slightly short, another googly, clipped away through square leg to seal a second successive win after a horror run of seven straight losses
Warriors won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
|Yuvraj Singh||PWI||50.67||2(6)||1.04||- 3.26||2/17||2.08||53.94|
A comfortable win for Pune, who had done a good job to restrict Deccan to a modest score. Marsh did a good job there, so did Yuvraj and Rahul Sharma. In response, Ryder and Pandey delivered an excellent start and Ganguly, the cynosure of all eyes this game, played a decent, unbeaten innings to mark a successful start to his IPL campaign.
Ganguly: "I said 'it's probably the toughest day of my career.' I haven't picked a cricket bat for five months. I wasn't here for the game on the 4th against Mumbai, but I wanted to get ready. I came here with zero confidence. Fielding will also get better, it's about anticipating which I haven't done for a while."
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Check the points table out on this page, but this game was of little consequence as far as the play-offs are concerned.
Sangakkara: "We're fighting hard but not getting where we want to get. This pitch demanded around 150, we probably pushed too hard and lost too many wickets. We played poorly on certain occasions. We've played five bowlers most of the time and we've got to pull some wins."
Yuvraj: "We bowled well, didn't allow the batsmen to play the big shots. It's important your main bowlers do well in the last four-five overs. Ganguly batted with lot of responsibility in his first game."
Mitchell Marsh is Man of the Match: "I've been working hard the last couple of weeks, it's good to contribute and have a win."
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the googly, gets forward to defend on the off side, gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg
Scores level, and Ferguson will be on strike to score the winning runs
full on middle, makes room and steers that through to deep point for a single
short on middle, tucked through square leg for a single
plays and misses, short of a length outside off, tried to run it down to third man, misses
short and it's a short-arm pull from Ganguly, gets it on the bounce to mid-on
good length outside off, plays it wide of point, a diving point, for a single
backs away a hint, good length just outside off, drops it in front of point and steals a quick single
Will Ganguly hit the winning runs? Just five more to get now. Steyn runs in
three in a row, hastening Pune's win here, low full toss on middle, gets across and drives it elegantly through midwicket for a boundary, sweet timing
superbly done, pitched up again and gets the treatment, in the slot outside off, makes room and cracks it over extra cover for four more
lovely shot, Christian pitched it full on middle, Ferguson made a bit of room and drove it handsomely over the bowler's head for a boundary
shortish on the off, tries to punch it straight, gets a thick inside edge towards square leg
short ball down the leg side, Ferguson walks across to pull it fine, misses
Ferguson walks out
bowled'im! Short of a good length and Yuvraj chases that one as well, goes for the pull again, gets an inside edge to lose his middle stump., The umpire wants to confirm if that's a no-ball and replays show it wasn't, he has to go
the slower bouncer, landing on middle and then nipping away, Yuvraj had thought of the pull but wisely backed out at the end
Christian to bowl
short, cut over point, not fiercely, just gently, two more wide of third man and it's time for the ad break
slower one, picked it up at the last moment, made room and then adjusted, dabbing it into the off side
bangs it short on middle and leg, gets back and tries to fend it away, is struck on the ribs
Steyn misfields, lets it right through, full outside off, squeezed down to third man where Steyn makes a mess, a poor day for ground fielding, generally
Ganguly goes after that one, was bowled on a length outside off, walked across and tried to swing it over midwicket, missed, was in the slot and the shot was on
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad|
|Toss||Deccan Chargers, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00|
|Match days||10 May 2011 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Pune Warriors 2, Deccan Chargers 0|
Over 19 • PWI 137/4Warriors won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
A royal welcome for Ganguly
Disciplined Pune outplay uninspired Deccan
|SC Ganguly||not out||32||32|
|CJ Ferguson||not out||15||8|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 2)|
|Total||137(4 wkts; 18.2 ovs)|