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IPL 2012 – DC vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab Thrash Deccan Chargers By 25 Runs

By on May 8, 2012

Kings XI Punjab 170 for 5 (Mandeep 75) beat Deccan Chargers 145 for 8 (Hussey 2-2, Praveen 2-15, Awana 2-27) by 25 runs…

Chasing 171, Deccan Chargers managed to score just 145, conceding an easy victory to Kings XI Punjab in the IPL clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on Tuesday.

David Hussey, Praveen Kumar and Parvinder Awana claimed two wickets each for Punjab while Daniel Harris reamied top scorer for Hyderabad.

Parvinder Awna removed Parthiv Patel (17) after Praveen Kumar scalped Shikhar Dhawan (8) to spoil Deccan Chargers’ start after Kings XI Punjab set 171.

Patel’s dismissal reduced Chargers to 31/2 in five overs.

Daniel Harris, though steadied the innings, David Hussey got him and Cameron White in the 11 th over to derail Chargers’ chase.

In the next over, Praveen Kumar struck again to dismiss skipper Kumar Sangakkara, giving total control to Punjab.

Earlier, Mandeep Singh smashed a strokeful 48-ball 75 as Kings XI Punjab posted a challenging 170 against Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Mandeep blasted eight fours and three sixes to set the foundation for a big score for the Kings XI. The right-handed batsman stitched 55 runs for the opening wicket, before adding 39 and 33 runs with Hussey and Azhar Mahmood respectively.

The 20-year-old opener started the proceedings for Punjab on a cautious note before blasting two fours and a six in the second over off Veer Pratap Singh.

Other opener Shaun Marsh also picked up three boundaries spread over two overs off Rusty Theron before being dismissed by part-time spinner Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan deceived Marsh on the flight as the ball deflected off the pads onto the stumps.

Ashish Reddy then dismissed Nitin Saini in his first over to reduce Punjab to 58-2 in 7.4 overs. However, Mandeep hit the last ball over wide long-on.

Amit Mishra was then introduced into the attack but skipper David Hussey sent him sailing over extra over only in his second ball. Mandeep too ensured that runs keep coming thick and fast and brought up his fifty with a lofty inside out shot off Daniel Harris over cover.

Veer then got rid of Hussey when he had him caught at long-off. But Mandeep was unperturbed and blasted successive fours off Mishra through the midwicket area to bring up the hundred for Punjab.

In the 15th over, Mandeep took Veer to the cleaners. He first slammed a six over fine-leg and then one ball later, scooped one over the bowler’s head.

Ashish finally got rid of the opener when he had his off-stump pegged back in the next over while he was looking for a big slog.

Azhar Mahmood then clubbed a couple of fours before falling prey to a big mix-up in the 17th over. However, new man David Miller provided the late charge, smashing three fours and a six in his 18-ball cameo to swell the total.

Source: Times of India

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