Indian Premier League, 3rd match: Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors at Mumbai, Apr 6, 2012
Pune Warriors won by 28 runs
6 April 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Pune Warriors opening with Manish Pandey and Sourav Ganguly and Lasith Malinga has the new ball. Pandey to face...

Umpires walking out, Mumbai Indians players are in a huddle.

Last year, Mumbai Indians won both their games against Pune Warriors. Captains have changed for both teams since then - Harbhajan Singh has replaced Tendulkar while Sourav Ganguly comes in for Yuvraj Singh.

The teams have been announced and I can tell you that Sachin Tendulkar isn't playing. Suryakumar Yadav takes his place and he may even open the innings. Munaf Patel has replaced Abu Nechim in the 11 as well.

Pune have selected Ferguson, Samuels, Smith and Parnell as their four overseas player.

Pune Warriors:

Robin Uthappa, Sourav Ganguly, Callum Ferguson, Marlon Samuels, Manish Pandey, Steven Smith, B Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Wayne Parnell, Murli Kartik, Ashok Dinda

Mumbai Indians:

Richard Levi, Suryakumar Yadav, Ambati Rayadu, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Kieron Pollard, James Franklin, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha

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Toss Harbhajan Singh has won the toss and the Mumbai Indians have decided to bowl. Ganguly says he would have batted, so both captains should be happy with the result of the toss.

Harbhajan reckons the pitch will not change which is why he wanted to field. Ganguly wanted to bat because it is hot and the pitch, according to him, should assist spin bowling.

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3.25 pm Change of uniform for the Pune Warriors, they have a lighter shade of blue instead of the All Blacks-like black they had last season.

Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2012's third game between Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors India. Something of a Maharashtra derby this is, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

You can read the preview of this game till we get the news on the toss (and on whether or not Sachin Tendulkar is fit to play today!)


Malinga to Pandey, no run, yorker length straight away and a bit of away swing from the leg-stump towards the middle. Defended by Pandey.


Malinga to Pandey, no run, Pitched up, not quite a yorker and Pandey defends on the front-foot. A tad tentative which is perfectly understandable.


Malinga to Pandey, no run, slower one so early! Pandey was almost committed to the stroke before having to defend towards the point region. Wanted the single but Ganguly was having nothing of it.


Malinga to Pandey, no run, another yorker, on the leg-stump and Pandey digs it out well. But then suddenly wanted to take a single and Malinga threw it back, missed the stumps but Pandey was home.


Malinga to Pandey, OUT, Bowled him! Slower one and it looked like the four dot balls seemed to have worked on the batsman's mind. He went for a forceful shot over the leg-side but he missed it completely and Malinga's delivery sneaked through the defences!

MK Pandey b Malinga 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Wayne Parnell has been promoted up the order. Yesterday, another left-handed bowling all-rounder, Irfan Pathan had batted at three for Delhi.


Malinga to Parnell, no run, full-toss and Parnell should crashed that through the covers. Instead, he hits it straight to the fielder and that is the end of a maiden over.

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Pune Warriors 0/1 (RR: 0.00)

    • WD Parnell 0 (1b)
    • SC Ganguly 0 (0b)
    • SL Malinga 1-1-0-1

Harbhajan Singh to share the new ball. Ganguly on strike.


Harbhajan Singh to Ganguly, no run, short of length and Ganguly cuts it to the point region.


Harbhajan Singh to Ganguly, 1 run, on the leg-stump, it was a tad short and turning away from Ganguly, who plays it away to square-leg for a single.


Harbhajan Singh to Parnell, no run, comes into the batsman and does not turn this time. Beaten but the appeal was aborted.


Harbhajan Singh to Parnell, no run, defended on the front foot to point.


Harbhajan Singh to Parnell, 1 run, bit of a leading edge towards the long-on region and Parnell also gets off the mark.


Harbhajan Singh to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly wanted to come out of his crease and send him over the in-field but Harbhajan saw that early and pitched it short.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 2/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • SC Ganguly 1 (3b)
    • WD Parnell 1 (4b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0
    • SL Malinga 1-1-0-1

Malinga to continue


Malinga to Parnell, 1 wide, another slower one fullish but wide outside the off-stump and the umpire flexes his arms.


Malinga to Parnell, no run, pulls his length back a little and Parnell attempts a cut. More of a swish than a cut actually and he gets nothing on the bat.


Malinga to Parnell, no run, another slower one which is driven into the covers. Fielded easily and again, no runs off the bat against Malinga.


Malinga to Parnell, 4 leg byes, bouncer and ducked into it by Parnell, it hits the helmet and goes all the way over the keeper for a four. Leg-byes...


