IPL: ABD's blitzkrieg destroys Delhi Daredevils
Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore secured their second win of the IPL 11 campaign as they defeated Delhi Daredevils at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Kohli won the toss and put the Daredevils to bat first. Delhi could only manage to score 174/5. In response, AB de Villiers destroyed the visitors with his 39-ball 90*. Here are the records were broken.
Delhi Daredevils managed just 28 runs for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay. This included 22 dot balls out of 36 deliveries. This is the lowest score in the powerplay so far. However, RCB's death over woes continued as Kohli's side gifted Delhi Daredevils 71 runs off the last 5 overs at 14.2 runs per over.
Rishabh Pant has been on fire in this IPL. The 20-year-old has scored 28 (13), 20 (14), 47 (25), 43 (26) and 85 (48). Pant has a total of 223 runs at a strike rate of 176.98. Rishabh Pant is now the third highest run scorer in this IPL. Only Kohli and Gayle are ahead of him.
Kohli's 30 off 26 balls has taken his tally to 231 runs in this edition. With this knock, he has regained the Orange Cap from Gayle who has 229 runs to his name. Before today's fixture, ABD had scored just 22 runs off 23 balls including a solitary four against Nadeem in the IPL. Today he smacked him for 5 fours in 7 balls.