Second tie for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament. Ravi Rampaul flashes hard to slam a six off the first ball from Irfan Pathan, the RCB batsmen manage to end the game in the tie. Super-Over awaited.
RCB 141/7 | Overs 19 | Rampaul 3*, Vinay Kumar 0*
Virat Kohli is gone! Mahela Jayawardene takes a stunning catch at the cover point position to send back the RCB skipper and Delhi are in complete command. This is after Syed Mohammad fell on the third ball of the over.
RCB 136/5 | Overs 18 | Kohli 64*
Are Royal Challengers Bangalore imploding? Arun Karthik lofts over for a couple, Irfan Pathan stops it near the boundary, a good throw to Morne Morkel and Karthik is run out on his way to the third run. He pays the price for being reluctant as Kohli wanted the third and it was possible.
RCB 130/4 | Overs 17 | Kohli 62*, Arun Karthik 1*
Shahbaz Nadeem gets rid of Andrew McDonald and gives away only one run as Delhi seems to be putting up a fight here. Bangalore need a further 23 runs to win in 18 balls.
RCB 129/3 | Overs 16 | Kohli 62*
A direct hit from Morne Morkel on the non-striker’s end sends back AB de Villiers. Bangalore need a further 24 runs to win in 24 balls.
RCB 126/2 | Overs 15 | Kohli 59*, AB de Villiers 39*
Virat Kohli smashes Ashish Nehra for a boundary over the deep midwicket rope, as Bangalore cruise towards a big win over hapless Delhi. Bangalore need a further 27 runs to win in 30 balls.
RCB 118/2 | Overs 14 | Kohli 53*, AB de Villiers 38*
Virat Kohli completes his 11th half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as Bangalore reached for two. Kohli reached 53 not out from 34 balls, which included a hit over the fence and six boundaries. Bangalore need a further 35 runs to win in 36 balls.
RCB 106/2 | Overs 13 | Kohli 46*, AB de Villiers 33*
Only three runs come from Shahbaz Nadeem’s third over in the game, but the Delhi Daredevils need lot more than that.
RCB 103/2 | Overs 12 | Kohli 44*, AB de Villiers 32*
Royal Challengers Bangalore go past the 100-run mark in the 12th over of the innings. Bangalore need a further 50 runs to win in 48 balls.
RCB 96/2 | Overs 11 | Kohli 43*, AB de Villiers 26*
Virat Kohli cracks two more boundaries off Shahbaz Nadeem as Bangalore add 12 runs to their total. The Orange Cap holder is in a stunning form and Delhi need something out of the box to make a breakthrough.
RCB 84/2 | Overs 10 | Kohli 32*, AB de Villiers 25*
Virat Kohli pulls towards the backward square leg for a boundary and Royal Challengers Bangalore are cruising. Another 10 runs added and Bangalore reach 84 for two after 10 overs.
RCB 74/2 | Overs 9 | Kohli 27*, AB de Villiers 20*
Virat Kohli dances down the wicket and smashes over Shahbaz Nadeem’s head to collect six runs on the last ball. RCB in a comfortable position after early hiccups and Delhi will be desperate for wickets.
RCB 64/2 | Overs 8 | Kohli 19*, AB de Villiers 18*
A perfect cover drive for a boundary as AB de Villiers continues to score runs with ease. The two RCB batsmen have added 38 runs for the third wicket.
RCB 52/2 | Overs 7 | Kohli 13*, AB de Villiers 12*
Umesh Yadav gives away only four runs off his first over of the game. The Royal Challengers Bangalore go past the 50-run mark.
RCB 48/2 | Overs 6 | Kohli 10*, AB de Villiers 11*
AB de Villiers continues his good run with the back with a cracking drive for four towards extra cover. Five runs come from that over.
RCB 43/2 | Overs 5 | Kohli 10*, AB de Villiers 6*
AB de Villiers gets going with a six on the last ball over the backward point region as RCB are off to a brisk start despite losing their openers. Ashish Nehra fails to keep it tight and Bangalore batsmen continue to score easy runs despite losing their star opener Chris Gayle early.
RCB 32/2 | Overs 3 | Kohli 7*, AB de Villiers 0*
Big wicket for the double D’s. Chris Gayle makes room to send the ball flying over backward point for six, but on the next delivery, Gayle slashes hard but Umesh Yadav at third man takes an easy catch to send back the most dangerous RCB batsman. Morne Morkel has the last laugh.
RCB 20/1 | Overs 4 | Gayle 7*
Lokesh Rahul decides to take on Ashish Nehra. cracks two consecutive boundaries towards extra cover and cover region but is dismissed on the sixth ball of the over. Lokesh tries to smash a short ball but gets a top edge and is caught at mid-on.
RCB 10/0 | Overs 2 | Gayle 7*, Lokesh 2*
Interesting contest between the hard-hitting Chris Gayle and the lanky Morne Morkel. Morkel is fiery but a little wayward, and Gayle smashes a six over the long-on to make it eight from that over.
RCB 2/0 | Overs 1 | Gayle 1*, Lokesh 1*
Lokesh Rahul lucky to survive a close shout for leg before off Ashish Nehra. The ball pitches on leg and hits his pads in front of the middle stump. It was as plumb as it can get and only the umpire can tell why it was not out.
