Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sahara Pune Warriors by 7 wickets at Navi Mumbai as they finalized their spot in the playoffs of IPL 4. KKR captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and put Pune Warriors to bat. None of the Sahara Pune Warriors batsmen scored big as KKR bowlers bowled well and restricted PW to only 118/7 in 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hassan and Lakshmipathy Balaji took 2 wickets each for KKR. In reply, Gautam Gambhir (54 runs n.o. off 46 balls) lead from the front and was supported by Yusuf Pathan (29 runs off 25 balls) and Manoj Tiwary (24 runs off 24 balls) as they cruised to 119/3 in 16.4 overs. Yusuf Pathan was awarded the Man of his Match for his all round performance including his 2 wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs, knock of 29 runs off 25 balls and catch of Saurav Ganguly in the field.
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Deccan Chargers beat Sahara Pune Warriors by 6 wickets at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. DC captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and put PW to bat. Pune Warriors kept on losing wickets regularly and ended up at 136/9 in 20 overs. Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha and Daniel Christian took 2 wickets each for the Deccan Chargers. In reply, almost Deccan Chargers batsmen contributed in 20s and 30s as DC reached 138/4 in 19.2 overs. Rahul Sharma took 2 wickets for Sahara Pune Warriors. Amit Mishra was awarded the Man of the Match for his 2 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs.
Sourav Ganguly made his IPL 4 debut as Sahara Pune Warriors defeated Deccan Chargers by 6 wickets. Deccan Chargers captain Sangakkara won the toss and decided to bat. None of the DC batsmen scored big as they ended up with 136/8 in 20 overs. Mitchell Marsh took 4 wickets for the Pune Warriors while PW captain Yuvraj Singh scalped a couple of wickets. In reply, Manish Pandey (49 runs off 42 balls), Jesse Ryder (35 runs off 20 balls) and Sourav Ganguly (32 runs off 32 balls) scored steadily as Sahara Pune Warriors scored 137/4 in 18.2 overs. Daniel Christian took 2 wickets for Deccan Chargers. Mitchell Marsh was awarded the Man of the Match for his four wickets.
Sahara Pune Warriors finally halted their losing streak of 7 consecutive matches as they defeated Kings XI Punjab who instead continued with their 5th consecutive loss. King XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and decided to bat first. KXIP kept on losing wickets and failed to build partnerships and ended up with only 119/8 in 20 overs. Wayne Parnell, Rahul Sharma, Mitchell Marsh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets each for the Pune Warriors. In reply, Sahara Pune Warriors scored 120/5 in 17.1 overs including a blistering 35 runs off 15 balls. Shalabh Srivastava took 2 wickets for KXIP. Rahul Sharma was awarded the Man of the Match for his yet another amazing spell of 2 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs where he scalped both the openers Gilchrist and Valthaty.