Player of the Match
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706dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Rampant Kings XI storm into semi-finals

Kings XI Punjab walloped Northern Knights by 120 runs to storm into the semi-finals of the CLT20 with three wins in three

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Vohra
65(32) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 6 2 18 9 8 8 14
V Sehwag
52(37) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
13 4 2 5 17 2 3 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Karanveer Singh
O3.2
M0
R15
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AR Patel
AR Patel
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Northern Districts , 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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 4, Northern Districts 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

So, that's been a pretty full day's T20 cricket. One game that went as down to the wire as it could and the other ending up a one-sided rout. It was great to have your company for both, of course. Just a reminder, by the way. Kings XI are through to the semis and on that note, it is time for me to ice my fingers. Ciao from Alagappan Muthu, Venkat Raghav and Sid Ravindran

Manan Vohra is the Man of the Match "It was a good day for me, I was hitting the ball well and I thought I could carry. [What did you say when Sehwag told you he would give you one of his bats if you could score a ton?] I told him I was waiting for it, but I miscued a short ball. [What more he should do to get that hundred] More patience, more consolidation, more singles which I'm not doing right now"

"I was keen to bat, for the reasons we say. the other night against Tridents in out second innings, the ball just started to turn and there wasn't as much dew," says George Bailey. "It could make some doubts in the batting order and we thought we could ride that through. Manoj's innings was outstanding. Viru as well. Really pleased with the bowling. Especially with Karanveer, who didn't get as much time in the early overs. And the fielding was good too, It was a little electric out there"

"Knew Kings XI were a capable batting side, but we showed bit of character to peg them back in the middle. But 216 was a pretty good total," says Northern Knights captain Daniel Flynn. "Ball didn't swing. That's the way it goes, We've got to adapt but we didn't do that. The pitch spun, their spinners gave some air, and we were found out. We have some young guys in the side, first trip here, certainly a learning experience and we'll take it forward. "

"I offered to give Manan Vohra my bat if he could score a hundred. Unfortunately he couldn't," says Virender Sehwag, "It wasn't a pretty good wicket for T20. It was stopping and gripping and turning and as a batsman you will stop and think whether you want to go for your shots [in such conditions]. But credit to the batting side. They were chasing 216, they had to go after the bowling and but we had two good spinners"

11.15 pm A match that went according to script for Kings XI. But what would please them most would be their bowlers' performance. The seamers took care of the main threat from Northern Knights. Although there is an argument that Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich fell on their own swords. Then the spin switch was flicked on and the procession began. Knights stumbled to 92 in their last match. They managed to better that by only three run tonight.

15.2
W
Karanveer Singh to Boult, OUT, that's a 120-run mauling! Another example of Karanveer loading the ball with as much air as he could and the batsman, as a result, hitting across the line. Outside edge goes to short third man to seal Kings XI's progress into the semi-final

TA Boult c Bailey b Karanveer Singh 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

15.1
0
Karanveer Singh to Boult, no run, teasingly tossed up outside off, Boult pushes after it with an open face and is easily beaten

END OF OVER:
15 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ND: 95/9 (121 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.33, RRR: 24.20)

  • Ish Sodhi2 (3b)
  • Trent Boult1 (2b)
  • Axar Patel4-0-16-2
  • Karanveer Singh3-0-15-3
14.6
0
Patel to Sodhi, no run, fired in again, but this time Sodhi is able to ride it to short third man
14.5
0
Patel to Sodhi, no run, they want to get this done and dusted. Akshare fires in a quicker ball on middle and leg, Sodhi is late on his shot but this would have slid down
14.4
1
Patel to Boult, 1 run, full and outside off, Boult slogs to long-on
14.3
0
Patel to Boult, no run, goes back and taps a good length ball past the reach of second slip

Northern D 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10DJ HarrisKS Williamson
2nd48AP DevcichKS Williamson
3rd6AP DevcichDR Flynn
4th12DR FlynnBJ Watling
5th5SB StyrisBJ Watling
6th2BJ WatlingDJ Mitchell
7th9DJ MitchellSC Kuggeleijn
8th0TG SoutheeSC Kuggeleijn
9th2TG SoutheeIS Sodhi
10th1TA BoultIS Sodhi

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