The show gets more exciting,Bangalore shock Delhi keeping its semifinal hopes alive

Bangalore was certainly on a roll lead by Anil Kumble while Delhi’s mixed performances in the last few matches wasn’t such a good news.Delhi won the toss and batted on a reasonable dry wicket but a slow one.Bangalore’s bowlers stuck to their basics and never let Delhi settle.Delhi kept losing wickets at regular intervals and their batting failed miserably.Few low order contributions and useful knocks from A.B.Devilliers and Dinesh Kartik took them to a chaseable 135.So advantage Bangalore for their disciplined efforts with the ball .

Bangalore too didn’t begin well either.They lost Uthappa in the very first over with Nehra getting the wicket.Probably he’s been the biggest disappointment in the tournament.Then Dravid entered and took the control of the situation along with Kallis.By the half way time ,they were 54/1 still around 80 away from the target.The foundation was set but there were some good cameos required from the middle order to ease the nerves out there.Dravid got out soon after scoring a useful 37 while the in form Ross Taylor gave company to the steadily moving Kallis.Taylor played a good cameo innings hitting 3 hefty blows and a boundary.The work was almost completed by then.Kallis and Boucher then finished their jobs skillfully to hand over a 7 wicket loss to the fading Delhi Dare Devils.So Deccan Chargers,Royal Challengers and Kings Punjab XI are fighting out closely for the semi final spots.Chennai too need to pull their socks up against Kings XI to safeguard their position in the top 4.


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