Sunday, April 4, 2010

IPL3. Day.24. Match.35. Delhi Daredevils Vs Royal Challengers


Delhi Daredevils 184 for 5 beat Royal Challengers 147 for 9 by 37 runs. Bat first on winning the toss was the only choice in front of Gautum Gambhir, and he did just that. Virendra Sehwag and David Warner started in a sound note before Abhimanyu Mithun castled Sehwag for a well made 35 of 22. Warner was taken in the deep by Kohli for 33 of 22. Collingwood took charge thereafter and with a polished unbeaten 75 of 46, saw Delhi Daredevils to a good 184 for five. Appana with two wickets and Kumble and Mithun with a wicket each were the successful bowlers.

Requiring about nine runs an over,Royal Challengers had their task cut out. With quality batting line up strengthened further by the Newzelander Ross Taylor, the match was on. Excepting for Kallis and some lusty blows by Ross Taylior, the challengers were never in the fray and with 147 for nine , lost the match by a large margin of 37 runs. Sangwan 4.0.22.3 and Amit Mishra 4.0.32.3 bowled beautifully. Mishra became the highest wicket taker taking the Purple Cap. ( Incidentally, he did not find a place in WC.T20, since the selectors found Piyush better). Maharoof, Vettori and Bhatia shared a wicket each.

Delhi Daredevils are at the second slot after Mumbai Indians, and appear to be well on their way for last four slot.

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