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   Kamran Khan 1-0-1-0

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

4.2

Kamran Khan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, angled down the leg, way down

4.2

Kamran Khan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full, on off, driven to the right of mid-off, good start for Yuvraj, off the middle of the bat

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   Kamran Khan 2-0-8-1

16.1

Kamran Khan to Pathan, 1 leg bye, full, swinging into the pads, beats irfan, but will get a leg-bye

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

16.3

Kamran Khan to Pathan, no run, lovely bowling, slower yorker, 117ks, outside off, beats Irfan's bat coming down

16.4

Kamran Khan to Pathan, 1 bye, beats Irfan again, this one pitches outside off, but doesn't bounce enough, and goes underneath the bat, and troubles Rawat too

16.5

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

16.6

Kamran Khan to Pathan, no run, this is just short of a length, outside off, Irfan looks to make room, but it holds its line, and beats the waft

Kings XI Punjab 111/4   Kamran Khan 3-0-10-1

18.1

Kamran Khan to Pathan, OUT, If Warne can't, his prodigy will, off the inside edge, this is full and fast, and Irfan looks to go off side, but is late into it, and gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. This will pull Punjab back after a superb partnership

IK Pathan b Kamran Khan 39 (33b 2x4 2x6) SR: 118.18

18.2

Kamran Khan to Chawla, 1 bye, unlucky to miss the stumps this time, full and fast, swinging in from outside off, 142ks, beats Chawla, but they steal a bye

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

18.5

Kamran Khan to Chawla, 1 leg bye, big shout for lbw, Chawla was walking across, but must have been saved by the late inswing

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   Kamran Khan 4-0-15-2
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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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