Gautam Gambhir played a brilliant inning to guide his team home single handedly by 5 wickets against the Kings XI Punjab. Chasing the target of 143 runs for victory, Delhi Daredevils didn’t get the start as per their liking as the former captain Virendra Sehwag got out cheaply after scoring just 8 runs of 6 balls in the 2nd over of their inning.
In the same over the star player T.Dilshan got out without troubling the scorer as Delhi Daredevils reduced to 10/2 in the 2nd over chasing 143 runs for win. However the Captain Gautam Gambhir (72 runs of 54 balls) kept going and scored a brilliant half century which made the difference at the end. Apart from Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik (20 runs of 18 balls) and Mithun Manhas (31 runs of 24 balls) were the other useful contributor.
Delhi Daredevils achieved the target with one ball still remaining of their inning and registered their first win in the third edition of IPL Twenty20 2010.
Earlier Delhi Daredevils captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and put Kings XI Punjab into bat, the kings xi Punjab loss their opener M.Bisla (2 runs of 5 balls) in the 2nd over of their inning and that too in the face of unnecessary run out. After the fall of Bisla, newly appointed Captain Kumar Sangakara (17 runs of 9 balls) walked in the middle but he also didn’t lasted longer.
The star player Yuvraj Singh (4 runs of 5 balls) and Mahela Jayawardne (0 runs of 1 balls) got out cheaply to jolt the Kings XI Punjab hope of setting a big score against formidable looking Delhi Daredevils batting line ups.
However Ravi Bopara (56 runs of 48 balls) held his nerve and batted intelligently to guide Kings XI Punjab score close to 150 mark at the end of their 20 overs.
Gautam Gambhir was declared Player of the Match for his match winning knock of 72 runs of just 54 balls.
Match Summary (Delhi Daredevils won by 5 Wickets)
Kings Xi Punjab– 142/9 in 20 Overs
Ravi Bopara- 56 I.Pathan–21
D.Nannes- 4-0-12-2 A.Mishra– 4-0-23-1
Delhi Daredevils – 146/5 in 20 Overs
G.Gambhir- 72 M.Manhas– 31*
S.Sreesanth- 4-0-24-2 Y.Abdulla– 4-0-24-1