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57th match (N), Delhi, May 10 2013, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 184)179/7
RCB won by 4 runs
Player Of The Match
5/25
jaydev-unadkat
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

Kohli, Unadkat help RCB keep pace

Royal Challengers moved to 16 points from 13 matches, staying in touch with the other three contenders for three open spots in the playoffs

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Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore183/4(20 overs)
Delhi Daredevils179/7(20 overs)
end of over 2014 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 179/7CRR: 8.95 
Umesh Yadav4 (1)
Irfan Pathan23 (11)
Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-25-5
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-35-0

Good to watch an exciting game after a couple of one-sided ones yesterday, unfortunately for the hosts, they did not get over the line. Bangalore will be breathing just that little bit easier but the fight for the top four spots isn't over by any means given that Hyderabad has a game in hand. That's it then from me for tonight, hope you have a good time ahead! Ciao, good night!

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Presentation

David Warner: Disappointed to lose today. Credit to the way Bangalore batted. (About Morkel's wicket of Kohli off no-ball) - that's cricket. Different from captaining for the Sixers in terms of the crowds. Always a packed house, which is a good thing.

Virat Kohli: I love playing in my home ground, wonderful to play in front of my home crowd. I thought I was gone, when I saw that no-ball. The first boundary got me going. Nervous when the last over was going on, the way it has gone last few games. My beard's greying already!

Jaidev Unadkat is the man of the match: Happy with the outcome, happy to be given the last over.

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That got really close for Bangalore in the end, they would have thought it was all sewn up when Rohrer left but they kept chipping away with the some good strokes before the last assault on Rampaul left the side needing 19 in the last over. They got 14 of them.

20 for Chennai, 18 for Rajasthan and Bangalore move up to 16 alongside Mumbai. Hyderabad on 14 (with a game in hand) and Punjab on 10 are the other contenders. Interesting few games ahead then.

SriniDasari: "I remember Kapil Dev once said that getting 5 wkts is tough as scoring a hundred. Now interesting to see who will be the MoM...Kohli for 99 with 2 lives or Unadkat who took 5 crucial wickets. I am partial to bowlers though."

Sachin: "As a DD fan, I missed RP Singh badly today.."

Chris in Taunton: "Had to be a win for RCB. To get 99 run out AND lose would be a bit much!" And a five-wicket haul too.

Milan timilsina : "they send the warner in 2 man down who is opening batsman and send the jayawerdena in opening who is specialist in one man down. Warner is dangerous opening batsman soo don"t send him after two man down ..hope we can see warner and shewag as a opening for DD"

19.6
4
Unadkat to Umesh Yadav, FOUR runs

slower one and he's been banged back for a four through long-on which means that a fighting Delhi have lost by only four runs

19.5
W
Unadkat to Morkel, OUT

aww, game over, Unadkat bowls a yorker that Morne misses, it's as perfect a ball that you can ball in situation, he was swinging it there and is bowled

Morne Morkel b Unadkat 19 (17m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 190

Nine off the two.

19.4
1
Unadkat to Pathan, 1 run

fuller outside the off stump and all he can do is to dig it out and play it away to the deep covers for a single

10 off 3. He had figures of 4/11 in 3 overs and now conceded nine from three balls.

19.3
4
Unadkat to Pathan, FOUR runs

over the stumps, full-toss and that's been carved to the fine-leg for a four, the fielder was up inside the circle and was able to find the gap!

14 from 4.

19.2
1
Unadkat to Morkel, 1 run

full-toss and that's drilled straight down to Kohli at long-on, single brings IP back on strike

Three good shots in three balls have changed it around.

19.1
4
Unadkat to Morkel, FOUR runs

fuller and that's banged it down to straight boundary for a four! we have a match on!

19 off six. Unadkat's back on. 4/11 for the bowler.

end of over 1915 runs
DC: 165/6CRR: 8.68 RRR: 19.00
Irfan Pathan18 (9)
Morne Morkel14 (7)
Ravi Rampaul 4-0-35-0
Vinay Kumar 4-0-43-1
18.6
6
Rampaul to Pathan, SIX runs

wow, what a shot to end the over, what a shot to keep Delhi in the game, it was bowled right in the slot for Pathan to hit it straight and he does exactly that, smashes it to over long-off for a maximum

18.5
6
Rampaul to Pathan, SIX runs

tonked away over the deep square-leg for a six! it was a length ball and that's hit off the middle of the bat and goes away!

18.4
Rampaul to Pathan, no run

...not that Pathan did much about it, it was outside the off stump, fuller and he gets no bat on it

18.4
1nb
Rampaul to Pathan, (no ball)

up and over and that's hit hard to the off side, they wanted a single but Morkel sends him back...why? Because it's called a no-ball and it's a Free-Hit being given, Morkel wanted Pathan to take strike...

18.3
Rampaul to Pathan, no run

shorter in length and he was looking to pull it away, this time it goes to short fine-leg where Pujara has a shy at the stumps, misses with Pathan outside the crease

18.2
Rampaul to Pathan, no run

length ball and IP was giving himself room, wanted to hit it out but it was on the middle stump line, no room to swing his arm

18.1
1
Rampaul to Morkel, 1 run

fuller length ball on the middle stump, he was looking to given him room and hit it over the off side, just gets some bat on it and rolls over to the off side

18.1
1w
Rampaul to Morkel, 1 wide

bouncer down the leg side and he lets it go, wide called by the umpire

Rampaul to bowl.

rahul: "now i understand why dd changed the captain today,, probably because mahela has run out of words on their poor performance!!!"

end of over 1817 runs
DC: 150/6CRR: 8.33 RRR: 17.00
Morne Morkel13 (6)
Irfan Pathan6 (3)
Vinay Kumar 4-0-43-1
Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-11-4
17.6
3
Vinay to Morkel, 3 runs

full-pitcher outside the off stump and drilled through the covers for a couple of runs, the throw comes in but there's no-one backing up and it runs away for an overthrow

17.5
4
Vinay to Morkel, FOUR runs

good delivery, a perfect yorker, except that it did not get a wicket, inside edged to the fine-leg for a four

17.4
4
Vinay to Morkel, FOUR runs

poor effort at the deep mid-wicket and it rolls over for a four, slower ball and it was pulled over to the fielder, Henriques could have gone for the catch, instead he waits on it and the ball eludes him

17.3
1
Vinay to Pathan, 1 run

full-toss and wide outside the off, bit of swing there as well and he can get only the bottom of the bat

17.2
4
Vinay to Pathan, FOUR runs

slower one but he misses that length, bowls very full and that's hit to straightish long-on for a four

17.1
1
Vinay to Morkel, 1 run

full-toss from round the stumps and it's tapped to mid-off, needed to beat that fielder there

Best performances - batters
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli RCB
99 runs (58)
10 fours
4 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
29 runs
3 fours
1 six
802218162330
Unmukt Chand
UBT Chand DC
41 runs (35)
4 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
10 runs
1 four
1 six
442556510
Best performances - bowlers
Jaydev Unadkat portrait
JD Unadkat RCB
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
5
ECO
6.25
Shahbaz Nadeem portrait
S Nadeem DC
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
1
ECO
5.75
Match details
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossDelhi Daredevils, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2013
Player Of The Match
Jaydev Unadkat
Jaydev Unadkat
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 days10 May 2013 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Krishnaraj Srinath
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnamachari Bharatan
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0