13th match (D/N), Mohali, Apr 27 2008, Indian Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, target 159)
Kings XI won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP Innings
Full commentary

Quite an easy outing in the end. Preity Zinta is hugging everyone in sight. So Punjab pick up their second successive win and have given Lee and Katich a perfect send off. Delhi lost it early because they didn't quite get the start they were accustomed to. A couple of umpiring decisions bit them early on but couldn't quite push on. Katich led the way with a breezy half-century. As of now Punjab are at fifth position with 4 points.

We've had a few mails asking about our theater personality, Sreesanth. Yes, he's out on the field and looks sober!

Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

And yah, Preity hugs Yuvraj as he collects his maximum sixes award.

Sehwag: " Now everybody knows where they stand in this tournament. The middle order was tested. A lot of us were tested with the short deliveries." No hug for Sehwag. How sad...

Yuvraj: "We got the wickets at regular intervals. Lee and Pathan bowled good first spells. Having Mahela as the vice-captain has helped me out in the field."

Simon Katich is the Man of the Match: "It was the first time I faced Glenn McGrath in a match actually. Only faced him at the nets. I've thoroughly enjoyed the IPL. Hopefully we can get on a roll and win a few games."

That's it from us here. George Binoy will take you through the other match between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers. Thanks for your mails. On behalf of Binoy George, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs
slides on the pads and he sweeps wide of square leg to seal the win

Preity still looks tense

Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, no run
tries to tuck it wide of midwicket but pushes it back to Malik
Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, no run
gets down and plays a neat defensive push to the covers
end of over 193 runs
KXIP: 158/6CRR: 8.31 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 run from 6b
Yuvraj Singh36 (26)
Brett Lee1 (3)
Yo Mahesh4-0-23-1
Mohammad Asif4-0-39-2
Mahesh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
Yuvraj clubs this one past the bowler but there's protection at long-on

Can Yuvraj finish this off? Preity Zinta looks a little edgy

Mahesh to Lee, 1 run
slower ball, he turns the face of the bat and clips it to deep midwicket
Mahesh to Lee, no run
good stuff, he tucks him up with a short delivery and Lee has to hop to fend it off
Mahesh to Lee, no run
dishes out a bouncer and Lee arches under it
Mahesh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
pulls a short delivery on on leg but places it straight to deep midwicket
Mahesh to Yuvraj Singh, no run
shapes to cut square on the offside but misses
end of over 1813 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 155/6CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 runs from 12b
Yuvraj Singh34 (23)
Mohammad Asif4-0-39-2
Yo Mahesh3-0-20-1
Mohammad Asif to Pathan, OUT
charges down the track and tries to finish it off in style but gets a thick edge as he tries to club it past the bowler, Karthik leaps up and gathers it, Umpire Sivaram raises the finger after a while and Asif gives Pathan a bit of a send-off
IK Pathan c †Karthik b Mohammad Asif 10 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 142.85
Mohammad Asif to Pathan, FOUR runs
take that! Asif pitches it short and Pathan swivels and pulls with intent past square leg, that just rocketed off the bat
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
full outside off, he pushes this to long-off
Mohammad Asif to Pathan, (no ball) 1 run
exposes his stumps and clubs it to long-off, Pathan makes a gesture to the umpires that there were only 3 fielders in the circle and umpire Sivaram duly signals that a no ball
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
closes the face of the bat and flicks this towards midwicket
Mohammad Asif to Pathan, 1 leg bye
pitches on middle, he nudges it off his pads to the on side
Mohammad Asif to Pathan, FOUR runs
terrible fielding at the deep, Pathan cuts hard at a delivery wide outside off and Dhawan at sweeper cover over runs it and makes a mess of it

17 to get off 18

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 142/5CRR: 8.35 • RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 runs from 18b
Irfan Pathan1 (2)
Yuvraj Singh32 (21)
Yo Mahesh3-0-20-1
Glenn McGrath4-0-29-1
Mahesh to Pathan, 1 run
slices it down to backward point and retains the strike
Mahesh to Pathan, no run
slightly short, he punches it hard to Malik at short cover, Yuvraj is out of the crease and makes a despairing dive back at his crease, Malik doesn't throw
Mahesh to Srivastava, OUT
pitches it short and wide outside off, he shapes to slice this over the keeper but is beaten for the extra yard of pace and gets a thick edge to Karthik
TM Srivastava c †Karthik b Mahesh 7 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
Mahesh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
pushes this in the arc between mid-on and midwicket
Mahesh to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs
gives him width outside off and Yuvraj makes room and crashes that past extra cover off the backfoot
Mahesh to Srivastava, 3 runs
Srivastava makes room and tries to free his arms, he slices it on the up and heads towards Asif at mid-off, he mistimes his dive and the ball slips through and nearly reaches the fence
end of over 1610 runs
KXIP: 133/4CRR: 8.31 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 26 runs from 24b
Tanmay Srivastava4 (7)
Yuvraj Singh27 (19)
Glenn McGrath4-0-29-1
Yo Mahesh2-0-11-0
McGrath to Srivastava, 1 run