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RESULT
66th match (D/N), Dharamsala, May 17, 2012, Indian Premier League
(16.3/20 ov, T:121) 123/4

Kings XI won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)

Match centre 
Scores: Sanjay Murari
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Comms: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings 120/7(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab 123/4(16.3 overs)

Turned out to be a one-side game in the end, chasing 121 they have got there in less than 17 overs and with six wickets standing. Gilchrist, who earlier had pouched four catches, went on to guide his side to a win with his unbeaten 64. Bravo got a couple of wickets, but overall looked flat in the middle. Punjab have now gone up to 16 points with a game in hand, Chennai end their engagements with 17.

Shots of the Punjab dressing room, surprisingly quiet despite the win - they know they have to win their last game too to stay in the playoffs hunt.

Dhoni: Not trying to score too many, bowled really well, their lengths were good and whenever we tried to get out of the situation, they got the wickets. Watching the next few games will not change anything, let's wait and watch.

Gilchrist: Good to take field, one of those days when Chennai batsmen nicked all of them, all of them straight-forward catches. There was a guy badly injured, so no big deal about not taking the third run (Srikkanth Anirudha incident). We need to win our game against Delhi and await some other results too.

Gilchrist is also the man of the match for his all-round performance, catches, runs and a win as a captain.

So that is the end of that for the first game, hopefully we will not have the antics of last night repeating today. Hop over to the live commentary of the second game between Delhi and Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, where Mahela Jayawardene is leading the Daredevils!

16.3
4
Morkel to Mahmood, FOUR runs

short ball and that is pulled away to square-leg for a four, game, set and match Punjab

16.2
Morkel to Mahmood, no run

swings at the length ball and misses it, short of length yet again

16.1
Morkel to Mahmood, no run

short of length, nipping away from the seam, beats the outside edge of the bat and the bowler appealed for a catch-behind, Dhoni did not

So we do have a 'Strategic' Time-Out. Anything but strategies being discussed I am assuming now. Morkel has the ball.

end of over 165 runs • 1 wicket
PBKS: 119/4CRR: 7.43 RRR: 0.50
Adam Gilchrist64 (46)
Azhar Mahmood5 (4)
Ben Hilfenhaus 4-0-20-1
Yo Mahesh 2-0-27-0
15.6
Hilfenhaus to Gilchrist, no run

on the back foot, was trying to cut it through the covers, does not get it in the middle of the bat and it has gone to short cover

Two to win. One ball for the Time-Out

15.5
1
Hilfenhaus to Mahmood, 1 run

shorter and quicker from Hilfenhaus, Mahmood manages to pull it away to deep square-leg for a single.

15.4
Hilfenhaus to Mahmood, no run

pitched up this time and swinging away from the batsman, goes for a big one, misses the outside edge, through to the keeper

15.3
Hilfenhaus to Mahmood, no run

goes for a pull again, but this time Hilfenhaus is too quick for him, the top edge is beaten

15.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Mahmood, FOUR runs

outside the off stump and that has been flashed away over point for a four

15.1
W
Hilfenhaus to Chitnis, OUT

edged and gone! Outside the off stump, goes for a big heave over the off side, manages only the outside edge and that is easily caught by the wicket-keeper

Siddharth Chitnis c †Dhoni b Hilfenhaus 11 (27m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

Seven needed off 30. If they finish it off here, we may not have a Strategic Time-Out. Wow!

end of over 1522 runs
PBKS: 114/3CRR: 7.60 RRR: 1.40
Adam Gilchrist64 (45)
Siddharth Chitnis11 (11)
Yo Mahesh 2-0-27-0
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-18-2
14.6
6
Mahesh to Gilchrist, SIX runs

smashed over backward square-leg for a six! That was a quicker one angling in and Gilchrist has picked it up and slammed it into the fence for a biggie, 22 from that Mahesh over

14.5
4
Mahesh to Gilchrist, FOUR runs

bludgeoned, pitched up and that has been deposited over mid-off for a four, Gilchrist's playing his first game since recovering from tearing both his hamstrings.

14.4
1
Mahesh to Chitnis, 1 run

slower one, on a good length, flicked away to mid-wicket for a single

14.3
1
Mahesh to Gilchrist, 1 run

pitched on the length this time, Gilly is on his back foot, pushed to mid-wicket for a single

Only 19 needed now. 34 balls. Seven wickets. Gilly is on fire.

14.2
6
Mahesh to Gilchrist, SIX runs

short again and the tactic is clearly not working, it has been pulled over the deep square-leg region for a six to take him to his half-century

14.1
4
Mahesh to Gilchrist, FOUR runs

the short ball stuff continues and this was drifting down the leg side, Gilly pulls him over fine-leg, almost helping it on its way for a four

Mahesh to bowl his second.

end of over 1411 runs
PBKS: 92/3CRR: 6.57 RRR: 4.83
Siddharth Chitnis10 (10)
Adam Gilchrist43 (40)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-18-2
Yo Mahesh 1-0-5-0
13.6
4
Bravo to Chitnis, FOUR runs

over mid-off and that's four, pitched up after the barrage of short stuff and Chitniss looked to be almost waiting for it, slashes it over mid-off

13.5
Bravo to Chitnis, no run

short ball and he ducks under that one, looked wide to me

13.4
1
Bravo to Gilchrist, 1 run

short one yet again, this time on the leg side and he goes for the pull, does not come off the middle of the bat and goes to fine-leg for a single

13.3
1
Bravo to Chitnis, 1 run

outside the off stump, punched to the left of the short cover for a single

13.2
1
Bravo to Gilchrist, 1 run

short ball, but this time on the stumps and he has lofted it over the in-field, the deep square-leg fielder comes in but is way short

Best performances - batters
AC Gilchrist
AC Gilchrist PBKS
64 runs (46)
9 fours2 sixes
Control
73%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
17 runs
2 fours1 six
5092016095
DJ Bravo
DJ Bravo CSK
48 runs (43)
2 fours3 sixes
Control
77%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
12 runs
0 four2 sixes
1434921510
Best performances - bowlers
P Awana
P Awana PBKS
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
3
P Kumar
P Kumar PBKS
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Match details
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
Series
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Punjab Kings
Adam Gilchrist
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days17 May 2012 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Shavir Tarapore
India
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
India
Virender Sharma
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Chennai Super Kings 0
Kings XI Innings
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Indian Premier League
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DC16115220.617
KKR16105210.561
MI1610620-0.100
CSK1687170.100
RCB168717-0.022
KXIP168816-0.216
RR1679140.201
DC164119-0.509
PWI164128-0.551