RCB vs DC: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Capitals by 16 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday (April 16) to climb up to third place in the points standings. Dinesh Karthik led the turnaround with the bat, while Josh Hazlewood was the standout with the ball.
When Maxwell led a fantastic counterattack, RCB was 13/2. They quickly fell to 92/5, but courtesy of Karthik’s unbeaten 66 off 34, they recovered to post 189/5. The Capitals got off to a good start in the chase because of David Warner’s quick half-century, but regular wickets meant they ran out of steam, with Hazlewood returning with 3 for 28.
RCB vs DC: The Maxwell show
As RCB, who were asked to bat first, experienced early setbacks, Maxwell was at the crease as early as the second over. Anuj Rawat was caught leg-before by the opening delivery by Shardul Thakur and then missed a flick in the second over.
In the third over, Faf du Plessis sliced a catch to Axar Patel at point, giving Khaleel Ahmed a wicket and left RCB at 13/2. And what was Maxwell’s reaction? He did it again like he normally does. Off just the third delivery he faced, he backed away and opened the face to a Khaleel delivery to guide the ball past the short third man for a four.
RCB vs DC: The Dinesh Karthik fireworks
Dinesh Karthik has been pulling off the role of a finisher in the recent games of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Similarly, he appeared as the finisher in their recent game against Delhi Capitals. Karthik came on to the screen in the 12th over. Though he took some time to settle down, his blistering batting slowly started to show up.
The last four overs yielded 69 runs which helped the Royal Challengers Bangalore to post the highest total at the Wankhede Stadium in this edition.
RCB vs DC: RCB gains control after a flowed start
Though the dew factor came into play as they started bowling and made it difficult for the bowlers, RCB managed to deliver some airtight overs to push back the pressure on Delhi Capitals. Mitchell Marsh played his first IPL game for a long time and struggled to keep things in motion. Delhi Capitals could only manage to score 22 runs from four overs during the powerplay.
David Warner got trapped by Wanindu Hasaranga after missing a switch hit and RCB reviewed it successfully. Rishabh Pant scored a couple of boundaries off Hasaranga as DC struggled to keep going.
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RCB vs DC: Brief score
Brief score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 189/5 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 66*, Glenn Maxwell 55; Shardul Thakur 1-27) beat Delhi Capitals 173/7 in 20 overs (David Warner 66, Rishabh Pant 34; Josh Hazlewood 3-28) by 16 runs.