Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by King Kohli suffers one more humiliating loss against Delhi Capitals at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Delhi Capitals led by the young, Shreyas Iyer were very aggressive on the field. They have rectified their mistakes that they were undergoing in the last four matches and they have made a good comeback to this season. Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Having said that, pitch was very slow in the beginning. Toss played a vital role in this match. According to the pitch report, it was told that pitch would turn little slow after the first ten overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a shaky start, early wicket in the power play costed for them. Most promising players of Royal Challengers Bangalore couldn’t perform to their potential.
On the other hand, Skipper, Virat Kohli started off really well. He was excellent with his timing as he was middling the ball quite well. Marcus Stoinis and AB de Villiers were picked by the Delhi Capitals before they adapted to the pitch. Kohli and Moeen Ali managed to put in a target of 149 at the loss of 8 wickets. Kagiso Rabada was fiery, hitting the deck hard! He could take 4-wicket haul. His bowling figure (4-0-21-4) was appreciated by the commentators and other match officials.
Asking-rate was around 7.45, which was actually gettable for the Batting line-up they have. Tim Southee was given a new-ball this time. He picked a wicket on his very first ball. Shikhar Dhawan was out-caught by Navdeep Saini. Prithvi Shaw was managing things well but couldn’t take it deep. Captain Shreyas-Iyer started off well! Even though the batting department of RCB is way strong compared to the Delhi Capitals, they are not able to capitalize on their wins. Iyer’s Show kept on entertaining the Delhi Boys at the dug-out. As the target was peanuts for them, they could finish the match at the end of 19th over. Rabada was awarded Man of the Match for his clinical performance with the ball. That’s all we have it from here!