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Delhi Jets beat Hyderabad Heroes

Source: PTI
December 02, 2007 17:59 IST
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Delhi Jets did not feel the absence of skipper Marvan Atapattu as former Pakistani opener Taufeeq Umar slammed a sparkling half-century to lead the side to a five-wicket win against Hyderabad Heroes in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) Twenty20 match in Panchkula on Sunday.

Umar (52), who opened the innings, was involved in 78-run stand with S Abbas Ali, who struck a quickfire 43 off 31 balls to take the match away from the opponents.

Atapattu did not play the match because of stomach ailments and JP Yadav captained Delhi Jets in his absence.    After restricting the Heroes to 141, the Jets were in absolute command right from the start of their chase and they went on to achieve the target in 17.4 overs.

Man-of-the-match Umar's knock of 52 came off 41 balls and was studded with six boundaries and a six. Abdul Razzaq took two wickets for the Heroes.

Earlier, Hyderabad Heroes lost two wickets quickly with just 17 runs on the board after they had opted to bat first.

Inzamam (34), who looked in good form, and South African import Nicky Boje (45) kept the run rate up, before the former Pakistan captain fell to an Ali Murtaza delivery which kept low and cleaned him up.

Once again Azhar Mahmood (0) failed to click while Ambati Rayudu (16) too disappointed the thin Sunday crowd that had turned up to watch the match.

TP Sudindra and A Murtaza of the Heroes took two wickets each. Jets had lost the inaugural match to Chandigarh Lions.

Hyderabad Heroes:
A Singh c Nixon  b Sudhindra    8
A Mahmood     lbw  b Sudhindra    0
A Rayudu     st Nixon b Murtaza     16
N Boje           run out             45
Inzamam-ul-Haq         b Murtaza     34
A Razzaq     not out             29
C Harris     not out              0
Extras:    (B-2, LB-1, W-3, NB-3)      9
Total: (For 5 wickets in 20 overs)   141

Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-17, 3-45, 4-97, 5-135

Bowling: SJ Srivastava 4-0-24-0, TP Sudhindra 4-0-25-2, Jai P Yadav 4-0-26-0, DM Benkenstein 3-0-36-0, A Murtaza 4-0-24-2, S Abbas Ali 1-0-3-0

Delhi Jets innings:
T Umar            not out         52
M Mishra    c Reddy   b Azhar Mahmood  23
N O'Brien   c Khaleel b Abdul Razzaq    1
S Abbas Ali  c Khaleel b Absolem        43
D Benkenstein       run out            11
JP Yadav  c Reddy   b Abdul Razzaq    6
P Nixon             not out             0
Extras:    (LB-3, W-3, NB-1)              7
Total: (For 5 wickets in 17.4 overs)    143

Fall of wickets: 1-32 2-35 3-113 4-127 5-134

Bowling: Abdul Razzaq 3.4-0-31-2, Azhar Mahmood 3-0-21-1, KS Sahabuddin 1-0-9-0, PIS Reddy 4-0-22-0, CZ Harris 2-0-16-0, N Boje 1-0-11-0, AT Rayudu 1-0-11-0, A Absolem 2-0-19-1

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