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Result: Delhi Daredevils edge past Kings XI Punjab

Sumeet Agarwal and Yuvraj Singh hit half-centuries to lead Delhi Daredevils to their first win of the Indian Premier League season against Kings XI Punjab.

Delhi Daredevils have secured a narrow five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, hitting the winning runs in the final over of the match this evening.

The hosts won the toss and chose to bat first against Delhi, who came into the match with losses from both matches so far this season, and a 11-match losing streak stretching back to last season.

Murali Vijay was soon out as he miscued off an Angelo Mathews delivery, but Virender Sehwah and Wriddhiman Saha built a partnership for the second wicket.

Their stand came to an end in the 14th over when Saha fell short of his half-century, triggering a run of wickets in quick succession, which also saw Sehwag dismissed for 47.

George Bailey and Axar Patel ran up the score in the final overs, leaving the Daredevils chasing a score of 166 for their first victory of the season.

Delhi's reply was aided by some sloppy bowling in the opening couple of overs, allowing Sumeet Agarwal to get on the offensive, smashing the ball to the boundary.

Shreyas Iyer took a little while to get off the mark, and found himself heading back to the pavilion just two deliveries after finally finding a gap.

Agarwal worked well with Yuvraj Singh at the crease though, soon reaching his 50 with a six in the 15th over, leaving Delhi needing 48 off the final five.

Yuvraj soon passed the half-century mark too as the visitors closed in on their target, but both batsman were dismissed by Anureet Singh in the penultimate over, leaving the victory in doubt.

They needed just three off the final six deliveries though, and Mathews tied the scores before hitting a boundary to seal the win with one ball to spare.

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