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Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wickets.

Kings XI vs Deccan

Kings XI Singh at the end

Chargers once again lose out in dramatic circumstances

Azhar Mahmood congratulates Kings XI team-mate David Hussey

David Hussey starred for the Kings XI Punjab, smashing an unbeaten 65 to steer his side to a thrilling victory over Deccan Chargers in Mohali.

The Australian smashed four fours and five sixes in his 35-ball knock that saw the Kings XI chase down a daunting target of 191 off the last delivery.

However, chasing 16 to win off the last over, Gurkeerat Singh was left to finish off the job. He went six, four, two and then four more to see his side over the line in dramatic circumstances, finishing up on 29 not out from just 12 balls.

Azhar Mahmood (31) and Mandeep Singh (28) had made earlier contributions before Gurkeerat, playing in only his second match of the tournament, became an unlikely hero at the death.


It was another tough day at the office for Deccan, who have now lost fives times during this Indian Premier League season in the final over of a match.

They must have thought they'd done enough when they managed to make 190-4 after winning the toss at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit 71 off 50 deliveries while Australian Cameron White weighed in with an unbeaten 67 thanks to eight fours and a six.

The pair put on 96 for the third wicket after Parthiv Patel and skipper Kumar Sangakkara had fallen in quick succession.

Compatriot Dan Christian belted 24 in a hurry before becoming the second wicket for all-rounder Mahmood, though his four overs went for 39 runs.

Match Details

13th May 2012
Punjab Cricket Assocn. Stadium, Mohali
H D P K Dharmasena and B N J Oxenford


Batsman R
Saini c Sangakkara b Christian 3
Singh c Christian b Gony 28
Marsh c Sangakkara b Christian 11
Mahmood st Patel b Mishra 31
Hussey not out 65
Chitnis c Patel b Steyn 11
Chawla c White b Steyn 8
Singh not out 33
Extras 2w, 2lb 4
Total Close, 20.0 Overs 194 - 6
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Steyn 4 0 26 2
Sudhindra 4 0 47 0
Christian 4 0 35 2
Jhunjhunwala 1 0 13 0
Gony 4 0 40 1
Mishra 3 0 31 1
Full Bowling Card