After a stormy half-century from AB de Villiers, the patient bowling of Mohammed Siraj in the final over topped the points table in the Royal Challengers Bangalore Indian Premier League by defeating Delhi Capitals by one run here on Tuesday. .
The power of ABD
Bangalore team also broke the order of four consecutive defeats against Delhi Capitals. De Villiers made an unbeaten 75 off 42 balls with five sixes and three fours, helping the Bangalore team to 171 for five. Apart from them, Rajat Patidar (31) and Glenn Maxwell
5000 runs in the lowest ball
Bangalore’s team were able to add 77 runs in the final seven overs. De Villiers also achieved the feat of completing 5000 runs in the lowest balls in the IPL during this innings.
Hetmyer showed strength
In response, Delhi team made a stormy half-century of Shimron Hetmyer (25 balls, 53 not out, four sixes, two fours) and his unbroken 78-run partnership in 7.2 overs with skipper Rishabh Pant (58 not out off 48 balls, six fours). Despite being able to score 170 runs for four wickets in 20 overs.
Siraj saved 14 runs
Delhi needed 14 runs in the final over of Siraj but the team could only manage 12 runs. With this win Bangalore have 10 points from five wins in six matches and the team is on top. Delhi’s team is in third place with eight points from four wins in the same number of matches.
Dhawan returned cheaply
During the innings break there was a slight delay in the start of Delhi’s innings due to thunderstorms. At the start of the game, the bowlers got the Bangalore team off to a good start. Orange cap holder Shikhar Dhawan caught Yuzvendra Chahal at fine leg boundary off Kyle Jamieson after scoring just six runs while Steve Smith (04) caught wicketkeeper De Villiers (AB De Villiers) off Mohammad Siraj.
Bangalore tightened the screws for ten overs
Opener Prithvi Shaw (21) hit Siraj for three fours but was caught by de Villiers (AB De Villiers) in an attempt to tamper with Harshal Patel’s extremely outgoing ball from the off side. Delhi’s 50 runs were completed in the eighth over. Captains Rishabh Pant and Marcus Stoinis had trouble getting into the rhythm in the beginning. The team scored 62 runs for three wickets in 10 overs.
Stonis did not open his hand
Stoinis attempted to increase the run pace with two fours over Washington Sundar after a four off Chahal. Pant also hit Harshal for two consecutive fours in the 13th over. Harshal, however, caught Stoinis in the hands of AB De Villiers in the same over. He scored 22 runs in 17 balls. Hetmyer completed the team’s century in the 15th over with sixes and fours off Siraj’s consecutive balls.
Hetmyer got a living
Delhi needed 61 runs to win in the last five overs. Hetmyer was lucky when Padikkal, on the delivery of Jameson, dripped his easy catch. Delhi’s team could only manage 15 runs in the next two overs, for which the team needed 46 runs in the last three overs.
Half century completed on 23 balls
Hetmyer narrowed the gap between the ball and the run with three sixes over Jameson. He completed a half-century in just 23 balls with a run on Hetmyer. Siraj had to stop the Delhi batsmen from scoring 14 runs in the last over. In the first three balls, Siraj conceded just two runs. Pant scored two and four runs on the next two balls which required six runs to win the final ball. Pant, however, could only score four runs off the last ball.
Bangalore has a bad start
Earlier, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bowl first, after which Bangalore did not start well. Devdutt Padikkal opened the account with a four on Ishant while Kagiso Rabada also hit the four.
Good performance of delhi bowlers
Padikkal was lucky in Ishant’s next over when Akshar Patel dripped his catch at mid on. Kohli meanwhile hit Rabada and Avesh Khan for fours. However, after scoring 12 runs off 11 balls, Kohli played the ball of Avesh on wickets while on the next ball Ishant bowled Padikkal who scored 17 runs in 14 balls. After losing two wickets in two balls, the Bangalore team could only manage 36 runs for two wickets in the power play.
Patidar supported de Villiers
Maxwell hit sixes on spinners Amit Mishra and Akshar to take the team’s score to 50 runs in the eighth over. Maxwell catches Steve Smith at long on in an attempt to land another six on Mishra. Patidar and AB De Villiers then led the innings. Patidar hit sixes on Mishra and Ishant and completed the century of the team’s runs in the 14th over.
Akshar Patel to Patidar
De Villiers also hit a six on the letter but Patidar was caught by Smith at long on in an attempt to hit a six on this left-arm spinner. Patidar hit two sixes off 22 balls. De Villiers hit a four and a six over Rabada but the fast bowler caught Washington Sundar (06) off his own ball and gave the Bangalore team a fifth blow.
De Villiers’s quick innings
De Villiers completed the half-century in 35 balls with fours on a charge and then the team’s score reached 150 runs with a six off the second ball of Marcus Stoinis in the final over. De Villiers also hit sixes off the fourth and fifth balls to add 23 runs in the over.