IPL 2013 Match 21: RCB Overcomes Super Over Blues, DD Slips Further

Royal Challengers Bangalore was expected to dominate Delhi Daredevils. They almost did, except the suicidal tendency towards the end of their chase that brought them to Super Over. Rampaul and AB de Villiers, who were not part of their last Super Over loss, helped them overcome the Super Over blues as they won by 4 runs in Super Over against Delhi Daredevils, who extended their record of losing to 5th consecutive match in the current edition.

IPL 2013: Schedule and Results

Match Facts

    RCB won by 4 runs in Super Over
    MOM: Virat Kohli
    Final Score: 152/5 (DD), 152/7 (RCB)
    6 overs: 43/1 (DD), 48/2 (RCB)
    10 overs 67/2 (DD), 84/2 (RCB)
    50 runs: 7.1 ov (DD), 6.3 ov (RCB)
    100 runs: 15.3 ov (DD), 11.4 ov (RCB)
    150 runs: 19.5 ov (DD), 19.4 (RCB)
    6s/4s: 2/17 (DD), 5/12 (RCB)
    Best Bowling: 2/22 Umesh Yadav (DD), 1/21 Vinay Kumar, 2/24 Unadkat (RCB)
    Best Batting: 29* Irfan, 28 Mahela (DD), 65 Kohli, 39 AB de Villiers (RCB)

Super Over: RCB won by 4 runs
RCB: Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kohli, DD Bowler: Umesh Yadav

1st Gayle gets a single, 1/0
2nd AB gets a single, 2/0
3rd Gayle gets a single, 3/0
4th Dot ball for AB, 3/0
5th AB hits a six, 9/0
6th AB gets another six, 15/0

DD: Warner, Ben Rohrer and Irfan Pathan, RCB Bowler: Ravi Rampaul

    1st Warner caught on first ball by Gayle. 0/1
    2nd Irfan Pathan hits a boundary, 4/1
    3rd Irfan Pathan faces dot ball, 4/1
    4th Irfan Pathan hits a six, 10/1
    5th Irfan Pathan gets a single, 11/1
    6th Rohrer is bowled, 11/2

DDs Innings
Sent to bat first Delhi Daredevils opener started strong with a partnership of 43 runs and then both followed each other. First Warner (15 runs, 13 balls, 3 boundaries) was caught on his own bowling by Vinay Kumar, and after 3 deliveries Sehwag (23-ball 25 runs, 4 boundaries) faced another soft dismissal as he hit the ball straight to Kolhi on the first ball of McDonald’s over. After 6.1 overs 43/2 was alarming. But Juneja in the company of Mahela kept the scoreboard ticking until Juneja (16-ball 17 runs, 2 boundaries) was caught by Vinay Kumar of the bowling of Unadkat, who also had Rohrer (14 runs, 2 boundaries) caught by Kohli.

DD needed some good hitting, but Mahela after struggling 31-ball 28 runs (2 boundaries was run out and after 18 overs they had only 122/5 on board. Next 12 balls saw Kedhar Jadhav (16-ball 29 runs with 2 boundaries and a six), and Irfan Pathan (8-ball 19 runs with 2 boundaries and a six) taking the score to 152/5 that proved decent enough in the end.

Rampaul (28/0) bowled a maiden but was wicketless, RP Singh 48/0) was again very expensive, Vinay Kumar (21/1) was the picj of the bowlers with Unadkat (24/2) being the most successful. McDonald (1/17 in 2 overs) was expensive. Syed Mohammad bowled 2 overs for 13 runs.

RCBs Chase of 153 runs
What appeared to be a cakewalk was indeed very easy even though opener Rahul (run-a-ball 12 runs, with 2 boundaries) and Gayle (9-run 13 ball with 2 sixes) were back to dugout by 3.3 overs with score reading 26/2. Gayle had already hit Moren for 2 sixes but wanted other and this time Morkel had the last laugh. But DD had nothing more to cheer as Kohli (50-ball 65 runs, 7 boundaries and a six) with AB de Villiers (32-ball 39 runs, 3 boundaries and a six) added 103 runs in 12.3 overs. RCB was in comfortable position to win needing only 24 more runs to win in 4 overs.

But, there was twist in the tale as AB got run out on a suicidal run and there started the flurry of wickets. McDonald (0) in 16.2 overs, Arun Karthik (5 runs) at the end of 18th over, Syed Mohammad (1) in 18.3 overs and then captain Kohli in 18.4 overs were the batsmen to go. Score read 138/7 and RCB needed 14 runs in 8 balls. Vinay Kumar (1-ball 1* run) was joined by Rampaul who hit a six and his 7-ball 13 runs took them to another Super Over.

The Super Over saw the loss of confidence of Sehwag and Mahela as both did not come to bat, and the youngsters were bowled out in the chase of 15 runs.

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