225dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

RCB end disappointing season with consolation win

They might have had heady highs and lowly lows in between but Delhi Daredevils ended their season as they began it: let down by their mercurial batsmen after the bowlers kept Royal Challengers Ba

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
58(45) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
1 4 3 1 13 1 5 30
CH Gayle
48(38) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 6 1 5 18 7 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

P Negi
O2
M0
R10
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
HV Patel
O4
M0
R43
W3
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

14 May 2017 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0

Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
20 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | DD: 151/10 (11 runs required, RR: 7.55)

  • Z Khan1 (1b)
  • P Negi2-0-10-3
  • Avesh Khan4-0-23-1

12.09am Thanks for joining us tonight, and all the nights before tonight. Today we've seen the last of calculations and scenarios, of permutations and wishing. For those efforts, the IPL gives all of us a day off tomorrow. On Tuesday, we'll have the first qualifier and it's a derby. Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune at the Wankhede, which will be followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore on Wednesday. We'll see you there next. Good night!

Harshal: It hasn't been easy for me, especially with the team losing and me not getting an opportunity to show my form. Got an opportunity in the last game and I really wanted to leave a dent. In the IPL you have a lot of time and you have to utilise it well; I've just been training throughout.

Virat: I just met Matthew Hayden and said I almost instinctively went to him after the game [because he interviews the losing captain]. The guys took today as an opportunity and it worked out. It's been a season to forget, a season to reflect on. We've got a great chance to look at all the things we've done wrong and refresh as a franchise. We do have guys in the 3-5 player bracket who we want to retain if that's possible. They've shown the right attitude and they deserve it. It's just nice to end on a winning note. Both Harshal and Avesh played with a lot of heart. The way Avesh rushed it onto the batsmen on this pitch, something world-class bowlers couldn't do, was impressive. We know Harshal's skillset and he took three big wickets today, it's unfortunate he couldn't play more.
That six, honestly, I was looking to push this between the two fielders to try and pick up two but I think Corey bowled a cross-seam ball. I'm pretty happy with the way I hit the ball today and more happy that I did it in a winning cause.

Aravind: "Negi's difference - 13 runs in the last 4 balls while batting. Defended an identical target in the last 4 balls which bowling."

Joel: "The performance of Negi this IPL is a ray of light in an otherwise bleak campaign. He adds balance to the side can reliably bowl 4 overs and capable with the bat down the order"

Jigar: "So while every other Team defeated RCB, DD failed twice and may be the reason they're not in playoffs otherwise on not so bad season if you add 2 wins to their tally"

Zaheer: This has been the story of the season. When we look back, we can see we needed experience in these sorts of games. When the wicket is slow, you need to go big early.

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11.45pm And that's the end of the league stage. Negi took charge of the 20th over in both innings today and he's delivered a win in the end, building on the efforts of Gayle, Kohli, Avesh and Harshal. Something to cheer about for RCB in the end then; the end of a dismal season. Rishabh Pant doesn't manage to take it home against RCB for the second time this season, but once again he found little support on the other end. The inexperienced batsmen played shots not meant for this pitch, the experienced ones looked nervous the whole way through.

19.6
W
Negi to Nadeem, OUT, and Negi deals the final blow, to his old franchise, on their home ground. Good length at leg stump, gives him the charge and slogs across the line. Finds deep midwicket who didn't have to move at all

S Nadeem c Jadhav b Negi 2 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.5
0
Negi to Nadeem, no run, back of a length length at off stump, drilled back at the bowler on the bounce
19.4
0
Negi to Nadeem, no run, flat, good length, middle stump. Steps out and gets an inside edge that bounces up for the keeper who is too excited to try and hold this before trying to take the stumps off. Doesn't gather cleanly and ends up throwing the ball at the stumps in the end
19.3
1
Negi to Khan, 1 run, another faster one, good length outside off stump, driven on the up, off the toe-end to deep extra cover
19.2
W
Negi to Mohammed Shami, OUT, good length, flat outside off stump. Shami steps out and looks to slog it over the midwicket boundary. Misses and immediately tries to push his back foot behind the crease. The front part of this boot is bent and on top of the crease one frame before the bails come off. And he has only got it slightly on the front part of the line, enough for the umpire to say that's out. Nothing was behind the crease

Mohammed Shami st †Vishnu Vinod b Negi 21 (16m 9b 3x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

A stumping appeal. Third umpire is looking at this....and it looks very, very close. Shami stepped out and missed a faster one.

19.1
1
Negi to Nadeem, 1 run, back of a length on the pads, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

Negi will bowl the last over. 13 off 6.

Tidy Cummins

21

Number of runs conceded by Pat Cummins while picking up two wickets - his second-best IPL figures. His best was 2 for 20, against Mumbai Indians earlier this season.