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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,, Date - 21/04/2012, Toss won by - Delhi Daredevils
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Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Sourav Ganguly is named the Man of the Match for his all-round performance. That's it from all of us then. Tomorrow is a weekend double-header. First between Mumbai and Mohali and then the match between Hyderabad and Kolkata. Till then, it's farewell!

Delhi started on a very positive note. If Sehwag came to form, it's quite obvious that they got off to a flier. Then came the game turning moment. When Pietersen and Sehwag were in full flow, Sourav Ganguly came to bowl for the first time in this season and guess what? He took a wicket off his first ball, that of the in-form Kevin Pietersen and finished with figures of 2-27. Alfonso Thomas, in his first stint in this season, did extremely well with three wickets.

Pune have won the match fair and square to beat one of the best compiled teams, Delhi comprehensively in the end. They batted well due to Jesse Ryder mostly. Ganguly did well with him and Steven Smith's 34 runs off 13 balls was a boost to take the total to 192 runs.

19.6 A Thomas to N Ojha, PUNE WIN BY 20 RUNS! Full on off, flicked away for one through mid-wicket. They have come back very strongly to win this one after two losses. 172/7

19.5 A Thomas to M Morkel, Ojha jams it down and Thomas makes a half stop. One taken. 171/7

19.4 A Thomas to N Ojha, Fuller length, Ojha hits it down to long on for one. Thomas apologizes to Ojha for the earlier blow on the head to the batsman, Ojha who is taking nothing of it. 170/7

19.3 A Thomas to N Ojha, Nasty delivery. A short delivery at 137.4 kph, Ojha pulls, misses and the ball smacks him on the helmet. 169/7

19.2 A Thomas to N Ojha, Full on the pads, Ojha flicks it through mid-wicket and Smith does the rest. Two taken. 169/7

Morne Morkel walks in.

19.1 A Thomas to Y Nagar, OUT! He just cannot be left out of the game, even if it means taking a dolly of a catch, the name in question is Sourav Ganguly. Length delivery outside off, Nagar has a wild slash and the ball goes off a top edge. Ganguly at extra cover takes a simple catch. 167/7

26 needed from 6 balls! In the earlier match today, Chennai needed 8 runs to win the last over, and they won only in the last ball of the over. Is there any other surprise?

18.6 A Nehra to N Ojha, SIX! That's an excellent shot, disregarding Delhi's chances in the game. Not all that full on off. Ojha heaves it down off a straight bat and the ball crosses long on. 167/6

18.5 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Short of a length at 138.1 kph, Nagar mistimes his pull down the ground to take one. 161/6

18.4 A Nehra to N Ojha, Full outside off, driven down through mid off for one. 160/6

18.3 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Full delivery, flicked away on the leg side for one. 159/6

18.2 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Another full toss, 132.4 kph, Nagar lofts it over covers to take two. 158/6

18.1 A Nehra to Y Nagar, FOUR! High full toss from Nehra. A rank poor delivery at 131.6 kph. Nagar latches onto it with a whack over covers. 156/6

17.6 A Thomas to Y Nagar, Full and straight at 139 kph, driven down to long on for one. 152/6

17.5 A Thomas to Y Nagar, FOUR! Well done. A slower delivery outside off at 108 kph, Nagar waits on and just slashes it over Kartik at point. 151/6

17.4 A Thomas to Y Nagar, Short of a length at 133.7 kph, Nagar hooks and misses to face Thomas' steeling glare. 147/6

17.3 A Thomas to Y Nagar, FOUR! Outside edge and Delhi need some more of that. Length outside off at 135.3 kph, Nagar slashes hard and the ball flies away to third man fence. 147/6

Naman Ojha walks in now.

17.2 A Thomas to R Taylor, OUT! Along with Taylor's wicket, Delhi's chances may have just disappeared. Short and slow outside off at 100.3 kph, Taylor unfurls a flat-batted slog, the ball does not carry all that much and Steven Smith settles under it at long on. 143/6

17.1 A Thomas to Y Nagar, Full and driven down through mid on for one. 143/5

Alfonso Thomas to bowl now.

16.6 A Nehra to Y Nagar, On the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket to take one. 142/5

16.5 A Nehra to Y Nagar, That's out down Nehra and Ganguly's spirits. Short delivery, Nagar pulls and it seems to go off his glove. Uthappa fumbles on a simple catch. Nehra appeals then the umpire tells him that Uthappa has dropped it. Ganguly too has an enquiringly look then looks detached. 141/5

16.4 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Full and wide outside off, Nagar lashes out and misses. 141/5

16.3 A Nehra to R Taylor, Bowls it full and down the leg side, Taylor aims leg side but it goes off the pads for one. 141/5

16.2 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Again a very short delivery, Nagar gets hurried on his pull and it goes past Ganguly at fine leg for one. 140/5

16.1 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Short of a length delivery, Nagar gets a leading edge down the ground, well before Nehra. 139/5

Ashish Nehra to bowl now.

TIME OUT!

Ayaz Memon tweets, "win here could change course of things not just for Pune but also the tournament."

15.6 S Ganguly to R Taylor, FOUR! There is the much needed boundary for Delhi. On the stumps, Taylor scoops it to send the leather over Nehra at short fine leg. DELHI NEED 54 in 24 BALLS! 139/5

15.5 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Huge shout for caught behind! Short outside off at 112.5 kph, Taylor pulls and misses. Uthappa appeals solely and hence even Ganguly appeals. The umpire calms both of them down. Replays show there was nothing there. 135/5

15.4 S Ganguly to Y Nagar, Short in length, Nagar bats it down to long off to take one. 135/5

15.3 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Marginally short now, Taylor whips it away through mid-wicket to take another one. 134/5

15.2 S Ganguly to Y Nagar, Middle stump line, flicked through mid-wicket to take one. 133/5

15.1 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Full and driven through mid on to take one. 132/5

So, Sourav Ganguly will bowl himself out in one stretch. Been a good spell so far.

14.6 M Kartik to R Taylor, Another one, full and in the yorker zone outside off, Taylor slogs it away to deep mid-wicket for one to end the over. 131/5

14.5 M Kartik to R Taylor, Excellent yorker, Taylor was shaping up. 130/5

14.4 M Kartik to Y Nagar, Nagar has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 130/5

14.3 M Kartik to R Taylor, Gets ahead and clips it away to deep mid-wicket to take one. 129/5

14.2 M Kartik to Y Nagar, On the pads, flicked away for one. 128/5

14.1 M Kartik to R Taylor, Flatter delivery, driven through point for a run. 127/5

14.1 M Kartik to R Taylor, Wide. Full and down the leg side. Rosco lets it go. 126/5

Yogesh Nagar comes to bat at number 7.

13.6 S Ganguly to R Taylor, OUT! He is finally gone now! Taylor flicks it through mid-wicket, looking for two. Came down a couple of steps but then sent back Negi back. The throw from Mathews at the striker's end is accurate and Uthappa does the easy job. Negi was down the track. 125/5

13.5 S Ganguly to P Negi, DROPPED! How costly was that? Again Ganguly troubles the batsmen with his dibbly-dooblies. This was again over-pitched outside off, Negi gets an outside edge, this time it skies in the air and comes down to Mathews, who spills a simple catch. They take one. 124/4

13.4 S Ganguly to P Negi, Again a chance there! Full outside off, Negi gets a thick outside edge which flies over cover. Mathews back-peddling, dives back but cannot pull of a sensational catch. They took two. 123/4

13.3 S Ganguly to P Negi, In the air and just SHORT! Fuller and Nehi drove it on the up towards Mathews at cover, but the ball dies in front of him. 121/4

13.2 S Ganguly to P Negi, Negi has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 121/4

13.1 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Fuller outside off at 113.8 kph, driven down to long off for one. 121/4

12.6 M Kartik to P Negi, Negi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/4

12.5 M Kartik to P Negi, FOUR! The debutant showing some class here. Fuller on off, Negi goes down and sweeps it over mid-wicket. 120/4

12.4 M Kartik to R Taylor, Length delivery, punched down the ground for one. Ross is off! 116/4

Ross Taylor walks in at number 6.

12.3 M Kartik to V Sehwag, OUT! Caught and bowled! Kartik takes Sehwag and Pune have come back strong in this match. Sehwag smacks this full ball down the ground in the air. Kartik sticks his hand to his right and takes a good reflexive catch as the ball was travelling. Delhi have just gone down in the wickets column. 115/4

12.2 M Kartik to P Negi, Sits down to sweep and gets it fine off square leg for one. His first runs. 115/3

12.1 M Kartik to P Negi, On the pads, flicked to Ganguly at mid-wicket. 114/3

Murali Kartik to bowl.

Pawan Negi comes in.

11.6 S Ganguly to I Pathan, OUT! Ganguly gets another one now. Irfan Pathan comes down the track and heaves it across. It goes almost the distance at the mid-wicket fence. Pandey comes running in from long on, Ryder maintains his calm at the mid-wicket ropes, not moving an inch inspite of Pandey running across to take a fine catch. 114/3

11.5 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Sehwag makes room and Ganguly follows him down the leg side, flicked away to Mathews at deep mid-wicket for another single. 114/2

11.4 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Stump to stump lines, Irfan tucks it behind square. Looks for two but Sehwag is not interested. 113/2

11.3 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Comes down the track and whacked it down to deep square leg to take one. 112/2

11.2 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Again a full delivery outside off, slashed away through mid-wicket for one. 111/2

11.1 S Ganguly to I Pathan, SIX! Shot! In the slot, full on the stump at 113 kph, Irfan gets down and heaved it over mid-wicket with some distance. 110/2

10.6 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for another one. 104/2

10.5 A Mathews to V Sehwag, Some effort from Alfonso Thomas. Short outside off, slashed hard through point and Thomas does exceedingly well at the ropes and saves a certain boundary as well. One run. 103/2

10.4 A Mathews to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's off the outside edge but with Sehwag's touch today, everything is in his favour now. Mathews bowls it from around the wicket, a full ball outside off, Sehwag slashes hard and it goes to the third man fence. 102/2

10.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Length delivery, tucked down to Ganguly at short fine leg for one. 98/2

10.3 A Mathews to V Sehwag, TWO WIDES! Short of a length outside off at 129.6 kph, Sehwag reaches out but misses. Uthappa cannot collect and they take the extra run. 97/2

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Learnt very early as a batsman to never underestimate Dada as bowler..bowls a superb line..hitting the stumps all the time."

10.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Stump to stump, hit away through cover and they take a single. 95/2

10.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Length on middle and off, flicked away through mid-wicket and two taken. 94/2

Angelo Mathews to bowl now.

9.6 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Full outside off, driven through mid off and takes one. What an over from the skipper, five runs and a wicket of it. 92/2

9.5 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Punches it down through mid off to take one. 91/2

9.4 S Ganguly to I Pathan, LBW! Close call but it's the right one. Length delivery, just swings back in to strike Pathan on his pads. The appeal is turned down and they steal a leg bye. 90/2

9.3 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Fuller length, driven down through mid on and takes one. 89/2

9.2 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Full, driven through mid off for one. 88/2

Irfan Pathan to bat now, at number 3.

9.1 S Ganguly to K Pietersen, OUT! The man with the golden arm it seems. Dada strikes for Pune off first ball in this season. Length delivery, Pietersen slogs across and the off stump is rattled. Now Ganguly goes on and on and his team-mates are all over him. What a sight! 87/2

Well, well Sourav Ganguly to bowl now.

Time out!

8.6 R Sharma to V Sehwag, SIX! This match is just turning better and better! Sehwag once again dances down the track, meets the ball of its length and whacks it down the ground. The ball sails into the stands and the crowd is with the home side, cheering vigorously now. 87/1

8.5 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Short and cut down to Ganguly at short third man. 81/1

8.4 R Sharma to V Sehwag, FOUR! Delhi are running away here. Sehwag comes down and takes it on the full toss to flick it over mid-wicket. Steven Smith can't get around in the deep. 81/1

8.3 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Fuller length outside off, bunted down to long off for one. 77/1

8.2 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Again a touch short at 93.4 kph, guided down to Ganguly at short third man for a quick single. 76/1

8.1 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Short in length, hit down to long on and takes one. 75/1

7.6 J Ryder to V Sehwag, SIX! That's sensational batting. A similar delivery outside off, Sehwag once again picks his spot over covers. This time it went as flat as you can wish. 74/1

7.5 J Ryder to V Sehwag, SIX! In the slot and no half measures for Sehwag. Ryder once again gives him room outside off, he whacks it covers with utter disdain and the ball sails over. 68/1

50 stand up!

7.4 J Ryder to K Pietersen, On middle, flicked away for one. 62/1

7.3 J Ryder to K Pietersen, Short and keeps low, Pietersen attempts to cut and misses. 61/1

7.2 J Ryder to V Sehwag, Fuller length, driven down to Pandey at long off for one. 61/1

7.1 J Ryder to V Sehwag, FOUR! Sehwag style! Short of a length at 112.7 kph, lot of room, Sehwag slashes it over point and the ball reaches the fence on a bounce. 60/1

Jesse Ryder to bowl now.

6.6 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Low full toss, Sehwag remains on the crease and bunts it down to long off, Mathews dives and saves three. 56/1

6.5 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for one. 55/1

6.4 R Sharma to K Pietersen, FOUR! What does this batsman even eat? A short ball alright, Pietersen stays inside the crease and whacks it down, the ball goes through the bowler's legs and Steven Smith's dive is to no avail. 54/1

6.3 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Oh, that keeps low! Short and skidding on, Pietersen stays back and chops it on the off side. 50/1

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Its a bowlers worst nightmare come true..Sehwag at one end and KP at the other."

6.2 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Stays on the back foot and punches it down for one. 50/1

6.1 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Quicker one, Sehwag gets an inside edge onto his pads. 49/1

Rahul Sharma into the attack.

5.6 A Mathews to K Pietersen, SIX! This is just pure class enveloping at the Feroz Shah Kotla. A length delivery at 115.5 kph, Pietersen whacks it over mid on. 20 off the over! 49/1

5.5 A Mathews to K Pietersen, SIX! Handsome now. Fuller in length outside off, Pietersen goes inside out and sends the ball tearing over the cover fence. 43/1

5.4 A Mathews to K Pietersen, Well wide outside off, Pietersen leaves it alone, expecting the wide. 37/1

5.3 A Mathews to K Pietersen, SIX! That is just phenomenal batting. A short delivery, Pietersen was already on the front foot and pulls it down over mid on. The ball crosses for a 89 meter hit. What a shot that was. 37/1

5.2 A Mathews to V Sehwag, Short in length, Sehwag makes room and steers it straight towards Pandey at cover-point, but Steven Smith at backward point scurries across and dives. 31/1

5.1 A Mathews to K Pietersen, Short of a length at 127.4 kph, outside off, punched down towards mid off and runs one. 30/1

Angelo Mathews to bowl now.

