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IPL 2018, RCB vs DD: AB de Villiers helps Royal Challengers Bangalore to second win of the season against Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2018, RCB vs DD: AB de Villiers' unbeaten 90 runs takes Royal Challengers Bangalore towards the 175 run target for the second win of the season against Delhi Daredevils.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: April 22, 2018 12:00:27 am
IPL 2018 Live, RCB vs DD IPL 2018, RCB vs DD: Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Delhi Daredevils. (Source: IPL)

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.

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IPL 2018, RCB vs DD Score and Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

23:28 (IST)21 Apr 2018
RCB win by six wickets

AB de Villiers finishes it off with a lovely cover drive. 90 runs from 39 balls - 10 fours and five sixes. What a remarkable innings. With that Royal Challengers Bangalore win by six wickets with 12 balls to spare. Their second win of IPL 2018 and its all courtesy one man who got it done without much fuss!

23:26 (IST)21 Apr 2018
FOUR!

AB de Villiers with a neat scoop over the keeper's head and RCB come within two runs of the win

23:16 (IST)21 Apr 2018
SIX!

SIX! You can't help but wonder how this top edge has gone for six. Mandeep had no idea where this delivery by Chros Morris came from. He just got the bat to it, swiveled and it went over the keeper's head for a six. Morris' face says it all!

23:12 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Corey Anderson bowled!

Trent Boult with a yorker and Corey Anderson has been bowled! Lovely delivery, full of pace and it has the left hander cramped for room. Takes away the leg stump

23:11 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Comedy of errors!

Double mix up between AB de Villiers and Corey Anderson. First Corey Anderson comes midway and then AB de Villiers runs to the other end. Both batsmen are now at the same non-striker's end. But the throw is wayward and it allows Anderson to complete the run. RCB players can't help but laugh at the comedy

23:04 (IST)21 Apr 2018
SIIIIIIIIIIIIIX!

AB de Villiers smacks his fifth six tonight. And this has gone 90 metres. RCB's dugout sees the ball go past them and they can only applaud. Chris Morris with a full delivery and AB sends it into the third tier. WHAT A MEATY HIT! 

22:58 (IST)21 Apr 2018
SIX! FOUR! SIX! FIFTY!

AB de Villiers gets his fifty with a boundary. Harshal Patel's over begins with a six, continues with a four and ends with a resounding six. On to the full delivery in a flash and sits down to send it behind the square. WHAT A HIT!

22:47 (IST)21 Apr 2018
WHAT A CATCH!

You thought the six was monster stuff? Trent Boult has just pulled off a sublime catch on the boundary rope. It was destined to go for a six. But Boult has other ideas. Leaps up a touch, sticks out his hand and takes it one handed. Dives back towards the boundary to ensure he holds on. And he has. Third umpire confirms its a clean take. WHAT A TAKE!!! Virat Kohli looks stunned, as is the stadium. Complete disbelief. He's gone for 30 from 26 balls. 

22:42 (IST)21 Apr 2018
SIX! HITS THE ROOF!

Usual long-hop from Rahul Tewatia which had earlier helped him get rid of Kohli and de Villiers in their previous home game. But de Villiers doesn't want a repeat of it. Rocks on the back foot and sends it away over mid-wicket. SOME HIT! It goes on to hit the roof of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. That is the biggest six of IPL 2018 - 106 metres!

22:39 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Strategic time out

After 9 overs, RCB have accumulated 72/2. They now need 103 runs from 66 balls. DD need to ensure they don't leak runs against AB de Villiers. He's started off beautifully. If he continues in the same manner, DD could be out of it rather quickly

22:28 (IST)21 Apr 2018
FOUR! FOUR! FOUR!

Shahbaz Nadeem gets the treatment from AB de Villiers. Three balls and three straight boundaries. Two deliveries swept away beautifully and another is whiped between long on and deep mid-wicket. Some power, some hitting this!

22:17 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Quinton de Kock GONE!

A ball after Virat Kohli gets the faintest of edges to beat the keeper and the first slip, tries to steal a single but Quinton de Kock is not in on the plan. Vijay Shankar with the easiest of jobs to lob the ball underarm to Pant and he does the rest. Kohli looks mystified

22:16 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Virat Kohli new man in

Virat Kohli is the new RCB player in to bat. He's got a nifty little record against DD. He's played 16 innings and scored 661 runs at an average of 73.44 with seven fifties and most importantly, strike rate of 138.28

22:10 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Manan Vohra gone!

Manan Vohra departs for 2 from 5 balls. Jason Roy almost makes a complete mess of this chance but recovers in time to get both his hands underneath to take that catch. Goes up to the third umpire and it is confirmed it has been taken cleanly.

22:07 (IST)21 Apr 2018
RCB resume chase

Quinton de Kock and Manan Vohra are at the crease for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The equation says 175 needed from 20 overs at a rate of 8.75. Boult opens the attack and goes for 5 runs

21:52 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Rishabh Pant's carnage in numbers

Rishabh Pant:

First 30 balls: 36 runs (3 X 4s; 1 X 6s)

Last 18 balls: 49 runs (3 X 4s; 6 X 6s)

RCB death overs (16-20) bowling in IPL 2018

36/2 (3.5) v KKR

33/3 (4.2) v KXIP

88/1 (5.0) v RR

70/3 (5.0) v MI

71/2 (5.0) v DD

21:44 (IST)21 Apr 2018
DD score 174/5

Delhi Daredevils score 174/5 in the end. Didn't look like they could come anywhere near 140 at one stage and now they have something to defend - provided they start well. 11 runs from the final over

21:42 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Rishabh Pant goes for 85

End of a superb knock from Rishabh Pant. Walks back having scored 85 from 48 balls and given DD something to defend here. Went after another big hit but this time it takes the top edge. Calmly taken by AB de Villiers at mid-on. 

21:41 (IST)21 Apr 2018
Final

Corey Anderson to bowl the final over. He had done so the other day and gone for 21 runs against MI. Let's see how he does this time around. Second delivery and it has been smacked for a six. Converts it into length delivery by moving up a touch and it goes soaring into the stands. 

21:39 (IST)21 Apr 2018
STAND UP AND APPLAUD!

Rishabh Pant is not just hitting it out of the park on poor deliveries. He's converting good deliveries into boundaries. Full delivery outside the off stump and Pant opens the face of the bat to play it for a reverse scoop. WHAT A SHOT! Next ball, he goes towards the leg side. Short and slower one by Woakes, Pant is quick to it and smashes it for a boundary. 18 runs from the over

Virat Kohli against Delhi Daredevils Virat Kohli will hope to make his bat do the talking once again against Delhi Daredevils. (Source: AP)

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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