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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Barabati Stadium, Cuttack,, Date - 01/05/2012, Toss won by - Deccan Chargers
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Commentary (Pune Warriors India innings)

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The total proved too much for Pune in the end as they fell short by 13 runs in the end. Sangakkara and White took the game away in the first innings with an outstanding 157 run stand. Pune started off well, with the debutant Michael Clarke and Sourav Ganguly going at a decent rate. They just could not up the ante when the asking rate kept on increasing. Steven Smith and Robin Uthappa were the main men in the end but some decent bowling from Hyderabad in the end, helped them to win their only second match in this season, against the same team, Pune.

19.6 Pratap Singh to M Samuels, HYDERABAD WIN BY 13 RUNS! Short and Samuels sends it packing down to long on for one. 173/5

Samuels walks in to face the last ball.

19.5 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, OUT! This outstanding catch should seal the match for Hyderabad. Short outside off, Manhas pulls it but it goes off the toe edge and lobs up towards extra cover. Sangakkara comes charging in, adjusts well and takes a low diving catch. 172/5

19.4 Pratap Singh to S Smith, Over-pitched outside off, Smith gets it away through mid-wicket for one. There should have been a second one but Manhas sends him back. Smith cannot believe it as he come screaming down for the second but Mithun sent him back. Unless there are extras conceded, Hyderabad have WON it. 172/4

19.3 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, Full and wide outside off, Manhas aims mid-wicket but it goes off the outside edge to third man for one. 171/4

19.2 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, SIX! That's a good shot! Full and in the slot, Manhas backs himself and swings it high over the square leg fence. 17 required off 4 balls now. 170/4

19.1 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, Excellent ball. Full and wide, on the yorker zone outside off, Manhas scythes it but misses. 164/4

23 runs required off 6 deliveries. 11 matches have been won in the last over, while chasing in this season, four of them have been won in the last ball. What can we expect here?

18.6 A Reddy to S Smith, SIX! Smith still keeps the game alive! Full outside off, Smith sends it towering over long off for a straight hit. 164/4

Mithun Manhas walks in.

18.5 A Reddy to R Uthappa, OUT! This young lad has bowled well and he gets his reward now. Full and slow, Uthappa sends it high in the air over mid-wicket. It lacked the distance and Daniel Harris(sub) takes a good low catch at deep mid-wicket. 158/4

18.4 A Reddy to R Uthappa, Fuller outside off and slow as well at 97.5 kph, Uthappa swings it away through covers for two. 158/3

18.3 A Reddy to R Uthappa, SIX! Too late? Or Pune have something up their sleeve? Length outside off, it allows Uthappa to swing his arms through the line to power it over long off. 156/3

18.2 A Reddy to R Uthappa, Gets down and hits it away through mid-wicket for a couple. 150/3

18.1 A Reddy to S Smith, Full and wide, slow, Smith gets it away through covers for one. 148/3

17.6 D Steyn to R Uthappa, A full toss outside off, swinging away, Uthappa misses it completely. 147/3

50 stand between Steven Smith and Robin Uthappa.

17.5 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Poor fielding from Dhawan. Hyderebad have been lethargic today. Fuller outside off, Uthappa slashes it past point and it goes straight to Dhawan, who allows the second. 147/3

17.4 D Steyn to S Smith, Fuller length, Smith swings it across the line aerially over square leg. Finds the fine leg fielder for one. 145/3

17.3 D Steyn to S Smith, Short of a length, Smith pulls it through mid-wicket and gets back for two. Pune cannot afford just 2s now. They need more. 144/3

17.2 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Good length outside off, Uthappa looks to slap it on the on side but mistimes it to extra covers for one. Would have been gone, had there been a direct hit, but the fielder refrained from throwing it. 142/3

17.1 D Steyn to S Smith, Low full toss, swung away to mid-wicket for just a run. 141/3

17.1 D Steyn to S Smith, NO-BALL! FOUR! Great start for Pune but it's not Steyn's day today. Down the leg side, a high full toss over the waist height, Smith got across and helped it down the leg side past the keeper. 140/3

16.6 A Reddy to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith gets down and creams it through covers for one. 135/3

16.5 A Reddy to R Uthappa, In the air and safe! Length outside off, Uthappa swung across the line but the ball landed short of Daniel Harris(sub) at deep mid-wicket to take one. 134/3

16.4 A Reddy to S Smith, Looks to heave it away but gets a bottom edge for one. 133/3

16.4 A Reddy to R Uthappa, NO-BALL FOR HEIGHT! A tough call but Ankit Sharma has DROPPED it. High full toss, Uthappa heaved it down towards long leg, Ankit Sharma got to it right but spilled it. Then the umpire signals the no-ball. 132/3

16.3 A Reddy to R Uthappa, Low full toss at 100.5 kph, lofted over covers for two. 130/3

16.2 A Reddy to S Smith, Very interesting. Smith takes guard for a reverse switch, the ball was fired full down the leg side and Smith is forced to play a left-handed off drive for one. 128/3

16.1 A Reddy to S Smith, Short of a length, tucked away through mid-wicket for two. 127/3

Ashish Reddy comes back.

TIME OUT!

15.6 D Steyn to S Smith, Very full outside off, Smith hits it to extra covers and will keep strike in the next over. 125/3

15.5 D Steyn to S Smith, FOUR! Much needed one. Short outside off, Smith this time pulls it well enough through square leg. They need two boundaries an over from now on. 124/3

15.4 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Short on the body at 140.8 kph, hurrying on, tucked away through square leg. One run. 120/3

15.3 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Bowls short and wide outside off, Uthappa leaves it alone, probably expecting a wide but it is a dot ball. 119/3

15.2 D Steyn to S Smith, Good length outside off, steered down to third man for a run. 119/3

15.1 D Steyn to S Smith, Fuller outside off at 144.4 kph, Smith heaves but gets an inside edge through square leg for two. 118/3

Dale Steyn is back.

14.6 A Sharma to R Uthappa, Gets it away through mid-wicket and once again does well to come back for two. 116/3

14.5 A Sharma to R Uthappa, Over-pitched, driven straight to mid off. 114/3

14.4 A Sharma to S Smith, Fuller length, driven down back through mid on for one. 114/3

14.3 A Sharma to S Smith, Wide outside off, Smith reaches out but could not get bat on that. 113/3

14.2 A Sharma to S Smith, On middle at 88.8 kph, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket and calls early for two. 113/3

14.1 A Sharma to R Uthappa, Full outside off, Uthappa lifts it over covers for one. 111/3

Sharma is back on.

13.6 A Mishra to S Smith, Tries to flick it across the line but closes the face early. He ends up pushing it back to the bowler off the leading edge. 110/3

13.5 A Mishra to R Uthappa, Gets forward and pushes it with the spin through covers for one. 110/3

13.4 A Mishra to S Smith, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 109/3

13.3 A Mishra to S Smith, SIX! Hammered away! Too full in length on middle, Smith swung his blade across the line and dumped it over wide long on. 108/3

13.2 A Mishra to S Smith, Fuller in length on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a couple. 102/3

13.1 A Mishra to S Smith, Looks to work it to the on side and gets a little leading edge to the off side. 100/3

12.6 S Dhawan to R Uthappa, Straight delivery, blocked down. 100/3

12.5 S Dhawan to R Uthappa, FOUR! Through the legs off the fielder. Reverse sweeps a full delivery and it goes straight to short fine leg, where Veer Pratap Singh who allows it through his legs. Poor fielding. 100/3

Robin Uthappa walks in at number 5.

