Literally, the game between KXIP and Cobras was the first dead rubber of this CLT20 in which KXIP once again on winning side to make four out of four wins and sending Cobras back with just a win in their account.

After winning the toss, KXIP put Cobras into bat. But Cobrashad different ideas to spoil the decision of KXIP. With watering of pitch tajken place after first game, the ball came on to bat well and the Cobra openers were of to a flyer. Amla and Levi put on 60 in 39 balls before Amla departed for a 22 ball 40. Ramela and Levi who were looking dangerous were been sent back as Cobras were shooted down to 105 for 3 in 13 overs. To worsen more to this, KXIP bowlers kept taking wickets reqularly as Cobras batsmen were felling like pack of cards. From now where they bowled out for 135 by 18.3 overs, lossing last 8 wickets in span of 40 balls scoring just 30 runs.

To make it four out of four wins, Punjab started well in chase. Once again Vohra led his team to good start. He put on 41 along with Sehwag before getting out for 23. Similar to Vohra, Sehwag too departed for 23 after playing a anchor role. The KXIP’s innings went in partnership intervals. After the opening stand, Saha shared stands of 33 and 37 respectively with Sehwag and Maxwell. Interestingly Maxwell’s innings to came to an end at 23 only. With 28 needing of last 6 overs, Cobras tried to make the equation tough but It wasn’t a tough one for Punjab as Miller and Saha scored the reaming runs with 9 more balls to spare. Saha remained unbeaten on 42.


Kings XI Punjab: 139 for 3 in 18.2 overs (WP Saha 42*, M Vohra 23; RJ Peterson 2/19, SA Englebrecht 1/42) beat Cape Cobras: 135 all out in 18.3 overs (RE Levi 42, HM Amla 40; A Singh 3/12, AR Patel 3/15) by 7 wickets

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