CLT20 2014: KXIP vs Cape Cobras – As it Happened...
Live updates from the 14th match of the Champions League Twenty20 between KXIP and Cape Cobras at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.
New Delhi: Live updates from the 14th match of the Champions League Twenty20 between KXIP and Cape Cobras at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.
KXIP beat COBRAS BY 7 WICKETS! So what a win for KXIP. Such big talents and they have come so well as an unit. Saha's knock was a brilliant one.
Over 18 || Score 139/3
Engelbrecht bowls and Miller greets him with a four. A lovely shot through point. Last ball of the over and Saha gets a maximum over long off. Job done.
Over 17 || Score 122/3
Philander comes back and gives away just a single in the over. Saha watchful here for KXIP! Engelbrecht bowls the next and five runs come. KXIP are getting closer to victory. Philander continues and Saha powers a shot to the boundary. Eight runs from that over.
Over 14 || Score 108/3
Ramela comes in and after just conceding singles and two's off the first five balls, Maxwell unleashes himself and gets a maximum. It was over midwicket boundary. Engelbrecht bowls and Maxwell gets the freedom to kill once again. This time again through midwicket. Last ball of the over and Maxi goes trying to give himself room and is bowled.
GJ Maxwell b Engelbrecht 23 (19b)
Over 12 || Score 87/2
Mgijima comes to bowl and a tough call for the 3rd umpire off a stumping chance. Not out is the call. The next ball Sehwag gets a boundary. Peterson continues and gets Sehwag off the first ball of the 10th over. He was caught at point. Maxwell comes in and a wicket-maiden for Peterson here. Beautiful bowling. Kleinveldt comes back and gives away just six runs. Peterson is bowling well and keeping this tight. Will we have a Maxwell carnage?
V Sehwag c Kleinveldt b Peterson 23 (26b)
Over 8 || Score 66/1
Engelbrecht is introduced and concedes 13 in his first over. Saha is so vital for KXIP gets into his backfoot and punches one past point for a four. Peterson continues and Saha hits another four. A good shot over deep square-leg. 10 runs come from the over.
Over 6 || Score 43/1
Kleinveldt continues and Sehwag gets a boundary in front of point. 10 runs come from the over. Peterson comes in to bowl and gets spanked for a boundary from Vohra. But the next ball he gets Vohra finds the hand of the mid-wicket fielder while attempting a pull.
M Vohra c Engelbrecht b Peterson 23 (15b)
Over 4 || Score 27/0
Kleinveldt bowls a fine over and just five runs come from it. Philander continues and Vohra plunders him for two boundaries. First one through square-leg and the next one a sublime upper cut.
Over 2 || Score 13/0
Kleinveldt starts off with the proceedings for Cobras and Sehwag gets off with a bang. He punches one through extra-cover for four. Kleinveldt responds well and no runs are added further. Philander bowls the second over and Vohra opens his account with a boundary. Nine runs come from the over. Cobras need crucial early wickets.
From 84/2 (10) to 135 all out (18.3), what a roaring performance by KXIP. Cobras are in a spot of bother here. The deadly duo of Vohra and Sehwag await them now!
Over 18.3 || Score 135/10
Anureet continues and finishes off the proceedings. What a disaster for the Cobras after getting off to a blinder they have failed to put up a decent score. Credit to Kings XI players though.
RJ Peterson c Saha b Anureet Singh 2 (4b)
RK Kleinveldt c Vohra b Anureet Singh 0 (4b)
Over 18 || Score 132/8
Engelbrecht hits Patel for a boundary in the first ball of the sixteenth over and next ball he misses an attempted reverse sweep and he gets out. Anureet to bowl the 17th and he gets van Zyl with a yorker. Meanwhile, Philander gets a four off the last ball. Patel too continue and what a over. Two wickets, two stumpings and Cobras are in tatters. First Kemp and then Philander.
VD Philander st Saha b Patel 5 (3b)
JM Kemp st Saha b Patel 2 (4b)
S van Zyl b Anureet Singh 13 (17b)
SA Engelbrecht b Patel 5 (5b)
Over 15 || Score 118/4
Maxwell continues and Levi hits him for a six over mid-wicket. Levi goes big but hits it straight to the Aussie who completes a neat catch. Karanveer continues and seven runs come from the over with Vilas getting a four. Awana bowls his last over and he gets the treatement with a cracker of a shot from Vilas. The next ball he gets the wicket of Vilas. Six runs come and KXIP are looking good here.
DJ Vilas c Perera b Awana 10 (6b)
RE Levi c & b Maxwell 42 (37b)
Over 12 || Score 97/2
Levi heaves a shot over long-off past Miller for six off Karanveer. 10 runs come from the over. Perera comes in and Ramela treats him badly smashimg two boundaries. But the next ball Ramela tries to go straight with a lofted shot but finds mid-off fielder. Lucky wicket this. Meanwhile Maxwell comes in and gives nine runs from his over which invuded a boundary hit by van Zyl. Karanveer continues and a tidy over is bowled. KXIP are on a good platform.
OA Ramela c Miller b Perera 12 (9b)
Over 8 || Score 65/0
Karanveer Singh comes in and gets the dangerous Hashim Amla. He danced down the track and lobbed a catch to David Miller at long extra-cover. Timely wicket this and just two runs come from his over. Awana is back and after the spanking he got early on, gives a way just four runs. After Amla's dismissal it has been quiet.
HM Amla c Miller b Karanveer Singh 40 (22b)
Over 6 || Score 59/0
Thisara Perera into the attack and Amla hits five consecutive boundaries. Square-Leg, third man, mid-wicket and cover; Amla has punished Perera. Patel comes in and tightens the run-flow. Gives away just a single and five dot balls in the next over.
Over 4 || Score 37/0
Cobras have started with a bang. Both Amla and Levi have looked ominous and are taking on the KXIP bowlers. Awana has leaked runs. He has given 26 runs in 2 overs. Amla has looked beautiful to watch. Both have hit sixes and fours and are making proper use of the powerplay.
Parwinder Awana to bowl the first over. Kane Williamson and Daniel Harris to open for KXIP. Fourth ball was a length delivery, Harris smashed it past the fielder at mid-on for a boundary. Six from the first over.
TEAMS: KXIP- M Vohra, V Sehwag, WP Saha, G Maxwell, D Miller, G Bailey*, T Perera, A Patel, Karanveer Singh, Anureet Singh, P Awana
COBRAS: R Levi, H Amla, O Ramela, S van Zyl, DJ Vilas*, SA Engelbrecht, J Kemp, V Philander, R Peterson, K Kleinveldt, A Mgijima
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) September 28, 2014
On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.
Failing to win this year's IPL after going down to Kolkata Knight Riders in the finals, the KXIP clearly look hungry for the CLT20 title.
The Punjab side, which has carved out a reputation for itself for being good at chasing, scored a mountain of runs batting first against the Kiwi side and then won by a record margin.
Accumulating 215 runs riding on the back of valiant knocks by Manan Vohra (65), Virender Sehwag (52) and David Miller (40), KXIP's young spinners Karanveer Singh and Akshar Patel wrecked the Knights.
On the other hand, the Cape Cobras, after losing two matches on the trot, salvaged a win against the Barbados Tridents here after the outcome of the match was decided through a Super Over (eliminator).
Prior to yesterday's match, Hobart Hurricanes had beaten Cape Cobras by six wickets in Hyderabad.
After losing their star all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy to injury, much depends on Hashim Amla and Richard Levi in the batting department as well as Omphile Ramela and Dane Vilas.
If Cobras have to contain Kings XI batsmen, their bowlers will have to bowl out of their skins to halt them.
The Cobras will hope that their bowlers including Charl Langeveldt, Vernon Philander, Justin Kemp and Sybrand Engelbrecht come good.