After scoring 83 off just 38 balls against Rajasthan Royals in the previous game, Yuvraj Singh continued his form by scoring a blistering 68* off just 29 balls. The innings included just one four and nine towering sixes in all corners of the park. However, unlike the game against Rajasthan, this time Royal Challangers Bangalore managed to defend their total and emerge victorious. In a game that was evenly matched on the pitch, RCB emerged as clear winners in terms of number of mentions online!
The game that was delayed by an hour due to the famous Bangalorean rains witnessed a slow start as the two batsmen from the home team; Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel took their own sweet time trying to settle in. A tidy 33 runs partnership was broken in the sixth over when Gayle was clean bowled on a Rahul Shukla delivery. The fierce fast bowler from Jharkhand enjoyed a great outing until he got smashed for 27 in the final over by an in form Yuvraj Singh and ended his spell with the figures of 4-0-41-1. Virat Kohli looked unsettled before getting run out for a total of 10. The reliable AB de Villiers also chipped in with a vital 17 bowl 33 to take Bangalore to a competitive total of 186 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
In reply, Delhi kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were 5 down by the time they crossed the 100 run mark. JP Duminy and K Jadhav tried to provide a boost in the later part of the innings but Starc dismissed Duminy at a vital time to ensure that Bangalore suffered no hiccups in their quest to defend the total. Yuvraj Singh chipped in with the ball as well and gave away just 28 runs in his four overs and his all round performance got him a significant amount of mentions online.
Here are some of the tweets that created waves and tickled a few funny bones during the match: