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    1.3 Anureet strikes early. Rahane perishes for nought. He races down the track, manufactures a length ball, skews it off the bottom of the bat. That is a dolly for mid-off as Rahane makes a hash of the lofted stroke 5/1
    2.5 Sandeep belts out an lbw appeal and forefinger goes up. Samson departs for 5. This one lifts from a length on off, Sanju plays down the wrong line and does not meet with the flick as he is rapped on the knee-roll. It may have just bounced over the stumps. Not too sure 14/2
    10.1 Mitch takes down his Aussie team-mate. This was dragged short and wide outside off, Steve Smith seeks to pull it away. He has to settle with a thick top-edge. Straight down the gullet of deep third man ( not literally). Smith looks back at the umpire and waits as the umpires check for a possible no-ball. It is a legal delivery and Smith's bright knock has been cut short 74/4
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    72.72
    5.6 Good riposte from Axar and he lets out a roar. Rajasthan Royals have been reduced to 35 for 3. This was the arm-ball from Axar, quicker and flatter. Karun aims to swipe over midwicket again. He misses it this time. But Axar nails the middle stump. It is knocked back 35/3
    10.4 Binny has nicked off! Mitch Johnson is on a roll #like a boss. This was a teasing fullish ball sliding outside off, Binny is lured into pushing at it and the outside edge is held by Saha. 75/5
    16.4 Anureet strikes back, just as Hooda threatened to soar, his wings have been clipped. He shuffles across off now, Anureet delivers a near-yorker, not pin-point, but it rattles the leg stump. Anureet throws a Johnson-like stare at the vanquished Hooda 126/6
    19.3 Miller in the action again, this time pulling off a smart-looking catch. Full toss around the leg-stump line, he goes down on one knee, but does not get enough power behind the slog-sweep. Holes out to long-on. Miller snapped it, realised that he was close to the ad boards, and then regained his balance and pouched it on the rebound. The second grab does it for Miller and Kings XI Punjab 160/7
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    Extras
    21 (lb 9, w 12)
    TOTAL
    162/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (AM Rahane, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (SV Samson, 2.5 ov), 3-35 (KK Nair, 5.6 ov), 4-74 (SPD Smith, 10.1 ov), 5-75 (STR Binny, 10.4 ov), 6-126 (DJ Hooda, 16.4 ov), 7-160 (JP Faulkner, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sandeep Sharma411914.75132010
    Anureet Singh402335.75121100
    AR Patel403418.5092220
    Karanveer Singh4043010.7543200
    MG Johnson403428.50162250
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    0.1 Sehwag gone for a golden duck, Southee delivers the customary early breakthrough. Watto and Dravid look pleased in the dug-out. This was full and moving across Viru, who chases it only to nick it through. The outside edge is well held by Sanju, diving across to his right. I guess his son will be teased more in school, fourth golden duck in IPL for Sehwag 0/1
    8.4 Another direct hit from Sanju, Vijay is in trouble, Vijay is in trouble. Vijay has to go. He is caught short. OUT flashes on the big screen. This was marginally back of a length and on middle, tucking Axar up for room, the batsman stays back and chops it to the keeper before setting off. Sanju moves to his left and is quick onto the ball and fires another direct hit at the striker's end, this one an under-arm throw 64/4
    2.6 Samson reaps reward for alertness. This was fired down leg, Saha can't lay bat onto it. The ball clips Saha's boot on its way to Samson, who moves to his left and collects the ball. Having realised that Saha had strayed out of the crease in search of a quick single, he lasers a throw and hits the stumps and that too with the gloves on. What was Saha doing there? 32/2
    4.6 Southee completes a fine catch, no Maxwell magic today for Kings XI Punjab. Maxwell backs away and aims to smash this back of a length ball away over the off side, but does not get hold of it as he can only splice it. Southee moves to his left from mid-off, dives and snaffles the take 46/3
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    17.3 hurled in mighty full, not quite a pin-point yorker. Axar steps away and misses it completely. Southee shatters the leg stump. This sluggish knock - 24 off 28 balls - has sucked all the oxygen from Kings XI Punjab's chase 122/6
    13.1 After carrying drinks or bowling to his India team-mates for 120 days, Dhawal finally has a wicket in a competitive match. This one lifts from a length outside off, Miller looks to go over the leg side. His crude heave translates into a leading edge, which is swallowed by Faulkner at deep third man after running to his right 92/5
    18.6 Oh what an insane catch! Superb tag-team work from Southee and Karun Nair. What presence of mind. The fielding has veered from ordinary to extraordinary tonight. This is an extraordinary, assisted hokey-pokey catch. On a length and on the leg stump, Bailey attacks it and sends it into the Pune night sky. Tim Southee goes as far back on the long-on boundary as he could, leaps, plucks out his right hand and takes it. But his balance is shot as the momentum threatens to take him over the ad boards. However, he has the presence of mind to pass it to Karun, who dives across to his right and hangs onto a low catch. This is one for archived viewing 131/8
    18.3 Johnson perishes for nought after being hoodwinked by Faulkner's change of pace. Oh wait, the umpires are checking for a possible no-ball. He may have had some part of his heel behind the bowling crease. Johnson aims to go big and holes out to long-off 129/7
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    Extras
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    136/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.8)
    Did not bat: Sandeep Sharma
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (V Sehwag, 0.1 ov), 2-32 (WP Saha, 2.6 ov), 3-46 (GJ Maxwell, 4.6 ov), 4-64 (M Vijay, 8.4 ov), 5-92 (DA Miller, 13.1 ov), 6-122 (AR Patel, 17.3 ov), 7-129 (MG Johnson, 18.3 ov), 8-131 (GJ Bailey, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee403629.00134130
    CH Morris402105.25141110
    DS Kulkarni302117.00104010
    JP Faulkner402636.50112100
    PV Tambe301505.0071000
    STR Binny201507.5062020

Match Notes

Bounty for pace

12

Wickets for the pace bowlers in this match, for 195 runs in 29 overs; spinners had combined figures of 1 for 92 in 11 overs

The all-round team

6

Number of times a Royals player has scored 40-plus and taken 3 or more wickets in an IPL game. Overall in the IPL, it's been done 15 times

The chase masters

19

The number of times Kings XI have chased 160 or more and won in the IPL, easily the highest. CSK are next with 14 such wins

A dozen ducks

12

Zeroes for Virender Sehwag in all T20 games. Among Indian batsmen, only Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla and Amit Mishra have more ducks

Chalk and cheese

24

Runs scored by Faulkner off Johnson in 13 balls. In the 11 balls that Johnson bowled to other batsmen, he conceded 1 run

Expensive Johnson

20

Runs conceded by Mitchell Johnson in the 19th over, his joint highest in a T20 game. He has conceded 20 runs eight times

King among strike bowlers

13.3

Sandeep Sharma's strike rate in IPL games, the best among all bowlers who've bowled at least 50 overs

A Royal duck

4

Number of ducks for Rahane when playing for Royals in the IPL. Among Royals batsmen, only Warne (7) has more

Royals' favourite opponent

8-5

Royals' win-loss record v Kings XI, the most games they've won versus any team in the IPL