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PHOTOS: Lowly Daredevils celebrate in style after slaying Super Kings

May 14, 2015 09:35 IST
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Delhi Daredevils' Shreyas Iyer cuts a cake as the team celebrates their win over Chennai Super Kings, with hotel staff

Delhi Daredevils' Shreyas Iyer cuts a cake as the team celebrates victory over Chennai Super Kings with hotel staff. Photograph: Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils tasted rare success in their Indian Premier League campaign when they defeated Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.

The six-wicket victory was their first over the two-time champions after seven consecutive defeats.

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It snapped their four-match losing streak in the ongoing eighth season of the cash-rich Twenty20 league and earned them their fifth victory in 13 matches.

However,  it did not have much significance, as they stayed put at seventh on the eight-team league table, with 10 points and a match to play.

The cake by Hotel Raipur VW Canyon

The cake presented to the team by Hotel Raipur VW Canyon. Photograph: Delhi Daredevils

Nevertheless, the surprise victory called for celebrations, and the party began in right earnest once the players reached the team hotel.

A massive congratulatory cake, arranged for by the hotel staff, welcomed the players.

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Thanks to an unbeaten 70 by opener Shreyas Iyer, the Daredevils chased down a modest target of 120, winning with 20 balls to spare.

The 20-year-old, who played for India in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, scored his runs off 49 balls. They included 10 boundaries and a six.

It was only fitting that he was given the honour of cutting the cake.

Delhi Daredevils' Zaheer Khan, who was one of the chief catalysts of the victory, prepares to pop the bubbly

Delhi Daredevils' Zaheer Khan, one of the catalysts of the victory, prepares to pop the bubbly. Photograph: Delhi Daredevils

Shreyas came up with a beautiful knock after Zaheer Khan led Delhi Daredevils' brilliant bowling show. The veteran pacer finished with figures of 4-1-9-2 and was deservedly named man of the match.

Yuvraj Singh also played a hand in the victory, scoring 32, his 28-ball knock inclusive of four hits to the fence and one over it. He and Shreyas added 69 runs, off just 55 balls, for the third wicket.

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