IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils - As it happened...

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 19:08

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Delhi Daredevils innings:

Over 20 || Score 170/7

26 needed from 6 balls. Starc to bowl his final over. Starc's first ball was slow and wide and Jadhav smashed it over long-off for a Six! Jadhav hit the second ball towards deep cover for a single. Shukla attempted a big stroke off the third ball, didn't connect, no runs scored. Shukla failed to connect with the next ball as well, they ran for a bye but Jadhav fell just short of the crease, Kedar Jadhav is OUT! There was no point of taking a single off the second ball. 19 needed from 2. Mohammed Shami is the new man in. Shami hit the first ball he faced straight towards mid-off, ran for a quick single and a direct hit would have sent him back to the pavilion. Shukla took a single off the last ball and RCB have won the match by 16 runs!

KM Jadhav run out 37 (20b)

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Over 19 || Score 161/6

40 needed from 12 ball, Nechim to bowl his final over. First ball was a short one, Jadhav got a top edge which went over the keeper for a boundary! Jadhav shuffled on the off side, saw width on offer and guided it past third man for another boundary! Nechim followed it with a slower one, Jadhav didn'r read that one and missed the stumps by inches. Jadhav's fourth ball was a low full-toss, Jadhav worked it towards midwicket for a couple of runs, and it's a frontfoot no ball! Jadhav managed just a single off the free-hit. Shukla took a single off the fifth ball. Nechim ended the over with a good yorker and Jadhav took a single to keep the strike. 14 runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 147/6

Starc to bowl his third over. Two runs came off the first two balls. Duminy was offered some room off the third ball and he timed it well towards wide of third man for a boundary! But Starc had the last laugh as he bowled a quicker one, Duminy mistimed his pull and the stumps were knocked off, JP Duminy is OUT! That could be the match for RCB. Rahul Shukla is the new man in. Starc welcomed him with a bouncer which whistled past him. Starc ended the over with another bouncer – another dot ball.

JP Duminy b Starc 48 (30b)

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Over 17 || Score 141/5

64 needed from 24 balls. Delhi will need a special effort from these two to win this one. Nechim to bowl his third over. First ball was a length delivery and Duminy smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Nechim bowled a dot ball. These two ran a leg bye off the third ball. Jadhav was offered width off the fourth ball and he smashed it over deep cover for a Six! Nechim followed it with a length delivery and Jadhav smashed it past midwicket for a boundary! Nechim bowled a waist-high full-toss to Jadhav who managed a single off it. Duminy hit the last ball of the over towards point, where Chris Gayle dropped another catch! 18 runs from the over. These two are trying their best.

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Over 16 || Score 123/5

Yuvraj to bowl his final over. Just four from the over. Duminy is under pressure to do all the big-hitting as Kedar Jadhav is struggling to time his strokes.

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Over 15 || Score 119/5

Chahal to bowl his final over. Chahal bowled a short ball to end his spell and Duminy whacked it over wide of long-on for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 110/5

Yuvraj to bowl his third over. Duminy worked the fifth ball towards point and a misfield from Chahal turned it into a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 102/5

Murali to bowl his final over. Murali ended the over with a short ball, DK mistimed a pull shot straight to Chahal at deep midwicket, Dinesh Karthik is OUT! Murali ends a fine spell.

KD Karthik c Chahal b Muralitharan 1 (2b)

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Over 12 || Score 97/4

Chahal to bowl his third over. First ball was in Duminy's arc and he smashed it over long-on for a Six! Fourth ball was pitched short and Duminy on that occasion launched it over deep midwicket for another Six! Chahal lured KP with some flight off the last ball, the right-hander missed the line and Patel removed the stumps, Kevin Pietersen is OUT! 15 runs from the over.

KP Pietersen st Patel b Chahal 33 (29b)

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Over 11 || Score 82/3

Murali to bowl his third over. KP attempted a switch hit off the last ball in that over, couldn't connect well. Six runs from it. DD have two of their most established batsmen at the crease, they need some big hits now.

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Over 10 || Score 76/3

Nechim to bowl his second over. Nechim bowled the second ball short, and Agarwal hit it straight to Rana at long-on, Mayank Agarwal is OUT!

MA Agarwal c Rana b Ahmed 31 (25b)

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Over 9 || Score 73/2

Yuvi to continue. Third ball was pitched short and KP once again smashed it past deep cover for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 65/2

Chahal to continue. Agarwal charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and launched it straight down the ground for a Six! 11 runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 54/2

Yuvraj Singh has been brought into the attack. He bowled a short one to KP who smashed it over deep midwicket for a Six! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 46/2

Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought into the attack. He began with a short delivery and KP punched it off the backfoot past covers for a boundary! KP got an edge off the third ball and Gayle at first slip dropped an easy chance! Fifth ball was short, and on this occasion KP smashed it past point for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 36/2

Abu Nechim is brought into the attack. The first ball nipped into the batsman, KP missed it, Parthiv Patel missed it as it went for 4 byes. Ten runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 26/1

Starc to continue. Third ball was a short of a length delivery, KP worked it towards covers and it clipped off Kohli's hands. It would be cruel to call that a dropped chance. KP was offered some room off the fourth ball and he played it fine over point for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 18/2

Murali to continue. Agarwal stood in his crease and hit the fourth ball over long-on for a Six! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 10/2

Starc to bowl from the other end. Starc built pressure in the entire over, bowled a quick delivery to de Kock, he got a bottom edge which went on to hit the stumps, Quinton de Kock is OUT! Three runs from the over.

Q de Kock b Starc 6 (6b)

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Over 1 || Score 7/1

Quinton de Kock and Murali Vijay to open the innings for Delhi Daredevils, Muttiah Muralitharan will bowl the first over. Vijay defended the first ball back to the bowler for no run. Vijay worked the second ball towards mid-off for a quick single. De Kock took a very risky single to get off the mark, had Murali collected the throw at the non-striker's end, de Kock would have been out by miles! Murali pitched the next delivery on the middle-stump, Vijay attempted a sweep, didn't connect and that was plumb, Murali Vijay is OUT! Mayank Agarwal is the new man in. Agarwal got off the mark with a single. De Kock got an edge off the last ball which rushed past third man for a boundary! Seven runs from the first over.

M Vijay lbw b Muralitharan 1 (3b)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore innings:

Over 20 || Score 186/4

Shukla to bowl the final over. Rana took a single off the first ball. Rana followed it with a big wide. Second ball was full and wide and Yuvi smashed it over deep cover for a Six which also brought his consecutive half-century off just 24 balls! Shukla followed it with a similar delivery and Yuvi once again dispatched it over wide of long-off for another Six! KP brought some changes to the field, Shukla bowled a short ball and Yuvi nonchalanty spanked it deep midwicket for third consecutive Six! Shukla, who was under tremendous pressure bowled a no ball. The penultimate delivery was a short ball again and Yuvraj smashed it over square leg for another Six! 27 from the final over. Yuvraj has showed his class, yet again!

Yuvraj Singh 68* (29b) Sachin Rana 15* (14b)

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Over 19 || Score 159/4

Kaul to bowl the penultimate over. He started off with a wide. Yuvi hit the second ball past the bowler for a single. Rana hit the second ball towards point and ran for a quick single. Kaul followed it with a dot ball. Another wide from Kaul. Kaul bowled a full-toss to Yuvraj who slapped it over deep midwicket for a Six! A dot ball to end the over. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 150/4

Shami to bowl his final over. Shami's third ball was down the leg side and Yuvi launched it over deep fine leg for another Six! Last ball was a short delivery and Rana cleared the fielder at fine leg to score his first boundary! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 136/4

Tahir to bowl his final over. Yuvraj swept the second ball over deep square leg for a Six! Third ball was short and wide and Yuvraj clobbered it over deep cover for another Six! Yuvraj is getting back in his grrove. Fourth ball was in Yuvraj's arc and on this occasion Yuvi launched it straight down the ground for his third consecutive Six! 21 runs from the over. Yuvraj has suddednly moved to 29 off 15 balls.

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>Over 16 || Score 115/4

Rahul Shukla has been brought into the attack. Seven runs from the over. Yuvraj is batting on 10 off 10 ball, he needs to step up the gas now.

