Rajasthan vs Kings XI
Punjab win by 7 wickets
They chased down 206 against Chennai and now they make a mockery of 193, with Bailey still in the hut. Miller and Maxwell power Punjab to another victory, Rajasthan are stunned after a good batting performance.
Over 18.4 - KXIP 193/3 (Miller 51, Pujara 40)
A single to start the over, Miller hits it to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple more as Miller hits this through the covers. Six, game over, Miller ends it in style, getting to his 50 with a six and takes Punjab to another stunning victory. They are making these big scores look small.
Over 18 - KXIP 182/3 (Miller 41, Pujara 39)
A single to start the over, and then Miller hits Kulkarni out of the park for a six, hit over the long-on region. It is wide and Miller gets some bat on it and hits it to long off for a couple of runs. Six, Miller dispatches the full toss from Kulkarni over extra cover for a six. Miller hits this in front of square leg for another six. Miller, Miller, Miller is making this look really easy, he slices this one over deep point for another six. 27 from this over, Punjab need 10 more to win.
Over 17 - KXIP 155/3 (Miller 15, Pujara 38)
Faulkner comes back into the attack, Pujara scoops it and connects well, it goes all the way for four to fine leg. Then Pujara hits it through extra cover for three runs, the sweeper stops the boundary with a dive. A wide outside off from Faulkner, Miller takes a single to deep midwicket. Another single and Miller ends the over with a couple of runs. 37 needed from 18 balls.
Over 16 - KXIP 143/3 (Miller 12, Pujara 30)
Five overs to go and Punjab need 60 runs. A couple of singles to start the over, Pujara takes another single to bring Miller on strike. Miller hits it out of the park, flat-bats it into the sight screen. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 15 - KXIP 132/3 (Miller 4, Pujara 27)
A leg bye brings Miller on strike, and then Miller takes a couple of runs down the leg side. Miller hits it through the off side to deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
Over 14 - KXIP 127/3 (Miller 0, Pujara 27)
A single to start the over, Pujara inside edges it fine down the leg side for four. A single brings Maxwell on strike. WICKET! Maxwell goes out and the asking rate is 10.7 per over. Richardson gets the wicket and Smith takes the high catch. Miller walks out to bat after a brilliant knock from Maxwell.
Over 13 - KXIP 120/2 (Maxwell 88, Pujara 21)
A couple of runs as Pujara drives it to long-on and then Pujara takes a single. Six, full and on the stumps and Maxwell hits it over long-off for a six. Six more, Maxwell bends on one knee and hits it over square for a six. A couple of runs and then a single to end the over, 18 from it.
Over 12 - KXIP 102/2 (Maxwell 73, Pujara 18)
Third man is up in the circle and Maxwell cuts Kulkarni for four to third man. A wide from Kulkarni, and then Maxwell hits the low full toss for four through the leg side. Four more, Maxwell is unstoppable, he hits it past the extra cover fielder for four. And four more, a hat trick of boundaries, another full toss and driven through the cover for four. The 100 comes up for Punjab.
Over 11 - KXIP 85/2 (Maxwell 57, Pujara 18)
Bhatia into his second over, a low full toss and Maxwell reverse sweeps it through third man for four. Four more, another reverse sweep from Maxwell and he brings up his 50. Maxwell hits it to long-off for a couple of runs. Bhatia goes for more runs, Maxwell hits this in front of square for four. A wide and then a single to end a big over for Punjab.
Over 10 - KXIP 69/2 (Maxwell 42, Pujara 18)
Pujara charges out of his crease and gets a thick inside edge for a single. Four singles from the over and the asking rate climbs to 12.3 per over.
Over 9 - KXIP 65/2 (Maxwell 40, Pujara 16)
Bhatia comes into the attack, he was very effective in the last game. Five singles from the over, good pressure from Rajasthan.
Over 8 - KXIP 60/2 (Maxwell 38, Pujara 14)
A quick over from Tambe, four singles from the over. The run rate climbs to 11 per over.
Over 7 - KXIP 56/2 (Maxwell 38, Pujara 14)
Faulkner starts his second over and Maxwell swats it over deep square leg for a six. Maxwell goes for another slog, a couple of runs to midwicket as he does not get hold of it. A couple of singles and then Maxwell takes a couple of steps out of his crease and hits it over point for a six.
Over 6 - KXIP 39/2 (Maxwell 20, Pujara 11)
Tambe comes into the attack, Maxwell slogs it over square leg for a six. Three singles to end the over.
Over 5 - KXIP 30/2 (Maxwell 13, Pujara 11)
Faulkner is shuffled out of the attack after one over, Richardson comes back. Dropped, Maxwell is dropped by Tambe, this could be costly later on. A couple of singles to start the over and then Maxwell hits it cleanly over deep square leg for a six. Four, Maxwell swings it over the infield on the leg side for four. 13 runs from the over.
Over 4 - KXIP 18/2 (Maxwell 1, Pujara 11)
Kulkarni starts his second over. Royals have never lost a match after scoring 190 runs or more. Pujara cuts it hard behind point for four, the asking rate is already over 10 per over. Six runs from the over.
Over 3 - KXIP 12/2 (Maxwell 0, Pujara 6)
A single to start the over and then Pujara hits it through the leg side for a couple of runs. WICKET! Waha hits it to Kulkarni in the deep and Faulkner picks up a wicket in his first over. Maxwell walks out to bat with Pujara, interesting combination in the middle for Punjab. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 2 - KXIP 6/1 (Saha 1, Pujara 2)
Kulkarni starts from the other end, three dots and then WICKET! Sehwag slices the wider ball to deep point and Dhawal picks up a wicket. Saha walks out to bat. A single and the wicket from the over, good start from Rajasthan.
Over 1 - KXIP 5/0 (Sehwag 2, Pujara 2)
Pujara and Sehwag open for Punjab, Richardson starts for Rajasthan. Three singles from the first three balls and then Richardson bowls a wide down leg. Five from the first over.
- 20th Apr 2014
- Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE
- B F Bowden, M Erasmus
- TV Umpire
- S Ravi
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- K Bharatan
kings xi BATTING CARD
|C.A. Pujara||Not out||40|
|V. Sehwag||c Binny b Kulkarni||2|
|W.P. Saha||c Kulkarni b Faulkner||2|
|G.J. Maxwell||c Smith b Richardson||89|
|D.A. Miller||Not out||51|
|Total||18.4 Overs||193 - 3|