Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore meet for their sixth game of this season. They are now on 8 points. Winning side will get top spot in points table.
Recent form :
Royal Challengers Bangalore : L W W
Delhi Capitals : W W W
“We will bowl first. The wicket looks dry, so we want to bowl before the dew sets in after. Nothing much to talk about the previous game. We should have won the game before the Super Over. Ishant is playing in place of Ravi Ashwin.” Rishabh Pant told
“We would have bowled as well. Dew is a big factor here. I think it came as early as the first innings. So we got to set a nice foundation, need to have wickets in hand and go hard. We need to keep that intent going. Saini made a way for Rajat Patidar, he will bat at No. 3 to give us a bit more batting. Daniel Sams will replace Dan Christian.” Virat Kohli added
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal started very well in first 3 overs. Avesh Khan was brilliant with ball, he removed Virat Kohli with a brilliant delivery. Virat Kohli’s form will be a major concern for Royal challengers Bangalore ahead of this season. He scored just one fifty in six innings with average of below 30.
Ishant Sharma was man to watch out for in powerplay overs. He was back in the XI and back in the form as well. He got the big wicket of Devdutt Padikkal and bowled maiden wicket over also.
Glenn Maxwell smashed two sixes in two consecutive overs of Amit Mishra and Axer Patel. Amit Mishra grabbed him with brilliant googly delivery. While from other end Rajat Patidar was Playing brilliantly. He depart after scoring 31 runs on the delivery of Axer Patel.
Ishant Sharma conceded only 26 runs and grabbed one wicket also. Axer Patel on other hand conceded 33 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to score 171 runs in first inning.
Ab de Villiers delivered another master class as he smashed 75 runs in 42 balls. He helped RCB to score 43 runs in last three overs. He smashed 5 sixes including 3 fours.
Last over : Stoinis to ABD
wd, 2, 6, 0, 6, 6, 2
Match was stop after the first inning for some time due to high wind. Royal Challengers Bangalore started very well. Kyle Jamieson and Mohammad Siraj removed Shikhar Dhawan and Steven Smith respectively. Shikhar Dhawan is orange cap holder. That was a big wicket for RCB.
Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant tried very best but they are failed to clinch a victory for Delhi Capitals. Royal Challengers Bangalore won this by one run and makes their way to top of the points table. Mohammad Siraj bowled the brilliant final over expect last two bad deliveries.
Shimron Hetmyer scored a brilliant 20 ball fifty and keep DC in hunt for this chase. He smashed 2 fours including 3 huge sixes. While from other end Rishabh Pant scored another fifty with the help of 6 fours.