Indian Premier League - 15th match

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Kings XI Punjab won by 27 runs

1.1

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, no run, short, angling across, Sanga looks to steer, but can't beat point

1.2

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery, angling across, but slower at 113ks, and defended into the covers. Still waiting for the first runs off the bat

1.3

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, no run, another slower delivery, 107ks, just short of a length, but Sanga steps down to drive, but can't beat mid-off

1.4

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, FOUR, finally runs off the bat, off the edge rather, this one seamed away after pitching off, and got the edge, wide of slip

1.5

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, just short of a length, angling across, bunted into the off side and they set off for a quick single

Kings XI Punjab 6/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (5b 1x4)

2.4

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, now Munaf works some pace, 133ks, fullish, just outside off and straightening, Sanga defends into the off side

2.5

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, shortern, on the stumps, Sanga looks to cut, but is early into the shot, and inside-edges it onto the pitch

2.6

Patel to Sangakkara, no run, good line and length, just short of a length, on off stump, bowled from very close to the umpire, so it doesn't angle much, and there is no room for Sanga

Kings XI Punjab 12/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (8b 1x4)

3.5

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up, angling across, and Sanga looks to crash it trhough the off side, but this doesn't have enough pace on it

3.6

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, FOUR, drives haven't worked for him so far, so Sanga slogs, this time he waited for the ball to come on, at 113ks, cleared his front leg, and picked it from in front of stumps and hit it over midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 21/1   KC Sangakkara 9* (10b 2x4)

4.3

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, no run, almost played on, short, angling in towards off, and Sanga's pads save him from the inside edge

4.4

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, Sanga looks for the big cut, but the extra bounce beats his bat

4.5

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, slower ball again, drifting down leg, and it's too far down leg

4.5

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, no run, short, on stumps, defended into the leg side, and Sanga sends Yuvraj back, there was no run... no direct-hit, but Yuvraj would have just made it, only just

4.6

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, classical, old school, it's a wide half-volley, Sanga gets down a knee, and caresses it through the gap between mid-off and extra cover

Kings XI Punjab 28/2   KC Sangakkara 13* (14b 3x4)

5.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 wide, gets it all wrong this time, way down leg

5.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, now goes middle stump, full and stright, and defended

5.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, attacks leg stump again, and swept straight to short fine

5.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, chips down the track, and chips over the mid-on fielder, only just

5.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, short on leg stump, and played towards midwicket

5.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, FOUR, tossed up on leg, and Sanga has seen eneough, he slog-sweeps along the ground, and beats the deep backwards sqaure leg

Kings XI Punjab 38/2   KC Sangakkara 19* (19b 4x4)

6.4

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the target again, stump to stump, just short of a length, just a single to midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 40/3   KC Sangakkara 20* (20b 4x4)

7.1

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, full, and angling across, and driven through extra

7.4

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and angling across, and Sanga plays it to sweeper-cover

Kings XI Punjab 45/3   KC Sangakkara 22* (22b 4x4)

8.6

Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, fullish, but on the stumps, and played straight towards long-off, will be just a single

Kings XI Punjab 52/4   KC Sangakkara 23* (23b 4x4)

9.1

Warne to Sangakkara, no run, and beats the outside edge right away, thrown up, outside off, Sanga plays for spin, but it doesn't turn much, loud shout from rawat, but umpire is not impressed

9.2

Warne to Sangakkara, 1 run, a touch shorter, bunted down towards point, and they run through

Kings XI Punjab 53/4   KC Sangakkara 24* (25b 4x4)

10.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, pitches it just outside leg, on a length, gets it to break onto the pads, and beats Sanga

10.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, full, on the pads, no time for turn, and he turns it around the corner

10.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, fullish, on the stumps, no room, and defended back to the bowler

10.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, another dot ball, beats Sanga on the sweep, just outside leg, good line of attack, if he can throw in the odd variation

Kings XI Punjab 63/4   KC Sangakkara 25* (29b 4x4)

11.2

Warne to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, best way to play a spinner, stepped out, got right to the pitch, down on a knee, and lofts it straight down the ground

11.3

Warne to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one is flatter, just outside off, and guided to thirdman

11.6

Warne to Sangakkara, 1 run, flat topspinner on the pads, Sanga looks for the pull, it's too full for the pull, and the pace also beats him

Kings XI Punjab 71/4   KC Sangakkara 31* (32b 5x4)

12.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, thrown up, on a length, just outside off, played to long-off

12.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, same leg-stump line, no room there, and just a single to long-on

12.5

Pathan to Sangakkara, no run, this is theown up, but still a quick offbreak, Sanga looks for the slog-sweep, and misses completely, and the ball misses the off stump by a whisker

12.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on the pad, turning away towards off, and turned away towards midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 76/4   KC Sangakkara 34* (36b 5x4)

13.1

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, FOUR, short, too short for that pace and if the third man is up, Sanga waits, and just guides it over the short thirdman

13.2

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower offcutter, pitching outside off, and turning towards the stumps, and Sanga turns it around the corner

13.4

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, slower offcutter on ther pads, and helped away towards midwicket

13.6

Mascarenhas to Sangakkara, 2 runs, he goes slower again, on the pads again, Sanga waits this time, gets on a knee and sweeps it to between fine leg and deep backward square, will get two

Kings XI Punjab 86/4   KC Sangakkara 42* (40b 6x4)

14.3

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga looks for the loft too, but is beaten in the flight, gets the inside half but safe single to midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 94/4   KC Sangakkara 43* (41b 6x4)

15.4

Warne to Sangakkara, 1 run, that's too short, and he gets away with it, on the stumps, Sanga pulls but finds a deep fielder

15.6

Warne to Sangakkara, 2 runs, short, looks to make room, but this turns big, still Sanga manages to force it through cover

Kings XI Punjab 107/4   KC Sangakkara 46* (43b 6x4)

16.2

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, yorker, swinging in towards off, Sanga digs it out, and manages to get it down to long-on

16.5

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fast, short of a length, angling in, no room, just a limp single to cover

Kings XI Punjab 111/4   KC Sangakkara 48* (45b 6x4)

17.1

Warne to Sangakkara, no run, clever, 74ks, on the stumps, Sanga has to make all the pace but can't beat cover

17.2

Warne to Sangakkara, SIX, that's 50 for Sanga, and what a shot to get it, it's short and fast on the pads, and he pulls it over fine leg, lovely shot

17.3

Warne to Sangakkara, 1 run, thrown up, on the stumps, and he slog-sweeps, but the midwicket is deep

Kings XI Punjab 118/4   KC Sangakkara 55* (48b 6x4 1x6)

18.3

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, and Sanga steps down and flat-batts it straight down the ground, what a shot, it was hit on the up

18.4

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, fulltoss on the off stump, Sanga is making room already, plays it into the ground, and through to point

18.6

Kamran Khan to Sangakkara, OUT, and he is run out, poor thinking by Chawla, Sanga is beaten by the short delivery, but wants to come through for a bye, but Chawla doesn't respond, and Sanga is caught yards short. Agreed there wasn't a single there, but Chawla should have sacrificed his wicket to keep Sanga on strike

KC Sangakkara run out 60 (51b 7x4 1x6) SR: 117.64

Kings XI Punjab 130/6   KC Sangakkara 60 (51b 7x4 1x6)
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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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