Daredevils demolish Chennai

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England batsman Kevin Pietersen smashed a quick 43 not out to guide the Daredevils to an eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Kevin Pietersen smashed a quick unbeaten 43 to guide the Daredevils to an eight-wicket win over Chennai at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday.

In truth, the game was won with the ball as Morne Morkel's effort of two for 19 in his four overs helped restrict the Super Kings to a paltry total of 110.

The visitors were their own worst enemies as they conspired to see three of their top four batsmen run out.

Dwayne Bravo (22 off 31 balls) steadied the ship for Chennai late on to ensure they passed the 100 mark but with a line-up as powerful as Delhi's it was always going to take a near-miracle to defend.

Virender Sehwag (33 off 21 balls) and Mahela Jayawardene (20 not out) both shared in partnerships with Pietersen as the hosts raced to victory with 40 balls to spare.

The loss was Chennai's second in three games for the defending champions who are currently hampered by great inconstancy.

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