Rishabh Pant scored a brilliant 57 runs in an ultimately unsuccessful run chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore as Delhi fell short of their target by 15 runs. Twitterati praised the youngster for his effort after he turned up for the match despite the death of his father on Wednesday night.
Riding on the brilliant bowling display by Billy Stanlake and Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers thwarted Rishabh Pant's exceptional effort to secure their first victory of the 2017 IPL campaign. Earlier, Kedar Jadhav's 69 had propelled Bangalore to a formidable 157 runs after a top order collapse.
Brief scores:Royal Challengers Bangalore 157/8 ( Kedar Jadhav 69, Shane Watson 24; Chris Morris 3/21, Zaheer Khan 2/31) beat Delhi Daredevils 142/9 (Rishabh Pant 57, Sam Billings 25; Pawan Negi 2/3, Billy Stanlake 2/29) by 15 runs.
Despite RCB win,today's match wl b remembered for Pant's heroic— Shivaraj B M (@ShivarajBM) April 8, 2017
performance.Even at time of his
personal loss he shown great spirit #RCBvDD
Delhi's performance: Sharma Ji and Mishra Ji were so out of sync! Classic Delhi problem 😂 #RCBvDD— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) April 8, 2017
DD batsmen:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 8, 2017
Rishabh Pant - 57 off 36 (SR 158.33)
All others - 85 off 84 (SR 101.19)#RCBvDD
He must really hate Delhi!
Pawan Negi was bought for 8crores by DD Last year.. Dint win them a game..— Hariharan Durairaj (@hari_durairaj) April 8, 2017
Was dropped this year!
Again stops them from winning! #RCBvDD
Still a better story than twilight #classic
Bae: Tell me a horror story!— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) April 8, 2017
Me: Morris bowling to Negi. #RCBvDD
If only Kedar wasn't 32
Hope Kedar Jadhav doesn't get thirsty while batting. He won't get any water right now since Binny is with him at the crease.#RCBvDD— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) April 8, 2017
It is truly a shame. Isn't it?
What a special player Kedar Jadhav has become. Or maybe he always was and we didn't find him!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 8, 2017