IPL 2018, 45th Match, Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets
Saturday, May 12, 2018, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
With Dew playing its role at the Kotla, it was a great toss to win by the RCB captain Virat Kohli and opting to bowl first. Chahal opened the bowling for RCB and got them off to a great start picking up both the Delhi openers in his first two overs.
Rishabh Pant later continued his superb form notching up a 34-ball 61 to follow his century against Sun Risers in his previous game. Pant fell with the scorecard reading 109 for 3 in 13 overs. However, it was their 17-yeal old debutant Abhishek Sharma who scored an unbeaten 19-ball 46 with 3 fours and 4 sixes helped DD get to 181 for 4 in 20 overs.
During the chase, RCB lost both their openers early with just 18 runs on the board. AB de Villiers and Captain Virat Kohli then shared a 118-run stand for the third wicket to help RCB get out of the trouble. Kohli fell with RCB’s scorecard reading 136 and it was AB who remained unbeaten till the end to see RCB chase down the target with an Over to spare.
RCB (8 points) are at the seventh position and will go to Indore to play KXIP on Monday (May 14) while Delhi Daredevils (6 points) who are at the eighth position will remain at the Feroz Shah Kotla to host CSK on Friday (May 18).
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 187/5 in 19 overs (AB de Villiers – 72*, Virat Kohli – 70, Trent Boult – 2/40, Sandeep Lamichhane – 1/25) beat Delhi Daredevils – 181/4 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant – 61, Abhishek Sharma – 46*, Yuzvendra Chahal – 2/28, Moeen Ali – 1/25) by 5 wickets
Player of the Match:
AB de Villiers (RCB) – Unbeaten 72* runs and a catch
Rishabh Pant (DD) – 582 runs
Andrew Tye (KXIP) – 20 wickets
Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Jason Roy, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Abhishek Sharma, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Junior Dala, Trent Boult
Bench: Colin Munro, Rahul Tewatia, Avesh Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Mohammed Shami, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manjot Kalra, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Plunkett, Shahbaz Nadeem
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Playing XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Moeen Ali, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Quinton de Kock, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Murugan Ashwin, Corey Anderson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Manan Vohra
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