278dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Kings XI show batting depth in victory

Making his debut for Kings XI Punjab, Thisara Perera was the match-winner with ball and bat in a five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
GJ Maxwell
43(25) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 8 11 8 9 3
NLTC Perera
NLTC Perera
35(20) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 4 8 8 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
NLTC Perera
O3
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
DE Bollinger
O4
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

18 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 4, Hobart Hurricanes 0

Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

The only time Kings XI looked in trouble in this match was when their top order came out swinging at every ball, and losing some early wickets. But that man Maxwell did the job again, in a low-scoring encounter he again played some flamboyant strokes to score at a strike rate of nearly 200 to change the game. After that, Perera and Bailey finished off the jib.

We knew Kings XI have plenty of power in the batting department, but their bowling was also pretty good today.

Tim Paine: "Didn't get off to a good start with the bat.. with the ball we gave it a good crack .. "

Mohandas Menon tweets: "In the last 10 overs not a single Indian player was on the field just 12 Aussies, 1 Pakistani and 1 Sri Lankan #KXIPvHOB"

Glenn Maxwell: "I suppose today was a bit tough, they have a very good fast bowling cartel coming at us taking three wickets early, Bailey and Perera have loads of experience, this was a sort of pitch on which it is tough to tell what is a good score."

Kings XI co-owner Preity zinta tweets: "Yeah!What a game by the #redlions So happy 2see how well #kxip boys performed. Welcome Perera & Anureet 2 the den".

Presentation ceremony:

George Bailey: "A terrific innings from Maxy and TP there, it takes some courage to come out when your team is in a bit of trouble and go for your shots. I think Hobart have a very nice team, they lost today but they can challenge. Anureet Singh didn't get much of a chance in the IPL with a broken thumb, he was outstanding with the ball, that one over at the death. We (Kings XI) slotted back in really quickly, not our best game with the bat but we will get better."

Man of the Match is Thisara Perera: "I'm really happy to be back in the side, last year I had international duties so I couldn't play much. Everyone expect me to bowl (well), then the batting." Perera is beaming all through that interview.

Aakash Chopra tweets: "I'm a fan of KXIP's brand of batting...only IPL team that goes on the offensive from word go & doesn't slow down. Hugely entertaining #CLT20" It certainly came off today, and they have opened with a comfortable win over Hurricanes.

That's a wrap from us tonight , thanks for all the mails, see you all tomorrow. Ta ta.

17.4
4
Gulbis to Bailey, FOUR runs, width on offer, Bailey smears this over cover point for four, and that is a straightforward win for Kings XI Punjab
17.3
4
Gulbis to Bailey, FOUR runs, on leg stump, a touch short, an effortless swish of the bat sends the ball towards the square leg boundary, the third umpire is required to figure out whether that carried over the rope, or hit the rope, or landed short, he decides it landed short
17.2
1
Gulbis to Perera, 1 run, looks to clout this over midwicket, inside edges it onto the pads
17.2
1w
Gulbis to Perera, 1 wide, great take by Paine as Gulbis spears this way down the leg side, Perera was shuffling away from leg stump, bowler decided to follow him but he misses the line
17.1
1
Gulbis to Bailey, 1 run, shortish ball on leg stump, Bailey powers that away towards deep square leg, that ball was travelling quick

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | KXIP: 135/5 (10 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 3.33)

  • George Bailey25 (24b)
  • Thisara Perera34 (19b)
  • Ben Laughlin4-0-26-1
  • Evan Gulbis2-0-12-1
16.6
1
Laughlin to Bailey, 1 run, short of length ball is guided towards deep backward point

Solid in the middle

5

Number of times, including today, that Nos. 5, 6 and 7 have made 30+ in an innings in T20 cricket

Hilfenhaus goes short

5

Number of short balls bowled by Hilfenhaus in today's game - more than any other bowler

One big over

18

Runs conceded by Cameron Boyce in the 12th over of Kings XI's innings, the most expensive of his T20 career

Consistently explosive

8

Number of T20 batsmen with a 20+ average and a 150+ strike rate, from a minimum of 50 innings. The list includes Maxwell and Sehwag

Marauding Manan

40

Manan Vohra's average in T20 cricket since May, before this game. He's made his runs at a strike rate of 140 (324 runs in eight innings)

Kings of the chase

85

KXIP's win percentage while chasing targets of 150 or less

First-over blues

14

Number of times Sehwag has been dismissed in the first over of a T20 innings - more than any other batsman

Defendable?

1

Number of times, in five previous attempts, that Hurricanes have successfully defended a sub-150 score.

Parsimonious Patel

5.93

Akshar Patel's T20 economy rate this year - Only Daniel Vettori has done better, among left-arm spinners who have bowled a minimum of 10 innings

Finish with a flourish

46

Hurricanes' average score in the last five overs while batting first - that will take them to 155

Out of reach?

0

Number of times Hurricanes have posted 150 after scoring 60 or less in 10 overs

Journeyman

6

Number of countries Shoaib Malik has played domestic T20 in. He has represented eight teams in all

Non-violent Hurricanes

17

Hurricanes have made their slowest-ever start, reaching 17 for 1 at the five-over mark

The opening stand

29

The average opening partnership in Mohali in T20 cricket

Dunk on top

395

Runs scored by Ben Dunk in the last edition of the Big Bash League - he was the leading run-scorer

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033