Hola! Welcome to CricketCounrtry’s live coverage of Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Match 56 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at Raipur. This is Vishal Mehra and I will bring you the updates of today’s match. DD and RCB are both 14 points each, but the latter team leads the race when it comes to net run-rate. The team who wins the affair is secured of a playoffs place in the ninth edition of IPL. While DD are coming finally with win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH )by 6 wickets, RCB are coming with three consecutive wins. The team who wins will secure place in the Playoffs. Live Cricket Scorecard, Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Match 56 

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 139/4 | Overs 18.1 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 54(45), Stuart Binny 16(9): SINGLE to finish as Virat Kohli remains unbeaten on 54*. Kohli guides his team in the playoffs as RCB goes on No.2 in the table.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 138/4 | Overs 18 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 53(44), Stuart Binny 16(9): Zaheer Khan into the attack. TWO as Kohli smashes one towards deep cover. DOT. DOT as Kohli misses on a cover drive. DOT. SINGLE as Kohli mistimes the ball. WIDE and FOUR! 5byes. FOUR! as Binny whips the ball over mid-wicket.DOT

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 126/4 | Overs 17 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 50(40), Stuart Binny 12(9): Brathwaite coming into bowl his third over. SINGLE towards long-on. Kolhi on 49*.SINGLE as it bring Kohli on strike. SINGLE and Kohli brings up his fifty.TWO. DOT. TWO runs to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 119/4 | Overs 16 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 48(38), Stuart Binny 7(5): Amit Mishra into this final over. Stuart Binny coming out before Sachin baby. SINGLE to start as Binny gets off the mark. SINGLE Kohli moves on to 48. DOT! FOUR! Binny paddle sweeps Mishra for a boundary. TWO runs for Binny. DOT to finish the over, 8 runs coming from it.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 111/4 | Overs 15 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 47(37),  : Pawan Negi into the attack for Carlos. TWO to start the over. SINGLE to Kohli as Negi mis-fields. Watto ensures TWO quick runs. Shane Watson complete 5,000 runs in T20 cricket. SINGLE to Watto. SINGLE to Kohli towards long-on. OUT! Shane Watson goes 14 as Sam Billings take a catch at mid-wicket.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 104/3 | Overs 14 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 43(34), Shane Watson 11(15) : Amit Mishra comes onto bowl his third over. SINGLE to start. DOT. Watto is unable to read Mishra. SIX! as Jayant Yadav manages to get the ball beyond the boundary line catch missed or dropped. DOT . DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 98/3| Overs 13 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 42(33), Shane Watson 4(10) : Brathwaite into his second over, starts off with a SINGLE first up. DOT as Watto defends. SINGLE towards deep square leg. SINGLE as Kohli moves to 902 runs in IPL 9. SINGLE this time Brathwaite drifts on to the pads. FOUR! to finish the over. Kohli looking good.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 88/3| Overs 12 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 36(30), Shane Watson 2(7) : Amit Mishra into the attack, SINGLE to start the over for RCB. BOWLED! Mishra showing his skills, DOT. SINGLE as Kohli nudges the ball down the ground. DOT as Mishra darts the ball on the pads. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 85/3| Overs 11 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 33(26), Shane Watson 1(4) : Carlos Brathwaite comes into bowl. OUT ! Rahul would feel unlucky to get his stumped rattled via an bottom edge. Shane Watson comes into the middle. DOT. SINGLE as Watto gets off the mark. SINGLE this time Kohli touches 34 run mark. DOT.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 83/2| Overs 10 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 33(26), KL Rahul 38(22) : Jayant Yadav comes into the attack for DD. DOT to start as Kohli miss judges the ball. DOT. TWO as Kohli rockets the ball towards mid-on. SINGLE Kohli keeping the flow of run going. SINGLE as Rahul runs for a quick one.  FOUR to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 75/2 | Overs 9 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 26(21), KL Rahul 37(21) :  Pawan Negi into the attack. FOUR!  Kohli drives Negi for a lovely boundary. SINGLE smart cricket by Kolhi. DOT as Rahul cuts the ball. SINGLE this time straight towards covers.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 68/2 | Overs8 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 20(18), KL Rahul 36(18) : Amit Mishra into the attack for DD. Quick SINGLE to start off for Rahul. SINGLE this time on the on side. Rahul reverse sweeps for just TWO runs. Mis-field as Rahul picks up another TWO runs. FOUR! Rahul sweeps the ball against Mishra. BOUNDARY to end the over, Rahul looking more dangerous than Kohli.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/2 | Overs 7 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 19(17), KL Rahul 23(13) : Pawan Negi into the attack for DD. SINGLE to start as RCB reach 50. SINGLE as Rahul goes straight down the ground. SINGLE as this time towards the cover region. SINGLE fifth in a row. DOT to finish the over, five runs from it.