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.
Delhi Daredevils defeated Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 38 runs at Kochi on April 30, 2011. Delhi captain Virender Sehwag won the toss and decided to bat. Sehwag himself played a captain’s knock as he scored 80 runs off 47 balls to guide his team to 157/7 in 20 overs. Sreesanth took two wickets for the Kochi team. In reply, Kochi kept on losing wickets continuously as they were bundled out for 119 runs in 18.5 overs. Morne Morkel and Roelef van der Merwe took 3 wickets each while Irfan Pathan chipped in with 2 wickets. Virender Sehwag was awarded the Player of the Match for his brilliant innings.
Delhi Daredevils defeated Kings XI Punjab by 29 runs in a massive run-fest as 433 total runs were scored in the 40 over spam of the match. Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and put Delhi to bat. But Delhi Daredevils went to a flyer as both openers Virender Sehwag and David Warner scored 77 runs each off 35 balls and 48 balls respectively as they gave a record opening stand of 146 runs. Venugopal Rao (28 runs off 15 balls) and Naman Ojha (19 runs off 8 balls) also contributed as they scored a massive 231/4 in 20 overs. Kings XI Punjab also gave a blazing reply as Shaun Marsh (95 runs off 46 balls) and Adam Gilchrist (42 runs off 33 balls) scoring rapidly though the rest of the batsmen could not do that well as they ended up with 202/6 in 20 overs. Ajit Agarkar took 2 wickets for the Daredevils while the much hyped IPL debutant Varun Aaron took a wicket too as he also hit 147.6 K on one occasion and was 140K + most of the time. David Warner was awarded the Man of the Match.
Delhi Daredevils won their first match of IPL Season 4 as they defeated Sahara Pune Warriors by 3 wickets in a closely contested high scoring match. Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag won the toss and put Sahara Pune Warriors to bat. Jessie Ryder scored a blazing 60 runs of merely 27 balls and Yuvraj Singh played a brilliant innings of 66 runs off 32 balls as Pune Warriors reached a mammoth total of 187/5 in their 20 overs. Ashok Dinda and Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets each for the Delhi Daredevils. In reply, Delhi Daredevils went off to a flyer as David Warner (46 runs off 28 balls) and Virender Sehwag (37 runs off 23 balls) scored 75 runs in just 7 overs. After the opening partnership, they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals mainly due to a brilliant bowling spell by Yuvraj Singh (4 wickets for 29 runs) but they managed to reach 190/7 in 19.2 overs mainly due to some last minute efforts by Venugopal Rao (31 runs off 20 balls), Aaron Finch (25 runs off 12 balls) and James Hopes (13 runs off 4 balls). Pune skipper Yuvraj Singh was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant all round performance though he had to be on the losing side.