DC vs RCB: Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets in the 55th match of the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). With the victory, Delhi qualified for the second place in the points table and qualified for the play-offs. Now on November 5, they will face Mumbai Indians in Qualifier-1. At the same time, even after the defeat, Bengaluru managed to make it to the play-offs as they are ranked number 3 in the points table.
Batting first after losing the toss in Abu Dhabi, Bengaluru had given a target of 153 runs. In response, Delhi won the match by scoring 154 runs for 4 wickets in 19 overs. Ajinkya Rahane scored 60 as he hit his 28th fifty in the league. Shikhar Dhawan completed his 40th fifty in the league and played a crucial inning of 54 runs. The two made an 88-run partnership for the second wicket. At the same time, Bengaluru’s Shahbaz Ahmed got 2, Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar got 1-1 wickets.
Mumbai, Delhi & Bangaluru Into The Play-Offs
Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have confirmed their places in the play-offs. Now the fourth team will be decided on Tuesday in the last match of the IPL 2020 between Mumbai and Hyderabad. If Hyderabad wins this match, they will qualify for the play-offs directly. If Mumbai wins this match, Kolkata Knight Riders will become the fourth team to reach the play-offs. So, its a do or die match for SunRisers Hyderabad tomorrow. It’s quite interesting to see how Warner & Co. managed to handle this pressure game.
Bengaluru Scored 152 For 7 Wickets
Devdutt Padikkal hit his fifth fifty in the season and was dismissed for 50 runs. Padikkal is the first uncapped player to made 5 fifties in a season. AB de Villiers also played a crucial inning of 35 runs. Thanks to both, Bengaluru scored 152 for 7 wickets. At the same time, Anrich Nortje of Delhi got 3, Kagiso Rabada got 2 and Ravichandran Ashwin got 1 wicket.
Bengaluru Scored 40 Runs in Power-Play
Bengaluru openers Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philip opened the innings. In this match, both the teams could not get a good start and Josh Philip scored 12 runs and was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada. Bengaluru scored 40 runs in the power-play.
Kohli-Padikkal Handled RCB Innings
Captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal took the innings after the first wicket. Kohli and Padikkal. Both made a 57-run partnership for the second wicket. This partnership was broken by Ravichandran Ashwin, dismissing Virat Kohli (29).
Man of The Match
Anrich Nortje is adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning spell of 3/33.
Anrich Nortje’s Performance:
Delhi Capitals & Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
Delhi Capitals (DC):
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal