Quinton de Kock's Maiden Century Gives DD Magnificent Win Over RCB
Quinton de Kock slammed the first century in the 2016 Indian Premier League and his spectacular effort helped Delhi Daredevils beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to register their second consecutive win.
Delhi Daredevils won the toss and chose to bowl in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Zaheer led from the front as he dismissed Chris Gayle for a duck in the first over. (Images Credit: BCCI)
However, from that point on, it was the AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli show as they took the attack to the Delhi Daredevils bowlers.
De Villiers was in fine form as RCB scored 63 runs in the powerplay.
Delhi Daredevils struggled to break the partnership and RCB were making great progress.
Kohli and de Villiers notched up their second consecutive century partnership as RCB stared at a massive total.
Kohli notched up his 21st fifty while de Villiers struck his 17th fifty in the IPL.
However, Carlos Brathwaite got the wicket of De Villiers and Delhi Daredevils pulled things back.
Shane Watson joined Kohli as he struck some big blows to score a quick 33.
However, Delhi Daredevils pulled things back in the final overs as RCB managed just 18 runs in three balls to end up on 191/5.
Chasing 192, Delhi Daredevils got off to a bad start as they lost Shreyas Iyer for a 0. A spectacular effort by Watson and David Wiese at the boundary resulted in a great catch.
Sanju Samson fell for nine and it seemed DD would face an uphill task.
However, De Kock started off aggressively and he continued his fine form.
De Kock was well supported by Karun Nair as they revived Delhi Daredevils.
De Kock and Nair took the attack to the RCB bowlers as they shared a magnificent 134-run stand to put DD on course for a magnificent win.
De Kock slammed the first fifty of the 2016 IPL and he became the second youngest centurion in the history of the tournament.
Although De Kock fell for 108, Nair notched up his fifty as Delhi Daredevils won the match by seven wickets.
This was Delhi Daredevils' second consecutive victory and it was their first win over RCB since 2010.