IPL 7: Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli Guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to Eight-Wicket Win Over Delhi Daredevils

Yuvraj Singh, who received criticism from some quarters for his slow batting during India's loss against Sri Lanka in the recent World T20 in Bangladesh, struck form with a brilliant unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their opening Indian Premier League match.

Yuvraj Singh struck form with a brilliant unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their opening Indian Premier League match at Sharjah on Thursday.

Yuvraj (52 not out) shared 84 runs from just 7.9 overs with captain Virat Kohli (49 not out) for the unconquered third wicket as RCB chased down the target of 146 with 20 balls to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Yuvraj, who received criticism from some quarters for his slow batting during India's loss against Sri Lanka in the recent World T20 in Bangladesh, began tentatively but came to his own later as he hit three fours and five sixes in his 29-ball unbeaten knock.

Kohli, who was adjudged player of the tournament in the World Twenty20 for top-scoring with 319 runs, continued with his top form in T20 though he was dropped twice -- on 23 and 24. He hit two fours and three sixes in his 38-ball unconquered innings.

(NDTV Sports)

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