IPL 2019, RCB vs DC Highlights: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore saw their sixth straight defeat as they went down to Delhi Capitals by four wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in the Indian Premier League 2019 on Sunday. After DC won the toss and opted to bowl, skipper Kohli, who put up 41, was the only steady player for the hosts. Rabada (4/21), who dismissed Kohli, Akshdeep Nath and Pawan Negi in one over, helped restrict the hosts to 149/8 but Shreyas Iyer slammed a half-century.
With just five runs needed, Delhi survived some anxious moments after losing Chris Morris (0) and Pant, both trying to clear the in-field and perishing in the process.
Axar Patel then smashed a four to help his side win the match by four wickets.
Indian Premier League, 2019M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 23 April 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/8 (20.0)
Delhi Capitals 152/6 (18.5)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 20 ) Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets
IPL 2019, RCB vs DC Highlights in Tamil:
DC win by four wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore lose the match to Delhi Capitals by four wickets, remain winless this season after six straight defeats
Delhi Capitals lose three wickets in six balls, just 3 needed now so this collapse likely won't matter today
OUT! RCB finally get the wicket of Shreyas Iyer. Its too late for the hosts to recover though, as DC need just five runs to win
RCB need a miracle
With 16 overs done, Royal Challengers Bangalore need a miracle as they are headed to their sixth straight loss. DC are 131/3
Iyer keeps runs flowing
Shreyas Iyer keeps the runs coming as Delhi Capitals inch closer to the win.
I honestly thought this would be a tougher run chase. Very impressed with this innings from Shreyas Iyer. Lot of class on view.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 7, 2019
Shreyas Iyer half-century
Shreyas Iyer brings up half-century off 37 balls after Moeen Ali traps Ingram LBW. DC are 114/3 after 14 overs. DC need to defend last 35 runs.
100 up for DC
Delhi Capitals bring up 100 in style, with a four by Ingram. DC are 108/2 with loss of two wickets after 13 overs
Colin Ingram hits that wide ball over extra cover for 6.Great fielding at the boundary by Aksh. 14 off this over as DC are 94/2 after 11 overs
Some power-hitting from Shreyas Iyer as Delhi Capitals are 80/2 at the halfway-mark, need 70 to win. Delhi look in complete control of the chase.
OUT! Negi breaks 68-run stand between Shaw and Iyer as the former departs for 28. Akshdeep with a great catch as DC are 74/2 after nine overs. Is it too late for the hosts?
Negi's first over
Eight runs off Negi's first over. Delhi need another 88 runs. Mohammad Siraj into the attack. DC are 61/1 after 7 overs.
End of powerplay
Delhi Capitals bring up 50 by the end of powerplay. Great comeback by the visitors after losing early wicket. DC are 53/1 after six overs, need 97 off 87 balls.
It looks like a prthivi SHOW in Bangalore. He hits another four before Shreyas joins in, gets a boundary between mid-wicket and mid-on! RCB are 47/1 after 5 overs.
FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, FOUR!
Prithvi Shaw takes five fours in an over to help his side recover after Shikhar Dhawan's early wicket. Southee gets hit twice on the legside to the fence and it's a repeat on the off. 5th ball's hit the fine leg boundary as well. Last one's a dot. Get back in, Tim! 119 to defend, 9 wickets to take!
RCB's sloppy fielding continues to hurt them. Parthiv puts down a tough chance and Iyer gets an early reprieve. DC are 8/1 after the first over.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan open for visitors Delhi Capitals. Prithvi is on strike. Southee will open the attack
RCB finish with 149
Excellent bowling by Rabada as Royal Challengers Bangalore finish with 149. Are they heading towards their sixth consecutive loss? Delhi Capitals have been set a target of 150.
19 overs done as Siraj tries getting outside off and scooping that. Gets hit on the pad instead and is dismissed. RCB are 142/8 after 19 overs.
