Delhi Daredevils needed to score 158 runs to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening IPL match, but eventually lost the game by 15 runs. The major reason for the defeat was the lack of partnerships as most of the Delhi batsmen failed to get going.
Rishabh Pant was the lone star as he waged a battle till end overs with his counter-attacking batting. Pant's offensive meant that Delhi needed to score 21 run soff the last two overs with three wickets in hand, something which wasn't out of bounds in T20 cricket.
Mishra meanwhile managed to steal a single and gave the strike to Rishabh Pant. The southpaw tried to go for a big shot off the third delivery but a bottom edge ensured he only got a single. The equation was getting touch with 19 needed off 9 balls.
Mishra had to give the strike back to Pant, but the leg-spinner tried to do the star turn for his team and aimlessly tried hitting Watson out of the park. He failed to put bat to ball on all three deliveries as Watson gave only two runs in his penultimate over all but seal the deal for his team.
Pawan Negi bowled the last over and ensured his teamwon by 15 runs. Thus the second last over bowled by Shane Watson was the real turning point of the match as it completely ended Delhi's hopes of winning the match.