Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck in the sixth over to get rid of Patel, who was playing well till then, to reduce Deccan to 50/2 in 6 overs. Patel smashed a six and three boundaries in his 18-ball 24 to lay a decent platform for the Chargers.
Deccan lost Dhawan (16) after the openers added 39 runs in 4 overs. Dhawan was run-out in the final ball of the fourth over while trying to complete a cheeky run. The opener hit a six and a four in his 11-ball short stay on the pitch.
Earlier, Deccan skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and decided to bat against Pune on Thursday.
Deccan rested their pace spearhead Dale Steyn for the match, Rusty Theron is playing in his place. Chargers made two more changes in the squad as Manpreet Gony replaced Veer Pratap Singh and Ashish Reddy is in for Anand Rajan.
After suffering a comprehensive defeat against Delhi Daredevils in their previous match, Pune would look to bounce back in the tournament against Deccan.
The Warriors lost to Daredevils by eight wickets with four overs to spare on Tuesday but they start as clear favourites against the winless Chargers.
The Sourav Ganguly-led side has done reasonably well in the tournament so far having won four out of eight matches and occupying the fourth spot at the league table. But their inconsistency has been a reason of concern as they have not been able to build a winning momentum.
Having lost all their five earlier matches, Deccan managed to get a point in their sixth game against Kolkata Knight Riders after the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to heavy rains.
They would be desperately looking to register their first win in the current tournament. But for that they would have to play out of their skins.