Warner’s TON powers Delhi to an emphatic win over KKR

David WarnerKolkata Knightriders had no answer to a blistering hundred from Warner as they were beaten comprehensively by 40 runs. The Daredevils by virtue of this emphatic win have moved back into the top 4. Maybe it would be better off if KKR stops taking advice from the whole nation as part of the promotion that they are doing along with Nokia :D. Kolkata’s chase had no life at any stage after Warner powered Delhi to 177

Knight Riders Innings

Kolkata once again were guilty of not taking advantage of the powerplay. Chasing the steep 178-run target, their batsmen never got going. However some credit goes to the bowlers who kept chipping away wickets from time to time to keep the scoring rate in check. Sourav is turning out to be a big liability for the Knightriders as he once again perished for a single digit score (5). Mandeep Singh and Manoj Tiwary getting out for ducks didn’t help the cause of Knight riders. There was some hope with Chris Gayle still there. Gayle couldn’t cash in on the dropped opportunity by Sehwag as he added only 6 runs before he got out to Bhatia. With Gayle gone it, Hussey and Mathews had a huge job on hand. Though they stayed put at the wicket for 5 overs the required rate was always going out of their reach. Once Mathews and Hussey were out it was curtains for them. They finally ended their innings at 134/9 which didn’t do any good for their run rate. PHOTOS

Delhi Daredevils Innings

Having won the toss and decided to bat with the hope of making a score of 180-190, Gambhir would have been hoping for a good start but it turned out to be big disaster as they lost 3 wickets in the first 3 overs. Sehwag (8), Gambhir (1) and Dinesh Karthik (0) were back in the hut. But that didn’t affect Warner one bit who was in a different zone altogether. Warner couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Collingwood who played the perfect anchor. The bowlers who looked dreadful in the first 3 overs had to wait till the 19th over to get one more. The 128-run stand between Warner and Collingwood in 98 balls proved to be the deciding phase of the match. On a slow wicket Warner smashed 9 4’s and 5 6’s to get to register his first 100(2nd of IPL 2010). Collingwood playing his first match cracked 53. He was dismissed in the last over thanks to a sensational catch by David Hussey on the ropes.PHOTOS

SCORECARD

Player of the Match: David Warner

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