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Match Review of Pune Warriors and Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League - Match review

Date : 27th April 2011 Match No. : 31st
Teams : Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings
Venue : D.Y. Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Umpires : A Rauf (PAK) and S Shastri (IND) Third Umpire: A Saheba (IND)
Toss : Pune Warriors won the toss and elected to bat.

Playing XI PunePlaying XI Chennai
Jesse RyderMichael Hussy
Monish MishraMurali Vijay
Manish PandeyS. Badrinath
Mithun ManhasSuresh Raina
Yuvraj SinghM.S. Dhoni
Robin UthappaSrikanth Anirudha
Mitchell MarshR. Ashwin
Jerome TaylorNuwan Kulasekhra
Murali KarthikDoug Bollinger
Rahul SharmaShadab Jakati
Alfonso ThomasTim Southee

Today's match was between the Warriors and the Kings , the two most tough teams of this IPL season. This match was expected to be very interesting contest as both teams were at same level but it actually turned out to be other way round.

Yuvraaj Singh, the captain of Warrior after winning the toss and electing to bat, though took the right call but could not make good use of the pitch which was full of runs. It was a disastrous start for Pune as Doug Bollinger took 2 wickets in his second over and put Pune Warriors at back foot. Jesse Ryder who has been devastating the bowling attack all through this IPL, tried to give a nice start by hitting 3 fours in a row but fell victim to Bollinger shortly without contributing much.. Monish Mishra also fell victim to Bollinger on 2. From the other end Manish Pandey who was the hero of IPL Season 1 got out to Tim Southee at an individual score of 10. Mithun Manhas got out by Nuwan Kulasekhra on 0 and had no idea of his own clean bold.

By now, Pune was down and out with a score of 37/3 in 6 overs. Now here comes the Captain, Yuvraaj Singh. He stepped up to play a key role and to cover up for the bad start his team had. Though the team was struggling, the captain looked confident. Yuvraj Singh tried to erect the inning by building couple of small but useful partnerships with Robin Uthappa and Mitchell Marsh.

It looked like a batting pitch and Robin Uthappa hit some good shots out of the park. Dhoni after realizing that these partnerships may prove costly for the Kings, immediately got his fine spin into attack. R Ashwin and Suresh Raina took the charge and put breaks on the Warriors score. With Yuvraj Singh's constructive knock of 62 in 43 balls Pune Warriors managed to reach a respectable total of 141.

Target of 142 in 20 overs with an required run rate of 7.00 per over, never looked tough to chase on a pitch like this and especially with the strong batting line up of Super Kings. Michael Hussy was the only early dismissal by Murali Karthik on 9. The Chennai middle order came out very strong with Murali Vijay and Badrinath scoring 31 & 63 runs respectively. Once Murali got out, Suresh Raina came out to play. Though he has not been in the best of his forms this season but this time he played a handsome knock of 34 in 25 balls and ensured that the Super Kings sailed smoothly and wrapped up the match in 19.3 overs. All through the contest looked completely in control of the Chennai Super Kings.

All in all a comprehensive win by the Super Kings over the Pune Warriors. Defeating Pune Warriors on their home ground must have motivated Chennai Super Kings as it is their first win outside Chennai.

This victory, which is Chennai's fourth from seven matches, placed them at the second place on the points table behind Mumbai Indians. On the other hand this is Pune's fourth defeat in a row which dropped them to second last position on the points table.

The Awards :

Man of the match : Doug Bollinger was awarded man of the match with out any second thought for his excellent spell on batting pitch of D.Y Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. The new ball had a bit of bounce, was swinging as well and he made the most out of it.

Maximum Sixes : 4

Yuvraj Singh was awarded for the hitting maximum number of sixes.

Karbon Kamaal Catch :

Anirudha Srikanth was awarded Karbon Kamaal Catch award for taking a blinder to get rid of the dangerous Jesse Ryder.

Kingfisher Fair Play Award

Chennai Super Kings tops the chart

Orange Cap ( The leading run scorer)
Sachin Tendulkar- Mumbai Indians

Purple Cap ( The leading wicket taker)
Lasith Mallinga- Mumbai Indians

Question of the day : Should IPL also have review system by each team?

Last Updated on 4/28/2011

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