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IPL 2021: Virat Kohli's RCB beat Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals in final-ball thriller

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB beat Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals in final-ball thriller | Cricket Information

Dubai: Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell performed unbeaten knocks of 78 and 51 respectively as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Capitals by seven wickets of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 encounter on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium on Friday.
Delhi Capitals completed on the high spot within the factors desk and now the aspect will sq. off in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1 on Sunday. Alternatively, RCB completed on the third spot and Virat Kohli`s staff will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the Eliminator on Monday. 
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Chasing 165, RCB received off to the worst begin attainable as Devdutt Padikkal (0) was despatched again to the pavilion within the very first over by Anrich Nortje. The Proteas pacer didn’t cease there as in his subsequent over, he received the massive fish Virat Kohli (4) and RCB was lowered to six/2.
AB de Villiers and Srikar Bharat then received collectively on the crease and the duo retrieved the innings for RCB. Each batters placed on 49 runs for the third wicket, however as quickly because the innings began approaching monitor, Kohli`s aspect misplaced the wicket of de Villiers (26), nonetheless needing 110 runs to win from 63 balls.
Within the 14th over, Glenn Maxwell was dropped two occasions — as soon as by Shreyas Iyer and as soon as by Ravichandran Ashwin and in consequence, RCB remained within the hunt to chase down 165.
Ultimately, Bharat and Maxwell maintained their composure to information RCB to a win. On the final ball, RCB wanted 5 for a win, and Bharat ended up hitting the ball for a six.
Earlier, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan performed knocks of 48 and 43 as Delhi Capitals posted a complete of 164/5 in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Aside from Dhawan and Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer additionally received among the many runs as he performed a knock of 29. For RCB, Mohammed Siraj returned with two wickets. Despatched into bat, Delhi Capitals received off to an excellent begin as openers Dhawan and Shaw placed on 55 runs inside the primary six overs. Each batters continued until the 10-over mark and in consequence, Delhi was sitting properly at 88/0.
Nonetheless, the very first ball of the eleventh over led to Dhawan`s (43) dismissal as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel.
Quickly after, Prithvi Shaw (48) and Rishabh Pant (10) had been dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal and Daniel Christian leaving Delhi Capitals at 108/3 within the thirteenth over. Ultimately, Shimron Hetmyer performed a quickfire cameo of 29 runs to propel Delhi`s complete previous the 160-run mark.
Transient Scores:
Delhi Capitals 164/5 (Prithvi Shaw 48, Shikhar Dhawan 43, Mohammed Siraj 2-25) vs RCB 166/3 (Srikar Bharat 78*, Glenn Maxwell 51*, Anrich Nortje 2-24).

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