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/2 | Overs 6 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 17(14), KL Rahul 20(10) : Morris comes into bowl his third over. DOT to begin the over. Well saved by Brathwaite as RCB get just three-runs. SAVED Kohli survives as the ball just falls short of slip. SINGLE down the third-man. SIX! Rahul manages to pick the ball away from the body.SINGLE to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 38/2 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 10(6), KL Rahul 12(16) : FOUR Kohli comes into his own, well driven. FOUR! this time and inside edge gets Kohli a boundary. DOT. SINGLE towards square leg. DOT.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/2 | Overs 4 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 9(4), KL Rahul 7(8) : Chris Morris comes into bowl his second over, DOT to start. DOT again as Kohli will look to build on RCB’s innings. SINGLE as Kohli guides the ball towards third man.DOT! FOUR! as Rahul gets going! FOUR! to finish the over as Rahul and Morris gets in a small banter.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 19/2 | Overs 3 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 6(5), KL Rahul 1(1) : Zaheer Khan comes into bowl his second over. SINGLE to start the over. DOT to ABD is a rare sight in IPL9. DOT again Zaheer keeping it tight. OUT! Zaheer strikes as ABD departs to a superb catch by Jayant Yadav. KL Rahul comes in the middle. Rahul starts off with a SINGLE. SINGLE to finish the over good one for DD.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1 | Overs 2 | BATTING: Virat Kohli 4(3), AB de Villiers 6(5): Chris Morris to bowl his first over. OUT! as Morris strikes first blood, Gayle departs for 1. AB de Villiers comes into bat at No.3. DOT to start. Morris getting bounce and pace from the pitch.FOUR! ABD flicks the ball over the square-leg are for his first boundary. WIDE and FOUR! Morris spoiled the whole over. DOT to ABD, gold this is. TWO to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/0 | Overs 1 | BATTING: Chris Gayle 1(3), Virat Kohli 4(3): Zaheer Khan into the attack starts off a WIDE delivery. DOT. Gayle drives the ball to gully region. DOT! SINGLE bring Virat Kohli on strike. FOUR first boundary by Virat Kolhi. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 138/8| Overs 20 | BATTING: Chris Morris 28(17): Shane Watson to bowl the 20th over. DOT to start the over.DOT! again as Watson keeping it simple. SINGLE as Morris comes on strike. TWO runs as Morris runs back again. DOT! excellent bowling by Watson. SINGLE and RUN-OUT! as Yadav departs for 5. RCB need 139 to win and qualify for playoffs.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 134/7 | Overs 19 | BATTING: Chris Morris 24(15), Jayant Yadav 4(4): Iqbal Abdulla comes into bowl his second over. SINGLE towards deep-cover. SINGLE this time Morris clips the ball on square-leg. FOUR! Morris reverse sweeps Abdulla for a boundary. SINGLE as Morris sweeps Adbulla for a run. SINGLE to finish the 19th over, 9 runs from it.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 125/7 | Overs 18 | BATTING: Chris Morris 18(12), Jayant Yadav 1(1): Shane Watson comes to bowl the 17th over for RCB. FOUR! as Morris upper-cuts him first ball. DOT! as Morris hits it back to Watson.TWO as Morris plays the ball towards midwicket. TWO again as Morris plays sensible cricket. SINGLE to bring Yadav on strike. SINGLE to finish the over, 10 runs from it.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 115/7 | Overs 17 | BATTING: Chris Morris 8(6), Jayant Yadav 0(0): Chahal into his final over. OUT! Chahal gets the danger man De Kock on as he scoops the ball up in the air to be caught by Jordan. Jayant Yadav comes into the middle as DD is looking in trouble. DOT! as Morris plays it to third man. FOUR! as Morris picks up his first boundary. Quick SINGLE for Morris, becomes a DOUBLE due to an over throw.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 107/6 | Overs 16 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 59(50), Chris Morris 2(2): Chris Morris comes into the middle, will look to rekindle his old batting form. Arvind into the attack, SINGLE first up. SINGLE as Morris gets off the mark hitting the ball towards fine-leg. SINGLE de Kock scythes the ball towards points. FOUR! De Kock is the key man for DD if they need to get up to anywhere near 150. SINGLE to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 98/6 | Overs 15 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 53(47) : Chris Gayle into his second over. SINGLE to start off the over. OUT! Pawan Ngei departs on 6 as Gayle picks his first wicket. Carlos Brathwaite comes into the middle.SINGLE to get off the mark. De Kock gets a single as Gayle darts the ball into the legs. OUT! Brathwaite departs without adding much to the board.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 93/4 | Overs 14 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 51(45), Pawan Negi 5(10) : Aravind now. ONE! QDK takes a single and gets to a fifty. Good innings so far. Negi smashes the ball back to Aravind, but he is not able to hold on to it and runs through for a single. DOT! Full toss and played back to Aravind. Just four off it eventually!

