Buoyed by an upset victory over high-flying Mumbai Indians, Deccan Chargers would play for pride when they clash with Pune Warriors in a battle between low-ranked outfits at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Monday.The 10-run victory in a low-scoring thriller over Sachin Tendulkar’s strong Mumbai franchise has given the Chargers an ideal fillip.The contest is a revenge clash too for the Chargers following the defeat against the Warriors in the first leg in Hyderabad five days ago.Both the teams have eight points in their kitty.The Warriors must be pleased with the way their bowlers and fielders defended the small total of 135 against the formidable Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai and would be looking for an encore.Deccan have shown on occasions that when their batsmen put up a good score, they have variety in their bowling attack, spearheaded by Dale Steyn ( who sat out against Mumbai) and comeback man Ishant Sharma, to put any batting line- up under pressure.Ishant bowled with fire and purpose to pack off two of Mumbai’s top run getters of the season – Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma – cheaply to slow Tendulkar’s team’s progress on Saturday.With Amit Mishra providing good variety with his leg spin, Deccan TV time Pune vs Deccan Live from Navi Mumbai, on Set Max from 8 pm needed a few more players to come good and no one did it better than Anand Rajan, the tall and well built medium pacer from Madhya Pradesh, who picked three wickets in his maiden match. It’s in batting the Chargers have faltered with only captain Kumar Sangakkara performing well.advertisementPune also have been struggling after having started their debut season with a bang – two wins on the trot – and then going off the boil with a string of defeats.Their qualification hopes have been dashed, but Yuvraj Singh and his team, boosted by the late signing of former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, have the batting credentials to put up a big score or chase well.Ganguly, brought into the team after Ashish Nehra was ruled out, provided the spark with an unbeaten 32 against the Chargers on May 10.The good show by the top three batsmen enabled the Warriors to overhaul their rivals’ modest tally with six wickets to spare. Captain Yuvraj and Mitchell Marsh, who took four wickets, were the bowling heroes in that game.Alphonso Thomas had been benched after a poor show in Pune’s last home match against Mumbai, but the South African is expected to get a look- in on a surface on which he has bowled well previously. The Warriors had arrested their losing streak against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali. With back- to- back wins, the Warriors also go into the contest on a high.
Asda sales bounced back at the end of last year it had lost ground to some of its rivals.The grocery giant, second in size only to Tesco, saw its market share slip last year.But sales in the fourth quarter rose 1.6 per cent. It said it had been boosted by its Chosen by You range. Chief executive Andy Clarke said: “I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made in the last six months. We have successfully extended our price gap to ten per cent, significantly improved the quality of our food across the entire store, and given our customers even better service.”The sales rise means Asda staff will share a bonus pot of £26.9m, with most receiving around £350 each.Meanwhile Asda’s parent company Wal-Marrt yesterday reported that sales fell 1.8 per cent – the seventh consecutive quarterly fall. Tuesday 22 February 2011 11:09 am Show Comments ▼ Share John Dunne whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo whatsapp Asda sales bounce back triggering staff bonus Tags: NULL