IPL 5: Delhi Daredevils in play-offs, beat Punjab by 5 wickets

Delhi Daredevils sealed a spot in the Indian Premier League play-offs after beating Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets here on Tuesday.

updated: May 16, 2012 00:37 IST
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New Delhi: The aura of invincibility that Delhi Daredevils had draped around themselves in the early stages of IPL 5 has diminished considerably, but the hallmark of a champion side is how it reacts in the face of adversity.


An inspired spell from Parvinder Awana converted what should have been a regulation run chase into a battle of attrition, but Virender Sehwag's men found their heroes in Mahela Jayawardene, Naman Ojha and Irfan Pathan as they became the first team this season to nail down a play-off berth with a five-wicket defeat of Kings XI Punjab. (Points Table)

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