IPL 2018 Highlights, DD vs RCBLIVE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 45, DELHI DAREDEVILS vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: Hello and welcome to our live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 45 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Already out of contention for the IPL playoffs, bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils will attempt to end the season on a bright note when they face laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The RCB are currently at the penultimate spot in the points table after managing to win just three of their 10 outings so far and need to win each of their remaining four games to stand any remote chances of qualifying for the playoffs. On the other hand, Delhi's hopes of qualifying were on Thursday dashed by table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad, who chased down a challenging 188 losing the solitary wicket of opener Alex Hales at the Ferozshah Kotla. Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, whose maiden IPL century went in vain against the Hyderabad side, has been the lone shining light for the Daredevils this season. It will be a homecoming for RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who has been in good nick this season and would want to maintain his side's superior record over Delhi in head-to-head encounters. RCB have so far won 12 games against Delhi's seven in IPL history. (CRICKET STREAMING - DD vs RCB) (SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)
HIGHLIGHTS, DELHI DAREDEVILS vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE, IPL 2018, MATCH 45 FROM DELHI
Our ever reliable duo of @imVkohli and @ABdeVilliers17 showed their true class after @yuzi_chahal gave us a rollicking start with the ball 🔥❤️— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 12, 2018
Conquered Kotla, now over to Indore 👊#PlayBold #DDvRCB #RCB pic.twitter.com/EXpkXZdz79
23.31 IST: SIX! And AB de Villiers ends the chase in a grand manner. Boult serves it full and around off, AB gives it the full whack of his bat and clubs it over long off for a maximum. BANGALORE WIN BY 5 WICKETS AND ONE OVER TO SPARE! IPL Live Score RCB 187/5 beat DD (181/4) by 5 wicket at Kotla
23.28 IST: SIX! Ho! Ho! Ho! AB special. Boult tries to follow the batsman outside off but ends up serving a full toss. De Villiers in spite of shuffling way across the stumps manages to hold his balance and dispatches it over square leg for a biggie. He is a special batsman. IPL Live Score RCB 179/5 in 18.2 overs
Colin de Grandhomme is the new batsman. 14 needed off 13 balls.
23.23 IST: OUT! What was that? Patel bowls a sharp delivery but fails to land it. It's a low full toss dipping into the batsman and Khan tries to scoop it over the keeper. Fails to get the proper connection and ends up chipping it towards fine leg, close to long stop in fact. Prithvi Shaw is standing very straight at fine leg, not sure whether it's an intentional field positioning or young Shaw was out of place. Anyway, the catch comes to him and he grabs it in the second attempt. End of a little cameo by Sarfaraz and he walks back dejected. Delhi Daredevils 168/5 in 17.5 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
23.21 IST: FOUR! Lovely hands! A little bit of width on offer outside off, the length is short and Khan plays it late. He steers it behind backward point and finds the boundary again.
23.20 IST: FOUR! Top shot! A full-length delivery outside off, Khan plays a nice inside-out shot over extra cover and finds the fence. IPL Live Score RCB 163/4 in 17.2 overs
23.16 IST: Lovely yorker around off, Sarfaraz digs it out off the bottom end of the bat. It rolls behind in front of the keeper and de Villiers calls him through for a quick single. 24 needed off 18 balls. IPL Live Score RCB 158/4 in 17 overs
Sarfaraz Khan is the new batsman.
23.11 IST: OUT! And Boult makes an immediate impact with a wicket. Hurls across a back of a length ball around middle and off, skidding off the surface, Mandeep stays back to hit it across the line but fails to make any sort of connection. It sneaks past him and lights the stumps. 29 needed off 23 balls. The chase still is well and truly in favour of Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore 153/4 in 16.1 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (181/4)
Trent Boult returns.
23.10 IST: Good over from Mishra, just 6 runs from the over. Mishra has bowled out - 4-0-33-1 tonight! IPL Live Score RCB 153/3 in 16 overs
23.03 IST: SIX! If ABD can do it, so can Mandeep! Dala serves it on a back of a length around middle, the pace ain't up to the mark, Mandeep swivels a bit on the back foot and dismisses it behind square leg for a biggie. IPL Live Score RCB 145/3 in 14.2 overs
22.59 IST: Strategic break.
Mandeep Singh is the new batsman.
22.56 IST: OUT! Mishra removes Virat Kohli for 70. Caught behind! Sharp catch by Pant. You have to give it to Mishra. Uses all his experience, kept his composure after going for a boundary first ball and showed the heart to toss it up. A lovely delivery, drifting in around off and spinning away sharply after kissing the deck, Kohli is well forward to drive it through the line but it turns away to catch a thin outside edge. Rishabh does well to snap it and 118-run stand is broken. The equation though is a simple one for Bangalore - 46 needed off 40 balls. Royal Challengers Bangalore 136/3 in 13.2 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (181/4)
22.54 IST: SIX! FIFTY! AB de Villiers hits 26th half-century of his IPL career. Wow, Mr. 360 has absolutely smoked that. Patel returns to bowl his slower ones but this time the length is full and the line is too straight. AB lines himself and launches it over long on for a biggie. 26th Indian T20 League fifty for him! Royal Challengers Bangalore 130/2 in 12.5 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (181/4)
22.51 IST: SIX! Out of here! Kohli brings up the 100-run stand in style. Patel angles in a length ball around middle and leg, Kohli makes space, advances down the track and then lets his wrists do all the work. Makes amazing connection and deposits it into the stand at mid-wicket. IPL Live Score RCB 119/2 in 12.1 overs
22.49 IST: SIX! High and handsome! ABD just manages to clear the man at deep square leg! He goes for the slog sweep but doesn't get the timing right. Though, he gets enough wood on it and clears the rope. IPL Live Score RCB 113/2 in 12 overs
22.43 IST: FOUR! Skilful stroke from ABD, he sees a full delivery coming his way and he decides to walks across his stumps and scoops. Makes good contact and sends it away to the fine leg boundary. IPL Live Score RCB 100/2 in 10.4 overs
Harshal Patel is back into the attack.
22.39 IST: SIX! Magnificent strike from ABD! Loopy ball on off, he gets the chances to get underneath that one and he carts it inside out over covers for a biggie. IPL Live score RCB 95/2 in 9.5 overs
22.33 IST: Strategic break.
22.32 IST: FOUR! FIFTY! Virat Kohli hits 34th half-century of his IPL career. Easy pickings for Kohli! Poor delivery from Dala, short and down the leg side, Kohli helps it on it's way to the fine leg boundary. Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/2 in 8.3 overs vs Delhi Daredevils (181/4)
22.28 IST: SIX! Brilliant strike from ABD! Loopy leg break in line with the off stump, ABD swings his bat through the line and makes good contact with the ball and it sails over the long off fence. IPL Live Score RCB 76/2 in 8 overs
Amit Mishra comes into the attack.
22.22 IST: FOUR! Timing and placement were just exquisite! Loopy ball outside off, Kohli gets right to the pitch of it and drills it to wide long off. No one in the deep to stop that one. IPL Live Score RCB 62/2 in 6.1 overs
Sandeep comes back for another spell.
22.21 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot and end of a good Powerplay for Bangalore, they lost two wickets early but Kohli and ABD have got things back on track. Short ball by Boult and ABD pulls it with power to the mid-wicket fence. IPL Score RCB 58/2 in 6 overs
22.19 IST: SIX! Majestic shot from Kohli! Full pitch delivery from Boult and he plays a lofted drive through the line, nice extension of the arms and the ball sails over the long off fence. IPL Live Score RCB 53/2 in 5.4 overs
Bowling change. Trent Boult is back on.
22.15 IST: FOUR! Shot! No need to run for that. Bowls another fullish delivery on the stumps, Kohli exposes all his stumps as he backs away and chips it nicely over the man at mid-off for another boundary. RCB 44/2 in 4.5 overs
22.14 IST: FOUR! Top shot from ABD! He has placed this one in the gap and collects boundary for the effort. Good length ball outside off from Patel, ABD slaps it through the covers for a boundary. RCB 39/2 in 4.3 overs
22.09 IST: FOUR! Another boundary and Kohli is just simply doing what he does best. Classical cover drive right from the coaching manual! Full pitch delivery on the leg stump line, Kohli backs away a little and creams it between covers and mid off. RCB 32/2 in 3.4 overs
22.08 IST: SIX! Kohli smashes that and Dala hs concedes 10 runs so far. Vintage Kohli, he justs uses his wrists and whips it stylishly over wide mid on. The ball has enough wings and it goes over the ropes. RCB 28/2 in 3.3 overs
22.07 IST: FOUR! Kohli hammers Dala for a boundary and the skipper isn't missing the short pitched balls. Kohli dispatches this one with absolute disdain! Short of a length ball on the stumps, Kohli gets on the front foot and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. RCB 22/2 in 3.2 overs
