Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad Indian Premier League 2008

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DC v KXP, IPL Match 19, Hyderabad: Shaun Marsh guides Kings XI to victory

Shaun Marsh sizzled on his Indian Premier League debut and blasted unbeaten 85 off 62 balls as Kings XI Punjab thumped Deccan Chargers by seven wickets with seven balls to spare to coast to their third win of the tournament at Hyderabad on Thursday night.
Chasing 165, the Punjab side romped home in 18.5 overs losing just three wickets. Marsh, son of former Australian opener Geoff Marsh, was the outstanding performer for the winners with a belligerent half century that included 11 boundaries besides a six off Nuwan Zoysa.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma stood tall amid ruins and hammered an unbeaten 42-ball 76 as Deccan Chargers posted 164 for eight despite a middle and lower order collapse. Right since winning the toss, the Punjab XI did everything right and were always in firm control of the proceedings.
They began their chase on a positive note with Marsh imposing himself on the Deccan bowlers. Though it was his shot that brushed Sanjay Bangar's fingers before hitting the wicket with non-striker Ramnaresh Sarwan (15) well outside the crease, the youngster made amends by scoring at a brisk rate.
The hosts managed to hit back with D Kalyankrishna removing Kumar Sangakkara (3) and Zoysa taking a catch off his own bowling to scalp Yuvraj Singh ( 14).
Marsh, however, found an able ally in Mahela Jayawardene (45 not out) and the duo milked the Deccan attack with consummate ease to take the match away from the hosts.
DC v KXP, IPL Match 19, Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab 167 for 3 in 18.5 ovs beat Deccan Chargers 164 for 8 in 20.0 ovs by 7 wickets

Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad


Deccan Chargers innings
A Gilchrist b Pathan 6 (6)
VVS Laxman c Yuvraj Singh b Chawla 48 (34)
H Gibbs c Goel b Chawla 7 (9)
R Sharma not out 76 (42)
Shahid Afridi c Yuvraj Singh b Gagandeep Singh 13 (7)
Y Venugopal Rao run out (Yuvraj Singh/Sangakkara) 1 (2)
S Bangar c Sreesanth b Chawla 3 (8)
D Zoysa b Sreesanth 1 (2)
D Kalyankrishna c Marsh b Pathan 3 (8)
RP Singh not out 2 (2)
Extras 4
Total (20 overs) 8 wkts for 164 Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-54  3-67, 4-90, 5-92, 6-98, 7-119, 8-154.Bowling
S Sreesanth 4 -0-33-1
I Pathan 4-0-30-2
VSingh 4-0-34-0
P Chawla 4-0-28-3
Gagandeep Singh 4-0-37-1

Kings XI Punjab innings
S Marsh not out 84 (62)
R Sarwan run out (Bangar) 15 (15)
K Sangakkara c Sharma b Kalyankrishna 3 (4)
Yuvraj Singh c & b Zoysa 14 (9)
M Jayawardene not out 45 (23)
Extras  6
Total (18.5 overs) 3 wkts for  167 (8.86 runs per over) Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-45, 3-86.Bowling 
RP Singh 3.5-0-36-0
D Zoysa 4-0-32-1
Shahid Afridi 3-0-28-0
S Bangar 4-0-26-0
D Kalyankrishna 3-0-34-1
Y Venugopal Rao 1-0-9-0 Result:  Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.