DC vs RCB: RCB beat DC by just one run on the last ball in a thrilling match.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowlers kept their nerves to finish the game on the last ball to earn a one-run victory against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. DC skipper Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer turned the game on its head and almost took their team over the line, but Mohammed Siraj bowled a brilliant final over to defend 14 runs against two well-set batsmen. Both batters scored unbeaten half-centuries as they took the game into the last over through some big-hitting. But, RCB bowlers came back strong and helped the team notch their fifth victory in six games and go on top of the points table. Earlier, RCB rode on AB de Villiers’ epic 42-ball unbeaten innings of 75 runs that helped his team to post a challenging 172-run target against DC. Amit Mishra, Axar Patel and Avesh Khan bowled brilliant lines and lengths to restrict the RCB run-rate. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 22 Highlights Between Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
RCB Win By 1 run!
RCB won a last-ball thriller by just one run as DC fell tantalisingly short with skipper Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer almost guiding team to victory in the last over.
Earlier, RCB jolted DC’s run-chase with three quick wickets but DC were put back on the track through decent middle-order partnerships. This was RCB’s fifth win in six matches this season.
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Six needed off the last ball.
Siraj to bowl the last over as DC need 14 runs.
Hetmyer completes 50 runs off 23 balls.
What a knock by the West Indian!
Hetmyer’s game-changing 18th over.
Hetmyer has turned the game on his head. Third six off Jamieson’s over.
DC need 25 runs off 12 balls now.
Hetmyer hits another huge six in the same region to ruin Jamieson’s decent figures.
DC 139/4 in 17.4 overs. Need 31 runs in 13 balls.
Hetmyer dispatches a Jamieson full toss over the mid-wicket boundary.
DC 133/4 in 17.2 overs. Need 39 runs off 16 balls.
Hetmyer finds a boundary off Harshal Patel.
DC 124/4 in 16.5 overs. Need 48 runs to win in 19 balls.
How Costly For RCB?
Just how costly will Hetmyer’s drop prove to be for RCB?
Hetmyer dropped by Padikkal for 15 runs midway of the long-on boundary off the bowling of Kyle Jamieson.
DC 111/4 in 15.1 overs.
DC fans hoping for a miracle from skipper pant.
Hetmyer follows the six with a four on the leg-side off a short pitched delivery.
DC need 64 runs off 33 balls.
Hetmyer hits Siraj over the long-on fence for a huge maximum.
DC need 68 runs off 34 balls.
DC Need 75 Runs In 36 Balls!
Hetmyer and Pant need to get going as the required run-rate is slowly going over board now.
DC 97/4 in 14 overs.
Harshal Patel gets Marcus Stoinis for 22 runs in 17 balls through a nick to ABD.
DC 92/4 in 12.4 overs.
Now Rishabh Pant hits twin fours against Harshal Patel to step up the run-rate.
DC 89/3 after 12.2 overs.
Marcus Stoinis hit twin fours to break shackles and increase DC’s run-rate.
DC 81/3 in 12 overs.
DC Need 103 In 54 To Win!
RCB’s Chahal gives away only 7 runs in a tight and a disciplined over.
DC 69/3 in 11 overs.
RCB bowlers have restricted DC batsmen to 62/3 in 10 overs.
DC still need 110 runs in 60 balls.
Harshal Patel is consolidating his place at the top of the tree.
RCB take a DRS review for an LBW appeal as Chahal is troubling Stoinis with his spin.
RCB 52/3 in 9.4 overs.
Patel, Harshal Patel Show!
Harshal Patel showing class.
Purple cap holder Harshal Patel strikes in his first over.
Shaw departs for 21 runs in 18 balls. DC 47/3 in 7.2 overs.
Pant Gets A Relief!
Pant survives through a DRS review. LBW appeal by Washington Sundar changed due to an inside edge.
DC 44/2 in 6.1 overs.
Pant sweeps a fast bowler, Daniel Sams for a boundary over the mid-wicket region.
DC 40/2 in 5.3 overs.
Jamieson You Beauty!
Brilliant Jamieson over. Only two runs coming off it.
DC 35/2 in five overs.
Prithvi Shaw seems unperturbed by the fall of early wickets as he is playing his natural game.
DC 33/2 in 4 overs.
DC lose second wicket as Smith goes to a Siraj beauty for just four runs.
DC in trouble at 28/2 in 2.3 overs.
Recod For Prithvi!
What a record by Shaw!
Dhawan Is Gone!
Jamieson made use of his height well there.
Jamieson gets the prolific Shikhar Dhawan for only six runs through a short delivery caught by Chahal.
DC 23/1 in 2.3 overs.
DC 21/0 in 1.5 overs as Shaw straight drives a full length by Siraj.
Openers into the act straight away.
Shaw guides a leg-sidish Siraj delivery for a four. Leg-byes.
DC 17/0 after 1.4 overs.
Shaw guides one towards the leg side off Siraj’s first ball for a boundary.
DC 11/0 after 1.1 overs.
Orange cap holder Dhawan hits a half-tracker by Sams for DC’s first boundary.
DC 7/0 after the first over.
DC start steady .
2/0 in 0.3 overs.
We Are Underway!
Players are out in the middle.
Game about to begin. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan face Daniel Sams first up.
There is a sandstorm in Ahmedabad that has delayed the start of Delhi Capitals run chase.
Game on pause for the time being.
Not sure Sharjah or Ahmedabad!
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