New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab in a high-scoring thriller on Saturday by 29 runs. Virender Sehwag and David Warner cracked blistering half-centuries in the Indian Premier League match edging past the strong contenders.

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The Delhi openers took the Punjab attack by the scruff of its neck and led the hosts to a mammoth 231 for four, the highest total of the fourth edition and third-best overall, after being invited to bat at Ferozshah Kotla ground.

Chennai Super Kings's 246 for five against Rajasthan Royals last year is the highest total by any IPL team in all seasons. Chennai also has the second best total of 240 for five to its name, scored in 2008 against Kings XI Punjab.

Sehwag and Warner delivered when the team needed them the most as they produced the best first-wicket partnership of the tournament so far by scoring 146 runs in just 11.3 overs.

The hosts snapped Punjab's three-match winning streak by restricting them to 202 for six in their 20 overs.

It was Delhi's second win in five matches and first at home. They desperately needed this victory as they were placed at the bottom of the points table after suffering defeats against Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers.

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Teams:

Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist (Captain) , Love Ablish, Amit Yadav, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Paul Valthaty, Siddharth Chitnis, Paras Dogra, Ryan Harris, David Hussey, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Ryan McLaren, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Abhishek Nayar, Nathan Rimmington, Nitin Saini, Shalabh Srivastava and Sunny Singh

Delhi Daredevils:
V Sehwag, VR Aaron, AB Agarkar, TR Birt, R Bist, U Chand, A Chandila, AB Dinda, AJ Finch, R Frylinck, JR Hopes, CA Ingram, AB McDonald, M Morkel, S Nadeem, Y Nagar, PT Naik, NV Ojha†, IK Pathan, RV Pawar, AM Salvi, S Sriram, RE van der Merwe, Y Venugopal Rao, Vikas Mishra, MS Wade, DA Warner, TP Yadav, U Yadav, Vivek Yadav

(JPN)