A superb knock by Jesse Ryder and all-round show from skipper Sourav Ganguly helped Pune Warriors register a comfortable 20-run win over Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match at the Feroze-shah stadium yesterday.
Put into bat, Pune scored 192 for three, courtesy 86 from Ryder, 41 from Ganguly and a cameo of 34 not out from Steven Smith.
Pune then successfully defended the total, restricting the Daredevils to 172 for seven.
Credit should be given to Ganguly who bowled at a critical juncture and ended with impressive figures of two for 27, including the wicket of danger-man Kevin Pietersen.
Seamer Alfonso Thomas, playing his first match, did a fine job with figures of three for 22. This was Pune's fourth win from seven games.
Delhi skipper Virender Sehwag hit 57 from only 32 balls but once he was out, the chances of victory were as good as gone.
The 18th over in the Pune innings bowled by Shahbaz Nadeem that yielded 23 runs turned out to be the game-changing over.