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)
3.3

Singh to Katich, FOUR, that's a dismissive pull, another short delivery, Katich goes back and across, and pulls in front of midwicket

Kings XI Punjab 21/2   SM Katich 6* (5b 1x4)   RP Singh 1.3-0-9-1
3.5

Singh to Katich, FOUR, Katich is opening up the leg side beautifully, though this was very short, Katich goes back and across, and there is the whole leg side to choose from, this time rolls his wrists and goes square

Kings XI Punjab 25/2   SM Katich 10* (7b 2x4)   RP Singh 1.5-0-13-1
5.1

Harris to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, that was full and sharp, 136ks, angling across Yuvraj, who hangs his bat and gets a thick outside edge, between slip and third man who is square

Kings XI Punjab 37/3   Yuvraj Singh 12* (6b 1x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 1.1-0-13-0
6.5

Sharma to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, that asked for four runs, short, very short, and wide, and Yuvraj picks extra cover and connects

Kings XI Punjab 46/3   Yuvraj Singh 18* (11b 2x4 1x6)   RG Sharma 0.5-0-7-0
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

Kings XI Punjab 64/4   KC Sangakkara 16* (20b 1x4)   PP Ojha 0.2-0-4-0
14.1

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

Kings XI Punjab 82/4   KC Sangakkara 27* (30b 2x4)   RG Sharma 1.1-0-11-0
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

Kings XI Punjab 86/4   KC Sangakkara 31* (31b 3x4)   RG Sharma 1.2-0-15-0
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

Kings XI Punjab 109/5   KC Sangakkara 51* (38b 4x4 1x6)   TL Suman 3.2-0-16-1
16.5

Suman to Pathan, FOUR, and RP is pedestrian here, this is just dabbed towards short third, where RP runs towards the ball and doesn't dive, then turns at right angles after the ball passes him, the chase is not too hot either, and the desperate dive in the end doesn't prevent four

Kings XI Punjab 116/5   IK Pathan 4* (1b 1x4)   TL Suman 3.5-0-23-1
18.2

Harris to Pathan, FOUR, that's a badly needed boundary, poor bowling, length ball, on the pads, Pathan gets under it, and hits it to deep backward square

Kings XI Punjab 126/6   IK Pathan 12* (7b 2x4)   RJ Harris 3.2-0-30-0
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