Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
76(42) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 33 runs
  • 6x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 4 8 16 27
SE Marsh
84(62) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 0 4 1 7 10 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

DNT Zoysa
O4.0
M0
R32
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So in the end a rather comfortable win for Kings XI Punjab. Huge smiles between Jayawardene and Marsh as they hug and walk off. Really, a top-class effort from young Marsh on IPL debut, asked to open the innings and producing a nerveless unbeaten 84 off 62 balls. The visitors won the toss and opted to field, and had Hyderabad in some bother with a brace of wickets around a good 48 from VVS Laxman, before Rohit Sharma played a blinder to get his side to 164 for 8. But in the end Hyderabad had no answer to Marsh, who batted throughout the innings and forged a special partnership of 81 in eight overs with Jayawardene, unbeaten on a 23-ball 45. Punjab are fourth on the points table with three wins from five games. Hyderabad are two places below with one positive outcome from five attempts.

Lets move to the post-match shindig: First we have Laxman: "We were 20 runs short, and had no momentum. Rohit played well to get us that far. He has extreme potential and uses his brain. Everyone is trying hard but sometimes it doesn't click. We should have gone on. I was in good nick but should have continued. We lost wickets at the wrong time."

Now over to Yuvraj: "The team effort was great. Now we know who Shaun Marsh is. We had to assess conditions over here. The bowlers did a good job and Shaun and Mahela played excellent knocks. You don't want to leave the runs to the lower-order batters. We're gelling together nicely, everyone knows how to back each other."

No surprises, its Marsh who's Man of the Match: "Look, it was just great to get a game and to be out here and get involved with some great players is special. Twenty20 cricket is a bit of a hit-and-miss game. Mahela came out and did so well to set us up for the rest of the series."

So that, friends, is all we have for you tonight. Come back and see us tomorrow, for game between the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Until next time, on behalf of scorer Raju and the rest of the gang at Cricinfo, this is Jamie Alter saying goodnight.

18.5
4
Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, all over, and what a shot to finish it! Jayawardene backs away and drives the ball superbly over extra cover, all inside-out, to clinch a seven-wicket win

Two runs to win ...

18.4
1
Singh to Marsh, 1 run, well its flicked off the pads to Ojha at deep square leg, so thats one

Just three to win ...can he do it with a boundary, and raise a career best?

18.3
1
Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, full toss, he doesn't time it well but swings a single to extra cover
18.3
1w
Singh to Jayawardene, 1 wide, that one swings well wide of the stumps to lower the equation
18.2
1
Singh to Marsh, 1 run, pitches just outside leg, swings in, and Marsh is beaten on the attempted flick but scampers a quick single to gully at Jayawardene's insistence, off the inside-edge

Just six more to win ...

18.1
1
Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, yorker-length delivery outside off stump, steered to short third man

Marsh has now top-scored tonight. Five runs away from going past his career-best. RP is back.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
76(42) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 33 runs
  • 6x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 4 8 16 27
SE Marsh
84(62) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 0 4 1 7 10 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

DNT Zoysa
O4.0
M0
R32
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301