IPL 2018, RCB vs DD: Having been put in to bat by Virat Kohli, Delhi Daredevils lost their openers early and Umesh Yadav put the brakes on the flow of runs. As his overs ended, it allowed Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to relax their arms. The duo brought together a 50-run stand but Iyer departed after scoring 52. Pant, on the other hand, wasn’t done. He continued the big hitting and played some innovative shots to score 85 runs and steer Delhi to 174/5. In reply, RCB lost Manan Vohra and Quinton de Kock cheaply but had the aces up their sleeve in Kohli and AB de Villiers. Kohli was sent back after a sublime catch by Trent Boult but AB continued the job with a stupendous 90 run knock from just 39 balls. Fittingly, he got the job done with a glorious boundary to take RCB to their second win of the season.
Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the current Indian Premier League (IPL) but he chose not to wear the Orange Cap in RCB's latest match and for good reason - they had lost by 46 runs against Mumbai Indians. With that, RCB have one win in four - same as that of their opponents Delhi Daredevils on Saturday. Led by Gautam Gambhir, DD had suffered an even bigger defeat (lost by 71 runs against KKR) and the two teams are bottom of the pyramid after four games. Both having given away runs far too easily and it has come back to hurt them in quest to defend those runs. The contest is first of four matches that RCB will play at home and under home conditions, they would look to make the most of it. The two sides had their practice sessions cancelled due to rain on Friday.
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