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Sharjah: Kings XI Punjab registered their third consecutive win in IPL 7 as they thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. SCORECARD» | COMMENTARY»
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OUR FULL COVERAGE ON IPL 7» ALSO SEE: IPL 7 POINTS TABLE» | IPL 7 RESULTS» ==============================================================Sunrisers Hyderabad innings:Over 19.2 || Score 121/10
Dhawan to bowl the final over. Bhuvan worked the second ball high in the air, and Johnson took a good catch at midwicket to finish off things in style!
Kings XI Punjab have won their third consecutive match, this time by 72 runs. B Kumar c Johnson b Dhawan 1 (3b) ===================================================Over 19 || Score 120/9
Balaji to bowl his final over. This time Steyn missed the length of a ball and was bowled, Steyn is OUT!
Kumar is the last man in. Four runs from the over and Balaji ends a magnificent spell - 4-0-13-4 DW Steyn b Balaji 12 (16b) ===================================================Over 18 || Score 116/8
Johnson to bowl his final over. Steyn launched the first ball high into the orbit, but Saha dropped an easy chance behind the stumps!
Karn Sharma tried to clear the off side field off the third ball, but hit it straight to Miller at mid-off, Sharma is OUT!
Amit Mishra is the new man in. Three runs from the over. KV Sharma c Miller b Johnson 10 (8b) ===================================================Over 17 || Score 113/7
Sharma has been brought back into the attack. Five runs from the over. ===================================================Over 16 || Score 108/7
Johnson to bowl his third over. Johnson bowled a bouncer to end the over and Karn Sharma slapped it handsomely over deep fine leg for a SIX!
Nine runs from the over. ===================================================Over 15 || Score 99/7
Patel to bowl his final over. Rahul charged down the wicket off the first ball, hit it high in the air but straight to Miller at long-off, Rahul is OUT!
Karn Sharma and Dale Steyn are the two new men at the crease. KL Rahul c Miller b Patel 27 (27b) ===================================================Over 14 || Score 95/6
Balaji to bowl his third over. He bowled a wide delivery to Sammy, who went after it but hit it straight to Patel at mid-off, Sammy is OUT!
Three runs from the over. This has been an excellent spell from Balaji so far. DJG Sammy c Patel b Balaji 15 (11b) ===================================================Over 13 || Score 92/5
Patel to continue. Sammy found width on offer off the second ball and he clobbered it over long-on for a Six!
Eight runs from the over. DJG Sammy c Patel b Balaji 15 (11b) ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 84/5
Balaji has been brought into the attack. Five runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 79/5
Patel to bowl his second over. He bowled a quicker one, Pathan missed the line as he went for the slog-sweep, and was bowled! Pathan is OUT!
Darren Sammy is the new man in. Five runs from the over. IK Pathan b Patel 5 (9b) ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 74/4
Glenn Maxwell has been brought into the attack. Rahul took his chance off the last ball of the over which he launched over long-on for a SIX!
Ten runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 64/4
Dhawan has been brought back into the attack. Rahul charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it through covers for a boundary!
Ten runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 54/4
Akshar Patel has been brought into the attack, Irfan Pathan is the new man in. Five runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 49/4
Sharma to bowl his third over. Rao wanted to work a straight delivery towards the leg side, missed the line and it hit the off-stump! Rao is OUT!
Four runs from the over. Most of the Sunrisers batsmen have perished after playing a poor stroke. Y Venugopal Rao b Sandeep Sharma 11 (9b) ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 45/3
Rishi Dhawan has been brought into the attack. Rao was offered some room off the third ball and he played it over point for a boundary!
Dhawan followed it with another short ball, and Rao this time cleared mid-on to score his consecuitve boundary!
12 runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 33/3
Balaji has been brought into the attack. Third ball was slightly overpitched and it nipped into the batsman, Finch missed the line and was bowled, Finch is OUT!
Lokesh Rahul is the new man in. Warner was surprised by a delivery which bounced and he played an awkward short straight to Maxwell at point, Warner is OUT!
Two runs from the over and two big wickets for Balaji. Venugopal Rao walks to the crease. DA Warner c Maxwell b Balaji 8 (12b) AJ Finch b Balaji 19 (15b) ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 31/1
Johnson to continue. Johnson bowled a frontfoot no-ball but he got away with it as Finch managed just a single off it. He bowled another frontfoot no-ball and once again got away with it as Warner scored a single off the bouncer. Finch was offered some width and he played it fine over covers for a boundary!
Nine runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 22/1
Sharma to continue. Fine leg was up in the circle, Sharma ended the over with a delivery down the leg side and Warner hit it towards fine leg for a boundary!
Six runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 16/1
Mitchell Johnson has been brought into the attack. The second ball was short and wide and Dhawan edged it to the keeper, Dhawan is OUT!
Poor shot from the Sunrisers skipper. David Warner is the new man in. Can he make up for that dropped chance? Good start from MJ, one run and a wicket. Johnson ended the over with an overpitched delivery and Finch played a cracking cover drive for a boundary!
Five runs from the over. S Dhawan c Saha b Johnson 1 (3b) ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 11/0
Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan to open for the Sunrisers, Sandeep Sharma has the new ball in his hands. He began with two dot ball and then bowled a half-volley which was smacked straight down the ground for a Six
by Finch! Good start for Sunrisers, 11 from the first over. ==============================================================Kings XI Punjab innings:Over 20 || Score 193/6
Kumar to bowl the final over. Bhuvan bowled a full-toss to Bailey, who got a top edge which rushed past third man for a boundary!
Second ball was a length delivery and Bailey hit it straight towards long-on where Warner took another clean catch, Bailey is OUT!
Akshar Patel is the new man in. Johnson worked the next ball towards long-on and completed two runs. Johnson worked the next ball towards deep midwicket, another couple scored. Kumar's fifth ball kept low, and Johnson couldn't make any contact with it. Kumar ended his spell with an overpitched delivery, Johnson missed the line and he was bowled!
Superb finsih from Bhuvneshwar, he has been brilliant throughout the innings, however Punjab have reached a formidable score. Eight runs from the over. MG Johnson b Kumar 4 (6b) GJ Bailey c Warner b Kumar 10 (8b) ===================================================Over 19 || Score 185/4
Steyn to bowl his final over, Mitchell Johnson is the new man in. Six runs from the over and surprisingly, none of these two batsmen took any chance whatsover against Steyn. ===================================================Over 18 || Score 179/4
Mishra to bowl his final over. Mishra was under pressure after the previous over and he began with a wide. The first ball was in his zone and Maxwell hit it high over long-on for a huge SIX!
Maxwell worked the second ball towards covers for a single. Bailey followed it with another single. Mishra bowled a quicker one, and Maxwell hit it towards deep backward point for a couple. Mishra bowled a quicker one to Maxwell who played it straight over long-on for another SIX!
Mishra bowled a wrong one to end the over and Maxwell hit it straight to Sammy at deep cover, Maxwell is OUT!
Mishra finall gets another wicket but he has given 56 runs in four overs! 17 runs from the over. GJ Maxwell c Sammy b Mishra 95 (43b) ===================================================Over 17 || Score 162/3
Steyn to bowl his third over. Maxwell made some room for himself off the first ball, couldn't connect. Second ball was aimed at the pads, another dot ball as Maxwell was looking to make some room off it. Steyn followed it with a wide yorker, Maxwell timed that well past third man for a boundary!
Maxwell took a single off the fourth ball. Bailey worked the fifth ball towards covers for another single. Maxwell took a quick single off the last ball to keep the strike. Another good over for Sunrisers, seven runs from it. ===================================================Over 16 || Score 155/3
Bhuvan has been brought back into the attack. Miller charged down the wicket off the third ball and hit it straight towards long-on where Warner on this occasion took a clean catch, Miller is OUT!
George Bailey is the new man in. Some respite for the Sunrisers as Bhuvan bowls a brilliant over under pressure, just three runs from it. DA Miller c Warner b Kumar 10 (10b) ===================================================Over 15 || Score 152/2
Sammy to bowl his second over. Maxwell attempted a big hit off the third ball and mistimed it straight into the hands of the fielder at midwicket!
But wait, that's a no ball. Free-hit coming up and Maxwell comes back to the crease. Sammy bowled a slow full-toss, and Maxwell hit it over deep fine leg for another SIX!
Sammy bowled a short of a length delivery to end the over and Maxwell drilled it straight down the ground for another boundary!
Nothing working for Hyderabad at the moment. 13 runs from the over. ===================================================Over 14 || Score 139/2
Karn Sharma to continue. Maxwell made room for himself off the first ball, and hit it high over extra-cover for a SIX!
Maxwell hit the fifth ball towards midwicket for a boundary!
Maxwell played his favourite reverse-sweep stroke off the last ball which fetched him another boundary
past point. 16 runs from the over. ===================================================Over 13 || Score 123/2
Mishra has been brought back into the attack. He bowled a wrong one to start the over and Maxwell slapped it hard over deep midwicket for a SIX!
