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Indian Premier League 2014: Yuvraj Singh's show keeps Royal Challengers Bangalore in the game
May 13, 2014 , 11 : 45 pm GST
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Yuvraj Singh was once again the cynosure as he was at his aggressive best to hand Royal Challengers Bangalore a challenging total. Photo – BCCI
Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Delhi Daredevils by 16 runs in the Pepsi Indian Premier League. For the second successive match Yuvraj Singh came good, scoring 68 off 29 balls, as RCB set a 187-run target and then restricted the Daredevils to 170 for seven in 20 overs.
Delhi, though were given a slight hope by Duminy and Jadhav the task was huge. Earlier, a sensational six hitting exhibition by star batsman Yuvraj Singh late in the innings took Royal Challengers Bangalore to 186 for four.
Yuvraj (68 not out) set the Chinnaswamy Stadium on fire as he hit nine sixes and a four from just 29 balls in his unbeaten knock to single-handedly took his side to a formidable total after being put into bat.
Yuvraj, who had scored a brilliant 83 against Rajasthan Royals in their last game, shared a 79-run partnership with Sachin Rana (15 not out) for the unconquered fifth wicket as Bangalore scored 79 runs in the last five overs to end their innings with a flourish.
AB de Villiers contributed a useful 33 off just 17 balls.
Coming out at the 15th over after the fall of Parthiv Patel (29), Yuvraj hit sixes almost at will towards the end of his side's innings to the vociferous cheer by his home crowd.
Yuvraj, who received criticism from some quarters for his indifferent form in recent times, began with three sixes off successive balls off South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir to gather 21 runs in the 17th over and then smashed a maximum each in the next two overs bowled by Mohammed Shami and Siddarth Kaul.
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