Virender Sehwag © IANS
Virender Sehwag © IANS

 

Apr 28, 2014

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are at 14 for no loss after three overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on nine and Virender Sehwag is on three. Punjab are chasing a paltry 125-run target. It has been a slow start from the Punjab opening batsmen. Only one boundary has been scored by the batsmen.

 

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virender Sehwag began the run-chase for Punjab. Mitchell Starc opened the bowling as Virat Kohli wanted to get his best bowlers in right at the beginning. Pujara opened the scoring with a push towards deep point for two runs. It could have gone for a four, but AB de Villiers ran back from cover, slid in and stopped the ball just in front of the boundary. Albie Morkel bowled the second over. Sehwag got of the mark with a single towards deep cover.

 

Morkel strayed one on the pads and Pujara flicked it away for a four towards long-leg. Kohli persisted with Starc in search of wickets. It almost worked as he struck Sehwag’s pads, but the ball was going down the leg side.

 

Earlier, Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to field. Royal Challengers Bangalore were restricted to 124 for eight in their 20 overs. Yuvraj Singh top-scored with 35 off 32 deliveries. Chris Gayle returned to the Bangalore line-up and gave the match a rollicking start with two fours and two sixes in the first over. But he was bowled by Sandeep Sharma in the second over for 20 off seven deliveries. Sandeep went onto take three wickets for 15 runs. Mitchell Johnson and Rishi Dhawan took two wickets each.

 

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