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Pune Warriors India vs Chennai Super Kings, 42nd T20 Match IPL 2013

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Chennai won by 37 runs | Pune Warriors India Vs Chennai Super Kings Live Score, 42nd Match

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Dhoni: 'I think the platform was there. We slowed down in the middle. The problem on these wickets is that you do not know how many would be enough. If you're not sure about the wicket, 160 is a good benchmark. I think Badri and Raina were batting really well. We were looking at 150+. I connected a few big hits and we got close to 160. Mohit has played a lot of Delhi cricket. I personally think that's what makes you smart. He backs himself to execute his plans. He's got important wickets for us. We have no problems in making him bowl four overs straight. I don't think we'll rest anyone. We need to continue with the momentum. Unless injuries happen, we'll play our best eleven. The weather has been really good too. It's manageable. I don't want to rest anyone as of now.'
MS Dhoni is the Man of the Match.
Finch: 'They had two in batters in the end. It's difficult to stop MS and Suresh was batting brilliantly. We lost too many wickets in the first 6. The run outs always hurt. Knocking some teams out will be the motivation from here. I thought our fielding was great. Those last five overs, we just gave away too many runs.'
That's Chennai's 4th away victory in as many matches this season. . It's also their 6th consecutive win. Pune, on the other hand, have lost five games on the trot. This win was set up by Raina and Dhoni's blitz. The bowlers were on target from the start and never really let Pune get into any sort of rhythm. The innings meandered aimlessly before reaching what was a foregone conclusion.
End of over 20, runs (2 1 W 1 1 1 )
PUNE: 127/9
Ashok Dinda - 2(2) This over: 2 runs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 24(24) This over: 4 runs
Dwayne Bravo
(4.0 - 0 - 18 - 1)
19.6 Dwayne Bravo to Ashok Dinda 1
1 run, slower ball and Dinda hits it to long on for one more. Chennai win easily this time.
19.5 Dwayne Bravo to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1
1 run, another slower delivery, Bhuvneshwar heaves across to deep mid wicket, it was in the air for a long time but falls short of the man there
19.4 Dwayne Bravo to Ashok Dinda 1
1 run, full and angled in, Dinda works it to deep mid wicket for a single
Ashok Dinda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.3 Dwayne Bravo to Rahul Sharma W
out Caught by Raina!! He had no clue about the change of pace. This was a slow off cutter, Rahul Sharma played early and pushed at it, ended up giving a simle catch to extra cover. Rahul Sharma c Raina b Dwayne Bravo 0(1)
19.2 Dwayne Bravo to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1
1 run, a low full toss, flicked to deep mid wicket for one
19.1 Dwayne Bravo to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2
2 runs, slow off cutter, Bhuvneshwar walks across and works it to deep mid wicket for a couple
Chennai are 6 balls away from another win.
End of over 19, runs (2 1 1 W 2 1 )
PUNE: 121/8
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 20(21) This over: 4 runs
Rahul Sharma - 0(0) This over: 3 runs
Chris Morris
(3.1 - 0 - 20 - 1)
18.6 Chris Morris to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1
1 run, slow leg cutter, Bhuvneshwar slogs across and gets an edge to third man for a single
18.5 Chris Morris to Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2
2 runs, fuller length delivery on the off, Bhuvneshwar drives it down to long off for a couple

Match details

Toss : Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Subrat Das (India) and Simon Taufel (Australia)

TV umpire : Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Teams

Pune Warriors India : Aaron Finch(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Yuvraj Singh, Luke Wright, Steven Smith, Abhishek Nayar, Tirumalsetti Suman, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Richardson.

Chennai Super Kings : Michael Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Morris, Mohit Mahipal Sharma.

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