Sunday, April 19, 2009

DELHI DAREDEVILS VS KINGS XI PUNJAB:Vettori stars as Daredevils win rain-hit tie

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So there you are! Kings XI Punjab would be feeling unlucky as they had a decent score behind them, but the rains made it easy for Delhi only because they didn't lose any wickets in their chase. But Vettori was the man for the Daredevils. His 3-15 from three overs effectively put paid to Punjab's chances. And Sehwag's 38 from 16 balls was the icing on the cake. Delhi Daredevils have beaten Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets (D/L Method)
A battle of guiles between some big hitters of the game and experienced bowlers is on the cards when Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab take on each other in their opening encounter of the Indian Premier League here on Sunday.The Daredevils, the pundits' favourite, boast off a balanced side with in-form batsmen and experienced bowlers in their ranks though the result can go either way as both the sides will be rusty in their first matches at Newlands.The Delhi franchisee have an explosive batting line-up with the likes of captain Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, David Warner and South African AB de Villiers in pink of form while Glenn McGrath and Daniel Vettori will lead the bowling department.Australian Dirk Nannes, the Twenty20 specialist though is not certain whether he would play tomorrow as only four foreigners are allowed in the playing XI.Young Umesh Yadav, who tormented the Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the Duleep Trophy, is also likely to be thrown into the ring by Sehwag to prove his spell against the India biggies was not flash in the pan.Kings XI Punjab are no less formidable in batting with Sri Lankans Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawradene besides captain Yuvraj Singh.

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