Indian Premier League - 19th match

Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors

Pune Warriors won by 24 runs

Finch & Uthappa out to open, Nannes will bowl to them, with two slips

7.35 pm Ross Taylor wins the toss and Pune will bat

Taylor says he hopes the dew stays away, and Dhoni says that for a change, he would have batted as well

Pune have realised they have him in the squad, and Steven Smith gets a game, in place of Angelo Mathews who sits out because he is Sri Lankan and the game is in Chennai. An injured Yuvraj Singh is out, and Manish Pandey is in

A sampler of how both sides size up each other. Taylor says they have got nothing to lose, Dhoni says they would like to try some different things today. One of those things is giving Michael Hussey a break, and getting S Anirudha in. Mohit Sharma goes out as well, and Albie Morkel comes in for his first match of the season

Ankit Mehta: "I have a sneaky feeling, this ban on sri lankan players is going to be a blessing in disguise for PWI. It gives steve smith a game and more importantly shows the management what they have been missing by benching him all this while..."

Swaminathan: "It really is incredible how deep CSK bat. From the looks of it, the only one whom you could say can't bat is Nannes! No target under 160 will be enough to defend against them"

Punit: "Mitchell Marsh should definitely move up the order. In the games so far, he's shown he's in better form than most PWI batsman and can score at a good click but PWI have been the worst in utilizing their batting order!"

Uzair: "Is it necessary for the teams to play on big names rather than form? Give Luke Wright a chance he has succeeded in this format all over the world. May be that's what Pune needs at this time."

Narbavi: "Did i hear Taylor say his team got nothing to lose? Is he serious? Its not that they are out of reckoning for the playoffs already, the team has played just 4 games, shows the mindset of the squad coming in to the game!!"

7.20 pm After that jailbreak courtesy none other than Ravindra Jadeja with a little help from RP Singh, CSK face Pune Warriors, who are in danger of diving deep into another losing streak


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Pune Warriors are up against it. It's bad enough that they will be without captain Angelo Mathews, thanks to the ban on Sri Lankan players in Chennai. But with Yuvraj Singh also unlikely to take the field, they'll need some real inspiration from Ross Taylor, who is likely to be the third-choice captain. Can Pune spring a surprise against the Super Kings? Here's our preview to the game.

Dhoni has looked in superb form so far, and Ravindra Jadeja is finally showing signs of living up to the million-dollar billing. Are they in your Fantasy XI for today?

Here's some reading material to keep you busy until the game begins - Suresh Menon rates Sachin Tendulkar the Don of the post-Bradman era. Agree? Where does Viv Richards feature on that list? On this day, in 1986, he smashed a 56-ball century, which remains the fastest Test hundred of all-time.

Remember the IPL 2012 final? Our latest crossword grid on The Stands includes the KKR playing XI from that game. Have a go at it while you wait for the game. And don't forget to tune into The Huddle, our daily IPL Hangout at 7.30 PM IST. Iain O'Brien is set to make his debut on the show today.

0.1

Nannes to Uthappa, 1 run, swings in full on the stumps, patted softly to the off side for a single

0.2

Nannes to Finch, FOUR, that swung in again, but he flayed it straight down the ground,bat face closing as he went for the shot, but had enough in it to race down the pitch and beat mid on

0.3

Nannes to Finch, no run, full, wide and leaving him on the angle, he has a go at it and misses

One slip only now

0.4

Nannes to Finch, FOUR, goes hard again, and connects, lifting a length ball outside off high over mid off

Fine leg is up, square leg is back

0.5

Nannes to Finch, FOUR, third boundary in the over, this time not in the direction he intended, tries to drive through off again, ball swings in, takes inside edge and disappears past short fine

0.6

Nannes to Finch, no run, another attempted big drive through off, and another miss, Pune showing all the intent the benched captain Mathews has wanted them to

End of over 1 (13 runs) Pune Warriors 13/0 (RR: 13.00)
AJ Finch    12* (5b 3x4)      DP Nannes    1-0-13-0
RV Uthappa    1* (1b)     

sanjiv: "Smith do not fail today...otherwise you wont get a lookin again...come on...steviee"

Bipul: "@Ankit - Smith won't get to bowl and if he gets to bat then it means Pune has lost the plot already. So, Smith in playing XI won't really matter."

The legend on social media, Ravindra Jadeja, to bowl

1.1

Jadeja to Uthappa, 1 run, worked to midwicket

Mid on goes to the long on boundary

Oliver Jones: "It's a sad state of affairs that the only reason Smith is getting a game is because of politics off the pitch. Smith did show light at the end of the tunnel for him personally with his comeback for Australia - hope he goes well today."

1.2

Jadeja to Finch, FOUR, makes room outside leg to a flat and shortish ball and cracks it through extra cover

1.3

Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, tossed up on a length now, pushed with an open face to point, and they go through for a sharp single

1.4

Jadeja to Uthappa, no run, stretches forward to defend in front of cover, Uthappa trots out, Finch shouts no

1.5

Jadeja to Uthappa, no run, quick and straightening on off, he comes across and works it down the pitch

1.6

Jadeja to Uthappa, no run, the delivery with which he gets so many wickets, sliding in with the angle, hits him on the pad on the forward defensive, not given, hit outside the line of off

End of over 2 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 19/0 (RR: 9.50)
RV Uthappa    2* (5b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-6-0
AJ Finch    17* (7b 4x4)      DP Nannes    1-0-13-0

2.1

Nannes to Finch, 1 wide, jumps across and tries to work one down the leg side, but misses

Aqil: "@Bipul.. PWI dont have a fifth bowler.. need to squeeze in some overs from smith.. so he will definitely bowl!"

2.1

Nannes to Finch, no run, short into the body, and swung straight into Morkel at short fine leg, nearly carried to him

2.2

Nannes to Finch, no run, beaten, walks down to push at one going across with the angle, ball moves in past inside edge

Amar kashyap: "Pune showing lot of intent today,,,,hope they have a good game tonight,,just to shatter Chennai's den!!!!"

anurag: "Why is everyone so mad about Steve Smith ?"

2.3

Nannes to Finch, no run, appeal for lbw, but that was going easily outside off, and pitched outside leg too, could have been a run out, but throw misses at striker's end

Mukesh Bhat: "Are we missing 'Smith, the fielder' in the discussion? surely, need to mention that.. Good luck Smith.."

2.4

Nannes to Finch, 1 leg bye

2.5

Nannes to Uthappa, 1 run, nearly popped a length ball back to the bowler, Nannes staggered away to his right in his followthrough, else he had a good chance of taking it

2.6

Nannes to Finch, 1 run

End of over 3 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
AJ Finch    18* (12b 4x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-16-0
RV Uthappa    3* (6b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-6-0

3.1

Jadeja to Finch, FOUR, Jadeja offers width, and Finch punishes it with a cut past cover

3.2

Jadeja to Finch, no run, tosses it up slowly now around off, Finch forward to push to off

3.3

Jadeja to Finch, FOUR, Finch makes room to Jadeja again, and carts a length delivery over cover-point

3.4

Jadeja to Finch, no run, pushed back to the bowler

3.5

Jadeja to Finch, no run, tried backing away again, but Jadeja has darted it in real quick, and he has to jab it down the track

3.6

Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, turned wide of midwicket

End of over 4 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 32/0 (RR: 8.00)
AJ Finch    27* (18b 6x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-15-0
RV Uthappa    3* (6b)      DP Nannes    2-0-16-0

Gonzo: "Sir Jadeja is giving them a few boundaries because he wants a decent score to showcase his batting mastery."

Abdul : "Too much of Smith in convo, imagine if he fails in all the departments?"

4.1

Nannes to Finch, FOUR, Nannes getting the line wrong with the short ball, on the pads with fine leg up, bye bye ball, with a swivel and a pull behind square

4.2

Nannes to Finch, 1 run, mistimes the pull this time, takes the single to forward square leg

James: "Anurag, because we all want to see Steve Smith play in the Ashes. We English, that is."

4.3

Nannes to Uthappa, no run, he tries the short one at Uthappa, it takes off, and he ducks under safely

4.4

Nannes to Uthappa, 1 run, now he gets across to a back of a length ball and works it square to leg

4.5

Nannes to Finch, FOUR, nice, that;s run into the long on boundary, Finch lifted a length ball over the man at mid on, didn;t time it too well, but it had enough in it

4.6

Nannes to Finch, no run, played out on the off side

End of over 5 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 42/0 (RR: 8.40)
AJ Finch    36* (22b 8x4)      DP Nannes    3-0-26-0
RV Uthappa    4* (8b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-15-0

Ashwin, R to bowl

Venkat: "PWI have nothing to lose in this match.. and that is dangerous.."

