Indian Premier League - 15th match

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Kings XI Punjab won by 27 runs

0.1

Kamran Khan to Bopara, OUT, wicket first ball, for the second time today after Kallis in the first game. This is a run-out, after Bopara is beaten by an inswinger. Goel wants a quick leg-bye, Bopara sees Jadeja swoop in quickly from square leg and refuses to run. Jadeja throw it to Asnodkar, who backs up from mi-off and finds Goel short

K Goel run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

0.2

Kamran Khan to Bopara, no run, full, angling across this time, and left alone

0.3

Kamran Khan to Bopara, 1 wide, in-swinger again, but this starts outside leg and goes further

0.3

Kamran Khan to Bopara, no run, this one angles across, starts middle, towards off, played with open face, but there is no single available

0.4

Kamran Khan to Bopara, no run, full, straight, Bopara looks to drive, it goes square, straight to point

0.5

Kamran Khan to Bopara, no run, full and stright again, no swing, 137ks, and played into the cover

0.6

Kamran Khan to Bopara, no run, just short of a length, on the pads, and played towards short leg. So Kamran has bowled three super overs in a row. One earned Rajasthan a tie against Kolkata, the other was the designated Super Over of the tiebreaker that Rajasthan won, and now he starts off with a one-run over, which includes a run-out

Kings XI Punjab 1/1   RS Bopara 0* (6b)

1.6

Mascarenhas to Bopara, 1 run, did that stay low a touch? Bopara seemed to bend more than he would, a length ball on middle, and dropped into on side and another quick single taken

Kings XI Punjab 7/1   RS Bopara 1* (7b)

2.1

Patel to Bopara, FOUR, loosener, gentle-paced, not much wrong with line and length, just short of a length, just outside off, and Bopara crashes it on the up, through covers

2.2

Patel to Bopara, no run, this is closer to off stump, same length, and Bopara plays it straight to mid-off

2.3

Patel to Bopara, 1 run, wider, fuller, moving away, and Bopara plays it with an open face to thirdman

Kings XI Punjab 12/1   RS Bopara 6* (10b 1x4)

3.1

Mascarenhas to Bopara, no run, length ball, on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

3.2

Mascarenhas to Bopara, FOUR, scoop, lovely shot, gets down on a knee, across the stumps, gets low enough, and helps it over fine leg

3.3

Mascarenhas to Bopara, no run, slower cutter, on the stumps, and defended

3.4

Mascarenhas to Bopara, 1 run, just short of length, on the stumps, drops it with soft hands towards Jadeja at midwicket, and rushes through for one

Kings XI Punjab 17/1   RS Bopara 11* (14b 2x4)

4.1

Kamran Khan to Bopara, OUT, Kamran comes back again, and he strikes first up, slower ball, a low fulltoss on the leg stump, dipping on Bopara who is way early and lobs it to the left of mid-on, where Munaf takes a diving catch

RS Bopara c Patel b Kamran Khan 11 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Kings XI Punjab 21/2   RS Bopara 11 (15b 2x4)
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Apr 26, 2009

Reason for Yuvraj Singh to celebrate as Kings XI Punjab win their second, Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab, Cape Town, April 26, 2009

Reason for Yuvraj Singh to celebrate as Kings XI Punjab win their second

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Apr 26, 2009

Irfan Pathan picked up two wickets in his opening over, Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab, Cape Town, April 26, 2009

Irfan Pathan picked up two wickets in his opening over

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