4.6 M Kartik to K Pietersen, This time KP gives it a charge and flicks it over mid-wicket for a run to end the over. 29/1

4.5 M Kartik to V Sehwag, Leaves his crease but it was a full delivery and Sehwag steers it through covers for one. 28/1

4.4 M Kartik to V Sehwag, FOUR! Smart bowling but Sehwag shows he is a touch more smarter. Sehwag charges down and Kartik bowls a quicker and shorter delivery, Sehwag still cuts it past a diving Pandey at point. 27/1

4.3 M Kartik to V Sehwag, SIX! Excellent strike now! Length delivery, Sehwag comes dancing down and smokes it downtown to hit the sight-screen. 23/1

4.2 M Kartik to K Pietersen, Short on the middle at 84.4 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 17/1

4.1 M Kartik to K Pietersen, Stays back and defends. 16/1

Murali Kartik comes on now.

3.6 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Excellent fielding from Pune. Good length delivery outside off, stabbed away towards point. Firstly, Steven Smith dives excellently well to save and then backed up by Manish Pandey, who throws but could not get the direct throw. Ashish Nehra is disappointed, the reasons? known not. 16/1

3.5 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Short of a length outside off at 127.7 kph, cut away to Pandey at cover-point. 16/1

3.4 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Short of a length delivery, Sehwag attempts to hook but misses. Pune ask the appeal for caught behind but don't get any response from the umpire. 16/1

3.3 A Nehra to K Pietersen, Fullish on off and middle, Pietersen flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 16/1

3.2 A Nehra to K Pietersen, Angles it on off, flicked away to mid-wicket. 15/1

3.1 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Full on off, Sehwag tucks it towards mid-wicket for one. 15/1

2.6 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Short of a length, slow at 109.8 kph, Pietersen ducks after aiming to pull it away. 14/1

2.5 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Pietersen has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 14/1

2.4 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Pietersen has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 14/1

2.3 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Angles it on middle and leg, Pietersen tucks it down to Nehra, at long leg for a couple. 14/1

Kevin Pietersen pulls out as Thomas is just into his bowling stride.

2.2 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Length delivery down the leg side, tucked down to Nehra at short fine leg. 12/1

Kevin Pietersen walks in at number 3. A first slip in place now.

2.1 A Thomas to M J'dena, OUT! That's a very strange dismissal and not expected from Mahela. A loopy full toss outside off, Jayawardena could have thrashed that anywhere but he sent it straight down the throat of Steven Smith at cover, who himself seems completely surprised by the catch. 12/1

1.6 A Nehra to M J'dena, Short of a length at 132.9 kph, guided down through third man to take one to end the over. 12/0

1.5 A Nehra to M J'dena, FOUR! Amazing strike from the Lankan maestro. Takes a couple of steps down the track and just smashes it through covers. None of the fielders moved an inch. 11/0

1.4 A Nehra to M J'dena, Good length delivery, on off, Jayawardene gets a safe leading edge down the ground. 7/0

1.3 A Nehra to V Sehwag, On middle and off, tucked away for one. 7/0

1.2 A Nehra to M J'dena, Quick single! Jayawardena dabs it towards point, Steven Smith at point rushes in and attempts the throw with his body in the air, misses and Sehwag survives. Had he hit, Sehwag would have been gone! 6/0

1.1 A Nehra to M J'dena, Angles in a length delivery on off, tapped down towards square leg. 5/0

Ashish Nehra to bowl now.

0.6 A Thomas to V Sehwag, Low full toss outside off, square driven to point. 5/0

Aakash Chopra tweets, "What a match-changing innings by Steve Smith. Now expecting Ganguly to tighten d noose..his brilliant leadership skills will come to d fore!"

0.5 A Thomas to V Sehwag, Full and down the leg side, hits Sehwag full on the pads as he fails to flick it. 5/0

0.4 A Thomas to V Sehwag, FOUR! Slam bang! Length and room offered outside off, Sehwag frees his arms and slams it over covers. 5/0

0.3 A Thomas to V Sehwag, A good bouncer this time, Sehwag sits down. 1/0

0.2 A Thomas to V Sehwag, Good length delivery, Sehwag defends. 1/0

0.1 A Thomas to M J'dena, Starts off on a fuller length, on off, Jayawardena turns it towards mid-wicket to get off with one straightaway! 1/0

Commentary (Pune Warriors India innings)

Sourav Ganguly is named the Man of the Match for his all-round performance. That's it from all of us then. Tomorrow is a weekend double-header. First between Mumbai and Mohali and then the match between Hyderabad and Kolkata. Till then, it's farewell!

Delhi started on a very positive note. If Sehwag came to form, it's quite obvious that they got off to a flier. Then came the game turning moment. When Pietersen and Sehwag were in full flow, Sourav Ganguly came to bowl for the first time in this season and guess what? He took a wicket off his first ball, that of the in-form Kevin Pietersen and finished with figures of 2-27. Alfonso Thomas, in his first stint in this season, did extremely well with three wickets.

Pune have won the match fair and square to beat one of the best compiled teams, Delhi comprehensively in the end. They batted well due to Jesse Ryder mostly. Ganguly did well with him and Steven Smith's 34 runs off 13 balls was a boost to take the total to 192 runs.

19.6 A Thomas to N Ojha, PUNE WIN BY 20 RUNS! Full on off, flicked away for one through mid-wicket. They have come back very strongly to win this one after two losses. 172/7

19.5 A Thomas to M Morkel, Ojha jams it down and Thomas makes a half stop. One taken. 171/7

19.4 A Thomas to N Ojha, Fuller length, Ojha hits it down to long on for one. Thomas apologizes to Ojha for the earlier blow on the head to the batsman, Ojha who is taking nothing of it. 170/7

19.3 A Thomas to N Ojha, Nasty delivery. A short delivery at 137.4 kph, Ojha pulls, misses and the ball smacks him on the helmet. 169/7

19.2 A Thomas to N Ojha, Full on the pads, Ojha flicks it through mid-wicket and Smith does the rest. Two taken. 169/7

Morne Morkel walks in.

19.1 A Thomas to Y Nagar, OUT! He just cannot be left out of the game, even if it means taking a dolly of a catch, the name in question is Sourav Ganguly. Length delivery outside off, Nagar has a wild slash and the ball goes off a top edge. Ganguly at extra cover takes a simple catch. 167/7

So Pune have put up a very commanding total of 192-3, mostly thanks to the exploits of Jesse Ryder. Sourav Ganguly played the anchor role with him for a 93-run partnership. Steven Smith, the valuable batting all-rounder, showed his worth with a breath-taking cameo of 34 runs in 13 balls. Delhi have a tough task now. Join us in a while, this tournament is just getting better and better.

19.6 M Morkel to A Mathews, A yorker outside off, Mathews digs it through covers and takes two. 192/3

19.5 M Morkel to A Mathews, FOUR! Low full toss again, Mathews gets it away through covers for a boundary. 190/3

Angelo Mathews walks in.

19.4 M Morkel to J Ryder, OUT! He is gone! Middle stump rattled! Excellent stuff from Morkel but it's the end of an outstanding innings from Jesse Ryder. Length delivery on off, Ryder looks to go inside out through covers, missed it and the ball hits middle stump. 186/3

19.3 M Morkel to S Smith, The perfect ball, a dead straight yorker and wide outside off, tough for the batsman to hit. Dug away through point for one. 186/2

19.2 M Morkel to S Smith, FOUR! Low full toss, a yorker gone wrong, Smith stays inside and just flicks it uppishly over square leg. 185/2

19.1 M Morkel to J Ryder, Full and wide outside off, Ryder slashed it through cover for one. 181/2

Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa make their way out. Delhi have a hurdle in the middle. Irfan Pathan to bowl first up.

Toss - Virender Sehwag wins the toss and DELHI WILL FIELD FIRST. That has been the obvious choice taken by most of the captains in this season. Ajit Agarkar sits out for Pawan Negi, a 19-year old, left-arm spinner from Delhi, who will make his debut. Sourav Ganguly says that Alfonso Thomas comes in for Marlon Samuels. A very interesting choice to bring in Thomas, a veteran in T20 to replace Samuels. Mithun Manhas adds up as the batting option in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Hello all and welcome to the second match of the double-header between Pune and Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. Pune started off well with two victories in their first match, but are coming into this match with two consecutive defeats. Delhi are already touted to be one of the favourites to take the title. Hopefully, we should have a contest between two of India's best openers, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag.

26 needed from 6 balls! In the earlier match today, Chennai needed 8 runs to win the last over, and they won only in the last ball of the over. Is there any other surprise?

18.6 A Nehra to N Ojha, SIX! That's an excellent shot, disregarding Delhi's chances in the game. Not all that full on off. Ojha heaves it down off a straight bat and the ball crosses long on. 167/6

18.5 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Short of a length at 138.1 kph, Nagar mistimes his pull down the ground to take one. 161/6

18.4 A Nehra to N Ojha, Full outside off, driven down through mid off for one. 160/6

18.3 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Full delivery, flicked away on the leg side for one. 159/6

18.2 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Another full toss, 132.4 kph, Nagar lofts it over covers to take two. 158/6

18.1 A Nehra to Y Nagar, FOUR! High full toss from Nehra. A rank poor delivery at 131.6 kph. Nagar latches onto it with a whack over covers. 156/6

Morne Morkel to bowl the last over.

18.6 U Yadav to S Smith, Full and wide outside off, Steven Smith goes for the reverse scoop but fails to get bat. Is not too happy with himself. 180/2

18.5 U Yadav to J Ryder, Well wide outside off, Ryder goes across to scoop but gets an inside edge towards point for one. 180/2

18.4 U Yadav to J Ryder, SIX! That's smashed away! Length delivery on off, a slower one, Ryder picks the slower one early and just whacks it over mid-wicket. Pune should target 200 now. 179/2

18.3 U Yadav to J Ryder, Short of a length, Ryder mistimes his pull down the ground. Smith charges across and makes Ryder the second one too. 173/2

18.2 U Yadav to J Ryder, Good bowling. Full and outside off, Ryder costs another extra dot ball. 171/2

18.1 U Yadav to J Ryder, Full outside off, Ryder slashes and misses. 171/2

17.6 A Thomas to Y Nagar, Full and straight at 139 kph, driven down to long on for one. 152/6

17.5 A Thomas to Y Nagar, FOUR! Well done. A slower delivery outside off at 108 kph, Nagar waits on and just slashes it over Kartik at point. 151/6

17.4 A Thomas to Y Nagar, Short of a length at 133.7 kph, Nagar hooks and misses to face Thomas' steeling glare. 147/6

17.3 A Thomas to Y Nagar, FOUR! Outside edge and Delhi need some more of that. Length outside off at 135.3 kph, Nagar slashes hard and the ball flies away to third man fence. 147/6

Naman Ojha walks in now.

17.2 A Thomas to R Taylor, OUT! Along with Taylor's wicket, Delhi's chances may have just disappeared. Short and slow outside off at 100.3 kph, Taylor unfurls a flat-batted slog, the ball does not carry all that much and Steven Smith settles under it at long on. 143/6

17.1 A Thomas to Y Nagar, Full and driven down through mid on for one. 143/5

17.6 S Nadeem to S Smith, SIX! Smithy, you beauty! Gets down the track and just with the calmness which you seen in him, lofts it with a straight bat to beat long on. What a knock so far from him. 171/2

17.5 S Nadeem to S Smith, FOUR! There is the switch hit from Steven Smith now. Full toss, he went into position early and whacked it over short third man. The ball just bounced inside the ropes. 165/2

17.4 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Full and jammed down the ground to pick up one. 161/2

17.3 S Nadeem to S Smith, Short and Smith slogs it away through square leg for one. 160/2

17.2 S Nadeem to S Smith, SIX! He is in such true form. Short and he got hold of it early to wheel and pull it over mid-wicket. The ball goes long in the crowds. 159/2

17.1 S Nadeem to S Smith, FOUR! Quality now. Full and Smith comes halfway down, does not hit the lofted shot very powerfully but just enough beats Morkel at long on. 153/2

17.1 S Nadeem to S Smith, Wide. Angles it on the leg side and goes past Smith's attempt to sweep. 149/2

Alfonso Thomas to bowl now.

16.6 A Nehra to Y Nagar, On the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket to take one. 142/5

16.5 A Nehra to Y Nagar, That's out down Nehra and Ganguly's spirits. Short delivery, Nagar pulls and it seems to go off his glove. Uthappa fumbles on a simple catch. Nehra appeals then the umpire tells him that Uthappa has dropped it. Ganguly too has an enquiringly look then looks detached. 141/5

16.4 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Full and wide outside off, Nagar lashes out and misses. 141/5

16.3 A Nehra to R Taylor, Bowls it full and down the leg side, Taylor aims leg side but it goes off the pads for one. 141/5

16.2 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Again a very short delivery, Nagar gets hurried on his pull and it goes past Ganguly at fine leg for one. 140/5

16.1 A Nehra to Y Nagar, Short of a length delivery, Nagar gets a leading edge down the ground, well before Nehra. 139/5

Shahbaz Nadeem will have a bowl.

16.6 U Yadav to J Ryder, FOUR! That's well done. Low full toss on the boots, Ryder falls across and scoops it over the short fine leg, almost losing his balance. 12 off the over. His highest score ever in the TOURNAMENT! 148/2

16.5 U Yadav to J Ryder, Good length delivery slanted across, Ryder pulls across and misses. 144/2

16.4 U Yadav to J Ryder, SIX! Fireworks now. Fuller length on off, a touch slow at 110.8 kph, Ryder sits down, waits for it and heaves it across to clear mid-wicket. 144/2

16.3 U Yadav to S Smith, Full and straight, Smith flicks but misses and they run through for a leg bye. 138/2

16.2 U Yadav to J Ryder, Over-pitched, Ryder jams it to covers. A direct throw from the fielder, Shahbaz would have CONSUMED Jesse Ryder, who was well short. 137/2

16.1 U Yadav to J Ryder, Full and wide outside off, Ryder gets some bat and the ball does not carry to the keeper. 136/2

Ashish Nehra to bowl now.

TIME OUT!

Ayaz Memon tweets, "win here could change course of things not just for Pune but also the tournament."

15.6 S Ganguly to R Taylor, FOUR! There is the much needed boundary for Delhi. On the stumps, Taylor scoops it to send the leather over Nehra at short fine leg. DELHI NEED 54 in 24 BALLS! 139/5

15.5 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Huge shout for caught behind! Short outside off at 112.5 kph, Taylor pulls and misses. Uthappa appeals solely and hence even Ganguly appeals. The umpire calms both of them down. Replays show there was nothing there. 135/5

15.4 S Ganguly to Y Nagar, Short in length, Nagar bats it down to long off to take one. 135/5

15.3 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Marginally short now, Taylor whips it away through mid-wicket to take another one. 134/5

15.2 S Ganguly to Y Nagar, Middle stump line, flicked through mid-wicket to take one. 133/5

15.1 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Full and driven through mid on to take one. 132/5

Umesh Yadav back on.

TIME OUT!

15.6 I Pathan to J Ryder, Short and pulled away for one. 136/2

15.5 I Pathan to J Ryder, Over-pitched, Ryder knocks it down the ground. Mahela from long on, parries it to Morne Morkel at long off and they take the second run. 135/2

15.4 I Pathan to J Ryder, FOUR! Superb effort from Morkel in vain though. Ryder lofts it over mid off. Morkel was ambling across to reach to it. Was tough but still pulls the ball back. Unfortunately, he had already touched the ropes and a boundary is signalled. 133/2

15.3 I Pathan to S Smith, Fuller and driven through mid off for one. 129/2

15.2 I Pathan to S Smith, On middle and leg, Smith clips it away through backward square leg. They take two as the throw is not good from the deep. 128/2

15.1 I Pathan to J Ryder, Flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 126/2

So, Sourav Ganguly will bowl himself out in one stretch. Been a good spell so far.

14.6 M Kartik to R Taylor, Another one, full and in the yorker zone outside off, Taylor slogs it away to deep mid-wicket for one to end the over. 131/5

14.5 M Kartik to R Taylor, Excellent yorker, Taylor was shaping up. 130/5

14.4 M Kartik to Y Nagar, Nagar has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 130/5

14.3 M Kartik to R Taylor, Gets ahead and clips it away to deep mid-wicket to take one. 129/5

14.2 M Kartik to Y Nagar, On the pads, flicked away for one. 128/5

14.1 M Kartik to R Taylor, Flatter delivery, driven through point for a run. 127/5

14.1 M Kartik to R Taylor, Wide. Full and down the leg side. Rosco lets it go. 126/5

14.6 M Morkel to S Smith, FOUR! Short of a length delivery at 134.1 kph, Smith does well to keep the pull all along the ground and beats fine leg. He is the man that Delhi would want to see the back off early. 125/2

14.5 M Morkel to J Ryder, Fuller length, hit down through mid on for another single. 121/2

14.4 M Morkel to J Ryder, Length outside off, Ryder dabs and misses. 120/2

14.3 M Morkel to S Smith, Pushes the ball towards cover and takes one to get off the mark. 120/2

Steven Smith to bat now.

14.2 M Morkel to S Ganguly, OUT! Ganguly goes now, not before creating a good partnership with Ryder. Fuller down the leg side, Ganguly goes downtown aerially with a straight bat, unfortunately, it was not struck well and goes down to Umesh Yadav at long on. Hold on, Umesh takes it and goes on the ground. He spills it it his second attempt as the ball just juggles around near his hands but he does not let it go. 119/2

14.1 M Morkel to J Ryder, Turns it through mid-wicket and takes one. 119/1

Yogesh Nagar comes to bat at number 7.

13.6 S Ganguly to R Taylor, OUT! He is finally gone now! Taylor flicks it through mid-wicket, looking for two. Came down a couple of steps but then sent back Negi back. The throw from Mathews at the striker's end is accurate and Uthappa does the easy job. Negi was down the track. 125/5

13.5 S Ganguly to P Negi, DROPPED! How costly was that? Again Ganguly troubles the batsmen with his dibbly-dooblies. This was again over-pitched outside off, Negi gets an outside edge, this time it skies in the air and comes down to Mathews, who spills a simple catch. They take one. 124/4

13.4 S Ganguly to P Negi, Again a chance there! Full outside off, Negi gets a thick outside edge which flies over cover. Mathews back-peddling, dives back but cannot pull of a sensational catch. They took two. 123/4

13.3 S Ganguly to P Negi, In the air and just SHORT! Fuller and Nehi drove it on the up towards Mathews at cover, but the ball dies in front of him. 121/4

13.2 S Ganguly to P Negi, Negi has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 121/4

13.1 S Ganguly to R Taylor, Fuller outside off at 113.8 kph, driven down to long off for one. 121/4

Morkel to bowl.

13.6 I Pathan to S Ganguly, HO HO, Ganguly gets way across for a scoop but does not connect. 118/1

13.6 I Pathan to S Ganguly, WIDE FOR HEIGHT! Bowls a bouncer and it goes over Ganguly. This time Ganguly gets it in his favour. 118/1

13.5 I Pathan to S Ganguly, High full toss outside off, Ganguly hits it down to mid off. He looks for the waist-height no-ball which is not given. 117/1

13.4 I Pathan to J Ryder, Fuller outside off, on the yorker mark, dug away in front of point for a single. 117/1

13.3 I Pathan to S Ganguly, Length delivery, whipped down to mid on for one. 116/1

Ayaz Memon tweets, "i think both Viru and Dada may have read the pitch wrong helping neither pacers nor spinners, full of runs"

13.2 I Pathan to S Ganguly, In the leg-stump yorker territory, Sourav gets an inside edge onto his pads. 115/1

13.1 I Pathan to J Ryder, Short at 128.5 kph, pulled away for one. 115/1

12.6 M Kartik to P Negi, Negi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/4

12.5 M Kartik to P Negi, FOUR! The debutant showing some class here. Fuller on off, Negi goes down and sweeps it over mid-wicket. 120/4

12.4 M Kartik to R Taylor, Length delivery, punched down the ground for one. Ross is off! 116/4

Ross Taylor walks in at number 6.

12.3 M Kartik to V Sehwag, OUT! Caught and bowled! Kartik takes Sehwag and Pune have come back strong in this match. Sehwag smacks this full ball down the ground in the air. Kartik sticks his hand to his right and takes a good reflexive catch as the ball was travelling. Delhi have just gone down in the wickets column. 115/4

12.2 M Kartik to P Negi, Sits down to sweep and gets it fine off square leg for one. His first runs. 115/3

12.1 M Kartik to P Negi, On the pads, flicked to Ganguly at mid-wicket. 114/3

Irfan Pathan to bowl.

