Indian Premier League, 10th match: Pune Warriors v Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Mumbai, Apr 13, 2011
Pune Warriors won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
13 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Alfonso Thomas will open the bowling, McCallum to face first.

19:59 With a minute to go, I've received my last message of good luck. Thanks Akash, it should be a cracker. Well, the match should anyway. "All the best to you on your debut then.. Lets hope we have an equally thrilling game as CSK v/s KXIP!!"

19:58 Out come the umpires and Pune. VVS Laxman and Brendon McCullum join them. Looks like a very full stadium.

19:57 Yuvraj Singh says he is happy to bowl, so looks like everyone got what they wanted here.

19:55 I took some stick for saying that the Kochi outfit, the lilac and orange, might be better for a sari than a cricket shirt. But looking at Mahela now, it's growing me as a cricket shirt too.

19:50 I've received my first feedback email of the day. Good spot from Vignesh here, thanks very much too. It is indeed my commentary debut, so be nice. "Firdose, Is this your 1st match to do commentary? Because I have never seen you commentating other than writing cool articles."

19:45 Let's have a quick recap of how these two teams did in their opening match of the IPL. Kochi batted well to post a competitive 161/5 against Bangalore, but were victims of an AB de Villiers blitz and fell short. Pune started off with a bang. They beat Punjab by seven wickets after a dominant showing with the ball. Alfonso Thomas and Shrikant Wagh were on fire in that game.

19:40 Twenty minutes to go before our second fixture of the day gets underway. While you're waiting take a look at the preview that Abhishek Purohit has put together for this match.

Toss 19:30 Mahela Jayawardene has won the toss and Kochi will bat.

Kochi have made no changes to the starting XI that lost to Bangalore. Pune are also unchanged.

We've just had a cracker of a match in Mohali which saw the Kings XI Punjab beat the Chennai Super Kings by six wickets. If you missed it, take a look at the scorecard here.

19:25 Good evening and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's coverage of the 10th match of the IPL this season. It's a clash between the two new franchises, the Pune Warriors and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. I'm Firdose Moonda and I'll be taking you through the first passage of play.


Thomas to McCullum, OUT, And he's got him! McCallum chased that one, fishing at the very first one he faces and he gets the outside edge. Thomas is delighted, massive smile, the dangerous opener is gone.

BB McCullum c †Uthappa b Thomas 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here's Parthiv Patel. There was some talk of him coming in at number three.


Thomas to Patel, no run, That one's played to mid off.


Thomas to Patel, FOUR, Good timing from Patel, the first runs come with a boundary. Patel plays that straight down the ground to long off, more the timing than anything else that gets it to the rope.


Thomas to Patel, no run, Defended off the back foot.


Thomas to Patel, FOUR, Good footwork from Patel, gets on top of that, cuts away and it's a second boundary this over.


Thomas to Patel, 1 run, Back of a length again from Thomas and it's played down to third man. End of an eventful over.

End of over 1 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 9/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • PA Patel 9 (5b 2x4)
    • VVS Laxman 0 (0b)
    • AC Thomas 1-0-9-1

Wagh to Patel, no run, Defended cautiously, Wagh shares the opening bowling duties.


Wagh to Patel, no run, Tries to flick that through midwicket and doesn't really get hold of it.


Wagh to Patel, no run, worked away to mid-on, that almost carried


Wagh to Patel, 1 run, edged and away! runs away to third man and they cross over for a single


Wagh to Laxman, no run, left alone outside the off stump, T20! you say


Wagh to Laxman, no run, punched off the back-foot to the point region, diving stop saves few there - possibly a boundary

End of over 2 (1 run) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 10/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • VVS Laxman 0 (2b)
    • PA Patel 10 (9b 2x4)
    • SB Wagh 1-0-1-0
    • AC Thomas 1-0-9-1

Parnell to Patel, 1 run, runs it down to third man for an easy single


Parnell to Laxman, OUT, inside edge and that gone! Laxman tries to run one down to third man and ends up with a thick inside edge and the ball crashes into the stumps.

