Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
19 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 173/3 | RR: 9.10

  • Yuvraj Singh30 (17b)
  • DPMD Jayawardene1 (1b)
  • JH Kallis4-0-51-1
  • JD Ryder2-0-23-0

So Punjab finally open their account and it will be one relieved camp. What I really liked about this chase was here was no element of panic even when they were behind the eight ball just after the halfway stage. Bopara stuck to his task and it was almost as if they knew Bangalore would crumble and let loose on or two really expensive overs. Praveen's 19-run leak was the turning point and they proceeded to take 30 off the next two.

Ideally, they should have continued with Vinay Kumar and Ryder should have been allowed to continue after his first over. Not the best day in the office for Pietersen the batsman and the captain. We will bring you the presentation shortly.

Pietersen: "When u drop some u make it had for yourself. It's not nice losing and we'll try and turn it around. My little team-mate from England Bopara played like a super star."

Yuvraj: "Thank God no rain! 169 was a fair total to chase and the wicket was good. Ravi was outstanding and he kept the momentum. All our experiments worked."

Bopara is the Man of the Match: "We decided not to lose a wicket to Kumble so it was just a question of slamming it at the end. The ball was skidding through."

Thanks for joining us. We have the weekend double header tomorrow - Chennai take on Kolkata and Deccan take on Mumbai. Cheers!

18.6
6
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, and he finishes it off with a stylish six down long-off! He gets forward and scoops it effortlessly over long-off, that's the 100th six of the tournament
18.6
1w
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, down the leg side and wide
18.5
4
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, all timing! And power too, it's a full delivery on the pads and Yuvraj chips it really hard past the bowler and long-on fails to get t it
18.4
1
Kallis to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucks him for room and Jayawardene adjusts well by tapping it softly in front of cover and setting off quickly

8 needed off 9 balls. Preity Zinta is out of her seat

18.3
1
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish on the pads and he clips it down to midwicket
18.2
2
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full on the pads and he works it hard down to wide long-on

Bopara take a bow. It was a splendid innings without panic

18.1
W
Kallis to Bopara, OUT, Kallis bowls the slower one and it's a rare blip in concentration from Bopara who fails to read it early and gets a top edge as he tries to slog, Ryder runs forward and takes it at midwicket sliding forward

RS Bopara c Ryder b Kallis 84 (59b 4x4 5x6) SR: 142.37

49 off the last three overs. this match is only headed one way

END OF OVER:
18 | 17 Runs | KXIP: 158/2 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.77, RRR: 5.50)

  • RS Bopara84 (58b)
  • Yuvraj Singh17 (13b)
  • JD Ryder2-0-23-0
  • JH Kallis3-0-36-0
17.6
1
Ryder to Bopara, 1 run, fullish outside off and he scoops it down to third man
17.5
6
Ryder to Bopara, SIX, That's out of Kingsmead! Can we have the ball back please? He stays at the crease and with little effort tonks it over wide long-on, the crowd had to crank their necks to see where it had gone
17.4
1lb
Ryder to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, fires the yorker outside off and the ball just clips the pads and rolls to the keeper, Uthappa ges distracted by the appeal and tamely under arms the ball to the stumps
17.3
1
Ryder to Bopara, 1 run, squirts it in the gap between square leg and midwicket for a single
17.2
6
Ryder to Bopara, SIX, the full toss is a suicidal delivery at this stage and Ryder pays for it as Bopara wallops it over wide long-on
17.1
2
Ryder to Bopara, 2 runs, full in length outside off and he squeezes it down to deep point

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | KXIP: 141/2 (28 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.29, RRR: 9.33)

  • Yuvraj Singh17 (12b)
  • RS Bopara68 (53b)
  • JH Kallis3-0-36-0
  • P Kumar4-0-36-0

That makes it 32 off the last 2 overs

16.6
4
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, a costly error by Kallis as he slips this one down the legside and Yuvraj gets a faint trickle past the keeper, 13 off this over
16.5
1
Kallis to Bopara, 1 run, fullish outside off and he smashes it hard down to long-off
16.4
1
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, the ball stops on him a bit and he checks his shot and drives to long-off
16.3
2
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, drops it fuller and angles it across the left hander, KP mops up at deep midwicket
16.2
4
Kallis to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, typical Yuvraj, he waits at the crease and seizes on the short delivery from round the wicket, he clubs it over deep midwicket

Ryder should have come on to bowl

16.1
1
Kallis to Bopara, 1 run, slides it full and on the pads and he clips it down to deep midwicket