After winning the toss, Rishabh Pant asked RCB to bat first. The innings commenced with some hiccups for RCB as they lost both the openers upfront. Just after the powerplay, former RCB captain Virat Kohli (12) also got runout. It was Glenn Maxwell (55) who showcased a brilliant batting performance to take RCB to a respectable total at the Wankhede Stadium. The Australian batsman smashed seven 4’s and two 6’s at a strike rate of 161.76 to reach half-century. Along with him, inform batsman Dinesh Karthik (66*) hammered five 4’s and five 6’s to take RCB to 189/5 after 20 overs. A notable contribution from Shahbaz Ahmed (32) also helped RCB set a humongous target for the opponents.
Chasing 190, both the openers started the inning on a good note but it was David Warner (66) who was leading DC towards another two points. With four 4’s and five 6’s, Warner was striking at 173.68 until he lost his wicket in the 12th over. Captain Rishabh Pant (34) also tried his best but couldn’t bat throughout the inning. In the end, it was just too much for tailenders as DC finished their inning with 173/7.
Josh Hazelwood scalped three crucial wickets. In his quota of four overs, Josh gave 28 runs at an economic rate of just seven. Along with him, Siraj picked two wickets and Hasaranga got one as well. For DC, Thakur, Ahmed, Axar and Kuldeep scalped one each in the first inning.
Dinesh Karthik was named Man of the Match for his outstanding performance with the bat in the first inning. RCB, with this win, gets to third place in the points table with eight points.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 189/5, Overs 20, Dinesh Karthik 66*, Shardul Thakur 1/27
Delhi Capitals: 173/7, Overs 20, David Warner 66, Josh Hazelwood 3/28