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May 14, 2012 at 12:13am IST

IPL 5, Match 61: As it happened

Kings XI Punjab:

20th over: 194 for 6. Hussey is just a spectator as the young man Gurkeerat holds his nerves to win it for Punjab. At one time the chase of 191 runs looked impossible but Hussey's captain knock and effective cameos from Mahmood, Mandeep and at the end from Gurkeerat turned things in Punjab's favour.

19th over: 175 for 6. Gurkeerat Singh joins his skipper at the crease and he needs to give more of strike to Hussey. 16 required from last over.

IPL 5, Match 61: As it happened

David Hussey (65) and Gurkeerat Singh's (29) cameo at the end steered Punjab to a 4-wicket win over Deccan.

18th over: 167 for 6. Christian who had earlier bowled three good overs goes for 17 runs in his last over. Hussey lifts a slower one from Christian over midwicket for a six.

17th over: 150 for 6. Two wickets and two crucial fours in this Steyn over. Chawla does his job by hitting two consecutive fours and falls the next ball.

Piyush Chawla c White b Steyn 8 (3)

Chitnis c †Patel b Steyn 11 (13)

16th over: 141 for 4. Sudhindra finishes off his spell with figures of 47 for 0. Last ball trying for a yorker ends up bowling a low full-toss and Hussey hits it for a maximum.

15th over: 130 for 4. Hussey picks on Mishra this time with two sixes and a four. First six off a short ball and the second one comes from a flighted delivery. 21 runs come from this over.

14th over: 109 for 4. Gony into his third over and really steaming in hard at the Punjab batsmen. Seven runs from this over as Hussey key to his team's chase.

13th over: 102 for 4. Mishra has been the man when in crisis and he proves his mettle. He sees Mahmood coming down the track and bowls wide of him and Parthiv does the rest behind the stumps.

Azhar Mahmood st Patel b Mishra 31 (20)

12th over: 99 for 3. Hussey and Mahmood are taking the attack to Sudhindra. They need to target a particular bowler in order to set the ball rolling for Punjab. 16 runs from this over.

11th over: 83 for 3. With plenty of overs still to go, match can go either way. Steyn back in the attack and gets through a tidy over.

10th over: 76 for 3. With three wickets down, Punjab are able to maintain a decent run-rate and a little lift of tempo in the middle overs can go the home team's way.

9th over: 65 for 3. Now two dependable batsmen are at the crease and the last recognised pair for Punjab. Hussey cuts a flatter one from Amit Mishra for four.

8th over: 58 for 3. Manpreet Gony comes on to bowl his first and strikes. Mandeep tries to go over midwicket but fails to get the right elevation.

Mandeep Singh c Christian b Gony 28 (20)

7th over: 55 for 2. Mahmood and Mandeep look to have settled down well at the crease and if they keep going for a while anything is possible.

6th over: 44 for 2. Mahmood and Mandeep take highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy this season to cleaners. TP Sudhindra concedes two fours, one six and 16 runs in this over.

5th over: 28 for 2. After a great last over, Marsh falls while trying to heave over the on-side field gets the lower end of his bat that carries to Sangakkara, who makes a timely jump to take a sharp catch.

Shaun Marsh c Sangakkara b Christian 11 (7)

4th over: 24 for 1. Abhishek Jhunjhunwala making a return in this match goes for 13 runs in his very first over. Shaun Marsh welcomes him with a four and follows it up with another one, then Mandeep Singh joins him.

3rd over: 11 for 1. Daniel Christian comes on to bowl and first ball gets a edge going to the wicketkeeper and all of them appeal for caught behind but the umpire turns it down. The next ball the bowler gets justice when Saini trying to play through the on-side gets a leading edge to the cover region.

Nitin Saini c Sangakkara b Christian 3 (10)

2nd over: 7 for 0. TP Sudhindra gets his first game in IPL 5 and starts off with a tidy one.

1st over: 3 for 0. Dale Steyn returns back and straight on the money. If Deccan have to defend their total, Steyn hold key to their bowling.

Deccan Chargers:

20th over: 190 for 4. Eleven runs and the wicket of Daniel Christian come in this over. Credit goes to Dhawan and White who took the attack to the opposition and played sensible cricket. With a strong batting attack and a belter of a pitch, Punjab might just chase down the huge total.

