Bangalore AB De Villers (R) and Mandeep Singh (L) walk back to the pavilion after their 6 wicket victory.
Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman featuring for Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 sizzled the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday in the second match of the day against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
De Villiers hit 10 fours and five sixes during the course of his innings as RCB took the contest in 18 overs with six wickets in hand.
RCB need 175 runs and with Virat, ABD, de Kock and Manan Vohra in the top order, it shouldn't be a very hard task! With 78 required of eight overs, Harshal conceded two sixes and a four to bring the target down to 60 off seven overs - it tilted the match in favour of the hosts. The bowlers have failed to live up to the reputation and have given away a lot of runs, allowing the opposition to run away with the game. Afterwards, it proved to be easy for them to secure the win.
Bangalore and Delhi are now the bottom two sides in the league with just one win under the belt.
It's time for a bottom of the table clash in Saturday's second match of the double header - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils.
After Iyer's dismissal, Rishabh Pant started to step in the accelerator.
Gambhir, who made the switch for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to Delhi Daredevils (DD) ahead of the ongoing 11th season, insists that cricket fans in the country have always been "taken for granted" and that they deserve better than just being considered "an afterthought". Trying to go big in the final over, Pant was finally dismissed by Corey Anderson.
In the bowling unit, young leggie Rahul Tewatia has lived upto the expectations of the franchise after scalping six wickets from four games. The names include Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, and Brendon McCullum.
Jason Roy's vulnerability to legspin is well known (12 dismissals in 22 T20 innings since 2015, while scoring 123 off 112 balls) and it is quite likely RCB will look to exploit it by opening their bowling with Yuzvendra Chahal.