Indian Premier League - 15th match

Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals

Kings XI Punjab won by 27 runs

All in readiness. Ravi Bopara, Man of the Match last game, to face Kamran Khan.

* 4.35pm: This is the battle of the Pathans, Irfan and Yusuf. Yusuf has taken a lead between the brothers, when it comes to playing for India. Can Irfan have one back at Yusuf? He didn't bowl to Yusuf in either of their matches last year.

They had dinner together last night. Wonder what they ate and what they talked. Minutes to go to the start.

* 4.15pm: Good news, it's bright and sunny in Cape Town. The pitch looks good, according to Robin Jackman. The only catch is, this pitch is hosting its fifth match.

Toss: Yuvraj Singh has won, and he will bat. And he wants to have a bowl under the Newlands night, something most captains want to do. He reckons 160-170 is a good target. Ranadeb Bose is out for them, and they have called up more spin, in Ramesh Powar.

Shane Warne thinks 140-150 is chasable. For Rajasthan Swapnil Asnodkar, who has recovered from his injury, is back, replacing Paul Valthaty.

** 4pm: Cricinfo welcomes you to the live coverage of Match 15 of the second season of IPL. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals, both nestled at the bottom of the table, will face off. They might be at the bottom, but they have a game each in hand, and momentum too through their last wins. Especially Rajasthan who won the tiebreaker against Kolkata. Can these teams produce similar drama? We'll soon know. Until then update your teams for the IPL fantasy league. And if you haven't a team, please to join without delay, it's loads of fun. There are two versions of this for the IPL (Salary cap and Pick 'em).

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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

End of over 1 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
RS Bopara    0* (6b)      Kamran Khan    1-0-1-0
KC Sangakkara    0* (0b)     

Dimi Masarenhas to start along with Kamran, Kumar Sangakkara to face for the first time

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

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

End of over 2 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 7/1 (RR: 3.50)
RS Bopara    1* (7b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-6-0
KC Sangakkara    5* (5b 1x4)      Kamran Khan    1-0-1-0

Munaf replaces Kamran, Warne's ways

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

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

End of over 3 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 12/1 (RR: 4.00)
KC Sangakkara    5* (8b 1x4)      MM Patel    1-0-5-0
RS Bopara    6* (10b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-6-0

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

and Dimi pulls out, did he want to see where Bopara is going, whether he is premeditating

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

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

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 21/1 (RR: 5.25)
KC Sangakkara    9* (10b 2x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-15-0
RS Bopara    11* (14b 2x4)      MM Patel    1-0-5-0

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

Captain Yuvraj is in

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

End of over 5 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 28/2 (RR: 5.60)
KC Sangakkara    13* (14b 3x4)      Kamran Khan    2-0-8-1
Yuvraj Singh    1* (1b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-15-0

Yusuf to bowl inside the Powerplay

5.1

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, aims for that leg-stump line that so annoyed Gayle, but this pitches outside leg and doesn't spin enough

5.1

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, another one, and it doesn't turn again

5.1

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets it right now, pitches fourth stump, moves toward leg, and Yuvraj gets a single to fine leg

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

Despite that last boundary, it's been a good start for Rajasthan - just 38 for 2 in the Powerplay

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 38/2 (RR: 6.33)
KC Sangakkara    19* (19b 4x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-10-0
Yuvraj Singh    2* (2b)      Kamran Khan    2-0-8-1

Another bowling change, Munaf comes back

6.1

Patel to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, and Munaf strikes first ball too, what does Warnie tell them, four overs from this end, and three first deliveries have resulted in wickets. this was a superb delivery, length ball, on off, seamed away, and Yuvraj hung his rod, and Rawat caught the edge

Yuvraj Singh c †Rawat b Patel 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

6.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, just short of a length, outside off, and Mahela lets it go

6.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 run, another back-of-a-length delivery, and this time Mahela gets a single to thirdman

6.4

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

6.5

Patel to Jayawardene, 2 runs, a touch fuller, looking to squeeze it through bat-pad gap, Mhela's bat comes down on time and gets him two to wide of mid-on

6.6

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, pulls the length back again, it's a touch wide, and Mahela doesn't play at it

End of over 7 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 42/3 (RR: 6.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (4b)      MM Patel    2-0-9-1
KC Sangakkara    20* (20b 4x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-10-0

Mascarenhas comes back now

7.1

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

7.2

Mascarenhas to Jayawardene, no run, just short of a length, on the off, and Mahela defends with an open face

7.3

Mascarenhas to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, just outside off, short of a length, and played down to thirdman

7.4

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

7.5

Mascarenhas to Jayawardene, no run, same length, just outside off, angling in, and defended into the off side

7.6

Mascarenhas to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela looks to paddle, but the length is too short, and just limply scoops it, but it lands safely

End of over 8 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 46/3 (RR: 5.75)
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (8b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-19-0
KC Sangakkara    22* (22b 4x4)      MM Patel    2-0-9-1

8.1

Patel to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away hard by Mahela, Yusuf runs from thirdman, fumbles, but it doesn't cost them, they were taking two anyway

8.2

Patel to Jayawardene, OUT, No. 2 for Munaf, this is pure pressure, just short of a length, Mahela looks to loft over mid-off, the ball stops a touch, and Mahela has to check the shot, but he ends up lobbing it straight to mid-off

DPMD Jayawardene c Kamran Khan b Patel 7 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Irfan Pathan is in

8.3

Patel to Pathan, no run, on target, is Munaf, length delivery, middle stump, just angling across, and Irfan defends it to mid-off

8.4

Patel to Pathan, no run, bang on target again, same delivery, a touch slower, and defneded off the back foot

8.5

Patel to Pathan, 3 runs, that's a misfield at midwicket by Kamran, this ball was a touch straighter, played towards midwicket where Kamran just dives over it, and costs two runs

8.6

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

End of over 9 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 52/4 (RR: 5.77)
KC Sangakkara    23* (23b 4x4)      MM Patel    3-0-15-2
IK Pathan    3* (3b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-19-0

Warne prepares to bowl, amid loud cheers

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

9.3

Warne to Pathan, no run, that's SK Warne son, you don't just step down, which Irfan did, Warne saw it, shortened the length, and Irfan's pads save him

9.4

Warne to Pathan, no run, just short of a length, breaks in big, cramps him up

9.5

Warne to Pathan, SIX, whoa, Irfan steps down again, connects, and gets a six, it just cleared the deep midwicket

9.6

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, just short of a length, on the leg stump, and helped into the leg side

Time for the time-out, and Rajasthan won't be complaining about how the first session went. See you in seven-and-a-half-minutes. Till then enjoy the IPL Quiz

End of over 10 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 60/4 (RR: 6.00)
IK Pathan    10* (7b 1x6)      SK Warne    1-0-8-0
KC Sangakkara    24* (25b 4x4)      MM Patel    3-0-15-2

Yusuf to bowl, now we are on. Irfan it batting too.

YKP to IKP, round the stumps

10.1

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up, on off stump, IKP is early, and gets in inside-edge onto the pad and gets a quick single

over thw wicket to Sanga

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

10.4

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, thrown up, just outside off, and driven through the covers

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

End of over 11 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 63/4 (RR: 5.72)
KC Sangakkara    25* (29b 4x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-13-0
IK Pathan    12* (9b 1x6)      SK Warne    1-0-8-0

11.1

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, turning in, cramps Irfan, who manages a single to point

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

11.4

Warne to Pathan, no run, quick, legbreak, cramps Irfan who is looking to push it through the off side

11.5

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, fuller, strighter one, and Irfan gets a single to mid-off

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

End of over 12 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 71/4 (RR: 5.91)
KC Sangakkara    31* (32b 5x4)      SK Warne    2-0-16-0
IK Pathan    14* (12b 1x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-13-0

12.1

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

round the wicket to IKP

12.2

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, thrown up, on the pads, played wristily to long-on

back over the wicket

12.3

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

12.4

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, short and fast, angling in, 100ks, and a single towards midwicket

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

End of over 13 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 76/4 (RR: 5.84)
KC Sangakkara    34* (36b 5x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-18-0
IK Pathan    16* (14b 1x6)      SK Warne    2-0-16-0

Mascarenhas is back, to bowl his last over

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

13.3

Mascarenhas to Pathan, 1 run, short and angling across, Irfan forces it through the off side

13.4

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

13.5

Mascarenhas to Pathan, 1 run, on the pads, length ball, played into the on side

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

End of over 14 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 86/4 (RR: 6.14)
KC Sangakkara    42* (40b 6x4)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-29-0
IK Pathan    18* (16b 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-18-0

14.1

Pathan to Pathan, SIX, Irfan launches his brother into the midwicket stand, saw it angling into him, stepped out, mad eroom, and lofted cleanly. Brother? Who brother

14.2

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, flat this time, on off stump, and a single to mid-off

