Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Bravo
48(43) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 2 5 0 14 2
AC Gilchrist
64(46) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 4 1 13 0 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O3.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Turned out to be a one-side game in the end, chasing 121 they have got there in less than 17 overs and with six wickets standing. Gilchrist, who earlier had pouched four catches, went on to guide his side to a win with his unbeaten 64. Bravo got a couple of wickets, but overall looked flat in the middle. Punjab have now gone up to 16 points with a game in hand, Chennai end their engagements with 17.

Shots of the Punjab dressing room, surprisingly quiet despite the win - they know they have to win their last game too to stay in the playoffs hunt.

Dhoni: Not trying to score too many, bowled really well, their lengths were good and whenever we tried to get out of the situation, they got the wickets. Watching the next few games will not change anything, let's wait and watch.

Gilchrist: Good to take field, one of those days when Chennai batsmen nicked all of them, all of them straight-forward catches. There was a guy badly injured, so no big deal about not taking the third run (Srikkanth Anirudha incident). We need to win our game against Delhi and await some other results too.

Gilchrist is also the man of the match for his all-round performance, catches, runs and a win as a captain.

So that is the end of that for the first game, hopefully we will not have the antics of last night repeating today. Hop over to the live commentary of the second game between Delhi and Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, where Mahela Jayawardene is leading the Daredevils!

16.3
4
Morkel to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR runs, short ball and that is pulled away to square-leg for a four, game, set and match Punjab
16.2
0
Morkel to Azhar Mahmood, no run, swings at the length ball and misses it, short of length yet again
16.1
0
Morkel to Azhar Mahmood, no run, short of length, nipping away from the seam, beats the outside edge of the bat and the bowler appealed for a catch-behind, Dhoni did not

So we do have a 'Strategic' Time-Out. Anything but strategies being discussed I am assuming now. Morkel has the ball.

END OF OVER:
16 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 119/4

  • AC Gilchrist64 (46b)
  • Azhar Mahmood5 (4b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus4-0-20-1
  • VY Mahesh2-0-27-0
15.6
0
Hilfenhaus to Gilchrist, no run, on the back foot, was trying to cut it through the covers, does not get it in the middle of the bat and it has gone to short cover

Two to win. One ball for the Time-Out

15.5
1
Hilfenhaus to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, shorter and quicker from Hilfenhaus, Mahmood manages to pull it away to deep square-leg for a single.
15.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Azhar Mahmood, no run, pitched up this time and swinging away from the batsman, goes for a big one, misses the outside edge, through to the keeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Bravo
48(43) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 1 2 5 0 14 2
AC Gilchrist
64(46) 9x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 4 1 13 0 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O3.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
P Awana
O4.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301