Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs in the 19th match of IPL on Monday. By winning this match, Delhi Capitals once again reached to the top of the points table with four wins out of five matches so far. RCB won the toss and offered Delhi to bat first. Batting first, they posted a score of 196/4 on the scoreboard, where Marcus Stoinis smashed a stormy half-century (53 runs off 26 balls) and later Kagiso Rabada took four wickets for just 24 runs in four overs. In reply, RCB were able to make only 137/9.
We Need to Grab When The Opportunity Comes Our Way: Virat Kohli
Kohli feels that Delhi Capitals had a good start in the first six overs, although they were able to pull them down in the next Eight overs but the last few overs were proved to be expensive.
“I think they got off to a great start in the first six then we pulled it back in the next 8 overs and the last phase again got away from us. Those important chances in between, we need to grab when the opportunity comes our way, it is not like we are dropping half chances, we are dropping sitters and those things hurt you”, said Kohli in the post match conference.
“The execution with the ball towards the end could have been better and with the bat as well. Not a complete performance in any regard today”, he added.
Prithvi And Shikhar Batted Really Well: Kohli
Virat Kohli isn’t happy with the team’s performance, he feels that they were quite aggressive with the ball. He later appreciated Prithvi and Shikhar for their good batting skills.
“Not a complete performance in any regard today. We were quite aggressive with the new ball, Prithvi and Shkihar batted really well. I think Prithvi took the game on and we expected that, we kept a catching position and even tried to pick a wicket with the spinner”, he said.
We Gave Stoinis a Life: Kohli
RCB skipper said that they were already in the match in the first six overs but then Stoinis came and batted really well. Also, they gave him a life by dropping his catch and that is where they lost the match.
“We got into the game after the first six and then Stoinis batted really well in the end, we gave him a life, he took the game away from us.”