Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers, IPL 2014, Sharjah April 17, 2014

Bangalore's arsenal blazes to victory

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Bangalore 146 for 2 (Yuvraj 52*, Kohli 49*) beat Delhi 145 for 4 (Duminy 67*, Taylor 43*) by eight wickets
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Hattangadi - Delhi lost it in the first six overs

The Yuvraj Singh-Virat Kohli partnership didn't have a happy ending in the World T20 final, but less than two weeks after that night in Mirpur, their association in Sharjah followed a different script. Swapping India's blue for Bangalore's red, the pair made easy work of Delhi's 145, helping Bangalore stroll to a eight-wicket win. Yuvraj was circumspect to begin with but later on brought out his power game to not only outscore Kohli but help Bangalore march to the target with plenty to spare.

The bedrock of the chase was Kohli, who benefited from two let-offs in his 20s to remain unbeaten on 49. The pair added 84 in just 7.5 overs, nullifying the unbeaten 110-run association between Delhi's JP Duminy and Ross Taylor that helped Delhi recover from a wobbly 35 for 4.

Bangalore were never under serious pressure during the chase, especially after opener Parthiv Patel gave the innings a push with a positive 35, in the absence of Chris Gayle to injury. He charged down the track to the seamers, forcing the ball down the ground and pulling a six, off the left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, out of the ground. After he was bowled in the ninth over, Bangalore were at a comfortable 62 for 2, giving Yuvraj the platform to play himself into form, with the security of Kohli at the other end.

Yuvraj didn't look secure initially, taking his eyes off a short ball and hooking a boundary to fine leg. He found his groove with a flat six over long-on off the legspinner Rahul Sharma and some wayward bowling by Nadeem gave Yuvraj the chance to pepper the leg-side boundaries with his favourite slogs.

Delhi needed wickets but when the chances came their way, they fluffed them. Jimmy Neesham fluffed the simplest of catches at short fine leg when Kohli was on 23, and when the batsman had added one more, he was put down by Mayank Agarwal at deep cover. Against arguably the best chaser in the world, regulation drops will come back to hurt. It was clearly Bangalore's night as Yuvraj and Kohli closed out the chase with more blows over the boundary. Yuvraj managed his first IPL fifty in 20 innings and the smile was back on his face.

Delhi found it tough on a two-paced Sharjah pitch, struggling to get the run rate above five in the first ten overs. The loss of early wickets slowed them down. Agarwal fell top-edging a pull to square leg as the frustration to score began to build, and Delhi were pegged back further when Dinesh Karthik and Manoj Tiwary fell for 0 and 1 respectively.

The strategic timeout didn't change Delhi's fortunes as M Vijay, who had made a start with 18, was bamboozled by the legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Vijay was playing for the turn but the ball straightened and shaved the off stump. At 35 for 4 in the eighth over, Delhi desperately needed a big partnership at a good clip to compensate for the sluggish scoring in the first half.

It was a scratchy innings from Taylor as he cursed himself when he played and missed, in an effort to push the scoring. Chahal got it to turn and grip and the googlies were a handful for Taylor. The boundaries had dried up for seven overs before Taylor broke the shackles with a flick to fine leg off Ashok Dinda.

The momentum in the latter half was provided by Duminy, who unlike Taylor found the middle of the bat regularly. He lofted Yuvraj for a six to the sightscreen before scooping Dinda to the same area. Dinda was ineffective at the death yet again as he leaked 51 off his four overs. Delhi took 30 off the last two overs and 63 off the last five but in the end, 145 wasn't enough.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on April 18, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Let us talk something positive. For me the takeaway was Yuzvendra Chanchal. Great bowling...What a pick by Virat Kohli...This guy put serious revolutions on the ball much more than any other leggie that I have seen in the recent past. He needs to be trained by somebody like Kumble or better still by Sivaramakrishnan who he matches more closely so that he can play for India.

    The other big takeaway was JP Dumny's batting. Exemplary...Clean batting in tough conditions...What a player...

    Yuvi...I know we Indians want to cling to the past. There is no doubt that he was at one stage the best player India had. Reality now is that I think Yuvi is still in trouble...His batting was scratchy and he has serious reaction time issues with fast bowling. Shami did a number on him and he was very lucky to survive. Unfortunately Mr. Dinesh Karthik did miss a trick there in not going after Yuvi with pace. I do hope Yuvi does well but I seriously doubt it. I do hope I am wrong! Best wishes Yuvi.

