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.