Young guns David Miller and Mandeep Singh kept a cool head to guide Kings XI to a brilliant 7 wickets win over Pune Warriors
Requiring 16 runs off the final over, Miller struck two massive sixes to finish game for Pune.
Kings XI Punjab were in the hunt throughout the contest thanks to big hitting of Mandeep and Miller. The duo finished with an unbeaten 128 runs stand for the fourth wicket.
Miller was unbeaten at 80 off 41 balls, while Mandeep made a 58-ball 77.
David Miller struck a brilliant 29-ball 50 to turn the heat on Pune Warriors. Earlier Mandeep Singh had smashed a half-century to keep the hosts in the run chase.
Miller reached the landmark with a single off Wright.
Kings XI require 45 runs off 24 balls. Mandeep is on 62, while Miller is on 51.
Rahul Sharma comes back for his second spell as Madeeep flat bats it for a single towards long on.
Sharma drops one short as Miller chips down the track for a single. A cut through the off side means Mandeep Singh completes his half-centuries off just 39 balls.
Sharma drops short again as Miller rocks back and pulls it towards square leg for another boundary.
A single to round off the over as Kings XI were 121-3 after 14 overs. Mandeep is on 52, while Miller is on 40.
Luke Wright comes into the attack after a brilliant knock in the middle. Mandeep Singh has been holding the fort for Kings XI Punjab.
Mandeep helps himself with a single. Miller too takes a single to ensure that the strike is being rotated.
Mandeep takes a single to hand the strike back to David Miller.
Miller this time chips down the track and creams a boundary through covers. At the end of 11 overs were 90-3. Mandeep is on 42, while Miller is on 20.
Yuvraj Singh into the attack now. This is a good recovery from Kings XI Punjab after they were 5-2 at one stage.
Mandeep Singh goes back and works it fine off the square for a single. Vohra helps himself with a couple over square leg.
Manan Vohra tries to go for a slog sweep -- hits it across the line -- misses as the ball crashes on the stumps.
Kings XI were 59-3 after 7 overs.
Ajantha Mendis into the attack -- good move this -- Azhar Mahmmod on strike.
Mendis strikes off his first ball!!!
A good length delivery from Mendis, skids a bit, hits Mahmood low on pads. Umpire had one of the easiest decision to make lifting his finger much to the delight of the bowler.
Kings XI were 15-2 after 2 overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for Pune Warriors as Adam Gilchirst will take strike for Kings XI Punjab.
First up is a length ball --Gilly has a push at it no harm done.
Next up is ball on Gilly's pads as the Australian flicks it past square-leg for a boundary to get off the mark.
Kumar has the last laugh as he had Gilly walking back to the pavillion after he edged one to Robin Uthappa for 4.
Kings XI 5-1 after the 1st over.
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A brilliant 42-ball 64 from Aaron Finch and a 10-ball 34 blitz from Luke Wright ensured that Pune Warriors finish with a competitive 185-4
The openers Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch gave them the best start of the tournament. Yuvraj Singh too chipped in quick-fire 34.
None of the Punjab bowlers were able to put a stop to Pune run scoring rate Azhar Mahmmod was the most successful bower with figures of 2-42 from his 4 overs.
Azhar Mahmood comes into the attack with just three overs to go.
Yuvraj is looking good to take Pune's score past 170. But as we speak, Yuvi tries to heave a length ball for a maximum, gets a top edge giving a catch to Gurkeerat Singh.
Luke Wright comes into play and he gets into the grove immediately by hitting a boundary over wide long on for a boundary.
Next up a slower one from Mahmood as Wright slaps it past sweeper cover for a boundary.
A full delivery from Mahmood as Wright gives himself a bit of room and smashes it straight past the bowler for a boundary.
Wright follows it with another boundary over midwicket to make it 4 in 4.
Pune were 159-3. Smith is on 3, while Wright is on 16.
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MS Gony bowling his last over and he strikes off the first ball.
A short length delivery from Gony as Finch looks to give himself a bit of room and slaps it past point but can't keep it far enough from Manan Vohra, who took a nice low catch.
Finch's 42-ball knock included 8 hits to the fence and 2 sixes.
At the end of 16 overs Pune were 128-2. Yuvraj is on 21, while Steven Smith is on 2.
Skipper Aaron Finch is leading from the front as he smokes a 33-ball 50 to put Pune in control despite losing Robin Uthappa in the previous over.
Finch latched on to a half-volley from MS Gony and dispatched it over long-on for a maximum.
The bowler digs one short as Finch was quickly in position for a boundary over deep midmicket. 100 up for Pune.
At the end of 14 overs, Pune were 116-1. Finch is on 59, Yurvaj is on 18.
Parvinder Awana comes into the attack -- drops one short as Uthappa pulls one towards deep midwicket for a boundary.
Awana digs one short again and Uthappa pulls another one -- this time Gony does a good job in keeping it for a couple.
Next up is a short of a length delivery from Awana as he induces a false stroke from Uthappa -- this time Adam Gilchrist makes no mistake by gobbling up a simple catch.
Much-needed breakthrough for Kings XI as Pune were 91-1 after 12 overs. Finch is on 46, while Yuvraj who came in after Uthappa's wicket is on 6.
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Piyush Chawla to continue for his second over as Uthappa gets a single to ensure the strike is kept rotating.
Finch meanwhile, gives himself a bit of room and slaps it past the long-off fielder for a boundary.
Finch gets a single -- doing it intelligently now.
Uthappa meanwhile, sweep Chawla for a couple. This is a really good start for Pune Warriors and looking good for a big score.
At the half way mark, Pune were 77-0. Finch is on 44, while Uthappa is on 33.
At the end of field limit, Pune are off to a really good start. MS Gony into the attack and Finch welcomes him with a boundary.
A short delivery from Gony and Finch is more than happy to rock back and dispatch it towards square-leg for a boundary.
Finch is quick to get to the non-strikers end with a single. Gony has held back his line a bit bowling good deliveries to Robin Uthappa.
And as we speak, Uthappa lofts one over the bowlers head for the second boundary off the over. Pune Warriors at the end of 7 overs were 57-0. Uthappa is on 23, while Finch is on 32.
Azhar Mahmood to share the new ball with Praveen Kumar as first one is right on the money.
Funny wicket this as there is a patch of green tinge bang in the middle of the pitch.
Next up a fantastic delivery from Mahmood -- but DROPPED by Gilly. The Kings XI Punjab skipper failed to hold on to an edge from Finch, much to the dismay of the bowler.
Finch makes Mahamood pay as he smokes one straight above the bowler's head for a maximum.
Kings XI fielders aren't helping themselves as Gony lets one go through his legs for a boundary.
At the end of 3 overs Kings XI were 28-0. Finch is on 20, while Uthappa is on 7.
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Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch to open the proceedings for Pune Warriors as Praveen Kumar to open the bowling for Kings XI.
First up a short and wide delivery from Kumar -- Uthappa steers one towards third man for a couple -- the fielder there was a bit slow to react.
A gentle push towards mid on give Uthappa a quick single.
Finch too gets off the mark with a punch towards mid off for a single.
Kumar follows it with a wide delivery. Next up a short juicy delivery from Kumar and Uthappa is more than happy to slap it over point for a boundary.
At the end of 1st over Pune were 9-0.
Welcome to the live updates of the second match of the day between Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors in Mohali.
In the earlier match of the day, Virender Sehwag blasted his way to an unbeaten 57-ball 95 to help Delhi Daredevils register their first win of the IPL-6 beating Mumbai Indians by 9 wkts.
The news from the middle is Kings XI have won the toss and elected to bowl first on a grassy surface.
Plenty of changes in Pune side as Angelo Mathews is out so Aaron Finch will lead the side.
Ajantha Mendis too included, Mithun Manhas to replace Manish Pandey.
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and invited Pune Warriors India to bat first in their Indian Premier League match in Mohali.
Aaron Finch is captaining Pune today. And Yuvraj Singh is back.
Kieron Pollard into the attack in the 15th over and Sehwag helps himself to successive boundaries in the over.
Malinga traps Jayawardene (59) leg before in the 16 overs.
The captain's 43-ball knock was inclusive of eight boundaries and a six and he put on a record 151 runs (off just) 95 balls) with Sehwag for the first wicket.
David Warner (seven not out) and Sehwag (95 not out) ensure an early finish, the latter seasing it with a boundary off Bumrah.
Delhi win by nine wickets with three overs to spare, their first win of the campaign after six defeats.
Sehwag's 57-ball knock was inclusive of 13 boundaries and two sixes and he was unlucky to have missed out on a century.
The 10th over by Smith costs Mumbai 14 runs. A single off Munaf in the 12th over helps Mahela reach a well-deserved half-century.
A boundary to backward point off Harbhajan, his eighth, helps Sehwag complete 7,000 IPL runs, the seventh batsman to achieve the feat.
He celebrates the same with another boundary.
Delhi 133 without loss after 14th overs.
Harbhajan Singh into the attack soon after resumption, replacing an expensive Munaf (2-0-24-0).
Mahela welcomes him with a reverse sweep that beats the third man as 10 runs come from the over.
Dwayne Smith into the attack now. Sehwag smashes the fourth ball for a six over long-on. A single off the next ball takes him to his first fifty in 10 innings, his 16th overall.
Delhi 88 without loss after nine overs.
Malinga is back into the attack in the sixth over, replacing an expensive Bumrah (2-0-25-0).
There's no respite though as Sehwag helps himeslf to successive boundaries off the second and third balls.
Delhi 60 without loss after six overs. Time for the first strategic timeout.
It's three bowling changes in three overs for Mumbai, Munaf Patel coming in to bowl the third over.
He witnesses Bumrah put down Sehwag (on 2) off his first ball. A difficult chance one must admit. A chance nonetheless. The batsman acknowledges by hitting a boundary behind square leg.
Sehwag continues with his aggression, getting a boundary over cover in Bumrah's second over followed by a six over long-on.
Jayawardene hits a boundary of the last ball to ensure 17 runs come off it. Another boundary in the first ball of Munaf's second over makes Sehwag the most boundary hitter in the tournament. He celebrates the landmark with another.
Jayawardne hits successive boundaries in the over, one that costs Mumbai 17 runs.
Delhi 51 without loss after five overs.
Mahela Jayawardene to open the batting with Virender Sehwag for Delhi and it will be Lasith Malinga to start the proceedings for Mumbai. Just two runs from the over.
Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball. He starts off with a no-ball, and a free hit. However, Sehwag fails to take advantage of the same.
However, Mahela gets a boundary off the last ball.
Delhi 10 for no loss after two overs.
Agarkar is back into the attack in the 18th over. He has been expensive today. And it gets worse for him, Rohit smashing the third ball for a huge six over midwicket and the fifth for another six.
Agarkar has gone for 37 in his three overs. That's unpardonable.
Yadav's last over is an expensive one, costing Delhi 14 runs. However, he has the last laugh, having Rohit (73) caught by Andre Russell. He ends with figures of two for 31.
Rohit's 43-ball innings was inclusive of five boundaries and an equal number of sixes.
Van der Merwe to bowl the last over. Nadeem drops Pollard (on nine) off the second ball. His second blunder of the day.
An otherwise good over is spoiled by a last ball six by Pollard.
Mumbai manage 161 for four in their stipulated 20 overs.
A six off Agarkar in the third ball of the 16th over helps Tendulkar complete his fifty.
However, Yadav finally gets Tendulkar (54) out, having him caught by David Warner at extra cover.
The Master Blaster's 47-ball knock was inclusive of three boundaries and two sixes and he put on 96 runs for the third wicket with Rohit.
Mumbai 120 for three after 17 overs.
Andre Russell into the attack in the 11th over and Tendulkar hits the third ball to the fine leg fence. The over produces 13 runs with Rohit hitting the last ball for a huge six over square leg.
Nadeem to bowl his final over and he drops an easy return catch. Tendulkar dropped on 37.
The 50-run partnership for the third wicket is attained in the over, courtesy a single by Rohit. Nadeem ends with decent figures on none for 20 but he will rue the missed chance for quite some time.
Yadav back to replace an expensive Russell (1-0-13-0) and Rohit welcomes him with a boundary past extra cover. The third also goes to the fence, to long-on.
However, Rohit survives a run out attempt by Warner. The 15th over by Irfan helps the visitors get past the 100-run mark.
Two boundaries in the over helps Rohit reach his 17th IPL fifty.
Mumbai 107 for two after 15 overs. Time for the second strategic timeout.
Ajit Agarkar replaces Irfan (3-0-13-0) in the attack in the seventh over. It's an expensive first over from the bowler, 11 runs coming off it with Tendulkar hitting the fifth ball for a six.
Nadeem bowls the eighth over and gives away eight runs, Tendulkar hitting the third ball to the fence.
Van der Merwe to bowl the ninth over, so Mahela is continuing with his bowling changes. Rohit smashes the fifth ball for a six, the shot helping the visitors get past the 50-run mark.
Mumbai 53 for two after nine overs. Time for the first strategic time-out.
Irfan to continue with a third straight over. He has got off to a really good start with the ball.
However, the idea backfires this time, Irfan conceding 10 runs, with Tendulkar getting nine off them.
Umesh Yadav into the attack in the sixth over and runs out Karthik (2) in the follow through of his first ball.
Rohit Sharma in at No.4. No Ponting yet. Surprising?
Mumbai 24 for two after six overs.
Irfan's second over is also a good one, just one run coming off it.
Roelef van der Merwe replaces Nadeem in the attack in the fourth over. Smith welcomes him with a boundary first ball over mid-off.
The bowler though hits back in the second ball, having Smith (8) caught by Umesh Yadav.
No Ricky Ponting yet. Dinesh Karthik comes in at no.3.
Mumbai 12 for one after four overs.
Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith open the batting for Mumbai while it will be Irfan Pathan starting the proceedings for Delhi.
So captain Ricky Ponting has dropped himself down the order in a bid to get some form. A smart decision for sure. Just two runs from the first over.
Shahbaz Nadeem to share the new ball. He gives away four runs.
Mumbai six without loss after two overs.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first in their Indian premier League match against Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozshah Kotla on Sunday.
"Looks like a good surface and the ball will skid on," reasoned captain Ricky Ponting. His captain, Mahela Jayawardene, concurred.
"We would have batted first as well. The wickets will slow down," he said.