END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 164/8 (7 runs required, RR: 8.20)

  • Sreesanth12 (5b)
  • Bipul Sharma8 (6b)
  • Jaskaran Singh1-0-12-1
  • RP Singh4-0-43-1

Deccan have defeated Punjab by six runs. Their first win in five games against this side, and what's more - their first win at any "home" venue in the IPL (and in the Champions League). As the DJ is shouting - "Go Chargers!"

Tragedy for Punjab. Irfan played a blinder and they still fell short, which shows just how badly they went in the first half of the chase. Big problems for them as they look to turn around this IPL, winless after three matches, like Rajasthan Royals.

The points table wears a funny look now, with six teams tied on four points, though they have played a different number of games. Punjab and Rajasthan languish at the bottom of the table. Two of the best teams in IPL 2008 - things have changed drastically in two years.

That concludes our commentary for this game. On behalf of scorer Gopi Rangarajan and the rest of the desk, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

19.6
4
Jaskaran Singh to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, length again, Sree comes halfway down the track again, and carves it over cover yet again, but can only get four of the 11 Punjab need to get on the victory board.
19.5
4
Jaskaran Singh to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, fulltoss again, Sree is out once again and this time swings it away to extra cover for four.

15 off 2. Not possible without extras.

19.4
0
Jaskaran Singh to Sreesanth, no run, and misses again, length ball, Sree can't make contact. Through to Gilchrist.
19.3
0
Jaskaran Singh to Sreesanth, no run, lands it this time. Sreesanth charges out again, but its a length ball and he cannot connect. Dot ball.
19.2
4
Jaskaran Singh to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, Sree jumps out and is susprised by a high fulltoss. Goes for an almighty swing, which somehow connects and inexplicably runs to the third man fence.
19.1
W
Jaskaran Singh to Pathan, OUT, 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.

IK Pathan c Symonds b Jaskaran Singh 60 (29b 3x4 5x6) SR: 206.89

Jaskaran to bowl. Hmmm.

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | KXIP: 152/7 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 19.00)

  • Irfan Pathan60 (28b)
  • Bipul Sharma8 (6b)
  • RP Singh4-0-43-1
  • Pragyan Ojha4-0-31-1

Manish: "Fingers crossed.. Legs crossed... Toes crossed.. what else is crossed"

18.6
1
Singh to Pathan, 1 run, and he gets the yorker in finally. Irfan squeezes it away to deep point and crucially retains strike for the last over.
18.5
2
Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, it falls in no man's land! Short ball, goes for the pull and top edges it, but there's no one at deep square to take it.
18.4
6
Singh to Pathan, SIX runs, Irfan, I'm your fan! Another big hit, he's turning it on here. Goes over long on this time, the length ball is not working. RP needs to find the yorker.
18.3
4
Singh to Pathan, FOUR runs, expertly threaded through the covers! Full on offstump, Irfan went over cover and found the gap. Superb fifty this.
18.2
1
Singh to Bipul Sharma, 1 run, drilled down to long off, only for a single. Pressure's on Irfan.
18.1
0
Singh to Bipul Sharma, no run, good ball from RP. On the length, and Bipul can't get it past RP.

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs | KXIP: 138/7 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.66, RRR: 16.50)

  • Bipul Sharma7 (4b)
  • Irfan Pathan47 (24b)
  • Pragyan Ojha4-0-31-1
  • RP Singh3-0-29-1

33 from 12. Is there a twist in the tail?

17.6
1
Ojha to Bipul Sharma, 1 run, full on Bipul's legs and he can't do much with it. Just a single down to midwicket.
17.5
1
Ojha to Pathan, 1 run, gets it away square to the leg side for one.
17.4
2
Ojha to Pathan, 2 runs, Symmo shows how it is done! Well swept again by Irfan to square leg and Symmo puts in a big dive, running in from midwicket, to stop it from going for four.
17.3
4lb
Ojha to Pathan, 4 leg byes, wide down the leg and it's taken some pad and run away to the boundary. Hiccups in the Deccan camp!
17.2
1
Ojha to Bipul Sharma, 1 run,
17.1
4
Ojha to Bipul Sharma, FOUR runs, well hit and very badly fielded at deep midwicket. Down on one knee and hit hard, and it went through the fielder's legs.

Righto, this is not over yet!

END OF OVER:
17 | 21 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 125/7 (46 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 15.33)

  • Irfan Pathan44 (21b)
  • Bipul Sharma1 (1b)
  • RP Singh3-0-29-1
  • Andrew Symonds4-0-22-1
16.6
4
Singh to Pathan, FOUR runs, mis-hit this time, its outside offstump and Irfan top-edges the slog this time. It flies to the vacant third man region and goes into the bounday boards after one bounce. Finally some spunk from Punjab
16.5
6
Singh to Pathan, SIX runs, again! Irfan's batted superbly today, and there's no let up, he's sent it in the same direction, flatter and over the ropes
16.4
6
Singh to Pathan, SIX runs, that's flown out of Cuttack, and possibly landed in Bhubaneshwar! Launched out of the ground, over midwicket by Irfan. Picked the length ball early and swung his arms well, and it went right off the meat!
16.3
4
Singh to Pathan, FOUR runs, swatted away from off stump towards square leg by Irfan. Four runs.

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10MS BislaRS Bopara
2nd1KC SangakkaraRS Bopara
3rd11Yuvraj SinghRS Bopara
4th24DPMD JayawardeneRS Bopara
5th11RS BoparaAB Barath
6th11IK PathanRS Bopara
7th36IK PathanPP Chawla
8th48IK PathanBipul Sharma
9th12S SreesanthBipul Sharma