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IPL 2017 highlights, DD vs RCB: RCB break losing streak, beat DD by 10 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore ended IPL 2017 on a high as they defeated Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs . Pawan Negi was the pick of the RCB bowlers with 3/10 while Rishabh Pant was the top-scorer for Delhi Daredevils with 45. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here

ipl 2017 Updated: May 15, 2017 00:07 IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore broke their losing streak to register a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the final league match of IPL 2017. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here
Royal Challengers Bangalore broke their losing streak to register a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the final league match of IPL 2017. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here(BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore snapped their losing streak by defeating Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs. For the hosts, Rishabh Pant top-scored with 45 while for Virat Kohli’s team, Pawan Negi and Harshal Patel picked up three wickets apiece. Despite this win, RCB will end up with the wooden spoon for the first time. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)

00:06 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. The IPL 2017 moves into the play-offs. Join us then for the coverage.

00:04 hrs IST: Harshal Patel, Man of the Match: It hasn’t been easy for me, especially with the team losing and me not getting an opportunity to show my form. Got an opportunity in the last game and I really wanted to leave a dent.

00:00 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: It has been a season to forget and reflect on. We have to start fresh as a franchise. Depends on how many players we can retain. But we do have guys who we have identified. We are really happy to finish off with a win.

23:54 hrs IST: Zaheer Khan: When we look back we feel we needed to have experience in the batting order. On this kind of wicket when the wicket is slowing down, you need someone who can take it slowly.

23:52 hrs IST: Over in Dublin, New Zealand have held their nerve and beaten Ireland by 51 runs despite Niall O’Brien’s maiden century. In Dominica, Roston Chase’s 50 has defied Pakistan as they seek a series win.

Pawan Negi picked up 3/10 while Harshal Patel snapped up 3/43 to give Royal Challengers Bangalore victory by 10 runs in the last league game of IPL 2017. (BCCI)

23:45 hrs IST: Negi finishes with 3/10 and Royal Challengers Bangalore have something to smile for. They have defeated Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs to end IPL 2017 on a high. However, despite registering their third win, RCB will end up with the wooden spoon.

23:40 hrs IST: Appeal for stumping and Shami could be in trouble here. He did not plant his back foot inside the crease. He is OUT! Looks like it is all over for Delhi Daredevils.

23:38 hrs IST: Shami gets a vital four to fine leg. Could Delhi Daredevils get an unlikely victory?

23:35 hrs IST: DROPPED! Shami almost miscued a lofted shot to long on but Kohli runs to his left and ends up palming it over the ropes for six. He is doing it with the bat here.

23:34 hrs IST: Avesh Khan is getting some treatment on his calf. He may be cramping up.

23:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Negi has his revenge and Mishra is cleaned up. RCB are closing in on a much-needed win.

23:30 hrs IST: Mishra has lofted Negi down the ground and that is a vital hit for six. Kohli is looking a bit anxious.

23:27 hrs IST: Two consecutive boundaries by Mohammed Shami and Delhi Daredevils are staying afloat in this match. But, RCB might have just about done enough.

23:25 hrs IST: WICKET! That should be it for Delhi Daredevils. Full ball angling in, Pant goes for the slog and misses it. Harshal Patel gets his third wicket.

23:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Six and out. Cummins looks to loft Travis Head down the ground but mistimes it totally, Kohli at long off takes the catch.

23:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Corey’s struggles ends. He sashays down the track to a flatter delivery but gets beaten and is stumped by a long way. Delhi Daredevils are facing an uphill task.

Rishabh Pant held the key for Delhi Daredevils. (BCCI)

23:16 hrs IST: Three runs in Watson’s over and he finishes his spell. 4-0-16-1. Splendid effort from the Australian.

23:12 hrs IST: Over in Dominica, Pakistan are four wickets away from a series win. In Dublin, Ireland are on the verge of defeating New Zealand.

23:10 hrs IST: 11 runs in Harshal Patel’s over. Pant slams two boundaries and he is keeping Delhi Daredevils in the hunt. Corey Anderson has struggled so far.

23:03 hrs IST: Only three runs in Watson’s over. The pressure mounts on Delhi Daredevils. Looks like RCB are about to break their losing streak.

Harshal Patel got the wickets of Shreyas Iyer and Marlon Samuels in quick succession. (BCCI)

22:56 hrs IST: WICKET! Harshal Patel is on a hat-trick. Slow off-cutter and Marlon Samuels misses it totally to get cleaned up. Marlon Samuels b Harshal Patel 0 (1).

22:54 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball outside off, Iyer forehands it to cover where Watson takes it non-chalantly.

22:50 hrs IST: Eight runs in Watson’s over. Iyer and Pant are the key now for Delhi Daredevils.

22:45 hrs IST: RCB are letting the pressure slip here. Chahal oversteps and Iyer gets a boundary off the free-hit. This partnership has ensured Delhi Daredevils stay in the hunt.

22:39 hrs IST: Pant and Iyer have decided to cut loose. The right-hander thrashes a flighted delivery over long on while the left-hander scythes to long off for another maximum. 16 runs in Travis Head’s over.