22.06 IST: Junior Dala comes into the attack.
22.05 IST: OUT! Lamichhane gets his first wicket on his debut performance and removes Parthiv Patel for 6. Loopy ball on the off stump line which spins in just a little, Patel goes for the sweep, he wanted to play that with the spin but doesn't make contact with the ball. The hits him well below the knee roll and the impact was right in front of the stumps. Huge appeal for an LBW is upheld by the umpire. Two quick wickets down for Bangalore and they are in some serious trouble. RCB 18/2 in 2.4 overs
22.01 IST: FOUR! Smashed and Lamichhane gets beaten for a boundary by Parthiv Patel. Loopy ball outside off, Patel displays the power he possess. He gets right to the pitch of it and spanks it right over his partner. The ball races away to the long off fence. RCB 18/1 in 2.3 overs
21.59 IST: FOUR! The RCB skipper is off the mark. Boult finds the outside edge but the ball beats the man at first slip and races away to the third man fence. Kohli gets a delivery in the corridor of uncertainty, he jabs at it without moving his feet and gets a thick edge. Streaky runs for Bangalore but they all count. RCB 13/1 in 1.4 overs
21.58 IST: OUT! trent Bout removes Moeen Ali for 1. And we have our answer to the question asked at the start of the run chase! Ploy of promoting Moeen Ali at the top has backfired for Bangalore! Boult starts his spell with a pacy delivery, angling in sharply from outside off and cramping Moeen Ali for room. The Englishman looks for the pull shot, he miscues it to extra cover. Shaw backtracks and pouches it safely. Delhi draw first blood! RCB 6/1 in 1.1 overs
21.54 IST: Brilliant effort from Harshal Patel in vain. Coming to the ball. It is another googly from Lamichhane and Patel goes for the slog, misses it completely. Four byes added to the total. RCB 6/0 in 0.5 overs
21.52 IST: Tossed up googly, spins away from the stumps and keeps tad low. Ali looks to pull that one, he misses it as the ball goes under his bat. RCB 2/0 in 0.3 overs
21.50 IST: Welcome back. Bangalore's opener are out in the middle. Parthiv Patel has Moeen Ali for company. Interesting choice from Bangalore. Will it backfire? or Will the Englishman do something spectacular? We will find out soon and Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane comes into bowl. Stay tuned as the run chase is just about to begin.
21.45 IST: Bangalore will be deeply disappointed with the way the innings ended. Their bowlers let it loose once again and have given away at least 25 runs extra at the death. Chahal was the standout bowler tonight for the visiting team while Moeen Ali also bowled quite well. Let's see how Bangalore approach this chase in a must-win situation. Do join us in a short while.
21.43 IST: Yet another talent unearthed. Abhishek Sharma! The young man emerged on the scene and went berserk from the word go. The Delhi innings was meandering along after losing the wickets of Pant and Iyer but Abhi shaked things up and powered them to a very challenging total.
21.35 IST: Delhi Daredevils score 181/4 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla. Pant 61, Abhishek 46*, Chahal 2/28
21.32 IST: FOUR! Brute force! This is in line of the stumps, Sharma backs away a bit to make space and bludgeons it straight back. The umpire takes evasive action and quickly moves away from the line of fire. AB de Villiers tries his best to cut it off in the deep but fails. Can Abhishek get to his fifty? IPL Live Score DD 179/4 in 19.4 overs
21.31 IST: SIX! High and handsome! This young man is stealing hearts with his knock. Picks the slower one by Siraj early and sends it packing over long off for a biggie. 50-run stand comes up. IPL Live Score DD 175/4 in 19.3 overs
21.31 IST: Slower ball again from Southee, full and on off at 97.5 kph, Shankar swings his bat and gets it away off the inner edge to short fine leg. A single taken. Just 7 off the over, a top one by Tim! IPL Live Score DD 168/4 in 19 overs
21.25 IST: FOUR! Siraj is struggling with his line. Serves a full ball on the pads and Vijay nudges it behind square leg for a boundary. IPL Live Score DD 161/4 in 18 overs
21.23 IST: SIX! He is middling his shots with great ease and class. On a length outside off, angling away, Sharma camps back and ramps it over third man for a biggie. This kind of batting is enough to earn fans. Going great guns, Abhi! IPL Live Score DD 154/4 in 17.2 overs
21.20 IST: SIX! Packs a punch again. Remains back footed to a short delivery this time and pummels it all the way over mid-wicket for a maximum. Where was he hiding all these days? IPL Live Score DD 145/4 in 16.5 overs
21.19 IST: SIX! Aahhh...this lad can bat. A straight-batted shot is always a delight to watch. A length ball around middle and leg, Abhishek stays back and launches it over long on. IPL Live Score DD 139/4 in 16.4 overs
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21.18 IST: FOUR! Oh dear. A good length ball angling away from the batsman, Sharma steps out and flashes his bat firmly at it. It flies off the upper half of the willow and goes towards sweeper cover. Siraj in the deep feels that the ball is dying in front of him and hence charges forward. Puts in a dive but fails to hold on to the catch. What's worse? It has gone to the boundary as well. IPL Live Score DD 133/4 in 16.3 overs
Tim Southee returns.
21.15 IST: FOUR! What a shot! An over-pitched delivery around off, Sharma latches onto it and spanks it over mid-off for a boundary. The debutant announces his arrival in the middle with a fine strike. Earlier in the evening, Searles, the debutant also got off the mark in a similar fashion. Only difference was that it went all the way for a biggie. IPL Live Score DD 125/4 in 16 overs
Strategic break. Meanwhile, Abhishek Sharma has joined Vijay Shankar in the middle.
21.09 IST: OUT! This is another massive breakthrough for Bangalore as Iyer in the end stages of the innings can prove to be really dangerous. Siraj speeds in and bowls a full length ball on middle and leg at 138 kph. Shreyas swings it across the line off his pads but the timing eludes him. He ends up handing a straightforward catch to Kohli at cow corner. End of a pretty uncharacteristic knock by Shreyas. Never got going. Delhi Daredevils 120/4 in 15.1 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mohammed Siraj is back into the attack.
21.06 IST: FOUR! Freebie from Umesh and Shreyas capitalizes on it! Short ball down the leg side, the batsman gets inside the line of it and pulls it away to the fine leg boundary. IPL Live Score DD 118/3 in 14.3 overs
Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack.
21.04 IST: IPL Live Score DD 113/3 in 14 overs
Vijay Shankar is the new man in.
20.59 IST: OUT! Stunning catch from AB de Villiers at long on! That effort from the veteran sees the back of dangerous Rishabh Pant! Moeen Ali bowls a loopy delivery on the stumps, Pant charges down the track and hopes of clearing the long on fence with a big strike. He doesn't manage to generate enough power it and can't even find the gap between the two men at deep mid wicket and long on. Seeing ball go up in the air ABD charges to his left and puts in a slide at the last moment. He comes up with a great catch. So, the ploy of continuing with Ali has worked for Bangalore. Delhi Daredevils 109/3 in 13 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
20.58 IST: FOUR! Well swept by Pant! Loopy ball on the leg stump line, Pant goes right across his stumps and sweeps it firmly to the square leg boundary. IPL Live Score DD 109/2 in 12.5 overs
20.53 IST: FIFTY! FOUR! Rishabh Pant slams 7th half-century of his IPL career. Flatter ball from Chahal, spinning into the pads and Pant pulls it away to the square leg boundary. Delhi Daredevils 97/2 in 11.2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
20.51 IST: SIX! Going, going and gone! Monster strike from Pant! Loopy delivery outside off, Pant goes down on one knee and mauls it high over the long on fence for a big six. IPL Live Score DD 93/2 in 11.1 overs
20.47 IST: SIX! Biggie! Loopy ball on the stumps, Pant goes down on one knee and slogs it over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. IPL Live score DD 84/2 in 10.1 overs
20.44 IST: FOUR! Deft touch from Iyer! Well executed stroke from the Delhi skipper, he waits on the back foot and plays a late cut past the keeper. The ball races away to the third man fence. DD 70/2 in 9.1 overs
Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack.
20.43 IST: Tight over from Ali, just 4 runs from it. Spinning down leg, Iyer glances it to the fielder at short fine leg. They steal a quick single. That's the 50-run stand between Iyer and Pant. IPL Live Score DD 66/2 in 9 overs
20.36 IST: SIX! Up and over! Six more added to the total! An audacious strike from Pant! Length ball on off, he just swings his bat through the line and whacks it over long off fence. IPL Live Score DD 61/2 in 7.4 overs
20.35 IST: SIX! Out of here! Just can't dish out such a lose delivery to this man, half tracker on the stumps and Pant muscles it flat-batted over the mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. IPL Live score DD 55/2 in 7.3 overs
Mohammed Siraj is the new bowler.
