JP Duminy (left) has been in decent form, as has Virat Kohli © IANS
JP Duminy (left) has been in decent form, as has Virat Kohli © IANS

Catch live cricket score of IPL 2015 Match 25 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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Comprehensive. That’s the best word to describe this particular victory for RCB. DD were never in the game once they were bowled out for 95. Varun Aaron, Mitchell Starc, Virat Kohli, and Chris Gayle starred for RCB, while David Wiese and Iqbal Abdulla did a good job as well. In case you missed any of the action, you can read Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report here: Royal Challengers Bangalore demolish Delhi Daredevils with 10-wicket victory in IPL 2015


Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 99/0 | Overs 10.3

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 62(40), Virat Kohli 35(23)

Nathan Coulter-Nile comes back on. ONE. Down the ground, not hit well enough by Gayle. FOUR! Kohli steps out and looks to go off side, but gets an outside edge to third man. FOUR! Straight back down the ground to bring up the 10-wicket win!

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 90/0 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 61(39), Virat Kohli 27(21)

Angelo Mathews to bowl what could be the last over of the match. Gayle on strike. ONE. Dropped, but he will consider himself lucky that he didn’t break a bone! That was hammered! ONE. Kohli gets it to long on. DOT. Gayle gets it to mid on. DOT. Short ball and Gayle lets it go. ONE. Gayle pulls it to square leg. Six runs needed to win. Will Kohli go for it? DOT. No he won’t.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 87/0 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 59(35), Virat Kohli 26(19)

Amit Mishra again. WIDE. Down leg. SIX! Where has that gone? It’s out of Delhi and into Haryana! Gayle goes back over long on, and it’s miles into the stands. ONE. Swept down to fine leg. ONE. Played to long on. ONE. On the bounce to the man at long on. FOUR! Short ball, Kohli goes on to the back foot and whips it away through midwicket. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 73/0 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 51(32), Virat Kohli 21(16)

Imran Tahir again. FOUR! Beautiful placement by Kohli, through point. ONE. Oh dear, Kohli smashes this back at Tahir, who just nudges it back to the stumps. Gayle wasn’t backing up though. SIX! Gayle clears the leg and sends it over midwicket! That’s his 50 as well. DOT. Good ball from Tahir this time. DOT. Gayle misses the sweep, Tahir appeals, but the umpire says no. ONE. Down the ground.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 61/0 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 44(28), Virat Kohli 16(14)

Amit Mishra comes on now. DOT. Defended back to the bowler. FOUR! Kohli steps out and hits that through covers for four! FOUR! This time through midwicket. ONE. Lovely little whip again, but this time the fielder is waiting. ONE. Gayle turns it away on the leg side. ONE. Down to long on.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50/0 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 43(27), Virat Kohli 6(9)

JP Duminy comes on now. DOT. Kohli plays it to mid on. ONE. Played away for another single. FOUR! Smashed through long off. DOT. Played to cover. ONE. Down to long on. ONE. Played to midwicket.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 43/0 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 38(24), Virat Kohli 4(6)

Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl his third. ONE. Kohli happy to give Gayle strike. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Hit to mid on. FOUR! Short ball, top-edged the pull to fine leg. SIX! Gayle goes over covers to end the over!

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 32/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 28(19), Virat Kohli 3(5)

Imran Tahir comes on now. He has Gayle to bowl to. DOT. Gayle goes for a slog sweep but misses. FOUR! Sweeps, inside edge through square leg and that’s another boundary. ONE. To midwicket. ONE. Played to mid on. ONE. Down the ground. ONE. Played to midwicket.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 24/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 22(15), Virat Kohli 1(3)

Nathan Coulter-Nile again. DOT. Kohli defends the short ball on the back foot. ONE. Played to third man. DOT. Played back to the bowler. FOUR! Through covers! Gayle looking good so far! ONE. Quick single. DOT. Played to point.

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 18/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 17(12), Virat Kohli 0(0)

Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy continues. DOT. Left alone outside off by Gayle. DOT. Another leave. SIX! Big hit over long off. Free swing of the bat! FOUR! Short and on middle, Gayle short-arm pulls it away through midwicket. DOT. Slower ball, and Gayle loses his shape completely. That ball did not bounce either. FOUR! Straight down the ground through long on!

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 3/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Chris Gayle 3(6), Virat Kohli 0(0)

Nathan Coulter-Nile to start off. DOT. Flash and miss from Gayle. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. No run again, good bowling from NCN to start with. WIDE. Too short outside leg.  TWO. Poor work from square leg, Shreyas Iyer lets it go through his legs. ONE. Inside edge to fine leg.


DD came up with a woeful batting performance that they would like to forget already. Excellent bowling performance from the RCB boys though. Chris Gayle will want to finish the match by the 10th over and start partying early! In case you missed the action, here is Nishad Pai Vaidya’s innings report: Royal Challengers Bangalore bowl Delhi Daredevils out for 95 in IPL 2015


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 95 | Overs 18.2

BATSMEN: Imran Tahir 2(3)

David Wiese again. ONE. Tahir takes a single to point. OUT! Oh dear, what on Earth is happening? Played to point, the fielder throws it in, the batsman gets in but takes one for the overthrow, but he doesn’t pay attention and AB de Villiers runs him out with a direct hit.

OUT! Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy 1(3) run out AB de Villiers

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 94/9 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Imran Tahir 2(3), Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy 1(2)

Harshal Patel again. DOT. Jadhav misses. DOT. Played to point. OUT! Jadhav has picked out the fielder at wide long on! ONE. Dominic Joseph gets a single to start with. ONE. Tahir plays it down the ground. DOT. Play and miss.

OUT! Kedar Jadhav 33(29) c Mitchell Starc b Harshal Patel

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 92/8 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Kedar Jadhav 33(26) Imran Tahir 1 (3)

OUT! Another wicket is gone. Mitchell Starc gets another one. Shahbaz Nadeem is back in the dressing room. Kedar Jadhav is losing out of partners.

Shahbaz Nadeem b Mitchell Starc 2 (7)

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 907 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Kedar Jadhav 32(25), Shahbaz Nadeem 2 (4)

Iqbal Abdulla comes back, WIDE First Ball. Kedar Jadhav takes ONE in the next ball. No runs from the next ball. Shahbaz Nadeem off the mark in the fourth ball with ONE to long off in the next ball. From the last three balls of the over, two runs have come.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 85/7 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Kedar Jadhav 30(23)

Mitchell Starc returns. ONE. Played to cover, but was that off the back of the bat? FOUR! Wide on off, and Jadhav hammers it away through covers. FOUR! Full toss outside off, and slapped away through point. ONE. The big man Chris Gayle gets down and stops another boundary at point. DOT. Played to the fielder. OUT! Cleaned him up, peach of a yorker!

OUT! Amit Mishra 2(4) b Mitchell Starc

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 75/6 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Kedar Jadhav 21(20), Amit Mishra 1(1)

David Wiese continues. What happened there? Dear oh dear, that ought to have been a run out or at least two, in stead it’s one. Both batsmen were at the same end, the throw came to that end instead of the non-striker’s end. DOT. FOUR! NCN throws his bat at that one, gets four through covers. OUT! NCN looks to pick that one up off his pads, misses, and Wiese takes another! Amit Mishra comes in. He has some potential with the bat, he has a First-Class double ton! ONE. To fine leg. TWO. Jadhav steps out and goes over long off.

OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile 4(8) LBW David Wiese

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 67/5 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Kedar Jadhav 18(18), Nathan Coulter-Nile 0(5)

Iqbal Abdulla again. OUT! Oh dear, Mayank has thrown away his start. Stepped out, missed one that didn’t bounce much, and Karthik had the stumps knocked over. DOT. NCN defends. DOT. Defended away. DOT. Defended to point. DOT. Inside edge on that front foot defence. DOT. Played back to the bowler, it’s a wicket maiden!

