Indian Premier League, 42nd match: Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians at Centurion, May 12, 2009
Mumbai Indians won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
12 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

16.45 We're all set to go, Simon Katich and Sunny Sohal, walk out to the middle. Lasith Malinga has the new ball in his hand.

This is Siddarth Ravindran, and Sanjay Murari is doing the scoring.

16.35 It has been confirmed that Jayawardene is out of this game because of a hamstring injury he picked up in he previous match.

Steve from Australia writes in: "Have to wait to watch Lee vs Jayasuriya, those contests, alone, in the past have been worth the attendance." Yup, last year Lee proved too hot to handle for Sanath. **

16.30 Btw, the England v West Indies fantasy game is also live. Go here to participate.

And in more news for you Fantasy fans, Cricinfo's estimable editor claws his way to the top of the Star Wars fantasy league table again. Read all about it here. **

16.25 Teams: Kings XI Punjab: Sunny Sohal, Simon Katich, Yuvraj Singh (capt), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Karan Goel, Irfan Pathan, Luke Pomersbach, Brett Lee, Piyush Chawla, Wilkin Mota, S Sreesanth

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, JP Duminy, Abhishek Nayar, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohan Raje, Yogesh Takawale (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Lasith Malinga

Zaheer Khan hasn't recovered from his injury yet. ** 16.15 Yuvraj Singh wins the toss and Punjab choose to bat. At least a couple of changes in the Punjab, Luke Pomersbach and Karan Goel come in, offspinner Ramesh Powar has been left out. Mahela Jayawardene misses out.

Tendulkar says legspinner Chetanya Nanda, who had a decent outing in the game against Bangalore, sits out and seamer Rohan Raje is back.

And those of you who haven't made your changes to your Fantasy teams, now is the time to do it. We have two versions, the regular salary cap game, and the pick 'em fantasy (predict the winning team for each match). Both games have prizes, head here for details.

** 16.10 After that big-hitting thriller between the basement dwellers, it'll be the Mumbai Indians taking on the Kings XI Punjab. Both teams are out of the top four as of now, but a win will take them into the top half of the tournament. **


Malinga to Sohal, no run, Malinga starts with a traditional full ball, this was pretty wide outside off, Sohal tried to guide it to third man, doesn't connect


Malinga to Sohal, no run, again it is overpitched, this time on middle and leg, Sohal nudges it towards square leg awkwardly


Malinga to Sohal, no run, surprises him with the bouncer, just outside off, 142kmh, Sohal sways out of the way


Malinga to Sohal, no run, another short ball, on middle stump, Sohal fends it towards midwicket, and charges down the track for a single, Katich sends him back


Malinga to Sohal, 1 wide, slower ball, 118kmh, doesn't get it on target, down the leg side, and that's the first run for Punjab


Malinga to Sohal, no run, another bouncer, on middle and leg, that was very short and Sohal had plenty of time to see it and duck under


Malinga to Sohal, FOUR, slower ball from Malinga to end the over, 117 kmh, half-volley on the pads, Sohal caresses it past square leg for a boundary, wonderful timing

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • S Sohal 4 (6b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 0 (0b)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-5-0

Dhawal Kulkarni charges in, he has a 6-3 off side field


Kulkarni to Katich, no run, starts with a length ball on the pads, turned towards midwicket by Katich


Kulkarni to Katich, OUT, Katich is gone for a duck, Kulkarni has a knack of striking in the first over in the Ranji Trophy, he does it again here, this was a length ball on middle stump, Katich was looking to work it to leg, closes the face too early and gets an edge which swirls to Harbhajan Singh at mid-off

SM Katich c Harbhajan Singh b Kulkarni 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Kulkarni to Sohal, FOUR, beautiful shot from Sohal, was in the slot outside off, gets on the front foot and coaxes it through the covers, it's a quick outfield and the ball races to the boundary


Kulkarni to Sohal, no run, fullish ball on middle and leg, wristy shot towards mid-on, too well hit to get a single


Kulkarni to Sohal, 1 run, more wrist work on display from Sohal, this was wide outside off and he opens the face to run it to third man


Kulkarni to Pathan, no run, Irfan Pathan plays it to midwicket, that was on a length around the offstump

End of over 2 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 10/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • IK Pathan 0 (1b)
    • S Sohal 9 (9b 2x4)
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-5-1
    • SL Malinga 1-0-5-0

Malinga to Sohal, no run, wonder when Malinga will send down a length ball, this one was again in the blockhole, patted back to the bowler by Sohal


Malinga to Sohal, no run, misunderstanding, Irfan had to scurry back to make his ground, it was full outside off, Sohall shuffles across and punches it towards extra cover, takes a couple of paces down the pitch before deciding against the single


Malinga to Sohal, FOUR, there's the length ball, on the pads, Sohal moves across a touch and flicks it wonderfully behind square leg for a boundary, timing was impeccable on that


Malinga to Sohal, FOUR, sloppy work from the keeper Takawale, it was a shortish ball from Malinga, Sohal had walked across his stumps and innovatively tried to paddle-pull it to fine leg, doesn't connect too well and it goes towards the keeper on the bounce, but Takawale doesn't collect it


Malinga to Sohal, no run, short outside the offstump this time, Sohal leaves that one alone


Malinga to Sohal, 1 wide, wild delivery from Malinga, short and very wide outside off, and high over the batsman's head as well


Malinga to Sohal, 1 no ball, this is poor from Malinga, he was well over the bowling crease as he sent down another bouncer outside off, Sohal tried to chip it over the keeper but doesn't connect


Malinga to Sohal, 2 runs, an audacious stroke attempted by Sohal, he shuffled well outside off to flick a fullish ball to fine leg, the ball was onto him quicker than he expected and it balloons off the bottom the bat behind and to the right of the keeper

End of over 3 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 22/1 (RR: 7.33)

    • S Sohal 19 (16b 4x4)
    • IK Pathan 0 (1b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-17-0
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-5-1

Bravo comes in to bowl


Bravo to Pathan, no run, starts with a shortish ball outside off, bottom edge from Irfan, goes on the bounce to the keeper


Bravo to Pathan, OUT, Irfan's run out, that was a ridiculous bit of cricket, a back of a length ball which Irfan inside-edged onto his thigh pad, rolls away a couple of metres ahead of him to the left, Irfan sets off for a single, the bowler Bravo picks up the ball at the end of his follow through and throws down the stumps

IK Pathan run out 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, watchfully played towards point by new batsman Sangakkara


Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, good start by Bravo, it's on a length just outside off, Sangakkara gives the point fielder some work


Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, on middle and leg this time, worked away to midwicket by Sangakkara, who gets off the mark with that shot


Bravo to Sohal, 1 wide, very short from Bravo, 129.9kmh, that sailed way over the batsman's head

Bravo isn't too happy with that call


Bravo to Sohal, 1 no ball, this time it's a no-ball for height, this time it's just over Sohal's head


Bravo to Sohal, SIX, Bang! Sohal doesn't improve Bravo's mood by slashing a wide ball outside off into the crowd over cover, that was sweetly struck

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 31/2 (RR: 7.75)

    • S Sohal 25 (18b 4x4 1x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 1 (3b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-9-0
    • SL Malinga 2-0-17-0

Kulkarni to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, in the corridor outside off, played with soft hands down the pitch for a single


Kulkarni to Sohal, FOUR, Sohal shows us his resourcefulness, that was slightly overpitched, about a foot outside off, Sonal walls across and scoops it towards fine leg for a boundary


Kulkarni to Sohal, SIX, Slam! Sohal's on fire here, gets his front foot out of the way, and carves that over cover for yet another six


Kulkarni to Sohal, 1 run, this time the ball is on middle and leg, Sohal nudges it in front of square leg for a single


Kulkarni to Sangakkara, no run, Kulkarni keeps it on a length, on middle and leg, watchfully played back to the bowler by Sangakkara


Kulkarni to Sangakkara, no run, a bit shorter this time and on offstump, Sangakkara gets on teh front foot and taps it back to the bowler

End of over 5 (12 runs) Kings XI Punjab 43/2 (RR: 8.60)

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (6b)
    • S Sohal 36 (21b 5x4 2x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-17-1
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-9-0

Bravo to Sohal, SIX, wow, that was an unbelievable hit from Sohal, almost a half-volley outside off, Sohal bends his knee to get underneath it and slices it over third man for yet another six


Bravo to Sohal, 1 run, short, slower ball, Sohal triess to guide it past short third man, can't keep it down and it flies towards Jayasuriya who can't hold onto it despite a diving attempt


Bravo to Sangakkara, OUT, a lazy bit of cricket from Sohal, and he is run out, Sangakkara pushed it towards extra cover, where Tendulkar misfielded, Sohal took a few paces down the track and was tardy getting back, Tendulkar's direct hit catching him short

S Sohal run out 43 (23b 5x4 3x6) SR: 186.95


Bravo to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on the pads, knocked towards midwicket, no run though


Bravo to Sangakkara, 1 run, lovely flick to midwicket this time, the single brings Yuvraj on strike


Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length ball around offstump, cautiously defended back to the bowler by Yuvraj

End of over 6 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 51/3 (RR: 8.50)

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (1b)
    • KC Sangakkara 3 (9b)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-17-0
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-17-1

That's the end of the Powerplays, and Rohan Raje gets his first spell


Raje to Sangakkara, 5 wides, his first ball is down the leg side, the wicketkeeper is standing up and couldn't collect that, so free runs for Punjab


Raje to Sangakkara, 1 run, finds his radar this time, on length angling towards off, defended towards extra cover by Sangakkara


Raje to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a touch shorter but the same line, Yuvraj defends with exaggerated care


Raje to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushes up the length a bit, a bit wider outside off, Yuvraj opened the face to play it to third man, but is beaten


Raje to Yuvraj Singh, no run, more fuller from Raje, yuvraj steps out and drives it inside out towards mid-off, no run again


Raje to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full toss on the pads, sensational timing from Yuvraj to get off the mark, wristy flick and the placement is perfect as well


Raje to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside off, Yuvraj punches it towards mid-off, straight to the fielder, so there's no run

End of over 7 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 61/3 (RR: 8.71)

    • Yuvraj Singh 4 (6b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 4 (10b)
    • RR Raje 1-0-10-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-17-0

Spin is introduced in the form of Harbhajan, bowling from round the wicket


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, on a good length outside off, spun away sharply and beats the outside edge as Sangakkara came forward to defend

Vibash from India: "Looks like both teams are in great gift giving mood....MI in form of extras and KXIP in form of run outs."


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, short and wide, went for the cut but is beaten again by the spin


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, lovely delivery from Harbhajan, straighter this time, Sangakkara can't get bat on ball again


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, another arm ball, Sangakkara can only play it back to the bowler


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time he jumps out of his crease and crunches it down to long-on


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, played with soft hands towards square leg, calls immediately for a single, and the batsmen get through well in time

End of over 8 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 63/3 (RR: 7.87)

    • Yuvraj Singh 5 (7b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 5 (15b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0
    • RR Raje 1-0-10-0

Now it's JP Duminy


Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, he starts with a length ball outside off, bottom edge wide of the keeper

Amit from India: "Mumbai Indians haven't learnt from their last encounter with Punjab where they conceded 17 extras. That could be decisive again if its a close game."


Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on middle and leg, Yuvraj plays around it and is struck high on the pads


Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, swept to deep backward square leg for a single


Duminy to Sangakkara, no run, well outside off, poked towards backward point


Duminy to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nicely flighted by Duminy, turns away from Sangakkara, who gets a top edge past backward point


Duminy to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, pitching on middle and off, defended off the front foot to the off side by Sangakkara

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 67/3 (RR: 7.44)

    • KC Sangakkara 8 (18b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6 (10b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-4-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0

Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, Harbhajan gets a big wicket, tossed up by Harbhajan, Sangakkar was down the pitch and looking to slam that length-ball over the leg side, the ball didn't turn much and he's beaten and the ball crashes into middle stump, Harbhajan sends off the batsman with a playful goodbye wave

KC Sangakkara b Harbhajan Singh 8 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.10


Harbhajan Singh to Mota, 1 run, length ball on offstump, prodded towards cover point by Wilkin Mota

Harbhajn from round the wicket


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushes up the length a bit, Yuvraj defends it back down the pitch


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, sharp turn for Harbhajan, Yuvraj rocks back to make room and cuts that past point


Harbhajan Singh to Mota, 1 run, punched firmly off the backfoot towards deep extra cover for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj closed the face a touch early on that offstump ball, there wasn't too much power behind his shot so the ball rolls harmlessly along the pitch towards the bowler

And that's the strategic break.

Arun from the US writes in: "KingsXI seems excessively defensive to spin bowling most of this IPL. If they fail to cash fairly on spin at the middle overs, they are pushing themselves into pressure!"

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Mohan from India: "@Vibash, don't forget some generous lollipops from Kolkata's seamers at the death against Bangalore. Those were some freebies too."

Manish Singh from India is unhappy Malinga has already bowled half his overs. "All knows that Malinga is a superb bowler with old balls,then why Sachin again and again using him with new ball. His deadly yorkers with old ball is more worthy that flat bowling with new ball."

Ashik from Bangladesh wonders whether Mumbai should have played an extra batsman. "It is useless playing Raje.He is playing as aspecialist bowler who cannot even bowl better than dumini.Instead of playing him Mumbai could play one specialist batsmen as they struggle with batting.Without Raje they have even seven bowling options."

End of over 10 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 70/4 (RR: 7.00)

    • Yuvraj Singh 7 (13b 1x4)
    • WA Mota 2 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-5-1
    • JP Duminy 1-0-4-0

Rudi Koertzen says 'Let's play' and Kulkarni has the ball


Kulkarni to Mota, 2 byes, starts with a short ball, batsman gets out of the way, Takawale can't collect cleanly giving away free runs


Kulkarni to Mota, no run, played to midwicket and that could have been yet another run-out, Tendulkar's throw missed the stumps with Mota well out of his crease after being turned back by yuvraj


Kulkarni to Mota, 1 run, carved away to deep point for a single by Mota


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj stands tall and punches a length delivery to long-off for a single


Kulkarni to Mota, 1 run, back of a length, angling into the pads, inside-edged onto the pads, the batsmen sprint through for a quick single


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, beautiful from Yuvraj, timing and placement were spot-on, it wasn't too wide outside off, Yuvraj waited on it and guided it behind backward point and infront of third man

End of over 11 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 79/4 (RR: 7.18)

    • Yuvraj Singh 12 (15b 2x4)
    • WA Mota 4 (6b)
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-24-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-5-1

Duminy into the attack


Duminy to Mota, OUT, Harbhajan Singh juggles around a bit before taking the catch to dismiss Mota, the batsman was down the track and heaved it high toward long-on, was long enough to clear the rope but was very high, Harbhajan nearly madea meal of it, taking it on the fourth attempt

WA Mota c Harbhajan Singh b Duminy 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14


Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside off and left alone by Yuvraj


Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, underedged towards point by Yuvraj


Duminy to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Punjab in all sorts of trouble, Duminy's dream IPL continues, Yuvraj came down and tried to loft it over leg, gets a thick outside edge which looped to Bravo at point, big wicket that

Yuvraj Singh c Bravo b Duminy 12 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Duminy to Goel, 1 run, turned towards wide mid-on for a single


Duminy to Pomersbach, no run, length ball just outside off, cautiously played towards point by Pomersbach

End of over 12 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 80/6 (RR: 6.66)

    • LA Pomersbach 0 (1b)
    • K Goel 1 (1b)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-5-2
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-24-1

Harbhajan Singh to Goel, no run, flighted and some turn for Harbhajan, spins past the frontfoot defence offered by the batsman


Harbhajan Singh to Goel, no run, comes down the track and pushes it towards mid-on


Harbhajan Singh to Goel, no run, on the front foot again and driven towards mid-off


Harbhajan Singh to Goel, 1 run, length ball on the pads, turned towards square leg for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Pomersbach, 1 run, dropped, it was a quick delivery that didn't turn too much, got the outside edge and went low to Tendulkar's right at first slip, but the Mumbai captain couldn't latch on to it


Harbhajan Singh to Goel, 1 run, Goel glides it behind point for a single to retain the strike

Nick from the US: "I am rooting (not predicting) for Rajasthan, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai to make it to the next round. What do some of our other readers prefer?"

End of over 13 (3 runs) Kings XI Punjab 83/6 (RR: 6.38)

    • K Goel 3 (6b)
    • LA Pomersbach 1 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-8-1
    • JP Duminy 2-0-5-2

Duminy to Goel, no run, tossed up, pitching on middle and turning away, punched to mid-off


Duminy to Goel, 1 run, outside off this time, played with soft hands towards cover point


Duminy to Pomersbach, 1 run, overpitched in the pads, worked away towards deep square leg for a single


Duminy to Goel, no run, Duminy keeps it full, nicely flighted, on middle stump, batsman goes for the sweep but is hit on the thigh pad


Duminy to Goel, 1 run, this time Goel connects with the sweep, but there is a fielder at deep square leg


Duminy to Pomersbach, 1 run, fullish and pitching on off, punched firmly towards long-off for a single

End of over 14 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 87/6 (RR: 6.21)

    • LA Pomersbach 3 (4b)
    • K Goel 5 (10b)
    • JP Duminy 3-0-9-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-8-1

Rahane comes in to bowl


Rahane to Pomersbach, 2 runs, given some width, carved towards deep point by Pomersbach


Rahane to Pomersbach, no run, again wide outside off, cut straight to the cover fielder


Rahane to Pomersbach, OUT, Pomersbach is bowled, done in by the flight, Rahane started with a couple of poor deliveries but this one is on target, it was tossed up and pitched on leg, Pomersbachwas down the pitch looking to whip it towards leg side, misses the ball which hurtle onto middle stump

LA Pomersbach b Rahane 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42


Rahane to Lee, 1 run, way down the leg side, Lee sweeps it fine for a single, would have been a wide if he let that go


Rahane to Goel, 1 run, a touch short, just outside off, cut powerfully but straight at the fielder at cover point, just a single


Rahane to Lee, 1 run, full delivery on middle, turned to square leg by Lee

End of over 15 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 92/7 (RR: 6.13)

    • B Lee 2 (2b)
    • K Goel 6 (11b)
    • AM Rahane 1-0-5-1
    • JP Duminy 3-0-9-2

Duminy to Lee, no run, Duminy continues to be tidy, on a length outside off, defended back to the bowler


Duminy to Lee, 1 run, punched to the left of Duminy, goes down to long-off for a single

Jason from SA: "I've kept wondering why Dumini was never used for bowling. He is very economical and a wicket taker for SA. Maybe now somebody will brighten up and wonder the same thing and get him to do some more."


Duminy to Goel, no run, turned towards wide mid-off this time


Duminy to Goel, FOUR, Karan Goel gets a much-needed boundary, he was down the track and crunched that down the ground past a diving Harbhajan


Duminy to Goel, 1 run, big appeal for lbw, but that pitched outside leg and Goel got some bat on it


Duminy to Lee, no run, another appeal for lbw as Lee is struck on the pad, he was on the backfoot but was hit in front of leg and the turn would have taken the ball down leg, replays though suggest the ball would have hit legstump

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 98/7 (RR: 6.12)

    • B Lee 3 (5b)
    • K Goel 11 (14b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 4-0-15-2
    • AM Rahane 1-0-5-1

Jayasuriya to Goel, 1 run, Jayasuriya starts with a full ball outside off, Goel is down the pitch and plays it inside out towards extra cover


Jayasuriya to Lee, no run, fired into legstump, Lee went for the sweep, hit on the pads and the ball balloons over the keeper's head, neither batsman nor keeper knew where that went


Jayasuriya to Lee, no run, full and flat from Jayasuriya, defended back to the bowler


Jayasuriya to Lee, 1 leg bye, on legstump this time, swept by Lee behind square to bring up the 100


Jayasuriya to Goel, 1 run, yorker on offstump, squeezed out to backward point by Goel


Jayasuriya to Lee, 1 run, low full toss outside leg, Lee was backing away, he slogs it down to long-on for a single

End of over 17 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 102/7 (RR: 6.00)

    • B Lee 4 (9b)
    • K Goel 13 (16b 1x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 1-0-3-0
    • JP Duminy 4-0-15-2

Malinga comes back for a second spell


Malinga to Lee, FOUR, starts with a length ball outside off, hammered back past the bowler, Raje puts in a despairing dive at mid-off but it beats him and runs away for four


Malinga to Lee, no run, short and wide, Lee was moving towards leg and give it an almighty heave, misses the ball

where's the yorker?


Malinga to Lee, OUT, outstanding catch from Rohan Raje, that's the end of Lee, it was back of a length outside off, Lee gets his front foot out of the way and clouts it towards long-off, Raje had to run in and dive to complete that catch, great work from the youngster

B Lee c Raje b Malinga 8 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Malinga to Goel, FOUR, four streaky runs, Chawla was looking to evade a bouncer, left his bat hanging high, and the bouncer flies out the face of the bat over the keeper's head, completely unintentional that


Malinga to Goel, 1 wide, full and down the leg side and he'll have to re-bowl that one


Malinga to Goel, 1 wide, OUT, this is poor from Malinga, short and way down the leg side, the keeper Takawale has a rough day so far, he doesn't collect this one either, Punjab decide to go for the single though the ball sin't too far from Takawale, who throws down the stumps at the striker's end catching Chawla short of the crease, can Punjab play out the 20 overs?

