16th match (D/N), Mumbai, Apr 17 2011, Indian Premier League
(19.2/20 ov, target 188)190/7
Daredevils won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Yuvraj Singh
Pune Warriors

Abhi::"IPL Warning :: Don't score above 185 while batting first"

Sehwag: "It's a happy moment for us; finally we have a win. Yuvraj bowled and batted really well; I was hoping he wont bowl the over he did and take Finch out but he did! We knew this ground is smaller and you can hit sixes here. We thought the wicket would help the fast bowlers and so we played four fast bowlers. James Hopes did well. Venu gopal Rao was brilliant."

Yuvraj Singh is the Man of the Match: "You have to give it to Delhi; they played really well under pressure. We didnt take wickets in the first six and didnt bowl well in the end. Venugopal Rao batted really well in the end after Sehwag and Warner gave good start. I was thinking spinners in the end yes but in the end your main bowlers have to bowl well. You have to give them confidence."

That's it from us. Ta

Ryder to Hopes, FOUR runs

Hopes finishes it off with a sliced drive over backward point! Good for the tournament that Delhi have pocketed their first win. Yuvraj shakes hands with Sehwag and pats him on the back with a smile

Raminder: " Jesse ryder to owl last got to be kidding me !!"

Ryder to Hopes, SIX runs

Game-breaking hit! Hopes has smashed this length delivery over the sightscreen!

end of over 1913 runs • 2 wickets
DC: 180/7CRR: 9.47 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 runs from 6b
James Hopes3 (2)
Yuvraj Singh4-0-29-4
Shrikant Wagh3-0-38-0
Yuvraj to Rao, OUT

The game refuses to die. Venugopal Rao, who has done so well here, clatters this short delivery straight to deep midwicket!

Venugopal Rao c Jhunjhunwala b Yuvraj Singh 31 (20b 1x4 3x6) SR: 155
Yuvraj to Rao, FOUR runs

Venu is turning it on in style. He pulls this short delivery to fine-leg boundary. Super cool finish

Yuvraj to Rao, SIX runs

What a whack! He took a step down the track, backed away to the leg in the process and absolutely creamed this one! He flat-batted this short of length delivery over long-on

Yuvraj to Hopes, 1 run

just outside off, tapped to short third man for a single

Yuvraj to Hopes, 2 runs

slows up the pace further, fuller, driven to right of sweeper cover

Yuvraj to Finch, OUT

Magical Yuvraj! Finch tries to back away and heave the slow delivery on the good length to the on side. The ball gently lobs back to Yuvraj! Finch gone after looting some quick runs

Aaron Finch c & b Yuvraj Singh 25 (12b 1x4 2x6) SR: 208.33

Yuvraj has a chat with Robin Uthappa and Jesse Ryder. He had given Parnell the ball but now has decided to bowl himself

end of over 1820 runs
DC: 167/5CRR: 9.27 • RRR: 10.50 • Need 21 runs from 12b
Venugopal Rao21 (17)
Aaron Finch25 (11)
Shrikant Wagh3-0-38-0
Yuvraj Singh3-0-16-2
Wagh to Rao, 2 runs

length delivery on the off, Venu edges the slog but it falls safely at mid-on .. well beyond the reach of long-on fielder. 20 runs in that bonanza over

Wagh to Finch, 1 run

slower one this time, from round the stumps, forced away to deep cover

Wagh to Finch, 1 wide

Wide this time! Wagh is crumbing under pressure here. he went round the stumps and hurled this wide outside off.

Wagh to Finch, SIX runs

Blistering hit! A length delivery this time and Finch heaves it high over long-on! The game turns again

Wagh to Finch, SIX runs

Another low full toss and Finch fetches it from well outside off and flays it over long-on

Wagh to Finch, 2 runs

low full toss outside off, Finch makes contact with the bottom end of the bat and it falls well short of the fielder rushing in from long-off

Wagh to Finch, 1 wide

full delivery wide outside off stump, Finch can't reach it

Wagh to Rao, 1 run

reaches outside off to steer this to point

D Ramapriya: "It isn't uncommon to find sluggish starters in tourneys morphing into formidable performers at the business end. I won't write off Pathan's usefulness just yet"

end of over 177 runs
DC: 147/5CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 13.67 • Need 41 runs from 18b
Venugopal Rao18 (15)
Aaron Finch10 (7)
Yuvraj Singh3-0-16-2
Rahul Sharma4-0-29-1
Yuvraj to Rao, 1 run

full in length, cut away to backward point for a single

Yuvraj to Finch, 1 run

moves down the track and flat bats this to long-on

Yuvraj to Finch, no run

tries to repeat that shot but its intercepted at extra cover

Yuvraj to Finch, FOUR runs

backs away to the leg side and forces this one through extra cover.

Yuvraj to Rao, 1 run

And again. he doesn't reach the pitch of the ball but tries to go through the line and edges it to square-leg

Yuvraj to Rao, no run

moves down the track but Yuvraj shortens the length; pushed back to the bowler