Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, highlights: De Villiers’ masterclass guides RCB to win
Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018 match here. AB de Villiers’ 39-ball 90* helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach a 175-run target, set by Delhi Daredevils, in 18 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 matchcricket Updated: Apr 21, 2018 23:56 IST
AB de Villiers proved once again why he is considered the most dangerous batsman in the world as he took just 39 balls to score 90* and guide Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match in Bangalore on Saturday. Earlier, Rishabh Pant (85) and Shreyas Iyer (52) helped Delhi Daredevils (DD) overcome a poor start against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and score 174/5 in 20 overs. RCB now have four points while DD have two points. Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018 match here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)
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23:40 hrs IST: It’s one of those nights when you see the ball well. The last two innings I wasn’t hitting it too well, but today I felt it coming off the middle, watched it nice and early, bought myself that extra split second to make decisions and that’s when I need to cash in. When you do get on top of the bowler, you have to take him down - ABD
23:28 hrs IST: And ABD finished it off in style as he hits Boult for a four through extra-covers. He ends on unbeaten 90 as RCBwin by six wickets
23:25 hrs IST: RCB now need less than 10 runs. Ab de Viliers is batting in his 80s.
23:20 hrs IST: Mandeep is having fun here as well as he hits Morris through long-off. ABD may not get his century though.
23:15 hrs IST: SIX! Mandeep starts with a bang against Morris, who is gong more that 11 per over as of now.
23:09 hrs IST: OUT! Corey Anderson b Boult 15(13) [6s-1] RCB 148/4 (15.5 Ovs)
23:05 hrs IST: SIX! Now Corey Anderson joins the party. He dispatches Boult over square leg.
23:01 hrs IST: AND AGAIN IT’S A HUGE SIX! AB de Villiers is in terrific form today. This time he dislodges Chris Morris to the third tier. RCB 140/3 in 15 overs
22:57 hrs IST: SIX! Nobody can stop ABD today it seems. This time Tewatia is at the receiving end as the ball flies into the stands. RCB 126/3 in 14 overs
22:51 hrs IST:SIX! Fifty up for ABD in just 24 balls! Take a bow champion. RCB are eyeing a smooth win here now. RCB 115/3 in 13 overs
22:45 hrs IST: WHAT A CATCH! Kohli c Boult b Harshal Patel 30(26) [4s-2 6s-1] RCB 92/3 (11.0 Ovs)
Harshal Patel gets his first IPL wicket, courtesy a brilliant catch by Trent Boult.
22:43 hrs IST: FOUR! This is insane batting from the South African hurricane. De Villiers is flourishing here against Harshal.
22:40 hrs IST: HUGE SIX! De Villiers takes Rahul Tewatia over mid-wicket. RCB 82/2 in 10 overs
22:36 hrs IST: Harshal Patel comes to bowl his first over and gives away six runs. RCB 72/2 in 9 overs
22:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli flicks Chris Morris for a boundary. RCB 66/2 in 8 overs
22:25 hrs IST: FOURS! De Villiers seems to have taken a special liking for Nadeem. First he sweeps him for a boundary, then through deep mid-wicket and then through square leg. This is superb batting. RCB 57/2 in 7 overs
22:23 hrs IST: SIX! Kohli hits Morris out of the park. Again a low six, a rgular feature at M. Chinnaswamy. RCB 43/2 in 6 overs
22:20 hrs IST: FOURS! De Villiers gets down to the task pretty easily. First he sweeps Nadeem to square leg boundary and then inside-out to the covers
22:17 hrs IST: de Kock run out (Vijay Shankar/Pant) 18(16) [4s-1 6s-1] RCB 29/2 (4.3 Ovs)
This is good drama. There is misunderstanding in the middle as de Kock gets run out. Compenation for the earlier mistake? Not quite. Total miscommunication between the two.
22:15 hrs IST: MISS! Kohli gets a life of Shahbaz Nadeem’s bowling.
22:14 hrs IST: SIX! de Kock charges against Maxwell’s bowling with a powerful sweep.
22:12 hrs IST: Boult continues from the other end and goves away just six runs. RCB have two experienced batsmen in the middle. 175 is not a challenging total at M. Chinnaswamy. RCB 15/1 in 3 overs
22:10 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is the new batsman
22:05 hrs IST: OUT! Vohra c Roy b Maxwell 2(5) RCB 10/1 (2.1 Ovs)
Maxwell gets a top-edge from Vohra, who is caught by Roy after a great dive.
22:01 hrs IST: FOUR! De Kock hits a beautiful shot off Trent Coult as the ball races through covers. RCB 5/0 in 1 over
21:59 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock and Manan Vohra are here to open the innings for RCB. Trent Boult will bowl the first over for DD.
21:48 hrs IST: DD made a good recovery after a poor start, all thanks to Rishabh Pant’s 85 and Shreyas Iyer’s 52
21:46 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils finish their innings on 174/5 in 20 overs
21:43 hrs IST: OUT! Pant c de Villiers b Corey Anderson 85(48) [4s-6 6s-7] DD 170/5 (19.4 Ovs)
Pant has done his job.
21:40 hrs IST: SIX! Pant Goes after Anderson, who is bowling his first over
21:37 hrs IST: FOURS! Pant again. Forst vomes of a leg bye and then he cheekily directs a Woakes delivery to third man. DD 163/4 in 19 overs
21:34 hrs IST: Pant has reached 71 in just 40 balls.
21:32 hrs IST: SIX! Pant again, this time at long-off. These are crucial runs for DD - 145/4 in 18 overs
21:29 hrs IST: SIX! Pant at it again. This time he hits a flat six off Siraj.
21:24 hrs IST:THREE FOURS! Fifty for Pant comes up. This has been a great innings under pressure. DD 130/4 in 17 overs
21:22 hrs IST: SIXES! Pant to the task now. He eases the pressure with back to back sixes. DD 117/4 in 16 overs
21:18 hrs IST: OUT! Maxwell c Siraj b Chahal 4(6) DD 105/4 (15.3 Ovs)
Chahal strikes again. This time he gets the dangerous Maxwell, yet again. The Aussie attempts a reverse-sweep but get a top-edge and is caught.
21:12 hrs IST: DD have reached 103/3 in 15 overs
21:08 hrs IST: OUT! Shreyas Iyer c Siraj b Washington Sundar 52(31) [4s-4 6s-3] DD 98/3 (13.5 Ovs)
Just when it look that Iyer will take DD to a big total, he falls to Sundar. That was unnecessary risk by Iyer as he went after wide delivery. Siraj took an easy catch at third man
21:05 hrs IST: SIXES! Iyer ups the ante here!
21:02 hrs IST: A good over for DD here! Pant and Iyer take Siraj to the cleaners. DD 84/2 in 13 overs
20:59 hrs IST: DD’s run-rate is still hovering just under six per over. Kohli has used his bowlers well. The only good thing about DD is that Pant-Iyer stand is set now.
20:54 hrs IST: This is very uncharacteristic batting by any team at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Virat Kohli’s gamble to bowl first has paid off it seems. DD 66/2 in 11 overs
20:51 hrs IST: This is the lowest score by any team in IPL in the first 10 overs
20:48 hrs IST: Washington Sundar comes to bowl his second over and gives away just five runs. The RCB bowlers have kept a tight leash on the DD batsmen. DD 58/2 (10)
20:40 hrs IST: Pant has connected well so far. His team needs him today. He has the ability to change the course of the match. Along with Shreyas, who has started his international career on a strong note, the stand will be crucial for DD - 53/2 in nine overs
20:38 hrs IST: FOUR! A reverse-sweep from Rishabh Pant sees DD dugout getting excited. They need more of these. DD 39/2 in 8 overs
20:36 hrs IST: Washington Sundar is the new bowler for RCB.
20:34 hrs IST: Siraj gives away just four runs! DD 32/2 in 7 overs
20:33 hrs IST: DD’s score of 28/2 is the lowest Powerplay score so far in this IPL
20:31 hrs IST: Mohammed Siraj is here now!
20:28 hrs IST: OUT! Roy b Chahal 5(16) DD 23/2 (5.4 Ovs)
Chahal gets his due! The ball stays low as Roy gets back. It hits the leg stump as the Chinnaswamy crowd erupts in joy
20:26 hrs IST: Some serious turn here for Chahal! he is looking dangerous today!
20:23 hrs IST: Another one! The young Shreyas directs another Umesh delivery to sweeper cover. DD 22/1 in 5 pvers
20:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Some respite fro DD as Shreyas Iyer breaks the shackles with a boundary at backward square leg.
20:21 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav bowls his third over now. He has been effective. The fast bowler has maintained a good line.
20:17 hrs IST: Yuzvendra Chahal is RCB’s first bowling change. He is getting the turn and the Daredevilss batsmen’s frustration is palpable. They have got off to a very slow start. DD 11/1 in 4 overs
20:13 hrs IST: OUT! Gambhir c Chahal b U Yadav 3(10) DD 7/1 (2.2 Ovs)
And the Delhi captain departs! Gambhir attempted a pull off a short delivery from Umesh and got caught by Chahal at short mid-wicket.
20:07 hrs IST: Chris Woakes bowls the second over! He mixes the yorker and short balls well. Gives away six runs. DD 7/0 (2)
20:03 hrs IST: CLOSE! Umesh almost gets an edge off Gambhir. The ball swung sharply! DD 1/0 (1)
20:00 hrs IST: Action about to start! Gambhir and Jason Roy will open for Delhi Dardevils. Umesh Yadav is bowling for RCB
19:44 hrs IST: Would have bowled first too. It’s easier to chase in Bangalore. Toss is not in our control - Gautam Gambhir at the toss
19:42 hrs IST: Manan Vohra comes in for Sarfraz Khan in RCB
19:40 hrs IST: We’re going to bowl first. There could be rain around. When these things happen, it usually rains in Bangalore. Outfield already wet, could get worse as we go along. Understanding what we need to do in the second half would be helpful - Virat Kohli at the toss
19:37 hrs IST: Harshal Patel has come in place of Shami for DD
19:35 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir(c), Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Manan Vohra, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
19:30 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to field against Delhi Daredevils
19:24 hrs IST: We are minutes away from toss!
19:19 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils is giving Harshal Patel his debut match for the franchise today. He got his cap from Rocky Ponting. He is medium fast bowler from Haryana
19:14 hrs IST: Both teams face an uphill task here. Nothing seems to be clicking so far for Virat Kohli’s team!
19:11 hrs IST: Welcome to the live coverage of this match!
The Virat Kohli-led side started its campaign on a losing note against KKR, but bounced back in the next match against Kings XI Punjab at home, before losing the next two matches against Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians.
RCB must tighten-up their bowling having conceded 200 plus runs in the previous two games at home. The spin duo of Yuzuvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar have gone for runs and would be itching to put up a better show.
On the other hand, Gambhir-led Delhi would like to forget their previous defeat at KKR’s hands.
Delhi had lost to Punjab in their opener and then lost to Royals in a rain-hit match, but they bounced back in style against Mumbai with Roy smashing an unbeaten 91.
India speedster Mohammed Shami is all set to join the team after Kolkata Police allowed him to do so following a three-hour interrogation. The speedster is accused of infidelity and domestic violence, by his wife.