Brathwaite power hits but Daredevils bite the dust

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May 07, 2016
Carlos Brathwaite

Brathwaite power hits but Daredevils bite the dust

DELHI (CMC):

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite shared some of the spotlight with his power hitting but his Delhi Daredevils lost to Rising Pune Supergiants by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday.

Brathwaite hit three towering sixes in Daredevils total of 162 but Supergiants, propelled by an unbeaten half century from Ajinkya Rahane, reached the target with five balls remaining.

Daredevils, who batted first, were slowed down in the middle overs and were losing wickets regularly.

The powerful Barbadian smashed Ravichandran Ashwin for two huge sixes in one over before clearing the ropes again with a sensational hit in the next.

He was caught by Thisara Perera on the square leg boundary after scoring 20 and featured in a 27 run partnership for the fifth wicket with Jean-Paul Duminy who was run out for a top score of 34.

Rahane scored seven fours and was unbeaten on 63 from 48 balls as Supergiants reached 166 for three.

The defeat is Daredevils' second loss in their last four matches while the win was vital for Rising Pune Supergiants who had been marred by four major injuries in the last two weeks and were reeling at the bottom half of the points table with six losses from eight matches

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