IPL: Kohli's 58 lifts Bangalore to 161/6 against Delhi

IPL: Kohli's 58 lifts Bangalore to 161/6 against Delhi

IPL: Kohli's 58 lifts Bangalore to 161/6 against Delhi

Despite emerging victorious, disappointment was palpable in Virat Kohli's face as the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain today termed the 10th season of IPL as "forgettable" and a season to "reflect on" for his side. The two main contributors to the total were opener Chris Gayle, who made 48, and skipper Virat Kohli, who made 58. TOSS TIME! Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and chose to bat first against Delhi Daredevils at Ferozeshah Kotla ground in the capital.

RCB beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Both teams are already out of playoffs and they have nothing to play for except pride.

Kohli joined the big Jamaican in the fifth over after Vishnu Vinod (one of five changes RCB had made to their playing XI) dragged one from Pat Cummins on to his stumps.

Kohli, for who the Feroz Shah Kotla is his home ground in domestic cricket, played his first authoritative stroke in the eighth over when he whipped one on his pads to the midwicket boundary.

Kohli flicked Zaheer over the ropes but was out from the following ball and Negi hit three consecutive boundaries in the last over of the innings, runs which proved to be crucial.

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Aditya Tare, Shahshank Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Murugan Ashwin, Corey Anderson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ankit Bawne, Pratyush Singh.

At the end of the 10th over, Daredevils were 76 or two, needing 86 runs off 60 balls. When we look back, we can see we needed experience in these sorts of games.

While Kohli amassed 973 runs last season to propel his team into the final, the 28-year-old has scored only 250 runs after missing the first few game due to injury.

Kohli, the local lad, would thus find huge support at Kotla for as long as he's present in the field.

The fifty-run partnership for the second wicket was achieved in 41 balls, thanks to a productive 12th over that fetched 19 runs.

Shami and Mishra then tried their best, swinging their bats for several boundaries and bringing the equation down to 35 off 18 balls. The RCB captain led from the front, top-scoring with a 45-ball 56 studded with three fours and as many sixes.

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