Bangalore, Apr 17: For the second time in IPL 2013, we had a Super Over and on both occasions Royal Challengers were involved. However, this time RCB won the thriller against Delhi Daredevils here on Tuesday night (April 16). RCB are now on top of the table with four wins in six matches. Delhi are last with five consecutive defeats. RCB had earlier lost in Super Over to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
At one stage, RCB were cruising towards victory chasing 153. But DD clawed their way back and the home team was in danger of losing. However, Ravi Rampaul's heroics in the final over tied the game. And in the Super Over, Rampaul came back to bowl RCB to victory. This was fifth straight loss for DD in IPL 6. They are yet to win a game.
Here are the highlights of this nail-biting thriller which concluded just after midnight at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
# In the Super Over, RCB batted first and made 15/0. In reply DD were kept to 11/2
# RCB's Super Over unfolded like this: 1, 1, 1, 0, 6, 6
# Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers batted for RCB in Super Over. De Villiers smashed two successive sixes to finish on a high in the one-over eliminator
# Umesh Yadav bowled the Super Over for DD while Ravi Rampaul did the job for RCB
# DD's Super Over went like this: W (David Warner c Chris Gayle), 4, 0, 6 (Irfan Pathan), 1, W (Ben Rohrer bowled)
# Left-handed Rohrer was bowled off the last ball in Super Over when DD needed 5 to win
# When RCB were chasing, they needed 12 to win off the final over bowled by Irfan Pathan
# Rampaul hit a six off the first ball in final over and when two were needed of the last ball, Rampaul and R Vinay Kumar managed to sneak a bye and tied the game
# At one stage RCB needed 24 off 24 balls with 7 wickets in hand. De Villiers wicket (run out) changed the course of the match
# Virat Kohli was Man-of-the-match for his 65 off 50 balls with 7 fours and 1 six
# Kohli crossed 300 runs in IPL 6
# De Villiers and Kohli partnership for third wicket was worth 103 in 12.3 overs
# RCB lost 5 wickets for the addition of just 8 runs. From 129 for 2 they slumped to 138 for 7
# RCB hit 12 fours and 7 sixes (2 sixes in Super Over)
# DD hit 18 fours (1 boundary in Super Over) and 3 sixes (1 six in Super Over)
# This is 5th loss in a row for DD. They remain winless in IPL 6
# For RCB, their home record kept improving. This was fourth straight win this season at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Earlier, they had defeated Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders