result
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
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• The 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

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Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Pune Warriors192/3(20 overs)
Delhi Daredevils172/7(20 overs)
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!

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
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.

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 from 6b
Naman Ojha7 (2)
Yogesh Nagar24 (18)
Ashish Nehra4-0-26-0
Alfonso Thomas3-0-17-2
18.6
6
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!

18.5
1
Nehra to Nagar, 1 run

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

18.4
1
Nehra to Ojha, 1 run

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

18.3
1
Nehra to Nagar, 1 run

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

18.2
2
Nehra to Nagar, 2 runs

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

18.1
4
Nehra to Nagar, FOUR runs

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

end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 152/6CRR: 8.44 RRR: 20.50 • Need 41 from 12b
Yogesh Nagar16 (14)
Naman Ojha0 (0)
Alfonso Thomas3-0-17-2
Ashish Nehra3-0-11-0
17.6
1
Thomas to Nagar, 1 run

a very full ball, angling in, cramping him for room, driven to long-on for a single.

17.5
4
Thomas to Nagar, FOUR runs

shorter, slower this time and he waited for the ball to present itself to the bat, slashed over Kartik at point and that has gone to the point fence.

17.4
Thomas to Nagar, no run

quicker, shorter and the batsman fails to get anywhere close to the ball.

17.3
4
Thomas to Nagar, FOUR runs

pitched up to the bat and the batsman has gone for a shot over extra-cover, it gets an outside edge instead, and the third-man is nowhere near...

17.2
W
Thomas to Taylor, OUT

short ball and Taylor has pulled it straight to the long-on fielder, Smith. Slower ball too and that meant that Taylor needed to make all the power on the ball. End of the Kiwi.

Ross Taylor c Smith b Thomas 12 (27m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.3
17.1
1
Thomas to Nagar, 1 run

pitched right up to the bat, squeezed through to long-on for a single

51 off three needed. Improbable I say. 20-run over needed, here.

end of over 173 runs
DC: 142/5CRR: 8.35 RRR: 17.00 • Need 51 from 18b
Yogesh Nagar6 (9)
Ross Taylor12 (12)
Ashish Nehra3-0-11-0
Sourav Ganguly4-0-27-2
16.6
1
Nehra to Nagar, 1 run

flicked away, pitched right up to the bat and the batsman gets a chunky part of the bat to it, but goes straight to the fielder at deep square-leg.

16.5
Nehra to Nagar, no run

short and went for a pull, misses the shot and the umpire has not called it a wide! Did it come off the glove, don't think so...

Best performances - batters
Jesse Ryder portrait
JD Ryder
86 runs (58)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
27 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Virender Sehwag portrait
V Sehwag
57 runs (32)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
35 runs
1 four
4 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Alfonso Thomas
AC Thomas
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
Morne Morkel portrait
M Morkel
O
4
M
0
R
50
W
3
ECO
12.5
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05
Match days21 April 2012 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
India Image
Subrat Das
TV Umpire
India Image
Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Sanjeev Dua
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy
PointsPune Warriors 2, Delhi Daredevils 0