There was one man fight on display at the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. Rishabh Pant played a fine knock of 57 but didn’t make his team cross the line due to lack of partners at the other end. The penultimate over by captain Shane Watson which conceeded only of two runs acted as the pin in the coffin. Pawan Negi was given the final over to bowl and he delivered a magic of deliveries picking up the important wicket of Rishabh Pant. Delhi Daredevils chasing a target of 158 runs were never stable at the chase. Despite a fine fighting knock in the end Delhi innings fell 15 runs short. All bowlers chipped in with wickets for Bangalore making it tough for the opponent to cross over the line.
Before, on the verge of Kedhar Jadav gem of an inning of 69 of 37 balls Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a total of 157 runs. Bangalore too kept on losing wickets at regular interval but there was completely one man dominance in their complete innings. Kedhar Jadav looked in subime touch and scored runs at his will before getting out to up ante by Zaheer Khan. Gayle fell cheaply at the start and their were procession of wickets to follow. Chris Morris was the pick of the bowlers picking 3 wickets and conceeding just 21 runs.
Royal challengers Bangalore: 157/8 (20 overs)
Kedhar Jadav 69(37) Shane Watson 24(24)
Chris Morris 21/3 Zaheer Khan 31/2
Delhi Daredevils: 142/9 (20 overs)
Rishabh Pant 57(36) Sam Billings 25(19)
Pawan Negi 3/2 Billy Stanlake 29/2
Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 15 runs