IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets.© BCCI/IPL
What was built-up to be a cracking contest between two groups preventing for a spot within the high two in addition to their eventual qualification for the playoffs turned out to be dour contest in the long run as Delhi Capitals cruised to a cushty six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday in Abu Dhabi. The win ensured Delhi a No. 2 end on the factors desk with 16 factors whereas RCB (14 factors) will end third or fourth relying on the outcome on Tuesday when SunRisers Hyderabad, one other contender for high 4, tackle Mumbai Indians, the desk toppers.
Fifties from Ajinkya Rahane (60) and Shikhar Dhawan (54) helped Delhi chase down the goal of 153 with an over to spare and Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer was “very satisfied” with the efficiency.
“We knew it was a do-or-die and a chance for us to get to the second spot. We had been actually motivated. The groups successful within the latter half utterly modified the situation of the desk and it was actually commendable,” mentioned Iyer after the match.
Anrich Nortje picked up 3/33 and R Ashwin acquired the essential wicket of Virat Kohli as RCB didn’t get any type of momentum of their innings and completed with an under-par 152/7.
“The bowlers had been actually up with their plans they usually knew what they needed to execute. Nortje was actually good and it labored out fairly properly,” Iyer mentioned.
Dropping captain Kohli referred to as the match up to now a “blended bag” for his staff as RCB certified for the playoffs regardless of dropping all of their final 4 league video games.
“I feel we managed the center part very well they usually may’ve taken the sport away from us. We’re pleased that we have certified (however) high two would’ve been actually very good,” mentioned Kohli after the match.
“However I feel we have performed ok cricket to earn a qualification spot. You could possibly say simply earlier than the qualification, the mindset was a little bit bit tentative.
“We have got two video games to achieve the ultimate. We’ve got a shot, a chance and that is all we wish as a staff,” Kohli added.
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