Pune, who lost their opener against Hyderabad, need a win to boost their morale against Adam Gilchrist's team which is playing its first match.
Pune's record against Punjab is very encouraging. Of four ties so far over the last two seasons, they have won three and lost one.
However, one can not go by stats in this format as over and over again the underdogs have put the skids under the favourites.
After Punjab seamer's restricted Pune to 99 for 9, Mandeep Singh (31) and Manan Vohra (43*) made light work of the chase taking their team home with 46 balls to spare.
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