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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #120 on: April 29, 2009, 06:14:42 PM »

IPL ROCKS!!!

India ho ya SA ...the crowds are having a blast ...the tension out there was fizzing ...could be felt right through the tv screen
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #121 on: April 29, 2009, 06:15:09 PM »

Punjabis win!!!

wohoo Punjab!!! CP now throw us all a party Punjabi ishtyle
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #122 on: April 29, 2009, 06:16:51 PM »

IPL ROCKS!!!

India ho ya SA ...the crowds are having a blast ...the tension out there was fizzing ...could be felt right through the tv screen

thank god for good sporting pitches this time around!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #123 on: April 29, 2009, 06:16:59 PM »

So the table looks like this now

DC
DD
KXIP
MI
RR
CSK
BRC
KKR
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #124 on: April 29, 2009, 06:17:52 PM »

And two classics coming up tomorrow

DC v/s DD

RR v/s CSK
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #125 on: April 29, 2009, 06:18:37 PM »

Punjabis win!!!

wohoo Punjab!!! CP now throw us all a party Punjabi ishtyle

that would be my wife. She is from Chandigarh. I am a Delhi supporter.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #126 on: April 29, 2009, 06:20:26 PM »

i think i will take the day off tomorrow. 
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #127 on: April 29, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »

i think i will take the day off tomorrow. 

I have the day off tomorrow :D
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2009, 06:25:37 PM »

I think Irfan Pathan just booked his spot for the T20 WC.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2009, 06:31:24 PM »

I think Irfan Pathan just booked his spot for the T20 WC.
I think he is always a candidate in the shorter version of the game if you see his overall capabilities only that sadly may I add his bowling has fallen off from his initial years of promise.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #130 on: April 29, 2009, 08:00:31 PM »

Abdulla clinches Punjab a last-over thriller
29 April 2009, 7:24 pm



Kings XI Punjab 119 for 8 (Sangakkara 45*, Malinga 2-12) beat Mumbai Indians 116 for 7 (Duminy 59, Abdulla 2-19) by three runs

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

How they were out



Yusuf Abdullah helped Punjab seal the tightest win of the tournament.

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Talk about pulling one from out of the hat. Defending a small total Kings XI Punjab's three-pronged pace attack bowled canny spells to rock Mumbai Indians' chase, and despite a composed half-century from JP Duminy, Punjab hung on to complete a nerve-wracking three-run victory. Mumbai hardly set a wrong foot forward from the time they lost the toss, striking early through spin and keeping their hands on the jugular through Lasith Malinga's late strikes, but failed to chase 120. Kumar Sangakkara had kept the innings alive with an important unbeaten 45 with scant support and it proved decisive in the end. Having struck early in the piece the task of bowling the last over, and defend 12 runs, came to Yusuf Abdulla. And what an over it turned out to be.

Duminy, who was on 55, swung two down the ground, missed a clever slower ball, left a wide be, heaved two more, and then swung the fourth ball straight to deep midwicket. Abdulla was perspiring insanely in the Kingsmead cauldron as he left his giddy team-mates and went back to his mark. But this is a left-arm fast bowler adept at the Twenty20 format, and he only allowed three off the next two balls, aided by a superb dive at cover by the portly Ramesh Powar off the last ball to save a couple, to spark incredible scenes.

This major upset was put into motion early in Mumbai's chase. Mumbai are very reliant on their veteran openers, so striking early was one massive way at winning. Irfan Pathan gave Punjab exactly what they wanted, getting Sanath Jayasuriya to nick one to slip in the first over. Then Sachin Tendulkar, for once, failed. After a thick edge past backward point and crude hoick he drove Vikramjeet Malik straight to point. The situation was particularly dubious when a struggling Shikhar Dhawan missed a middle-stump yorker from Abdulla.

That left Duminy and Dwayne Bravo to steer a faltering chase, and Duminy set about it with consecutive boundaries in Malik's second over. Bravo a pulled four and lofted six in Piyush Chawla's opening over only to repeat the big shot in the next and hole out to long-on. Mumbai went into the tactical break on 47 for 4, still 73 adrift.

Duminy has proved a master of such situations and milked the bowling in a 49-run stand with Abhishek Nayar. Livewires alike, they pinched singles and kept runs ticking over. Harried singles from clever paddles and rubber-wrist dabs also did the trick. A few fumbles in the deep told as Punjab started to slack; a couple fortuitous inside edges and a missed run out and stumping compounded their frustration.

As the target got closer Duminy raised his fifty off 55 balls, the slowest of the IPL. Irfan came back to clean up Nayar first ball of the 18th over, with Mumbai needing 26, and Harbhajan Singh fell in the penultimate over with 19 left. Seven runs were scampered in the next five balls. Then Abdullah came into the picture to seal Punjab the tightest win of the tournament.

It was a disappointing loss for Mumbai after a glossy display in the field. For the second game running at Kingsmead spin had its say over proceedings early on. Mumbai's slow bowlers came on well inside the first ten overs and quickly dented Punjab. Malinga and Zaheer Khan were frugal with the new ball, but it was Harbhajan's entry in the fourth over brought the wicket of Goel, stumped easily. That brought about another change, Bravo coming in and immediately accounting for Ravi Bopara with an away-swinger. The Powerplay yielded two wickets for Mumbai and just 26 runs for Punjab, which included one six and a four.

Attempting to up the tempo Yuvraj was well held on the long-on boundary by Zaheer off Duminy - who came in the seventh over - and Mumbai were hooting and screaming. At the ten-over break Punjab were 50 for 3. Throughout the tournament the first over after the tactical break has proved jittery for sides batting first and the pattern continued. Enter Jayasuriya and third ball Mahela Jayawardene chipped a low full toss to long-on.

Batting wasn't easy with the slow bowlers purchasing grip from a track on which spin accounted for eight wickets in the afternoon's game. Sangakkara curbed himself in and knocked the ball around. The sweep was a shot he played regularly in between chopping the ball into the arc between cover and point. After Irfan fell in the 15th over Punjab needed a big over, but it never came. Malinga came back for two overs and nobody was able to get him away; Wilkin Mota and Chawla were yorked in the space of three balls. In the last ten overs Mumbai conceded just two boundaries off the bat, Sangakkara and Powar clubbing Bravo twice in the final over.

Ultimately Sangakkara's vigil and Abdulla's calm came up trumps for Punjab. For Mumbai, it was a rude wake-up call, and they will now seriously have to address a batting order too reliant on the openers.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo



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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2009, 09:10:57 PM »

This IPL is turning out to be a good show for Pathan brothers
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 20 (MI v/s KXIP) - Revived Punjab face stiff challenge
« Reply #132 on: April 30, 2009, 04:33:33 AM »

I think Irfan Pathan just booked his spot for the T20 WC.
I think he is always a candidate in the shorter version of the game if you see his overall capabilities only that sadly may I add his bowling has fallen off from his initial years of promise.

given his batting abilities, IMO, he should be playing as 5th bowler in all forms of the game.
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