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Match Review of Pune Warriors India vs. Deccan Chargers



Indian Premier League - Match review
Date : 16th May 2011 Match No. : 62
Teams : Pune Warriors India vs. Deccan Chargers
Venue : Dr. D Y Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Umpires : S Ravi & S K Tarapore Third Umpire: S. Taufel
Toss : Deccan Chargers

Playing XI

Pune Warriors India
  • Jessy Ryder
  • Manish Pandey
  • Saurav Ganguly
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Yuvraj Singh ©
  • Mithun Manhas
  • C Ferguson
  • M Marsh
  • D Parnell
  • B Kumar
  • Rahul Sharma
Deccan Chargers
  • S Sohal
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Kumar Sangakara ©
  • J P Duminy
  • D Christian
  • Bharat Chipli
  • Dale Steyn
  • Amit Mishra
  • Ravi Teja
  • Pragyan Ojha
  • Ishant Sharma
Pune Warriors India set to host Deccan Chargers in the 62nd match of this IPL season. The Chargers are already knocked out of the tournament and are playing as spoilers. Recently they had a comfortable win against the table topper Mumbai Indians and are having a great finish to the tournament. Pune Warriors on the other hand still have a slim chance of making it to the playoff spots.

The pitch of the D Y Patil Sports Academy is expected to be a neutral with something in it for both the batsmen as well as the bowlers. Anything above 160 would be a challenging total to chase. The Chargers captain won the toss and opted to field.

Put into bat by the opposition, the Warriors innings was opened by Jessy Ryder and Manish Pandey. They both gave the team a promising start by putting up a partnership of 31 runs in 4 overs. The South African pacer Steyn, gave visitors their 1st breakthrough when Ryder was caught brilliantly by Teja off Steyn. Ganguly came out to bat at No. 3 and was greeted with massive cheer.

The 1st four balls faced by Ganguly did not result in any runs creating pressuring on him and he landed up lofting the next ball giving a simple catch to Ojha. Ganguly got out for a duck and the Warriors were now 35/2 in the 6th over. Uthappa was the new man at the crease.

Sensing the pressure in the opposition camp, Sangakara, the Chargers captain brought his two spinners into attack. Pandey, who looked confident when in Ryder's company, suddenly started struggling and was clean bold by Ojha after scoring 23 runs of 20 balls. At this stage the hosts suffered a huge slump when they lost their 3 key players at the total of 45. Amit Mishra bowled an excellent maiden over claiming two crucial wickets of Uthappa and Mithun Manhas. Uthappa scored 4 runs but Mithun could not even open his account. Mishra was on a hat-trick which was prevented by Ferguson.

With top 5 batsmen back in the pavilion at a total of 45 runs, the Warriors were in some serious trouble. The crowd expected the Skipper to pitch in and bail out the team of this situation. Yuvraj Singh and Callum Ferguson were the two men at the crease. With 5 wickets down at such a low total, a batman like Yuvraj who is naturally aggressive was grounded as he had to keep the wickets intact. They both tried to work the ball around without taking too many chances and build a small partnership of 28 runs. At a total of 73, Ferguson lost his wicket on a soft dismissal of caught and bold to Duminy.

Yuvraj was now joined by Mitchel Marsh. The duo tried to put the innings on track and put a tiny partnership of just 18 runs wherein the skipper hit some wonderful shots. Soon, Christian brought end to Yuvraj's innings after contributing 23 runs comprising of three 4's and one 6 to the total. When Yuvraj got out at a team total of 92 runs, they still had 5 over to go but there was hardly any batting to come.

Marsh was joined by Parnell on the crease. The partnership between the two helped Warriors push their score past 100 runs. Marsh looked brilliant in this 37 of 28 balls hitting one 4 and three 6's. The two put up a partnership of 35 runs in quick time taking the team total to 136 at the end of the 20th over.

137 to win was never going to be a challenging total unless backed by some exceptional performances in the field. The Warriors would have expected their bowling star Rahul Sharma to do some trick again in defending this small total.

The Chargers innings was opened by two destructive batsmen, Sunny Sohal and Shikhar Dhawan. The two openers gave their team an excellent start by putting up a 67 runs partnership in just 49 balls. They completely destroyed the Warrior's opening balling attack and kept hitting them in all corners of the park. The two scored 34 and 28 runs respectively. Though Sohal struggled with some injury and got a runner arranged but that did not hamper his scoring rate.

Sensing that this partnership may take the game away from the Warriors, the skipper, Yuvraj took the charge and came to bowl. In his first over itself, he was successful in removing one of the openers Shikhar Dhawan after scoring 28 of 25 balls hitting four 4's. The spinner Rahul Sharma gave his team the second breakthrough of Sohal at an individual score of 34 of 28 balls smashing two 4's and two 6's. The Chargers total at this stage was 73 runs.

Sangakara and Duminy were the two new men at the crease. They were just required to build on the start given by the openers. Though the run rate dipped a bit around the middle of the innings but it was never a cause of concern for the Chargers. They applied themselves and took their team very close to the run chase mark. They got out after scoring 25 and 23 runs respectively. Christian and Chipli completed the run chase for the visitors with 4 balls to spare.

Result: Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets

The Awards

Man of the match
Amit Mishra for destroying the Warriors middle order

Maximum Sixes
Shaun Marsh for hitting three 6's

Kingfisher Fair Play Award
Chennai Super Kings top the chart

Orange Cap (The leading run scorer)
Paul Valthaty, Kings XI Punjab.

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



Last Updated on 17 May 2011





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