Chasing a stiff target of 182 to win, captain Virat Kohli (70) and AB de Villiers (72*) struck brilliant half-centuries to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to an easy five-wicket victory against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Earlier, Rishabh Pant continued his destructive form with a 34-ball 61 before Abhishek Sharma impressed on his IPL debut to push Delhi Daredevils to 181 for four.
Abhishek Sharma, who hammered an unbeaten 46 off 19 balls, was one of three IPL debutants for Delhi on Saturday along side Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane and South African pacer Junior Dala.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli started with spin and it got him instant breakthrough with Yuzvendra Chahal castling the talented Prithvi Shaw with a wrong one. A little later Chahal sent back Jason Roy in a similar fashion as the Englishman failed to read the wrong one off the Indian spinner's hands, leaving Delhi at two for 16 in the third over.
The dangerous duo of Pant and skipper Shreyas Iyer (32 off 35) then got together to resurrect the innings. They shared a 93-run stand with Pant doing bulk of the damage.