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Pathan's clean hitting took the game away from us: Sehwag

cricket Updated: Apr 29, 2009 16:41 IST

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Yusuf Pathan single-handedly snapped his team's unbeaten streak, said Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag, admitting that the Rajasthan Royals' all-rounder simply blew his side away with his blazing knock in an Indian Premier League match in Centurion.

Pathan scored a blistering 32-ball 60 to see the defending champions through and register their second victory in the tournament on Tuesday night.

"No, you can't complain about that. Yes, we dropped a couple of catches and it proved costly, but when a batsmen is in such a mood you can't do anything.

"He came in and just thrashed the bowling attack, especially I wasn't expecting Vettori to go for so many runs. He is such a wonderful bowler but Yusuf Pathan got it right," Sehwag said after the match.

The Delhi opener said the match was under Daredevils' control till Pathan arrived at the crease.

"Till Yusuf (Pathan) came in, we were in control and we were expecting to win, but Yusuf just came and took the game away from us. You can't do anything against such clean hitting of Pathan. All the sixes went 10 rows into the stand. He really played great cricket," the 30-year-old said.

Daredevils' dynamic opening duo of Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have not yet clicked in the second edition of the Indian Premier League and the Delhi captain said it's a matter of concern for his side.