Prakhar: "Guys Guys... Amidst all this Smith conversation...you are missing the Finch show...!!!!"

james: "@anurag, why are we mad about Smith? Because He is Australia's answer to Sir Jadeja..."

5.1

Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, tossed up just outside off, he is forward to defend

5.2

Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, goes across to an offbreak, turns it straight to midwicket

5.3

Ashwin to Uthappa, FOUR, fine leg is up, Ashwin has speared it wide down the pads, and Uthappa has helped it over the fielder with a sweep

5.4

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, pushed down to long on for one

5.5

Ashwin to Finch, no run, hits a flighted fullish ball to the bowler

5.6

Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, still fuller, around middle and leg, and driven to long on

End of over 6 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 48/0 (RR: 8.00)
AJ Finch    37* (24b 8x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-6-0
RV Uthappa    9* (12b 1x4)      DP Nannes    3-0-26-0

48 off the Powerplay, Mathews will be happy

6.1

Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, spinning away from a good length, and cut away to the sweeper

6.2

Jadeja to Uthappa, 1 run, in the air for a while, but the push was wide enough of extra cover

6.3

Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, Finch continues to back away outside leg to Jadeja, but he finds the sweeper on the boundary this time

6.4

Jadeja to Uthappa, no run, right forward to defend to the off side close to the pitch

6.5

Jadeja to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, reverse sweep, from a fullish length, but not enough legs in it to beat short third

6.6

Jadeja to Finch, 1 run, darted into the pads, good length, worked through square leg

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 53/0 (RR: 7.57)
AJ Finch    40* (27b 8x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-19-0
RV Uthappa    10* (15b 1x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-6-0

7.1

Ashwin to Finch, SIX, long off is in place, but he has no chance with this, Finch has cleared him comfortably

7.2

Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, making slight room, it is overpitched outside off, and he cannot get under it, driven to sweeper cover

7.3

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run

7.4

Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, pushed down to long off for a single

7.5

Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, stops before he releases the ball, Uthappa tries another reverse sweep, is hit on the pad outside off

7.6

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, gets inside the line, leaves the crease and checks the lofted stroke down to wide long off

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 63/0 (RR: 7.87)
RV Uthappa    12* (18b 1x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-16-0
AJ Finch    48* (30b 8x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    3-0-19-0

Morris comes on

8.1

Morris to Uthappa, 1 run, pitched up outside off, he comes forward and pushes it wide of extra cover for one

8.2

Morris to Finch, no run, hit on the pad as he misses a length ball, but that was headed down leg

8.3

Morris to Finch, FOUR, Finch is making the most of fine leg being up, he;s swivelled and gone hard at a shortish one, and the top edge has almost carried over the fine leg rope, that is also his fifty

8.4

Morris to Finch, no run, tries the cut and misses a widish one

8.5

Morris to Finch, 1 run, chops it wide of cover this time for one

8.6

Morris to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa leans into a straight push, bowler takes pace off it, but the single is on

End of over 9 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 70/0 (RR: 7.77)
RV Uthappa    14* (20b 1x4)      CH Morris    1-0-7-0
AJ Finch    53* (34b 9x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    2-0-16-0

DJ Bravo to bowl

Kapil: "If Finch is scoring, Uthappa doesn't have to block, he can go as well.. Whats with Pune, cant they fire together?"

9.1

Bravo to Uthappa, FOUR, short, wide, rather poor start, Uthappa gets the cut going in the air wide of point

9.2

Bravo to Uthappa, no run, that did not get up that much outside off, good length, cut in too, Uthappa jabs at it, misses

9.3

Bravo to Uthappa, 1 run, overpitched, defended close to the crease

9.4

Bravo to Finch, 1 run, cuts in again, back of a length, punched to sweeper

9.5

Bravo to Uthappa, 1 run, full and into the stumps now, Uthappa gets behind and pushes firmly down to long on

9.6

Bravo to Finch, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, he drags a slog out to deep square leg

