Match 2nd IPL – Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date – Thu Apr 17
Venue – Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Time – 18:30 local | 14:30 GMT
Toss – Royal Challengers Bangalore elected to field
Result -Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets
Man of the match – Yuzvendra Chahal
Today in the second match of IPL 2014, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field first againt Delhi Daredevils. Delhi who were playing without their captain Pieterson were off to a disastrous start as they lost three quick wickets and were reduced to 17/3 in 4.1 overs. Murli Vijay and Jean-Paul Duminy then took the score to 35 when Vijay also got out leaving DD struggling at 35/4 in 7.1 overs. But this brought Ross Taylor who then with Duminy helped in reviving Delhi Daredevils The duo played superbly and remained unbeaten till end. It was due to Duminy’s 48 ball 67 (4×4, 3×6) and Taylor’s 39 ball 43 (4×4) that Delhi managed to post a decent total of 145/4 in 20 overs.
Chasing 146 to win, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost Nic Maddinson in the second over when the team score was just 6 but Parthiv Patel and captain Virat Kohli then played superbly to take the team score past 50. Patel was the next to fall after scoring 28 ball 37 (5×4, 1×6)as he was bowled by Rahul Sharma when the team score was 62. But Captain Kohli and Yuvraj Singh then played superbly and hammered every bowler. Yuvraj was at its devastating best as he scored 52 off 29 balls which included 3 fours and 5 sixes to take RCB to a comfortable 8 wicket win.