Pathan steers Delhi to win

Thu, 05 Apr 20:47:50 2012

Irfan Pathan's fine unbeaten 42 helped Delhi Daredevils comfortably chase down their modest target of 97 and secure an eight-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

Morne Morkel took three for 18 from his three overs as the Daredevils made easy work of the hosts' battling line-up, with openers Brendon McCullum and Jacques Kallis departing for four and 16 respectively.

Only Dababrata Das, who was run out on 18, and the top-scoring Laxmi Shukla who hit 27 showed much resistance, but Australian Brett Lee was the last Knight Rider to fall in the 12th over.

Delhi made a sturdy response, reaching 49 for nought before Aaron Finch fell to Kallis on 30, but Pathan's 42 off 20 balls steadied the visitors' nerves and they coasted home with five balls to spare.


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