IPL 2016, DD vs RCB, as it happened: Yet another Kohli fifty takes RCB into playoffs

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IPL 2016, DD vs RCB, as it happened: Yet another Kohli fifty takes RCB into playoffs
  • 23:25 (IST)

    "Havent really thought about my future, have really enjoyed being around youngsters and passing them all i've learnt over 18 or so years."

    Zahher Khan, what a guy.

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    "It has been a wonderful campaign, we've played wonderful cricket and youngsters have learnt a lot" Zaheer 

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    It's all over. RCB win by 6 wickets, RCB reach playoffs at second place. This has been a yet another brilliant batting display from Virat Kohli. 

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    It's almost over. Just the 1 run needed off the last 2 overs. 

  • 23:12 (IST)

    Yet another 50 by Virat Kohli, it came off 40 balls (6 fours). Is there a bowler alive to stop him? This has almost become boring now.

  • 23:06 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Bangalore 111/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 47 , )

    OUT! Watson departs on 14, he doesn't get third time lucky. He slog sweeps it ot midwicket but Sam Billings was there to take the catch. Negi gets the wicket. 28 needed off 30 balls, with Kohli playing on 47, nearing yet another half-century

  • 23:02 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Bangalore 104/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 43 , Shane Watson 11)

    Watson gets two lives in the space of 2 balls. Amit Mishra has been robbed off a wicket here. First the Aussie was plumb LBW, the ball, a googly, turned and hit his pads right in front of middle stump and then took off the swinging bat to give off the illusion that he'd hit it with his bat first. Bad call from the umpire. Next was hit towards long on and Yadav gets his hand son the ball at the edge of the rope but doesn't manage to hold on and the ball is parried away for six. 

  • 22:58 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Bangalore 96/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 42 , Shane Watson 4)

    Brathwaite drifts down leg and Kohli accepts the invitation with both hands. He sends a wristy flick off his pads to square leg for four. DD still not close to denting RCB's chase. They need to get Kohli out to have a shot at this.

  • 22:46 (IST)

    OUT! Rahul plays on to his stums and is gone on 38. It was a brilliant innings and Brathwaite brought an end to it. Rahul defended an outside off delivery and the ball bounced off the pitch and hit the stumps. Brathwaite celebrates as if he scroed a goal. 

  • 22:44 (IST)

    After 10 overs,Bangalore 83/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 33 , Lokesh Rahul (W) 38)

    Yadav goes wide and Kohli waits for it, opens the face of his bat and sends the ball racing towards third man. Halfway through, RCB are cruising, they need just 56 off 60 balls. 

  • 22:38 (IST)

    After 8 overs,Bangalore 68/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 20 , Lokesh Rahul (W) 36)

    Amit Mishra comes in to bowl and proves to be expensive. 14 runs off it. KL Rhaul is looking in some nick tonight and is matching Kohli shot for shot. Two fours to end the over, a paddle sweep to fine leg and then a slap through midwicket for another one. The two batsman have now settled down, DD needs a wicket soon to have any chance of making it to the playoffs. It's not a big total, just 71 needed from 12 overs.

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    Spin brought into the attack, Pawan Negi.

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    After 5 overs,Bangalore 38/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 16 , Lokesh Rahul (W) 10)

    Back to back boundaries from Kohli. First an exquisite on drive, full from Zaheer and the best batsman in the world makes him pay. Second a lucky boundary, Kohli gets an inside edge and the ball races to fine leg. DD need to get him out, other wise the game isn't going beyond 15 overs. Kohli alone can hit as much as the target.

  • 22:17 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Bangalore 28/2 ( Virat Kohli (C) 7 , Lokesh Rahul (W) 9)

    KL Rahul played an absolute peach of a drive through deep cover. Morris went full, and Rahul made him pay for it. The shot was a sight for sore eyes, hands down the shot of the day. Rahul then hits another four, this time he goes squarer and creams the width given to point. 

  • 22:10 (IST)

    OUT! Big, big wicket! Ab de Villiers is caught out at short cover! The extra bounce from Zaheer got him, it was close to the body and ABD put up his bat to defend. The ball carried til Yadav at short cover and he dove to take a beautiful catch. It wasn't even half a chance. But he took it cleanly. Big boost to DD's defence.

  • 22:08 (IST)

    After 2 overs,Bangalore 16/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 4 , AB de Villiers 6)

    ABD gets in the act, picks up a length ball on middle and whacks it over square leg for four. Morris then doesn't help his case when he bowls 5 wides. Too short and too fast. 11 runs off the over, and the wicket of Gayle. 

  • 22:05 (IST)

    ABD and Kohli are at the crease together. Ladies and gentleman, get your own popcorn.

