New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of 56th match of the IPL 2017, between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore, being played at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.
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CATCH OF THE MATCH- Shahbaz Nadeem
MAXIMUM SIXES- Chris Gayle
STYLISH PLAYER- Virat Kohli
MAN OF THE MATCH- Harshal Patel
RCB win by 10 runs
Delhi Daredevils Innings; Target 162
Over 20 | Score 151/10 | Zaheer 1 (1) ; 0 (0)
13 needed to win, 12 for a super over. Negi into the attack. Second ball, Negi spins it through, Shami out of the crease and Vishnu stumps him out. Shami indeed was looking dangerous for them and now that he has departed it is sure victory for RCB.
Mohammed Shami st Vishnu Vinod b Negi 21 (9b)
Skipper Zaheer Khan is in to bat for the first time this season. Just two runs off the five deliveries. 11 off 1. Last ball, Nadeem departs, Delhi all out. RCB has finally, finally won a match.
Over 19 | Score 149/8 | Shami 21 (8) ; Nadeem 1 (2)
Avesh Khan back into the attack now. 27 runs more to go off 12 deliveries. Third ball, outside off as Shami slices it straight to long-on. Kohli sprints along, gets finger-tips, but ball goes over the ropes. Six it is. 19 required off 9. Single off the next delivery. Last ball, outside off, back of the length, top edge and the ball arcs over the keeper fpr a boundary.
Over 18 | Score 135/8 | Shami 8 (2) ; 0 (0)
Pawan Negi steps into the attack for his first over now. Fourth ball, spins in, length, as Mishra shimmies down to loft it high downtown for a six. Beauty that was! Fifth ball, Negi shifts the ball little bit more to the leg side, inside out and down goes the wickets. Mishra departs.
A Mishra b Negi 7 (4b)
Over 17 | Score 127/7 | Shami 8 (2) ; Mishra 0 (0)
Amit Mishra is the new man in. Harshal Patel back into the attack. First delivery, back of the length, angling in and Pant drags it high over square-leg to dispatch it into the crowd. Fourth ball, slow, cutter, down below the bat and stumbles down the stumps. Pant departs this time and with that departs Delhi's last remaining hope.
RR Pant b Patel 45 (34b)
Shami is the new man in and he gets off the mark with a boundary. And then again.
Over 16 | Score 113/6 | Pant 39 (30) ; 0 (0)
Travis Head into the attack. Around the wicket. Second delivery, keeps it wide off the off stump, flat and low as Anderson shimmies down, fails to strike it and Vishnu stumps him out.
CJ Anderson st Vishnu Vinod b Head 3 (9b)
Pat Cummins is the new man in. Three singles off the four deliveries bowled and then comes the six. Fifth ball, spinning in, length and Cummins strikes it hard to clear the deep midwicket boundary for a six. And then WICKET. This time placed well outside off and Cummins slices it over to Kohli at long-off.
PJ Cummins c Kohli b Head 7 (3b)
Over 15 | Score 104/4 | Pant 37 (28) ; Anderson 3 (8)
Watson will continue. This will be his final over. This could be his final over in all of IPL. Well he has hinted so, a couple of days back.
A single off the first half of the over. Three off the over.
Over 14 | Score 101/4 | Pant 35 (24) ; Anderson 2 (6)
Harshal Patel back again for his third over, First ball, length, seams across, outside off as Pant drives it down cover for a boundary. Excellent batting by the youngster! Third ball, shorter this time as Pant pulls it again over short third man for a boundary. Two singles off the next two deliveries and 100 up for the Daredevils. 11 off the over.
Over 13 | Score 90/4 | Pant 25 (19) ; Anderson 1 (5)
Watson returns to attack yet again for his third over now. 74 off 48 needed for Delhi. RCB have definitely pulled back things and they are marching on towards their win in the last league-stage match.
Three singles off the four deliveries bowled. And three it is Second time-out
Over 12 | Score 87/4 | Pant 23 (17) ; Anderson 0 (1)
After an expensive first over where is gave away 15 runs, Harshal Patel returns to attack for his second over. RCB desperately need a wicket now. And they get it. Fourth delivery, short, outside off as Iyer jumps to slap it down cover. But still in air and Watson takes it.
SS Iyer c Watson b Patel 32 (30b)
Marlon Samuels is the new man in. And he departs too. Fifth ball, slow, cutter, seeps through bat and pad and topples down the leg and middle stump. That makes two-of-two for Harshal Patel
MN Samuels b Patel 0 (1b)
On a hat-trick... and...Anderson defends it.
Over 11 | Score 84/2 | Pant 21 (16) ; Iyer 31 (28)
Watson back into the attack for his second over. Fifth ball, short, angling in as Pant with his classic pull shot down square-leg for a boundary. Eight off the over.
Over 10 | Score 76/2 | Pant 15 (12) ; Iyer 29 (25)
Time for some leg-spin action as Chahal steps into the attack now. His third over now. Two singles off the first half of the over. Fourth ball, NO BALL. FREE HIT, Iyer at strike, over-pitched down leg side as Iyer flicks it down square-leg for a boundary. Nine off the over.
Over 9 | Score 67/2 | Pant 13 (9) ; Iyer 23 (21)
Travis Head back in for his second over now. Second delivery, full along middle line as Iyer pushes it between between long-on and deep midwicket for a boundary. Fourth delivery, fuller, just outside off as Pant slices it over long-off for a maximum. 16 off the over.
Over 7 | Score 47/2 | Pant 4 (4) ; Iyer 12 (14)
Travis Head into the attack now. Slip in position now. Just five runs picked up between the wickets by the duo at pitch off the five deliveries bowled.
Over 6 | Score 42/2 | Pant 1 (1) ; Iyer 10 (9)
Watson into the attack. Second ball, back of the length, middle line and drags, too late and Jadhav takes it behind. Nair is the man to depart.
KK Nair c Jadhav b Watson 26 (22b)
Pant is the new man in. Two off the over.
Over 5 | Score 40/1 - Karun Nair 26(21b); Shreyas Iyer 9(7b)
One good over for Delhi with Karun Nair playing some brilliant shots, all along the ground. Fours off the first, third and fourth ball.
15 runs from it, and it seemed there was a dropped catch too, behind the wicket. Lucky Shreyas Iyer. Tough one though.
Harshal Patel, poor start from him.
Over 4 | Score 25/1 - Karun Nair 13(16b); Shreyas Iyer 8(6b)
Virat Kohli persisted with Yuzvendra Chahal, and eight runs from it. The leg spinner managed to keep Delhi batsmen quiet for some time, then a tossed up delivery allowed Shreyas Iyer to opened up. Result, a six over long-on. There were two singles too.
Over 3 | Score 17/1 - Karun Nair 12(14b); Shreyas Iyer 1(2b)
Avnesh Khan continued. Brilliant effort. Five dot balls to Karun Nair, then a boundary, to the end the over. Pitched up and paid the price.
Delhi still need another 145 runs from 17 runs.
Over 2 | Score 13/1 - Karun Nair 8(8b); Shreyas Iyer 1(2b)
Yuzvendra Chahal on, and 11 runs from his first over.
A dot ball to start with, to Karun Nair. But the Delhi opener hit the next ball for a four, through square leg. It was followed by four byes. A couple and a single to end the over.
Over 1 | Score 2/1 - Karun Nair 1(2b); Shreyas Iyer 1(2b)
Brilliant start for RCB. Playing his first match of the season, young Avesh Khan rocked Delhi with a good pace bowling. He hit Delhi opener Sanju Samson on the gloves, then a similar delivery got the better of the batsman, who tried to play an evasive pull shot. Virat Kohli took the catch at mid-on.
WICKET: Sanju Samson c Virat Kohli b Avesh Khan 0 (2b)
New man Shreyas Iyer joined Karuns Nair. Two runs.
DD need 162 runs to win off 120 deliveries
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Over 20 | Score 161/6 | Watson 4 (4) ; Negi 13 (5)
Into the last over and Corey Anderson is the bowler to go for it. Starts off with a wide ball. Third delivery, length, seams out, well wide as Negi slashes it past short third man for a boundary. And yet again. Same area, same ball! More of a top edge. Fifth ball, fuller, seaming in as Negi drives it hard throigh covers for a boundary. 160 up for RCB. Single off the last ball.