OUT! Mayank Agarwal 27(34) st Dinesh Karthik b Iqbal Abdulla

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 67/4 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 27(33), Kedar Jadhav 18(18)

David Wiese again. ONE. Played to mid on. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Played to midwicket again. DOT. Inside edge to the ‘keeper on the bounce. ONE. Down to long off. ONE. Played to mid on.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 62/4 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 24(30), Kedar Jadhav 16(15)

Harshal Patel continues. FOUR! Poor ball, short and wide from Harshal, and Jadhav slashes it over point. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to long off. ONE. Quick single, AB fires in the throw, but the batsman was in. ONE. Slower bouncer, and the batsman pulls it away. ONE. Played to mid on.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 54/4 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 22(28), Kedar Jadhav 10(11)

Iqbal Abdulla comes on. TWO. Jadhav takes a couple to start with. ONE. ONE. Driven to the deep. FOUR. Paddle sweep, lovely shot. Jadhav gets it down fine leg. ONE. Played to covers. DOT. Played to covers.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 45/4 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 21(26), Kedar Jadhav 2(7)

Varun Aaron to bowl out early. DOT. Short and outside off, Mayank flashes at it. DOT. Great pace, beats the bat. DOT. Yorker, and Mayank plays it to mid on. ONE. Short ball, and Mayank pulls it down to fine leg without much conviction. ONE. Played through covers. DOT. Defended. Great spell from Aaron ends.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 43/4 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 20(21), Kedar Jadhav 1(6)

Iqbal Abdulla comes on now. ONE. Mayank gets it away for a single. DOT. Jadhav hits it back at the bowler, who nudges it back onto the stumps. Mayank got back in time though. ONE. Played to the fielder. ONE. Played to cover. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Quick single to point.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 40/4 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 18(18), Kedar Jadhav 0(3)

Varun Aaron again. ONE. Played to third man. OUT! GONE! Short and quick from Aaron, and Yuvi gets beaten by the bounce. Faint edge, and that’s the end of Yuvi. Angelo Mathews is in now. OUT! THAT’S TWO IN TWO! Short ball again, this time fended to ABdV! In walks Kedar Jadhav to face the hat-trick ball. DOT. Fast and short, Jadhav just lets it past. DOT. Played to point. WIDE. Outside off. DOT. Oh that was nearly another! They’re going up to the third umpire too. No it’s a bump ball. Karthik did not look too confident about it. Credit to him though, there are some ‘keepers who would have claimed it.

OUT! Yuvraj Singh 2(5) c Dinesh Karthik b Varun Aaron, Angelo Mathews 0(1) c AB de Villiers b Varun Aaron

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 38/2 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 17(17), Yuvraj Singh 2(4)

David Wiese comes on now. WIDE. Outside off, way too far. ONE. Played to point. OUT! Widish ball outside off, and JP flashes at it. Karthik went up immediately, as did Wiese! JP is out! DOT. Yuvi plays and misses outside off. DOT. Played to the leg side. DOT. Left alone outside off. TWO. Yuvi goes through covers uppishly. Not quite the best timing.

JP Duminy 13(14) c Dinesh Karthik b David Wiese

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 34/1 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 16(16), JP Duminy 13(13)

Harshal Patel continues. DOT. JP defends. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Down to third man for a single. ONE. Great ‘keeping from Karthik. Keeps it down to just a single. DOT. Played to mid on. ONE. Quick single to mid on.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 30/1 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 14(13), JP Duminy 11(10)

Varun Aaron again. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Quick single to cover. DOT. Defended off the back foot. DOT. Too far down leg. FOUR. Down leg again, this time JP gets get something on it. ONE. Sharp single on the leg side. SIX! Short ball, Mayank pulls it awkwardly, but this is a small ground.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 17/1 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 7(10), JP Duminy 6(7)

Mitchell Starc again. DOT. Played to cover uppishly. ONE, LEG BYE. Good ball again, but it pitched on leg and would have missed. DOT. Left alone outside off. FOUR! Pitched up, and JP drives it in the gap through covers. TWO. Clipped away through midwicket. Starc loses his shoe. Taking a while to continue. DOT. Defended to cover.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 9/1 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 7(8), JP Duminy 0(3)

