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Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors

Match info: Indian Premier League at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Date: 21st Apr 2013 Umpires: M Erasmus and K Srinath

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Kings XI Punjab

186/3 (19.5 Overs)

Result

Pune Warriors

185/4 (20.0 Overs)

Kings XI Punjab win by 7 wickets

  • Last Updated: April 21 2013, 20:34 BST

England's Luke Wright saw his final over taken for the 16 runs required for Kings XI Punjab to claim a dramatic seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League.

David Miller: Match-winning 80 not out for Kings XI
David Miller: Match-winning 80 not out for Kings XI

Wright, making his first outing of the campaign for the Warriors, was dispatched over the rope for six on two occasions by South Africa's David Miller, whose second maximum sealed victory with one ball to spare.

Miller ended unbeaten on 80 not out from 41 balls, sharing an unbroken and match-winning 128-run partnership with Mandeep Singh (77no off 58) to help Kings XI chase down 186 in thrilling fashion.

Wright had earlier played a useful cameo with the bat, crunching 34 not out off just 10 balls to help Pune post a commanding 185-4 batting first.

Warriors captain Aaron Finch had earlier laid the foundations with a well-complied 64 and would have been confident of defending the total at the halfway stage.

Pune were sitting even prettier when Adam Gilchrist (4) and Azhar Mahmood (0) fell inside the first seven balls, but Manan Vohra helped steady the ship with a quickfire 22 before Singh and Miller took centre stage.

Only Yuvraj Singh (1-15) of the Pune bowlers exerted any sort of control and it was perhaps a surprise when Finch asked Wright to bowl the final over instead of the left-arm spinner.

With 16 runs required the fielding side remained favourites and their chances improved further when only two singles were yielded from Wright's first two balls.

But Miller was to have the final say, carving a full third delivery over the rope before sealing a third win for Kings XI by thumping the penultimate ball over long-off.


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