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25-Oct-2012 15:47:00 GMT
Lions v Delhi, CLT20, 1st Semi-final, Durban

Delhi Opt to Bowl in 1st Semi-final

Durban: Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bowl against Highveld Lions in the first semifinal of the Champions League Twenty20 on Thursday.

While Lions field the same squad, Mahela Jayawardene has offered to sit out to let David Warner play for Daredevils.

Delhi are the only IPL side left in contention after three others were knocked out in the group stage itself. The Lions, on the other hand, are one of the two South African sides, the other being Titans, to have reached the semifinals.

Delhi's strength lies in its power-packed batting line-up which boasts of proven match-winners such as Virender Sehwag, skipper Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen and Ross Taylor. Rising star Unmukt Chand makes it perhaps the best top-five in the tournament.

But the team looked vulnerable the last time weather permitted it to come out in the middle, against Perth Scorchers. Had it not been for a uncharacteristically patient half-century by Sehwag, Delhi did stare at defeat against the Scorchers.


AN Petersen, GH Bodi, Q de Kock, ND McKenzie, J Symes, TL Tsolekile, D Pretorius, CH Morris, Sohail Tanvir, DP Nannes, AM Phangiso

Delhi: DA Warner, V Sehwag, KP Pietersen, U Chand, LRPL Taylor, IK Pathan, NV Ojha, P Negi, AB Agarkar, M Morkel, UT Yadav

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