Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors India, IPL 2012, Mumbai April 6, 2012

Dinda and Pune spinners upset Mumbai

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Pune Warriors India 129 for 9 (Smith 39, Malinga 2-16) beat Mumbai Indians 100 for 9 (Dinda 4-17) by 29 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

The owners of Pune Warriors India, who had threatened to pull out of the IPL because they felt disadvantaged by the tournament's rules, watched their team cause an upset at a packed Wankhede Stadium, where they defended a modest total against one of the tournament favourites, Mumbai Indians. The Warriors' spinners - of left-arm, offspin and legbreak variety - masterminded by new captain Sourav Ganguly, thrived on a generous pitch, while Ashok Dinda offered substantial pace support.

The result was a surprise because Mumbai Indians had restricted Warriors to 129 for 9, especially after their batsmen chased successfully with ease on opening night in Chennai. However, Mumbai Indians were without Sachin Tendulkar, who was nursing a bruised hand, and the instability at the top of the order resulted in a flurry of wickets that damaged the chase irrevocably.

The Warriors began to control the game as early as the second ball of the chase, when Murali Kartik spun one past the outside edge of the advancing Richard Levi, the Man of the Match against Super Kings for scoring a half-century. Ganguly used Kartik in two more one-over spells, and in his second he took out Dinesh Karthik, who was well set on 32.

With Tendulkar missing and Levi out for a duck, Mumbai Indians's position got worse in the second over, when two slashes against Dinda resulted in edges that accounted for Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma. The hosts were floundering at 5 for 3. Dinda was to return late in the game to take two more wickets: those of James Franklin, who consumed 42 balls to score 32, and the captain Harbhajan Singh for 16 in the final over.

Franklin and Karthik had steadied the innings after the early wobble but they were unable to score rapidly against the offspin of Marlon Samuels and legspin of Rahul Sharma. Wickets did not fall but the asking-rate rose. Sharma's first ball was a long-hop which Karthik pulled for four, but he still finished with 1-16 in four overs. His only wicket came off the final ball of his spell and it ended the game as a contest. Kieron Pollard was bowled by a quicker ball, and the equation of 53 off 24 balls was 29 too many for Mumbai Indians to get.

That the Warriors had a score they could hope to defend was down to contributions from Robin Uthappa and Steven Smith, who was Man of the Match for his breezy 39 during the death overs. They began their partnership of 44 after Warriors had been reduced to 47 for 4 in the ninth over. Uthappa had begun steadily, scoring at a run a ball, and had only started to accelerate when he skied a return catch to Pollard. Smith, however, stayed until the final over, using his unorthodox style to find gaps in the field. Munaf Patel gave Smith an angry send-off when he was dismissed in the final over, with the score on 128 for 8, but the batsman had the final laugh.

Mumbai Indians, however, had been impressive with the ball and in the field. Lasith Malinga bowled a dangerous spell full of yorkers, and was supported by Harbhajan and Munaf, who maintained pressure on the Warriors batsmen. And Pragyan Ojha spun his left-arm orthodox significantly, often beating the right-handers by several inches. Their fielding was exceptional, with Pollard and Rayudu patrolling the boundary to prevent Callum Ferguson from breaking free, and Rohit dismissing him with a direct hit when one stump was visible from point. At the half-way stage, Mumbai Indians were favourites, but their batsmen collapsed to underline just how unpredictable this format can be.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • vrn59 on April 8, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    Great captaincy from Dada as usual. Clinical effort from Pune; they thoroughly deserved the win. They should include Tamim Iqbal in the next game though, he will be the anchor of their batting lineup. Mumbai is a slightly fragile batting unit without Tendulkar at the top. This shows how important the master batsman is! His team will no doubt be praying for his quick recovery! Rohit Sharma's repeated failures are getting annoying and he must really step up and take some responsibility. He is the mainstay of the MI middle order. Rayudu is inexperienced and Pollard is a bit unstable in these conditions, so Rohit will have to rise to the occasion. James Franklin deserves some criticism as he was settled at the crease but couldn't accelerate; his innings was too slow even by ODI standards. MI's bowlers performed well though, as usual.

  • Rajeeiiiv_Sharan on April 8, 2012, 0:37 GMT

    DADA ignited the approach for the inclusion of Tamim..as captain,he knows when n how to use his players for the best results and he knows diz very well!!!

  • Rajeeiiiv_Sharan on April 8, 2012, 0:35 GMT

    @bangladeshi fans: guyz chill, Tamim & Shakibal will get their chances when there is actual need of them in their respective teams. For ur information- KKR left Shakib becoz McCullum is WK and explosive batsman and no 1 can doubt abt Kallis, they needed their bowling department to be strong dats y Gauti opted Lee with De lange both quickers..n they can choose only 4 foriegners... In the case of Tamim, DADA gone with strategy knowing the troubles of Levi n Pollard, both explosives, against Spin..so he opted to have different combinations of spin (wankhede has skiddy and turning pitch with good bounce)...so he opted samuels and smith (both spin all-rounders) to have the variety with karthik n sharma. parnell was required to strengthen the pace line up. and last they needed a foreign batsman might b they have chosen Tamim but the ferguson as middle order batsman got the approval for final XI..may be next tym u guyz can see Tamim in Final XI...

  • on April 7, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    For example, poor knowledge of Indian cricket, Shakib and Tamim carrying. There are two world-class players in side bench for extra players. May be Indians are compounding the defeat in Asia cup by the the dirty way.

  • on April 7, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    There is still a very low level of knowledge of Indian cricket. Let the light of day as it is versus the truth. they don't know how to use Tamim & Shakib such a couple of very good players. that's why they out from Asia cup at group stage. everyone knows Shakib is the best player in the ODI ranking! but rubbish Kolkata Knight didn't give him a chance. And Tamim is one of the best attacking player in world cricket.May be compounding one defeat, the dirty way. Shame! Shame! Shame!

  • on April 7, 2012, 9:59 GMT

    thats why get out from asia cup, at first round, because they are millionere

  • on April 7, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    thats why get out from asia cup, at first round, because they are millionere

  • rspsolo on April 7, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    @xylo.Bro. dhoni is best Indian cricket team captain. But gangully best captain in Indian cricket.

  • ThatzMyView on April 7, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    @BPL guy - Why does indian players even bother about BPL? even average indian players like S.Tiwary, Vinay kumar, R jadeja are millionares, they have a contract which is greater than the sum of a BPL teams 11 players income.Then how can you think of sachin or sehwag?

  • rsurya on April 7, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    Why this franklin is playing for mumbai its better to play with 3 foreigner for him. Why mitchelle johnson not even coming for practice.

  • vrn59 on April 8, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    Great captaincy from Dada as usual. Clinical effort from Pune; they thoroughly deserved the win. They should include Tamim Iqbal in the next game though, he will be the anchor of their batting lineup. Mumbai is a slightly fragile batting unit without Tendulkar at the top. This shows how important the master batsman is! His team will no doubt be praying for his quick recovery! Rohit Sharma's repeated failures are getting annoying and he must really step up and take some responsibility. He is the mainstay of the MI middle order. Rayudu is inexperienced and Pollard is a bit unstable in these conditions, so Rohit will have to rise to the occasion. James Franklin deserves some criticism as he was settled at the crease but couldn't accelerate; his innings was too slow even by ODI standards. MI's bowlers performed well though, as usual.

  • Rajeeiiiv_Sharan on April 8, 2012, 0:37 GMT

    DADA ignited the approach for the inclusion of Tamim..as captain,he knows when n how to use his players for the best results and he knows diz very well!!!

  • Rajeeiiiv_Sharan on April 8, 2012, 0:35 GMT

    @bangladeshi fans: guyz chill, Tamim & Shakibal will get their chances when there is actual need of them in their respective teams. For ur information- KKR left Shakib becoz McCullum is WK and explosive batsman and no 1 can doubt abt Kallis, they needed their bowling department to be strong dats y Gauti opted Lee with De lange both quickers..n they can choose only 4 foriegners... In the case of Tamim, DADA gone with strategy knowing the troubles of Levi n Pollard, both explosives, against Spin..so he opted to have different combinations of spin (wankhede has skiddy and turning pitch with good bounce)...so he opted samuels and smith (both spin all-rounders) to have the variety with karthik n sharma. parnell was required to strengthen the pace line up. and last they needed a foreign batsman might b they have chosen Tamim but the ferguson as middle order batsman got the approval for final XI..may be next tym u guyz can see Tamim in Final XI...

