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IPL 2014: Delhi Daredevils post 165-run target for Kings XI Punjab

News 19 May 2014, 22:26 IST

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): Dinesh Karthik and Kevin Pietersen combined well upfront to help Delhi Daredevils score 164 for seven against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Monday.

Karthik (69) and skipper Pietersen (49) strung together a 71-run partnership off just 48 balls for the second wicket after Murali Vijay (5) fell early.

However, barring the two, Delhi batsmen found the going tough.

J.P. Duminy (17) and Kedar Jadhav (0), who have done so well for the Daredevils this season, failed to make a mark, putting further pressure on Karthik.

Delhi had a disastrous end to their innings, losing five wickets in the final four overs and scoring just 35 runs.

Young pacer Sandeep Sharma, who has been in fine form, once again bowled in good areas, picking up three wickets to take his tally to 18 in the tournament, the same as purple cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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