The Delhi Daredevils have fought their way back in the last two overs, collecting 30 runs which will give them a much-needed confidence. Virender Sehwag and David Warner provided a brisk start, which was somewhat squandered by the middle order. Skipper Mahela Jayawardene stuck for long but didn’t make much of difference in the scorecard. How crucial will be these 30 runs from last 12 balls for the Delhi side?
DD 152/5 | Overs 19 | Jadhav 29*, Pathan 19*
Irfan Pathan punishes RP Singh with a boundary and a six to take the Delhi Daredevils past the 150-run mark. RP Singh seems to be struggling with form and self belief.
DD 137/5 | Overs 19 | Jadhav 27*, Pathan 6*
Irfan Pathan starts off with a boundary and Kedar Jadhav smashes a six to collect 15 runs for the Daredevils.
DD 122/5 | Overs 18 | Jadhav 18*
Mahela Jayawardene falls in an unfortunate way. Kedar Jadhav strikes hard, the ball hits Vinay Kumar’s boots and crashes into the wickets.
DD 116/4 | Overs 17 | Jadhav 13*, Jayawardene 27*
A misfield by R Vinay Kumar gives Delhi extra three runs as the all goes past the third man boundary. Good over for the Daredevils as 11 runs come off it.
DD 105/4 | Overs 16 | Jadhav 7*, Jayawardene 22*
Jayawardene guides the ball towards third man to complete 100 runs for Delhi. A boundary off the first ball by Kedhar Jadhav gives the Daredevils a strong start in the over.
DD 94/4 | Overs 15 | Jadhav 1*, Jayawardene 15*
Jaidev Unadkat bags the key wicket of Ben Rohrer, who hits hard and flat towards midwicket, but finds Virat Kohli at the boundary. Delhi in trouble.
DD 91/3 | Overs 14 | Rohrer 14*, Jayawardene 15*
Ben Rohrer cracks a boundary off a short delivery by RP Singh towards square leg as Delhi seems to be picking up. Seven runs come from the over.
DD 84/3 | Overs 13 | Rohrer 8*, Jayawardene 14*
Ben Rohrer collects four runs from the third man area as eight runs come off Mohammad’s second over.
DD 76/3 | Overs 12 | Rohrer 1*, Jayawardene 13*
Manprit Juneja goes for a big shot but is caught at the long-on boundary by Vinay Kumar. Royal Challengers Bangalore have not allowed Delhi batsmen to flourish till now.
DD 72/2 | Overs 11 | Juneja 17*, Jayawardene 11*
Impressive start by spinner Syed Mohammad, gives away only five singles in his first over. Delhi need few good overs now.
DD 67/2 | Overs 10 | Juneja 14*, Jayawardene 9*
Only four runs off Jaidev Unadkat’s second over of the match as Delhi reach 67 after losing two wickets halfway through the match.
DD 63/2 | Overs 9 | Juneja 12*, Jayawardene 8*
Manprit Juneja shakes off a slow start and cracks two boundaries off Andrew McDonald to take the run count from the over to 11.
DD 52/2 | Overs 8 | Juneja 2*, Jayawardene 7*
Vinay Kumar’s second over of the game yields only three runs for the Daredevils. Jayawardene dives in to the crease and makes it on time.
DD 49/2 | Overs 7 | Juneja 1*, Jayawardene 5*
Big wicket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as Virat Kohli takes an easy catch to send back Virender Sehwag in the hut. Andrew McDonald strikes on the first ball! Sehwag falls after 23-ball 25.
DD 43/1 | Overs 6 | Juneja 0*, Sehwag 25*
Ranganath Vinay Kumar takes a return catch to get rid of David Warner on the fourth ball of his first over. A good comeback for the home side as one wicket comes off it at the expense of only one run,
DD 42/0 | Overs 5 | Warner 15*, Sehwag 25*
Ravi Rampaul keeps it tight in his third over of the innings. David Warner was lucky enough to collect four runs for his side as a rising delivery races away to the boundary after hitting the helmet.
DD 34/0 | Overs 4 | Warner 10*, Sehwag 22*
The dashing Sehwag hits over mid-on on the second ball to collect four runs off Jaidev Unadkat. Sehwag looks to be getting in the zone with two more boundaries on the off side as Delhi take the advantage early on.
DD 21/0 | Overs 3 | Warner 10*, Sehwag 9*
Virender Sehwag gets three runs off the first ball of the third over through the deep square leg region. David Warner follows up with a single towards the square leg. A confident start by the Daredevils.
DD 16/0 | Overs 2 | Warner 9*, Sehwag 5*
Virender Sehwag gets first runs for Delhi with the bat, flicks a short ball for a boundary towards fine leg. David Warner gets into the groove with a cracking drive through cover and mid-off on the fifth ball for four, and follows it up with another in the same region.
DD 1/0 | Overs 1 | Warner 0*, Sehwag 0*
Good beginning for the Royal Challengers Bangalore with Ravi Rampaul as explosive Delhi openers David Warner and Virender Sehwag remain quiet. Only one run scored off a leg bye.
Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl against Delhi Daredevils in their IPL 2013 match on Tuesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Andrew McDonald, Arun Karthik (wk), Syed Mohammad Jamaluddin, Vinay Kumar, Ravi Rampaul, Jaidev Unadkat, RP Singh.