  • on April 7, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    For example, poor knowledge of Indian cricket, Shakib and Tamim carrying. There are two world-class players in side bench for extra players. May be Indians are compounding the defeat in Asia cup by the the dirty way.

  • on April 7, 2012, 11:18 GMT

    There is still a very low level of knowledge of Indian cricket. Let the light of day as it is versus the truth. they don't know how to use Tamim & Shakib such a couple of very good players. that's why they out from Asia cup at group stage. everyone knows Shakib is the best player in the ODI ranking! but rubbish Kolkata Knight didn't give him a chance. And Tamim is one of the best attacking player in world cricket.May be compounding one defeat, the dirty way. Shame! Shame! Shame!

  • on April 7, 2012, 9:59 GMT

    thats why get out from asia cup, at first round, because they are millionere

  • on April 7, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    thats why get out from asia cup, at first round, because they are millionere

  • rspsolo on April 7, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    @xylo.Bro. dhoni is best Indian cricket team captain. But gangully best captain in Indian cricket.

  • ThatzMyView on April 7, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    @BPL guy - Why does indian players even bother about BPL? even average indian players like S.Tiwary, Vinay kumar, R jadeja are millionares, they have a contract which is greater than the sum of a BPL teams 11 players income.Then how can you think of sachin or sehwag?

  • rsurya on April 7, 2012, 7:45 GMT

    Why this franklin is playing for mumbai its better to play with 3 foreigner for him. Why mitchelle johnson not even coming for practice.

  • Romenevans on April 7, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    Time and time again it is proved that Rohit sharma is one of the most over rated and overly praised as a "Talented Cricketer". When time demands him he chokes and the team suffers. Look at Ajinkiya Rahane and his classy inning he played for RR. It was easily one fo the best i have seen. Technically so correct and no slogging at all. Ajinkiya should be in the national team and rohit should be kicked out. How long can he be in the team just based on his "talent" BUT no performances at all?

  • Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on April 7, 2012, 6:56 GMT

    let indian players come to BPL, they will be in sidebench and carry drinks even if its Sirender Vehwag ot Tachin Sendulkar

  • kingcobra85 on April 7, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Why is this called a upset ? Mumbai has done nothing so far in IPL history apart from one final appearance.Then it should also mean Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers are better teams than Mumbai

  • on April 7, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    where is sarul kanwar he is a g8 & uncoming player. he did reasonably ok in the CLT20 & should have opened the batting wit levi, i wonder if he is in the squad?

  • shawnsundar on April 7, 2012, 5:04 GMT

    People expect Pollard to go out there when the team needs 10+ an over and get the job done every time, its not gonna happen, just give the man some time to settle and he will win you games. But I guess you gotta give the locals a chance to make it too.

  • bragsmiles on April 7, 2012, 4:13 GMT

    The absence of one man The Master "Sachin" Leads the team to a defeat.. Feel the difference

  • ROHANV19951995 on April 7, 2012, 4:11 GMT

    believe it or not, sachin is not unlucky for the team!! only his centuries have been a bit unlucky but thats only till he reached 100th 100. Now who knows if his luck has improved! Anyways, Levi is a newbird and bad player of spin.. he only survived with csk match coz he had confidence of SACHIN TENDULKAR who is the master of every kind of bowling attack!! So i would say, to enhance confidence of all players, put sachin in middle-order and put weaker ones like rohit,, franklin, rayudu on top!! so they can play confidently!!

  • Dev9212 on April 7, 2012, 3:09 GMT

    It is disappointing to see M. Pandey and S.Yadav wasting opportunities may be they can take a clue from A.Rahane's batting yesterday and other thing this game showed was that M.Karthik is the best spinner India has got I hope he can be in the squad for the T-20 world cup after all the guy has loads of experience in the format.

  • on April 7, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    @xylo go and learn about Indian cricket back from 2000 ..

    its not what dhoni created , dhoni had perfect combination of matured and quality cricketers who all were nourished by the support and captaincy of Dada . Dada led this low profile team to WC final .which is much glorifying performance than dhonis WC win with a full fledged team and home support ,

  • on April 7, 2012, 3:08 GMT

    Why is Murali Karik not even considered for Indian national Team. He is the most economical bowler in all 4 IPLs combined and has a great temperament as well. If ravindra jadeja can be hit for 6 sixes twice and still be considered as regular member of ODIs and T20s.... murali kartik should have then be inducted in the hall of fame.

  • on April 7, 2012, 1:50 GMT

    what a pointless tournament. Let's see who will miss out on international duties after this due to injuries.

  • on April 7, 2012, 1:40 GMT

    why asok dinda not given the man of the match????

  • class9ryan on April 7, 2012, 1:21 GMT

    Tamim is not required in dis line-up. Its simple a man who's scored a 100 can't b left out. D batting order should have been - 1. Dada 2. Manish 3. Ferguson 4. Uthappa 5. Samuels 6.Steve Smith

  • ZsZs on April 7, 2012, 0:34 GMT

    Great Bowling Dinda! I hope he shines in the national scene soon. Ganguly has vision to see greatness in him.

  • xylo on April 6, 2012, 22:32 GMT

    @Ha8rick calm down... just one match, and lets not reach conclusions, shall we? Let's compare Ganguly and Dhoni's captaincy records in the IPL shall we? In the first edition, when Ganguly led the KKR team to blazing glory is engraved in history. hmm...lets leave the IPL, and maybe World Cups. Dhoni has led his team to two WC wins. Ganguly has 4 I suppose? Peace. Out.

  • on April 6, 2012, 22:16 GMT

    MoM belonged to Dinda. And the game breakers were definitely Kartik and Rahul Sharma. While I understand the value of Steve Smith's innings in getting PW to 129 after the recognized men were dismissed - but its their bowlers, who restricted the opposition to 100, so even with Smith scoring 11, they'd have won (technically!).

  • truefactor on April 6, 2012, 21:04 GMT

    A good win by PWI, an intelligent bowling changes by DADA, DINDA and KARTIK (both ex -KKR) bowled well. and for those dear Fans who is questioning DADA's ability as a captain - please find a person in your country who take his team to a world cup final.

  • Ha8rick on April 6, 2012, 20:23 GMT

    Now THIS IS why Sourav Ganguly is a FAR better captain than MS Dhoni.

    Indian Cricket's future needs a good leader now. Dhoni needs to give up the captaincy and concentrate more on his "keeping". I would say that Gautam Gambhir and then Virat Kohli will be India's next captains.

    I wish the Warrior's the best. They can cause some real upsets this year if the Top Order kicks in properly. Their spin bowling department seems to be pretty strong provided that M Karthik can also bat.

  • on April 6, 2012, 19:58 GMT

    have to back tamim in open

  • on April 6, 2012, 19:41 GMT

    how could dinda not get man of match? why they so unfair, evrybody only gives it to batsmen all the time. how can someone get man of match for making 39?? when someone else gets 4 wickets defending a low score.

  • on April 6, 2012, 19:33 GMT

    I also heard PWI is allowed to play 5 foreign players in absence of yuvi .. why they r playing with 4 ??

  • Quddus-Mamu on April 6, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    @Nana Dey, Bangladeshi fans are not crying, they expressed their frustration with PWI not to select Tamim. It is team a team decision to select the best XI but frustrating to see the team lines up. PWI needs a experienced and informed top order. They lost Graeme Smith, Tamim is their alternate option. If they don't use him, they will have the same results, they had last year.

  • on April 6, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    I think thats not about ipl team, its thir coach, thay always undersetem bangladesh. But bangladesh will prove it they is another growing power. good luck Tamim, Sakib.and we producing more world class player.

  • karan8300 on April 6, 2012, 18:46 GMT

    I still believe we miss Tamim in this match. I prefer Tamim in lieu of Marlon Samuels or Ferguson. Tamim can open the innings with Utthapa. Best of luck PWI

  • Firoj on April 6, 2012, 18:41 GMT

    Can you tell me How Rayn Ten Doeschete is better player than Shakib Al Hasan??

    @upper_tier

  • monium on April 6, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    In spite of having 2 awesome spinners like Murali kartik and Rahul Sharma,i don't know why SPD Smith was taken( though he played well). But 1 more specialist batsman must b taken to strengthen the fragile batting department in the upcoming matches. And DADA should come in the middle while Ryder or Tamim with Pandey should begin the innings to bring the team a flying start. BEST OF LUCK, PWI!

  • cric_lover12 on April 6, 2012, 18:36 GMT

    Dinda and Smith played well & made the difference. Ganguly is lucky today, team selection was not satisfactory even very poor. Parnell is a bowler, he should not bat at no-3. Samuels is not a good choice. Pune needs good opening batsman. They have only 2 options, either Graeme Smith or Tamim Iqbal. Ganguly should play at no-4 or 5. Ganguly, don't depend on luck; please select the team properly. All the best to Pune......

  • on April 6, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    Who tell TAMIM nothing , U dont know cricket . Afetr 4 fifties Tamim also make 52 in practice match .

  • on April 6, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    The masterstroke by Dada was the bowling change just after 9th over, after the first strategic time out. Choked the run flowing with slow bowling. Also fantastic choice to start with left arm spin to Pollard first who is known to be not comfortable against that line of attack. That put him in bother and led to his downfall. As he said, Pune has a good bowling unit, just need the batting to click together and they will be a difficult side to beat this IPL.

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 6, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Bangladeshi fans need to understand that the team comes first. If a Bangladeshi player isn't selected then that's because the team knows something better than us spectators. At the end of the day the team's victory is what matters and I am sure any benched player would agree to that including Shakib and Tamim. Nevertheless, I hope to see all players given decent opportunities to shine this season.

  • Sano27 on April 6, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    good bowling performance by pune warriors...but like in their first season, they have the same issues in the batting order....i simply cant understand why guys like Samuels,Smith,Ferguson are batting late in the order....also Uthappa should have to open the innings....Ryder is the best opening batsman in the current side than Tamim....he also can bowl medium pace...Pune can reach great heights if they change their batting order !

  • on April 6, 2012, 16:50 GMT

    Why these Bangladeshi people crying so much? If Tamim and Sakib are so great then BD would have won most of the matches rt. and their AVG would have been great. Tamim got 13.60 avg in T20. SR 92.72. and Fast class T20 19.57 SR 107 .

    Sakib if far far better player than Tamim and He will surely get chance.

  • rockz.andy on April 6, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    Why tamim iqbal he is a pathetic player he will take 4 overs to setlle and play one big over and once the power play is over he is good for nothing..Dada did a great job by dropping him no bangladesh players allowed in final XI in IPL thats why BPL is mounting in losses LOL

  • Quddus-Mamu on April 6, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    I should have said, Robin Uthappa is the only informed recognize batsman.

  • on April 6, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    Its really exciting to see jamp packing stadiums . IPL5 is getting a rocking start. I agree Rahul is the best of spinners we got now . Why are Bangaleshi fans so upset with ? There are another 8 foreign players in bench for every team. I dont think any team can pick a player becoz he is from a specific country. I dont think its fair to even argue like that.

  • on April 6, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    Heart congratz to Sourav-dada for great captaincy as expected. If you look at all the foreigners that got selected, there was a strong reason for them All of them can contribute in more then one department of bat, ball and fielding. Marlon Samuels bowled well and is a batsman. Parnell also bowled well and can bat too. Smith batted really well and can bowl. Callum can bat and is a fantastic fielder. My bangla bros and sisters please don't get mad, there was a reason why the team selection was made and please trust Dada.

  • Quddus-Mamu on April 6, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    It was Ashok Dinda who made the difference. Batsmen did really poor job. In fact I do not see any recognized batsman other than Robin Uthappa. Dada was a great batsman, but he lost his rhythm. I think Dada should just coach team and give captaincy to Robin Uthappa. PW always had an issue with the top order. They picked Tamim but not using him. I don't think Callum Ferguson is better than Tamim. Anyway, bottom line is you can't win the match regularly by playing one specialist batsman. You definitely need more....Good luck PW.

  • upper_tier on April 6, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Good captaincy by Dada, as expected...Pune has a really good bowling side and it showed...Those who follow India's Ranji Trophy will know Dinda is prob. the best fast bowler in India today - way better than India regulars like Praveen and Vinay Kumar. Rahul Sharma is a much better spinner than Ashwin/Harbhajan.Parnell is a smart T20 bowler and Karthik has played enough T20 cricket to deliver a few good overs in every match. About the batting selection, Tamim will get his chance - but Bangla supporters - please stop crying out loud - this is IPL, not BPL. Shakib will get his chance sooner than later. I feel even Ten Doeschete is a fantastic player and will get his chance. But IPL itself has got off to a bad start really - 3 matches gone, and none of them were really close matches. Pitches to blame, maybe?

  • on April 6, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Very honest to say, Bangladeshi players are not getting same opportunities in IPL as other foreigner.

  • on April 6, 2012, 15:37 GMT

    HAIL ! DADA..the return of Dadagiri..

  • on April 6, 2012, 15:34 GMT

    Whenever one questions the worth of leaders, or wonders what the hype of leadership is all about, Dada pulls the proverbial rabbit out of the hat and restores our faith in leaders and leadership.

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 6, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Congratulations Pune !!!! you have sent a good message to all the big teams with this splendid performance. Mumbai probably played with over confidence. But Pune still got their team wrong. I don't understand why they picked Marlon Samuels when they were gonna play him at 6 ?! I also feel they need an attacking opening batsman, someone like Tamim Iqbal perhaps ? Unfortunately Steven Smith or Callum Ferguson has to make way. I mean Steven Smith is an all rounder and he didn't even bowl tonight. That doesn't make any sense to me Dada.

  • on April 6, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    @ Murtaza Dhilawala, you are clearly not Wright. Therefore wrong.

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:55 GMT

    @murtaza dhilawala no they avnt got it..u r wrong

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    i think bcci lost its fan drawing ability to the ipl,its borig now indians dont see it as much as they saw it in past bcoz of blind policies of bcci.bcci should not have banned pak players like afridi,razzak,gul,u.akmal coz they are real telanted t20 players,and players like afridi can bring the crowd to the stadium

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    no offence to soo many bangla supporters here but i think pune's team today was spot on.... we have to understand the fact that there can only be 4 foreign players..and although tamim is a good player he has to wait for his chance coz he is a opener and there is competition for opening slots...tamim will get his chance at some point, the tournament is long and PWI needs to pick right combinations... what matters is pune to win not just about 1 player

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    IPL can go to hell ... cant express how frustrating this is.

    - a Bangladeshi fan

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    All stop praising about Tamim Iqbal.......just a four consecutive fifties wont make him a big player.

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:24 GMT

    DADA THE GREAT .... DADA RELOADED !!!!! Keep Going DADA... We all are with u ... THIS TIME IS FOR DADA ..... DADA WILL LIFT 2012 IPL CUP ....

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:16 GMT

    Saurav Ganguly! you're the man! Brilliant captaincy. Amazing victory.

  • rahulcricket007 on April 6, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    GOOD CAPTAINCY BY DADA . GOOD BOWLING SPELL FROM DINDA & RAHUL. HMMM , SO ANOTHER FAILURE FOR ROHIT . NOW WHO WILL SAY THAT HE IS VERY TALENTED YOUNGSTER .

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    fantastic captaincy by ganguly!!

  • Venki_indian on April 6, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Amazing captancy by Dada..he is the best

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    3 cheers for ASHOK DINDA, wonderful effort form total team but Ashok Dinda was really excellent, may be this IPL be big for him and establish him in India team

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    Why eVeryone complainig dadas Captaincy... See the results.. He pickes smith he batted very well.. He picked 3 spinners .. all bowled beautifully Bangla Bros pls // Tamim and Shakib will get there chances

  • squarepeg on April 6, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    well done Dada and Pune, and fantastic Dinda. Not taking Tamim is not quite the same thing as KKR dropping Shakib, who is a world-class player. Old Murali still has tricks up his sleeve.

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    DADA the great ...... DADA RELOADED .... KEEP GOING DADAAA>>>> THIS TIME FOR DADA.....

  • SRT_211503 on April 6, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    MI-0/1 MI-2/2 MI-5/3 No matter,Sachin performs or not...his team always needs him and wilk always need him desperately. His presence creates the pressure...

  • on April 6, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    NO TAMIM NO PUNE........so take tamim with dada.........

  • on April 6, 2012, 12:45 GMT

    I do not know why two Bangladeshi players (Sakib & Tamim) are absent at IPL match where Sakib is world's number one all rounder and Tamim is a very good opening batsman.

  • Ralkamal on April 6, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    This is truly disappointing, last night we've witnessed KKR went down the drain due to idiotic team selections & today with Pune. Wake up guys; utilize the best players you have. Tamim Iqbal is a world class batsman in any format of the game, I m truly disappointed to see Sourav Ganguly didn't pick him for the 11…….. Don't be jealous about his capabilities , utilize it for outstanding outcomes…. He shouldn't be the one to be seated on the sideline benches, consider urself at 39....

  • on April 6, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    What a poor selection Dada!!! Didn't expect that kind of poor selection from you. No Tamim Iqbal. Lol very funny!!!!

  • AusieBangaleeShameem on April 6, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    I think PWI scored a good total in this pitch. I'm surprised in-form Tamim Iqbal has not been given a chance! No problem Tamim --- chat with your friend Shakib, who was not also picked up by loser KKR --- do some shopping there --- you both have played enough cricket in Asia Cup. Now let others play -- get the money and have party!!

  • on April 6, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    They did better than Chennai.....

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:39 GMT

    Why Pune is not playing with 5 intl players if I am not wrong they got permission to do so am I wright or wrong ?

  • arnob216 on April 6, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    The good thing is,, the 1st two foreign players scored 11-12,, so Pune got 2 choices to fill up with Tamim. I hope they take Tamim in the nxt match where he will prove that he is not an option rather a necessity...

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    mmmmmmmmmmm..........olalalalalalala......PWI. Aggressive team selection from DADA. best of luck.......

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Mumbai indians didnt lose and won the first game against Chennai Super Kings.

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    No Tamim...No PWI... without TAMIM, PWI will be loser all times !!!

  • on April 6, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    NO TAMIM ... NO WIN.. FOOL PWI

  • Khsaiful on April 6, 2012, 10:41 GMT

    Pune will be defeated for not choosing Tamim

  • Nair_saab on April 6, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    where is Tamim iqbal ? is he injured ? if not I am afraid if its a good team selection. Samuels was terrible with the bat against Australia series in the just concluded ODI Series and there is every chance he continues to do so here.

  • Kishor_shinde on April 6, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    Check out 3rd para..MI didn't loose we won, plz correct it.....:)

  • IrvineXI on April 6, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    "Mumbai Indians made two changes to the team that lost the first game to Chennai Super Kings" - Mumbai Indians actually won that game! We MI fans are offended.

  • on April 6, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    FYI...Mumbai Indians did not lose to CSK in the last match.

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  • on April 6, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    FYI...Mumbai Indians did not lose to CSK in the last match.

  • IrvineXI on April 6, 2012, 10:31 GMT

    "Mumbai Indians made two changes to the team that lost the first game to Chennai Super Kings" - Mumbai Indians actually won that game! We MI fans are offended.

  • Kishor_shinde on April 6, 2012, 10:33 GMT

    Check out 3rd para..MI didn't loose we won, plz correct it.....:)

  • Nair_saab on April 6, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    where is Tamim iqbal ? is he injured ? if not I am afraid if its a good team selection. Samuels was terrible with the bat against Australia series in the just concluded ODI Series and there is every chance he continues to do so here.

  • Khsaiful on April 6, 2012, 10:41 GMT

    Pune will be defeated for not choosing Tamim

  • on April 6, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    NO TAMIM ... NO WIN.. FOOL PWI

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    No Tamim...No PWI... without TAMIM, PWI will be loser all times !!!

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    Mumbai indians didnt lose and won the first game against Chennai Super Kings.

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    mmmmmmmmmmm..........olalalalalalala......PWI. Aggressive team selection from DADA. best of luck.......

  • arnob216 on April 6, 2012, 11:31 GMT

    The good thing is,, the 1st two foreign players scored 11-12,, so Pune got 2 choices to fill up with Tamim. I hope they take Tamim in the nxt match where he will prove that he is not an option rather a necessity...