IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils: Bangalore Beat Delhi By 6 Wickets

Updated: 22 April 2018 00:12 IST

IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils Highlights: AB de Villiers helps Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by six wickets

IPL Highlights, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils: Bangalore Beat Delhi By 6 Wickets
RCB vs DD Highlights: The match was played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. © BCCI

It was an AB de Villiers (90 not out off 39 balls) show that not only lit up the M Chinnaswamy Stadium but also helped Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Saturday night. Chasing 175 for victory, Bangalore lost their openers early but De Villiers and RCB captain Virat Kohli (30) steadied the innings and took the team forward. The South African superstar, who was adjudged the man of the match, played nonchalantly and did not let the opposition bowlers settle down. After this win, RCB are placed fifth, while Delhi are placed last. (Scorecard)

Earlier, Mighty innings from Shreyas Iyer (52) and Rishabh Pant (85) helped Delhi Daredevils post a competitive total of 174/5 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Put into the bat first, the hosts were in total control as they did not let the visitors have a solid start to their innings. Both openers Gautam Gambhir and Jason Roy looked out of form and did not pose much threat as they departed cheaply for 3 and 5 respectively. While RCB controlled the momentum of the game, Iyer and Pant steadied the Delhi innings and strung a 75-run partnership as they took the attack to the opposition. Iyer looked in top-form but was dismissed by a brilliant Washington Sundar delivery. However, Pant carried on the onslaught as he changed his gears soon.

After Iyer was dismissed, Pant stitched together a 65-run partnership with Rahul Tewatia and was sending the bowlers on a leather hunt. Few costly overs in the death helped Delhi post a competitive target. Pant was very well en route to his IPL hundred but was dismissed a slower Corey Anderson delivery. The RCB bowling department was on-point yet again but lost their plot towards the end. For the hosts, Yuzvendra Chahal finished with figures of 2/22, while Anderson, Washington and Umesh Yadav picked up a wicket each.

When and Where to Watch Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

RCB vs DD Highlights

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Bangalore end their 2-match losing run and gain vital 2 points to climb up the ladder. Today was an entertaining day as in the first game, Punjab won a rain-hit affair with ease. The action continues tomorrow as there's another double-header. Firstly, Hyderabad will host Chennai at 1600 local (1030 GMT), which will be followed by Mumbai travelling to Jaipur to face Rajasthan at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join in for that. Cheers, folks!

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AB de Villiers is handed the Man of the Match award. His blitzkrieg of 90, which came in 39 balls to be precise, ended any hopes Delhi had of defending the total they had on the board. A truly scintillating knock from the South African was on show tonight.

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When a loss occurs, you'd like to look around and figure out where it went wrong, and then attempt to rectify it the next time. But, sometimes, you just have to raise your hands up and admit there was nothing you could do. The Delhi bowlers were unfortunate to be on the end of an onslaught from Mr. 360. There's nothing they could have really done. This is just a night they'd like to put behind them and focus on their next game. Spare a thought for Rishabh Pant though, the young man played a blinder in the first innings to help his side post 174 on the board, but all his hard work was eventually undone by the Protea master of destruction.

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You're not hearing this for the first time and you won't hear this for the last time for sure. Bangalore win, courtesy an AB de Villiers masterclass. Man has won the game all on his own. You knew he was feeling it the moment Quinton de Kock was run out comically and he walked out in the middle of the park. Was in red-hot form from the get-go. First smashed a quickfire fifty-partnership with Virat Kohli, then did the same with Corey Anderson and remained unbeaten to ensure his side got over the finish line with two overs to spare. What a player. You can only marvel at his brilliance.

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Trent Boult to AB de Villiers

FOUR! What a shot to finish things off! Boult delivers it full and outside off, de Villiers strides forward and drills his drive through extra cover. It screams through and bisects the two fielders in the deep to reach the fence. BANGALORE WIN BY 6 WICKETS (WITH 12 BALLS TO SPARE)!

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Trent Boult to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Boult switches to around the wicket and digs in a short ball on off. It's angled in and hence de Villiers leans back and lifts it over short third man for a boundary.

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Trent Boult to Mandeep Singh

Full and on the pads, it's flicked in front of square leg for a single.

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Trent Boult to AB de Villiers

Shortish and angling away from the batsman, AB goes on his back leg and steers it towards point for a run.

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Trent Boult to Mandeep Singh

On a length and around off, Singh taps it down to cover-point and rotates the strike. Can AB finish it in two blows?

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Trent Boult to Mandeep Singh

A low full toss on off, Mandeep forces it straight down the ground and takes a couple of runs.

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