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Pune Warriors won by 22 runs.

Pune vs Kings XI

Warriors see off Kings XI

Samuels cracks 46 from 39 balls before taking 1-23 with the ball

Marlon Samuels: fine all-round contribution

Pune Warriors remain perfect at the start of the new Indian Premier League season after recording a 22-run win over Kings XI Punjab.

A third-wicket partnership of 81 between Marlon Samuels and Robin Uthappa helped the Warriors post a respectable 166-6 from their 20 overs.

West Indian Samuels cracked 46 off 39 balls and Uthappa made 40 off just 33 before both became two of Harmeet Singh's three victims.

Australian all-rounder Steven Smith (25) provided some useful runs in the closing overs while Manish Pandey contributed a late cameo, making 12 from only four balls with a six and a four.

Disastrous start

Kings XI captain Adam Gilchrist (6) and fellow opener Paul Valthaty (1) were both then run out in a disastrous start to the run chase.

Mandeep Singh and Abhishek Nayar both made 24 but were unable to stop the run-rate spiralling upwards, leaving the visitors up against it.

Bipul Sharma did hammer an unbeaten 18-ball 35, which included three fours and two sixes, at the end of the innings, but his contribution proved too little too late.

Samuels completed a fine all-round performance with 1-23 from his four overs, helping Pune make it two wins from as many matches.

Match Details

8th Apr 2012
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
S Das and S J A Taufel


Batsman R
Gilchrist run out 6
Valthaty run out 1
Singh c Uthappa b Ryder 24
Nayar c Ganguly b Nehra 24
Hussey b Sharma 18
Chawla c Pandey b Sharma 16
Mascarenhas c Ryder b Samuels 5
Sharma not out 35
Faulkner c Ganguly b Dinda 3
Kumar not out 1
Extras 1nb, 4w, 4b, 2lb 11
Total Close, 20.0 Overs 144 - 8
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Dinda 3 0 13 1
Samuels 4 0 23 1
Nehra 3 0 20 1
Sharma 4 0 34 2
Kartik 3 0 23 0
Ryder 3 0 25 1
Full Bowling Card