RCB win by 15 runs!

23:46 IST Amit Mishra takes a single and brings Zaheer Khan on strike. Two more singles to follow. A well-deserved victory for RCB!

23:43 IST WICKET! Shahbaz Nadeem c & b Pawan Negi 0(2)

23:43 IST Shahbaz Nadeem comes into bat, an appeal for stump out as he swings and misses. Tight call for the Umpire but he gives the batsman benefit of the doubt. In the air and gone! Negi gets his second wicket.

23:39 IST WICKET! Rishabh Pant b Pawan Negi 57(36) We all hoped for Pant to win the game for DD but Negi got the better of him as he bowled around his hips. Well done, Rishabh Pant.

23:39 IST It seems like this match has been scripted for Rishabh Pant special, fans have been praying for him to win this one. Bizarre choice, Pawan Negi comes into bowl, He gets Pant first ball, takes his first wicket for RCB.

23:37 IST Watson continues, Mishra swings his bat and misses the ball, irresponsible shot from him, his job is to give Pant the strike. That one hit the pads, Watson appeals, Mishra manages to take a single there. Pant smashes the ball back to long on, just a single from that ball as the throw was prompt. Another swing and a miss, Mishra is trying to hit boundaries here, something he should have let Pant do.

Another swing and a miss, another dot delivery. Pant walks up to him for the last ball, advises him to hit the ball for a boundary. Pant needs strike for the last ball. Another dot ball, this time tries the scoop, just 2 runs from the over.

23:31 IST Tymal Mills continues, Mishra on strike. In the air and safe, a mistimed shot goes to the third man, a couple of runs for him there. Next ball, a quick single, brings Pant on strike. Pant is on 49, DD needs 29 from 16 balls. FIFTY for Pant! He reaches his 50 from 33 balls, he needs to go further to take his team home.

Mishra on strike, slower delivery to Mishra, a dot ball. Mishra pushes it with his gloves. He takes a single off the next ball. Pant on strike, DD needs a boundary here. SIX! Pant identifies the slower delivery and hits it over the ropes for a maximum, brilliant stuff from him.

23:25 IST Amit Mishra Comes into bat, he faces two dot deliveries followed by a single. Pant on strike, he is on 49, all eyes on him now, he drives and misses, 5 runs and a wicket from the over, DD need 32 from 18 balls.

23:20 IST WICKET! Pat Cummins b Shane Watson 6(6) Four of the first ball followed by a straighter delivery getting the better of Cummins, Pant is running out of partners.

23:16 IST Tymal Mills comes into bat, Pant on strike, FOUR! Pant is in a different zone altogether, hits the ball for a boundary towards mid-wicket. He takes a single off the next ball towards mid-wicket, brings Morris on strike. Cummins takes a single off the next ball. Pant too takes a single, he is happy to knock the ball around. A dot ball to Cummins, he is feeling the pressure. A single for Cummins to end the over.

23:11 IST Pat Cummins comes into bat, another huge lbw shout but the Umpire says no, Chahal is agitated, Gayle gives the Umpire a stare.

23:09 IST WICKET! Carlos Brathwaite b Chahal 1(5)

23:09 IST Chahal comes into attack, Pant on strike, he tries to hit the ball towards point, fielded well inside the circle. Another dot ball to him, succeeds in keeping Pant quiet. He takes a single on the third ball. Plump in front but the Umpire says no, Brathwaite survives, Chahal could not believe it. BOWLED! no need for Umpire on that one.

23:05 IST Carlos Brathwaite comes into bat, but Pant is on strike, he plays the ball into the gap a couple of runs for him. Watson runs in again, Pant takes a single. Brathwaite on strike, two dot deliveries for him, he is one of the most dangerous players in West Indies. He pulls the ball for a single. Pant ends the over with a single, retains strike.

23:01 IST WICKET! Chris Morris lbw b I Abdulla 4(5)

23:00 IST Iqbal Abdulla comes into bowl, Chris Morris on strike, he takes a single off the first ball, doing the right thing bringing Pant on strike. FOUR! there is no way to stop him, taking on Abdulla from the start. SIX! He lunged in towards the ball and hit it into the stands, another maximum for Pant. He takes a single off the next ball, brings Morris on strike. LBW! that was plump in the front, a breakthrough for RCB, Pant running out of partners.

22:54 IST Watson comes into the attack, Morris takes a single towards fine leg, brings Pant on strike. A dot ball to Pant, good bowling from Watson. SIX! Binny tries hard at the deep square leg region but the ball just bounced off his left hand, half a chance, Pant will be happy about that, he gets to 26 from 16 balls. He hits the next one back to Watson who dives in to save the ball. Pant takes a single towards deep point,the game is still nicely poised between the two teams. A single towards mid-wicket from Morris.

22:49 IST Chris Morris takes a single off the last ball retains strike.

22:47 IST WICKET! Sanju Samson c Binny b Stanlake 13(12)

22:47 IST Stanlake comes into bowl, Pant on strike, he blocks the first ball, a dot ball. He takes a single towards backward square leg. FOUR! Samson hits the ball for a boundary as Mills lets it go through his legs. A dot ball played by Samson. OUT Stanlake gets his second wicket, a vital breakthrough for RCB.

22:43 IST Mills comes into bowl, Pant on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Samson plays, the ball takes an inside edge off the bat, a single for him. Pant on strike, a short ball from Mills and a dot ball. FOUR! Pant hits the ball towards forward square leg for a boundary, he is the key player for DD. He flicks the next ball towards mid-wicket, takes a couple of runs. A single off the last ball, Pant retains strike.

22:35 IST Pant on strike, Chahal continues, he starts off with a dot ball, tight line and length from him. He takes a single off the second ball. Samson on strike, a mild lbw shout but the Umpire says no, a single conceded. Pant hits the ball on the back foot, a couple of runs in front of point. He takes a single off the last ball, end of over.

22:32 IST Samson on strike, he takes a single and gives Pant on strike. SIX! what a way to get off the mark, shimmies down the wicket and hits the ball into stands, he has announced his arrival. Two wides from Abdulla, he is feeling the pressure. A quick single to end the over, 12 runs and a wicket from it.

22:27 IST WICKET! Sam Billings c Stanlake b Abdulla 25(19)

Two singles from the over as Billings and Samson take a single each.

22:26 IST Samson on strike, he takes a single off the first ball from Chahal. Billings plays the ball towards mid-wicket, takes a single. WHOA! Turn for Chahal, Samson plays down the wrong line, he takes a single off the next ball. SIX! Reverse Sweep for a maximum for Billings, what a shot from him, insane batting skills. A single from Billings to end the over, retains strike.

22:22 IST Samson comes into bat, he flicks the ball towards square leg boundary, Chahal is after it once again saves a run for his team, three runs from that ball. A single for Billings towards mid-off for a single. Samson plays the ball late, a single for him towards fine leg.

22:18 IST WICKET! Karun Nair b Billy Stanlake 4(3) played down the wrong line altogether as the ball goes straight through the gate.

Stanlake comes into bowl, starts off with a dot ball to Billings. He takes a single off the next ball.

22:16 IST Karun Nair comes into bat, a dot ball to start off with. Edged and FOUR! the ball goes racing towards rhe third man boundary for four.

22:12 IST WICKET! Aditya Tare b Tymal Mills 18(17)

22:12 IST Tymal Mills comes into the attack, Billings on strike. A short delivery to start with, a single off the first ball towards mid-wicket. Tare goes on the back foot and hits the short ball towards point, no run. Another short ball, this time a slower one, a dot ball from Mills. BOWLED! RCB get their first breakthrough, knocked over by Mills.

22:10 IST Iqbal Abdulla comes into bowl, Billings on strike, he goes on the back foot, a single for him towards deep mid-wicket. Edged and safe, FOUR! Even Gayle at first slip could not catch that, another boundary for Tare. A quick single off the next ball, wai! overthrow means a couple of runs for Tare. Negi hits the stumps, four more runs from the over, two singles and a couple of runs. DD are off to a great start.

22:05 IST Stanlake continues, Tare on strike, that ball was asking to be hit, flick from him and the ball runs away towards the boundary, FOUR! Swing and a miss from Tare, Stanlake uses his height to get bounce from the pitch. Tare could only defend that ball, good bowling from Stanlake. Next ball, a nice looking drive from Tare but straight to the fielder, third dot of the over. Another short ball, Tare tries the upper cut but could not get bat on that, another dot ball. FOUR! An impressive shot to end the over from Tare, 8 runs from it.

22:01 IST Yuzvendra Chahal comes into bowl,  starts off with two dot deliveries to Billings. He takes a single on the third ball. Tare drives the first ball from Chahal, misfield ensures a single for him. Billings on strike, he comes down the wicket and flicks the ball for a single towards forward square leg. A single towards mid-off to end the over, 4 runs from it.

21:57 IST Billy Stanlake comes out to bowl the first over, a dot ball to start off by the Australian bowler. Wide ball from Stanlake, first runs for DD. Tare takes a single off the third ball. Billings on strike, FOUR! he starts off with a boundary, a loosener from him. Another one dispatched down the leg, 3 runs from the last ball, 9 runs from the over.

21:54 IST DD openers Sam Billings and Aditya Tare come out to bat.

Innings Break! 

21:38 IST WICKET! Tymal Mills b Chris Morris 0(3)

21:38 IST Tymal Mills comes into bat, a dot delivery to start with from Morris. GOLDEN dot ball from Morris, Mills could not get bat on that. Last ball of the innings, bowled! a full toss to finish off Mills and end the innings.

21:35 IST WICKET Pawan Negi Chris Morris 10(8)

21:35 IST Morris continues, Abdulla takes a single off the first ball. Negi on strike, SIX! Negi has scored his first boundary of IPL 10, hits the ball over the bowler’s head for a maximum.

21:33 IST Pat Cummins comes into bat, Negi on strike, he takes a single off the first ball, brings Abdulla on strike, he misses the short ball, a dot delivery. DD have made an emphatic comeback in the game. A couple of runs from the next ball, thanks to sloppy fielding. Abdulla takes a single towards square leg, not a single boundary from the over. In the air but the ball lands safe, a single for Negi. Another dot to end the over, 6 runs from it.

21:29 IST Pawan Negi and Iqbal Abdulla come out to bat. Morris continues, bowls a dot delivery to Abdulla. He takes a single towards third man. Negi on strike, a yorker from Morris, a dot ball for DD. Negi could not hit that one, a dot ball from Morris, this is turning out to be a good over for DD. Next ball, Negi manages to take a single somehow. Abdulla on strike, another dot ball to end the over, 2 runs from it.

21:23 IST WICKET! Kedar Jadhav c Morris b Zaheer Khan 69(37)

21:21 IST WICKET! Vidhu Vinod runout (Shahbaz Nadeem) 9(5) 

21:21 IST Zaheer continues, he will try to stop the flow of runs, two singles off the first two balls. SIX! This time is Vidhu Vinod, similar to what Jadhav has been doing, RCB will take it with both hands.

21:19 IST Brathwaite continues, Vishu Vinod comes into bat, he will face his first ball, takes a single on the first ball. Jadhav and Vinod rotate strike. A bouncer from Brathwaite, Jadhav could not pick it up, a dot ball. FOUR! Jadhav clears his front leg and hits the ball straight past the bowler for a boundary. SIX! That one was powered for a maximum, 13 runs from the over.

21:14 IST WICKET! Binny c Billings b Zaheer Khan 16(18)

21:14 IST Zaheer Khan coming back into the attack, he starts off with a dot ball. Binny takes a single off the next ball. Jadhav on strike, this will be a good contest. WIDE! Zaheer is under pressure against Jadhav. A dot delivery from Zaheer, he manages to keep Jadhav quiet for one ball. FOUR! In the air but Jadhav has picked the spot well, another boundary from him. WHOA! A cracker of a shot but good fielding means he takes a single. OUT! Binny departs, timeed that flick to well and into the hands of Sam Billings.

21:10 IST Brathwaite comes into bowl, starts off with a wide. Binny takes a single off the first ball. FOUR! That one was a cracker of a shot from Jadhav, much like a helicopter shot. SIX! This is the best shot of the day, over the covers and into the stands. Jadhav reaches his FIFTY! a splendid knock from him. Two more singles from the over, 16 runs from it.

21:01 IST Amit Mishra comes back into the attack, Jadhav on strike, he picks up the gap this time, a couple of runs on the first ball. SIX! Jadhav goes on his knee and hits the ball rocketing into the stands, that one hit somebody in the stands. FOUR! This time he hits the ball along the boundary for another one, muscled by Jadhav. FOUR! One bounce over the rope, Jadhav is taking Mishra on, he knows this is the time to break-free. Jadhav punches the next one towards covers, good running as he takes a couple of runs. SIX! Another one, that one almost hit the clouds, blistering maximum from Jadhav.

20:57 IST Pat Cummins comes into bowl, a dot ball to Binny as he plays the ball straight to the fielder. FOUR! Binny succeeds in hitting his first boundary, that one was just wide off the long on fielder. Slight mix up from Binny-Jadhav, overthrow means Nadeem concedes a single. Another shot towards long on for a single. Binny takes a single towards point, good running between the two. Poor delivery from Cummins, no damage as Jadhav could not time it, 8 runs from the over.

20:52 IST Nadeem continues, pulls the length back, takes a single off the first ball as it takes a leading edge. Jadhav creams the ball towards long on. Binny on strike again, he takes a single towards mid-wicket. Swing and a miss! Is that stumped out? The decision has gone upstairs, not out looks to me as the back leg was in the crease in the nick of time. Next ball, he takes a single towards mid-wicket. Another single to end the over, 5 runs from it.

20:48 IST Zaheer Khan comes into bowl, Jadhav takes a single off that ball. Next ball, he takes a couple of runs, Pant is disappointed in Carlos Brathwaite. Sloppy fielding once again, a single for Binny. Jadhav guides the ball towards point for a single. Another cut shot, but this time he finds the fielder. A single to end the over, another good one for DD.

20:45 IST Binny plays a defensive shot on the first delivery. Another dot ball as the cut shot could not go past point fielder.

Stuart Binny comes into bat

20:43 IST Nadeem continues, Watson on strike, he takes a single off the first ball. Jadhav tries to take a single towards fine leg, not allowed on that occasion. Jadhav takes a single towards long on, brings Watson on strike. OUT! Stumped by Pant, big blow for RCB.

20:41 IST Amit Mishra comes into bowl, he bowls a dot ball straight away to Jadhav. He takes a single towards deep mid-wicket. Watson hits the ball down the ground, takes a single towards long on. SIX! Jadhav lofts the ball over covers for a maximum, nice shot from him playing inside out. A dot ball to follow from Jadhav. He swings and misses the ball on the last delivery, 8 runs from it.

20:38 IST Nadeem continues, another great over from him, just 4 runs from the over. RCB need to pump up their strike rate if they are to win this match and post a fighting total.

20:32 IST Kedar Jadhav comes into bat, he faces a dot delivery, end of the over.

20:30 IST WICKET Mandeep Singh b Pat Cummins 12(10)

20:30 IST Cummins comes back into the attack, Watson on strike, he takes a single off the first ball towards the third man. FOUR! First boundary for Mandeep Singh, good shot off the back foot from the batsman. FOUR! back-to-back boundaries from Mandeep as he punches the ball towards offside. A dot ball as that one was darted into the stumps.

20:27 IST Shahbaz Nadeem comes into bowl, Watson on strike, good bowling from the left-armer as he bowls two balls, just a single and a wide from Nadeem, RCB have not been able to score runs freely.

20:23 IST Mandeep Singh comes into bat, Morris continues, he faces three dot balls, not being able to tackle with South African’s bowling. FOUR! A loose delivery to end the over, otherwise it would have been a wicket-maiden.

20:18 IST WICKET! Chris Gayle c Sanju Samson b Chris Morris 6(8)

20:17 IST Pat Cummins, the Australian bowler comes into the attack, Watson on strike, he starts off with a dot ball. Watson cuts the ball away to the third man, takes a single. Gayle is on strike now, change of fielding for him as Zaheer had a chat with Cummins. Gayle defends that on the front foot, dot ball. Wide ball! Gayle lets that one go, takes a single off the next ball. Watson takes a boundary on the last ball after facing a dot ball, 7 runs from the over.

20:12 IST Chris Morris comes into bowl from the other end, Watson on strike. FOUR! Cummins could not field that one. A dot ball to follow from Morris. Another boundary from the over as this time Gayle comes into play, 10 runs from the over.

20:05 IST Zaheer Khan comes into bowl, Chris Gayle on strike, he starts off with a single towards mid-wicket. Watson has come out to bat today, trying to lead the team from the front. FOUR! A mere flick from Watson guiding the ball towards mid-wicket boundary for four. A dot ball follows, good length from Zaheer. FOUR! Watson drives the ball for a boundary, pierces the offside field. A dot delivery to follow, Watson takes a single off the last ball, 10 runs from the over.

19:58 IST Players are making their way out to the field for Match 5 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017

Playing XI:

Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings, Aditya Tare, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan(c), Amit Mishra

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson(c), Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Iqbal Abdulla, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Billy Stanlake

19:31 IST It’s a good toss to lose, says Zaheer Khan after losing the toss. Watson wins the toss elects to bat first

19:31 IST TOSS TIME

Welcome to inUth’s digital coverage of Match 5 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils. It is going to be a tough test for RCB skipper Shane Watson as his team lost the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by a whisker. They are feeling the absence of skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, KL Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan and Mitchell Starc who have been out of the action due to injury.

On the other hand, Zaheer Khan will be leading the DD’s side, his team fell one win short of the qualifiers last time around. They have improved a lot because of Rahul Dravid’s mentoring. The highlight of this game will be Rishabh Pant who recently did the last rites of his father, he and his family have our condolences. Everyone will expect him to do what legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli had done in past.

Kagiso Rabada will be under radar as he will make his debut in IPL. Corey Anderson too will be playing for the first time for DD.

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils: Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Corey Anderson, Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan(c), Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Ankit Bawne, Aditya Tare, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Shashank Singh, Jayant Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Chama Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Shane Watson(c), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Sreenath Aravind, Tymal Mills, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aniket Choudhary, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Sarfaraz Khan, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Pawan Negi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake