IPL 2011 Live Updates: Pune vs Deccan

Sunny Sohal freed up his arms after a cautious start AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Navi Mumbai: May 16, 2011

Deccan Chargers recorded a comfortable six-wicket win over the Pune Warriors India, reaching the target with four balls to spare.

JP Duminy departed after a quickfire 23 off 26 balls as Deccan Chargers need another 11 runs to win from two overs with six wickets in hand.

Rahul Sharma claimed his second wicket of the match, dismissing Deccan skipper Kumar Sangakkara for 25. The knock came off 21 balls with the help of two boundaries and a six.

Deccan reached 112 for three in 16 overs, and need a further 25 runs to win from four overs with seven wickets in hand.

Sangakkara and JP Duminy added 34 runs for the third wicket to consolidate after Deccan openers Sunny Sohal and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed in quick succession.

Deccan are cruising in their chase of 137, having reached 108 for two in 15 overs, and need a further 29 runs to win from 30 balls with eight wickets in hand.

Kumar Sangakkara and JP Duminy added 34-runs for the third wicket. The Deccan skipper is batting on 25 off 20 balls with the help of two boundaries and a six, whereas Duminy is on 13 off 17 balls.

Rahul Sharma trapped Sunny Sohal in front of the wickets for 32 to put brakes on the Deccan scoring rate. Sohal’s innings was studded with two fours and as many sixes. Deccan reached 78 for two in 10 overs, and need a further 59 runs to win from 60 balls with eight wickets in hand.

Pune skipper Yuvraj Singh broke the 67-run opening partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Sunny Sohal, dismissing Dhawan for 28 off 25 balls.

Dhawan and Sunny Sohal provided a rollicking start to Deccan Chargers, garnering 57 runs during power play against Pune Warriors India in their Indian Premier League match in Navi Mumbai.

Dhawan hit two boundaries to provide Deccan some early momentum after Bipul Kumar had just leaked a solitary run in his first over. At the other end, Sohal freed up his arms and clobbered a six off Rahul Sharma. Both the openers caressed the ball easily for singles and doubles.

Mitchell Marsh s first over of the innings proved to be expensive as he was clouted for 16 runs by the Deccan openers, with Sohal smashing a boundary and a six, while Dhawan added one boundary to his name.

Earlier, Marsh clobbered 37 from 28 balls to help Pune Warriors India reach a competitive score of 136 for nine.

Brief Scores: PWI 136 for 9 in 20 overs (Mitchell Marsh 37, Manish Pandey 23, Yuvraj Singh 23; Daniel Christian 2 for 15, Amit Mishra 2 for 26, JP Duminy 1 for 19, Dale Steyn 1 for 23) lost to DC 138 for 4 in 19.2 overs (Sunny Sohal 34, Shikhar Dhawan 28, Kumar Sangakkara 25, JP Duminy 23; Rahul Sharma 2 for 25, Yuvraj Singh 1 for 27, Wayne Parnell 1 for 27) by 6 wickets.