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Sehwag was confident of chasing original total

Rain interruption and the Duckworth Lewis method might have titled the IPL match in their favour but Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag said he was confident of chasing down the original total.

According to Duckworth Lewis method Delhi Daredevils' target was revised from 105 in 12 overs to 54 of six overs and Sehwag (38) and Gautam Gambhir (15) played sensibly to score the runs in 4.5 overs to help his team beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in the rain truncated match.

"I wasn't worried (about the score) because I expected them to score 120 runs and was prepared for that and with the sort of batting we have I was confident we can chase anythings around 120-130," Sehwag said.

"We were chasing 100 something runs and I told Gautam to play complete 12 overs and I can go after the bowling and we can build on a partnership and that is exactly what Gautam did," he added.

Sehwag hoped to keep the momentum going and play in the finals next month.

"Yes we are hoping (to play in finals). If we can play the same kind of cricket we can play the finals," he said.

Kings XI Punjab's skipper Yuvraj Singh said they lost the momentum after initial start and felt the Duckworth Lewis put the rivals in an advantageous position.

source - samaylive.com
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