Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.2 he has Rahane off his second ball. Full and wide outside off stump, Rahane wants to crash this over the cover boundary but he's not to the pitch of the ball. Bat turns in his hands as he executes the sliced shot and it is straight to Stoinis at sweeper cover 36/2
    0.5 got him! What a sight! More inswing. This one is at a length too, nips back slightly. Mayank wants to crash this on the up through the off side, leaves a huge gap between bat and pad, perfect passageway to the stumps that are knocked out 1/1
    8.1 gone! Holed out to deep square. This is back of a length, angles down the leg side but sits in the pitch and straightens. It was awkward and climbed on Smith who was through his leg glance. Gets it high on the bat and Vohra runs to his right again, backwards again - and holds on this time 49/3
    50
    32
    58
    2
    3
    156.25
    17.3 gone! Stokes' love-affair with the toe of the bat has led to his downfall. This is good length, wide outside off stump. Wants to butcher this on the up through the off side, but he catches it low and lobs back at the bowler who will have taken way harder ones than these in his time 132/5
    11.2 takes it on the fourth attempt. Tossed up at off stump, looks to force this through the off side. He's reaching out for it. Not to the pitch, lobs it back to Swapnil who probably is a bit flustered that he has foxed Dhoni. Makes a meal of an easy take, but hangs on in the end 71/4
    not out
    40
    23
    45
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    173.91
    19.5 oh good catch. This is overpitched at off stump, Christian will back himself to hit this out of the park any day. On this occassion, he gets the bottom of the bat. It loops in front of Maxwell at long-on, but he watches it closely and moves down with it to catch it inches off the floor 162/6
    not out
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    0
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    Extras
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    163/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MA Agarwal, 0.5 ov), 2-36 (AM Rahane, 6.2 ov), 3-49 (SPD Smith, 8.1 ov), 4-71 (MS Dhoni, 11.2 ov), 5-132 (BA Stokes, 17.3 ov), 6-162 (DT Christian, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sandeep Sharma403328.2584100
    MM Sharma403408.5062200
    AR Patel402716.7571120
    T Natarajan302618.6642100
    MP Stoinis302819.3352130
    Swapnil Singh201417.0030100
  • BATSMEN
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    10.4 quick legbreak on off stump, Amla looks to get under it and hit with the turn, over extra-cover. Ends up hitting it straighter than he'd like, and picks out Stokes at long-off 83/3
    2.5 a step out of his crease again, and Dinda bangs it in even shorter this time. This one gets up to shoulder height, and this time it was angled into Vohra, cramping him for room, and he top-edges his flat-bat leg-side swat and deep square leg moves to his left to take the catch 27/1
    5.2 bowled him! The googly again, and again, the length. Saha is rooted to the crease, doesn't know which way it's turning, and the ball skids through between bat and body and crashes into middle and off. Not sure what shot Saha was trying to play - maybe a punch through cover, and then had to hurriedly change that to a flick, by which time it was too late 49/2
    11.1 another for Tahir. He reacts, as always, like he's just won the World Cup. Floated up outside off, Axar goes for the big hoick over the leg side. Doesn't turn as much as he expected, and he ends up hitting it straight up in the air, off the outside half of the bat, and it's Tahir himself who settles under this ballooner, moving towards midwicket to catch it 85/4
    not out
    44
    20
    40
    2
    4
    220.00
    not out
    30
    27
    36
    1
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    111.11
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    164/4 (19 Overs, RR: 8.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (M Vohra, 2.5 ov), 2-49 (WP Saha, 5.2 ov), 3-83 (HM Amla, 10.4 ov), 4-85 (AR Patel, 11.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AB Dinda302618.6671200
    DT Christian2024012.0043120
    BA Stokes403208.00104110
    Imran Tahir402927.2581200
    RD Chahar403218.0090240
    R Bhatia2020010.0031110

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

08 April 2017 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Rising Pune Supergiant 0

Match Notes

Chase well

52

Glenn Maxwell's average in the second innings in IPL 2016; it was 3.83 in the first innings

Straight through

43

Number of bowled and lbw dismissals in Imran Tahir's 176 wickets before this match

Dinda's shaky defence

8.62

His economy rate in Powerplays when Rising Pune defend totals, as opposed to 4.69 when they bowl first

Can they do it this time?

0

Rising Pune Supergiant(s) have never won an IPL game when they have batted first

Slog-overs specialist

10

Mohit's wickets in the last four overs last season, second only to Bhuvneshwar Kumar

End-overs mastery

8.90

Kings XI's first-innings economy rate in the last four overs in the 2016 season - the best among all teams

Early wickets

31

Sandeep Sharma's Powerplay wickets since his debut in 2013 - the joint-most alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Frugal Sandeep

5.77

Sandeep Sharma's Powerplay economy rate last season - the second-best, behind Mustafizur Rahman, among bowlers who sent down a minimum of five overs

Win toss, bat first?

7/10

Teams winning the toss have won seven out of ten T20 games in Indore