  • Shashwat171 on April 18, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    This year's IPL looks to be a very close fought one seeing the line ups of the teams, leaving MI CSK RCB KXIP, the other four are also tough sides SRH( Dhawan Warner Finch Steyn Bhuvi) KKR( Gambhir Kallis Narine Uthappa Morkel) RR(Watson Faulkner Smith Rahane) and even DD (Pietersen Taylor Duminy Shami Karthik)

    Awesome summer waiting!!

  • RapidCommentsPlz on April 18, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    @Crishantha Nanayakkara we all can understand your frustration for the flop SLPL.Anyway good luck for your future!

  • NP_NY on April 18, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    Despite the administrative setbacks, it is heartening to see IPL bounce back so well. Just goes to show the power and passion of the Indian cricket fans. So many leagues like the SLPL have tried and failed miserably. The fan power is the main reason why Ed Smith called India the Brazil of cricket. Be it current international cricket greats like Kallis, KP, AB Gayle, etc. or the past stars like Akram, Vettori, Alan Donald, Kirsten, no one respects and loves international cricketers like Indian fans do, and that's something to be proud of as a fan of the game. Everyone (commentators, coaches, players, cheerleaders) looks happy at the IPL and that's how entertainment should be.

  • on April 18, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    yuvi is the best player for all format he is out of form littel bit but he is back and show what he can do for any bowler in world.

  • nazir1946 on April 18, 2014, 7:14 GMT

    Well for now the Indians are playing the IPL in the Middleeast, soon the other games will follow too.

  • on April 18, 2014, 7:01 GMT

    I have question here about New Zealand players. How many nz players played key role in winning a team to win the title. I didn't watch all matches but many matches. I heard many hypes about them but very rarely any of nz players had done justice to their name. B macculam, ros taylor are most cases flops. Nz players are not good in this sub continental wicket. This corey anderson is most hyped and surely he is going to the great flop as other nz players. Only player could have shone in this condition is kane williamson who is the probably the best in nz in current time.

  • on April 18, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    You cannot compare international T20 with a club game like this. We all need to understand that IPL is a domestic tournament with some international flavor

  • on April 18, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    it will be interesting to see whether yuvraj can keep his consistency and also whether he performs against the sides with much better bowling(kkr, mi, csk and srh)..also rr with there pacers will pose a handful for him..but lets c..

  • Rakes7 on April 18, 2014, 6:13 GMT

    Yuvi got back in form!!! LOL When he came back to indian team a few month ago he scored 70+ agnst AUS but what happened to him after that?

  • on April 18, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    Let us talk something positive. For me the takeaway was Yuzvendra Chanchal. Great bowling...What a pick by Virat Kohli...This guy put serious revolutions on the ball much more than any other leggie that I have seen in the recent past. He needs to be trained by somebody like Kumble or better still by Sivaramakrishnan who he matches more closely so that he can play for India.

    The other big takeaway was JP Dumny's batting. Exemplary...Clean batting in tough conditions...What a player...

    Yuvi...I know we Indians want to cling to the past. There is no doubt that he was at one stage the best player India had. Reality now is that I think Yuvi is still in trouble...His batting was scratchy and he has serious reaction time issues with fast bowling. Shami did a number on him and he was very lucky to survive. Unfortunately Mr. Dinesh Karthik did miss a trick there in not going after Yuvi with pace. I do hope Yuvi does well but I seriously doubt it. I do hope I am wrong! Best wishes Yuvi.

  • Shashwat171 on April 18, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    This year's IPL looks to be a very close fought one seeing the line ups of the teams, leaving MI CSK RCB KXIP, the other four are also tough sides SRH( Dhawan Warner Finch Steyn Bhuvi) KKR( Gambhir Kallis Narine Uthappa Morkel) RR(Watson Faulkner Smith Rahane) and even DD (Pietersen Taylor Duminy Shami Karthik)

    Awesome summer waiting!!

  • RapidCommentsPlz on April 18, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    @Crishantha Nanayakkara we all can understand your frustration for the flop SLPL.Anyway good luck for your future!

