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Delhi Daredevils beat table topper RC Bangalore by 17 runs

The Delhi Daredevils has broken the jinx and beat the table-topper the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 17 runs in Bangalore.

india Updated: Mar 25, 2010 20:14 IST

Kedar Jadhav's breezy unbeaten half-century and some immaculate bowling fashioned Delhi Daredevils' 17-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, thus snapping their losing streak in the Indian Premier League here today.

Put in to bat, Delhi piled up a challenging 183 for four, thanks to Jadhav's unbeaten 29-ball 50 and AB de Villiers' 45 off 35 ball.

Walking out to defend the total, the Daredevils restricted the Bangalore team to 166 for nine in 20 overs at the floodlit M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

It was a welcome victory for the Delhi side which had lost its last three matches on the trot.

Manish Pandey made a 29-ball 39 and Virat Kohli cracked an unbeaten 28-ball 33 but their efforts were not enough as the Delhi bowling order, led by Mishra (2/23), brought the visitors back in the match after RCB's flying start.

Chasing a challenging 184-run target, Royals Challengers went off to a solid start with openers Pandey and South African Jacques Kallis (27) producing a 71-run partnership.

The hosts suffered the first loss in the 10th over when Kallis, who struck three fours during his 29-ball innings, misjudged a flighted delivery of Mishra and the ball crashed on to his stumps.

Australian fast-bowler Andrew McDonald struck in the next over removing Pandey, who hit four fours and a six before being clean bowled.

Bangalore, who were cruising towards the target, suddenly found them under pressure as they lost four wickets inside 19 runs.

Robin Uthappa (15 off 10), who started well cracking one four and a six, and Rahul Dravid (1) also failed to do much and returned to the dugout cheaply.

Riding on Kedar Jadhav's breezy unbeaten 29-ball 50, Delhi Daredevils posted a challenging 183 for four against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League match here today.

After Bangalore captain Anil Kumble won the toss and elected to bowl, opener David Warner gave Daredevils an explosive start cracking a 14-ball 33 with the help of three fours and two sixes.

The home side conceded 44 runs in the first five overs before R Vinay Kumar took a brilliant catch at long off area to remove dangerous Warner in the fourth over.

Vinay was again in the thick of action when he had Virender Sehwag (12) caught by Virat Kohli at backward point area.

AB de Villiers again pushed the Daredevils' run rate up with a quickfire 45 off 35 balls, during which he struck three fours.

But it was plucky Jadhav who produced a quickfire innings, which was adorned with five fours and two sixes.

Andrew McDonlad remained unbeaten with 18 off 12 balls after raising 49 runs for the fifth wicket with Jadhav, which came off just 23 balls.

For the Bangalore side, Vinay Kumar took one wicket for 29 runs while speedster Dale Steyn also got one wicket giving away 42 runs in his four overs.

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble won the toss and chose to field in their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils here today.

Daredevils made three changes from their last match team. Andrew MacDonald replaced Moises Henriques while Pradeep Sangwan and Kedar Jadhav came in for Sarabjit Ladda and Yogesh Nagar.

RCB made no changes from their last match team.

The Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Anil Kumble (capt), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Dravid, Mark Boucher (wk), Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar, Dale Steyn.

Delhi Daredevils: Dinesh Karthik (capt. & wk), David Warner, Virender Sehwag, AB de Villiers, Andrew MacDonald, Mithun Manhas, Kedar Jadhav, Amit Mishra, Dirk Nannes, Umesh Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan..