Royal Challengers Bangalore survive Delhi Scare; Yuvraj shines again.



Yuvraj Singh thumped nine sixes
Yuvraj Singh thumped nine sixes

[] – The Royal Challengers Bangalore survived the Delhi Daredevils last ditch effort by Kedar Jadhav ending their game with a 16 run win on Tuesday, May 13.

Jadhav, who came out when the score was 147, clobbered his way to 37 from 20 deliveries (3 fours and 2 sixes) to put some life back into the chase of their 187 target but departed just two balls before their overs expired.

Earlier, Jean Paul Duminy fell just two runs short of a half century trying to pilot the side to the score, his total coming from 3 fours and 3 sixes, taking 30 balls to do so.

Thirty three from Kevin Pietersen (2 fours and 1 six) from 29 balls and 31 from Mayank Agarwal, who scored 2 fours and 2 sixes in his 25 ball spree.

Muttiah Muralitharan and Mitchell Starc both had 2 wickets off their maximum 4 overs, the earlier sacrificing 25 runs while the latter let slip 26 runs as the side ended 170 for the loss of 7.

Earlier, RCB after batting first posted 186 for the loss of 4, their innings was coined off the blistering pace of Yuvraj Singh, who scored 68 from 29 balls (1 four and 9 sixes).AB de Villiers'

Yuvraj’s welcome return to form came at a time when opener Chris Gayle seems to have lost his confidence only scoring 22 from 23 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes, while his opening partner, Partiv Patel made 29 off 28 with 4 fours.

Virat Kholi had another dreadful game scoring 10, but AB de Villiers joined forces with Singh to score a formidable total. Mohammed Shami, Siddrath Kaul and Rahul Shukla had one wicket each.

Tomorrow will bring together the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kings 11 Punjab from 06:30 and the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians in the later game.



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