Indian Premier League - 71st match

Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils

Pune Warriors won by 38 runs

So the opening batsmen, Uthappa and Finch, are out there in the middle for Pune. With the ball in hand is Irfan Pathan.

3.45 pm

Dharma: "This IPL will see a team picking up a second wooden spoon (first time a team has wooden spoon twice) no matter which team wins the match among DD and PWI."

Gaurav Manchanda: "@Ravinder Phogat: If a team depends on one player to win matches then it should not be called a team."

Deepak Sapra: "May the worse team lose, is how i would sum up my expectations from this match between two extremely disappointing teams"

Ravinder Phogat: "@Gaurav Manchanda : every team depends on 1 or 2 impact players when it come to T20, Hussey, raina - CSK, Gambhir, Naraine - KKR, RCB - Gayle Kohli, Mum - Rohit, Pollard, SRH -Dhawan,Mishra and steyn !! so are they not the team?"

pranay: "Though Yuvi had not score big, he got off to good starts in atleast 6 innings scoring 28,24,34,31,33 and 30"

3.35 pm

shashi: "On the bowling front, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has stood out in an attack that has struggled to contain the runs. In a format where spinners were considered to be fodder for batsmen with heavy bats and small outfields, Delhi Daredevils' left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has been outstanding; he may not have picked up wickets in the 11 matches he has played this season, but his economy rate of 5.95 only explains the kind of stranglehold he has had on batsmen"

PK: "@shashi: Despite having bowled so well, delhi have surprisingly excluded him for the past couple of games..."

Arnav sahay: "Shehbaz Nadeem is one of the unprecedented finds for Indian spin bowling...the sping department may be loaded heavily but a slow left arm spinner is something unique...always"

nanda: "Its a chance for the both teams to give opportunities to young players" Pune's been doing that throughout the tournament. Finch says there's been only one change today.

Ravinder Phogat: "1 player in T20 makes difference, like KP who is such an impact player, he missed IPL this year and DD has really missed him this season.."

3.30 pm, Toss

Toss in a few moments. Jayawardene says Bharat Chipli will be playing today for Delhi. Finch has won the and Pune will bat first. Dinda comes in back for Pandey for Pune.

Pitch report: According to Finch, despite the green on the track, it looked dry.

3.10 pm

It's the last match-day of the league stage in the IPL 2013. The first game today is important for the individual teams with the losing side faced with the ignominy of finishing last. Delhi travel to Pune to play the Warriors.

The second game of the day will decide which of Hyderabad or Bangalore take up the last playoffs slot as the Sunrisers take on the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through both of 'em today.

Interestingly and as an aside, today is also the last match-day of the Premier League season and coincidentally, there too, the fight is for that elusive fourth spot (for the Champions League).

Kalyan Kumar: "@ Shashi: Yuvi was never a match winner in IPL !!! Glad, he is not and he won us 2 World cups !!!!"

shashi: "On paper, both teams have some very talented players; PWI have Aaron Finch, Robin Uthappa and several others, while DD have David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene and Ben Rohrer amongst others. But the fact that their Indian match-winners - Yuvraj Singh for Pune Warriors India and Virender Sehwag for Delhi Daredevils - have not been among the runs has hurt both teams."

shashi: "Delhi Daredevils were table-toppers last season and considered one of the strongest teams prior to the start of the season. However, things have not gone according to plans and the team has only managed three wins heading into this final match. They will be keen to give their fans something to cheer about and avoid the wooden spoon"

pranay: "coincidentally,These two teams played their last league match against each other in IPL-4 and were in a similar situation trying to avoid a spot at the bottom but it was ruled out due to rain and as a result Delhi were placed at bottom."

0.1

Pathan to Uthappa, no run, fuller on the middle stump, floats up to the bat and bit on in-swing into the batsman, Uthappa pushes forward and to the mid-on

0.2

Pathan to Uthappa, 2 runs, shorter this time and outside the off stump, easily cut away through backward point for a couple of runs, the third-man runs across

0.3

Pathan to Uthappa, FOUR, and hit for the first four of the day, it was on a length and Uthappa goes down the track as he would to a spinner, not completely off the middle but beats the mid-on easily

0.4

Pathan to Uthappa, no run, shortens his length completely, tapped to the leg-side this time

0.5

Pathan to Uthappa, 1 run, on a good length and it swings back a little, easily tucked away to square-leg for a single

0.6

Pathan to Finch, FOUR, and now Finch gets into the act the first ball he faces, it's fuller on the off stump and drives it through wide mid-off for a good boundary to start things off

End of over 1 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 11/0 (RR: 11.00)
AJ Finch    4* (1b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-11-0
RV Uthappa    7* (5b 1x4)     

Nithin: "One of the most irrelevant of matches. Hope the two struggling teams can provide some entertainment and make this a thriller of a match!!!!"

1.1

Morkel to Uthappa, no run, fuller length from Morne and Uthappa is on his front foot and defended to the off side

1.2

Morkel to Uthappa, 3 runs, that's shuffling on to his pads and easily pushed down to deep square-leg, the fielder at fine-leg needs to run around to stop it and they come back for the third

1.3

Morkel to Finch, 1 run, there's this concerted effort from Morne to pitch them up to the bat, again he finds that same length and the batsman pushes it to the mid-on region for a single, the fielder had a shy but misses

1.4

Morkel to Uthappa, 1 run, and even as I said that, that's a tad shorter on the middle, he goes back and taps it to the leg side and before Morne can come around to field it, they are away

1.5

Morkel to Finch, no run, back to that fuller length outside the off stump, defended back to the bowler, on his right

1.6

Morkel to Finch, no run, attempts a bouncer but does not rise up as much as he would have liked, was going for the pull but does not get the bat

End of over 2 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
AJ Finch    5* (4b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-5-0
RV Uthappa    11* (8b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-11-0

ryan: "The travails of Unmukt Chand in this IPL should sound as a warning to Indian cricket, here is a cricketer so obviously talented yet before he had earnt his keep at first class level over a sustained period of time, he got a fat IPL contract, and adverts with India's A-listers: and whats happened? he has looked out of his depth"

Raffik: "Well.. I am hearing form each and every player and even from the audience. "We had a Plan", " As per the Plan", "Our Plan well executed" "Not worked the way we planned". Any body knows what is a "PLAN" in cricket. Ever any of the players revealed what was the "PLAN" they had? Or this just a decorative word to push in to public ???"

2.1

Kaul to Uthappa, 1 run, outside the off stump and on a good length, he fishes his bat out and gets it through the backward point, but a single alone

2.2

Kaul to Finch, no run, shorter in length and he jumps back to tip it to the leg side

2.3

Kaul to Finch, 1 run, shorter in length again and angling back into the batsman, he swivels around and gets it over to deep square-leg for a single

2.4

Kaul to Uthappa, 1 run, length ball on an off-stump line, he takes a couple of steps out and taps it to mid-on for a single, they waited the ball passed the bowler before completing it

2.5

Kaul to Finch, SIX, that's the shot of this short time in the match so far, dragged it short outside the off stump and he has absolutely smashed it, over the wide long-on region for a maximum!

2.6

Kaul to Finch, no run, and it's outside the off, on a length, tapped to the short cover region

End of over 3 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 25/0 (RR: 8.33)
AJ Finch    12* (8b 1x4 1x6)      S Kaul    1-0-9-0
RV Uthappa    13* (10b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-5-0

Fraser: "As well as Pietersen, Morkel is far off is best. Seems flat and less pacy than last year."

uday: "never understand why irfan is given first over to bowl and keeps him aside afterwards??"

3.1

Morkel to Uthappa, FOUR, glorious, that's absolutely excellent! it was a length ball alright but he was only look to get on to the front foot and push at it, the push beats the mid-off fielder with some ease

3.2

Morkel to Uthappa, 1 run, gets closer to the middle stump and fuller, flicked away to the deep square-leg area for a single

3.3

Morkel to Finch, no run, shorter in length and on the off stump, he's on the back foot defending but it's not bounced up too much and gets a bit of a toe

3.4

Morkel to Finch, no run, shorter again and tapped to the off side, straight to the fielder

Vinay Patel: "@Raffik You often hear that a team's plan has failed mostly because the 'plan' isn't given any more thought than just "win"."

3.5

Morkel to Finch, 1 run, shorter in length and he's looking to tap it to the leg side but it's risen up more than he expected, gets an edge to square-leg

3.6

Morkel to Uthappa, 1 run, lot of bounce at Uthappa who does well to open the face of the bat and guides it to third-man for a single

End of over 4 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 32/0 (RR: 8.00)
RV Uthappa    19* (13b 2x4)      M Morkel    2-0-12-0
AJ Finch    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      S Kaul    1-0-9-0

Sudhindra: "If Pune lose this game, then they'll become the first side in the IPL to finish at the same spot for 3 consecutive seasons. The 9th position!! Talk about being consistent . . . beat Chennai."

