Delhi Daredevils vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

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Delhi Daredevils vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Highlights, Scorecard, Report
A.M. Ahad

Bangalore beat Delhi by eight wickets in the second match of the 2014 Indian Premier League season in Sharjah.

The Royal Challengers, who won the toss and elected to field, restricted the Daredevils to 145-4 in their 20 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The 2009 and 2011 runners-up reached their target with 20 balls to spare to open their campaign with a victory.

Delhi needed a half-century from JP Duminy to lift them to a respectable total after losing three wickets in the opening 25 balls.

Mayank Agarwal, stand-in skipper Dinesh Karthik and Manoj Tiwary all failed to reach double figures, and Murali Vijay (18) joined them in the hutch at the start of the eighth over.

However, a record fifth-wicket partnership of 110 for the Daredevils by South African Duminy, who finished unbeaten on 63 from 47 balls, and New Zealand’s Ross Taylor (43) took them past seven runs an over.

Delhi: 145/4 (20 Overs)
R B 4/6
MA Agarwal c Kohli b Starc 6 10 0
M Vijay b Chahal 18 20 1/1
KD Karthik*† c †Patel b Morkel 0 1 0
MK Tiwary c †Patel b Aaron 1 3 0
JP Duminy not out 67 48 4/3
LRPL Taylor not out 43 39 4
Extras (w 9, nb 1) 10
Bowling O M R W
MA Starc 4 0 33 1
JA Morkel 3 0 18 1
VR Aaron 3 1 9 1
YS Chahal 4 0 18 1
AB Dinda 4 0 51 0
Yuvraj Singh 2 0 16 0

Cricinfo

In their reply, Bangalore reached 50-1 at the end of the powerplay with only young Australian Nic Maddinson being dismissed.

Parthiv Patel departed for 37 in the ninth over, but the experienced pair of Virat Kohli (49 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (52 not out) built on the solid foundation to see them home.

Things could have been different, however, as Kohli was dropped by both debutant Jimmy Neesham and Agarwal in the 13th over.

Bangalore 146-2 (16.4 Overs)
R B 4/6
PA Patel† b Sharma 37 28 5/1
NJ Maddinson c †Karthik b Mohammed Shami 4 6 1
V Kohli* not out 49 38 2/3
Yuvraj Singh not out 52 29 3/5
Extras (w 9, nb 1) 10
Bowling O M R W
JP Duminy 2 0 10 0
Mohammed Shami 4 0 30 1
WD Parnell 3 0 19 0
S Nadeem 2.4 0 32 0
R Sharma 3 0 33 1
JDS Neesham 2 0 22 0

Cricinfo

The opening 20 games of the 56-match regular-season phase are being held in the United Arab Emirates.

After each of the eight teams has played 14 matches, the top four progress to the play-offs, with the competition coming to a conclusion in Mumbai on June 1.

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