Manic start from Gilchrist: In 17 violent minutes, Gilchrist ran away to 33 and his mood was best captured in an assault against Sreesanth in the second over. He dragged his first boundary through midwicket before hitting the next delivery on the up over the straight boundary for a stunning six and hooked the next legal delivery for another six.
Canny Yuvraj: Things would have been far worse for Punjab if it weren't' for Yuvraj. He came on in the 11th over and turned in an economical spell that read 4-0-21-2, that included the wickets of Herschelle Gibbs and Symonds, to restrict Deccan to 170.
Double strike by Vaas: It was under the captaincy of Sangakkara that Vaas lost his ODI spot and it must have been a sweet revenge for him when he bowled his former captain with a slow off cutter. 11 for 2 soon turned 22 for 3 when Vaas lured Yuvraj to slice a catch to cover. The chase was going nowhere.
Irfan explodes: At the start of the 17th over the equation read: 67 from 24 balls. Irfan repeatedly swung RP Singh to the leg side to collect two four and two bludgeoned sixes. In the 19th over, again bowled by RP, he crashed a cover boundary and clubbed a length delivery over long-on to reduce the margin to 19 from the final over. However he fell, swinging the first ball to deep midwicket and the chase ended.