IPL: Miller in form again for Punjab

2013-05-17 00:00

A LATE onslaught by Australian Ben Rohrer was not enough for the Delhi Daredevils as they slumped to a seven-run defeat against the Kings XI Punjab in the Pepsi Indian Premier League clash at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala yesterday.

After being sent into bat, Punjab posted 171/4 in their 20 overs thanks to an undefeated 44 from the Dolphins’ David Miller. Delhi were down and out, but a late surge from Rohrer (49) brought Delhi close, as they ended on 164/7, with Sandeep Sharma claiming 3-23 in four overs, which put the visitors on the back foot.

Adam Gilchrist (42) and fellow Australian Shaun Marsh (45) made the perfect start for the home side as they added 60 for the first wicket, off just 46 deliveries. Gilchrist hit five fours and two sixes in his 26-ball innings, after being dropped on eight by Umesh Yadav off Morné Morkel in the third over.

This victory keeps the Kings XI Punjab in contention for a playoff position, provided other results go their way.

Delhi have now suffered their fifth consecutive defeat and go into their final match hoping to better the result of the Pune Warriors, so as to avoid ending bottom of the log.

— SuperSport.

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