Yuvraj Singh RCB
Yuvraj Singh took the man of the match honours after his blitzkkrieg against the Delhi Daredevils.Prashant Bhoot/IPL/SPORTZPICS

Yuvraj Singh came to the party again, and how, as the Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up a vital 16-run victory over the Delhi Daredevils to keep their hopes of making the IPL 2014 playoffs alive and kicking.

RCB's left-hander went nuts in the final four overs of the first innings for RCB to get his side to 186 for four, with the Daredevils unable to get near enough and with it as good as ending their top four hopes for this season.

"We were undone by one man, and that man is an absolute superstar," Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen, a good friend of Yuvraj, said at the presentation ceremony. "It's always good to see the good guys doing well, he's a superstar and it's good to see him play well."

Pietersen acknowledged his team's season pretty much ended with the loss at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday, but harped on the positives, with next year now slowly building on his and his team's minds.

"I think we have to build for next season," he added. "I don't think we played that badly today, we just got undone by some brilliant hitting from one man."

RCB captain Virat Kohli was a relieved man, taking a much-needed win after grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory against the Rajasthan Royals in their last game.

"It feels amazing, really badly wanted that win," he said. "Just had to take it a game at a time, and I think overall it was a good performance.

"It was very important not to panic, last game we panicked a little bit. It's about backing your bowlers at important times and that's what I try to do and we got home by about 20 runs.

"It's really pleasing to see Yuvi batting the way he is. Lot of people wrote him off, but he keeps coming back in life and in sport. He is a world-class player and he always will be.

Man of the match Yuvraj, who went crazy in the loss to the Royals as well, was happy to be on the winning side this time around.

"We lost the last game, it was important we finished really well this time, and it was important we win this game," Yuvraj said.

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