Daniel Christian c Harris b Azhar Mahmood 24 (10)

19th over: 179 for 3. White just dashes the reputation of Awana as he clobbers two successive sixes off the bowler. Awana gives away 20 runs in this over.

18th over: 159 for 3. White reaches his fifty in this Harris over. A length ball and White tonks it over long-on for a six. 14 runs from this over.

17th over: 145 for 3. Praveen Kumar gets a short ball going as Dhawan makes a flash and carries straight to Awana at third-man.

Shikhar Dhawan c Awana b Kumar 71 (50)

16th over: 137 for 2. Again Punjab drop White and this time the culprit is Chawla. White makes room to Mahmood and slashes hard where Chawla drops at extra-cover.

15th over: 126 for 2. Chawla pitches the first ball and White plays straight into the hands of Harris at mid-off and he drops it.

14th over: 121 for 2. Harris gets through a decent enough over. The ball is coming off the pitch at a good pitch and Deccan need to put a big total to challenge Punjab.

13th over: 114 for 2. Runs are coming at a good rate for Deccan and Punjab are finding it hard to control White and Dhawan. Awana gives 12 runs in this over.

12th over: 102 for 2. Dhawan gets to a well deserved fifty. Dhawan picks one from Chawla from middle and leg to deposit over square-leg boundary.

11th over: 87 for 2. After losing two quick wickets, White and Dhawan have steadied things for Deccan. Again 11 runs in this over.

10th over: 76 for 2. After a tidy first over, Mahmood concedes 11 runs in this one. The last ball Mahmood pitches a touch short and Cameron White spanks it for four.

9th over: 65 for 2. Piyush Chawla comes on to bowl his first over. Chawla pitches one up and Dhawan dances out to whack it over the bowler.

8th over: 58 for 2. Dhawan is well settled now at the middle and getting through his shots quite well. Nine runs from this Harris over.

7th over: 49 for 2. Awana gets rid of struggling Sangakkara for one. Awana gets the ball to swing away a bit and takes Sangakkara's edge to Mahmood at first slip.

Kumar Sangakkara c Azhar Mahmood b Awana 1 (4)

6th over: 47 for 1. The inclusion of Azhar Mahmood in the Punjab squad has changed the fortunes for the home team. Here also he proves his worth by getting the wicket of Parthiv Patel in his first over. Patel trying to clear the on-side plays straight into the hands of midwicket fielder.

Parthiv Patel c Gurkeerat Singh b Azhar Mahmood 19 (16)

5th over: 41 for 0. Punjab have a good bowling attack and that gives Hussey the luxury of rotating among them wisely. The in-form Parvinder Awana bowls a short and wide delivery and Dhawan slashes it over covers for a four in a flash. Eight runs from this over.

4th over: 33 for 0. Ryan Harris comes on to bowl concedes six runs in his first over. Punjab need a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, while Deccan play for pride.

3rd over: 27 for 0. After a costly last over, Praveen Kumar pulls things back but an over-throw in the last ball spoils everything. Dhawan has been in stupendous form this season and also in this match.

2nd over: 20 for 0. David Hussey tries something different here and comes on to bowl and it turns out to be an expensive over. The last ball Hussey tosses it up and Dhawan launches it over midwicket for a six.

1st over: 5 for 0. Praveen Kumar gets the ball to swing right away from the first ball. A nice first over, except for a wide delivery, which Shikhar Dhawan slaps it through covers for a boundary.

Teams:

Kings XI Punjab: Shaun Marsh, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini (wk), David Hussey (capt), Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, Siddharth Chitnis, Piyush Chawla, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana

Deccan Chargers: Parthiv Patel (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Cameron White, Daniel Christian, Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Akshath Reddy, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Manpreet Gony, TP Sudhindra

7:30 pm: Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and elected to bat against Kings XI Punjab. Deccan have included Dale Steyn and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, while Punjab bring in Gurkeerat Singh and Ryan Harris.

7:15 pm: Hello and welcome to the 61st IPL 5 match between Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Punjab have won six out of their 12 matches so far and a win against Deccan will buoy their hopes of a playoff berth.

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