Indian Premier League, 53rd match: Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 10, 2011
Pune Warriors won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
10 May 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

The Deccan team is in a huddle, Pragyan Ojha it seems will bowl first. Ryder and Pandey will open, so Ganguly's dropping down. It's not Ojha, but Steyn who will kick things off. Has a slip in place

0.1

Steyn to Ryder, no run, short of a good length on the off, drops it into the off side from the crease

0.2

Steyn to Ryder, no run, nips back in from a good length on the off, gets back and drops it in front of cover

0.3

Steyn to Ryder, no run, short of a good length, gets forward and pushes it down towards mid-on

0.4

Steyn to Ryder, FOUR, short of a good length outside off, Ryder just punches it between cover and point, all timing there, lovey shot for four

0.5

Steyn to Ryder, SIX, That's smashed into the second tier, short and he latches onto it quickly, rocks back and sends it miles into the crowd behind square leg

0.6

Steyn to Ryder, 1 wide, a bouncer gone bad down the leg side, called a wide

0.6

Steyn to Ryder, FOUR, An excellent start for Pune, slower ball this time from Steyn, slower ball bowled full on the off and it's smashed past extra cover for four more

Ryder's set the tone, it's a modest score and Pune will be confident of chasing it down

End of over 1 (15 runs) Pune Warriors 15/0 (122 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 15.00, RRR: 6.42)

    • JD Ryder 14 (6b 2x4 1x6)
    • MK Pandey 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-15-0

Ishant runs in

1.1

Sharma to Pandey, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocked away into the off side

1.2

Sharma to Pandey, no run, short of a good length on the off again, dropped in front of point

1.3

Sharma to Pandey, 1 run, had made his mind up to play a cross-batted shot but changed his mind at the last moment and ended up chipping it over the in-field, was fortunate to get away with it

1.4

Sharma to Ryder, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, square-driven towards point but can't beat the field

1.5

Sharma to Ryder, FOUR, length ball and Ryder treats it with utter disdain, smacks it back over the bowler's head for a one bounce four

1.6

Sharma to Ryder, FOUR, another one, bowled on a length again and he picks it up over mid-on for another boundary, Pune are motoring along here

End of over 2 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 24/0 (113 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 12.00, RRR: 6.27)

    • JD Ryder 22 (9b 4x4 1x6)
    • MK Pandey 1 (3b)
    • I Sharma 1-0-9-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-15-0

Ojha to bowl now

2.1

Ojha to Pandey, no run, beaten, turns away a hint after landing outside off, Pandey pushes at it but is beaten by the turn

2.2

Ojha to Pandey, FOUR, misfield, short and it's punched hard into the off side, straight towards Dhawan at extra cover and he lets it through his legs, four more

2.3

Ojha to Pandey, no run, went straight on, short of a good length, Pandey made room it open the face, missed

2.4

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, slightly short on the off stump, knocks it down into the leg side in front of the bowler for a well-taken single

2.5

Ojha to Ryder, 1 run, slightly short on middle, turned away past square leg for a single

2.6

Ojha to Pandey, no run, gets a leading edge as he plays across the line to one that spun away, closed the face a little too early there but was fortunate, again, that it landed safely

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 30/0 (107 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 6.29)

    • MK Pandey 6 (8b 1x4)
    • JD Ryder 23 (10b 4x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-6-0
    • I Sharma 1-0-9-0

Duminy comes on

3.1

Duminy to Ryder, 1 run, shortish on middle, dragged towards deep square leg for a single

3.2

Duminy to Pandey, 1 run, short ball, fetches it from the off and pulls it towards ;long-on for a single

3.3

Duminy to Ryder, no run, short of a good length, quicker through the air, on leg stump, tries to turn it away, is struck on the pads

3.4

Duminy to Ryder, SIX, lands over the shamiana behind long-on, flat delivery but Ryder came down the track and tonked it over the ropes for another big one

3.5

Duminy to Ryder, no run, on the stumps this time, punched off the back foot to extra cover

3.6

Duminy to Ryder, no run, slightly short, gets back and knocks it straight to extra cover

End of over 4 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 38/0 (99 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 6.18)

    • JD Ryder 30 (15b 4x4 2x6)
    • MK Pandey 7 (9b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-8-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-6-0

Pune very much in control of this chase. Christian into the attack

4.1

Christian to Pandey, FOUR, good length and Pandey manages to squeeze that through, opening the face at just the right time to beat third man to the ropes

4.2

Christian to Pandey, no run, banged it short on the off, gets out of the way to leave it through

Samarth: "I've never wished so much for a wicket to fall all my life! Jesse or Manish, please take one for the Dada of Indian cricket and bring him on to bat!"

