Brief Scores: Delhi Daredevils: 174/5 (Rishabh Pant 85, Shreayas Iyer 52; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/22) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: 176/4 in 18 overs (AB de Villiers 90 not out, Virat Kohli 30; Glenn Maxwell 1/13).
After winning the toss Kohli said he made a decision to bowl first as rain was anticipated in Bengaluru later tonight.
"When you have brilliance like that in the team, he makes you smile and gives you a lot of happy memories", Kohli said during the post-match presentation ceremony. Iyer then continued his onslaught on Washington Sundar, lofting two huge sixes in the first two balls to reach his 50 off 29 balls.
Both the teams have played 19 matches and in that matches RCB has won 11 matches, Delhi has won 6 matches draw one match but in the Super Over RCB has won that match and one match not played.
The commentator immediately labelled it the "best catch we have ever seen in the IPL" and it is hard to think of a better one. Kohli was then joined by de Villiers at the center and together put on a 63 run partnership for the third wicket. Afterwards, it proved to be easy for them to secure the win. We understand situations, understand each other's games well.
"When he is batting, our job is very simple - to rotate the strike because we know his ability". Harshal must've thought his response had potential when he sighted de Villiers's big shuffle across the off-stump to play in the vacant leg-side area and bowled wider outside off-stump. "Pity I couldn't stay till the end but Corey and Andy did well", he concluded. "He just keeps taking the game away and that's why there's no doubt why he's the best player in the world".
Kohli was dismissed courtesy a screamer taken by Boult at deep square leg.
Overall, both the teams will be playing for prestige and will be hoping to get their campaign back on track. Shreyas and Pant realised that that they need to stick it out before playing the big shots against the rival attack which had gained control and dominated the first half of the Delhi innings.