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
    not out
    not out
    12 (lb 10, w 2)
    164/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.20)
    Did not bat: SJ Srivastava
    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)
    WPUJC Vaas4.002726.75154110
    RP Singh4.0043110.75114310
    A Symonds4.002215.50102000
    PP Ojha4.003117.7584000
    RG Sharma3.001916.3371100
    Jaskaran Singh1.0012112.0033000

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