Kings vs Giants, 9th Match at Cuttack, Legends League, Sep 27 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

9th Match (N), Cuttack, September 27, 2022, Legends League Cricket
(19.4/20 ov, T:223) 165

Kings won by 57 runs

Player Of The Match
64 (33)
Full commentary

That's a wrap from us for this game. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do tune in on Thursday as the India Capitals take on the Manipal Tigers. Till then, stay safe, goodbye and goodnight!

William Porterfield, Player of the Match: It was enjoyable. Took a bit of time to get going in the last over. It was quite nice to get going early. It was obviously nice to play a game and come back tonight and put that right. The body is not feeling too bad, and I am okay.

Virender Sehwag, Gujarat Giants captain: They scored too many runs. 222 is a lot of runs to chase on any wicket. We thought if one of Chris Gayle or O'Brien could click, we had a chance. Wicket was good to bat on. Me and Gayle were batting and we could not get a boundary in the powerplay. After that, wickets kept falling. Today is not their [bowling unit's] day. The Kings outplayed us in all departments. We won first two games, then we have lost two. Hopefully we can repeat the good performances in the next few matches.

Irfan Pathan, Bhilwara Kings captain: Two back-to-back games. We could have won yesterday as well. Our openers literally took the game away from them. It was either me or Yusuf bhai at No.3. At that time, it was needed to get the momentum. It was tough to straightaway hit in the middle overs. Once I got going, it was a decent innings. It was important to let Gayle know that our plan was about spin. That was our proper plan to manoeuvre the bowlers. If Gayle gets going, things can get messy. We needed to keep him quiet and not let him get away. We have one of the best bowling attacks, as far as pace is concerned and I wanted them to be aggressive. In the end, very happy.

Right. This game promised so much at the start, especially when Sehwag announced that Gayle would be playing. But once the Kings had put up 222 runs on the board, it never looked like the Giants would hunt it down. They struggled during the powerplay and could not get any momentum through the middle overs either. Yashpal Singh waged a lone battle towards the end, although by then, the result had become a foregone conclusion. Plenty to ponder for the Giants, who now sit below the Kings, who have leapfrogged them into second. Their NRR has also taken a beating and it would be interesting to see how they react moving forward

Best to Yashpal Singh, OUT

cleans him up! Best gets the wicket he has been wanting all evening! And that will also be that for the Giants tonight. Searing yorker on off stump that might have tailed into the batter very late. Yashpal makes a hurried attempt to stab it away but by then, the ball has whistled past the bat and sent off stump flying. A fitting end to a dominant Kings display

Yashpal Singh b Best 57 (29b 6x4 3x6) SR: 196.55
Best to Appanna, 1 run

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Appanna goes back and punches the ball into the off side before getting across to the other end. Irfan Pathan fields the ball and seems to have injured himself in the process. He is feeling his left hamstring, let's hope it is just a cramp

Best to Appanna, FOUR runs

length delivery way outside off stump. Appanna throws his hands at it without a care in the world and slices it over backward point for a boundary

Best to Appanna, no run

length delivery just outside off stump that skids through. Appanna has a massive swipe at it but gets nowhere close to it

Just one over to go, and the Giants require 63 runs. They have done quite well to get this close, and that should be enough to tell you how skewed this contest has been tonight

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
GG: 160/9CRR: 8.42 RRR: 63.00
Yashpal Singh57 (28b 6x4 3x6)
KP Appanna2 (2b)
Fidel Edwards 4-0-30-2
Monty Panesar 3-0-29-1
Edwards to Yashpal Singh, SIX runs

six more! Slower delivery that lands in the slot outside off stump. Yashpal gives himself just enough room and wallops it over the bowler's head for six

Edwards to Appanna, 1 run

full and wide outside off stump. Appanna hangs his bat out and digs the ball out towards deep cover point for a single

Edwards to Appanna, 1 wide

another full delivery way outside off stump. Appanna leaves it alone as the umpire calls it a wide

Edwards to Yashpal Singh, 1 run

full delivery on middle and leg stump. Yashpal comes forward and works the ball into the leg side for another single

Edwards to Appanna, 1 run

full toss hurled down the leg side. Apanna does not get bat on it and Yashpal shows enough awareness to sneak in a run as the keeper hits the stumps

Appanna is the last man in

Edwards to Emrit, OUT

huge appeal and that is plumb in front! Full delivery darted into the batter on middle and off stump. Emrit shuffles across too early and cuts himself off in the end. He can't access the ball and it thuds into the pads, right in front of middle and off stump. Edwards appeals and this time, the umpire raises her finger

Rayad Emrit lbw b Edwards 19 (14b 0x4 2x6) SR: 135.71
Edwards to Yashpal Singh, 1 run

full delivery outside off stump. Yashpal gets forward and prods the ball towards backward point for a single. Gets to his fifty too!

Edwards back into the attack

end of over 1816 runs
GG: 149/8CRR: 8.27 RRR: 37.00
Rayad Emrit19 (13b 2x6)
Yashpal Singh49 (25b 6x4 2x6)
Monty Panesar 3-0-29-1
Sreesanth 4-0-36-3
Panesar to Emrit, SIX runs

another delivery that gives Emrit the sort of swinging room he is looking for. He opens up his stance and bashes it over wide long on for his second six of the over

Panesar to Emrit, SIX runs

shot! Flighted on a full length outside off stump. Emrit dances down the track and bangs it over the bowler's head for six

Panesar to Yashpal Singh, 1 run

Tossed up on a length at the stumps, and Yashpal looks to go downtown. He is not to the pitch of the ball, though, and shanks it towards long on. Srivastava runs in from the fence, dives forward and seems to complete the catch. But replays indicate that the ball has bounced before reaching the fielder. Yashpal survives

There is a review ongoing for a clean catch. Yashpal hit it towards long on, where Srivastava dived forward and claimed the catch

Panesar to Emrit, 1 run

back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump. Emrit waits in his crease and eases the ball into the leg side for one more run

Panesar to Yashpal Singh, 1 run

length delivery on middle and off stump. Yashpal lets the ball come to him before dropping it into the off side for another single

Panesar to Emrit, 1 run

back of a length delivery outside off stump. Emrit goes back and punches the ball down the ground for a single

Panesar to bowl his third over on the trot

end of over 1714 runs
GG: 133/8CRR: 7.82 RRR: 30.00
Rayad Emrit5 (9b)
Yashpal Singh47 (23b 6x4 2x6)
Sreesanth 4-0-36-3
Monty Panesar 2-0-13-1
Sreesanth to Emrit, 1 run

length delivery on off stump. Emrit sits deep in his crease and slugs it into the leg side towards deep mid wicket for a single

Sreesanth to Yashpal Singh, 1 leg bye

full delivery angled into the batter on leg stump. Yashpal plays all around it as the ball goes past the bat and thuds into the pads. Sreesanth appeals but the umpire says no. Given as runs

Sreesanth to Yashpal Singh, FOUR runs

four more! Short, wide and that is always asking for trouble. Yashpal hangs back and threads it past backward point for another boundary

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