Kings XI Punjab bowlers' fine efforts backed by some sharp fielding restricted bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils to a rather paltry 120, which the KXIP batsmen scored agreeably with three overs to spare.(Image BCCI)
Mahela Jayawardene at the top, did well against Mumbai Indians when he scored 59 but his magic did not work against Punjab.
The Sri Lankan scored just 4 runs in the match.(Image BCCI)
Although Virender Sehwag smashed a 6 and a 4 off consecutive deliveries from Harmeet Singh in his first over, he soon fell to the same bowler after scoring a 23-ball 21.(Image BCCI)
David Warner of DD however, looked in a punishing mood as he blasted leg spinner Piyush Chawla for a six and 2 fours to make 16 runs from the 11th over.(BCCI Image)
Roelof van der Merwe of Delhi Daredevils could not contribute much to his team's total as he got caught by Mandeep Singh after scoring 8 runs off 9 balls.
The hosts eventually caved in without much resistance.(Image BCCI)
In reply, Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist (unseen) could not last long on the field as he got caught by John Botha after scoring 6 runs (which included a boundary)(Image BCCI).
The other opener in Mandeep Singh was playing comfortably and hit 4 boundaries in the course of his innings. His good work came apart when David Warner's direct hit caught him short of his crease, on 24.(Image BCCI)
David Hussey scored a comfortable 20 off 21 balls before he got caught by Botha off Ashish Nehra's delivery.(Image BCCI)
David Miller though looked determined and scored a steady 34 off 39 balls to take his team towards victory. (BCCI Image)
|1||chennai super kings||16||11||5||22|
|5||royal challengers bangalore||16||9||7||18|
|6||kings xi punjab||16||8||8||16|
|7||kolkata knight riders||16||6||10||12|
|8||pune warriors india||16||4||12||8|
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