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LIVE IPL: Kings XI Punjab v/s Royal Challengers Bangalore: Punjab win easily by 32 runs

Friday, 9 May 2014 - 7:05pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk
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Venue: Bangalore
Start Time: 8 pm
 

Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed sixth on the points table, whereas Kings XI Punjab are at first position, having lost just one game out of seven. 

Bangalore have no obvious weaknesses (barring the awful form of Yuvraj Singh), but their bowlers conceded 25 extras in the last game against Mumbai, which eventually played a major role in their loss. However, Bangalore will believe that performance was a one-off.

Also, Chris Gayle has got several starts for Bangalore but is yet to score a really big one.

Kings XI Punjab on the other hand seems to have all bases covered. Glenn Maxwell is in super-hot form and the bowlers continue to back up the team whenever Maxwell fails. Their only problem could be over-reliance on Maxwell combined with a poor performance from their bowlers. But barring complacency, even this does not look likely.

 

19:53 IST Friday, 9 May 2014

Bangalore have won the toss and they will bowl first

Punjab 26/0 after 3 overs

Already 6 extras have been bowled

Oh...it came in sharply and Sehwag was just saved from having his off stump shaved off

Four, makes room and swats the length ball over point

KXIP 35/0 after 4 overs

Varun Aaron to bowl

Four. Mandeep Singh has hit Aaron for four. Hooked for four.

Punjab 45/0 after 5 overs

Harshad Patel comes in to bowl

Two wides to start with, the extras are still being leaked

Four. Sehwag is on the offensive, he just clears mid off who jumped high to catch it.

WIDE. Down the leg side again

5 runs, this is disastrous, they take a quick single off a mishit, then the fielder throws and the bowler can't get to it, it goes for 5 runs overthrows.

OUT! Mandeep Singh is gone, tries to launch one down the ground but holes out at mid on

Maxwell is in

Four, boundary first ball, flicked away past backward point

KXIP 64/1 after 6 overs

OUT! Sehwag is out, he is down the track and tries to clear the field, not timed well and Kohli takes a good catch at long on

Punjab 69/2 after 7 overs

SIX! Down the track and Maxwell launches it big into the stands

SIX!

Four! Now a boundary, short ball from Yuvraj is pulled for four

Swing and a miss

Punjab 88/2 after 8 overs

Yuzvendra Chahal..Yuzi...comes on to bowl

OUT! Big wicket, Glenn Maxwell is out, he tried a slog-sweep to the on side, and was caught on the deep square leg boundary

KXIP 93/3

Aaron to Miller, short and wide, cut to the boundary

Four, now he pulls and it is another boundary

Good ball, he came over the wicket and the ball went right through Miller

Four more, driven past extra cover for four, KXIP 107/3 after 10 overs

Yuzi to continue.

What a six. That was lifted way, way back into the stands, KXIP are on a serious rampage, Maxwell or not.

Miller has taken it up from Maxwell, 25 off 12 balls so far

KXIP 115/3 after 11 overs

Albie Morkel into the attack

OUT! Bailey is out! gets an outside edge to the keeper

Ouch. Morkel went to bowl and the ball slipped out of his hands and almost landed on his own head!

Wriddhiman Saha is in. In this mayhem KXIP have lost a few more wickets than they should have

Starc to bowl, and he bowls a wide

Four. Flicked through the off side for four, Miller continues to flow

Four. Four more, punched over the off side, it almost went for six, third consecutive boundary

KXIP 131/4 after 13 overs

Yuzi will bowl his last over

5 runs from that over, a very tight one by the usual standards in this match. 

KXIP 136/4 after 14 overs

Morne Morkel comes in to bowl

KXIP 140/4 after 15 overs

SIX! That just beat Virat Kohli at long off, he looks pissed

SIX! HUGE SIX, goes miles and miles back, Miller just swings hard and connects well, its almost on the roof

Four, now he goes for a wild pull, gets enough on it and it beats the man at deep square leg

2 runs

Harshal Patel has been taken apart, 37 runs off 10 balls

Now a wide, the problems continue

SIX! Now Saha gets into the act, full ball outside off stump is swept for six

Punjab 166/4 after 16 overs, 26 runs off that over

Four, driven away through the off side, it beats the man on the boundary

Wide delivery, Miller cannot reach it, but its not called a wide because it was inside the line

OUT! Full toss outside off stump, Miller hits it straight to cover. They check for the no ball, and it was ALMOST a no ball

What a ball, Mitchell Johnson gets a screamer first up, it really climbed into him, almost hits him in the face

Driven through the on side, they get two

KXIP 173/5 after 17 overs

SIX! Mitchell Johnson flicks an inswing, full delivery into the boundary over square leg

Smashed to wide long on and they get two

Wide delivery outside off, Johnson should have let it go, it could have been called wide. They get just a single.

