DD vs RCB Live Cricket score IPL 2013

Delhi Daredevils have only pride to play for against the Royal Challengers Bangalore © IANS

Delhi: May 10, 2013

Delhi Daredevils host the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 57th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) today at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Things were all hunky dory for the Royal Challengers till a couple of weeks ago, when they were sitting pretty at the top of the points table with six wins out of eight. However, a string of away games have knocked RCB off their perch as they’ve found life on the road, away from the comfort of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, difficult. In their last four matches, all away from home, RCB have managed just one win — against the miserable Pune Warriors who anyone and everyone seems to be steamrolling.
 
RCB need at least another two wins from their remaining four matches to secure a playoffs berth. While Virat Kohli and Co do play their last two league games of the season at home and would bank themselves on winning there, they wouldn’t want to leave it so late, especially since the two matches are against fellow challengers for the playoffs, Kings XI Punjab, and the runaway favourites of the season, the Chennai Super Kings.
 
RCB have their last two successive away matches against teams that have been already knocked out of contention for the playoffs — the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders — which would give them their best chance to get some form back. First up are the Daredevils, who along with Pune are everyone’s favourite whipping boys. After losing big-hitters Kevin Pietersen to injury and Jesse Ryder ironically to a back-alley punch-up, the Daredevils were always going to be a poorer team compared to last season, but not many expected them to capitulate the way they have.

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Catch the live scorecard and ball-by-ball updates of the match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore here