Dreadful Delhi no match for Punjab

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The Kings XI Punjab cemented their place at the top of the Indian Premier League with an easy seven-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils on Sunday, after the latter side failed to fire again.

The Kings XI Punjab cemented their place at the top of the Indian Premier League with an easy seven-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils on Sunday, after the latter side failed to fire again.

Delhi scored a paltry 115 all out, thanks only to Kevin Pietersen's half century (his first of the tournament). It was nowhere near enough though as KXIP's David Miller and Manan Vohra made 47 each and won with six overs to spare.

Punjab won the toss and chose to field, relying on their batting prowess to secure the win. Delhi lost Mayank Agarwal in the third over and never really recovered, with Pietersen's 58 the only score outside the teens.

The Punjab bowlers were all on song, as Parvinder Awana, Akshar Patel, Mitchell Johnson and Karanveer Singh all took two wickets each. Only Johnson conceded more than seven to the over, thanks mostly to KP.

The chase was an easy one for the tournament leaders, despite the early losses of Virender Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell. The Australian was out for a duck, but his partner in crime this season, Miller, was on hand to save the knock.

Miller and Vohra took the score from 16 for two to 112 for three, when Vohra was bowled by Imran Tahir for 47 off 38 balls. Like, Miller, he struck two sixes and four fours in his knock, though Miller used 34 balls for his 47 not out.

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