IPL 2017, Kings XI Punjab vs Gujarat Lions — As it happened...
A bright start by the openers, coupled with a ample sloppy fielding by the Kings added onto as brownie points for the already ousted Gujarat Lions. Punjab did have runs in their bag, courtesy, Amla's second IPL ton, but failed to defend the honour as Gujarat clinch victory by 6 wickets. Punjab now have to win all three matches to keep play-off hope in contention
New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of 47th match of the IPL 2017, between Kings XI Punjab and Gujarat Lions, being played at Mohali. ( Live scorecard || Full coverage || Points table || Match report )
MAN OF THE MATCH- Dwayne Smith
GL win by 6 wickets with just 2 balls remaining
The Gujarat Lions Innings; Target 190
Over 20 | Score 192/4 | Karthik 35 (22) ; Jadeja 7 (6)
And it all comes down to the last six deliveries as Lions need 8 runs off it. Maxwell gives the responsibility to young Natarajan. First ball, Karthik drives it down cover for a two, but the over-throw donates another. Pressure on the youngster and he bowls two back-to-back wide deliveries. 3 to win now. Single off the next and then dot ball to follow. 2 needed off 3 now. Fourth delivery, length, slow and Karthik ramps it over cover, no fielder and he gets the boundary.
Over 19 | Score 182/4 | Karthik 28 (20) ; Jadeja 6 (5)
24 off 11 needed for the Lions as Aaron paces in for his last over. Lot of hope for the home fans and from the skipper. Second ball, length and flat as Karthik swings his bat to put the ball high, high behind the keeper for a six. And then comes the boundary cut down point. 10 runs already off the four deliveries bowled. Four runs off the last two balls.
Over 18 | Score 166/4 | Karthik 18 (18) ; Jadeja 0 (1)
And it is Sandeep into the attack and he gets rid of the skipper Raina. First ball, fuller and Raina shovels it over to deep mid-on and Gurkeerat this time takes it comfortably. Little smile on his face as Maxwell runs in to congratulate the lad.
SK Raina c Gurkeerat Singh b Sandeep Sharma 39 (25b)
Aaron Finch is the new man at crease. His second delivery, short and slow and Finch looking for the pull shot gets only the top edge as Saha takes it behind.
AJ Finch c Saha b Sandeep Sharma 2 (2b)
Ravindra Jadeja is the batsman at crease now.
Over 17 | Score 162/2 | Karthik 16 (16) ; Raina 39 (24)
Aaron sprints in for his third over now. Just a single off the first half of the over. And then a drop by Gurkeerat Mann in the deep and that gives Raina some life again. Four off the over.
Over 16 | Score 158/2 | Karthik 15 (13) ; Raina 36 (21)
42 off 30 deliveries needed for the Lions as Maxwell brings back Mohit Sharma. Has been quite decent this season. Just three singles off the fourv deliveries bowled. And Raina finishes off the over with a maximum. Time-out.
Over 15 | Score 148/2 | Karthik 13 (11) ; Raina 28 (17)
And young Natarajan paces in for his second over now. First ball, length, well off as Raina cuts it down point for a boundary. Immediate pressure on the youngster now. Two more twos off the third and fourth delivery and runs just seeping through easily. 11 off the over in total.
Over 14 | Score 137/2 | Karthik 8 (8) ; Raina 23 (14)
Couple of spin overs and then Mohit Sharma paces in for his third over now. Three singles off the first three deliveries bowled. And three more singles seep in.
Over 13 | Score 131/2 | Karthik 4 (5) ; Raina 20 (11)
And Axar Patel in for his third over now. Eight off the over, all picked up between the wickets.
Over 12 | Score 123/2 | Karthik 1 (2) ; Raina 16 (8)
Maxwell returns for his second over and brings an end to the explosive innings from Dwayne Smith. Length, to the off and Smith slogs it hard over midwicket, but not far as it is taken in the deep.
DR Smith c Guptill b Maxwell 74 (39b)
And it is Dinesh Karthik who makes his way to the pitch. This is his 150th IPL match.
Over 10 | Score 103/1 | Smith 66 (34) ; Raina 5 (2)
And it is T Natarajan for the first time tonight and he uses his recipe to break this important opening partnership. Fuller, angling in as Kishan steps out to flick it over to deep midwicket and David Miller runs and slides in right at time to take it in style.
Ishan Kishan c sub (DA Miller) b Natarajan 29 (24b)
And it is the skipper Raina at the crease now. Fourth ball, slo cutter, but fuller as Smith swivels it over long-on boundary for a six. Last ball, full toss, angling well to the leg side as Raina glides it down square-leg for a boundary.
Over 9 | Score 91/0 | Smith 60 (32) ; Kishan 29 (22)
And it is Axar in again, but punished off the very first delivery for a maximum by Smith. Fuller to the off and Smith sends it sailing down the line. He is taking his chances. 10 off the over, yet again.
