Marcus Stoinis is the Man of the Match
Murali Vijay: Definitely as a group we were playing good cricket. The wicket was on the slower side. Every body was throwing himself out. 140 was a defendable total here, we saw that in the last game. Myself and Saha were talking about that. You never know this game. Hopefully we can do that in remaining games.
Rohit Sharama:I thought wicket was not easy. It was sticky, it was not coming onto the bat. Having said, we should have applied ourselves. 124 was not going to be easy to defend. Lot of credits to Kings XI, they stuck to their plans. See, too much talking does not help. Players do understand what needs to be done. We have played two games here, we know the conditions. We know it is not a hig scoring ground. SRH defended 136 here. I guess 140 is a good score here. We were in a similar situation last year also.Hopefully, we will regroup from here and put up a performance day after tomorrow
Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets
Over 16.6 TG Southee bowls a pitched up delivery to Gurkeerat Singh, Boundary! Stays on the front foot and lofts it straight over the bowler's head , the ball went to long-on fence in no time.
Over 16.5 TG Southee bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Gurkeerat Singh, no runs, goes deep in the crease and jams it back to the bowler.
Over 16.4 TG Southee bowls a slower one to Murali Vijay, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and pulls it down to long-on and picks up an easy single.
Over 16.3 TG Southee bangs it short onto the pitch to Murali Vijay, no runs, goes on to the back foot and sways away from the bouncer.
Over 16.2 TG Southee bowls it short of length to Murali Vijay, 2 runs, goes on to the back foot and cuts it pass backward-point and picks up couple of runs.
Over 16.1 TG Southee bowls a good length delivery to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 leg bye, moves across and then tucks off his thigh pad to fine leg
End of Over 16 (9 runs) Punjab XI 119/3
Gurkeerat Singh 1/1 MJ McClenaghan 3-0-24-2
Murali Vijay 51/49
Over 15.6 MJ McClenaghan bowls a back of length delivery to Gurkeerat Singh, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and tucks it behind square on the on-side and gets of the mark with the single.
Over 15.5 MJ McClenaghan bowls a pitched up delivery to GJ Maxwell, out Caught by Pollard! Maxwell wants to go over the fielder at mid-on, hits it off the toe to Pollard for an easy one.
Over 15.5 MJ McClenaghan bowls it down the legside to GJ Maxwell, Wide, gets forward and leaves it down the leg-side.
Over 15.4 MJ McClenaghan bowls a slower one to WP Saha, out Bowled!! Saha has done his job, slower short ball and Saha wants to pull it, gets an inside edge that crashes on the stumps.
Over 15.3 MJ McClenaghan bowls it short of length to WP Saha, Boundary! Rocks back in the crease and pulls it down to fine-leg fence for four.
Over 15.2 MJ McClenaghan bowls it short of length to Murali Vijay, 1 run, goes back and across, pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single.
Over 15.1 MJ McClenaghan bowls a good length delivery to Murali Vijay, 2 runs, gets forward and dabbed in front of point and picks up couple of runs..
End of Over 15 (8 runs) Punjab XI 112/1
WP Saha 52/39 Jasprit Bumrah 2-0-13-0
Murali Vijay 51/46
Over 14.6 Jasprit Bumrah bowls a pitched up delivery to WP Saha, Boundary! Moves to the leg-side and then lofts it over extra cover, the ball raced away to the fence for four.