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Yuvraj Singh’s pyrotechnics helps Royal Challengers Bangalore to post 186/4 against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2014

Yuvraj Singh compiled a fine knock for RCB © IANS (File Photo)
Yuvraj Singh compiled a fine knock for RCB © IANS (File Photo)

By Bharath Ramaraj

May 13, 2014

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 game played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils, Bangalore started well, before losing their way during the middle overs of the game. However, AB de Villiers looked in good touch. But just at the right time his wicket was snared by Siddarth Kaul for a fine knock of 33 off just 17 balls. Yuvraj Singh took over by thwacking majestic sixes off Imran Tahir, the leg-spinner. He even picked his googly to smash him for a six. He helped Bangalore to collect 27 runs of the final over. He was at his willowy best in the end overs and that helped Bangalore to end up with 186 for four of their allotted 20 overs.

Actually, it was Chris Gayle who thumped a few towering shots early on, especially, when part-time off-spinner, JP Duminy bowled a few overs. He though, was dismissed by Rahul Shukla at the right time from Delhi’s point of view. Gayle came down the wicket to hoick him across the line. But Shukla bowling from around the wicket tucked him up for room and sent his stumps for a long walk in the park. Once he was dismissed, they also lost Virat Kohli through the run out mode. The skipper of Bangalore, who has been struggling for runs was run out due to a fine throw from  Shukla.

Once de Villiers got going, Delhi found it a little bit tough to stop the run flow, but he too got out. Yuvraj then played sumptuous shots to leave fielders motionless.  A few mistakes in the field didn’t help Delhi either. Murali Vijay made a mis-field at sweeper cover that helped de Villiers to collect a boundary. Shukla, after a brilliant piece of work to run out Kohli misjudged a catch on the boundary line, as de Villiers collected another four. It has to be said though, Delhi’s ground fielding was good.

Mohammed Shami bowled well for Delhi by finding seam movement off the surface to keep the batsmen in check. When he came back to bowl he deceived, the wicketkeeper batsman, Parthiv with a slower one to dismiss him. He was caught by Dinesh Karthik. The track   is holding up a bit. The likes of Imran Tahir, the leg-spinner and even Duminy took advantage of it by bowling well. The track though, should hold true for the entire duration of the game and Delhi will fancy chasing down the modest target.

Earlier, Delhi won the toss and elected to field. Before the game started, there was a light drizzle that continued to frustrate for sometime, before the toss took place. Thankfully, no overs were cut off. It was Duminy who surprisingly bowled the first over for Delhi with his brand of off-spin to Gayle. Maybe it was due to the fact that Gayle was batting and the surface was gripping a bit.

The second over of the game was bowled by Mohammed Shami. He got a a bit of nip off the surface to trouble Gayle. He also cramped him for room, when Gayle tried to smash him for a boundary through the on side. It was Gayle who finally opened up his shoulders for smashing him for a six over the mid-wicket region.

Brief scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore 186 for 4 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 33, Yuvraj Singh 68*; Mohammed Shami 1 for 31) vs Delhi Daredevils.

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(Bharath Ramaraj, an MBA in marketing, eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. He has played at school and college-level, and now channelises his passion for the game by writing about it)

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