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Images: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab

Last updated on: April 11, 2010 19:41 IST

Golden duck for Sehwag

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A fine bowling and fielding performance helped Kings XI Punjab bowl out Delhi Daredevils for a 111 in 19.4 overs.

Powar opened the bowling for Punjab and was slapped for a boundary by Delhi's David Warner (6). Powar eventually went for seven of the opening over.

But Punjab struck in the second over itself, when Irfan Pathan had Virender Sehwag caught at mid-wickwt off the first ball of his over.

It was Sehwag's second golden duck in the tournament.


Image: Irfan Pathan celebrates the wicket of Virender Sehwag
Photographs: IPL/Getty Images
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Delhi laid low by run outs

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Captain Gautam Gambhir (26) came in one down and clipped Pathan for three fours in the same over.

He also treated Powar with disdain and smashed a four before hitting Love Ablish for successive boundaries.

But it all ended for the Delhi skipper when he was run out - the third successive time he had been run out, and the fifth occasion in the tournament.

Gambhir's 12-ball knock was inclusive of five hits to the fence.

Two ball later, Warner was run out to increase Delhi's woes.


Image: Kings XI Punjab players celebrate the run out of Gautam Gambhir

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Chawla picks two quick wickets

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In the 8th over Paul Collingwood (4) was deceived by Piyush Chawla's googly and the umpire had no hesitation in lifting his fingers up.

The home team was tottering in the first strategic time out - taken after the ninth over - at 58 for four.

And soon after resumption, Chawla cleaned up Daniel Vettori (2) with yet another googly.

Dinesh Karthik was really slow consuming 35 balls to make 17 runs and hit just one four in his painfully slow innings.


Image: Piyush Chawla of the Kings celebrates with team-mates after picking Paul Collingwood

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Pathan pick of the bowlers for Punjab

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Karthik's sad stay at the crease ended when he smashed an Pathan delivery to long-on only to find Mahela Jaywardene waiting with eager anticipation.

Rajat Bhatia (1) was accounted for by Yuvraj - caught by Sodhi - in the next over and Ferveez Maharoof (0) followed him back to the pavilion, cleaned up by an Ablish off cutter.

When Mithun Manhas (26) hit Chawla for a boundary in the first ball of the 18th over to raise the team's 100, it also marked the first boundary of the Delhi innings in eight overs.

But if there was any hopes of further onslaught in the last couple of overs it was soon dioused when Theron rattled Manhas' exposed leg stumps.

And when Irfan had Ashish Nehra (1) caught by Chawla it was all over for Delhi with two balls left.

Pathan was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab with figures of 3 for 24 off 19.4 overs.


Image: Mithun Manhas

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Punjab beat Delhi by 7 wickets

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Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by 7 wickets on Sunday.

Mahela Jayawardene (38) gave the Punjab team a rousing start. Irfan Pathan (12) got a promotion up the order opened the batting with the Sri Lankan.

Jayawardene was brutal early on and hit Ferveez Maharoof to the boundary. He followed it up with a massive six over long-on - the first of the match.

The Sri Lankan continued to live dangerously and it worked to his advantage in the early overs.

As the field restrictions eased, the visitors were comfortably placed at 39 without loss.


Image: Mahela Jayawardene

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Punjab chase slow and steady

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But Delhi did manage a breakthrough in the seventh over, Mishra having Irfan caught by Bhatia at deep midwicket boundary.

Kumar Sangakkara (33) eased the pressure by hitting Daniel Vettori to the fence. But the scoring rate dropped considerably.

Jayawardene perished in trying to go against the tide, hitting straight to Nehra at short fine leg off Paul Collingwood.

The Punjab chase was slow but steady. But they finally reached the target with 10 balls to spare.


Image: Kumar Sangakkara plays a cut shot

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