IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals beat Bangalore
The 153-run challenge was easily achieved by Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan and Rahane hit a half-century
The heroes of the Delhi Capitals’ victory were Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) and Dhawan. Rahane scored an innings of 60 runs in 46 balls. Dhawan also scored 54 runs. There was a match-winning partnership of 88 runs between the two batsmen. In the end, Delhi Capitals achieved the target 6 balls first. Devdutt Paddikal scored 50 and De Villiers scored 35 runs from Bangalore.
Batting of Delhi chasing down the target, the Delhi team lost the wicket of Prithvi Shaw (09) in the second over, which was bowled by Mohammad Siraj. Opener Dhawan looked in a great rhythm. After hitting three fours on Chris Maurice, he also hit Siraj. Rahane also welcomed Washington Sundar with fours and then hit two fours over Isuru Udana, which helped the team score 53 for one in the power play. Dhawan and Rahane also did not let the run pace slow down in the middle overs and in 10 overs, the team’s score reached 81 runs for one wicket. Dhawan completed a half-century in 37 balls with fours on Udana.
Rahane, meanwhile, hit a four-over Udana and a six over Shahbaz Ahmed (2 for 26). Shahbaz, however, caught Dhawan in the hands of Sundar at short fine leg. He hit six fours while facing 41 balls. Rahane completed a half-century off 37 balls with one run off Shahbaz. Delhi needed 32 runs to win in the last five overs. Shahbaz then sent Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer (07) to the pavilion while Sundar ended Rahane’s winnings. Rahane faced five fours and a six while facing 45 balls. Delhi needed 15 runs to win in the last two overs. Marcus Stoinis (10 not out) hit Siraj for six while Rishabh Pant (eight not out) gave the team victory with fours on them.
Bangalore’s sluggish batting
Earlier, Iyer decided to bowl after winning the toss, after which the bowlers did not allow the opening pair of Josh Philip and Peddikal to play openly. The first four innings of the innings were struck by Phillip in the third over of Daniel Symes, while in the next over, Peddikal also hit a four-over Norkhia. Veteran fast bowler Rabada caught Phillip at the hands of Prithvi Shaw with his first ball in the fifth over. He scored 12 runs. The team scored 40 runs for one wicket in the power play.
After the power play, the spin duo of Ashwin and Akshar screwed up the Bangalore team. After the power play, the team was able to hit a single four in four overs and Kohli’s patience was answered in the 10th over under increasing pressure. Kohli played the letter ball in the air, but at long-on, Norkhia leaked a very easy catch. Kohli, taking advantage of his life, ended the drought of the boundary with fours on Rabada and also scored six runs on Akshar’s ball.
Kohli, however, was caught by Marcus Stoinis at mid-wicket boundary in an attempt to play a big shot on Ashwin, which ended his 57-run partnership with Paddikal. Kohli hit two fours and a six in 24 balls.
Peddlers and de Villiers showed color
Paddikal completed the hundred of the team’s runs in the 15th over with fours on Norkhia and then scored a half-century in 40 balls with two runs on the next ball.
De Villiers hit a six over Norkhia but this pacer bowled the pedicle. He hit five fours in his innings of 41 balls. Norkhia also caught Chris Maurice (00) in the same over by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. De Villiers hit the fours in the 18th over while Shivam Dubey also increased the run pace with sixes and fours on this fast bowler. De Villiers hit a six over Rabada but Dubey (17) caught Ajinkya Rahane at the boundary after hitting a four. De Villiers was also run out in the last over of the innings. He hit two sixes and a four in 21 balls. Isuru Udana (04) completed the team’s 150 runs with fours on Norkhia but returned to the pavilion on the next ball.