Over 8 | Score 81/0 | Smith 52 (29) ; Kishan 27 (20)
Maxwell taking charge of the attack now as he steps in the bowl his first over. First ball, placing it off as Kishan off his back-foot drags it down midwicket for a boundaries. And then again off the third delivery. This time the young lad cuts it down point for another four. 12 off the over.
Over 7 | Score 69/0 | Smith 51 (28) ; Kishan 16 (15)
Axar Patel into the attack now for his first over tonight. Four singles picked up the duo off the four deliveries bowled. Last ball, six from Smith and he gets his half-century.
Over 6 | Score 58/0 | Smith 43 (25) ; Kishan 13 (12)
And it is the last over of power-play as Mohit Sharma paces in for his second over now. A singles off the first ball from young Kishan and it is 50 up for the Lions. Third delivery, length, angling it as he shovels it high, not much the distance but does get the boundary at long-on. Fourth ball, slower cutter, well off as Smith sends the ball high up. David Miller waits at mid-on and...misses it.What a blunder! He looks down is disappointment. Nine off the over.
Over 5 | Score 49/0 | Smith 38 (22) ; Kishan 9 (9)
And it is Sandeep Sharma up for his third over now. Third delivery, fuller, straight and Smith sends it down the line all the way to the boundary. Last ball, length and off as Smith drives it down extra cover for a boundary.
Over 4 | Score 36/0 | Smith 29 (18) ; Kishan 7 (6)
Varun Aaron starts off this over. Third ball, slow cutter as Smith with a control short down cover for a boundary. And then again. Length, off the leading edge, down cover again, gets a boundary.
Over 3 | Score 23/0 - Dwayne Smith 16(12b); Ishan Kishan 7(6b)
One tidy over from Sandeep Sharma. Six runs from it, which also included a four, hit by Dwayne Smith.
Ishan Kishan took a single off the first ball, the Smith defended the next one, before hitting that four. A sweet cover drive.
Over 2 | Score 17/0 - Dwayne Smith 11(7b); Ishan Kishan 6(5b)
Mohit Sharma shared the news ball with Sandeep. Dwayne Smith hit the first ball for a four, flicked. A dot ball, then another four through cover.
Ten runs from the over.
Over 1 | Score 7/0 - Dwayne Smith 2(3b); Ishan Kishan 5(3b)
Sandeep Sharma, who rocked RCB in their last, opened the bowling for KXIP. A single to Dwayne Smith. A four off the next ball as Ishan Kishan flicked with some power.
A single to rotate the strike. It was followed by a single, and Smith took a single off the next ball. A dot to end the over. Seven runs from it.
GL need 190 runs to win off 120 deliveries
KINGS XI PUNJAB
Over 20 | Score 189/3 | Axar 0 (0) ; Maxwell 20 (11)
Thampi in for the last over as Amla crunches down a boundary off the very first ball to notch up a 50-run partnership for the duo. Two singles for each off the next two deliveries and it is Amla back on strike. Fuller, off as Amla slices it up over cover for a six and that is a magnificent way to bring up his second IPL fifty. And soon departs. Yorker going right this time as strikes his back-foot in line with middle stump.
HM Amla lbw b Basil Thampi 104 (60b)
Axar Patel at pitch and takes a quick two to finish their innings at 189.
Over 19 | Score 175/2 | Amla 93 (56) ; Maxwell 19 (10)
Sangwan back in for his third over now. Fourth ball, seams it off as Maxwell drags it high over midwicket off his back-foot for a six. It came off the lower end of the bat, yet it travelled all the distance. And then again! Similar ball and this time he sends it down the line. 16 off the over.
Over 18 | Score 159/2 | Amla 92 (55) ; Maxwell 4 (5)
Faulkner paces in for his final over now. Second delivery, full toss and Amla slams it down the line for a boundary. Brilliant from the South African. Nine off the over.
Over 17 | Score 150/2 | Amla 85 (52) ; Maxwell 1 (1)
Thampi back into attack now. Second ball, short and low and slow, seaming to the leg side as Amla makes room and waits for it to ramp it over deep midwicket for a maximum. Fifth ball, well outside off as Amla with a pre-meditated shot cheekily puts it behind past the short third man for a boundary. And then again, this time slashed against the on-field.
Over 16 | Score 133/2 | Amla 70 (48) ; Maxwell 0 (0)
And Dhawal Kulkarni continues into his final over now. Third ball, changes the pace to slower it down, pressing it to the leg side as Marsh mistimingly volleys it high up. Finch runs in from the deep to take it comfortably.
SE Marsh c Finch b Kulkarni 58 (43b)
But that doesnt mean Amla will stop. Next delivery, knuckle ball as Amla sends it high downtown for a six.
Over 15 | Score 123/1 | Amla 61 (43) ; S Marsh 57 (41)
Basil Thampi returns for his second over now. First ball, seams it off as Marsh perfectly times his shot to put it down point for a boundary. Two singles to each off the next two deliveries. Nine off the over.
