Delhi finally takes a break from winning ways

Punjab have had a series of mixed and unfortunate results.They weren’t the same consistent lot as of last year.So they had every reason to play for while Delhi cruising in the tournament would have liked to continue the momentum.Punjab won the toss and put Delhi into bat.They had to do this because Delhi’s line up was such that they could chase down any big total.So bowling first surprisingly clicked for Punjab.Delhi hardly had momentum in the batting and their mainstays A B Devilliers and Dilshan disappointed.Dinesh Kartik found an able partner in Manhas and put on a quick fifty run stand taking Delhi past 100.Sreesanth had bounced back with two wickets at the top and Brett Lee with Pathan bowled excellently in the death overs to restrict Delhi to 120.It was quite gettable even though Delhi’s bowling seemed wily.

Katich began KingsXI innings with a flow of boundaries to all parts of the park.But the comeback man Maharoof picked up 2 wickets and Ashish Nehra too impressed with the ball.Nehra could have had one more with Gambhir dropping a catch of Yuvraj.But Punjab was still struggling at 35/3 with Yuvraj and Sangakkra in the middle and the match equally balanced.Yuvraj couldn’t get the scoreboard moving along but gave good assistance to Sangakkara.Punjab had to work hard for their runs.Punjab’s cool attitude in the run chase helped them secure a 6 wicket win over Delhi.As expected The man of the match honours went to Brett Lee with a lethal bowling spell giving away 15 runs and 3 wickets.Punjab though secured a win today have to win their remaining 2 matches to stay in the top 4.The match thus today between the Chargers and Knights becomes more crucial.


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