RCB win Super Over after high drama

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The Delhi Daredevils showed huge amounts of fight on Tuesday, but ended up losing in a Super Over to the Royal Challengers Bangalore to remain without a win and at the bottom of the IPL table.

The Delhi Daredevils showed huge amounts of fight on Tuesday, but ended up losing in a Super Over to the Royal Challengers Bangalore to remain without a win and at the bottom of the IPL table.

Both sides were level on 152 at the end of the 20 overs, but big hits from AB de Villiers in the eliminator over made sure the Challengers came out on top to maintain their position at the top of the pile.

The actual match was full of drama in the final overs, after it looked like the hosts would cruise to victory in chasing the 153 required, with De Villiers and Virat Kohli going great guns for much of the innings.

Once De Villiers departed with the score on 129, it still seemed far-fetched to imagine RCB would lose it, but the wickets tumbled around Kohli, leaving him to battle along to 65 before falling in the 19th over.

He was furious at having to leave the task up to the tail enders, but Ravi Rampaul stepped up to the mark and smashed 11 runs in the final over off Yusuf Pathan to induce the Super Over.

Delhi's innings of 152 for five earlier in the day wasn't brilliant but it wasn't a disaster either, with everyone coming to the middle reaching double figures. That being said, the top score was only 29 by Kedhar Jadhav, with Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene also contributing with 20-odd scores.

Bangalore's knock didn't start off well, with both openers departing earlier than planned. Lokesh Rahul could only make 12, while Gayle added a mere 13, leaving De Villiers and Kolhi to sort out the chase.

The pair put on 103 runs together before the South African was sent packing by Proteas team mate Morne Morkel, who ran him out for 39. The wickets crumbled from there on out, as Andrew McDonald, Arun Karthik, Sayed Mohammed and Kolhi all fell in the next nine runs.

The Super Over saw RCB bat first, with Gayle and De Villiers going up against Umesh Yadav. They made 15 thanks to two big sixes from AB, while Gayle could only get two singles.

David Warner and Ben Rohrer batted for Delhi, but Ravi Rampaul bagged Warner off the first ball. Pathan then came in and hit a four and a six, but the West Indian struck again and removed Rohrer off the final ball to leave the Daredevils four runs shy

Royal Challengers Bangalore: C Gayle, K Rahul, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, A McDonald, Arun Karthik, Vinay Kumar, R Rampaul, RP Singh, J Unadkat, Syed Mohammad

Delhi Daredevils: V Sehwag, D Warner, M Jayawardene, M Juneja, B Rohrer, K Jadhav, I Pathan, M Morkel, S Nadeem, A Nehra, U Yadav

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