15 April ,Pune
Young Myank Agrawal and experienced Yuvraj Singh’s ’s rapid hundred run stand helped Delhi Daredevils to clinch the first and much needed win against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.
DD defeated Kings XI by five wickets with one ball to spare with the belligerent half century knocks by both Mayank and Yuvraj. After failing in the last two matches , Yuvraj sparkled today with his bat. DD made 169 for loss of five wickets in 19.05 overs .
However ,Mayank Agrawal was the Man of the Match .
Mayank Agrawal played a key role in the DD’s victory , Before got out Mayank was the top scorer with 68 off 48 balls followed by Yuvraj who made 55 off 39 balls. After Mayank and Yuvraj got out, DD were looked tense in 19th over , but achieved the convincing victory . Captain Jean-Paul Duminy was unlucky today as he was run out at 21
For Kings XI , Anureet Singh took two wickets while Sandeep Sharma and Axar Patel bagged one wicket each.
Earlier preferred to bat first after wining toss,Kings , XI Punjab posted 165/7 against Delhi Daredevils.
Experienced opener Virender Sehwag (47) and Wriddhiman Saha (39) scored the bulk of the total.
Kings XI were provided a decent start through Sehwag and Murali Vijay (19). And even after Vijay’s dismissal in the fifth over, they continued their run flow.
The second-wicket partnership of Sehwag and Saha played sensibly to build a strong platform for Punjab to capitalise in the death overs. But as they tried to up the ante, seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra (3/41) struck to send Saha back to the pavilion.
But that did not deter Sehwag, who launched the Daredevils skipper for a huge six over mid-wicket but perished off the next ball trying to hoick him again, only managing to offer a catch in the deep.
The two quick dismissals brought South African David Miller (5) and Australian Glenn Maxwell to the crease.
Maxwell (15) struck two huge sixes but was soon talking the long walk back after mistiming a similar big shot.
Miller departed soon after and Daredevils by then had lost the momentum in their bid to score rapidly and mustered to score only three runs off the last over bowled by South African leggie Imran Tahir(3/43).