RCBvsDC Highlights A Royal Comeback
After losing two matches consecutively, finally the sun shone upon du Plessis' men in red. This saturday on the their home ground M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore clashed with Delhi Capitals and defeated them by 23 runs. This was Challengr's 4th match this season and for Capital's it was their 5th match, till now out of these 5 matches DC haven't won any of them and with 10th position is at the bottom of the points table. However, with 2 win and 2 loss RCB holds 7th position with 4 points and net run rate of –0.316, currently.
About todays game, after winning the toss DC decided to ball first. As for Bangalore, batting first, they set a target of 175 runs in front of Delhi at the loss of 6 wickets. Where as the Capital's only score 151 run with the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. RCB's ex captain Virat Kohali was named player of the match. He scored 50 runs in 34 balls with the help of 6 fours and 1 six.
Batting first, RCB got off to a great start, with Captain du Plessis and Kohli scoring 33 runs in the first 4 overs. Delhi's Mitchell Marsh took the first wicket of RCB in the form of du Plessis, who was caught by Aman Khan. Captain du plessis scored 22 runs in just 16 balls. For 10 overs, RCB had scored a total of 89 runs. Virat Kohli also looked in good touch today, scoring a half century in 34 balls, after which spin bowler Lalit Sharma sent him back to the pavilion. Bangalore's innings saw a bit of a mess after Kohli's departure, Mitchell walked Mahipal Lomror (26). After this Harshal Patel was dismissed by Akshar Patel for just 6 runs. Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets back to back for Delhi in the form of Maxwell (24) and Dinesh Karthik (0), after which RCB scored 132 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. After this Shahbaz Ahmed (20*) and Anuj Rawat (15*) took RCB to a score of 174.
Chasing a target of 175 runs, Delhi's innings was poor from the start. The team lost four wickets in the form of Prithvi Shaw (0), Mitchell Marsh (0), Yash Dhul (1) and David Warner (19) in the power play itself. It was Manish Pandey because of whom Delhi was saved from a humiliating defeat. Manish completed his half-century in 38 balls with the help of five fours and a six. And Anrich Nortje (23), Aman Hakim (18) and Aksar Patel (21) also helped to took the team to a presentable score.
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