Indian Premier League - 6th match

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 11 runs (D/L method)

The players are out, the fielders have taken their positions. Karan Goel and Ravi Bopara are the openers. Two slips in place. Ishant to bowl. All set!

The Punjab cheerleaders are into their groove now, with Chak de phattey...Punjabi dhoom Punjabi blaring in the background.

Vibhor: "To Anthony: There is a max. of 4 foreign players in a playin XI. McCullum, Gayle and Hodge choose themselves. And by omitting Henriques and including either Mortaza or Mendis, KKR would be making their tail longer."

Anthony: "For the life of me I cannot understand why Mendis and Mortaza aren't playing. How are the equivalent Indian players even in the same league."

12.15 pm: Not much of a buzz around ... It's pretty quiet all around.. the announcer is trying hard to rev up some excitement. He announces the team .. gentle claps die pretty quickly. The crowd well short of capacity at this point, rather surprising given it's a predominantly Indian city and there are quite a few star players on offer.

12.13 pm: The conditions are overcast and there's a tinge of green on the pitch, so there'll be something in it for the seamers early on. So McCullum's decision doesn't come as a surprise, and the experts think a score of 145-150 will prove competitive.

Punjab: RS Bopara, K Goel, KC Sangakkara (wk), DPMD Jayawardene, Yuvraj Singh (capt), T Kohli, IK Pathan, VS Malik, PP Chawla, VRV Singh, YA Abdulla

Kolkata: BB McCullum (capt and wk), CH Gayle, SC Ganguly, BJ Hodge, Yashpal Singh, A Chopra, MC Henriques, LR Shukla, I Sharma, M Kartik, AB Dinda

12.03 pm: Time for the toss. Pommie Mbangwa started rather mellowly, but burst out as though he had a sudden fit while introducing the two captains. Kolkata have won the toss and opted to bowl. Yashpal Singh comes in place of Agarkar, who bowled just one over to be smashed all over the place. So, no Mashrafe Mortaza yet so all his Bangla fans will have to wait. No changes to the Punjab squad. We'll get you the XI's soon.

11.46 am: It rained in Durban last night, but weather.com has an encouraging forecast for today - it's just partly cloudy in Durban as of now, so no doubts yet about the start of play. Because it's Kolkata against Punjab, some reports in the media are dubbing it a Veer-Zaara game, wow! Thought it was a bit of a bore, but you can kill the next 14 minutes before the toss, listing down the films the pair have been involved in. Or, you could just read out the names of all the players in the Kolkata squad. That should do it.

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11.30 am local time: Kolkata have put themselves under a bit of pressure having played just one game, after attracting enough attention with whole multiple-captains jargon, to be mauled by eight wickets. Their start to the tournament marked a stark contrast to their performance against Bangalore in the IPL opener last year, and with their franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan openly expressing his disappointment following their abject loss, their players will have to step up to put these concerns behind them.

Punjab threw it away after the timeout, squandering an excellent start from Karan Goel to reach a way below-par score. Delhi made easy work of their target, with the match curtailed to just six overs, but with the weather allowing so little cricket to be played, Punjab have fewer reasons to be worried. We are still a while away from the start, so read the preview to the game while we wait.

0.1

Sharma to Bopara, 1 run, angling into the right hander, gets back and tickles it behind square to get off the mark

Disappointing turnout, you can say a wave of empty seats behind the batsman.

0.2

Sharma to Goel, no run, cramping him for room there, brought it back in after landing on a good length outside off, tapped into the off side

0.3

Sharma to Goel, no run, beauty! Getting it to leave the batsman this time, spat away as Goel tried to prod at it, beating the edge

0.4

Sharma to Goel, no run, much wider, not enough to induce Goel into playing a shot, he lets it go

0.5

Sharma to Goel, no run, jagged back in and zipped right through him, he got forward to defend expecting it to hold its line but it nipped back to zip through the gate

0.6

Sharma to Goel, no run, short and wide, slashes hard from the crease, not much foot movement there, fails to connect

End of over 1 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
K Goel    0* (5b)      I Sharma    1-0-1-0
RS Bopara    1* (1b)     

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Dinda to bowl

1.1

Dinda to Bopara, no run, decent pace, starts off at 132.9 kmph, slightly short on the off, pushed through to cover off the back foot

1.2

Dinda to Bopara, no run, slightly slower, enough width but Bopara is not fully committed to the shot, just dabs it towards point

1.3

Dinda to Bopara, no run, much straighter, on middle and leg, gets across and turns it to square leg, quiet start here, Dinda's done well so far

1.4

Dinda to Bopara, no run, short of a good length on the off and moving back in, gets back and punches it to point

1.5

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

1.6

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

End of over 2 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
RS Bopara    9* (7b 2x4)      AB Dinda    1-0-8-0
K Goel    0* (5b)      I Sharma    1-0-1-0

There is a new innovation in IPL here. A camera. approximately 40 feet high, above the ground ... just a miscue top edge away, slides on a string across the ground. bang over the pitch. It starts moving with the bowler and ends up above the batsman. Apparently, a few cricketers, have complained that it sort of affects them. Some might say, if you have your eyes on the ball, you shouldn't be noticing it.

2.1

Sharma to Goel, no run, back of a length, getting it to leave the left hander, Goel plays that slightly away from his body, misses

2.2

Sharma to Goel, OUT, gone! Goel was getting a little desperate there, Ishant had done well to bog him down, landed on a good length and Goel tried to force that powerfully through the off side from the crease, was not the pitch, it took the outside edge and Gayle standing at first slip timed his jump perfectly to snap a sharp chance

K Goel c Gayle b Sharma 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pathan comes in now

2.3

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

2.4

Sharma to Pathan, no run, a touch fuller, bringing him forward, he tries to punch that through the off side without getting to the pitch, it leaves him to beat the outside edge

2.5

Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, stays rooted to the crease and taps it between mid-off and cover for a single

Just one slip in place now

2.6

Sharma to Bopara, 1 run, easily done, just straying in line there, angling it into the pads and he tucks it away to fine leg to keep the strike

End of over 3 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 15/1 (RR: 5.00)
RS Bopara    10* (8b 2x4)      I Sharma    2-0-7-1
IK Pathan    5* (3b 1x4)      AB Dinda    1-0-8-0

3.1

Dinda to Bopara, 1 run, slower one this time, an offcutter, gets forward, waits for it, opens the face to guide it down to third man

3.2

Dinda to Pathan, no run, fuller, a teasing line outside off and Pathan is tempted, he attempts a lethargic drive but the ball cuts away to beat the outside edge

3.3

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

3.4

Dinda to Pathan, 1 run, banged in short on leg stump, was quick but Pathan responded well, fending it away without a flourish to clear the infield and get it wide of fine leg for a single

3.5

Dinda to Bopara, no run, short of a good length outside off, holding its line, Bopara lets it through

3.6

Dinda to Bopara, 1 run, bowled on a length on middle and leg, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 4 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 22/1 (RR: 5.50)
RS Bopara    12* (11b 2x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-15-0
IK Pathan    10* (6b 2x4)      I Sharma    2-0-7-1

4.1

Sharma to Bopara, 1 run, short on middle, gets back and drops it short of mid-on for a single

4.2

Sharma to Pathan, SIX, has a wild swing at it, slightly slower, a length ball outside off, planted his foot forward and slogged it to clear the deep-midwicket boundary, didn't time it as well as he would have liked, but it had enough on it to take it over the ropes

4.3

Sharma to Pathan, no run, gets forward and drops it towards cover, slightly fuller

4.4

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

4.5

Sharma to Pathan, 2 runs, full and wide, makes room and slices it over the infield on the off side for a couple more, he's done a decent job so far

A deep point and a deep square leg in place

4.6

Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, slower one, bowled at 110.7 kmph, pushed through the covers for a single

End of over 5 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 36/1 (RR: 7.20)
IK Pathan    23* (11b 3x4 1x6)      I Sharma    3-0-21-1
RS Bopara    13* (12b 2x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-15-0

Moises Henriques, who bowled just the one ball in Kolkata's last game and was hit for four, is on now

5.1

Henriques to Pathan, 1 run, on middle and off, nudged into the leg side for a single

