Bangalore: Apr 16, 2013
0.6 OUT!!! Ben Rohrer is cleaned up and Royal Challengers Bangalore register a thrilling win.
0.5 Irfan Pathan tries the same shot but only gets a single.
0.4 SIX!!! Irfan Pathan sweeps one over the third man area to get the maximum result. Game on!
0.3 No run as pressure mounts on the Daredevils.
0.2 Irfan Pathan smashes one over the deep square leg boundary for four.
0.1 OUT! David Warner is caught at point by Chris Gayle off Ravi Rampaul.
Delhi Daredevils need 16 runs from six balls
0.6 And another six! RCB race to 15 from six balls and Delhi have a tough task in their hands.
0.5 AB smashes over the midwicket for a six.
0.4 AB misses out on this one as Umesh Yadav keeps it tight.
0.3 Another single for the RCB side as Chris Gayle keeps it on the mat towards long-off.
0.2 AB de Villiers smashes a full toss to the midwicket but its cut short.
0.1 Chris Gayle takes a single off Umesh Yadav towards long-on
Time for Super-Over!!! Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only three runs come from Shahbaz Nadeem’s third over in the game, but the Delhi Daredevils need lot more than that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Umesh Yadav gives away only four runs off his first over of the game. The Royal Challengers Bangalore go past the 50-run mark.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Rohrer collects four runs from the third man area as eight runs come off Mohammad’s second over.
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.
Impressive start by spinner Syed Mohammad, gives away only five singles in his first over. Delhi need few good overs now.
Only four runs off Jaidev Unadkat’s second over of the match as Delhi reach 67 after losing two wickets halfway through the match.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Manprit Juneja, Ben Rohrer, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Irfan Pathan, Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Ashish Nehra
I am Devarchit Varma, bringing you over-by-over updates of the clash between the confident Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Delhi Daredevils, who are having a torrid time this IPL.
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