112dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

KXIP sweep UAE leg with fifth win

Royal Challengers Bangalore limped to 124 and Kings XI Punjab were in danger of failing to chase that middling total, before they hung on to win by five wickets

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
35(32) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 3 11 8 2 6
Virender Sehwag
32(26) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 11 1 7 2 8 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Sandeep Sharma
O3
M1
R15
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
Rishi Dhawan
O4
M0
R14
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.05, Second Session 20.05-21.30

Match days

28 April 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Siva: "Nice to see once dangerous Indian chaps Sehwag and Yuvraj turned out to be the leading scores for their teams."

Virat Kohli: "When you lose momentum in this format, it is difficult to come back. In these two matches, we have tried different things, they haven't come off. I've told Chahal and Aaron to keep attacking all the time."

Rishi Dhawan: "We have a good team, the confidence is high. The wicket was helpful today, Sandeep Sharma gave us a good start today, I focussed on the basics. My confidence increases by playing with seniors like Sehwag, I'm learning several things from it."

Abhi: "I agree with some suggestions here. Though KXIP is on a great winning streak, its time for them to try out their bench strength. This will keep the squad up, in case of any later injury in their playing XI. I am sure this will not be perceived as pressing the panic button, but a sensible decision of testing the team strength."

Presentation ceremony:

Chris Gayle is brilliant, he wins an award for most sixes, and from a line-up of people waiting to hand out prizes, he goes to the closest person and tries to take a trophy. Smiles all around as Gayle realises that's the Man of the Match award.

George Bailey: "Confidence is a really big thing, we are working well as a unit. Low totals can be tricky, but Viru in the middle you know you'll get the boundaries."

The Man of the Match is Sandeep Sharma: "I'm feeling lucky that I'm winning back-t-oback Man of the Match awards, I'm feeling awesome. I've seen Gayle playiing many times, hitting many other bowlers, it was an awesome moment (to get him bowled)."

Thanks everyone for joining in today, on behalf of Karthik Krishnaswamy and the rest of the Cricinfo gang, this is Siddarth Ravindran signing out. G'night!

18.5
4
Aaron to Dhawan, FOUR runs, five in five for Kings XI, they complete a perfect UAE leg, Dhawan hammers the shortish ball to the wide long-on boundary, Vijay Mallya is deflated, Bailey and Dhawan are overjoyed, Kings XI have now won eight in a row starting from last season, the longest streak in the IPL
18.5
2nb
Aaron to Bailey, (no ball) 1 run, high full toss, too high, Bailey guides it down towards third man for a single

Juvenal: "I think Punjab should bring Mandeep Singh for Saha & Gurkeerat Singh for Pujara...Mandeep can open the batting with Sehwag & Gurkeerat Singh at one down will make a formidable batting order.... "

18.4
1
Aaron to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball on off stump, thumped towards long-on for a single, four more to go
18.3
0
Aaron to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan looking to smear that through the leg side, connects well, but Gayle dives to his left to cut that off
18.2
1
Aaron to Bailey, 1 run, full ball outside off, searching for the yorker, jammed towards the off side
18.1
4
Aaron to Bailey, FOUR runs, starts with a really poor delivery, angling it down the leg side, fine leg in the ring, easy for Bailey to help along for four

Hot streaks

8

Consecutive matches won by KXIP, the most in a row by any IPL side

One from the vault

18

Runs that Bailey scored off 27 balls against RCB in 2010 - the last time he batted in the IPL before this season

Remember when ...

38

No. of deliveries Miller took for his century against RCB in 2013, the last time a batsman hit a hundred against RCB

Mr. Miser

5.2

Chahal's economy in this IPL, only Sunil Narine has a better economy among spinners

RCB v openers

21

Number of innings since an opening pair added fifty or more against RCB. The last one was by Tendulkar and Ponting

The drought

0

No. of boundaries off the bat by RCB in the last five overs, the first time in the IPL they failed to score any

Foreign foe

7

The number of overseas batsmen Balaji has dismissed, out of his 8 wickets in this IPL so far. His only Indian wicket - Dhoni

Poor starts

3

No. of times RCB have lost 4 or more wickets in the Powerplay in all IPL matches - two of them in 3 days

Three-wicket taker

4

Number of times, in 7 IPL matches, that Sandeep Sharma has taken 3 wickets in an innings

Yuvraj v Johnson

12.67

Yuvraj's ODI average v Johnson - 76 runs in 132 balls, 6 dismissals

What can you do off 7 balls?

28

Most runs scored in a seven-ball innings in the IPL, by Albie Morkel v RCB. Gayle made 20 off 7 today

Should KXIP be worried?

566

Gayle's aggregate v Kings XI, the highest by any batsman v an opposition. Next-best - Gambhir's 520 v RCB

Gayle's favourite team?

566

Gayle's aggregate v Kings XI (avg 62.88, SR 167.95). His next highest against any team is 386, v Mumbai