After they both got out in just five balls span, the team most priced players Robin Uthappa (22) and Yuvraj Singh (21) finished the things in style by clobbering three sixes between them.
Kings XI Punjab hopes were open, when got rid of Smith for the first ball but nothing went there way after that. Their bowlers were thrown all over the park. Ryan McLaren fifty was in vain as they ended up on losing side.
The two opening pair of Alfonso Thomas and Shrikant Wagh got rid of top order of Punjab and KXIP misunderstanding between wickets contributed to their downfall. Jesse Ryder (31) and Mithun Manhas (35) laid solid foundation scoring runs with ease. Pune Warriors was led by Yuvraj Singh.
Pune Warriors debuting in the Indian Premier League with Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith and Kiwi batsmen Jesse Ryder. The surprise pack Shrikant Wagh has rattled three wickets, Alfonso Thomas got two wickets and Jesse Ryder, and Wayne Parnell chipped in with a wicket each. The Aussie pair went back to dug out to watch their teammates show by scoring only run each. KXIP lost their half of the team in six overs and scored only 36 runs. Pune Warriors won their inaugural match of Indian Premier League defeating Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets and 41 balls to spare.
Adam Gilchrist won the toss and decided to bat first, Kings XI Punjab first look in IPL 4 was started with two Aussie openers Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh. Praveen Kumar, Abshiek Nayar and Ryan McLaren have got a wicket each.
Kings XI Punjab scorecard: Adam Gilchrist (1), Shaun Marsh (1), Paul Valthaty (6), Dinesh Karthik (0), Abshiek Nayar (12), Sunny Singh (12), Ryan McLaren (51)*, Piyush Chawla (15), Praveen Kumar (3),Nathan Rimmington (1)*.
Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 4 2011 game scores and highlights are as follows: KXIP 112/8 (20.0 overs) and PW 113/3 (13.1 overs). Graeme Smith (0) went back to pavilion for the first ball of the innings to Praveen Kumar. The pair is dealing runs in boundaries; a boundary was garneted in every over when these two were on the crease.
Shrikant Wagh was awarded with Player of the match for his three wickets.