that will do, Mishra is charged up, almost casually he lifts a tossed up delivery over wide long on, waves the blade furiously, Pune have won two in two
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Mohnish Mishra is the Man of the Match: "I am happy with No 6, it is a challenge for me to bat at this position. It was tough after Robin's dismissal, I thought I would stay till the end. The sweep shot is on against the offspinner, I went for it and got it. I had not faced Murali much but watched him closely and went for it."
Yuvraj Singh: "Partnership between Hodge and Jadeja got them to a good total. Robin and Mohnish played well. We could have bowled and fielded well, but we won at the end of the day. Mohnish keeps telling me that he wants to open, but I tell him he is a good No 6, and he is going to be at No 6 from now on."
Mahela Jayawardene: "From where we started, losing 3-4 wickets upfront, we came back strongly, but could not finish the game. We have to ensure we do that. T20 cricket, you have to do that, one or two overs here or there, and you lose a game. We had a chance after Robin;s dismissal. Just the beginning of the tournament, we need not go negative about how it has gone so far."
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Uthappa: "I time the reverse sweep very well, just have to work more on the shot. I did pretty well last year, hopefully I can do even better this year. I enjoy keeping, have been moving well. Generally I like to open the batting."
Ravindra Jadeja tried his best with bat and ball but could not prevent Pune from charging to their second win. It got a bit close towards the end, Mohnish Mishra tackled Murali calmly, and easily, finishing it off with some big ones over long on.
raghu: "May be Laxman will bowl in the Next match."
raja: "May be next match Mahela should bowl himself."
vivek: "Jaya tried Gomez, he got hammered. Murali, he too got hammered."
played away to midwicket, Pune have to wait
Mishra doing it for Pune in style, another slog over midwicket, gets the connection absolutely right, this one is bigger, flat and over the boundary
heaved away wide of deep midwicket, this one was flatter, he went down on a knee and smashed it to the boundary
comes down the track, Murali slows it down, and he has to push it back to the bowler
Murali to bowl
Jadeja goes for maximum off the last ball, hammered over long on, Pune favourites now?
backs away but Jadeja follows him outside leg stump, and he misses the attempted pull-swipe
turned off the back foot through midwicket
good delivery, can;t get this one in the blockhole away, they go for the single, if Jadeja;s throw had hit at the non-striker's, oh well
swings a flat delivery away to deep midwicket, Hodge does a fumble and they get a couple
comes forward to shovel a fuller one to long on
This could be the decisive over
Vinay gets one more slower one on target, close to off stump, he misses it completely
goes for the big drive on the knee but one hand comes off the bat as the ball goes in the air to sweeper cover
tries to swing this one down the ground but Vinay gets a hand to it and slows it down
good comeback from Vinay, pacy length ball around off, jabbed away off the back foot
fires in the bouncer this time, but it rises high above the batsman;s head, another wide
tries the slower one but this one is too wide
good slower ball, 113.6 kph outside off, he was already coming forward, tries to adjust, waited for it to arrive, but it came along at its own 'pace' and he was beaten
on a length and angled in on middle and leg, worked away towards midwicket
Vinay chugs in now
flat and quick ball, pushed away towards point off the back foot