Result
44th match (D/N), Delhi, Apr 11 2010, Indian Premier League
111
(18.4/20 ov, target 112)
112/3
Kings XI won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
1y
• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Delhi crumble on crumbling Kotla pitch

If the batsmen were looking for trouble, boy, they came to the right place

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils111(19.4 overs)
Kings XI Punjab112/3(18.4 overs)
end of over 191 runs
KXIP: 112/3CRR: 6 
Adrian Barath2 (5)
Yuvraj Singh21 (25)
Daniel Vettori3.4-0-27-0
Paul Collingwood4-0-19-2

So Punjab have chased down the target of 112 with relative ease on a sluggish pitch. "Punjab are turning out to be the giant killers!!!" shrieks Anand. Delhi failed to assess the pitch - slow, low and turning - quickly and lost crucial wickets to poor running. They failed to hit a six in their innings, and Punjab too also managed only two.

"It was slow, turning, you had to put your head down and play down the ground," says Yuvraj. "You get confidence from beating Mumbai and if you play well you can beat any team."

Gambhir: "Three run outs in a row, I've never had such an experience. We are not up to the mark, 111 on this track was not enough. We should have got 140 or 150. We can never get into the game with only 111 on the board. It's been [topsy turvy] with all the teams. None of the teams are in the semis as yet. We don't want to get into a situation where we need to win two out of two so the next game is very crucial for us."

Sangakkara: "We realised we're a good side and we shouldn't be in the position we put ourselves in. We just want to go forward and build on this. Chawla's given a masterclass in legspin bowling in this game, Irfan and Rusy Theron bowled well as well. As well as Ramesh Powar in the Powerplay."

The Man of the Match is Piyush Chawla. Well that's it from this game, but Rajasthan-Mumbai is beginning shortly. Join us for that one. Cheers.

18.4
1
Vettori to Barath, 1 run
that's it! Punjab have won. Barath goes down the track and hits to mid-on, he runs the single and has to sprint, Sehwag throws the ball to Vettori who doesn't collect cleanly, he would have been in anyway, it needed a direct hit
18.3
Vettori to Barath, no run
played off the back foot to point, the crowd love it, the delay
18.2
Vettori to Barath, no run
driven off the front foot to mid-off
18.1
Vettori to Barath, no run
played off the back foot to short cover

The scores are level, Barath has the opportunity to hit the winning runs.

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
KXIP: 111/3CRR: 6.16 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Adrian Barath1 (1)
Yuvraj Singh21 (25)
Paul Collingwood4-0-19-2
Daniel Vettori3-0-26-0
17.6
1
Collingwood to Barath, 1 run
he's away with a single through point

Adrian Barath from Trinidad is the new batsman.

17.5
w
Collingwood to Sangakkara, OUT
bowled him! Sangakkara plays down the wrong line and Collingwood hits middle stump
KC Sangakkara b Collingwood 33 (30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.00
17.4
1
Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
Yuvraj muscles the ball to deep midwicket where Manhas prevents the four with a diving effort
17.3
Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run
he slog sweeps again and gets a top edge that goes behind Karthik and falls safely before Sehwag reaches it from short fine leg
17.2
Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run
Yuvraj goes for a massive slog sweep but misses, Collingwood appeals but gets rejected by Bowden
17.1
1
Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run
Sangakkara sweeps but Sehwag prevents the four by diving at short fine leg
end of over 1713 runs
KXIP: 108/2CRR: 6.35 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Yuvraj Singh20 (22)
Kumar Sangakkara32 (28)
Daniel Vettori3-0-26-0
Paul Collingwood3-0-16-1
16.6
4
Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs
Yuvraj rocks back this time and pulls powerfully to the deep midwicket boundary, another one of these blows will do it
16.5
Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, no run
Yuvraj tries to close the face but gets a leading edge to Vettori
16.4
1
Vettori to Sangakkara, 1 run
played through midwicket for a single
16.3
4
Vettori to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
that's outside leg stump and Sangakkara sweeps it over the head of the fielder at short fine leg
16.2
Vettori to Sangakkara, no run
played to midwicket, Sanga wants one but can't find it
16.1
4
Vettori to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
short ball and Sangakkara cashes in, rocking back and pulling powerfully to the square leg boundary
end of over 167 runs
KXIP: 95/2CRR: 5.93 • RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Yuvraj Singh16 (20)
Kumar Sangakkara23 (24)
Paul Collingwood3-0-16-1
Amit Mishra4-0-15-1

"If possible, let's unite the discussion of the pitch with the discussion of helmets: Which batsman do you think would be brave enough to face fast bowlers with a cap on this pitch?" asks Gilad.

15.6
Collingwood to Yuvraj Singh, no run
Yuvraj lunges forward and blocks and it's time for another of those time-outs, Punjab need 17 off the last 24

"I guess Kumble and RCB fans (me included) will be most satisfied with the turn of events here. A defeat to the double D's eases the pressure on them a little bit as they will continue to stay 2nd on the table. A defeat to the Royals later today will be a bonus. Of course this is purely whimsical as any of the mid table teams can still progress!" says Kaushik.

15.5
1
Collingwood to Sangakkara, 1 run
nudged off the pads behind square
Best performances - batsmen
DPMD Jayawardene
38 runs (35)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
14343986
KC Sangakkara
33 runs (30)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
leg glance
9 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
401312535
Best performances - bowlers
IK Pathan
O
3.4
M
0
R
24
W
3
Eco
6.54
PP Chawla
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
2
Eco
4.00
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossDelhi Daredevils , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2010
Player Of The Match
Piyush Chawla
Season2009/10
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days11 April 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Amiesh Saheba
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
Dev Govindjee
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Daredevils 0