bowled'im, Punjab have thumped Bangalore, short and he moves away to pull it, misses and we know the rest
The second-biggest win in all IPL games, Punjab will be making Kolkata, who play day after tomorrow, a little anxious here. Four wins on the trot, the last of which has broken a seven-match winning streak for Bangalore, and how. For a team that has dominated the IPL in the last couple of weeks, this is some hammering. Gilchrist and Marsh set it up for Punjab in that superb stand, and the bowlers followed it up with a sound performance to ensure the win was secured by a big margin.
Punjab's net-run rate has boomed to +0.273. They are fifth in the points table still, but very much in the running now. Check it out on the series page.
We'll get you the details from the presentation in just a bit. In the meantime, check out Sriram Veera's bulletin for this game.
Virat Kohli: "Same result as the last game we played them, but different result this time. We didn't bowl well but all the shots they hit were clean shots, so we couldn't do much about that. I thought we could restrict them to 160 after the first six overs, but after that the next five overs I don't think we bowled very well. They also batted brilliantly, hats off to them. It's a good reality check, we needed something like to regroup, see our faults and correct them going forward."
Adam Gilchrist is also MOM, no kidding: "A pretty important win for us, it will boost our run-rate and we may need that to come into the equation. It's a bit of a surprise to be honest [the knock], but you need to keep trusting yourself. Twenty20 cricket is a funny game. Virat has got his whole cricketing life ahead of him and I'd say that to any youngster. It was a nicer batting track today, we felt it's a small ground and we might be able to make up for any slow overs early on. Marsh has also turned into a dominator. Once we got to the 10-11 over mark, the track had settled down and it was an intentional decision to keep going hard. We've got to win our next game, we've taken about half a run up in the net run-rate."
That's all we have for you today. Join us again tomorrow. Thanks for tuning in, Adios.
slapped past the bowler for a single
four more, driven over the bowler's head, Chawla ran across from long-off, got a hand to it and Hussey, running from long-on, overran it as Chawla misfielded
short and wide, finds the gap, slashing it between point and short third man for a boundary
slower one, moves away and chips him over extra cover
clipped off his pads past midwicket for a single
Shalabh to bowl
Time for the timeout
nicely struck, picked the slower one this time, was in the slot and he launched it over long-off, runs again from Harris but he also got a wicket
slower one bowled short outside off, makes room to smote that over cover, can't reach it
back of a length outside off, run down to third man for a single
Aravind's the last man
gone, landed full and he made room, only to chip it straight to David Hussey at mid-on
pitched up and it's driven hard towards mid-off
beautifully picked up, slightly short, he swivels and whips that over the fine-leg boundary, lovely shot
Harris is back
has a swing at that one, drags it to deep midwicket for a single, the end of a successful spell
quicker delivery again on middle, mistimes a pull in the vacant midwicket region, single
Slip and a silly point now
gets forward and knocks it in front of cover
gets a stride out and plays it towards cover
flighted on the off, pushed back to the bowler
Langeveldt walks in, can Piyush take five?
done in by the googly again, Chawla takes his fourth, pushed that one in quicker and van der Wath tried to close the face on that one, missed as he went across and looked to be struck in line with middle and leg, Asad Rauf had no doubts about that one
makes room and just manages to chip that slower delivery, that he didn't pick, over cover for a couple
squeezed it wide of extra cover for a single