IPL 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Match 20 Highlights: Shreyas Iyer led from the front with a brilliant half-century as Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. RCB have now lost all their six matches in this year’s IPL, as they remained at the foot of the points table, while Delhi bounced back after losing their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chasing a modest 150 for victory, Delhi always had the measure of the game and eventually won with seven balls to spare. Iyer (67; 50b, 4×8, 6×2) made the most of a reprieve — he was dropped on four by Parthiv Patel in the first over off Tim Southee — to bring up his 11th fifty in the IPL as he joined hands with Prithvi Shaw for a 68-run second wicket partnership. The 24-year old paced his innings expertly, but got out in the end while trying to pull Navdeep Saini only to get caught at short cover by Yuzvendra Chahal in the 18th over. There was a little flutter when Chris Morris (0) was dismissed in the same over and then Rishabh Pant (18) too departed in the next. But Axar Patel hit a four off Mohammed Siraj to close the game. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS RCB vs DC, MATCH 20 in IPL
19.20 IST: Axar finishes it with a boundary. Width on offer outside off, Patel reaches out for it and lifts it over covers for a boundary. Delhi Capitals (152/6 in 18.5 overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (149/8) by 4 wickets. Shreyas Iyer 67, Navdeep Saini 2/24
19.17 IST: Hello? Is there something left in this match? Delhi experienced a mega collapse against Punjab, are we in for something similar? 3 runs still needed as Pant departs. Shortish delivery outside off, Rishabh powers it through the line but it goes aerially and straight down Southee’s throat at mid off. The Kiwi takes a sharp catch.
19.15 IST: OUT! Navdeep Saini removes Chris Morris for naught. Morris tries to finish it with one big shot but departs without troubling the scorer. A length ball outside off, Chris tries to pump it over mid off but fails to get the desired elevation. A simple catch for AB de Villiers at the edge of the circle. Delhi Capitals 145/5 in 18 overs, need 5 runs to win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (149/8)
19.10 IST: OUT! Navdeep Saini removes Shreyas Iyer for 67. Iyer won’t be there to finish the game. Nonetheless a superlative knock from the Delhi skipper. Saini hurries up the batsman with a sharp short ball on off, Shreyas tries to pull but only manages a top edge. It loops in the air and Chahal takes a simple catch at covers. DC 145/4 in 17.3 overs, need 5 runs to win vs RCB (149/8)
19.07 IST: SIX! Stand and deliver stuff from Shreyas Iyer. This has been a great knock from the Delhi skipper. Full on off, Iyer deposits it to the second tier over long off for a maximum. Delhi 144/3 in 17 overs, need 6 runs to win vs Bangalore (149/8)
19.02 IST: Strategic Break – Only a tragic collapse can see Delhi lose this one. They are well on top and require just 19 runs off 24 balls. Bangalore have been listless in the field and it seems they are just waiting for the match to end.
18.53 IST: Fifty for Shreyas Iyer – 11th half-century in IPL. Short in length and outside off, Shreyas cracks it off his back foot through point and sprints back for the second run. A captain’s knock here from Iyer. Delhi Capitals 111/3 in 13.4 overs, need 39 runs to win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (149/8)
18.51 IST: OUT! The 39-run stand is broken. Moeen delivers a flighted ball in the line of the stumps, Ingram tries to be funky and attempts to play a paddle scoop. Fails to connect and gets hit on the back pad. They appeal and it’s a straightforward decision for the umpire. A needless shot, really. DC 108/3 in 13.1 overs, need 42 runs to win vs RCB (149/8)
18.47 IST: 100 comes up for Delhi! A flighted full ball on off, Ingram strides forward and across before bringing out the sweep shot. He makes fine connection and it races away. Negi in the deep rushes across to his right, puts in a valiant dive but fails to pull it back.
18.42 IST: FOUR! 15 from the over! This is poor bowling. Short and wide outside off, Ingram rocks back and powers his square cut through the gap between point and short third man. DC 95/2 in 11 overs, need 55 runs to win vs RCB (149/8)
18.40 IST: SIX! Boom! Negi continues to fire it full and wide outside off, Ingram latches onto it and plays a rocketing shot over covers for a maximum.
