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Match Review of Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors India

Indian Premier League - Match review
Date : 22nd May 2011 Match No. : 68
Teams : Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors
Venue : Ferozshah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi
Umpires : S S Hazare & R J Tucker Third Umpire: A J Pycroft
Toss : Delhi Daredevils

Playing XI

Delhi Daredevils
  • Naman Ojha
  • David Warner
  • M S Wade
  • C A Ingram
  • Venugopal Rao
  • J R Hopes ©
  • Yogesh Nagar
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Irfan Pathan
  • V R Aaron
  • A B Dinda
Pune Warriors India
  • James Faulkner
  • Manish Pandey
  • C J Ferguson
  • Saurav Ganguly
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Yuvraj Singh ©
  • S Rana
  • M Marsh
  • Srikanth Mundhe
  • R Sharma
  • A C Thomas
Delhi Daredevils were to host Pune Warriors India in the 68th match of this season. As both the teams have already been knocked out of the tournament, this match would have no consequence on the standings. The two teams rest at the bottom of the table and would be playing for their pride. They were expected to put in their best to win this contest so as to avoid ending up last on the points table.

Both teams have disappointed their owners as well as the supporters. Their too much reliance on couple of team members have got them into trouble very often. Both the teams have failed to come up as a unit and have never posed as a threat to the opposition. This match would give the potential players a chance to create an impression.

Ferozshah Kotla is a small ground and the pitch has always been batsmen friendly. Teams have been able to put 200 plus total in the past. Anything in excess of 180 should be a good total to defend. It was overcast and showers kept coming on and off. The Delhi skipper James Hopes won the toss and elected to bat.

The innings was opened by Ojha and Warner. Ojha, one person who has consistently failed to deliver, once again looked under tremendous pressure. His performance this year would definitely leave his owners thinking of a replacement wicket-keeper for next season. Warner looked in good touch and played some excellent shots, but once again failed to convert the good start to a big one. He was clean bold by an outstanding yorker by Faulkner after scoring 19 of just 10 deliveries hitting one 4 and two 6s.

Soon after Warner, Ojha who never looked settled and took 19 deliveries to score his 8 runs got out when the home side was at 32 runs in the 6th over. The Pune seamers Faulkner & Marsh bowled really well and did not allow the Delhi openers to settle to the pace. Marsh bowled a beautiful delivery to remove the No. 3 batsman Wade after scoring 11 of 20 deliveries. The home side was in deep trouble with 3 wickets down under a half century mark.

Ingram and Venugopal Rao were the two men at the crease when a heavy shower forced the game to be abandoned. Delhi were struggling at 56-3 in the 11th over when rain saved them from further embarrassment of losing another battle and that too at the home ground. But still they ended up last on the points table losing to the visitors on the net run rate.

Result: Match Abandoned

The Awards

Man of the match
Not Declared

Maximum Sixes
Warner hit two 6s

Kingfisher Fair Play Award
Chennai Super Kings top the chart

Orange Cap (The leading run scorer)
Shaun Marsh, Kings XI Punjab.

Purple Cap (The leading wicket taker)
Lasith Mallinga- Mumbai Indians

Question of the day?
Should the venues be decided considering the forecast issues to avoid any match wash-outs?

Last Updated on 24 May 2011

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