Royal Challengers Bangalore beats Delhi Capitals by one run
Delhi Capital won the toss and chose to bowl first. Ishant Sharma was called in place of R.Ashwin had to be called out of IPL 2021, so he could support and be there for his family, who are putting up the fight against COVID-19. Even Royal Challengers Bangalore made some changes in the
squad after their last match against CSK. For RCB, pacer Navdeep Saini came Rajat Patidar, and Daniel Sam replaced Dan Christine. Ishant Sharma bowled the opening spell for Delhi Capitals. At the same time, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened for RCB, getting six from the first over, ten from the next bowled, which Kagiso Rabada bowled, and nine from Ishant's second over to take RCB 25 without loss after three.
Kohli was dismissed on the sixth delivery of the first over by right-arm pacer Avesh Khan. Shortly after this, Delhi tasted another success as Ishant had Padikkal bowled out. It was a wicket maiden for Ishant, whose figures read 3-1-15-1 at the end of the fifth. The Royal Challengers had two new batsmen in Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell at the crease. Amit Mishra ended Maxwell's innings having him caught by Steven Smith. At the halfway stage, they were 68 for 3, with a lot to be done in the remaining ten. After this, there was a partnership of 50 off 36 between Patidar and ABD Villiers ended by Axar Patel. After they came Washington Sundar, who just faced nine balls as all the work was done by ABD himself, who completed his 40th IPL 50; he finished unbeaten
75 off 42 balls. Even though Delhi started weakly with Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith getting out at 6 and 4, respectively. They were helmed by Rishabh Pant, who played captains know an unbeaten 58* off 48 balls and was very well supported by Shimron Hetmyer, who played brilliantly 53 of just 25 balls. Siraj did a fabulous job in a nail-biting last over, finally making sure the match goes in RCB favor.
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