May 16, 2012

Jayawardene Shines As Delhi Of IPL 2012

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene struck an unbeaten half-century in IPL 2012 as the Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets to become the first team to reach the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs.

The Sri Lankan batsman hit 84 to score 56 in 49 balls as Delhi to talled 140-5 in 19 overs after pace players bowlers Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron combined to take 5 wickets to help restrict Punjab to 136-8 at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium.

The player Jayawardene added 48 with Naman Ojha (34), helping Delhi recover from 37-4 in the sixth over. The player Ojha struck three fours and two sixes in a 29-ball knock, both his sixes coming off successive deliveries from legspinner Piyush Chawla. He was dropped on 22 by Chawla at long-on off Azhar Mahmood when Punjab was fighting to get back in the game.

Jayawardene player guided the team to victory along with player Irfan Pathan, who chipped in with 19 not out.“There was some spirits movement for players fast bowlers and Varun and Umesh bowled beautifully,” Sehwag said. “We were expecting that Mahela would play till the end and finish the game. It is difficult to go in and play your shots, but he took his time and ensured the win.”

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this as most of the people misses some or other match of the series. It needs real handwork and dedication by the whole team to get a good position in the series. Those who are fan of sports must follow some latest sport news to know about the ongoing matches and victories.