19 | 2 Runs 4 Wkts | PWI: 108/10 (12 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.68, RRR: 12.00)

  • Manish Pandey7 (6b)
  • Amit Mishra4-0-19-4
  • Thisara Perera4-0-20-3

That's it from me for this game, but hop over to the other game and I will be there for the second game!


Hussain: "Its ironic....just before the Mishra over, you wrote "one last word on the hatrick question"..."

Srinivasa Raju: "Sunrisers is the only team in this IPL that never looked like winning a match ( ofcourse because of their batting) .But they have already won 4 ( which is the total wins after 16 matches last time). And all that changed was the name of the franchise"

and if Mathews himself calls the act today as a choke, then I guess it's only fair others can too: Rahat: "The name CHOKERS officially could be handed over to WARRIORS."


Presentation time at Pune:

Angelo Mathews: I thought we had the game till the last five overs, got off to a brilliant start in the bowling but we choked up again. We got to be consistent to move on from here, it was disappointing to throw a game like this which was in our hand. Nine more games to turn things around.

Cameron White: Phew, I am not sure what happened there. Got wickets as and when we needed and then Mishy did his job. In small chases it was important to not leave Ishant and Steyn till the last.

Amit Mishra, man of the match: Cam said to me that I should go for the wickets and I got a hat-trick. Its a great feeling, working together, supporting each other. I am not trying for any more tricks, want to keep it simple.


The Pune dugout is stunned. Absolutely stunned. It's taken more than a minute for anyone from that dugout to even stand up. Marsh, who's wicket started that collapse looks dead. If at all you wanted a definition of hara-kiri, you should watch the highlights of this game.

Mishra has come up with an all-round performance of a life-time, he came in to bat at 44/6 and scored 30 from 24 balls. Then followed it up with figures of 4/19 in four overs, all his wickets coming in his last over!

Mishra to Dinda, OUT, hat-trick! Mishra gets three in three and Pune have been rolled over! this was a good ball, a googly, it came into the batsman and beats the defensive stroke from Dinda, rattles the stumps.

AB Dinda b Mishra 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Five wickets off the last 12 balls. Mishra is on a hat-trick, for his third hat-trick in IPL career.

Mishra to Sharma, OUT, and gone, bowled! they are swinging hard but barely connecting, you cannot do this! it was fuller and Rahul wanted to slog it over mid-wicket for a six, not a tap away for a single but wanted to smash a six, clean bowls him.

R Sharma b Mishra 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mishra to Kumar, OUT, and given out lbw now! Its Rauf again! that's an excellent delivery, fuller, googly, beats the inside edge of the bat and hits the batsman's pads, there's another loud, long appeal and Rauf thinks like he's attempting a tough mathematics puzzle before giving it out.

B Kumar lbw b Mishra 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mishra to Pandey, 1 run, fullish from Mishra and driven down the ground to long-on for a single
Mishra to Mathews, OUT, goes for a biggie and goes back to the pavillion! whatever's happening at Pune? It was flighted from Mishra, Mathews, the captain, tries to smoke it over long-off and what he does instead is gets an outside edge, goes straight to the fielder in the deep!

AD Mathews c Steyn b Mishra 20 (46m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Mishra to Pandey, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single to the sweeper fielder

So 14 needed from 12 balls. One last word on the hat-trick question: Aaron: "William Clarke (1798-1856) is believed to be the only player ever to take a first-class hat-trick that included the same batsman twice (i.e., John Fagge, the hat-trick spanning both Kent innings).

18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 106/6 (14 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.88, RRR: 7.00)

  • Manish Pandey5 (4b)
  • Angelo Mathews20 (23b)
  • Thisara Perera4-0-20-3
  • Dale Steyn4-0-34-1
Perera to Pandey, 1 run, slower from Perera and pushed into the covers for a single
Perera to Pandey, no run, the length does not change and the batsman is able to push it into the covers, not for runs though
Perera to Pandey, FOUR runs, this is way better shot from Pandey, it was short too but the batsman was going back to play it, whacks it over mid-wicket for a four
Perera to Pandey, no run, they continue to pepper them with the short balls and the batsman has no option but to defend it on the back foot

We've got Bollywood actor, rugby player and cricket fan Rahul Bose on today's Huddle, along with ESPNcricinfo's editor Sambit Bal and his consigliere Jayaditya Gupta, to talk about all things IPL. Watch the show at 7.30 pm IST.

Perera to Nayar, OUT, another short one gets another wicket! another poor shot, another wicket, and he's gone caught at mid-on. Short of length, came on quickly on to the batsman who fails to keep it down, easily lobs up for the fielder

AM Nayar c Samantray b Perera 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Perera to Nayar, no run, shortish ball and it jags back into the batsman too, who defends it off the back foot, not for a run

Perera with his final over.

17 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 101/5 (19 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 6.33)

  • Angelo Mathews20 (23b)
  • Dale Steyn4-0-34-1
  • Amit Mishra3-0-17-0
Steyn to Marsh, OUT, top-edged and caught! that was nearly a 149 km/hr delivery and Marsh was looking to take Steyn on, gets high on the bat and the hurried pull lands straight into the hands of the deep square-leg fielder, poor shot with the victory in sight.

MR Marsh c Ashish Reddy b Steyn 14 (19m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 107.69

FifthBeatle: "Merv Hughes and Jermaine Lawson also have hat-tricks spread across two innings in the match, but neither got the same batsman twice. It's happened in first-class cricket though."

Steyn to Marsh, no run, shortish again and at some pace from Steyn but Marsh does well to push it to the off side

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

1st38RV UthappaAJ Finch
2nd0TL SumanAJ Finch
3rd19TL SumanSPD Smith
4th19AD MathewsSPD Smith
5th25AD MathewsMR Marsh
6th0AD MathewsAM Nayar
7th6AD MathewsMK Pandey
8th1MK PandeyB Kumar
9th0R SharmaMK Pandey
10th0AB DindaMK Pandey