20th match (D/N), Bengaluru, Mar 25 2010, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 184)166/9
Daredevils won by 17 runs
player of the match
Kedar Jadhav
Delhi Capitals
end of over 2013 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 166/9CRR: 8.30 
Anil Kumble1 (1)
Virat Kohli38 (23)
Andrew McDonald4-0-42-2
Dirk Nannes4-0-31-0

Delhi have arrested the slide finally, after three straight defeats, and they have done it by beating, probably the best team in the fray. There was little doubt over which team was better today though. Warner came out firing on all guns and gave them the momentum to overcome a middle overs wobble and Kedar Jadhav played a blinder in the end to take them home.

Bangalore's chase got off to a good start, though they could not get off to a flier. Amit Mishra and Umesh Yadav bowled really well to stifle the runs and strike crucial blows. Bangalore's running left a lot to be desired.

Venki: "Umesh Yadav seems to be an interesting prospect for developing into a genuine fast bowler. He is consistantly nearing 90 MPH. If he is trained well he can be a future Indian prospect." Well, we've seen India's pace prospects mysteriously losing their pace once they break into the main-stream, so fingers crossed on that one.

Hang on for the presentation.

Kumble: "Credit to Delhi, we did well to restrict them to 180. We had a good start, but a couple of run outs, and some bad shot selection cost us the game. No regrets with our decision at the toss, the wicket was slow.. It was one of those days for us."

Dinesk Karthik: " The team is very happy with the way things went. Warner batted bautifully, it is a blessing to have him, we are very happy with his batting. (On the run outs) When you have fielders like AB de Villiers, such things can happen."

Man of the match - On debut, it is Kedar Jadhav "I was pretty confident about my batting, I knew I could do well if I got in. You have to ask our trainer (for my secret ability to hit the ball long!)."

On that happy note, this is Nitin Sundar signing off on behalf of the Cricinfo team. Do log in for the next match, Chennai v Mumbai, the big news is that Dhoni is back. See you all!

McDonald to Kumble, 1 run

and it's all ova! Kumble can't do much with that short of a length ball outside off and gets it away to cover for a single. Bangalore have fallen well short today.

McDonald to Steyn, OUT

McDonald's done in Steyn with a nice straight yorker! Steyn goes for an almighty heave over the leg side, but cannot make contact and the stumps are shattered

Dale Steyn b McDonald 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.89
McDonald to Kohli, 1 run

shortens the length, outside off, Kohli slaps it down to long off for one

McDonald to Kohli, SIX runs

Kohli's not finished! Fulltoss on his pads, he got under it and mowed it over cow corner

McDonald to Kohli, FOUR runs

gets under the overpitched ball on leg stump and gets it down between long on and deep midwicket. Great placement.

McDonald to Steyn, 1 run

good yorker, full on leg stump, and he can only drive down the ground to long on

Great work from Delhi today in the field. They have stifled Bangalore right through.

end of over 1911 runs
RCB: 153/8CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 31.00 • Need 31 runs from 6b
Virat Kohli27 (20)
Dale Steyn7 (7)
Dirk Nannes4-0-31-0
Umesh Yadav4-0-27-1
Nannes to Kohli, no run

yorker outside off, tries to dig it out and cannot make contact

Nannes to Steyn, 1 run

very low fulltoss on leg stump, Steyn drives down the ground for one

Nannes to Steyn, FOUR runs

fortune favours the Steyn! length ball on middle and leg, Steyn shuffles all over the place and plays a pull that runs down to fine leg off the inside edge

Nannes to Kohli, 1 run

makes room by moving to the leg side and drills it straight to long off

Nannes to Kohli, FOUR runs

fulltoss on middle and Kohli cashes in. He manages to get it away through midwicket. They need a lot more of that

Nannes to Steyn, 1 run

full on middle and off, played away to the offside