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.
Paul Valthaty rose to national prominence from streets of oblivion when he hit a blazing century at Mohali a couple of days ago. But nobody imagined that he would not only shine in the next match itself but also proved himself as an all rounder too as he took 4 wickets for 29 runs and scored 75 runs off 45 balls as Kings XI Punjab demolished Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets with more than 2 overs remaining. Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss at his former home ground Hyderabad and put Deccan Chargers to bat. Shikhar Dhawan (45 runs off 36 balls), Kumar Sangakkara (35 runs off 28 balls) and Daniel Christian (30 runs off 14 balls) contributed as Deccan Chargers scored 165/8 in 20 overs. Ryan McLaren also scalped 2 wickets with Valthaty taking 4. Kings XI Punjab in reply went off to a flyer and the first wicket partnership between Adam Gilchrist (61 runs off 46 balls) and Paul Valthaty (75 runs off 47 balls) of 136 runs in just 14 overs already took the game away from Deccan Chargers. Abhishek Nayar hit a few blows as Kings XI Punjab reached 166/2 in 17.4 overs. Amit Mishra took both the wickets for Chargers but it was too late for any competition. Paul Valthaty was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock.