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RCB beats Delhi Daredevils by 20 runs

Updated on April 8, 2012

IPL 2009: Fastest 100, AB de Villiers

20 runs may not appear a big difference but for Delhi Daredevils it was the last bit of the road that they could not cross. Poor batting performance by Virendra Sehwag and average performance by rest of the team made them to lose a match that once appeared to be balanced or even under DD’s control.

The match played between RCB and Delhi Daredevils at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday 7th April was a great fixture and a great competition was expected between the two sides which we saw during the innings of RCB as they lost 4 wickets for just 59 runs. But the one person who was still out there on the pitch and not ready to put his bat down, A B De Villiers went on to score an unbeaten 64 in just 42 deliveries hitting 6 boundaries and 2 Sixes with a blasting strike rate of 152 runs and leading RCB to the final score of 157 for 8 in 20 overs.

Prior to that Andrew McDonald opened the innings for RCB and scored a quick 30 runs from 19 balls before he was dismissed by Morne Morkel. No other batsman looked like scoring runs for RCB in the beginning so Vinay Kumar had to assist de Villiers in adding some runs on the scoreboard. He scored 18 of 16 balls.

Royal Challengers Bangalore was able to put a defendable total and for the bowling line-up they had, the score was a bit too huge for any team. Chasing 158, Delhi Daredevils could score only 137 for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs.

DDs innings looked like a one sided show as the RCB bowlers attacked with great discipline. With world class bowlers like Zaheer Khan, Daniel Vettori and Muttiah Muralidaran and a Mentor like Anil Kumble in the side what would people expect from the team. It was a great piece of captaincy and some good bowling by the RCB which allowed them to stop the Daredevils at 20 runs short of the winning score. On the top of everything, Sehwag's disappointing dismissal for a duck was a great plus for the RCB's victory


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    • ronakbhatia profile image


      9 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Muralidharan was magical. Wish Kumble was playing too. It would have been great to watch Murali, Kumble and Vettori play in the same team.


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