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IPL 9, RCB vs DD As it happened: de Kock's ton guides Delhi to 7-wicket win

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will aim to continue their promising start to the season when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday

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IPL 9, RCB vs DD As it happened: de Kock's ton guides Delhi to 7-wicket win

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Apr 17, 2016 - 23:50 (IST)

That's it from us at Firstpost! Good night! 

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:49 (IST)

Quinton de Kock (Man of the Match): Was a good wicket, and had to capitalise while I could have. I haven't really been in a form like this. 

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:46 (IST)

Zaheer (Delhi Daredevils captain): Special effort by Quinton and Karun to chase down such a big total. Special mention has to be there for Morris and Shami both. Thanks to the last four overs (of the Bangalore innings), we had a genuine chance of chasing down on this track. 

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:39 (IST)

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:39 (IST)

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:38 (IST)

What a fantastic game on display today. Brilliant half-centuries from Kohli and de Villiers built the platform for a 220-plus total for RCB, before some tight bowling in the death overs by Mohammed Shami and co. gave Delhi a fighting chance. There was little to fret thereafter, as Quinton de Kock played the innings of a lifetime, and his 134-run partnership with Karun Nair took the game away from RCB. Nair remains unbeaten on 54 off 42 balls as Delhi Daredevils beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets!

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:35 (IST)

After 19.1 overs,Delhi 192/3 ( Karun Nair 54 , JP Duminy 8)

Comical end to the game, as Duminy takes a single off the first ball of the final over with the help of overthrows. And Delhi Daredevils win their second game on the trot, this time defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in the latter's backyard!

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:33 (IST)

After 19 overs,Delhi 191/3 ( Karun Nair 54 , JP Duminy 7)

OUT! de Kock's marathon innings finally comes to an end as he is caught behind while attempting a pull off a short ball from Watson. Meanwhile, Duminy, who has just arrived at the crease, gets off the mark with a boundary towards extra-cover! Takes a double off the penultimate ball, before taking a single off the last ball to bring the equation down to one needed off six. 

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:30 (IST)

OUT! de Kock's outstanding innings finally comes to an end as he edges behind the wicket while attempting a pull off a short ball from Watson. Even the bowler is clapping for him as he walks back with a score of 108 off 51 balls, having smashed 15 fours and three sixes.  Delhi however, need just 8 off 10 balls, with Duminy coming to the centre!

Apr 17, 2016 - 23:28 (IST)

After 18 overs,Delhi 183/2 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 108 , Karun Nair 53)

Wiese into the attack. Nair takes a single off the second ball to hand the strike back to de Kock, who is batting on 99 off 47 balls. CENTURY FOR DE KOCK IN 48 BALLS! First ton of IPL 9! What an innings by the South African wicketkeeper batsman! He already is a star in the format by now! FOUR! 14th four for de Kock, as he top-edges the ball away towards fine third-man! Consecutive boundaries! Just nine needed off 12 deliveries now! 

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will aim to continue their promising start to the season when they take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday.

RCB had produced an excellent all-round show in their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in this same venue. putting up 227, courtesy of some healthy contributions from Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Sarfaraz Khan. They romped home by 45 runs, with Shane Watson and Parvez Rasool bowling exceptionally well.

IPL 9 RCB vs DD As it happened de Kocks ton guides Delhi to 7wicket win

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers sizzled during RCB's first game. BCCI

South African veteran AB de Villiers and India team star Virat Kohli had produced an awesome batting display to help them to a massive total of 227. Young batsman Sarfaraz Khan, who plundered 35 runs off just 10 balls, is also in excellent form.

Shane Watson and Parvez Rasool followed up with exceptional efforts with the ball as RCB registered a comfortable 45-run victory.

The RCB’s batting looks more or less settled with Chris Gayle and Kohli opening the batting. The West Indies star could not get going in the first match and will be eager to make amends on Sunday. The opening pair are followed by de Villers and Shane Watson. The likes of Sarfaraz, Kedar Jhadav and Rasool are also useful with the bat.

Delhi on the other hand, had a poor start as they lost their opening match in Kolkata. But they bounced back on Friday with an eight-wicket thrashing of Kings XI Punjab. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra showcased his class with a haul of 4/11 in three overs while skipper Zaheer Khan returned to form after a poor outing against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The former India pacer gave away just 14 runs in his four over while claiming a wicket.

Quinton de Kock played a starring role in the victory against Punjab with an unbeaten half-century. He will be expected to come up with another useful contribution against RCB. The likes of Carlos Ricardo Brathwaite and Jean-Paul Duminy will also relish the chance to bat on the helpful track here.

With both teams having several power hitters in their ranks, Sunday's game could be a high scoring one. The wicket at the Chinnaswamy Stadium is helpful for batting and scores of 200 or more cannot be ruled out. The Delhi bowlers in particular, will have their task cut out against the likes of Gayle, Kohli, de Villiers and Watson.

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