A video of Daren Lehmann press conference after Deccan Chargers’ win over Pune Warriors

 

Deccan Chargers notched up its first win in IPL 5, beating Pune Warriors India by 18 runs, at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.

 

Cameron White scored a quick fire half century to help Deccan team’s cause. This team tasted a win after back to back five losses. Daren Lehmann, coach of the team, said that this is just the start and they have long way to go into the tournament.

 

White smashed a strokeful 78 off just 46 balls and together with JP Duminy (26 not out) added crucial 75 runs for the fifth wicket to power Deccan to 177 for four after electing to bat.

 

And then Deccan bowlers rose to the occasion for the first time in IPL season five as Pune lost wickets at regular intervals to be retstricted to 159 for seven at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.

 

Debutant Ashish Reddy (2 for 32) and Rusty Theron (2 for 37) starred with the ball for Deccan, picking up two wickets apiece.

 

The victory is Deccan first win in this year's IPL after five straight loses and a wash out game.

 

Pune's run chase started on an awry note as they lost both their openers — Jesse Ryder and Manish Pandey — inside the 50-run mark.

 

While dangerous Ryder fell early with the scoreboard reading just 15, young Pandey showed some sparks in his 21-run knock before being bowled by Theron in his opening over at the team score of 43.