Indian Premier League, 62nd match: Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers at Mumbai, May 16, 2011
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
16 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

We're back and it seems as though we'll have quite a contest on our hands here. Shikhar Dhawan and Sunny Sohal to open.


Kumar to Sohal, no run, back of a length and dabbed into the off side to point


Kumar to Sohal, 1 run, a little bit shorter and tucked away on the leg side, good running


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan faces his first ball, cut away to point, Ferguson is there to collect


Kumar to Dhawan, 1 run, dabbed into the off side, they have to be quick again and they are to complete the run


Kumar to Sohal, no run, short and Sohal makes room to cut away, has a flash and misses


Kumar to Sohal, 2 runs, this time he doesn't miss, cut neatly off the back foot, awkward bounce for the cover fielder, who misfields and lets through a couple

End of over 1 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 4/0 (133 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.00)

    • S Sohal 3 (4b)
    • S Dhawan 1 (2b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-4-0

Wayne Parnell to bowl


Parnell to Dhawan, 1 run, back of a length, nudged away to the off side, quick running again


Parnell to Sohal, 1 wide, wayward from Parnell, can't control the swing and goes down the leg side, called wide


Parnell to Sohal, no run, moves away and cut into the covers


Parnell to Sohal, 1 run, pushed into the off side, light touch and sets off for the run as the ball is hit


Parnell to Dhawan, FOUR, fine shot, short and wide and punctures the gap in the off side. Dhawan gets a good stride in and times it well


Parnell to Dhawan, 1 run, looks to pierce that gap again, but it's not hit with as much force and there's only a single on offer this time


Parnell to Sohal, no run, bouncer and Sohal thinks he can get on top of it and pull, he needs to reach pretty high though and can't get there

Rohit Asawa says, "Did anyone observe that the last time these two teams played, Deccan score 136 and Pune chased it . This time Pune scores exactly 136."

End of over 2 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 12/0 (125 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.94)

    • S Sohal 4 (7b)
    • S Dhawan 7 (5b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-8-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-4-0

Kumar to Dhawan, no run, looks to steer to third man, Jesser Ryder is surprisingly atheltic at short third and stops one


Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR, not too much wrong with that ball but Dhawan hits it so sweetly, timed well again through the gap on the off side and no fielder can win the battle with this one


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, dabbed into the off side and can't get it away too far


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, pitches outside leg and there's a stifled appeal as Dhawan is hit on the pads


Kumar to Dhawan, 2 runs, more on the line of middle, played out to mid-wicket and very good running gets them two


Kumar to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan moves to the pitch of the ball, there's intent to hoick it over long on but he is too quick on the shot and gets a small inside edge onto the pads

End of over 3 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 18/0 (119 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.00)

    • S Dhawan 13 (11b 2x4)
    • S Sohal 4 (7b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-10-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-8-0

Parnell to Sohal, 1 wide, hits the pads on its way down the eg side, slower from Parnell and called wide


Parnell to Sohal, 1 run, turned down to fine leg, takes the bottom hand off the handle as he hits that


Parnell to Dhawan, no run, yorker, doesn't get it exactly right and its well dug out


Parnell to Dhawan, no run, cut way to point, well fielded


Parnell to Dhawan, no run, short ball from Parnell, too high for Dhawan to get up to


Parnell to Dhawan, 1 run, short again and lofted down to third man, its in the air for some time and Kumar runs around and dives forward, tries to take the catch, but it would have been tough, good effort


Parnell to Sohal, 5 wides, oh gosh! Parnell is having no luck. Saw Sohal backing away and followed him with the short ball, it goes over Sohal and Uthappa can't get to it in time. It's called wide for height and runs away for four, veru unlucky


Parnell to Sohal, FOUR, clipped away through fine leg for four, expensive from Parnell

End of over 4 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 30/0 (107 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 6.68)

    • S Sohal 9 (9b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 14 (15b 2x4)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-20-0
    • B Kumar 2-0-10-0

Here's Rahul Sharma


Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, drops it short and Dhawan moves to the pitch of the ball, pushed to mid off


Sharma to Sohal, no run, good ball, turns away from Sohal, who looks to cut and plays too early, misses


Sharma to Sohal, 1 run, defended off the back foot, into the point area, quick running again


Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, dabbed into the off side and its a comfortable one


Sharma to Sohal, SIX, good shot, Sohal takes a big step and whacks it over extra cover, well timed and well placed


Sharma to Sohal, 1 run, nice and wristy, turned to fine leg and there's less than 100 to get now

Sunny Sohal seems to have a problem, he struggled through that last run and we may see a runner come out

End of over 5 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 40/0 (97 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.46)

    • S Sohal 17 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • S Dhawan 16 (17b 2x4)
    • R Sharma 1-0-10-0
    • WD Parnell 2-0-20-0

Marsh to Sohal, no run, Sohal doesn't have a runner yet and he makes some room and slaps that to mid on

Here comes the runner now


Marsh to Sohal, SIX, Sohal doesn't need him yet, again, he makes that room, moves the front leg away, swings hard and sends it sailing over long on


Marsh to Sohal, 1 wide, short ball from Marsh, Sohal persists with backing away and misses the pull shot, called wide again, square leg umpire has called it for height


Marsh to Sohal, FOUR, slower ball from Marsh and its well picked yorker length, Sohal backs away again and adjusts to flick it through fine leg


Marsh to Sohal, 1 run, smacked down the ground, no timining on that one and hit between mid off and mid on, just the one


Marsh to Dhawan, FOUR, oh it's too good! Short ball and Dhawan doesn't have to move his feet to upper cut to third man


Marsh to Dhawan, 1 run, goes a little fuller and its pushed to mid off

End of over 6 (17 runs) Deccan Chargers 57/0 (80 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 5.71)

    • S Dhawan 21 (19b 3x4)
    • S Sohal 28 (17b 2x4 2x6)
    • MR Marsh 1-0-17-0
    • R Sharma 1-0-10-0

Yuvraj Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, Yuvi comes on now and that's turned past square leg


Yuvraj Singh to Sohal, no run, flighted delivery, Sohal wants to play the reverse sweep, gets down on one knee and gets an edge almost, up a little bit but safe


Yuvraj Singh to Sohal, 1 run, threads it to deep cover, hits very hard for that shot


Yuvraj Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed to mid-on


Yuvraj Singh to Sohal, no run, beats the bat on that occasion, Sohal has taken a big step but his back foot is grounded, Uthappa thinks he may have him stumped, he hasn't


Yuvraj Singh to Sohal, 1 run, turned to square leg

End of over 7 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 61/0 (76 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.71, RRR: 5.84)

    • S Sohal 30 (21b 2x4 2x6)
    • S Dhawan 23 (21b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0
    • MR Marsh 1-0-17-0

Marsh to Sohal, no run, Sohal still throwing his bat at everything. Marsh bowls it full and he can't get to it at all


Marsh to Sohal, no run, now he drops it short and Sohal is on the pull, but misses, he still wants to back away to every ball


Marsh to Sohal, 1 run, fuller now and it's dabbed out to mid off


Marsh to Dhawan, no run, low full toss and Dhawan drives into the cover, better from Marsh this over


Marsh to Dhawan, FOUR, and that spoils it, full again, Dhawan gets under it and lofts down the ground, couple of bounces and its four


Marsh to Dhawan, 1 run, full again, gentle drive to long off, Deccan are well and truly on track

End of over 8 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 67/0 (70 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.37, RRR: 5.83)

    • S Dhawan 28 (24b 4x4)
    • S Sohal 31 (24b 2x4 2x6)
    • MR Marsh 2-0-23-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-4-0

Yuvraj Singh to Dhawan, OUT, Yuvi does it for Pune. Flights this one, its the arm ball and Dhawan has come down quite far to hit that. He is well outside his crease and it's an easy stumping for Uthappa

S Dhawan st †Uthappa b Yuvraj Singh 28 (25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 112.00

Sanga is here for his last IPL innings of this year. Yuvi puts a short leg in


Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sanga turns it nice and fine past between the keeper and short leg and gets two


Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to Yuvi, cries of "lovely Yuvi" from Uthappa


Yuvraj Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked through midwicket, Sanga so good at these shots


Yuvraj Singh to Sohal, no run, flighted again and pushed out to mid off


Yuvraj Singh to Sohal, 1 run, waits for it nicely and plays out to third man, four from the over and it's time to time-out

End of over 9 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 71/1 (66 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.88, RRR: 6.00)

    • S Sohal 32 (26b 2x4 2x6)
    • KC Sangakkara 3 (3b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-8-1
    • MR Marsh 2-0-23-0

Sharma to Sohal, 2 runs, cut away through point, runs away to the boundary rope but its cut off there


Sharma to Sohal, OUT, could there be a twist here? Rahul Sharma gets Sohal lbw. Not much turn on that, and strikes Sohal on the back pad, not much to do but call that out.

S Sohal lbw b Sharma 34 (28b 2x4 2x6) SR: 121.42

JP Duminy arrives at the crease


Sharma to Duminy, no run, moves to the ball, comes down the wicket and defends


Sharma to Duminy, no run, this time he is cramped on the back foot, defends again


Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, that's tango, JP moves to the ball and drives to long off, runs well


Sharma to Sangakkara, FOUR, steered down to third man, Rolls away until it makes contact with the boundary rope, turns out to be well timed

End of over 10 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 78/2 (59 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.80, RRR: 5.90)

    • KC Sangakkara 7 (4b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 1 (3b)
    • R Sharma 2-0-17-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-8-1

Mithun Manhas comes on now, Yuvi off


Manhas to Duminy, no run, defended down the track


Manhas to Duminy, 1 run, pushed in the air into the covers, loud cries of words I can't type here, Uthappa thought that was a chance


Manhas to Sangakkara, no run, Manhas keeps it tight, forces the defensive stroke again


Manhas to Sangakkara, no run, tries to get it through the covers put cant


Manhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, now Sanga gets something, counters the turn and works it through midwicket


Manhas to Duminy, no run, Duminy has a slash at that one but is beaten by a quicker one

End of over 11 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 80/2 (57 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.27, RRR: 6.33)

    • JP Duminy 2 (6b)
    • KC Sangakkara 8 (7b 1x4)
    • M Manhas 1-0-2-0
    • R Sharma 2-0-17-1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed into the gap in the covers, Sanga just knocking it around a bit


Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, hits to the fielder this time, quiet softly and there's time for the run


Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed past the bowler, who makes a decent attempt to stop the single but lets it go through for one


Sharma to Duminy, no run, Duminy battling here, looking to steer down to third man and it just turns away from him and he is beaten


Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, driven down to mid on


Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, pushed to square leg, Rahul Sharma bowls another good over

End of over 12 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 84/2 (53 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.62)

    • KC Sangakkara 10 (10b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 4 (9b)
    • R Sharma 3-0-21-1
    • M Manhas 1-0-2-0

Manhas to Duminy, 1 run, pushed down to long on, Manhas continuing


Manhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed onto the leg side and there's a lot of room there to get the one


Manhas to Duminy, 1 run, whips it through square leg, quite a rash shot and he doesn't need to do that, gets away with it though


Manhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, again, on the leg side, so much space there, and its easy to amble through for the one


Manhas to Duminy, 1 run, clipped to square leg, Duminy wants the run and its going to be tight, Yuvi shies at the stumps, needs a direct hit though


Manhas to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 13 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 89/2 (48 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 6.85)

    • KC Sangakkara 12 (13b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 7 (12b)
    • M Manhas 2-0-7-0
    • R Sharma 3-0-21-1

Marsh to Duminy, 1 run, Mitchell Marsh is back, and starts with a full one, driven to mid off on the up


Marsh to Sangakkara, 1 run, full againn, Sanga gets under it and goes aerial, to long off, didnt get enough on it, just one


Marsh to Duminy, 1 run, on leg stump line, Duminy gives it a gentle push to the leg side


Marsh to Sangakkara, no run, yorker length, Sanga keeps it out


Marsh to Sangakkara, no run, Marsh keeps it full and its driven back to him, good shot but he is equally good at fielding off his own bowling


Marsh to Sangakkara, FOUR, this time its picked up well, still fullish from Marsh and Sanga gets under it and picks it from outside off to deposit it over midwicket, one bounce and thats four

End of over 14 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 96/2 (41 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.85, RRR: 6.83)

    • KC Sangakkara 17 (17b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 9 (14b)
    • MR Marsh 3-0-30-0
    • M Manhas 2-0-7-0

Manhas to Duminy, 3 runs, Duminy drives uppishly and threads it through the covers, Marsh on the cover boundary does well and keeps it down to three


Manhas to Sangakkara, SIX, that is too good from Sanga, gets to the ball and lofts it with a straight bat down the ground fo six. The timing and class on that shot is exemplary. Too good.


Manhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, turned to the leg side


Manhas to Duminy, no run, defended back to Manhas, Duminy not trying anything silly


Manhas to Duminy, 1 run, slaps it through the point area, it reaches the boundary rope where the third man fielder is, just one


Manhas to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes aerial, down to long on and there's another one there

End of over 15 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 108/2 (29 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.20, RRR: 5.80)

    • KC Sangakkara 25 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 13 (17b)
    • M Manhas 3-0-19-0
    • MR Marsh 3-0-30-0

Sharma to Sangakkara, OUT, Sanga walks and ends his last innings at this IPL. It's the ball that came straight on, Sanga was looking to cut or steer down to third man and got a sizeable edge. Uthappa was up immediately and Sanga didn't wait to see what the umpire thought of that, he was off in a flash.

KC Sangakkara c †Uthappa b Sharma 25 (21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 119.04


Sharma to Christian, 1 run, Dan Christian starts tentatively, pushes it into the off side, gets one


Sharma to Duminy, no run, turns it around the corner to short fine


Sharma to Duminy, no run, Duminy cant get it away, pushes into the off side, awkward


Sharma to Duminy, 2 runs, now he does, turns it through midwicket where Yuvi cant get to it in time and allows two


Sharma to Duminy, 1 wide, looking to play down the leg side and misses, its called wide in fact


Sharma to Duminy, no run, turning to the leg side again, no run this time, still a cake wake for Deccan

Nuwan bids Sanga farewell for now. "Kumar is so classy human been, just walk don't even see the umpire, good work sir have a good season in England."

And the praise for Sanga keeps coming, this time from Raj. "Did you see Sharma saluting Sanga after he walked? That's the kind of respect you get for being fair. Sanga might not have been able to get DC into the playoffs, but has certainly gained respect with his gentle and cool demeanor."

End of over 16 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 112/3 (25 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.25)

    • JP Duminy 15 (21b)
    • DT Christian 1 (1b)
    • R Sharma 4-0-25-2
    • M Manhas 3-0-19-0

Yuvraj Singh to Christian, FOUR, Yuvi brings himself back and Christian is on the drive, times it well to mid on and its four


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, no run, tries to hit it through square leg but can't beat the fielder there


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, 1 run, driven to covers for a quick single


Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, SIX, Duminy gets going, What a biggie! Comes down the track a littl and hits over long on, very big and victory is close now


Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, 1 run, along the ground to long on this time


