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IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets

The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen had no problems during their run-chase of 146 © IANS
The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen had no problems during their run-chase of 146 © IANS

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Apr 17, 2014

In what was a complete performance, the Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 match at Sharjah. The Bangalore bowlers did well early as they restricted Delhi to 145, with JP Duminy’s 67 not out being the major contribution. But then, Bangalore got home easily in 16.4 overs. Yuvraj Singh smashed a 52 off 29 balls  and Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 49.

There was some fantastic bowling by Bangalore early on. Mitchell Starc and Albie Morkel formed a good new ball pair. Starc used bounce well and Morkel held tight channels outside the off-stump. Vijay was beginning to get going, but then Bangalore hit back with a slew of wickets. Mayank Agarwal was stunned by a short ball by Starc as he top edged it. Dinesh Karthik was dismissed first ball when he fished at one outside the off-stump from Albie Morkel and Manoj Tiwary tickled Varun Aaron down the leg-side.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Aaron bowled brilliantly in the middle. Chahal started off by bowling Vijay with a beauty which turned across him and clipped the off-stump. The leggie bowled with a lot of guile and gave it air. That kept Duminy and Ross Taylor quiet and they couldn’t do much with the loop foxing them. Aaron too was on the money as he held his line around the off-stump. It was quite ironic that Aaron got his only wicket with a delivery that was angled down the leg-side. Chahal had finished on one for 18 and Aaron bowled only three overs with one for nine.

Delhi were struggling and barely scoring at a run-a-ball around the 15th over. But, Ashok Dinda was kept for the slog overs and he bled runs. In his four overs, he went for 51 as Duminy attacked everything and got to his fifty in 44 runs. Taylor sneaked into the 40s, but it was mainly Duminy who did all the hitting. The last three overs went for 44 as Duminy’s unbeaten 67 took Delhi to a competitive 145.

In reply, Bangalore were dented early as Nic Maddinson edged a pull shot of Mohammed Shami to the wicketkeeper. But Parthiv Patel set the tone for his innings by charging early on. He went after the spinners and the seamers as Bangalore got 50 in the powerplay. Although he was dismissed with the score on 62 in the ninth over, Bangalore were put on course.

Kohli was in and he did live a charmed life when two chances off Wayne Parnell were dropped. Yuvraj Singh walked in amidst some expectation after his disastrous show in the final. And, from there on it was a canter with both batsmen attacking the bowling. Delhi did try to unnerve Yuvraj with some short stuff, but he was ready to pull. Rahul Sharma was taken apart for runs and in an over bowled by him, the 15th, went for three sixes.

Yuvraj then got to his fifty off 28 balls as Bangalore romped home inside 17 overs.

Brief scores:

Delhi Daredevils 145 for 4 in 20 overs (JP Duminy 67*, Ross Taylor 43*; Varun Aaron 1 for 9, Yuzvendra Chahal 1 for 18) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 146 for 2 in 16.4 overs (Virat Kohli 49*, Yuvraj Singh 52*; Mohammed Shami 1 for 30) by 8 wickets)

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(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)

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