IPL | Punjab vs Chennai | Mohali | 19/04/08

Kings XI Punjab squad

Yuvraj Singh, AK Argal, PP Chawla, P Dharmani, R Dhawan, K Goel, JR Hopes, DPMD Jayawardene, SM Katich, U Kaul, SO Kukreja, B Lee, SE Marsh, KD Mills, WA Mota, IK Pathan, LA Pomersbach, RR Powar, N Saini, KC Sangakkara, RR Sarwan, VRV Singh, S Sohal, S Sreesanth, TM Srivastava

Chennai Super Kings squad

MS Dhoni, VV Kadbe, P Amarnath, M Gony, S Anirudha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, L Balaji, N Einstein, SP Fleming, ML Hayden, MEK Hussey, SB Jakati, Joginder Sharma, AB Karthik, SS Kumar, JA Morkel, A Mukund, M Muralitharan, M Ntini, JDP Oram, PA Patel, SK Raina, S Vidyut
 
Lee v hayden will be interesting, Yuvi bowling Dhoni won't be both at the best of their respect talents, so not as interesting a contest.
 
Jacob Oram could be another explosive New Zealander today, but comes in too low perhaps!
 
Under natural lights, this one seems to be a bit dull.

2nd half might be a bit more attractive !!
 
Patel on fire..... 14 runs in 4 balls
 
Chennai 27/1 after 3 overs

Patel gone... hussey/hayden in middle.
 
sreesanth bowling with some good pace here..
 
I find this contest much more interesting than the one yesterday for some reason. I guess Dhoni and Yuvraj; Hayden and Lee; Sangakkara and Murali all being in different teams adds to the flavour.
 
Chennai 33/1 after 4 overs as the batsmen start to go over the top.
 
Dhoni probably sent Hussey ahead of Badrinath coz of Sreesanth's ability to spray it around to the left handers.

Decent over so far by Sree btw. But boundary of the last ball makes it 6 runs in the over !

4 overs ... 33/1
 
Brett lee v Hayden/hussey looks an intresting contest.
 
Lovely cover drive from hussey for 4 off lee
 
Four more for hussey clipped through the leg side...
 
Very difficult chance for a catch and hayden survives. good flying effort from fielder.

4 runs
 
Next ball goes for six... hopes been lined up here.

50 up for chennai
 
Chennai 53/1 at end of powerplays.. 6 over mark.
 
Matthew Larden out. Damn.


Good tactic by Sanga though. Hayden likes to bat down the crease.
 
Dhoni gone to hopes LBW. chennai in a spot of bother now
 
150 would be a good total here as wickets has something for both batting and bowling
 
world_peace said:
hows the crowd guys?
Quite a few empty seats surprisingly. But good atmosphere though ! I think Kolkata will be a sight to behold, cant wait for a home game there :D
 
Raina now clips one of his pads for 4 poor stuff from pathan
 
Hussey now slaps one over leg side for more runs for 4
 
Inside edge. Michael Hussey to Sanga - "That was unbelievable"
 
Its Raina-ing boundarys! 6 and then a 4 for suresh!

107/3 after 11 overs.
 
Bang see you later hussey down the track and sixxxxxx
 
Four more gives himself room and drives straight down the ground
 
Have to say the quality of cricket so far has been excellent
 
Raina gone hauls out down the ground a very good cameo thou.
 
Hahah... Straight after Raina hit it in the air, Sanga said "Good shot"!

Raina caght by Pathan off Wilkin Motaji.
 
Amjid Javed said:
Have to say the quality of cricket so far has been excellent
Agreed.

Hell yeah, Jacob Oram in.

Expect murder in daylight.
 
c'mon hussey, beat mcculluns 58 ball century from last night!. so you can claim the beast title!
 
Damn, Pathan yorks Oram.

Good ball at the end. Nice reverse swing too.

Sanga giving some advice to the new batsman.
 
Hussey will have McCullum's century beat but the overall score will be next to impossible
 
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