Over 19 | Score 145/6 | Watson 3 (3) ; Negi 0 (0)
Pat Cummins into the attack now for his fourth and final over now. Three runs picked up by Shane Watson off the first two deliveries faced. Third ball, yorker, angling in as Baby slices it over the bowler down the line for a boundary. That was a real powerful shot! Fourth ball, length, seams across and Baby slices it stright and high towards long-on. Just the elevation, not much distance and Anderson takes it in the deep.
Sachin Baby c Anderson b Cummins 12 (8b)
Over 18 | Score 135/5 | Watson 0 (0) ; Baby 8 (5)
Shami back in for his final over now. Four runs picked up between the wickets off the three deliveries bowled. Fourth ball, yorker straight to the block-hole as Jadhav dugs it out, outside edge to short third man. Jadhav looking for a quick single, Cummins collects the ball and bullets it down to non-striker's end and down goes the stumps. Jadhav surely didn't see that coming.
KM Jadhav run out 12 (9b)
Shane Watson is the new man in. Baby finishes up the over with a boundary.
Over 17 | Score 126/4 | Jadhav 12 (7) ; Baby 1 (1)
Zaheer Khan back into the attack for his fourth and final over. Second delivery, looking for a yorker, goes for a full toss and Kohli with a flick of the wrist dispatches it into the crowd. Six it is. Third delivery, cutter, slight outside off , fuller as Kohli lofts it towards long-off, but Nadeem there to take it. Kohli is furious.
V Kohli c Nadeem b Khan 58 (45b)
Sachin Baby is the new man in. Fifth delivery, slower, outside off, slight fuller as Jadhav sends it sailing over the bowler for a six.
Over 16 | Score 112/3 | Jadhav 5 (5) ; Kohli 52 (42)
Pat Cummins back into the attack for his third over now. Just five runs conceded. Delhi is slowly making a come back after that Gayle-Kohli cameo. Well, Kohli is still alive.
Over 15 | Score 107/3 | Jadhav 2 (2) ; Kohli 50 (39)
And Zaheer Khan back into the attack for his third over. First ball, slow as Kohli taps it down to midwicket and calls for two straight away. Head is not as fast as Kohli and he fails to sprint in as Zaheer collects the throw in and topples down the stumps. Head not happy at all to have been dismissed this way. 20 times Kohli have been involved in a run-out in IPL.
TM Head run out 2 (2b)
Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. Last ball, Kohli takes a single and it is fifty up for the skipper. His second this season.
Over 14 | Score 101/2 | Head 2 (2) ; Kohli 46 (35)
And after that short time-out Naddem steps into the attack. First ball, tossed up, middle line as Gayke sweeps it over to Zaheer at midwicket. Big wicket for Daredevils as Gayle was looking extremely dangerous.
CH Gayle c Khan b Nadeem 48 (38b)
Travis Head is the new man in. Four singles off the next four deliveries and 100 up for RCB.
Over 13 | Score 96/1 | Gayle 48 (37) ; Kohli 44 (32)
Anderson back in for his third over now. Four singles off the four deliveries bowled. Six off the over. Second time-out
Over 12 | Score 90/1 | Gayle 44 (34) ; Kohli 41 (29)
Amit Mishra into the attack now. Second delivery, length, flat as Gayle rocks back to loft it high over deep midwicket boundaries for a six. Fourth ball, inside out as Kohli powerfully strikes it to dispatch it into the crowd for a six. And then comes the boundary.
Over 11 | Score 71/1 | Gayle 38 (32) ; Kohli 29 (25)
Anderson returns to attack for his second over now. Just five singles off the over. Gayle and Kohli is looking strong there at Kotla pitch.
Over 10 | Score 66/1 | Gayle 36 (30) ; Kohli 26 (21)
And Nadeem steps into the attack now. Third delivery, fuller, just outside leg as Kohli pushes it down past short fine leg for a boundary. Quick outfield remember. Seven off the over.
Over 9 | Score 59/1 | Gayle 34 (29) ; Kohli 20 (16)
Corey Anderson paces in for his first over. First delivery, length, angling in, outside off as Virat lofts it powerfully staright into Delhi Daredevils dug-out. Classic shot! Six it is. 11 off the over.