VVS Laxman b Parnell 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Parnell to Jayawardene, no run


Parnell to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene gets forward nicely and punches one wide off the fielder at mid-off, runs hard and they come back for the second


Parnell to Jayawardene, OUT, caught behind! Jayawardene goes for the drive but the ball swings into him and he gets an inside edge, Uthappa moves to his left to take the catch

DPMD Jayawardene c †Uthappa b Parnell 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Parnell to Hodge, no run, short of a length and seaming away from the right hander, the batsman prods and gets beaten

End of over 3 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 13/3 (RR: 4.33)

    • BJ Hodge 0 (1b)
    • PA Patel 11 (10b 2x4)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-3-2
    • SB Wagh 1-0-1-0

Wagh to Patel, no run, good length angling across the right hander, Patel pushes outside off and gets beaten


Wagh to Patel, no run, fuller length on off stump, Patel drives towards mid-off


Wagh to Patel, FOUR, straighter line on the pads, glanced towards fine leg


Wagh to Patel, FOUR, that's too full on the pads and Patel clips the ball crisply through square leg


Wagh to Patel, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square for a single


Wagh to Hodge, no run, short of a length on middle stump, Hodge stays in his crease and defends on the off side

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 22/3 (RR: 5.50)

    • BJ Hodge 0 (2b)
    • PA Patel 20 (15b 4x4)
    • SB Wagh 2-0-10-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-3-2

Parnell to Patel, no run, Parnell is getting the ball to swing at pace outside off stump, the length is a bit full and Patel drives to point


Parnell to Patel, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Patel cuts hard and hits the ball into the ground and over backward point


Parnell to Hodge, 1 run, fuller length on the pads, Hodge attempts to flick but gets an inside edge on to the pad


Parnell to Patel, no run, played to mid-on


Parnell to Patel, OUT, caught at slip! Patel sits in his crease and heaves at the ball outside off stump, Parnell's line and length is good and the outside edge flies to first slip at head height. Kochi in tatters

PA Patel c Smith b Parnell 21 (19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.52


Parnell to Jadeja, no run, good length ball angling into the left-hander's off stump, Jadeja gets behind the line and blocks

End of over 5 (2 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 24/4 (RR: 4.80)

    • RA Jadeja 0 (1b)
    • BJ Hodge 1 (3b)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-5-3
    • SB Wagh 2-0-10-0

Thomas to Hodge, no run, good length outside off, left alone by the batsman


Thomas to Hodge, no run, defended on the off side


Thomas to Hodge, 1 run, comes down the track and mis-times the ball towards mid-off


Thomas to Jadeja, FOUR, that's streaky and lucky, not short enough to pull and Jadeja's attempt results in a top edge to the third-man boundary


Thomas to Jadeja, FOUR, a touch of width outside off and Jadeja punches the ball off the back foot through point, he's found the gap and timed it superbly


Thomas to Jadeja, FOUR, that is a bit short and Jadeja is quick to pull off the back foot, he places it wide of the man at mid-on and it goes all the way

End of over 6 (13 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 37/4 (RR: 6.16)

    • RA Jadeja 12 (4b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 2 (6b)
    • AC Thomas 2-0-22-1
    • WD Parnell 2-0-5-3

Kartik to Hodge, 3 runs, edged away to third man, the fielder is wide and they come back for the third


Kartik to Jadeja, no run, Played to mid-wicket. Yuvraj Singh does well to stop that one and save runs.


Kartik to Jadeja, 1 run, Pushed to long-on.


Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, Played to mid-wicket


Kartik to Jadeja, no run, Still trying to get through mid-wicket, can't get past Yuvraj Singh.


Kartik to Jadeja, no run, Defended on the on side, tidy over from Kartik.

End of over 7 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 42/4 (RR: 6.00)

    • RA Jadeja 13 (8b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 6 (8b)
    • M Kartik 1-0-5-0
    • AC Thomas 2-0-22-1

Sharma to Hodge, FOUR, carved through point, Hodge takes advantage of a little bit of width.


Sharma to Hodge, no run, Beats the bat there, Hodge misses that one totally.


Sharma to Hodge, 2 leg byes, Hodge wants to sweep but can only get pad on it.


Sharma to Hodge, no run, stifled lbw appeal, turned down.


Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, steered to short third man


Sharma to Jadeja, no run, Driven to cover, good stop. Seven off the first over from the legspinner.

End of over 8 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 49/4 (RR: 6.12)

    • RA Jadeja 13 (9b 3x4)
    • BJ Hodge 11 (13b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 1-0-5-0
    • M Kartik 1-0-5-0

Kartik to Hodge, 2 runs, Swept to the man at deep mid-wicket. Good running brings up the 50.


Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, Nicely dug out and played to long-on.


Kartik to Jadeja, 1 run, Pushed to point.


Kartik to Hodge, no run, Defended on the off side


Kartik to Hodge, no run, Loopy delivery, Hodge can only defend.


Kartik to Hodge, no run, Defended again, this time to cover. Ends a good over from Kartik.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 53/4 (RR: 5.88)

    • BJ Hodge 14 (18b 1x4)
    • RA Jadeja 14 (10b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 2-0-9-0
    • R Sharma 1-0-5-0

Yuvraj Singh to Jadeja, 2 runs, Yuvrah brings himself off. Played off the back foot, through the covers. Lots of room for that shot.


Yuvraj Singh to Jadeja, no run, Turned to short fine leg.


Yuvraj Singh to Jadeja, 1 run, Smacked back at Yuvraj, who would have ran Brad Hodge out had he been able to deflect the ball onto the stumps.


Yuvraj Singh to Hodge, 1 run, Scrambling single to short third man.


Yuvraj Singh to Jadeja, SIX, It's high and it's gone over the boundary. First six of the innings. Jadeja on one knee, spanks it over deep mid-wicket


Yuvraj Singh to Jadeja, 2 runs, Played to deep backward point. Good over for Kochi.

End of over 10 (12 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 65/4 (RR: 6.50)

    • RA Jadeja 25 (15b 3x4 1x6)
    • BJ Hodge 15 (19b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-12-0
    • M Kartik 2-0-9-0

Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, Calmly taken single to deep mid-wicket


Sharma to Jadeja, no run, Doesn't get hold of that one. Looking to cut a quicker one and misses.


Sharma to Jadeja, 2 runs, Contact this time. Makes some room and pushes it past point.


Sharma to Jadeja, SIX, Jadeja is at it again. Hits that one cleanly over mid-wicket, although it looked like he hadn't got too much meat on that.


Sharma to Jadeja, no run, defended off the back foot


Sharma to Jadeja, no run, almost chopped that onto the stumps. Quicker one again.

End of over 11 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 74/4 (RR: 6.72)

    • RA Jadeja 33 (20b 3x4 2x6)
    • BJ Hodge 16 (20b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 2-0-14-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-12-0

Kartik to Hodge, no run, Out comes the reverse sweep. Straight to point


Kartik to Hodge, SIX, Big one! Slog sweep from Hodge, good connection made and it's six.


Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, Shorter ball, Hodge has to stretch and gets just one.


Kartik to Jadeja, no run, Flicked through mid-wicket


Kartik to Jadeja, 1 run, To mid-wicket again, gets one this time.


Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, Turned around to short fine leg

End of over 12 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 83/4 (RR: 6.91)

    • BJ Hodge 24 (24b 1x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 34 (22b 3x4 2x6)
    • M Kartik 3-0-18-0
    • R Sharma 2-0-14-0

here's Jesse for a trundle


Ryder to Hodge, no run, on a length and tight line on the off stump, played back to the bowler


Ryder to Hodge, no run, turned towards mdiwicket


Ryder to Hodge, 1 run, steered away to third man for a single off the back foot


Ryder to Jadeja, 1 run, goes for a huge heave-ho over midwicket, but gets an outside edge in the air down to third man


Ryder to Hodge, 1 run, now Brad goes for the big pull, but does not get the connection alright, off the inner edge of the bat behind square leg


Ryder to Jadeja, 1 run, looks to belt this one out of sight, oh dear, if you could get runs for intent, only a single down to long off

End of over 13 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 87/4 (RR: 6.69)

    • RA Jadeja 36 (24b 3x4 2x6)
    • BJ Hodge 26 (28b 1x4 1x6)
    • JD Ryder 1-0-4-0
    • M Kartik 3-0-18-0

Jaspreet: "Kochi's outfit is pretty hideous! Pune's outfit looks straight out from India's 1992 world cup."

imtiaz: "why cant R Jadeja play the same way when he is Indian colors?" Oh well, there you go again

sundar: "Is R Jadeja one year too late with his performances with the bat / ball -- hopefully he could still be the answer for India's constant look for an All Rounder."


