Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers, IPL 2012, Pune April 26, 2012

White finally fires, Deccan finally win

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Deccan Chargers 177 for 4 (White 78) beat Pune Warriors 159 for 7 (Reddy 2-32) by 18 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Yuvraj Singh was on hand to cheer Pune Warriors, but they gave him little to shout about as Deccan Chargers eased to their first win of IPL 2012 in the absence of their most likely match-winner, Dale Steyn. There was no last-over heartbreak that has been such a familiar feeling for Chargers this season, after $1.1m-rated Cameron White made his first significant contribution to power them to 177.

Warriors made a reasonable start to their chase, but bungled it in the middle of the innings. Though Jesse Ryder made his fifth single-digit score of the season, first Manish Pandey and Sourav Ganguly, and then Ganguly and Robin Uthappa found the boundary frequently to keep pace with the asking rate.

In the 10th over, Ganguly was even put down by Chargers' best fielder, JP Duminy, who managed to spill a straightforward chance at backward point. It didn't prove too costly, though, as four deliveries later, Ganguly slapped a short ball to cover where substitute Daniel Harris held on to a sharp chance.

That brought together Uthappa and Marlon Samuels, neither of whom were able to play the big hits. They seemed more intent on finding the cheeky single, than the boundary the situation demanded. The bowling wasn't unhittable, but the pair could score only 15 off the next three overs, and in little more than ten minutes the required-rate ratcheted from 10.50 to nearly 13.

Then debutant Ashish Reddy bowled the over that more or less killed the game. Uthappa realised the need to get a move on, and decided to target Reddy. He went for an over-ambitious shot - looking to paddle a delivery from several feet outside off. He connected with the ball, but only well enough to deflect it on to leg stump. Five deliveries later, Samuels swung a catch to Sangakkara at cover. The fist-pumping celebration from Sangakkara indicated how close Chargers felt they were to victory. Steven Smith, Warriors' designated finisher, walked in with his team needing 86 off the last six overs, a task which proved beyond him.

While Smith has been doing all he can at the IPL to revive his career, White hasn't had much of an opportunity so far. He got his chance to bat early today as the openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel, fell within the Powerplay after providing a cracking start. Those wickets stalled Chargers as White and Kumar Sangakkara, who demoted himself to No. 3, mostly picked up singles for the next few overs. Chargers seemed to find themselves in a familiar muddle at 83 for 3 in the 12th over when legspinner Rahul Sharma knocked over Sangakkara's middle stump, sending off the batsman with a flying kiss.

White had been pottering along at a run-a-ball till then, but then switched to boundary-hitting mode. Rahul Sharma was clobbered for a couple of fours, and when a near yorker from Alfonso Thomas was powered to the straight boundary, his first fifty came up. Rahul Sharma was taken apart in another over of ferocious straight hitting that yielded 19.

Thoughts of a hundred would have crossed White's mind but he holed out in the 18th over to deep cover. That sucked the momentum out of the innings - there were no more boundaries - and Chargers ended at least 10 shorter than they would have expected when White was in top gear. That wasn't enough to prevent their first win, though, and Pune slumped to their fourth loss in five matches.

Siddarth Ravindran is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • shark13 on April 27, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    great knock from white,hope he gets back into oz team

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 27, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    @Shabeih: it'd be foolish to judge Tamim based on his T20I average alone. Firstly Bangladesh has not played many T20Is. Next Tamim is getting better day by day. Thirdly, he is in Bangladesh team, where there's only one more quality batsman in the lineup (Shakib). Things would have been different is Tamim was in a T20 lineup which had Viru, Yuvi, Dhoni, Virat in it!

  • on April 27, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    Before the starting of IPL i posted that DC has more excited Indian talents Aashish Reddy,Akshanth Reddy, Ankith Sharma but the main man in this lot is Odissa player Biplab Samantray.But unfortunatley they ignored all these talents exept Ankith Sharma.Yestreday they include aashish Reddy nd they got the results.Still i wonder how can they keep Biplab out from tehrir eleven.He is far better than Jaggi and Chipli.Dwaraka Ravitheja was in great form bith the bat and ball in the domestic matches he is out from the eleven after one ordinary match!..DC management is very poor...!

  • on April 27, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    DC has always played gud cricket.....but they failed to perform as a team.....with this alround effort they can be one of the stronger oppositions in the IPL....

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    Asish reddy had proved ..................... gud tym for sanga had been started

  • Ali_Chaudhary on April 27, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Finally the throw Styn out of the team and manage to win a match.

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    @passion_cri_follow Y not 2 blame Uthappa..including Samuals. Coz whn DaDa got out still 10 overs left..after then these two duo scored only 18 off next 25 balls...Pwi lost their match during this period wer Uthappa scored 12 off 14 balls..same thing happend wen Sanga got out but White increase the rate more fast..in last match also Robin sank the team..the team selection also not good..it should be like... Rabin,Manish, Saurav,Smith,Clarke/Ferguson,Mathews,Mithun, Thomas, Kartik,Nehera,Dinda(if fit)..

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Dinda is injured and Luke Wright had a bad stomach .. pls be informed before making baseless comments ...peace

  • jabatikia on April 27, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    well done white played a much needed innings

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    There is only one reason behind this, Great Robin Uthappa was the cause of failure in both of these matches. He is so obsessed for his place in Indian team that he is failing to strike at 150 +. 100 to 110 SR is nothing in T20. Robin Uthappa is the most over -rated batsman in Indian Cricket , next to only Rohit Sharma.

  • shark13 on April 27, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    great knock from white,hope he gets back into oz team

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 27, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    @Shabeih: it'd be foolish to judge Tamim based on his T20I average alone. Firstly Bangladesh has not played many T20Is. Next Tamim is getting better day by day. Thirdly, he is in Bangladesh team, where there's only one more quality batsman in the lineup (Shakib). Things would have been different is Tamim was in a T20 lineup which had Viru, Yuvi, Dhoni, Virat in it!

  • on April 27, 2012, 11:29 GMT

    Before the starting of IPL i posted that DC has more excited Indian talents Aashish Reddy,Akshanth Reddy, Ankith Sharma but the main man in this lot is Odissa player Biplab Samantray.But unfortunatley they ignored all these talents exept Ankith Sharma.Yestreday they include aashish Reddy nd they got the results.Still i wonder how can they keep Biplab out from tehrir eleven.He is far better than Jaggi and Chipli.Dwaraka Ravitheja was in great form bith the bat and ball in the domestic matches he is out from the eleven after one ordinary match!..DC management is very poor...!

  • on April 27, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    DC has always played gud cricket.....but they failed to perform as a team.....with this alround effort they can be one of the stronger oppositions in the IPL....

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    Asish reddy had proved ..................... gud tym for sanga had been started

  • Ali_Chaudhary on April 27, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Finally the throw Styn out of the team and manage to win a match.

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    @passion_cri_follow Y not 2 blame Uthappa..including Samuals. Coz whn DaDa got out still 10 overs left..after then these two duo scored only 18 off next 25 balls...Pwi lost their match during this period wer Uthappa scored 12 off 14 balls..same thing happend wen Sanga got out but White increase the rate more fast..in last match also Robin sank the team..the team selection also not good..it should be like... Rabin,Manish, Saurav,Smith,Clarke/Ferguson,Mathews,Mithun, Thomas, Kartik,Nehera,Dinda(if fit)..

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    Dinda is injured and Luke Wright had a bad stomach .. pls be informed before making baseless comments ...peace

  • jabatikia on April 27, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    well done white played a much needed innings

  • on April 27, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    There is only one reason behind this, Great Robin Uthappa was the cause of failure in both of these matches. He is so obsessed for his place in Indian team that he is failing to strike at 150 +. 100 to 110 SR is nothing in T20. Robin Uthappa is the most over -rated batsman in Indian Cricket , next to only Rohit Sharma.

  • on April 27, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    what happened to white this time i wonder any way it was treat though .....

  • chad_reid on April 27, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    Luke Wright should open with Ganguly and keep Ryder at 3 and Smith at 4 when Michael Clarke comes in Ganguly should drop himself or Samuels

  • on April 27, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    great show by DC...way to go DC..now beat PWI again on home turf! all the best!