12.4 S Dhawan to S Ganguly, OUT! Dada is livid with himself but he has to go. Fuller length, he gives some room to whack it over covers, does not time well and sends it flying straight to White at extra cover. Throws his gloves and bat down near the dug-out but the damage is done already with a double blow for Pune. 96/3

12.3 S Dhawan to S Ganguly, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 96/2

12.2 S Dhawan to S Smith, Fuller length, driven through mid off for one. 96/2

12.1 S Dhawan to S Smith, FOUR! Good wrist work. Fuller length, Smith flicks it well enough to pick out the mid-wicket gap. 95/2

Shikhar Dhawan will have a bowl now.

11.6 Pratap Singh to S Smith, Knocks it down through mid on for one. 91/2

11.5 Pratap Singh to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith cuts but only gets a bottom edge. 90/2

Steven Smith walks out now at number 4.

11.4 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, OUT! What on earth was this piece of cricket? Fuller outside off at 135.7 kph, Clarke gets a leading edge off his bat face and it balloons on straight to Dhawan, who fumbles a simple catch at point. Clarke had come charging down for the second run, but then Amit Mishra from short third man, throws back quickly and Patel flicks the bails off in a flash. Third umpire is called into action to show Clarke is well short. 90/2

11.3 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, FOUR! Good placement. Full outside off, Clarke picks his spot early and hoicks it over mid-wicket. 9 runs off the first three balls. 89/1

11.2 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, DROPPED! But that came back like a bullet. Fuller length, Ganguly hammers it down after making some room. Singh has no chance to react as the ball ricochets off him and they take one. 85/1

11.1 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's the typicality around him. Short outside off, Ganguly walks down and just lofts it over covers in his classic poise to a fast bowler. 84/1

Veer Pratap Singh comes back.

10.6 A Reddy to M Clarke, Bowls slow and wide outside off at 96.6 kph, Clarke reaches out but cannot make contact. 80/1

10.5 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Opens up his stance to hook a short delivery, but it goes off the inside part through mid-wicket for one. 80/1

10.4 A Reddy to M Clarke, Short outside off, scythed away to deep point for a run. 79/1

10.3 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Goes on the back foot and punches it down for one. 78/1

10.2 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Pushes it through covers and takes two. There is a throw at the striker's end as Ganguly was coming back in. Third umpire was called in just to confirm, but Ganguly was in. 77/1

10.1 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Stays back in his crease and defends. 75/1

Ashish Reddy introduced.

9.6 A Mishra to M Clarke, The googly does Clarke completely in. Pitched outside off, Clarke fails to slogs as the ball turns back in to shave past the off stump. 75/1

9.5 A Mishra to M Clarke, RUN OUT CHANCE! Clarke dabs it to point and runs. Ganguly comes down as well but then sends him back. The throw from the fielder is a bit wayward as Patel has to stretch to collect and flicks it back to miss it. Had it still hit, Clarke would have been gone. 75/1

9.4 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Flicks it away through square leg for one. 75/1

9.3 A Mishra to S Ganguly, The wrong 'un, short and outside off, Ganguly once again moves inside the crease and punches it straight to cover. 74/1

9.2 A Mishra to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's just an excellent shot from Sourav Chandidas Ganguly. Fuller in length, Ganguly shuffles inside the crease, meets the ball on the full and knocks it down the ground like a rocket. 74/1

9.1 A Mishra to M Clarke, Bowls on off at 84.4 kph, Clarke sweeps it down to long leg to pick up one. 70/1

8.6 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, SIX! Clean strike from Sourav Ganguly. Fuller length, Ganguly clears long off with a straight-batted shot. 69/1

8.5 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Sweeps it through square leg for a single. 63/1

8.4 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Goes on the back foot and punches it down for one. 62/1

8.3 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, LBW SHOUT! That could have been out! Flatter length, pitching on and straightening, Ganguly strides out to push and misses. The ball hits him in line as Duminy appeals. The umpire does not reckon so. 61/1

The physio is out in the middle to attend JP Duminy. His finger is bleeding. He is fine and will continue bowling.

8.2 JP Duminy to M Clarke, DROPPED! But Duminy seems to be in trouble here. Clarke thumps down a full delivery and Duminy sticks his left hand out. It hits his hand and goes down towards mid off for one. A nasty blow that one. 61/1

8.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Gets into a good position down the track to play the lofted cover drive but gets an inside edge through square leg for one. 60/1

8.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Wide. Very wide outside off this time. Ganguly leaves it alone. 59/1

TIME OUT! Hyderabad had the same runs in 10 overs, losing one wicket more. But from where will the White-Sangakkara partnership come for Pune?

7.6 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Down the leg side, flicked down to short fine leg for one. 58/1

7.5 A Mishra to M Clarke, A touch short, Clarke flicks it away through mid-wicket. There was two on offer but they stick to one. 57/1

7.4 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Short in length at 84.9 kph, Ganguly misses out on a boundary chance with just a knock down to long on for one. 56/1

7.3 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Gets well forward and blocks it. 55/1

7.2 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Stumping chance! Bowls a straighter delivery outside off, Ganguly drives but gets beaten inside the line. The keeper flicks the bails off and third umpire is called. Replays show Sourav to be dragging his leg outside, but when the bails were dislodged, it was in. 55/1

7.1 A Mishra to M Clarke, Flatter at 81.4 kph, driven down to mid on for one. 55/1

Amit Mishra into the attack. He is bowling to two top-class batsmen who play spin well. Should be an interesting battle.

6.6 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Flatter down the leg side, Clarke flicks it down to short fine leg for one. 54/1

6.5 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Fuller length, driven down to mid on to pick up one. 53/1

6.4 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Spins it from off, Ganguly sweeps but gets hit on the pads. The LBW question is not answered by the umpire. 52/1

6.4 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, WIDE! Fuller length, racing down the leg side. Second one off the over. 52/1

6.3 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Flicks it away through mid-wicket for a run. 51/1

6.2 JP Duminy to M Clarke, LBW APPEAL! Short of a length, pitched outside leg and goes straight on. Clarke misses his flick and gets hit right on middle. Oh oh, replays show the ball pitching to be just half-half on the leg stump. Umpire Aleem Dar does not give it though. 50/1

6.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Once again darts it down the leg side, Ganguly sweeps but the short fine leg fielder gets across with a dive to keep it just one. 50/1

6.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Wide. Down the leg side as Ganguly misses his flick. 49/1

JP Duminy into the attack.

5.6 D Steyn to M Clarke, FOUR! Nicely done and Steyn who had gone for just 10 runs in his four-over spell against Mumbai, has gone for 17 in an over here. Once again width offered outside off, Clarke goes hard and gets it away past point for a boundary. 48/1

5.5 D Steyn to M Clarke, FOUR! Clarke is taking Steyn on here. Good length outside off at 141.9 kph, Clarke gets back and scythes it past point. 44/1

5.4 D Steyn to M Clarke, FOUR! That's superb improvisation. Fuller on off, Clarke gets across and just rotates his wrists over to get it over square leg. 40/1

5.3 D Steyn to M Clarke, Length outside off, played to point. 36/1

5.2 D Steyn to S Ganguly, This time pushes it through covers and scampers for one. 36/1

5.1 D Steyn to S Ganguly, FOUR! There is the classic Dada to a fast bowler. Fuller outside off at 147.8 kph, Ganguly makes room and clears covers with a lofted shot. 35/1

4.6 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, Lot of confusion there. Ganguly hits it down straight to Sangakkara at mid on. The over seems to be over as even Ganguly had not run. Later on, when Sangakkara throws it to the keeper, who misses, the batsmen cross for one. Sangakkara is livid with this and asks the umpire, who signals that by the rules, it is a valid run. From the fairplay point of view, Pune are sure to lose out on some points here. 31/1

4.5 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, This time makes room, but hits it down to mid on. 30/1

4.4 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, Another LBW SHOUT! Length delivery on off, Ganguly misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball runs towards slips. Clarke was way down the track, luckily for him, the throw at the non-striker's end was wide or Clarke would have been gone. 30/1

4.3 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, LBW SHOUT! Angles a length delivery at 141.2 kph, Clarke comes forward, misses and is hit on the pads. The ball runs towards square leg and they scamper through for a leg bye. That is a mighty good shout. 30/1

4.2 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Once again full outside off, Clarke once again drives well enough behind square, but finds point. 29/1

4.1 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Over-pitched outside off, Clarke drives well but straight to mid off. 29/1

3.6 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Stump to stump, Sourav plays it down towards mid-wicket. 29/1

3.5 D Steyn to S Ganguly, FOUR! There is the Sourav Ganguly we all know. Irrespective of four fielders on the off side. Fuller length, Ganguly gets on his front foot and strokes a magnificent cover drive. The fielder gives it a chase but to no avail. 29/1

3.4 D Steyn to S Ganguly, FOUR! Not very well controlled still Ganguly gets it away. Short of a length, Ganguly just about plays a short-arm pull over mid-wicket. 25/1

3.3 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Short of length, 139.2 kph, Ganguly angles it to Duminy at point. 21/1

3.2 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Fuller length now, outside off, Ganguly is not placing it well and drives it straight to extra cover. 21/1

3.1 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Short of a length outside off, Ganguly chops it to cover. 21/1

Dale Steyn will bowl now. Expect a contest. With Ganguly taking strike. Steyn was phenomenal in the last match against Mumbai.

2.6 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Good length outside off, Clarke strides down and punches it straight to cover. 21/1

2.5 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Back of a length, Clarke punches it down to mid off. 21/1

2.4 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, FOUR! That's just classy. Length outside off, Clarke gets down on his front foot, and drives it on the up through cover. 21/1

2.3 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Once again bangs in short outside off, Clarke just pull-scoops it over mid-wicket to take two. 17/1

2.2 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Short outside off, Clarke mistimes his punch to cover. 15/1

2.1 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, FOUR! Off the inside edge now. Good length outside off, skidding through, Clarke plays the cut early and the inside edge goes past the stumps and races down to the fine leg fence. 15/1

Veer Pratap Singh comes on.

1.6 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Down the leg side, Ganguly clips it through square leg to take two. 11/1

1.5 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, That did not miss the leg stump by much. Ganguly makes room, Duminy spins it from outside leg, it turns back in and Ganguly could not make contact. It shaves past the leg stump. 9/1

1.4 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Gets it away through mid-wicket for one. 9/1

1.3 JP Duminy to M Clarke, FOUR! That's a rocket from Clarke. Looped up outside off, Clarke fetches it from outside the off stump and whips it away through mid-wicket. 8/1

1.2 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, This time gets down and pats it through mid off and covers for one. 4/1

1.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Defended off the front foot by Ganguly presenting the full face of the bat. 3/1

JP Duminy to share the attack.

0.6 A Sharma to M Clarke, Turns and spins on off, Clarke blocks it down. Superb first over. 3 runs and a wicket. In the Hyderabad innings, Samuels had conceded four runs and took a wicket in his first over. 3/1

0.5 A Sharma to S Ganguly, DROPPED! By Ashish Reddy. Full down the leg side, Ganguly sweeps. Reddy at square leg, reaches out to his left but puts it down. They take one. 3/1

0.4 A Sharma to M Clarke, First ball he faces, and Clarke dances down the track, hits it to Sanga at mid on for one to get his first runs. 2/1

0.3 A Sharma to S Ganguly, Full at 88.8 kph, driven down through mid on for one. Pune are away, so is Sourav Chandidas Ganguly. 1/1

0.2 A Sharma to S Ganguly, Flatter length, turning in, Ganguly strides out but gets hit on the pads. 0/1

Sourav Ganguly, who seems to be not ready to come on so soon, walks in at number 3 after a bit of delay.

0.1 A Sharma to M Pandey, OUT! Well well well, deja vu strikes for Pune. In both the innings, the first ball has fetched a wicket. Fuller delivery at 86.7 kph, Pandey smacks it down the ground aerially. It went straight to Sangakkara at mid on. 0/1

Commentary (Deccan Chargers innings)

Kumar Sangakkara is named the Man of the Match. That's all we have in this match. Switch over to the other tab to catch the action between Delhi and Jaipur at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Join us shortly.

The total proved too much for Pune in the end as they fell short by 13 runs in the end. Sangakkara and White took the game away in the first innings with an outstanding 157 run stand. Pune started off well, with the debutant Michael Clarke and Sourav Ganguly going at a decent rate. They just could not up the ante when the asking rate kept on increasing. Steven Smith and Robin Uthappa were the main men in the end but some decent bowling from Hyderabad in the end, helped them to win their only second match in this season, against the same team, Pune.

19.6 Pratap Singh to M Samuels, HYDERABAD WIN BY 13 RUNS! Short and Samuels sends it packing down to long on for one. 173/5

Samuels walks in to face the last ball.

19.5 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, OUT! This outstanding catch should seal the match for Hyderabad. Short outside off, Manhas pulls it but it goes off the toe edge and lobs up towards extra cover. Sangakkara comes charging in, adjusts well and takes a low diving catch. 172/5

19.4 Pratap Singh to S Smith, Over-pitched outside off, Smith gets it away through mid-wicket for one. There should have been a second one but Manhas sends him back. Smith cannot believe it as he come screaming down for the second but Mithun sent him back. Unless there are extras conceded, Hyderabad have WON it. 172/4

19.3 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, Full and wide outside off, Manhas aims mid-wicket but it goes off the outside edge to third man for one. 171/4

19.2 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, SIX! That's a good shot! Full and in the slot, Manhas backs himself and swings it high over the square leg fence. 17 required off 4 balls now. 170/4

19.1 Pratap Singh to M Manhas, Excellent ball. Full and wide, on the yorker zone outside off, Manhas scythes it but misses. 164/4

One of those miraculous recoveries that Hyderabad would have wanted in the earlier stages of the match. Just 58 runs were scored in the first ten overs. Cameron White and Kumar Sangakkara got along to stitch a record-breaking 4th wicket 157-run stand. Pune would feel a bit low after conceding just too many runs. Join us in a while to see the chase.

19.6 W Parnell to JP Duminy, DROPPED! A tough chance though. Short of a length, Duminy pulls it down towards long on. Steven Smith comes charging in, dives but the ball goes down. Two runs to end the innings. 186/4

19.5 W Parnell to B Samantray, Full and wide outside off, Samantray gets an outside edge to run down to Kumar at third man to take a run. 184/4

19.4 W Parnell to JP Duminy, Short of a length, Duminy chops but the ball lands towards cover. They do well to get one. 183/4

19.3 W Parnell to B Samantray, Punches it down through mid on to get his first runs in the league. Just a single. 182/4

19.2 W Parnell to JP Duminy, Gets it away through mid-wicket for one. 181/4

Biplab Samantray walks in.

