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5th match (N), Bengaluru, Apr 8 2017, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 158)142/9
RCB won by 15 runs
Player Of The Match
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kedar-jadhav
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• The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Royal Challengers defend 157 despite Pant's belligerence

Royal Challengers Bangalore defended 157 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium against Delhi Daredevils to register their first win of the tournament

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore157/8(20 overs)
Delhi Daredevils142/9(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs • 2 wickets
DC: 142/9CRR: 7.10 
Amit Mishra8 (14)
Zaheer Khan1 (1)
Pawan Negi 1-0-3-2
Shane Watson 4-0-21-1

11.45pm This is the first team since 2015 that a team has defended less than 200 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Daredevils have collapsed around Pant's fifty. Amit Mishra gobbled up 14 balls for his eight runs. All the other batsmen needed to do was to give Pant the strike. However, it was not to be.

Watson was brilliant in the slog overs - conceding only seven from his last two overs. Negi, bowling his first over of the season, then shut out his former franchise.

Zaheer: Eight out of ten times we would have got this total. We could not get the partnerships going. The wicket was very good for batting. It is just the beginning of the tournament. We just did not have partnerships. We were going at a good rate, Pant played well, and just needed support at the other end. Pant showed a lot of courage, he has undergone personal trauma, we are all with him. The wicket is a bit on the drier side, and that is one of the reasons 157 was gettable. We have a good balance of fast bowlers and spinners. We also have Jayant sitting on the sidelines.

Watson: It was a great win, to get that score Kedhar did really well. We stepped it up from the first game with the ball and in the field. Kedhar got the momentum going. My gut feeling went with Negi. Pant had not seen him all night. Negi did it against his old team. Chahal has done it for RCB for a long time, he has done it for India as well.

Jadhav, Man of the Match: At the age of 15, I was improvising. Once I got power, I started hitting big shots. I keep all the options open and just react to the ball. I look short but I work hard on my fitness in the gym. When two of your top players [Kohli and de Villiers] are not playing, you need to take responsibility. That is what I wanted to do today. Not just today, I want to do it for the rest of the season.

That is all we have for you from this match. Goodbye and good night. Ciao tomorrow

19.6
1
Negi to Mishra, 1 run

Mishra steps out, this is short on middle, hit to long-on

19.5
1
Negi to Khan, 1 run

99ks length ball, swung away to wide long-on

Mishra-Pant partnership: Mishra - 6 runs, 12 balls (7 dots), Pant - 8 runs, 5 balls

19.4
1
Negi to Mishra, 1 run

short of a length on middle, slugged away to deep midwicket

19.3
W
Negi to Nadeem, OUT

This is a skier and Negi bolts back and takes it himself. Tossed up on middle, Nadeem looks to loft it away but only skews it in the air. Nagi runs back and settles under it near the mid-on region

Shahbaz Nadeem c & b Negi 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.2
Negi to Nadeem, no run

an appeal for a stumping, the TV umpire has been called in. He grounds his back leg. Vinod swipes the bails off but Nadeem is safe. Back of a length and outside off, Nadeem swings and does not connect

Dhaval : "Spare a moment for Pant who has put behind a life crisis and has given his best performance in an effort to win the game for his team. Tells a lot about the character of the young man. Remember Kohli and Sachin had done that in their early days. #Respect"

19.1
W
Negi to Pant, OUT

first-ball wicket. Negi hits the leg stump and the Chinnaswamy raises itself to a huuuuge roar. This is a seam-up fast ball, Pant shuffles across off and goes low for the sweep. Does not get bat onto it. Negi floors the leg stump with this quick fizzer, striking with his first ball of the season against his former team. Credit to Pant too for showing steel and resolve after a personal tragedy

Rishabh Pant b Negi 57 (70m 36b 3x4 4x6) SR: 158.33

Who will bowl the last over. Binny? Abdulla? Negi? DD need 19. Negi to bowl it. This is his first over of the match, against his former franchise

end of over 192 runs
DC: 139/7CRR: 7.31 RRR: 19.00
Amit Mishra6 (12)
Rishabh Pant57 (35)
Shane Watson 4-0-21-1
Tymal Mills 4-0-33-1
18.6
Watson to Mishra, no run

what is Mishra trying to do. He shuffles across off and does not connect with a scoop. Watson has conceded just seven from his last two overs

Pant now has a chat with Mishra

18.5
Watson to Mishra, no run

back of a length and outside off, Mishra swings wildly, he still can't connect

18.4
Watson to Mishra, no run

good length. Shortish and outside off, Mishra cuts and misses

18.3
1
Watson to Pant, 1 run

full and outside off, smacked down to long-on. Binny makes a superb diving save under pressure

18.2
1
Watson to Mishra, 1 run

Mishra gestures he had hit this with the bat. But no inside edge involved. Given as runs. Back of a length and angled in to hit the pad. The tracker shows it would hit middle. Not given

18.1
Watson to Mishra, no run

bounces over the stumps. Watson has his hands on his head. Back of a length, swishes and misses

Watson

end of over 1811 runs
DC: 137/7CRR: 7.61 RRR: 10.50
Rishabh Pant56 (34)
Amit Mishra5 (7)
Tymal Mills 4-0-33-1
Shane Watson 3-0-19-1
17.6
6
Mills to Pant, SIX runs

Pant shuffles across off stump, this is the slower short ball, Pant gets inside it and top-edges a pull over long leg

17.5
1
Mills to Mishra, 1 run

back of a length on middle, clipped away to deep square leg

17.4
Mills to Mishra, no run

107ks slower ball from the back of the hand, Mishra almost caught the ball with the glove. He looks away, takes his eyes off the ball, looks to evade it, but the ball does not even arrive. When it does, Mishra waves his glove at the ball. Bizarre

17.3
1
Mills to Pant, 1 run

back-of-the-hand slower ball outside off, Pant slogs and toe-ends the ball towards long-on. Brings up a fine fifty

17.2
1
Mills to Mishra, 1 run

short ball homing in on the chest, fended into the middle of the pitch. They chance a single. Mills and Pant collide but the latter completes a single

17.1
2
Mills to Mishra, 2 runs

short of a length and outside off, Mishra arches his back and upper-cuts it in the air to the right of deep third man

Mills. Around the wicket

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 126/7CRR: 7.41 RRR: 10.66
Rishabh Pant49 (32)
Amit Mishra1 (3)
Shane Watson 3-0-19-1
Tymal Mills 3-0-22-1
16.6
Watson to Pant, no run

full and outside off, Pant swishes and misses. What a comeback from Watson. Just one run after the first-ball four

16.5
1
Watson to Mishra, 1 run

back of a length on middle, opens the face and guides it to deep point

Best performances - batters
Kedar Jadhav portrait
KM Jadhav RCB
69 runs (37)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Rishabh Pant portrait
RR Pant DC
57 runs (36)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Chris Morris portrait
CH Morris DC
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Pawan Negi portrait
P Negi RCB
O
1
M
0
R
3
W
2
ECO
3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav
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 days08 April 2017 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Sundaram Ravi
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Virender Sharma
TV Umpire
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Nand Kishore
Reserve Umpire
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Navdeep Singh
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Delhi Daredevils 0
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