Thanks for the clarification folks, the camera WAS used in the ICL. Thanks for letting us know

5.2

Henriques to Bopara, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, pushed through firmly to cover

5.3

Henriques to Pathan, no run, full and wide, bowled at 139 kmph, goes at it hard trying ti blaze it over cover, misses

5.4

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

5.5

Henriques to Pathan, no run, slower one, an offcutter bowled slightly short outside off, Irfan tried to run it past the keeper, missed as it moved away from him

5.6

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

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 46/1 (RR: 7.66)
IK Pathan    32* (16b 5x4 1x6)      MC Henriques    1-0-10-0
RS Bopara    14* (13b 2x4)      I Sharma    3-0-21-1

So, not the best start for Henriques, and Ganguly comes on now. Is he the fielding captain? Took a bit of time to set the field

6.1

Ganguly to Bopara, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

McCullum standing up now

6.2

Ganguly to Pathan, OUT, the bowling change works! Meaty, length ball outside off and he slogs it well towards deep midwicket, but he doesn't time it well enough to clear the ropes as Kartik cups it standing right at the edge of the ropes, and ensures he doesn't lose his balance. Big blow that!

IK Pathan c Kartik b Ganguly 32 (17b 5x4 1x6) SR: 188.23

Pathan goes after a nice cameo, Sangakkara comes in

6.3

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 1 run, on middle and off, gets forward and dabs it wide of cover for a single

6.4

Ganguly to Bopara, OUT, Dada, you beauty! Shah Rukh has a look of satisfaction on his face. Short and wide, Bopara goes for the cut, gets a thin edge straight to McCullum who takes a sharp catch standing up

RS Bopara c †McCullum b Ganguly 15 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Captain and former captain combine to get rid of the other opener, and Kolkata have dented the opposition after that breezy innings from Pathan

Yuvraj comes in

6.5

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten! Ganguly draws him forward with a good length ball outside off, Yuvraj tries to open the face and drop it on the off side but it just evades the outside edge

6.6

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, excellent stuff, similar delivery but gets some more bounce this time, Yuvraj is taken bu surprise and plays at it awkwardly to be beaten again

End of over 7 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 48/3 (RR: 6.85)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (2b)      SC Ganguly    1-0-2-2
KC Sangakkara    1* (1b)      MC Henriques    1-0-10-0

7.1

Henriques to Sangakkara, 1 run, Short outside off, hangs his bat out to play it over a leaping point for a single, didn't clear him by much

7.2

Henriques to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bouncer outside off, bowled at around 136 kmph, Yuvraj backed away from it

7.3

Henriques to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, picked the length early but it probably didn't bounce as much as he expected, clattered it wide of long-on for a couple, brings up the 50, it's taken some effort

7.4

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

7.5

Henriques to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushed it slower this time, marginally short and Yuvraj pulls it away to deep square leg

7.6

Henriques to Sangakkara, no run, gets back and taps it down to point, angling away and gets behind to open the face

End of over 8 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 56/3 (RR: 7.00)
KC Sangakkara    2* (3b)      MC Henriques    2-0-18-0
Yuvraj Singh    7* (6b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-2-2

8.1

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended into the leg side, calls for a single but is sent back

A widish slip in place

8.2

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, testing line on and outside off, leans forward and defends it towards cover

8.3

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish again, gets forward and pushes it without much conviction, uppishly towards cover

8.4

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slightly shorter, gets back, waits for it and turns his bat to guide that behind point

8.5

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 1 run, good length outside off, slapped past a diving point for a single

8.6

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, much slower, at 110.5 kmph, gets forward and respectfully dabs it into the leg side, excellent spell here from the former captain

End of over 9 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 58/3 (RR: 6.44)
Yuvraj Singh    8* (11b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-4-2
KC Sangakkara    3* (4b)      MC Henriques    2-0-18-0

Laxmi Shukla replaces Moises

9.1

Shukla to Sangakkara, 1 run, short on middle and leg, pulled away to deep square leg

9.2

Shukla to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yashpal Singh takes the catch of the tournament! Replays, though, indicate that wasn't taken cleanly, what a let down. Short on middle, seemed like a harmless delivery and he pulled it wide of deep square leg, Yashpal ran yards and timed his dive-to-the-left to perfection but grounded it with his outstretched left hand as he landed

9.3

Shukla to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short on the off, gets across and uses his wrists to tickle it wide of deep square leg for a couple

9.4

Shukla to Sangakkara, no run, gets back and drops it into the off side

9.5

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

9.6

Shukla to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets across and pulls it away to deep midwicket for a single, time for the strategy break now

1.33 pm: Right, time to start

1.32 pm: Players are out there wandering. Ganguly takes Yuvraj's bat and practises a straight drive. Both have a laugh. Outfield is being dried. so play held up. Yuvraj, Ganguly and Sanga talk near the centre pitch. Now Ganguly breaks away and moves towards his team-mates.

Stanton: "While it might be a disappointing turnout, why has the IPL and CSA not scheduled more double headers over weekends??? Not sure what genius thought that having a double header on a Tuesday AND a working day was a good idea, especially seeing as the games start at 12:30pm. I have had a look at the remaining IPL schedule, and of the remaining 7 double headers, only one is being held over either a Saturday or Sunday or a public holiday!! Seems to be a missed opportunity to me, especially the single games being held on the 27th April and 1st May, which are public holidays leading from or into long weekends."

Well there won't be much time left before the World Twenty20 gets underway after the IPL. And the tournament started eight days behind schedule, so they had to squeeze a lot of games in.

1.26 pm: Just a passing shower, that. The players have come back on.

1.24 pm: There about 20-odd people on the ground taking off the centre cover now as the rain appears to have subsided

Kolkata have the slight edge at this point, having done well to limit Punjab to 67 for 3. They got rid of the dangerous Goel very early into the innings, and managed to claw back well after Pathan entertained the crowd with his attractive cameo. The umbrellas are out now, all across the ground. It's coming down pretty heavily now, and the covers have come back on.

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End of over 10 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 67/3 (RR: 6.70)
KC Sangakkara    11* (9b 1x4)      LR Shukla    1-0-9-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (12b 1x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-4-2

10.1

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

10.2

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 2 runs, similar delivery but gets it much squarer, chops it down to Chopra at point who gifts them a couple, allowing it to roll through his legs

10.3

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 1 run

10.4

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, shot! Long hop and it deserved to be hit, rocks back and clatters it over the deep-midwicket boundary

10.5

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, no run, cramps him up this time, lands on the off stump and gets it to spit away, Yuvraj covers it well, getting behind it and defending it back to the bowler

10.6

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward and drives it stylishly with a flourish through to deep cover

End of over 11 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 81/3 (RR: 7.36)
Yuvraj Singh    16* (15b 1x4 1x6)      SC Ganguly    3-0-18-2
KC Sangakkara    18* (12b 2x4)      LR Shukla    1-0-9-0

Chris Gayle comes on now, spin for the first time in the match. The people of his ilk have been fairly successful so far, so what can he do?

11.1

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 5 wides, terrible, fires it in outside leg and gifts them five runs as McCullum has no chance to get behind it, atrocious

11.1

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, and again, poor start, but much slower through the air so he only concedes a run

11.1

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, much better, flighted on middle, goes through with the drive, gets a thick inside edge wide of short fine for a couple

11.2

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, another one, poor stuff this, down the leg side again and McCullum isn't happy

11.2

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward and drives it wide of cover for a single

11.3

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up on middle, drives it down the ground past the bowler to long-off

11.4

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, and again, drawing him forward with the flight, he presents the full face to get long-off into action again

11.5

Gayle to Sangakkara, 1 run, thrown up again, takes a couple of steps and turns it wide of deep midwicket

11.6

Gayle to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, length on middle and leg, tickled behind square for a single, end of a productive over, thanks to the wides

End of over 12 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 95/3 (RR: 7.91)
Yuvraj Singh    21* (19b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-14-0
KC Sangakkara    20* (14b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-18-2

Ganguly into his last over

12.1

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short on the off, punched down the ground to long-off

12.2

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 1 run, short outside off, guided down to third man

12.3

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and wide, launches into it but Ganguly's bowling to his field, though it's creamed through the off side, it finds deep cover positioned exactly for that shot

12.4

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 1 run, nipped back in, slightly short and he expected it to hold its line as he tried to punch that past cover, ended up getting a thick inside edge behind square

12.5

Ganguly to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the stumps, waited for it and chopped it down to third man, brings up the 100, they've recovered well due to these two

12.6

Ganguly to Sangakkara, 1 run, on middle and off, makes room and chips it wide of the bowler towards long-off, end of a good spell

End of over 13 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 101/3 (RR: 7.76)
KC Sangakkara    23* (17b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    4-0-24-2
Yuvraj Singh    24* (22b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-14-0

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Ishant Sharma to finish his spell now

13.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short outside off, makes room and cuts it over point for a couple

13.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, much fuller, got back and attempted to smash it over mid-off but missed

13.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, good stuff, bowled on a good length and got it to move away as Sanga came forward to drive it on the up

13.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, short, bowled at 135 kmph on middle, clatters it to cover who's positioned perfectly

13.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, trying to improvise, this is a good over, makes room to help it on its way over the keeper and a widish third man but misses

13.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, makes room and Ishant chases him, drags it short and Sanga pulls it down to long-on

End of over 14 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 104/3 (RR: 7.42)
KC Sangakkara    26* (23b 2x4)      I Sharma    4-0-24-1
Yuvraj Singh    24* (22b 1x4 1x6)      SC Ganguly    4-0-24-2

Shukla comes on

14.1

Shukla to Sangakkara, OUT, run out, pulled in front of square towards midwicket where Chopra slides and returns a throw back to the keeper, Sanga is more than halfway down the pitch but Yuvraj doesn't respond, he's found miles short of his ground as McCullum collects a slightly wayward throw to clip the bails

KC Sangakkara run out 26 (24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

14.2

Shukla to Jayawardene, 1 wide, fired it wide of leg and Jayawardene tried to clip it fine, McCullum collected well but missed the stumps on the first attempt, the batsman though managed to have his foot rooted in the crease

14.2

Shukla to Jayawardene, 1 run

14.3

Shukla to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide, tried to heave that over midwicket but failed to connect

14.4

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

14.5

Shukla to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, massive, length ball on the off stump and he got under it nicely, timing his loft beautifully to comfortably clear long-on, Harsha Bhogle, surprisingly, missed out saying "that's a DLF maximum". Is he in for a reprimand now?

14.6

Shukla to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, short and wide, the movement takes it further away as he goes for a mighty pull

14.6

Shukla to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length on middle, is not able to do much with it

End of over 15 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 117/4 (RR: 7.80)
Yuvraj Singh    34* (26b 2x4 2x6)      LR Shukla    2-0-22-0
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (1b)      I Sharma    4-0-24-1

Henriques into the attack now

15.1

Henriques to Jayawardene, no run, full on middle, driven down to long-off

15.2

Henriques to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length outside off, tapped to third man to give his more explosive partner the strike

15.3

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

15.4

Henriques to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, much quicker this time, bowled at 135.1 kmph, he tried to swat that past the on-side field but mistimed it straight to Yashpal Singh at deep midwicket, took it cleanly this time, clutching it to his chest

Yuvraj Singh c Yashpal Singh b Henriques 38 (28b 3x4 2x6) SR: 135.71

Murali Kartik hasn't had a bowl yet. Taruwar Kohli to face

15.5

Henriques to Jayawardene, 1 run, full on the off, pushed wide of cover for a single

15.6

Henriques to Kohli, no run, length ball on the off, bowled at a decent pace of 135.3 kmph, punched to cover

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 123/5 (RR: 7.68)
T Kohli    0* (1b)      MC Henriques    3-0-24-1
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (4b)      LR Shukla    2-0-22-0

Kartik's finally on now

16.1

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

16.2

Kartik to Jayawardene, no run, dipping it into the batsman, full on the off, dug out to point

16.3

Kartik to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets forward and turns it away wide of midwicket

16.4

Kartik to Kohli, no run, tossed up on leg stump and turned back in, he got forward to work it away but was rapped on the pads, big shout but not upheld, we need a replay

