Dubai: Bengaluru Royals, set for a hat-trick of IPL 2020s, set a target of 197 runs against today’s Delhi Capitals.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shah started the explosive start for the Delhi Capitals, losing the toss. The pair were bowled out with a boundary and sixes and the pair were bowled out for 63 on the power play. Shruti scored 42 off 22 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. Dhawan made 20 off 14 balls with two boundaries.
Dhawan-Shah, who has been involved in 63 runs in the first 6 overs, recorded the 2nd highest power play score of the tournament. Earlier, Rajasthan had scored 69 runs in the power play.
Siraj managed to break the fast pace of Prithvi Shah, who was furious with the bat. Shah, who scored 42 off 23 balls, was caught by AB de Villiers in the bowling of Siraj. He joined up with then-Delhi captain Iyer Dhawan and tried to increase the team’s total with patience. Dhawan, who scored 32 off 3 balls with 28 fours, was dismissed for 82 when the team scored 82 runs. By the end of 10 overs, Delhi were 85 for 2.
Padikkal Super Catch: Captain Kohli bowled Moin Ali in the 12th over, deciding to cut the Delhi batting pace. Paddykal got a brilliant catch on the boundary line and Iyer was dismissed for a huge blow in the 3rd delivery of the over.
Stoinis Fifty: Stoinis then gave Rishabh Pant a saath and proceeded to play a furious game. Delhi were bowled out for 117 in the 14th over. Saini bowled in the 15th over and caught a stolen login on the bowling. Chahal, however, gave the Stoinis a living. R CB bowlers who failed to regain runs at slog overs became expensive.
Innings Break!@DelhiCapitals post a formidable total of 196/4 on the board.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 5, 2020
Stoyne’s 3-ball, 2 sixes, 25-ball half-century, sparkled with a half-century before power full shots demanded that the ball be bowled from the first delivery. Delhi were bowled out for 171 in 18 overs. At this stage, panting a huge blow, Siraj caught the bowling and exited. In the final 5 overs, the Delhi team scored 79 runs to give RCB a huge target. Stoinis 53, Hettmaier 11, remained unbeaten.
Siraj took three wickets for RCB while Udana and Ali took 1 wicket. Saini bowled 3 overs, giving up 48 runs.
Even before the start of the match, Amit Mishra missed the injury. In this backdrop, Ravichandran was ranked as one of the 11 players playing Ashwin. Delhi then dropped to the arena with the team’s new jersey.
9️⃣ dot balls with an economy of 5️⃣.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 5, 2020