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

14.4

Pathan to Pathan, 2 runs, flat and fast, and Irfan uses the pace, waits on it, opens the face and beats point and gets it sqaure of sweeper-cover

14.5

Pathan to Pathan, 1 wide, even faster this time, but angling down leg

14.5

Pathan to Pathan, no run, fast again, but fuller, and driven straight to Smith at point

14.6

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, angled onto the pads, and helped away towards midwicket

End of over 15 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 98/4 (RR: 6.53)
IK Pathan    28* (21b 2x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-30-0
KC Sangakkara    43* (41b 6x4)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-29-0

Warne is back now. Two overs for 16 so far

15.1

Warne to Pathan, FOUR, just short of a length, doesn't turn this time, and Irfan waits and cuts this through the off side, top shot

15.2

Warne to Pathan, no run, similar length, but the cut is not on because it turns in sharply and cramps him

15.3

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, thrown up this time, and played towards long-off

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

15.5

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, brother drops brother, Yusuf at deep backward sqaure didn't pick this early, Irfan stepped out again, is beaten in the flight, and gets the inside half towards Yusuf, but it falls inches in front

15.6

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

End of over 16 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 107/4 (RR: 6.68)
KC Sangakkara    46* (43b 6x4)      SK Warne    3-0-25-0
IK Pathan    34* (25b 1x4 2x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-30-0

Kamran comes back

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

End of over 17 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 111/4 (RR: 6.52)
IK Pathan    34* (29b 1x4 2x6)      Kamran Khan    3-0-10-1
KC Sangakkara    48* (45b 6x4)      SK Warne    3-0-25-0

Warne to bowl his last over

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

17.4

Warne to Pathan, no run, cramped up by the big turn, Irfan has no room to force it through off side

17.5

Warne to Pathan, FOUR, top sweep shot, it's pitched on the pads, and he gets nice and low, and finds the gap between deep backward square and deep fine leg

17.6

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, Warne wasn't destined to get Irfan, beat him in the flight again as he stepped out, and this falls just short of midwicket

End of over 18 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 123/4 (RR: 6.83)
IK Pathan    39* (32b 2x4 2x6)      SK Warne    4-0-37-0
KC Sangakkara    55* (48b 6x4 1x6)      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

Piyush Chawla new batsman

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

End of over 19 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 130/6 (RR: 6.84)
     Kamran Khan    4-0-15-2
PP Chawla    0* (2b)      SK Warne    4-0-37-0

Munaf Patel to bowl the last over

19.1

Patel to Chawla, FOUR, and Chawla has made up a bit for that run-out of Sanga with a fantastic shot, it was just short of a yorker, on off, and Chawla makes room and crisply hits it square of thirdman for four

19.2

Patel to Chawla, no run, and he is beaten by a slower ball this time, already down to front foot and is fooled

19.3

Patel to Chawla, no run, superb comeback by Munaf after that first-ball boundary, slower ball, 107ks, and Chawla is beaten again

19.4

Patel to Chawla, 2 wides, that's an ordinary call, it's like a schoolkid, Chawla has walked across outside off, and another slower ball, this cuts across that wide marker, and is given wide

19.4

Patel to Mota, no run, whoa, Munaf is diving, off hos own bowling, after having bowled a yorker, across in front of the non-striker, what an over, another dot ball

19.5

Patel to Mota, 1 run, full and stright again, just short of being a yorker, and only a single to long-on

19.6

Patel to Chawla, 2 runs, full and straight again, hit to the left of Munaf and he hurts himself by getting a hand on it: the pace has been taken off, and the batsmen can come back for two

Punjab have made a good comeback from 48 for 4, but following a good partnership between Irfan and Sanga, Rajasthan pulled them back. The pitch looks slowish, and one gets a feeling the Punjab spinners - Chawla and Ramesh Powar - will hold the key. And Smith will feel he is due for some runs. Join us in a bit for Rajasthan's reply

End of over 20 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 139/6
PP Chawla    6* (6b 1x4)      MM Patel    4-0-24-2
WA Mota    1* (2b)      Kamran Khan    4-0-15-2
Tournament Results
RCB v Chargers at Johannesburg - May 24, 2009
Chargers won by 6 runs
RCB v Super Kings at Johannesburg - May 23, 2009
RCB won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Chargers at Centurion - May 22, 2009
Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
RCB v Chargers at Centurion - May 21, 2009
RCB won by 12 runs
Daredevils v Mum Indians at Centurion - May 21, 2009
Daredevils won by 4 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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Photos

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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