4.3

Christian to Pandey, no run, short of a good length on middle, punched down into the leg side

4.4

Christian to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length outside off, drops it down to third man for a single

4.5

Christian to Ryder, no run, round the wicket to Jesse, goodish length on leg stump, pushed down to midwicket

4.6

Christian to Ryder, no run, short and he made room to smote that over extra cover, got an inside edge in the end, just past leg stump

End of over 5 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 43/0 (94 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.60, RRR: 6.26)

    • JD Ryder 30 (17b 4x4 2x6)
    • MK Pandey 12 (13b 2x4)
    • DT Christian 1-0-5-0
    • JP Duminy 1-0-8-0

Mishra into the attack, has a slip

5.1

Mishra to Pandey, no run, flat on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

5.2

Mishra to Pandey, FOUR, short, long hop, Pandey waits for it to turn away and pulls him hard over midwicket for a boundary

5.3

Mishra to Pandey, no run, the googly, turns in and he didn't pick that, tried to open the face, struck on the pads but outside the line

5.4

Mishra to Pandey, no run, chips it back towards the bowler but lands short of him

5.5

Mishra to Pandey, 1 run, gets on the back foot and turns it into the leg side for a single

5.6

Mishra to Ryder, FOUR, a googly that Ryder failed to pick, had opted top play it into the leg side, turned away as he stabbed at it, took the edge and beat short third man to the ropes

Raises the 50-stand, Pune are on track

End of over 6 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 52/0 (85 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.66, RRR: 6.07)

    • JD Ryder 34 (18b 5x4 2x6)
    • MK Pandey 17 (18b 3x4)
    • A Mishra 1-0-9-0
    • DT Christian 1-0-5-0
6.1

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns it through square leg for a single

6.2

Ojha to Ryder, 1 run, short on middle, punched down the ground for a single to long-on

6.3

Ojha to Pandey, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended into the off side

6.4

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, short ball on the off, cracked off the back foot through the infield for a single

6.5

Ojha to Ryder, OUT, bowled'im! Swings across the line does Jesse, slower through the air and he wants to dispatch it over square leg, misses as it turns in and the off stump is pegged back

JD Ryder b Ojha 35 (20b 5x4 2x6) SR: 175.00

Who is it going to be? Ganguly? We don't know yet. Yes it is. Ganguly walks in to huge cheers, has a word with Pandey and takes guard. Here we go now

His job has been made slightly easier by an excellent cameo from Jesse.

6.6

Ojha to Ganguly, no run, cautiously played into the off side, tossed up on the off, gets forward and pushes it in the direction of extra cover

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 55/1 (82 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.85, RRR: 6.30)

    • SC Ganguly 0 (1b)
    • MK Pandey 19 (21b 3x4)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-9-1
    • A Mishra 1-0-9-0
7.1

Duminy to Pandey, FOUR, Duminy drags it really short this time, another long ho[p, easy pickings for Pandey as he rocks back to pull it over midwicket

7.2

Duminy to Pandey, no run, played for the turn, opening the face but it goes on straight to beat the outside edge

7.3

Duminy to Pandey, no run, short of a good length on the off, played away to extra cover

7.4

Duminy to Pandey, SIX, Pandey's smashing it, another short ball, poor stuff from Duminy, he gets into position early and dismisses it over square leg

7.5

Duminy to Pandey, no run, pushes it fuller with a bit more pace, Pandey rocks back and defends it into the off side

7.6

Duminy to Pandey, FOUR, he's doling out freebies here is JP, short on the off and it's pulled away, yet again, in that gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg for a one bounce four

End of over 8 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 69/1 (68 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.62, RRR: 5.66)

    • MK Pandey 33 (27b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Ganguly 0 (1b)
    • JP Duminy 0.1-0-22-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-9-1
8.1

Ojha to Ganguly, no run, short on leg stump to Ganguly, he turns it away to short fine leg, decides against the single

8.2

Ojha to Ganguly, no run, floating it on the off stump, no turn there, dabs it into the off side, thinks of a single but isn't there

8.3

Ojha to Ganguly, 1 run, short ball on the off, comes down the track and punches it to long-off to get off the mark this season, huge cheers, everyone in the Pune camp is on their feet

8.4

Ojha to Pandey, no run, pushed to point from the crease

8.5

Ojha to Pandey, 2 runs, punched off the back foot between long-on and deep midwicket for a couple of runs

8.6

Ojha to Pandey, 1 run, slow and short on the off, rocks back and pushes it to long-on for a single

Time for the time out

End of over 9 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 73/1 (64 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.11, RRR: 5.81)

    • MK Pandey 36 (30b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Ganguly 1 (4b)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-13-1
    • JP Duminy 0.1-0-22-0

Ishant back into the attack

9.1

Sharma to Pandey, 1 run, good length on middle, driven through the line down the ground for a single to long-on

9.2

Sharma to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length, crunched off the back foot towards Duminy at point

A widish slip in place

9.3

Sharma to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly's on his way, trademark stuff, short of a good length, he makes room and slaps that over the in-field over extra cover for a boundary

9.4

Sharma to Ganguly, 2 runs, goes for the pull this time, doesn't get hold of that one, bounced more than he would have liked and got it high on the bat as he tried to go over midwicket, landed safely, a couple in the end

9.5

Sharma to Ganguly, 1 run, back of a length outside off, run down behind point, wide of third man, for a single

9.6

Sharma to Pandey, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut down towards third man for a single to keep strike

End of over 10 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 82/1 (55 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.20, RRR: 5.50)

    • MK Pandey 38 (32b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Ganguly 8 (8b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 2-0-18-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-13-1

Nawed: "I wud have Steyn bowl to Ganguly when he first came in. fast and short. Not part time spiiners to someone making a comeback. c'mon sangu."

Steyn is back.

10.1

Steyn to Pandey, no run, Short ball on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it to cover

10.2

Steyn to Pandey, FOUR, short and wide, cuts hard, gets a thick edge wide of the diving Sangakkara and to the third-man boundary, streaky stuff

The first slip comes in now

10.3

Steyn to Pandey, no run, short of a good lenght on middle, plays it back to the bowler

10.4

Steyn to Pandey, no run, good length outside off, keeps a little low, Pandey fails to get his bat under that one, he then has a go at the batsman, a few words said

10.5

Steyn to Pandey, 1 run, fires it on a good length on middle, nicely tickled away to deep square leg for a single

10.6

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, nicely defended, short on middle gets behind it well and knocks it back down the pitch

End of over 11 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 87/1 (50 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.90, RRR: 5.55)

    • SC Ganguly 8 (9b 1x4)
    • MK Pandey 43 (37b 6x4 1x6)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-20-0
    • I Sharma 2-0-18-0

Mishra back to bowl

11.1

Mishra to Pandey, no run, slightly short on middle, turns away a hint, pushed back to the bowler

11.2

Mishra to Pandey, no run, tossed up on middle, gets across and turns it to midwicket

11.3

Mishra to Pandey, no run, short of a good length on the off, driven on the up to extra cover

11.4

Mishra to Pandey, SIX, connects well with the slog-sweep, was flighted and landed in the slot on middle, gets forward, bends low and swings it into the stands

11.5

Mishra to Pandey, OUT, trapped in front for 49, was the legspinner, bowled flat on leg stump and turned towards middle just a hint, Pandey got across and tried to turn the face, missed it and was caught right in front, Asad Rauf had no hesitation

MK Pandey lbw b Mishra 49 (42b 6x4 2x6) SR: 116.66

Uthappa comes in

11.6

Mishra to Uthappa, no run, didn't pick the googly, turns in and Uthappa left it alone thinking it would go away

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 93/2 (44 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.75, RRR: 5.50)

