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!
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.
shot, drilled back to the bowler, was pitched right up and he takes a single
yorker length, played straight back to long-on for a single
bouncer, wanted to pull it away and hit flush on the helmet. Lovely!
full ball, almost a yorker, and he has flicked it away to wide long-on for a couple. They need a Gayle on strike.
pitched up and lifted to extra-cover, straight to Ganguly fielding there, simple catch made to look as easy.
26 required off the last over.
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!
shorter this time and he has been pulled, but no timing whatsoever, single to long-on.
pitched right up to the bat, driven to long-off for a single.
slower one, outside the leg-stump, played away to the leg-side for a single.
another full-toss from Nehra, outside the off-stump, hit over extra-cover but only for a couple.
full-toss and that has been smashed through the extra-cover region for a four.
a very full ball, angling in, cramping him for room, driven to long-on for a single.
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.
quicker, shorter and the batsman fails to get anywhere close to the ball.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...