DELHI: England batsman Kevin Pietersen completed a brilliant century and also a five-wicket win for his team Delhi Daredevils with a six in the final over against Deccan Chargers in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on Thursday.
Chasing 158, the Daredevils reached the target in 19.1 overs with Kevin Pietersen on 103 and India’s Yogesh Nagar on 23 not out.
Pietersen dominated the Delhi innings, smashing nine sixes and six boundaries in his 64-ball knock. He was later adjudged Man-of-the-Match.
This was second individual hundred in this tournament after Ajinkya Rahane, who made 103 not out for Rajasthan Royals against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
For Deccan, South Africa’s fast bowler Dayle Steyn took two wickets for 19 runs.
Earlier, Deccan after winning the toss batted first and made 157 for eight in the allotted 20 overs.
Main scorers were Parthiv Patel (45) and Shikhar Dhawan (44) and each of them hit a six and five fours.
Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and South African pace-bowler claimed three wickets each for 16 and 23, respectively.
Geo Super, Pakistan’s premier sports television channel showed this match live from Delhi.