IPL 2016: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils - As it happened...
Quinton de Kock slammed the first ton of Indian Premier League 2016.
Bangalore: As a result of a brilliant ton by Quinton de Kock, Delhi Daredevils defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Over 19.1 | Score 191/3 (Nair 54*, Duminy 7*)
Chahal to bowl his third over, one needed off six balls. Duminy hit the first ball towards Chahal, he aimed the stumps but didn't hit and the batsmen scurried off for a single. What a comprehensive win by the Daredevils!
Over 19 | Score 191/3 (Nair 54*, Duminy 6*)
Watto to bowl his final over, 9 needed off 12 balls. Nair took a single off the first ball. Watson followed it with a slow bouncer, de Kock didn't pick that one and edged it to Jadhav behind the wicket. A fine innings from de Kock comes to an end. Duminy was the next man in. He faced a dot ball and followed it with a boundary through covers. Duminy hit the fifth ball past point for a couple of runs. Duminy took a single off the last ball and scores are level now.
Q de Kock c Jadhav b Watson 108 (51b)
Over 18 | Score 183/2 (De Kock 99*, Nair 51*)
Wiese for his final over, 21 needed off 18. Nair played the first ball back to the bowler for no run. Nair took a single off the next ball. De Kock followed it with another single, which took him to the first century off the season off just 48 balls. What a fantastic knock from the South African! Nair took a single off the next ball. Wiese, under pressure, bowled a wide. De Kock smashed two more boundaries off Wiese's forgettable spell. Fantastic hitting!
Over 17 | Score 171/2 (De Kock 99*, Nair 51*)
Patel to bowl his third over, DD need 34 from 24. Nair faced the first ball and handsomely hit it over long-off for a Six – that's the shot of the day for you! Nair took a single off the second ball to reach his half-century off just 36 balls. He has supported de Kock extremely well. De Kock followed it with yet another single. A dot ball faced by Nair. Nair flicked the fifth ball towards deep square leg for another single. De Kock ended the over with yet another boundary past fine leg. 13 from the over.
Over 16 | Score 158/2 (De Kock 94*, Nair 43*)
Aravind is back. He bowled a full-toss to Nair who worked it nicely past fine leg for a boundary. Fourth ball was full and de Kock drove it through covers for another boundary. DD are cruising towards victory here.
Over 15 | Score 146/2 (De Kock 88*, Nair 37*)
RCB need wickets and thus Watson has been brought back. DD need 56 to win off the last six overs. Third ball was a half-volley and de Kock hit it for a superb straight drive which produced four runs for DD. 10 from the over.
Over 14 | Score 136/2 (De Kock 81*, Nair 36*)
Wiese to bowl his third over. Nair smashed the first ball over mid-off for a boundary. Wiese's fifth ball was a front-foot no-ball and de Kock pummeled the free hit for a Six over deep midwicket. Wiese ended the over with another short ball and De Kock pulled it past square leg for another boundary. 20 from the over. This is the over DD were looking for.
Over 13 | Score 116/2 (De Kock 70*, Nair 28*)
Chahal has been brought back. First ball was in de Kock's zone and he tonked it over long-on for a Six. Chahal conceded 5 runs off the remaining 5 balls.
Over 12 | Score 105/2 (De Kock 62*, Nair 26*)
Patel to continue. Good comeback over from the seamer, five runs from it. DD clearly need a couple of big overs now. 87 needed from 48.
Over 11 | Score 100/2 (De Kock 58*, Nair 25*)
Rasool brought back for another spell. Decent over from the spinner, seven runs from it.
Over 10 | Score 93/2 (De Kock 52*, Nair 24*)
Wiese to continue. Third ball was short, but not good enough at that pace and Nair pulled it past midwicket for a boundary. Fifth ball was at de Kock's pads and he flicked it past deep fine leg for a boundary, which also brought his fifty off just 22 balls. De Kock is in superb form, good signs for DD. 12 from the over.
Over 9 | Score 81/2 (De Kock 46*, Nair 18*)
Harshal Patel introduced into the attack. He started by bowling at de Kock's pads and the South African flicked it over deep square leg for a Six! He bowled a short ball to Nair, the batsman had plenty of time there and he played an upper cut for a boundary. 14 from the over. Poor bowling from Patel.
Over 8 | Score 67/2 (De Kock 39*, Nair 11*)
David Wiese brought into the attack. It was proving to be a decent over, until last ball, where Nair charged down the wicket and drove a length ball over covers for a boundary. Five from the over.
Over 7 | Score 62/2 (De Kock 39*, Nair 7*)
Yuzvendra Chahal, RCB's premier spinner, is brought into attack. Nair saw some room off the first ball and played it late for a boundary. De Kock was offered some width off the last ball and he once again found the gap between point and short third man. 11 from the over. Chahal looks dejected.
Over 6 | Score 51/2 (De Kock 34*, Nair 1*)
Watto to continue. He bowled three dot balls on the trot to Samson, who despite playing some good strokes, couldn't get a run. The fourth ball was a slow bouncer, Samson misread it and hit it straight to short midwicket. Karun Nair is the next man in. Superb stuff from Watson. Just one runs off the last over of the powerplay and a wicket.
SV Samson c Chahal b Watson 9 (14b)
Over 5 | Score 50/1 (De Kock 34*, Samson 9*)
Rasool to bowl his second over. He started by offering width to de Kock, who once again scored a boundary on the off side. Eight from the over.
Over 4 | Score 42/1 (De Kock 29*, Samson 6*)
Shane Watson brought into the attack. He bowled a wide full-toss to de Kock, who worked it over the fielder at point for another boundary. Nine from the over. DD are going good so far.
Over 3 | Score 33/1 (De Kock 24*, Samson 3*)
De Kock was offered width off the fourth ball, he once again cut it past point for another boundary. Nine from the over.
Over 2 | Score 24/1 (De Kock 17*, Samson 1*)
Parvez Rasool to bowl from the other end, Sanju Samson is the next man in. De Kock smashed Rasool for three consecutive boundaries in that over. Superb timing once again from the South Africa.
Over 1 | Score 11/1 (De Kock 5*)
Sreenath Aravind to bowl the first over for RCB. Quinton de Kock and Shreyas Iyer to open. De Kock was offered width off the first ball and he handsomely drove it through covers for DD's first boundary. Last ball was a length delivery, Iyer smashed it high over mid-on, it went too high, Watson ran to his back, took the catch and threw it inside as he crossed the ropes, Wiese was there from long-off and the duo completed a sensational catch. Poor run for Iyer continues, RCB have struck in first over!
SS Iyer c Wiese b Aravind 0 (4b)
RCB innings 191/5 (Kohli 79, AB 55)
Over 20 | Score 191/5 (Jadhav 9*, Wiese 5*)
Morris to bowl the final over. Jadhav and Wiese scored a run each off the first two balls. Third ball was a full-toss, Jadhav hit it towards mid-off for another single. Wiese drove the fourth ball towards long-off, just for another single though. Next ball was pitched short, Jadhav went for the pull but didn't connect, no runs scored. Jadhav cleared covers off the last ball to end the innings with another boundary.
Over 19 | Score 183/5 (Jadhav 3*, Wiese 3*)
Shami to bowl his final over. He started with a length ball, Kohli holed it straight to long-off. Another mind-blowing knock from Kohli comes to an end. David Wiese is the next man in. Shami bowled a dot ball to Jadhav and followed it with a wide. Next ball was short, Jadhav pulled and didn't want to run as he presumed it would go all the way for a boundary, it was pulled well within the ropes, just one run scored. Wiese took a single off the next ball and Jadhav ran a bye off the next. Wiese scored two runs off the last ball.
V Kohli c Iyer b Mohammed Shami 79 (48b)
Over 18 | Score 177/4 (Kohli 79*, Jadhav 2*)
Morris is back. After facing two dot ball, Jadhav took a single off the third. Morris' fourth ball, was another brilliant yorker to Kohli, no runs scored. Kohli hit the fifth ball towards deep square leg and rushed back for the second run. Kohli took a single off the last ball, another yorker, to keep the strike. Excellent stuff from Morris, just 4 runs from the over.
Over 17 | Score 173/4 (Kohli 76*, Jadhav 1*)
Shami is back. He started with a length ball and Watson smashed it straight down the ground for another Six. Second ball was pitched short, Watson mistimed the shot which went straight towards short fine leg fielder. Entertaining cameo from the Aussie comes to an end. Sarfaraz Khan is the next man in.Sarafaraz took a single off the third ball to bring his skipper back on strike. Kohli pulled the next ball towards deep square leg for a single. Sarafaraz tapped the fifth ball towards Shami's left, he wanted a single, which wasn't there, Shami picked the ball and hit the stumps! Terrific throw, Sarfaraz is gone! Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. He took a single off the last ball to get off the mark.
SN Khan run out 1 (2b)
SR Watson c Morris b Mohammed Shami 33 (19b)
Over 16 | Score 164/2 (Kohli 75*, Watson 27*)
Zaheer to bowl his final over. The DD skipper was brutally hammered by these two batsmen in that over where he conceded 21 runs! Terrific shot-making from the two batsmen.
Over 15 | Score 143/2 (Kohli 61*, Watson 20*)
Mishra into his third over. Third ball spun away from Kohli, he went for his shot and hit it over deep cover for a stupendous Six! Kohli saw width off the fourth ball again and he reverse swept it past third man for another boundary. 13 from the over.
Over 14 | Score 130/2 (Kohli 50*, Watson 18*)
Brathwaite to continue. Watson tonked the second ball straight down the ground for a Six. Brathwaite went full off the next ball and Watson it it towards the cow corner for a boundary. Next ball was down the leg side and Watson guided it past fine leg for another boundary. 16 from the over.
Over 13 | Score 114/2 (Kohli 50*, Watson 3*)
Kohli worked the last ball down the leg side to reach his half-century off just 36 balls. Another superb knock from the RCB skipper.
Over 12 | Score 109/2 (Kohli 45*, Watson 1*)
Carlos Brathwaite has been brought into the attack. And he struck in his first over as AB hit one towards deep midwicket where Shami took an easy catch. AB and Kohli added 107 runs for the second wicket. Shane Watson is the new man in. Some relief for DD with AB's wicket.
AB de Villiers c Mohammed Shami b Brathwaite 55 (33b)
Over 11 | Score 106/1 (Kohli 45*, AB de Villiers 55*)
Negi to bowl his third over. Kohli charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and launched it over long-on for a Six. Nine from the over.
Over 10 | Score 97/1 (Kohli 37*, AB de Villiers 54*)
Mishra to bowl his second over. Ten from the over.
Over 9 | Score 87/1 (Kohli 35*, AB de Villiers 50*)
Negi to continue. AB worked the last ball of the over towards long-off to reach his 50 off just 26 balls.
Over 8 | Score 79/1 (Kohli 33*, AB de Villiers 44*)
Amit Mishra comes into the attack. DD need their premier spinner to break this partnership. Kohli charged down the track off the second ball and drilled it straight down the ground for a boundary.
Over 7 | Score 72/1 (Kohli 27*, AB de Villiers 43*)
Pawan Negi has been brought into the attack. AB scored another boundary in that over. These two are looking unstoppable at the moment.
Over 6 | Score 63/1 (Kohli 24*, AB de Villiers 37*)
Morris into his second over. De Villiers scored two more boundaries in that over.
Over 5 | Score 50/1 (Kohli 20*, AB de Villiers 29*)
Zaheer is back for third over. Fourth ball was short to AB and he pulled it past the fielder at midwicket for a boundary. Next ball was a full-toss and he played he past mid-off for another boundary. AB saw some width off the last ball and he played it fine past third man for another boundary. Expensive over for DD. 15 from the over.
Over 4 | Score 35/1 (Kohli 18*, AB de Villiers 16*)
After quite some break, Mohammed Shami is back in action. Kohli welcomed his Team India team-mate with two boundaries. Last ball was pitched short and AB hammered it over deep midwicket for a huge Six! 16 from the over.
Over 3 | Score 19/1 (Kohli 9*, AB de Villiers 10*)
Zaheer to continue. Six from the over.
Over 2 | Score 13/1 (Kohli 5*, AB de Villiers 8*)
Chris Morris to bowl from the other end. Kohli was offered width off the first ball, Kohli went after it and beat point for a boundary. 5 from the over.
Over 1 | Score 8/1 (Kohli 0*, AB de Villiers 8*)
Zaheer Khan to bowl the first over. He offered width to Gayle off the third ball, he went after it and the ball went towards slip cordon where Duminy took a brilliant catch diving to his left. Huge blow for RCB. Ab de Villiers was the next man in and he scored two boundaries! Good start for DD after the wicket of Gayle.
CH Gayle c Duminy b Khan 0 (3b)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (capt.), Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Vikramjeet Malik, Kane Richardson, Varun Aaron, Mandeep Singh, Abu Nechim, Adam Milne, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Travis Head, David Wiese, Sachin Baby, Lokesh Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Vikas Tokas, Sarfaraz Khan, Praveen Dubey, Akshay Karnewar
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (capt.), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), JP Duminy, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Pawan Suyal, Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris, Sam Billings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, Mahipal Lomor, Chama Milind, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pratyush Singh.
After being battered in the first game, Daredevils have comeback strongly with an eight-wicket win over KXIP but they will now be facing RCB, who have also notched up a comprehensive 45-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad in their opening game.
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