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

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar7 (4b)
  • Mithun Manhas22 (14b)
  • Manpreet Gony4-0-27-1
  • Rusty 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.

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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!

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