Over 8 | Score 48/1 | Gayle 34 (28) ; Kohli 10 (11)
Enough of pace attack, time for spin. Amit Mishra into the attack. Third delivery, length, spinning out as Kohli drags it down midwicket for a boundary. Seven runs so far off the five deliveries bowled.
Over 7 | Score 41/1 | Gayle 34 (27) ; Kohli 3 (6)
Power-play is done and Cummins will continue into the attack for his second over now. Just two singles off the first half of the over. And the over sums up to four runs.
Over 6 | Score 37/1 | Gayle 32 (24) ; Kohli 1 (3)
Shami back into the attack for his third over now. First ball, fuller, angling in as Gayle pushes it down the line for a boundary. Seven off the over. First time-out
Over 5 | Score 30/1 | Gayle 26 (20) ; Kohli 0 (1)
Change in attack as Pat Cummins comes into the attack for his first over. This could turn out to be a good contest – the pacer with variations against the power-house. Just three singles off the four deliveries bowled. Fifth delivery, length, seaming in, inside edge and rattles the stumps. Of goes Vishnu Vinod.
Vishnu Vinod b Cummins 3 (9b)
Virat Kohli is the new man in.
Over 4 | Score 27/0 | Gayle 24 (18) ; Vishnu 2 (6)
Pace attack continues with Mohammed Shami. Fourth delivery, short, slo, cutter as Gayle rocks back to send it sailing high, sky high over deep midwicket for a six. That was monstrous! Eight off the over.
Over 3 | Score 19/0 | Gayle 17 (16) ; Vishnu 1 (2)
Zaheer back into the attack for his second over. Just two off the over. So excellent comeback after that bashing in the first over.
Over 2 | Score 17/0 | Gayle 16 (11) ; Vishnu 0 (1)
And sharing the new ball is Mohammed Shami. Second delivery, fuller, outside off, wide and Gayle slashes it high over third man for a six. Cautious Delhiites! Gayle seems to be on charge. And it is five off the over.
Over 1 | Score 9/0 | Gayle 9 (6) ; Vishnu 0 (0)
And the last of the league stage match is underway as Delhi take on Royal Challengers from Bangalore. Chris Gayle and Vishnu Vinod will be opening up for Bangalore while Zaheer Khan will start off with the new ball. Well, this is the latter's 100th IPL game.
Second delivery, knuckle ball, yorker down leg side as Gayle pushes it down to fine leg for a boundary. Fourth delivery, length, middle stump as Gayle pushes it through midwicket for another boundary. Nine off the over.
DD XI: S Samson, K Nair, R Pant, S Iyer, M Samuels, C Anderson, P Cummins, A Mishra, M Shami, S Nadeem, Z Khan
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TOSS TIME: RCB win the toss, elect to bat first
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Aditya Tare, Shahshank Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Murugan Ashwin, Corey Anderson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ankit Bawne, Pratyush Singh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Chaudhary, Praveen Dubey, Travis Head, Harpreet Bhatia, Tymal Mills, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Billy Stanlake.
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: May 14 (Sunday) at 20:00 IST
Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar
Only pride will be at stake when Delhi Daredevils host embattled Royal Challengers Bangalore in an inconsequential IPL game with both teams seeking an end to their misfiring campaign on a positive note.
Both franchises are already out of reckoning for play-offs berths following a forgettable season.
While inconsistency has been the Delhi Daredevils bane, Royal Challengers Bangalore endured horror run in the landmark 10th edition of the cash-rich T20 extravaganza.
Even as the Daredevils shocked Rising Pune Supergiants by seven runs in their last match, at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Royal Challengers Bangalore were made to bite the dust by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game.
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RCB are languishing at the bottom of the table with just two wins and 10 defeats after 13 matches. Daredevils are placed a shade better at sixth position with six victories and seven losses in as many games as their beleaguered opponents.
Tonight's match is important, at least for hosts Delhi, as host of youngsters will get to show their talent. For the likes of Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer no game is a waste. The same can be said about RCB captain Virat Kohli, who will be playing his last competitive match ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy. And for cricket fans, this may be the last time they see the so called 'Big Three' together.