IPL 2015: Yuvraj Back in Form as Delhi Trounce Punjab to End Losing Streak
Yuvraj Singh hammered a 39-ball 55 to help Delhi Daredevils defeat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in Pune on Wednesday.
Yuvraj Singh warms up before the start of the match between KXIP and DD. (BCCI Images)
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat vs Delhi Daredevils in Pune on Wednesday.
Murali Vijay got KXIP off to a great start against Delhi Daredevils' new-ball attack.
Virender Sehwag made 47 but slowed down in the middle phase, allowing Delhi's bowlers to apply some pressure.
Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers for the Daredevils, snaring three wickets.
Angelo Mathews completes a smart catch near the boundary ropes as Kings XI Punjab players look on from their dug-out.
Axar Patel tried his best to play a cameo towards the end but he could not help KXIP reach a more formidable score.
Sandeep Sharma struck early to remove Shreyas Iyer as Delhi chased 166 to end their 11-match losing streak.
But Iyer's fellow-opener Mayank Aggarwal settled down to make 68, his best score in the IPL.
Yuvraj Singh looked in great touch right from the start and was not scared to take on Mitchell Johnson's pace.
The elegant Yuvraj Singh played shots all around the wicket to ensure Delhi were on course chasing a challenging total.
Yuvraj is the costliest player in the IPL for the second year running; when he got to his fifty, he was a relieved man.
Yuvraj shared a 106-run stand with Aggarwal to help the Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets.
Preity Zinta cheered loudly but could not inspire her team to avoid defeat against a determined Delhi Daredevils.