Kings XI Punjab vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014 Match 13: Anton Devcich departs for Knights

Sep 26, 2014

There was another breakthrough for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as Anton Devcich played a reverse sweep which ended up being awfully wrong and the the bearded southpaw could only get a top edge and Karanveer Singh took a safe catch. Some brilliant work by George Bailey at gully almost gave the hosts another wicket but Akshar Patel could not gather the ball while taking off the bails.

Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich were looking in fine touch and Williamson in particular was always going to be a threat given his class and pedigree and Devcich was playing some unorthodox shots but the result was the same as runs were coming thick and fast for the Knights. Devcich was playing some spanking shots as he grew in confidence and slammed a cracking six of Thisara Perera to the fine leg boundary. The Williamson tried a one-legged flick to fine-leg and could on;y nick it to keeper Wriddhiman Saha.

After the early wicket of Daniel Harris, the batsmen were beginning to find the bowling all the more harder to be taken for boundaries. Parvinder Awana, who can be guilty over overpitching was fine with his line. Then Kane Williamson broke free and smacked Anureet Singh for a terrific six down the ground.

Parvinder Awana started proceedings for Kings XI Punjab and in Northern Knights were looking to get off to a decent start given the task at hand in chasing such a huge total. Daniel Harris was sent up the order ahead of Anton Devcich and two cracking fours was followed by a nick to the keeper off a decent delivery in the ‘corridor’ outside off-stump as Wriddhiman Saha took a safe catch behind the stumps.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) yet again made full use of the home conditions as the Northern Knights bowlers were smashed to every corner of the Mohali stadium in the 13th match of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), with Manan Vohra leading from the front with a blazing knock of 65 from just 32 balls. Vohra was well supported by senior partner Virender Sehwag (52) and  good cameo from David Miller lower down the order as the home team posted a humungous 214 for five, after being sent to bat.

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