Virender Sehwag (right) once again helped Kings XI Punjab get off to a decent start  © PTI
Virender Sehwag (right) once again helped Kings XI Punjab get off to a decent start © PTI (File Photo)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) displayed another professional performance and won their fourth match in the group stage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014. An easy victory against a strong Cape Cobras side will give a lot of confidence to side ahead of their important semi-final clash. Sandipan Banerjee lists the highlights from the match. 

A quick start by the Cape Cobra openers: The Cape Cobra openers, Richard Levi and Hashim Amla got the team off to a quick start. They made 59 runs in the powerplay, without losing a wicket. At that point of time it was looking that the South African outfit will reach around a score of 180-190. Both Levi and Amla hit all around the ground and it was getting difficult for the KXIP bowlers to contain them. Amla hit five four in one over of Thisara Perera.

Magical comeback by KXIP through spinners:  KXIP spinners Akshar Patel and Karanveer Singh brought them back in the match by bowling wonderful spells. Patel took three wickets and broke the back of the middle of Cape Cobras batting line up. Karanveer who got only one wicket but bowled an economical spell. Even Glenn Maxwell rolled his arm over and got the important wicket of Levi, who was looking dangerous.

A professional display by the KXIP batsmen:  KXIP batsmen batted professionally and chased the target down with ease. Openers Manan Vohra, Virender Sehwag gave the team good start. After Vohra and Sehwag got out Wriddhiman Saha and David Miller got them through without any further hiccups.

All round performance by Wriddhiman Saha:  Wriddhiman Saha impressed everyone with his performance. First behind the wicket he kept wonderfully. Took a great catch and made two stumping. Later with bat also he scored an important 42 and remained not out till the end.  

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(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)