Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sanga showed off some character

It was the match between Mumbai Indians and Kings Eleven Punjab. Kings batted first and scored 119 in a pitch where ballers are supposed to rock. The Kings wicket keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara scored unbeaten 45 while others collapsing for low scores. MI started chase but the veteran opening pair returned to the MI dug out early and others also had the same fate. But J.P. Dumminy and Abishake Nayar fought back but Nayar fell as the MI had to get 30 out of 26 balls. In the next over, Kings captain Yuvraj Sing injured while he try to stop a boundary and Kings seems to plying without a captain for a while. On that moment, the new Sri Lankan captain and Kings wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara took reign of the Kings team as the MI had to score 20 out of 12 balls. Sanga with the help of his former captain and his friend Mahela set the field and gave the ball to Abdulla to ball the critical 19th over. But suddenly Sanga took ball from Abdulla and gave it to Chawla and Chawla produced the goods in the first ball. Finally, MI were restricted to 117 and it was Sangakkara who became the man of the match for the second time in IPL 2009.

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