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When you drop two catches in the same over of Virat Kohli, and that too when he is chasing a target, you should have no hopes to win a cricket game weather it is a one day game or a T20 game. DD made the same mistake last night when Kohli was in the 20s and that sealed the match in favor of RCB. Apart from this DD made some tactical mistakes as well. When Shami was troubling Yuvraj they withdraw him. Same was done by RCB too when they bowled but they won the game so such mistakes would not be highlighted.

IPL 7 | Match 2 | DD Vs RCB

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss: RCB and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

DD: Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik, Manoj Tiwari, Jean Paul Duminy, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Wayne Parnell, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Sharma, Mohammed Shami

RCB: Parthiv Patel, Nic Maddinson, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, Sachin Rana, Ashoke Dinda, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaron

Mini Score Card:

DD 145/4 (20) Run rate: 7.25

Jean Paul Duminy 67* (48) | Varun Aaron 1/9 (3)

Ross Taylor 43* (39) | Yuzvendra Chahal 1/18 (4)

RCB 146/2 (16.4) Run rate: 8.76

Yuvraj Singh 52* (29) | Mohammed Shami 1/30 (4)

Virat Kohli 49* (38) | Jean Paul Duminy 1/10 (2)

Result: RCB won by 8 wickets

Points: RCB 2 | DD 0

Man of the match: Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB)

Umpires: Aleem Dar | S Ravi | VA Kulkarni (3rd) | K Bharatan (Reserve)

Match Referee: Graeme Labrooy

How they played the game

Powerplay: DD 30 runs, 3 wickets | RCB 50 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: DD 61 balls | RCB 36 balls

50-100 runs: DD 40 balls | RCB 48 balls

Best Partnership

DD 5th Wicket between Jean Paul Duminy 61* from 39 balls and Ross Taylor 43* from 39 balls – 100* (78)

RCB 3rd Wicket between Yuvraj Singh 52* from 29 balls and Virat Kohli 30* from 19 balls – 84* (48)

Fours and SIXES

DD – 9 Fours (4 each by Duminy and Taylor and 1 by Vijay) | 4 SIXES (3 by Duminy and 1 by Vijay)

RCB – 11 Fours (5 by Patel, 3 by Yuvraj, 2 by Kohli and 1 by Maddinson) | 9 SIXES (5 by Yuvraj, 3 by Kohli and 1 by Patel)

Important fact about the match

  • Yuvraj Singh made his first 50 in 20 innings in any T20.

In the pic: Yuvraj and Kohli all smiles after an easy win

Picture courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo

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