IPL 2019: Things got spicy in the middle after RCB skipper Virat Kohli had a near escape as Rishabh Pant could not catch the ball cleanly. Soon, Kohli was seen brushing Kagiso Rabada, who was on his way back to his run-up. After the nudge, Kohli turned around and both the cricketers shared a cheeky smile. Play carried on as things settled down. The incident took place during the sixth over. Kohli did not last long as he was dismissed for 23 off 17 balls as Axar Patel picked the big fish. It was a half-tracker and Kohli hit it straight to the fielder on the leg side in the boundary.

Here is the nudge between Kohli and Rabada:

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals has set a daunting 187, thanks to fifties from Dhawan and Iyer. The hosts finished on a high, amassing 60 runs in the last five overs.

While Dhawan and Iyer put on 68 runs for the second wicket, Sherfane Rutherford (28*) and Axar Patel (16*) finished well as the RCB bowlers failed to drive home the initiative even after sending back the established batsmen in the middle order cheaply.

Brief scores

Delhi Capitals: 187/5 in 20 overs (Shreyas Iyer 52, Shikhar Dhawan 50; Yuzvendra Chahal 2/41) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore