Player of the Match
Player of the Match
54dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Katich and VRV Singh set up Punjab's win

Simon Katich's last game of the IPL turned into a memorable one as he steered Punjab's run-chase against a formidable Delhi bowling line-up in Mohali

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SM Katich
75(52) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
17 8 5 10 3 18 5 9
Yuvraj Singh
40(29) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 5 5 6 10 8 5

Best performances - Bowlers

VRV Singh
O4
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Delhi Daredevils , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

27 April 2008 - day/night match (20-over match)

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Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Daredevils 0

Quite an easy outing in the end. Preity Zinta is hugging everyone in sight. So Punjab pick up their second successive win and have given Lee and Katich a perfect send off. Delhi lost it early because they didn't quite get the start they were accustomed to. A couple of umpiring decisions bit them early on but couldn't quite push on. Katich led the way with a breezy half-century. As of now Punjab are at fifth position with 4 points.

We've had a few mails asking about our theater personality, Sreesanth. Yes, he's out on the field and looks sober!

Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

And yah, Preity hugs Yuvraj as he collects his maximum sixes award.

Sehwag: " Now everybody knows where they stand in this tournament. The middle order was tested. A lot of us were tested with the short deliveries." No hug for Sehwag. How sad...

Yuvraj: "We got the wickets at regular intervals. Lee and Pathan bowled good first spells. Having Mahela as the vice-captain has helped me out in the field."

Simon Katich is the Man of the Match: "It was the first time I faced Glenn McGrath in a match actually. Only faced him at the nets. I've thoroughly enjoyed the IPL. Hopefully we can get on a roll and win a few games."

That's it from us here. George Binoy will take you through the other match between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers. Thanks for your mails. On behalf of Binoy George, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.3
4
Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, slides on the pads and he sweeps wide of square leg to seal the win

Preity still looks tense

19.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tries to tuck it wide of midwicket but pushes it back to Malik
19.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets down and plays a neat defensive push to the covers

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs | KXIP: 158/6 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 8.31, RRR: 1.00)

  • Yuvraj Singh36 (26b)
  • B Lee1 (3b)
  • VY Mahesh4-0-23-1
  • Mohammad Asif4-0-39-2
18.6
1
Mahesh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj clubs this one past the bowler but there's protection at long-on

Can Yuvraj finish this off? Preity Zinta looks a little edgy

18.5
1
Mahesh to Lee, 1 run, slower ball, he turns the face of the bat and clips it to deep midwicket
18.4
0
Mahesh to Lee, no run, good stuff, he tucks him up with a short delivery and Lee has to hop to fend it off

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2SM KatichK Goel
2nd9SM KatichKC Sangakkara
3rd58SM KatichDPMD Jayawardene
4th50SM KatichYuvraj Singh
5th22Yuvraj SinghTM Srivastava
6th14Yuvraj SinghIK Pathan
7th7B LeeYuvraj Singh