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant held firm for Delhi Daredevils here. (BCCI)

22:35 hrs IST: RCB are pulling things back and the DD batsmen are struggling on this sluggish pitch. Rishabh Pant has to play some attacking cricket here.

22:28 hrs IST: Over in Dominica, West Indies have lost their fifth wicket. Pakistan are closing in on their first Test series win in the Caribbean.

22:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Karun mistimes the pull shot and the catch is taken at mid wicket. Karun Nair c Kedar Jadhav b Shane Watson 26 (22).

22:21 hrs IST: Over in Dominica, Pakistan are six wickets away from sealing a historic Test series win in the Caribbean

22:19 hrs IST: Three boundaries by Karun Nair off Harshal Patel and Delhi Daredevils have moved to 40/1 after five overs.

22:16 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer gets going with a six over long off. Delhi Daredevils are 25/1 after four overs.

Avesh Khan removed Sanju Samson to provide some cheer for RCB. (BCCI)

22:15 hrs IST: DD are 17/1 after three overs

22:14 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is giving some tips to Avesh Khan. Next ball, it goes for a boundary! Looks like the skipper’s tips did not really work.

22:13 hrs IST: Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer are at the crease for Delhi Daredevils at the moment

22:10 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils are 13/1 after 2 overs.

22:07 hrs IST: Good first over from RCB. Only 2 runs and a wicket to start with for Avesh Khan.

22:04 hrs IST: Brilliant start from RCB. Virat Kohli must be pleased!

22:02 hrs IST: Second ball and Sanju Samson is OUT! RCB have struck on the second ball of the innings

Sachin Baby and Pawan Negi slammed some cameos to help RCB reach 161/6 against Delhi Daredevils. (BCCI)

21:46 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore reach 161/6. Will it be enough on this deck? Delhi Daredevils have a strong batting line-up.

21:43 hrs IST: Another boundary by Negi. This last over is hurting Delhi Daredevils.

21:42 hrs IST: Two consecutive outside edges by Pawan Negi off Anderson result in boundaries to third man and RCB cross 150. Can they go past 160?

21:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Splendid catch from Corey Anderson. Cummins bowls a full ball on middle and Sachin Baby mistimes the lofted shot, Anderson runs back slightly at long on and takes the catch close to the ropes. He did that to Ben Stokes during the Rising Pune Supergiant game.

21:34 hrs IST: Sachin Baby is hitting some crucial boundaries. Can RCB get to 160? It will be challenging on this wicket.

21:30 hrs IST: Sachin Baby finds the boundary at long off. Can he and Shane Watson take RCB to 160?

21:28 hrs IST: WICKET! RCB are losing their way in the death overs. Kedar Jadhav is run-out by Pat Cummins thanks to some sharp work short third man. RCB 131/5 in 17.4 overs.

Virat Kohli departed for 58 as Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their way in the death overs. (BCCI)

21:22 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav gets into the act as he crunches Zaheer down the ground for his first six. Ends the Indian veteran’s spell. 1/31 off four with the big wicket of Kohli.

21:21 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment. Kohli looks to loft Zaheer over long off but toe-ends the shot and long off takes the catch close to the boundary.

21:19 hrs IST: Costly! Zaheer drops Kohli and next ball, he dishes out a full toss which is hammered over deep mid wicket for the RCB skipper’s third six.

21:18 hrs IST: Only five runs in Cummins’ over. Delhi Daredevils are pulling things back nicely in the death overs. After 16 overs, RCB are 112/3.

21:14 hrs IST: Kohli slices a full ball from Zaheer to deep cover to notch up his 30th IPL fifty. He is coming good in the last league game.

Delhi Daredevils fought back well by taking the wickets of Chris Gayle and Travis Head in quick succession. (BCCI)

21:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Travis Head is run-out. The throw from long on was flat and good to Zaheer who breaks the wicket at the bowler’s end. RCB 102/3 in the 15th over.

21:07 hrs IST: Kohli nears a fifty as RCB reach 101/2 in 14 overs. Nadeem has bowled well so far.

21:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Gayle will not have a fifty and his poor IPL 2017 has ended as he toe-ends a slog sweep to be caught at mid wicket. RCB 96/2 in 13.1 overs.

20:59 hrs IST: Good over from Corey Anderson as he gives away just six singles. But one feels that Mishra’s over has given RCB the momentum that they desire.

20:57 hrs IST: Now, Kohli joins in the act as Mishra’s over goes from bad to worse. The RCB skipper latches onto a short ball and pulls it into the deep mid wicket stands and next ball, he employs the helicopter shot and whips it to wide long on for a boundary. The partnership has crossed 50. Danger signals for Delhi Daredevils.

Chris Gayle neared his milestone while Virat Kohli also batted aggressively. (BCCI)

20:54 hrs IST: BOOM! Mishra has bowled that delivery too short and Gayle clobbers the pull shot into the deep mid wicket stands as he nears his fifty.

20:51 hrs IST: RCB are 71/1 after 11 overs. Although the run-rate has slowed a touch, RCB have a nice base from which they can attack.

20:50 hrs IST: As the innings is progressing, the pitch is becoming difficult for strokeplay. A total of 150-160 could be very hard to chase for Delhi Daredevils.

20:47 hrs IST: Kohli is in that groove now. Shahbaz Nadeem floats a flighted delivery on the pads and the RCB skipper glances it to the fine leg boundary. RCB are 66/1 after 10 overs.

20:46 hrs IST: 11 runs in Corey Anderson’s first over and RCB are 59/1 in nine overs. Delhi Daredevils need to break this stand.

Virat Kohli started confidently while Chris Gayle looked in great touch for Royal Challengers Bangalore. (BCCI)

20:43 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Anderson gets some extra bounce and Kohli looks to turn it to square leg, but the ball takes the leading edge but it lands safely at short fine leg.

20:42 hrs IST: Shot of the match so far. Corey Anderson bowls a scrambled-up full ball outside off, Kohli presents the full face of the bat and carves it over deep extra cover for a wonderful maximum. The fifty is up for RCB.

20:39 hrs IST: Loud appeal for a catch by Mishra against Gayle. The umpire does not give it and the legspinner is flabbergasted. He cannot believe it. Rishabh Pant was pretty confident that it was out.

20:38 hrs IST: Not a good start for Amit Mishra as Kohli capitalises on a short ball and thumps the pull shot to the deep mid wicket fence.

20:36 hrs IST: Great over from Pat Cummins as only four runs are conceded. However, this might not worry RCB so much.

20:29 hrs IST: RCB are 37/1 after six overs. With Kohli and Gayle at the crease, Delhi Daredevils will be worried.

Pat Cummins removed Vishnu Vinod cheaply. (BCCI)

20:27 hrs IST: Gayle continues to motor on as he punches a full ball past Shami for a boundary. Both Kohli and Gayle are vital now for RCB’s success.

20:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Vishnu Vinod’s struggles end. Full ball angled in from Pat Cummins and the batsman misses the slog to be cleaned up for 3. RCB 30/1 in 5 overs.

20:18 hrs IST: RCB are 27/0 after four overs. The worrying thing for Delhi Daredevils is that Gayle has gotten his eye in and he finally looks in great touch.

20:16 hrs IST: WHAM! Huge hit. Gayle latches on to this off-cutter from Mohammed Shami and he launches it into the stands at deep mid wicket.

20:14 hrs IST: Good comeback from Zaheer as he beats Gayle twice. RCB are 19/0 after three overs.

20:10 hrs IST: Steady start for Royal Challengers Bangalore so far. After two overs, they are 17/0 with Gayle looking in good touch.

Chris Gayle played some attacking cricket after Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bat. (BCCI)

20:08 hrs IST: Gayle has taken off at the Kotla. Full and wide ball from Mohammed Shami, the left-hander goes after it and slices the full ball over fine leg for the first six of the game.

20:04 hrs IST: Good start from Gayle as he flicks another full ball to the deep square leg boundary. After the first over, RCB are 10/0.

20:02 hrs IST: Poor ball from Zaheer. He floats a full ball on the pads of Gayle and the left-hander neatly clips it to the fine leg fence to get off the mark with a boundary.

20:01 hrs IST: Zaheer Khan is playing his 100th match in IPL. In the game against Rising Pune Supergiant, he picked up his 100th wicket.

19:59 hrs IST: Out come Chris Gayle and Vishnu Vinod. Can the West Indies dasher shine for one last time? Who knows, this could be the last time we see Gayle in RCB colours.

19:45 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both teams

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), Vishnu Vinod, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan(c)

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and chose to bat versus Delhi Daredevils in a dead-rubber encounter. (BCCI)

19:30 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and will bat. Delhi Daredevils are unchanged while RCB are without AB de Villiers. In fact, both teams are playing only three overseas players.

19:26 hrs IST: In the first match between DD and RCB, Virat Kohli’s team won a close encounter by 15 runs. Overall, RCB have a 10-6 head-to-head advantage.

19:20 hrs IST: The four teams for the play-offs have been decided. The first match in the knock-out stage will be a Maharashtra Derby again with Mumbai Indians taking on Rising Pune Supergiant in the first qualifier while Sunrisers Hyderabad, the defending champions, will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator.

19:18 hrs IST: In the first match of the day, Rising Pune Supergiant thrashed Kings XI Punjab by nine wickets, with Glenn Maxwell’s team getting bowled out for 73. With this win, Steve Smith’s team have qualified for the IPL play-offs and have finished second in the points table.

19:15 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the last league game of IPL 2017 between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore from the Ferozeshah Kotla. It is a dead-rubber match with nothing but pride at stake for both teams.

Anything that can go wrong for Virat Kohli in IPL 2017 has gone wrong. With inconsistent batting, bowling and the failure of the big guns in the team, it is no surprise that Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the bottom of the table. A win will not be enough to help them escape the wooden spoon, but it will go a long way in restoring some pride.

On the other hand, Delhi Daredevils are high on momentum having won two consecutive games against Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Sueprgiant. They will also be eyeing revenge against RCB, against whom they lost in their first league game of IPL 2017 by a margin of 15 runs. A win will help them end the season on a high.