result
34th match (N), Mohali, May 12 2008, Indian Premier League
Kings XI won by 9 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shaun Marsh
Punjab Kings
13y
• The Bulletin by Mathew Varghese

Marsh leads nine-wicket mauling

A nine-wicket mauling in Mohali leaves the Bangalore Royal Challengers all but out of the semi-finals

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Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore143/8(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab144/1(15.4 overs)

Well this just shows you the immense depth in talent in Australia. Heck, Marsh and Pomersbach still can't make the national team! It's a real treat having them here to show off their talents and credit to Marsh especially for playing another superb innings. Thanks to him, Punjab have notched up their sixth victory.

One suspects the knives will be out in the Bangalore camp. They really don't look like budging from their 8th spot. Even if they win the next five, they will only end up with 14 points, which is what Rajasthan have right now. Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

Here's Dravid: "They played great cricket, restricting us to 140 was a great effort. We kept getting the momentum and losing wickets. We needed 175-180 but we were well short of that. We have to keep raising our game."

Yuvraj: "Big relief after the last game. Great stuff by Marsh and Pomersbach. I thought I hit the ball harder. These shots were something else. This win gives us a lot of confidence."

Shaun Marsh is the Man of the Match: "It's good that me and Luke finished it off. We just got out there and watch the ball. As long as the team wins, it's all that matters. My dad (Geoff) says he has played shots like this but I reckon he didn't!"

Thanks for your company, and the mails! We got plenty bashing the Bangalore camp. Do join us for tomorrow's game between Delhi and Kolkata. Till then, on behalf of Binoy and Raymond, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

15.4
1
Praveen to Marsh, 1 run

that's it! Praveen bowls another slower one, he gently steers it in front of cover and takes the single

15.3
Praveen to Marsh, no run

that's a dot ball, a rarity here, Praveen bowls the slow yorker and he can't dig it out

15.2
1
Praveen to Pomersbach, 1 run

slides on the pads again and he whips it through the line to deep midwicket

15.1
1
Praveen to Marsh, 1 run

full on the pads, he pushes this to long-on

end of over 1518 runs
PBKS: 141/1CRR: 9.40 RRR: 0.60
Luke Pomersbach33 (23)
Shaun Marsh72 (48)
Zaheer Khan 4-0-35-0
Anil Kumble 4-0-36-0
14.6
4
Khan to Pomersbach, FOUR runs

he bludgeons a low full toss and nearly cleans up Zaheer in the process, he just manages to evade it

14.5
1lb
Khan to Marsh, 1 leg bye

tries to nudge it down to fine leg, the ball clips his pads and they pick up a legbye

14.4
4
Khan to Marsh, FOUR runs

bangs it in short and he plays a short arm pull, he bludgeons it past square leg, he wants to finish this NOW

14.3
4
Khan to Marsh, FOUR runs

Marsh now edges this one down towards third man, the fielder at third man slides and initially cuts it off, the ball deflects off his palm and he gathers himself and attempts to pull it back again, he does and throws it back, replays showed the ball just touching the rope on the second attempt

14.2
4
Khan to Marsh, FOUR runs

stand and deliver! Zaheer pitches it up outside off and Marsh plays the most elegant of straight drives, the ball hits the meat of the bat and beats mid-off

14.1
1
Khan to Pomersbach, 1 run

Zaheer returns for a new spell, he takes a few paces down the track, fails to cover the length of the ball and hence mistimes it to the on side

Srikanth: "Mallaya's investment in this team is running out like beer in hot summer..."

Raghavendra: "We should cut Dravid some slack. Mallya and his CEO have conveniently washed their hands off the matter, and put the blame square on Dravid. Why wasn't Mallya more responsible back then instead of whining now?"

end of over 1413 runs
PBKS: 123/1CRR: 8.78 RRR: 3.50
Shaun Marsh60 (44)
Luke Pomersbach28 (21)
Anil Kumble 4-0-36-0
Virat Kohli 1-0-9-0
13.6
Kumble to Marsh, no run

bowls the conventional legbreak, he slides on the pads and he tucks it to mid-on

13.5
4
Kumble to Marsh, FOUR runs

Kumble bowls a seam-up delivery, the ball comes on straight and Marsh plays the most delicate of late cuts as he glides it to third man

13.4
1
Kumble to Pomersbach, 1 run

tries to glance it late but he ends up chopping it down to the offside

13.3
Kumble to Pomersbach, no run

makes room and slashes it wide of point

13.2
6
Kumble to Pomersbach, SIX runs

shot! He bowls the googly but he takes a few paces down the track, smothers the turn and carts it high over deep square leg

13.1
1
Kumble to Marsh, 1 run

hits a fullish length outside off, he makes room and places it wide of point

13.1
1w
Kumble to Marsh, 1 wide

sprays that a little too wide outside off, he decides not to chase it

end of over 139 runs
PBKS: 110/1CRR: 8.46 RRR: 4.85
Shaun Marsh55 (41)
Luke Pomersbach21 (18)
Virat Kohli 1-0-9-0
Anil Kumble 3-0-23-0
12.6
1
Kohli to Marsh, 1 run

fullish on the pads, he tucks it off his pads and places it wide of square leg

12.5
1
Kohli to Pomersbach, 1 run

goes for an across the line swipe but he mistimes it to square leg

12.4
1
Kohli to Marsh, 1 run

fullish outside off, he makes room and pushes it to long-off

Best performances - batters
Player portrait, Shaun Marsh
SE Marsh PBKS
74 runs (51)
9 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Mark Boucher
MV Boucher RCB
39 runs (32)
4 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth PBKS
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
ECO
7.25
Piyush Chawla portrait
PP Chawla PBKS
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
2
ECO
8.25
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh
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 days12 May 2008 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
India Image
Ivaturi Shivram
TV Umpire
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Jasbir Singh
Match Referee
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Clive Lloyd
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0