  • NP_NY on April 18, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    Despite the administrative setbacks, it is heartening to see IPL bounce back so well. Just goes to show the power and passion of the Indian cricket fans. So many leagues like the SLPL have tried and failed miserably. The fan power is the main reason why Ed Smith called India the Brazil of cricket. Be it current international cricket greats like Kallis, KP, AB Gayle, etc. or the past stars like Akram, Vettori, Alan Donald, Kirsten, no one respects and loves international cricketers like Indian fans do, and that's something to be proud of as a fan of the game. Everyone (commentators, coaches, players, cheerleaders) looks happy at the IPL and that's how entertainment should be.

  • on April 18, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    yuvi is the best player for all format he is out of form littel bit but he is back and show what he can do for any bowler in world.

  • nazir1946 on April 18, 2014, 7:14 GMT

    Well for now the Indians are playing the IPL in the Middleeast, soon the other games will follow too.

  • on April 18, 2014, 7:01 GMT

    I have question here about New Zealand players. How many nz players played key role in winning a team to win the title. I didn't watch all matches but many matches. I heard many hypes about them but very rarely any of nz players had done justice to their name. B macculam, ros taylor are most cases flops. Nz players are not good in this sub continental wicket. This corey anderson is most hyped and surely he is going to the great flop as other nz players. Only player could have shone in this condition is kane williamson who is the probably the best in nz in current time.

  • on April 18, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    You cannot compare international T20 with a club game like this. We all need to understand that IPL is a domestic tournament with some international flavor

  • on April 18, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    it will be interesting to see whether yuvraj can keep his consistency and also whether he performs against the sides with much better bowling(kkr, mi, csk and srh)..also rr with there pacers will pose a handful for him..but lets c..

  • Rakes7 on April 18, 2014, 6:13 GMT

    Yuvi got back in form!!! LOL When he came back to indian team a few month ago he scored 70+ agnst AUS but what happened to him after that?

  • on April 18, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    DD can bring De Kock instead of Mayank Aggarwal & Kedhar Jadhav/saurab tiwary Instead of Manoj Tiwary

  • j4884 on April 18, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    Awesome bowling by Varun Aaron!! It's heartening to see an Indian FAST bowler bowling really good bouncers and beating the batsman by pace. Hope the selectors pick him and Umesh Yadav in the world cup squad. Shami, Bhuvi, Umesh and Varun can be handful on Australian pitches. Hope Varun and Umesh get even half of the chances that Ishant got. Please don't select tried and tested failures like Ishant, Vinay Kumar and Dinda....

  • sandeepknk on April 18, 2014, 5:36 GMT

    Beware all teams yuvi is in very angry.

  • on April 18, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    What a change in writing from the world t20. It seems cricket fatigue has set in even for you guys. :)

  • PerfectTen on April 18, 2014, 5:06 GMT

    It was a good team selection from RCB. It's safer to see if Dinda has learnt anything at all at the beginning of the season rather than give him chances during the crucial phase. Kohli did the right thing by giving Dinda the 20th over to see if he's the same bowler who gets beaten black n blue like he's been all his career. Now that he's been tested and found out, Kohli can keep him out for a few games and try other deserving bowlers. Keen to see Rana in real action in the next game.

  • Htc-Baseball on April 18, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    got to admit DK captaincy was horrible, yuvi vulnerable to fast bowling during initial stages --its a cliche . DK isnt a captaincy material

  • on April 18, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    How Chahal became man of the match is beyond me

  • on April 18, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    yuvi scored runs againest weak bowling . let see how many ducks he can score againest malinga,johnson,dale steyn. in upcoming matches. hope he do well

  • yuvi_gladiator on April 18, 2014, 4:27 GMT

    im afraid yuvi is going to vent some anger this ipl, bad news for other teams. now he knows what to do with the leg stump line lol

  • RCB4Eva on April 18, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    If one wants to read some negatives in yesterday's win, it would be the slightly disappointing approach to bowling changes by Kohli. One would have expected him to give Varun Aaron the last over, considering that he had gone for only 9 in his previous three. Dinda, despite his claims of trying to be the best death bowler, is strictly cannon fodder at the death. Even Albie Morkel with his slower pace would have been a better bet. Overs like those by Dinda could prove crucial in the coming games.

