DELHI HAS BROKEN THE DREAM OF ‘VIRAT’, AFTER 7 YEARS IN PLAYOFF

DC vs RCB: Delhi Capitals beat RCB to seal playoff berth after seven years

Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs on the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Sunday. With this defeat, Virat Kohli’s RCB has been out of the playoffs of the IPL-12.

Delhi Capitals have entered the playoffs of IPL after seven years, thanks to the strong performance of the bowlers after Captain Shreyas Iyer (52) and Shikhar Dhawan (50).

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts scored 187 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs in the stipulated 20 overs. In response, the RCB team could score 171 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. With this win, Delhi’s team has also reached the top spot in the points table.

RCB inning highlights

Chasing the target of 188 runs on the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Parthiv Patel (39) and captain Virat Kohli gave a bang starting to team. Both of them added 63 runs in 5.5 overs.

Kagiso Rabada gave the first blow to the team by dismissing Patel. Soon after, Axar Patel gave Delhi a big success by dismissing RCB’s captain Virat Kohli.

Gurkeerat Singh Mann (27) and Marcus Stonis made the competition exciting by sharing a 49-run partnership for the sixth wicket. In the 19th over Ishant Sharma broke this partnership by dismissed Gurkeerat.

In the last over, RCB needed 26 runs to win, but could only make 10 runs. Kagiso Rabada and Amit Mishra took two wickets each from Delhi. Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, and Sherfane Rutherford have each wicket.

Both the teams have so far played 22 matches in IPL. Of which Delhi won 7 matches, and Bangalore won 14, while there was no result in 1 match.

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