De Villiers century powers Delhi to 189/5

Published: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 17:47 [IST]
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De Villliers leads Delhi to a mammoth total

Durban: A sparking century by De Villiers helped Delhi Daredevils to post a mammoth total of 189/5 against Chennai Superkings at Kingsmead on Thursday.

AB De Villiers scored an unbeaten 105 off 54 delivers to help Delhi to score the record total in the IPL. The South African hit five fours and six sixes to become the first centurion of IPL II.

Delhi got off to a shocking start when they lost Gautam Gambhir on the very first ball off Lakshmipathy Balaji. Gambhir walked down the pitch, left the ball but was a bit lazy to take his hands completeley out of the way and the ball edged off the gloves and Mahendra Singh Dhoni took an easy catch.

In the next over Delhi captain Virender Sehwag (6) mistimed a pull high up in the air for Albie Morkel to take the catch at mid-on off Manpreet Gony.

Dilshan slammed his maiden IPL fifty off just 24 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 7 fours before hitting a full toss from Morkel to the covers for Suresh Raina to take the catch.

This was after Delhi Daredevils captain Sehwag won the toss and chose to bat first.

Balaji who claimed 3 wickets for 19 runs was the most successful bowler in Superkings lineup.


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