Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.2 bowled 'em! Gilchrist was superb in the last game as Laxman was an onlooker, but he fails tonight, just swinging from his crease with zero footwork to one pitched up and swinging in, and the ball makes contact underneath his bat to send Pathan into his jig 27/1
    8.6 thats a big wicket, and so softly done! Chawla gets a second, flighting it up in the air and getting it to dip on Laxman, who is beaten in the flight and early into the stroke, which is chipped to Yuvraj in the covers, who pops up and takes it on the second attempt 67/3
    6.6 but thats taken, as Gibbs fails to curb his enthusiasm and slogs that out into the hands of a lurking deep midwicket sweeper, who didn't have to do much on the ropes 54/2
    not out
    11.5 rush of blood sends him back inside, but thats a good catch from Yuvraj! Afridi loses his marbles, heaving at one and getting a top-edge up into the starry night, Yuvraj keeps his eyes trained on the ball in the covers and takes it, falling down onto his back, then juggling and holding onto it on the third attempt 90/4
    12.3 madness! Chawla beats the batsman with a flipper, but its outside the line of impact, then the batsmen decide to sneak in a leg-bye but their communication is pathetic, both hesitating as Chawla runs forward and picks and throws back to Sangakkara, the run was never on 92/5
    14.1 another one goes! Bangar skips down and tries to hit Chawla over long-on but isn't to the pitch and so doesn't middle it, so Sreesanth comes in and dives forward to hold a good catch, handing Chawla his third 98/6
    16.1 and he strikes first ball, landing it on a full length right in the zone and Zoysa misses all ends up with a nothing shot, middle stump is uprooted 119/7
    19.1 oh well held, Marsh! Brilliant effort at backward point, diving horizontally to his right to cup a firm slash from Kalyankrishna, dancing down the track, perfectly balanced in the air ... one for the album, I'd say 154/8
    not out
    4 (b 1, lb 1, w 2)
    164/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.2)
    Did not bat: PP Ojha
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (AC Gilchrist, 3.2 ov), 2-54 (HH Gibbs, 6.6 ov), 3-67 (VVS Laxman, 8.6 ov), 4-90 (Shahid Afridi, 11.5 ov), 5-92 (Y Venugopal Rao, 12.3 ov), 6-98 (SB Bangar, 14.1 ov), 7-119 (DNT Zoysa, 16.1 ov), 8-154 (D Kalyankrishna, 19.1 ov)
    S Sreesanth403318.2595010
    IK Pathan403027.5093110
    VRV Singh403408.5064000
    PP Chawla402837.0082100
    Gagandeep Singh403719.25105100

Match Notes

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Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

1st41RR SarwanSE Marsh
2nd4KC SangakkaraSE Marsh
3rd41Yuvraj SinghSE Marsh
4th81DPMD JayawardeneSE Marsh