Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2014, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 13, 2014

India's Yuvraj Singh, second left, shares a light moment with teammates during a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final match against Sri Lanka in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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A dynamic innings from Yuvraj Singh saw Bangalore beat Delhi by 16 runs in the latest Indian Premier League match.

The veteran left-hander smashed nine sixes as he made 68 from 29 balls to lift the Royal Challengers to 186-4 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

In their reply, the visiting Daredevils could only make 170-7 with skipper Kevin Pietersen contributing 33.

RCB’s innings was meandering at 95-3 before Yuvraj set things alight with his second blistering innings in a row.

After making 83 against Rajasthan on Sunday, he smashed the opposition bowling to all parts with three consecutive maximums off Imran Tahir and four in a row off Laxmi Shukla’s final over, which went for 27.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 186-4 (20 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Chris Gayleb Rahul Shukla222395.6512
Parthiv Patelc Dinesh Karthik b Mohammed Shami2928103.5740
Virat Kohlirun out (Rahul Shukla)101190.9000
AB de Villiersb Siddarth Kaul3317194.1141
Yuvraj SinghNOT OUT6829234.4819
Sachin RanaNOT OUT1514107.1410
EXTRAS (nb 2, w 3, lb 4)9
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
JP Duminy402506.2510
Mohammed Shami403117.7510
Siddarth Kaul403719.2511
Rahul Shukla4041110.259
Imran Tahir4048012.005
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Delhi's reply started in the worst possible fashion as openers Murali Vijay and Quinton de Kock went in the opening two overs.

Mayank Agarwal and Pietersen put on 63 for the third wicket but the Indian went for 31 and the former England batsman was deceived by young leggie Yuzvendra Chahal in the 12th over, stumped after hitting two fours and a six in his 29-ball innings.

Dinesh Karthik contributed just one before becoming Muttiah Muralitharan's second victim, but Delhi's top scorer in the tournament, JP Duminy, kept his side in contention.

The South African hit three sixes in making 48 from 30, but after he was clean bowled by Mitchell Starc, his side needed 40 from 14 balls and that proved too much.

Delhi Daredevils: 170-7 (20 Overs)
BATSMENRUNSBALLSSR4S6S
Murali Vijaylbw Muttiah Muralitharan1333.3300
Quinton de Kockb Mitchell Starc66100.0010
Mayank Agarwalc Sachin Rana b Abu Nechim3125124.0022
Kevin Pietersenst Parthiv Patel b Yuzvendra Chahal3329113.7921
JP Duminyb Mitchell Starc4830160.0033
Dinesh Karthikc Yuzvendra Chahal b Muttiah Muralitharan1250.0000
Kedar Jadhavrun out (Parthiv Patel)3720185.0032
Rahul ShuklaNOT OUT2633.3300
Mohammed ShamiNOT OUT11100.0000
EXTRAS (nb 2, w 2, b 4, lb 2)10
BOWLEROMRWECONDOTS
Muttiah Muralitharan402526.258
Mitchell Starc402626.5010
Abu Nechim4040110.005
Yuzvendra Chahal4045111.257
Yuvraj Singh402807.007
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Royal Challengers Bangalore are now in a three-way tie for the fourth and final play-off position with four wins, but Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have a game in hand.

Delhi Daredevils are at the foot of the table with just two wins from 10 and are facing the wooden spoon for the second year in a row.