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KP blistering unbeaten 103 to destroys Deccan

Kevin Pietersen produced a blistering unbeaten 103 to almost single-handedly guide Delhi Daredevils to a 5-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in an Indian Premier league 5 on Thursday.

Pietersen allow to runs free an array of breathtaking shots as he took the responsibility after his team was struggling at 23/3 to overhaul the target of 158 with five balls to spare at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

During his sustained onslaught that saw him record his first century and highest score in Twenty20 format, Pietersen slammed a staggering nine sixes and six fours in his 64--ball knock.

This was the Daredevils' 4th win from 5 matches in even as Deccan suffered their 4th defeat on the trot.

Pietersen finished the match in style, smashing Ankit Sharma over his head for six, which also brought up his century, the second of this edition of IPL.

Earlier, Parthiv Patel (45) and Dhawan (45) chipped in with useful contributions as the Chargers managed to post a fighting 157 for eight. The two put on 71 runs for the second wicket in little under seven overs to put the Deccan Chargers back on track after the early loss of captain Kumar Sangakkara.

Scorecard:

Deccan Chargers : 157/8 in 20 overs

Parthiv Patel - 45
Shikhar Dhawan - 44

Shahbaz Nadeem - 3/16
Morne Morkel - 3/23

Delhi Daredevils : 162/5 in 19.1 ovs

Kevin Pietersen - 103*

Dale Steyn - 2/19

Man of the Match: Kevin Pietersen

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