Saturday 21 May 2011 

Rain Plays Spoilsport As Delhi And Pune Denied

Rain Plays Spoilsport As Delhi And Pune Denied
Rain Plays Spoilsport As Delhi And Pune Denied
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Delhi Daredevils 56-3 v Pune Warriors - match abandoned
Indian Premier League 2011, Delhi

Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors witnessed a soggy end to their 2011 Indian Premier League season as stormy weather played spoilsport in this inconsequential game. The match was abandoned after heavy rain came halfway into the first innings.

Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first, but never got away to a requisite start. Naman Ojha and David Warner had opened the innings for them, but the Aussie was the first to depart. He was bowled in the fourth over, for 19 runs off ten balls with one four and two sixes.

Ojha was the next to go two overs later as scenes often seen in the previous games repeated themselves. When Mitchell Marsh bowled Mathew Wade in the ninth over, the score read 47 for three. Rain came seven balls later as Collin Ingram and Yalaka Venugopal Rao were at the crease.

The scorecard was 56 for three in 10.1 overs and it stayed the same through the night as no further play was possible.

With this match abandoned, both teams got a point each and Delhi finished last in the table in lieu of lower run-rate. Of course it wasn’t a matter of pride for Pune either, for they finished an abysmal first season at ninth.

Chetan Narula

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