Thursday, May 23, 2024

RCB vs DC : 'RCB' stay in the race

Bangalore, News Agency : Royal Challengers Bangalore retained their place in the play-off race with a 47-run win over Delhi Capitals (RCB vs DC). A win in this match would have seen Delhi have 14 points and move up to the fourth spot, also ending RCB's challenge. However, Bengaluru jumped from the seventh position to the fifth position with their fifth consecutive win. RCB first scored 187 for 9, and then bundled out Delhi for 140 runs. Rajat Patidar of 'RCB' scored 52 runs. Akshar Patel led Delhi as Rishabh Pant was banned for one match.

In this match held at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the condition of Delhi, which entered the field with the challenge of 'RCB's 188 runs, got worse. Delhi lost 4 batsmen in 3.3 overs. He had reached only 30 runs. After this, Shai Hope and Akshar Patel saved the innings. Ferguson raised the hopes of 'RCB' by dismissing Hope. Tristan Stubbs was followed by a run. After this Rasikh Salam supported Akshar; But he was dismissed for 10 runs. Meanwhile, Akshar hit Jax for a six to surpass the figure of 50 in 30 balls. As long as Akshar was there, Delhi had hope of victory. Yash Dayal ended Akshar's resistance. He scored 57 runs. After this, Delhi's entire innings ended for 140 runs in 19.1 overs. Yash Dayal took 3 wickets for 20 runs from RCB.

Earlier, Akshar won the toss and decided to bowl first. Skipper Faf Duplessis (6) failed and Mukesh Kumar took his wicket in the third over. Virat was batting well and scored 27 runs off 13 balls with 1 four and 3 sixes. Ishant Sharma took his wicket. Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar were caught by the Delhi players and both these catches were bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. (RCB vs DC)

Taking advantage of the opportunity, Jacks and Patidar attacked the Delhi bowlers. Patidar completed his half century in 29 balls. Both of them put on an important partnership of 88 runs in 53 balls. Rasikh Salam broke the pair and Patidar was caught for 52 off 32 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. After that, Kuldeep dismissed the 'RCB' set batsman. Jacks scored 41 runs off 29 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. 52 runs were scored in Kuldeep's 4 overs. Khalil Ahmed dismissed Mahipal Lomror (13) and Dinesh Karthik (0) in the 18th over. In the 19th over, Swapnil Singh, who came in as an impact player, was bowled by Rasikh Salam at Bhopal. Cameron Green scored an unbeaten 32 off 24 balls with 1 four and 2 sixes to take 'RCB' to 187 for 9.

* Virat holds the record of highest score of 1039* runs against Delhi. He surpassed Rohit Sharma (1034).

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