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IPL 5, Match 69: as it happened


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May 19, 2012 at 07:31pm IST

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Delhi Daredevils:

19th over: 145 for 4. Gilchrist brings the field up with one run needed to win and Naman Ojha gets an outside edge that goes between first and second slip for four and it's all over here in Dharamsala. Delhi win the match by six wickets to stay top of the table and knock out Punjab from the tournament.

18th over: 141 for 4. Not a good day for Praveen as he gives away a first ball boundary. Delhi need 1 run from 12 balls.

IPL 5, Match 69: as it happened

David Warner's knock of 79 off 44 ball helped Delhi to chase down Punjab's target easily with 10 balls to spare.

17th over: 135 for 4. After scoring an effortless four over the bowler's head, Mahela Jayawardena falls to Mahmood.

Mahela Jayawardene c Hussey b Azhar Mahmood 8 (10)

16th over: 129 for 3. Venugopal Rao is proving his true class here this evening. Fifth ball from Awana, Rao makes room and plays inside out for a four and then follows it up with a six over third-man.

15th over: 118 for 3. The pitch still has something for the seamers if the ball is pitched up. Harris pitches the ball up and Pathan goes for an expansive edge to the slips.

Irfan Pathan c Azhar Mahmood b Harris 5 (7)

14th over: 117 for 2. From here on its easy going for Delhi and what they need to do is maintain the momentum.

13th over: 113 for 2. Harris finally ends Warner's blitz. A soft dismissal, as Warner gently plays to the cover fielder for a simple catch.

David Warner c Mandeep Singh b Harris 79 (44)

12th over: 106 for 1. Warner has made it a point to score more than one boundary per over and he is just doing that. 10 runs and two fours in this over.

11th over: 96 for 1. After a calm last over, Warner takes things into his hands and starts the over with two scorching fours and wants to finish the match in a hurry.

10th over: 87 for 1. As usual after a wicket things slow down for the batting side. Chawla gets through a tidy over.

9th over: 82 for 1. Mahmood finally gives Punjab their first breakthrough in the form of Unmukt Chand. Chand trying to slog it over midwicket gets a top edge to hand a simple catch.

Unmukt Chand c †Gilchrist b Azhar Mahmood 18 (24)

8th over: 78 for 0. Presently runs are coming thick and fast for Delhi and Punjab fielders are also helping in their cause. Warner slashes and it goes through Awana in the point position.

7th over: 67 for 0. After being hit on the grill, Warner takes his revenge as he goes ballistic in this over. Warner clobbers three sixes and a four off Awana to leave the bowler completely distraught. 23 runs in this over.

6th over: 44 for 0. This is not the kind of start Punjab would have wanted with the ball, but Delhi are relishing the start to their innings with both the openers going strong. Praveen Kumar concedes 10 runs in this over.

5th over: 34 for 0. The in-form Parvinder Awana comes on to bowl and gets through a decent one except for a second ball six hit by Unmukt.

4th over: 28 for 0. After being hit for a four, Harris bowls a bouncer that hits Warner on the grill to leave him with a bruise on his chin. Even Gilchrist is concerned and the physio is out.

3rd over: 21 for 0. Unmukt welcomes Praveen Kumar with a clean six over square leg. Seven runs come from this over.

2nd over: 14 for 0. A tidy over from Harris except for a four. Harris pitches it up and Warner crashes it through the covers for a boundary, but after that Harris on top.

1st over: 10 for 0. Praveen Kumar starts things for Punjab and gives away 10 runs. Praveen pitches one short and Warner pastes it over midwicket for six.

Kings XI Punjab:

20th over: 141 for 8. Ryan Harris walks out and hits a six and four off Umesh which are valuable runs from Punjab's perspective. Delhi might find this score hard to chase if Punjab starts off well with the ball.

19th over: 126 for 8. From wickets down in the previous over they lose three wickets in this one. First to fall is Mahmood trying to clear the covers but plays straight to point fielder, then Morne cleans up Gurkeerat and Piyush Chawla. Morne end his spell with 4 for 20.

Piyush Chawla b Morkel 1 (2)

Gurkeerat Singh b Morkel 26 (11)

Azhar Mahmood c Chand b Morkel 36 (38)

18th over: 122 for 5. An excellent spell from Varun Aaron comes to an end. Eight runs come from this over which include a six by Mahmood.

17th over: 114 for 5. Punjab plunder 22 runs in this over. Russell completes his spell with figures of 1 for 51. Gurkeerat hits three fours and Mahmood scores two.

16th over: 92 for 5. The hero of the last match joins Mahmood at the middle and gets into action straightaway. Pathan strays down to the pads and Gurkeerat flicks it for an effortless six between square leg and midwicket.

15th over: 84 for 5. Russell comes back to bowl his third over and snaps the 57-run stand between Chitnis and Mahmood. Again the short ball doing the trick for Punjab, as Chitnis goes for a pull shot and gets a top edge to short midwicket.

Chitnis c Pathan b Russell 38 (32)

14th over: 77 for 4. Strategic time-out for both the teams. Presently Chitnis is leading for the front and Mahmood is playing second fiddle to him.

13th over: 73 for 4. First ball from Irfan Pathan and Chitnis makes room for himself and lifts it over extra-cover for a six. Pathan concedes 10 runs in this over.

12th over: 63 for 4. After early wickets, Punjab have managed to build on steadily without taking much of risks. 120 plus score on this track would be ideal if the Punjab bowlers bowl well.

11th over: 56 for 4. If Punjab manage to keep wickets in hand then in the middle overs they can up their ante to put up a decent score on the board.

10th over: 50 for 4. Finally a big over comes through Punjab's way. Andre Russell is bowling a poor length on a track where it still has some purchase for the bowlers. Punjab score 14 runs in this over, which include three fours.

9th over: 36 for 4. Punjab can't afford to continue with singles and doubles. In the strategic time-out they have to come out with new plans.

8th over: 35 for 4. No spinners in sight till now as Punjab batsmen Mahmood and Chitnis are going steady on a swinging track. Eight runs come from this over.

7th over: 27 for 4. On a seaming track in Dharamsala, Punjab are struggling after losing four key wickets and presently need to consolidate.

6th over: 20 for 4. Umesh is running red hot at the moment here in Dharamsala as he scalps his third wicket in the form of David Hussey. Umesh pitches the ball on the shorter side and Hussey plays straight to mid-on.

David Hussey c Pathan b Yadav 3 (6)

5th over: 18 for 3. Punjab lose another wicket. Once again the short ball does the trick for Delhi. Morne pitches it short and Valthaty goes for a hard slash that carries straight to third-man fielder.

Paul Valthaty c Pathan b Morkel 2 (10)

4th over: 17 for 2. Umesh gets an important breakthrough in the form of Gilchrist. Umesh pitches it short and Gilchrist goes for the pull and gets a top edge to mid-on.

Adam Gilchrist c Aaron b Yadav 9 (12)

3rd over: 15 for 1. After bowling a tidy first over, Morkel goes for 10 runs in his second over. Gilchrist scores two flourishing boundaries off the South African.

2nd over: 5 for 1. Umesh Yadav starts with a wicket maiden. Umesh gets the ball to swing away from short of length and Mandeep Singh edges it to the wicketkeeper.

Mandeep Singh c Ojha b Yadav 0 (1)

1st over: 5 for 0. Morne Morkel starts the proceedings for Delhi and begins with a massive wide that beats everyone on the way to run down to the boundary. But after that the lanky fast bowler is spot on.

3:30 pm: Delhi Daredevils' stand-in skipper Mahela Jayawardene has won the toss and opted to bowl. Delhi have included Morne Morkel in place of an unwell Ross Taylor, while Paul Valthaty replaces Nitin Saini for Punjab.

Teams:

Delhi Daredevils: Unmukt Chand, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Venugopal Rao, Naman Ojha (wk), Andre Russell, Irfan Pathan, Pawan Negi, Morne Morkel, Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav

Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist (wk/capt), Mandeep Singh, Paul Valthaty, David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, Siddharth Chitnis, Piyush Chawla, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Parvinder Awana

3:15 pm: Hello and welcome to the 69th IPL 5 match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils in Dharamsala. This is a must-win game for Punjab to keep their playoff hopes alive, while Delhi having already qualified for the next stage would look to get their winning momentum back.

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