Punjab team has been knocked out of IPL 2012 with loss to Delhi Daredevils by 6 wickets. Today’s loss for the host can be majorly attributed to batting failure as they could not set up a big total in front of table topper Delhi. The visitors started the chase of 142 runs pretty well. The visitors got 10 runs of first over and 44 runs of first six overs. The pace at which delhi batsmen scored was a big contrast compared to the struggling Punjab batsmen.
Daredevils opening batsmen Warner performance underscored the belief that the wicket will assist seamers. In other words the Punjab bowlers could not utilize conditions of the green pitch well. Warner scored a qu.ick fire 79 of 44 balls with 10 boundaries and four sixes. When warner was out, just 29 runs were needed of 7 overs. Warner batting made the chase look much easy for Delhi.
Other delhi opener Chand especially utilized the opportunity presented to him in last two matches due to Sehwag absence well. He was not the star in today’s innings as his international partner was ambushing the Punjab bowlers. But his performance under pressure situations, definitely offer another great player for Indian cricket