Delhi Daredevils avenged their Ferozeshah Kotla defeat by Pune Warriors by thrashing them by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Tuesday.
Tight bowling by the Daredevils restricted Pune to 146 for two, openers Sourav Ganguly and Jesse Ryder falling for nothing before Manish Pandey (80 not out) and Robin Uthappa (60 not out) gave their side something to bowl at with their 145-run stand. The target was too meagre for Delhi and they raced to victory with 25 balls to spare.
Skipper Virender Sehwag went about chasing the target in a business-like fashion. The Delhi dasher's untimely fall in the previous match between the two teams had cost his side the match. He and Kevin Pietersen (27) more or less settled the issue after a well-set Mahela Jayawardene (18) got run out.
The Pune Warriors were left spellbound by Sehwag's onslaught, cracking 87 off 48 balls with ten fours and three towering sixes.
It was a one-man show as Sehwag smashed the Pune bowlers all around the park. He was particularly severe on Luke Wright, playing his first game this season, and his close friend Ashish Nehra. In Image: Sehwag plays a shotText: IANS
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