AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 64 and Muralitharan picked up three wickets to help RCB to a 20 run win.
Delhi Daredevils innings:
20th over: Delhi 137 for 7. Royal Challengers Bangalore open their IPL 5 campaign with a solid win by 20 runs against Delhi Daredevils. Vinay Kumar bowls last over and only five runs came off it. Muttiah Muralitharan was the game-changer for Bangalore.
19th over: Delhi 132 for 7. Final nail in the coffin for the visitors. Irfan Pathan departs for 24 as he is run out after some brilliant work in the field by Harshal Patel. There is no way Delhi can win this match from here.
Irfan Pathan run out (Harshal Patel/de Villiers) 24(15)
18th over: Delhi 123 for 6. Royal Challengers Bangalore are closing in on a win. Bracewell hits a third ball for four, but Vinay Kumar bowls a decent line and length in rest of the over.
17th over: Delhi 115 for 6. Vettori sends back Yogesh Nagar on the last ball of his spell. After hitting Vettori for a four on the fifth ball, Nagar makes room but has to reach out for the ball outside off, ends up slicing it to the backward point. Delhi need 43 from 18 balls.
Nagar c Harshal Patel b Vettori 16(15)
16th over: Delhi 105 for 5. Big over for Delhi this time. Irfan Pathan cuts lose as he hit a huge six over long off, which was followed by a boundary and a two. Murali gives away fourteen runs in his last over.
15th over: Delhi 91 for 5. Irfan Pathan and Yogesh Nagar are in the middle for Delhi. Daredevils dressing room will be hoping something special from the duo.
14th over: Delhi 84 for 5. Another one goes. Delhi Daredevils have now lost half of their side inside 100 runs. McDonald gets his first scalp. Venugopal gets caught sensationally by Mayank Agarwal at long-off.
Venugopal Rao c Agarwal b McDonald 18(23)
13th over: Delhi 80 for 4. Vettori brings Harshal Patel in the attack and he acknowledges the skipper with a brilliant over. Ideal line and length on this wicket. Asking rate is above 10 now.
12th over: Delhi 76 for 4. Muralitharan magic has rattled Delhi. He picks up another his, his third scalp in as any overs. It's a magical spell by the legend. Glenn Maxwell is the man to depart this time. A top spinner on middle stump, Maxwell goes hard for the sweep and only manages a top edge.
Glenn Maxwell c Zaheer b Muralitharan 3(4)
11th over: Delhi 72 for 3. Another good over for Bangalore. Vettori is keeping tight and batsmen are finding hard to score runs against the spinners.
10th over: Delhi 68 for 3. Aaron Finch departs this time. Muralithran is having a dream start to his RCB's career. Finch is caught napping as he tries to flick it to the on side, that would have crashed into the middle and leg.
9th over: Delhi 66 for 2. Venugopal Rao hits a boundary off Vettori's first ball. The ball was short of length, and the right-hander cuts it between the third man and point for a four. Vettori keeps it tight from there on.
8th over: Delhi 58 for 2. Muttiah Muralitharan starts his Bangalore's stint in brilliant style as he pick up Ojha in his first over. Murali skids it through, Ojha slashes it hard and gets an edge that flies quickly to first slip. Virat Kohli reacts well and takes a good catch.
7th over: Delhi 53 for 1. Spin from the opposite end in the form of skipper Vettori. And he keeps it tight and nice. He is surely going to tempt Delhi's batsmen in his next over
6th over: Delhi 46 for 1. Vettori brings McDonald into the attack and the right-arm medium pacer concedes six runs from his first over that includes a lucky boundary for Ojha at third man region.
5th over: Delhi 40 for 1. Ojha cuts lose as he hits two boundaries off Zaheer's third over. He cuts Zaheer's third ball between point and third man and smashed the fifth over mid-on.
4th over: Delhi 32 for 1. A brilliant over by Vinay Kumar. Pressure is clearly showing on the Delhi batsmen as Kumar is maintaining a tight line and length.
3rd over: Delhi 30 for 1. Zaheer makes a good comeback in his second over. After giving 14 runs in his first, he bowls a much better line and length in this one.
2nd over: Delhi 24 for 1. Good start this by Naman Ojha. After playing four dot balls, Ojha makes his intentions clear with a boundary that was followed by a massive six over deep backward square leg.
1st over: Delhi 14 for 1. After three back-to-back boundaries and a single from Aaron Finch in the first four balls, Virender Sehwag departs on the fifth, giving a simple catch to the cover fielder. New batsman Naman Ojha gets off the mark on his first ball to complete Zaheer's over.
Royal Challengers Bangalore innings:
20th over: Bangalore 157 for 8. Delhi Daredevils pick up two wickets in the last over but the damage has already been done by AB de Villiers who remains not out on 64 from just 42 balls.
Harshal Patel b Bracewell 0 (1)
Vinay Kumar c Morne Morkel b Doug Bracewell 18(16)
19th over: Bangalore 147 for 6. Brilliant over for RCB. Eighteen runs came off Irfan Pathan's over. de Villiers hit a six off the first ball over third man thanks to his reverse sweep skills which was followed by two scintillating boundaries.
18th over: Bangalore 129 for 6. Some excellent bowling by Morne Morkel in the death overs. He is restricting the batsmen to ones and twos.