18.35 IST: FOUR! Short ball won’t fetch you wickets every time. It’s outside off and Shreyas slaps it through backward point for a boundary.
18.32 IST: OUT! Pawan Negi removes Prithvi Shaw for 28. A wicket against the run of play for Bangalore. Negi drops it short and on middle, the pull shot is on but Shaw fails to control it well. It takes the top edge and flies down to deep mid-wicket. A safe catch from Akshdeep Nath and Kohli is seen pumped up. Delhi Capitals 69/2 in 8.2 overs, need 81 runs to win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (149/8)
18.29 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Once again the length is short and just outside off, Shreyas uses the depth of his crease to create room and whacks it through backward point for a boundary. Delhi 68/1 in 8 overs, need 82 runs to win vs Bangalore (149/8)
18.25 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Negi fires in a flatter delivery down the leg side, Shreyas easily puts it away to the fine leg fence.
18.23 IST: Strategic break. Delhi are cruising at the moment and Bangalore are really looking very ordinary in the field. 97 runs needed more and the way the current pair is batting, this chase very well end soon. Pawan Negi to bowl after the break.
18.19 IST: SIX! Brilliant hit by Delhi skipper, it’s into the stands – 50 up for the tourists. Chahal tosses it up around off and it’s on the fuller side, Shreyas dances down the track and towers it over the bowler’s head for a biggie. DC 53/1 in 5.2 overs, need 97 runs to win vs RCB (149/8)
18.15 IST: FOUR! Shaw is oozing confidence. Saini tries to hit the blockhole but ends up slipping a full toss on middle. Prithvi lines up this delivery and spanks it down the ground for a boundary. Delhi Capitals 42/1 in 4.2 overs, need 108 runs to win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (149/8 )
18.09 IST: 20 runs off the over. 5th boundary on the trot. Southee bowls this on the pads, Shaw looks to flick but it goes off the pads through fine leg for a boundary. Delhi 30/1 in 3 overs, need 120 runs to win vs Bangalore (149/8)
18.06 IST: FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries and Shaw is showing his class. Good length ball outside off, Prithvi smacks it through point for a boundary. DC 22/1 in 2.3 overs vs RCB (149/8)
18.05 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries from Shaw’s blade. Poor delivery this from Southee. Back of a length delivery on middle. The fine leg is inside the circle, Shaw rocks onto his back foot and pulls it wide of the fielder there for a boundary. Delhi Capitals 18/1 in 2.2 overs, need 132 runs to win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (149/8 )
17.59 IST: FOUR! Superb start from the Delhi skipper. Full in length from Southee outside off, Iyer plays a gorgeous drive through cover-point and Chahal there is late with his dive inside the ring.
17.57 IST: OUT! Tim Southee removes Shikhar Dhawan for a duck. Another flop show from Dhawan! Southee dishes out a fuller length ball outside off, Shikhar slices his attempted drive through the line and Navdeep Saini runs back a bit and then takes a fine tumbling catch at short third man. A perfect start for Bangalore. Delhi 1/1 in 0.3 overs, need 149 runs to win vs Bangalore (149/8)
17.53 IST: Time for the run chase. The Bangalore players are on the ground. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers for Delhi. Tim Southee to bowl first up. Here we go again…
17.45 IST: Kagiso Rabada says that after watching the games at Bengaluru he knew there was pace and bounce and luckily everything worked according to the plan for him. Tells that he bowled cross-seam deliveries after consulting Ishant as he was able to trouble the batsmen early on. Reckons that they have done well to restrict Bangalore and hopes that the batsmen will get the job done.
17.40 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/8 in 20 overs vs Delhi Capitals. Kohli 41, Ali 32, Rabada 4/21, Morris 2/28
17.34 IST: OUT! Chris Morris removes Mohammad Siraj for 1. No bat involved and Siraj has to go! Excellent delivery. It’s full and on middle, Siraj walks across the stumps with the intention to play the paddle scoop. But he fails to connect properly and seems to have got hit on his left leg hanging in front of the stumps. The appeal is made and the finger goes up. They take the referral but to no use.
