IPL 2011 Live Updates: Deccan vs Pune

Pune batsman Yuvraj Singh in action during their IPL match against Deccan AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: May 10, 2011

Pune registered six wickets win over Deccan reaching 137 in 18.2 over in their Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The host almost had whiff at victory when Daniel Christian struck a vital blow to send back Yuvraj Singh just when the Pune were inching closer to victory. Yuvraj tried to play across and had his wickets castled. Pune require 17 more off 21 deliveries.

Yuvraj and Sourav Ganguly tried to stabilise the Pune innings. Ganguly got down the pitch to loft Amit Mishra for six over deep-midwicket after the leggie had dismissed danger man Manish Pandey and Daniel Christian had Robin Uthappa caught behind for one.

Pandey looked dangerous as he hit Deccan bowlers all over the park. Earlier, Pragyan Ojha struck to dismiss danger man Jesse Ryder to stem the Pune run flow after the openers had made their intent clear coming heavily on the Deccan pacers to get their team off to flyer in pursuit of 137. The left arm spinner had Ryder bowled as he tried to play one across the line. The Kiwi had started the innings hitting two boundaries and a six in the first over of Dale Steyn and then followed it with two boundaries of Ishant Sharma in the very next over. Manish Pandey took time to get in before smashing boundaries apiece of Pragyan Ojha and Daniel Christian. Ryder continued his onslaught clattering a six three over into the match.

Brief Scores: DC 136 for 8 in 20 overs (JP Duminy 30, Ravi Teja 30, Shikhar Dhawan 24, Kumar Sangakkara 12 ; Mitchell Marsh 4 for 24, Yuvraj Singh 2 for 17, Rahul Sharma 1 for 24) vs PWI 137 for 6 in 17 overs (Manish Pandey 49, Jesse Ryder 35, Sourav Ganguly 32*; Pragyan Ojha 1 for 13, Daniel Christian 2 for 21, Amit Mishra 1 for 26)