Kedar Jadhav hit a half-century on debut to help Delhi Daredevils beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 17 runs in the Indian Premier League match at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, in Bangalore, on Thursday.
Debutant Jadhav hit a quickfire 50 not out from just 29 balls, hitting five boundaries and two sixes, to take Delhi Daredevils to a competitive 183 for four in their 20 overs.
AB de Villiers missed out on his fifty as he was run-out for a brisk 45 from 35 balls after David Warner had given Delhi a flying start with a smashing innings of 33 from just 14 balls, inclusive of three boundaries and two sixes.
Manish Pandey scored hit 39 from 29 balls, adding 71 runs for the opening wicket with Jacques Kallis , but the floodgates opened once the latter was bowled by Mishra.
Bangalore also didn’t help their cause, with as many as three batsmen throwing their wicket away to run-outs.
David Warner (4) got an early reprieve when Robin Uthappa , running back from mid-off, failed to hold on to a high shot in the first over of the innings from Praveen Kumar . The left-hander made Bangalore pay as he went on a rampage, smashing everything that came his way, including a powerful pull shot for a six against Dale Steyn in the second over.
With no swing on offer, Kumar was proving too easy for the Delhi openers, who hit him for a boundary each in his second over to take the total to 39 for no loss after three.
Styen then provided Bangalore some relief when he claimed the wicket of the high-flying Warner for 33. The left-hander, who hit three boundaries and two sixes in his 14-ball knock, holed out to Vinay Kumar, kept specifically for that shot at long-off.
AB de Villiers looked in good touch right from the start as he raced to 12 from six balls, with Delhi reaching 58 for one after five overs.
But Vinay brought Bangalore back by striking with his very first delivery, claiming the vital wicket of Sehwag. The Delhi opener made 12 from 11 balls before he tried to launch it over the off-side but was taken by Virat Kohli running back from the cover region.
Following those two wickets, De Villiers and Dinesh Karthik looked to build a partnership and set a platform before the assault in the final overs.
At the halfway stage, Delhi reached 95 for two in 10 overs, with de Villiers unbeaten on 35 from 22 balls and Karthik not out 13.
Bangalore managed to string up a few tight overs as they dried up the boundaries for nearly four overs. Debutant Kedar Jadhav broke the shackles when he pulled Kallis down the ground for a boundary in the 13th over.
Jadhav took a fancy to Kallis as he slammed him for a boundary and a six in his next over to take Bangalore to 128 for three after 15 overs.
But Bangalore managed to keep Delhi in check when De Villiers was run-out for 45 from a direct hit from Eoin Morgan , having hit three boundaries in his 35-ball knock, in the 17th over.
Jadhav and Andrew McDonald kept the runs flowing in the final overs with regular boundaries. Jadhav went after Vinay Kumar in the final over when he swept him for a boundary followed by a straight six.
The youngster finished unbeaten on a cracking innings of 50 from 29 balls and McDonald hit 18 from 12 balls to take Delhi to 183 for four in their 20 overs.
Vinay was the best bowler for Bangalore, taking one for 29 in his four overs, while Kumble gave away 30 runs in his four overs, but the rest of the bowlers struggled.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Manish Pandey hit the first boundary of the innings, edging Umesh Yadav through third man in the second over, while Kallis cracked Pradeep Sangwan through the off-side for his first four in the next over.
Pandey then got back-to-back boundaries off Yadav in the fourth over, but Nannes bowled a tight second over as Bangalore reached 37 for no loss after five overs.
Boundaries were few and far in between, but Kallis never panicked and broke the shackles with boundaries in consecutive overs.
Pandey went after McDonald in his first over in the IPL when he hit the medium pacer for a straight boundary, followed by slog sweep for six over midwicket.
It was smooth going for Bangalore as the openers put on 71 runs in nine overs before all hell broke loose with four wickets in the space of three overs.
Kallis was the first to depart. He charged down the wicket to Mishra, who beat him in the flight, and was bowled by the googly for a sedate 27 from 29 balls.
Pandey followed him in the next over when he tried a reckless shot across the line to Andrew McDonald but missed and was bowled for 39, having hit four boundaries and a six in his 26-ball knock.
The very next delivery, Bangalore lost another wicket when Rahul Dravid was run out for 1 attempting a tight second run.
Robin Uthappa, who started by scoring a boundary with the reverse sweep, perished attempting the same shot. He made 15 from 10 balls before he attempted to reverse sweep but lobbed a simple catch on the off-side to wicketkeeper Karthik as Bangalore slipped to 90 for four after 12 overs.
Another poor instance of running between the wickets cost Bangalore their fifth wicket when Eoin Morgan was run out for 17 as he went for an impossible second run, in the 15th over.
Mark Boucher (2) also failed to make an impact as he pulled it straight to Sehwag at midwicket off Pradeep Sangwan.
Delhi’s fielders continued to make an impact as they got the third run out of the innings when Vinay Kumar tried to run off a misfield but was run out by Mishra for 2.
Praveen Kumar fell in the next over when AB de Villiers took an unbelievable catch at mid-on. Kumar looked to have slammed Umesh Yadav for a six before de Villiers leaped up high and plucked it out of thin air and ensured that he stayed inside the ropes when he fell down.
Dale Steyn was bowled by McDonald for eight in the final over as Bangalore finished on 166 for nine in their 20 overs.
Mishra was the star with the ball for Delhi, claiming two for 23 in four overs, while Umesh Yadav claimed one for 27.