Jesse Ryder dismissed Mandeep to reduce Kings XI to 50/3 in 9.4 overs. Mandeep hit three boundaries in his 23-ball patient knock.
Kings XI started on the wrong foot as they lost their openers in consecutive overs that too both run-outs to be reduced to 9/2 in 3.2 overs.
Electing to bat, Steven Smith (25 off 12 balls) and Manish Pandey’s late charge helped Pune Warriors post 166/6 against Punjab.
Smith smacked three huge sixes whereas Pandey smashed a six and a four to take Pune over 150 after the hosts were reduced to 132/5 in 18.2 overs.
Harmeet Singh struck thrice in three overs to halt the Pune Warriors’ run charge. Harmeet sent back Robin Uthappa (40) to pavilion just before he was taken off from bowling by the umpire for bowling consecutive beamers in the penultimate over.
Uthappa hit two sixes and two fours in his 33-ball 40 knock.
Harmeet also dismissed Callum Ferguson (3) soon after providing the visitors a crucial breakthrough when he clean bowled Samuels in the 15th over.
Pune Warriors lost Marlon Samuels (46) after he added a brilliant 81-run stand with Robin Uthappa. Samuels hit two huge sixes and four boundaries in his quick 39-ball 46 innings.
Pune Warriors lost Jesse Ryder (8) and skipper Sourav Ganguly (20) in quick succession after a steady start.
Ryder was run-out in the fifth over soon after Dimitri Mascarenhas dismissed Ganguly in the previous over as the hosts were reduced to 32/2 in 4.5 overs.
Ganguly hit three boundaries in his 18-ball 20 before Mascarenhas got better of him in the fourth over.
Earlier, Pune skipper Ganguly won the toss and decided to bat against Kings XI Punjab.
Ganguly led Pune Warriors side will bat at a stadium they can finally call home on the outskirts of Pune. Ashish Nehra and Jesse Ryder are in for Pune.
Adam Gilchrist said he would have batted as well.