RCB reach the play-offs of IPL 2016 after Virat Kohli led the team to a six wicket win over DD. They finish top two in the points table.
As it happened
2314 hrs IST: All over! Virat Kohli takes a single and RCB win by 6 wickets. They are through to the play-offs and DD go back home. RCB are second in the points table
2314 hrs IST: RCB need 1 run from 2 overs
2309 hrs IST: 13 needed off the last 18 balls from RCB
2302 hrs IST: Binny is the new man in. Mishra to bowl
2259 hrs IST: WICKET! On last ball of 15th over, Watson sweeps but it goes high in the air. Sam Billings accepts the catch! RCB still need 28 off 30 balls. Time for time-out
2255 hrs IST: RCB 104/3 after 14 overs. Chance for Delhi look very narrow now
2254 hrs IST: DROPPED! Watson connects but it goes straight to Jayant Yadav at long-on. But the fielder was a bit too much inside the boundary and after hitting the finger tips, the ball sails over
2251 hrs IST: Kohli punches in the air after hitting a four off the last ball of 13th over. RCB need 43 off 42 balls
2247 hrs IST: Mishra gives only 3 runs and RCB are 88/3 after 12th over
2243 hrs IST: Only 2 runs from that Brathwaite over and a wicket
2241 hrs IST: Shane Watson is the new man in for RCB
2240 hrs IST: WICKET! KL Rahul tries to run it down to third man but the ball bounces back in the crease, spins back on to the stumps.
2238 hrs IST: At the halfway mark, RCB 83/3. Need 56 more off 60 balls
2230 hrs IST: RCB need 71 off 72 balls with Kohli and KL Rahul at the crease
2221 hrs IST: Six overs gone and RCB are 49/2 chasing 139
2221 hrs IST: Outside edge from Virat Kohli. Falls short of the player standing at first slip.
2221 hrs IST: That was in the air for sometime but RCB manage to get three runs.
2215 hrs IST: Virat Kohli scores two consecutive boundaries off Zaheer Khan
2210 hrs IST: Back to back fours for KL Rahul as Chris Morris concludes his second over.
2207 hrs IST: WICKET! A good catch from Yadav shows de Villiers way back to pavilion. RCB 17/2
2201 hrs IST: FOUR! AB de Villiers pulls one to the leg side boundary.
2159 hrs IST: WICKET! Chris Morris cleans up Chris Gayle on very first delivery of his first over.
2155 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli gets a boundary through cover area.
2137 hrs IST: Only 4 runs off the final over and a wicket. Delhi post 138/8
2132 hrs IST: 19 overs gone and Delhi are 134/7
2125 hrs IST: Chahal finishes his quota. 4-0-32-3. Delhi 115/7
2121 hrs IST: Given! Umpire sees there is nothing wrong with the ball. De Kock gone. But was it a no-ball. Too close
2119 hrs IST: WICKET! De Kock skies it and Jordan runs in from long-off to take the catch. But they are checking for a no-ball. It’s very close
2118 hrs IST: Nine runs off the 16th over. Quinton de Kock still going strong for Delhi
2113 hrs IST: WICKET! Gayle is delighted! Brathwaite hits is straight to backward point! Second one for Gayle. Delhi 98/6 after 15 overs
2110 hrs IST: WICKET! Negi’s struggle in the middle is over. He tries to hit a big one but it goes straight to De Villiers at long-off. DD 96/5
2108 hrs IST: 4 runs off that over from Aravind
2105 hrs IST: Aravind back to bowl the 14th over. FIFTY! Quinton de Kock with his third IPL 2016 half-century. Will he lead DD to big total today?
2102 hrs IST: 13 overs gone and it’s time for the time-out! Delhi 89/3
2100 hrs IST: Chris Gayle to bowl his first over
2059 hrs IST: DROPPED! After a couple of excellent catches, RCB fieder drops one. Abdullah at third man boundary drops a sitter. Negi tries the upper cut which travels straight at third man
2056 hrs IST: GONE! Billings cuts and it is wide of point fielder. But Gayle dives and catches it! Delhi 81/4
2054 hrs IST: ABdullah’s over costs only 5 runs and Delhi is turning slow
2050 hrs IST: Iqbal Abdullah to bowl his left-arm spin in the 11th over
2049 hrs IST: Chahal gives only 8 runs and takes a wicket. At the halfway stage, DD 75/3
2047 hrs IST: Sam Billings is the new man in for Delhi
2046 hrs IST: WICKET! Samson is giving caught behind. Spinning away and Samson tries to guide it down the third man. KL Rahul claims the catch. Samson stunned with the decision
2044 hrs IST: Yuzvender Chahal to bowl. He appeals for a caught-behind down the leg-side but umpire says it hit the pad
2043 hrs IST: Five runs off that Watson over and DD 67/2
2040 hrs IST: Shane Watson to bowl the 9th over and Sanju Samson is on strike
2037 hrs IST: Yuzvender Chahal’s second over costs 14 runs. DD 62/2 after 8 overs. Time for time out
2029 hrs IST: End of the powerplay! Delhi 43/2 after 6 overs
2027 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli runs back and holds on to the catch. Nair is gone. Yuzvender strikes
2024 hrs IST: SIX! Karun Nair upper cuts a short ball from Watson and it travels all the way. DD 41/1 after 5 overs
2021 hrs IST: Shane Watson to bowl the fifth over and Karun Nair has top-edged one. Chris Gayle runs after that but it falls safe
2020 hrs IST: A good over for Delhi! 12 off it. DD 33/1
2016 hrs IST: De Kock launches Aravind’s first ball of fourth over for a straight six! Good shot
2016 hrs IST: After the loss of Pant, DD haven’t taken any risk. They are 21/1 after 3 overs
2012 hrs IST: Karun Nair is caught on the free-hit
2011 hrs IST: Jordan begins with a no-ball. Free-hit
2007 hrs IST: WICKET! Rishabh Pant is gone! A high, swinging bowl from Aravind and Pant gets a healthy edge
2005 hrs IST: Nine off the first over and a good start for DD
2000 hrs IST: Stuart Binny to start for RCB. Quinton de Kock on strike
1945 hrs IST: Playing XIs
DD XI: Q de Kock, R Pant, K Nair, S Billings, C Brathwaite, S Samson, P Negi, C Morris, J Yadav, A Mishra, Z Khan
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 May 2016
RCB XI: C Gayle, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, L Rahul, S Watson, S Baby, S Binny, C Jordan, I Abdulla, S Aravind, Y Chahal
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 22 May 2016
1935 hrs IST: Iqbal Abdullah in for Varun Aaron for RCB. Morris returns for DD
1932 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and RCB will be bowling first against Delhi Daredevils
1929 hrs IST: Equation simple for RCB and DD. Win and go through. If RCB win, they will jump to number two
1928 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have been knocked out of the IPL. They will no longer defend their title
THE BUILD UP:
Karun Nair wins it for Delhi Daredevils after Carlos Brathwaite changes the dynamic with his fielding and bowling. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner’s seventh fifty goes in vain.
Gujarat Lions are through to the play-offs after a win over Mumbai in Kanpur. With 18 points, Gujarat have confirmed a top-two finish. Joining them are Sunrisers Hyderabad in the latter stages of the tournament.
It started to pour since 6 o’clock in the evening. About three hours later, when rain stopped, a portion of the Chinnaswamy outfield was under ankle-deep water. At 9.30pm, Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay walked out for the toss. Fifteen minutes hence, they were up and running; for a 15-overs-a-side contest. “Let the rain stop, give me 45 minutes and we will have at least 15 overs (per side),” Karnataka State Cricket Association chief curator Sriram Rangan had said. He walked the talk.