RCB beat Daredevils by 10 runs, end campaign on high

Erica Murray
May 15, 2017

Both the teams as we know already lost their chance to enter into the playoffs, but yet if they deliver something magnificent performances than this Sunday is going to be the special one and there is some entertainment store in the kitty of the team for their fans. Gayle contributed 22, while Kohli contributed 44 runs in the stand, therefore giving a hard time to the Delhi bowlers.

Resurgent Delhi Daredevils played astonishingly 2 back to back matches in which it also having the honour of beating both Pune and Lions in an fantastic way.

Opening batsman Vishnu Vinod (3) did not trouble the scorers as he was bowled by Pat Cummins in the fifth ball of the fifth over. He struggled with his stroke-making after the Powerplay overs. Although the win did hardly any favour to RCB, as they managed to remain at the bottom of the table, it was a good win for them, especially for skipper Kohli.

Virat showed no signs of slowing down and Amit Mishra was his next victim as he pummeled the leg spinner for a six and a four in the 12th over.

Kohli, meanwhile completed his fifty in 39 deliveries in the final ball of the 15th over with a single to deep cover off a delivery from Zaheer.

After surviving a tough return catch opportunity, he flicked Zaheer for a towering six, but perished immediately at long on when he couldn't get the measure of a slower ball.

Kedar Jadhav (12) followed Kohli to the dug-out in the next over after being run out by Cummins with a direct throw from the short third man area at the bowling end.

Later, Pawan Negi milked 13 off five deiveries he faced in the final over he faced from Anderson to take the total beyond 160. Gayle drove Shami for a boundary to long-on in the first ball of the sixth over, but the seamer came back well in the following deliveries to keep the left-handed batsman in check.

Karun Nair (26 off 22), Shreyas Iyer (32 off 30) and Pant helped recover the innings but all were guilty of getting out when well set.

Iyer then joined hands with Rishabh Pant (45) and another partnership started to blossom.

It prompted the West Indian to approached Mishra, and offered a friendly wrap around the bowler.

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