April 17, 2011

Delhi won their first IPL match of the season

Today, Delhi Daredevils took over Pune Warriors India at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Toss was won by Virender Sehwag and they chose to field first.

Jesse Ryder and Graeme Smith opened the batting innings for the PWI. The start good but not an aggressive one though. The big man Graeme Smith in the last delivery of the fourth over. Jesse Ryder played an magnificent and so did the skipper Yuvaraj Singh. Jesse Ryder departed scoring 60 runs in just 27 deliveries that included 5 fours and 5 sixes. In the 20th over, Yuvaraj Singh did the real damage for the Delhi Daredevils. He scored 3 consecutive sixes in the last 3 deliveries. He remained unbeaten scoring 66 runs from 33 balls that included 4 fours and 5 sixes. In 20 overs, PWI managed to put up a total score of 187 runs loosing 5 wickets (PWI - 187/5, 20 over).

So far DD have not won a single match in this season and this score was a pretty big total for them as well. David Warner and Virender Sehwag started the innings off. They both played well and were belting the bowlers in every angle they could. First wicket partnership was worth 75 runs in just 7 overs. David Warner was the first wicket to fall and soon skipper Sehwag followed him. After this fall, another 3 more wickets fell very quickly and the hopes kept on fading out as the wicket started to fall. Venugopal Rao and Aaron Finch played well and eased the pressure off by hitting 3 sixes and 2 sixes respectively. But they both did not stay till the end. It was James Hopes in which the hopes for the Delhi Daredevils was back. He just utilized the opportunity and scored a magnificent runs in just 4 balls and won the match for Delhi Daredevils with 4 deliveries to spare. Delhi Daredevils scored 190 runs in 19.2 overs and lost 7 wickets (DD - 190/7, 19.2 over). Yuvaraj Singh took 4 important wickets for PWI.

Delhi Daredevils won the match by 3 wickets. Man of the match was Yuvaraj Singh for his magnificent performance with bat and ball.

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