Punjab Beat Cape Cobras To Book Top Spot

David Miller
David Miller hit the winning runs as Kings XI Punjab rounded off their group stage with a fourth win
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Kings XI Punjab 139-3 (Saha 42no) beat
Cape Cobras 135 by seven wickets
Champions League T20 Group B, Mohali
Scorecard

Kings XI Punjab made it four Champions League T20 wins out four and booked a semi-final against either Chennai Super Kings or Lahore Lions as they beat Cape Cobras by seven wickets.

The South Africa side collapsed from 105 for two to be all out for 135 before Punjab needed 18.1 overs to reach their target.

Wriddhiman Saha was unbeaten on 42 when David Miller hit the winning runs.

Punjab pair Anureet Singh and Akshar Patel both took three wickets as Punjab earlier took eight wickets for 30 runs.

When Richard Levi (42 in 37 balls) and Hashim Amla (40 in 22) got their side off to a flyer, there was little hint of the collapse to come.

It was Levi's dismissal in the 13th over that seemed to be the catalyst and the South Africans lost their way dramatically with Parvinder Awana, Thisara Perera, Karanveer Singh and Glenn Maxwell also picking up a wicket apiece.

Openers Virender Sehwag and Manan Vohra both made 23 - as did Maxwell - as Punjab paced their run chase perfectly.

And although those three batsmen lost their wickets, Saha was on hand, facing 35 balls, and Miller faced 14 deliveries, to shepherd them home.

© Cricket World 2014

 
 
Qualifying Tournament CLT20 Qualifier (2 teams progress to main groups): Lahore Lions, Mumbai Indians, Northern Knights, Southern Express CLT20 Group A (2 teams progress to semi-finals): Chennai Super Kings, Dolphins, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Lions, Perth Scorchers CLT20 Group B (2 teams progress to semi-finals): Barbados Tridents, Cape Cobras, Hobart Hurricanes, Kings XI Punjab, Northern Districts
 

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