Delhi Daredevils didn't get started the way they would have wanted in the Champions League T20 as they lost to Sydney Sixers by five wickets in a practice match in Johannesburg on Thursday.
New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils didn't get started the way they would have wanted in the Champions League T20 as they lost to Sydney Sixers by five wickets in a practice match in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Story first published on: Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:32
Boosted by the arrival of squash buckling batsman David Warner, the Delhi IPL team went down to bat first.
But Virender Sehwag's woes seem to have refused to leave him. Atleast, for the moment. The opener was yorked in the very first over Josh Hazlewood.
His partner, India's U-19 World Cup winning captain, Unmukt Chand got a taste how big boys do it at this level as Mitchel Starc sent his stump cart-wheeling.
Starc was not done yet as he sent back Kevin Pietersen and Venugopal Rao in succession to reduce Delhi Daredevils to 2/4.
Ross Taylor and Naman Ojha were left with a huge task on hand, but the misery hadn't ended.
Ojha was bowled in the fifth over and Irfan Pathan was run out soon after to leave Daredevils at 22/6.
Some hits to the fence by Andre Russell, a couple of brief partnerships with Taylor and some late stroke play saw the IPL team mange to reach 106.
In reply, the Sydney team was in no hurry. Though Umesh Yadav picked up Michael Lumb early on, they were never in trouble.
Left-arm spinner Pawan Negi picked up two wickets while Pathan got one.
Shane Watson (29) was dismissed by Ajit Agarkar.
Sydney Sixers reached their target with two overs two spare.