    • RV Uthappa 0 (1b)
    • SC Ganguly 8 (9b 1x4)
    • A Mishra 2-0-15-1
    • DW Steyn 2-0-20-0

Christian to bowl now

12.1

Christian to Ganguly, 1 run, short of a good lenght outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

12.2

Christian to Uthappa, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets across and turns it wide of midwicket for a single

Christian just threw up just before running up. Has a bad stomach. He's being given some water. He is back on his feet and thinks he can continue

12.3

Christian to Ganguly, 1 run, quick single by Ganguly, short of a good length, drops it in front of extra cover and steals a single

12.4

Christian to Uthappa, OUT, gone, banged in short on the off and it nipped back in, Uthappa tried to evade it and it went off the shoulder to the keeper, the umpire Saheba gives it out thinking it went off the bat, a poor decision and Uthappa is so shocked he walks away with a smile

RV Uthappa c †Sangakkara b Christian 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Yuvraj joins Ganguly now. Christian's come back well to pick up a wicket, albeit a fortunate one though it was a very good ball

12.5

Christian to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide and Yuvraj slashes hard but misses, Sanga takes a chance with Saheba, appealing vociferously but that wasn't given, no contact

12.6

Christian to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good comeback, good length on the off, pushed to cover

End of over 13 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 96/3 (41 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 5.85)

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (2b)
    • SC Ganguly 10 (11b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 2-0-8-1
    • A Mishra 2-0-15-1

Dave: "Seeing Christian taking a wicket after throwing up reminds me of Ashish Nehra's memorable perfomance against England in the 2003 world cup."

13.1

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, gets forward and pushes it down the pitch

13.2

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, worked away off the front foot to midwicket

13.3

Mishra to Ganguly, SIX, six to Ganguly, comes down the track and and picks that googly well, charges down and swings it high and handsome over deep square leg for a big one

13.4

Mishra to Ganguly, 2 runs, bowled it short outside leg stump, tickled wide of fine leg and Chipli fumbles in the deep to allow them to come back for the second

13.5

Mishra to Ganguly, 1 no ball, round the wicket, called a no-ball, freehit coming up, it's pushed back to the bowler

13.5

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, it's a quicker delivery, a low full toss on middle, played straight to midwicket, no damage done

13.6

Mishra to Ganguly, 1 run, slightly short on middle, turned away through square leg for a single

End of over 14 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 106/3 (31 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.57, RRR: 5.16)

    • SC Ganguly 19 (18b 1x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (2b)
    • A Mishra 3-0-25-1
    • DT Christian 2-0-8-1

Steyn to Ganguly, one slip

14.1

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, good length outside off, Ganguly shapes up to play the cut but opts against it in the end, leaving it alone

14.2

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, good length on the off, pushes it back to the bowler

14.3

Steyn to Ganguly, FOUR, streaky, full on middle, makes room to caress that through the covers, gets an inside edge, just wide of the leg stump, to the fine-leg boundary

14.4

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, back of a length on the off, drops it in front of point, no single on offer there

14.5

Steyn to Ganguly, 1 run, banged it short on leg, worked it down to fine leg for a single, has a word with Steyn, all friendly stuff

14.6

Steyn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short on the off, turns it away through square leg for a single

End of over 15 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 112/3 (25 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.46, RRR: 5.00)

    • Yuvraj Singh 1 (3b)
    • SC Ganguly 24 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-26-0
    • A Mishra 3-0-25-1

R Edward: ""googly to ganguly" - Mishra should offer it if only for linguistic fun!"

Ishant comes back

15.1

Sharma to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets back and turns it through square leg for a single

15.2

Sharma to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly goes after that one, was bowled on a length outside off, walked across and tried to swing it over midwicket, missed, was in the slot and the shot was on

15.3

Sharma to Ganguly, FOUR, Steyn misfields, lets it right through, full outside off, squeezed down to third man where Steyn makes a mess, a poor day for ground fielding, generally

15.4

Sharma to Ganguly, no run, bangs it short on middle and leg, gets back and tries to fend it away, is struck on the ribs

15.5

Sharma to Ganguly, no run, slower one, picked it up at the last moment, made room and then adjusted, dabbing it into the off side

15.6

Sharma to Ganguly, 2 runs, short, cut over point, not fiercely, just gently, two more wide of third man and it's time for the ad break

End of over 16 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 119/3 (18 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 4.50)

    • SC Ganguly 30 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2 (4b)
    • I Sharma 3-0-25-0
    • DW Steyn 3-0-26-0

Christian to bowl

16.1

Christian to Yuvraj Singh, no run, the slower bouncer, landing on middle and then nipping away, Yuvraj had thought of the pull but wisely backed out at the end

16.2

Christian to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, bowled'im! Short of a good length and Yuvraj chases that one as well, goes for the pull again, gets an inside edge to lose his middle stump., The umpire wants to confirm if that's a no-ball and replays show it wasn't, he has to go

Yuvraj Singh b Christian 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Ferguson walks out

16.3

Christian to Ferguson, 1 wide, short ball down the leg side, Ferguson walks across to pull it fine, misses

16.3

Christian to Ferguson, no run, shortish on the off, tries to punch it straight, gets a thick inside edge towards square leg

16.4

Christian to Ferguson, FOUR, lovely shot, Christian pitched it full on middle, Ferguson made a bit of room and drove it handsomely over the bowler's head for a boundary

16.5

Christian to Ferguson, FOUR, superbly done, pitched up again and gets the treatment, in the slot outside off, makes room and cracks it over extra cover for four more

16.6

Christian to Ferguson, FOUR, three in a row, hastening Pune's win here, low full toss on middle, gets across and drives it elegantly through midwicket for a boundary, sweet timing

End of over 17 (13 runs) Pune Warriors 132/4 (5 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 1.66)

    • CJ Ferguson 12 (4b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 30 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • DT Christian 3-0-21-2
    • I Sharma 3-0-25-0

Will Ganguly hit the winning runs? Just five more to get now. Steyn runs in

17.1

Steyn to Ganguly, 1 run, backs away a hint, good length just outside off, drops it in front of point and steals a quick single

17.2

Steyn to Ferguson, 1 run, good length outside off, plays it wide of point, a diving point, for a single

17.3

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, short and it's a short-arm pull from Ganguly, gets it on the bounce to mid-on

17.4

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, plays and misses, short of a length outside off, tried to run it down to third man, misses

17.5

Steyn to Ganguly, 1 run, short on middle, tucked through square leg for a single

17.6

Steyn to Ferguson, 1 run, full on middle, makes room and steers that through to deep point for a single

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 136/4 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 7.55, RRR: 0.50)

    • CJ Ferguson 14 (6b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 32 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-30-0
    • DT Christian 3-0-21-2

Scores level, and Ferguson will be on strike to score the winning runs

18.1

Mishra to Ferguson, no run, the googly, gets forward to defend on the off side, gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg

18.2

Mishra to Ferguson, 1 run, slightly short, another googly, clipped away through square leg to seal a second successive win after a horror run of seven straight losses

A comfortable win for Pune, who had done a good job to restrict Deccan to a modest score. Marsh did a good job there, so did Yuvraj and Rahul Sharma. In response, Ryder and Pandey delivered an excellent start and Ganguly, the cynosure of all eyes this game, played a decent, unbeaten innings to mark a successful start to his IPL campaign.

Ganguly: "I said 'it's probably the toughest day of my career.' I haven't picked a cricket bat for five months. I wasn't here for the game on the 4th against Mumbai, but I wanted to get ready. I came here with zero confidence. Fielding will also get better, it's about anticipating which I haven't done for a while."

Join us in a bit for the presentation.

Check the points table out on this page, but this game was of little consequence as far as the play-offs are concerned.

Sangakkara: "We're fighting hard but not getting where we want to get. This pitch demanded around 150, we probably pushed too hard and lost too many wickets. We played poorly on certain occasions. We've played five bowlers most of the time and we've got to pull some wins."

Yuvraj: "We bowled well, didn't allow the batsmen to play the big shots. It's important your main bowlers do well in the last four-five overs. Ganguly batted with lot of responsibility in his first game."

Mitchell Marsh is Man of the Match: "I've been working hard the last couple of weeks, it's good to contribute and have a win."

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