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Pune Warriors flounder in chase, lose to Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs

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Delhi Daredevils recorded their second win of IPL 6 and shifted off the bottom of the table © IANS (File Photo)

By Jaideep Vaidya

Raipur: Apr 28, 2013
 
Delhi Daredevils beat the Pune Warriors India by 15 runs to record their second win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 and thereby switched positions with their opponents in the points table.

The Daredevils were off to a good start in their defence of 164, with Irfan Pathan beginning proceedings with a maiden. The Pune openers, Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa, took a couple of overs to settle in, before kick-starting the charge.
 
The Delhi bowlers erred by bowling straight and on the pads of the two Pune openers, and the duo gladly obliged by helping the ball on the way to the boundary. Finch and Uthappa maintained a run-rate of around seven and both entered their thirties together.
 
Pathan finally got the breakthrough in his third over — the 11th of the innings — as Uthappa flicked him uppishly off the pads towards fine-leg, where Unmukt Chand took a good catch running to his left. Pune were dealt with a double blow as Finch was adjudged caught behind the same over after replays showed the ball had cleary flicked the thigh pad, and not the bat. Thus, in a matter of five balls, Pune went from 76 for no loss to 78 for two.
 
Yuvraj Singh sprayed a few boundaries around the ground, including a cracking cover drive off Pathan as he built a partnership with Luke Wright to keep Pune in the loop. However, Pune weren’t able to keep up with the required run-rate, which slowly crept higher and higher.
 
With 37 runs to win from the last three overs, both batsmen went for desperate shots and fell within the space of three balls. Steven Smith (17 not out from 8 balls) tried his best to single-handedly take his team through, hitting a four and six in the final over when Pune needed 28 runs, but it was too tall an order for the young Australian.

In the end, Pune fell short by 15 runs and would feel deflated, given they weren’t in too bad a position at the halfway stage. However, they would think the 63 runs conceded in the last five overs to Delhi was what ruined the match, as 160-plus was always going to be a difficult chase.

For Delhi, it would be a morale-boosting win and one that finally got them off the bottom of the table for the first time this season.

Read the first-innings report here.

Brief Scores: Delhi Daredevils 164 for 5 in 20 overs (David Warner 51*, Kedar Jadhav 25; Ashok Dinda 3 for 31) beat Pune Warriors India 149 for 4 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 37, Robin Uthappa 37; Umesh Yadav 2 for 24, Irfan Pathan 2 for 27) by 15 runs.

Man of the Match: David Warner

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