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Kings XI Punjab pip Daredevils

Posted by sriram on April 27, 2008

Daredevils has won their past 2 matches with 9 wickets in hand. They were chasing. When they had to bat first they lost quick wickets and the middle order was found wanting. They really do not have anyone to fall back on once the opening pair of Sehwag and Gambhir departs. They scored a paltry 159 for the loss of 8 wickets. Manoj Tiwaray scored 39 runs.

Kings XI Punjab started their chase well with Simon Katich and Goel. They lost couple of wickets but Katich was not bothered with the happenings around him. He scored at will. He and Yuvraj had a healthy partnership to steer Punjab out of danger and closer to the victory. Yuvraj Singh did well to score 40 of 29 balls to take his side to victory.

Simon Katich who scored 75 of 52 balls was declared man of the match.

I cannot avoid my spiel about another aussie coming to the party, but cannot help it. Maybe, from tomorrow I will not be doing it that much. Australians are leaving for carribean tour tomorrow.

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