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15th match (D/N), Cape Town, April 26, 2009, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:140) 112/7

Kings XI won by 27 runs

Player Of The Match
60 (51) & 2 catches
Cricinfo's MVP
112.11 ptsImpact List
Kings XI Innings
Royals Innings
Match Flow
Kings XI Punjab  (20 ovs maximum)
c Patel b Kamran Khan1115-2073.33
run out (Jadeja/Asnodkar)00-00-
run out (†Rawat)6051-71117.64
c †Rawat b Patel23-0066.66
c Kamran Khan b Patel710-0070.00
b Kamran Khan3933-22118.18
not out 66-10100.00
not out 12-0050.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, w 9)13
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.95)139/6
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Karan Goel, 0.1 ov), 2-21 (Ravi Bopara, 4.1 ov), 3-38 (Yuvraj Singh, 6.1 ov), 4-48 (Mahela Jayawardene, 8.2 ov), 5-123 (Irfan Pathan, 18.1 ov), 6-130 (Kumar Sangakkara, 18.6 ov)
4.1 to RS Bopara, Kamran comes back again, and he strikes first up, slower ball, a low fulltoss on the leg stump, dipping on Bopara who is way early and lobs it to the left of mid-on, where Munaf takes a diving catch. 21/2
18.1 to IK Pathan, If Warne can't, his prodigy will, off the inside edge, this is full and fast, and Irfan looks to go off side, but is late into it, and gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps. This will pull Punjab back after a superb partnership. 123/5
6.1 to Yuvraj Singh, and Munaf strikes first ball too, what does Warnie tell them, four overs from this end, and three first deliveries have resulted in wickets. this was a superb delivery, length ball, on off, seamed away, and Yuvraj hung his rod, and Rawat caught the edge. 38/3
8.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, No. 2 for Munaf, this is pure pressure, just short of a length, Mahela looks to loft over mid-off, the ball stops a touch, and Mahela has to check the shot, but he ends up lobbing it straight to mid-off. 48/4
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 140 runs from 20 ovs)
c Powar b Pathan34-0075.00
c †Sangakkara b Pathan26-0033.33
c †Sangakkara b Abdulla78-1087.50
c Goel b Chawla1013-2076.92
b Abdulla42-10200.00
b Abdulla3744-2084.09
c Powar b Chawla14-0025.00
not out 3433-30103.03
not out 46-0066.66
Extras(lb 5, w 5)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 5.60)112/7
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Swapnil Asnodkar, 1.1 ov), 2-9 (Graeme Smith, 1.5 ov), 3-23 (Rob Quiney, 4.1 ov), 4-27 (Dimitri Mascarenhas, 4.3 ov), 5-36 (Yusuf Pathan, 6.4 ov), 6-42 (Abhishek Raut, 8.4 ov), 7-102 (Ravindra Jadeja, 18.1 ov)
1.1 to SA Asnodkar, and Irfan's good night continues, short, Asnodkar goes for the pull, but there is some extra bounce that gets his top-edge, straight to Powar at mid-on, it's game on. 7/1
1.5 to GC Smith, what a beauty, perfect delivery for a left-arm swing bowler, just short of a driving length, pitching off, and then moving away, and kissing the bat on the way... perfect, what ba start for Irfan, two wickets in one over following his 39 with the bat. 9/2
4.1 to RJ Quiney, this happens to you only on a very lucky day, this one was angled down leg, slipping away, Quiney looks to flick it for four, but there is a noise as it passes him, and the keeper goes up, and he is given. Lucky wicket, but Rajasthan in deep trouble now. 23/3
4.3 to AD Mascarenhas, Abdulla strikes again, lovely offcutter, pitches on leg stump, just short of a length, Dimi looks to defend but plays inside the line, the offcut beats the bat, and takes the top of off. Superb show by Punjab's left-arm seamers. 27/4
18.1 to RA Jadeja, timber! Jadeja, desperate Jadeja, steps out, is beaten by a swinging yorker. Stumps are splayed. 102/7
6.4 to YK Pathan, the big man sinks, what a huge wicket, Yusuf looks for the trademark sweep, but the ball pitches too close to him, and outside off, it takes the top edge that lobs straight to short fine, and will we have an encore of Rajasthan's 58 all out against Bangalore?. 36/5
8.4 to AS Raut, this one shows Raut has no clue what Chawla is bowling, steps out, finds himself short of the pitch of the ball, gives it his all, his all takes it up miles into the air, and towards Powar at mid-off, who makes good ground to hold on to this steepler. 42/6
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  • Kings XI Punjab innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Kings XI Punjab - 60/4 in 10.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 24, IK Pathan 10)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (KC Sangakkara 21, IK Pathan 28, Ex 1)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 7
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 47 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Kings XI Punjab - 139/6 in 20.0 overs (PP Chawla 6, WA Mota 1)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Drinks: Rajasthan Royals - 48/6 in 10.0 overs (RA Jadeja 16, SK Warne 2)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 3
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (RA Jadeja 21, SK Warne 24, Ex 6)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 9
Newlands, Cape Town
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)16.45 start, First Session 16.45-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.20, Second Session 18.20-19.45
Match days26 April 2009 - daynight (20-over match)
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PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
Win Probability
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Over 20 • RR 112/7

Kings XI won by 27 runs
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