Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mandeep Singh
56(50) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 6 0 2 3
DJ Bravo
30(21) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 0 0 1 14 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Azhar Mahmood
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JA Morkel
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 149/8

  • R Ashwin7 (3b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara5 (3b)
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-25-3
  • P Kumar4-0-40-1

7.35 pm Chennai Super Kings have missed a chance to move to No. 2. they stay on nine points. Kings Xi Punjab have moved to eight points. Was the turning point the decision to promote Wriddhiman Saha ahead of Dhoni, Bravo, Morkel and Jadeja? That took the momentum out of Chennai's chase. And when the big hitters came in for Chennai, the asking rate was unmanageable, but they couldn't do the job.

I'll have the presentation for you shortly. Here's Albie Morkel's reaction to the defeat on Twitter: "That sucks!! We need to step it up."

A word for my Man of the Match (I don't know who the official one is yet) Ahzar Mahmood. He scored 18 runs and took three important wickets, those of the well set Chennai openers and the dangerous Morkel in the 20th over.

I'm sorry, but I don't think they are showing the presentation. So I don't have details of that for you. Apologies, and thank you for your patience. Thank you for your emails as well, over to Kolkata v Bangalore now, the IPL never stops. Cheers.

19.6
2
Azhar Mahmood to Ashwin, 2 runs, driven to wide long on for two runs, Punjab win by seven runs. Quite an upset this, especially after the start Chennai got to their chase
19.5
0
Azhar Mahmood to Kulasekara, 1 bye, Kulasekara moved right out side his off stump to play behind square, Mahmood bowled a full ball just outside leg stump, the batsman missed and then ran as the ball went to the keeper. It's not been given wide and rightly so. He had moved so far outside off stump. Ashwin does not like it, and he exchanges words with Praveen Kumar. Chennai have lost this.

Chennai need a six and a four to tie. Two sixes to win. Or a six and a five, but I doubt a five will happen.

19.4
1
Azhar Mahmood to Ashwin, 1 run, in the blockhole, not much Ashwin can do with that, he forces it through midwicket
19.3
4
Azhar Mahmood to Ashwin, FOUR runs, Ashwin reverse scoops the ball from off and middle stump over short third man for four! Superb improvisation. Super Kings need four more per ball. That was premeditated but well executed
19.2
1
Azhar Mahmood to Kulasekara, 1 run, in the blockhole, Kulasekara drives it down the ground to long on, just the single

Ashwin is the new batsman, but Kulasekara is on strike.

19.1
W
Azhar Mahmood to Morkel, OUT, Morkel's holed out! Surely Kings XI have this game now. It was a full ball slanting wide outside off stump, Morkel swung hard, aiming for wide long-on, his favourite region. He ended up slicing the ball high in the air, so high that Marsh had time to run in from long-off and take the catch just outside the circle at mid-off

Mahmood to bowl the final over. A Twenty20 veteran, he is. 17 to defend.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mandeep Singh
56(50) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 6 0 2 3
DJ Bravo
30(21) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 0 0 1 14 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Azhar Mahmood
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JA Morkel
O4.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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GL1441008.000-0.400
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