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Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Rohrer
49(29) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 27 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 10 0 4 11 15 1 8
SE Marsh
45(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 5 8 4 0 6 3 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Sandeep Sharma
O4
M1
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O4
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs 2 Wkts | DD: 164/7 (8 runs required, RR: 8.20)

  • CM Gautam12 (8b)
  • PP Chawla4-0-44-2
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-40-0

That's that, Punjab keep their hopes alive by a slender margin yet again. I haven't done the mathematics about the net run-rate but I am sure they would have preferred a better win than only by seven runs, especially with net run-rate being their only way to go through if the results go their way.

Good bowling by Praveen and Sandeep tonight, but some strange batting tactics around the batting order and quite a slow start from Mahela Jayawardene.

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Neeraj Sharma: "I don't know about you Praveen but Suneer is one person who always know who's gonna out and always publish a comment which praise a good playing batsmen just before he gets OUT....."

Madan Jalari: "Morne has some untapped batting skills..after all he shares genes with Albie morkel" The last I heard he was looking to emulate Matthew Hayden with the bat.

Kevin: "Cricket fan@ An interesting thing on the points table, both PWI & DD are with same points 6 out of their 15 games... NOW a decider on May 19, 2013 between Warriors v Daredevils at Pune ..... That's going to be interesting to watch that who wants to finish the TOP (of-course from BOTTOM)"

senthil: "Match update - DD top order's Cowan job cost them the match by losing by a mere 7 runs." Cowan job is just right.

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Presentation quotes

Jayawardene: The wicket did a bit and their bowlers did well. That's the season for us, very close but not close enough. Needed to settle in, they bowled good areas, we lost wickets, Ben batted well but wasn't good enough. We wanted to change a few things, up front was going to be tough so changed them. Need to reduce our mistakes.

Gilchrist: Slight chance yep, watch with interest what happens next couple of days. There's no better place to play cricket in the world than this, it's a beautiful place here. Miller's come off age this season, the world now knows his value. Not surprised with Sandeep's success, he's aggressive and you want to keep an eye on it.

David Miller is the man of the match: Enjoyed hitting the straighter six more than the others. It's a small ground here and if you can hit hard enough, the mis-hits can go for a six too. In nets, try and practice as close as possible to the game situation.

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So that brings us to the end of the game, one that was the 67th of the tournament. Five more for the league stage to get done, nine for the tournament. I will be back tomorrow again, hoping for a much more contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. Hyderabad need the win to survive, Royals need the win to try and finish in the top two. But till then, that's it from me, Suneer, signing off, have a very good night!

19.6
W
Chawla to Morkel, OUT, top-edged and caught at long-on, that's gone straight to the fielder, who takes a simple catch to find off the game

M Morkel c Miller b Chawla 13 (3m 4b 0x4 2x6) SR: 325.00

sudhar: "@suneer, what have you done? why did u publish praveen's comment..." That's the first one I have got in a while asking me why have I published a comment. Usually it's the other way around.

19.5
6
Chawla to Morkel, SIX, and another six! Morne has read that quicker one well and spanked it over long-on for a six!
19.4
1
Chawla to Gautam, 1 run, slogged away but it's straight to mid-wicket for a single
19.3
1
Chawla to Morkel, 1 run, quicker one outside the off stump, shorter and tapped down to long-off for a single
19.2
6
Chawla to Morkel, SIX, shot, six first ball for Morne! that was a slower one, tossed up to the bat and he's been hit straight over the bowler
19.1
W
Chawla to Rohrer, OUT, faster one, shorter too, 117 km/hr, smacks the stumps while looking to slog it away, he could have read that one, just does not time the shot too well and that's the end of that

BJ Rohrer b Chawla 49 (43m 29b 4x4 3x6) SR: 168.96

Chawla to bowl