16.5

Kartik to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, tries to cut it past point, gets a thick edge towards short fine

16.6

Kartik to Jayawardene, 1 run, on middle, gets forward and dabs it wide of midwicket

End of over 17 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 130/5 (RR: 7.64)
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (8b 1x4)      M Kartik    1-0-7-0
T Kohli    1* (3b)      MC Henriques    3-0-24-1

Dinda back into the attack

17.1

Dinda to Jayawardene, 1 run, inswinger landing on a length on the off, driven through the line to long-off

17.2

Dinda to Kohli, OUT, got onto him quick although a speed of 123.7 kmph doesn't seem too fast, tried to clear midwicket off that short ball, was a little too high, got the top edge and McCullum didn't have to move much to complete the catch

T Kohli c †McCullum b Dinda 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Chawla walks in

17.3

Dinda to Jayawardene, 1 run, full on the off, driven down to long-off for a single

17.4

Dinda to Chawla, 2 runs, short on leg stump, walks across and fends it away behind the keeper, Henriques fails to back up a throw from McCulum and concedes an overthrow

17.5

Dinda to Chawla, no run, on middle and off, defended solidly to cover and wisely decides against the run

17.6

Dinda to Chawla, no run, good over, banged in short and he made room to cut that past the keeper, missed, only four off it

End of over 18 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 134/6 (RR: 7.44)
PP Chawla    2* (3b)      AB Dinda    3-0-19-1
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (10b 1x4)      M Kartik    1-0-7-0

18.1

Henriques to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball bowled full on middle and off, dug out to point

18.2

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

18.3

Henriques to Jayawardene, 1 run, bowls it on a length outside off and he walks across, bends low to paddle it fine, gets an inside edge onto his pads and gets a single wide of point

18.4

Henriques to Chawla, 1 wide, bangs it short on middle, it's too high as Chawla doesn't have to duck much, given a wide

18.4

Henriques to Chawla, no run, in the slot and has a swing but misses, fraction full outside off but he fails to make contact

18.5

Henriques to Chawla, 1 run, cracked down the ground to long-off, gets a single

18.6

Henriques to Jayawardene, 1 run, yorker outside off, dug out to point, was slightly expensive compared to the others but didn't really disappoint in his first full spell in this tournament

End of over 19 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 142/6 (RR: 7.47)
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (14b 2x4)      MC Henriques    4-0-32-1
PP Chawla    3* (5b)      AB Dinda    3-0-19-1

Dinda to bowl the last over

19.1

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

19.2

Dinda to Jayawardene, SIX, that's sailed into the stands, meaty half-volley on the off and he smashed it well over deep midwicket, deserved to go but he executed it brilliantly

19.3

Dinda to Jayawardene, 2 runs, full toss outside off, made room and sliced it behind point for a couple more, important runs these, they've got past 150

19.4

Dinda to Jayawardene, 1 wide, full and wide, too wide and Jayawardene wisely lets it go to earn the call

19.4

Dinda to Jayawardene, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off this time, dug out towards long-on

19.5

Dinda to Chawla, 1 bye, they steal a bye, bowled short on middle and he tried to dab it past the keeper, missed and McCullum's under-arm flick was inaccurate

19.6

Dinda to Jayawardene, 1 run, low full toss on the off, mistimes a swing wide of midwicket

Punjab have fought back well after Kolkata had taken the mid-innings honours. Yuvraj and Sangakkara pulled things back with a 56-run stand, and Jayawardene dealt some handy blows towards the end to take his team to a challenging score. Kolkata have their task cut out, and will bank on a breezy start from their openers Gayle and McCullum. Join us in a bit.

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End of over 20 (16 runs) Kings XI Punjab 158/6
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (19b 3x4 1x6)      AB Dinda    4-0-34-1
PP Chawla    3* (6b)      MC Henriques    4-0-32-1
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Apr 21, 2009

Chris Gayle pulls on his way to an unbeaten 44, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, 6th game, Durban, April 21, 2009

Chris Gayle pulls on his way to an unbeaten 44

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Chris Gayle sets off for a single, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, 6th game, Durban, April 21, 2009

Chris Gayle sets off for a single

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