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Kings XI Punjab won by 29 runs.

Kings XI vs Delhi

Kings XI too hot for Delhi

Valthaty and Marsh combine to clnich IPL win in Dharamsala

Valthaty: struck six fours and three sixes on his way to 62

A sharp 62 from Paul Valthaty and a bristling knock from Shaun Marsh propelled Kings XI Punjab to a 29-run win over Delhi Daredevils.

After the hosts posted a total of 170-6 in Dharamsala, Piyush Chawla bagged 3-16 to restrict the visitors to 141-8 and seal the win.

After losing fellow opener Adam Gilchrist (18) Valthaty put on 102 for the second wicket with Australian Marsh, striking six fours and three sixes before he was undone by Irfan Pathan.

Marsh smashed five boundaries and three sixes himself to reach 46 in 28 deliveries, including clobbering left-arm spinner Sridharan Sriram for 24 runs in one over.

Delhi began promisingly in reply, Australian David Warner (29) and Naman Ojha (28) putting on 52 for the first wicket.

But the visitors failed to capitalise on such a promising start, losing five wickets in the space of 40 runs to leave themselves on 92-5.

Seamer Shalabh Srivastava dismissed both the openers in successive overs before Chawla claimed two wickets and seamer Valthaty got his revenge on Pathan.

James Hopes fell in the following over for the addition of just five runs to the total and Travis Birt (16) and Yogesh Nagar (10) followed soon after.

Match Details

Date
15th May 2011
Toss
Venue
Dharmasala
Umpires
Asad Rauf and S L Shastri

delhi BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Ojha c Gilchrist b Srivastava 28
Warner c Gilchrist b Srivastava 29
Venugopal Rao c Harris b Chawla 16
Sriram c Karthik b Chawla 4
Pathan c Singh b Valthaty 3
Hopes c Gilchrist b Chawla 7
Birt c Harris b P.Kumar 16
Nagar lbw b Harris 10
M Morkel not out 16
Aaron not out 0
Extras 8w, 4lb 12
Total Close, 20.0 Overs 141 - 8
Full Batting Card

kings xi BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
P.Kumar 4 1 32 1
Harris 4 0 16 1
Srivastava 4 0 39 2
Chawla 4 0 16 3
Valthaty 4 0 34 1
Full Bowling Card