Player of the Match
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761dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Bowlers deliver comfortable win for Kings XI

A late Cape Cobras batting collapse triggered by career-best spells from Akshar Patel and Anureet Singh helped Kings XI Punjab overcome an early blitz from Hashim Amla

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WP Saha
42(35) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 4 6 2 9 1 15
RE Levi
42(37) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 0 0 1 10 2 8 20

Best performances - Bowlers

Anureet Singh
O2.3
M0
R12
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
AR Patel
AR Patel
O4
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • 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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 4, Cape Cobras 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

So that's all we have for you tonight. Let me remind you that Hobart Hurricanes have joined Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in the semi-final. Tomorrow's Lahore Lions' game will decide if they or Chennai Super Kings crash that party. Look out for our preview tomorrow. That will have most of those details. For now, Alagappan Muthu is gettin outta heeeeere!

Akshar Patel is the Man of the Match for his three for 15. "I'm very happy with the captain and the management's support. I do very well in batting and bowling."

"Good fightback with the ball and we did the job with the bat," says George Bailey "It was a tired wicket, holding up a little bit and it was pretty clinical in the end. Wonderjob job, he does through the innings. He contains, he takes wickets and he does it with a short sleeved shirt which is pleasing. They bowl very beautifully together. I reckon he's a little lucky tonight."

Gaurav Manchand: "So Maxwell-Ashwin battle will be on the cards again if lahore loins fails to beat Perth Scorchers by a big margin." You bet

stranger: "Very satisfied by this performance from KXIP, wicket was slow with little bit uneven bounce, they adjusted well to it. Would love to see them win this league now."

"We knew we had to put a big score with such a strong batting line up. We tried out best out there but unfortunately not good enough," says stand-in Cobras captain Dane Vilas. "Came in rusty and started too slow and playing catch up is very tough. The spinners bowled beautifully. Robbie bowled beautifully and SR [Engelbrecht], with the other game as well, hes been great"

"Always. Feeling happy, two outstanding stumpings. Peterson's catch, awesome fielding. Instinct told me the stumping was out. Skip and the management told me to rotate strike if the wickets go early. That's my strength," says a breathless Wriddhiman Saha

Kings XI would be far more pleased with their bowling. They dismissed the opposition. They pulled back a pretty rampant top order. That should put them in good stead going forward

11.00 pm The total was never a challenge for Kings XI. At one point it seemed like Viru and Maxi were only there to get a little practice ahead of the semis. Cobras though willed themselves through it. Vilas was screaming that it wasn't over several times. They competed as hard as they could, but they just lacked the firepower this format needs.

18.1
4
Amla to Miller, FOUR runs, length ball, sliding down, Miller tucks it away wide of mid-on and that is that. The players shake hands, Miller hugs Engelbrecht. Very genial scenes as the fireworks explode over head

Scores level. One more run to kill this. Hashim Amla to bowl! for the second time in the tournament, mind you

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs | KXIP: 135/3 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 0.50)

  • Wriddhiman Saha42 (35b)
  • David Miller12 (13b)
  • Sybrand Engelbrecht4-0-42-1
  • Vernon Philander4-0-27-0
17.6
6
Engelbrecht to Saha, SIX runs, a little bit of flight and he's pounced on it, ran down the track, kept leg side of the ball and lofted it clean over the long-off boundary. Gorgeous stroke
17.5
1
Engelbrecht to Miller, 1 run,
17.4
0
Engelbrecht to Miller, no run, fuller and drifting into the pads, tucked away through square leg
17.3
0
Engelbrecht to Miller, no run, tossed up into the pads, it hits them as Miller looks to nudge around it
17.2
2
Engelbrecht to Miller, 2 runs, slower and shorter again, this time Miller goes leg side with an orthodox swat, Mistimes it in front of square on the leg side

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st41V SehwagM Vohra
2nd33V SehwagWP Saha
3rd34WP SahaGJ Maxwell
4th31WP SahaDA Miller

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