Result
56th match (N), Raipur, May 22 2016, Indian Premier League
138/8
(18.1/20 ov, target 139)
139/4
RCB won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Royal Challengers Bangalore
1y
• The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Kohli fifty books No. 2 spot for RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten fifty to seal a chase of 139 against Delhi Daredevils and lead his team into the playoffs

Match centre 
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils138/8(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore139/4(18.1 overs)
Virat Kohli*54 (45)
KL Rahul38 (23)
end of over 191 runs
RCB: 139/4CRR: 7.65 
Virat Kohli54 (45)
Stuart Binny16 (11)
Carlos Brathwaite3.1-0-18-1
Zaheer Khan4-0-30-1

11.20pm Another special from Virat takes Royal Challengers Bangalore to second on the points table. Another quality knock, a totally different knock but one that has been even more important than some of the previous ones. Daredevils bow out of the tournament, just one win away from the playoffs so they have a lot to take away as well. RCB will play the first qualifier against Gujarat Lions at M. Chinnaswamy, their home ground. Sunrisers finish third and KKR are fourth.

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match:"Those stats have reached me through images, because every game is a new game. We were at an impossible stage. our focus has paid off. My focus is to take the team through. You have to start afresh today, it sounds boring but that's the way it is. To have discipline, you need to be boring. You need to make every day count. When I come onto the field, this was what I was born to do. Very important not to get rude or arrogant when you are in form. All about keeping that thin line between confidence and overconfidence. People have given me a lot of love since the Australia series. (When asked about the performance of the team) Especially the bowling unit, they have been doing exceptionally well. It was a 160-par wicket. Amazing, hats off to the bowlers."

Zaheer Khan: Has been a wonderful campaign. We've been playing good cricket. With this kind of side, we have given a tough time to all sides. Happy with the way things have panned out for us. 160 would have been dependable. When someone like Virat is there, he is so good at absorbing pressure. In a way, we felt one knock, one partnership was critical here. Couldn't get going but these things happen. I haven't really thought about my future. Still enjoy being out there."

18.1
1
Brathwaite to Kohli, 1 run
there it is. Slower delivery is pushed to mid-on for the quick single. Kohli is overjoyed, he is ecstatic. Pumped as he jumps up in celebration. Royal Challengers qualify as the second-placed team

Right then, Kohli has the chance to hit the winning runs to take RCB to playoffs

Harish: "RCB Kohli-fies for playoff."

end of over 1812 runs
RCB: 138/4CRR: 7.66 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Stuart Binny16 (11)
Virat Kohli53 (44)
Zaheer Khan4-0-30-1
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-17-1
17.6
Khan to Binny, no run
132 kph, slower delivery, steered to cover
17.5
4
Khan to Binny, FOUR runs
what a shot. Shimmies down outside off and wristily times the flick over midwicket. Yikes, one of the shots of the day. Superb.
17.5
5w
Khan to Binny, 5 wides
five. Short and wide outside off, that extra bounce takes the ball way over Binny and de Kock's heads.
17.4
1
Khan to Kohli, 1 run
a thick inside edge to the keeper. Another offcutter outside off from Zak.
17.3
Khan to Kohli, no run
oh. Kohli is beaten. Slower delivery outside off, Kohli misses an exuberant drive and lets out some anger. Distraught that he missed
17.2
Khan to Kohli, no run
slower delivery outside off, quietly played to cover

WiseGuy: "Binny now has 1100+ runs in 104 T20s. Kohli may have piled up those runs at the end of just this one season... Take that for the greatness of this fella !!"

17.1
2
Khan to Kohli, 2 runs
slammed but to deep cover. What timing. Full and wide, clobbered cover drive

Zaheer to bowl his last over of the season

end of over 177 runs
RCB: 126/4CRR: 7.41 • RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 from 18b
Stuart Binny12 (9)
Virat Kohli50 (40)
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-17-1
Amit Mishra4-0-33-0
16.6
2
Brathwaite to Binny, 2 runs
skewed over the infield for a couple. Looking to go straighter but that wide of the crease angle takes the ball into the inside half of the bat

Aab: "Legend.. legend...legend..legend...legggendddd.."

16.5
Brathwaite to Binny, no run
slower ball outside off, pushed in front of cover. Binny thinks there is one but is sent back. Probably one there

rakesh: "Kohli got 10 fifties in 14 matches, he missed 4 so made 4 centuries to cover that up"

16.4
2
Brathwaite to Binny, 2 runs
another drifter down leg, nudged to wide fine leg for a brace
16.3
1
Brathwaite to Kohli, 1 run
fifty for Kohli. Fantastic, just superb. A total different innings, more quality. Clipped to deep midwicket

Raghu: "Spare a thought for Rahul dravid. He's always a great player, great mentor. But ends up being on the losing side always. "

16.2
1
Brathwaite to Binny, 1 run
back of a length down leg. Played away off his hips to fine leg
16.1
1
Brathwaite to Kohli, 1 run
overpitched on leg, gently driven to long-on. Fluency
end of over 168 runs
RCB: 119/4CRR: 7.43 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 20 from 24b
Stuart Binny7 (5)
Virat Kohli48 (38)
Amit Mishra4-0-33-0
Pawan Negi3-0-19-1
15.6
Mishra to Binny, no run
googly on off, tucked to midwicket

Abhijeet: "That Watson shot would be a six in Bangalore."

15.5
2
Mishra to Binny, 2 runs
nicely flighted outside off but wristily flicked to wide midwicket for a couple more. RCb inching in on their second spot
15.4
4
Mishra to Binny, FOUR runs
oh nice shot. Flat down leg, Binny gets low for a nicely-executed scoop-sweep for four to fine leg
15.3
Mishra to Binny, no run
another googly on off, Binny steps out to defend
Best performances - batsmen
Q de Kock
60 runs (52)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
11281131186
V Kohli
54 runs (45)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
6551128116
Best performances - bowlers
YS Chahal
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
Eco
8.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
CH Gayle
O
2
M
0
R
11
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2016
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Season2016
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days22 May 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Bruce Oxenford
Nand Kishore
TV Umpire
Virender Sharma
Reserve Umpire
Yeshwant Barde
Match Referee
Chinmay Sharma
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0