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LIVE IPL: Kings XI Punjab v/s Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR cruise to comfortable 9-wicket win

Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 3:59pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

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16:11 IST Sunday, 11 May 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and they will bowl first

Four, Sehwag smashes the ball through covers to begin with

Wide ball

Four. Sehwag now flicks off his pads for four

Short ball, wide outside off, Sehwag walks towards the off side and pulls it for four

On the legs, and Sehwag beats fine leg, 17 off the over

KXIP 17/0 after 1 over

Mandeep Singh was dismissed for 0 in the second over

Umesh Yadav comes on to bowl

Full, down the leg side, sent screaming away for four

Punjab 30/1 after 3 overs

Morkel to bowl again, Sehwag leaves outside off

Four, almost caught, Sehwag pokes lazily at it and it takes the outside edge, dropped by Utthappa, and worse, it went for four

Punjab 35/1 after 4 overs

Saha pulls, goes high in the air, over the keeper's head, and drops in between the keeper and another fielder

Wide, another wide, the last ball to Sehwag was almost a wide as well

Four, Punjab are not backing down, Saha pulls, not timed well enough but still goes for four

Four. Slapped wide over cover, much better shot, and another boundary

Punjab 48/1 after 5 overs

OUT! Saha is out, inside edge onto the stumps, 15 off 9 balls

They have called for the time out, this could be the earliest timeout in IPL history

Glenn Maxwell comes in, Maxwell and Sehwag at the crease could be disastrous for KKR


KXIP 49/2 after 6 overs

Sunil Narine comes on, this could be an interesting contest

Oh..Maxwell tried to slog over midwicket, but he almost lost his balance and missed the ball

He misses again and its the end of the over

Punjab 53/2 after 7 overs

Kallis to Sehwag, Sehwag tries to go straight down the ground, gets it high on the bat and just falls foul of the straight fielder who puts in a dive

Wide ball outside off, Sehwag has a big slash at it, no feet, no run

SIX! Sehwag won't back off, slower ball, half volley, Sehwag swings it straight down the ground for six

Now he takes a single to third man and keeps strike

Punjab 62/2 after 8 overs

Four, turns sharply from Narine, surprises Sehwag who just hangs his bat out, it flies away for four through third man

2, 1 off the next two balls, Sehwag moves to 47

Punjab 73/2 after 9 overs

Four, Maxwell goes cross batted over mid wicket, the fielder comes in from deep midwicket but it just falls short of him and goes for four

1 run, Sehwag gets to his fifity of 35 balls, good innings

Four, beautiful shot, that is the shot of the day, ball outside off, Sehwag leans into it, flicks his bat and finds the gap between point and third man. It runs away smoothly for four

Punjab 85/2 after 10 overs

OUT! Glenn Maxwell is out, he tries to slog over the on side again, caught on the boundary

Punjab 90/3 after 11 overs

Four, what a shot from Sehwag, short, wide and slapped away for four

Now he gives himself room, and tries hard to cut but misses

Slammed down the ground but he only gets a single

KXIP 96/3 after 12 overs

David Miller has come in

Miller sweeps, the fielder at deep square leg dives to stop it, then relays it back to another fielder

Six from the over so far

Another single to end the over, KXIP 102/3 after 13 overs

Morkel to bowl his final over

On the leg side, flicked away for four off the legs, Sehwag continues to flow

Four, edged this time, and he gets four through third man

Now he takes a single

Punjab 112/3 after 14 overs

Bowled! Sehwag was trying to hit balls out of the ground for some time now, he charges down the track, gets an inside edge and is bowled

Sehwag 72 off 50 balls

Great over so far, just one off 4 balls, you can understand why Sehwag got desperate.

