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Shreyas Iyer had been bought by DD for Rs 2.6 crore — a figure he more than justified by scoring 439 runs in the season.
Put in to bat, De Kock’s early blitzkrieg and solid batting from Duminy propelled DD to a competitive 187/5.
The match was abandoned after RCB’s chase had just started because of continuous heavy rain.
A win will take Bangalore to play-offs. On the Chinnaswamy featherbeds, they start as big favourites.
If teams are locked on the same number of points, the number of wins take precedence over the net run-rate.
Iyer, who plays for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy, smashed an unbeaten 70 runs to back up an excellent bowling show by DD.
Zaheer Khan shows fellow Daredevils how to contain CSK batting as ‘home team’ upset league leaders.
After restricting CSK to 119/6, DD ride on Iyer fifty to win by 6 wickets.
CSK will start as the favourites and are expected to run over the DD in the IPL 8 contest.
Yuvraj has managed only 205 runs at a dismal average of 18.63 from 12 games.
SRH jumped to the fourth spot with their sixth win in 11 games, while seventh-placed DD suffered their eight loss in 12 matches to end play-offs hopes.
DD came very close but couldn’t land the knockout punch as they fell six runs short of SRH target.
There’s not much to play for now as far as the Daredevils are concerned, except winning all four remaining matches.
Chasing a stiff 172, DD managed just 36 runs from the first six overs and they lost by 13 runs.