Kartik to Jadeja, 1 wide, the art of earning a wide, sways outside the line as this one is fired down the leg side


Kartik to Jadeja, (no ball) 1 run, short outside off, cut away to sweeper cover, Kartik has overstepped


Kartik to Hodge, SIX, Hodge goes for it, and gets maximum, heaved away this shortish one over long on, just above the reach of the man on the boundary


Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, much tighter line, pushed away in front of extra cover


Kartik to Jadeja, 1 run, guided behind point off the back foot


Kartik to Hodge, no run, skips down the track, Kartik sees him do that, shortens the length and he plays it away on the off side


Kartik to Hodge, no run, short outside off, guided away off the back foot towards backward point


Kartik to Hodge, 1 run, pushed away in front of point this time, and now they get the single

End of over 14 (12 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 99/4 (RR: 7.07)

    • BJ Hodge 34 (33b 1x4 2x6)
    • RA Jadeja 38 (26b 3x4 2x6)
    • M Kartik 4-0-30-0
    • JD Ryder 1-0-4-0

Krishna: "At international level, where every indian place is like a gold mine, every error by someone like Jadeja is highlighted. Good that he has got a chance to show his skills." Parnell is back


Parnell to Hodge, 1 run, not that short but he still goes for the pull and gets it off the inner edge backward of square leg


Parnell to Jadeja, no run, now Jadeja charges out and has a big swipe at a short one that beats him and bounces over the wickets


Parnell to Jadeja, no run, 138.1 kph, bouncer from Wayne, Jadeja with yet another sweep this time of the more conventional kind, almost a pull, but he misses, Parnell thinks there is an edge, problem is the umpire doesn't


Parnell to Jadeja, SIX, gets this one off the middle of the blade now, this is what he was trying to do, or was he, hammers another short one and it carries over wide long on


Parnell to Jadeja, 1 run, now he gets the single to bring Hodge on strike


Parnell to Hodge, FOUR, now it is time for Hodge to take on Wayne, makes room outside leg and scythes him over covers for another boundary

End of over 15 (12 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 111/4 (RR: 7.40)

    • BJ Hodge 39 (35b 2x4 2x6)
    • RA Jadeja 45 (30b 3x4 3x6)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-17-3
    • M Kartik 4-0-30-0

Sharma to Jadeja, 1 run, too close to cut, on middle stump, but he backs away a long way outside leg and plays the shot through point


Sharma to Hodge, OUT, Kartik pulls off a beauty, Hodge is gone, came down the track, but Rahul kept it very flat, he could not get the elevation on the shot, Kartik was waiting at long off, but the ball died on him, so he dived forward to take a brilliant catch, big wicket

BJ Hodge c Kartik b Sharma 39 (36b 2x4 2x6) SR: 108.33

Raiphi Gomez is in now, he had a horror game against Bangalore


Sharma to Jadeja, 1 run, turned through square leg off the back foot

Siddik: "With Yousuf out of touch can Jadeja take back his revenge for No. 7 place."


Sharma to Gomez, no run, this one is tossed up around off stump, pushed down the track


Sharma to Gomez, no run, and now it hurries on after pitching around off and turns away, pegs him on the back foot as he stabs at it


Sharma to Gomez, no run, goes for the big pull now but it is not short enough and he cannot get it past midwicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 113/5 (RR: 7.06)

    • RV Gomez 0 (3b)
    • RA Jadeja 47 (32b 3x4 3x6)
    • R Sharma 3-0-16-1
    • WD Parnell 3-0-17-3

Jesses comes on again


Ryder to Jadeja, OUT, and gets rid of Jadeja right away, it was on a length and he went down on a knee for the big slog over midwicket, got a steepling top edge that Parnell at mid off got underneath, it didn;t come down for ages, had to in the end, and Parnell was waiting for it, well judged catch

RA Jadeja c Parnell b Ryder 47 (33b 3x4 3x6) SR: 142.42


Ryder to Gomez, 1 run, fuller and outside off now, he gets forward in to a very free-flowing cover drive, but sweeper cover is there on the boundary


Ryder to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, chipped in the air wide of the man at midwicket


Ryder to Gomez, 2 runs, looks to force this one on a length over extra cover, cannot beat sweeper cover though


Ryder to Gomez, no run, loud lbw shout, he was on the knee for the slog sweep and misses, taking it on the thigh, but umpire thinks that is headed down leg, Ryder folds his arms and smiles


Ryder to Gomez, OUT, here's trouble, lots of it for Kochi, he played it wide of midwicket and set off for the run, but the man there dived and stopped the ball, fired in the throw to the keeper, meanwhile the striker has almost reached the non-striker's end, non-striker had strolled out and come back, so no one at one end, someone has to go

R Vinay Kumar run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 17 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 117/7 (RR: 6.88)

    • RV Gomez 3 (7b)
    • JD Ryder 2-0-8-1
    • R Sharma 3-0-16-1

Sharma to Gomez, 1 run, pushed off the back foot wide of extra cover


Sharma to Sreesanth, no run, good tight stuff, flatter one pushed away on the off side


Sharma to Sreesanth, no run, and again, flat and quick, no chance to do anything but defend


Sharma to Sreesanth, no run, now he goes for an ambitious cut outside off stump, but is beaten


Sharma to Sreesanth, 1 leg bye


Sharma to Gomez, 1 run, dabbed towards point for a single

End of over 18 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 120/7 (RR: 6.66)

    • RV Gomez 5 (9b)
    • S Sreesanth 0 (4b)
    • R Sharma 4-0-18-1
    • JD Ryder 2-0-8-1

Thomas to Gomez, 1 run, on the pads, played towards midwicket


Thomas to Sreesanth, no run, the batsman charges, a bit too early, Thomas sees him coming and bowls a short one, Sreesanth swings and misses


Thomas to Sreesanth, 1 run, Sreesanth steps out and swings a length ball towards long on


Thomas to Gomez, 2 runs, there's a collision in the outfield! Gomez swung a length ball high in the air over the bowler's head, Rahul Sharma and Graeme Smith charged towards the ball from long on and long off, neither could get to it in time and they collide. Sharma is in more pain than Smith by the looks of it


Thomas to Gomez, FOUR, too full and Gomez lofts the ball through wide long on, Smith's on the boundary and he's not fit enough to reach it, looks to be in discomfort and asks for a substitute to come on


Thomas to Gomez, 1 run, played towards long off, Rahul Sharma fields this time

End of over 19 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 129/7 (RR: 6.78)

    • RV Gomez 13 (13b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 1 (6b)
    • AC Thomas 3-0-31-1
    • R Sharma 4-0-18-1

Parnell has the ball for the final over ...


Parnell to Gomez, 2 runs, length ball from round the wicket and Gomez pulls from his crease towards deep square leg


Parnell to Gomez, FOUR, a bit too full outside off, Gomez stands in his crease and lifts the ball flat and wide of the fielder at long off


Parnell to Gomez, FOUR, poor ball, full and down leg side, Gomez moves across and gets some bat on it, sending it speeding to the fine leg boundary


Parnell to Gomez, 5 wides, Parnell has lost his head here, a short ball down leg side, Gomez tries to hook but misses, the ball flies wide of the keeper as well


Parnell to Gomez, 2 runs, better line and length, Gomez hits the ball down the ground and returns for the second


Parnell to Gomez, 1 run, OUT, full ball angling into the right-hander, driven from the crease towards long-on, Sreesanth wanted a non-existent second and is run out at the striker's end

S Sreesanth run out 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66


Parnell to Singh, 1 bye, RP Singh backs away to a short ball and is beaten

So after a horrific start, Kochi have fought back to reach a competitive total. We'll be back in ten minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (19 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 148/8

    • RP Singh 0 (1b)
    • RV Gomez 26 (18b 3x4)
    • WD Parnell 4-0-35-3
    • AC Thomas 3-0-31-1





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