Delhi Daredevils defeated Deccan Chargers by 4 wickets with 6 balls remaining as Virender Sehwag blasted a blazing ton at Hyderabad. Delhi Daredevils captain won the toss and put Deccan Chargers to bat. JP Duminy (55 runs off 31 balls) and Kumar Sangakkara (44 runs off 36 balls) scored heavily as DC reached a more than par score of 175/5 in 20 overs. Ajit Agarkar took 2 wickets for Delhi Daredevils. In reply, Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag went off to a flier himself as the scored 119 runs off merely 56 balls to guide his team to 179/6 in 19 overs. Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma took 2 wickets each for DC. Sehwag was awarded the Man of the Match for his innings.
Deccan Chargers demolished Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 55 runs at Kochi as they bundled out the hosts for only 74 runs. Kochi captain Mahela Jayawardena won the toss and put Deccan Chargers to bat. DC kept on losing wickets regularly but Kumar Sangakkara played a captain’s knock of 65 runs off 47 balls and he took the team to a modest total of 129/7 in 20 overs with support from Cameron White (31 runs off 34 balls). R Vinay Kumar took 3 wickets for Kochi while RP Singh scalped 2 wickets. In reply, Ishant Sharma demolished the Kochi top order batsmen in his 5 wicket haul as KTK were reeling at 11/6 in just 4 overs. Though the KTK tried to provide some resistance but it was too late as Kochi Tuskers Kerala were bundled out for merely 74 runs in 16.3 overs. Ishant Sharma scalped 5 wickets for 12 runs in his 3 overs while Dale Steyn took 3 wickets for 16 runs in 3.3 overs. Ishant was awarded the Man of the Match for his 5 wicket haul.
Deccan Chargers defeated Delhi Daredevils by 16 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Deccan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and decided to bat. Sunny Sohal (62 runs off 41 balls) played a very good knock supported by Kumar Sangakkara (49 runs off 35 balls) and Cameron White (31 runs off 25 balls) as the Chargers scored 168/4 in 20 overs. Delhi Daredevils in reply kept losing wickets continuously and even a fighting innings by David Warner (51 runs off 48 balls) did not help much as they ended up with only 152/7 in their 20 overs. Daniel Christian and Harmeet Singh took two wickets each for the Deccan Chargers. Sunny Sohal was awarded the Player of the Match.
Paul Valthaty rose to national prominence from streets of oblivion when he hit a blazing century at Mohali a couple of days ago. But nobody imagined that he would not only shine in the next match itself but also proved himself as an all rounder too as he took 4 wickets for 29 runs and scored 75 runs off 45 balls as Kings XI Punjab demolished Deccan Chargers by 8 wickets with more than 2 overs remaining. Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss at his former home ground Hyderabad and put Deccan Chargers to bat. Shikhar Dhawan (45 runs off 36 balls), Kumar Sangakkara (35 runs off 28 balls) and Daniel Christian (30 runs off 14 balls) contributed as Deccan Chargers scored 165/8 in 20 overs. Ryan McLaren also scalped 2 wickets with Valthaty taking 4. Kings XI Punjab in reply went off to a flyer and the first wicket partnership between Adam Gilchrist (61 runs off 46 balls) and Paul Valthaty (75 runs off 47 balls) of 136 runs in just 14 overs already took the game away from Deccan Chargers. Abhishek Nayar hit a few blows as Kings XI Punjab reached 166/2 in 17.4 overs. Amit Mishra took both the wickets for Chargers but it was too late for any competition. Paul Valthaty was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock.