We want to finish on top, says Delhi's Warner

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Published: Friday, May 11, 2012, 17:19 [IST]
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We want to stay at the top: David Warner

Hyderabad, May 11: Delhi Daredevils explosive opener David Warner urged his team to finish on top of the IPL 5 standings. The Australian left-hander scored an unbeaten 54-ball 109 to seal a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Deccan Chargers on Thursday.

With four matches remaining, this win took Delhi a point clear at the top, but Warner hopes his side can hold on to the top spot.

"We are in a good space at the moment, and we knew in the last game (against the Kolkata Knight Riders) we messed up a little bit," Warner said.

"But it is all about momentum, we are at the top of the league and we want to stay there, we want to finish in the first or second position.

Warner cited the importance of being at the top, where a win could put them straight to the finals, "We know how vital that is because if we win that game, that qualifier, then you go straight through to the final so we want to keep playing well," Warner Said.

Bottom-placed Chargers set a challenging target of 188, courtesy of Shikhar Dhawan (84) and Cameron White (65), but Warner's brilliant ton along with Naman Ojha's steady 64, won it for Delhi with 20 balls to spare.

Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara said his team have been in a winning position on many ocassions but failed to deliver at the crucial stage of the game.

"I think we have tried a lot of combinations and given players a lot of chances, unfortunately in the first eight or nine games that we played we dropped well over 20 catches and that was never going to help our cause," the former Sri Lanka captain said.

"But having said that we have been in good positions with good totals or chasing down chase-able totals so we have actually played pretty well even though the results don't reflect it.

"Unfortunately, again, in crucial times we haven't been able to deliver."


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