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Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 59th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Hyderabad won by 30 runs | Kings XI Punjab Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score, 59th Match

This is Punjab's last game at this venue. Their remaining two home games will be played in Dharamsala. That is all from us here. Join us for the double header tomorrow. The first match features Kolkata and Bangalore from Ranchi. The second match features the clash between Rajasthan and Chennai. Bye Bye!
Parthiv Patel: 'I was told to hang in there till the 15th and 16th over. 130-140 was a par score but it was a difficult wicket to bat on. We wanted to get past 140 to give the bowlers a score to defend. When Thisara Perera came, we knew that he could hit sixes. One of the top order batsman had to stay with him. We have not scored over 160 on a consistent basis. We hope to put on a good show against Mumbai.'
Parthiv Patel is the MoM for his 61.
White: 'It has been the tale of our season. We have fighting all the way and defending it. There was seam movement but Parthiv and Thisara Perera played very well. 150 was an even score. Once we got through the top six, we knew that we could win. We have to win the remaining games to stay in contention for the knock-outs.'
Gilchrist: 'Parthiv Patel played well on a wicket that was doing something. We were in control but we failed to deliver the knock-out punch. Thisara came towards the end and changed the course of the match. There was some extra bounce as the game progressed but we should have got this target. Shaun Marsh dominated from the start but the Hyderabad bowler's variations made us hard. We will look to play for pride and spoil other people's party.'
Sammy: 'It was a good outing and the team showed a never-say-die attitude. Parthiv played well and our bowlers bowled well on this wicket. Waqar Younis told me to bowl on a good length and to keep it on a Test match length. When we saw how the ball was moving around, we thought 135-140 would be a great score. Once we keep doing well in this tournament, we will be in a good position for the knock-outs.'
Steyn got going by taking the wicket of Mandeep. Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh build a decent partnership before Sammy's double strike in his first over stalled Punjab. Sathish tried some big hits but Pomersbach struggled to get going. The asking rate mounted and the lower-middle order struggled. Sammy picked up four wickets and Hyderabad sealed victory by 30 runs.
The mid-table scramble is now a direct shoot-out between Hyderabad and Bangalore. This win has ensured that Hyderabad stay in contention for the knock-outs while Punjab are almost on their way out.
End of over 20, 9 runs (W1 6 1 W 1 . )
MOH: 120/9
Sandeep Sharma - 0(1) This over: 0 runs
Luke Pomersbach - 33(40) This over: 9 runs
Darren Sammy
(4.0 - 0 - 22 - 4)
19.6 Darren Sammy to Sandeep Sharma 0
no run, low full toss just outside off, Sandeep bunts it back to the bowler and Hyderabad have sealed a crucial win here
19.5 Darren Sammy to Luke Pomersbach 1
1 run, fuller length ball just outside off, Pomersbach clears the front leg and drills it to long off
Sandeep Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.4 Darren Sammy to Parvinder Awana W
out Caught by Ishant!! Sammy comes closer to taking a five wicket haul. Good length ball and wide outside off, Awana drags the lofted shot from wide of off stump and he miscues it, the ball sails to long on where Ishant takes it. Awana c Ishant b Sammy 0(1)
19.3 Darren Sammy to Luke Pomersbach 1
1 run, full ball on middle stump, Pomersbach jams it hard into the ground and it goes over Sammy's head, it rolls to long on
19.2 Darren Sammy to Luke Pomersbach 6
SIX, too little too late for Punjab, short of length ball outside off, Pomersbach sizes it up and bashes it over Ishant's head at long off
30 runs for Luke Pomersbach
Parvinder Awana, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Match details

Toss : Punjab won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Subrat Das (India) and Rod Tucker (Australia)

TV umpire : Chettithody Shamsuddin (India)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Teams

Kings XI Punjab : Adam Gilchrist(c & wk), Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach, David Miller, Rajagopal Sathish, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Harmeet Singh, Parvinder Awana, Sandeep Sharma.

Sunrisers Hyderabad : Parthiv Patel(wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Cameron White(c), Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Biplab Samantray, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma.

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