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IPL 2021, DC vs RCB Highlights: Fifties from Pant, Hetmyer go in vain as RCB win by 1 run

IPL 2021, DC vs RCB Highlights: Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer remained not out for 58 and 53 as DC lost the match by one run in last-ball thriller

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 27, 2021 11:52:26 pm
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IPL 2021, DC vs RCB Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore rode on an AB de Villiers special and a solid final over from Mohammad Siraj to inflict a one-run defeat on Delhi Capitals. The ever-reliable de Villiers scored an unbeaten 42-ball 75 to power RCB to 171 for five before their bowlers, led by Harshal Patel (2/37), Mohammed Siraj (1/44) Kyle Jamieson (1/32), restricted Delhi to 170 for four. Needing 14 off the final over, Delhi fell agonisingly short as Rishabh Pant’s back-to-back fours off the remaining two balls did not prove to be enough.
Shimron Hetmyer (53 not out off 25) displayed some sensational hitting while batting alongside Pant (58 not out off 48) but they could not take their team over the line. The victory propelled RCB to the top of the table while the Capitals slipped to the third spot.

Chasing 172, the Capitals were reduced to 28 for two in 3.3 overs as all-rounder Kyle Jamieson and Siraj and sent Shikhar Dhawan (6) and Steve Smith (4) packing respectively. Just when it looked young Prithvi Shaw (21) and Pant, who survived a leg before scare on 9, were navigating their way, Patel, the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, struck, getting rid of the former with the Capitals managing 43/2 in the first six overs. As boundaries dried up, Pant and new-batsman Marcus Stoinis (22) kept the scoreboard ticking by taking singles and doubles on offer. With the required run rate increasing both batsmen indulged in shot making. Stoinis took on Washington Sundar in the 12th over, hitting two fours while Pant smashed Patel for back-to-back boundaries in the next over.

However, an edge resulted in the Australian all-rounder walking back to the dug out as wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals.
The big-hitting Hetmyer joined his skipper in the middle. The West Indian was dropped on 15 by Devdutt Padikkal. With the Capitals needing 46 of the last three overs. The Men in blue plundered 21 runs that included three massive sixes by Hetmyer in the 18th over bowled by Jamiseon but it wasn’t meant to be.

Earlier, Delhi bowlers — Ishant Sharma (1/26), Axar Patel (1/33), Kagiso Rabada (1/38), Amit Mishra (1/27), Avesh Khan (1/24) — who all picked one wicket apiece, put up a collective effort to restrict RCB. De Villiers, who hit three fours and five sixes, was the top scorer for RCB. The veteran South African hit 22 runs off the last over bowled by Stoinis (0/23) that included three sixes. Rajat Patidar (31) and Glenn Maxwell (25 off 20 balls) also provided valuable contributions. Put in to bat, Devdutt Padikkal (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (12) were off to a flying start, amassing 30 runs in 3.5 overs.

Pacer Avesh provided the Capitals with the first breakthrough, dismissing the RCB captain for 12 in the fourth over. In the very next ball, Ishant, playing his first match of the season, got rid of the dangerous Padikkal. With two new batsmen in the middle, the seasoned speedster went on to bowl a wicket maiden to slow down the proceedings as RCB collected 36 runs for the loss of two wickets in the Powerplay.
Maxwell played a short cameo, smashing two maximums and a boundary but was caught at long on by compatriot Smith off leggie Mishra as RCB reached 68 for three at the hallway mark. Patidar, who hit 31 off 22 deliveries, and de Villiers steadied the ship by stitching a 54-run stand but all-rounder Axar Patel, who accounted for the Indian in the 15th over. Barring de Villiers all RCB batsmen were guilty off not capitalising on good starts.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 22

Delhi Capitals

170/4 (20.0)
vs

Royal Challengers Bangalore

171/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 22 )
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by 1 run

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IPL 2021, DC vs RCB Highlights:

23:19 (IST)27 Apr 2021
RCB steal a win

Mohammed Siraj bowls the final over. Rishabh Pant flicks the full toss off his pads but gets just a single. Siraj bowls the perfect yorker and Shimron Hetmyer gets a quick single. Pant struggles to hit the full delivery and a dot ball from Siraj. RCB need 12 runs from 3 balls. FIFTY! Pant gets to his fifty from 46 deliveries. A couple of runs off that ball. This is his 14th IPL fifty. FOUR! Pant goes for the wild slog off the full toss and the edge travels over short third man for a boundary. DC need a six off the last ball. FOUR! Pant gets a boundary but it is not enough. RCB lose the match by 1 run. DC 170/4 after 20 overs

23:13 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Hetmyer hits quickfire fifty

Harshal Patel bowls the penultimate over. Rishabh Pant gets a quick single first ball. Shimron Hetmyer hits through covers and gets a couple of runs. FIFTY! Hetmyer gets a single and completes his half-century. He gets to his second IPL fifty from just 23 balls. FOUR! Pant plays the helicopter shot and gets a boundary as Daniel Sams fails to keep that one inside. He takes a single off the next one. Patel bowls a yorker and Hetmyer digs it out, gets a couple of runs. DC need 14 runs off the last over. DC 158/4 after 19 overs

23:08 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Hetmyer's 3 sixes change the game

Kyle Jamieson continues. Rishabh Pant tries for the scoop shot but outsmarted by the yorker. Pant rolls over on the ground trying to play that shot and manages just a single towards square leg. SIX! Hetmyer gets hold of the full toss and hits it deep into the stands over deep mid-wicket. That was a 92-metre six from the Caribbean. Jamieson pulls his length and beats Hetmyer's bat, a dot ball. SIX! Length ball from Jamieson and it is dispatched with disdain by Hetmyer over mid-wicket. A couple of runs off the next ball. Pant and Hetmyer are batting on 41 now but the Caribbean has taken half the deliveries. SIX! Pant gets on one knee and hits it over long-on for a huge maximum. The game is pretty much alive. 21 runs from Jamieson's final over. DC need 25 runs from the last two overs. DC 147/4 after 18 overs

23:04 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Pant struggles for boundaries

Harshal Patel back in attack. Shimron Hetmyer digs out the yorker, just a single towards long-on. Rishabh Pant shimmies down the wicket and hits it straight to covers, a dot ball. Patel bowls another yorker, just a single for Pant. Hetmyer flicks it in the gap and gets a couple of runs. FOUR! Hetmyer hits it over cover for a boundary. Full toss from Patel but Hetmyer hits it along the ground, a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket. DC need 46 runs from the final three overs. DC 126/4 after 17 overs

22:57 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Padikkal drops half chance

Kyle Jamieson back in attack, Shimron Hetmyer on strike. DROPPED! Jamieson bowls a full toss and Hetmyer hit it too high. Devdutt Padikkal makes a lot of ground but drops it in the end. A single for Hetmyer. A dot ball to follow from Jamieson. Rishabh Pant has not scored quickly tonight. A single off the next ball. Hetmyer flicks but Washington Sundar gets hold on to it and throws it back fast, just a single. Another single from Pant. He has not scored a boundary since the 13th over. Jamieson bowls another yorker, just a single. The required run rate is no 14 runs per over. DC need 56 runs from 4 overs to win this game. DC 116/4 after 16 overs

22:52 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Hetmyer keeps run chase alive

Mohammed Siraj back in attack. Rishabh Pant slices it over in-field for a single. SIX! Shimron Hetmyer did not time it that well but just gets it over long-on fielder for a maximum. DC need several of these to win this one. FOUR! Slower one from Siraj and Hetmyer pulls it for a boundary. Siraj follows up with a yorker, Hetmyer works it towards square leg for a single. Another yorker and Pant plays it towards long-off for a single. Hetmyer gets a single off the last ball, retains strike. DC 111/4 after 15 overs

22:46 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Sundar keeps pressure on

Shimron Hetmyer comes in to bat. He gets off the mark off the last ball of the over. Another good over from Harshal Patel. Washington Sundar continues. Hetmyer gets a single off the second ball. Rishabh Pant gets a single as well. The required run rate is almost 12 runs per over now. Hetmyer drives towards long-off, gets a single. Just one more single from the over. Just four runs from Sundar's final over. DC need a big over to get this run chase back on track. DC 97/4 after 14 overs

22:41 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Patel strikes again, Stoinis gone

Harshal Patel back in attack. FOUR! Rishabh Pant plays his typical whip off the hips and gets a boundary as the fielder misjudged it completely. FOUR! Pant beats the backward point fielder this time and gets a boundary. Patel bowls wide down the leg side. The next one was hits the pads, no run but umpire signals wide. AB de Villiers is not happy. Pant hits over the in-field for a single. WICKET! Stoinis edges it to ABD. Just when he was starting to look dangerous, Stoinis departs for 22. Patel gets another wicket. DC 92/4 after 12.4 overs

22:36 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Stoinis hammers boundaries

Washington Sundar continues. Marcus Stoinis plays it towards deep cover for a single. Rishabh Pant plays towards on side for a single. FOUR! Stoinis hammers it down the ground for a boundary. Stoinis works the next ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single. He gets down the track and gets another single. FOUR! Stoinis hammers another one down the ground. Pant does well to duck at the non-striker's end. Good over for DC. DC 81/3 after 12 overs

22:31 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Stoinis hits boundary

Yuzvendra Chahal continues. FOUR! Marcus Stoinis plays the sweep shot and gets a boundary. Marginally short from Chahal and Pant works it towards point for a single. Pant sweeps but finds the square leg fielder, a dot ball. Googly from Chahal and Pant scores a single towards point. Just a single more from the over. DC 69/3 after 11 overs

22:28 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Focus on running between the wickets

Washington Sundar continues. Marcus Stoinis gets a single. Rishabh Pant plays smartly towards mid-wicket and gets a couple of runs. Pant comes down the track and takes the aerial route but miscues. The ball lands safely and Pant gets a couple of runs. Pant plays with soft hands again and gets another couple of runs. He plays the next one towards long-off for a single. Stoinis gets on the back foot and plays towards deep point for a single. The required run rate is now 11 runs per over. DC 62/3 after 10 overs

22:21 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Chahal troubles Stoinis

Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack. Chahal traps Marcus Stoinis in front of the stumps with a googly. No appeal from RCB considering the height factor. He pushes the ball towards long-on for a single. Rishabh Pant muscles it hard and even Glenn Maxwell could not stop that one. A single for him. Stoinis comes down the wicket and is beaten by Chahal. The ball hits his front pad and the umpire says no. Virat Kohli opts for reviews. Umpire's call saves Stoinis. He takes a single off the next ball towards long-off. Googly from Chahal and Pant could not hit in the gap, dot ball. DC 53/3 after 9 overs

22:16 (IST)27 Apr 2021
50 up for DC

Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman in. He gets off the mark with a single. Rishabh Pant gets a single as well. Meanwhile, the required run rate has gone over 10 runs per over. One more single to Stoinis from the over. Pant-Stoinis need to score quickly now to stay in the hunt. DC 50/3 after 8 overs

22:14 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Shaw departs

Harshal Patel introduced into the attack. Rishabh Pant gets a single off the first ball. WICKET! Prithvi Shaw with a wild swing edges the ball to the wicketkeeper. Another big wicket for RCB, Shaw departs for 21. DC 47/3 after 7.2 overs

22:10 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Pant survives

Washington Sundar into the attack. First ball, a huge shout and the umpire raises his fingers. Rishabh Pant reviews it straight away. The decision gets reversed as there was an inside edge. Pant goes down the track and gets a single towards mid-wicket. Sundar comes around the wicket to Prithvi Shaw as well. Sundar cramps him for room, two dot balls. Shaw hits it on back foot towards long-off, gets a single. Pant takes a single and retains strike. DC 46/2 after 7 overs

22:04 (IST)27 Apr 2021
End of powerplay overs

Daniel Sams back in again to bowl the final over of the powerplay. Prithvi Shaw flicks but did not get timing on it. Just a single as it falls short of Rajat Patidar. Rishabh Pant drives but Virat Kohli stops it at short cover, a dot ball. FOUR! Pant gets on one knee and hits it over mid-wicket for a boundary. His first of the innings. The next ball hits his pads, Shaw's early call to not take a single saves Pant. Slower one from Sams, Pant pulls it for a couple of runs. Slower bouncer to end the over, just a single off it. DC 43/2 after 6 overs

21:59 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Pant struggles against Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson continues. Rishabh Pant defends the first ball on the front foot. Jamieson angles it towards leg side but Pant could not get on top of the bounce, no run. Pant defends another one. The skipper guides the ball towards fine leg for a single. Prithvi Shaw plays with soft hands, wanted a single but denied by Pant. A single to end the over, just two runs from it. DC 35/2 after 5 overs

21:55 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Shaw going strong

Rishabh Pant comes in to bat. Pant gets off the mark with a quick single. Back of the length delivery from Siraj, Shaw defends it. FOUR! Low full toss from Siraj and Shaw hits it for a boundary towards covers. DC 33/2 after 4 overs

21:52 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Steve Smith disappoints

Mohammed Siraj continues despite the 16-run first over. Prithvi Shaw gets a single off the first delivery. Steve Smith pushes the ball towards covers but Virat Kohli dives to stop the single. WICKET! Edged and taken, Siraj gets Smith out for a score of 4. Huge wicket for RCB! DC 28/2 after 3.3 overs

21:49 (IST)27 Apr 2021
Smith hits boundary

Steve Smith is the new batsman at the crease. Smith pushes the first ball towards covers, a dot ball. He defends the next ball, no run. FOUR! Short ball from Jamieson and Smith gets on top of it. He gets off the mark with a boundary. DC 27/1 after 3 overs

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Lalit Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Chris Woakes, Aniruddha Joshi, Sam Billings, Lukman Meriwala, Tom Curran, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Vishnu Vinod, Manimaran Siddharth, Shams Mulani, Ripal Patel

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