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Delhi Daredevils beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

Published: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10:44 [IST]
 
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Delhi beat Mumbai by 7 wickets

East London: Delhi Daredevils registered their sixth consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League, thrashing Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at East London on Friday.

chasing 117 for victory, Daredevils achieved the target with seven balls to spare.

Delhi were off to a solid as the openers David Warner and Gambhir put on 42 before Warner missed a ball from Duminy and was stumped for 21 by Pinal Shah. Then, four runs later, Gambhir charged down the wicket to off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and was caught by Ronchi in the deep for 19.

However inform De Villiers (50*) took the responsibilty on his shoulders and hit a half century to steer his side to seven wicket victory.

Electing to bat first, Mumbai slipped to 33 for four following two run-outs and a wicket apiece for left-arm swing bowler Dirk Nannes and seamer Rajat Bhatia.

West Indies all rounder Dwayne Bravo and left-handed Indian batsman Abhishek Nayar (18) then shared a fifth-wicket stand of 57 before the former was caught behind off Nannes for 35.

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