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Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors

Match info: Indian Premier League at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

Date: 15th Apr 2013 Umpires: A Rauf and A Chaudary

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Chennai Super Kings

135/8 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Pune Warriors

159/5 (20.0 Overs)

Pune Warriors win by 24 runs

  • Last Updated: April 15 2013, 19:11 BST

Pune Warriors stunned reigning champions Chennai Super Kings with a 24-run victory which gets their Indian Premier League campaign back on track.

  • Aaron Finch: Crashed an aggressive half-century against Chennai
  • Steve Smith: Runs and catches for Pune 

Pune travelled to Chennai with only one win from their opening four matches but turned the formbook on its head with an impressive all-round display in the defending champions' backyard.

Australian duo Aaron Finch (67 off 45) and Steve Smith (39no off 16) took centre stage for the Warriors, who posted 159-5 batting first.

And the same pair then played their part in the field as Chennai were restricted to only 130-8 in reply.

Finch was comfortably the top-scorer in the match, crashing 10 boundaries and two sixes to help Pune towards a competitive total after captain Ross Taylor had opted to bat first.

All-rounder Smith then added late impetus to the innings, hitting three maximums of his own as compatriot Dirk Nannes (0-42) came in for particular punishment.

Chennai would have fancied their chances of reaching the 160 victory target at the halfway stage however they suffered a disastrous start when opener Srikkanth Anirudha fell to Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-12) just two balls into the reply.

Murali Vijay (24 off 22) steadied the ship and Subramaniam Badrinath (34 off 26) kept Chennai in contention but Mitchell Marsh (2-35) claimed two quick wickets to put Pune in charge.

Smith excelled in the field, too, taking a superb low catch to remove Chennai's final hope, MS Dhoni, in the 18th over.


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