that's it, Punjab have won their first match of the tournament, Nehra digs the last ball towards point to end the game
Inspired Punjab trounce Mumbai
|PBKS||44.2||0(1)||- 1.06||- 1.49||2/16||1.94||45.69|
The 66-run win is the second largest in the tournament in terms of runs. Preity Zinta is out on the field congratulating her team. It's been a comprehensive effort from Punjab. Sangakkara's 94 made him the leading runscorer of the tournament and set up a competitive total. Brett Lee's opening burst set Mumbai firmly on the back foot and Piyush Chawla's wily legspin sealed the deal.
Sreesanth's crying on the field for some reason. He's bawling in fact. VRV and Karan Goel are consoling him. Now Sangakkara also goes up to him. I wonder what that is about. Curiouser and curiouser.
Anyway Punjab have got on the scoreboard while Mumbai join Deccan Chargers as the only only teams without a win in three matches. A whole horde of players have hit one six each in this match so Sangakkara goes up to collect a cheque on their behalf.
The Man of the Match is also Sangakkara for his 94 which made the difference between the two sides. That's it from us at Cricinfo today. We'll be back for tomorrow's double header - Chennai Supe Kings take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai while Bangalore Royal Challengers host Rajasthan Royal later in the evening.
Thank you for all your emails. I will let you know why Sreesanth was crying as soon as I find out. This is George Binoy signing off, cheers.
bowled short outside the off stump, Nehra lets it go through to Sangakkara
banged in short on middle and leg stump, Nehra moves across his stumps and fends it down
full ball on off stump, defended off the front foot towards the off side
short of a length delivery outside off stump, defended off the back foot towards backward point
played towards point off the back foot
Mumbai need 67 off the last over. Purely academic of course.
good length again from VRV outside off, Kulkarni gets beaten
Nehra moves forward and defends, the good length ball hits the outside edge and speeds towards third man where a sharp piece of fielding from Pathan saves the four
good length ball on off stump, driven on the up through the off side for a single
short of a length delivery gets big on Kulkarni who tries to fend at it without moving his feet, he gets beaten
another short ball from VRV, Kulkarni ducks once again
good length delivery just outside off stump, Kulkarni lets it go through to Sangakkara
short ball over the stumps, it's been called wide for height after Kulkarni ducked under it
the yorker bowled at 140 kmh on middle stump, defended back towards the bowler
full ball outside off stump, driven off the front foot through cover point
full and wide outside off stump, Kulkarni backs away but gets beaten by the length and pace
Nehra gets squared up by a bouncer which he defends awkwardly in the air behind point, Sreesanth had over-stepped so there's a free hit coming up
defended on the front foot towards midwicket
bowled him! or is it hitwicket? Khote backed away once again to make room to slice the ball on the off side, Sreesanth bowled a full and fast ball on off stump, it appeared as though Khote hit his leg stump with his bat while he was bringing it down and then the ball crashed into off stump after he missed the shot
Khote backs away and slices a full toss from Sreesanth over backward point for over
|Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh|
|Toss||Mumbai Indians, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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||25 April 2008 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Kings XI Punjab 2, Mumbai Indians 0|
Over 20 • MI 116/9Kings XI won by 66 runs