  • PerfectTen on April 27, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    I heard someone mention that Dada should become a non-playing captain in order to improve the team's fielding, batting & overall balance. I feel it would still be a disaster for he is not known to keep the team together when the chips are down. Remember the days when he used to fake injuries when the opposition was overwhelming? I think he should use some of those skills now and let someone like Angelo Matthews take over the reins now that the honeymoon period for PWI is over.

  • prash123456 on April 27, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    firstly, its surprising why dada is not playing Luke wright in team. secondly, its suprising that Dada, manish pandey and uthappa come at top of the order and play as if its a 50 over game, score run a ball 30s. they didn't even go for shots till they got out. one reason can be that uthappa and pandey want to score some runs for "themselves" to be in contention for team india slot for t20 World cup coming soon. (at the expense for team and scoring rate) the wins they had earleir in competition was entirely due to smith and ryder. even DC beat them yesterday. clearly they deserve to be at bottom of the table, which they will end up.

  • on April 27, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    @Bala Murugan : Dinda is injured and Pune is seriously missing him. But please gather some info before putting any arbitrary comment

  • cric4zh on April 27, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    time for pune to re-think about tamim iqbal. so far their opening batsman havent

    gave for a solid opening platform.

  • Umair.Khalid_UK on April 27, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    Where is Bengali Superstar????????? TAMIM IQBAL should be given a chance to open with Jessy Ryder. Try other Indian bowler instead of Alfonso Thomas.

  • rohanblue on April 27, 2012, 7:18 GMT

    good 2 see sanga smiling, i m huge fan of sanga frm india.....

  • class9ryan on April 27, 2012, 7:17 GMT

    GREAT 2 C White fire......... Sorry news for George Bailey ........... Austrailian Captaincy falling apart ............

  • on April 27, 2012, 6:56 GMT

    dada fails with bat, ball, field and now in captainship. stday performance was one of the bad performance for pune. why nehra samuels and sharma are given more chances when compared to luke, tamim, karthik, and dinda. This has to be answered by dada only. nehra snd sharma can become a good batting coach. sure this performance continues the last place in ipl 5 will be reserved for them. if steve smith and tamim is selected in another team , there talents will be fully utilised. atleast dada should consider this. let make a change.

  • bravocric on April 27, 2012, 6:35 GMT

    awed for the first victory of DC.. hope they would accelerate this victory..thought they would not get a single win in this series, but DC shattered.. hats off to white and expecting this for the rest of the matches, at least they have to come in the first four..

  • Rajeev129 on April 27, 2012, 6:23 GMT

    Smith is in good form, he should be promoted to atleast above Ganguly. Once Michael Clarke is available for selection its obvious that Samuels will have to sacrifice his place. So what could be the role of Ganguly ? where should he bat ? will he continue to captain the side ? Answer for these questions will depend on the form of PWI and IPL points table.

  • squarepeg on April 27, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Pune is one of the weaker teams and might continue to remain in the bottom half. Not forgetting one MoM by Saurav, his overall performance is just not good enough. That DC could beat them without Steyn is sufficient commentary on how poorly PWI played.

  • on April 27, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Poor show by PWI, disgusting!!! Another poor captaincy by Dada, I dont know why - 1) Rahul Sharma is always favoured over Murali Kartik, I guess Kartik is way better T20 bowler than Rahul Sharma, moreover - Ppl like Chris Gayle, Pierterson, and Now White has hit him out of the grounds multiple times 2) Why again Marlon Samuels is back in the playing 11, Luke Wright was not given enough chances, neither Fergusson, looks like Tanim will never get chance. Waste of Subroto Ray's money. 3) Why Steve Smith is not given a chance to bowl? I beleive he is a bowler first! 4) Why Dada always comes in the top of the order, he is not capable of big hits constantly, and brings down the run rate as he fails to rotate strike like he did in his hay days. 5) I believe there is a big man - management problem in PWI camp, it was evident from Robin Utthapa's body language.