  • 22:05 (IST)

    OUT! Chris Gayle is out, he's played on to his stumps. Very ugly dismissal, and very sloppy from Gayle. Sometimes you get a hint that he only knows how to hit with the bat. But there are many other things required of the willow. The ball from Morris gets a bit of bounce and Gayle is dumbfounded, and undecided. He jumps and shows his bat, gets an edge and the ball goes on to his stumps.

  • 22:02 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Bangalore 5/0 ( Chris Gayle 1 , Virat Kohli (C) 4)

    Kohli is in the zone agian, Zaheer goes wide and Kohli doesn't let it go. He drives and finds the gap in covers for four. Just the next ball, Zaheer comes back with a peach of a delivery, tempting, brimming with danger, right in the off-stump zone. Kohli let that one go. Wise decision.

  • 21:53 (IST)

    Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are out to open. Zaheer Khan to bowl the first over.

  • 21:41 (IST)

    After 20 overs,Delhi 138/8 ( Chris Morris 27 , )

    Brilliant last over from Watson, just four runs given. DD have finished up at 138. They started off well, but regular dismissals halted the flow of runs.

  • 21:32 (IST)

    After 18 overs,Delhi 125/7 ( Chris Morris 18 , Jayant Yadav 1)

    Morris executes the upper cut perfectly, Watson keeps going short and wide. It seems as if it's his favourite delivery. 10 runs from the over, Morris needs to go ballistic for Delhi to reach a defendable total. Although no one knows what's a defendable total with present-form Kohli on the other side, along with de Villiers and Gayle.

  • 21:25 (IST)

    After 17 overs,Delhi 115/7 ( Chris Morris 9 , Jayant Yadav 0)

    OUT! De Kock has to walk, he's given out by the third umpire on 60. He pulled Chahal to long off and is caught by Jordan. It seemed Chahal's foot had landed on the line, not behind it and thus was a no ball. But third umpire thought different after the oin field umpired consulted. De Kock has cause to feel hard done by.

  • 21:17 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Delhi 98/6 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 53 , )

    OUT! BIG WICKET! Carlos Brathwaite departs for 1, that's a jolt for DD. Watson takes an excellent catch as Gayle gets another wicket on the night. Full, outside off, squeezed to Watson at point. Delhi are struggling here, they are bleeding wickets and the run are not coming fast enought. Chris Morris the new man in. Him and de Kock need to go berserk, and soon.  Just 5 overs left.

  • 21:13 (IST)

    OUT! Negi goes on 6, and he took 12 balls to make it. He's been a disappointment, costliest Indian player. Makes room and goes inside out on Gayle but goes only as far as de Villiers at mid off.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Delhi 93/4 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 51 , Pawan Negi 5) De Kock reaches his third half-century of the IPL. 50 off 43 balls, 4 fours and 1 six.

    He's anchored the Delhi innings well while wickets fell around him. Delhi seem to have taken their foot off the accelerator. Just 4 runs from that over. 

  • 21:02 (IST)

    After 12 overs,Delhi 82/4 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 46 , Pawan Negi 1)

    Eventful over, first Chris Gayle takes a blinder at point to dismiss Billings and on the last ball Aravind dropped a sitter at third man to give Pawan Negi a lifeline. It was as easy as they come, Negi had executed the upper cut on a short and wide one from Jordan, Negi got under it but spilled the ball. Just 2 runs from the over. Delhi need to move along.

  • 20:57 (IST)

    OUT! Sam Billings departs on 4, excellent and unexpected catch from the big man Chris Gayle. Billings cut away a short one but Gayle dove to his right at point and held on to the ball.

  • 20:50 (IST)

    After 10 overs,Delhi 75/3 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 41 , Sam Billings 3)

    OUT! Samson departs on 17, he was looking good. Didn't look to pleased with that decision. Chahal's ball turned wide and Samson chased it with his bat and seemed to miss it. Rahul was confident he heard a sound and it seems so was the umpire. Sam Billings comes as the new man in. 

  • 20:40 (IST)

    After 8 overs,Delhi 62/2 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 38 , Sanju Samson 10)

    BOOM! What a big hit from Samson, straight down the ground, over Chahal's head, over anyone's head for that matter, the ball is deposited way back into the stands. De Kock joins in the spoils too, Chahal went down leg and de Kock pulled it to square leg for four. 14 runs from the over. 

  • 20:30 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Delhi 43/2 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 29 , Sanju Samson 0)

    OUT! Nair walks back to his dug-out. Kohli takes a stunning catch running behind. Nair lofted it over mid off and it looked destined for the fence. Kohli was in no mood to give up and he chased it down to take the catch at long off. nair goes on 11, Chahal gets the wicket. Sanju Samson walks in to bat.

  • 20:27 (IST)

    After 5 overs,Delhi 41/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 27 , Karun Nair 11)

    Nair does a Sehwag and executes it really well. Watson goes short and wide and Nair reaches out to hit it to third man for six. Even Kohli applauds the shot. 

    de Kock has moved to 27, he has not fared too well while batting first in the IPL, reserving his best while chasing.

  • 20:22 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Delhi 33/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 27 , Karun Nair 3)

    De Kock punishes Aravind and hits a six and a four in the over. The six came off the first ball, de Kock advanced down the track and picked Aravind over mid-off for the first six of the game. The South African then shuffles across the crease, and wraps his bat around it and belts it to fine leg. 12 off the over.

  • 20:17 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Delhi 21/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 16 , Karun Nair 2)

    And Binny has been offloaded from the attack, Chris Jordan comes in, but fares no better. He too drifts down leg and oversteps to hand Nair a free hit. But nothing comes of it. De Kock displayed class when he hit Jordan for a four on the fifth ball, showing him the full face of the bat, de Kock drove to mid off for four.

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Karun Nair comes in to bat. 

  • 20:08 (IST)

    OUT! Rishabh Pant departs on 1, he is tempted by a slightly short, slightly wide ball in the channel, has a half-hearted go at it and gets an edge. KL Rahul gladly accepts the free gift.  

  • 20:06 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Delhi 10/0 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 8 , Rishabh Pant 1)

    Bad start from Binny. He kept straying down leg, and was punished for it as well. He shot at de Kock's pads and he gently nudged it for four over at fine leg. 10 runs from the first over itself. 

  • 20:03 (IST)

    De Kock and Rishabh Pant open for DD. Kohli has won a rare toss here today and he definitely loves to chase. 

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  • 19:46 (IST)

    Here's how the IPL table looks like. KKR entered playoffs after defeating SRH, and in the process dumped MI's chances of making it to the top 4. DD vs RCB is now a virtual knockout for a playoff berth

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    DD XI: Q de Kock, R Pant, K Nair, S Billings, C Brathwaite, S Samson, P Negi, C Morris, J Yadav, A Mishra, Z Khan

  • 19:44 (IST)

    RCB XI: C Gayle, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, L Rahul, S Watson, S Baby, S Binny, C Jordan, I Abdulla, S Aravind, Y Chahal

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss in Raipur and Virat Kohli has opted to bowl first

  • 19:28 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the live overage of the IPL 2016 match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Raipur. Stay tuned for live updates of the game

Preview As the Indian Premier League (IPL) gears up for its business end, a confident Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns with a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils for a virtual knock-out clash in Raipur on Sunday.

On a roll after notching three consecutive wins, RCB are at the third spot with 14 points from 13 matches while Delhi have as many points but are placed sixth in the table, lagging behind the Virat Kohli-led side only in net run-rate.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli AB De Villiers. BCCI

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli AB De Villiers. BCCI

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians too have 14 points each with just one match to go in their league stage.

Going into Sunday's encounter, it will be a battle between RCB's strong batting line-up, consisting of the dangerous trio of Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers and Delhi's bowling led by the seasoned Zaheer Khan and Amit Mishra.

Bangalore will once again bank on their skipper, who has turned into an epitome of consistency with the willow. The Delhi right-hander has not only smashed four tons to score 865 runs from 13 matches this edition but also surpassed Suresh Raina to be the highest run-getter in the lucrative tournament.

Kohli, who defied a split webbing to notch his fourth century of the IPL, has lately found support from his opening partner Gayle.

The West Indian power-hitter found his touch at the right juncture while South African de Villiers has been equally successful in destroying the opposition bowlers' economy rates.

Considered the team's weak link, the bowling department has slowly started to improve with the spin-pace duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Shane Watson taking 16 wickets each so far. England's Chris Jordan showed glimpses of his impressive best in the last outing.

Despite a poor start, RCB have pulled off four wins in the last five matches to be on the verge of a play-off spot and one more win should give them a passage from the league stage.

On the other hand, coming back from a last ball thrilling win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi will depend heavily on their skipper Zaheer and senior leg-spinner Mishra to counter RCB's batting prowess.

The team's success will also depend on all-rounders Chris Morris and Carlos Brathwaite to not only restrict RCB's fireworks but also wield the willow at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium.

After leading the team to a six-wicket win on Friday, Delhi's hopes on the batting front will be on Karun Nair, alongwith the likes of in-form South African stumper Quinton de Kock, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson.

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Updated Date: May 22, 2016 23:26:04 IST

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