Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors, IPL 2011, Delhi

Delhi finish last after washout

The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

May 21, 2011

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Match abandoned Delhi Daredevils 56 for 3 v Pune Warriors
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The covers come on at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors, IPL 2011, Delhi, May 21, 2011
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And so it's Delhi Daredevils who finish at the bottom of the pile. A heavy downpour forced the game to be abandoned after Delhi struggled to reach 56 for 3 after 10.1 overs against Pune Warriors.

Delhi just lurched along aimlessly before the rain saved them from further embarrassment. David Warner offered brief respite to the Delhi fans with a pulled six off Alfonso Thomas and a six over long-on against IPL debutant James Faulkner. That was it, and Pune controlled the rest of the game. Pune, in their first IPL season, finished ninth in the league, ahead of Delhi on net run-rate.

Faulkner had a good night bowling his left arm seamers. He delivered a lovely slower yorker - released from back of the hand - to knock out Warner and bowled a couple of jaffas that kicked up from a length at Matthew Wade. Another IPL debutant Shrikant Mundhe struck in his first over to end the misery of Naman Ojha, who had missed more than he connected. Mitchell Marsh produced a yorker to terminate Wade's limp innings. Then the clouds opened up. Game over.

Sriram Veera is a staff writer at ESPNcricinfo

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