19.1 W Parnell to C White, OUT! Two wickets in two balls but both the batsmen have already done all the damage. Full outside off, White attempts to heave it over mid off. Miscues it high in the air and Steven Smith takes it at long on. 180/4

Shikhar Dhiwan and Parthiv Patel are the openers for the home side. It will be Marlon Samuels to bowl first up.

Hyderabad - Parthiv Patel(WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Kumar Sangakkara(C), Cameron White, JP Duminy, Biplab Samantray, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Veer Pratap Singh, Dale Steyn.

Pune - Sourav Ganguly(C), Manish Pandey, Michael Clarke, Robin Uthappa(WK), Marlon Samuels, Steven Smith, Wayne Parnell, Mithun Manhas, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Murali Kartik.

TOSS- Kumar Sangakkara wins the toss and HYDERABAD WILL BAT FIRST. Daniel Christian sits out for the captain himself and the local boy, all-rounder Biplab Samantray will make his debut in place of Ishank Jaggi. Ankit Sharma replaces Bharat Chipli. Pune have interesting changes. Jesse Ryder, Alfonso Thomas are replaced by Michael Clarke and Wayne Parnell. Murali Kartik comes back for Rahul Sharma.

Michael Clarke has joined the squad and it would be interesting to see where he would fit in the foreign players slot. Hyderabad have dropped Steyn once, Sangakkara too sat for a match and hence they might spring in a surprise or two in their line up.

Pune team take on the hapless Sangakkara-led team at the Barabati Stadium at Hyderabad's home ground in Cuttack. After starting off on a very positive note, Pune now face a tough task in Hyderabad, who can go for broke in trying to restrict the other teams in entering the last stages with just one victory under their belt so far as the Indian T20 league has crossed the half-way stage.

23 runs required off 6 deliveries. 11 matches have been won in the last over, while chasing in this season, four of them have been won in the last ball. What can we expect here?

18.6 A Reddy to S Smith, SIX! Smith still keeps the game alive! Full outside off, Smith sends it towering over long off for a straight hit. 164/4

Mithun Manhas walks in.

18.5 A Reddy to R Uthappa, OUT! This young lad has bowled well and he gets his reward now. Full and slow, Uthappa sends it high in the air over mid-wicket. It lacked the distance and Daniel Harris(sub) takes a good low catch at deep mid-wicket. 158/4

18.4 A Reddy to R Uthappa, Fuller outside off and slow as well at 97.5 kph, Uthappa swings it away through covers for two. 158/3

18.3 A Reddy to R Uthappa, SIX! Too late? Or Pune have something up their sleeve? Length outside off, it allows Uthappa to swing his arms through the line to power it over long off. 156/3

18.2 A Reddy to R Uthappa, Gets down and hits it away through mid-wicket for a couple. 150/3

18.1 A Reddy to S Smith, Full and wide, slow, Smith gets it away through covers for one. 148/3

Wayne Parnell comes to bowl.

JP Duminy walks in at number 5.

18.6 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, OUT! Nehra just goes to pick his cap after cleaning up Sangakkara, that's the way any bowler would react after giving away 25 runs in an over. Full and straight, Sangakkara attempts to scythe and misses. The ball hits the base off his stumps. Superb comeback from the skipper in this season. 180/3

The highest 4th wicket partnership in the league!

18.6 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, SIX! No-ball for height! What on earth is Ashish Nehra doing? A high full toss, very close to the waist height, Sangakkara pulls it and it sails over the square leg fence. 180/2

150 stand between Cameron White and Kumar Sangakkara! THE HIGHEST PARTNERSHIP OF THIS SEASON.

18.5 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, FOUR! This is carnage out here! Sangakkara charges down with some confidence and hammers a length delivery down through mid on. The fielder has no chance. 173/2

18.4 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, SIX! Once again Nehra is struggling in the death. Bowls it down the leg side, a full toss, Sangakkara just flicks it uppishly and it sours over fine leg. 169/2

18.3 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, Full, Sangakkara slices it over covers. Samuels comes charging across from the deep and does well with a dive. Third umpire was called in to see whether Samuels' feet had touched the ropes but its fine. Just two. 163/2

18.2 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, A high full toss, Sangakkara smacks it down to long on. Manhas gets across to keep it to just two. 161/2

18.1 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Welcome back, Mr. Nehra. A slower delivery, Sangakkara just pulls it through mid-wicket. Picks the gap perfectly and both the men in the deep cannot get around. 159/2

17.6 D Steyn to R Uthappa, A full toss outside off, swinging away, Uthappa misses it completely. 147/3

50 stand between Steven Smith and Robin Uthappa.

17.5 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Poor fielding from Dhawan. Hyderebad have been lethargic today. Fuller outside off, Uthappa slashes it past point and it goes straight to Dhawan, who allows the second. 147/3

17.4 D Steyn to S Smith, Fuller length, Smith swings it across the line aerially over square leg. Finds the fine leg fielder for one. 145/3

17.3 D Steyn to S Smith, Short of a length, Smith pulls it through mid-wicket and gets back for two. Pune cannot afford just 2s now. They need more. 144/3

17.2 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Good length outside off, Uthappa looks to slap it on the on side but mistimes it to extra covers for one. Would have been gone, had there been a direct hit, but the fielder refrained from throwing it. 142/3

17.1 D Steyn to S Smith, Low full toss, swung away to mid-wicket for just a run. 141/3

17.1 D Steyn to S Smith, NO-BALL! FOUR! Great start for Pune but it's not Steyn's day today. Down the leg side, a high full toss over the waist height, Smith got across and helped it down the leg side past the keeper. 140/3

Ashish Nehra comes back.

17.6 S Ganguly to C White, FOUR! 25 off the over! Full and down the leg side, White just flicks it down to the fine leg fence. What a turn-around from White. Has completely changed the possible total for them now. 155/2

17.5 S Ganguly to C White, SIX! White has come back after laying low in this innings. Another full delivery, White has preferred leg side in this over and once again smokes it cleanly over mid-wicket. 151/2

17.4 S Ganguly to C White, SIX! A slow delivery and has been smacked. White just holds his bat swing and then swings it away over mid-wicket. Too expensive an over already. 145/2

17.3 S Ganguly to C White, SIX! Superb! A full delivery, White gets underneath and just rifles it over mid-wicket. 139/2

17.2 S Ganguly to C White, A very slow delivery now, almost a leg-spinner at 80.7 kph, White waits and waits and just slices it over Smith at point. They come back for two. 133/2

17.1 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, A full toss now, slow at 89.3 kph, Sangakkara attempts the scoop but misses. The ball goes off the pads of Uthappa for a bye. 131/2

16.6 A Reddy to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith gets down and creams it through covers for one. 135/3

16.5 A Reddy to R Uthappa, In the air and safe! Length outside off, Uthappa swung across the line but the ball landed short of Daniel Harris(sub) at deep mid-wicket to take one. 134/3

16.4 A Reddy to S Smith, Looks to heave it away but gets a bottom edge for one. 133/3

16.4 A Reddy to R Uthappa, NO-BALL FOR HEIGHT! A tough call but Ankit Sharma has DROPPED it. High full toss, Uthappa heaved it down towards long leg, Ankit Sharma got to it right but spilled it. Then the umpire signals the no-ball. 132/3

16.3 A Reddy to R Uthappa, Low full toss at 100.5 kph, lofted over covers for two. 130/3

16.2 A Reddy to S Smith, Very interesting. Smith takes guard for a reverse switch, the ball was fired full down the leg side and Smith is forced to play a left-handed off drive for one. 128/3

16.1 A Reddy to S Smith, Short of a length, tucked away through mid-wicket for two. 127/3

Sourav Ganguly comes back to bowl.

