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    2.6 against the run of play! Short again from the left-armer, Gilchrist was into the pull, probably a little early and it took the top edge and ballooned to short midwicket, where Mahela Jayawardene took a nice running catch. Big wicket - Gilchrist looked menacing in those 17 minutes. 43/1
    19.6 its all happening! goes for an almighty hoick, mis-hits it and it goes really high, probably out of Srivastava's sight before coming back down, and he fails to gather the catch at midwicket. But he fires in a good throw to hit the stumps down at the striker's end. The batsman's just made his ground though. Sreesanth is quite disappointed with the drop. 170/7
    10.2 and he's got him! Short ball, but ramrod straight, Gibbs looks to mow it down to cow corner, but can't make connection. Stumps are down. Yuvraj's picked a huge wicket. 100/2
    16.4 top catch from Bipul at long on! Symonds looks to hoist Yuvi over the ropes, but can't get enough elevation. Bipul runs in, dives forward and picks it an inch above the turf. The umpires took a few looks at it, but that's out. 142/5
    10.5 superb piece of fielding by Mahela Jayawardene from point! Rohit steers it down to point and takes off for a tight single. The throw was fired in to the non-striker's end and Rohit had to put in the dive, but it was all over. Third umpire completes the formalities and Deccan have lost two here. 102/3
    11.4 another one bites the dust! Anirudh is gone for a duck. Straight length ball, he tried to work it down to the offside and got a faint edge, which Sangakkara held well. Punjab are pegging Deccan back with these quick strikes. 112/4
    19.2 great work from Sanga! The attempted guide to third man goes to his right. Sanga gathers, does not bother with trifles like removing the gloves and calmly under-arms a throw to hit down the stumps at the striker's end. 163/7
    18.5 and he's got a wicket! Punjab have come back really well in the end overs. This time, it is short of a length and wide of off stump. Vaas looks to hoist it over long off, but that is quite far from him and he gets no timing. Bipul runs in to take another nice catch. 161/6
    not out
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    100.00
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    200.00
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    1 (w 1)
    TOTAL
    170/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.50)
    Did not bat: PP Ojha
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    IK Pathan3.001615.3371000
    S Sreesanth4.0051012.7554310
    SJ Srivastava4.003919.7565100
    PP Chawla3.002408.0041100
    Bipul Sharma2.001919.5021100
    Yuvraj Singh4.002125.25111100
    Fall of wickets:1-43 (AC Gilchrist, 2.6 ov), 1-45 (VVS Laxman, ), 2-100 (HH Gibbs, 10.2 ov), 3-102 (RG Sharma, 10.5 ov), 4-112 (Anirudh Singh, 11.4 ov), 5-142 (A Symonds, 16.4 ov), 6-161 (WPUJC Vaas, 18.5 ov), 7-163 (TL Suman, 19.2 ov)
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    11.6 things are going all pear-shaped for Punjab here in Cuttack! Bopara goes now, looking to find the midwicket boundary, but the flat hit finds Symonds, who somehow catches the ball between his left forearm and chest. 68/6
    2.2 Bisla is run out! It's amazing how often close lbw appeals force batsmen to run like headless chickens! Nice offcutter from Vaas, rapped him on the pads and he let out a huge appeal. The ball dribbled to point where Suman swooped and threw down the stumps to catch Bisla well short. He had gone halfway down and turned back. Good throw, though there was time to relay it. 10/1
    2.6 Vaas gives his Sri Lankan mate with a beautiful off cutter! Beat's Sanga's forward prod and sneaks in between bat and pad to disturb timber. Vaas has struck a purple patch in the IPL and it's only fair, he now has the Purple Cap, with six wickets! 11/2
    4.6 oh Yuvi, Yuvi, what have you done here! It's outside off this time, short of a length and he looks to play a nothing shot without getting anywhere near the pitch of the ball. It balloons up towards cover point for a simple catch. Big blow! 22/3
    7.4 takes the cheekiness a step too far! Tries to sweep a straight and fast ball, misses and the stumps are down. No need to play that shot given the situation. Punjab are in big trouble. 46/4
    10.1 caught in the deep! Pitched up by Ojha and Barath looks to go over long off, but sadly he's no Symonds, he's actually around half his size. It loops up to long off and is taken comfortably inside the ropes. 57/5
    19.1 and Irfan goes, what a tragedy! Length ball again on off stump, and Irfan looks for the fence over cow corner, but he has the small matter of getting past that man, Andrew Symonds. Ain't happening today, Symmo takes the catch easily and Irfan has to go. Huge wicket and belatedly, one believes the last nail on the coffin. 152/8
    16.1 well, Punjab surely did not need the time out, since Piyush goes first ball after the break. Looks to pull fine, but it goes straight to the short fine-leg fielder. 104/7
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    Extras
    12 (lb 10, w 2)
    TOTAL
    164/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.20)
    Did not bat: SJ Srivastava
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas4.002726.75154110
    RP Singh4.0043110.75114310
    A Symonds4.002215.50102000
    PP Ojha4.003117.7584000
    RG Sharma3.001916.3371100
    Jaskaran Singh1.0012112.0033000
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (MS Bisla, 2.2 ov), 2-11 (KC Sangakkara, 2.6 ov), 3-22 (Yuvraj Singh, 4.6 ov), 4-46 (DPMD Jayawardene, 7.4 ov), 5-57 (AB Barath, 10.1 ov), 6-68 (RS Bopara, 11.6 ov), 7-104 (PP Chawla, 16.1 ov), 8-152 (IK Pathan, 19.1 ov)

Match Notes

Indian Premier League

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MI141040200.784
RPS14950180.176
SRH14850170.599
KKR14860160.641
KXIP1477014-0.009
DD1468012-0.512
GL1441008-0.412
RCB1431007-1.299