4.1

Kaul to Uthappa, no run, on a length and he gets the outside half of the bat through to the point fielder

4.2

Kaul to Uthappa, no run, and now the walkathon-slog, only this time he misses, was going down the track to have a pull at it, misses the top edge

4.3

Kaul to Uthappa, no run, and again, bit more bounce than what he thought, gets an edge through to point

Sasi: "Chand's indifferent performance was not on unexpected lines..it was the fault of the fans to expect a bit too much from a kid who is still finding his feet at the top level..I am sure he will improve and follow virat's lines and make it into the team in another year..I just hope he is a bit more level headed than kohli is.."

4.4

Kaul to Uthappa, no run, why would you play such a shot, he's been doing well all this while with the straight bat, he was looking to go across to outside the off and scoop it over fine-leg, hit on the pads and an appeal follows

4.5

Kaul to Uthappa, FOUR, and this one has been blazed away through the extra-cover region for a four! fuller on the off stump and he's creamed it through the area, well done

4.6

Kaul to Uthappa, 1 run, shorter on the off stump and patted it to mid-on for a quick single

End of over 5 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 37/0 (RR: 7.40)
RV Uthappa    24* (19b 3x4)      S Kaul    2-0-14-0
AJ Finch    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    2-0-12-0

Priyashrav: "@Raffik The plan is simple! We do not talk about the plan."

Sundar: "@ryan : Travails in the IPL should not be an indicator of a cricketer's true caliber. He has done well in the first class circuit and that should be the yardstick. He should get more A team games before he gets an India spot, which I believe should be soon. I agree with Ian Chappell in his assessment of Chand. I also find it funny that when people do well in the IPL, we jump and say that this should not be a barometer to decide a place in the India side, but when they fail in the IPL, the very same people say because he failed in the IPL, he is not good enough for an India spot."

5.1

Yadav to Uthappa, 1 wide, down the leg side and starts with a wide, it was a quick enough delivery but with the radar wrong, fuller too

5.1

Yadav to Uthappa, OUT, gone, caught at point now, is it? was a fuller one outside the off stump and he was looking to drive at it, gets an outside edge and flies to point where it's taken, Uthappa's not convinced it's gone without bouncing and the third umpire's called to adjudicate on it. That's a surprise, it was far from bouncing anywhere but straight into the fielder's hands

RV Uthappa c Warner b Yadav 24 (22m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Harsh: "@sasi - virat is not level headed?? Just because he wears his heart on his sleeve? He may be boisterous and outspoken compared to Sachin and Dhoni and the likes, but in terms of cricketing maturity, he's right up there!"

5.2

Yadav to Pandey, no run, quick and straight and he has defended it back to the bowler

5.3

Yadav to Pandey, 1 run, oww, almost a run-out there, it was a fuller one and tapped it to MJ at mid-off, he comes in and fields and has a shy at non-striker's end, misses, the diving Pandey was gone had it hit

5.4

Yadav to Finch, 1 leg bye, on his pads and he looks to pull it away, hits the pads and rolls over to the leg side

5.5

Yadav to Pandey, no run, shorter in length and tapped to short cover, almost looked like the ball never came on

5.6

Yadav to Pandey, no run, pulls back his length yet again and it's on the middle stump line, pushes it to the short cover fielder yet again

End of over 6 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 40/1 (RR: 6.66)
MK Pandey    1* (4b)      UT Yadav    1-0-2-1
AJ Finch    13* (12b 1x4 1x6)      S Kaul    2-0-14-0

Pathan's back.

Vijay: "@Rafik - The plan is to keep planning and execute that plan effectively. You should also have a plan against the opponent's plan and it has to be planned in such a way that they dont know it. If they plan to spoil your plan, you may as well plan to have a second plan. But never plan to tell what the plan is in the first place."

And in English that means?

