79dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

White finally fires, Deccan finally win

Cameron White's familiar, muscular straight hits finally made a reappearance as he powered Chargers to a competitive 177 for 4

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CL White
78(46) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 37 runs
  • 3x4 - 3x6
1 1 8 1 23 20 7 17
RV Uthappa
29(27) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
5 4 1 5 4 8 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

A Ashish Reddy
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
J Theron
O4
M0
R37
W2
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 159/7 (19 runs required, RR: 7.95)

  • B Kumar7 (4b)
  • M Manhas22 (14b)
  • MS Gony4-0-27-1
  • J Theron4-0-37-2

11.40 pm It's taken seven games, but Deccan Chargers have finally earned points this season without benevolence from the weather. They owe it to Cameron White really, he was the only batsman in the entire match to convert a start and play a substantial innings. Several batsmen made the sort of start White did, striking at around a run-a-ball, but they fell before they could accelerate.

Pune Warriors remain sixth in the points table, with eight points after nine games. Deccan Chargers are still last, but with three points from seven games.

There was just no intent in Warriors' chase, until a stage when it would have been ridiculous not to have intent. Ryder, Pandey, Ganguly, Uthappa and Samuels played rudderless innings and by the time they got out, the task was too great for the lower order. Ashish Reddy, playing his first game for Deccan, had a good match, dismissing Uthappa and Samuels in the 14th over. That was when the match swung Deccan's way.

Sesi: "DC fans who believe in whatchamacallit (I forgot that belief word just now) now start hoping that Steyn will be out every match."

The presentation is about to begin ...

Sangakkara: "Finally on the board, a great effort, especially by Cameron White with the bat ... we played Rusty for a purpose and he was outstanding. And young Ashish Reddy played well." Sangakkara says getting through the first six overs of the defence with four overs of spin was crucial.

Ganguly: "As I said at the toss I would have fielded, we gave away 15-20 runs extra. We did not have partnerships, someone needed to carry on." Should Steve smith have come it earlier? Ganguly says Pune will have to take a look at that.

The Man of the Match is Cameron White. Surprise, surprise. "It's a good feeling to get a win, been under pressure as a team. Hopefully it's the start of a few wins in a row. Couple of cramps in the calves but I'm okay."

That's all we have for you today. Thank you for all your emails. Have a good night. Cheers.

19.6
1
Gony to Kumar, 1 run, backs away and slices the ball towards third man, look at that smile on Sangakkara's face. He's beaming!
19.5
2
Gony to Kumar, 2 runs, length ball around off stump, lofted inside out over cover, it falls safely in the deep
19.4
0
Gony to Kumar, no run, now he charges and swings, gets beaten by a pacy short of a length ball
19.3
4
Gony to Kumar, FOUR runs, another short ball, Kumar stays in his crease and chips it over the keeper to the third man boundary

Well that's that, Deccan will win unless there is an extra.

19.2
W
Gony to Thomas, OUT, Thomas charges and then tries to cut, he gets beaten by the short ball once again. Thomas continues running but Manhas doesn't want to steal the bye. Parthiv scored a direct hit with his under-arm throw and Thomas is run out

AC Thomas run out (†Patel) 12 (22m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

19.1
0
Gony to Thomas, no run, Thomas backs away to cut a short of a length ball. Gony followed the batsman and cramped him for room, and beat the bat

Deccan have 26 to defend in the final over. Surely Gony won't do a Chawla, or a Kohli?

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15JD RyderMK Pandey
2nd28SC GangulyMK Pandey
3rd30SC GangulyRV Uthappa
4th15RV UthappaMN Samuels
5th3MN SamuelsSPD Smith
6th32M ManhasSPD Smith
7th29M ManhasAC Thomas
8th7M ManhasB Kumar