IPL 2021 DC v RCB: Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 1 run in last over thriller
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by the narrowest of margins – by just 1 run - at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad today.
Delhi Capitals 170/4 (20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/5 (20 ov)
Result - Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 1 run
What. A. Match!@RCBTweets prevail by 1 run. With 6 needed off the final ball, Pant hits a boundary but @DelhiCapitals fall short by a whisker. Siraj does well under pressure.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2021
Hetmyer and Pant are distraught. https://t.co/NQ9SSSBbVT #DCvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/ju87soRG6B
Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field first. Devdutt Padikkal provided a fantastic start as he struck 3 early boundaries before being dismissed by Ishant Sharma for 17 runs. Virat Kohli too could not impress much as he was cleaned up for 12 runs by Avesh Khan. Glenn Maxwell also lost his wicket at a critical point after making 25. AB de Villers and Rajat Patidar got together for the 4th wicket and put together a stand of 54 runs. This partnership got RCB out of trouble and some clean hitting by AB de Villers in the death overs took RCB to a respectful total of 171 for 5 in 20 overs. He finished unbeaten at 75 off 42 balls.
FALL OF WICKETS - 30-1 (Virat Kohli, 3.6), 30-2 (Devdutt Padikkal, 4.1), 60-3 (Glenn Maxwell, 8.3), 114-4 (Rajat Patidar, 14.5), 139-5 (Washington Sundar, 17.6)
Delhi Capitals lost 2 early wickets during the chase and were reduced to 28 for 2 in the 4th over with Dhawan and Steven Smith already back into the pavilion. Prithvi Shaw continued to find the gaps and tried to steady the ship with the captain Rishabh Pant but it didn’t continue for long and he was removed at 21 by Harshal Patel. Marcus Stoinis also gave away his wicket in the 13th over when he tried to chase away an outswinger bowled by Harshal Patel. Shimron Hetmyer came in at number 5 and didn’t take long to set his eyes on the pitch. He smashed 53 off just 25 balls to take Delhi closer. It was all over to Mohammad Siraj who had to defend 13 runs in the last over. Rishabh Pant remained on strike for most of the over and could only manage 12 runs from it as Delhi Capitals lost the match by just 1 run.
FALL OF WICKETS - 23-1 (Shikhar Dhawan, 2.3), 28-2 (Steven Smith, 3.3), 47-3 (Prithvi Shaw, 7.2), 92-4 (Marcus Stoinis, 12.4)
Delhi Capitals - Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(c)(wk), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Start Time: 15:00
Toss: Delhi Capitals won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Officials: Sundaram Ravi, Virender Sharma, Anil Chaudhary, Jayaraman Madanagopal, Manu Nayyar
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