PP Chawla run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -


Malinga to Sreesanth, 1 wide, Malinga has completely lost his radar here, that was full and a couple of feet down the leg side, third consecutive wide


Malinga to Sreesanth, no run, bouncer outside off, 135kmh, Sreesanth plays inside the line of that one as it whizzes past his helmet grill


Malinga to Sreesanth, no run, overpitched on middle, Sreesanth edges it away towards midwicket

Tapish Kupwaha from the US lists the teams he wants in the final four and his reasons: "Nick, i would go with Delhi (for Sehwag), Mumbai (for Sachin), Rajasthan (my state) and Deccan (for Gilly)!!"

End of over 18 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 113/9 (RR: 6.27)

    • S Sreesanth 0 (2b)
    • K Goel 17 (17b 2x4)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-28-1
    • ST Jayasuriya 1-0-3-0

Harbhajan Singh to Goel, 1 run, low full toss on off, punched towards extra cover

Harbhajan switches to over the wicket


Harbhajan Singh to Sreesanth, no run, short ball, turning in towards off, bounced a bit as well, Sreesanth defends studiously off the back foot


Harbhajan Singh to Sreesanth, no run, topspinner from Harbhajan, just outside off, a lot of bounce surprises Sreesanth


Harbhajan Singh to Sreesanth, no run, this one is on middle and leg, turned towards midwicket


Harbhajan Singh to Sreesanth, no run, length ball outside off, Sreesanth gets down on his knee and looks to sweep, misses


Harbhajan Singh to Sreesanth, no run, pushed through flatter and fuller, Sreesanth gets behind the line and defends it cautiously

Harshi from the US: "I prefer Mumbai, Chennai, Rajasthan and Delhi. But i doubt whether Mumbai can make it. I was persistent with Sachin in my team, but he has disappointed me as a batsman and surely as a captain. He lacks imagination of a good captain"

End of over 19 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 114/9 (RR: 6.00)

    • S Sreesanth 0 (7b)
    • K Goel 18 (18b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-9-1
    • SL Malinga 3-0-28-1

Malinga to Goel, 1 run, length ball first up, keeps low, Goel squeezes it towards backward point


Malinga to Sreesanth, no run, full toss outside leg, Sreesanth was backing away tried to hack it towards midwicket, bottom edged by the batsman


Malinga to Sreesanth, 1 bye, banged in by Malinga, Sreesanth goes for the hook, doesn't connect, the ball goes through to the keeper, batsmen take the run anyway


Malinga to Goel, 1 wide, another wide by Malinga, full and down the leg side


Malinga to Goel, 1 run, overpitched well outside off, Goel had walked way across his stumps, so much so that he ended up getting right behind the line of that ball to drive it awkwardly to mid-off


Malinga to Sreesanth, 1 run, full on offstump, Sreesanth backed away and dug it out towards mid-off for a single


Malinga to Goel, no run, full and wide, Sreesanth tried to hoick that over mid-off, misses the ball

So Punjab finish on 119, similar to the target they had set Mumbai when the two teams faced off earlier in the tournament. That time Mumbai had fallen short despite an assured half-century from JP Duminy, how will things pan out today?

Srinivas from the US is a die-hard Bangalore fan. "I initially had a 8/6 W/L prediction for Bangalore and I am sticking by it."

Bhanu from the UK wants Deccan to make it. "I think deccan have done really well to be in the place where they are right now. I would be very upset to see them not going to the next round. Apart from the game v/s chennai(which they were completely outplayed) they have not gone down in any of the matches they lost without a tough fight."

Kalu from the US has a lot of teams to back. "Here are my semi-finalists in the order I like them (same a Nick but rankings are different): Mumbai - because i am born and brought up in Mumbai Rajasthan - because i am Rajasthani Delhi - because i am highly invested in GMR group Chennai - because i would like indian captain on high going into World cup"

Rahul Oak from the US is one of several fans not too thrilled with Sahin's captaincy. "I don't think Tendulkar has worked out who his best bowlers are. We have all and sundry getting a go like in a village game. Why play an extra bowler (Raje) instead of an extra batsman (Dhawan) when Mum have been having batting issues all IPL?"

End of over 20 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 119/9

    • K Goel 20 (21b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 1 (10b)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-32-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-9-1





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