Pandey,Dada help Warriors overcome DC by 6 wickets

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 19:29 [IST]
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Pandey, Dada help Warriors overcome DC

The Pune Warriors began their chase in belligerent fashion with Jesse Ryder clobbering Dale Steyn for 2 fours and a six in the first over itself. Then Ryder took two boundaries off Ishant Sharma at the end of the second over, before Manish Pandey dispatched Pragyan Ojha to the fence in the 3rd over as the score reached 30/0.

But Ryder was not done with business. He lofted Duminy for another maximum, before Pandey got Daniel Christian away for a boundary in the 5th and Amit Mishra to the fence in the 6th. Then Ryder rounded off the over with another four to take the score past 50. But in the next over, he was bowled by Ojha for 35 off 20 balls as the score read 55/1 in 6.5 overs with Sourav Ganguly the new man in.

Then in the 8th over, Pandey struck J P Duminy for two fours and a six as the score climbed to 69/1. A couple of overs later, Ganguly struck Ishant for his first four as the Warriors had climbed to 82/1 in 10 overs. In the 11th over, Pandey edged Steyn fine to the third-man boundary, before sending Amit Mishra over the midwicket boundary for a six.

But as poetic justice would have it, the bowler trapped Pandey in front next ball for 49 off 42 balls as the Warriors slipped to 93/2 in 11.5 overs. Then in the nerxt over, Uthappa was unlucky to be adjudged caught behind off Christian when the ball clearly went off his shoulder. At any rate, he was on his way for 1 with the Warriros in slight trouble at 96/3 in 12.4 overs.

Then Ganguly took the Warriors over 100 with a six off Mishra in 13.3 overs and in the next over, inner edged Steyn fine for another boundary. In an eventful 17th over, Christian bowled Yuvraj Singh for 2 off 6 balls, before new batsman Callum Ferguson smashed the same bowler for three consecutive fours, reducing the equation to 5 runs required off 18 balls.Then after a quiet 18th over, Ferguson hit the winning run in the penultimate over, remaining not out on 15 off 8 balls.

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