Player of the Match
Player of the Match
266dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Cool Sangakkara takes Punjab to victory

For the first time in what has been a mediocre campaign, the Kings XI Punjab arrived at the ground with three words carved in their minds: find a way

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
43(47) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 5 15 3 0 2 1 16
KD Karthik
KD Karthik
32(29) 0x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 4 5 4 3 0 14

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O4
M1
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Sangakkara showed the importance on hanging on to your wicket even in Twenty20. Delhi's bowlers were just a touch indisciplined when the match was getting tight, Sangwan was one of their heroes against Deccan Chargers but it was a day to forget today. Nehra was outstanding at the start of the innings, and Vettori was tidy as well, but Delhi's fielding wasn't at it's best. A dropped catch off Yuvraj proved pretty costly as he and Sangakkara put on a vital 53 runs. Then it was Irfan who took them past the line, with three big sixes just as Delhi were sscrapping their way back into the game.

Post-match presentation: Virender Sehwag: "We didn't bat well, but our bowlers did a fantastic job and at one stage we almost won the game.

"Twenty20 is bad type of cricket because if you start losing you keep on losing, I don't want us to go that way"

Yuvraj Singh: "If we had lost this game, I don't know where I'd hide my face. Our bowling was excellent, and our batting was decent. Anything between 120 and 140 was chase-able. Hopefully, Jayawardene gets back to full fitness soon, we need to bat well."

Brett Lee is the Man of the Match. Lee: "Starting to get there, I was pretty happy with the way I bowled tonight. I'm just trying to get through each game, my ankle is feeling okay which is exciting." Lee also praises the way Sreesanth and Irfan bowled.

He also says: "We aren't looking too forward ahead. Our whole focus is now on Sunday's game."

You can check the latest points table, updated after today's game here.

Thanks for joining us today and for all the mails. Do be there for tomorrow's double-header as well. This is Siddarth Ravindran signing out. G'night!

19.1
4
Vettori to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, and it's over, Sangakkara backs away and slaps it through the covers for a boundary, and Delhi go down, Punjab stay alive

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | KXIP: 119/4 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.26, RRR: 2.00)

  • Kumar Sangakkara39 (46b)
  • Irfan Pathan21 (11b)
  • Farveez Maharoof4-0-29-2
  • Pradeep Sangwan4-0-42-1
18.6
1
Maharoof to Sangakkara, 1 run, great bit of fielding from Sangwan takes the match to the final over, it was short on legstump, the batsman swivelled and pulled it towards fine leg, Sangwan was quick across the turf to cut that off
18.5
1lb
Maharoof to Pathan, 1 leg bye, full and on legstump, Irfan can't get that away but it thuds into his pads and dribbles towards backward point
18.4
2
Maharoof to Pathan, 2 runs, swatted powerfully towards midwicket, the batsmen sprint through for a couple
18.3
6
Maharoof to Pathan, SIX runs, Punjab fans will relish this one, Irfan rocks back and gets under a length ball on legstump, clouts it high over wide long-on, just clear the rope by a few yards, would have been caught if the boundaries weren't pulled in
18.3
1w
Maharoof to Pathan, 1 wide, oh Delhi fans won't like that, another one down leg

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22SM KatichS Sohal
2nd13S SohalLA Pomersbach
3rd0Yuvraj SinghLA Pomersbach
4th53Yuvraj SinghKC Sangakkara
5th35KC SangakkaraIK Pathan

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789