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
RCB won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
|Quinton de Kock||DC||64.37||60(52)||66.3||64.37||-||-||0|
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."
Right then, Kohli has the chance to hit the winning runs to take RCB to playoffs
Harish: "RCB Kohli-fies for playoff."
132 kph, slower delivery, steered to cover
what a shot. Shimmies down outside off and wristily times the flick over midwicket. Yikes, one of the shots of the day. Superb.
five. Short and wide outside off, that extra bounce takes the ball way over Binny and de Kock's heads.
a thick inside edge to the keeper. Another offcutter outside off from Zak.
oh. Kohli is beaten. Slower delivery outside off, Kohli misses an exuberant drive and lets out some anger. Distraught that he missed
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 !!"
slammed but to deep cover. What timing. Full and wide, clobbered cover drive
Zaheer to bowl his last over of the season
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.."
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"
another drifter down leg, nudged to wide fine leg for a brace
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. "
back of a length down leg. Played away off his hips to fine leg
overpitched on leg, gently driven to long-on. Fluency
googly on off, tucked to midwicket
Abhijeet: "That Watson shot would be a six in Bangalore."
nicely flighted outside off but wristily flicked to wide midwicket for a couple more. RCb inching in on their second spot
oh nice shot. Flat down leg, Binny gets low for a nicely-executed scoop-sweep for four to fine leg
another googly on off, Binny steps out to defend
flat on off, the legbreak. Played into the off side with soft hands, done so easily. Wow
tossed up googly outside off, pushed to long-off
Rahul Godara: "Kohli should be the Unit of consistency."
|Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur|
|Toss||Royal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||22 May 2016 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0|
Over 19 • RCB 139/4RCB won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)