Over 14 | Score 114/1 | Amla 59 (42) ; S Marsh 50 (37)
Dhawal Kulkarni starts off after that short time-out. Single off the third ball and here is Shaun Marsh with his fifty. What a splendid partnership at Mohali from the home team! Five off the over.
Over 13 | Score 109/1 | Amla 56 (38) ; S Marsh 48 (35)
Ankit Soni in for his third over now. Amal picks up three runs between the wickets to notch up his another IPL fifty this season. And that is 100 up for KXIP and for the duo. Finally a six to end the over, sending it sailing downtown for it.
Over 12 | Score 99/1 | Amla 47 (33) ; S Marsh 47 (34)
Faulkner up for his third over now. First delivery, well off, seaming off as Marsh cuts it down backward point for a boundary. 10 off the over.
Over 11 | Score 89/1 | Amla 45 (31) ; S Marsh 39 (30)
And it is Ankit Soni back in for his second over now. Six deliveries picked up between the wickets off the five deliveries bowled. Eight off the over.
Over 9 | Score 72/1 | Amla 35 (23) ; S Marsh 32 (26)
Jadeja returns back for his second over now. Around the wicket to Marsh, pressing it to the leg side as he drifts the pace down square-leg for a boundary. Nine off the over. Time-out.
Over 8 | Score 63/1 | Amla 33 (21) ; S Marsh 26 (22)
And spin continues with Ankit Soni coming into the attack now. Fifth delivery, full toss going wrong as Marsh punches it down mid-on for a boundary. Nine off the over.
Over 7 | Score 54/1 | Amla 32 (20) ; S Marsh 18 (17)
And time for more spin now as Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack now. Just five runs picked up between the wickets off the four deliveries bowled. Then the boundary. Length and Marsh drages the ball down the along with the spin down square-leg for a four. 50 up for KXIP.
Over 6 | Score 44/1 | Amla 30 (18) ; S Marsh 10 (13)
Last over of power-play as the experienced James Faulkner runs in for his first over now. Amla...bang! Six off the first delivery, over long-off boundary. Crunches the fuller delivery off his back-foot. What a nasty way to welcome the new bowler! Fifth ball, length and straight and slow as Amla rolls his wrist to push the ball down midwicket for a boundary. 15 off the over.
Over 5 | Score 29/1 | Amla 18 (14) ; S Marsh 7 (11)
And here is Basil Thampi up for his first over now. Fifth ball, inside out, length and Amla slices it over cover for a boundary. Eight off the over.
Over 4 | Score 21/1 | Amla 12 (11) ; S Marsh 5 (9)
And it is Dhawal Kulkarni yet again for his second over now. Just four singles so far off the four deliveries bowled. Eight off the over- two coming from two wide balls bowled.
Over 3 | Score 13/1 | Amla 9 (8) ; S Marsh 2 (5)
Two slips and a gully and Sangwan paces in for his second over. Fourth ball, fuller, straight and Amla pushes it down square-leg for a boundary. And then another down off side. Amla opening up now.
Over 2 | Score 3/1 | Amla 0 (4) ; S Marsh 1 (3)
And it is Dhawal Kulkarni sharing the new ball. He replaces injured Brendon McCullum for his match. Just a single so far off the five deliveries bowled. And the single it is off the over.
Over 1 | Score 2/1 | Amla 0 (1) ; S Marsh 0 (0)
A charged up crowd at Mohali welcome the two openers Amla and Guptill who can give Punjab the momentum that could push them up the table. Gujarat, on the other hand, looking to play for pride.
Pradeep Sangwan is the man with the new ball. Has indeed been reasonably well so far since his return this season. And he does it yet again. Fifth ball, good bouncer to Guptill, too high and off the top edge, balloons to Thampi.
MJ Guptill c Basil Thampi b Sangwan 2 (5b)
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Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia.
Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (C), Akshadeep Nath, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Dwayne Smith, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Dhaval Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brandon McCullum, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Roy, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Tejas Baroka and Andrew Tye.
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: May 7 (Sunday) at 20:00 IST
Venue: PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar
On a roll with back-to-back wins, a resurgent Kings XI Punjab will look to go all guns blazing against down and out Gujarat Lions to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive.
After registering a comprehensive ten-wicket win on their hometurf here a week back against Delhi Daredevils, KXIP pulled off another win against bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru last night.
In the eight-team competition, Punjab are placed at number five spot with five wins and ten points from 10 games, while Gujarat Lions have just three wins from 11 games with six points.
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Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, are out of contention and they are struggling at the second last position. Having finished an impressive third in their inaugural season last year, it turned out to be a disappointing campaign for the Lions in 2017.
The Lions are coming into the match following consecutive losses, which also includes the heartbreaking defeat against Mumbai Indians in a thrilling Super Over finish at Rajkot.