12.6 Y Nagar to J Ryder, Short of a length and pulled away through mid-wicket for one. 114/1

12.6 Y Nagar to S Ganguly, TWO WIDES! Bowls it fast down the leg side and Ganguly fails to sweep it as well as Ojha fumbles it. They take the extra run. 113/1

12.5 Y Nagar to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's nasty. Ganguly sees the short one and just clobbers it. Deep mid-wicket has no chance. 111/1

12.4 Y Nagar to J Ryder, Flicks it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike. 107/1

12.3 Y Nagar to J Ryder, Ryder goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 106/1

12.2 Y Nagar to S Ganguly, Flicked through mid-wicket and takes one. 106/1

50 up for Jesse Ryder!

12.1 Y Nagar to J Ryder, Full and driven through mid off for one. 105/1

Murali Kartik to bowl.

Pawan Negi comes in.

11.6 S Ganguly to I Pathan, OUT! Ganguly gets another one now. Irfan Pathan comes down the track and heaves it across. It goes almost the distance at the mid-wicket fence. Pandey comes running in from long on, Ryder maintains his calm at the mid-wicket ropes, not moving an inch inspite of Pandey running across to take a fine catch. 114/3

11.5 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Sehwag makes room and Ganguly follows him down the leg side, flicked away to Mathews at deep mid-wicket for another single. 114/2

11.4 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Stump to stump lines, Irfan tucks it behind square. Looks for two but Sehwag is not interested. 113/2

11.3 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Comes down the track and whacked it down to deep square leg to take one. 112/2

11.2 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Again a full delivery outside off, slashed away through mid-wicket for one. 111/2

11.1 S Ganguly to I Pathan, SIX! Shot! In the slot, full on the stump at 113 kph, Irfan gets down and heaved it over mid-wicket with some distance. 110/2

Yogesh Nagar to bowl.

11.6 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, FOUR! That was the Ganguly of the yesteryear! He took a step down the track and just rifled it over the bowler's head. It went just past Asad Rauf who had to take evasive action. That is the second time Ganguly has given some rough time for Asad Rauf. 104/1

11.5 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Sweeps it away for one. 100/1

11.4 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Leg Bye. Attempts the slog sweep but gets hit on the pads. Nadeem's appeal is turned down and they take the run. 99/1

11.3 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, In the air and between three fielders! Ganguly comes down and gets a top edge off a hoick. The ball remains in the air for a while and when it came down, Yogesh Nagar, Ross Taylor and Mahela Jayawardena were just encircling the ball, which had already landed. 98/1

KP is injured. Roelef van der Merve to take the field for now.

11.2 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's a cheeky shot. Fuller on off, Ganguly gets across and easily scoops it over the short fine leg fielder. There is a valiant dive from Pietersen but he cannot stop it. 96/1

11.1 S Nadeem to J Ryder, On middle, tucked away for one. 92/1

10.6 A Mathews to I Pathan, Fuller length, driven down through mid on for another one. 104/2

10.5 A Mathews to V Sehwag, Some effort from Alfonso Thomas. Short outside off, slashed hard through point and Thomas does exceedingly well at the ropes and saves a certain boundary as well. One run. 103/2

10.4 A Mathews to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's off the outside edge but with Sehwag's touch today, everything is in his favour now. Mathews bowls it from around the wicket, a full ball outside off, Sehwag slashes hard and it goes to the third man fence. 102/2

10.3 A Mathews to I Pathan, Length delivery, tucked down to Ganguly at short fine leg for one. 98/2

10.3 A Mathews to V Sehwag, TWO WIDES! Short of a length outside off at 129.6 kph, Sehwag reaches out but misses. Uthappa cannot collect and they take the extra run. 97/2

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Learnt very early as a batsman to never underestimate Dada as bowler..bowls a superb line..hitting the stumps all the time."

10.2 A Mathews to I Pathan, Stump to stump, hit away through cover and they take a single. 95/2

10.1 A Mathews to I Pathan, Length on middle and off, flicked away through mid-wicket and two taken. 94/2

10.6 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Ganguly comes down the track but misses it completely. 91/1

10.5 U Yadav to J Ryder, Leg bye! Short down the leg side, Ryder pulls but the ball goes off the pads down to short fine leg for a run. 91/1

10.4 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Short of a length, Ganguly punches it to cover and takes a hesitant single. 90/1

10.3 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Fuller length outside off, Ganguly aims to run it down but fails to make connection. 89/1

10.2 U Yadav to J Ryder, Length delivery, Ryder hits it through mid on to take a single. 89/1

10.1 U Yadav to J Ryder, Full and wide outside off, Ryder has a go and misses. 88/1

Angelo Mathews to bowl now.

9.6 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Full outside off, driven through mid off and takes one. What an over from the skipper, five runs and a wicket of it. 92/2

9.5 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Punches it down through mid off to take one. 91/2

9.4 S Ganguly to I Pathan, LBW! Close call but it's the right one. Length delivery, just swings back in to strike Pathan on his pads. The appeal is turned down and they steal a leg bye. 90/2

9.3 S Ganguly to V Sehwag, Fuller length, driven down through mid on and takes one. 89/2

9.2 S Ganguly to I Pathan, Full, driven through mid off for one. 88/2

Irfan Pathan to bat now, at number 3.

9.1 S Ganguly to K Pietersen, OUT! The man with the golden arm it seems. Dada strikes for Pune off first ball in this season. Length delivery, Pietersen slogs across and the off stump is rattled. Now Ganguly goes on and on and his team-mates are all over him. What a sight! 87/2

Umesh Yadav comes back.

9.6 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Ganguly has played it towards mid-wicket. 88/1

9.5 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Short delivery at 80.7 kph, pulled away to Morkel at deep square leg for one. 88/1

9.4 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Down the leg side, Ganguly pats it down to short fine leg for a run. 87/1

9.3 S Nadeem to J Ryder, On the pads again, clipped way through mid-wicket for one more. 86/1

9.2 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Short on the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 85/1

9.2 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Wide. Four wides in two overs now. Darts in at the leg side as Ganguly attempts to play and misses. There is an appeal for caught behind and Ganguly is not very happy with the reaction from the bowler. 84/1

9.2 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Wide. Bowls a length delivery down the leg side. 83/1

9.1 S Nadeem to S Ganguly, Short and flicked to mid-wicket. 82/1

Well, well Sourav Ganguly to bowl now.

Time out!

8.6 R Sharma to V Sehwag, SIX! This match is just turning better and better! Sehwag once again dances down the track, meets the ball of its length and whacks it down the ground. The ball sails into the stands and the crowd is with the home side, cheering vigorously now. 87/1

8.5 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Short and cut down to Ganguly at short third man. 81/1

8.4 R Sharma to V Sehwag, FOUR! Delhi are running away here. Sehwag comes down and takes it on the full toss to flick it over mid-wicket. Steven Smith can't get around in the deep. 81/1

8.3 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Fuller length outside off, bunted down to long off for one. 77/1

8.2 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Again a touch short at 93.4 kph, guided down to Ganguly at short third man for a quick single. 76/1

8.1 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Short in length, hit down to long on and takes one. 75/1

Ayaz Memon tweets, "could it be that Sourav Ganguly is the ace up Dada's sleeve in this match?"

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl.

TIME OUT!

8.6 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Goes on the back foot and punches it past a diving cover for one. 17 off the over! Very costly. 82/1

8.6 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Wide. Three wides now. Poor stuff from KP. Sprays it down the leg side once again. Probably a mindset to not give Ganguly anything on the off side. 81/1

8.6 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Bowls it down the leg side, Ganguly fails to make connection. 80/1

8.5 K Pietersen to J Ryder, Plays it through mid off for one. 79/1

8.4 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Puts it through mid-wicket to take one. 78/1

50 stand!