Malinga to Parnell, 1 run, flashed away to the off-side and it was in air for a long time before going to third-man for a single.


Malinga to Ganguly, 1 run, that is cut away, or at least attempted to cut away and the edge almost goes to the lone slip. Just over him!


Malinga to Parnell, no run, another yorker length ball and it seemed to be going down the leg-side. Malinga appealed for a decision in his favour but that did not seem out.

End of over 3 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 9/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • WD Parnell 2 (9b)
    • SC Ganguly 2 (4b)
    • SL Malinga 2-1-3-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0

Harbhajan Singh to Ganguly, 1 run, cut away off a short one from Harbhajan and it takes a misfield to get Ganguly a single.


Harbhajan Singh to Parnell, FOUR, swept away and finally a four! This was a bit short and still swept away by Parnell, almost Hayden-style!


Harbhajan Singh to Parnell, 1 leg bye, charges down the pitch but Harbhajan saw that early enough to change his length. Hits the pad.


Harbhajan Singh to Ganguly, OUT, gone, gone! Ganguly is a goner, trying to go down the track after he had done that in Harbhajan's last over as well but he misses it completely and Dinesh Karthik does the rest.

SC Ganguly st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 3 (16m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Ganguly and Pune looked frustrated out there because of the lack of runs. Brought about Ganguly's downfall.

Robin Uthappa, former of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, is in now.


Harbhajan Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, tries to work it away to the leg-side but a leading edge gets him a single to get off the mark.


Harbhajan Singh to Parnell, FOUR, pulled away, not really hard but in the gap and it goes to the fence. Good end to the over which also saw a wicket fall.

End of over 4 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 20/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • WD Parnell 10 (12b 2x4)
    • RV Uthappa 1 (1b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-12-1
    • SL Malinga 2-1-3-1

Change in the bowling, Munaf Patel has replaced Malinga. First game for him this season.


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, pitched right up to Uthappa who punches it into the ground and over Patel for a single. Mid-on needed to move to his left to field that one.


Patel to Parnell, 1 run, outside the off-stump, pitched right up and driven by Parnell for a single.


Patel to Uthappa, FOUR, deliberately opens the face of the bat and gets a four through to the left of third-man. Delicate!


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, Munaf pitches this one up further and Uthappa digs it out well to the off-side.. The goes for a quick single.


Patel to Parnell, OUT, Bowled him! Munaf Patel has a wicket in his first over of this season! Parnell tried to go for an expansive drive and the ball was nowhere close to that length. It took a bit of an inside edge to go with some seam movement inside and the bails were dislodged.

WD Parnell b Patel 11 (19m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

Callum Ferguson comes in at five.


Patel to Ferguson, no run, pitched right up and Ferguson drives it well, off the middle of his bat. Straight to mid-off and he gets nothing for his stroke.

End of over 5 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 27/3 (RR: 5.40)

    • CJ Ferguson 0 (1b)
    • RV Uthappa 7 (4b 1x4)
    • MM Patel 1-0-7-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-12-1

Pragyan Ojha has been called up. He had an excellent spell last game.


Ojha to Uthappa, 1 run, driven to the covers but gets no run.


Ojha to Ferguson, 1 run, pitched right up again and it is driven straight to the long-off for a run.


Ojha to Uthappa, no run, tries to drive again but does not get any bat on it.


Ojha to Uthappa, no run, whoa! that was some sharp turn, away from the batsman and beat Uthappa all ends.


Ojha to Uthappa, 1 run, beaten in the flight but does well to drive it to long-off


Ojha to Ferguson, no run, huge turn again and there is an appeal for a stumping. The umpire calls for the third umpire and on replays it shows that his red shoe is back behind the crease when the bails came out.

End of over 6 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 30/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • CJ Ferguson 1 (3b)
    • RV Uthappa 9 (8b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-3-0
    • MM Patel 1-0-7-1

End of a not-so-good Powerplay for Pune Warriors India.


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single. The field is now spread a little more.


Patel to Ferguson, 1 run, short and pulled away by Ferguson. The man at deep square-leg fields and prevents the possibility of a second.


Patel to Uthappa, no run, slower one, pitched up and Uthappa checks his shot. Scrambled seam there.


Patel to Uthappa, 2 runs, short and a bit wide and Uthappa cuts it away to the right of third-man. An easy two for the batsman.


Patel to Uthappa, no run, he tries to cut it away again but this time they have a wide slip in place and it is straight to him.


Patel to Uthappa, no run, bounce and pace! All of a sudden, out of nowhere he bends his back and Uthappa was not equal to it. Beats the outside edge of the bat.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 34/3 (RR: 4.85)

    • RV Uthappa 12 (13b 1x4)
    • CJ Ferguson 2 (4b)
    • MM Patel 2-0-11-1
    • PP Ojha 1-0-3-0

Ojha continues


Ojha to Ferguson, no run, Stretches forward and pushes into the covers but no chance of a single


Ojha to Ferguson, no run, more turn! this time it is from outside the leg-side and beats the batsman again!


Ojha to Ferguson, 2 runs, sweeps hard and that should have probably gone to the fence, but Pollard's big boot prevents that


Ojha to Ferguson, FOUR, inside out from Ferguson and that is an excellent shot on a wicket as slow as this. bounced just short of the fence.


Ojha to Ferguson, no run, tries to drive again but this time it is in the air and goes one bounce to the short cover.


Ojha to Ferguson, no run, cuts hard at it but can only edge it and it was in the air. Just falls short of the fielder, Levi, at short third-man.

End of over 8 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 40/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • CJ Ferguson 8 (10b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 12 (13b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-9-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-11-1

Pollard is in to bowl now


Pollard to Uthappa, 2 runs, slower one, an off-spinner and Uthappa drives through mid-wicket for a couple.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, another slowish ball, and Uthappa continues to open the face of his bat. Single to the short third-man.


Pollard to Ferguson, 2 runs, gives himself room and cuts it away to the sweeper fence, it looked to be going for four for most part of its journey but a superb diving save from Rayadu saves a couple.


Pollard to Ferguson, 2 runs, Dropped! That was a difficult catch alright but given the standards Mumbai Indians have set this season, it should have been taken. Full-toss down the leg-side and flicked away to the square-leg fielder. Diving effort, put down.


Pollard to Ferguson, OUT, gone this time! run-out! Harbhajan may have dropped the catch off the previous ball but this is super stuff from the Mumbai Indians. The batsman drove into the covers and went off for a single, Rohit Sharma was at the edge of the circle and he took an aim at the striker's end. It hits direct and Ferguson is gone!

CJ Ferguson run out 12 (17m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Steve Smith, captain of the victorious Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League comes in at six.


Pollard to Smith, 1 run, short and pulled away to the deep square-leg region for a single.

End of over 9 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 48/4 (RR: 5.33)

    • SPD Smith 1 (1b)
    • RV Uthappa 15 (15b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-8-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-9-0

Excellent start from the Mumbai Indians in the field and with the ball, Pune Warriors need this strategic time-out to think through their target now.


Ojha to Smith, no run, spin again and the batsman wanted to come down the pitch to smash him away.


Ojha to Smith, 1 run, this time it is pitched right up and Smith drives well through the covers for a run.


Ojha to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa, who has been quiet for some time now, drives to long-off for a run.


Ojha to Smith, no run, a bit of spin and Smith's beaten outside the off-stump.


Ojha to Smith, 1 run, pitched up to the bat and driven through the covers by Smith.


Ojha to Uthappa, no run, and again, turn! Uthappa has been there for some time and he still gets beaten while defending on the front-foot. This is excellent stuff.

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 51/4 (RR: 5.10)

    • RV Uthappa 16 (17b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 3 (5b)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-12-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-8-0

Pollard to Smith, no run, slowish one again and defended by Smith on the front-foot.


Pollard to Smith, 1 run, darting in slowly to the batsman, who guides it to the third-man region for a single.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 wide, way down the leg-side and it is a wide.


Pollard to Uthappa, 2 runs, played away down the leg-side and despite Harbhajan Singh's best efforts at the short fine-leg, he gets a couple.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, again, a shimmy towards the off-stump and played away to the short fine-leg for a single


Pollard to Smith, 1 run, again the lack of pace makes it difficult for the batsman, who was going for a pull. He gets the bottom of the bat and only a single off the mid-hit.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, played away to the third-man for a single Uthappa's got many a singles in this innings, would be itching to have a go.

End of over 11 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 58/4 (RR: 5.27)

    • RV Uthappa 20 (20b 1x4)
    • SPD Smith 5 (8b)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-15-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-12-0

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Franklin to Uthappa, FOUR, short from Franklin and allowed Uthappa to go for the pull, he was itching to go after the bowling alright!


Franklin to Uthappa, FOUR, this time it is pitched right up and down the leg-side. Uthapp moves slightly towards the off-stump and rolls the wrist to get it past the short fine-leg fielder.


Franklin to Uthappa, 1 run, dabs it on the off-side and rushes off for a single.


Franklin to Smith, 1 run, pitched up outside the off-stump and Smith drills it to long-off for a single.


Franklin to Uthappa, 1 run, defends it away on the off-side for a single. Good batting after those two successive fours.


Franklin to Smith, 1 run, another short one and Smith goes for a pull again. But this time it goes straight to the deep square-leg for a single. Some momentum in that over.

End of over 12 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 70/4 (RR: 5.83)

    • SPD Smith 7 (10b)
    • RV Uthappa 30 (24b 3x4)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-12-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-15-0

Pollard to Smith, 1 run, nudges it to the leg-side and quickly goes for a run. Wanted to go for the second run but decide against it.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa keeps walking towards the off-stump and nudges it to the short fine-leg for a single.


Pollard to Smith, 1 run, continues to tease the batsmen with the lack of pace and Smith taps it to the leg-side for the third single of the over.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, pitched right up to the batsman who drives through mid-wicket and goes to the other end.


Pollard to Smith, 1 run, plays it away to the leg-side and went for a run. Any other bowler, that could have been an easy one but Pollard lunges to his right and makes it difficult for the batsman.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 wide, short and wide and that goes for a wide.


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, shimmies to the off-stump and wants to scoop it over fine-leg but the lack of pace makes it difficult for the batsman.

End of over 13 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 77/4 (RR: 5.92)

    • RV Uthappa 33 (27b 3x4)
    • SPD Smith 10 (13b)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-22-0
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-12-0

Harbhajan Singh comes in now


Harbhajan Singh to Uthappa, no run, Pitched right up to the bat and Uthappa goes for that reverse sweep, does not get bat.


Harbhajan Singh to Uthappa, no run, pitched right up to Uthappa who fails to get a bat on it.


Harbhajan Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, short from Harbhajan and Uthappa pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, swept hard by Smith but straight to the fielder at square-leg.


Harbhajan Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, full-toss and the batsman should have probably sent it away into the stands., instead, he gets it down the long-on for a run.


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, another full-pitched ball from Harbhajan and Smith smacks it straight to long-on.

Only four from that Harbhajan over.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 81/4 (RR: 5.78)

    • SPD Smith 12 (15b)
    • RV Uthappa 35 (31b 3x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-16-1
    • KA Pollard 3-0-22-0

Decent partnership so far but can get the momentum they need in the last six overs?


Patel to Smith, 2 runs, full-pitched on the leg-side and it is chipped away by Smith to deep square-leg for a couple of runs.


Patel to Smith, no run, pitched right up to the bat and Smith tries to give himself room but cannot get it away.


Patel to Smith, 1 run, a swipe and for a moment it looked like it had connected but goes straight to the deep square-leg.


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, good length ball, and Uthappa forces it to the backward square-leg for a single.


Patel to Smith, 2 runs, pitched right up to the batsman and this time Smith goes for a drive through the covers. The throw came in nice and flat and the stumps were dislodged by the wicket-keeper, prompting an appeal and a call for the third-umpire. Smith makes it home easily, however.


Patel to Smith, FOUR, change of pace, beats the batsman but the edge off Smith's bat also beats the short third-man fielder! better over for the Mumbai Indians!

End of over 15 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 91/4 (RR: 6.06)

    • SPD Smith 21 (20b 1x4)
    • RV Uthappa 36 (32b 3x4)
    • MM Patel 3-0-21-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-16-1

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Pollard to Uthappa, OUT, slower one and that has got the break through that the side needed! Uthappa tried to swing it away to the leg-side but got only a leading edge and that went high in the air before the bowler came under it and gobbled it up with ease.

RV Uthappa c & b Pollard 36 (52m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

Bad start to the last five overs for Pune. That was a decent stand but now it is broken and Marlon Samuels is in.


Pollard to Samuels, 1 run, pitched right up to Samuels and he tries to go over the top almost immediately. Does not get too much elevation and goes on one-bounce to mid-off.


Pollard to Smith, 1 run, flicks him from outside the off-stump and gets a single to the leg-side.


Pollard to Samuels, 1 run, a bit short from Pollard and Samuels tries to smash him away. Only gets a single to long-on.


Pollard to Smith, 2 runs, flick it away to the leg-side for a couple of runs.


Pollard to Smith, FOUR, that is a short one from Pollard, much like he has been doing all this while. This time, however, Smith gives it all and yes, most vitally, gets it to the right of deep square-leg for a four.

End of over 16 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 100/5 (RR: 6.25)

    • SPD Smith 28 (23b 2x4)
    • MN Samuels 2 (2b)
    • KA Pollard 4-0-31-1
    • MM Patel 3-0-21-1

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Malinga is back into the attack.


Malinga to Samuels, 2 runs, shorter length ball from Malinga and that is nudged away to the backward short-leg. A couple of runs for Samuels.


Malinga to Samuels, OUT, block-hole and bowled! Malinga, barring that CB series to an extent, bowls these at will, and he has done it again. Samuels tried to give himself some room but failed to get his bat down in time and the ball has done its damage to the stumps.

MN Samuels b Malinga 4 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Malinga to Kumar, 1 run, another one pitched up but not as full as the previous one and its driven to long-on for a run.


Malinga to Smith, no run, good shot from Smith, very high back-lift and still drills it to mid-off, who was inside the circle.


Malinga to Smith, 1 run, slower one and short of length and Smith tries to pull. Mistimes it but the ball runs away to long-on for a run.


Malinga to Kumar, 1 run, down the leg-side and that is played away neatly for a single to fine-leg.

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 105/6 (RR: 6.17)

    • B Kumar 2 (2b)
    • SPD Smith 29 (25b 2x4)
    • SL Malinga 3-1-8-2
    • KA Pollard 4-0-31-1

Ojha comes in now


Ojha to Kumar, no run, and turn again, pitched outside the leg stump and makes it difficult for the batsman.


Ojha to Kumar, OUT, what a ball! This one has pitched on the leg-stump and the new-comer had no clue after it turned and bounced on him. Beaten, bowled and bye-bye!

B Kumar b Ojha 2 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Murli Kartik at nine.


Ojha to Kartik, FOUR, swept away and that will go all the way to the fence! Being a left-handed batsman obviously helps!


Ojha to Kartik, no run, Ho ho! Kartik was going down the track this time but hits him on the pad only...


Ojha to Kartik, SIX, What is happening?! Kartik has suddenly come in and hit a four and now this six over the long-on fence to make life that wee bit simpler for the Warriors.


Ojha to Kartik, 1 run, allows the ball to turn into the bat and then gently dabs it away to the off side for a single.

End of over 18 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 116/7 (RR: 6.44)

    • M Kartik 11 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • SPD Smith 29 (25b 2x4)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-23-1
    • SL Malinga 3-1-8-2

11 off the last over from Ojha. Malinga to bowl his fourth.


Malinga to Kartik, 1 run, another one pitched right up to the batsman and Kartik does well to not only dig it out but also get a single.


Malinga to Smith, 1 run, change of pace and Smith swings it hard! But it goes to the fine-leg for only a run.


Malinga to Kartik, 1 run, another yorker length ball and Kartik jabs the bat at it and runs away for a single. His lack of bat-lift is helping him.


Malinga to Smith, no run, this time the batsman makes room for himself and Malinga pushes it outside the off-stump. Smith wanted a wide, the umpire did not oblige!


Malinga to Smith, FOUR, short one and Smith's absolutely hammered it into the gap between square-leg and long-on


Malinga to Smith, 1 run, drilled away again and that could so easily have gone to the fence as well, but it went straight to Harbhajan in the covers. Only a single allows Smith to retain strike.

End of over 19 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 124/7 (RR: 6.52)

    • SPD Smith 35 (29b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 13 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 4-1-16-2
    • PP Ojha 4-0-23-1

A crucial last over to be bowled by Munaf Patel


Patel to Smith, FOUR, Smith went very early to the off side and gave away his intentions of playing it over the short fine-leg. Munaf bowled it slower but Smith still managed to get it over the fielder.


Patel to Smith, no run, slower one and Smith swings hard but does not get anywhere on the bat. Beaten!


Patel to Smith, OUT, Slower one again and Smith waited for its arrival before smacking it away. But it also went straight to Pollard at the deep mid-wicket region, who pulls it off rather easily!

SPD Smith c Pollard b Patel 39 (49m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 121.87

End of a very good innings from Smith.


Patel to Kartik, no run, quicker one from Munaf this time and into the block-hole. Beats Kartik all ends.


Patel to Kartik, no run, another one in the block-hole and Kartik can only manage to hit it back to the bowler.


Patel to Kartik, 1 run, OUT, this he gives himself room and drives it through the covers. One is easily had and Kartik is content with it, Rahul Sharma wants a second - and why not - but he is sent back. Dinesh Karthik gets the throw and is far away from the stumps, but he does well to throw down the wickets from about a yard or so away.

R Sharma run out 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Only five runs off the last over after a four was conceded off the first ball. Pune have ended on 129/9, which will be a touch shorter than what they would have wanted. Still the pitch is slow and if the Warriors can get Richard Levi early, it could just even things out. Back in 10 minutes with the chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 129/9

    • M Kartik 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • MM Patel 4-0-26-2
    • SL Malinga 4-1-16-2





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