27th match (N), Delhi, Apr 21 2012, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 193)172/7
Warriors won by 20 runs
player of the match
Sourav Ganguly
Pune Warriors
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 172/7CRR: 8.60 
Naman Ojha11 (6)
Morne Morkel1 (1)
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!


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.

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!

Thomas to Morkel, 1 run

shot, drilled back to the bowler, was pitched right up and he takes a single

Thomas to Ojha, 1 run

yorker length, played straight back to long-on for a single

Thomas to Ojha, no run

bouncer, wanted to pull it away and hit flush on the helmet. Lovely!

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.

Thomas to Nagar, OUT

pitched up and lifted to extra-cover, straight to Ganguly fielding there, simple catch made to look as easy.

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

26 required off the last over.

end of over 1915 runs
DC: 167/6CRR: 8.78 RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 runs from 6b
Naman Ojha7 (2)
Yogesh Nagar24 (18)
Ashish Nehra4-0-26-0
Alfonso Thomas3-0-17-2
Nehra to Ojha, SIX runs

finally a connection, finally a six, finally some hope! That was pitched right up to the bat, was slower and he went for the shot, that has gone over the bowler's head!

Nehra to Nagar, 1 run

shorter this time and he has been pulled, but no timing whatsoever, single to long-on.

Nehra to Ojha, 1 run

pitched right up to the bat, driven to long-off for a single.

Nehra to Nagar, 1 run

slower one, outside the leg-stump, played away to the leg-side for a single.

Nehra to Nagar, 2 runs

another full-toss from Nehra, outside the off-stump, hit over extra-cover but only for a couple.

Nehra to Nagar, FOUR runs

full-toss and that has been smashed through the extra-cover region for a four.