IPL: Delhi Daredevils get the better of Kings XI Punjab in a one-sided match

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Updated: 01 May 2015 10:32 AM
New Delhi: It was a sweet homecoming for Delhi Daredevils as they hammered Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets in a Indian Premier League match on Friday.


Recovering from injury, pacer Zaheer Khan made it to the Delhi Daredevils and made his presence felt by scalping two wickets. And riding on his stellar show, Delhi Daredevils restricted Kings XI Punjab to 118-8. And in reply, openers Mayank Agarwal (unbeaten 52) and Shreyas Iyer (54) helped Delhi register an easy win.


Playing his first game of IPL 8, Zaheer proved he is absolutely fit as he dismissed Virender Sehwag on duck in the second ball of the day, putting KXIP under pressure. After Zaheer, Duminy too kept the thing going by showing the exit way to Shaun Marsh. In 3.3 overs, Punjab were reeling at 10-4. That's when Nathan Coulter-Nile joined the party, scalping four wickets.

With Coulter-Nile training guns, none of the Punjab batsmen could show resilience. Though David Miller played a knock of 42, that was not enough.


Keeping in mind the fact that Feroz Shah Kotla is a chasing venue, Daredevils skipper JP Duminy opted to bowl first after winning the toss, and that move worked.


Fit-again Zaheer replaced seamer Domnic Joseph. Batsman Saurabh Tiwary came in for Shahbaz Nadeem. Kings XI, meanwhile, brought in Virender Sehwag, Thisara Perera and Shardul Thakur in the side.