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Evan Gulbis comes in for his third over. The medium pacer starts off with a short delivery and George Bailey pulls with ease. he follows it up with a boundary off the third ball and fourth to take Kings XI Punjab to a five-wicket win.
Kings XI Punjab: 135/5 in 17 overs
Ben Laughlin comes in for his last over. He is bowling full and wide to Thisara Perera. The moment he pitches it straight, Thisara Perera swings his bat to send the ball past the deep mid wicket boundary for a four. Edges are flying in safe areas, runs are coming Kings XI Punjab’s way. The home side is cruising along easily. 10 runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 125/5 in 16 overs
Evan Gulbis comes in for his second over. Even he is bowling short, but not with much success. Thisara Perera pulls him for a boundary. He is keeping a tight line though. Just six runs from the over. Good over by Evan Gulbis.
Kings XI Punjab: 119/5 in 15 overs
Ben Hilfenhaus comes in to bowl his final over. He starts off with a wide. Hobart Hurricanes are in desperate need of a wicket in order to have any hope of a miracle; of an unlikely win from here. The Australian is bowling well – well directed short pitched delivery to George Bailey, but ends the over with a boundary. Seven runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 112/5 in 14 overs
Ben Laughlin comes in for his third over, replacing Cameron Boyce. He is keeping a tight line and pitching it short. But he falters one, allowing width to the batsman and George Bailey latches on to it and pulls it for a couple towards deep mid wicket. Seven runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 105/5 in 13 overs
Doug Bollinger comes in for his last over and Thisara Perera starts off with a chip over mid off for a boundary. Meanwhile George Bailey is getting easy boundaries for the team. Thisara Perera sends another full length delivery for a straight boundary. 10 runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 95/5 in 12 overs
Cameron Boyce comes in for his third over and Thisara Perera wastes no time in displaying the power behind his shots. After a two straight down the ground, he inside edges the third ball of the over for a boundary. The fourth ball is sent straight for a six.Cameron Boyce eventually resorts to bowling flat and fast to the Sri Lankan all-rounder. Gerge Bailey pulls the last ball for a boundary. 18 runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 77/5 in 11 overs
Evan Gulbis comes in to the attack. George Bailey isn’t taking too many chances. Glenn Maxwell has taken the onus of going for the big shots, but that proves to be his undoing. Thisara Perera comes in at the fall of Glenn Maxwell’s wicket. Five runs from the over. Glenn Maxwell c †Paine b Gulbis 43 (25b )
Kings XI Punjab: 72/4 in 10 overs
Ben Laughlin comes in for his second over. he continues to bowl a tight line, bowling three dot deliveries to Glenn Maxwell, who is constantly on a lookout to free his arms.But the Kings XI Punjab still manages to take three doubles. Six runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 66/4 in 9 overs
Cameron Boyce comes in for his second over. Glenn Maxwell welcomes with a six over deep point. He follows it up with a reverse sweep for four. 13 runs from the over. Runs are flowing easily for Kings XI Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab: 53/4 in 8 overs
Ben Laughlin comes in to the attack and strikes immediately. After taking two singles, Manan Vohra plays an unnecessary shot to give an easy catch to Ben Hilfenhaus. George Bailey comes in for Manan Vohra. Just four runs from the over; good one by Ben Laughlin. Manan Vohra c Hilfenhaus b Laughlin 18 (21b)
Kings XI Punjab: 49/3 in 7 overs
Tim Paine introduces spin. Cameron Boyce comes in to the attack. The leg-spinner has kept a tight line, allowing little room for the batsmen to free their arms. Three singles, one two and two dot deliveries; five runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 44/3 in 6 overs
Ben Hilfenhaus comes in for his third over and Glenn Maxwell welcomes his fellow Australian with a boundary. Maxwell’s luck continues with an edge that races to the boundary. 10 runs from the over. Runs are flowing quick.
Kings XI Punjab: 34/3 in 5 overs
Doug Bollinger comes in for his third over and Glenn Maxwell gets off the mark with a powerful advancing six. Manan Vohra and Glenn Maxwell are quick between the wickets. One six and one single; seven runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 27/3 in 4 overs
Ben Hilfenhaus comes in for his second over. He is bowling extremely well, getting good swing. David Miller, who comes in for Wriddhiman Saha also skies one to Cameron Boyce, who takes his second catch of the innings. Kings XI Punjab are in dire straits. Glenn Maxwell comes in for David Miller. Six runs from the over. David Miller c Boyce b Hilfenhaus 0 (3b)
Kings XI Punjab: 21/2 in 3 overs
Doug Bollinger comes in for his second over. Manan Vohra hasn’t got much strike till now, but he drives the pacer for a beautiful boundary through covers. Doug Bollinger continues to bowl wide outside off stump, tempting the Kings XI Punjab batsmen to play risky shots over the infield. But eventually that proves to be the undoing of Wriddhiman Saha as he skies one high, giving Shoaib Malik an easy catch. Seven runs from the over. Wriddhiman Saha c Shoaib Malik b Bollinger 11 (9b )
Kings XI Punjab: 14/1 in 2 overs
Ben Hilfenhaus starts from the other end. he offers some width to Wriddhiman Saha and he cuts it for a boundary. The next one is a brilliant outswinger which gets his outside edge and goes between the wicketkeeper and first slip for two runs. Eight runs from the over.
Kings XI Punjab: 6/1 in 1 over
Virender Sehwag and Manan Vohra open the batting for Kings XI Punjab. Doug Bollinger opens the bowling for Hobart Hurricanes and strikes immediately. Short and a little wide for Virender Sehwag to free his arms and play the upper cut. He holes out to the fielder at third man. Wriddhiman Saha comes in for Virender Sehwag. Doug Bollinger is bowling fast, hitting the deck hard and angling the ball across. Virender Sehwag c Boyce b Bollinger 0 (1b)
Hobart Hurricanes: 144/6 in 20 overs
Parvinder Awana comes on to bowl the last over of the innings. he gets off to a horrible start bowling it wide and out side off which is sent to the boundary ropes with ease. however, he finds his rhythm as the over progresses. Travis Birt tries to be cheeky and plays a scoop, but finds a fielder at short fine leg. Eight runs from the over. Travis Birt c Karanveer Singh b Awana 28 (21b)
Hobart Hurricanes: 136/5 in 19 overs
Anureet Singh comes on to bowl his last over. he hasn’t had a good day so far. He has strayed in line time and again. But his last over has been brilliant. he has bowled full and straight. He is also varying his pace, making it difficult for the batsmen to hit him for boundaries. Just six runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 130/5 in 18 overs
Akshar Patel comes on to bowl his final over. Confusion in the middle causes drama and Hobart Hurricanes lose the wicket of Jonathan Wells, run out by Karanveer Singh. Just two runs from the over. Jonathan Wells run out 28 (18b)
Hobart Hurricanes: 128/4 in 17 overs
Thisara Perera comes on to bowl his third over. Kings XI Punjab have strangled Hobart Hurricanes batsmen with lack of pace. But Jonathan Wells is taking on Thisara Perera. The runs have started flowing for the Australian side. After a muscled straight shot for boundary, Jonathan Wells follows it up with a neat cover drive with same result. Perera comes back with quick bouncers. 50 partnership comes up. 11 runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 117/4 in 16 overs
Akshar Patel comes on for his second over. gGorge Bailey has used a lot of spin tonight. Jonathan Wells is batting sensibly by rotating the strike and giving Travis Birt the opportunity to look for big shots. Good over by the left-armer. Eight runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 109/4 in 15 overs
Karanveer Singh comes on to bowl his third over. the young spinner has flighted the bowl well despite being taken for runs. Travis Birt whacks for six off the first ball over long on and then over deep mid wicket off the fourth over. 18 runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 91/4 in 14 overs
Anureet Singh comes in for his second over. He is still failing to get his line right and is getting punished accordingly. Short and wide, Jonathan Wells sends it for a boundary. he then keeps the line a little tighter and the length a bit fuller. Jonathan Wells drives the last ball too for a boundary. 10 runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 81/4 in 13 overs
Karanveer Singh comes in for his second over. Despite being hit for 11 runs in his previous over, the young leg-spinner bravely continues to give the ball a lot of air and earns his reward as Shoaib Malik loses his cool and holes out at mid wicket. Nine runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 72/3 in 12 overs
Thisara Perera comes back for his second over and strikes again. Aiden Blizzard after a good quick knock scoops the ball to Parvinder Awana at mid-of and is dismissed. Travis Birt comes in at the fall of Aiden Blizzard’s wicket. Just one run from the over. Aiden Blizzard c Awana b Perera 27 (18b)
Hobart Hurricanes: 71/2 in 11 overs
Leg-spinner Karanveer Singh comes in to the attack. He is bravely flighting the delivery. Aiden Blizzard is wasting no time in going after the young spinner. he hits the first six of the open straight down the ground. 11 runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 60/2 in 10 overs
Akshar Patel returns to the attack. Shoaib Malik and Aiden Blizzard are comfortably rotating the strike. An inside edge misses the stumps andgoes for a boundary. Eight runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 52/2 in 9 overs
Glenn Maxwell comes in to the attack. Shoaib Malik comes in at the fall of Ben Dunk’s wicket. blizzard looks to up the tempo and starts off with a boundary. Kings XI Punjab bowlers have strangled the Hobart Hurricanes batsmen well. Shoaib Malik and Aiden Blizzard are rotating the strike well. Nine runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 43/2 in 8 overs
Thisara Perera comes in to the attack. The Sri Lankan all-rounder has been in good form lately. He is bowling just short of good length and the sluggish nature of the pitch is making it difficult for Ben Dunk and Aiden Blizzard to time the ball well. Ben Dunk finally takes his chance and holes out to Glenn Maxwell at Long off. ix runs from the over. Ben Dunk c Maxwell b Perera 26 (25b)
Hobart Hurricanes: 37/1 in 7 overs
Virender Sehwag comes into the attack. After three good deliveries, Virender Sehwag errs in length and his ball is dispatched to the boundary. Seven runs from the off-spinner’s over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 30/1 in 6 overs
Parvinder Awana comes on to bowl his third over and Ben Dunk welcomes him with a boundary off the second ball. He has had a tough start to the innings, but now he has hit a second boundary off the over. His audacity level goes up as he dances down the track for a third boundary in the over. Three boundaries and a singles; 13 runs from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 17/1 in 5 overs
George Bailey introduces spin in the fifth over itself. Left-armer Akshar Patel comes in to the attack and he disturbs the woodwork of Hobart Hurricanes’ skipper Tim Paine. Aiden Blizzard comes in for Tim Paine. Just two runs from the over. Tim Paine b Patel 11 (16b)
Hobart Hurricanes: 15/0 in 4 overs
Parvinder Awana comes on to bowl his second over. He is keeping the line tight, giving little width for the batsmen to free their arms. Again a good over, just three runs from it.
Hobart Hurricanes: 12/0 in 3 overs
Anureet Singh comes on to bowl his second over. Tim Paine starts the over with a flick for two runs. Two balls later, he cuts the delivery for a boundary towards point. Anureet Singh then comes on to bowl fuller and on the line of stumps. Seven runs off the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 5/0 in 2 overs
Parvinder Awana starts from the other end for Kings XI Punjab.He is getting is line better, offering little room for the batsman to free his arms. Kings XiPunjab’s in-field on the off-side is strong. After four dot balls, Tim Paine finally manages to get a single off an under edge. Parvinder Awana ends the over with a brilliant delivery outside of to Ben Dunk. One run from the over.
Hobart Hurricanes: 4/0 in 1 over
Ben Dunk and Tim Paine open the batting for the Big Bash League (BBL) runner-up Hobart Hurricanes. Anureet Singh opens the bowling for Kings XI Punjab. He is still warming up with looseners just outside off. Four singles from the over.
07:40 PM IST: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey won the toss and elected to field against Hobart Hurricanes in the Group B Match 2 of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 at Mohali on Thursday.
Hello and welcome to the live over-by-over cricket updates of the Group B Match 2 of Champions League (CLT20) 2014 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Hobart Hurricanes (HBH) in Mohali on Thursday. The tournament has already kick-started with great action and entertaining cricket. The Indian Premier League (IPL) runner-up will start as favourites in their opening clash, but they won’t take their Big Bash league (BBL) counterparts lightly.
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On the other hand, despite the absence of George Bailey, Hobart Hurricanes has a strong batting line-up. The side is filled with power-hitters in Tim Paine, Aiden Blizzard, Ben Dunk and Travis Birt to go with the experience of Shoaib Malik. The bowling attack comprising of Ben Hilfenhaus, Ben Laughlin, Doug Bollinger and Xavier Doherty is as good as any side in the tournament. Hobart Hurricanes have one of the mostbalanced sides to compete in the upcoming edition of the CLT20.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Rajesh Patel, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Parvinder Awana
Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik
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