Indian Premier League, 30th match: Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Durban, May 5, 2009
Rajasthan Royals won by 78 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
5 May 2009 (20-over match)

We're back. Here's Amit Singh

0.1

Singh to Sohal, OUT, yet another golden duck in this tournament! Singh drops it short and wide and Sohal shapes to leave but completely misjudges the line, the ball clips the outside edge and Warne takes it at slip

S Sohal c Warne b Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Singh to Goel, no run, lands it on the offstump and he defends to the offside

0.3

Singh to Goel, no run, he chips down the track and he bowls it full on the pads and Goel fails to make contact

0.4

Singh to Goel, 1 run, swings it on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side

0.5

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, angles it on the pads and he shuffles and clips it down to fine leg

0.6

Singh to Goel, OUT, Goel goes for broke and mis-hits it! He swings hard and tries to clear the rope at deep square leg, the ball soars miles up in the air and Harwood fixes his gaze and takes it calmly

K Goel c Harwood b Singh 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 1 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 2/2 (210 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 11.05)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (1b)
    • A Singh 1-0-1-2

2 for 2. Rajasthan are already all over them. Here's harwood

1.1

Harwood to Katich, no run, gets a bit of extra bounce and a tentative Katich cuts and misses it completely

1.2

Harwood to Katich, no run, gets behind the line and punches it to short cover

1.3

Harwood to Katich, no run, this one really kicks up Katich does well to drop his left hand out of the way to fend it off

1.4

Harwood to Katich, 1 run, shuffles and clips a full delivery close to his pads to deep square-leg

1.5

Harwood to Sangakkara, no run, Dropped And it's the captain! Sanga prods forward to an away swinging delivery and gets a thick outside edge and Warne gets on his knee and fluffs a sitter at second slip

1.6

Harwood to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles and clips it to the on side

End of over 2 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 3/2 (209 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 11.61)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (3b)
    • SM Katich 1 (4b)
    • SM Harwood 1-0-1-0
    • A Singh 1-0-1-2
2.1

Singh to Katich, 1 run, moves across his stumps and clips it softly towards fine leg

2.2

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, full on the pads and he gets across and works it behind square on the on side

2.3

Singh to Sangakkara, 2 leg byes, angles it on the pads again and he shuffles and clips it past short fine leg off his pads

2.4

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, swings too early and the ball clips his body and trickles to the off side, Katich really scampers back to the crease t beat the throw

2.5

Singh to Sangakkara, FOUR, Punjab will need about 30 more of those, he drops it short and Sanga swivels and pulls wide of fine leg

2.6

Singh to Sangakkara, no run, flicks it off his pads

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End of over 3 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 10/2 (202 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 11.88)

    • KC Sangakkara 4 (8b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 2 (5b)
    • A Singh 2-0-6-2
    • SM Harwood 1-0-1-0
3.1

Pathan to Katich, 1 leg bye, floated down the legside and he nudges it to the on side

3.2

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, well stopped by Niraj Patel at square leg, he slides and stops it

3.3

Pathan to Katich, no run, cramped for room, he stays back and defends

3.4

Pathan to Katich, no run, stays back and defends again

3.5

Pathan to Katich, no run, he's struggling to push it off the square, he stays back and finds the fielder at mid-off

3.6

Pathan to Katich, FOUR, bad delivery, short down the legside and he swivels and pulls him down to fine leg

End of over 4 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 16/2 (196 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 12.25)

    • SM Katich 6 (10b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 5 (9b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-5-0
    • A Singh 2-0-6-2
4.1

Trivedi to Sangakkara, no run, tries to slog him over midwicket but he ends up swishing at thin air

4.2

Trivedi to Sangakkara, FOUR, much better, he walks down the pitch and ends up getting nicely to the pitch, a free swing of the bat allows him to club it over mid-on

4.3

Trivedi to Sangakkara, 1 run, digs out a yorker towards short mid-off and sets off quickly and the under arm flick just misses the stumps at the bowler's end

4.4

Trivedi to Katich, FOUR, slides on middle and leg and Katich improvises by flicking it late and finding the big gap at fine leg

4.5

Trivedi to Katich, no run, lands it outside off and he opts to shoulder arms this time

4.6

Trivedi to Katich, OUT, sound of leather on wood! Trivedi fires a yorker length delivery outside off and has Katich flashing hard without moving his feet, he gets a thick inside edge and looks back to see his offstump flattened

SM Katich b Trivedi 10 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

End of over 5 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 25/3 (187 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 12.46)

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (12b 2x4)
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-9-1
    • YK Pathan 1-0-5-0
5.1

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and taps it down towards point

So the Sri Lankan duo at the crease

5.2

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, makes room and Yusuf follows him by firing it flat and fast on the legstump, he taps it to mid-on

5.3

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, pulls to short fine leg

5.4

Pathan to Sangakkara, 1 bye, ouch! Sanga swings early and misses and the ball skids through and hits Ojha flush on the grill, I don't know if the ball actually struck him straight on the face but he's obviously in some pain, maybe the helmet wasn't fastened properly, whatever it is you will not want to be in Ojha's shoes right now

He seems to be ok and the fielders disperse. Ive seen a replay and the ball actually hits the top of the grill and rebounds to his face! So there was some skin on leather.

