Rusty Theron dismissed Pandey to give Pune a big blow as Warriors are reduced to 43/2 in 5.2 overs. Pandey played a patient innings of 21 off 20 balls as he hit a six and two fours.
Ankit Sharma gave Deccan early breakthrough when he dismissed Ryder to reduce Pune to 15/1 in 2.3 overs.
Electing to bat first, Cameron White (78 off 46 balls) scored his maiden IPL fifty to help Deccan Chargers set 178-run target for Pune Warriors.
White smashed five sixes and six fours and added impressive 75 runs for the fourth wicket with JP Duminy (26 not out) to lead the Deccan’s innings.
White’s whirlwind knock came to an end when Marlon Samuels got better of him in the 18th over. Duminy played an unusually patient innings of 26 off 24 balls which include just one six.
Spinner Rahul Sharma got rid of Kumar Sangakkara (12) to reduce Deccan Chargers to 83/3.
Sharma clean bowled Sangakkara to break the growing partnership between Deccan skipper and Cameron White for the third wicket. The duo added 33 valuable runs after they lost openers in quick succession.
Deccan lost openers Parthiv Patel (24) and Shikhar Dhawan (16) inside 6 overs.
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.
Deccan Chargers: Kumar Sangakkara (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv Patel (W), Cameron White, JP Duminy, Ishank Jaggi, Ankit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ashish Reddy, Rusty Theron, Manpreet Gony.