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Daredevils’ away clash with RCB goes to Super Over

Irfan Pathan bowled a brilliant final over to take the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils to Super Over at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. Chasing 152, Daredevils needed 12 runs off the last over but fell short by one run after Vinay Kumar failed to connect the last delivery but did well to scamper for a bye run.

Earlier, Daredevils failed to capitalise on a good start provided by their openers before posting a fighting 152 for five. Daredevils failed to build any substantial partnership, the highest being the opening stand of 43 off 34 balls between Virender Sehwag (25, 23b,  4x4) and David Warner (15, 13b, 3x4).

Kedar Jadhav top-scored with a 16-ball unbeaten 29 with two fours and a six. Bangalore bowlers put up a disciplined effort to deny the visiting side easy runs. Pacer Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets for 24 runs. Two other bowlers, Vinay Kumar and Andrew McDonald, took a wicket each. Daredevils were to blame themselves as most of them were out to loose shots as they lost four wickets for 91 in 14.1 overs.

Losing wickets at regular interval pegged Bangalore back. Openers Sehwag and Warner put on 43 runs for the first wicket before falling in quick succession, leaving Manpreet Juneja and Jayawardane in the middle to bring the innings on to the track. Sehwag hit the kind of rhythm he is known for in foruth over of the match dispatching Unadkat for three boundaries in a row. Warner was also looking to smash the balls coming his way. The left-hander looked aggressive and spanked RP Singh for two conseuctive fours but was dismissed soon by Vinay Kumar.
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