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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2009, 02:19:06 PM »

I know Jayawardane got a reprieve from the Umpire but he did finish the job which is what is needed.  And Irfan Pathan too.  This guy is the best utility player on the planet.  Always chips in at the critical moments.  In the end KKR's pathetic fielding aided them too.
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2009, 02:20:01 PM »

Ha ...the captain again! Can't you think beyond that?

I think KKR finally put in a good match today ...but for those fielding lapses.
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #82 on: May 03, 2009, 02:24:26 PM »

Unless they change the captain..KKR cannot win.
And no Ganguly is not the captain for this team if that is who you have in mind.

They lost with him at the helm last year.

I agree there needs to a change in leadership since McCullum does not justify his billing in the playing 11.  They should give it to Hodge who has led a county team(as captain) to a 20-20 cup win if they decide to make a change.  That would be the best move for the rest of the games and let Saha open.
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #83 on: May 03, 2009, 02:27:41 PM »

Atleast SG won 6 matches last time....that too with a depleted team.
Buchanan's captaincy and strategy is not working....clear as day-light. The results show.
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #84 on: May 03, 2009, 02:32:55 PM »

I know Jayawardane got a reprieve from the Umpire but he did finish the job which is what is needed.  And Irfan Pathan too.  This guy is the best utility player on the planet.  Always chips in at the critical moments.  In the end KKR's pathetic fielding aided them too.

that was a shocker from the umpire - how can u give it not out - that was hitting middle of middle stump !!!
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #85 on: May 03, 2009, 02:35:25 PM »

Umpiring has been very poor in this IPL
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #86 on: May 03, 2009, 02:37:13 PM »

Ha ...the captain again! Can't you think beyond that?

I think KKR finally put in a good match today ...but for those fielding lapses.

they were just too many !!! the desi opener was dropped twice - he was only hitting skiers !! Katich dropped early once.

Actually Agarkar was bowling fine when left to himself, but bowled tripe as soon as anyone had a chat with him  :D :D
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #87 on: May 03, 2009, 02:40:56 PM »

Apparently those were not as easy. Even KXIP dropped one or two due to the glare. Atleast that is what the commentators said.
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2009, 02:46:08 PM »

Even Gayle is missing catches!
Great improvement...I must say!
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2009, 02:47:48 PM »

Last time the locals ...namely LRS and Saha played much better. This time they are not doing so well........
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Re: IPL Match thread (KXIP vs KKR)
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2009, 03:00:39 PM »

Punjab steal last-ball thriller
3 May 2009, 2:46 pm



Kings XI Punjab 154 for 4 (Jayawardene 52*, Katich 34) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 153 for 3 (Hodge 70*) by six wickets

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

How they were out



Simon Katich's frenetic partnership with Sunny Sohal set up the chase for Punjab after they lost Kumar Sangakkara early

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Four dropped catches overturned Brad Hodge's impressive half-century and took Kings XI Punjab back into the top four of the IPL after they chased down 154 to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets. The match went down to the final ball but Punjab had clearly outperformed Kolkata through the chase. Mahela Jayawardene, who scored an unbeaten 41-ball 52, and Irfan Pathan, held their nerve to take Punjab through and avoid the match being decided by the Super Over.

It was Simon Katich and Sunny Sohal's frenetic partnership - 43 balls off 26 balls - that set up the chase after Punjab lost Kumar Sangakkara in the first over. Their stand, along with a slightly more sedate one between Jayawardene and Katich - 33 off 25 balls - put Punjab ahead of the eight-ball even after they lost Katich and Yuvraj Singh before the end of the 15th over. Kolkata's bowlers, like Punjab's, conceded full tosses at the death and the final tight over from Ajit Agarkar was probably needed much earlier.

Sohal was dropped twice in two balls after which he and Katich unleashed a rain for fours and sixes -  top edges and mistimed shots included - as Kolkata's bowlers struggled to keep a tight line. Chris Gayle wrapped up a poor tournament by making a mess of collecting a leading edge off Katich's bat when he was on 5. Kolkata's most productive over had been their final one where Brad Hodge and Morne van Wyk took Irfan Pathan for 21 runs. Punjab overhauled that in their fourth over with Katich and Sohal hitting 22 off Ashok Dinda.

After five overs Punjab were 44 for 1, well ahead of the required run-rate. Punjab's bowling had also been ordinary but Kolkata's batsmen, except Hodge, could not hit over the top. Brendon McCullum struggled to pick the gaps and Gayle failed to build on his steady start. The run-rate did not improve significantly even as Hodge joined McCullum at the crease after Gayle's fall.

McCullum ground out his 19 runs off 31 balls before pulling short and wide delivery off Chawla straight to Vikramjeet Malik at deep backward square-leg. His dismissal brought a spurt of energy to the innings, mostly due to Hodge. At first he rotated the strike with Sourav Ganguly and converted the loose deliveries into boundaries. He pulled Yuvraj for two consecutive fours to midwicket and then hit Abdulla over his head for a six; Ganguly opened the face of his bat to guide a four to third man and then slogged a huge six off Chawla to square leg. This six clearly boost Ganguly and he tried to attack every delivery after that. It didn't work and three balls later Ganguly top-edged a sweep to Kumar Sangakkara for a 23-ball 22.

After Ganguly's dismissal, Hodge threw his bat at everything and the 21 runs off the final over would have given Kolkata the game if it hadn't been for those dropped catches.

Nishi Narayanan is a staff writer at Cricinfo



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