Indian Premier League, 27th match: Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai (BS), Mar 30, 2010
Mumbai Indians won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
30 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Shaun Marsh and Ravi Bopara walk out. Bopara takes first strike, Ryan McLaren to bowl, one wide slip in place

Toss Sunny G's two favourite batsmen, Mahela and Sachin, are out there for the toss. Sachin wants his to continue with the hard work, Mahela wants his team to bring their A game. SRT has won the toss and chosen to field because of some dew. They are going in with the same XI. Mahela says he would have batted anyway. Why do they have a toss in such scenarios? Anyway, news is, Shaun Marsh is back, replacing Sanga. Sunny G tells Mahela to "go on an give us some entertainment". We will be back in 25 minutes.

7.20pm Game No. 27. Welcome. Mumbai take on Punjab, who will be without Kumar Sangakkara, who has been banned for his side's repeated failure to bowl 20 overs in stipulated time. And as I switch my TV on, I see Sanjay Dutt, the Bollywood icon, dressed in a red metal dress, talking (if it is possible to do so, when attired like that) in the TV studio. I can only hope he is getting paid damn well for it. Anyway toss in 10 minutes. It can't come too soon I tell you - I have seen Sanju Baba in much better days. It would have been funny had it not been sad.


McLaren to Bopara, no run, hint of swing there, Bopara lets it go untouched wide outside off


McLaren to Bopara, 1 run, tip-and-run to cover, soft hands, quick call, hard running

Shaun Marsh to face for the first time in this IPL


McLaren to Marsh, no run, defends a length ball off the front foot


McLaren to Marsh, no run, opens the face on this one, but there isn't much room here to work with


McLaren to Marsh, FOUR, on the pads, and Marsh gets a fine tickle - the fine leg is too square


McLaren to Marsh, no run, nicely cut away, can't beat backward point

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

    • SE Marsh 4 (4b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 1 (2b)
    • R McLaren 1-0-5-0

Zaheer to share the new ball


Khan to Bopara, no run, starts on target, not driving length, and around middle and off, played to midwicket


Khan to Bopara, OUT, he is gone, poor shot, plays across the line of a full, straight delivery, and misses. It was bowled from close to the stumps, half of it pitched within the line of leg stump, and was too full to have angled across the off stump

RS Bopara lbw b Khan 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Bisla is the new man


Khan to Bisla, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge first up, which files past slip, but third man is fine


Khan to Marsh, 4 leg byes, the square fine leg is hurting Mumbai. Marsh misses as he looks to whip it off the leg stump, but the deflection off the pads is healthy enough to reach the boundary


Khan to Marsh, FOUR, Marsh is being made to feel at home. Zak goes for a yorker, but it ends up being a half-volley and he smashes it down the ground. No chance for mid-on


Khan to Marsh, no run, presses forward and defends a length delivery outside off

End of over 2 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 14/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • SE Marsh 8 (7b 2x4)
    • MS Bisla 1 (1b)
    • Z Khan 1-0-5-1
    • R McLaren 1-0-5-0

Bala Kritikeshan: "Why hasn't anybody commented on the general quality of cricket in the IPL ? Everybody seems to be bothered by the logos, cheerleaders, etc., but does nobody really feel the quality of cricket is rather poor ? I guess the focus on extra-cricket affairs proves my point ?"


McLaren to Bisla, 2 runs, whipped away off the stumps, past square leG


McLaren to Bisla, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away for one to fine leg


McLaren to Marsh, no run, makes a one-handed save in his follow through, it's hit back well and McLaren has to quickly go down to his left


McLaren to Marsh, FOUR, long-hop, doesn't get too high, and Marsh rocks back and deposits it into the square-leg boundary


McLaren to Marsh, FOUR, superb shot this one, not a bad delivery, just short of a length, and he has on-driven it on the up, between bowler and mid-on


McLaren to Marsh, no run, over-pitched, but Marsh finds extra cover on this drive

End of over 3 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 25/1 (RR: 8.33)

    • SE Marsh 16 (11b 4x4)
    • MS Bisla 4 (3b)
    • R McLaren 2-0-16-0
    • Z Khan 1-0-5-1

Tilo: "Re Bala: So I guess Bala feels the catches by DeVilliers and Hussey, the superover between CSK and KXIP, the batting of Tendulkar and Kallis, the bowling of Vaas and Kumble are all examples of bad cricket?" Well, that superover actually was a result of poor cricket!


