Match 57 IPL 2013 –Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date – Fri May 10
Time – 8:00 pm i.e 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST
Venue – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Toss – Delhi Daredevils elected to field
Result – Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 4 runs
Today in the 57th match of IPL 2013, Delhi won the toss and elected to field first. Royal Challengers Bangalore opened with Cheteshwar Pujara and Chris Gayle but the openers failed to provide them a good start as Gayle got out in the 2nd over when the team score was just 6. Pujara too got out after scoring 17 off 17 balls but captain Virat Kohli and Moises Henriques then made sure RCB heads for a huge total. Captain Kohli played a superb innings of 99 off 58 balls which included 10 fours and 4 sixes but was unlucky to get run out on 99. But his innings and a cameo of 32 by AB de Villiers helped RCB post 183/4 in 20 overs.
Playing for pride, Delhi made a quick start as Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag added 25 in 3.1 overs before Mahela Jayawardene got out after scoring 13 ball 19. Sehwag also got out soon leaving Delhi at 49/2 in 5.2 overs. Captain David Warner and Unmukt Chand had a responsibility to share but Warner failed as he was bowled by Henriques for just 4. Unmukt Chand continued to anchor the innings and along with Ben Rohrer added 58 runs to keep Delhi alive in the hunt. But with the fall of Ben and Unmukt, RCB bounced back to reduce Delhi to 131/6 in 16.3 overs. Irfan Pathan and Morne Morkel then raised the fought back hard to make sure RCB sweat hard for the win as the duo took Delhi close to target and scored 14 runs in the last over but with the fall of Morkel, RCB snatched a 4 run victory to keep themselves alive in the league.