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Pune: May 9, 2013
PWI 106 | Overs 19.3 | Upadhyay 1* OUT! OUT! Bhuvneshwar 1(3), Rasool 1(4)
Lakshmipathy Balaji cleans up Bhuvneshwar Kumar with a ball that kept low before taking a superb reflexive return catch after Parvez Rasool tried to smash it down the ground. And that is that!
KKR win by 46 runs.
PWI 105/8 | Overs 19 | Bhuvneshwar 1*, Rasool 1* OUT! Parnell 5(7)
Sunil Narine gives KKR their second wicket in as many balls as Wayne Parnell hits him straight to Tiwary at long-on.
Pune need 48 runs from 6 balls.
PWI 103/7 | Overs 18 | Parnell 2* OUT! Rawat 5(11)
Jacques Kallis picks up his second wicket, and deservedly so. He’s bowled really well today and finds Mahesh Rawat’s edge off an attempted pull, and the catch is easily taken by Bisla behind the sticks.
Pune need 50 runs from 12 balls.
PWI 98/6 | Overs 17 | Rawat 3*, Parnell 2* OUT! Mathews 40(28)
Angelo Mathews perishes in his bid to get Pune home, as he holes out to long-on where Manoj Tiwary takes an easy catch. He was probably Pune’s last hope for avoiding a sixth straight defeat. Sunil Narine now has one for 10 with an over left.
Pune need 55 runs from 18 balls.
PWI 95/5 | Overs 16 | Mathews 40*, Rawat 2*
Angelo Mathews hooks Jacques Kallis for six, before spanking him straight down the ground for half a dozen more. Is it too late for Pune or can they still sneak in? They will need a couple more overs like this one to get there.
Pune need 58 runs from 24 balls.
PWI 80/5 | Overs 15 | Mathews 26*, Rawat 1*
Sunil Narine comes back for what will be the first of his back-to-back three overs and starts off well, giving away just two runs.
Pune need 73 runs from 30 balls.
PWI 78/5 | Overs 14 | Mathews 25*, Rawat 0* OUT! Marsh 5(8)
It’s Rajat Bhatia’s turn to get carted down the ground for six by Angelo Mathews. Mitchell Marsh tries the same in the over, but can only hole out to long-on to give KKR their fifth wicket.
PWI 69/4 | Overs 13 | Mathews 17*, Marsh 4*
Angelo Mathews shows the first signs of aggression from Pune as he carts Iqbal Abdulla straight down the ground and over the sightscreen for six. Pune need more of these now.
PWI 58/4 | Overs 12 | Mathews 8*, Marsh 2*
Rajat Bhatia comes back for his second over and concedes just five runs. Pune’s required rate is now almost 12.
PWI 53/4 | Overs 11 | Mathews 5*, Marsh 0* OUT! Uthappa 31(35)
Robin Uthappa scoops Iqbal Abdulla straight up in the air towards long-off, but the ball lands between the converging Jacques Kallis and Eoin Morgan. However, Uthappa doesn’t last long as he cuts straight to backward point.
PWI 49/3 | Overs 10 | Uthappa 28*, Mathews 4*
Rajat Bhatia bowls the 11th over of the innings and goves just five runs as the Warriors’ required rate creeps higher. It is now 10.40.
PWI 44/3 | Overs 9 | Uthappa 25*, Mathews 2*
Ryan ten Doeschate gets a bowl in the last over before the Strategic Timeout and gives away just three runs. Pune need to mastermind a way to up the run rate in these two and a half minutes.
PWI 41/3 | Overs 8 | Uthappa 23*, Mathews 1* OUT! Birla 7(14)
The pressure finally gets to Udit Birla as he completely misses the ball going for the sweep off Iqbal Abdulla and is clean bowled.
PWI 34/2 | Overs 7 | Uthappa 22*, Birla 7*
L Balaji comes back for his third over and gives away just five runs as Pune amble along.
PWI 34/2 | Overs 6 | Uthappa 20*, Birla 6*
Robin Uthappa just about manages to fend off Sunil Narine, including a near chance at first slip. The pressure is cranking up on the Warriors.
PWI 29/2 | Overs 5 | Uthappa 19*, Birla 2*
A fired up Jacques Kallis comes back for a second over and concedes just four runs as KKR keep the pressure up on Pune.
PWI 26/2 | Overs 4 | Uthappa 17*, Birla 1* OUT! Yuvraj 1(2)
Yuvraj Singh’s woeful run in the competition continues as he nicks Balaji to the keeper.
PWI 22/1 | Overs 3 | Uthappa 15*, Yuvraj 1* OUT! Finch 5(5)
Aaron Finch survives what was a clear run-out appeal. Robin Uthappa knocks the ball straight back down the pitch as Jacques Kallis gets his right foot in and touches the ball with the bottom of his boot, before the ball hits the stumps with Finch out of his crease. The third umpire, Simon Taufel, is consulted who after about 10 replays pushes the green light. Kallis is livid and argues with the on-field umpire, before returning to his mark and bowling Finch later in his over. Redemption, and how!
PWI 19/0 | Overs 2 | Uthappa 13*, Finch 5*
L Balaji starts off with two wayward deliveries down the leg, one of which is one-handedly lifted over square-leg for four by Uthappa. Aaron Finch then gets into the action by lofting Balaji down the ground for four more. Good start this by Pune.
PWI 9/0 | Overs 1 | Uthappa 8*, Finch 1*
Robin Uthappa spanks slow left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla just wide of the diving Jacques Kallis at mid-wicket for a boundary off the first ball. There’s only one way he knows to play, does Uthappa.
So, KKR have scored 53 runs from the last four overs to lift themselves to a defendable total, after it looked as if Pune were going to dismiss them for a paltry one. Pune would still consider themselves good to chase this down and notch a morale-boosting win. Join us in a bit for the chase.
KKR 152/6 | Overs 20 | Tiwary 15*, Bhatia 13*
Rajat Bhatia pulls Wayne Parnell wide of long-on to get a vital boundary for KKR off the second ball of the last over, before lifting the bowler for maximum later to take KKR past 150.
KKR 137/6 | Overs 19 | Tiwary 13*, Bhatia 0* OUT! ten Doeschate 31(21)
Manoj Tiwary cheekily scoops Bhuvneshwar Kumar over short fine-leg to get his second boundary. Ryan ten Doeschate then steps in and slaps Bhuvi through the covers for four. However, the Dutchman gets the top edge off an attempted hook that is easily taken by short fine-leg.
KKR 126/5 | Overs 18 | ten Doeschate 27*, Tiwary 8*
Manoj Tiwary drives Wayne Parnell through the covers for his first boundary to keep KKR’s late surge running.
KKR 116/5 | Overs 17 | ten Doeschate 25*, Tiwary 0*
Ryan ten Doeschate gets the death party rolling with a powerful pull over deep mid-wicket for six, before stepping down and lofting Angelo Mathews to extra-cover for four.
KKR 99/4 | Overs 16 | ten Doeschate 8*, Tiwary 0*
Yusuf Pathan nicks Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the keeper to get Pune their fifth wicket. Manoj Tiwary is the new man in. This has been an inspired bowling performance from Pune…will take some effort losing from here.
KKR 96/4 | Overs 15 | ten Doeschate 3*, Y Pathan 6*
Krishnakanth Upadhyay comes back for a second over and does a good job this time around, conceding just six runs compared to 11 earlier.
KKR 90/4 | Overs 14 | ten Doeschate 0*, Y Pathan 0* OUT! Gambhir 50(44)
Gautam Gambhir guides Mitchell Marsh towards third-man to bring up his 20th IPL half-century. Phenomenal statistic, that! However, the excitement seems to get the better of the India discard as he sweeps Marsh straight to mid-wicket off the last ball of the over. Big wicket for Pune!
KKR 85/3 | Overs 13 | Gambhir 45*, ten Doeschate 0*
KKR finally get some runs off Angelo Mathews, albeit thanks to the ball slipping between the keeper’s legs for four byes.
KKR 75/3 | Overs 12 | Gambhir 43* ten Doeschate 0* OUT! Morgan 15(15)
Eoin Morgan throws his wicket away with a casual sweep-lift straight to short fine-leg. He’ll be disappointed with that, as Mitchell Marsh picks up a wicket in his first over.
KKR 73/2 | Overs 11 | Gambhir 42* Morgan 14*
Parvez Rasool finishes his first spell in the IPL and he’s done a good job — 4-0-23-1.
KKR 66/2 | Overs 10 | Gambhir 41* Morgan 10*
Angelo Mathews bowls a second good over, giving away just six runs as KKR amble on.
KKR 60/2 | Overs 9 | Gambhir 37* Morgan 6*
Eoin Morgan gets things started with a reverse sweep off Parvez Rasool to ruin an otherwise good over.
KKR 54/2 | Overs 8 | Gambhir 36* Morgan 1*
Pune fight back with some brilliant bowling and fielding to give away just two runs in the over.
Rasool comes back well in the second over keeping the line tight forcing Jacques Kallis to play a risky shot, leading to his dismissal
Pune wicketkeeper Mahesh Rawat stands up to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and swiftly stumps Manvinder Bisla. Gambhir cuts the last ball of the powerplay for a boundary. A stroke of sheer class!
Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool gets his first match in the IPL. However, Gambhir gives him little time to adjust scoring boundaries off two consecutive deliveries. The off-spinner comes back well to give away just one run in the last three balls of the over.
Manvinder Bisla gets into the attack mode as he hits Bhuvneshwar Kumar over top of extra cover for a boundary.
Gautam Gambhir is looking good as he drives the first ball of Wayne Parnell for another boundary. Bisla joins the act as he pulls Parnell for another boundary in the fourth ball.
KKR 17/0 | Overs 2 | Gambhir 13*, Bisla 2*
Gautam Gambhir lofts the ball over the in-field on the off-side and follows it up with an off-drive for two consecutive boundaries off Krishnakant Upadhyay.
Wayne Parnell opens the bowling for Pune and does a good job, conceding just four runs. The left-handed pacer is getting some good movement off the pitch.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bat against the Pune Warriors India in the 56th match of IPL 2013.
Pune Warriors India: Robin Uthappa, Aaron Finch (c), Udit Birla, Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Angelo Mathews, Mahesh Rawat (wk), Parvez Rasool, Wayne Parnell, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Krishnakant Upadhyay.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Manvinder Bisla (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, Eoin Morgan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Rajat Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji.
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