IPL 2016: Quinton de Kock 108 helps Delhi Daredevils gun down 192 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

26 Nov 2019 admin

first_imgQuinton de Kock slammed his maiden Indian Premier League ton to help Delhi Daredevils gun down 192 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. (Full IPL coverage) Chasing an imposing 192 for win, De Kock blazed his way to 108 off just 51 balls with 15 boundaries and three sixes and in the company of young Karun Nair (54 off 42) added 134 runs in 12.4 overs for the third wicket to help Daredevils overwhelm the target with five balls to spare.De Kock’s century was also the first in this year’s tournament. (Here’s how de Kock’s ton stunned RCB) However, the Daredevils did not have the best of starts as they lost Shreyas Iyer early, courtesy a brilliant cor-ordinated catch between Shane Watson and David Wiese at the long-off boundary off Sreenath Aravind’s final delivery of the first over off the innings. Next in Sanju Samson too did not last long as he offered a regulation catch to Yuzvendra Chahal at midwicket off Watson (2/25) in the sixth over with Daredevils score at 50 for two in 5.4 overs.Thereafter, it was all De Kock and Nair show as duo took the below-par RCB attack to task and played real cricketing shots, helped by some luck to keep Daredevils in the hunt on a small ground.De Kock might have been the architect of Daredevils chase with his brilliant century but credit should also go to young Nair who gave the South African able support from the other end and in the process struck six boundaries and a six to remain unbeaten on 54.advertisementEarlier, Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock with a quickfire 79, while A B de Villiers made a brisk 55 before Delhi Daredevils pulled things back a little towards the end to restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore to 191 for five.At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where the average score is 200 plus, RCB at one stage looked on course to achieve the target when Kohli and De Villiers were going great guns before pacer Mohammed Shami pulled things back for Daredevils with the wickets of Shane Watson and Virat Kohli in quick succession.(With PTI inputs)last_img

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