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IPL: Kumar Sangakara's Team Need a Midas Touch!!

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 18:  Kings XI Punjab captain Youvraj Singh and Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist have a chat during the IPL T20 match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Newlands Cricket Ground on April 18, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
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pradhyumn thakurContributor IMarch 20, 2010

This is what you call entertaining cricket. Deccan Chargers batted exceptionally well and posted a massive 170-7 on scoreboard, while Kings XI Punjab tried really hard until the last. They pushed the match really close, although not quite enough to win.

This time I preferred TV broadcast over YouTube, and to some extent the decision proved to be right. But to my dismay, the ads are now being inserted after every single ball, which is quite frustrating.

The in-form Adam Gilchrist gave a flying start to the Chargers with a brilliant knock of 32 of 12 balls (two sixes, four fours). Symonds did some intelligent hitting (52 of 38 balls) before being caught by Bipul Sharma. And what a catch it was!

Once again, the Sangakara-led side could not stand upto the expectations in its bowling department. Shreesanth proved expensive. Kings XI are really struggling hard with the absence of key overseas players.

Pathan tried hard to bail his team out of another defeat, but couldn't get enough support from the other side of crease. His batting brought some anxious moment to the DCs until he got out in the last over.

This is the third defeat in a row for Kings XI Punjab, and now they need some sincere planning for the rest of the tournament. Hope their luck turns around the next time. 

 

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