Zeenews logo
        English        
 Follow Me on Pinterest Google Plus Ditto RSS Mail to us Mail to us
Thursday, August 07, 2014 
Search

IPL: Punjab clinch thriller against Chennai

Last Updated: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 08:14
   Comments 0  




 
IPL: Punjab clinch thriller against ChennaiNishad Vellur

Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men suffered a batting collapse in their chase of 156 as they lost an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings XI Punjab by seven runs in their own backyard on Saturday.

As it happened » I Points table »

Opting to bat first, Punjab set Chennai a fighting target of 156. In fact, they could have added more to what they actually did had it not been for some good bowling and fielding by the Chennai boys at the death.

Chennai Super King’s chase led by Faf du Plessis and S Badrinath took off well with runs coming thick and fast. Unfortunately, some changes in the batting proved costly for the host team in their chase, the most notable being the decision to promote Saha to number four. He struggled in the middle, scoring six off 14. Dwayne Bravo did give some hope in the end with a few big hits, but only to fizzle out soon. He fell to Praveen Kumar after scoring 30 off 21 balls.


For Punjab, Azhar Mahmood shone with the ball and ended the proceedings with a spell that read 4-0-25-3. His victims included F du Plessis, Badrinath and Morkel and that more or less turned the game into Punjab’s favour.

In the absence of regular captain Adam Gilchrist, David Hussey was in charge of Kings XI Punjab. They could not capitalise on the good start provided by their openers to make a huge total, as they faced some excellent fielding from the Chennai team. Still, a total of 156/8 was quiet a competitive one. Earlier, Hussey decided to promote in-form Shaun Marsh in the top order, which did help their cause. Just when they thought they had found their perfect opening combination, Ashwin ran out Marsh.

A lucky Ashwin got his finger on a powerful Mandeep shot. He tried to stop it but deflected off and went on to hit the stumps. Marsh was nowhere near the crease. By then he scored 32 off 22 balls. However, Mandeep Singh’s 50-ball 56 was crucial in Punjab’s total and the effort earned him Man of the Match award.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept changing his bowling combinations looking for another breakthrough. He tried six of his bowlers before reaching ten overs. In the 12th over of the innings Bravo struck to remove Azhar Mahmood, who looked dangerous with two back-to-back sixes in the previous over. He pitched the ball pitched outside off and trapped Azhar Mahmood in front of the off stump.

Punjab lost six wickets in the last five overs and managed to score only 35 runs.

Teams: Kings XI Punjab: Nitin Saini(w), Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey(c), David Miller, Azhar Mahmood, Bipul Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Bhargav Bhatt, Parvinder Awana.

Chennai Super Kings: S Badrinath, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati.

First Published: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 15:37


Comments

Lokesh - bangalore
RCB CHANCE TO WIN THIS IPL 2012.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
santhosh - banglore
RCB will win the trophy
its sure
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
deepak - dehradun
kix punjab is going to rock this year and show everyone what are they capable of
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
thangapandian - sydney Australia
CSK will rock this IPL5
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
utkarsh - lucknow
KX1P have a chance to. win this IPL¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Shahbaaz - Saudi arabia
I like kkr and i hope kkr will be the winner of ipl 2012 and why not it`s srk`s team the king of bollywood will win this battle with his charm.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Sk nasim - Bhubneswar
I like kkr and i hope 2012 ipl win kkr
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Neelmadhav chaudhary - Darbhanga
Dd is my favorite. Sehbag will prove his importance
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
shan - chennai
C.S.K rocks
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
LINTOJOSE - KERALA.
Dear Yuva``RAJ`` hope you are getting good.
My friends & family really miss ur presence in this IPL.
And also we really miss ur SIX 6`S in this IPL. May god bless u with immense courage § strength to make a memorable comeback.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Pages: 1 2 3     

Post your Comments

Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Most liked Comments



Teams Profile  
Other News  
Points Tally Full Points Table..»
Team P W L RR Points
Delhi Daredevils 16 11 5 0.617 22
Kolkata Knight Riders 16 10 5 0.561 21
Mumbai Indians 16 10 6 -0.1 20
Chennai Super Kings 16 8 7 0.1 17
Pic Gallery  
Players and support staff of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate with the trophy after their win against Chennai Super Kings' in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final cricket match in Chennai.
Slideshow More Slideshow..»
Top performers of IPL 5

 
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd. All rights reserved