Result
17th match (N), Delhi, Apr 30 2008, Indian Premier League
191/5
(20 ov, target 192)
181/5
Daredevils won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
1y
• The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

Gambhir and McGrath put Delhi back on track

Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan laid out the carpet and Glenn McGrath, returning the best figures in the IPL's brief history, walked over it as the Delhi Daredevils got themselves back on track after a blip in their last game

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Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils191/5(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore181/5(20 overs)
end of over 2019 runs
RCB: 181/5CRR: 9.05 
Mark Boucher31 (17)
Virat Kohli1 (1)
Virender Sehwag2-0-30-0
Daniel Vettori4-0-19-1

Dravid: "The bowlers did a great job to come back on a flat track. We pulled it back. We [Kallis and I] had a partnership but we needed that big over. McGrath... was the difference in the game really. We were just one big over away. From now on in, we can't afford to lose many games. I think we are getting there, we are gelling well as a unit now.

Sehwag: "Gambhir played exceptionally well. I just told him that you play the twenty overs, don't worry about the runs. It's easy to captain; I just need to throw the ball to McGrath, Asif and Vettori and they do the job for me.

McGrath is the man of the match. "This is a batsman's game but when you get the score like 190 + on the board you get more room. For a old bloke, I am hanging in there. You got to think on your feet, you got to mix it up.

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19.6
1
Sehwag to Boucher, 1 run
down the track and he mistimes a swing past midwicket. The Daredevils have won and the Challengers sink again.
19.5
4
Sehwag to Boucher, FOUR runs
came down again, Sehwag pushed it well outside off, Boucher reaches out to find the straight boundary
19.4
6
Sehwag to Boucher, SIX runs
Gets the six this time. He charged down the track, took it on the full and swung it over midwicket.
19.3
1
Sehwag to Kohli, 1 run
swings it hard but straight to deep midwicket.
19.2
1
Sehwag to Boucher, 1 run
full and driven to long on
19.1
6
Sehwag to Boucher, SIX runs
dropped by Bhatia and what's more its a six. Boucher had swung a full toss hard and Bhatia jumped but ended up palming it behind him
end of over 195 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 162/5CRR: 8.52 • RRR: 30.00
Mark Boucher13 (12)
Daniel Vettori4-0-19-1
Mohammad Asif4-0-42-0
18.6
w
Vettori to Kallis, OUT
The armer takes out Kallis. He ran down the track, had a heave but missed. He was through the shot early.
JH Kallis b Vettori 54 (44b 6x4 1x6) SR: 122.72
18.5
1
Vettori to Boucher, 1 run
a quicker one now - Vettori is mixing up things rather nicely- Boucher, down the track, gets a inside edge to fine leg
18.4
1
Vettori to Kallis, 1 run
takes the pace off the delivery and Kallis can only loft it one bounce to long off
18.3
1
Vettori to Boucher, 1 run
quicker one, slog swept to left of deep midwicket but Dhawan makes a fine stop rushing across in time
18.2
1
Vettori to Kallis, 1 run
walks down the track and heaves it to long-on.
18.1
1
Vettori to Boucher, 1 run
comes down the track, Vettori takes the pace of the ball and Boucher flat bats a drive back to Vettori who makes a half stop
end of over 1813 runs
RCB: 157/4CRR: 8.72 • RRR: 17.50
Mark Boucher10 (9)
Jacques Kallis52 (41)
Mohammad Asif4-0-42-0
Yo Mahesh4-0-28-0
17.6
1
Mohammad Asif to Boucher, 1 run
slower one, short of length, Boucher was early into his pull but manages to drag it behind square leg
17.5
2
Mohammad Asif to Boucher, 2 runs
low dipping full toss, shoveled to right of deep midwicket where McGrath makes a tumbling diving stop near the ropes. It's referred upstairs and the verdict is that its a legit save.
17.4
1
Mohammad Asif to Kallis, 1 run
mistimes a heave to long on
17.3
4
Mohammad Asif to Kallis, FOUR runs
the yorker ends up as a low full toss and Kallis drills it straight down the ground. That was hit really hard. 50 up for Jac
17.2
4
Mohammad Asif to Kallis, FOUR runs
slow yorker, falls short of the blockhole and Kallis whips it in the air, past the diving McGrath at midwicket.
17.1
1lb
Mohammad Asif to Boucher, 1 leg bye
slower one, on the pads, Boucher can't connect - he is yet to get going here - and it runs off the pad
Best performances - batsmen
G Gambhir
86 runs (54)
11 fours
1 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
24 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
012382214513
JH Kallis
54 runs (44)
6 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
leg glance
13 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
0031183821
Best performances - bowlers
GD McGrath
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
4
Eco
7.25
JH Kallis
O
4
M
0
R
39
W
2
Eco
9.75
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2008
Player Of The Match
Glenn McGrath
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days30 April 2008 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Ivaturi Shivram
TV Umpire
Ian Howell
Reserve Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd
PointsDelhi Daredevils 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0