5.5

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, drops it short and he pulls to deep square leg

5.6

Pathan to Sangakkara, OUT, Ojha's alert alright despite the blow! Yusuf fires one quick and short on seeing Sanga chip down the track, he swings and misses and Ojha breaks the bails

KC Sangakkara st †Ojha b Pathan 11 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

End of over 6 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 29/4 (183 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 13.07)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 2 (3b)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-8-1
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-9-1

Yuvraj should have come in a lot earlier. What can he do now?

6.1

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, drops it short and Jayawardene flashes hard and the bat was nowhere near the ball

6.2

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, stays right behind the line and defends a short delivery

6.3

Trivedi to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball and he flashes hard on the front foot and misses

6.4

Trivedi to Jayawardene, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he whips it away to fine leg

6.5

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Trivedi bowls a jaffa outside the offstump, the ball kicks up a bit and swings away, Yuvraj nearly gets an edge

6.6

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, he makes room to a slower delivery and mistimes the swat down to cover, a more packed off side field would have sent hm back

End of over 7 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 31/4 (181 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 13.92)

    • Yuvraj Singh 1 (2b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 3 (7b)
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-11-1
    • YK Pathan 2-0-8-1

Punjab need some magic and Rajasthan have them on a leash

7.1

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 wides, flashes hard outside off and the ball clips the edge and drops to Ojha on the first bounce

7.1

Harwood to Jayawardene, no run, full outside off and he drives firmly but can't beat Warne at short cover, nice sliding save

7.2

Harwood to Jayawardene, no run, bashed hard on the front foot and Warne intercepts it with his boot, that travelled like lightening

7.3

Harwood to Jayawardene, SIX, shot! He swivels and gets across his stumps and scoops a fractionally short delivery over fine leg, that went rows back

7.4

Harwood to Jayawardene, OUT, Harwood has his revenge after that six! He digs it in short and Jayawardene makes room the other way this time, the upper cut flies quick and flat to Trivedi who runs across at third man and takes the catch

DPMD Jayawardene c Trivedi b Harwood 9 (11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.81

Irfan walks in. This is getting more embarrassing for Punjab

7.5

Harwood to Pathan, 5 wides, too quick for everybody at Kingsmead, the bouncer shoots high over Pathan and the keeper who leaps up in vain

7.5

Harwood to Pathan, no run, wide outside off and he flays at it without moving his feet

7.6

Harwood to Pathan, 1 run, taps it in front of point and sets off quickly and the throw at the bowlers' end is wide

End of over 8 (14 runs) Kings XI Punjab 45/5 (167 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 13.91)

    • IK Pathan 1 (2b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1 (2b)
    • SM Harwood 2-0-15-1
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-11-1
8.1

Trivedi to Pathan, no run, fullish on middle and off and he pushes it to mid-off

8.2

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, drops it a bit short and Irfan stands on one leg and whiplashes him to deep square leg

8.3

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets beside the line and taps it to the off side

8.4

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower ball and he checks his drive and chips it in the air towards mid-on, no fielder out there

8.5

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run, taps it towards mid-off and takes a risky single and a direct hit by Carseldine would have sent Irfan packing

8.6

Trivedi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, yorker length outside off and he jams it out to sweeper cover

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 49/5 (163 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 14.81)

    • Yuvraj Singh 3 (5b)
    • IK Pathan 3 (5b)
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-15-1
    • SM Harwood 2-0-15-1
9.1

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drops it short of a length outside off and he steers it straight to point

9.2

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gives him a bit of width and he opens the face and steers it to third man

9.3

Harwood to Pathan, 1 run, stays rooted to the crease and chops it in the air towards mid-off, another loose shot, nothing going right for Punjab

9.4

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, swings and meets thin air, Harwood drops it short and the ball fizzes past Yuvraj

9.5

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, jaffa! Hits the deck hard and gets some movement off the pitch and Yuvraj pokes at it and nearly gets a feather edge

9.6

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, the bouncer and Yuvraj cannot reach it, Harwood is penalised

9.6

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, Yuvraj withdraws on seeing another bouncer and another wide called, another 159 bouncers and Punjab will win

9.6

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets behind the line and steers it to the off side

We're at the timeout. Very predictable result on the cards. The bowlers have hit the deck hard and not given any width. Something's got to give for Punjab and even their captain looks clueless.

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End of over 10 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 53/5 (159 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.30, RRR: 15.90)

    • Yuvraj Singh 4 (10b)
    • IK Pathan 4 (6b)
    • SM Harwood 3-0-19-1
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-15-1

Amish does the math: "Half way mark (10 overs), half of the reqd runs achieved i.e. 53 (shud have been 106 exact) and half wkts gone (5 gone)".

Warne hands the ball to Yusuf. So Pathan v Pathan finally

10.1

Pathan to Pathan, FOUR, Irfan wins round1! He steps down the track to a pitched up delivery and slams him to the sight screen

10.2

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, rocks back and clips it to the on side

10.3

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, and finally Yuvvraj wakes up, he seizes a slightly short delivery and thwacks it along the turf to deep mkidwicket

10.4

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, shuffles and nudges it to mid-on

10.5

Pathan to Pathan, 2 runs, makes room and slashes off the meat of the bat to sweeper cover

10.6

Pathan to Pathan, no run, punched hard right back to the bowler, good over for Punjab, the ball's finding the middle of the bat

End of over 11 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 65/5 (147 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.90, RRR: 16.33)

    • IK Pathan 11 (10b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 9 (12b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 3-0-20-1
    • SM Harwood 3-0-19-1

And here's Warne

11.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tosses it on off and he defends forward

11.2

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, out of the ground! can we have the ball back please? Yuvraj gets on his knee and displays the cleanest of slogs over deep midwicket, the longest six of the match and they have to replace the ball

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11.3

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets well forward and defends

11.4

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, strays down the legside and wide called

11.4

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

11.5

Warne to Pathan, 1 run, goes back and across and punches it to long-on

11.6

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, punches it back to the bowler

End of over 12 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 74/5 (138 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.16, RRR: 17.25)

    • Yuvraj Singh 16 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 12 (11b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 1-0-9-0
    • YK Pathan 3-0-20-1
12.1

Pathan to Pathan, 2 runs, slams it to sweeper cover and Raut does really well to slide to his right and cut off a boundary

12.2

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, punched to the off side

12.3

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, drops it a fraction short and he swivels and thumps it hard over midwicket, Punjab are hitting back but is it too late?

12.4

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, goes for a wild slog but the ball clips the edge and rolls away to the on side

12.5

Pathan to Pathan, no run, chops it down to short third man

12.6

Pathan to Pathan, no run, tries to squeeze it past point but he can't find the gap

End of over 13 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 82/5 (130 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.30, RRR: 18.57)

    • IK Pathan 15 (15b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 21 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 4-0-28-1
    • SK Warne 1-0-9-0
13.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, chips down the track and forces it to long-on

13.2

Warne to Pathan, FOUR, gives him a bit of width outside off and he stays at the crease and bashes it wide of the covers, he places it in the big gap

13.3

Warne to Pathan, OUT, yet another wheel falls off for Punjab, Irfan gets on his knee to play an ambitious sweep, the ball lands outside off and drifts in slightly and clips his pad in front of the stumps

IK Pathan lbw b Warne 19 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.76

13.4

Warne to Chawla, FOUR, he gets a lucky leading edge which beats the keeper and short third man, no slip in place

13.5

Warne to Chawla, 1 run, comes down the track and lofts him down to long-on

13.6

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, down the legside and he glances it to fine leg

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 93/6 (119 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 19.83)

    • Yuvraj Singh 23 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • PP Chawla 5 (2b 1x4)
    • SK Warne 2-0-20-1
    • YK Pathan 4-0-28-1
14.1

Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower ball and he checks his pull and lofts it to fine leg

118 needed off 35 at 20.2 runs an over

14.2

Singh to Chawla, no run, full and wide outside off and he stays rooted to the crease and slashes

14.3

Singh to Chawla, 1 run, really shoots up on him and the batsman manages to fend it off with soft hands

14.4

Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, the slower delivery hits him flush on the base of the pads but outside the line of leg, Amit appeals

14.5

Singh to Chawla, no run, slower ball and he steers it down to point

14.6

Singh to Chawla, no run, shuffles and knocks it away wide of square leg for a single

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 96/6 (116 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.40, RRR: 23.20)

    • PP Chawla 6 (6b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 24 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Singh 3-0-8-2
    • SK Warne 2-0-20-1
15.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, lands the googly wide outside off and he doesn't offer a shot

15.1

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, no run, rocks back and slaps it hard to sweeper cover

15.2

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, he loves tonking them around at Kingsmead doesn't he? He gets on his knee and slogs him to the roof at deep midwicket

15.3

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run

15.4

Warne to Chawla, OUT, flighted on middle and off and Chawla goes for broke by dancing down the track, he skies it miles up in the air and Jadeja runs across from long-on and catches it

PP Chawla c Jadeja b Warne 6 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

15.5

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, drops it short and he picks the length early and whams it past the covers

15.6

Warne to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, he goes big, he goes maximum again! He gets on his knee and slogs him high over deep midwicket, at this rate he will dent that roof

End of over 16 (18 runs) Kings XI Punjab 114/7 (98 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.12, RRR: 24.50)

    • Yuvraj Singh 41 (28b 3x4 3x6)
    • RR Powar 0 (0b)
    • SK Warne 3-0-38-2
    • A Singh 3-0-8-2
16.1

Jadeja to Powar, 1 run, makes room and squirts it to the off side

16.2

Jadeja to Yuvraj Singh, no run, the arm ball, down the leg side, he pulls early and doesn't make proper contact

16.3

Jadeja to Yuvraj Singh, no run

16.4

Jadeja to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, he goes high again, straight over the bowler's head and Carseldine runs backwards and tries to pull off a one-handed stunner

16.5

Jadeja to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, punches it to the on side

16.6

Jadeja to Powar, 2 runs, short on the legstump, he swats it behind square on the on side for a couple

End of over 17 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 120/7 (92 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 30.66)

    • RR Powar 3 (2b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 44 (32b 3x4 3x6)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0
    • SK Warne 3-0-38-2
17.1

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short outside off and he reaches out and slaps it to third man

17.2

Harwood to Powar, no run, fullish outside off and he jams it out hard to cover

17.3

Harwood to Powar, 1 run, dabs it down to third man

17.4

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, digs it in short, too high for Yuvraj and another wide called

17.4

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, shuffles and clips it to the off side

17.5

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, bangs it in short and he swivels and pulls to deep square leg

17.6

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, strays wide down the leg side, umpire Sanjay Hazare has had quite a stretch this evening

17.6

Harwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, shortish outside off and he taps it wide of backward point

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 127/7 (85 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 42.50)

    • Yuvraj Singh 48 (36b 3x4 3x6)
    • RR Powar 4 (4b)
    • SM Harwood 4-0-26-1
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0
18.1

Singh to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, goes for the woodchop off a short delivery and mis-hits it, he almost plays it one-handed the top edge swirls in the air to Harwood at square leg

Yuvraj Singh c Harwood b Singh 48 (37b 3x4 3x6) SR: 129.72

18.2

Singh to Powar, no run, full on middle and leg and worked to the on side

18.3

Singh to Powar, 1 run, bowls a full toss and he pushes it to to long-off

18.4

Singh to Sreesanth, no run

18.5

Singh to Sreesanth, no run, full on the stumps and Singh appeals for a catch thinking he chipped it back to him on the full

18.6

Singh to Sreesanth, no run, full on the offstump and dug out to cover

That ends a terrific outing for Amit Singh

End of over 19 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 128/8 (84 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 84.00)

    • S Sreesanth 0 (3b)
    • RR Powar 5 (6b)
    • A Singh 4-0-9-3
    • SM Harwood 4-0-26-1
19.1

Trivedi to Powar, 1 run, squirts it to the offside for a single

19.2

Trivedi to Sreesanth, no run, batting practice, he gets across, right behind the line and defends to mid-off

19.3

Trivedi to Sreesanth, no run, digs it in short and he watches it through to the keeper

The description for the Chawla dismissal has been rectified. Thanks for the heads up guys.

19.4

Trivedi to Sreesanth, no run, gets right behind and defends again

19.5

Trivedi to Sreesanth, FOUR, that's a cracker of a shot! But too late, he crashes a full delivery down the ground and long-off dives in vain

19.6

Trivedi to Sreesanth, no run, safely defended off the backfoot and game over!

Clinical performance by Rajasthan. They took the score past 200 and the bowlers did the perfect job by hitting the deck hard and creating opportunities. Punjab virtually threw in the towel after an ordinary performance in the field and didn't have the stomach for a target of 212. Rajasthan have the habit of unearthing two heroes and today they had two - Ojha and Amit Singh.

Rajasthan now jump to No.2. They are tied on points with Chennai but behind on Net Run Rate.

Unexpected bad day in the office for Punjab. The beauty of this IPL is that the teams (with the exception of Kolkata) have found ways of coming back. So Punjab will look at today as a bad dream.

Stay with us for the presentation.

Yuvraj: "Totally outplayed. Went for too many runs. Wanted at least 60 in the first 6 overs but we lost three. We've got to win 90% of our games now."

Warne: "Great to see Smith stamp his authority. Great to see Ojha bat the way he did. The guys showed a lot of character. Nice to be back at the top of the table."

Smith is the Man of the Match: "About time. I was messing around in the first few games. I was a little tense back then, Nice to get in and hit it around."

That's it from us. Thanks for the mails. Kolkata v Delhi will start very soon. Goodbye.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 133/8 (79 runs required)

    • S Sreesanth 4 (8b 1x4)
    • RR Powar 6 (7b)
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-20-1
    • A Singh 4-0-9-3
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