IPL: Punjab trounce Delhi by 10 wickets

Indo Asian News Service

Kings XI Punjab dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.

Needing only 68 runs for a win, Punjab crossed the line in barely 7.5 overs with a half-century in quick time by New Zealand star Martin Guptill.

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Guptill remained unbeaten on 50 off 27 balls with six boundaries and three sixes.

Hashim Amla was not out on 16 at the other end.

Medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma played the star bowling role for Punjab, returning figures of 4/20 as Delhi were bundled out for a mere 67 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here.

Sandeep made an excellent comeback to the playing XI after being dropped in the last match. The right-armer produced superb swing and movement off the pitch to trouble the off-colour Delhi batting line-up.

Delhi's total was the second lowest in this year's IPL after Royal Challengers Bangalore were dismissed for 49 during their 82-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens last week.

Fast bowler Varun Aaron and left-arm spinner Axar Patel picked up a couple of wickets each for Punjab.

--IANS

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