Sidelights:

Finally, it seems that Yuvraj Singh has begun to prove his worth. For the last three innings he has been not only consistent in scoring runs but scoring them quick also. Last time his innings was futile as Rajasthan Royals made a comeback and took the game away from RCB. But not this time, DD was not good enough to overhaul the score of 186 posted by RCB.

IPL 7 | Match 38 | RCB Vs DD

 Yuvraj Singh hitting one of his nine sixes

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Toss: RCB and elected to bat first

Playing XIs:

RCB: Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Vijay Zol, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Abu Nechim

DD: Quinton de Kock, Murali Vijay, Mayank Agarwal, Kevin Pietersen, Jean Paul Duminy, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Rahul Shukla, Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir, Siddharth Kaul

Mini Score Card:

RCB 186/4 (20) Run rate: 9.30

Yuvraj Singh 68* (29) | Mohammed Shami 1/31 (4)

AB de Villiers 33 (17) | Siddharth Kaul 1/37 (4)

DD 170/7 (20) Run rate: 8.50

Jean Paul Duminy 48 (30) | Muttiah Muralitharan 2/25 (4)

Kedar Jadhav 37 (20) | Mitchell Starc 2/26 (4)

Result: RCB won by 16 runs

Points: RCB 2 (Total 8) | DD 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Yuvraj Singh (RCB)

Umpires: K Srinath | Rod Tucker | S Ravi (3rd) | KN Ananthapadmanabhan (Reserve)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

How they played the game

Powerplay: RCB 34 runs, 1 wicket | DD 46 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runs: RCB 53 balls | DD 40 balls

50-100 runs: RCB 30 balls | DD 36 balls

100-150 runs: RCB 26 balls | DD 36 balls

EXTRAS: DD 9 (4 LB, 3 Wd, 2 NB) | RCB 10 (B 4, LB 2, Wd 2, NB 2)

Best Partnership

RCB: 5th wicket – 79 runs off 36 balls between Yuvraj 59 (22) and Rana 15 (14)

DD: 3rd wicket – 63 runs off 44 balls between Agarwal 28 (22) and Pietersen 28 (22)

Fours and SIXES

RCB: 11 Fours – 4 each by Patel and de Villiers, 1 each by Gayle, Yuvraj and Rana | 12 SIXES – 9 by Yuvraj, 2 by Gayle and 1 by de Villiers

DD: 11 Fours – 3 each by Duminy and Jadhav, 2 each by Agarwal and Pietersen, 1 by de Kock | 8 SIXES – 3 by Duminy, 2 each by Agarwal and Jadhav, 1 by Pietersen

Important Fact about the match

  • Rahul Shukla gave away 27 runs in his last over which made him the most expensive last over bowler in IPL ever.

In the PIC: Yuvraj Singh hitting one of his nine sixes

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 

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