End of over 10 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 78/0 (RR: 7.80)
AJ Finch    55* (36b 9x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-8-0
RV Uthappa    20* (24b 2x4)      CH Morris    1-0-7-0

10.1

Morris to Finch, no run, that;s hit him in the stomach as he misses the pull, Finch picks it up and gives it back to the bowler

10.2

Morris to Finch, FOUR, he;s somehow managed to drill this over extra cover, he was backing away to leg, Morris bowled it wide outside off, Finch had to really stretch, he did alright

10.3

Morris to Finch, no run

10.4

Morris to Finch, no run, again he makes room outside leg, Morris follows him with an angled delivery, Finch still times the cut, but he's picked out point

10.5

Morris to Finch, 1 run, drags a slowish bouncer over square leg

10.6

Morris to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, hops to a back of a length ball and takes the single as it dribbles square off the pad

End of over 11 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 84/0 (RR: 7.63)
RV Uthappa    20* (25b 2x4)      CH Morris    2-0-12-0
AJ Finch    60* (41b 10x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-8-0

11.1

Ashwin to Uthappa, no run, flicked straight to midwicket off pad

11.2

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, comes down the track, Ashwin pauses and pushes it through into the batsman, he is able to work it past midwicket

Ahmad: "What is Uthappa doing here? Can someone please explain? Its CSK that you are playing against, even 200 might not be enough.."

11.3

Ashwin to Finch, 1 leg bye, that hits the pads on the full down leg and runs fine, but short fine leg is able to cut it off

11.4

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, he flicks just over the man at midwicket this time, but there;s one at deep midwicket too

11.5

Ashwin to Finch, 1 run, smashed straight to sweeper cover, Finch cross with himself for not putting it away

11.6

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, pushed down to long on

End of over 12 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 89/0 (RR: 7.41)
RV Uthappa    23* (29b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-20-0
AJ Finch    61* (43b 10x4 1x6)      CH Morris    2-0-12-0

Joel: "Please bring on Albie!!"

Kalyan: "I would prefer the OLD Uthappa, who would hit some boundaries and throw away his wicket than the current one. Yaaawn!"

Manny Dorison: "Seeing Finch score so many runs ...one wonders why has he failed in Intl cricket...Btw my name is real you betchya double deees"

12.1

Jadeja to Uthappa, 1 run

12.2

Jadeja to Finch, SIX, Jadeja has fired it in flat and quick, but Finch is smoking 'em, he opens up quickly and dismisses it over deep midwicket

12.3

Jadeja to Finch, OUT, guess who provides the breakthrough, Jadeja ends the partnership, Finch too quick to walk out, Jadeja straightens it off a length, it hits the pad and goes through to Dhoni, who has one of the easiest stumpings, with Finch stranded way out

AJ Finch st †Dhoni b Jadeja 67 (48m 45b 10x4 2x6) SR: 148.88

Stand-in captain walks in. 'Nothing to lose', he said. Let's see how he bats

slip in

12.4

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, beaten first up as he stretches to drive outside off

12.5

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, goes back and across to a length ball and works it to leg, Jadeja rushes to field

12.6

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor spots a bit of width and cuts sharply, point cannot stop it cleanly

End of over 13 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 97/1 (RR: 7.46)
LRPL Taylor    1* (3b)      RA Jadeja    4-0-27-1
RV Uthappa    24* (30b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-20-0

Gopal: "What's this backlash over Uthappa?! If a Sachin or Dravid did this, it would be called "intelligent" batting. When it's Uthappa, it's all dour and bad!"

13.1

Ashwin to Taylor, 1 run, turns a flighted full ball past midwicket

13.2

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, Raina has dived at midwicket to stop the push, but he;s back flicked the throw way over the bowler, concedes another run

13.3

Ashwin to Taylor, no run

13.4

Ashwin to Taylor, 1 run, worked off the pad to deep square leg

Kamal Chawla: "@Gopal , thats perception and expectations from the player."

13.5

Ashwin to Uthappa, 1 run, leaves the crease again, is not to the pitch, and checks the lofted shot, it falls well short of long on

13.6

Ashwin to Taylor, no run, on the pads, but he cannot get much on it, short fine leg fields

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 101/1 (RR: 7.21)
LRPL Taylor    3* (7b)      R Ashwin    4-0-24-0
RV Uthappa    26* (32b 2x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-27-1

Derek: "It wouldn't be called intelligent batting because it isn't. At the best of times it's slow but against a team that can chase like CSK it is criminal."

