RCB vs DC: Srikar Bharat brings out the sword cuts DC into pieces. A disappointing loss for Delhi Capitals considering the start they got. Glenn Maxwell was again fruitful for RCB.
A perfect start for the Capitals which made the total possible led by Prithvi Shaw(48) and nurtured by Shikhar Dhawan(43). Their partnership was worth 88 runs answering every question asked by the Bangalore bowling unit.
Purple cap holder, Harshal Patel, broke that initial base to announce a comeback which was well due. Did not having a perfect night as he hoped but still manages to do a good job for his team.
The scoring boost DC needed was given from the West Indian Shimron Hetmyer(29), who looked wild. Hitting two sixes and two fours, his innings helped DC reach 164 runs.
Mohammed Siraj lacking any big moment in the second phase was superb in this game. Picking up Iyer and Hetmyer while only allowing 5 runs in his last over was something to cheer for RCB fans.
Chasing the target of 165 runs, Bangalore lost momentum early with Padikkal and Kohli unable to stick at the crease. Both scalps were in the name of Anrich Nortje who seems like an impossible bowler at times.
What was to follow was nothing short of magic from the RCB’s keeper Srikar Bharat(78). Keeping the innings under control while also scoring runs to defuse the pressure created at the start.
Chances did create for the Capitals to capitalize however, they were caught napping in the middle. The field setting was also a bit passive from the Capitals when Maxwell was at the wicket giving fairly easy strike rotation.
Having not enough match batting, South African legend, AB de Villiers(26) looked rusty. Showing the trailer of what he has still left in the tank but was unable to finish the film.
Glenn Maxwell(51) was again magnificent with the bat which proved match-winning supporting Bharat concretely.
Delhi Capitals too didn’t lose the grip on the game and took the game till the last ball when six runs were required. A costly mistake by Avesh Khan bowling a wide and then a knee height full toss, which gave Bharat a chance to free his arm tolling a high ball into the night sky for a maximum to finish the game.
Man of the Match was snatched by Bharat of RCB.