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IPL 2016 Match 56: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by 6 wickets

Updated: 22 May 2016 23:55 IST - Published: 22 May 2016 14:51 IST
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It has been a pleasure bringing the group stages to you. We will come back on Tuesday, with the final stage of the tournament, with four teams in the fray and one title to play for. Till then, it is a goodbye from Kaushal and Aadya.
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Virat Kohli, winning captain and the man of the match said, "My stats have reached me through images, but I believe every game is a new game and you need to do well for your team. We were in #7, we finish at #2. You have to start afresh everyday, you need to have discipline, you need to do boring things, with your training and diet and everything. It's very important not to get rude or arrogant about your form, there will be few incidents where people have a go at you, but it's important to remain calm. I have to worry about coming down for breakfast nowadays, the sort of frustration people used to feel with me, I don't feel it much anymore. Our bowling unit stepped up today, it was a 160 par wicket and they bowled superbly today, hats off to them."
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VIRAT KOHLI is the MAN OF THE MATCH!
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Zaheer said, "It's been a wonderful journey. There are good days, there are bad. It's been an amazing campaign for us. The youngsters have learnt a lot, with this kind of a squad, we have given a tough time to all the other teams. 160 would have been defendable on this big ground, we got early wickets, but when you're up against Kohli, it's a difficult task. Not at all disappointed about the youngsters' performance, we have given them the freedom to express themselves, we were 1 partnership short. I haven't thought about my future, it's been a fantastic campaign for me, passing on my learnings to the youngsters."
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It just had to be done this way. Kohli had to be the man to lead RCB over the line. Chasing 139, they got off to a jittery start losing the wickets of Gayle and ABD early. KL Rahul walked in and played a blinder, accelerating the innings at a crucial time. Watson and Binny applied the finishing touches to the innings. RCB needed 4 wins in 4 games to qualify for the playoffs. They won 4 games in 4! Second place in the table for the RCB. Qualifier 1 in Bangalore. What a season.
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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
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18.1 Carlos Brathwaite to Kohli, 1 run, RCB WIN! On the middle stump, he pushes it to long on and takes the winning run! Roars, jumps and pumps his chest in celebration.
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Virat Kohli. 1 run required. This is his moment. Will we see him do it in style?
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17.6 Zaheer to Binny, no run, fuller on the off, dragged to cover point.
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THE SCORES ARE LEVEL.
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17.5 Zaheer to Binny, FOUR! On the pads, he whips it over the infield to deep midwicket.
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17.5 Zaheer to Binny, 5 WIDES! Tennis ball bounce over the batsman and keeper.
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17.4 Zaheer to Kohli, 1 run, length ball, almost drags it onto his stumps. It runs towards the keeper and they change ends.
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17.3 Zaheer to Kohli, no run, tries to slash the ball over covers. Makes no contact. He's livid with himself, smashes his bat into his pads.
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17.2 Zaheer to Kohli, no run, comes on the front foot and defends it to the covers.
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17.1 Zaheer to Kohli, 2 runs, full on the off stump, driven hard past short cover for two.
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Zaheer.
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7 runs taken. RCB require 13 runs in 3 overs.
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16.6 Carlos Brathwaite to Binny, 2 runs, miscues a heave over midwicket. The ball lands safely for two runs.
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16.5 Carlos Brathwaite to Binny, no run, slower outside off, pushed to cover point.
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16.4 Carlos Brathwaite to Binny, 2 runs, angling down leg again, glanced to the fielder at fineleg.
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16.3 Carlos Brathwaite to Kohli, 1 run, length outside off, whipped to deep midwicket. 50! 40 balls. Mature. Responsible. Inspirational. He's leading his team to a win. 6 fours, 0 sixes.
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Chants of 'Kohli Kohli' fill the stadium as he is on 49...
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16.2 Carlos Brathwaite to Binny, 1 run, back of length on the body, nudged to fine leg.
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16.1 Carlos Brathwaite to Kohli, 1 run, full on the middle and leg, pushed to long on.
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Carlos B.
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8 runs from the over. 20 needed from 24. This is surely RCB's game now.
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15.6 Amit Mishra to Binny, no run, loopy on the off, driven to short midwicket.
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15.5 Amit Mishra to Binny, 2 runs, dances down to get to the pitch, flicks it towards deep midwicket.
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15.4 Amit Mishra to Binny, FOUR! Angling down leg, he paddle sweeps it past the fine leg fielder. Sweet shot, Binny was sent in early to go finish the job and he started in fine fashion.
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15.3 Amit Mishra to Binny, no run, advances forward and pushes it back
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15.2 Amit Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, taps a ball towards point and sets off for a run.
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15.1 Amit Mishra to Binny, 1 run, full ball outside off, driven to long off
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5 overs. One team to qualify for the playoffs. End of the timeout. Amit Mishra with the ball. Stuart Binny the new batsman. Let's go!
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TIMEOUT!
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7 runs and a wicket for Negi. 28 required from 30.
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14.6 Pawan Negi to Watson, OUT! Is there a twist to this tale? Watson tries to slog sweep a flighted ball, and miscues it, the ball falls safely in the hands of Billings at deep midwicket.
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14.5 Pawan Negi to Kohli, 1 run, flighted on leg, whipped to widish long on.
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14.4 Pawan Negi to Watson, 1 run, on the leg stump this time, pushed to long on.
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14.3 Pawan Negi to Watson, 2 runs, waits in his crease and nurdles the ball to deep midwicket for a brace.
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14.2 Pawan Negi to Kohli, 1 run, flighted, pushed through the hands of the bowler.
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14.1 Pawan Negi to Kohli, 2 runs, full on the off, driven towards deep extra cover. Calls of 'two, two, two' as soon as he hit that and they do it easy.
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Negi!
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Watson lives on as he was in danger twice in that over. He should feel better after the 6. 35 required in 36.
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13.6 Amit Mishra to Watson, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed to short midwicket.
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13.5 Amit Mishra to Watson, no run, edged to short third man.
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13.4 Amit Mishra to Watson, SIX! he drops down on one knee and swats the ball through the hands of the long on fielder. Heart in the mouth moment for Watson and for all RCB fans! Jayant Yadav misjudged his jump there and just helped it over the rope.
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13.3 Amit Mishra to Watson, no run, googly on the middle and leg, squeezed to short cover.
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13.2 Amit Mishra to Kohli, 1 run, full on the off stump again, pushed to long off.
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13.1 Amit Mishra to Watson, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to cover.