  • truthhh on April 27, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    why you dropped Angelo Mathews???this is a good lesson for pune selection!!!team selection have to be improved!!angelo should open the game!!!first 6 over is the turing point,if you do not hit hard,you gonna lose anyhow..in the first 6 over singles are not important!!!top order batsman waits so many delivers&gonna hit hard&out,that what really happen,middle&down order batsman can not easily bounceback,bez top order batsman wasted so many delivers!!!so in the top order there should be a talented batsman,not always gonna hit hard&get out or waste so delivers!!!selection must be careful otherwise you gonna lose next match!!!!!

  • sachin_vvsfan on April 27, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    Finally DC wins. I hope White carries on his form and proves that they are not second rate aussies (like Dan christian). And whats this obsession about Tamim iqbal. He is not good in T20 like clarke but. Get over with it. As of robin uttappa keep playing like that and loose it for your team (like how you did it for RCB in 2009 finals) His fans were furious when he was not selected for ODIs. He is just a sloggers who leaves crease to connect some balls occasionally. Nothing more. Get real guys . Don't make these IPL stars utappa, jadeja national heroes

  • truthhh on April 27, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    pune opening should be dada&Angelo Mathews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • truthhh on April 27, 2012, 5:49 GMT

    advise for selection-drop JD Ryder and give that opening place to Angelo Mathews,ryder is just only a big guy&can hit hard&not talented!!!your selection is the problem.blowing deparment is somewhat weaker,have to improve that!!

  • Sree_007 on April 27, 2012, 5:44 GMT

    Very good to see Chargers Win.. Hope they will continue the momnetum and win the remaining matches...

  • eZoha on April 27, 2012, 5:37 GMT

    Dinda's absence is taking a toll on Pune's performance. If Dinda is present in the team, it helps the team balance and Pune can play 4 foreign all-rounders. I hope he comes back soon and start taking wickets in the first few overs again.

  • rency99 on April 27, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    the performance by team pune yest was just very bad.no fight shown by anyone.sum1 plz tell robin tat he is not playing a ranji match .how can he & others play so slow.& why is tat nehra & samuels being taken in t team.no use only.wright or wagh shud be in their place.ganguly shud take match winners not losers

  • pjbarua on April 27, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    Use your resources wisely and get a maximum out of it. Tamim can be a game changer. Pune should try him for at least couple of matches. Ryder is not in consistent form like Tamim. He should have got chance ahead of Ryder. Are u kidding? A wisden cricketer of the year and four half centuries out of four matches in Asia cup!

  • Seneka on April 27, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    It's surprising and awfully disappointing that Pune top-order failed to produce six and fours against a bowling attack comprising Duminy, Ankit and Gony!! Isn't that so miserable? And Dada and team management should be blamed as well because Uthappa continued his slow batting and also batted in number four!! If the captain and team management strongly warned him, how could he show no intent to hit the ball when the asking rate was more than 12? And Ganguly said everyone was fit in the team, then why Luke was not given a chance and a slow starter like Samuels played? It seems Ganguly is not helping the team with his decisions!! No one would say anything if the team played well yet they lost. But in consecutive matches Pune played awfully and miserably, and of course due to the disgusting and irresponsible slow batting by their batsmen and the faulty selection of the batting order. And it will be a great shame if a captain of Ganguly's stature would not understand these things.

  • hari040761 on April 27, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    THANKS SANGA FOR SENDING WHITE UP THE ORDER WHICH COINCIDES WITH MY COMMENTS. ALSO YOU HAVE TO BE LITTLE BIT CAREFUL WHILE SHOT SELECTION. TWO TIMESE BOWLED IN THE MIDDLE STUMP SHOWS YOU NEED CONCENTRATION ON MIDDLING WITH TIMING AND PLACEMENT (STRAIGHT OVER THE BOWLER HEAD) RATHER THAN POWER. YOUR BOWLING UNIT IS NOW SEEMS TO BE GOOD. GONY SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON LINE AND LENGTH AND NOT SPPED AS HE IS HAVING ENOUGH HEIGHT TO EXTRACT THE BOUNCE. IF BOWLED IN THE RIGHT AREAS IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR THE BATSMEN. GOODLUCK DC. YOU STARTED FORWARD MARCH. THE RACE IS LONG. YOU ARE HAVING ENOUGH LAP TO REACH THE TOP FOUR.

