Pune Warriors win their first match of the IPL season with a seven-wicket victory at home to Rajasthan Royals.
Pune Warriors have won their first match of the Indian Premier League season with a seven-wicket victory at home to Rajasthan Royals.
Having chosen to bat, the Royals scored 145 runs for the loss of five wickets from their 20 overs.
Pune battled hard to reach their target and they did so with eight balls remaining.
Captain Rahul Dravid top scored for the visitors with a knock of 54 before he was caught by Ross Taylor off the bowling of Yuvraj Singh.
Ajinkya Rahane (30), Brad Hodge (22 not out) and James Faulkner (19 not out) also made contributions with the bat.
The home side made solid progress during their time at the crease thanks to Robin Uthappa (32) and Aaron Finch (64), while an unbeaten score of 28 from Yuvraj Singh saw them over the line.
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