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Delhi want to remain on top: Warner

Press Trust Of India
May 10, 2012 at 09:43pm IST

Hyderabad: Expressing happiness over winning their IPL match against Deccan Chargers here to reclaim the top position, Delhi Daredevils batsman David Warner on Thursday said the team has to keep its good show going to do well in tournament ahead.

Warner (109 not out off 54 balls) and Naman Ojha (64 not out) shared a massive century stand to lead Delhi to a nine-wicket win over Deccan. Describing Ojha, who played an excellent hand to script Delhi's victory, as a fantastic player, Warner said the young Indian player can bat anywhere in the order.

Asked about the road ahead for Delhi, he said: "We are in good space at the moment. We messed up a little bit in the last game. We must stay at the top and we want to finish in the top place. We have to keep playing well, make sure that we are at top and keep working hard."

Delhi want to remain on top: Warner

David Warner smashed 109 not out off just 54 balls to script Delhi's win over Deccan Chargers on Thursday.

And about the time when Virender Sehwag exited early, he said: "Sehwag is a great player. If he goes or does not go, we have to keep playing well. What I did, I should be doing that exactly."

Referring to the 126-run partnership by Deccan's Shikhar Dhawan and Cameron White, Warner told reporters that his team could have bowled a "little bit" better but expressed satisfaction over the way the batting turned out.

Meanwhile, Deccan skipper Kumar Sangakkara regretted that the team lost despite a great performance by Dhawan, who slammed a 49-ball 84, and Cameron White, who struck a 65. Asked how difficult it was to keep the players motivated, Sangakkara said: "I keep saying that we are all professionals. We have to enjoy playing and try to give off your best. The players are not down and out. None [of them] has given up."

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