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May 14, 2014 at 07:49pm IST

As it happened: Hyderabad vs Punjab, IPL, Match 39

(For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Pre-match: KXIP have no batting worries with Glenn Maxwell, David Miller and of late Virender Sehwag doing most of the damage. Neither are there any concerns in the bowling department for Punjab, with Sandeep Sharma proving a handful with his swing.

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Hyderabad, on the other hand, have been struggling throughout to strike as a unit. Their batting strongly wants a collective effort from skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Australians Aaron Finch and David Warner to have an impact on the game.

As it happened: Hyderabad vs Punjab, IPL, Match 39

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Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey (c), Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Akshar Patel, Shivam Sharma, Sandeep Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Aaron Finch, Lokesh Rahul, David Warner, Naman Ojha (wk), Irfan Pathan, Moises Henriques, Amit Mishra, Karn Sharma, Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Commentary (Kings XI Punjab 1st Innings)

Wriddhiman Saha is adjudged the Man of the Match for his excellent batting. That's all we have from this match. But don't go anywhere as the second game between Mumbai and Kolkata will get underway shortly. See you then!!!

Outstanding chase by Punjab! They were after a massive total, in excess of 200, and they made it look like a tiny one. Wriddhiman Saha and Manan Vohra took Punjab to a rollicking start by adding 91 runs off just 41 balls and from there on Hyderabad never recovered. Glenn Maxwell once again was in belligerent form, cracking a 22-ball 43 and never let the required run-rate go out of their hands. Things got just a bit tight towards the end but George Bailey held his calm and amassed 22 runs off Steyn's last over to steer his side home safely.

18.4 B Kumar to G Bailey, SIX! Bailey finishes it in style! Kumar serves a full ball on off, Bailey latches onto it and rockets it over long off for a maximum. This is now the second fastest successful run chase in excess off 200 in the history of Indian T20 League! PUNJAB WIN BY 6 WICKETS! 211/4

18.3 B Kumar to D Miller, Short ball outside off, Miller pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. Scores are leveled! 205/4

18.2 B Kumar to G Bailey, Slower full ball outside off, Bailey plays it with soft hands to short third man for a single. 204/4

18.1 B Kumar to D Miller, Angles in a very full ball, Miller forces it back past the bowler to long off for a run. 203/4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack. 4 more needed for a win.

17.6 D Steyn to G Bailey, SIX! Bailey has taken Steyn to the cleaners! A fuller length ball on middle and leg, Bailey makes some room and smacks it over the bowler's head. 22 off the over! 202/4

17.5 D Steyn to G Bailey, FOUR! Full length ball outside off, Bailey goes inside-out and chips it over covers for yet another boundary. 10 needed off 13! 196/4

17.4 D Steyn to G Bailey, FOUR! Once again uses the pace of the bowler and steers a full length ball through point for a boundary. Finally getting into his groove, Bailey! 192/4

17.3 D Steyn to G Bailey, SIX! Steyn arrows in a full ball on leg, Bailey clears his front leg and just uses the pace of the ball to loft it cleanly over long on. 188/4

17.2 D Steyn to D Miller, Pitched up ball on middle and leg, Miller swung his bat across the line and edged it wide of short fine leg. They crossed for a single. 182/4

17.1 D Steyn to G Bailey, Direct hit would have consumed Bailey! But he is riding high on his luck at the moment. Pushes a full ball to extra cover and crosses for a risky single. Dhawan misses his shy at the non-striker's end. 181/4

Dale Steyn is back into the attack. 26 needed off 18!

16.6 I Pathan to D Miller, Drills a full ball through covers for a couple. 180/4

16.5 I Pathan to G Bailey, NOT OUT! Full and outside off, Bailey mistimes his shot over mid off and it goes in the air. Warner sprints from the deep, puts in a forward dive and takes the catch inches off the surface. He is claiming the catch but the umpires go upstairs. The replays show that it's dicey, touch and go, but it's not conclusive and the benefit of doubt is given to the batsman. 178/4

Bailey is caught at long off. Slight doubt over the catch and the umpires are checking it upstairs...

16.4 I Pathan to G Bailey, Pitched outside leg, Bailey tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to short third man, the bowler appeals and Bailey is out of the crease searching for a run. He is sent back by Miller but would have gone had the point fielder scored a direct hit at the striker's end. 177/4

16.3 I Pathan to G Bailey, Full and straight, Bailey pushes it back to the bowler. 177/4

16.2 I Pathan to D Miller, Slants in a full ball on middle, Miller eases it through mid-wicket and crosses. 177/4

16.1 I Pathan to G Bailey, Full length ball on off, Bailey hits it wide of long on for a single. They look for the second run but then decide not to take it. 176/4

Irfan Pathan is introduced into the attack. Yes, he's playing!

15.6 A Mishra to D Miller, Quietly nudges it through the gap at mid-wicket and returns for the second run. A direct hit at the non-striker's end would have been interesting. 31 needed off 24 balls! 175/4

15.5 A Mishra to G Bailey, Wrong 'un around off, Bailey dabs it wide of short third man for a quick single. 173/4

15.4 A Mishra to G Bailey, Almost a wicket! Loopy full ball outside off, Bailey slices it just over point for a couple. 172/4

15.3 A Mishra to G Bailey, Tossed up ball on middle, Bailey works it off his pads to mid-wicket. 170/4

15.2 A Mishra to D Miller, Skips down the track to a googly, controls it well and pushes it down to long off for a single. 170/4

15.1 A Mishra to D Miller, Slower delivery outside off, Miller punches it to extra cover. 169/4

14.6 K Sharma to D Miller, Shorter ball on off, Miller advances down the track and cuts it firmly through covers for a single. Just 3 off the over, he has finished his spell well. 169/4

14.5 K Sharma to G Bailey, Goes back and punches it down to long on for one. 168/4

14.4 K Sharma to G Bailey, Excellent bowling, deceives the batsman a bit in flight and forces Bailey to defend it back. 167/4

14.3 K Sharma to G Bailey, Flatter ball on middle and leg, Bailey fails to work it off his pads. 167/4

14.2 K Sharma to G Bailey, Quicker leg spinner this time, on middle, Bailey tries to flick but misses. 167/4

14.1 K Sharma to D Miller, Quicker skiddy ball on leg, Miller tries to flick but misses and it comes off his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 167/4

Karn Sharma is back on.

13.6 A Mishra to D Miller, Touch short and wide outside off, Miller camps back and cuts it through covers for a run. 166/4

13.5 A Mishra to G Bailey, Flighted ball on middle, Bailey walks across the stumps and taps it down to mid-wicket for a run. 165/4

13.4 A Mishra to D Miller, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 164/4

13.3 A Mishra to D Miller, FOUR! Well executed! Tossed up ball on middle and off, Miller goes down on one knee with the reverse sweep and unveils it right through the gap at point. 163/4

13.2 A Mishra to D Miller, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 159/4

George Bailey is the new batsman.

13.1 A Mishra to G Maxwell, OUT! Maxwell perishes! Loopy full ball outside off, a leg spinner, Maxwell dances down the track for a big shot but mishits it in the air towards long off. Steyn makes no mistake in the deep. Maxwell jokingly gestures to the umpire to check for the no ball while returning. Another scintillating knock by the Aussies! 159/4

Amit Mishra comes back into the attack.

Strategic timeout! 47 needed off 42 balls.

12.6 D Steyn to D Miller, Pacey ball, full and down the leg side, Miller tries to flick it but is beaten for pace. Excellent over, just 3 runs off it! 159/3

12.5 D Steyn to D Miller, A yorker on middle, Miller digs it out to covers. 159/3

12.4 D Steyn to D Miller, Short delivery on off, Miller stands back and pulls it wide of long on for a couple. 159/3

12.3 D Steyn to D Miller, Full length ball on middle, Miller pushes it off the inside part of the bat to mid-wicket. 157/3

12.2 D Steyn to G Maxwell, Half-volley outside off, Maxwell forces it to mid off and crosses for a run. 157/3

12.1 D Steyn to G Maxwell, A low full toss on middle, Maxwell pushes it back to the bowler. Steyn collects the ball and appeals for a caught and bowled. They umpire is not sure and goes upstairs. The replays show that it was a bump ball. 156/3

Dale Steyn is back on. 50 needed off 48!

11.6 K Sharma to G Maxwell, Eases it through the gap on the leg side and retains the strike with a single. 156/3

11.5 K Sharma to G Maxwell, Quicker leg spinner, Maxwell tries to flick but misses. 155/3

11.4 K Sharma to G Maxwell, SIX! This is massacre! Loopy ball on middle, Maxwell goes down on one knee with the slog sweep and towers it over square leg for a biggie. The Hyderabad fans are sitting dejected in the crowd. 155/3

11.3 K Sharma to G Maxwell, SIX! Effortless! Tossed up delivery on middle, Miller skips down the track and launches it over wide long on for a maximum. 149/3

11.2 K Sharma to D Miller, Leans across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 143/3

11.1 K Sharma to G Maxwell, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total. 142/3

10.6 A Mishra to G Maxwell, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 141/3

10.5 A Mishra to G Maxwell, Maxwell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 140/3

10.4 A Mishra to G Maxwell, FOUR! Excellent shot! A low full toss around off, Maxwell gets into the position for the reverse sweep and lofts it over short third man for a boundary. 140/3

10.3 A Mishra to D Miller, Whips it down to mid on for a single. 136/3

10.2 A Mishra to D Miller, Loopy ball on middle, Miller heaves it across the line and it goes way up in the sky. The mid-wicket fielder fails to take the catch but that wouldn't have mattered anyway. A couple of runs taken. 135/3

10.2 A Mishra to G Maxwell, IT'S A NO BALL! Boy, what a big overstep this is from Mishra in the context of this match! A tossed up ball on middle, Maxwell goes back to pull it across the line but it balloons in the air off the top edge and Steyn takes the catch by running to his right from mid off. They are celebrating the crowd is overjoyed but the umpires have asked Maxwell to wait. They check for the no-ball and Mishra's front foot was over the line. Free hit coming... 133/3

Maxwell is caught! The umpires are checking for a front foot no-ball!

10.1 A Mishra to D Miller, Little short in length on middle, Miller pulls it over mid-wicket for a single. 132/3

Amit Mishra is back into the attack.

9.6 B Kumar to G Maxwell, FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler! Very full in length and on off, Maxwell tries to drive it through covers but it comes off the outside edge and speeds past short third man. 75 needed off 60 balls! 131/3

9.5 B Kumar to G Maxwell, Slower delivery outside off, sitting low, Maxwell tries to cut it but misses. 127/3

9.4 B Kumar to D Miller, Length ball around off, Miller punches it through mid on for a single. 127/3

9.3 B Kumar to D Miller, Comes from round the wicket and angles in a full ball, Miller defends it off his front foot. 126/3

9.2 B Kumar to G Maxwell, Yorker, Maxwell keeps it out to the leg side and crosses. 126/3

No respite for Hyderabad! The new batsman out in the middle is David Miller.

9.1 B Kumar to G Maxwell, OUT! Unfortunate dismissal! A low full toss on middle, Maxwell pushes it back with a straight bat and Kumar gets low to stop it. But instead the ball brushes his fingers and goes on to break the stumps at the other end. Vohra was out of the crease and the third umpire confirms the same. 125/3

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