Punjab need some good runs in these final overs

KXIP 116/4 after 15 overs

Bowled! Miller is clean bowled as he swung across a full ball and found his off stump out of the ground

Punjab 123/5 after 16 overs

OUT! Punjab are not getting many runs here in the end overs, Rishi Dhawan is bowled for 4

Punjab 127/6 after 17 overs

Mitchell Johnson comes in

George Bailey to face Sunil Narine, just 3 runs off 4 balls so far

Bailey and Mitch are struggling to put bat to ball against Narine

Just 4 off the over, what a spell from Narine, 131/6 after 18 overs

Umesh Yadav comes back

KXIP still can't find the boundary, 4 runs off 4 balls

Just 7 runs off the over. Punjab 138/6 after 19 overs

Punjab really need some powerful hits in the last over. They are already about 20 runs short

Four. Johnson comes down the track, this is Narine's last over, and swings over midwicket. Gets enough bat on it to go for four

SIX! Deposited over deep midwicket for six, just

OUT! He goes down fighting, he comes down the track again, the ball turns away from him, and the keeper does an easy stumping

Run out off the last ball, chipped to long on and Akshar Patel tries to take two, but is run out

KXIP finish on 149/8, very disappointing score

Kolkata have started off really well, 22/0 after 3 overs

Three fours off the last over by Utthappa

SIX! What a shot, smashed over the on side for six

Utthappa is on fire here

He goes straight down the ground, smashed for four

Bowls down the leg side and Robin just gets a tickle on it, it reaches the fine leg boundary

Huge over this

Another boundary to end the over, 19 from it. Kolkata 41/0 after 4 overs

Now Gautam drives, but it is well stopped at cover

Four, this time he gets it over the top for four

Wide ball

Swings at a good length ball, this time he gets a flying edge to the off side, lands over the fielder's head and they get two

KKR 48/0 after 5 overs 

Four, down the track and Utthappa goes over mid on for four

Great partnership by Robin and Gambhir again

KKR 55/0 after 6 overs

Edged and four, Utthappa's edge flies to the third man boundary

Short ball, crashed away for four by Gambhir

OUT! Utthappa goes over mid wicket but the man coming in from the deep takes a good catch

Utthappa 46 off 29 balls

KKR 68/1 after 7 overs

The crowd in Punjab is chanting for KKR. Weird.

Manish Pandey has come in, Rishi Dhawan bowls

4 runs off the over, KKR 72/1 after 8 overs

Parminder Awana to bowl, KKR have slowed down after Utthappa's wicket. Maybe it will prevent a collapse.

Four, Gambhir cuts hard, third man dives but cannot stop it

KKR 79/1 after 9 overs

KKR 88/1 after 10 overs

Akshar Patel bowls to Manish Pandey

1 run off 4 balls so far

Just 2 off the over, KKR 91/1 after 11 overs

Four, two couples off the first 2 balls and then Gambhir cuts Maxwell away for four

KKR 102/1 after 12 overs, Gambhir has moved quietly to 38 off just 27 balls

Mitchell Johnson is back, KKR need just 48 off 48, Punjab are desperate for wickets here

KKR 110/1 after 13 overs, 8 from that over

Good over so far from Akshar Patel, just 2 off it. But they need wickets

3 off the over, KKR 113/1 after 14 overs

Four. Gambhir goes over the on side and gets four

KKR 123/1 after 15 overs

KKR just need 27 off five overs

Oh..Pandey sends Gambhir back in a hurry, the throw was wide or it would have been out

Down the track and chipped to deep midwicket

Kolkata 131/1 after 16 overs

KKR are motoring along, but Gambhir was dropped in the last over

KKR 139/1 after 17 overs

Four. They get closer as Pandey flicks Sandeep Sharma for four.

Slower ball, Pandey mistimes his pull but they get two

Short, flat batted pull to deep midwicket

Now Gambhir gets two runs and they are just another couple away from a win

One more run off the overthrow

One run, KKR have won, flicked to wide of mid on and KKR will cherish this win

Punjab have lost, and lost badly today. They have now been overcome by two teams considered not top of their form - Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders - and they have beaten the strong teams

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