Daredevils beat Cobras by 30 runs

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 20:24 hrs

NEW DELHI: Delhi Daredevils gave their fans at least something to cheer about as the hosts signed off their Champions League Twenty20 campaign beating Cape Cobras by 30 runs in a low-scoring inconsequential League B encounter on Monday.


The match between the Delhi team and the South African side was only of academic interest as the hosts are already out of contention for a semifinal berth after going down to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last outing.

On the other hand, today's defeat saw Cobras finish their league campaign on second spot and they would now take on a high-flying Trinidad and Tobago in second semifinal of the USD six million tournament in Hyderabad on Friday.

The first semifinal here on Wednesday will witness the battle between two Australian powerhouses New South Wales and Victoria Bushrangers.

Opting to field, Rory Kleinveldt (2/31) and Justin Ontong (2/8) scalped two wickets each as Cobras restricted Daredevils to a paltry 114 for six.

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Then Paceman Dirk Nannes picked up three wickets for just 19 runs, while Tillakaratne Dilshan (2/16), Amit Mishra (2/19) and Yogesh Nagar (2/9) took two wickets each to bundle out the Cobras for 84 runs with nine balls to spare.

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