  • on April 27, 2012, 5:00 GMT

    Ganguly is getting toooo late to bring Tamim Iqbal...... Marlon Samuels played like he wanted Pune warriors to lose yesterday...... Instead of giving him more chances what is the harm in giving the Bangladeshi explosive batsman a couple of chances ..!!

  • on April 27, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    good that deccan had a win the margin should have been more as rightly said had deccan hit some more in death overs. good not for the cause of mere win but the losing streak was making us question the very presence of the team to be there or no for future ipl versions.

    limits of pune are exposed when raider fell cheaply and so did robin. Pinch hitters cannot carry the bat longer and the initial bats need to keep the pace with the required run rate otherwise it gives chokings to the following batsmen. this happened with pune.

  • HairyKiore on April 27, 2012, 3:38 GMT

    Last night ..That was the worst game from a team in the IPL I have seen ..My message to Pune is..If you do not want /or try to win ,let some else in the competition cause quite frankly it was a disgrace from the top down....Pune just followed on from the second worst performance by a team when two batsmen played for themselves instead of the team ..again Pune??? Changes have to be made and Smith moved up the order ..at least he tries and would not be confronted by the impossible caused by team mates above him...

  • Seneka on April 27, 2012, 3:33 GMT

    Pune lost again only because of their slow batting. How could Ganguly send Uthappa again at number four after his miserable reluctance or inability to go for big hits? And the previous matches show that Samuels is a slow starter. It was awful when the team was chasing 177, both Uthappa and Samuels did not show any intent to hit the ball hard; they were only collecting cheeky singles!! How awful and how disgusting!! And why the Pune dug out did not send any messages to them? In Delhi match, Luke and Smith, two such hard-hitters were waiting and Uthappa scored a run-a-ball 50 which only gave them a meager total to defend; still Uthappa was sent at number four ahead of Smith and he did the same blunder again. I don't understand why a bold captain like Ganguly continues to allow these things happen. Pune is making miserable mistakes in selecting the right eleven, and also doesn't provide their players with right instructions. Uthappa needs to be dropped in next match, so does Samuels.

  • rocky2u on April 27, 2012, 3:02 GMT

    This is good day for DC..they are finally got the victory..bat are bowl DC did a good job..good time start for dc..GO DC GO..........

  • on April 27, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    The way Uthappa bats looks like he preferred his personal score rather than team winning. PWI lost the match in middle overs where Uthappa started playing too many dot balls. The required rate keeps on increased finally too much left for Smith. Smith needs to be promoted I like his instinct but too much left for him won't help him at all. I don't know why Dada preferred Rahul over Murali. I always feel we didn't utilize murali in our indian team now it is continuing in the IPL as well. Murali one of the lower rated player by our selection committe but all we know he is the one of the best left arm bowlers we produced.

  • on April 27, 2012, 2:19 GMT

    Here comes the chargers. The bulls are back

  • on April 27, 2012, 1:26 GMT

    Samuels plays about 10 balls each innings to get himself in, look at his strike rate. too low

  • siri1234 on April 27, 2012, 1:23 GMT

    see guys pune has started loosing after dropping matthews.wen matthews was there even if he didnt bat or bowl wel,l pune was atleast winning.hopefully ganguly will realise this before it is too late for pune.

  • on April 27, 2012, 1:22 GMT

    I think Pune need a different strategy next time around since they have lost 4 in their last 5 ... Ryder apart from a couple of good innings has not really got going ... They need to try Uthappa and Steve Smith opening ... Then probably Dada, Pandey n Ryder ... Dada doesn't fit in anywhere apart from 3 ... this followed by Samuels ... n the rest remains the same ...

  • bullsquad on April 27, 2012, 1:16 GMT

    @Ahsan Habib Tamim may be your best player but not better than any other foreign players in Pune. Get over it.

    You shouldn't talk about respect since you have no idea what that is.

  • Dashgar on April 27, 2012, 0:58 GMT

    Great innings White. A revival for him is just what Deccan need.

  • Meety on April 27, 2012, 0:06 GMT

    Gee, I hope this is the turning point for White. He has been fairly scratchy for a bloke of his talent. If he finishes the IPL strongly & does well in any other T20 franchise before the T20 W/Cup - I definately would put him in the squad!

  • SpartaArmy on April 26, 2012, 23:51 GMT

    It is a shame that players like Sai chittilla and Kaushik satvollu are not playing for deccan. Their spin combination is the best at state level.I hope they play for deccan and for India in the future.

  • British-Bangali on April 26, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    Well done Deccan finally a win, shame to see a player like TAMIM and Luke wright warming the bench key to the IPL will be resting players and rotate when possible.

    Use the players give them a chance and hopefully Pune would reach the semi.

  • shahrier on April 26, 2012, 22:51 GMT

    as i said from the beginning if pune continue with their same game plan they will be the number 8 or 9 position in the tournament and fact is happening. so i want to tell pune still you can change your game plan. tamim iqbal is one of the best player i dont understand why they let him not to play a single match. he played 4 match against pakistan,india, srilanka all was above 50 and our dada he played till now 9 match he could not play a single match 50 up and other players too. so my advice to pune team management let tamim to play at least 3 or 4 match and see the result.

  • Shabeih on April 26, 2012, 22:36 GMT

    @all Tamim fans, I wonder when will you people stop rooting for Tamim AVERAGE Iqbal. I mean they guy has an average of 13 in T20Is and a strike rate of 92. Count all the average T20 competitions he has played in he has an average of 19 and strike rate of just a notch above 100. Phew..!! Please accept he is just a mediocre player and hopefully will not get a single game in IPL

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 26, 2012, 22:33 GMT

    @Debjit Banerjee: why do u blame only Uthappa? did Dadu set the stadium on fire with his 23 off 20?

  • on April 26, 2012, 22:26 GMT

    DC is settling down on foreign players. White and Steyn have ensured their places in the 11. Duminy also has performed. Theron strengthens the bowling. Only Sanga needs to pull a hamstring. Chipli cost two games so good to see him not play. Jaggi almost cost today's game with slow batting so he needs to go. Instead need to try some new faces.

  • on April 26, 2012, 22:24 GMT

    As a PWI supporter, I find the current scenario relly disheartening. Why this stubbornness with team composition/batting order? Why Luke Wright was dropped for Samuels, who once gain proved his worth, by suffocating the chase. Why is Uthappa not being strictly warned to drop his selfish game and do something for the team? Why not bring in Smith until the situation is out of control? And what further will it take to drop Nehra? Tamim still no good? I guess these questions are being asked by all PWI well wishers...

  • on April 26, 2012, 21:06 GMT

    Nice fielding by ISHANK JAGGI..give him a chance DC to bat early so that he can prove.nice team work..you deserved a victory after working so hard..

  • Hayat22 on April 26, 2012, 20:45 GMT

    Arey Saurav bondhu aap toh 'ha' se 'haar' gaye! ;-D

    But why did you not allow Smith to come before utthhappaaaaa, if he cannot come before you atleast, since you possess the right divine to use up the initial overs?

  • on April 26, 2012, 20:34 GMT

    No Tamim yet!!! This is stupidity.

  • on April 26, 2012, 20:13 GMT

    first 5 batsmen of Pune are having a strike rate of 105 116 115 107 and 34...where as the next 4 have 200 157 133 17...where they are tailenders....this is the reason y Pune lost the match..!!

  • Quddus-Mamu on April 26, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    Congratulations Deccan. I still can't believe how PWI won four matches with this team. Good luck to them as well, specially Dada.

  • on April 26, 2012, 20:10 GMT

    I think Tamim should simply go back to Bangladesh... he deserves respect!! And India isn't the place for respect!!

  • on April 26, 2012, 20:05 GMT

    @sanath...even i feel the same..!!