20.29 IST: Short of a length ball, Iyer square cuts it to backward point. Kohli dives to his right and makes a good stop. Keeps it down to single. End of Powerplay, Delhi have got off to a decent start. IPL Live Score DD 44/2 in 6 overs vs RCB
20.24 IST: FOUR! Spectacular strike from Pant! His eyes lit up seeing width offered by Umesh, he goes right back and slams it over the cover fielder for a boundary. DD 39/2 in 5 overs
20.22 IST: FOUR! Pulled away with authority! Shortish delivery doesn't rise enough, Pant gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it with power to the square leg boundary. IPL Live Score DD 35/2 in 4.4 overs
Umesh is back into the attack.
20.15 IST: FOUR! Stand and deliver! Short of a length ball on the stumps, this time Pant gets right on top of the bounce and pulls it hard to the square leg boundary. IPL Live Score DD 25/2 in 3.2 overs
20.13 IST: FOUR! Fine shot from Iyer! Short of a length ball outside off, it is another googly from Chahal, the Delhi skipper goes on the back foot and square cuts it through point for a boundary. IPL Live Score DD 21/2 in 3 overs
Tim Southee comes into the attack.
Rishabh Pant is the next man in.
20.10 IST: OUT! Another beautiful delivery from Chahal, looks like it's his night tonight! He bowls a loopy googly on off which Roy fails to pick as he attempts an expansive cover drive, he leaves a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball spins in and goes through the gate. Chahal is ecstatic, he knows he has done something spectacular. Both the openers are back in the shed. Delhi Daredevils 16/2 in 2.4 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
20.08 IST: FOUR! Classy shot from Roy, fuller length ball outside off, Roy gets closer to the pitch of it and creams it through the covers for a boundary. IPL Live Score DD 15/1 in 2 overs
20.04 IST: SIX! BANG! Roy deposits one over the fence! Short of a length ball on the stumps, the Englishman likes it there, he pulls that one off the front foot and whacks over the mid-wicket boundary. IPL Live Score DD 10/1 in 1.1 overs vs RCB
Shreyas Iyer is the next man in, while Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end.
20.03 IST: OUT! Beauty from Chahal! He bowls a slider which just straightens after pitching, Shaw looked clueless to that delivery. He looks to flick that without moving his feet too much. Left a big gap between bat and pad and the ball sneaks through to disturb the furniture. Bangalore get the early breakthrough. Shaw once again shows his weakness against the spinners, he was dismissed by the spinner other day and today was different. Delhi Daredevils 4/1 in 1 over vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
19.57 IST: The umpires walk out to the middle followed Prithvi Shaw and Jason Roy. they will open for Delhi as they did in their last game. Shaw takes the strike while Yuzvendra Chahal will open the attack for Bangalore.
19.41 IST: Shreyas Iyer also feels the pitch will play the same throughout. Adds that they want to enjoy now and express themselves on the field. He informs about the three changes that Delhi have made - Sandeep Lamichhane, Junior Dala and Abhishek Sharma are in the playing XI.
19.38 IST: Virat Kohli feels that the pitch won't change much during the course of the game and there will be the dew factor later in the evening. Also, adds that it's a hard ground to defend. Further says that they have to win four out of four and then sit back and wait. Admits that they have not played to their potential yet. One change for Bangalore, Sarfaraz Khan replaces Manan Vohra.
19.35 IST: Sandeep Lamichhane is set to make his IPL DEBUT for Delhi. Welcome to the club, Nepal.
19.30 IST: TOSS - Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, opt to bowl against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla
18.56 IST: Words of Wisdom from the senior pro -
18.51 IST: Weather Report -
.@RishabPant777 has hit the second highest number of maximums in this season's VIVO @IPL!— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) May 12, 2018
With the kind of destructive form he is in, how many more times will he cross the boundary tonight?#DilDilli #Dhadkega #DDvRCB pic.twitter.com/cVQuRjI5pO
Brief Preview: Struggling to stay in the Play-offs hunt, a below-par Royal Challengers Bangalore will have rise to the occasion when they take on the already-eliminated Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. RCB, who have just three wins from 10 games, have to win their remaining four games to have any chance of making the playoffs. Given their ordinary run so far in the IPL, RCB don't evoke much hope.
Skipper Virat Kohli had minced no words after their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, saying they were simply not good enough and even questioned the character of his team. Kohli, the team's leading run-scorer with 396 runs at 49.50, was understandably upset after RCB were unable to chase down a modest 147. The batsmen had also let them down against Chennai Super Kings in the previous game, managing just 127. (Read Full Match Preview)