Marsh sinks Chargers

Australian's four-wicket haul sets up win for Warriors

Last Updated: 10/05/11 3:27pm

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Marsh celebrates the dismissal of Teja, one of his four victims

Marsh celebrates the dismissal of Teja, one of his four victims

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Deccan Chargers slumped to a fourth straight Indian Premier League loss, going down by six wickets to Pune Warriors in Hyderabad.

The Chargers opted to bat but struggled to build on a promising start, as Pune skipper Yuvraj Singh grabbed a brace and Mitchell Marsh's 4-25 restricted Deccan to 137-8.

In reply, Pune started well with Jesse Ryder (35 off 20) and Manish Pandey (49 off 42) setting the platform, while their latest marquee signing Saurav Ganguly scored a run-a-ball 32 to bring victory in 18.2 overs.

Deccan kept a steady run rate in the first five overs as Ravi Teja (30) took the lead in a 51-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan (24) before Yuvraj broke the momentum by removing Dhawan and Marsh bowled Teja.

The Chargers tottered at 98 for four following the dismissals of captain Kumar Sangakkara (12) and Daniel Christian (10), but JP Duminy crafted a patient recovery.

Triple strike

His run-a-ball 30 enabled some measure of respectability, though it ended badly for Deccan as Marsh's 19th over triple strike dented hopes of reaching 150.

Ryder powered Pune's chase with five boundaries and two sixes, before Pandey and Ganguly combined for 38.

Pandey's surge was cruelly ended short of a 50 by Amit Mishra, as Deccan struck again by dispatching Robin Uthappa for one.

However, former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Ganguly kept his side in control - even as Yuvraj fell cheaply - and with 18 required off the last four overs, Callum Ferguson smacked three boundaries off Christian to help steer Pune home.

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