After facing seven consecutive defeats, Delhi Daredevils defeated Pune Warriors at Veer Narayana Singh stadium on Sunday by 15 runs. With this win Delhi Daredevils opened its account in Pepsi Indian Premier League.
Delhi Daredevils bowlers hit back in final overs.Pune Warriors were chasing a target of 165 runs. A crowd of 45,000 celebrated the biggest cricket match in this region at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium.
This was first t20 match played at Raipur. There was much enthusiasm due to Virendra Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh presence.
While bating first DelhiDaredevils notched up 164 for five. Pune Warriors was doing good when Yuvraj Singh and Luke Wright was batting. Umesh Yadav of DelhiDaredevils provided a much needed breakthrough in 18th over. Dismissal of Yuvraj Singh proved fatal for Pune Warriors and they could not get 35 runs in the last two overs
Warner was the entertainer on Sunday. Again Star batsmen from Delhi daredevils Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene failed to give a consolidated start. Warner played a vital role in this victory. He savaged Pune Warriors batsmen with a brilliant 51 off 24 balls including four sixes and four boundaries.
Despite good start by Robin Uthappa(37 off 33 balls ) and Aaron Finch (37 off 33 balls) Pune Warriors Pune Warriors could not save wickets till end.
Warner has been declared Man Of the Match.