Marsh powers Punjab to 7-wicket win against Deccan Chargers

Hyderabad, May 1 (UNI)Southpaw Shaun Marsh's unbeaten 84 and his unbroken 81 run fourth wicket partnershwion with M Jayawardhane powered King XI punjab to a 167 for three, posting a seven-wicket victory over Deccan chargers in the league match of the DLF Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium here tonight.

After restricting Deccan Chargers to 164 for eight despite Skipper V V S Laxman's 48 and Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 76, Punjab King's XI played to a plan to comfortably cruised to its third consecutive win in the IPL tourney, with seven balls to spare.

Man of the Match Shaun Marsh's 62 ball strokeful innings with eleven fours and one six, was powerfully backed by Sri Lankan Skipper M Jawardhane with six fours and a huge six to blank the Deccan Chargers who have lost all their three encounters.

Yuvaraj Singh's decision to field after winning the toss paid off with his team mates raising to the occassion.


Story first published: Friday, May 2, 2008, 4:01 [IST]
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