April 11th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   Comments Off on IPL-3 : PUNJAB BEAT DELHI
Email this Email  |  Print This Post Print This Post   |  

A brilliant bowling and fielding performance from Kings XI Punjab bundled out Delhi Daredevils  for 111 runs. Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Delhi on Sunday. Punjab began their bowling attack with Ramesh Powar, a spinner, and Delhi spinners virtually spun Delhi out of the ground.

Kings XI Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals with Sehwag being caught by Sodhi off the bowling of Irfan Pathan and then the slide began. A worthwhile contribution to the score came from Gautam Gambhir who scored 26 runs and was run out.

Gambhir was called for a non-existant run by Warner and was sent back without enough time for him to reach the crease. Warner was also run out for 6 and the other batsman to contribute to the score was Dinesh Karthik, who had made 17 runs.

Was it  the slow pitch at the Kotla, or the inefficiency of the Delhi batsman or the effective bowling by the Punjab bowlers is hard to state?  But the fact is that Punjab bowlers bowled proper line and length and did not allow the batsmen to score freely in what became  an extremely low scoring match.

Even though Powar opened the bowling, it was Piyush Chawla who reaped the laurels.  Delhi slumped from 39 for 1 in 3.3 overs  to 58 for 4 in 9 overs.

For Kings XI Punjab, Irfan Pathan got 3 for 24, Chawla took 2 wickets for 16 runs, Ablish 1 for 19. Yuvraj and Theron got one wicket each. It was a pathetic batting display by the Delhi Daredevils and nobody had thought that they would be 111 all out. The spectators inside the stadium did not even get their money’s worth.

In reply thereto, Kings XI Punjab opened their batting with Jayawardane and Irfan Pathan. Pathan was  sent in the opening slot to speed up the scoring rate. He got out when the score was 41. Pathan had scored 12 runs before being caught at mid-wicket area.

Jayawardane was out in the 11th over after he had scored 38 runs which included of 4 fours and a six. Punjab needed just 3 runs to win in the 18th over. Barath came to the crease at the fall of Sangakara who was bowled by Collingwood for 43. Now 1 run was required for victory in the last two overs and the formality was completed.

The award for the Maximum sixes was given to Yuvraj Singh.

The Karbonn Kamaal Catch went to Ritendra Singh Sodhi.

The Man of the match award was given to Piyush Chawla.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments are closed