Indian Premier League - 8th match

Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab

Pune Warriors won by 22 runs

Sourav Ganguly wins the toss and Pune Warriors will have a bat at a stadium they can finally call home, the Sahara Stadium on the outskirts of Pune.

Adam Gilchrist says he would have batted as well. Ashish Nehra is in for Pune, as is Jesse Ryder.

A packed stadium cheered as Ganguly won the toss. This is the first time Warriors are playing in front of their home crowd in the IPL. They spent the entire last season playing their 'home' games at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, about a couple of hours up the road adjacent to which the new stadium is located

Kings XI ran into Ajinkya Rahane in their first game against Rajasthan Royals while Warriors defended 129 quite comfortably against Mumbai Indians in their season opener

Players are out in the centre....

0.1

Kumar to Ryder, 1 run, back of a length, pushes it to short midwicket for a single

0.2

Kumar to Ganguly, FOUR, back of a length, Ganguly looks to nudge it to the off side, gets an inside edge and off it races away to the fine leg fence

0.3

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, outside off, drives it to point for no run

0.4

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, on the pads, knocks it to mid-on and Ryder tries to sneak a single but wisely sent back by Ganguly

0.5

Kumar to Ganguly, FOUR, on the hips, err in line, gets punished, flicks it off his pads for a four

0.6

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, slower delivery, pushes it to midwicket and the batsmen hop over for a single

End of over 1 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
SC Ganguly    9* (5b 2x4)      P Kumar    1-0-10-0
JD Ryder    1* (1b)     

1.1

Faulkner to Ganguly, FOUR, good length, chops it, gets an inside edge and the ball runs away behind the keeper for a four

1.2

Faulkner to Ganguly, no run, on the full, knocks it to mid-on for no single

1.3

Faulkner to Ganguly, no run, half volley, puts his foot forward and pushes it to short midwicket

1.4

Faulkner to Ganguly, no run, outside off, steers it gently to the man at point for no run

1.5

Faulkner to Ganguly, no run, full on the pads, dabs it gently to Harmeet at short midwicket

1.6

Faulkner to Ganguly, 1 run, wide outside off, knocks it softly to mid-off and sneak in a single

End of over 2 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
SC Ganguly    14* (11b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-5-0
JD Ryder    1* (1b)      P Kumar    1-0-10-0

2.1

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, comes forward to a slower delivery and defends it solidly

2.2

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, hit on his pads, Ganguly was well out of his crease, appeal from the bowler, but not out says the umpire

2.3

Kumar to Ryder, no run, good length, shows the full face of the bat and jams it back to the bowler

2.4

Kumar to Ryder, 3 runs, full, punched it off his front foot to wide of the diving Harmeet at long-on, good team effort there

2.5

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, makes room and looks to pull it over midwicket but the ball goes to the backward square

2.6

Kumar to Ryder, 1 run, back of a length, Ryder turns it to backward square, similar shot

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
JD Ryder    5* (4b)      P Kumar    2-0-15-0
SC Ganguly    15* (14b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-5-0

3.1

Mascarenhas to Ryder, 1 run, outside off, cuts it wide of the backward point fielder

3.2

Mascarenhas to Ganguly, 1 run, closes the face and nudges it to midwicket for an easy single

3.3

Mascarenhas to Ryder, 1 run, back of a length, steers it to short third man and scamper home for a single, direct hit and he would have been gone

3.4

Mascarenhas to Ganguly, 2 runs, shuffles across and scoops it high over to the fine leg for a two

3.5

Mascarenhas to Ganguly, 2 runs, goes a mile high into the air, Chawla runs back but cant get hold of it and falls on his back

3.6

Mascarenhas to Ganguly, OUT, caught at mid-off! slower delivery, does not pick it and hits it straight down the throat of mid-off fielder

SC Ganguly c Valthaty b Mascarenhas 20 (19m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

