END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | KXIP: 207/4 (34 runs required, RR: 10.35)

  • Irfan Pathan3 (5b)
  • Simon Katich21 (17b)
  • Joginder Sharma4-0-47-1
  • Jacob Oram4-0-37-0

A fine finish for Chennai and Michael Hussey is elated. 33-run win for Chennai, an emphatic start to the tournament. Punjab did their bit early on but James Hopes' dismissal started a decline. Sangakkara fought hard but eventually it was Hussey's sensational innings that won the day.

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19.6
0
Joginder Sharma to Pathan, no run, slower one to finish, Irfan can't make contact and it dribbles through to the keeper
19.5
1
Joginder Sharma to Katich, 1 run, dug out towards the off side for a single, good yorker
19.4
6
Joginder Sharma to Katich, SIX runs, in the slot and that's smouldered over midwicket for a big six, Katich plonks his foot forward and swings hard, fine shot but a case of too little, too late
19.3
0
Joginder Sharma to Katich, no run, full and straight, Joginder ending it well here, no contact with bat on ball
19.2
1
Joginder Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, another full one, no elevation, pushed to long-off
19.1
1
Joginder Sharma to Katich, 1 run, full and outside off, carved away towards deep point for a single

43 off 6 balls. Take your pick. Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh ... not possible. Joginder with the final over ... who else

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | KXIP: 198/4 (43 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 10.42, RRR: 43.00)

  • Simon Katich13 (13b)
  • Irfan Pathan2 (3b)
  • Jacob Oram4-0-37-0
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-33-1
18.6
1
Oram to Katich, 1 run, slower one, Katich down the ground but he can't get the timing, balloons up towards short midwicket
18.5
2
Oram to Katich, 2 runs, yorker length again, swatted towards fine leg but there's a fielder there mopping up
18.4
1
Oram to Pathan, 1 run, dropped, tough chance but Oram could have held on to it, driven powerfully back to the bowler, that was a tough one
18.3
1
Oram to Katich, 1 run, full again, down the track but it's tough to get any elevation, driven to short midwicket
18.2
1
Oram to Pathan, 1 run, full and straight, swished towards long-on but only a single
18.1
1
Oram to Katich, 1 run, pushed to mid-on for a single, that's a good way to go about it

Oram on now

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 191/4 (50 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 10.61, RRR: 25.00)

  • Irfan Pathan0 (1b)
  • Simon Katich8 (9b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-33-1
  • Manpreet Gony4-0-42-1
17.6
0
Muralitharan to Pathan, no run, pushed back to the bowler, fine over at this point, Murali is quite a champion
17.5
1b
Muralitharan to Katich, 1 bye, that's a mis-stumping from Dhoni, down the ground and beaten in the flight, that should have been a regulation stumping, but Dhoni misses that, he won't mind it too much given the match situation

Irfan Pathan comes in

17.4
W
Muralitharan to Sangakkara, OUT, he's holed out, desperate times look for desperate measures, Sangakkara down the ground and tries to loft him over long-on but can only find the fielder, Murali gets Sanga (now that's a rare entry in the scorebook). This match is headed in only one direction. Down south towards the Bay of Bengal.

KC Sangakkara c Joginder Sharma b Muralitharan 54 (33b 5x4 2x6) SR: 163.63

17.3
2
Muralitharan to Sangakkara, 2 runs, another one in the yorker, sweeps but that is all along the ground to the fielder
17.2
1
Muralitharan to Katich, 1 run, quick and straight, driven down the ground
17.1
1
Muralitharan to Sangakkara, 1 run, full and on off, Sangakkara can't get the elevation, only one to midwicket

55 from 18. It's now or never. Murali is the bowler.

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | KXIP: 186/3 (55 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 10.94, RRR: 18.33)

  • Simon Katich7 (7b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara51 (30b)
  • Manpreet Gony4-0-42-1
  • Palani Amarnath4-0-42-1
16.6
2
Gony to Katich, 2 runs, fine finish, full on middle stump, Katich whips it away but can't find the boundary
16.5
1
Gony to Sangakkara, 1 run, good ball again, full and outside off, quick too, Sangakkara tries to stand and deliver but can only get an inside edge to the leg side
16.4
4
Gony to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, Finall Sangakkara gets the shot he's been looking for, walks across the stumps and shovels it over fine leg for a four, he's been looking for that shot for a while now.

It's interesting how Dhoni has placed faith in Gony at this stage. Like he's done with Joginder, Yusuf Pathan and Praveen Kumar in the past

16.3
1
Gony to Katich, 1 run, low full toss, this is fine bowling, scooped away to square leg for a single
16.2
1
Gony to Sangakkara, 1 run, yorker length and straight, driven down the ground to long-on, the game's slipping away now, fireworks needed and now
16.1
1lb
Gony to Katich, 1 leg bye, too far down leg side, Katich moves across and tries to get the area over fine leg, struck on the pads

65 needed in 24. Even two a ball isn't enough. Gony returns. What a moment to come back on in your first Twenty20 match. And he's a local lad who's playing for Chennai.

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st56JR HopesK Goel
2nd55JR HopesKC Sangakkara
3rd42Yuvraj SinghKC Sangakkara
4th37SM KatichKC Sangakkara
5th17SM KatichIK Pathan

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467