Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 10 runs in the last league match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. Losing Sanju Samson early, Delhi could not get their momentum going in the run-chase as Bangalore picked up wickets at regular intervals. Disciplined bowling from Banglore curbed the flow of runs in the middle overs which put Delhi batsmen under pressure. Rishabh Pant (45) scored the highest for the home team. For Bangalore, Harshal Patel finished with the figures of three for 43 in his four overs. In the battle of the pride, Bangalore stood tall. (SCORECARD)
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23:44 IST: And it's over, Bangalore beat Delhi by 10 runs at Feroz Shah Kotla.
23:43 IST: Delhi need 11 runs in 2 balls.
23:41 IST: Stumped! Shami goes for the glory hit, steps out, misses and Vinod takes the bail off.
23:38 IST: Last over to go, Delhi need 13 runs to pip Bangalore
23:31 IST: Cleaned!! Trying one too many shots, Amit Mishra shimmies down the wicket, misses and the ball crashes into the stumps.
23:30 IST: Six! Mishra steps down the wicket and smokes Negi for a maximum straight down the ground.
23:25 IST: Harshal completes his bowling for three for 43 in his four overs.
23:24 IST: Cleaned up! Slower delivery from Harshal, Pant swings, misses, and the ball crashes into the stumps.
23:22 IST: Six! On the pads from Harshal, Pant clobbers him on the leg side for a huge maximum.
23:20 IST: Out! Cummins heaves, gets the toe end of the bat and Kohli takes a good catch. Delhi Daredevils losing momentum.
23:19 IST: Six! Right in the slot for Cummins, he smokes Head for a biggy.
23:17 IST: Stumped!! Corey Anderson steps down the wicket, misses, Vishnu Vinod collects the ball and takes the bails off.
23:14 IST: Good over from Shane Watson, concedes only three runs. Required rate for Delhi is above 11.
23:10 IST: Delhi need 61 more runs off 36 balls.
23:09 IST: Four! Short from Patel, Pant pulls the ball away over short fine leg.
23:07 IST: Four! Short and wide from Patel, Pant guides the ball away for a boundary.
23:03 IST: 13 overs gone, Delhi stand at 90 for four, need more 72 runs in 42 balls.
22:58 IST: Brilliant over from Harshal Patel, concede just three runs and takes two wickets.
22:56 IST: Cleaned up! Slower ball from Patel, Samuels goes for a golden duck.
22:54 IST: Out!! Short from Patel, Iyer slaps the ball straight to short mid-off as Watson takes a low catch. Delhi 87 for three, 11.4 overs.
22:49 IST: Four! Short from Watson, Pant mistimes but gets enough of the bat on the ball for it to reach the boundary.
22:45 IST: Ten overs gone, Delhi stand at 76 for two, need more 86 runs.
22:41 IST: Six! Pant getting into the act, clobbers Head inside out over cover.
22:38 IST: Four! Tossed up delivery, Iyer dances down and hits the ball for a boundary on the leg side.
22:29 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Delhi stand at 42 for two.
22:23 IST: Out! Short from Shane Watson, Nair miscues the pull straight to Kedhar Jadhav on the leg side. Delhi 41 for two.
22:21 IST: Difficult chance put down by Vishnu Vinod. Iyer slashes hard at Harshal Patel, doesn't carry to the keeper as the ball dips right in front of the keeper.
22:19 IST: Four! Two in two for Karun Nair, cuts Harshal handsomely.
22:18 IST: Four! Nair gets across to the off-stump, and guides the ball away towards fine leg for a boundary.
22:17 IST: Four! Bit of width from Harshal Patel, Karun Nair puts it away for a boundary.
22:15 IST: Six! Tossed up delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal, Iyer dances down the wicket and clobbers it over long on for a maximum.
22:10 IST: After 2 overs Delhi are 13 for 0.
22:08 IST: Four Byes! That spun a long way from Chahal. Nair beaten all ends up. So is the keeper.
22:06 IST: Four! Nair sweeps and sweeps well.
22:02 IST: Shreyas Iyer is the new batsman.
22:01 IST: Wicket: Sanju Samson departs as Avesh Khan gets the first breakthrough for Bangalore.
22:00 IST: Both the Delhi openers are out there in the middle. Sanju Samson and Karun Nair are the two openers for Delhi. Avesh Khab to start things off for Bangalore.
21:58 IST: And we are back for the run chase.
21:44 IST: And it's done, Bangalore reach 161 for six in 20 overs against Delhi Daredevils.
21:43 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries from Negi off Anderson
21:36 IST: Out! Slower delivery from Cummins, Baby miscues and Anderson takes a good catch.
21:34 IST: Four! Cummins gets the yorker wrong, Baby slams the ball straight down the ground.
21:30 IST: Four! Baby hits Shami for a boundary on the off-side to end the over.
21:28 IST: Run-out! Kedhar Jadhav tucks the ball away to the short third man, takes a run, Pat Cummins hits the wicket directly as Jadhav falls short of the crease.
21:22 IST: Six! Kedhar Jadhav dispatches Zaheer Khan for a six straight down the ground.
21:20 IST: Out! Length ball from Zaheer, Kohli heaves, miscues and Nadeem takes a good catch at long off.
21:19 IST: Six! Right in the slot from Zaheer, Kohli slams the ball out of the park.
21:18 IST: Safe! Difficult chance for Zaheer Khan as Kohli hits the ball straight back to him.
21:13 IST: Virat Kohli brings up his IPL fifty, Bangalore 107 for three in 15 overs.
21:09 IST: Run-out!! Sharp throw from Shreyas Iyer from the deep, Zaheer Khan collects the ball and takes the bails off to send Travis Head back.
21:07 IST: Good over from Nadeem, takes a wicket and concedes five runs.
21:03 IST: Big wicket!! Nadeem strikes, removes the danger man Chris Gayle. Bangalore stand at 96 for two.
21:00 IST: 13 overs gone, Bangalore stand at 96 for one.
20:56 IST: Six and a four! Kohli in all his glory dispatches the ball on the leg side.
20:55 IST: Six! Kohli getting into the act. Mishra is being taken to the cleaners.
20:54 IST: Six! Short from Mishra, Gayle rocks back and smokes him for a biggy.
20:48 IST: Ten overs gone, Bangalore stand at 66 for one. Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle are out in the middle.
20:47 IST: Four! Nadeem straying on the pads, Kohli tucks the ball for a boundary past the short fine leg fielder.
20:41 IST: Six! Virat Kohli changing gears, smacks Corey Anderson for a a six.
20:38 IST: Four! Short from Mishra, Virat Kohli beautifully dissects deep mid-wicket and long on.
20:30 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Bangalore stand at 37 for one.
20:25 IST: Four! Full length from Shami, Gayle drives the ball straight down the ground.
20:22 IST: Out! Short from Cummins, trying to across the line, Vishnu Vinod drags the ball onto the stumps. Bangalore 30 for one after 4.5 overs.
20:16 IST: Six!! Short form Shami, Gayle slams the ball on the leg side for a huge maximum.
20:13 IST: After three overs, Bangalore stand at 19 for no loss.
20:06 IST: Six! Wide from Shami, Gayle swings, ball takes the outside edge and flies over third man for the first maximum.
20:04 IST: Decent start for Bangalore, after the first over they stand at 10 for no loss.
20:03 IST: Four! On the pads again, Gayle gets his second boundary.
20:02 IST: Four! Zaheer straying on the pads, Gayle flicks it for his first boundary.
20:00 IST: Delhi skipper Zaheer Khan playing his 100th IPL game.
19:59 IST: Zaheer Khan leading the bowling attack for Delhi.
19:58 IST: Chris Gayle and Vishnu Vinod opening the batting for Bangalore.
19:50 IST: Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore:
RCB XI: C Gayle, V Kohli (C), V Vinod (W), T Head, K Jadhav, S Watson, S Baby, P Negi, H Patel, Y Chahal, A Khan #DDvRCB— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 14, 2017
19:48 IST: Playing XI for Delhi Daredevils:
DD XI: S Samson, K Nair, R Pant (W), S Iyer, M Samuels, C Anderson, P Cummins, A Mishra, M Shami, S Nadeem, Z Khan (C) #DDvRCB— NDTV Live Scores (@CricketNDTVLive) May 14, 2017
19:36 IST: Team changes -- Delhi have no changes in their line up. On the other hand, Bangalore will be playing with only three internationals, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson and Travis Head.
19:31 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bat first against Delhi Daredevils.
19:21 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore straight from Delhi.
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