Gurkeerat has done it for Punjab with a boundary, and Mohali is ecstatic, short ball in to the body, and Gurkeerat hooks it away to the fine leg rope
That is it from us for this game. Have a look at Sid Ravindran's match report which is being updated. Abhishek Purohit signing off for the moment. Cheers
David Hussey is the Man of the Match
David Hussey: "He [Gurkeerat] is a real player for the future for us, made it look real easy. We showed our fighting qualities today. We got three big games, you never know, we could sneak into the finals."
Kumar Sangakkara: "We were poor with the ball at the back end and Huss and the young boy made us pay. [On being asked whether the dew made an impact] Not really, we were in control for most of the game but you need to hit your yorkers. You always bowl your best bowler in the penultimate bowler and get the run-rate high enough for the final over."
Hussey has an arm around Gurkeerat's neck, the Punjab team run onto the field. Gurkeerat gets a big hug from Adam Gilchrist. Punjab are alive this season. They have two tough games against Delhi and one against the defending champions Chennai, but for the moment, Gurkeerat and Hussey have kept them alive
Deccan had 82 to defend off six overs, 16 off the final over, and they could not. Have to feel for Shikhar Dhawan and Cameron White
Mamun: "At the end of the day, Deccan somehow manages to do it again."
shivam: "DC are more consistent than Malinga's yorkers. Hats Off!!!"
somehow gets it in the air wide of extra cover, they will risk the second, they have to, Gurkeerat is not making it, he has too much ground to cover, but a big dive, a massive dive, and he is in
super stuff, Gurkeerat, gets away another boundary, wide of sweeper cover this time, full, just outside off, he again makes some room and opens the face to get the placement right
Oh Deccan, not another loss?
oh boy, Gurkeerat has made room to the short of a length ball, cleared front leg and dragged it just over the deep midwicket rope
Gurkeerat on strike, Deccan have to close this out now, mid off is up
hammers a length ball flat and on the bounce to long on
heaves a length ball angled into him through square leg, there is a fumble in the deep, and Hussey is back on strike
Gony to bowl the last over
can Punjab do it, Gurkeerat makes room and squeezes a low full toss past a diving point
heaves a full toss to midwicket, who has a go at the stumps, Hussey was gone had the throw hit, Steyn is furious at the fielder, Sudhindra, for throwing
that would have taken out the middle stump, it was a yorker at 145.4 kph, Hussey got bat down on it as he backed away to have a swing
throws his bat at a pitched up ball outside off, flies down to third man
in the blockhole outside off, squeezed out to point, still some late away swing for Steyn
Mahesh: "Here you go Deccan.. sigh.."
drags a full one from outside off to long on
full toss pushed to cover for one
no idea how that has gone for four, but it has, it was a mile outside off, Gurkeerat goes walking two miles outside off, he does not quite get bat on it as he tries to scoop it, probably bit of thigh pad as well as it scoots past the keeper on the leg side
full delivery has been drilled straight past Hussey and has too much pace on it for long on
goes for the blockhole outside leg stump, swung off a thick inside edge through square leg
that has gone, Christian's slower one has been lifted over deep midwicket, just wide of the man and just over the rope
slower length ball on middle and leg, he makes room and pushes it on the off side
right in the blockhole on the stumps, Hussey opens up but can only dig it back to Steyn
runs a short of a length ball down to third man
|Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh|
|Toss||Deccan Chargers, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05|
|Match days||13 May 2012 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Kings XI Punjab 2, Deccan Chargers 0|
Over 20 • KXIP 194/6Kings XI won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)