    It is too early to tell if Yuvraj is back to form, we should see how he performs over the next say five innings. But it is certainly heartening to see a champion player strike the ball sweetly. Dinesh Karthik would have done well to persist with Shami when Yuvraj was clearly struggling against him, but that opportunity was lost. So some tactical errors from both captains, but they are good enough to recognize it and come back stronger.

    And you DON'T drop Kohli, especially when he is chasing...

  • Danzjay on April 18, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    This is just ipl...it means nothing...thr in no pressure to perform..so it doesn't matter...its just for fun. It can't be compared with world cup at all. Even balaji can play better shots here.

  • on April 18, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    Some people say yuvi is out of form but i say yuvi is a that kind of player that he never get out form. Good luck yuvi

  • PadMarley on April 18, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    Sri Lankan mastermind must be prud of their tactical plan an executionand having a good laugh everytime they will see Yuvi and Kholi prtnership flourishes in IPL.

  • on April 18, 2014, 3:37 GMT

    now admit the fact that The difference was the bowling of Sri Lankans compared to the odds in the T20 leagues...

  • Htc-Android on April 18, 2014, 3:37 GMT

    Yuvraj is not out of form by any means. He was striking the ball well today and also scored a half century against Ausssies in the league game. Actually Sl bowlers bowled well at him thats why he struggled in the final. Even Kohli and Dhoni also struggled at the death. They were completely outplayed by SL bowlers. Anyways India lost to the best team in the tournament. So no need to blame on Yuvraj for that loss. I am sure Yuvraj will win the IPL for RCB this time. Good luck to him.

  • on April 18, 2014, 3:19 GMT

    That's why exactly srilankan cricket fans says.. can't blame Yuvraj to about world t20 final... because it is superb Bolling display of sri lankan bowlers... even Kohli or Dhoni didn't score a. boundaries after 16 over... appreciate it and don't blame Yuvraj..

  • MelbourneMiracle on April 18, 2014, 2:51 GMT

    It's just an IPL game so please calm down!!

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on April 18, 2014, 2:05 GMT

    DD didn't execute their plans well at all. After the fantastic recovery by Duminy and Taylor, they should have tried to be more aggressive int he field. If you drop Kohli twice, you are bound to lose. However, there are some positives to take fromt his game. Duminy is still in good form and both Shami and Parnell bowled well. Shami was extremely unlucky to not get Yuvi when he kept edging him. Yuvraj is still not at his best and he still has major problems against pace and short stuff. Taylor also seemed out of sorts. He only has one big scoring shot, the slog over leg side and if the bowlers block that out he struggles like he did yesterday. DD may consider de Kock for the next match since KP is still injured. Kohli's captaincy was also questionable. Why send Dinda in, who had been hammered already, when both Morkel and Aaron were bowling so well/

  • on April 18, 2014, 1:55 GMT

    yuraj i think he praticed good in world t20 so he is playing good for bangalore ( what a great man keep it up)

  • on April 18, 2014, 1:11 GMT

    When Dinda declared before the match that he is practicing for death bowling (ostensibly with an eye into the India dressing room) I feared that it is going to happen -- that is his reality check in death bowling. For RCB, it didn't affect as the other bowlers did their job well ina pitch with some help for them, Moral: Don't talk beforehand. Walk & then talk..

  • regofpicton on April 17, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    As a big Ross Taylor fan i naturally agree that he should have been captain for the game. Perhaps Dehli were reluctant to make that decision as they may have had doubts about his long-term place in the playing 11. But he did have a lot to say to Karthik during the game. And as for his place in the team, that was Taylor out of sorts yet he was still a huge asset. IMO he has to be an automatic selection.

    Sad to say after that disastrous drop it will probably be Neesham that will give way when KP returns, and that must be soon.

  • on April 17, 2014, 19:14 GMT

    Good game, great to see Kholi executing game plans efficiently however i was looking for a little intuit with the usage of Dinda. For me dinda should be use bwt overs 10 to 16 when batsmen are looking to steady the innings bowling wide yorkers, Aaron is quick it will be harder to send him over the boundary if the batsmen aren't skill as say a dhoni. Starc has to have protection on both side of the bat at his pace coming around the wicket always high probability of ball flying off edges. Going forward the position between yuvi and Ab should be dynamic so that a Left right combination comes into play with the team strong hitting bowlers missing their line will go over the ropes. Keep maddision in the mix looks like a strong starter. What a fine total mastery by the young leg spin bowler bamboozling batsmen. Im a RCB fan and want to see my team step out from the glamour and star power and win this thing and CL as well. They have the power players just to tweek the fielding and bowling

  • Htc-Baseball on April 17, 2014, 19:03 GMT

    Should do a world of good to yuvi, bowled pretty well too. If Yuvi fires RCB wud be the team to beat, Chahal isnt a surprise he bowled well before, may be rampaul instead of albie wud strengthen their bowling

  • GrindAR on April 17, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Yuzvendra Chahal - Player to watch for Team India, not just for his man of the match. He does possess deceiving skills.

    Kohli - Breeding better as a leader. Whom can take India as dominant side as during Saurav Ganguly/ Rahul Dravid's leadership periods with, MSD like talent grooming within the team setup. SG & RD brought many new talented faces to the team India, but did not have the authority to groom them well as MSD do. I think grooming programs came into the team with N.Srinivasan. Otherwise, sometimes appear like a pool of passengers in playing XI, actually the outcome of grooming program inbuilt. It is frustrating for other capable players. But unfortunately, Cricket can have only 11 players in a team. BCCI should consider churning out 3 different teams for India. Grade based, Team Gold : The top most players fit in this pool - To play top half half on ranking Team Silver : The second-top most players pool - To play bottom half on ranking Team Bronze : To play associates

  • Greatest_Game on April 17, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    The 'new look' Dehli Daredevils and Gary Kirsten did not quite cover themselves in glory, did they? When you drop Kohli twice in the same over, your most economical bowler is a part-time spinner for SA, your number 5 batsman is in by the 5th over and has to anchor the innings, and your only batsmen who could handle an unthreatening bowling attack come in at 5 and 6, it may be time to rethink strategy.

    Duminy is a proven excellent anchor and very strong finisher. Bring him in at 3 to provide stability, and get the bowling and fielding coaches to do their jobs

  • on April 17, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    RCB one handedly took this match. The main architect has be Starc, Morkel and Chahal to tighten up the screws on the DD batsmen. I think Ross played well but was very slow in accelerating in the end. De Kock would have been a better bet for me in place of him. Neesham was a disappointment as his counterpart Corey Anderson in MI. DD nid to improve their bowling by adding Shukla who can take d pace off the ball and also bat. DD has a good squad but the selection is not up to the mark. RCB looks very very settled now with Yuvi finding some form tonight. Best of luck to both the teams in the tournament. :)

  • ullasjp on April 17, 2014, 18:06 GMT

    RCB is a typical Indian team heavy on batting, bowling well at starts & then the worst death bowlling.. I'm happy for yuvi he scored runs, it all ways gives u confident but unless he plays a front foot cover drive with confident u cant say he is in form

  • on April 17, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    Good answer for people who were against Yuvraj. Well done Yuvi n Kohli.

  • on April 17, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    yuvraj's knock is a perfect ans to his critics

  • on April 17, 2014, 18:02 GMT

    gud show by yuvi n kohli lotta big sixes if they are on ten we dont need Gayle !!

  • BigINDFan on April 17, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    So Yuvi gets his confidence back against a pathetic DD bowling attack. Perhaps IPL should have come before WCT20, it would have done wonders for the Ind team and even some of the other teams.

  • GrindAR on April 17, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    2 one sided games.... Delhi unit has a lot to evaluate about themselves with just this match. If they rectify every issue they had in this match, they can be in final pay-offs. I would say, they have about a dozen issues to address here, 1. Fielding setups 2. Batting orders 3. Bowler choices based on who is at the ground and what is the match situation 4. Reading match situations 5. Their batsmen to maintain the RR better than they did here. If you see DD had less dot-balls % than RCB, but they endup scoring lot less. 6. Set quality standards for their fielders.... When you snooze (dropping catches) you loose... Fielding overall was unacceptably pathetic.

