117dThe Report by Siddhartha Talya

Ryder and Ganguly script Pune victory

Pune Warriors recovered from two successive defeats to beat the form team in this IPL thus far, thanks to an impressive all-round effort

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Jesse Ryder
86(58) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
8 12 3 10 24 8 7 14
Virender Sehwag
57(32) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 35 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
4 0 2 14 15 15 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Alfonso Thomas
O4
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Morne Morkel
O4
M0
R50
W3
Eco12.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 172/7 (21 runs required, RR: 8.60)

  • Naman Ojha11 (6b)
  • Morne Morkel1 (1b)
  • Alfonso Thomas4-0-22-3
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-26-0

That is it then, from me, Suneer Chowdhary. It has been a pleasure bringing you these two games, hope you had a good time too!

Presentation

Virender Sehwag: Never, I have never seen Sourav run the way he did. I needed to bat till the end, at least till the 16th over. We needed someone to bat on till the end, irrespective of how many batsmen we had. The wicket was good to bat on, I liked batting on this pitch.

Sourav Ganguly: Sehwag was hitting them hard, so it is a relief when he gets out. The last five overs of batting from Smith were good, but only when Sehwag got out we thought we came back into the game. Getting KP out was a big relief obviously, which was the reason behind that run!

Ganguly is also the man of the match.

That is a brilliant all-round performance from Pune, batted well through Jesse Ryder and Sourav Ganguly, with Steven Smith spanking a vital 13-ball 34 to propel the side forward. Then, barring a brief period when KP and Sehwag looked to dominate, the Warriors bowled well on a flat pitch, with Ganguly and Alfonso Thomas leading the way for them! Job well done and as I said earlier, four teams on eight points apiece.

19.6
1
Thomas to Ojha, 1 run, full-toss, and that has been hit away to deep mid-wicket for a single, end of the game, Pune has made it four wins to level with Delhi, Chennai and Rajasthan on eight points!
19.5
1
Thomas to Morkel, 1 run, shot, drilled back to the bowler, was pitched right up and he takes a single
19.4
1
Thomas to Ojha, 1 run, yorker length, played straight back to long-on for a single
19.3
0
Thomas to Ojha, no run, bouncer, wanted to pull it away and hit flush on the helmet. Lovely!
19.2
2
Thomas to Ojha, 2 runs, full ball, almost a yorker, and he has flicked it away to wide long-on for a couple. They need a Gayle on strike.
19.1
W
Thomas to Nagar, OUT, pitched up and lifted to extra-cover, straight to Ganguly fielding there, simple catch made to look as easy.

Y Nagar c Ganguly b Thomas 24 (28m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 126.31

26 required off the last over.

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12DPMD JayawardeneV Sehwag
2nd75V SehwagKP Pietersen
3rd27V SehwagIK Pathan
4th1V SehwagP Negi
5th10LRPL TaylorP Negi
6th18LRPL TaylorY Nagar
7th24NV OjhaY Nagar
8th5NV OjhaM Morkel