17.28 IST: OUT! Third wicket in the over for Kagiso Rabada, what a spell from the Proteas pacer. Pace and bounce, yet another is hunted down. Rabada bends his back and bangs in a short ball in the line of the stumps. Negi leans back and tries to play the ramp shot but it takes the outside edge and goes into the safe gloves of Rishabh Pant who times his jump to perfection to catch it with one hand. He appeals and then Rabada also turns to appeal. The finger goes up. 3 wickets and 5 runs from the over and it has completely derailed Bangalore. Bangalore 138/7 in 18 overs vs Delhi
17.25 IST: OUT! Akshdeep Nath is dismissed as well. What an over from Rabada! He once again offers a little bit of width outside off and throws the bait. Nath walks into the trap as he tries dabbing it down to third man. Ends up getting an outside edge and Pant grabs the ball safely.
17.23 IST: OUT! Kagiso Rabada removes Virat Kohli for 41. This is a body blow to the home team and such a big moment in the game. A cross-seam delivery, on a length around off at 142.1 kph, Kohli tries to take on the South African speedster but falls in the process. His idea was right but not the execution. He attempts to power it over the bowler’s head but is a bit late in doing so. Mistimes it in the air and Shreyas Iyer comes running across to his left from long on to accept the catch. Quite uncharacteristic knock from Kohli is over. Royal Challengers Bangalore 133/5 in 17.1 overs vs Delhi Capitals
17.21 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes from skipper’s bat – Kohli has decided to cut loose! Lamichhane feels the pressure and shortens his length on middle and leg. Virat anticipates it early, immediately goes on the back foot and rockets his pull shot over mid-wicket. Bangalore 133/4 in 17 overs vs Delhi
17.19 IST: FOUR! Nice attempt in the deep but still a boundary. Loopy and full outside off, Akshdeep runs down the track and lofts it over extra cover. Morris covers good ground to his left from long off, puts in a dive and tries to stop the ball but fails in his attempt. RCB 120/4 in 16.3 overs vs DC
17.16 IST: FOUR! Superbly done. Morris follows the batsman down the leg side with a length delivery, Nath skips down the track to convert it into a half-volley and forces his drive through extra cover. A much-needed boundary for Bangalore.
17.12 IST: FOUR! Well played! Tossed up ball on middle, Nath goes down on one knee and paddle sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
17.10 IST: OUT! Sandeep Lamichhane removes Moeen Ali for 32. Googly does it for the spinner. He dishes it out cleverly outside off, probably sensed the charge from the batsman. Moeen is down the track in a flash, eyeing yet another big shot but the ball turns away to beat him and Rishabh Pant does the rest. A handy knock from the Englishman, he has certainly given some kick to the scoring rate. Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/4 in 14.3 overs vs Delhi Capitals
17.08 IST: SIX! Once again Moeen starts the over with a biggie! A flighted ball outside off by Lamichhane, Moeen shimmies down the track and thwacks it over long off for a maximum. Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/3 in 14.1 overs vs Delhi Capitals
17.03 IST: SIX! Ali welcomes Ishant with a flat six, that’s been absolutely hammered. A back of a length delivery on middle and off, Moeen hangs on the back foot and muscles it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Good start to the over for the hosts. Bangalore 89/3 in 13.2 overs vs Delhi
16.59 IST: Strategic break. Delhi continue to be on top in this match and have bowled extremely well to keep the run-rate under check. They are bowling tidily and have picked wickets at regular intervals. However, with Virat Kohli still out in the middle, the visiting team cannot afford to get complacent. 7 overs left, let’s see which team ends it on a high… Also, Ishant Sharma to bowl after the break.