6.1

Pathan to Finch, 1 run, width outside the off stump but the pace gets lost some place after the ball pitched, tapped to the off side for a single

Sangharakshak Neel: "The best way forward for young Unmukt is going to be to not ponder over his failure in the IPL and rather concentrate on getting better at First Class cricket. In an ideal world, he should go get himself a season or two in the English county, regarded as an important part of a cricketer's education by Dravid. But with the IPL not going away anytime soon, chances of Unmukt skipping IPL to go the county is pretty much zilch."

ryan: "@Sundar- my intention wasn't really to discredit Chand's Indian team ambitions, I agree IPL is not a good barometer, having said that I think the young man has been given too much too soon (like Ishant, 900k first ipl auction after 3 tests) and it could ruin him, you would think if he was as good as we are hearing he wouldnt have looked so troubled against high quality pace"

6.2

Pathan to Pandey, no run, shorter in length and slower too, the bat-swing had to be drastically changed to defend it to the off side

6.3

Pathan to Pandey, no run, goes down the track and the bowler's shortened the length, pushes it to the short mid-wicket area

Raviteja: "Ravi: @ Harsh I'm still surprised how can you compare Virat with cricketing God Sachin and Intellectual thinking person Dhoni. Where Virat is still learning the things....... I agree he is a good player but he still needs his basics right to be a great player like Sachin and Dhoni."

6.4

Pathan to Pandey, no run, looks to open his stance up and smack it over the top, gets an inside edge of the bat back to the bowler

6.5

Pathan to Pandey, SIX, finally off the middle, finally a six! it was shorter in length from Pathan, probably expecting MP to come down again, pulls it without moving out

6.6

Pathan to Pandey, 1 leg bye, gets it off the pads and rolls over to the leg-side for a leg-bye

End of over 7 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 48/1 (RR: 6.85)
MK Pandey    7* (9b 1x6)      IK Pathan    2-0-18-0
AJ Finch    14* (13b 1x4 1x6)      UT Yadav    1-0-2-1

Paul: "It's a pity people are doubting virat's level headed nature, based on his on field spats in IPL...why do we forget he has been India's best bet in chasing down big scores..and also how can we forget his performance down under....."

If I might hazard this one, I personally think he's India's best current batsman across all the three formats.

7.1

Nadeem to Pandey, 1 run, shorter in length and spinning away to the off stump, patted it to long-on for a single

7.2

Nadeem to Finch, no run, and now looks to make room and try and cut it away, beats the outside the edge

7.3

Nadeem to Finch, 2 runs, reverse-slogged for a couple of runs to wide long-on! that's a short that Warner's made famous, he takes up the stance of a left-handed batsman and smacks it

7.4

Nadeem to Finch, 1 run, on his pads and tapped away to the square-leg for a single

7.5

Nadeem to Pandey, 1 run, the lengths quite short and on the leg stump, easily tucked away to the leg side for a single

7.6

Nadeem to Finch, 1 run, that makes a good sound as he was looking to cut it away to deep cover, gives room by going across and the bowler's followed him, still gets a single

End of over 8 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 54/1 (RR: 6.75)
AJ Finch    18* (17b 1x4 1x6)      S Nadeem    1-0-6-0
MK Pandey    9* (11b 1x6)      IK Pathan    2-0-18-0

8.1

Yadav to Finch, SIX, gone all the way, it was a fullish delivery and bit of an angle into the batsman, there is a short arm jab because of the length and it's gone for a six over long-on

8.2

Yadav to Finch, no run, gets it shorter and tapped to the off side this time

8.3

Yadav to Finch, SIX, and now that's been hit over mid-wicket for another boundary, that was a shorter one this time and hes quickly back and smacking, gets it all the way for a six, which is what the fielder at the boundary, Nadeem says too after the umpire has signalled a four

8.4

Yadav to Finch, FOUR, and that's another four for Finch, it's very full on the off stump and that's taken as a full-toss, gets the gap through extra-cover for a four

8.5

Yadav to Finch, 1 run, shorter in length outside the off stump, tapped to the off side for a quick single

8.6

Yadav to Pandey, no run, slower outside the off stump and beats the outside the edge, he was looking to crack it through point but misses

End of over 9 (17 runs) Pune Warriors 71/1 (RR: 7.88)
MK Pandey    9* (12b 1x6)      UT Yadav    2-0-19-1
AJ Finch    35* (22b 2x4 3x6)      S Nadeem    1-0-6-0

It's Time-out now. Nadeem comes on.

9.1

Nadeem to Finch, 1 run, outside edge that's gone on the bounce to the backward point fielder for a single

9.2

Nadeem to Pandey, 1 run, on his pads and tucked away to the leg side for a single

9.3

Nadeem to Finch, 1 run, shorter on his pads and wants to sweep it away, does not get it off the middle and it's hit to short fine

9.4

Nadeem to Pandey, OUT, bowled him! he's slowed it down so much that Pandey has brought his bat down way earlier than the ball finally came on, misses the line of the ball and it's sneaked through and rattled the stumps

MK Pandey b Nadeem 10 (19m 14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

9.5

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another appeal for an lbw against Yuvraj, he was looking to defend at it, beats the bat, hits the pads and there's a big shout for an lbw, that looked close!

9.6

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, no run, and now defended back to the bowler

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pune Warriors 74/2 (RR: 7.40)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (2b)      S Nadeem    2-0-9-1
AJ Finch    37* (24b 2x4 3x6)      UT Yadav    2-0-19-1

10.1

Pathan to Finch, no run, shorter in length but was moving back into the batsman to cramp him there, can get it out to the point fielder only

10.2

Pathan to Finch, SIX, whoa, was in his arc and while it's not really gone out of the park, it's a good, good shot to earn him a six, a pick-up stroke over backward square-leg

10.3

Pathan to Finch, no run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, tapped to the short cover area

10.4

Pathan to Finch, no run, shorter in length and wants to cut it, goes for it hard but that's easily missed the outside edge of the bat

10.5

Pathan to Finch, 2 runs, shorter in length and that's bit of deft placement after coming down the track, just tapped to backward square-leg for a couple

10.6

Pathan to Finch, FOUR, not a good ball this, the attempt was to cramp him for room by bowling on a length and close to the middle stump, the ball moves back and easily tucked away to the backward square-leg area for a four

End of over 11 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 86/2 (RR: 7.81)
AJ Finch    49* (30b 3x4 4x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-30-0
Yuvraj Singh    0* (2b)      S Nadeem    2-0-9-1

Kaul comes on.

11.1

Kaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length outside the off stump and tapped to the cover region for a single

ravi: "finch &robin r best opening this season bhuvi is also good then why are they at the bottom of the table"

11.2

Kaul to Finch, 1 run, shorter outside the off and that's pulled from quite away from him to mid-wicket, it did not look like he wanted that single and the late decision almost costs him, the throw misses the stumps though and he gets his 50!

11.3

Kaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of length and opens the face of the bat to third-man for a single

11.4

Kaul to Finch, 2 runs, and he goes for the pull again, the ball's too short and he isn't going to ignore it, swings away but a good effort from the deep square-leg fielder restricts them to two

11.5

Kaul to Finch, no run, fuller on the off stump and smacked to short cover, straight to the fielder

11.6

Kaul to Finch, OUT, lobbed up and caught to square-leg, the fielder from mid-wicket had to rush to his right before taking a good catch, Finch's miffed with himself for that shot

AJ Finch c Sehwag b Kaul 52 (52m 34b 3x4 4x6) SR: 152.94

End of over 12 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 91/3 (RR: 7.58)
     S Kaul    3-0-19-1
Yuvraj Singh    2* (4b)      IK Pathan    3-0-30-0

mayank: "@ravi, because a team is made of 11 players not 3, and these three are also not extra ordinary."

12.1

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven to long-off for a single

12.2

Nadeem to Mathews, no run, on the off stump and tapped to the off side

12.3

Nadeem to Mathews, no run, shortens his length and he's hit it back to the bowler, fielded to his right

12.4

Nadeem to Mathews, no run, slows down the pace and the shot's played too early, gets his bottom hand off to defend it

12.5

Nadeem to Mathews, 1 run, shorter in length and pulled away to deep square-leg for a single

Allan Donald on the microphone says Yuvraj's not been fully fit but getting off to good starts

12.6

Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tapped to the right of the bowler and fielded well to end a good over for Delhi

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 93/3 (RR: 7.15)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (6b)      S Nadeem    3-0-11-1
AD Mathews    1* (4b)      S Kaul    3-0-19-1

stig mistro: "@Ravi: Look its not about these 3 guys. A team needs everyone to contribute equally. If u cannot do that then your not fit to be a team. Look at CSK a prime example of team work."

prozium: "@Ravi..for every bhuvwnshwar..there is Dinda..for every good openers.there are out of form Yuvraj,mathews and others..Seems legit!"

13.1

Pathan to Mathews, 2 runs, almost, just over the point's head! it was a short of a length delivery outside the off and he manages to cut it over the fielder there for a couple

13.2

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, another one that's shorter outside the off but yet again, there's no pace on it, tapped down to long-off for a single

13.3

Pathan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, and that's a dolly for Virender, Yuvi's gone! there's no doubt this is a difficult track to play too many shots too early, it was a short of length ball and he was looking to smash it some place, pull or cut I am not sure! it gets some bat on it and it lobs up to the off side for a simple catch

Yuvraj Singh c Sehwag b Pathan 3 (16m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

13.4

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, shorter in length and tapped down to long-off for a single

13.5

Pathan to Wright, no run, slower one on the middle-stump line, pushed back to the right of the bowler

13.6

Pathan to Wright, no run, another one short in length but there is no pace on it, cut hard but straight to the point fielder on one bounce

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 97/4 (RR: 6.92)
LJ Wright    0* (2b)      IK Pathan    4-0-34-1
AD Mathews    5* (7b)      S Nadeem    3-0-11-1

14.1

Nadeem to Mathews, 1 run, shorter outside the off from round the stumps, pushed down to long-off for a single

14.2

Nadeem to Wright, FOUR, very short in length and he's gone back and pulled it through short mid-wicket, Pathan was diving to his right but never got close

14.3

Nadeem to Wright, 1 run, was going down the track and it was sent shorter, pushes it to the off side for a single

14.4

Nadeem to Mathews, 1 run, not up to the bat, can easily go back and push it to the leg side for one

14.5

Nadeem to Wright, 1 wide, bit of a round arm action, but down the leg side for a wide

14.5

Nadeem to Wright, 1 run, poor ball, down the leg side and very short, can only pull it through to backward square-leg for a single

14.6

Nadeem to Mathews, 1 run, another shorter one and pulled away to the deep square-leg area again

End of over 15 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 107/4 (RR: 7.13)
AD Mathews    8* (10b)      S Nadeem    4-0-21-1
LJ Wright    6* (5b 1x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-34-1

gauri shankar: "I donot know why always i tend to take Yuvraj in my fantasy team. He never performs in IPL."

Bhaskar: "Not capitalizing on a brilliant start. How many times have we seen that before?"

15.1

Morkel to Mathews, SIX, top edge that goes for a six over third-man! he was looking to slap it over mid-wicket and it only comes off the edge and eludes the fielder there

15.2

Morkel to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length and tapped to mid-wicket for a single

15.3

Morkel to Wright, 1 run, shorter in length outside the off stump and gets an outside edge for a single to third-man

15.4

Morkel to Mathews, 1 run, short of length and it's tucked to short fine-leg, bit of misfield but restricted it to a single

15.5

Morkel to Wright, FOUR, shorter in length and pulled away to fine-leg for a four, the fielder was a tad squarer and easily beats him

15.6

Morkel to Wright, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump and tapped down to long-off for a single

End of over 16 (14 runs) Pune Warriors 121/4 (RR: 7.56)
LJ Wright    12* (8b 2x4)      M Morkel    3-0-26-0
AD Mathews    16* (13b 1x6)      S Nadeem    4-0-21-1

Time-out time.

Uditha: ""it gets some bat on it and it lobs up to the off side for a single catch" SINGLE catch!!!! next time they will take that catch together... cricinfo updater is in a sleepy mood.." That kind of a lazy afternoon.

Spaurabh : "I just dont understand $950,000 for Angelo Mathews.Really. I dont remember any match where he justified his contract by any standards."

16.1

Yadav to Wright, 1 run, finally gets one full and on the middle stump, the batsman wants to drill it through the covers, gets some bat on it and goes to long-off for one

16.2

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, well fielded by Morne, it was a full-toss and was played away rather well to short fine-leg, the fielder dives to his right to field that one and gets it down to one

16.3

Yadav to Wright, 1 run, short of length and tapped to the deep cover area for a single

16.4

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and tapped down to long-off for a single

16.5

Yadav to Wright, FOUR, up and over for a four, he moved across to the off stump and cracked it over the mid-wicket fielder within the circle, it was an attempted yorker that fell slightly shorter than it should have

16.6

Yadav to Wright, 1 run, that's the yorker he needed to get last ball, is only able to push it down to long-off for a single

End of over 17 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 130/4 (RR: 7.64)
LJ Wright    19* (12b 3x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-28-1
AD Mathews    18* (15b 1x6)      M Morkel    3-0-26-0

abhi: "@Spaurabh: Then how will u justify Maxwell, Saurabh Tiwari, Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Nayar ..etc"

17.1

Morkel to Wright, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump and hit it to long-on for a single

17.2

Morkel to Mathews, 1 run, full-toss outside the off yet again and this is crunched through to deep cover for a single

vijay: "@Spaurabh. Matthews did not demand $950000. Its the pune franchise's bid and you cant compare the worth of a player to money... sometimes money/performance for any player seems okay and some times doesn't."

17.3

Morkel to Wright, no run, was moving across to outside the off stump and looking to flick it over short fine-leg, got away too far and misses

17.4

Morkel to Wright, no run

17.5

Morkel to Wright, FOUR, short of a good length, tries to pull it away, gets an inside edge to the fine-leg boundary

17.6

Morkel to Wright, FOUR, poor ball down the leg side, fine leg is pretty fine this time and he flicks it away squarer to get four more

End of over 18 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 140/4 (RR: 7.77)
LJ Wright    28* (17b 5x4)      M Morkel    4-0-36-0
AD Mathews    19* (16b 1x6)      UT Yadav    3-0-28-1

18.1

Yadav to Mathews, SIX, length ball and that's smacked over long-on for a six, for some time the fielder thought he might have a chance but no...

18.2

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, fuller this time and hits it to long-on for a single to bring Wright back on strike

18.3

Yadav to Wright, SIX, six more and this is again off a length, swings his bat away and cracks it square over the leg-side for a six! second of the over

18.4

Yadav to Wright, (no ball) FOUR, full-toss, quite high in fact and high enough to be called a no-ball and that's been hit over the bowler for a four!

18.4

Yadav to Wright, FOUR, outside edged for a four this time, too many of those full deliveries and this was pushed shorter and gets the edge through to the right of the keeper for a four

18.5

Yadav to Wright, 1 run, yorker length ball on the pads, tapped to mid-wicket for a single

Thushantha: "@Spaurabh: Mate, Batting wise, Matthews is only behind Finch. Bowling wise, he has sent down 28 overs with a better economy than Dinda & Parnell. How about this for a stat? But, it is not all about stats. Today you will see an example."

18.6

Yadav to Mathews, 1 run, dropped! was looking to pull it away to the leg side and it went straight to Pathan at deep mid-wicket who's spilled it! another poor spell from Yadav comes to an end

End of over 19 (24 runs) Pune Warriors 164/4 (RR: 8.63)
AD Mathews    27* (19b 2x6)      UT Yadav    4-0-52-1
LJ Wright    43* (21b 7x4 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-36-0

Umesh: "Morkel's bad performance was the real reason for the DD's dismal performance this year. He took 25 wickets last year but only 7 this year."

19.1

Kaul to Mathews, 1 run, on a length outside the off stump and dabbed down to long-off for a single

19.2

Kaul to Wright, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and tapped to the off side, cross for a quick one

19.3

Kaul to Mathews, 1 run, full-toss again and that looked quite high too, was looking to hit it over the fielder at long-on but it's gone on the bounce to the fielder

19.4

Kaul to Wright, OUT, slower, shorter and he swings hard over deep mid-wicket, does not come off the middle and goes straight to Sehwag there, third catch for the former Daredevils captain

LJ Wright c Sehwag b Kaul 44 (29m 23b 7x4 1x6) SR: 191.30

Umesh: "Morkel's bad performance was the real reason for the DD's dismal performance this year. He took 25 wickets last year but only 7 this year."

19.5

Kaul to Mathews, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and he wants to swing across the line, gets it to mid-wicket for a single

19.6

Kaul to Gomez, FOUR, wow, excellent stuff this, it was a full-toss outside the off and there's no extravagant movement of either the feet or bat, last second reverse flick for a four through fine third-man

172/5 is what Pune have got after slumping to 96/4 in the 14th over when Yuvraj got out. Mathews scored an unbeaten 30 but it was Wright's 23-ball 44 that propelled the side to this score. Can Delhi chase this down to avoid the bottom spot? Back in 10.

GS: "Been staying awake till 5 in the morning here in the US just to see fellow Keralite Raiphy Gomez bat, he's made up for all the trouble with the single ball that he faced."

End of over 20 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 172/5
RV Gomez    4* (1b 1x4)      S Kaul    4-0-27-2
AD Mathews    30* (22b 2x6)      UT Yadav    4-0-52-1
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