kings XI Punjab 20/1   IK Pathan 9* (5b 2x4)   AB Dinda 1.3-0-13-0

Sharma to Pathan, FOUR, that's dismissed, banged in short and pulls it away with disdain over midwicket, that was a bludgeoned

Kings XI Punjab 33/1   IK Pathan 20* (9b 3x4 1x6)   I Sharma 2.4-0-18-1

Henriques to Pathan, FOUR, short and he latches onto it quickly, gets forward and pulls it away behind square, well struck

Kings XI Punjab 42/1   IK Pathan 28* (14b 4x4 1x6)   MC Henriques 0.4-0-6-0

Henriques to Pathan, FOUR, he's dealt with the short one superbly so far, gets it well in front of square this time, all of his pulls have come off the front foot and this one's no different, swatted it cleanly wide of mid-on

Kings XI Punjab 46/1   IK Pathan 32* (16b 5x4 1x6)   MC Henriques 1-0-10-0

Henriques to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, good length outside off, he charges forward and tries to strike it over mid-off, gets a thick outside edge and it flies off over a towering Gayle at slip for a boundary

Kings XI Punjab 55/3   Yuvraj Singh 6* (5b 1x4)   MC Henriques 1.4-0-17-0

Shukla to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara chops it away wide of point, was just slightly short and he was onto it quickly, it's started to drizzle a bit down in Durban

Kings XI Punjab 66/3   KC Sangakkara 10* (8b 1x4)   LR Shukla 0.5-0-8-0

Ganguly to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide, slashes hard, gets a thick edge wide of third man, lucky but he'll take the runs, Ganguly has his hands covering his face

Kings XI Punjab 71/3   KC Sangakkara 15* (10b 2x4)   SC Ganguly 2.1-0-8-2

Shukla to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, does so this time, similar delivery but he plays it much straighter, slapping it hard past the bowler to beat long-on

Kings XI Punjab 110/4   Yuvraj Singh 28* (24b 2x4 1x6)   LR Shukla 1.4-0-15-0

Henriques to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, dragged it short on middle and Yuvraj had no trouble dismissing it to the deep square-leg boundary, got forward and pulled it away with ease

Kings XI Punjab 122/4   Yuvraj Singh 38* (27b 3x4 2x6)   MC Henriques 2.3-0-23-0

Kartik to Jayawardene, FOUR, poor ball first up, drops it short and Jayawardene cuts it away firmly behind point to get his first boundary

Kings XI Punjab 127/5   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (5b 1x4)   M Kartik 0.1-0-4-0

Henriques to Jayawardene, FOUR, well played, quicker, at 133 kmph, dropped it short, made room and upper-cut that over the keeper and well wide of third man for a boundary

Kings XI Punjab 138/6   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (12b 2x4)   MC Henriques 3.2-0-28-1

Dinda to Jayawardene, FOUR, superb shot, dropped it short outside off and Jayawardene walked across to pull it powerfully over short fine, landed just inside the ropes, struck it on the half-volley

Kings XI Punjab 146/6   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (15b 3x4)   AB Dinda 3.1-0-23-1





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