Digital Desk, Ahmedabad. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Delhi Capitals by 1 run in the 22nd match of the IPL 2021 season. Batting first after losing the toss in this match held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru scored 171 runs after losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Delhi team could only manage 170 runs after losing 4 wickets in 20 overs. This is Bengaluru’s first win in the last 5 matches against Delhi.
Hetmyer placed second fifty in the IPL. He completed a half-century off
Prithvi Shaw completes 1000 runs in IPL
Shaw scored 21 runs off 18 balls. He completed 1000 runs in IPL. He became the 77th player in the league to do so as he scored 8 runs. Shaw has scored 1013 runs in 44 matches so far. Apart from Harshal, Kyle Jameson and Mohammed Siraj also took 1–1 wickets.
Dhawan and Smith could not do anything special
Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 6 runs off 7 balls. He was caught by Jameson in the hands of Yuzvendra Chahal. Whereas, Steve Smith was dismissed for 4 runs off 5 balls. He was caught by Siraj in the hands of de Villiers.
Match stopped for a while due to sandstorm
Earlier during the break of Innings, the match had to be stopped for some time. After De Villiers’ thunderstorm, the match had to be stopped for about 10 minutes due to sandstorm.
De Villiers played a stormy innings for Bengaluru.
De Villiers played a quick innings. He was not out scoring 75 runs off 42 balls. De Villiers made 40th FIFTY in IPL. In this case, he equaled Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. De Villiers became the sixth player to score 5 thousand runs in the league. Before him, Virat, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit and David Warner have done so. De Villiers holds the record for completing 5,000 runs on the lowest ball (3288). He has scored 5053 runs in 175 matches so far.