Kings XI Punjab beat Deccan Chargers
Helped by half centuries by Shaun Marsh (60) and Kumar Sangakkara (50), Kings XI Punjab coasted to a six-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in a Indian Premier League match on Friday night at Mohali.
Chasing a target of 176, Kings XI openers Sangakkara and Marsh shared 84 runs for the first wicket to lay a strong foundation for their ninth victory in the tournament which they achieved with three balls to spare.
Towards the close, there was some anxious moments for the home team. With asking rate reaching near 10 per over from the last three overs and four wickets having fallen, the Chargers pressed for a wicket but experienced Mahela Jayawardene (14; 10 balls; 1X6) and young Piyush Chawla (16; 9 balls; 1X4; 1X6) shared an unfinished 39-run stand for the fifth wicket to reach 178 for 4.