    Rest half a dozen is related to their strategical thinking on situation basis. Which they need to go to dressing room and talk to themselves and talk to their coach... This was a sleepers show from Delhi (benefit of doubt- they are the first to bat in this ground)

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 17, 2014, 17:54 GMT

    Poor batting, poor bowling, poor fielding, poor attitude, poor captaincy are the major reasons for such a poor outing for the Daredevils. It was a nightmare start for Delhi though Duminy and Ross Taylor did well to give them something to bowl at. Ross Taylor should have been named captain instead of DK. It seems DD need KP ASAP. Otherwise, they could struggle this season. As an RCB fan though, I don't care about DD. I am pleased with my team's brilliance tonight. Good to see Yuvi back in form and well done to Kohli as well.

  • on April 17, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    finnaly yuvi's back in form....

  • on April 17, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    ipl feels like test cricket...plz make it entertainment

  • GrindAR on April 17, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    2 dropped catches (sitters) for Kohli.... You cannot win when you do those things...

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 17, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    @Michael Flynn: Cricket should NEVER be about individuals no matter how good they are. In spite of them not being in this game, we still have a good game of cricket.

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    No Gayle=No Show

    No KP=No Show

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:42 GMT

    Put life commentary

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Good come back by DD... cheers

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    without Gayle bang can't win

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    Ashoke Dinda in his usual Best!!!

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    I don't understand why kholi has choosen dinda to bowl in last two over wisely he should use the over of varun aron and morkel instead of dinda

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    i want to see gayle hitting sixes because we can't see that when he is playing to country.

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    ipl rules as been changed, in t20 they should play ones & twos only otherwise histroy will be broken in that pitches. ( so they brought test players into t20 everybody should understand).

  • parikshit_Ops on April 17, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    Making Dinesh Karthik Captain is a joke. He is not a captain material. M.Vijay is better than him. It should have been Ross Taylor ideally. Another mistake is selct Mayankj Agarwal ahead of Kedar Jadhav/Saurabh Tiwary. Nobody could imagine that. not saying Agarwal is not talented. But denying chance to Ranji top scorer is tantamount to asking qns. on existence of Ranji matches, while if you are going for IPL Past Reord it would have made sense to play Saurabh Tiwary, a relatively matured player and good hitter. Sorry, but I dont think Karthik is worth the money spent on buying him and unlike in case of Yuvra j where I changed my statement ( my original statement proved right). I am gonna stick with this view even if Karthik scores well.

  • on April 17, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    chalal is next super star of cricket

  • on April 17, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Stay focus Gayle. Your will shine again when given d opportunity

  • on April 17, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    NO GAYLE = NO FUN :-D wanna c gayle storm more and more.......

  • on April 17, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Good start from RCB..... Sad to hear Gayle is not playing today..

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  • on April 17, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Good start from RCB..... Sad to hear Gayle is not playing today..

  • on April 17, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    NO GAYLE = NO FUN :-D wanna c gayle storm more and more.......

  • on April 17, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Stay focus Gayle. Your will shine again when given d opportunity

  • on April 17, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    chalal is next super star of cricket

  • parikshit_Ops on April 17, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    Making Dinesh Karthik Captain is a joke. He is not a captain material. M.Vijay is better than him. It should have been Ross Taylor ideally. Another mistake is selct Mayankj Agarwal ahead of Kedar Jadhav/Saurabh Tiwary. Nobody could imagine that. not saying Agarwal is not talented. But denying chance to Ranji top scorer is tantamount to asking qns. on existence of Ranji matches, while if you are going for IPL Past Reord it would have made sense to play Saurabh Tiwary, a relatively matured player and good hitter. Sorry, but I dont think Karthik is worth the money spent on buying him and unlike in case of Yuvra j where I changed my statement ( my original statement proved right). I am gonna stick with this view even if Karthik scores well.

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    ipl rules as been changed, in t20 they should play ones & twos only otherwise histroy will be broken in that pitches. ( so they brought test players into t20 everybody should understand).

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    i want to see gayle hitting sixes because we can't see that when he is playing to country.

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    I don't understand why kholi has choosen dinda to bowl in last two over wisely he should use the over of varun aron and morkel instead of dinda

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    Ashoke Dinda in his usual Best!!!

  • on April 17, 2014, 16:27 GMT

    without Gayle bang can't win