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Catch live cricket score of Match 55 of IPL 2015 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD)

(Which team will emerge victorious in this battle of fate — Royal Challengers or Delhi Daredevils? Catch live cricket scores and updates here)

Sadly, the rain has played spoilsport. Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified. They are currently at No. 2 on the points table, but will almost surely be replaced, because whoever wins the next match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will have won more matches, thereby ending at the second spot.


Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2/0 | Overs 1.1

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 1(2), Chris Gayle 1(5)

Zaheer Khan starts off. DOT. Swing on offer right away. Gayle defends. And the covers have come on. Rains plays spoilsport again!

Live cricket score Royal Challengers Bangalore: 2/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Virat Kohli 1(2), Chris Gayle 1(4)

Jayant Yadav starts proceedings. DOT. Kohli plays to square leg. ONE. Kohli and RCB are away. DOT. Defended. DOT. Stifled appeal for something, there was nothing. DOT. Played to the leg side. ONE. The Big Man takes a single to end the over.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 187/5 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 67(43), Saurabh Tiwary 13(9)

Mitchell Starc to bowl the final over. ONE. Saurabh gets it to fine leg. TWO. JP slices it over the infield, but doesn’t get it off the middle. Sarfaraz runs after it and keeps it down to two. FOUR. Short ball, and JP pulls it to square leg! TWO. Great fielding from ABdV, keeps it down to two. ONE. Good yorker. ONE. Great over from Starc to end with.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 176/5 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 58(39), Saurabh Tiwary 11(7)

Harshal Patel to bowl his final over. DOT. Slower yorker. FOUR. JP gets it one bounce over the ropes at backward square leg. FOUR! Smashed over covers! ONE, LEG BYE. He misses out this time. SIX! This time it’s Saurabh Tiwary! That was biffed over long on! ONE. Single down the ground to end with.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 160/5 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 50(35), Saurabh Tiwary 4(5)

Mitchell Starc resumes. DOT. Great yorker to start with. ONE. Quick single. ONE. Down to long off. TWO. Clipped away to deep midwicket. FOUR. That one threads the gap through covers. ONE. Down to fine leg to bring up his fifty!

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 151/5 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 42(30), Saurabh Tiwary 3(4)

David Wiese again. TWO. Duminy hits it nicely, but it’s good fielding. ONE. JP gets another. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Played down the ground. ONE. Played to point.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 144/5 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 37(26), Saurabh Tiwary 1(2)

Yuzvendra Chahal again. ONE. Driven to cover. OUT! Very unfortunate for Angelo! That ball was hit straight back down the ground, Yuzi touches it, gets it back onto the stumps, and Angelo couldn’t ground his bat. ONE. JP takes another single. ONE. Played to midwicket. ONE. Cut away. DOT. Played to the fielder.

OUT! Angelo Mathews 1(3) run out Yuzvendra Chahal

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 141/4 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 35(22), Angelo Mathews 1(3)

Harshal Patel again. ONE. Duminy plays it to the deep. OUT! Jadhav out for a golden duck! Angelo comes in. DOT. Good yorker. DOT. Bouncer, no run. ONE. Full toss, played to mid on. ONE, LEG BYE. It’s the timeout.

OUT! Kedar Jadhav 0(1) c Dinesh Karthik b Harshal Patel

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 138/3 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 34(20), Kedar Jadhav 0(0)

Yuzvendra Chahal again. SIX! JP greets him by slog sweeping him for six over square leg! SIX! This time over midwicket! ONE. Quick single. SIX! THAT’S THE BIGGEST OF THE LOT! This time it’s Yuvraj! OUT! Yuvi tries to go over long off but he finds Mitchell Starc! ONE. Played to midwicket.

OUT! Yuvraj Singh 11(7) c Mitchell Starc b Yuzvendra Chahal

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 118/2 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 20(16), Yuvraj Singh 5(5)

David Wiese again. TWO. Driven to cover. ONE. Played to the off side again. ONE. JP pulls to midwicket. ONE. Driven away again. DOT. No run. ONE. Single to end with.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 112/2 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: JP Duminy 18(13), Yuvraj Singh 1(2)

Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. ONE. JP tries to go big, the edge lands safely. OUT! Good catch running backward from Kohli! That was outstanding judgement from him! QdK’s blitz is over, he was looking to go over the leg side, got the splice to covers. ONE. JP takes a single. DOT. Yuvraj defends. ONE. Short ball, didn’t bounce, Yuvi pulls it for one.

OUT! Quinton de Kock 69(39) c Virat Kohli b Yuzvendra Chahal

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 109/1 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Quinton de Kock 69(38), JP Duminy 16(10)

Ashok Dinda again. ONE. Slashed to point. ONE. Inside edge. FOUR. Played by QdK to third man.  SIX! QdK goes over wide long on! MASSIVE! DOT. No run, for once. SIX! Another one! Same ball, same shot, same result!

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 90/1 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Quinton de Kock 52(33), JP Duminy 14(9)

Chris Gayle again. ONE. QdK takes a single to get away. SIX! JP plays an absolute cracker! Way over long on! ONE. Played to mid on. ONE. Driven to the deep. DOT. Wide outside off. ONE. Played to point.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 79/1 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Quinton de Kock 51(31), JP Duminy 6(5)

David Wiese returns. TWO. Short ball, and it’s pulled to square leg. ONE. Quick single. SIX! QdK is batting beautifully here! FOUR. Smacked back down the ground this time! FOUR. And another one! QdK is on fire! ONE. Slogs again, but not well.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 61/1 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Quinton de Kock 36(27), JP Duminy 3(3)

Chris Gayle comes on to bowl his first over of IPL 2015. DOT. LBW appeal to start with, the big man just turns around and politely enquires. DOT. No run again. ONE. Tried to slog, didn’t get it. ONE. That was smashed down the ground, but once again it’s ABdV who fields it. ONE. Short ball, pulled to the deep.  ONE. To square leg.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 57/1 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Quinton de Kock 34(23), JP Duminy 1(1)

Harshal Patel continues. ONE. QdK takes a single now. OUT! THAT’S THE END for Shreyas! Short ball, and he cuts it to point! ONE. JP gets off the mark right away. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Short ball, not pulled well. ONE. Nicely played, but it went to ABdV, so it’s just one.

OUT! Shreyas Iyer 20(18) c Chris Gayle b Harshal Patel

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 54/0 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 20 (17), Quinton de Kock 32 (19)

Starc comes back into the attack. He bowls to Iyer and misses the bat by an inch. Close enough to get caught behind. Iyer gets lucky. Iyer makes room and smacks the ball for six. First six of the innings. Single taken by Iyer. De Kock on strike. The South African joins the party now. Slams Starc for four towards long on. Single taken and Iyer back on strike. Twelve off the over. Dot ball. Little bit of banter between Starc and Iyer and strategic time out taken.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 42/0 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 13 (13), Quinton de Kock 27 (17)

David Wiese has been introduced to the attack. Virat Kohli, skipper of RCB, has plenty of bowling options. Quinton de Kock faces his fellow countryman. Single taken. Iyer on strike. Edges and falls short of point. Cheeky shot and the next ball runs down to the third man. Single taken by Iyer. Wiese to de Kock. De Kock takes single and Iyer is back on strike. More singles. Quinton de Kock back on strike. De Kock smashes the last one for four towards long off.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 34/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 11 (10), Quinton de Kock 21 (14)

Dinda continues. Dina to Iyer and single taken. Smacks and four more. Quinton de Kock is scoring in fours. Moves down the track and four more for de Kock. Back-to-back fours for de Kock. Single and Iyer on strike. Two runs taken. Good running between the wickets. Pitched up and Iyer finds the gap. His first four of the innings.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 18/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 4 (7), Quinton de Kock 12 (11)

Harshal Patel is the new bowler. De Kock drives the first delivery for four towards long on. Slower ball and de Kock misses it. Runs down the track and find the gap for four more. Fourth delivery guided towards third man and single taken. Patel to Iyer and slower ball. Dot ball. Single to end the over.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 8/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 3 (5), Quinton de Kock 3 (7)

Ashoke Dinda to bowl the second over. Wide as the ball swings away. Quick single taken off the second ball. Direct throw but de Kock reaches on time. On the leg side to de Kock and single taken. Bowls the third ball away from the off and the ball runs off to the third man. Single taken. De Kock moves towards the off and hits the pad. Dinda shouts for LBW appeal. Umpire not interested. Way outside off stump. Do Kock moves down the track and smacks the delivery. The ball lands short of the third man. Swing and miss. Dot ball to end the over.

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 3/0 | Over 1

BATSMEN: Shreyas Iyer 1 (2), Quinton de Kock 1 (4)

Mitchell Starc to bowl the first over. First ball to Quinton de Kock and single taken. Second ball to Shreyas Iyer, good length ball and fielder stops. AB de Villiers runs to extra cover for the third delivery. The third one swings in towards leg and single taken by Iyer. Fuller length ball to de Kock and the South African is unable to free his arm and big inside edge to the pads. Dot balls. The wicket looks very dry and has a lot of grass. First extra over the match — Wide ball. Dot ball to end the over.


TOSS UPDATE: Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and chosen to bowl first.

Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Harshal Patel, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashok Dinda.

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Shreyas Iyer, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy (c), Kedar Jadhav (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Jayant Yadav, Gurinder Sandhu , Shabaaz Nadim , Zaheer Khan.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 55 of Indian Premier League (IPL)  2015 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Sunday. I am Shiamak Unwalla and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match.

After a gap of four seasons, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are poised to make the playoffs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but they first have to clear a tricky hurdle in no-hopers Delhi Daredevils (DD) whom they host on Sunday in their concluding league game.

Skipper Virat Kohli’s 19-ball 44 in Hyderabad on Friday gained RCB two vital points from the rain-truncated game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Thus, with 15 points from 13 matches, RCB have sealed playoff berth and a win against Daredevils will be an added bonus ahead of the playoffs. The last time RCB made the playoffs was in 2011 when they finished runners-up to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while last year, the Bengaluru outfit ended up seventh.

Squads:

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.

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.

Catch live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL 2015 Match 55 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD)