Shaun Marsh has looked in  great touch so far © IANS (File Photo)
Shaun Marsh has looked in great touch so far © IANS (File Photo)

 

May 23, 2014

 

Shaun Marsh and Wriddhiman Saha have looked good in their partnership so far, propelling Kings XI Punjab to 103 for the loss of two wickets at the end of 12 overs in this crucial encounter against Rajasthan Royals in Mohali. They brought up the 100 run mark in the 12th over.

 

Marsh and Saha have looked in control during their partnership so far. Both the batsmen have found the boundaries, and have also rotated the strike well. Marsh has looked in fine form.  He has already hit a few fours and a six as well. With David Miller to come in next, Punjab will be again eyeing a huge total tonight.

 

Earlier, Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bowl in their crucial game against table toppers, Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014. Virender Sehwag and Manan Vohra opened the batting for Punjab. It was Vikramjeet Malik who opened the bowling for Rajasthan. Sehwag though, showed his class clouting Malik through the off-side for a boundary.

 

Sehwag continued on his merry way by clouting again through backward point for a boundary. He ended the over with another six off Malik’s bowling. A fine start by Punjab  for sure. Skipper Shane Watson bowled the second over of the game. Manan Vohra joined the fun by smashing a boundary as well, off Watson’s bowling.

 

It made Watson think, and he bowled a fine bouncer to keep the batsmen at bay. He also took a heavy toll on James Faulkner’s bowling by smashing him for a boundary.  But Faulkner came back to take Sehwag’s wicket, caught by Malik. A much needed wicket for Rajasthan.

 

After Sehwag’s departure, Vohra took the attacking initiative, letting Shaun Marsh to settle in. Vohra hit Watson for a four and a six in the fifth over of the innings. But his blitz didn’t last long as he gave his wicket away in the seventh over. Some lazy running saw him lose his wicket.

 

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