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Sehwag, Warner lead Delhi to victory

A superb batting performance by Virender Sehwag and David Warner enabled Delhi Daredevils to register a 29-run win over Kings XI Punjab in their IPL match at the Ferozeshah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. Chasing a huge victory target of 232 runs, Punjab batted well to score 202/6.
Shaun Marsh’s 46-ball 95 was studded with 6 sixes and 9 fours and as long as he was present at the crease, a Kings XI victory did not look impossible. But the Australian southpaw fell when he edged a Morne Morkel delivery high up in the air for Virender Sehwag to take the catch in front of mid-off.
Marsh hit a 27-ball fifty even as Kings XI Punjab lost Adam Gilchrist and Dinesh Karthik in quick succession. Punjab lost their fourth wicket when James Hopes had David Hussey caught by Virender Sehwag at deep mid-wicket. Hussey hit 2 sixes in his 10-ball 20.
Gilchrist hit a six and 8 fours in his 33-ball 42 before he was clean bowled by Varun Aaron. Ajit Agarkar then had Karthik caught by Virender Sehwag at mid-wicket. Paul Valthaty hit 2 sixes in his 10-ball 14 before Irfan Pathan had him caught by Yogesh Nagar at backward point.
Earlier, Virender Sehwag and David Warner hit 77 each to power Delhi Daredevils to 231/4. Venugopal Rao hit a six and 3 fours in his unbeaten 15-ball 28 and he was ably partnered by Naman Ojha who hit 2 sixes and a four in his unbeaten 8-ball 19. Warner’s knock that came off 35 balls, was studded with 4 sixes and 8 fours. Sehwag hit a 35-ball 77 before David Hussey had him caught by Dinesh Karthik at long-on.
Sehwag smashed 4 sixes and 8 fours in his blitzkrieg knock. Three of those sixes came off successive deliveries off Hussey before the Australian had the last laugh by dismissing him.
The fiery start was after Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and chose to bowl.
BRIEF SCORES: Delhi Daredevils 231 for 3 (Sehwag 77, Warner 77, Rao 28*) beat Kings XI Punjab 202 for 6 (Marsh 95, Gilchrist 42) by 29 runs



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