RCB fresh off a defeat in their season opener hoped to turn the tables at their home ground, Bengaluru. RCB batted first and scored 157/8 in their 20 overs owing to a brilliant half century by Kedhar Jadhav. Delhi Daredevils faltered in the run chase losing wickets at regular intervals and fell 15 runs short despite Rishabh Pant's half century.
Here are the five talking points from the game:
As many as five regulars were missing from the playing XI of both teams. Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Angelo Mathews, JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock all missed out due to injuries.
Chris Gayle needed 31 runs before this match to become the only man with 10,000 runs in T20s. He could manage only 6 in this match.
Gayle miscues a full toss off Morris
Chris Morris bowled 17 dot balls in his 4 over spell. He holds the world record for bowling 23 dot balls in a T20 spell. Also, he has dismissed Chris Gayle for the 3rd time in 6 innings.
Morris cleans up Pawan Negi
Morris accounts for Mills
RCB spent INR 1 Crore to buy Pawan Negi from Delhi Daredevils and he ditched his former team with 2 wicket off his first 3 balls in the 20th over.
Negi bowls Pants across his legs
Negi catches Shahbaz Nadeem of his own bowling
There were talks before IPL about Shane Watson's form altogether. His poor form with the bat continued in the PSL 2017 but he did it with the ball for RCB tonight, conceding just 7 runs off 2 overs at the death.
Watson cleans up Cummins
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 10 off their last 11 matches against Daredevils.