Khan to Bisla, FOUR, short, and at a gentle pace, and it has been thumped over square leg for four - Bisla won't let these ones go


Khan to Bisla, no run, fuller, but not driving length, and there is not much room either


Khan to Bisla, 1 run, length ball on the pads, driven to mid-on, Harbhajan fumbles but it doesn't cost them the second


Khan to Marsh, no run, angling into the pads, looks to whip it square, is beaten, the ball deflects off the pad into the point region


Khan to Marsh, 2 runs, worked away with the angle, past square leg, has hit it well enough to come back for two

Madan: "Everyone forgets that the invention and the reason to play cricket is not for quality but to entertain the audience. With no offense to test cricket....if the game misses to interest the audience then whats the point of playing it.." Is that to say that IPL is not necessarily good cricket but entertaining?


Khan to Marsh, 2 runs, full on the pads, nearly a yorker, digs it out and gets into the gap on the on side

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 34/1 (RR: 8.50)

    • SE Marsh 20 (14b 4x4)
    • MS Bisla 9 (6b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 2-0-14-1
    • R McLaren 2-0-16-0

Malinga comes on


Malinga to Bisla, no run, Bisla is sat on back foot immediately, defends a length delivery


Malinga to Bisla, 4 byes, after Tare, Rayudu struggles with the gloves, the slower ball beats Bisla, but Rayudu doesn't get his body behind it and lets through four byes


Malinga to Bisla, 2 runs, just short of being a yorker, and he has dug it out for two, through midwicket

Udit: "Oh c'mon who bothers about poor cricket once in a while! Watching Theron shine with Hayden's Mongoose failing and watching Yuvi's winning reverse sweep after awful batting sense from Jayawardene made the game more exciting for it. Can we not watch it for what the IPL is publicized for...entertainmnet?"


Malinga to Bisla, OUT, that's the highest I have seen a checked shot go! This slower ball spits at him, and he has to check the drive, and the skier settles in Zaheer Khan's hands at mid-off

MS Bisla c Khan b Malinga 11 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00


Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, yorker, Marsh bunts it to point and comes through for a quick single

Mahela to face now


Malinga to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, defended

End of over 5 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 41/2 (RR: 8.20)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (1b)
    • SE Marsh 21 (15b 4x4)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-3-1
    • Z Khan 2-0-14-1

Denzil, from India: "I find the quality of cricket pretty poor in the IPL. No matter how entertaining it is, the quality is abysmal. It was proved last year in the Champions League and I guess it will be buttressed this year too." Meanwhile Bhajji to bowl, round the stumps


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, no run, length ball, defended, not much spin


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 5 wides, poor keeping again, not to be too harsh on Rayudu because he is not a genuine keeper, pitched outside leg, straightened, and went between Rayudu and Marsh


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, bunted to midwicket for a single

Krishan Bhateja: "This the best cricket for entertainment if anybody ask me about IPL i would say i really want to watch 4 IPLs in one year."


Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, yorked, quick ball too, Bhajji misses a trick by not appealing - it hit pad first


Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, flighted, and falls short of where Mahela is expecting and ends up whipping it in front of his body, turning his wrists to keep it down


Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, defended with an open face, wide of cover, comes for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, no run, overpitched, nicely drive, straight to extra cover

End of over 6 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 48/2 (RR: 8.00)

    • SE Marsh 22 (18b 4x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (4b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-7-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-3-1

Vineet: "No doubt it's poor.But it really wasn't so during the Champions' League.It was the crowd's taste that was poor I feel." KP to bowl, Pollard that is


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, dabs a short delivery to backward point for a single


Pollard to Marsh, 2 runs, second fumble for Harbhajan, this time at deep square leg, and this time it costs them the second - SRT is not happy


Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, Zaheer at short third does well, despite backward point diving in front of him, and keeps this dab down to one


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, nurdled to short fine leg


Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, dug in short again, pulled in front of square, to deep midwicket


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes a length ball down the ground for a single

End of over 7 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 55/2 (RR: 7.85)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (7b)
    • SE Marsh 26 (21b 4x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-7-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-7-0

Bravo to bowl


Bravo to Jayawardene, no run, Bhajji fields cleanly this time at extra cover and goes for the throw as Marsh is sent back. There is a bad bounce, but Tendulkar does well backing up


Bravo to Jayawardene, no run, they came down the pitch, shook hands and went back - such was the misunderstanding - Pollard hadn't collected cleanly at point, else it was curtains for Mahela


Bravo to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed to mid-on, and comes through for a risky single, Sathish's throw misses


Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, on the pads, nudged away for one

Patrick: "I commend the Mumbai Indians' off season home work... they really invested in "Indian" players who make up 7 out of the playing 11. Hats off to them. It is an example every other IPL team must follow."


Bravo to Jayawardene, 2 runs, under-cuts a delivery that would have been called a wide had he not played at it. That's not all, he comes on for a poorly-judged second, and Tiwary the fielder hangs on to the ball before letting go a weak throw. Ordinary cricket all around


Bravo to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's more the Mahela we know, gets on top of the bounce, and late-cuts, all along the ground, making sure he pierces the point-short-third gap

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

    • DPMD Jayawardene 11 (12b 1x4)
    • SE Marsh 27 (22b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-7-0

Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball, he is early into it and hits it in the air, but wide enough of Pollard


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, too short, and cut away, Sathish's dive at backward point saves three runs


Pollard to Marsh, SIX, one slower ball too many, Marsh is as if Pollard announced on his Twitter page that he was going to bowl a slower delivery. Waits for it, clears the front leg, and lofts it way over long-on


Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, runs this one down to short third for a single


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 wide, another slower delivery, legcutter this time, starts wide and keeps on going wider


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 wide, quicker delivery this time, but angled way down the leg side


Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, yorker, not much pace on it, Mahela squeezes it past point for one


Pollard to Marsh, 1 run, on the pads and worked away to fine leg

Time-out. Vish: "Quality Vs. Entertainment...well, it depends what you call entertainment, for me there is no entertainment if the ball crosses a real short boundary, I feel more cheated than entertained."

End of over 9 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 76/2 (RR: 8.44)

    • SE Marsh 36 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 13 (14b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-20-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-8-0

Malinga comes back


Malinga to Marsh, no run, starts with a straight yorker, hit back to the bowler


Malinga to Marsh, 2 runs, slower ball, and he mis-hits past midwicket, and another poor throw from Tiwary - half way down the pitch - lets them come back for two


Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, goes for the quick yorker, gives him enough room to open the face and get it to third man


Malinga to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela still struggling, rapid bouncer, 143ks, there is nowhere to go as this aimed at his throat, Mahela's bat comes in slow motion as he looks to hook, and the top edge clears the keeper


Malinga to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and fast, clears the front leg, and mis-hits it down to long-off


Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball, too full, and driven to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 10 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 85/2 (RR: 8.50)

    • SE Marsh 40 (30b 4x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 18 (16b 2x4)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-12-1
    • KA Pollard 2-0-20-0

Bhajji comes back, over the stumps to Marsh


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, pitched outside leg, breaking towards the stumps, worked away for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, makes room and cuts a fullish delivery to deep point


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, full, on the pads, pushed to deep midwicket


Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, OUT, both of them have been run out! Poor running again! Mahela makes room and hits it square, Malinga fumbles, Mahela comes back for two. By the half way mark, Marsh knows it's a bad call, and stops there and watches Mahela get run out. Just to make sure they get a wicket from this delivery, they run down the stumps at non-striker's end too

DPMD Jayawardene run out 20 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Bhajji to bowl round the stumps to Yuvraj now


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, nicely flighted, Yuvi is pushing at it, could have been a return catch had it dipped a bit more


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, quicker delivery now, catches Yuvi at back foot, takes a thick edge past slip

End of over 11 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 91/3 (RR: 8.27)

    • Yuvraj Singh 2 (2b)
    • SE Marsh 42 (32b 4x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-13-0
    • SL Malinga 2-0-12-1

Bravo comes back now


Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket


Bravo to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, one of the softest dismissals you'll see! slower ball on the pads, Yuvraj is so early into the shot it hits the back of the pad and lobs to Bhajji at short fine, who has an I-told-you look on his face as he goes on a celebratory run

Yuvraj Singh c Harbhajan Singh b Bravo 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Irfan Pathan, Punjab's best batsman before Marsh came in, comes in to bat


Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, drives a length ball down to long-off for one


Bravo to Marsh, no run, lovely offcutter, Marsh is looking leg side, and gets a thick edge - one bounce to point


Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, short on the pads, slower ball again, Marsh waits on it unlike Yuvraj and pulls it for a single


Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, an even slower delivery, Irfan bunts it into the covers for one

End of over 12 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 95/4 (RR: 7.91)

    • IK Pathan 2 (2b)
    • SE Marsh 44 (35b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-12-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-13-0

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, full delivery, gets a leading edge as Irfan looks to turn it to leg, and it falls between the two points and some misunderstanding between Bravo and Pollard results in two


Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, worked away square of fine leg and they come back for two


Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, no run, 93ks yorker, beats Marsh


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, no run, lovely bowling, this is nicely flighted, 84ks, dips on him, drawing him out of the crease, manages to get bat on it after getting beaten in the flight


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for a single

End of over 13 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 101/4 (RR: 7.76)

    • SE Marsh 45 (38b 4x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 7 (5b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-19-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-12-1

Bravo to Marsh, FOUR, loose bowling , down the leg side, and Marsh will keep punishing those, nicely glanced away fine of a square fine leg


Bravo to Marsh, no run, slower ball outside off, looks to guide it past short third but finds Malinga


Bravo to Marsh, no run, slower ball again, looks to cut this from in front of the stumps, hits it one bounce to cover-point


Bravo to Marsh, FOUR, welcome back Shaun, fifty in first innings back! again Bravo bowls a slower ball too many, this time he waits a bit more and cuts it past cover-point


Bravo to Marsh, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for one


Bravo to Pathan, 1 run, I am not gonna call them slower balls, he is bowling offcutters only, and Irfan - like me - is expecting it and pushes a length delivery into the covers

End of over 14 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 111/4 (RR: 7.92)

    • IK Pathan 8 (6b)
    • SE Marsh 54 (43b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-22-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-19-0

Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 1 run, comes down the track, is not to the pitch of the ball, but manges to swipe it across the line for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh steps down too, gets too close to it, and hits it down to long-on, along the ground


Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 1 run, full, outside off, pushed down to long-off


Harbhajan Singh to Marsh, 1 run, hit straight to short fine leg and they come through for a single - Bhaj not impressed with Zak


Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, flat, on the pads, worked away between deep square leg and deep midwicket for two

Vish: "Can we please stop running down the quality of the proceedings we are watching unfold? It is as annoying and pointless as listening to a heckler constantly run down a movie even as we are watching it in a cinema theatre..." Rather I would encourage a discussion here. Please keep writing in, and I will try to read as many mails as I can


Harbhajan Singh to Pathan, 1 run, flighted on off, driven down to long-off for one

End of over 15 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 118/4 (RR: 7.86)

    • IK Pathan 13 (10b)
    • SE Marsh 56 (45b 6x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-26-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-22-1

Malinga comes back


Malinga to Pathan, no run, low and fast full toss, no timing on it, and hit to SRT at cover


Malinga to Pathan, 1 run, full and fast again, hits it to point and comes through for one... Tiwary fumbles, else it could have been interesting


Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, full and straight again, manages to dig it out and gets a single


Malinga to Pathan, FOUR, nicely played, Malinga missed his yorker length only by inches and he was ready to get under it and loft it over extra cover


Malinga to Pathan, OUT, amazing catch by Bhajji! undoes all his earlier fumbles! Irfan gets too much underneath this one, and Bhajji has to run backwards from midwicket to get under it, and even though he hasn't got himself into great position he holds onto it and tumbles over. Gets up and points to Jonty Rhodes

IK Pathan c Harbhajan Singh b Malinga 18 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57


Malinga to Marsh, OUT, Malinga you beauty! Perfect yorker! 140ks, Marsh tries to play it with an open face and has his off stump uprooted. Can't play those, I am afraid. He will be on a hat-trick in the next over

SE Marsh b Malinga 57 (47b 6x4 1x6) SR: 121.27

Time-out. Arul: "It's sad to see only foreign players are making runs. (with the exception of Sachin, Dhoni and Yusuf). Some teams are purely surviving b'cos of foreign (read Australian) players!"

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 124/6 (RR: 7.75)

    • B Lee 0 (0b)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-18-3
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-26-0

Zaheer comes back


Khan to Lee, 1 run, tucks him up with one aimed for the ribs, gets a bottom edge for one


Khan to Goel, 1 run, low full toss, worked away to deep square leg for one


Khan to Lee, 2 runs, limply hit to mid-on, Sathish hits direct but Lee is in, and they get an overthrow too


Khan to Lee, 1 wide, goes for the shorter delivery, gets it horribly wrong, way down the leg side


Khan to Lee, OUT, Lee has holed out to deep midwicket, and he has picked one of the tallest cricketers going around, Pollard - Tendulkar is in splits, maybe because a full toss has resulted in a wicket, but it's just a good sight, watching SRT laughing heartily

B Lee c Pollard b Khan 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Chawla is the new batsman


Khan to Chawla, 2 runs, square-drives a length ball, Pollard slips and fumbles at deep point, and concedes the second


Khan to Chawla, 2 runs, Bhajji is superb again, diving at third man, Chawla runs it fine past the keeper, and Bhajji charges from third man and dives full length to save two runs