End of over 4 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 28/1 (RR: 7.00)
     AD Mascarenhas    1-0-7-1
JD Ryder    7* (6b)      P Kumar    2-0-15-0

4.1

Kumar to Ryder, 2 wides

4.1

Kumar to Samuels, 1 run, guides it to backward point and Ryder was gone had that hit the stumps

4.2

Kumar to Ryder, no run

4.3

Kumar to Ryder, 1 run, on the pads, flicks it to short fine leg, easy single

4.4

Kumar to Samuels, no run

4.5

Kumar to Samuels, OUT, Gone! Run out, brilliant fielding from Praveen kumar, Samuels defends it to the off side and Ryder keeps charging but Praveen picks it up and effects a direct hit

JD Ryder run out 8 (23m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

4.6

Kumar to Samuels, FOUR, glanced off his legs

End of over 5 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 36/2 (RR: 7.20)
MN Samuels    5* (4b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-0-23-0
RV Uthappa    0* (0b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-7-1

5.1

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle and leg, pushes to mid-on for a single

5.2

Mascarenhas to Samuels, no run, knocks it to point off a ball which came into the batsmen

5.3

Mascarenhas to Samuels, no run, on the full, defends it back to the bowler

5.4

Mascarenhas to Samuels, 1 run, angling in again, ball hits the toe end off the bat and rolls on the on side

5.5

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, no run, on the legs, stays back and pushes it back to the bowler

5.6

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, no run, similar shot, jams it back to the bowler for no run

End of over 6 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 38/2 (RR: 6.33)
RV Uthappa    1* (3b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-9-1
MN Samuels    6* (7b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-0-23-0

Mascarenhas bowling a tight line here

6.1

Kumar to Samuels, no run, keeps it outside off and Samuels stabs it to the off side

6.2

Kumar to Samuels, 1 leg bye, attempts an inswinging yorker and it's a low full toss, gets an inside edge to this pads but the keeper reckoned it hit pad first

6.3

Kumar to Uthappa, no run, the keeper is back close to the stumps, tight line outside off and pushed to the off side

6.4

Kumar to Uthappa, no run, goes right across his stumps and clips it to midwicket

6.5

Kumar to Uthappa, 1 wide, too wide down the leg side and too far for Uthappa to flick it away

6.5

Kumar to Uthappa, 1 run, kept a touch low, shuffled across and clipped to fine leg

6.6

Kumar to Samuels, 2 runs, full on the off stump and driven firmly down the ground and Harmeet misfielded at mid-off but Chawla did well to stop it before the rope

Punjab have been very committed in the field today

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 43/2 (RR: 6.14)
MN Samuels    8* (10b 1x4)      P Kumar    4-0-27-0
RV Uthappa    2* (6b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-9-1

Bipul to bowl

7.1

Bipul Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

7.2

Bipul Sharma to Samuels, no run, gets forward and steers it to the packed off side field at point

7.3

Bipul Sharma to Samuels, SIX, just clears long-off! He gives the charge and lofts him flat and Hussey leaps at long-off and the ball hits his finger tips and goes over the rope

7.4

Bipul Sharma to Samuels, 1 run, punches it down to long-off

7.5

Bipul Sharma to Uthappa, 2 runs, gets forward and steers it wide of cover for a couple

7.6

Bipul Sharma to Uthappa, no run, he's well forward and the ball hits his pads and rolls to the off side, confident appeal by the bowler

It's the Strategic Time Out

Sam: "Samuels used to be an attacking player at the start of his career, but now with his "take time to settle down" approach, I wonder how he will fare in the IPL. Adds value to the team definitely with his bowling. "

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 53/2 (RR: 6.62)
RV Uthappa    5* (9b)      Bipul Sharma    1-0-10-0
MN Samuels    15* (13b 1x4 1x6)      P Kumar    4-0-27-0

8.1

Chawla to Samuels, 1 run, keeps very low and he makes room and slams it hard back to the bowler who deflects it to long-on

