Kedar Jadhav, playing his first Indian Premier League match, made his presence felt by guiding Dehi Daredevils to a 17-run victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Bangalore, on Thursday.
Debutant Jadhav scored a quickfire 50 not out from just 29 balls, hitting five boundaries and two sixes, to take Delhi Daredevils to a competitive 183 for four in their 20 overs.
Put into bat first, Delhi Daredevils got off to a great start, thanks to David Warner and Virender Sehwag. But the visitors were rocked by wickets in the middle of the innings. Kedar then came in and took the game away from the Royal Challengers.
Bangalore managed to string up a few tight overs as they dried up the boundaries for nearly four overs. But Kedar broke the shackles when he pulled Kallis down the ground for a boundary in the 13th over.
Kedar took a fancy to Kallis as he slammed him for a boundary and a six in his next over to take Bangalore to 128 for three after 15 overs.
He and Andrew McDonald kept the runs flowing in the final overs with regular boundaries.
Jadhav went after Vinay Kumar in the final over, sweeping him for a boundary followed by a straight six.
The youngster finished unbeaten on a cracking innings of 50 from 29 balls while McDonald hit 18 from 12 balls to take Delhi to 183 for four in their 20 overs.
Amit Mishra shone with the ball for Delhi, bowling tight overs for figures of two for 23 in four overs to set up a 17-run victory.
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