16.6 B Kumar to C White, Full and slow outside off, White slashes and misses. 130/2

16.5 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, Sangakkara clips and misses. The ball goes off his pads for a leg bye. 130/2

16.4 B Kumar to C White, Fuller outside off, played down through long off for one. 129/2

16.3 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, That just missed the stumps! This time Sangakkara aimed to pull of the back-of-the-blade reverse sweep, gets a glove and the ball goes off Uthappa's pads. It's given as byes. 128/2

16.2 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, FOUR! That's fortunate. A full toss, Kumar got across to scoop, missed it, gets a faint touch off his bat and it goes through Uthappa's legs for a boundary. Given as leg byes though. 127/2

100 stand off 69 balls between Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White. Hyderabad initially were struggling to reach 140 something. Now they seem good enough to reach 170.

16.1 B Kumar to C White, Full toss outside off, White flicks it across through mid-wicket for one. 123/2

Ashish Reddy comes back.

TIME OUT!

15.6 D Steyn to S Smith, Very full outside off, Smith hits it to extra covers and will keep strike in the next over. 125/3

15.5 D Steyn to S Smith, FOUR! Much needed one. Short outside off, Smith this time pulls it well enough through square leg. They need two boundaries an over from now on. 124/3

15.4 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Short on the body at 140.8 kph, hurrying on, tucked away through square leg. One run. 120/3

15.3 D Steyn to R Uthappa, Bowls short and wide outside off, Uthappa leaves it alone, probably expecting a wide but it is a dot ball. 119/3

15.2 D Steyn to S Smith, Good length outside off, steered down to third man for a run. 119/3

15.1 D Steyn to S Smith, Fuller outside off at 144.4 kph, Smith heaves but gets an inside edge through square leg for two. 118/3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl.

15.6 W Parnell to C White, Full down the leg side, glanced to Nehra at short fine leg. One run. 122/2

15.5 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Just short once again, Sangakkara drags it across as Kartik from mid-wicket, dives and keeps it to one. 121/2

15.4 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, Sangakkara mistimes his pull to mid-wicket. Seems upset on missing out on that. 120/2

15.3 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Clean as a whistle. Full on middle, Sangakkara makes room and just creams it through covers. 120/2

50 for Kumar Sangakkara!

15.2 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Innovation at its best. Short of length, Sangakkara gets across and scoops a length delivery over short fine leg. Has a mini celebration on getting to his half-century. Seems to have finally struck gold with his form. 116/2

15.1 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Short of length, Sangakkara flicks it through square leg. Samuels from the deep runs in but the batsmen run two. 112/2

Dale Steyn is back.

14.6 A Sharma to R Uthappa, Gets it away through mid-wicket and once again does well to come back for two. 116/3

14.5 A Sharma to R Uthappa, Over-pitched, driven straight to mid off. 114/3

14.4 A Sharma to S Smith, Fuller length, driven down back through mid on for one. 114/3

14.3 A Sharma to S Smith, Wide outside off, Smith reaches out but could not get bat on that. 113/3

14.2 A Sharma to S Smith, On middle at 88.8 kph, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket and calls early for two. 113/3

14.1 A Sharma to R Uthappa, Full outside off, Uthappa lifts it over covers for one. 111/3

Wayne Parnell comes now.

14.6 M Samuels to K Sangakkara, A fast yorker now, Sangakkara gets an inside edge down towards square leg. One run. 19 off the over. The most expensive so far. 110/2

14.5 M Samuels to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Superb cricket from the Sri Lankan. Samuels darts it full down the leg side. Fine leg was in and Sangakkara just flicks it over the fielder. 109/2

14.4 M Samuels to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Technically that is a DROP. Full toss outside off at 122.8 kph, Sangakkara knocks it straight back over Samuels, who jumps and only gets a hand to it. Long off dives but could not keep it inside the ropes. Sangakkara is taking off now. 105/2

14.3 M Samuels to K Sangakkara, Fuller length at 88.3 kph, Sangakkara flicks it through mid-wicket and immediately calls for the second. The fielder charges across but Sanga comes back. 101/2

14.2 M Samuels to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Off the edge! Sangakkara makes room on the off side, Samuels follows him down, Sanga chops, gets an outside edge to fly down to the third man fence. 99/2

14.1 M Samuels to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Well executed. Flatter length outside off at 119.9 kph, Sangakkara powers it over covers to take a boundary. 95/2

Sharma is back on.

13.6 A Mishra to S Smith, Tries to flick it across the line but closes the face early. He ends up pushing it back to the bowler off the leading edge. 110/3

13.5 A Mishra to R Uthappa, Gets forward and pushes it with the spin through covers for one. 110/3

13.4 A Mishra to S Smith, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 109/3

13.3 A Mishra to S Smith, SIX! Hammered away! Too full in length on middle, Smith swung his blade across the line and dumped it over wide long on. 108/3

13.2 A Mishra to S Smith, Fuller in length on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a couple. 102/3

13.1 A Mishra to S Smith, Looks to work it to the on side and gets a little leading edge to the off side. 100/3

Marlon Samuels into the attack.

13.6 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, On the yorker zone, on off, Sangakkara plays it across through mid-wicket and gets one. 91/2

13.5 A Nehra to C White, Fuller length on the pads at 134.2 kph, White flicks it powerfully but straight to Parnell at deep mid-wicket to take one. 90/2

13.4 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off at 128.7 kph, well wide, Sangakkara slashes it through cover. One run. 89/2

13.3 A Nehra to C White, Slower on off at 120.8 kph, White punches it down to long off to jog across. 88/2

13.2 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara gets down and chips it in the air past extra cover. Takes one. 87/2

13.1 A Nehra to C White, Angles full on off, White strides down and hits it past extra covers for one. 86/2

12.6 S Dhawan to R Uthappa, Straight delivery, blocked down. 100/3

12.5 S Dhawan to R Uthappa, FOUR! Through the legs off the fielder. Reverse sweeps a full delivery and it goes straight to short fine leg, where Veer Pratap Singh who allows it through his legs. Poor fielding. 100/3

Robin Uthappa walks in at number 5.

12.4 S Dhawan to S Ganguly, OUT! Dada is livid with himself but he has to go. Fuller length, he gives some room to whack it over covers, does not time well and sends it flying straight to White at extra cover. Throws his gloves and bat down near the dug-out but the damage is done already with a double blow for Pune. 96/3

12.3 S Dhawan to S Ganguly, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 96/2

12.2 S Dhawan to S Smith, Fuller length, driven through mid off for one. 96/2

12.1 S Dhawan to S Smith, FOUR! Good wrist work. Fuller length, Smith flicks it well enough to pick out the mid-wicket gap. 95/2

Ashish Nehra comes back.

TIME OUT!

12.6 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, FOUR! That's well controlled. Sangakkara was shuffling in the crease, Ganguly bowls a slower delivery outside off, Kumar adjusts well to glide it past short third man. 85/2

12.5 S Ganguly to C White, Short on the pads at 106.8 kph, tucked away through mid-wicket to pinch a run. 81/2

12.4 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, Punches it down to long on to take one. 80/2

12.3 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, Nice cricket all over. Full, Sangakkara lofts it easily over mid on. Steven Smith from long on, dives in the deep to parry it to Pandey, running from long off to restrict it to just two. 79/2

12.2 S Ganguly to C White, Slower delivery, short outside off, White adjusts well to pat it through cover for one. 77/2

12.1 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, Fuller outside off, Sangakkara plays it uppishly past Ganguly to long off. Pandey is the man in the deep. Two runs. 76/2

Shikhar Dhawan will have a bowl now.

11.6 Pratap Singh to S Smith, Knocks it down through mid on for one. 91/2

11.5 Pratap Singh to S Smith, Short outside off, Smith cuts but only gets a bottom edge. 90/2

Steven Smith walks out now at number 4.

11.4 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, OUT! What on earth was this piece of cricket? Fuller outside off at 135.7 kph, Clarke gets a leading edge off his bat face and it balloons on straight to Dhawan, who fumbles a simple catch at point. Clarke had come charging down for the second run, but then Amit Mishra from short third man, throws back quickly and Patel flicks the bails off in a flash. Third umpire is called into action to show Clarke is well short. 90/2

11.3 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, FOUR! Good placement. Full outside off, Clarke picks his spot early and hoicks it over mid-wicket. 9 runs off the first three balls. 89/1

11.2 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, DROPPED! But that came back like a bullet. Fuller length, Ganguly hammers it down after making some room. Singh has no chance to react as the ball ricochets off him and they take one. 85/1

11.1 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's the typicality around him. Short outside off, Ganguly walks down and just lofts it over covers in his classic poise to a fast bowler. 84/1

11.6 B Kumar to C White, Fuller length at 133.4 kph, flicked away past mid on. Comes back easily for two. 12 off the over! 75/2

50 stand between Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White!

11.5 B Kumar to C White, FOUR! Well controlled, not a very easy shot to attempt, and especially pull it off. White takes the charge down the track, the ball was short and he manages to half-whip it over mid-wicket. 73/2

11.4 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Goes to work it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Jogs across for one. 69/2

11.3 B Kumar to C White, Fuller on off at 139.1 kph, flicked away to Pandey at deep square leg to take one. 68/2

11.2 B Kumar to C White, Slashes it through point and scampers back for a couple. 67/2

11.1 B Kumar to C White, Length delivery on off, White lofted it down, wasn't well timed but still got two as Manhas threw back quickly from long on. 65/2

Veer Pratap Singh comes back.

10.6 A Reddy to M Clarke, Bowls slow and wide outside off at 96.6 kph, Clarke reaches out but cannot make contact. 80/1

10.5 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Opens up his stance to hook a short delivery, but it goes off the inside part through mid-wicket for one. 80/1

10.4 A Reddy to M Clarke, Short outside off, scythed away to deep point for a run. 79/1

10.3 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Goes on the back foot and punches it down for one. 78/1

10.2 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Pushes it through covers and takes two. There is a throw at the striker's end as Ganguly was coming back in. Third umpire was called in just to confirm, but Ganguly was in. 77/1

10.1 A Reddy to S Ganguly, Stays back in his crease and defends. 75/1

10.6 S Ganguly to C White, A touch slow on off at 97.8 kph, White was shaping up but checks his shot to Clarke at extra cover for one. Five runs off Ganguly's first over. 63/2

10.5 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, On the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket. One more run. Just four off the over so far. 62/2

10.4 S Ganguly to C White, This time White makes room on the off side. The ball was following White down as he manages to flick it down to long on, looks for two but Pandey does well in the deep. 61/2

10.3 S Ganguly to C White, Nicely keeps it on the full mark, White was shuffling inside the crease but is forced to block it down. 60/2

10.2 S Ganguly to K Sangakkara, Stump to stump, typical Ganguly stuff. Sangakkara pats it down through mid off to rotate the strike. 60/2

10.1 S Ganguly to C White, Bowls full on off, knocked down through mid on for a run. 59/2

Ashish Reddy introduced.

9.6 A Mishra to M Clarke, The googly does Clarke completely in. Pitched outside off, Clarke fails to slogs as the ball turns back in to shave past the off stump. 75/1

9.5 A Mishra to M Clarke, RUN OUT CHANCE! Clarke dabs it to point and runs. Ganguly comes down as well but then sends him back. The throw from the fielder is a bit wayward as Patel has to stretch to collect and flicks it back to miss it. Had it still hit, Clarke would have been gone. 75/1

9.4 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Flicks it away through square leg for one. 75/1

9.3 A Mishra to S Ganguly, The wrong 'un, short and outside off, Ganguly once again moves inside the crease and punches it straight to cover. 74/1

9.2 A Mishra to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's just an excellent shot from Sourav Chandidas Ganguly. Fuller in length, Ganguly shuffles inside the crease, meets the ball on the full and knocks it down the ground like a rocket. 74/1

9.1 A Mishra to M Clarke, Bowls on off at 84.4 kph, Clarke sweeps it down to long leg to pick up one. 70/1

Sourav Ganguly gets himself into the attack.

9.6 M Kartik to C White, Takes a step down and knocks it through mid on for one. 58/2

9.5 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, Short this time, pulled away through square leg. One run. 57/2

9.4 M Kartik to C White, Flicks it away for one. 56/2

9.3 M Kartik to C White, SIX! Excellent, orthodox stuff this. Kartik loops it at 85.8 kph, White just strides down and lofts it down cleanly. Steven Smith at long on, attempts to pull it back aerially but could not do that. 55/2

9.2 M Kartik to C White, Flatter length, goes on with the arm as White misses out to get hit on the pads. 49/2

9.1 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, Gets to the pitch ad flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 49/2

8.6 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, SIX! Clean strike from Sourav Ganguly. Fuller length, Ganguly clears long off with a straight-batted shot. 69/1

8.5 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Sweeps it through square leg for a single. 63/1

8.4 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Goes on the back foot and punches it down for one. 62/1

8.3 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, LBW SHOUT! That could have been out! Flatter length, pitching on and straightening, Ganguly strides out to push and misses. The ball hits him in line as Duminy appeals. The umpire does not reckon so. 61/1

The physio is out in the middle to attend JP Duminy. His finger is bleeding. He is fine and will continue bowling.

8.2 JP Duminy to M Clarke, DROPPED! But Duminy seems to be in trouble here. Clarke thumps down a full delivery and Duminy sticks his left hand out. It hits his hand and goes down towards mid off for one. A nasty blow that one. 61/1

8.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Gets into a good position down the track to play the lofted cover drive but gets an inside edge through square leg for one. 60/1

8.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Wide. Very wide outside off this time. Ganguly leaves it alone. 59/1

TIME OUT!

8.6 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, Leg Bye. Angles it on the pads, flicked to Clarke at mid-wicket for one. In fact, it's off the pads. 48/2

8.5 A Nehra to C White, Fuller length, driven down to take one. 47/2

8.4 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, Darts in a quick bouncer again, Sangakkara plays down the pull shot quite awkwardly through square leg. They take one. 46/2

8.3 A Nehra to C White, Short down the leg side, White pulls it away on the leg side for a single. 45/2

8.2 A Nehra to K Sangakkara, Down the leg side, Sanga flicks and it hits his pads. The ball rolls down towards square leg for a leg bye. 44/2

8.1 A Nehra to C White, Bowls full on the pads at 121.9 kph, flicked down to long leg to pick up a single. 43/2

TIME OUT! Hyderabad had the same runs in 10 overs, losing one wicket more. But from where will the White-Sangakkara partnership come for Pune?

