He hammered three fours and three sixes to finish the season strongly. But it is going to be a tricky affair as there will be a fresh auction ahead of the eleventh edition and one does not know how many players can be retained by a franchise. They were without Mitchell Starc once again - the left-arm fast bowler opted out citing a busy Australia season - and seriously missed KL Rahul the batsman and wicketkeeper who was ruled out with injury, but what hurt RCB the most were the failures of the same men who carried them past year: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Yuzvendra Chahal and the skipper, Virat Kohli. As long as Rishabh Pant was in the middle, Delhi stood a very good chance of pulling off a win, despite the mounting required run rate.
Resurgent Delhi Daredevils played astonishingly 2 back to back matches in which it also having the honour of beating both Pune and Lions in an incredible way. Despite hitting four half-centuries in the season, it was not up to the expectations of the people and Kohli as well.
It was characteristic Kohli as the Indian captain timed one superbly to send Anderson over long-off for a maximum, bringing the side's fifty in the first ball of the ninth over on a slow pitch. The 17th over saw plenty of action; Zaheer Khan failed to cling on to a return catch from Kohli, after which the RCB skipper deposited a low full toss into the stands at midwicket.
Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli led from the front with a 45-ball 58 to guide RCB to 161 for six.
Australian paceman Pat Cummins produced a wonderful bit of play from the field in the Delhi Dardevils loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Nadeem and Zaheer were the other wicket-takers. He finished his first over on T20 debut conceding just two runs and a wicket. Want to put some runs on the board.
RCB finished the tournament with 7 points while DD ended sixth with 12 points. Travis Head (2/30) and Shane Watson (1/16) too chipped in with wickets.
The round robin stage of IPL 2017 came to an end, with Royal Challengers Bangalore beating Delhi Daredevils on Sunday.