Indian Premier League, 49th match: Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Johannesburg, May 17, 2009
Kings XI Punjab won by 1 run
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
17 May 2009 (20-over match)
4.6

Symonds to Sangakkara, no run, angling across Sangakkara, and he dabs it down, but can't get a quick single

Kings XI Punjab 33/3   KC Sangakkara 0* (1b)
5.4

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, full, drivable length, Sanga does, towards mid-on, but can't beat the fielder

5.5

Harris to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and wide, Sanga looks to drive, but the face opens too early, thick outside edge goes to third man

Kings XI Punjab 39/3   KC Sangakkara 1* (3b)
6.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, angling into the pads, and guided towards fine leg

6.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, thrown up, turns away after pitching in front of off, and defended with an open face

6.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets too straight, and turned round the corner

Kings XI Punjab 42/3   KC Sangakkara 3* (6b)
7.1

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run, bowls full, on the pads, flicked towards midwicket

7.5

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run, thrown up, outside leg, turning towards the stumps, and Sanga flicks it towards fine leg

Kings XI Punjab 49/3   KC Sangakkara 5* (8b)
8.1

Venugopal Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and wide outside off, and driven with open face towards sweeper-cover

8.3

Venugopal Rao to Sangakkara, no run, slows it down, turns away from outside off, misses the prod from Sanga

8.4

Venugopal Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, short, and this one angles in, and Sanga manages to cut it away

Kings XI Punjab 52/3   KC Sangakkara 7* (11b)
9.1

Suman to Sangakkara, no run, flighted off break, from outside leg, turning towards stumps, and misses the sweep

9.2

Suman to Sangakkara, no run, thrown up again, in front of stumps, Sanga is short of the pitch and defends in front of his body

9.3

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets too straight this time, and Sanga turns it round the corner for a single

9.6

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga flicks this one from in front of the stumps, and gets a single to midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 55/4   KC Sangakkara 9* (15b)
10.1

Venugopal Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, full outside off, and driven towards the sweeper-cover

10.4

Venugopal Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, angled into Sanga's pads, and he helps it towards fine leg

10.6

Venugopal Rao to Sangakkara, 1 run, straighter one again, but this is not quick, and Sanga punches it down the ground

Kings XI Punjab 60/4   KC Sangakkara 12* (18b)
11.1

Ojha to Sangakkara, no run, over the wicket to Sanga, turning in, and he plays it straight towards short fine

11.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, FOUR, this will break the dry spell, clean, orthodox sweep, crisp too, and clears square leg inside the circle and gets four

11.3

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, steps down, is beaten by the flight, and he helps it into the leg side still, and gets a single

11.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, fulltoss, cross-batted towards wide long-on but just a single

Kings XI Punjab 67/4   KC Sangakkara 18* (22b 1x4)
12.2

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 no ball, floated, turning across, 84ks, and defended with an open face

12.2

Suman to Sangakkara, no run, another dot ball, floated again, turning across him, and defended towards cover

12.3

Suman to Sangakkara, 2 runs, and the pressure shows, Sanga springs out of the wicket, Suman drags it back, the spin gets a thick outside edge, and they get two to third man

12.4

Suman to Sangakkara, no run, short, Sanga looks to pull, but is somehow hurried into the shot, and can't beat square leg

12.5

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run, full, on the stumps, and hit back to bowler, Suman misfields, his path obstructed by the non-striker

Kings XI Punjab 73/4   KC Sangakkara 21* (27b 1x4)
13.2

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga steps out again, Ojha pulls the length back, and Sanga manages to play down the ground

13.5

Ojha to Sangakkara, 1 run, improvises, this was thrown wide outside off, and Sanga sweeps, between midwicket and square leg, will be just one though

Kings XI Punjab 78/4   KC Sangakkara 23* (29b 1x4)
14.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, and bowls short and wide to Sanga obliges with a ferocious cut, that flies to the boundary

14.2

Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, another one, short and wide, and this time Sanga is more subtle, opening the face late, and beating point, result is the same

14.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, 3 runs, improvises this time, picks this from in front of stumps, and paddles it fine, really fine, so fine they get three of it

14.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, 2 runs, frenetic running, this was a fulltoss, hit firmly to long-off, but they decided from the off that they were going for two, and Mota is just in - a direct hit would have got him

14.6

Sharma to Sangakkara, 2 runs, shot of the day, just two though, this was flighted, and lofted straight back over the bowler, bisects long-off and long-on, but doesn't have the pace to go to the boundary

Kings XI Punjab 94/4   KC Sangakkara 38* (34b 3x4)
15.2

Harris to Sangakkara, 1 run, angling in to the pads, and Sanga flicks it down to fine leg

15.5

Harris to Sangakkara, SIX, Sanga is warming up, round the wicket, angling in, he picks it from the pads nonchalantly, and clears midwicket easily. Top shot

15.6

Harris to Sangakkara, 2 runs, follows it up with a smart shot, makes room, dabs a length ball to square of third man, takes on the throw, and completes a couple

Kings XI Punjab 105/4   KC Sangakkara 47* (37b 3x4 1x6)
16.2

Suman to Sangakkara, FOUR, and Sanga is on fire, gets to his fifty, with a superb pull shot, this was short all right, but he finds the gap between square leg and midwicket

16.3

Suman to Sangakkara, 2 runs, once again, he follows a boundary with a smart shot, dabs this one towards wide of long-on, it doesn't have enough power in it and they run two

16.4

Suman to Sangakkara, 1 run, on the pads, and Sanga opens up and sweeps towards deep backward sqaure

Kings XI Punjab 112/5   KC Sangakkara 54* (40b 4x4 1x6)
17.1

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and wide, and driven uppishly towards sweeper-cover

17.3

Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of a length, angling in, cramps him for room, and only a single to long-on ensues

17.6

Singh to Sangakkara, OUT, that's a big strike, and RP gets the purple cap with that, length ball, Sanga hits it hard down the ground, but straight to Harris at wide long-on. Not quite worked out by RP, but he will take it

KC Sangakkara c Harris b Singh 56 (43b 4x4 1x6) SR: 130.23

Kings XI Punjab 122/6   KC Sangakkara 56 (43b 4x4 1x6)
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