Even as the Daredevils shocked Rising Pune Supergiants by seven runs in their last match, at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Royal Challengers Bangalore were made to bite the dust by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game. He hammered three fours and three sixes to finish the season strongly. No other RCB batsman scored more than one!
Brief scores: Bangalore: 161/6 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 58, Chris Gayle 48; Pat Cummins 2/22, Shahbaz Nadeem 1/12).
Things could have gone wrong for Delhi if Jadhav had stood till the end.
After the post-match presentation, Kohli was seen running towards fans and in a lovely gesture, he gave away his stylish player of the match trophy to one of the fans in the stadium. But Virat Kohli hasn't missed out, and though he missed Bangalore's initial matches with a shoulder injury, he finished the season with a flurry of runs, adding four IPL half-centuries to his tally.
"That six, honestly, I was looking to push this between the two fielders to try and pick up two but I think Corey (Anderson) bowled a cross-seam ball".
At the end of the 10th over, Daredevils were 76 or two, needing 86 runs off 60 balls. The 17th over saw plenty of action; Zaheer Khan failed to cling on to a return catch from Kohli, after which the RCB skipper deposited a low full toss into the stands at midwicket.
Chasing 162 to win, the Daredevils got off to a disastrous start as opener Sanju Samson was dismissed by debutant Avesh Khan for a duck on the second ball of the innings.
Karun Nair (26 off 22), Shreyas Iyer (32 off 30) and Pant helped recover the innings but all were guilty of getting out when well set. "Both Harshal and Avesh played with a lot of heart". All the money spent on recruiting players has gone down the drain and skipper Virat Kohli thinks it would be better if the rain water goes down the drain and earns them a point during every home match.
For the hosts, Rishabh Pant top-scored with 45 while for Virat Kohli's team, Pawan Negi and Harshal Patel picked up three wickets apiece. Travis Head (2/30) and Shane Watson (1/16) too chipped in with wickets.