Chasing a modest target of 158, Daredevils were restricted to 137 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs through some brilliant bowling and tight fielding by the hosts.
However, Delhi skipper Virender Sehwag rued lack of partnerships for the loss. “We lacked partnerships in the middle overs. There are still 14 games to go and two of our best players, who would return, would boost the team up,” said Sehwag.
Retired Sri Lankan offie Muttiah Muralitharan wrecked the Daredevils with three wickets in four overs for 25 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s wicketkeeper AB de Villiers lifted the home team to 157 for eight in 20 overs from an early collapse, with a scintillating unbeaten 64.
Brief scores: RCB: 157-8 (AB de Villiers 64*; D Bracewell 3-32) beat Delhi: 137-7 (N Ojha 33; M Muralitharan 3-25)
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