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RCB's early wicket-taking spree rocked the Delhi boat © IANS


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.


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.