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IPL 2021, RCB vs DC Highlights: Maxwell, Bharat steer RCB to 7 wicket victory

IPL 2021 RCB vs DC Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets

By: Sports Desk
Updated: October 8, 2021 11:35:14 pm
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IPL 2021, RCB vs DC Highlights: Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat both hit half centuries to steer Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 7 wicket victory against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League encounter in Dubai. Coming in to bat first Delhi Capitals got off to a steady start courtesy of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. After they were gone, there was a lull in the innings until Shimron Hetmyer helped them to 164.

Beginning the chase, RCB lost both Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal in 3 overs. AB de Villiers had a small cameo but it was Srikar Bharat and Maxwell who would build a steady partnership and take RCB home. This match went till the last ball when Srikar hit Avesh for a 6 to bring the match to a thrilling end.

Brief scores:

DC: 164/5 (Prithvi Shaw 48, Shikhar Dhawan 43; Mohammed Siraj 2/25)

RCB: 166/3 (Srikar Bharat 78*, Glenn Maxwell 51*; Anrich Nortje 2/24)

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 56

Royal Challengers Bangalore

166/3 (20.0)

Delhi Capitals

164/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 56 )
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets

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IPL 2021, RCB vs DC Highlights:

23:10 (IST)08 Oct 2021
RCB win by 7 wickets

And Maxwell starts with a 4. He will never give up. Takes 2 in the next ball. And completes his half century. 6 needed off the last ball now. And Bharat is on strike. And a wide. 5 now to win. And 6. RCB win a thriller.

23:02 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Brilliant bowling by Nortje

Nortje on to bowl the 19th over. RCB need 19. RCB will look for big hits now. Brilliant over from Nortje. Just 4 off it. RCB have everything to do in the last over. RCB 150/3 after 19 overs. Need 15 from the last 6 balls.

22:56 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Just 2 left

Maxwell might be cramping up but that's no reason to stop the boundaries. Hits a 4 off Avesh's last ball. Run rate ticking along. 12 off the over. RCB 146/3 after 18 overs.

22:50 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Bharat and Maxwell's steady partnership

Maxwell again. Tis time to Rabada. 4 more. This is just rubbing salt to Delhi's wound. And Bharat hits a 6 off the over. What a partnership. 15 off the over. rcb 134/3 after 17 overs.

22:43 (IST)08 Oct 2021
50 up for Bharat

And 50 up for Bharat. His maiden IPL 50 off the 2 runs of the first ball of the over. Maxwell hits another reverse sweep and it's perfectly placed beyond the fielders. And another four by Maxwell. One ball still left of the over. 11 off the over. RCB 119/3 after 16 overs as we go for timeout

22:37 (IST)08 Oct 2021
15 gone

And a 4 to begin Nortje's over. Those two dropped catches look costly now. Bad fielding all around. And 4 more to end the over. Maxwell is punishing them. RCB 108/3 after 15 overs.

22:32 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Maxwell dropped twice, explodes

Full on middle bal. Maxwell backs away to play a big shot. Mistimed, in the air, and Iyer drops it in the deep! And hits back to back 4s in the second and third ball. Again. he as been dropped again. This time it's Ashwin. RCB 96/3 after 14 overs.

22:29 (IST)08 Oct 2021
RCB ticking along

Rabada in the attack.After 4 one run balls, Bharat skies one and gets 2. Finishes the over with a 4. 10 off this one. RCB 85/3 after 13 overs.

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22:24 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Bharat hits a maximum

Axar in to bowl the 12th over. And a 6 by Bharat. Skips down the ground and clubbed over Axar's head for a big one. 9 off the over. RCB 75/3 after 12 overs.

22:14 (IST)08 Oct 2021
ABD gone

And ABD is gone. Immediately after the timeout. Axar strikes. Caught by Shreyas Iyer. RCB 55/3 after 9.3 overs

22:05 (IST)08 Oct 2021
ABD's maximum

Ashwin has come to bowl. And ABD has punished him with a 6. Launched miles over long on. 11 off the over. RCB 48/2 after 8 overs.

21:58 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Powerplay ends

Last over of the powerplay. Avesh to bowl. A very good over to end the powerplay. Just 2 off it. RCB 29/2 after 6 overs

21:50 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Bharat hits his stride

Bharat hits a massive six and follows it up with a 4. Axar is not at all happy. Good over from RCB's perspective. 12 off the over. RCB 23/2 after 4 overs

21:42 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Kohli gone

And Kohli is gone as well. In the first ball of the third over. Nortje takes is second. RCB 6/2 after 3.1 overs

21:34 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Chase begins and DDP is gone

Dhawan not taking the field because he was hit by a beamer. Kohli and Padikkal are at the crease. Kohli to take strike against Nortje. And DDP is gone. Caught by Ashwin. RCB rocked immediately. RCB 3/1 after 0.5 overs.

21:24 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Chahal's momentary brain fade 😡🗣️🔇🔉

Virat Kohli wasn’t too chuffed with Yuzvendra Chahal. And Shimron Hetmeyer wasn’t too happy with Shreyas Iyer. Hetmeyer had been bamboozled by a Chahal googly and as the ball ran towards short third man, Iyer rushed across for a single. Hetmeyer was late to react and ran. The throw was spot on at the non-striker’s end but Chahal was still busy appealing for lbw. And the ball flew dangerously close past the untenanted stumps with Hetmeyer way out of the crease and Chahal just about curtailing his appeal at a fair distance from the stumps. Kohli winced and gestured to him that he should have ran to the stumps to collect the throw to effect the run out. Meanwhile, Hetmeyer was voicing his grievance to Iyer to verbalise the call for single rather than just run across: “Call!” Neither the batsmen nor the fielding side was happy there.

21:22 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Pant the best diver in DC 🥽

Batsmen treasure their straight drives but can’t be said the same about the non-strikers. Twice in a row, Shreyas Iyer had Rishabh Pant scrambling to safety and sprawling to the ground. Iyer drove Yuzvendra Chahal straight back in the 13th over and Chahal dived. So did Pant. Chahal had stopped the ball first time and smiled at Pant. Next ball, rinse, repeat. This time Chahal couldn’t stop and the ball ricocheted off the stumps with Pant yet again on the lunge to save himself from the potential run out. Chahal had another smile as Pant dusted himself off and ran past him for the single. All that effort had perhaps drained him for not long after Pant fell, edging an attempted cut off Dan Christian to the ‘keeper.

21:17 (IST)08 Oct 2021
DC finish at 164/5, RCB need 165 to win

Last over. Can Hetmyer take DC to 170? Let's see. Siraj comes in to bowl. And Patel hits a four off the third ball. Very good over from Siraj. And he gets a wicket in the last ball. Hetmyer walks. DC finish at 164/5 after 20 overs.

21:10 (IST)08 Oct 2021
One over left

Harshal Patel in for the 19th over. He will be bowling to Ripal Patel. It's Patel vs Patel. 1 run as Hetmyer is brought back to strike and promptly hits a 6. And two back to back wides. These extra runs can prove costly later. Over ends after 10 runs. DC 158/4 after 19 overs.

21:01 (IST)08 Oct 2021
Siraj snares Iyer

18th over begins. Just 2 left after this. Siraj in the attack. And Iyer is gone. Holes out to long-on and gets done. DC 143/4 after 17.4 overs.


Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Navdeep Saini, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep, Pavan Deshpande

Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ripal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Steven Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Sam Billings, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lalit Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya, Vishnu Vinod, Praveen Dubey, Lukman Meriwala

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First published on: 08-10-2021 at 05:00:02 pm
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