Kohli's RCB beat Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets: Match report
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat bottom placed Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets in match number 45 of the Indian Premier League. Batting first, Delhi Daredevils posted a commendable 181/4 despite losing two early wickets. In response, Kohli and ABD made a mockery of the target with RCB chasing it down in just with an over to spare. Here is the match report.
Pant's heroics guide Delhi Daredevils to 181/4
Batting first, the Daredevils were dealt with an early blow with Yuzvendra Chahal claiming two crucial wickets of Prithvi Shaw and Jason Roy. However, Delhi had to rely once again on in-form Rishabh Pant to bail them out. The 20-year-old scored 61 off 34 balls, which was then followed by a cameo from debutant Abhishek Sharma, who scored 46-run knock off 19 balls.
Kohli and ABD make a mockery of DD's target
Delhi Daredevils started their defense by bagging the wickets of Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel. However, they soon regretted it with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers sending their bowlers on a leather hunt. Kohli was dismissed for 70, but AB de Villiers stayed till the end to see RCB home.
Delhi Daredevils fielded a young XI
This is the first time in the history of the IPL, a team has fielded three players younger than 18 years of age. Prithvi Shaw, Abhishek Sharma and Sandeep Lamichhane played for the Delhi Daredevils today. Delhi Daredevil's Abhishek Sharma's 46* is the highest score by a 17-year old in IPL. His knock included 4 massive sixes.
Pant leads IPL 11 scoring charts
Rishabh Pant has regained the Orange Cap from KL Rahul and is the leading run scorer with 582 runs to his name. This is the first time in the last two seasons that Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers shared a century stand. In 2016 season where RCB reached the finals, this fantastic duo had shared five-century stands.