20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 143/8 (8 runs required, RR: 7.15)

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar11 (7b)
  • Murali Kartik0 (0b)
  • Marchant de Lange4-0-34-3
  • Sunil Narine4-1-13-1

The match was built up really well and in the end, it turned out to be a thriller. Kolkata looked like getting to 180 at one stage, but were restricted to 150 thanks to a good spell of bowling from Mathews and Bhuvneswar Kumar. Gambhir was the star of the show with a 36-ball 56.

Chasing 151, Ganguly and Mathews overcame a poor start to bring them back into contention but the untimely wicket of Pune pushed the side back. In the end, the brilliance of Sunil Narine, who conceded only 13 from his four, meant that Pune needed 18 off the last. Fell short by seven runs.


Gautam Gambhir: The turnout was fantastic, the crowd was supporting both teams. Was important for us to take the advantage in the first few overs because we knew that the pitch was going to slow down. We need to do better otherwise in the second half of the innings. Lot of credit to the bowlers for the way they defended the low score.

Souav Ganguly: We are getting close, but not getting over the line, good to play at Eden Gardens. Lost too many wickets at the start, Narine bowled superbly, if wasn't there we would have probably won the game. We need to bat well at the top of the innings. Need to start performing in the middle, talks are okay but need to start winning.

Sunil Narine is the man of the match. 1/13 in four overs.

de Lange to Kumar, no run, full-toss from de Lange and he can only get it to short cover, that is five losses in a row for Pune. Gambhir looks very pumped after the win, mouthing off a few unmentionables as well in the process.

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10RV UthappaMJ Clarke
2nd18RV UthappaMK Pandey
3rd21SPD SmithMK Pandey
4th4M ManhasSPD Smith
5th2AD MathewsSPD Smith
6th73SC GangulyAD Mathews
7th3AD MathewsWD Parnell
8th8AD MathewsB Kumar
9th4M KartikB Kumar