Mishra goes full again off the second ball, and Maxwell slog-sweeps it for a SIX!
Mishra followed it with a quicker one and Maxwell plays another slog-sweep for his third consecuitve Six!
Maxwell took a single off the fourth ball. Miller charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and hit it flat straight down the ground for a SIX!
Mishra bowled a dot ball to end the over. 25 runs from the over. These two are once again looking all set here! ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 98/2
Pathan has been brought back into the attack. He bowled a slow bouncer to Maxwell who slapped it over deep midwicket for a SIX!
Pathan followed it with a ball down the leg side and Maxwell hit it past fine leg for a boundary!
12 runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 86/2
Darren Sammy has been brought into the attack. Pujara worked the fifth ball between point and third man for a boundary!
Pujara smashed another big hit off the last ball, but Venugopal Rao took a good catch at deep midwicket to end an impressive innings from Pujara!
Nine runs from the over. CA Pujara c Venugopal Rao b Sammy 35 (32b) ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 77/1
Karn Sharma to continue. Third ball was a length delivery and Maxwell swept it hard over deep square leg for a SIX!
Maxwell hit the fourth delivery high in the aird, David Warner got under the ball at long-off and dropped a sitter!
Would you believe it! It was a straightforward chance, very easy one and Warner grassed it. Pujara charged down off the last ball and hit it over long-on for a boundary!
15 runs from the over. Big miss from Warner there. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 62/1
Mishra to continue. Five runs from the over. No chances taken against Mishra in thus over. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 57/1
Karn Sharma to bowl his second over. Maxwell is the new man in. Five runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 52/1
Amit Mishra has been brought into the attack. Sehwag charged down the wicket off the third ball and launched it over long-on for a SIX!
Sehwag tried to repeat the shot off the next ball, but this time hit it straight to Sammy at long-off, Sehwag is OUT!
Glenn Maxwell is the new man in. V Sehwag c Sammy b Mishra 30 (22b) ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 43/0
Karn Sharma has been brought into the attack. Sharma bowled a length ball to Pujara who swept it past fine leg for a boundary!
Five runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 38/0
Steyn to bowl his second over. First ball was a length delivery and this time Pujara slammed it over midwicket for a boundary!
Pujara was offered some room off the third ball and he once again pulled it pasy midwicket for another boundary!
Steyn bowled fourth ball at the pads and Pujara flicked it past fine leg for another boundary!
Two veteran Indian cricketers have got their side to an excellent start. Sunrisers are under some sort of pressure considering the batsmen which are yet to come. ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 26/0
Bhuvneshwar to continue. Bhuvan tried to surprise Viru with a bouncer, but he was quick on his feet and he smashed it over deep fine leg for a SIX!
Seven runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 3 || Score 19/0
Irfan Pathan brought into the attack. Third ball was a short of a length delivery and Sehwag hit it over deep fine leg for a SIX!
Irfan followed it with another short delivery and Sehwag slammed it past square leg for a boundary!
Sehwag was offered some room off the last ball and he slapped it over long-off for a flat SIX!
Sehwag getting into his groove. Not good signs for Hyderabad. 16 runs from the over. ==============================================================Over 2 || Score 3/0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl from the other end. Another good over for Hyderabad, just one run from it. ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 2/0
Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara to open for Mohali, Dale Steyn will bowl the first over. Excellent start from the over, just two runs off it. ==============================================================Toss:
Shikhar Dhawan has won the toss and Sunrisers Hyderabad will bowl first.
Kings XI Punjab would be extremely high on confidence as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third match of the seventh edition. Punjab won their first two matches in emphatic style, courtesy some incredible power hitting from Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. While Maxwell has ripped apart the bowling attack of formidable opponents, Miller has finished off things in style.
Punjab have had a great time in the tournament, as a result of these two players. The challenge for them would be to keep the momentum going, even if these two fail to contribute much in the third match. The major concern for Punjab would be their bowling attack, as in both the matches, their bowlers have leaked plenty of runs, making the job of the batsmen extremely difficult.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have so far played just one match, against Rajasthan Royals which they lost by four wickets.
Hyderabad have a world class batting line-up with players like Aaron Finch, David Warner, Darren Sammy and skipper Shikhar Dhawan in their squad. Despite that, they managed to put a meager total of 133 runs on the board, which proved to be a cakewalk for Shane Watson-led team.
The Sunrisers also have an excellent bowling attack, where they have a champion speedster in Dale Steyn, as well as an in-form spinner in Amit Mishra. They need to put their act together, and there is no reason why they can`t win their first match of the season at Sharjah.
First Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 23:47