IPL 2021: Bharat & Maxwell Power Bangalore To 7 Wicket Win Against Delhi Capitals
In a last ball thriller, Royal Challengers Bangalore powered by KS Bharat's last ball 6 were able to defeat Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets in their last league match. RCB while chasing 165 lost the openers early.
Devdutt Padikkal went for a golden duck, while uncomfortable looking Kohli fell prey to Nortje in the 3rd over. Srikar Bharat who was once again given a chance to bat at #3 after he was replaced by Dan Christian for a couple of matches. Bharat proved this decision right as he smacked the first fifty for #3 batter in IPL 2021 for RCB. AB de Villiers who came at #4 to bat, also scored a cautious 26 off 26.
However, Glenn Maxwell, with the help of 8 fours & 3 dropped catches, scored 51* off 33 and stood at the crease with KS Bharat - who scored 78* off 52 balls with 3 fours & 4 sixes constructed a partnership of 111 runs to finish the match with a win for Bangalore.
For DC, Nortje picked up 2 wickets and Axar got 1.
In the first innings, Delhi Capitals' openers - Shaw & Dhawan powered DC to 164/5 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Shaw scored 48 off 31 with 4 fours and 2 sixes while Dhawan scored 43 off 35 with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Shaw & Dhawan built a partnership of 88 in 10 overs.
However, DC then lost Shaw, Dhawan & Pant in successive overs which slowed down the run rate a bit. Hetmeyer also at the end finished with 29 off 22 with 2 fours and 2 sixes but was caught out on the last bowl. For RCB, Siraj picked up 2 wickets while Chahal, Patel & Christian got 1 each.
Earlier, RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first against DC in the 56th match of the IPL 2021. The match is being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai .
Delhi Capitals - 164/5 in 20 overs (Shaw - 48(31), Dhawan - 43(35), Siraj - 2/25)
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Royal Challengers Banaglore - 166/3 in 20 overs. (Bharat - 78*(52), Maxwell - 51*(33), Nortje - 2/24)
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