Failures for Gayle, Brathwaite as Delhi lose opener

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC):Both superstars Chris Gayle and Carlos Brathwaite failed to fire as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) handed Delhi Daredevils a 15-run defeat in their opening game of the new Indian Premier League season here yesterday.Playing at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the left-handed Gayle never got going and made only six, as RCB rallied to 157 for eight off their 20 overs after opting to bat.He perished in the fourth over, slicing a full toss from seamer Chris Morris at mid-off.However, Kedar Jadhav top-scored with 69 from 37 balls with five fours and five sixes while captain Shane Watson got 24, to push the hosts up to a competitive total.Brathwaite’s medium pace proved expensive as he conceded 29 runs from his two overs without taking a wicket.In reply, Delhi never really made a fist of it and ended on 142 for nine, with Rishabh Pant top-scoring with 57 from 36 deliveries with three fours and four sixes.Brathwaite once again failed to deliver, bowled for one, missing a heave at leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 15th over, with Delhi needing a mere 45 runs from 31 deliveries.last_img read more