IPL

Punjab sneak past Bangalore

2012-05-02 20:35
David Hussey (AP)

Bangalore - Kings XI Punjab overcame a spate of late runouts to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets on the penultimate ball on Wednesday, exacting revenge for an earlier loss to the same opponents in the Indian Premier League.

Azhar Mahmood claimed the prize wicket of Chris Gayle for 71 in finishing with 3-20 to help restrict Bangalore to 158-5 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Punjab then totalled 163-6 in 19.5 overs.

Indian batsmen Nitin Saini (50) and Mandeep Singh (43) ensured Punjab's chase was on track before captain David Hussey (45) took the team to the brink of victory.

But the runouts of Mahmood, Hussey and Abhishek Nayar in the space of seven deliveries made it a close game after only seven had been needed from the last two overs.

Piyush Chawla smashed a six to seal the win and push Punjab up to fourth in the nine-team standings with five wins and five losses from 10 games. Bangalore are sixth with four wins, five losses and a no-result.

"We tried to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory, but a win is a win," Hussey said. "We have confidence now and need to go back and perform in front of our home crowd."

For Bangalore, Gayle displayed his usual repertoire of shots, mostly down the ground, for four sixes and six fours in 42 deliveries - including a six recorded at 111m. He added 119 for the second wicket with Virat Kohli, who hit 45 with two sixes and three fours in 42 balls.

But the fall of those two batsmen in successive overs hurt the hosts. Gayle, who was dropped on 39 by substitute David Miller off seamer Parvinder Awana, was caught by the same fielder when he tried to pull a delivery from Mahmood.

Mahmood also removed AB de Villiers (17) and Andrew McDonald (9) in the last over of the innings.

Praveen Kumar also bowled well even though he was wicketless. The India seamer, who had missed out on playing at the 2011 World Cup due to an elbow injury, conceded just eight runs off four overs.

Bangalore won the previous game between the two teams at Mohali by five wickets with three balls to spare.

Scores:

Kings XI Punjab 163-6 in 19.5 overs (Nitin Saini 50, David Hussey 45, Mandeep Singh 43, Andrew McDonald 2-25) def. Royal Challengers Bangalore 158-5 (Chris Gayle 71, Virat Kohli 45, Azhar Mahmood 3-20).

Read more on:    ipl  |  david hussey  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

3 must-do trail runs

If you love trail running, you have to put these on your bucket list.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
Watch: Insane road bike skills!
Vote

Which franchise will you be supporting in this year's Indian Premier League?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.