New Delhi, Apr 22: It was a night to remember for Sourav Ganguly and his Warriors from Pune. Skipper Ganguly inspired Pune to a 20-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in Game 27 of IPL 5 here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday.
Here are the highlights of this match.
# Delhi Daredevils ended the game with 172/2 in 20 overs, while chasing 193 for victory
# Alfonso Thomas was the highest wicket-taker for Pune with 3/22 in four overs
# Sourav Ganguly put in an all-round show with 41 runs and 2/27 in four overs. He won the Man-of-the-match award
# Sourav Ganguly struck with his first ball in IPL 5 to bowl Kevin Pietersen
# Ganguly’s previous wicket in IPL was for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009 against Kings XI Punjab. Exactly three years ago to this day and 36 matches. On that day in Durban, he had figures of 2/24 in four overs.
# Delhi hit 9 sixes in their innings
# Skipper Virender Sehwag was the topscorer for Delhi with 57
# Pietersen made 32, the second best for Delhi
# Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to field first
# Irfan Pathan started the innings with a maiden over. He is the only bowler to bowl two maidens in IPL 5 so far
# Robin Uthappa departed early, for just 10
# Jesse Ryder registered his highest IPL score of 86 in 58 balls
# Ryder hit seven fours and four sixes
# Ryder and captain Sourav Ganguly put on 93 runs in 10.3 overs for the second wicket
# Pune’s best over of the innings was the 18th over, bowled by left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem. He conceded 23 runs
# Steve Smith hit Nadeem for two fours and two sixes in the 18th over
# Smith remained unbeaten on 34 off 13 balls with four fours and two sixes
# Pune hit seven sixes in their innings