Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
67(48) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 15 1 16 8
Yuvraj Singh
52(29) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
10 0 2 11 10 6 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammed Shami
O4.0
M0
R30
W1
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
VR Aaron
O3.0
M1
R9
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's this game done and dusted. Tomorrow is a double header, so join us at 4 pm as the caravan continues gathering momentum. This is Alagappan Muthu, happy to type my last word tonight

Yuzvendra Chahal is Man of the Match "Its my second match in the IPL, I played one for Mumbai. I got confidence seeing the first ball turn. It is great to have the support of the captain Kohli, choosing me as the spinner over a player like Murali in the squad"

"That's what I was telling Yuvi in the middle, if those were mis-hits they wouldn't have gone to hand" Virat Kohli says. "It was a 170-plus track and to hold them down to 145 was big. Chahal did extremely well, Varun as well and Mitch too. [Yuvraj]He's won us two world cups, he's a proven match-winner and it's important to back a player like that."

"Didn't bat well enough though Taylor and Duminy had a great partnership," says Dinesh Karthik, the stand-in captain for Delhi. "They batted well, kept playing their shots, came off, bad fielding. It looks like that when the opponent is hammering you. It's the first game of the season and we're getting used to who performs which role and it's important for us to learn and come back in the next game. Duminy absorbed the pressure brilliantly and hit some lusty blows at the end"

"About 90% runs of Yuvi came off bad deliveries today. I missed those sweet cover drives and classy late cuts off good deliveries that find the boundary more often than not." Those might not be too far off, Sahil

9.45 pm Kohli jumps on Yuvi as they walk back to the pavilion savouring a job well done. Their bowlers set things up by blasting out the Delhi top order. They stuck in there when Duminy and Taylor were building that partnership and in the chase Yuvraj Singh found form with 52 off 29. He was treated to some terrible bowling and he took complete advantage

16.4
1
Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, races down the track and lofts it down towards long-on. Falls short of Vijay who was diving forward. They pick up the runs needed to pick up the victory and a very comprehensive one at that
16.3
1
Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flighted on off stump, he lunges forward to block and picks up a single square on the off side
16.3
5nb
Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, (no ball) FOUR runs, that's a full toss over the waist and he has pulled it over short find leg to take him to his fifty on Bangalore debut
16.2
6
Nadeem to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs, terrible line from Nadeem. On the pads and he's swept him miles into the boundary behind square leg. Yuvi against this kind of spin is no contest at all.
16.1
1
Nadeem to Kohli, 1 run, low full toss to start his spell and Kohli drives to long-on

sree: "Karthik has a lot to learn as captain. When you have Kohli and Yuvi batting with 58 needed off 45 balls, you go for wickets, not for economy. economy doesn't work on these guys!"

END OF OVER:
16 | 8 Runs | RCB: 132/2

  • Yuvraj Singh41 (26b)
  • V Kohli47 (36b)
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-30-1
  • R Sharma3-0-33-1
15.6
6
Mohammed Shami to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs, long-on watches it clear his head and thud into the advertising boards. Pitches it up in his arc and Yuvi's big back lift comes down in a thunderous swing

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
67(48) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 15 1 16 8
Yuvraj Singh
52(29) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
10 0 2 11 10 6 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammed Shami
O4.0
M0
R30
W1
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
VR Aaron
O3.0
M1
R9
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Lean run

20

No. of innings since Yuvraj's last fifty in the tournament

Kohli v Rahul

8.5

Number of balls per boundary for Kohli against Rahul Sharma. It was 13.5 before this match

Yuvi v JP

1

Number of boundaries Yuvraj Singh has hit in 36 balls from JP Duminy, has managed just 17 runs and has been dismissed twice

Why Kohli likes Delhi

4

No. of fifties by Kohli in his last five games against Delhi - 99, 65, 73*, 8, 56

Super start

212.50

Nic Maddinson’s strike rate in the only T20I match that he has played

JP v Dinda

235

JP Duminy's strike rate against Ashok Dinda in this tournament

Recovery

4

Number of century partnerships for Delhi by their fifth wicket, now equals their highest for any wicket

50 machine

4.3

Number of innings per fifity for Duminy. Gambhir (most fifties in the tournament) needs 4.4 innings per fifty

Why bat first

6

Number of times that teams batting first have won T20Is in Sharjah (out of 9 matches)

Spin v pace

119

Ross Taylor's strike rate against spin in six seasons. His strike rate against pace is 129.

Stuck in second gear

5

Number of times in 95 innings that Delhi have failed to score fifty inside their first ten overs

Misers

13

Number of wicket-maidens by Bangalore including Aaron's today, no other team has bowled more

Slow going

37/2

Delhi's average Powerplay score in their last ten matches

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301