Bangalore Royal Challengers v Delhi DareDevils at Bangalore


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BRC v DD, IPL Match 43, Bangalore: Delhi Daredevils crush Bangalore Royal Challengers by 5 wickets

Virender Sehwag's brief but explosive innings set the tone as the Delhi Daredevils raced to a five-wicket victory over the Bangalore Royal Challengers on Monday, winning with 10 balls to spare.
The result sees Bangalore's hopes of progressing to the semi-finals ended, but Delhi remain on course. After restricting the hosts to 154 for seven in their 20 overs, Delhi quickly set about chasing down that total, with Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir putting on 90 for the first wicket.
Sehwag was the first to go. The Delhi captain hit two fours, a six, and another four in succession and was aiming for the boundary again when he was brilliantly caught by Bharat Chipli at point, departing for 47 off just 19 balls. Delhi added another 10 runs to their total before Gambhir was run out for 39, trying to beat Cameron White's throw to turn a single into two runs.
Tillakaratne Dilshan made only four off 10 balls before he was stumped by Shreevats Goswami and AB de Villiers soon followed him back to the pavilion, caught behind after scoring 21 from 25 balls.
After Dinesh Karthik went for just six, Shikhar Dhawan (16no) and Farveez Maharoof (13no) came in to carry Delhi over the line. Delhi's fast pace was in contrast to Bangalore's innings. Opener Bharat Chipli made just two runs off the 10 balls he faced before sending a top edge into the hands of Rajat Bhatia, who held on despite losing his footing.
Jacques Kallis had done the early run-scoring for the hosts, but he went for 25 soon after, edging behind to Dinesh Karthik. Captain Rahul Dravid then followed for just nine, clean-bowled by Dilshan, leaving Bangalore at 73 for three with more than 10 overs gone.
BRC v DD, IPL Match 43, Bangalore: Delhi DareDevils 158 for 5 in 18.2 ovs beat Bangalore Royal Challengers 154 for 7 in 20.0 ovs by 5 wickets

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Scores

Toss: Delhi Daredevils Bangalore Royal Challengers innings
JH Kallis c Karthik b Maharoof 25 (21)
B Chipli c Bhatia b McGrath 2 (10)
SP Goswami c Dilshan b Maharoof 52 (42)
R Dravid b Dilshan 9 (11)
CL White run out 1 (2)
B Akhil run out 3 (3)
P Kumar b McGrath 2 (5)
Z Khan not out 4 (1)
Extras (20 overs)
Total  7 wkts for 154 Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-41, 3-73, 4-102, 5-105, 6-122, 7-126 Bowling
GD McGrath 4-0-15-2
P Sangwan 3-0-51-0
VY Mahesh 4-0-25-0
MF Maharoof 4-0-13-2
R Bhatia 4-0-47-0
TM Dilshan 1-0-3-1 Delhi Daredevils innings G Gambhir run out 39 (31)
V Sehwag c Chipli b Kumar 47 (19)
AB de Villiers c Goswami b Steyn 21 (25)
TM Dilshan st Goswami b Kumble 4 (10)
S Dhawan not out 16 (13)
KD Karthik c  White b Kumble 6 (4)
MF Maharoof not out 13 (8)
Extras  12
Total 5 wkts for 158Fall of wickets: 1-90, 2-100, 3-121, 4-123, 5-132 Bowling
DW Steyn 4-0-26-1
Z Khan 3-0-37-0
P Kumar 2-0-33-1
JH Kallis 2-016-0-8
B Akhil 3.2-0-21-0-6.30
A Kumble 4-0-18-2 Result: Delhi Daredevils won by 5 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.