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Over 15 || Score 108/4

Kaul to bowl his third over. First ball was a length delivery and AB smashed it past covers for a boundary! But Kaul had the last laugh as he bowled a brilliant inswinger which uprooted AB's stumps, AB de Villiers is OUT! Five runs from the over.

AB de Villiers b Kaul 33 (17b)

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Over 13 || Score 95/3

Shami to bowl his third over. Parthiv was offered some width off a slower one, and he hit it straight to Karthik at point, Parthiv Patel is OUT! Good over from Shami, three runs and a wicket for him. Yuvraj Singh is the new man in.

PA Patel c Karthik b Mohammed Shami 29 (28b)

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Over 12 || Score 92/2

Kaul has been brought into the attack. Kaul bowled a low full-toss, and AB hit it powerfully towards deep cover, where a misfield from Murali Vijay turned a single into a boundary! Fourth ball was a slower one and AB pulled it over deep midwicket for a Six! Kaul bowled a length delivery to end the over and AB smashed it towards long-off, where another misfield produced a boundary for AB. 18 runs from the over. Those two misfields could prove to be costly for DD.

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Over 11 || Score 74/2

Tahir to bowl his second over. Tahir bowled a top spinner to Patel who slapped it past long-off for a boundary! Tahir bowled another short ball to Patel, who pulled it past midwicket for another boundary! 14 runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 60/2

Duminy to bowl his final over. AB was offered some room off the last ball and he played a cut shot past point for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 50/2

Imran Tahir has been brought into the attack. Virat Kohli got a bottom edge off the first ball, it went towards fine leg and while he ran for the second run, Rahul Shukla returned a good throw and he was short of his crease, Virat Kohli is OUT! That is another massive blow for RCB. Six runs from the over.

V Kohli run out 10 (11b)

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Over 8 || Score 44/1

Shukla to continue. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 37/1

Duminy brought back into the attack. Three runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 34/1

Rahul Shukla has been brought into the attack. Gayle charged down the wicket off the third ball and got a bottom edge which he dragged onto the stumps, Chris Gayle is OUT! Virat Kohli is the new man in. He desperately needs some runs. Just one from the over and the wicket of the big fish for Rahul.

CH Gayle b Shukla 22 (23b)

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Over 5 || Score 33/0

Siddarth Kaul has been brought into the attack. Kaul's last ball was a full-toss and Patel flicked it past midwicket for a boundary! Five runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 28/0

Shami to continue. It was proving to be a good over, but Shami ended it with an overpitched delivery and Patel drove it powerfully past covers for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 22/0

Duminy to continue. Gayle charged down the wicket off the third ball and spanked it over long-on for a massive Six! Gayle charged down the wicket off the next ball as well and hit it past wide of long-on for another boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 9/0

Mohammed Shami is the new man in. Gayle faced three dot balls once again and took a single off the fourth. Patel worked the fifth ball towards short fine leg for a single. Gayle charged down the wicket off the last ball and smashed it over deep midwicket for a Six! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 1/0

Parthiv Patel and Chris Gayle to open for RCB, DP Duminy to bowl the first over. Gayle faced three consecutive dot balls and got off the mark with a single. Patel defended the fifth ball towards off-side for no run. Duminy bowled another dot ball to end the over. Just one from the over.

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TOSS: KP has won the toss and he has decided to bowl first considering the rain interruption.

UPDATE: The match has been delayed due to a light drizzle.

Despite having the best batting line-up this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore have disappointed their ardent cricket fans all across the country. Yuvraj Singh tried his best to bring back some smile in the dugout with a heroic all-round effort in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals, but it too went in vain as Steven Smith and James Faulkner pulled off a stunning victory.

The main concern for the team management would be the form of Virat Kohli. The stylish right-hander has had a forgettable series according to his own standards and one good innings from him could change the atmosphere of the entire dressing room.

Delhi Daredevils on the other hand have continued their dismal show. One of the mysteries which is yet to be solved this year, is why are they not making the best utilisation of JP Duminy. The South African left-hander has looked their best batsman this season, but he has batted lower down the order in most of the matches and that has been a reason behind Delhi's poor show.



First Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 00:41

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