Click here to see the pics …Read the whole post to know whether the split between Priety Zinta and Ness Wadia is true or just a rumour..
It was a match where much was riding on Yuvraj Singh and his boys. They had to win this match as they already lost 2 previous ones and they did it in style too. Royal Challengers batted first and scored 168/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Ryder got some runs under his belt after the 2 golden ducks in the previous 2 innings but this time his partner Robin Uthappa got out for a golden duck .This is the 4th consecutive time that the challengers had not got to a good start. In came Kallis and all his shots had the class written all over. He along with Ryder got along well before Ryder got out for 32.Abdullah who got whacked a bit got him. He got Peiterson the second ball that he faced and yet again kevin failed. Dravid this time couldn’t do much and it was left to Kallis and Taylor to reconstruct the innings and they did just that before a flurry of wickets in the end slowed down their rate and they managed just 168 which was thought to be a decent score but not a winning won on this ground. Yusuf Abdullah got 4 followed by Irfan who got 3 wickets.
Kings 11 got off to a great start with 50 on the board in 6 overs. Goel got out and then Bopara and Sangakaraa steadied the ship before Sangakara got out for 26.In came Yuvraj and a lot was expected from him in Durban(Remember the 6 6’s in T20 world cup).60 was needed of last 5 overs and it was getting tough before some sheer brilliance from Bopara got kings 11 close. He hit 5 monstrous hits before getting out for 84 of just 59 balls in the 19th over.But he had done his job and Yuvraj finished with a flurry to overhaul the target with an over to spare. Bopara was declared the man of the match.Click here for the scorecard.
Kings 11 might have won their first match but all is not well with the team’s owners. After denying for so long, Preity Zinta has finally confirmed that she has split with Ness Wadia. Both co-owners of Kings XI Punjab, the actress and the Bombay Dyeing heir, had been together since 2005. Both of them were at the ground for the match, but sitting separately. Zinta, apparently sent an official mail to her team to clear the air about her equation with Ness Wadia.
Today’s Matches: Deccan Chargers Vs Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders.