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David Warner, Unmukt Chand power Delhi Daredevils to commanding win over Kolkata

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David Warner remained unbeaten on 66 from 42 balls, studded with six boundaries and three sixes © PTI (FIle photo)

By Devarchit Varma

Raipur: May 1, 2013

A 95-run stand between David Warner and Unmukt Chand helped Delhi Daredevils keep their hopes alive in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 tournament, with a commanding seven-wicket win over the struggling Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite their win, Delhi remain at the eighth spot in the IPL 2013 points table.

Warner remained unbeaten on 66 from 42 balls and Chand scored 37 as Delhi produced an all-round show to beat the defending champions.

Warner cracked six boundaries and three sixes in his 66 not out, while Chand smashed four hits to the fence during their 95-run stand for the third wicket.

Delhi Daredevils started off on a confident note in their chase of 137, with Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene taking them to 19 for no loss after three overs.

Sehwag looked in rhythm as he cracked three boundaries to reach 17, but failed to convert the start into a big score as he was caught by Yusuf Pathan at the first slip off Jacques Kallis on the fourth ball of the fourth over.

Jaywardene fell on the first ball of the next over, caught by Kallis off Lakshmipathy Balaji for five.

Kolkata would have fancied their chances after getting rid of the two dangerous Delhi batsmen early on, but it was dashed with a strong partnership between Unmukt Chand and David Warner.

Chand got off the mark with a boundary on the second ball he faced, and Warner too opener his account in the same manner.

The two led Delhi’s revival and cautiously rebuilt, taking singles and doubles with ease and collecting boundaries off lose balls.

Warner got a reprieve in the 10th over as KKR wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla missed a chance of stumping off Rajat Bhatia. The left-hander had luck on his side on one more occasion as a hit over the midwicket went over the ropes after brushing Kallis’ hand at the boundary in the 12th.

Kolkata’s bowlers looked ineffective against the gritty Delhi batsmen, and despite getting a few chances in the field, they failed to grab them. While Warner got two reprieves, Chand too got his share as Sumit Narwal dropped Chand off Balaji in the 16th over when Delhi were still 28 runs away.

Chand was dismissed in the 18th over off Brett Lee, after scoring a fluent 37 from 39 balls and taking his side closer to win. 

Read the first innings report here.
 
Brief scores:

Kolkata Knight Riders 136 for 7 in 20 overs (Rajat Bhatia 26*, Sumit Narwal 23; Umesh Yadav 2 for 36, Irfan Pathan 1 for 16) lost to Delhi Daredevils 137 for 3 in 17.5 overs (David Warner 66*, Unmukt Chand 37; Brett Lee 1 for 26) by 7 wickets.

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(Devarchit Varma is a cricket fanatic who finds nothing more exciting to do than to write, watch or talk about the sport. Having played the game at club and college level, he now pursues his passion as a scribe)

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