The match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore was a crucial one as it would decide whether DD would make it to the playoffs. The match began 70 minutes late because of a light drizzle. DD had won the toss and decided to field first.
The Delhi Daredevils team kept its fielding tight to restrict the runs for RCB. The bowling attack by DD was opened by JP Duminy who bowled a splendid over to Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel, the opening batsmen for RCB. Of the first over, they would make only one run. Things seemed very promising for Delhi Daredevils from this airtight bowling attack.