In the 14th Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team King XI Punjab played at own Ground Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh with Pune Warriors India. Home team Captain Adam Gilchrist won the Toss and chose to Field First.
Pune Warriors Opening Batsmans started very slowly. PWI lost their first wicket JD Ryder ( 7 of 11 ball) run out in 3rd over and Skipper SC Ganguly (16 of 9 balls) in 5th over. Middle order batsmans Samuels ( 2 of 12 balls), Robin Uthappa ( 17 of 16 balls) and AD Mathews ( 11 of 9 balls) also could not play long innings. No. 6 Batsman M Manhas played with some potential and contributed 31 Runs of 28 Balls. Other lower order batsmans faild to play good innings. Punjab's bowlers bowled very well today. Specially, AD Mascarenhas picked up 5 important wickets of Pune Warriors spending just 25 Runs in his 4 Overs. PWI team crashed in 19 overs and at the end of 19 overs managed to Score 115 Runs.
Following a small total of 115 runs, Kings XI Punjab lost their first wicket in first Ball of very first Ball. PC Valthaty Bold by Dinda for a Duck. But the skipper AC Gilchrist and SE Marsh played very good and sencsible innings. Gilchris contributed 21 Runs in 17 balls. SE Marsh played upto end and remained not out scoring 64 Runs in 54 Balls. Finally KXIP managed to score 116 Runs target in 18th overs when 14 balls remained to Ball.Thus KXIP registered Easy win against Pune Warriors India. AD Mascarenhas (Kings XI Punjab) declared player of Match for his 5 wickets in 25 Runs. At the end of day Kings XI Punjab played at home ground raised their Points in IPL 5 Points Table Tally. Both Played Head to Head 3 Matches. KXIP Won 0 and PWI Won 3..Today Kings XI Punjab Registered 1st win against Pune Warriors India in IPL.