Indian Premier League, 2020

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 55

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 02 November 2020

Delhi Capitals 154/4

RR: 8.10 | Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

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Right then, that caps off what would have been a near-close match, had Bangalore maybe gotten 10 or more runs on the board. Delhi's win means they have a fairly smoother road for their ambitions to the final, while Bangalore have to slog it out now, in the Eliminator and later in Qualifier 2. Who will be their opponent in the former? We will get to know that after the clash on Tuesday, 03 November 2020. The final league stage game sees Mumbai square off against Hyderabad in Sharjah. If the former wins, Bangalore would face Kolkata but if they lose, Kohli's men would face Hyderabad. The action for Match 56 begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Do tune in then and until then, take care and good night.

Anrich Nortje is named Player of the Match! Tells that it was an overall good performance from everyone. Says that the bowlers were feeling good coming into the game. On him bowling short, Nortje says that yorker would've been the obvious option but they changed it up and once they got the rhythm bowling the bouncer, they used it to their advantage and that additional pace helped them. Ends by saying that he is ready for the playoffs.

Shreyas Iyer, Delhi skipper, says that he is really proud of the performance. Says that they were not thinking about the run rate or anything else. Adds that they were really motivated out in the middle. Says that towards the end, the teams that were down on the points table changed things on the points table with their performance. Feels that his team did well to eventually get into the playoffs. Says that bowlers were up to the task in this game. Mentions that they worked out on their plans for the opposition batsman and it worked out for them. On their encounter against Mumbai, Iyer says that Mumbai are one of the best teams in the tournament but they will try to keep things simple against them and if they stick to their plans, results will fall for them.

Ajinkya Rahane is caught for a chat. Tells that Ricky Ponting told him that he will bat at no. 3. Says that he enjoyed the partnership with Dhawan. Adds that they were only talking about having the intent with the bat. Tells that all they were trying was playing proper cricketing shots. Mentions that he wanted to finish the game given how the games have changed in this tournament. Is happy to eventually end on the right side of the line. Stay tuned for the presentations...

Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli, says that it is a mixed feeling right now. Tells that the aim was to come and win the game but tells that they were informed about that 17.3-over mark. Says that they have done well to deserve a spot in the playoffs. Says that they have an opportunity now. Adds that they need to be a bit braver with the bat and should get a better Powerplay with the ball. Is happy to get the chance to try and reach the final.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Delhi opted to bowl. They kept the screws tight throughout and restricted Bangalore to 152 for 7. That was never going to be enough on this surface and Iyer's men showed why it was so. A slight hiccup towards the end but given the iron-grip they gathered, it was not going to slip away. A thorough performance from Delhi.

Bangalore started off on a horror note as they leaked a lot of boundaries, even after Shaw departed. They kept it a bit tight in the middle overs but Dhawan and Rahane were patiently stroking the 1s and 2s. Their bowlers did get a few wickets towards the end but pressure got the better of them later on. And that is how the game slipped away. Their star bowler, Chris Morris, bowled just 2 overs and went for nearly 10 in each. Ahmed got 2 and Sundar got 1 wicket and both were very tight in their 4 overs. Chahal bowled very well but could not get any wicket, on the big day. The rest were too expensive.

Delhi got off to a rocking start. They were finding the boundaries real quick. But then, Shaw fell for a low score, again. He was stroking well but just could not continue. But that was the lone major hiccup for Shreyas Iyer's men. The Dhawan-Rahane partnership largely swung it in Delhi's favour. After a 88-run partnership, Dhawan departed and there were a couple of wickets afterwards as well but given that the platform was set by Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane, Delhi coasted through safely with 6 balls to spare. 

Delhi go through to the playoffs, IN THE SECOND SPOT! Yes, that means they got two shots at the cherry. This is an outstanding result for Delhi. The dugout is all smiles and are exchanging hugs. Bangalore are also going through, but they will feature in the eliminator, which means they need to go through 2 hurdles to get to the finals.

18.6
4
Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant, EDGY FOUR! But it won't matter now! Delhi are into the playoffs. Short and outside off, Pant goes for the pull but gets a top edge. It flies over the keeper's head and into the third man fence. Delhi win by 6 wickets.
18.5
0
Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant, Short and just outside off, Pant looks to power it all the way on the leg side via a pull but gets an inside edge on the body.
18.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Marcus Stoinis, Easy single! Full around off, stroked to long on for one by Stoinis. 150 is up for Delhi. Just 3 needed now.
18.3
2
Mohammed Siraj to Marcus Stoinis, A couple now! Shortish and just outside off, Marcus strokes it wide of the sweeper cover fielder for a couple of runs.
18.3
0
Mohammed Siraj to Marcus Stoinis, WIDE! Pressure is on Siraj now! He slips this ball down the leg side. Stoinis misses his flick. Wided.
18.2
6
Mohammed Siraj to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Just over! Short and around off, Stoinis goes for the pull. Doesn't time it all too well but it goes over the leaping deep mid-wicket fielder. Chahal was the man there and he leaped as high as he could but the skipper is not pleased with the effort. If there was ever a pressure, it is now released.
18.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant, Short and around middle, Pant looks to pull but mistimes it towards square leg for one.
18.1
0
Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Tries to go full and wide but ends up bowling it outside the guideline. Wided.

Bowling Change. Mohammed Siraj to bowl the penultimate over of the game. 2-0-13-1 from him so far.

17.6
0
Washington Sundar to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter and around off, pushed uppishly towards the cover fielder. Just 4 runs and a wicket from the over. 15 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Washington Sundar to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and around off, punched down to long off for one.
17.4
0
Washington Sundar to Rishabh Pant, Huge appeal but not out says the umpire. It was for a LBW. Flatter and down the leg side, Rishabh looks to tuck it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge appeal from Washington Sundar, more out of desperation. But not given. It was angling down the leg side from around the wicket. By the way, with the game getting this deep, Bangalore have qualified for the Playoffs but if they do not win, they won't get the 2nd spot which is the most likelier result right now.
17.3
1
Washington Sundar to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter and around middle, it is tucked through mid-wicket for one.

The Hulk, Marcus Stoinis, makes his way to the middle.

17.2
0
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, OUT! TAKEN! Rahane falls. We have seen so many things in this season of the Indian T20 League. Are we in for a dramatic finish here? Flatter and around middle, Rahane tries to reverse lap it over short third man but it goes off the top edge. Dube comes a couple of steps forward to gobble it. A superb knock from Rahane ends in a timid way. 17 needed in 16 balls.
17.1
2
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Couple to begin the over. Flatter and around middle, Rahane pulls it to the right side of the deep mid-wicket fielder. Easy two.

Chahal is done for the day. Washington Sundar to bowl out. 3-0-20-0 are his figures till now.

16.6
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Single to end the over. Full and on middle, it is flicked down to long on for one. Good spell from Shahbaz. 4-0-26-2 from him. Delhi just 19 away from a place in the playoffs.
16.5
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, Pant comes out of the crease, Ahmed bowls it wide. Pant reaches out and lifts it over extra cover for one.
16.4
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Flatter and around off, Rahane tucks it towards the leg side and gets to the other end.
16.3
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and on middle, Pant calmly flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

Rishabh Pant is in now! Will he swing his blade and try to finish the game quickly?

16.2
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Iyer is livid with himself here. He is disappointed that he could not stay there till the end. But, is there a twist in the tale though? Shahbaz tosses this around off, Iyer comes down the track and looks to power it well over long on. But he does not get his timing right. Ends up giving an easy catch to Siraj at long on.
16.2
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE! Well outside off, way past the tramline, Shreyas lets it be. 
16.1
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, A single. Outside off, Rahane chops it on the off side off the track. Takes a single.

DRINKS! Just 25 needed now! The game is more or less in the pocket of Delhi. Dhawan played his part. Rahane is playing a solid innings too. The Bangalore bowlers are looking clueless. The number 2 spot within the grasp of Dehi. Is there a twist left in this game?

15.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, A single to finish. Full and outside off, this one is driven to deep cover for a single. Delhi need just 25 runs in 24 balls.
15.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and outside off, the Bandra lad drives it to long off for a single.
15.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Fuller and around off, driven down to long on off the inner half for a single.
15.3
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, On the shorter side on middle, Jinks times it nicely to the right of long on for an easy two runs.
15.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
15.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Around off, pushed through point for a single.
14.6
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, A single to finish. Ajinkya Rahane gets to his 50 with that as well. Well done Sir. Fuller and around off, he bunts this down to long on for a single.
14.5
2
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, A quick two. On off and middle, Rahane guides it wide of short fine leg and takes a good couple.
14.4
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Shorter and outside off, Rahane looks to cut but ends up chopping it back on the pitch off the bottom edge.
14.3
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter ball outside off, chopped to the left of cover for one.
14.2
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up on the pads, Ajinkya comes down and clips it to long on for a single.
14.1
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, On the pads, Iyer closes the face of his bat to flick it to mid-wicket. A single.
13.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shreyas Iyer, Single to finish. Flatter ball on middle, keeping low as well, Shreyas tucks it to long on for one. 38 needed in 36 balls.
13.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up on middle and off, glanced to mid-wicket for a single.
13.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shreyas Iyer, Floated on middle and leg, it is pushed down to long on for a single.
13.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, it is pushed uppishly towards cover. Cheeku there dives but it falls short of him.
13.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Quicker one on middle, Rahane tucks it to square leg for a single.
13.1
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Flatter ball around off, this is pulled to the right of long on for a couple.

Yuzvendra Chahal returns. 2-0-16-0 from him so far.

12.6
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, A leg bye to finish. Flatter on middle and leg, Ajinkya looks to flick but misses. It comes off his pads to short fine leg and Delhi sneak in a quick leg bye.
12.5
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, On off, Shreyas taps it to the leg side and gets off the mark with a single.

Skipper Shreyas Iyer is in now.

12.4
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! TAKEN! Shikhar Dhawan would have fancied himself to be there till the end but it was not to be. Bangalore though would be happy with this wicket. Fuller ball around off, Dhawan takes a big stride forward and looks to paddle it over short fine leg. However he ends up getting it straight into the hands of Shivam Dube there, who comes forward and holds onto it. 46 runs needed in 44 balls for Delhi.
12.3
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Follows the maximum with a single by clipping it on the leg side for a single.
12.2
6
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, SIX! He has got hold of it! Flatter ball on off, Ajinkya comes down the track and packs a punch. Lofts it mightily over long off.
12.1
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on off, swung across the line to deep mid-wicket for a single. 100 up for Iyer's lads.
11.6
4
Isuru Udana to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Easy for Rahane. Full and around off, he lofts it over covers for a boundary. Delhi need 54 runs in 48 balls.
11.5
1
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, This time he punches it to the left of backward point for a single.
11.4
2
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off, punched through the diving backward point fielder for a couple. No one there and the backward point fielder has to run all the way. Delhi though, take just a couple. They looked for the third but then the throw came in.
11.3
4
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan gets a freebie there. Full and on the pads, he flicks it with ease, widely of short fine leg and bags a boundary. And he gets a 50 as well. 50 off 37 balls in a chase.
11.2
1
Isuru Udana to Ajinkya Rahane, Length ball around off, Rahane looks to drive but gets it off the inner half to long on. A single again.
11.1
1
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, Slower fuller ball outside off, Dhawan looks to drive it on the off side but it comes off the inner half. Goes to the on side and Delhi take a single.

Change in bowling. Isuru Udana is back on. 1-0-11-0 from him so far.

10.6
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off, punched to deep point for a single.
10.5
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, Now he lunges forward and sweeps the fuller ball but finds short fine leg.
10.4
2
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, On the shorter side on off, Shikhar swings across the line and sends it to deep square leg. Gets a couple.
10.3
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up around off, Ajinkya goes inside out but finds deep cover. Just the single.
10.2
0
Shahbaz Ahmed to Ajinkya Rahane, Flatter on off, pushed back to the bowler.
10.1
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter on middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Shahbaz Ahmed is on now!

9.6
1
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, A single to finish. Short ball on off, Shikhar Dhawan goes back and clips it to deep mid-wicket and exchanges ends with Rahane. The former will keep strike in the next over. At the halfway mark, Delhi are 81 for 1 and need 72 runs in 60 balls.
9.5
2
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off, this is stroked to deep point for two.
9.4
1
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Flighted around off, Rahane works it well wide of Super V at short mid-wicket and takes a single. It was in the air but wide of the fielder there.
9.3
1
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this is tapped to the leg side for a single.
9.2
2
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on off, Dhawan goes for the slog sweep but mistimes it through the carpet. It goes to the right of Siraj at deep square leg. Mohammed misfields and Delhi take an easy two.
9.1
1
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up on middle, Ajinkya goes to the leg side and looks to go inside out. Gets an outside edge to short third man though. One run.
8.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shikhar Dhawan, A dot. Tossed up around off, driven to cover. 7 off Yuzvendra's second over.
8.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on middle, Gabbar comes down the track and looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the body.
8.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Full on middle, Jinks closes the face of his bat to flick it to mid-wicket for one.
8.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up around off, Dhawan works it uppishly but safely towards long off. A single.
8.2
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! He has absolutely clubbed that. Tossed up on off, Shikhar gets down and nails the sweep over square leg. A boundary.
8.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, On the pads, glanced to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.6
2
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off, punched to the right of sweeper cover for a couple. Iyer's boys need 87 runs in 72 balls.
7.5
0
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter ball on the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
7.4
1
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up outside off, Rahane comes down and taps it behind square on the off side. Takes one.
7.3
1
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter on off, Dhawan pushes this to point and takes a quick single. The throw comes to the bowler's end but Dhawan is well in.
7.2
0
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Sundar appeals for a LBW but not given. Flatter ball on leg, Shikhar rocks back and looks to clip it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. Washington appeals but it was going down leg.
7.1
0
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Very full on leg, dug out back to the bowler.

Washington Sundar returns! Went for 8 in his first over.

6.6
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Good running this time, a couple. On off and middle, Rahane clips it to mid-wicket and comes back running in for the second.
6.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! In the gap and effectively so. Tossed up on off and middle, Ajinkya gets down on one knee and sweeps it well, in between deep fine leg and deep mid-wicket.
6.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated outside off, Gabbar waits and then taps it on the off side for a single.
6.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up full on middle, wristed to mid-wicket for a single.
6.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ajinkya Rahane, Floated on middle, driven back to Chahal.
6.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up on the pads, Dhawan closes the face of his bat to glance it to square leg for a single.

Here's Yuzvendra Chahal. A lot will depend on his 4 overs.

DRINKS! Delhi are off to a perfect start. They lost Shaw early but that hasn't affected Dhawan and the run scoring. Rahane too has looked really good. Bangalore need someone to put their hands up and deliver if they are to push this game deep and fight. Otherwise, these two won't make much mistakes and will take their team home comfortably. There's hardly any pressure with respect to the asking rate for Delhi and that allows them to calmly move towards the target. Can Chahal do some magic? We will find out soon.

5.6
1
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, A single and 11 runs off Isuru's first over. Another good over for Delhi. Full on off, Dhawan clips it to mid-wicket and takes a single. Delhi are 53/1 at the end of the Powerplay. They need 100 runs in 84 balls still.
5.5
1
Isuru Udana to Ajinkya Rahane, Outside off, punched to deep point for one.
5.4
4
Isuru Udana to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Rahane was a touch early into the shot. It was a slower ball outside off, Ajinkya drives it early. But he manages to get it wide of the mid off fielder and the ball goes away for a boundary. 50 up for Iyer's men with that as well.
5.3
0
Isuru Udana to Ajinkya Rahane, Length ball around off, defended back to the bowler this time.
5.2
4
Isuru Udana to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Nice shot. Length ball outside off, Rahane stands tall and punches it through the covers. The ball races away for a boundary.
5.1
1
Isuru Udana to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and on off, closes the face of his bat to flick it to short mid-wicket. A single.

Here's Isuru Udana. He will bowl the last over of the Powerplay. 

4.6
1
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, A very stifled appeal for a LBW. There was some inside edge there as the umpires give it as a run. Quicker one on the pads, Shikhar looks to flick it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects further towards short third man and they take a run.
4.5
1
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Tosses this on middle, Ajinkya glances it to mid on for a single.
4.4
1
Washington Sundar to Shikhar Dhawan, Flatter on leg, tucked to mid on for a quick single.
4.3
1
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Tosses this outside off, Ajinkya Rahane comes down the track and pushes it to cover for a single.
4.2
4
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Catch is the call but it was well wide of the fielder. Tossed up on off and middle, Ajinkya gets down and sweeps this well wide of the square leg fielder. Gets a boundary.
4.1
0
Washington Sundar to Ajinkya Rahane, Lands a quick off spinner on off and middle, hastily tucked to the leg side.

