[www.inewsguyana.com] – 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.
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.