Cape Town: Oct 21, 2012
Perth Scorchers were restricted to 121 for five in their allotted 20 overs against Delhi Daredevils in their Group A Champions League T20 clash at Cape Town on Sunday.
Delhi pacer Morne Morkel struck early to dismiss Perth’s opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs for six in the second over of the match.
However, Simon Katich and Shaun Marsh revived the innings for the Australian team scoring a slow but steady 67-ball 73 runs for the second wicket.
Ajit Agarkar struck two quick wickets to dismiss both the set batsmen in quick succession leaving Perth at 87 for three in 14.1 overs. Agarkar ended up with impressive figures of 14 runs off four overs picking up two wickets. The Mumbai bowler was back in action as he picked up Luke Ronchi’s catch of Morne Morkel’s bowling.
Mitchell Marsh in quest of some quick runs perished as he tried to slog a slower delivery off Morne Morkel’s bowling, but eventually got his stump uprooted while he was batting on 20. Morkel followed that delivery with three more dots as the pressure mounted on the Australian side.
Earlier, after winning the toss Delhi skipper Mahela Jayawardene put Perth Scorchers to bat. Delhi Daredevils are the only Indian Premier League still in contention to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.
Brief Scores: Perth Scorchers 121 for 5 in 20 overs (Shaun Marsh 39, Simon Katich 34; Morne Morkel 3 for 19, Ajit Agarkar 2 for 14) vs Delhi Daredevils