And just before Zaheer bowls the seventh ball of the over, Umpire Doctrove wakes up and stops him. Presumbaly the third umpire told him in his earphone

End of over 17 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 133/7 (RR: 7.82)

    • PP Chawla 4 (2b)
    • K Goel 1 (1b)
    • Z Khan 3-0-23-2
    • SL Malinga 3-0-18-3

Crowd goes Ma-linga, Ma-linga as he charges in to bowl the hat-trick delivery


Malinga to Goel, no run, and he nearly got it! Lovely yorker again, 142ks, pitches between crease and stumps, and moves away to miss the off stump by one of his curls' width


Malinga to Goel, OUT, one ball too late, but he rattles the timber, another yorker, slower this time, 134ks, and too good for Goel

K Goel b Malinga 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Malinga to Malik, 2 leg byes, and nearly another wicket, big lbw shout, as he beats him with a length delivery, but Malik has just about shuffled outside the line of off


Malinga to Malik, 1 run, on the pads, and worked away for a single


Malinga to Chawla, no run, full, straight, fast, Chawla has done well to get his bat down in time - forget about scoring off it


Malinga to Chawla, 1 wide, goes for the bouncer, mis-directs it, for a wide down the leg side


Malinga to Chawla, 1 wide, slower yorker, way down the leg side again


Malinga to Chawla, 1 run, another slower ball down the leg side, this time Chawla gets bat on it, gets a single to fine leg

End of over 18 (6 runs) Kings XI Punjab 139/8 (RR: 7.72)

    • PP Chawla 5 (4b)
    • VS Malik 1 (2b)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-22-4
    • Z Khan 3-0-23-2

Khan to Chawla, FOUR, what silence in the ground! Chawla has crashed a low full toss past point for four, and it doesn't draw as much as a gentle applause


Khan to Chawla, 1 run, full toss, driven powerfully to long-off for one


Khan to Malik, 1 run, bouncer, gets Malik in the ribs, Chawla wants a run, Tendulkar misses a direct hit that would have caught Malik miles short


Khan to Chawla, 1 run, looks to loft a length ball over leg side, gets an inside edge onto the pad


Khan to Malik, FOUR, Dhawan should have fielded this! Malik gets a low full toss over point, there isn't much power onto it, Dhawan running from sweeper-cover gets there, but doesn't bend properly and lets it slip under his hand


Khan to Malik, OUT, timber! You don't need no fielders for this, Malik clears his front leg, Zak is full and straight and in the block hole. Bye bye middle stump

VS Malik b Khan 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

End of over 19 (11 runs) Kings XI Punjab 150/9 (RR: 7.89)

    • PP Chawla 11 (7b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 4-0-34-3
    • SL Malinga 4-0-22-4

McLaren comes back


McLaren to Chawla, FOUR, hits a length ball powerfully down the ground, Bravo runs to his right from long-off, gets a hand onto it while diving, but slips when coming back up and it rolls along for four


McLaren to Chawla, FOUR, lovely strike from Chawla, makes room, gives him all stumps to aim at, gets a length delivery, gets under it and plays it with open face deliberately, over short third man

round the wicket


McLaren to Chawla, 1 run, this is better bowling, McLaren bowls a yorker on off, can't get it past extra cover, and he lets No. 11 take strike

Shalabh is the said No. 11


McLaren to Srivastava, 1 run, and he nicely steers it down to third man to hand over the strike to his UP team-mate


McLaren to Chawla, 2 runs, and Shalabh does well again, backing up too far and turns this single to long-off into two


McLaren to Chawla, 1 no ball, that's a beamer, slipped out of his hand, Chawla sways out of the way easily, McLaren looks at his hand and then apologises. Meanwhile it bounces awkwardly in front of Rayudu and goes for byes


McLaren to Chawla, OUT, gets the yorker right, fields cleanly in his follow through, the batsmen have to go for the one, and he runs Chawla out easily

PP Chawla run out 22 (13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 169.23

So this innings has taken an hour and 45 minutes to finish. Another fine for SRT in the offing? Meanwhile Chawla has given himself and his other bowling mates some sort of target to bowl at. Earlier Marsh made a superb comeback to IPL, but the Mumbai bowlers were too good before Chawla took Punjab over 160. Join us soon for the chase

End of over 20 (13 runs) Kings XI Punjab 163/10

    • SJ Srivastava 1 (1b)
    • R McLaren 3-0-29-0
    • Z Khan 4-0-34-3





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