IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB beat Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals in final-ball thriller

Dubai: Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell performed unbeaten knocks of 78 and 51 respectively as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 encounter on the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.

Delhi Capitals completed on the prime spot in the factors desk and now the aspect will sq. off in opposition to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1 on Sunday. On the opposite hand, RCB completed on the third spot and Virat Kohli`s staff will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator on Monday. 

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Chasing 165, RCB acquired off to the worst begin potential as Devdutt Padikkal (0) was despatched again to the pavilion in the very first over by Anrich Nortje. The Proteas pacer didn’t cease there as in his subsequent over, he acquired the large fish Virat Kohli (4) and RCB was diminished to six/2.

AB de Villiers and Srikar Bharat then acquired collectively on the crease and the duo retrieved the innings for RCB. Both batters placed on 49 runs for the third wicket, however as quickly because the innings began approaching monitor, Kohli`s aspect misplaced the wicket of de Villiers (26), nonetheless needing 110 runs to win from 63 balls.

In the 14th over, Glenn Maxwell was dropped two instances — as soon as by Shreyas Iyer and as soon as by Ravichandran Ashwin and consequently, RCB remained in the hunt to chase down 165.

In the tip, Bharat and Maxwell maintained their composure to information RCB to a win. On the final ball, RCB wanted 5 for a win, and Bharat ended up hitting the ball for a six.

Earlier, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan performed knocks of 48 and 43 as Delhi Capitals posted a complete of 164/5 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Apart from Dhawan and Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer additionally acquired among the many runs as he performed a knock of 29. For RCB, Mohammed Siraj returned with two wickets. Sent into bat, Delhi Capitals acquired off to a superb begin as openers Dhawan and Shaw placed on 55 runs inside the primary six overs. Both batters continued until the 10-over mark and consequently, Delhi was sitting properly at 88/0.

However, the very first ball of the eleventh over led to Dhawan`s (43) dismissal as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel.

Soon after, Prithvi Shaw (48) and Rishabh Pant (10) have been dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal and Daniel Christian leaving Delhi Capitals at 108/3 in the thirteenth over. In the tip, Shimron Hetmyer performed a quickfire cameo of 29 runs to propel Delhi`s complete previous the 160-run mark.

Brief Scores:

Delhi Capitals 164/5 (Prithvi Shaw 48, Shikhar Dhawan 43, Mohammed Siraj 2-25) vs RCB 166/3 (Srikar Bharat 78*, Glenn Maxwell 51*, Anrich Nortje 2-24).

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