14.1

Morris to Uthappa, OUT, Uthappa has holed out to long on, went for the big lofted shot down the ground off this overpitched one, but he checked it a bit in the end, and long on does not have to move much

RV Uthappa c Jadeja b Morris 26 (55m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 78.78

That much-awaited moment when Steven Smith walks in

Abdul : "T20 gets boring when both ends play like there's four more days to go."

14.2

Morris to Smith, 1 run, almost gets into trouble first ball, walks across to a short of a length ball on the stumps, and misses, shout for lbw turned down, there is a direct hit from Dhoni but Smith is in, and he goes to the other end with the ricochet, given as runs, didn;t seem to be an inside edge, but it struck him really high, on the thigh pad

14.3

Morris to Taylor, 2 runs, full into the stumps, Taylor's flicked it behind square, and wide enough of fine leg to take two

14.4

Morris to Taylor, 1 leg bye

14.5

Morris to Smith, no run, beaten, sharp back of a length ball, Smith opens the face inside the line

Chad: "It's a massive shame that Jadeja bowled out before Smith came into the middle."

14.6

Morris to Smith, 1 run, makes room outside leg, not much width, and he ends up chopping it towards point

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 106/2 (RR: 7.06)
SPD Smith    2* (3b)      CH Morris    3-0-16-1
LRPL Taylor    5* (9b)      R Ashwin    4-0-24-0

ravi: "Finally Steve Smith walks out. Hopefully he brought his magic wand with him...I mean bat"

Vauhin: "Finch wkt - turning point, he had the momentum to take the game away from CSK!! whew..."

Bravo is back

15.1

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, Smith advances out, tries to force a shortish one through off and gets a thick edge wide of the keeper

15.2

Bravo to Smith, FOUR, gets on top of a shortish ball into the body and pulls it hard into the ground, splits the gap between fine leg and deep square, who both dive in vain

15.3

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, direct hit needed, not happening, Smith walks out and runs it to backward point, they go for one, Taylor had given up

15.4

Bravo to Taylor, no run, cramped him for room totally, cut back in from back of a length, Taylor dropped it into the pitch, Smith eager to get the single, has to return

15.5

Bravo to Taylor, 2 runs, into Taylor's pads, and he;s flicked it crisply wide of fine leg, but the man gets there with a sprint and a slide

15.6

Bravo to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor is revving up that big slog, cannot get enough on this length ball angled in, it scoots along the ground to fine leg

End of over 16 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 118/2 (RR: 7.37)
LRPL Taylor    8* (12b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-20-0
SPD Smith    11* (6b 2x4)      CH Morris    3-0-16-1

160 achievable here

Krishna: "Where is Albie? Why is he not bowling?"

Kunaal: "Why on earth is Albie not bowling? Don't tell me he has been taken as a specialist batsman. I mean, I do remember his blast off Kohli's bowling last year, still, bowling remains his primary skill."

Pete: "Don't understand what has happened to Ross Taylor. He was smashing it all over the place (alright all over the leg side) at 2011 world cup and hasn't reached that level since."

16.1

Morris to Taylor, OUT, first ball after the time out claims Taylor, it is short and wide, he reaches out to have a slog, and and sends it flat and straight to wide long on

LRPL Taylor c Jadeja b Morris 8 (20m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Mitch Marsh in

16.2

Morris to Smith, 1 run, guided to point for a quick run

16.3

Morris to Marsh, no run, comes forward and pushes a length ball to covers

16.4

Morris to Marsh, 2 runs, slower one, into the pads, he's waited and turned it past midwicket

16.5

Morris to Marsh, 1 leg bye

16.6

Morris to Smith, SIX, Smith gets something out of the over, picks a length ball angled in and slams it over wide long on

End of over 17 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 128/3 (RR: 7.52)
SPD Smith    18* (8b 2x4 1x6)      CH Morris    4-0-25-2
MR Marsh    2* (3b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-20-0

17.1

Bravo to Marsh, OUT, and Pune lose another one now, Alblie gets into the game, short and wide, Marsh has slashed it towards third man, Albie is some way in, and he takes it over his head, and tumbles down with the effort

MR Marsh c Morkel b Bravo 2 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

They could have crossed easily, Smith played his part, he was there at Marsh's end, but Marsh hadn't moved

Manish Pandey the latest out to have a slog

Uwaisul Karnain: "This will cement Smith's place in Pune 11. I mean the failure of Ross Taylor. Ohh Albie is in the field !!!"