Washington Sundar is into the attack.

3.6
0
Mohammed Siraj to Ajinkya Rahane, Lands on off, pitches and seams into the pads, Rahane misses his flick. It comes off his pads to short fine leg and Delhi take a leg bye. They need 119 runs in 96 balls.
3.5
0
Mohammed Siraj to Ajinkya Rahane, Fullish and around off, defended off the outer half to point.
3.4
0
Mohammed Siraj to Ajinkya Rahane, Full and seaming in towards off, stabbed to cover-point.
3.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball around off, dabbed to the off side for a single. A quick call from Shikhar and Rahane responded well.
3.2
0
Mohammed Siraj to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, tucked to short mid-wicket.
3.1
4
Mohammed Siraj to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Beautiful from Shikhar Dhawan. Full and around off, he drives it well to the left of mid off and gets a boundary.
2.6
2
Chris Morris to Ajinkya Rahane, A couple to end the over. Fullish and around middle and leg, Rahane flicks it through mid-wicket and scampers back for the second. 9 off the over, a good one for Delhi.
2.5
1
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, One more single. Short and outside off, cut to deep point for an easy single.
2.4
0
Chris Morris to Ajinkya Rahane, Length ball on the pads, Rahane looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. It goes to fine leg and they take a leg bye.
2.3
1
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide outside off, this one is cut through backward point for one.
2.2
0
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and outside off, mistimed towards mid off.
2.1
4
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Another over starts with a boundary. Little short and just outside off, Dhawan goes back and cuts it past the short third man fielder for a boundary.
1.6
0
Mohammed Siraj to Ajinkya Rahane, Outside off on a good length. Rahane shoulders arms. A couple of boundaries first and then the wicket of Shaw from the over.

Who will walk out to bat now? Looks like it is Ajinkya Rahane. Yep, it is Jinks.

1.5
0
Mohammed Siraj to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! TIMBER! Siraj with a beauty and Bangalore have the breakthrough. It is yet another failure for Shaw. Good length and around middle, as it gets closer to Shaw, it shapes away and squares Shaw up. He looks to defend but misses. The off pole is rocked back. Siraj is ecstatic. Shaw's poor run continues and it might well be his last game of the season.
1.4
0
Mohammed Siraj to Prithvi Shaw, Length ball around off, Shaw tucks it towards mid-wicket.
1.3
4
Mohammed Siraj to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Second boundary in the over. Little too straight from Siraj. It is full as well. Shaw flicks it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
1.2
0
Mohammed Siraj to Prithvi Shaw, A dot now! Good length and just outside off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
1.1
4
Mohammed Siraj to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw welcomes Siraj with a boundary. A length ball around middle, Shaw flicks it through square leg and finds his first boundary.

Who will bowl from the other end? Spin or pace? It is latter as here comes Mohammed Siraj, steaming in...

0.6
0
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, Dot to end the over. A bouncer around off, Dhawan looks to pull but gets an inside edge on the pads. Dhawan thinks for the single but Morris quickly gets to the ball so Dhawan returns. Replays later rolled in and it showed that Dhawan was hit on the elbow. 11 from the opening over. Good start for Delhi.
0.5
0
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, Outside off, Dhawan says I have got enough from this over and shoulders arms.
0.4
4
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Superb stroke! Length ball outside off, Dhawan gets on his front foot and drills it through covers again. This is right in the gap and it races away.
0.3
2
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, EDGY! Low full toss, outside off again. Dhawan looks to drive again but this time he gets an inside edge. It goes to fine leg past the stumps. Two taken.
0.2
4
Chris Morris to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Gift from Morris, Dhawan accepts it. Low full toss outside off, Dhawan creams it through the covers and finds the fence.

We are all set for the chase to begin! Bangalore and Delhi are playing for a survival of sorts. The former are in a huddle near the ropes. Skipper Kohli is intently sharing some final words. Delhi's openers are Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Chris Morris will open the bowling for Bangalore. Here we go then... 

0.1
1
Chris Morris to Prithvi Shaw, The run chase is underway! And so is Shaw. A bit of away movement on the first ball. Around off on a good length, it moves a touch away. Shaw guides it to third man and gets to the other end.