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Sehwag blast half century for DareDevils

Virender Sehwag produced another masterful batting display to help the Delhi DareDevils set the Chennai Super Kings a big run chase of 186 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Sehwag was the star of the innings; his contribution of 74 runs from just 38 balls put the DareDevils into a great position after they had lost David Warner in just the third over of the day.

With opening partner Gautam Gambhir missing through injury Sehwag took on the responsibility of building a strong innings helping the DareDevils reach 100 from just 11 overs.

His second wicket partnership of 67 with Tillakaratne Dilshan (15) had put the DareDevils into a strong position but the dismissal of the Sri Lankan sparked a mini batting collapse with Sehwag and AB de Villiers (2) soon following to leave the home side 107-4.

After losing three quick wickets stand in skipper Dinesh Karthik (19) and Mithun Manhas started to rebuild the DareDevils stuttering innings with a partnership of 39 to make sure Sehwag’s contribution would not go to waste.

Karthik’s dismissal brought Rajat Bhatia (21) to the crease for a cameo appearance to help the DareDevils reach 185-6 although they will be disappointed not to have made the visitors chase a higher total after Sehwag’s great start.

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