At Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday, Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a margin of four wickets. First to bat, RCB scored a respectable 149-8 in 20 overs; nevertheless, DC successfully chased down the 150-run mark because to captain Shreyas Iyer’s valiant batting performance. For RCB, it was their sixth straight loss as they struggle mightily in the ongoing IPL 2019. Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
The undesirable record for the most straight losses at the start of a season was tied by RCB and Delhi Daredevil. While DD had dropped six straight games in 2013, RCB has accomplished the same feat in the current IPL 2019 and is close to breaking the unfavourable record.
Kagiso Rabada kept drawing attention as he amassed four wickets in his allotted four overs to defeat RCB and earn Man of the Match honours. Prior to removing Akshdeep Nath and Pawan Negi, Rabada secured the valuable wickets of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, shattering the foundation of the RCB batting order.
Shreyas Iyer’s 67-run innings exuded class. After receiving a lifeline from Parthiv Patel, who dropped him while he was playing at four, the DC captain never looked back. Iyer played some lovely strokes all over the park and masterfully anchored the chase. The performance undoubtedly demonstrated why he is regarded as one of India’s top batsmen.
Virat Kohli now has 802 runs versus Delhi (DC and DD) at an average of 66.68 after scoring 41 runs in 33 balls against DC. After Suresh Raina’s 803 against Mumbai Indians, Kohli’s 802 against Delhi ranks second in IPL history for runs scored by a batsman against a particular team.
Every time we lose, we can’t keep making excuses. After the loss, Kohli stated, “We weren’t good enough on the day again. In the current IPL 2019, RCB’s dropped catches and careless fielding have severely hurt the Virat Kohli-led team. They have missed 15 catches so far in the IPL 2019, and if they want to start winning consistently, they must take the risks.