Here is Varun Aaron now. DOT. Oh dear, JP ran down for a single but Mayank sent him back. And quite rightly too. No harm done. FOUR. Down leg, thick inside edge, and four to square leg. WIDE. Too far outside off. ONE. Played down to third man. ONE, LEG BYE. Good ball by Aaron, that one hit him high on the pad. ONE. To third man. DOT. Short ball, JP looks to pull and mishits it.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 2/1 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 1(4), JP Duminy 0(1)

Mitchell Starc it is with the new ball. He is bowling to two youngsters. Here we go. DOT. Mayank leaves that one alone outside off. DOT. Good ball, closer to the stumps, Mayank leaves it alone in the end. DOT. Play and miss outside off, again. ONE. Edged down to third man. WIDE. Down leg, bit of swing on offer. OUT! Shreyas is out for a first-ball duck! Oh dear. That one looked a bit of a hard call to be honest. Yes, it was definitely missing leg. Bad luck for DD. DOT. JP defends.

OUT! Shreyas Iyer 0(1) LBW Shreyas Iyer


TOSS: Virat Kohli wins the toss and RCB will bowl first! This is a homecoming for Kohli, who hails from Delhi. Just one change between the two sides. Yuzvendra Chahal has a bit of an injury, and misses out in place of Varun Aaron.

Teams:

Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal, JP Duminy (c), Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Natan Coulter-Nile, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Imran Tahir, Dominic Joseph, Muthuswamy. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Iqbal Abdulla.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 26 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, on Sunday. I am Shiamak Unwalla and I will bring you all the live updates from this game. READ: Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015 Match 26 Preview

Both teams have had similar fortunes so far in the tournament. While DD started off with a couple of losses, they have since come back well and are currently in the middle of the points table. On the one hand, RCB have got their confidence back with a comprehensive victory over RR in their previous match, and are no longer the bottom-most team. IPL 2015 Highest run-scorer: List of best batsmen in IPL 8

Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers batted in the top three in their last game, and this strategy worked well for them as RCB won by nine wickets. Though Gayle was completely out of sorts in the loss to Mumbai Indians, he seemed to have regained some touch in the last match. Kohli anchored the innings before exploding in the end, while de Villiers played sensibly as well. Meanwhile, DD have been well-served by the young Shreyas Iyer, whose performances at the top have been a big plus for them. JP Duminy and Yuvraj Singh have done reasonably well, but the two experienced pros will have to step it up. The presence of Angelo Mathews in the middle strengthens their batting line-up. IPL 2015 schedule: IPL 8 match time table with venue details

With the arrival of Mitchell Starc, RCB’s bowling looks far more dangerous. He helped bowl the opposition out in the last game, and is a crucial factor for RCB. The two spinners Iqbal Abdulla and Yuzvendra Chahal have been good, but RCB will be wary of them bowling against the left-handed duo of Yuvraj and Duminy. IPL 2015 Highest wicket-taker: List of best bowlers in IPL 8

As for DD, Imran Tahir has done wonderfully and currently holds the Purple Cap. Amit Mishra and Nathan Coulter-Nile have done well also, while Dominic Joseph has been steady. Mathews has done a fair job with his back-up medium pace, while Yuvraj and Duminy have also contributed when needed. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015: Complete coverage

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils: JP Duminy (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami, CM Gautam, Gurinder Sandhu, Jayant Yadav, Albie Morkel, Srikar Bharat, Marcus Stoinis, Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy, Shreyas Iyer, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karapak Jiyas, Travis Head.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Manvinder Bisla, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfaraz Khan, Iqbal Abdulla, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Subramaniam Badrinath, Sean Abbott, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Darren Sammy, Vijay Zol, Jalaj Saxena, David Wiese, Sandeep Warrier, Nic Maddinson, Sreenath Aravind, Shishir Bhavane, Ashok Dinda, Abu Nechim Ahmed.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore bowl Delhi Daredevils out for 95 in IPL 2015