Apr 232013

NEW DELHI: Disciplined show by bowlers helped Kings XI Punjab restrict Delhi Daredevils to 120/7 in the IPL clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Tuesday.


Harmeet Singh finished with an impressive figure of 3/24 while Praveen Kumar chipped in with two wickets. Parvinder Awana and Bhargav Bhatt dismissed one batsman each.

David Warner top scored for Delhi making 40 off 36 balls with the help of four boundaries and a six.

Praveen Kumar got Delhi skipper Mahela Jayawardene caught by David Hussey in the first over after Kings XI Punjab elected to bowl.

Jayawardene was dismissed after scoring just a boundary.

Parvinder Awana gave Delhi second blow by getting RE van der Merwe (8) caught by Mandeep Singh in the fourth over to reduce hosts to 22/2.

Harmeet Singh removed danger man Virender Sehwag in the seventh over to leave Delhi Daredevils three down for 45.

Sehwag scored 23 off 21 balls before getting caught by Mandeep Singh.

In the 14th over, Harmeet Singh struck again to scalp Manprit Juneja and Kedar Jadhav.

Manprit Juneja scored 14 while Jadhav failed to get off the mark. Botha was caught by David Miller after scoring a single.

Bhargav Bhatt sent back Johan Botha to leave Daredevils six down for 89. Warner was the last man to fall.

Kings XI replaced Azhar Mahmood, Manpreet Gony and Gurkeerat Singh with Luke Pomersbach, Harmeet Singh and Bhargav Bhatt. Delhi, on the other hand, brought in Johan Botha, Ashish Nehra and Juneja.

Both teams are high on confidence after sensational victories in their respective matches.

Delhi, too long without a win, finally got going against Mumbai Indians and the Kings also pulled off a superb victory over Pune Warriors.

Of course, in the course of the tournament, the Kings have fared better than the Devils – they have three wins to their credit in comparison to Delhi’s one, which came about through Virender Sehwag’s unbeaten knock of 95.

Delhi Daredevils: DPMD Jayawardene*, V Sehwag, DA Warner, MC Juneja, KM Jadhav, J Botha, RE van der Merwe, IK Pathan, AB Agarkar, A Nehra, UT Yadav

Kings XI Punjab: AC Gilchrist*, Mandeep Singh, M Vohra, LA Pomersbach, DJ Hussey, DA Miller, PP Chawla, P Kumar, Harmeet Singh, BA Bhatt, P Awana

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