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, no run, defends into the leg side, 12 off this over, and 13 left to get

End of over 17 (12 runs) Deccan Chargers 124/3 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 4.33)

    • DT Christian 6 (5b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 22 (23b 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-20-1
    • R Sharma 4-0-25-2

Parnell to Duminy, 1 run, Parnell is back and its steered down to third man


Parnell to Christian, 1 run, fires it in full, drives to mid off and Marsh moves quickly to cut it off


Parnell to Duminy, no run, quick again and Duminy looks to cut but that's too quick on him and he misses


Parnell to Duminy, OUT, Parny cleans up his SA teammate. What a super ball. He's been fast and furious in this over and keeps this one straight. Duminy is not watching as he should be and ge plays too late, legstump is pinged back and there's some joy for an otherwise listless Pune

JP Duminy b Parnell 23 (26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 88.46


Parnell to Chipli, no run, wicket to wicket again, Chipli pushes into the off side and wants one, Parnell is swooping again and just as he is about to collect, Yuvi comes charging in, Parnell goes down and covers his head for fear of being attacked, Yuvi lifts him up and laughs


Parnell to Chipli, no run, bouncer to end the over, Chipli doesn't even try wrestle with that one

End of over 18 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 126/4 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.50)

    • B Chipli 0 (2b)
    • DT Christian 7 (6b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-22-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-20-1

Yuvraj Singh to Christian, no run, Yuvi keeps it straight and Christian knocks it back to him


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, 1 run, driven to long on


Yuvraj Singh to Chipli, 1 run, pushed to mid-wicket, no one there to stop the runs, easy


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, 2 runs, Christian mistimes, slogs across the line and gets a leading edge over where slip would be, runs away for a couple


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, 2 runs, gives this one an almighty thwack, whips it through midwicket


Yuvraj Singh to Christian, 1 run, trying another big shot, the big pull but gets a bottomish edge to short fine, Deccan determined to go out with a big bang

End of over 19 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 133/4 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 4.00)

    • DT Christian 13 (11b 1x4)
    • B Chipli 1 (3b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-27-1
    • WD Parnell 3-0-22-1

Parnell to bowl the last, big ask for the young man


Parnell to Christian, 1 run, starts with a short one, pulled down to fine leg, collected on the bounce


Parnell to Chipli, FOUR, cracked through the covers, full from Parnell, and there's ample room and time to get the boundary

And that's it from the team for today's match. From me, Firdose, and Raghav, it's goodnight til next time. Thanks for the company. Cheers.

Amit Mishra: "I am feeling nice that the team is winning. I am working hard on my bowling. The wicket was helping spin a bit, so I also tried the googly. Our overseas players were not performing, but they have done well in the last two games."

Kumar Sangakkara: "Another well-played game. We bowled really well, Ravi Teja's catch turned it around for us. We have to do a lot of work, be more athletic, fielding will be a key for us. Batting and bowling, skill wise, we are alright. It was a privilege playing with the Deccan Chargers. All the local Indian boys have made a lot of difference for us. England will be a nice change. I love to play Tests, will need to make a few technical adjustments."

Yuvraj Singh: "We had to win all three but unfortunately nothing went out way. The batters let the team down again. No point in saying we are a better team than we looked, but you have to perform. Some youngsters will get a chance and some overseas players. Now we have to play for pride."

Deccan have ended Pune chance's of qualifying for the knockouts. They made light work of a moderate total and sent off Kumar Sangakkara with a win.

Pune will be disappointed, having had such a good side on paper this tournament. Deccan will be left wondering what if, they seem to have found form when it doesn't matter.

Stay with us for the presentation.

Dhawan: I've been getting out in the 20s a lot, I'd like to make bigger runs for my team. In the last game, I'd like to score big runs for the team and end off with a win. Darren Lehmann has told us to just enjoy the game, keep it simple. I would like to play for India again and stay there for a long time.






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