16.57 IST: SIX! Brilliant hit from Moeen Ali, that’s been deposited into the stands. Don’t even bother looking this one is out of here. Moeen has decided to take the charge now. He comes down the track and whacks this tossed up ball into the stands behind mid-wicket for a mammoth one. RCB 80/3 in 12.2 overs vs DC
16.56 IST: Colin Munro is giving an interview on the sideline. He says they are happy with the start and the boys are bowling well in the wicket. Reckons he is out of the team because of the team composition but feels its a big tournament so he is ready if he gets a chance. Tells he is doing his best in practice and he is working hard in the nets with Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly.
16.51 IST: OUT! Axar Patel removes Marcus Stoinis for 15. Stoinis departs! Axar bowls it flatter and quicker around leg, following the batsman, Stoinis tries to pull it big but fails to pack his shot with enough power. An easy catch for Rahul Tewatia at long on. Virat Kohli is not looking too impressed with the shot selection. Bangalore lose their third wicket and need someone to support their skipper in the middle. Royal Challengers Bangalore 66/3 in 10.4 overs vs Delhi Capitals
16:42 IST: Strategic Break – Delhi on top here in Bengaluru. They have got two big wickets and have also kept the scoring rate at under 6. Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli holds the key here for Bangalore. He and Marcus Stoinis will not just need to build a partnership, they will have to do so at a very good rate as well. Sandeep Lamichhane to bowl after the break.
16:35 IST: Great over from Axar Patel, gives away just two runs. RCB are now 42/2 after 7 overs.
16:31 IST: ABD is gone for 17! Kagiso Rabada has hunted down the prized scalp of AB de Villiers. Bangalore are 40/2 after six overs.
16:25 IST: ABD knocks the last ball of the over for four. After % overs, RCB are 36/1.
16:22 IST: After Four overs, it is RCB 26/1.
16:20 IST: SIX! Connects and connects supremely this time. Morris delivers a short ball on off, de Villiers immediately gets on top of the bounce and powers it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
16:10 IST: Parthiv Patel is out! Parthiv throws his bat at it as he probably tries to go over covers. But he ends up slicing it down to third man. Sandeep Lamichhane in the deep makes no mistake. AB de Villiers has made his way to the crease. RCB 16/1
16:05 IST: FOUR! No stopping this one! After consistently bowling in the corridor outside off, Ishant has changed his line for reasons best known to him. A length ball on middle and leg and Patel shows no qualms in heaving it over mid-wicket for a boundary. After the first over its is RCB 6/0.
16:01 IST: All in readiness! The umpires come out on the ground. The Delhi unit is in a huddle and now out walk the opening batsmen of Bangalore – Parthiv Patel and Virat Kohli. Ishant Sharma to begin proceedings with the ball.
15:30 IST: The Delhi Capitals have won the toss and opted to bowl first. No changes for the visitors from their previous match.
15.21 IST: Pitch report – It’s a beautiful pitch to bat on and the ball will come nicely onto the bat. The average score here is 189 and there is nothing much to offer to influence the skippers at the toss as the record is almost the same for defending teams and chasing teams (in the afternoon games). The surface is full of runs and we can expect yet another high-scoring humdinger at this venue.
15:10 IST: Toss takes place in 20 minutes time, stay tuned!
Brief Preview: In charge of a house in complete disorder, Virat Kohli will hope that Royal Challengers Bangalore play in the manner that defines his cricket, when they meet Delhi Capitals in the IPL on Sunday. RCB have suffered five straight losses in this edition, while the visitors are coming into the game with two wins and three reverses. After losing the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, RCB’s position has become precarious, and they have to win almost all their remaining games to keep their chances alive. Despite AB de Villiers and Kohli striking form by scoring 63 and 84 respectively, RCB bowlers failed to restrict KKR, who was powered by Andre Russell’s explosive knock.
The defeat left Kohli frustrated, and the batting mainstay called it “unacceptable”. The Jamaican walloped 29 runs in the penultimate over, which helped the visitors pull off a sensational victory. Apart from Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi, all other RCB bowlers have not been among the wickets and conceded far too many runs, which Kohli admitted in the post-match presentation ceremony. Against KKR, they leaked 66 runs in the last four overs. (READ FULL PREVIEW – RCB vs DC MATCH 20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant, Ankush Bains, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa.