| GEO Sports|
| Bangalore stun Delhi with seven-wicket win|
| Updated at: 0017 PST, Wednesday, May 20, 2009|
JOHANNESBURG: Royal Challengers Bangalore boosted their chances of winning a place in the semi-finals, winning a crucial game against Delhi Daredevils fairly comfortably at the Wanderers.
Jacques Kallis starred in an excellent all-round performance, playing an important role in restricting Delhi to a chaseable score, and shepherding the chase with an assured innings to take his team to fourth place.
Chasing 135 to win, Bangalore achieved the target for the loss of only three wickets with one over to spare.
Kallis remained not out on 58, scored from 56 balls with two sixes and two fours. He added 70 runs for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid (38) and then 31 with Ross Taylor, who smashed 25 off just 12 balls with three sixes.
For Delhi, Yogesh Nagar got two wickets for 20 and Ashish Nehra took one wicket.
Earlier, Delhi Daredevils scored 134 in the allotted 20 overs. Opting to bat first, they made a disastrous start in the first over as Praveen Kumar removed two batsmen, including captain Virender Sehwag.
Bangalore never allowed the Daredevils to recover with Dinesh Karthik's 31 being the top score followed by opener Gautam Gambhir who scored 27.
Praveen Kumar took three while skipper Anil Kumble picked two wickets.
Delhi rested Dirk Nannes, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Amit Mishra. Andrew McDonald, Yogesh Nagar and Daniel Vettori brought into team.