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I couldn’t see the match between KKR and Kings 11 Punjab because I was out but watched the highlights. Every one was happy that IPL was being played in South Africe but rain is playing spoilsport in almost all the matches that have been played till now with 2 matches being decided on D/L method and one match totally washed out
KKR has won the toss and as has been the case in almost all the matches they chose to field to take advantage of the conditions. They were rewarded immediately with Ishant getting rid of Goel for Duck. Irfan was promoted to 3 and he didn’t let down his captain with a 17 ball 32 .It was going well for Kings 11 when DADA was brought on and he got 2 wickets in his first over removing both irfan and bopara which slowed down the run rate a little bit.Yuvraj could not repeat his performance in world cup when he smashed 6 6’s in one over but nevertheless contributed 38 to the score. Jayawardne cracked a 19-ball 31 not out to help his team cross the 150-mark.
KKR started their chase aggressively with Gayle and Mccullum striking the ball to the fence with ease. Gayle was at his best with a 26 ball 44 which included 4 monstrous hits. They reached 50 in just 5 overs before Mccullum got out and then it started pouring and according to D/L method KKR were 11 runs ahead of what they should have been to win the match and they won it giving a reason for SRK to smile and a frown on Priety Zinta’s face. Kings 11 need to pull up their socks if they are to make any progress in this tournament. Click here for the full scorecard.
The much awaited clash between last year champions Rajasthan Royals and this years favourites was washed out without even a ball bowled and points were split between the two with each one getting 1 point each.
Today’s Match: Deccan Chargers Vs Royal Challengers