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Sehwag thanks middle order for clicking in time

Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag today lavished praise on the middle order for keeping alive the side's semifinal hopes in the Indian Premier League with a thrilling five-wicket win against the Mumbai Indians.

Sehwag (18) and Gambhir (19), who have scored bulk of the Daredevils' runs in the Indian Premier League so far, returned cheaply today but Dinesh Karthick came up with a match-winning 56 off 32 balls while Manoj Tiwary chipped in with a 36-run cameo as the hosts edged out the Mumbai side.

"It was a crucial game for us and thank God, the middle order clicked in right time," Sehwag told reporters in the post-match press conference.

"Though we are not still sure of a semifinal berth but tonight's win at least leaves us with some hope," said Sehwag.

He praised Karthik for his sterling knock and said it tilted the game in the hosts' favour.

"He has done a fantastic job. After all he's a key player for us," Sehwag said.

Mumbai Indians player Robin Uthappa also complimented Karthik for his gem of a knock.

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