IPL 2011 Live Updates: Punjab vs Pune

Jesse Ryder failed to convert a positive start in a big score. Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mohali: May 8, 2011

Pune Warriors India defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in their Indian Premier League match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. Yuvraj Singh scored a breezy 35 off 15 balls, studded with five boundaries and two sixes.

Yuvraj was dismissed by Shalabh Srivastava, who claimed two wickets in the match giving away 20 runs.

Manish Pandey departed after scoring 28 off 30 balls. Ryan Harris provided Punjab a crucial breakthrough when he dismissed Robin Uthappa for 22. Uthappa hit three boundaries in his innings of 22 off 18 balls to bring Pune close to the target.

Earlier, Pune Warriors India lost their first wicket in form of Jesse Ryder, dismissed for 15 by Bhargav Bhatt. Before his dismissal, Ryder hit three boundaries and added 32 runs with Manish Pandey. The Pune openers started off on a confident note, hitting boundaries all over the park.

Robin Uthappa, who joined Pandey at the crease, hit two consecutive boundaries to pace up the Pune innings.

Earlier, Punjab stumbled against Pune losing wickets at regular intervals to reach 119 for eight from 20 overs. Pune bowlers Rahul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mitchell Marsh and Wayne Parnell claimed two wickets each.

Brief Scores: Brief Scores: KXIP 119 for 8 in 20 overs (Shaun Marsh 32, Dinesh Karthik 30, Paul Valthaty 23; Wayne Parnell 2 for 12, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 for 14, Rahul Sharma 2 for 17, Mitchell Marsh 2 for 26) lost to PWI 120 for 5 in 17.1 overs (Yuvraj Singh 35, Manish Pandey 28, Robin Uthappa 22; Praveen Kumar 1 for 17, Shalabh Srivastava 2 for 20, Ryan Harris 1 for 26) by 5 wickets