15th match (N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 16 2011, Indian Premier League
(17.4/20 ov, target 166)
Kings XI won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP Innings
Full commentary

That is all from us for this game fellas. Do join us for tomorrow's games. Till then this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers!

Apparently, Paul becomes the first player to take a four-wicket haul and make a half-century in the IPL.

Paul Valthaty is the Man of the Match. Paul: "Probably I am a calm person. It was important that I forgot my previous innings, new game, new day. Happy that I did it. Honestly my family and friends helped me out. Adam spoke to me as well before we came to the ground. So far so good. Previous innings I remained not out. I would not dwell too much in to this. So far so good. It is a long tournament. I will try to take each game as it comes. To be on par with the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, is great."

Gilchrist comes up to loud cheers: "I was trying to hang in with Paul. Nice to get that partnership. The way Paul is going the total was n't enough. He is a very calm customer. He has a had a very busy couple of days with messages and all, but he has dealt with it very well. We complemented each other very well through phases. I was giving him the strike early on, and later he did the same. It was a tough chase. If you play as well as Paul did, you end up winning easier. They have a very experienced bowling line-up, very pleasing for our batsmen to come through."

Sangakkara: "I thought it was a competitive total, maybe 15-20 runs more. Gilly and Paul batted really well. they hit every loose ball to the boundary or over it. we weren't just good enough today."

While we wait for the presentation, Sid Monga has his bulletin ready for you to read.

136-run opening stand between Gilchrist and Valthaty, and that's where the match ended as a contest. Paul blazed away first, then Gilchrist teed away and got to his half-century first. Comfortable win for Punjab. And yeah, Paul also took four wickets earlier with his really slow slower ones.

Smid: "So Paul can bat,he can bowl. What next? Wicketkeeping? Watch out Gilly!!" Haah!

Harbinder: "with full respect to Ajit....There arn't many in the world let alone indian domestic circuit who can play the genuine pace of steyn."

sharma: "@Ajit: if all good players could players could play the 'genuine pace' of Steyn then he wouldn't be the best bowler in the world. Valthaty's not Bradman, but give the guy some credit.." Ajit has a point, he wasn't picking the googlies very well. But Steyn is a different case, of course, not many can get him away.

Ankit: "@ajit:hey...u should admire the courage with which Valthaty played those's still early dayz for him at the BIG stage!!!"

Christian to Nayar, 1 leg bye
appeal for leg-before, Deccan haven't had anything going their way, full toss that Nayar swipes across the line and misses, they scramble for the leg-bye, that was very close, Dan cannot believe it, but Punjab are home
Christian to Nayar, FOUR runs
swivels and goes for another pull, the top edge flies over the keeper in to the boundary
Christian to Nayar, FOUR runs
Nayar goes for the pull off the front foot, bends the back leg, and hammers it past deep square leg

ajit: "with full respect to runs valathay is scoring.. i don't thnk he is that good... he can't pick wrong one of mishra ... can't play genuine pace of steyn."

Christian to Karthik, 1 run
angled in on the pads, worked away off the back foot behind square leg
end of over 175 runs
KXIP: 156/2CRR: 9.17 • RRR: 3.33 • Need 10 runs from 18b
Dinesh Karthik2 (4)
Abhishek Nayar5 (7)
Ishant Sharma4-0-23-0
Amit Mishra4-0-28-2
Sharma to Karthik, 1 run
this time he hops and keeps the short one down in front of point and Nayar lumbers across for the single
Sharma to Karthik, no run
Dinesh hops in the air to keep down a sharply rising short one from Ishant, tries to go for the single but the ball was close to the stumps
Sharma to Nayar, 1 run
Nayar swings on one leg for a ferocious pull off a short one on leg, but hits it straight to deep square leg
Sharma to Nayar, 2 runs
Nayar walks across the stumps and shovels a length ball past midwicket for a couple
Sharma to Karthik, 1 run
dropped short and wide, Dinesh cuts it hard off the back foot, but point drops the sharp diving chance to his left, JP Duminy it was who went leaping but could not hold on
Sharma to Karthik, no run
hullo, Dinesh gives Ishant a blind charge and is beaten completely outside off stump

Dinesh comes out now

end of over 1612 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 151/2CRR: 9.43 • RRR: 3.75 • Need 15 runs from 24b
Abhishek Nayar2 (5)
Amit Mishra4-0-28-2
Daniel Christian2-0-19-0
Mishra to Valthaty, OUT
he is gone finally, looked to belt another one over long on, but could not time it well, Iishant took a well-judged catch running to his left from long on
PC Valthaty c Sharma b Mishra 75 (47b 8x4 5x6) SR: 159.57
Mishra to Valthaty, FOUR runs
connects alright this time, down the track, and slams this flat delivery wide of long off for another boundary
Mishra to Valthaty, no run
looks to repeat the shot, doesn't pick the googly and is beaten