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Highlights: IPL 7 Qualifier 2: KXIP Vs CSK in Mumbai

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Published: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 0:44 [IST]
 
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Mumbai, May 31: Vintage Virender Sehwag's 58-ball 122 piloted Kings XI Punjab into the final of IPL 7 here at Wankhede Stadium last night.

Scorecard; Match Report

As many as 428 runs were scored in 40 overs in the high-scoring Qualifier 2. Suresh Raina set out to neutralise Sehwag's super knock with a breathtaking 87 off 25 but KXIP bowlers held their nerve to come up triumphant by 24 runs.

Highlights: IPL 7 Qualifier 2: KXIP-CSK

KXIP, sent to bat first, posted 226/6 in 20 overs. In reply, CSK ended up with 202/7 in their quota of overs. CSK squandered a brilliant start.

Highlights

# KXIP have entered the IPL final for the first time

# KXIP face Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash on June 1, Sunday in Bangalore (8PM IST start)

# KXIP completed a hat-trick of wins over CSK this season. In all three matches, they have scored in excess of 200

# If CSK had chased down the target of 227, it would have been a new record for a successful chase in T20 history

# Captain George Bailey's direct hit to get Raina run out in the 7th over turned the game

# Raina hit Parvinder Awana for 33 runs in one over. Overall he scored 40 runs off 10 balls from the bowler

# 6, 6, 4, 4, 4 (No ball), 4, 4 - This is how Raina scored 33 off Awana (6th over of the innings)

# Raina's innings strike rate was 348, the best in all T20s for a 60 plus runs innings

# Raina reached 50 in just 16 balls

# Of his 87 runs, Raina scored 84 in boundaries (12x4 - 48, 6x6 - 36)

# Sehwag reached his 100 off 50 balls. This was his second IPL ton

# CSK's four overseas batsmen (Dwayne Smith 7, Faf du Plessis 0, Brendon McCullum 11 and David Hussey 1) managed just a total of 19 runs

# Fours - KXIP: 19; CSK: 17

# Sixes - KXIP: 13; CSK: 10

# Top scorers - KXIP: Sehwag 122 (58 balls, 12x4, 8x6); CSK: Raina 87 (25 balls, 12x4, 6x6)

# Sehwag-Raina combined - 209 runs off 83 balls (24x4, 14x6)

# Highest wickets - CSK: Ashish Nehra 2/51 in 4; KXIP: Parvinder Awana 2/59 in 4 overs

# Powerplay scores (1-6) - KXIP: 70/0; CSK: 100/2

# CSK's 100 in first six over is a new record for 6-over score in IPL history

# CSK collapsed after 100 in first six over. They managed only 102 in next 14

# MS Dhoni ended the game with a six but lost the contest by 24 runs. 40 runs were required in the final over

# Most economical bowler of the match - Glenn Maxwell 0/4 in 1 over (4.00)

# Most expensive bowler - Awana 2/59 in 4 (14.75)

# Highest partnership in the match - 110 in 10.4 overs for the 1st wicket between Sehwag and Manan Vohra

ThatsCricket

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