The 56th game between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore provided a great deal of entertainment for fans all across the world. Both teams gave everything in the battle and had their fair share of moments. DC posted 164/5 in 20 overs.
Prithvi Shaw top-scored with 48 off 31 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes at an exceptional strike rate of 154.84. Shikhar Dhawan scored 43 off 35 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 122.86. Shimron Hetmyer provided much-needed assistance down the order as he smashed 29 off 22 balls including 2 fours and as many sixes.
On the contrary, Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the bowlers as he took 2 wickets to his name in his quota of 4 overs, giving away 25 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel and Daniel Christian took a wicket apiece. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals’ bowlers got off to a scintillating start in the form of Anrich Nortje.
The South African international dismissed captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal in the first and third over respectively. Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell changed the entire complexion of the game as the duo hit fifty each in the successful run-chase.
KS Bharat finishes the match with a winning six off the last ball
RCB required 15 runs to win off the last over. Avesh Khan, who is one of the promising bowlers gave away a boundary followed by two runs in the first two deliveries against Glenn Maxwell. After that, he bowled a perfect yorker to Maxwell and it ended up as a leg bye. Maxwell took a single to bring KS Bharat back on strike.
On the fourth ball, KS Bharat tried to play a big shot but ended up missing it. Meanwhile, Avesh Khan laughed at the batsman. In the fifth ball, Bharat ran two to get back on strike. RCB required 5 runs to win off the last ball.
The pacer delivered an upper full toss which tempted KS Bharat to smash the ball for a six off the last ball. RCB beat DC by 7 wickets in a thriller encounter.