17th over: Bangalore 121 for 6. Umesh Yadav is back into the attack but the pacer runs in and lands awkwardly; looks like he has injured his ankle. Skipper Sehwag hands over the ball to Pathan.
16th over: Bangalore 113 for 6. Shahbaz Nadeem finishes his excellent spell of 4 for 26. AB de Villiers is the key batsmen for RCB in the final four overs if they have to reach beyond the 150-run mark.
15th over: Bangalore 108 for 6. RCB are losing plot in the middle overs. Poor running by skipper Daniel Vettori. His shot deflects off the keeper to square leg and Bracewell picks up the ball and runs him out.
Vettori run out (Doug Bracewell/Glenn Maxwell) 3(4)
14th over: Bangalore 102 for 5. A good over for RCB, as AB de Villiers joins the party. He massacres a Doug Bracewell delivery for a huge six over the extra-cover region.
13th over: Bangalore 91 for 5. An excellent over by Shahbaz Nadeem. He gives away just six runs but most importantly picks up a dangerous-looking Agarwal, who tries to go over long-off but only manages to find Nagar in the deep. Meanwhile, de Villiers brings up 1000 runs in his IPL career.
Agarwal c Nagar b Shahbaz Nadeem 16(15)
12th over: Bangalore 85 for 5. Agarwal is looking in fine form. Hits a massive six over the deep midwicket boundary. de Villiers at the other end appreciates the youngster.
11th over: Bangalore 75 for 4. Agarwal hits a cheeky boundary to the third man region off Umesh Yadav. Agarwal gets underneath a short ball and upper cuts it wide of third man.
10th over: Bangalore 69 for 4. It's an uphill task for the hosts now as the top four batsmen are back in the hut. AB de Villiers is the key batsmen now.
9th over: Bangalore 63 for 4. Delhi are right back into the game as they pick another one. Saurabh Tiwary is wrongly adjudged LBW. Replays show a big inside edge.
Saurabh Tiwary lbw b Glenn Maxwell 1(3)
8th over: Bangalore 59 for 3. Doug Bracewell gets the big wicket of Kohli. The dangerous Kohli departs after scoring just eight. Kohli drives an overpitched delivery straight into the hands of backward point.
Virat Kohli c Nagar b Doug Bracewell 8(8)
7th over: Bangalore 55 for 2. Virat Kohli joins the party as he makes room and cuts it hard through extra cover, the fielder in the deep has no chance whatsoever. Kohli moves to eight.
6th over: Bangalore 46 for 2. Morne Morkel sends back McDonald. An absolute blinder of a catch by Doug Bracewell. McDonald goes for a pull from outside the off stump, the ball balloons up and Bracewell at mid on run back to his right and took a stunner of a catch.
McDonald c Doug Bracewell b Morne Morkel 30(19)
5th over: Bangalore 41 for 1. Umesh Yadav comes into bowl and bowls a tight over. He was a bit unlucky when Pathan dropped a catch off McDonald as he looked to go over mid on, didn't hit it that hard.
4th over: Bangalore 37 for 1. Finally, a break-through! Morkel sends back Pujara. Pujara pulls it, got it out of the middle of the bat but didn't get enough elevation, straight down the throat of Irfan at at deep backward square.
Pujara c Irfan Pathan b Morne Morkel 11(12)
3rd over: Bangalore 30 for no loss. McDonald has gone berserk. Nineteen runs came from the Pathan's second over. Two boundaries in a row was followed by a huge six over long on and another four over covers.
2nd over: Bangalore 11 for no loss. Doug Bracewell shares the new ball with Pathan. Delhi nearly got the first scalp but Maxwell dropped McDonald's shot in the covers and that was followed by a huge six through the covers by McDonald.
1st over: Bangalore 4 for no loss. Neat and tidy first over by Irfan Pathan. Andrew McDonald and Cheteshwar Pujara have opened the innings for the Bangalore. Little bit of swing and bounce for Pathan.
3.30 p.m: Delhi Daredevils' skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League season five on Saturday at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Bad news coming from the Bangalore's camp as Chris Gayle is not playing due to fitness issues. A big disappointment for the packed stadium.
Daniel Vettori, Andrew McDonald, AB De Villiers and Muttiah Muralitharan will be the foreign players for RCB today and Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Morne Morkel and Bracewell are the foreign players for Delhi.
Bangalore (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Andrew McDonald, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Cheteshwar Pujara, Daniel Vettori(c), Zaheer Khan, Vinay Kumar, Harshal Vikram Patel, Muttiah Muralitharan
Delhi (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag(c), Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Naman Ojha(w), Yogesh Nagar, Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Doug Bracewell, Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav
3.25 p.m: Hello and welcome to the fifth match of the Indian Premier League season five. Royal Challengers face Delhi Daredevils in their first match of this season. It is expected to be a contest between Delhi's batsmen against the Bangalore's power hitters.
Delhi Daredevils come into this match after their brilliant win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the rain curtailed tie.
Bangalore on the other hand have been runner-ups twice in 2009, 2011 and the Champions League 2011 as well. Chinnaswamy's pitch is known for being a belter, so expect a big scoring encounter this time around as well. PAGE_BREAK