Pune Warriors win on debut against Kings XI Punjab

Published: Sunday, April 10, 2011, 19:53 [IST]
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Warriors seal victory over KXIP

The Pune Chase: (End to start)

Yuvi and Uthappa take Warriors to victory:

Slipping through the butter-fingers of Kings XI fielders, the duo of Yuvraj Singh and Robin Uthappa, hit some powerful strokes to complete a comprehensive victory on debut for the Sahara Pune Warriors. Uthapa, true to his reputation sent a couple of deliveries soaring into the orbit before Yuvraj got into the act and sealed victory through a boundary of Abhisek Nayyar.

Manhas goes after a whirlwind knock:

Abhisek Nayyar removed Mithun Manhas, who was increasingly taking the match away from the KXIP in his whirlwind knock of 39 from 32 balls laced with five boundaries and a six.

Pune repeat Punjab tale:

It seems Pune is following on the footsteps of the KXIP innings. Opener Graeme Smith, fell to the guile of Praveen Kumar in the very first of their innings.

KXIP INNINGS:(From end to start)

Ryan's 50 sets Warriors a target of 113:

Ryan McLaren made a fantastic half-century to resurrect the stumbling KXIP innings and provided some credibility to the team's total. The Sahara Pune Warriors now need 113 to secure a victory in their IPL debut.

Piyush departs after lending some credibility to score:

After a period of relative calmness offered largely by Piyush Chawla's consolidation act, the KXIP innings fell to the sideways once again after Chawla departed being caught by Robin Uthappa.

Abhisek Nayyar departs:

The new entrant to the Kings XI Punjab side, Mumbai's Abhisek Nayyar fell after providing some stability to the KXIP innings.

Sunny Singh loses his brain, loses his wicket:

Sunny Singh can only explain as to what had possessed him when he started off for a non-existent run and stopped at mid-pitch to argue with the non-striker than attempting to go back to safety. He was run out for 12 after hitting three boundaries in six balls.

Karthik fails to impress:

Dinesh Karthik fell to his own indiscretion as he slashed a short delivery from Wagh and was caught by Sharma who it appeared was specifically positioned there for that shot alone. Kings XI are off to a disastrous start losing their top four with only 9 runs on board.

Alfonso strikes again:

The quickie from South Africa worked up the dismissal of Indian youngster PC Valahaty. He harassed him with a well-directed bouncer and thus forced him to play an extravagant cut which was gleefully accepted by Jesse Ryder at point.

Marsh follows Gilchrist:

Shaun Marsh must consider himself a bit unlucky after being caught at a position where normally no fielder is positioned in a T20 game. But that must not take anything from Shrikant Wagh who bowled a well-directed fullish delivery to induce a catch from Marsh to short fine-leg.

Gilchrist Goes:

Unheralded Alfonso Thomas, a quickie from South Africa made his IPL debut memorable by snapping up the ever-dangerous Adam Gilchrist.

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