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Delhi Daredevils sink to a new low
Anand Sachar, Hindustan Times
Hyderabad, May 04, 2013
First Published: 20:21 IST(4/5/2013)
Last Updated: 03:00 IST(5/5/2013)

Old habits die hard. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils dished out a horrendous batting display reminiscent of their performances in the early half of the season. The meek surrender with the bat against tidy bowling on a slow wicket meant there was no way for the visitors to escape embarrassment.
All that the Sunrisers had to do at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium was to stick to a consistent line. The Daredevils batsmen did the rest by attempting too many unnecessary shots to dig the grave for themselves.

When Darren Sammy's pacifier was out for the first time, after he bowled Virender Sehwag as he tried to make room for a cut, the frustration had already set in. Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma had bowled tight opening spells, extracting whatever juice there was in the wicket.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/5/05_05_13-metro22d.gif

Having scored just 32 for one in seven overs, the visiting batsmen tried to get a move on. On a pitch where playing with a straight bat was imperative, the

Daredevils preferred the cross-batted shots. Unmukt Chand was bowled trying to cut Steyn and David Warner was stumped as he danced out to leggie Amit Mishra.

Ultimately, the Daredevils capitulated for 80, a record low and their second sub-100 score of the season, this after electing to bat. Sunrisers wrapped up the game with six wickets in hand, almost certainly shutting the door on Delhi's play-off chances.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/5/05_05_13-metro22c.gif


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Team MP MW ML MT NR NRR Pts
CSK 16 11 5 0 0 +0.530 22
MI 16 11 5 0 0 +0.441 22
RR 16 10 6 0 0 +0.322 20
SRH 16 10 6 0 0 +0.003 20
RCB 16 9 7 0 0 +0.457 18
K XI P 16 8 8 0 0 +0.226 16
KKR 16 6 10 0 0 -0.095 12
PW 16 4 12 0 0 -1.006 8
DD 16 3 13 0 0 -0.848 6
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