KP vs DD Result: Punjab another defeat on Delhi

KP vs DD Result: Punjab another defeat on Delhi

Tags: IPL T20 2011, Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils 60th Match at Dharamsala - May 15, 2011

Published on: May 15, 2011

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Kings XI Punjab made sure that their resurgence towards featuring in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League 2011 did not die after defeating Delhi Daredevils by 29 runs in the IPL-4 match here on Sunday.

Kings XI Punjab made sure that their resurgence towards featuring in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League 2011 did not die after defeating Delhi Daredevils by 29 runs in the IPL-4 match here on Sunday.

Earlier, A quickfire 102-run stand for the third wicket between Paul Valthaty (62) and Shaun Marsh (47) helped Kings XI Punjab post a challenging 170 for six.

The KXIP innings revolved around Valthaty's 50-ball 62 and Marsh's 28-ball 47 while their other colleagues failed to contribute much after being sent into bat at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium. During his innings, which was studded with six fours and three sixes, Valthaty went past Royal Challengers Banglore's Chris Gayle in the most runs scored in the tournament with 438 to take the orange cap.

Marsh maintained his red-hot form by hitting five fours and three sixes in his blistering knock. For Delhi, Irfan Pathan was impressive in his 3/28 from four overs while Aavishkar Salvi chipped in with two wickets. Captain Adam Gilchrist (9) continued his poor run in form as he was out in the fourth over to a Morne Morkel delivery which he mistimed to lob it to David warner at mid-on.

Valthaty, who had not done much after his 120 against Chennai early in the tournament, was dropped when on six by Venugopal Rao and he made Delhi pay dear by hitting two consecutive fours off Varun Aaron in the fifth over as KXIP scored to a decent 43 for one at the end of first powerplay.

He then hit a six off Salvi in the eighth over and then followed it up with two hits for maximum results of Delhi stand-in skipper James Hopes to bring up his second fifty of the tournament in 38 balls. Marsh joined the party by smashing three sixes and a four off Sridharan Sriram as he and Valthaty raised 100 runs in just 62 balls.

Pathan, who has been ordinary so far in the tournament, then struck two vital blows by removing the two set batsmen in two consecutive balls. First, he induced a top edge to Marsh with a ball that moved away after landing at the off for Morkel to take the catch after running from third man region and end the 102-run stand for the third wicket from 10.5 overs.

Next ball, a pumped up Pathan sent Valthaty's timbers cartwheeling with a fullish delivery which straightened after landing. Pathan, however, could not claim a hat-trict as David Hussey fended off his delivery for a single.

Another KXIP wicket could have fallen in the form of new man Dinesh Karthik but Delhi wicketkeeper Naman Ojha failed to take a simple catch and conceded a boundary.

David Hussey and Mandeep Singh were out in the 17th and 18th overs, the latter becoming Pathan's third victim after hitting the bowler two consecutive boundaries. Karthik, the hero of KXIP in their win over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their last match, fell in the final over bowled by Salvi after hitting two fours.

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