Monday, April 22, 2013

The sensational match Punjab Team wins

It came down to 29 from 12 in the end, with David Miller (80*) and Mandeep Singh (77*) at the crease. The penultimate over began with Ashok Dinda being smashed for 2 fours by David Miller, one down the ground, and the other past point. Both deliveries being full tosses. It took a soothing gloved arm from Robin Uthappa to help Dinda keep his nerve. Giving away 3 singles is all right. But when Mandeep took 2 off the last ball, courtesy a misfield from third man Rahul Sharma, Dinda offered a mouthful.
Was it in Bengali or in English? Difficult to tell.

Luke Wright came in to bowl the last six deliveries. Miller and Mandeep traded strike, and the South African readied himself for the last 4 balls. Wright bowled full, and was smashed for 6. 2 runs later, the target came down to 6 from 2. Man-of-the-Match Miller got a dull full toss, and was more than happy to send the ball over long off for a six, and was speedily surrounded by his mates from the dugout.

That is a great way to end a cricket match.
It did not look like a Kings XI Punjab show at the start of the match though. Adam Gilchrist dropped Aaron Finch on one. When it was his turn to bat, the normal came out with a different set of gloves and a bat. He edged the ball like his matching part, only to be caught by Pune keeper Robin Uthappa.


Pune Warriors India- 185/4 (20)
Highest Score
A Finch (C)-64(42)
R Uthappa -37(33)
Y Singh -34(24)
L Wright -34(10)
Best Bowling
A Mahmood-2(42)

Kings XI Punjab-186/3 (19.5)
M Singh -77(58)
D Miller -80(48)

Man-of-the-Match Miller
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