Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore face-off in the last game of IPL 2017 league stage at Firoz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Both teams are already out of playoffs and they have nothing to play for except pride.
In the previous match, Pune defeated Kings XI Punjab to seal the spot in playoffs and they will now face Kolkata Knight Riders in playoffs.
Both teams would like to forget this season and especially Royal Challengers Bangalore. Having who’s who of cricket, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, ABD and Watson, the team could not perform as per its standards and tonight they would want to go home with a consolidatory win.
On the other hand, Delhi who lost momentum at crucial times would also like to end the season on a good note.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), Vishnu Vinod, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson, Sachin Baby, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal
Here are the Highlights:
# Delhi all out for 151, Bangalore will end their season on a happy note. They win 10 runs. Kohli is happy to win the 'game of pride.'
#11 need in three balls
Zaheer Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Negi to Shami, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!! End off Shami's brilliant inning. He scored 21 in 9 balls
# Negi to Mishra, out Bowled!!
# Six! Mishra goes for the big one.
Pawan Negi, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
# Back to Back boundaries for Shami. Gets off the mark with a Four and then goes for it again. 35 runs needed in 18 balls.
Mohammed Shami, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Harshal Patel to Pant, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!! He was the last hope of Delhi and he has to go back to the pavilion.
# Six! He is running out of Partners but that doesn't matter for him.
Harshal Patel [3.0-0-29-2] is back into the attack
Amit Mishra, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Head to Pat Cummins, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!! Head strikes twice in a over and This is no less than a herculean task.
# Six! Cummins has been wonderfull with the ball today and he now is proving his worth with the bat as well.
Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Head to Corey Anderson, out Stumped!! Corey has no clue about that. He just stepped out but could not come in.
Travis Head [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
Delhi Daredevils need 58 runs in 30 balls
# Watson has been wonderful with the ball today and he finishes his four-over spell. 16 runs and wicket shows that.
# Harshal Patel to continue in his third over and concedes 11 runs.
# 3 runs off the over. Delhi needs 72 runs in 42 balls.
# Watson to Pant, 1 run to sweeper cover.
# No run, does not get the hat-trick but he has done the job for RCB and done that very well.
Corey Anderson, left handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT! Bowled, Samuels departs for a duck. And the bowler here is on a hat-trick.
Marlon Samuels, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT! Harshal Patel to Shreyas Iyer, out Caught by Watson!! Harshal avenges for those fours. Big blow for Delhi.
# After going for 3 back to back fours, in his first over Harshal is brought back by the captain.
Harshal Patel [1.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
# 8 runs off the over.
Shane Watson [1.0-0-2-1] is back into the attack
# Chahal to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, It was free-hit and Iyer makes full use of that.
Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
# Head to Pant, SIX! Pant show starts from here onwards. Inside out over covers.
# Head to Iyer, FOUR! Iyer has been in good form for the last few matches for Delhi.
# Another wonderful over from debutant Avesh. Just 4 runs off the over.
# Seeing Avesh bowling, Kohli might be regretting why he didn't bring him early in the tournament.
Avesh Khan [2.0-0-6-1] is back into the attack
# Head bowls a tight first over, conceded just 5 runs.
Travis Head, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
# Iyer and Pant are still at the crease. Can they pull things back from here? Yes they can and they have done that in this season.
# Early blues for Delhi as Sanu Samson, Karun Nair back in hut
# Watson bowls a wonderful over giving away just 2 runs and scalping important Nair's wicket.
Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT! Watson to Nair, out Caught by Kedar Jadhav!! Nair back in the hut, he was looking good but could not stretch things more.
Shane Watson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
# FOUR! FOUR! and FOUR more. Hat-trick of boundaries for Nair. Harshal Patel, you are not welcome. 15 off the over.
Harshal Patel, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
# Chahal in 4th over of the inning goes for 8 runs not that bad.
# Avesh khan in his second over conceded just 4 runs and bowls 5 dot balls. Sharp bowling from this man.
#FOUR more, Back to back boundary for Nair. Karun Nair came in form 2-3 games before the end of league matches, a lil late.
# Four! Nair welcomes him with a boundary.
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
#OUT! Wicket on the second ball of the first over. Samson goes for a duck.
# Sanju Samson and Karunga Nair comes out to open the innings. Avesh khan will open the attack for RCB.
# One run on the last ball. RCB scored 161 runs in 20 overs. they lost regular wickets else this would have been 190 or above.
# FOUR! One more and a hattrick of Fours here for Negi. He is the only player in RCB who had a wonderful season.
# FOUR! as if it was a reply of the previous shot. Back to back boundaries.
# Four! Edge and goes past the third man for a boundary.
# No run! But Bowler claims a catch here. The umpire goes upstair and found nothing that sort.
# Another wide, Anderson wanted to bowl outside off line and bowled it well out of the crease.
# Wide and then a single Negi brings Negi on strike.
# Corey Anderson to bowl the Last over of the innings, Shane Watson is on strike.
# Just 10 runs off the 19th over tells you the story of RCB. The team were off to decent start but could not capatilise on that and lost wickets at regular intervals.
# Pat Cummins to Sachin Baby, out Caught by Corey Anderson!! 12(8) Pawan Negi comes out to bat.
# Pat Cummins to Sachin Baby, FOUR, Straight over the bowlers head. Wonderful shot.
# Anything above 160 would be defendable unless Delhi put up a wonderfull batting show.
# Shami to Sachin Baby, FOUR, Much Needed boundary, Last two overs left. How far RCB can stretch things.
# Shami to Kedar Jadhav, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!! Shane Watson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mohammed Shami [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
# Zaheer to Kohli, out Caught by Nadeem!! Big blow for RCB before the final finish.
# Zaheer to Kohli, Six! Trying for Yorker but could not control it and ended up with a juicy full toss for Kohli.
# After 16 overs, RCB are 112-3.
# A good over from Cummins as he conceded just 5 runs.
Pat Cummins [2.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack
# Zaheer to Kohli, 1 Run, Half century for Captain. A big confidence bosster inning ahead of ICC Champions Trophy.
Kedar Jadhav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Zaheer to Kohli, out Head Run Out!! 1 run completed. RCB lose another. They would not like to lose the momentum they have got.
# Nadeem to head, 1 Run, he is off the mark on first ball. A tight and successful over from Nadeem. Conceded just 5 runs and took an important Gayle' wicket.
Travis Head, left handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT! Nadeem strikes just after the Strategic break. Gayle has to depart, he was just 2 runs short of his fifty. But still, he would be a lil happy to get some runs in seasn's last game.
Shahbaz Nadeem [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack
# After 13 overs, RCB are 96 for 1.
# Corey Anderson is bowling decent line and mixing it up well. He is not letting both the players open their arms. Just 6 runs of the over.
# Big over for RCB as Mishra conceded 19 runs.
# FOUR! Gayle, Kohli both giving pace to Bangalore's inning in game of 'pride'
# SIX! This time it's off Kohli's bat, Juicy half tracker from Mishra and Kohli sends it where it belongs to.
# Mishra to Gayle, SIX, Gayle is now also getting his momentum.
Amit Mishra [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack
Zaheer Khan is in full action even if he is not bowling. Instructing players and setting field.
# Nadeem to Kohli, FOUR! Well played shot from Kohli, 7 runs off Nadeem's first over.
Shahbaz Nadeem, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
# A good over for RCB. 11 runs were added in their scoreboard.
# SIX! What a shot! Just beautiful, one of the shots you can watch for thousands of times and won't be bored of watching it.
Corey Anderson, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
# 7 runs off that over of Mishra
# Mishra to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli is slowly getting back his lost touch.
Amit Mishra, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
# After 7 overs RCB are 41 for 1.
# Pat Cummins bowls a tight over here, Conceded just 4 runs.
# Good overs despite that first ball boundary. Just 7 off that over.
# Shami to Gayle, FOUR, shot! Low full toss and Gayle sends it back to the bowler.
# Pat Cummins to Kohli, No run, Captain defends the first ball. 3 and a wicket off the over.
Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# Pat Cummins to Vishnu, Bowled him... Cummins shattered his wickets. Nothing shot from Vishnu, lost the opportunity.
Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
After four overs Bangalore are 27-0.
# Single brings Gayle on Strike and crowd cheers as Shami starts his run-up, SIX! Massiv hit, a bit too short for Gayle and he won't mind that.
# Shami To Vishnu, No run, He throws his bat at it, he has clear intentions to go for big hits.
# Zaheer to Gayle, no run, Lovely... Lovely piece of bowling from Zaheer. Just 2-run off the over.
# Zaheer Khan to continue from another end.
# Apart from the Six it was wonderful over from Shami. Just 7 runs off the over.
# Shami to Gayle, Six, Has the big man is awaken? Yes he has, and if he started firing no one could save Delhi bowlers.
Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
# Zaheer to Gayle, FOUR, lovely shot, Fuller on the pads and Gayle would not leave that even if not in form.
# Zaheer to Gayle, FOUR! Going down the leg side and Gayle helps it on its way. He is off the mark after two back to back ducks.
# Chris Gayle and Vishnu Vinod are out to open. Zaheer will open the attack
# Bangalore win toss, opt to bat first in game of 'pride'