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As it happened: Bangalore vs Delhi, Match 38


Jaspreet Sahni,Cricketnext
May 14, 2014 at 12:34am IST

(For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Pre-match: After losing from a position of strength in their previous encounter, the inconsistent Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with bottom-of-the-table Delhi Daredevils in Match No. 38 of the Indian Premier League.

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RCB have won only three of their nine games, while DD have fared even worse, winning just twice in their nine matches. As a result, RCB are No. 6 on the eight-team table with 6 points and DD last with 4 points.

As it happened: Bangalore vs Delhi, Match 38

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Commentary (Delhi Daredevils 1st Innings)

YUVRAJ SINGH is the unanimous choice for the Man of the Match for his blistering innings. That is all from us then. Do join us tomorrow for another double-header. At 1600 IST, Hyderabad will take on Mohali and later in the day at 2000 IST, Kolkata take on Mumbai. Till then, it's goodbye from us.

Delhi are most certainly out of the race as their disastrous campaign continues. Bangalore on the other hand, are still in with a chance but they need to win all their remaining matches.

Finally, a win for Bangalore and they get the vital two points to stay in contention for the final 4 spots. This was another close game and Delhi almost got through. They owe this chase to Duminy and a brief cameo from Kedar Jadhav who almost gave another shock to Bangalore. Kevin Pietersen was also amongst the runs but it just wasn't good enough.

19.6 M Starc to R Shukla, Full on middle, Shukla pushes it to mid off for a single. BANGALORE WIN BY 16 RUNS. 170/7

19.5 M Starc to M Shami, Angled in on middle, Shami drives it to mid off and sets off for a single, a direct hit at the bowler's end would have had Shami. 169/7

Mohammad Shami is the new batsman.

19.4 M Starc to R Shukla, OUT! Run out! Dug in short, Shukla goes for pull but misses, Patel collects the ball and underarms it onto the stumps at the striker's end, Jadhav, who is scampering through for a bye is just caught short. 168/7

19.3 M Starc to R Shukla, Swings and a miss! Full ball on off, Shukla slogs across the line but misses. 19 needed off 3. 168/6

19.2 M Starc to K Jadhav, Fuller around off, slices it down to deep point for a single, 19 needed off 4. 168/6

19.1 M Starc to K Jadhav, SIX! Take that! A length ball on off, Jadhav stays still and whacks it over the long off fence. 167/6

18.6 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, Full on middle, drilled hard down to long on for a single. 26 needed off the final over. 161/6

18.5 Abu Nechim to R Shukla, Swings it hard across the line but gets only a single. 160/6

18.4 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, A length ball on off, Jadhav swipes it down to deep mid-wicket for a single. 159/6

18.4 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, No ball! A full toss on middle, Jadhav swipes it down to deep mid-wicket for a couple, free hit is coming next. 158/6

18.3 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, A slower ball on off, Jadhav swings hard across the line but misses it. 155/6

18.2 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, FOUR! Delicate! A length ball around off, Jadhav shuffles across first but then just delicately runs it past short third man for a boundary. 155/6

18.1 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, FOUR! Short ball on middle, Jadhav pulls and gets a top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary. 151/6

17.6 M Starc to R Shukla, An action replay of the previous ball as Shukla once again misses the pull. 40 needed off 12. 147/6

17.5 M Starc to R Shukla, Dug in short on middle, Shukla goes for a pull but misses it. 147/6

Rahul Shukla replaces Duminy.

17.4 M Starc to JP Duminy, OUT! That will be the game! A length ball on middle, Duminy slogs across the line but misses it completely, the ball does the rest as the middle pole goes back. Duminy departs for a well made 48 and surely, that finishes the game for Delhi. 147/6

17.3 M Starc to JP Duminy, FOUR! Oh what a shot! A very full ball outside off, Duminy gets low and slices it perfectly over point for a boundary. 147/5

17.2 M Starc to K Jadhav, A length ball angled on off, slapped down to long off for a single. 143/5

17.1 M Starc to JP Duminy, Length ball on off, Duminy swings across the line and gets a single. 142/5

Starc back on.

16.6 Abu Nechim to JP Duminy, Put down! A very full ball outside off, Duminy slices it just over Gayle who leaps up and gets a hand on it, does a juggling act but fails to latch on to it. Single taken in the end. 46 NEEDED OFF 18. 141/5

16.6 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, No ball! A high full toss on middle, Jadhav gets it down to deep square leg for a single. The umpire calls it a no ball for height. 140/5

16.5 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, FOUR! Gets it through! A length ball on off, Jadhav swings hard across the line and gets it past mid-wicket for a boundary. 138/5

16.4 Abu Nechim to K Jadhav, SIX! Incredible! A full ball around off, Jadhav drives it powerfully over cover and clears the fence. 134/5

16.3 Abu Nechim to JP Duminy, Shuffles across to paddle it on the leg side but gets it off his pads for a leg bye. 128/5

16.2 Abu Nechim to JP Duminy, Full and wide outside off, Duminy fails to dig it out. 127/5

16.1 Abu Nechim to JP Duminy, FOUR! In the slot on middle, Duminy whacks it over the bowler's head for a boundary. 127/5

Nechim back on.

15.6 Y Singh to JP Duminy, Drags it short, Duminy mishits it down to deep mid-wicket for a single. 64 needed off 24. 123/5

15.5 Y Singh to K Jadhav, Plays a square drive through cover for a single. 122/5

15.4 Y Singh to JP Duminy, Stays back and nudges it on the off side for a single. 121/5

15.3 Y Singh to JP Duminy, Flatter around off, Duminy swings hard across the line but gets an inside edge that goes off the keeper to short fine leg. 120/5

15.2 Y Singh to K Jadhav, Flatter and short on off, pulled away for a single. 120/5

15.1 Y Singh to K Jadhav, Comes forward and pushes it back to Yuvraj. 119/5

14.6 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, SIX! Hammered! Short again on off, Duminy rocks back and pulls it with tremendous power over mid-wicket for a biggie. 68 needed off 30. 119/5

14.5 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, Tad short on off, Duminy rocks back and cuts it straight to point. 113/5

14.4 Y Chahal to K Jadhav, Stays back and runs it to short third man for a single. 113/5

14.3 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, A wrong 'un on off, Duminy slogs across the line for a single. 112/5

14.2 Y Chahal to K Jadhav, The batsman has swept that one through the leg side. They pick up a single. 111/5

14.1 Y Chahal to K Jadhav, A sharp ripping leg break on middle, Jadhav stays back and defends. 110/5

13.6 Y Singh to JP Duminy, Darted on a length on off, Duminy goes back and defends it back. 110/5

13.5 Y Singh to JP Duminy, FOUR! Short and flat across off, Duminy rocks back and places it perfectly past cover-point and gets a boundary. 110/5

13.4 Y Singh to K Jadhav, Turns this through mid-wicket for a single. 106/5

13.3 Y Singh to JP Duminy, Fuller around off, driven down to long off for a single. 105/5

13.2 Y Singh to K Jadhav, Floated in fuller on off, drilled down to long off for a single. 104/5

13.1 Y Singh to JP Duminy, Short and flat on the pads, tucked away on the leg side for a single. 103/5

Kedar Jadhav is the new man.

12.6 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Short ball on middle, Karthik goes back for the pull but miscues it straight down the throat of Chahal at deep mid-wicket. 85 needed off 42. 102/5

12.5 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, Rocks back and cuts it down to sweeper cover for a single. 102/4

12.4 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, Jumps back and nudges it on the leg side for a couple. 101/4

12.3 M Muralidaran to D Karthik, Leans forward and pushes it down the ground for a single. 99/4

12.2 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 98/4

12.1 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, The batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it. 97/4

Dinesh Karthik walks out to the middle.

11.6 Y Chahal to K Pietersen, OUT! Big wicket! KP was looking good but now he has to walk back. Dances down the track to hit across the line, it is a ripping leg-break that grips and turns away from KP who misses it, an easy stumping for Parthiv Patel. 97/4

11.5 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, The batsman plays the Square-Cut. They pick up a single. 97/3

11.4 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, SIX! Walloped! Short ball on middle, Duminy stands back and swats it over the mid-wicket fence. 96/3

11.3 Y Chahal to K Pietersen, The batsman has taken the aerial route and played that over the covers. The batsmen have run through for a single. 90/3

11.2 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, Stays back and punches it through the off side for a single. 89/3

11.1 Y Chahal to JP Duminy, SIX! Massive hit! A tossed up ball on middle, Duminy comes down and lofts it down into the long on fence for a massive blow. 88/3

10.6 M Muralidaran to K Pietersen, Tries the switch-hit but fails to get any connection, hits the pads. A stifled appeal from Murali but the umpire shakes his head. 105 needed off 54. 82/3

10.5 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, Goes back deep and whips it through mid-wicket for a single. 82/3

10.4 M Muralidaran to K Pietersen, Chips down and bunts it down to long on for a single. 81/3

10.3 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, Waits back again and punches it down to long on for a single. 80/3

10.2 M Muralidaran to JP Duminy, Camps back and cuts it late past point for a couple. 79/3

10.1 M Muralidaran to K Pietersen, Spinning into KP, he leans back and pushes it down the ground for a single. 77/3

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