7.6 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Down the leg side, flicked down to short fine leg for one. 58/1

7.5 A Mishra to M Clarke, A touch short, Clarke flicks it away through mid-wicket. There was two on offer but they stick to one. 57/1

7.4 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Short in length at 84.9 kph, Ganguly misses out on a boundary chance with just a knock down to long on for one. 56/1

7.3 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Gets well forward and blocks it. 55/1

7.2 A Mishra to S Ganguly, Stumping chance! Bowls a straighter delivery outside off, Ganguly drives but gets beaten inside the line. The keeper flicks the bails off and third umpire is called. Replays show Sourav to be dragging his leg outside, but when the bails were dislodged, it was in. 55/1

7.1 A Mishra to M Clarke, Flatter at 81.4 kph, driven down to mid on for one. 55/1

Nehra comes back.

7.6 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Bad delivery. Short at 95 kph, Sangakkara turns and pulls it behind square. It finds the long leg fence. 42/2

7.5 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, Flighted outside off, Sanga sweeps it towards mid-wicket. Clarke does well with a stretch to his left and also manages to throw it with his favoured left arm quickly to Uthappa. Sangakkara comes back safely. 38/2

7.4 M Kartik to C White, Fuller length, tucked away past mid-wicket for one. 38/2

7.3 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, Sangakkara once again comes down, reaches out and dabs it past mid off for one. 37/2

7.2 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, This time charges down and knocks it to Kartik, who dives to his left and parries it to mid-wicket. 36/2

7.1 M Kartik to K Sangakkara, Loops it on off at 79.8 kph, tucked to mid-wicket. 36/2

Amit Mishra into the attack. He is bowling to two top-class batsmen who play spin well. Should be an interesting battle.

6.6 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Flatter down the leg side, Clarke flicks it down to short fine leg for one. 54/1

6.5 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Fuller length, driven down to mid on to pick up one. 53/1

6.4 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Spins it from off, Ganguly sweeps but gets hit on the pads. The LBW question is not answered by the umpire. 52/1

6.4 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, WIDE! Fuller length, racing down the leg side. Second one off the over. 52/1

6.3 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Flicks it away through mid-wicket for a run. 51/1

6.2 JP Duminy to M Clarke, LBW APPEAL! Short of a length, pitched outside leg and goes straight on. Clarke misses his flick and gets hit right on middle. Oh oh, replays show the ball pitching to be just half-half on the leg stump. Umpire Aleem Dar does not give it though. 50/1

6.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Once again darts it down the leg side, Ganguly sweeps but the short fine leg fielder gets across with a dive to keep it just one. 50/1

6.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Wide. Down the leg side as Ganguly misses his flick. 49/1

Here is Murali Kartik to bowl.

6.6 B Kumar to C White, Short of a length, White stamps forward and pushes it towards point. 36/2

6.5 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Plays it away on the leg side to take one. 36/2

6.4 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Fuller length outside off, Sangakkara drives timidly but the ball runs off the bottom edge down to the keeper. 35/2

6.3 B Kumar to C White, Short outside off, White pulls it down to deep mid-wicket to take a run. 35/2

6.2 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Back of a length, pushes towards cover for one. 34/2

6.1 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Kumar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 33/2

JP Duminy into the attack.

5.6 D Steyn to M Clarke, FOUR! Nicely done and Steyn who had gone for just 10 runs in his four-over spell against Mumbai, has gone for 17 in an over here. Once again width offered outside off, Clarke goes hard and gets it away past point for a boundary. 48/1

5.5 D Steyn to M Clarke, FOUR! Clarke is taking Steyn on here. Good length outside off at 141.9 kph, Clarke gets back and scythes it past point. 44/1

5.4 D Steyn to M Clarke, FOUR! That's superb improvisation. Fuller on off, Clarke gets across and just rotates his wrists over to get it over square leg. 40/1

5.3 D Steyn to M Clarke, Length outside off, played to point. 36/1

5.2 D Steyn to S Ganguly, This time pushes it through covers and scampers for one. 36/1

5.1 D Steyn to S Ganguly, FOUR! There is the classic Dada to a fast bowler. Fuller outside off at 147.8 kph, Ganguly makes room and clears covers with a lofted shot. 35/1

5.6 W Parnell to C White, FOUR! That's his first poor delivery. Full down the leg side, White clips it as it goes off his pads and Uthappa dives across just to glove it down to the fine leg fence. That's a DROP from Robin as the umpire signals it runs. That was almost a regulation take for a wicket-keeper. Even a part-timer like Uthappa should have taken it. 33/2

5.5 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Short on the pads, Sangakkara clips it off his pads through mid-wicket, looks for a couple but the fielder comes charging in from the deep and keeps it down to one. 29/2

5.4 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Short of a length, punched away to cover. 28/2

5.3 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Again a length delivery outside off, this time Sangakkara angles his bat past a diving point for two. That's the first runs conceded by Parnell after 1.2 overs. 28/2

5.2 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Good length outside off at 145.4 kph, straightens after pitching as Sangakkara slashes and misses. 26/2

5.1 W Parnell to K Sangakkara, Bowls full at 140.6 kph, driven down to mid off. 26/2

4.6 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, Lot of confusion there. Ganguly hits it down straight to Sangakkara at mid on. The over seems to be over as even Ganguly had not run. Later on, when Sangakkara throws it to the keeper, who misses, the batsmen cross for one. Sangakkara is livid with this and asks the umpire, who signals that by the rules, it is a valid run. From the fairplay point of view, Pune are sure to lose out on some points here. 31/1

4.5 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, This time makes room, but hits it down to mid on. 30/1

4.4 Pratap Singh to S Ganguly, Another LBW SHOUT! Length delivery on off, Ganguly misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball runs towards slips. Clarke was way down the track, luckily for him, the throw at the non-striker's end was wide or Clarke would have been gone. 30/1

4.3 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, LBW SHOUT! Angles a length delivery at 141.2 kph, Clarke comes forward, misses and is hit on the pads. The ball runs towards square leg and they scamper through for a leg bye. That is a mighty good shout. 30/1

4.2 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Once again full outside off, Clarke once again drives well enough behind square, but finds point. 29/1

4.1 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Over-pitched outside off, Clarke drives well but straight to mid off. 29/1

Wayne Parnell comes back.

4.6 B Kumar to C White, Middle stump line on length at 137.3 kph, White shuffles and clips it down to long leg. Calls early to come back for two. 26/2

4.5 B Kumar to K Sangakkara, Angles it full on the pads, flicked down to square leg for a run. The captain is away. 24/2

Kumar Sangakkara, the skipper walks in at number 4.

4.4 B Kumar to S Dhawan, OUT! Middle stump uprooted and the local boy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives supreme joy to the supporters. Keeps it wicket-to-wicket on length at 135.8 kph, Dhawan slogs across the line to hoick it, misses it and the ball knocks the middle stump off the ground. 23/2

4.3 B Kumar to C White, Angles it down the leg side, flicked down straight to Pandey at short fine leg to jog across. 23/1

4.2 B Kumar to S Dhawan, On the pads once again, Dhawan flicks and it goes off the inside edge onto his pads towards square leg and settles for one. 22/1

4.1 B Kumar to S Dhawan, A full length delivery on leg stump, Dhawan drives it straight to mid on. 21/1

3.6 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Stump to stump, Sourav plays it down towards mid-wicket. 29/1

3.5 D Steyn to S Ganguly, FOUR! There is the Sourav Ganguly we all know. Irrespective of four fielders on the off side. Fuller length, Ganguly gets on his front foot and strokes a magnificent cover drive. The fielder gives it a chase but to no avail. 29/1

3.4 D Steyn to S Ganguly, FOUR! Not very well controlled still Ganguly gets it away. Short of a length, Ganguly just about plays a short-arm pull over mid-wicket. 25/1

3.3 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Short of length, 139.2 kph, Ganguly angles it to Duminy at point. 21/1

3.2 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Fuller length now, outside off, Ganguly is not placing it well and drives it straight to extra cover. 21/1

3.1 D Steyn to S Ganguly, Short of a length outside off, Ganguly chops it to cover. 21/1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl now.

3.6 A Nehra to C White, Angles it full on off, White strides forward and pushes it down to Kumar at mid on. 21/1

3.5 A Nehra to C White, Over-pitched outside off at 129.6 kph, steered straight to Samuels at cover-point. 21/1

3.4 A Nehra to S Dhawan, Keeps it stump to stump at 134.1 kph, Dhawan knocks it down to mid on to take a quick single. 21/1

3.3 A Nehra to C White, Bowls full on leg, While fails to flick it and the ball ambles away to square leg. The umpire shows no interest in Nehra's appeal. 20/1

3.2 A Nehra to C White, FOUR! Fine shot. A fuller length delivery angled outside off, While frees his arms and gets it away past extra cover. Clarke dives but has no chance. 19/1

3.1 A Nehra to S Dhawan, Starts off on length down the leg side, Dhawan clips it towards mid-wicket and runs one. 15/1

Dale Steyn will bowl now. Expect a contest. With Ganguly taking strike. Steyn was phenomenal in the last match against Mumbai.

2.6 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Good length outside off, Clarke strides down and punches it straight to cover. 21/1

2.5 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Back of a length, Clarke punches it down to mid off. 21/1

2.4 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, FOUR! That's just classy. Length outside off, Clarke gets down on his front foot, and drives it on the up through cover. 21/1

2.3 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Once again bangs in short outside off, Clarke just pull-scoops it over mid-wicket to take two. 17/1

2.2 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, Short outside off, Clarke mistimes his punch to cover. 15/1

2.1 Pratap Singh to M Clarke, FOUR! Off the inside edge now. Good length outside off, skidding through, Clarke plays the cut early and the inside edge goes past the stumps and races down to the fine leg fence. 15/1

In the meanwhile, Ashish Nehra to bowl as the first change.

It has gone quite dark out there. There is a strong gush of wind blowing in as well.

2.6 M Samuels to S Dhawan, Bowls short, tucked away through mid-wicket now. The batsmen have run through for a single. 14/1

2.5 M Samuels to S Dhawan, FOUR! This one is well struck finally. Once again dances down the track, takes the ball on the up and slices it over covers. 13/1

2.4 M Samuels to S Dhawan, That's some bounce there. A bit short and kicks off. Dhawan on his back foot misses the ball as it goes over the stumps. 9/1

2.3 M Samuels to S Dhawan, FOUR! That's off the outside edge. Dhawan takes a step down the track and drives, it goes off the outside edge and races away to third man. 9/1

2.2 M Samuels to S Dhawan, Bowls full at 97.1 kph, Dhawan drives it to extra cover. 5/1

2.1 M Samuels to C White, A bit short outside off at 104.5 kph, punched down to pick up one through mid on. 5/1

Veer Pratap Singh comes on.

1.6 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Down the leg side, Ganguly clips it through square leg to take two. 11/1

1.5 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, That did not miss the leg stump by much. Ganguly makes room, Duminy spins it from outside leg, it turns back in and Ganguly could not make contact. It shaves past the leg stump. 9/1

1.4 JP Duminy to M Clarke, Gets it away through mid-wicket for one. 9/1

1.3 JP Duminy to M Clarke, FOUR! That's a rocket from Clarke. Looped up outside off, Clarke fetches it from outside the off stump and whips it away through mid-wicket. 8/1

1.2 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, This time gets down and pats it through mid off and covers for one. 4/1

1.1 JP Duminy to S Ganguly, Defended off the front foot by Ganguly presenting the full face of the bat. 3/1

1.6 W Parnell to S Dhawan, Short of a length at 136.3 kph, cut away straight to backward point. MAIDEN OVER. Only the 14th time in this season. 4/1

1.5 W Parnell to S Dhawan, This time a length delivery at 147.1 kph, quite wide outside off and swinging away, Dhawan goes hard but misses out. FIVE dot balls now. 4/1

1.4 W Parnell to S Dhawan, Keeps it on the full length, Dhawan takes half a step forward and drives it to Nehra. No run conceded so far. 4/1

1.3 W Parnell to S Dhawan, An over-pitched length delivery, Dhawan punches it down straight to mid off. 4/1

1.2 W Parnell to S Dhawan, OH! A very full delivery on off, Dhawan aims to drive and the ball kisses off the inside edge and hits his pads. The ball rolls on the off side. 4/1

1.1 W Parnell to S Dhawan, Bowls fuller length at 139.8 kph, driven down to mid on. 4/1

JP Duminy to share the attack.

0.6 A Sharma to M Clarke, Turns and spins on off, Clarke blocks it down. Superb first over. 3 runs and a wicket. In the Hyderabad innings, Samuels had conceded four runs and took a wicket in his first over. 3/1

0.5 A Sharma to S Ganguly, DROPPED! By Ashish Reddy. Full down the leg side, Ganguly sweeps. Reddy at square leg, reaches out to his left but puts it down. They take one. 3/1

0.4 A Sharma to M Clarke, First ball he faces, and Clarke dances down the track, hits it to Sanga at mid on for one to get his first runs. 2/1

0.3 A Sharma to S Ganguly, Full at 88.8 kph, driven down through mid on for one. Pune are away, so is Sourav Chandidas Ganguly. 1/1

0.2 A Sharma to S Ganguly, Flatter length, turning in, Ganguly strides out but gets hit on the pads. 0/1

Sourav Ganguly, who seems to be not ready to come on so soon, walks in at number 3 after a bit of delay.

0.1 A Sharma to M Pandey, OUT! Well well well, deja vu strikes for Pune. In both the innings, the first ball has fetched a wicket. Fuller delivery at 86.7 kph, Pandey smacks it down the ground aerially. It went straight to Sangakkara at mid on. 0/1

Wayne Parnell to share the attack.

0.6 M Samuels to S Dhawan, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to pinch a run. Excellent first over from Samuels. Four runs and a first-ball wicket. 4/1

0.5 M Samuels to S Dhawan, Short, driven straight to Clarke at extra cover. Clarke's official first touch in the Indian T20 league. 3/1

0.4 M Samuels to C White, Fuller on middle, tucked down to long on for one. 3/1

0.3 M Samuels to C White, Bowls full outside off at 96.9 kph, White strides forward and defends. 2/1

0.2 M Samuels to C White, Short on the pads, White tucks it away to deep mid-wicket to take a couple. 2/1

Cameron White comes to bat.

0.1 M Samuels to P Patel, OUT! What a start for Pune! A genuine off-spinner outside off at 97.8 kph, Patel looks to drive but gets an inside edge. The ball hits the side of off stump and Patel has to go first ball. It is the first time Samuels has bowled first up in this season and lo behold, he has given a wicket straightaway! 0/1

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