OUT! In the air and de Villiers takes a good catch, KXIP 184/6, Saha is out

KXIP 184/6 after 18 overs

1 run off three balls so far in this over

Now Johnson biffs a single down the ground

Short ball outside off, thrashed away to third man, the fielder tried to catch it, then he realises he would go over the boundary, and flicks it back. Saves five runs

KXIP 188/6 after 19 overs

Great over, just 4 from it

Starc to bowl the last over

Just a single as Mitchell Johnson swings and misses...its a leg bye

OUT! RCB have bowled very well in the last 8 balls, this is a yorker and Akshar Patel's off stump goes for a walk

Four, bad ball, short and outside off, the new batsman uses the pace and guides it to the third man boundary

Bowled. Shivam Sharma is out, yorker on middle stump which flies out of the ground

One run, Johnson on strike for the last ball, can he hit a six to take Punjab to 200?

Four, great shot, low full toss on off stump, Johnson moves to off and scoops it behind for four through long leg

KXIP 198/8 after 20 overs

A bit of a comeback from Bangalore, at one point it seemed like Punjab would reach 220. But it's still a tall order. Bangalore have a star-studded batting lineup though.

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli have been dismissed, Bangalore are 8/2

The wicketkeeper barely managed to hold on to the Kohli catch, after several replays, umpires decide it did not touch the ground

Sachin Rana comes in, no sign of AB de Villiers yet

Bangalore 9/2 after 3 overs

Rana is beaten as he wafts at a wide delivery outside off stump

Four, finally they get a boundary

Four more, down the track, he smashes through the line over point

Now a cover drive which is stopped by the cover fielder

RCB 17/2 after 4 overs

Four, another boundary, Parthiv goes over the off side and gets just enough bat on it to clear cover and reach the fence

Short ball from Johnson but well directed, Rana tried to get under it to flick it over the keeper, he barely missed and its all for the good - a gentle touch could have resulted in a catch

RCB 22/2 after 5 overs

Shortish ball, smashed down the ground for four by Parthiv

OUT! He's gone....gives room and goes over the off side, gets it high on the bat and it flies to deep extra cover

RCB 26/3

SIX! What a shot, full and fast, Rana launches into it, straight down the ground and into the first tier for six

Bangalore 34/3 after 6 overs

De Villiers is in, short and cut away for two

OUT! Bowled him, Akshar Patel totally decieves Rana, straight ball, Rana thought it was turning away and played down the wrong line

RCB 40/4 after 8 overs, just 1 run off the over, Yuvraj Singh struggles and struggles

The required rate is already 13.25

Four, de Villiers finally gets a boundary

Bangalore 48/4 after 9 overs 

Yuvraj Singh is out

AB and Morkel just hit 24 runs off the last over, Bangalore 76/5 after 11 overs

Maxwell got a dose of his own medicine there

Out, Morkel is out now, he goes for another big hit and holes out

SIX, Bangalore have decided that they are going to hit out, AB deVilliers goes big and gets it over the rope

Bangalore 85/6 after 12 overs

Goes for a reverse sweep and misses

1 run

Just 3 runs from the over, RCB 88/6 after 13 overs

SIX! Shivam Sharma is taking a beating, deVilliers goes big and over the rope for six

Starc thrashes over third man for four. RCB 99/6

RCB 100/6 after 14 overs

Johnson to bowl to de Villiers. Bangalore are just chasing the match here. The required rate is over 17 an over

Four, Starc hammers it straight back, it nearly took AB's head off but the went for four

9 runs from the over, RCB 109/6 after 15 overs

Short ball into the body, hits Starc when he tried to pull it. One run

Slapped away and they get two

Beamer (no ball), SIX! That came right onto AB's face, he swung hard and hit it for a flat six to long leg

SIX! Another six, good length ball outside off gets smacked into the midwicket boundary, AB's got 53 off 25

Now he is taking a well-deserved break

OUT! He's out now, that was very wide, AB goes right after it, he almost lost his balance there, his back hand came off, the ball flew straight to the man at deep square leg

RCB finish on 166/9, they lose by 32 runs, thanks to a poor batting performance from everyone not named AB de Villiers




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