Yuvraj Singh captain Sahara Pune Warriors to a 7 wicket win over his former IPL team Kings XI Punjab at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. King XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and decided to bat first. But they were decimated by the Pune bowling and Ryan McLaren (51 runs off 43 balls) was their successful batsman as they scored 112/8 in 20 overs. Shrikant Wagh and Alfonso Thomas took 3 wickets and 2 wickets respectively for the Pune Warriors. Pune Warriors in return lost Graeme Smith off the first ball but then Jesse Ryder (31 off 17 balls), Mithun Manhas (35 off 32 balls), Robin Uthappa (22 off 14 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (21 off 15 balls) guided the debutant franchisee to victory in just 13.1 overs. Shrikant Wagh was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance.
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Former Australian Batsman Michael Bevan has been appointed as the new coach of Kings XI Punjab while his fellow countryman and former fast bowler Geoff Lawson has been appointed as the head coach of Kochi IPL team. Bevan replaces another Australian Tom Moody as the coach of the Kings XI team. Punjab finished at the bottom of the league last year and would hope a change of fortunes with the new coach. Kochi would hope that Lawson can provide them the required expertise and help them a mark in their first year itself at the Indian Premier League. Both the coaches are expected to be physically presented in the auction to be held in Bangalore on Saturday and Sunday.