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 89/4 | Overs 13 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 49(42), Pawan Negi 3(7) : Chris Gayle into the attack. SINGLE as Negi drops the ball towards covers. SINGLE again as de Kock moves on to 45. SINGLE towards mid-wicket. TWO RUNS as de Kock moves on to 49. SINGLE to finish the over.  

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 82/4 | Overs 12 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 41(35), Pawan Negi : Chris Jordan comes into attack SINGLE to start. OUT! as Chris Gayle takes a blinder at Point to end Sam Billings stay at the crease. Pawan Negi comes into the middle.DOT! as Pawan Negi fends the ball. DOT! Negi will want to support de Kock. DROPPED as Arvind misses a simple catch of Negi. 

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 80/3 | Overs 11 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 45(35), Sam Billings 4(5) :  Iqbal Abdulla into his first over. SINGLE to start the over. DOT as Billings blocks the ball. SINGLE as Billings sweeps Chahal for ONE. TWO, De Kock nears a fifty.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 75/3 | Overs 10 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 41(35), Sam Billings 3(2) : Chahal into this third over. KL Rahul appeals for a catch as umpire terms it not-out. FOUR! Samson crashes the ball towards the mid-wicket. OUT! Chahal gets his man, Samson departs for 17. Sam Billings comes into the middle, will look to support de Kock. TWO as Billings goes off the mark. SINGLE to put de Kock on strike. SINGLE to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 67/2 | Overs 9 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 40(34), Sanju Samson 13(9): Shane Watson into the attack, starts off with a SINGLE. SINGLE again as de Kock plays the ball through mid-wicket. SINGLE leg-bye this time. DOT! good over by Watson. Well dug by de Kock as Watson bowls in the block hole. SINGLE to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 62/2 | Overs 8 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 38(31), Sanju Samson 10(6): Chahal into the attack, SINGLE to start. SIX! Samson treats Chahal with a massive six.SINGLE smart cricket by Samson. de Kock takes a SINGLE towards midwicket. FOUR! Boudnary to finish the over. GOOD over for DD

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 48/2 | Overs 7 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 32(28), Sanju Samson2(3): Binny into the attack, de Kock picks him for TWO runs. SINGLE as Sanju Samson gets off the mark. SINGLE again as de Kock gets past 30. SINGLE for Samson towards third man. de Kock nabs the ball towards fine-leg for ONE. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 43/2 | Overs 6 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 29(25), Sanju Samson: Yuzvendra Chahal into his first over. DOT to start the over. SINGLE as de KOCK manages to get the ball towards the cover fielder. OUT! Virat Kohli takes a blinder as Nair departs on 11. Chahal picks his man. Sanju Samson comes into the middle. DOT as de Kock miss times the ball.DOT! de Kock plays it towards. SINGLE to finish the over. Good over by Chahal 

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 41/1 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 27(20), Karun Nair 11(9): DOT! as Shane Watson extracts some bounce from the pitch.  Chris Gayle misses out on catching a high ball from Nair, TWO, could have has his first wicket. DOT! well defended. Play and a miss by Nair tried to pull the ball. SIX as Nair upper-cuts Watson for a boundary over third man. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 33/1 | Overs 4 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 27(20), Karun Nair 3(3): SIX! de KOCK goes big as Arvind comes into bowl his second over. DOT! good comeback by Arvind. de KOCK manages to get the ball towards point only to be cleaned up by point fielder. FOUR! de KOCK shuffles in the crease and taps Arvind for another boundary. SINGLE this time, de KOCK looking good. SINGLE to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 21/1  | Overs 3 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 15(16), Karun Nair 2(2):  Chris Jordan comes into the attack, No-Ball first up as de Kock gets a single. FREE HIT, Nair gets the ball in the air for the fielder at cover point to catch it. DOT as de Kock hits the ball to ABD at cover. DOT! poor ball .FOUR! de KOCK smashes Jordan for a straight boundary.DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 13/1  | Overs 2 | BATTING: Quinton de Kock 10(9), Karun Nair 1(1) : Sreenath Arvind comes into bowl the second over, as Chris Jordan misses out on a catch towards point. OUT! Arvind strikes as Pant gives a simple catch to KL Rahul. Karun Nair comes into the middle, SINGLE to start his innings.DOT! DOT to finish the over, a successful one for RCB.

Live cricket score and updates Delhi Daredevils 10/0  | Overs 1 | BATTING: Rishabh Pant 1(1) , Quinton de Kock 8(5): Stuart Binny to open the bowling for RCB. SINGLE to start the DD innings as de Kock taps the ball for one. Quick SINGLE for Pant as he gets off the mark. FOUR! De Kock guides the ball as fine leg for  his first boundary. TWO runs as De Kock flicks the ball towards square-leg .DOT as De Kock defends. WIDE, Binny drifting down the pads. SINGLE to finish the first over.

 

Delhi Daredevils XI : Quinton de Kock(wk), Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Morris, Pawan Negi, Amit Mishra, Jayant Yadav, Zaheer Khan(c)

Royal Challengers Bangalore XI : Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, KL Rahul(wk), Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Chris Jordan, Sreenath Aravind, Iqbal Abdulla, Yuzvendra Chahal

TOSS: Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to bowl on a good batting track

RCB’s Virat Kohli is now the most destructive and trustworthy batsmen; and with KL Rahul, AB de Villiers performing to their absolute best, the RCB line-up looks to be unstoppable. With Gayle coming back to his truculent best, the bowling opposition will hardly find any cover in Raipur. Kohli and ABD have been the pillars of batting for RCB. And, in such high-stake match, they will be eager to go off the mark. Both DD and RCB have been hampered by their bowling, which have failed to live up to their reputation. With loss of Mitchell Starc and Samuel Badree, RCB have been unable to get their combinations right.

RCB will be the hot favorites in this match and DD who were reigning with confidence at the start of the league are  now looking to go through their first Playoffs as well.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Samuel Badree, Travis Head, Praveen Dubey, Vikramjeet Malik, Akshay Karnewar, Iqbal Abdulla, Sachin Baby, Vikas Tokas, Abu Nechim, David Wiese, Kedar Jadhav, Sreenath Aravind.

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock (wk), Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal.

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