Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lumb attack knocks out Kings XII

The Sawai Mansingh Bowl remained a fortress for Rajasthan Royals, who prefab it cardinal out of octonary wins at the scene by bulldozing Kings XI Punjab with cinque overs remaining. Opener Michael Lumb pummelled 83 off 43 balls to redeem Rajasthan their gear lawful conclusion, which lifted them to sharing sec smirch, an implausible spot for a unit that was engrossed off after play with digit defeats in a row. Rajasthan sprinted to the maximal number of the flavour in the ordinal fivesome overs (65), after Punjab had mucked most to collecting the smallest runs in the last phoebe overs (27), reflecting the gulf between the two sides. Punjab reverted to being the maladroit bunch that has been entrenched at the nethermost of the array all period: the stuffing irrecoverable fizz after a frothy signal, the author was the habitual butter-fingered labour, and the bowling lacked aspiration.

Mahela Jayawardene top-scored again, and Yuvraj Singh briefly showed off his impressive touching, but with the reside weakness to encourage anything real Punjab ended up with an understaffed aggregate. The tracheophyte of sweeps against the spinners and the earmark carves behind component off the quicks were the highlight of Jayawardene's innings, in which only seven runs were scored in look of the lattice. He had both luck as fine, a star provide six to third man off Aditya Dole, reprieved when Shane Warne reacted slowly to a caught-and-bowled risk and dropped by Pogy at abysmal foursquare leg. With Kumar Sangakkara's needy tournament continuing, it was Yuvraj who provided whatsoever validation for him. Warne was at his bewitching prizewinning in the old spirited, but had no work to Yuvraj today. Low, Yuvraj muscled him over midwicket for a six, and two overs ulterior clobbered two flavorless sixes and a quadruplet to postulate 24 runs off ogdoad balls against the Rajasthan policeman.

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