8.3 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, SIX! There's his typical strike! Comes charging down the track and just lofts it over mid off. Pathan at the ropes, got to it slowly, but the ball goes over. So technically, it's a DROP! 77/1

8.3 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Wide. Full and down the leg side, Ganguly sweeps and misses. 71/1

8.2 K Pietersen to J Ryder, Flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 70/1

8.1 K Pietersen to J Ryder, FOUR! Excellent footwork from Jesse Ryder! Takes his feet to the pitch of the ball and heaves it over covers. 69/1

7.6 J Ryder to V Sehwag, SIX! That's sensational batting. A similar delivery outside off, Sehwag once again picks his spot over covers. This time it went as flat as you can wish. 74/1

7.5 J Ryder to V Sehwag, SIX! In the slot and no half measures for Sehwag. Ryder once again gives him room outside off, he whacks it covers with utter disdain and the ball sails over. 68/1

50 stand up!

7.4 J Ryder to K Pietersen, On middle, flicked away for one. 62/1

7.3 J Ryder to K Pietersen, Short and keeps low, Pietersen attempts to cut and misses. 61/1

7.2 J Ryder to V Sehwag, Fuller length, driven down to Pandey at long off for one. 61/1

7.1 J Ryder to V Sehwag, FOUR! Sehwag style! Short of a length at 112.7 kph, lot of room, Sehwag slashes it over point and the ball reaches the fence on a bounce. 60/1

7.6 V Sehwag to S Ganguly, FOUR! Ends the over with a boundary now. Fuller and Ganguly sweeps, it does not come cleanly but still squirts down to the fine leg fence. 65/1

7.5 V Sehwag to S Ganguly, Gets down to sweep but misses out this time. 61/1

7.4 V Sehwag to J Ryder, Flicks it through square leg and takes one. 61/1

7.3 V Sehwag to J Ryder, Ryder has been hit on the pads as he tried to sweep that one. 60/1

7.2 V Sehwag to J Ryder, Loopy, hit back to the bowler. 60/1

Ryder is hurt in his right wrist, while playing that pull shot. Some treatment and he is fine now. Delhi will hope that they haven't awoken the sleeping giant!

7.1 V Sehwag to J Ryder, FOUR! Fuller length, Ryder goes across and sweeps it fine through to beat fine leg. Seems to have hurt his right wrist in the process. 60/1

Jesse Ryder to bowl now.

6.6 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Low full toss, Sehwag remains on the crease and bunts it down to long off, Mathews dives and saves three. 56/1

6.5 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for one. 55/1

6.4 R Sharma to K Pietersen, FOUR! What does this batsman even eat? A short ball alright, Pietersen stays inside the crease and whacks it down, the ball goes through the bowler's legs and Steven Smith's dive is to no avail. 54/1

6.3 R Sharma to K Pietersen, Oh, that keeps low! Short and skidding on, Pietersen stays back and chops it on the off side. 50/1

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "Its a bowlers worst nightmare come true..Sehwag at one end and KP at the other."

6.2 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Stays on the back foot and punches it down for one. 50/1

6.1 R Sharma to V Sehwag, Quicker one, Sehwag gets an inside edge onto his pads. 49/1

Virender Sehwag to bowl. For the first time in this season.

6.6 K Pietersen to J Ryder, Full and driveS it through mid off for one. 56/1

6.5 K Pietersen to J Ryder, Ryder dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 55/1

6.4 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Ouch, a sweep shot goes straight into the square leg umpire, Asad Rauf! Full and the umpire cannot get away from it. It came to him in a flash and umpire Rauf tries to parry it away. One taken. 55/1

6.3 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Almost a run out! Ganguly plays it to point and takes off. Ryder comes half-way across and Ganguly has to come back. Sehwag refrains from taking the direct hit attempt. 54/1

Ayaz Memon tweets, "ryder on the storm...if you are a Doors fan like me, not everything has to make logical sense."

6.2 K Pietersen to J Ryder, Chips down and lifts it down the ground for one. 54/1

6.1 K Pietersen to S Ganguly, Fuller and Ganguly drives it through mid on to take one. 53/1

Rahul Sharma into the attack.

5.6 A Mathews to K Pietersen, SIX! This is just pure class enveloping at the Feroz Shah Kotla. A length delivery at 115.5 kph, Pietersen whacks it over mid on. 20 off the over! 49/1

5.5 A Mathews to K Pietersen, SIX! Handsome now. Fuller in length outside off, Pietersen goes inside out and sends the ball tearing over the cover fence. 43/1

5.4 A Mathews to K Pietersen, Well wide outside off, Pietersen leaves it alone, expecting the wide. 37/1

5.3 A Mathews to K Pietersen, SIX! That is just phenomenal batting. A short delivery, Pietersen was already on the front foot and pulls it down over mid on. The ball crosses for a 89 meter hit. What a shot that was. 37/1

5.2 A Mathews to V Sehwag, Short in length, Sehwag makes room and steers it straight towards Pandey at cover-point, but Steven Smith at backward point scurries across and dives. 31/1

5.1 A Mathews to K Pietersen, Short of a length at 127.4 kph, outside off, punched down towards mid off and runs one. 30/1

Kevin Pietersen to bowl now.

5.6 M Morkel to S Ganguly, Yorker on off, Ganguly keeps it out towards mid on and takes a quick single. 52/1

5.5 M Morkel to J Ryder, Fuller length, Ryder hits it through mid on and takes one. 51/1

5.4 M Morkel to J Ryder, FOUR! Again not from the meat of the bat. Short of a length delivery, Ryder pulls it with the inside half of the bat over mid-wicket. 50/1

5.3 M Morkel to J Ryder, Fuller length, Ryder slashes at it through point and it goes through point for two. 46/1

5.3 M Morkel to J Ryder, FOUR! No-ball! For over-stepping! Full outside off, Ryder has a go at it and the ball travels over mid off. Pietersen gave it a good try with a dive but missed out. Free hit coming up! 44/1

5.2 M Morkel to S Ganguly, Yorker on the blockhole, Ganguly digs it away past point and takes one. 39/1

5.1 M Morkel to S Ganguly, FOUR! That's another from the outside edge. Once again full outside off, Ganguly slashes and the ball flies over the slips. 38/1

Angelo Mathews to bowl now.

4.6 M Kartik to K Pietersen, This time KP gives it a charge and flicks it over mid-wicket for a run to end the over. 29/1

4.5 M Kartik to V Sehwag, Leaves his crease but it was a full delivery and Sehwag steers it through covers for one. 28/1

4.4 M Kartik to V Sehwag, FOUR! Smart bowling but Sehwag shows he is a touch more smarter. Sehwag charges down and Kartik bowls a quicker and shorter delivery, Sehwag still cuts it past a diving Pandey at point. 27/1

4.3 M Kartik to V Sehwag, SIX! Excellent strike now! Length delivery, Sehwag comes dancing down and smokes it downtown to hit the sight-screen. 23/1

4.2 M Kartik to K Pietersen, Short on the middle at 84.4 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 17/1

4.1 M Kartik to K Pietersen, Stays back and defends. 16/1

4.6 U Yadav to J Ryder, SIX! Another top-edge for Ryder. He has looked so vulnerable, but being lucky as well. Short of a length delivery, Ryder has a wild go and the ball flies over the keeper to hit the sight-screen. 34/1

4.5 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Short outside off, Ganguly takes a step down to whack and the top edge goes over slips for one. 28/1

4.4 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Too short on middle, Ganguly gets away to have a go but once again, misses! 27/1

4.3 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Again very wide and full, Ganguly drives and misses. 27/1

4.2 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Full outside off, driven straight to cover. 27/1

4.1 U Yadav to S Ganguly, Short of a length outside off, Ganguly pulls across and misses. 27/1

Murali Kartik comes on now.

3.6 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Excellent fielding from Pune. Good length delivery outside off, stabbed away towards point. Firstly, Steven Smith dives excellently well to save and then backed up by Manish Pandey, who throws but could not get the direct throw. Ashish Nehra is disappointed, the reasons? known not. 16/1

3.5 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Short of a length outside off at 127.7 kph, cut away to Pandey at cover-point. 16/1

3.4 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Short of a length delivery, Sehwag attempts to hook but misses. Pune ask the appeal for caught behind but don't get any response from the umpire. 16/1

3.3 A Nehra to K Pietersen, Fullish on off and middle, Pietersen flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 16/1

3.2 A Nehra to K Pietersen, Angles it on off, flicked away to mid-wicket. 15/1

3.1 A Nehra to V Sehwag, Full on off, Sehwag tucks it towards mid-wicket for one. 15/1

Umesh Yadav to bowl now.

3.6 M Morkel to S Ganguly, Short of a length delivery, Ganguly diverts it through point for one. 27/1

The captain, Sourav Ganguly walks to bat at number 3.

3.5 M Morkel to R Uthappa, OUT! Edged and taken! Good length outside off, Uthappa has a wild go at and the outside edge is pouched safely by Naman Ojha behind the wickets. 26/1

3.4 M Morkel to R Uthappa, Fuller and driven down to Pietersen at mid on. 26/0

3.4 M Morkel to R Uthappa, Wide. Bowls a length delivery down the leg side. 26/0

3.3 M Morkel to J Ryder, Pushes it through point for one. 25/0

3.2 M Morkel to J Ryder, FOUR! That's just pure injustice for Morne Morkel. Six off an outside edge and now a boundary off the inside edge. Length on off, Ryder gets an undercut and the ball travels down. 24/0

3.1 M Morkel to J Ryder, SIX! The pace makes the outside edge travel. Fuller outside off, Ryder slashes hard and the outside edge flies over the third man fence. 20/0

2.6 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Short of a length, slow at 109.8 kph, Pietersen ducks after aiming to pull it away. 14/1

2.5 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Pietersen has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 14/1

2.4 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Pietersen has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 14/1

2.3 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Angles it on middle and leg, Pietersen tucks it down to Nehra, at long leg for a couple. 14/1

Kevin Pietersen pulls out as Thomas is just into his bowling stride.

2.2 A Thomas to K Pietersen, Length delivery down the leg side, tucked down to Nehra at short fine leg. 12/1

Kevin Pietersen walks in at number 3. A first slip in place now.

2.1 A Thomas to M J'dena, OUT! That's a very strange dismissal and not expected from Mahela. A loopy full toss outside off, Jayawardena could have thrashed that anywhere but he sent it straight down the throat of Steven Smith at cover, who himself seems completely surprised by the catch. 12/1

Morne Morkel to bowl.

2.6 I Pathan to J Ryder, Length delivery, Ryder whacks it down to Pietersen at mid on and settles for one to end the over. 14/0

2.5 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Full, Uthappa drives it down to mid on and takes one. 13/0

2.4 I Pathan to R Uthappa, FOUR! That's edgy! Fuller outside off, Uthappa aims to go through covers again and the ball goes over the first slip for a boundary to third man. 12/0

2.3 I Pathan to R Uthappa, FOUR! That's a wonderful strike. Uthappa takes his front foot to the pitch of the ball and slams it over covers. 8/0

2.2 I Pathan to J Ryder, LBW APPEAL! Full and straight on the pads, Ryder attempts to heave with a front-foot clearance but misses and the ball hits his pads. Pathan'a appeal is not considered. Maybe just sliding down. 4/0

2.1 I Pathan to J Ryder, Ryder has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 3/0

1.6 A Nehra to M J'dena, Short of a length at 132.9 kph, guided down through third man to take one to end the over. 12/0

1.5 A Nehra to M J'dena, FOUR! Amazing strike from the Lankan maestro. Takes a couple of steps down the track and just smashes it through covers. None of the fielders moved an inch. 11/0

1.4 A Nehra to M J'dena, Good length delivery, on off, Jayawardene gets a safe leading edge down the ground. 7/0

1.3 A Nehra to V Sehwag, On middle and off, tucked away for one. 7/0

1.2 A Nehra to M J'dena, Quick single! Jayawardena dabs it towards point, Steven Smith at point rushes in and attempts the throw with his body in the air, misses and Sehwag survives. Had he hit, Sehwag would have been gone! 6/0

1.1 A Nehra to M J'dena, Angles in a length delivery on off, tapped down towards square leg. 5/0

1.6 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Straighter on the pads, flicked away for one. 3/0

1.5 S Nadeem to R Uthappa, Full and hit down to Pietersen at mid on, who shies horribly and misses. 2/0

1.4 S Nadeem to R Uthappa, The straighter one at 95.3 kph, pushed to point. 1/0

1.3 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Short on the pads at 91.9 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket and Pune are finally off the mark with one. 1/0

1.2 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Fuller length outside off, driven down to Pietersen at mid off. 0/0

1.1 S Nadeem to J Ryder, Stump to stump, hit back to Nadeem. 0/0

Ashish Nehra to bowl now.

0.6 A Thomas to V Sehwag, Low full toss outside off, square driven to point. 5/0

Aakash Chopra tweets, "What a match-changing innings by Steve Smith. Now expecting Ganguly to tighten d noose..his brilliant leadership skills will come to d fore!"

0.5 A Thomas to V Sehwag, Full and down the leg side, hits Sehwag full on the pads as he fails to flick it. 5/0

0.4 A Thomas to V Sehwag, FOUR! Slam bang! Length and room offered outside off, Sehwag frees his arms and slams it over covers. 5/0

0.3 A Thomas to V Sehwag, A good bouncer this time, Sehwag sits down. 1/0

0.2 A Thomas to V Sehwag, Good length delivery, Sehwag defends. 1/0

0.1 A Thomas to M J'dena, Starts off on a fuller length, on off, Jayawardena turns it towards mid-wicket to get off with one straightaway! 1/0

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl, the left arm spinner. Is in wonderful form this year.

0.6 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Fuller outside off, Uthappa drives it on the up to covers. MAIDEN! 0/0

0.5 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Uthappa has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 0/0

0.4 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Darts in on length outside off, Uthappa has a dab at it and misses. 0/0

0.3 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Robin has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 0/0

0.2 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Similar delivery, Uthappa shoulders arms to it. 0/0

0.1 I Pathan to R Uthappa, Good length outside off, left alone. 0/0

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