result
19th match (N), Chennai, Apr 15 2013, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 160)135/8
Warriors won by 24 runs
Player Of The Match
39* (16) & 3 catches
steven-smith
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Inspired Warriors pull off huge CSK upset

Pune Warriors did most of the basics wrong against the much-fancied Chennai Super Kings, but still won by a huge margin

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Scores: Binoy George
Comms: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Pune Warriors159/5(20 overs)
Chennai Super Kings135/8(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 135/8CRR: 6.75 
Ravichandran Ashwin11 (5)
Chris Morris5 (5)
Ashok Dinda 4-0-34-2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-1-12-2

That does it for this game. We'll catch you tomorrow. Good night.

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match. Smith: "Was fresh and ready to go. Got my chance tonight with Angelo sitting out. Dont know what I was thinking, comes off at times [the reverse-sweep for six]. We could have got another 10 if we hadn't lost a few wickets."

Taylor: "Set the tone with the way Finch batted. Smith came in and finished it off. 160 was going to be competitive. Bhuvi led the attack. We fielded well too."

Dhoni: "We gave few too many in the first few overs and death has always been a worry for us. We have not been able to capitalise on first six overs with the bat, they are crucial on pitches like these where it slows down after seven-eight overs. Yorker is a perfect recipe, if you can bowl three or four it is very difficult to hit. It is good that we got a game like this early in the tournament and not later."

Dinda? Whowouldathunk? Mighty comfortable win in the end. Finch and Smith setting it up with the bat, and the bowlers holding together. Bhuvneshwar 4-1-12-2. Priceless. Rahul Sharma choking CSK further, Dinda finishing off. Nayar called on to do a job, and pulling it off rather well. Smith can;t be benched after this. Question: How does Angelo get back? Follow-up: If he does, how does Taylor stay in?

Saroj: "Chennai had 5 batsmen and 4 genuine allrounders. Pune had only 3 frontline bowlers including Dinda. Despite of all these combination CSK can't cross the line."

ketan: "david beats goliath"

Jayesh: "Either Rosco or Matthews can buy a ticket back home! Smith is in the house! :)"

Samiuddin Khaja: "Now this is the team for Pune except for Rosco, who should be replaced by Luke Wright"

Himanshu: "There's no way Taylor should retain his place in the team he's been pretty poor in this IPL as well as the last the reputation of the player should not be taken into consideration when selecting a team, Smith was awesome today and fact is he can be even better than the way he played today"

Kalyan: "Add Yuvi to this mix (in place of Manish Pandey) and they will make this IPL interesting...very very interesting!!!"

Venkat: "Had to happen sometime - the testament to this team is that even with 42 required off 2, people still believed. But too much to do towards the end. People up at the top of the order have to take more responsibility, it was ridiculous the number of dot balls that were played by Vijay and co"

19.6
1
Dinda to Ashwin, 1 run

he moves across this time, Dinda slows it down and Ashwin's heave produces one

19.5
4
Dinda to Ashwin, FOUR runs

full again, Ashwin backs away and swings, thick edge eludes the keeper on off

19.4
2
Dinda to Ashwin, 2 runs

backs to leg again, Dinda follows him with a short one, Ashwin opens the face to lift it fine, but third man cuts off the boundary with a dive

Chathura: "Even Kohli cannot win it for CSK now"

19.3
4
Dinda to Ashwin, FOUR runs

low full toss around off, Ashwin's made room and steered it past short third man

19.2
Dinda to Ashwin, no run

Dinda hits the blockhole, Ashwin pats it back

19.1
W
Dinda to Morkel, OUT

and Morkel almost hits one off the first, hammers a full toss to long off, but this is Pune;s night, Finch times the leap and plucks it out of the air, Donald is right behind in the dugout and he;s delighted

Albie Morkel c Finch b Dinda 13 (18m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

Six sixes needed

end of over 196 runs
CSK: 124/7CRR: 6.52 RRR: 36.00
Albie Morkel13 (10)
Chris Morris5 (5)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-1-12-2
Ashok Dinda 3-0-23-1
18.6
1
Bhuvneshwar to Morkel, 1 run

ends with yet another full toss, it is powered to long on, couple of bounces

18.5
1
Bhuvneshwar to Morris, 1 run

slow and wide now, he reaches out and drags it to the leg side close to the pitch, not happening for CSK today

18.4
1
Bhuvneshwar to Morkel, 1 run

can;t get under one more full toss, drilled down to long on

18.3
2
Bhuvneshwar to Morkel, 2 runs

low full toss crashed down to long off, slight fumble and they are back for two

18.2
Bhuvneshwar to Morkel, no run

full and across, Morkel has a go, mishits it to the bowler

Upset Upset Upset

18.1
1
Bhuvneshwar to Morris, 1 run

full toss flayed down to long off

Bhuvi to bowl his fourth

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
CSK: 118/7CRR: 6.55 RRR: 21.00
Chris Morris3 (3)
Albie Morkel9 (6)
Ashok Dinda 3-0-23-1
Mitchell Marsh 4-0-35-2

Dr. Deepak: "The Helicopter has crashed."

17.6
1
Dinda to Morris, 1 run

outstanding over from Dinda, he's come back from that pasting he took in the last match. around the blockhole once more, dragged down the ground for one

17.5
Dinda to Morris, no run

yorker, outside off, Morris misses

17.4
2
Dinda to Morris, 2 runs

full and wide, lofted over extra cover, long off runs around to reach it

17.3
W
Dinda to Dhoni, OUT

Dinda's the man, for Pune Warriors, he;s taken out his India captain, overpitched, Dhoni tries getting under it, but does not succeed, it is drilled straight to Smith on the long off boundary, and Smith takes it and kicks it away once more,

MS Dhoni c Smith b Dinda 10 (24m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.92
17.2
Dinda to Dhoni, no run

nice, right in the blockhole, outside off, Dhoni forces it back, Dinda throws himself to his left to field

praveen: "for all those expecting miracles, there is not going to be any today"

17.1
1
Dinda to Morkel, 1 run

full and wide, flies off the bat on the bounce to the sweeper

Right. This has to be the over. 46 off 18. They had a similar ask against RCB. Dinda's the man in the spotlight

end of over 1710 runs
CSK: 114/6CRR: 6.70 RRR: 15.33
Albie Morkel8 (5)
MS Dhoni10 (11)
Mitchell Marsh 4-0-35-2
Rahul Sharma 4-0-24-1
16.6
1
Marsh to Morkel, 1 run

tries a pull, an underedge rolls in front of long onf

16.5
6
Marsh to Morkel, SIX runs

there goes Morkel, slogs it high and mighty, it doesn;t look like coming down, doesn;t like having gone the distance, but it has, sails just over long on in the end

Best performances - batters
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch PWI
67 runs (45)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control61%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Steven Smith player portrait
SPD Smith PWI
39 runs (16)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
leg glance
7 runs
0 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Bhuvneshwar Kumar portrait
B Kumar PWI
O
4
M
1
R
12
W
2
ECO
3
Chris Morris portrait
CH Morris CSK
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossPune Warriors, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
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 days15 April 2013 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
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Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
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Rajendra Jadeja
PointsPune Warriors 2, Chennai Super Kings 0