Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post for the opening ceremony of the fifth match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). The IPL 10 clash will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the city hosting RCB’s first home match this season. As part of BCCI’s decision to host 8 opening ceremonies at all home grounds this year, this ceremony is being organised at the ground. This will be DD’s first match of IPL 10, while RCB will be playing their second game after the beating they took from the reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the tournament opener. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2017, Match 5 at Bengaluru
Thus far, it looks like BCCI’s plan to pull in more crowd by organising the opening ceremonies has failed miserably. For the fifth opening ceremony, Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and actress Kriti Sanon will be performing at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The match will begin at IST 8 PM and the ceremony will precede it. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD), IPL 2017, Match 5: Video preview
Barring the opening ceremonies, all the games that have been played so far have been exciting. SRH won the opening game against RCB by 35 runs, whereas RPS saw their skipper Steven Smith guiding them to a comfortable 7-wicket victory over MI, hitting two sixes in the final over. The third game between GL and KKR saw highest ever opening stand in the history of IPL, as Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir pummelled the GL bowlers to add 184 runs in just 89 balls. Fourth game between Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant is currently underway at Indore.
Coming to the fifth game between RCB and DD, this clash is definitely going to yield fireworks. Bengaluru has been renowned for producing high-scoring games and with the presence of power-hitters in both the camps, the fans will be in for a treat when the actual match starts.