KX1 Punjab made a new record and scored the highest total of IPL 2011. RR won the toss and invited Kings Punjab to bat first by electing fielding for self. With the help of brilliant innings by captain Adam Gilchrist, who made 28 runs on 16 balls; Paul Valthaty, who scored 46 runs on 31 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes; Man of the Match Shaun Marsh (71 runs off 42 balls with 6 fours and 3 huge sixes) and Dinesh Karthik (21 runs off 16 balls), Kings Eleven gave a tough target of 196 runs to Rajasthan Royals. Punjab Team made a total of 195/7 in 20 overs. This is also a highest score of any team in this current season of IPL 2011.
Chasing the target, RR lost their wickets continuously and was able to score only 147/7 in 20 overs. Ashok Menaria was the highest scorer from Rajasthan Team. He scored 34 runs in 26 deliveries but this was not enough for the team to get the match back. So they were defeated and Kings Punjab won this match by 48 runs.
Some new records in this match
- Kings XI Punjab made a new record by scoring 195 runs in the first inning. These are the highest runs scored by any team in IPL4.
- Paul Valthaty of Punjab scored 46 runs and again captured the orange cap. (Orange Cap is given to the highest scorer batsman of the tournament).
- The victory of Punjab by difference of 48 runs is the biggest victory in terms of runs in IPL 2011.
- Punjab’s openers – Gilchrist and Valthaty made a new record of scoring 52 runs in just 3 overs.
- Adam Gilchrist was clean bold in the fourth ball of the first over of Siddhartha Trivedi. But after being analyzed by umpire, the ball was declared as ‘No Ball’. Umpire gave him ‘Not out’. So as per rules, the batsman got one extra ball. On that ball, Gilli made a boundary. Same thing happened with another opener Paul Valthaty. He was caught behind the wicket on the fourth ball of the second over. But again it was given as ‘No Ball’ and Paul also hit a boundary on the free hit.
- Siddhartha Trivedi of Rajasthan Royal spent 59 runs in 4 overs, which is the most expensive over (equal to RP Singh) in the history of IPL.
Man of Match Shaun Marsh