Result
14th match (N), Mohali, Apr 12 2012, Indian Premier League
115
(17.4/20 ov, target 116)
116/3
Kings XI won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
1y
• The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Mascarenhas five-for gives Punjab first win

Dimitri Mascarenhas and Shaun Marsh were the architects of a comfortable win for Kings XI Punjab, their first this IPL after a poor start to the season

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Pune Warriors115(19 overs)
Kings XI Punjab116/3(17.4 overs)

That's it from me for tonight, I shall be back for tomorrow's game, when Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens. Have a very good evening!

Presentation

Mascarenhas is the man of the match.

Mascarenhas: Bit on the surface for me to bowl on. Never had such a surface in India before! Absolutely love playing India, crowds are passionate and it is really nice to win in front of them. Hope to get a win at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in our next game.

Adam Gilchrist: Good to get things started, early days in the tournaments. Bowlers did a good job in getting the movement off the air. Mascarenhas did a good job with the ball, got a couple of good deliveries. The pitch was doing a tad too much because of the storm yesterday and it could be risk to continue playing on this kind of pitch.

Sourav Ganguly: Toss was important but this was a good performance from the Punjab bowlers, we needed to be a lot smarter. Disappointed because we have a good bowling attack, need to be better with our batting. Kept Rahul Sharma away for some time because we wanted to try out our seamers under those conditions.

That is an easy win for Punjab in the end, on a difficult batting surface. 115 was never going to be an easy target to defend and despite a wicket off the first ball, the Pune Warriors failed to hold on to their catches and missed an easy run-out chance.

Marsh, in his own words after the match, rode is luck a bit and got an unbeaten 64 while Adam Gilchrist and Piyush Chawla both scored 21.

Dimitri Mascarenhas' five-wicket haul had earlier pushed Pune Warriors back and they failed to recover from the early jolts.

17.4
4
Samuels to Chawla, FOUR runs
slashed through the covers and that should go to the fence, and also be the end of the game! Punjab have got themselves on to the board!
17.3
2
Samuels to Chawla, 2 runs
dropped, yet again! Tried to slash Samuels and it got more height than distance, should have been caught at point but he failed to get his hands to that.
17.2
Samuels to Chawla, no run
spinning away from the bat and dabbed away to the short third-man.
17.1
1
Samuels to Marsh, 1 run
driven away to the mid-wicket for a single.
end of over 1710 runs
KXIP: 109/3CRR: 6.41 • RRR: 2.33 • Need 7 from 18b
Shaun Marsh63 (53)
Piyush Chawla15 (21)
Ashok Dinda3-0-18-1
Rahul Sharma3-0-17-1
16.6
5
Dinda to Marsh, 5 runs
overthrows and they get five. Defended on the off-side and the fielder swooped down on it and threw it wildly over the stumps at the non-striker's end, the fielders backing it failed to get a hand to it and it goes racing away for overthrows.
16.5
1
Dinda to Chawla, 1 run
short again from Dinda and it is pulled away this time by Chawla, getting him a single.
16.4
Dinda to Chawla, no run
played away to the off-side but does not get any runs.
16.3
Dinda to Chawla, no run
another bouncer and Chawla lets that go. Looks expectedly at the umpire for a wide but he is not getting one.
16.2
Dinda to Chawla, no run
an expected response from Dinda, short ball and Chawla was in two minds, whether or not to pull it. In the end, he pulled out!
16.1
4
Dinda to Chawla, FOUR runs

short of a good length and Chawla has smashed the bowler back to the long-off fence.

end of over 1611 runs
KXIP: 99/3CRR: 6.18 • RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Piyush Chawla10 (16)
Shaun Marsh58 (52)
Rahul Sharma3-0-17-1
Ashish Nehra3-0-22-0
15.6
1
Sharma to Chawla, 1 run
comes down the pitch and drives it on the full for a single to long-on.
15.5
1
Sharma to Marsh, 1 run
on the middle and Marsh needed to quickly come down on it, flick it away to the leg-side for a single.
15.4
1
Sharma to Chawla, 1 run
short one and that is pulled away by Chawla but only to deep square-leg for a run.
15.3
1
Sharma to Marsh, 1 run
pulls his length back and the batsman plays it away to square-leg for a run.
15.2
6
Sharma to Marsh, SIX runs
Shot, Six! He pitched it up to Marsh, who smacked it over long-on for a six! Into the stands and that is the first six of the innings.
15.1
1
Sharma to Chawla, 1 run
short ball from Rahul Sharma, Chawla tries to play the pull stroke and that goes high in the air, Mathews ran in from deep square-leg but fails to latch on despite diving full-length.

28 needed from five overs now.

end of over 1510 runs
KXIP: 88/3CRR: 5.86 • RRR: 5.60 • Need 28 from 30b
Shaun Marsh50 (49)
Piyush Chawla7 (13)
Ashish Nehra3-0-22-0
Rahul Sharma2-0-6-1
14.6
2
Nehra to Marsh, 2 runs
driven away to long-off and the batsmen come back for the second run that takes Marsh to his half-century! Excellent innings under pressure, especially after being out of form.
Best performances - batsmen
SE Marsh
64 runs (54)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control61%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
25 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
1371136726
M Manhas
31 runs (28)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
043361410
Best performances - bowlers
AD Mascarenhas
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
5
Eco
6.25
Harmeet Singh
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
7.66
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKings XI Punjab , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2012
Player Of The Match
Dimitri Mascarenhas
Season2012
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05
Match days12 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Shavir Tarapore
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
Bharati Vij
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Pune Warriors 0