RCB are in deep trouble as Rabada claims three wickets in an over and he has a 4-fer. Negi nicks that bouncer from Rabada, while trying to guide it above Plant's head.
What an over that from that man again, KG. Picks up three wickets in a single over 😮😮 pic.twitter.com/zJwKVaagOw— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 7, 2019
OUT! Akshdeep tries to guide that ball towards third man like the previous one that went for a boundary, but edges it to the keeper. RCB are 138/7 after18 overs.
OUT, big blow for RCB
OUT! Rabada claims a big one, removes skipper Virat Kohli for 41 with his first ball. He tried going after Rabada, but is caught by DC captain Shreyas Iyer. RCB are 133/5
19 off the 17th over
Kohli is on 41 and he is stepping on the gas. The skipper gets back-to-back sixes after Akashdeep takes a four. RCB are 133/4 after 17 overs
RCB bring up 100 but lose Moeen Ali to some brave bowling by Sandeep Lamichhane, who beats him with a googly and the southpaw is stumped. He's been stumped for a quick 32(18). RCB are 108/4 after 15 overs
Moeen Ali brings some life back at Chinnaswamy Stadium with a six! That's the second six of the match as RCB are 83/3 after 13 overs
I fear this might be another pitch that has confounded many. The grass might be a decoy.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 7, 2019
OUT! RCB are three men down as they lose Stoinis, who departs for 15 after hitting one to Rahul at long-on and he makes no mistake in holding on to it. RCB are 66/3 after 11 overs
RCB deserve some credit for picking an unchanged team but extending that stability to the batting order is needlessly dogmatic. When AB fell, Moeen - a better player of spin & a left-hander - would've been a superior option to counter Sandeep & Axar than Stoinis. #IPL #RCBvDC— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) April 7, 2019
RCB are 63/2 at the halfway mark. Stoinis welcomes Lamichhane with a huge six. The hosts are going at six runs an over.
50 up for RCB
50 up for the hosts RCB, who still have 11 overs to go. Skipper Virat and Marcus Stoinis at the crease.
Short balls from Rabada
Stoinis and Kohli are being peppered with fast and short balls from Rabada, but they're negotiating them well. 5 runs off that over. RCB are 47/2 after 8 overs.
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Super over by Akshar as the Delhi Capitals' bowler lets the hosts take only two runs off it. RCB are 42/2 after seven overs
Wicket and that's the end of Powerplay
WICKET! Kagiso Rabada sends ABD for 17 as Colin Ingram takes a fine catch on the last ball of powerplay. Rabada gets ABD with a slower one. RCB are 40/2 after the Powerplay
First six of the match! AB de Villiers pulls it over mid-wicket before he survives a risky run. RCB are 26/1 after four overs
Interesting surface this. A couple of balls have flown, a couple give the impression that they stuck in the turf.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 7, 2019
Silent over from Ishant
Three overs up, 18 on the board with the loss of Parthiv's wicket. Silent over from Ishant, just two from it.
OUT! Parthiv Patel departs early as Chris Morris gives the visitors the breakthrough with a fine catch by Sandeep. RCB are 16/1 after 2 overs
Parthiv hit that to the deep mid-wicket fence. Match begins with no runs in first three balls. Next ball's whipped off the pads but is cut off at the square leg boundary. RCB are 6/0 at the end of the first over.
Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli open for RCB, who continue to look for their first win. Parthiv on strike as Ishant starts with the ball
DC Playing XI
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Rahul Tewatia, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
RCB Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Home captain Virat Kohli
We were looking to bowl first as well. The ball comes onto the bat nicely in the evening. We needed to show some composure in the last few overs, need to be brave while executing it's all about enjoying your performance. We are playing the same team, same batting order
DC captain Shreyas Iyer
"We would bowl first. Some grass on the surface, should be a good batting surface. Always difficult to assess the conditions in the afternoon, we have made no changes, want to stick to a consistent line-up. That will give some confidence to the players as well."