  • Robin-Hood on April 26, 2012, 19:38 GMT

    Can anyone say why Ganguly is better than Dhoni as a captain?

  • Robin-Hood on April 26, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    Finally Sanga has something to laugh.

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 26, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    @nsn26 : the DADU and his lovers don't think so!

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    congratulation Daccan you guys played very well even though dale styan wasn't in the squad...and ryder should be dropped he scored 5 single digit innings. Try luke right or tamim instead of him.

  • Robin-Hood on April 26, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    Finally Sanga got something to laugh.

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    reason 4 PWI lost the match 1. they were thinking that they will win easily 2. Uthappa slow batting in the middle overs 3. Dada's bowling change was not so impressive 4. Important toss loose 5. Absense of Dinda 6. Steve smith should have batted earlier.

    Go pune go... we are with you

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    Finallly Finallly Finally DC won. Now next aim : Semis and then trophy :P :P :P

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    rahul sharma has proved very expensive in this IPL. still dada prefers him over murali kartik. india selectors have also done injustice to murali kartik. he was always the 3rd spinner whenever kumble / bhajii combo played for a decade. once kumble left and then bhajji was left out, murali kartik has never been given opportunity. every tom, dick & harry, spinner have been given the opportunity. but not murali kartik.

    also angelo mathews is much better bowler and batsman than marlon samuels. but somehow dada prefers samuels. also steve smith needs to bat higher in the batting order. play five bowlers. if 6 batsman can not chase 177, additional 7th batsman can not chase as well.

    if pune does proper team selection and changes the batting order then only then can win. otherwise their campaign is as good as over now.

  • nsn26 on April 26, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    do u people still don't think that tamim iqbal is being ignored..??? learn to respect a player...

  • santhoshmennani on April 26, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    Finally DC got a good win, nice team effort. It was surprising to see the White's performance under his poor form. Hope this impetus can earn some more points to DC. Still there are area's to improve.....good debut performance from A.Ashish Reddy....Good luck DC

  • Angry_Bowler on April 26, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    Best Indian captain ever the great DADA balloon was bursted once again! LOl

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  • Angry_Bowler on April 26, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    Best Indian captain ever the great DADA balloon was bursted once again! LOl

  • santhoshmennani on April 26, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    Finally DC got a good win, nice team effort. It was surprising to see the White's performance under his poor form. Hope this impetus can earn some more points to DC. Still there are area's to improve.....good debut performance from A.Ashish Reddy....Good luck DC

  • nsn26 on April 26, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    do u people still don't think that tamim iqbal is being ignored..??? learn to respect a player...

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:01 GMT

    rahul sharma has proved very expensive in this IPL. still dada prefers him over murali kartik. india selectors have also done injustice to murali kartik. he was always the 3rd spinner whenever kumble / bhajii combo played for a decade. once kumble left and then bhajji was left out, murali kartik has never been given opportunity. every tom, dick & harry, spinner have been given the opportunity. but not murali kartik.

    also angelo mathews is much better bowler and batsman than marlon samuels. but somehow dada prefers samuels. also steve smith needs to bat higher in the batting order. play five bowlers. if 6 batsman can not chase 177, additional 7th batsman can not chase as well.

    if pune does proper team selection and changes the batting order then only then can win. otherwise their campaign is as good as over now.

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    Finallly Finallly Finally DC won. Now next aim : Semis and then trophy :P :P :P

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:14 GMT

    reason 4 PWI lost the match 1. they were thinking that they will win easily 2. Uthappa slow batting in the middle overs 3. Dada's bowling change was not so impressive 4. Important toss loose 5. Absense of Dinda 6. Steve smith should have batted earlier.

    Go pune go... we are with you

  • Robin-Hood on April 26, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    Finally Sanga got something to laugh.

  • on April 26, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    congratulation Daccan you guys played very well even though dale styan wasn't in the squad...and ryder should be dropped he scored 5 single digit innings. Try luke right or tamim instead of him.

  • passionate_cricket_follower on April 26, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    @nsn26 : the DADU and his lovers don't think so!

  • Robin-Hood on April 26, 2012, 19:35 GMT

    Finally Sanga has something to laugh.