Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
71(42) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 2 2 14 0 3
N Saini
50(36) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 2 1 1 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

AB McDonald
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Azhar Mahmood
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

11.20 pm Kings XI have won yet another away game. This one came after a severe hiccup at the end. They started well, containing Royal Challengers, and then reined them in as well after Gayle and Kohli threatened to post about 190. Kings XI were chasing comfortably until the very end when Mahmood, Hussey and Nayar got run out and created a tense finish. Chawla, however, ensured that all their hard work wasn't wasted.

Ibad: "Ryan Harris is the first Australian to return from the West Indies and be on the winning side." I wonder what's up with Harris though, bowled two overs and went off the field.

Abhi: "Kings XI are now 'Away Kings'. They beat MI in Mumbai, KKR in Kolkata, CSK in Chennai and now RCB in Bangalore! They shouldn't play at home at all!"

Kings XI have jumped to fourth place with this win, while Royal Challengers stay sixth. Here's the points table.

I'll have the presentation for you shortly, my Man of the Match is Mr. Mahmood. He took out Gayle, AB and McDonald and bowled a stupendous last over, finishing with 4-0-20-3.

Hussey: "We tried to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory ... but a win is a win. We have confidence now. We need to go back and perform in front of our home crowd."

Vettori: "We've got some big games coming up, we need to get back on that roll of winning and make the semis. The last five overs of both innings were interesting, lots of wickets lots of pressure. Only scoring 30 runs off our last five overs really hurt us."

Hussey says Ryan Harris got hit on the calf with the ball and so had to go off the field.

Mahmood is the man of the match: "Love it, I'm enjoying my cricket. Two big wins. quite pleased with the performance. We just believe in ourselves, we like each other's company, each others' success. Everyone's working hard, it's paying off."

Nithin will have the final word today: "44 matches and not even one decided by a super over ! BORING !!!"

And on that note, have a good night. Thank you for your emails, we'll be back tomorrow. Cheers.

19.5
6
Vinay Kumar to Chawla, SIX runs, Chawla's won the game! He's slammed a length ball angling into him high and far over long on with a powerful swing of the bat, there's so much relief in that Kings XI dug out. They were on the verge of victory and then got into an awful mess with poor running

Two from two, no matter what Kings XI have got to run on this ball. They have wickets in hand so they have got to try and level the scores this ball.

Vinay from round the wicket ...

19.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Dogra, 1 run, short of a length and Dogra swivels and pulls to the fielder on the square leg boundary
19.3
2
Vinay Kumar to Dogra, 2 runs, full ball outside off stump, Dogra drives and finally gets it off the pitch, he's hit it through cover and the fielder from the sweeper boundary runs to his right to field

Five off four balls.

19.2
0
Vinay Kumar to Dogra, no run, dropped but a dot ball, Dogra drives the ball hard and straight right back at the bowler, Vinay can't take it, a tough chance, that was hit hard
19.1
0
Vinay Kumar to Dogra, no run, Dogra tries to hit through the off side but mis-hits it on the off side, will they run? no they don't. The crowd is right behind their team

What do I know, Zaheer has done a Morkel. Two runs and two run outs in the 19th over. Five to get off the final over. How has this happened? Vinay Kumar to bowl the final over. Kings XI's biggest threat is panic.

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | KXIP: 154/6

  • PP Chawla0 (1b)
  • P Dogra0 (1b)
  • Z Khan4-0-31-0
  • DL Vettori4-0-29-0
18.6
0
Khan to Chawla, no run, Chawla slogs at the final ball and gets a bottom edge into the ground to AB, they don't run.

Ganesh: "This is what is called as TWIST." I'll say.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
71(42) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 2 2 14 0 3
N Saini
50(36) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 2 1 1 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

AB McDonald
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Azhar Mahmood
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299