Deccan Chargers beat Pune Warriors by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL 2012) match at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. This is their 2nd win against the Pune.
Blistering half-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White helped Deccan Chargers to set huge 187 target to Pune Warriors.
Steven Smith remained unbeaten on 47 off 27 balls but his effort was not enough to take Pune to much-needed win.
Robin Uthappa and Smith consolidated Pune’s chase after losing two quick wickets as they added 62 runs in 37 balls to keep Warriors afloat in the match. Deccan Chargers dismissed Michael Clarke and Sourav Ganguly in quick succession to dent Pune Warriors chase.
The 90 runs partnership for the second wicket between Clarke and Ganguly were broken when the former got run-out while running for the second after being dropped by Shikhar Dhawan at point.
Dhawan then struck in his first over to give Pune another blow by removing Ganguly to leave Warriors at 96/3 in 12.4 overs.
Clarke and Ganguly completed 50-run stand in 36 balls to lead Pune Warriors chase after losing Manish Pandey first ball of the innings.
Earlier, skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White’s brutal hitting at the death helped Deccan Chargers amass 186 for four against Pune Warriors India in an IPL match on Tuesday.
Sangakkara – who wasn’t exactly in his element – roared back into form with a brilliant 82 off 52 balls studded with 10 boundaries and two sixes.
His partnership of 157 for the third wicket with Cameron White (74; 45b, 4×4 4×6) which is incidentally highest 3rd wicket stand in the history of IPL, ensured that home team put on a massive total.
Having managed only 91 in 14 overs, Sangakkara and White bludgeoned Pune bowlers to score 95 runs in the last six overs. The key was 18th and 19th over where Sangakkara and White took 25 runs each to consolidate.