Star-Studded RCB march to Comfortable eight wicket win

Star-Studded RCB march to Comfortable eight wicket win

RCB won by 8 wickets ( DD-145 (20/20) JP Duminy – 67* | Varon Aaron – 3/1 , RCB-146-2 (16.4/20) Yuvraj – 52* | Mohd Shami – 30/1)

Venues changed, Captains changed, Teams changed but one thing that remained constant in between them is the below par performance by Delhi daredevils. Having been put into bat by Royal Challengers Skipper Virat Kohli on a double-paced Sharjah pitch, Delhi batters found it very difficult to get going and the loss of regular wickets in the first ten overs didn’t help their cause either.

RCB bowlers kept them tight in the early overs and they were even failed to manufacture shots and when they tried to do that they lost their wickets, Mayank Aggarwal was the first one to go as he end up top-edging a pull to square leg and Delhi was pegged back further with the wickets of their Stand in captain Dinesh Karthik and Manoj Tiwary in no time as they scored 0 and 1 respectively.

Yuvraj Singh answers his critics with a fifty
Yuvraj Singh answers his critics with a fifty

By the end of eighth over, Delhi was 35 for 4 and they needed a big partnership from both their experienced overseas players Ross Taylor and JP Duminy. Both of them took their time early and Taylor broke the shackles with a boundary to fine leg fence.

The momentum in the latter half was provided by Duminy who found the middle of the bat quite regularly and played some handsome looking lofted shots particularly against Ashok Dinda who was ineffective at the death as he leaked 51 off his allotted four overs. Despite of scoring 63 off the last five overs Delhi was only managed to score 145 which was not enough against a star-studded RCB batting line up.(also read most economical bowlers of IPL)

Like always Virat Kohli was the bedrock of the chase and Delhi didn’t help their cause by giving him two let offs in his 20s to remain unbeaten on 49. Parthiv Patel gave them the good start as he scored 35 quick runs at the top of the order and when he was finally dismissed Bangalore were at a comfortable 62 for 2 , giving Yuvraj Singh the platform to get himself in and what happened after that was what exactly every Indian wanted. Yuvraj Singh showed the glimpses of what he is capable of with an unbeaten 52 off just 29 deliveries which included three fours and five sixes.

Virat Kohli played the second fiddle in an unbeaten partnership with Yuvraj Singh as the duo added 84 runs in just 7.5 overs and handed over a comfortable eight wicket win with plenty to spare.