8.2

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, flat delivery again, turn too this time, goes back and punches it to the off side

8.3

Chawla to Samuels, no run, the googly this time and Samuels read it a but late, defended

8.4

Chawla to Samuels, 1 run, blocks it towards point and they take a quick single

8.5

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, goes back and slams it hard to sweeper cover

8.6

Chawla to Samuels, 1 run, gets well forward and drives down to long-off

End of over 9 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 58/2 (RR: 6.44)
MN Samuels    18* (17b 1x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    1-0-5-0
RV Uthappa    7* (11b)      Bipul Sharma    1-0-10-0

9.1

Bipul Sharma to Samuels, 1 run, Dropped, tough chance at short cover, he was forward and slammed that hard and the ball deflected off his fingers cupped over his head

9.2

Bipul Sharma to Uthappa, no run, pushed to the off side

9.3

Bipul Sharma to Uthappa, SIX, Uthappa gets well forward down the pitch, uses his feet and launches that over wide long-off

9.4

Bipul Sharma to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, comes over the wicket this time, down the leg side and swept to short fine leg

9.5

Bipul Sharma to Samuels, FOUR, he makes room and gets well forward and bashes it down the ground to long-off, Faulkner had little chance cutting it off

9.6

Bipul Sharma to Samuels, 1 run, gets forward and drives to long-off again

End of over 10 (13 runs) Pune Warriors 71/2 (RR: 7.10)
MN Samuels    24* (20b 2x4 1x6)      Bipul Sharma    2-0-22-0
RV Uthappa    13* (14b 1x6)      PP Chawla    1-0-5-0

10.1

Chawla to Samuels, SIX, Samuels has teed off here, dances down the track and goes downtown over long-on fence into the crowd

10.2

Chawla to Samuels, no run, quicker one, blocks it to the off side

10.3

Chawla to Samuels, 1 run, comes forward and gets hit on the pads for no run

10.4

Chawla to Uthappa, no run, outside off and steers it to short third man for no run

10.5

Chawla to Uthappa, 1 run, makes room and cuts it low to short third man for an easy single

10.6

Chawla to Samuels, 1 run, outside off, drives it off the bottom of his bat to sweeper cover for an easy single

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 80/2 (RR: 7.27)
MN Samuels    32* (24b 2x4 2x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-14-0
RV Uthappa    14* (16b 1x6)      Bipul Sharma    2-0-22-0

11.1

Mascarenhas to Samuels, 1 run, slightly short outside off, dabs it to short third man and scamper for a single

11.2

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, angling into the batsmen, comes forward and knocks it down to long-on

11.3

Mascarenhas to Samuels, FOUR, opens the face and deliberately runs it down to the third man fence for a four

11.4

Mascarenhas to Samuels, no run, on the full, shows the full face of the bat to the bowler

11.5

Mascarenhas to Samuels, no run, angling in, defends it back to the bowler

11.6

Mascarenhas to Samuels, no run, outside off, bunts it to the off side for no run

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 86/2 (RR: 7.16)
MN Samuels    37* (29b 3x4 2x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-15-1
RV Uthappa    15* (17b 1x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-14-0

12.1

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, straighter one, powerfully struck down the ground, fielder at long-on cuts it off

12.2

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, 1 run, back of a length, knocks it to short cover and an overthrow lets the batsmen go through for a single

12.3

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, full on the pads, glances it to short fine leg, a direct hit but Samuels is well home as confirmed by the third umpire

12.4

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, no run, back of a length, tries to pierce the gap between point and short third man but the ball goes to point

12.5

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, 2 leg byes, on the pads, hits the pads and off it goes to the right of short fine leg

12.6

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, 1 leg bye, on the pads again, ball rolls on to the on side

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 92/2 (RR: 7.07)
MN Samuels    38* (33b 3x4 2x6)      Harmeet Singh    1-0-3-0
RV Uthappa    17* (19b 1x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-15-1

13.1

Faulkner to Samuels, 1 run, slower delivery, dabs it to point, Mandeep hits the stumps but Uthappa is well home

13.2

Faulkner to Uthappa, 1 run, on the full, Uthappa punches it straight to long-off

13.3

Faulkner to Samuels, 1 run, on the legs, chips it into the air to deep midwicket for a single

13.4

Faulkner to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle and off, smashes it down the ground to long-off but only a single is what they get

13.5

Faulkner to Samuels, 1 run, on the full, punches it straight to Uthappa at the non striker's end and deflects

13.6

Faulkner to Uthappa, FOUR, outside off, watches it till the end and steers it fine to third man for a four, 100 up for Pune

End of over 14 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 101/2 (RR: 7.21)
RV Uthappa    23* (22b 1x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    2-0-14-0
MN Samuels    41* (36b 3x4 2x6)      Harmeet Singh    1-0-3-0

14.1

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, FOUR, slower one, smears it to the sweeper cover and Valthaty misfields it and gives away a four

14.2

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, 1 run, on the full, crunches it past the bowler straight down the ground for a single

14.3

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, no run, takes a swipe across the stumps and misses, Gilchrist removes the bails in a flash and we go upstairs to check if he's stumped, 'Not out' says the third umpire

14.4

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, SIX, one handed six, that's a monstrous hit from Uthappa, picks the length well and deposits over the long-off fence

14.5

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, on the full, punches it straight to long on for a single

14.6

Harmeet Singh to Samuels, OUT, Bowled! Samuels looks to heave it over deep midwicket, swipes across the line but misses and the ball crashes into his middle and off

MN Samuels b Harmeet Singh 46 (46m 39b 4x4 2x6) SR: 117.94

End of over 15 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 113/3 (RR: 7.53)
     Harmeet Singh    2-0-15-1
RV Uthappa    30* (25b 1x4 2x6)      JP Faulkner    2-0-14-0

15.1

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 2 runs, slower delivery, plays it gently to mid wicket and hurry for two

15.2

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 1 run, on the off, turns it to deep midwicket for a single, try to sneak a two but 'no' says Ferguson

15.3

Mascarenhas to Ferguson, no run, on the full, blocked back to the bowler

15.4

Mascarenhas to Ferguson, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, knocked to wide of long-on for a tight two

15.5

Mascarenhas to Ferguson, 1 run, on the off, punched to cover and the batsmen pinch a single

15.6

Mascarenhas to Uthappa, 2 runs, good length, Uthappa shuffles across and plays a wristy shot to wide of deep midwicket for two, well run

Strategic Time out....

End of over 16 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 121/3 (RR: 7.56)
RV Uthappa    35* (28b 1x4 2x6)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-23-1
CJ Ferguson    3* (3b)      Harmeet Singh    2-0-15-1

16.1

Harmeet Singh to Ferguson, no run, outside off, driven to covers off the backfoot for no run

16.2

Harmeet Singh to Ferguson, no run, slower delivery that kept low, that came off the back of his hand and hit him on the pads, sliding down the leg side

16.3

Harmeet Singh to Ferguson, OUT, Caught and bowled! slower delivery on the full, Ferguson looks to strike it on the on side, takes a leading edge and goes straight to the bowler

CJ Ferguson c & b Harmeet Singh 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.4

Harmeet Singh to Smith, 1 run, on the middle, flicked to deep midwicket, well timed

16.5

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, no run, makes room, looks to pull that over mid wicket, misses it and Gilchrist removes the bails off but Uthappa is well cemented

16.6

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, no run, quicker one outside off, looks to carve it over point but misses, straight to keeper

End of over 17 (1 run) Pune Warriors 122/4 (RR: 7.17)
RV Uthappa    35* (30b 1x4 2x6)      Harmeet Singh    3-0-16-2
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-23-1

17.1

Faulkner to Smith, 2 runs, in the slot, makes room and smashes it through covers and Bipul sharma at the sweeper cover does well

17.2

Faulkner to Smith, no run, misses a full toss as he tries a reverse scoop, that should have been dismissed

17.3

Faulkner to Smith, 1 run, on the full, digs it out to extra cover for a single

17.4

Faulkner to Uthappa, 1 run, on the full, looks to drill that past cover but mistimes it for a single

17.5

Faulkner to Smith, 1 run, shuffles across and tries to pull it over midwicket but only manages to hit to midwicket

17.6

Faulkner to Uthappa, FOUR, on the legs, slaps it down the ground and bisects the fielders at deep midwicket and long-on for a four

End of over 18 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 131/4 (RR: 7.27)
RV Uthappa    40* (32b 2x4 2x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-23-0
SPD Smith    5* (5b)      Harmeet Singh    3-0-16-2

18.1

Harmeet Singh to Smith, 1 run, slower one, gets behind the line and smacks it over mid-on, one bounce to David Hussey at long-on

18.2

Harmeet Singh to Uthappa, OUT, Bowled! leg cutter, Uthappa swipes across the line and tries to hit it out of the stadium but misses and his stumps are disturbed

RV Uthappa b Harmeet Singh 40 (59m 33b 2x4 2x6) SR: 121.21

18.3

Harmeet Singh to Pandey, (no ball) FOUR, waist high beamer, shuffles across and smashes it to deep square leg region for a four

18.3

Harmeet Singh to Pandey, (no ball) 1 run, beamer again, Harmeet singh is off, what a stunning catch from Nayar here in the deep midwicket, comes running and takes a blinder but in vain

18.3

Bipul Sharma to Smith, SIX, stands tall and thrahes it straight over the bowler's head and over the sight screen, terrific shot!

18.4

Bipul Sharma to Smith, SIX, this time he goes high over deep midwicket, Smith is turning it on here

18.5

Bipul Sharma to Smith, 1 leg bye, on the legs, thumps on to his pads and rolls on to the off side for a leg bye

18.6

Bipul Sharma to Pandey, SIX, Pandey plonks his front foot forward, swivels and heaves it high over deep midwicket for a mammoth shot!

End of over 19 (27 runs) Pune Warriors 158/5 (RR: 8.31)
MK Pandey    11* (3b 1x4 1x6)      Bipul Sharma    2.4-0-40-0
SPD Smith    18* (9b 2x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-23-0

19.1

Faulkner to Smith, SIX, Smith has gone crazy here, full toss outside leg and smears it over deep square leg, as flat as it can get

19.2

Faulkner to Smith, 1 run, on the legs, turns it to square leg

19.3

Faulkner to Pandey, 1 run, straighter, slaps it past the ground but can manage only a single

19.4

Faulkner to Smith, OUT, Bowled this time, shuffles across and looks to whip it over to the fine leg region but misses and his furniture is disturbed

SPD Smith b Faulkner 25 (17m 12b 0x4 3x6) SR: 208.33

19.5

Faulkner to Sharma, no run, banged in short, Rahul looks to pull it and misses

19.6

Faulkner to Sharma, no run, Short of a length again, Rahul sharma tries to swipe across the line and misses. A good final over by Faulkner as he keeps a check on the flurry of sixes

Pune romped home to what looks to be a good total on this strip. Marlon Samuels and Uthappa consolidated in the middle with an 81 run partnership. Steven Smith's blazing knock could be the glaring difference in the end.

Join us in 10 minutes for what should be a good chase...

End of over 20 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 166/6
R Sharma    0* (2b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-31-1
MK Pandey    12* (4b 1x4 1x6)      Bipul Sharma    2.4-0-40-0
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Apr 8, 2012

Murali Kartik runs out Paul Valthaty, Pune Warriors India v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Pune, April 8, 2012

Murali Kartik runs out Paul Valthaty

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