Rajasthan Royals beats Pune warriors by 7 wickets
8 May 2012, 52nd match IPL 2012.
Pune’s captain Saurav Ganguly won the toss and selected to bat first. PW were able to score only 125 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets.RR bowled with a tight line ans length and Shaun Tait was the peak of their bowlers who took 3 wickets in his 4 overs giving away only 13 runs.RR chased down by scoring 126 for the loss of 3 wickets in 16.2 overs only.Shane Watson got the man of the match award for his allround performance. He scored 90 runs in 50 balls and was economical with in the quota of his four overs. The chances for PW playing playoffs is almost closed after this loss.
Kings XI Punjab beats Deccan Chargers by 25 runs
8 May 2012, 53 match IPL 2012
Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and selected to field first. Kings XI Punjab scored 170 in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Mandep Singh was the highest scorer from their side. He scored 75 runs in 48 balls. Deccan Chargers lost wickets at regular intervals and were able to score only 145 in 20 overs with a loss of 8 wickets. Praveen was the pick of the bowlers from punjab taking 2 wickets and giving away only 15 runs in 4 overs. Mandeep singh for his superb batting was adjusted as the man of the match. Punjab has revived its hope of making it to the playoffs by winning this match.