Royal Challengers Bangalore won their opening match against Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets in just 16.4 overs. Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli powered RCB to victory despite not having their opener Chris Gayle.
Ahead of their first match, Delhi had a difficult time after losing their skipper Kevin Pietersen to injury. However wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik took over the responsibility for the match taking place in Sharjah.
RCB headed by good hitting batsmen and captain Virat Kohli chose to field first after winning the toss. The team however had to go ahead without their opener Chris Gayle for this match.
Delhi Daredevils scored a total 145 for 4 in 20 overs. JP Duminy scored 67 runs and remained not out while Ross Taylor scored 43 runs and remained unbeaten.
Chasing the target of 146 runs, RCB lost Maddinson soon. Pathiv Patel scored 37 runs making a 50 run partnership with Virat Kohli and was dismissed by Rahul Sharma.
Yuvraj Singh joined Virat Kohli and scored 5 sixes in the space of 3 overs. Yuvraj Singh scored his fifty in the 16th over and RCB wrapped up the match in the same over scoring their first IPL 7 win in their first game.
Here are some funny and hilarious tweets after the match
— Samy (@samy3010) April 17, 2014
Yuvraj done with his 1 crore for RCB. 13 crores more to go. #DDvsRCB
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) April 17, 2014
BREAKING: People who pelted stones at Yuvi’s house, now planning to build a new house for him !! #RCBvsDD #DDvsRCB #IPL7
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 17, 2014