17.2

Bravo to Pandey, 1 run, hops and turns a back of a length ball off the pad behind square

17.3

Bravo to Smith, 1 run

anupam: "free fall for PW.. giv"em a parachute.."

17.4

Bravo to Pandey, no run, turns a length ball off middle and leg, straight to midwicket

17.5

Bravo to Pandey, no run, Pandey makes room and swings, can't connect as the back of a length ball bounces over his bat

17.6

Bravo to Pandey, 1 run, width outside off, but it is the slower one, and Pandey can only help it as far as extra cover

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 131/4 (RR: 7.27)
MK Pandey    2* (4b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-23-1
SPD Smith    19* (9b 2x4 1x6)      CH Morris    4-0-25-2

How To Waste A Superb Start, live demonstration

18.1

Nannes to Pandey, 1 run, full and wide, Pandey gets some bat on it and gets off strike as it rolls in front of point

Srivas: ""160 achievable here" -- take that back!!" Taken

18.2

Nannes to Smith, 2 runs, walks outside off stump, Nannes follows him with one in the blockhole, he opens the face to run it to third man

18.3

Nannes to Smith, SIX, and they didn't have playing till now, he walks across, takes an overpitched ball off leg stump and swings it all the way over deep backward square, best timing of the evening

round the stumps

18.4

Nannes to Smith, FOUR, full and wide, but Smith reaches it with a stretch and slices it over point, and it rolls into the rope

back over again

18.5

Nannes to Smith, 1 run, missed out now, full toss across him, he;s timed the punch nicely again, but hit it straight to the sweepre

18.6

Nannes to Pandey, 2 runs, Pandey's dabbed this length ball towards third man, wide enough to be off strike for the next ove

End of over 19 (16 runs) Pune Warriors 147/4 (RR: 7.73)
MK Pandey    5* (6b)      DP Nannes    4-0-42-0
SPD Smith    32* (13b 3x4 2x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-23-1

On third thoughts, how about that 160 again? 32 off 13. Smokin' Smith

Bravo round the stumps

19.1

Bravo to Smith, no run, slow length ball, across the right-hander, who has a slog and misses

19.2

Bravo to Smith, SIX, phew, he's hitting them everywhere, this is an outrageous reverse pick up off the stumps that has disappeared over short third man, and well over the boundary, walks up to non-striker to punch the gloves hard, rarely seen this aggression from Smith

19.3

Bravo to Smith, 1 run, hit down to long off for only a single this time

19.4

Bravo to Pandey, FOUR, Pandey gets it away this time, making room to a shortish ball and swatting it flat over extra cover

19.5

Bravo to Pandey, 1 wide, walks across the stumps to a short ball and misses as it hurries down leg

round the stumps

19.5

Bravo to Pandey, OUT, gone, slower one does it, Pandey swings too early, loses off stump, and Smith remains off strike

MK Pandey b Bravo 9 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Srivas: ""160 achievable here" -- take that back!!"

19.6

Bravo to Nayar, no run, 160 not happening in the end, Nayar swings and misses a full and wide one, appeal for caught behind turned down

Smith unbeaten on 39 off 16 and the trip to Chennai has made it very hard for Pune to leave him out. Finch doing damage upfront. He says it came on well at the start but started to slow up as the innings went on

End of over 20 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 159/5
AM Nayar    0* (1b)      DJ Bravo    4-0-35-2
SPD Smith    39* (16b 3x4 3x6)      DP Nannes    4-0-42-0
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Apr 15, 2013

Rahul Sharma celebrates Dwayne Bravo's wicket, Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors, IPL, Pune, April 15, 2013

Rahul Sharma celebrates Dwayne Bravo's wicket

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Apr 15, 2013

Ravindra Jadeja about to hit, Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors, IPL, Pune, April 15, 2013

Ravindra Jadeja about to hit

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