RCB beat DC by 1 run
RCB beat DC by 1 run

DC vs RCB IPL 2021 Highlights: Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore lock their horns to play their 6th league match of the IPL 2021 season. The winner of this match would move to the top position of the IPL 2021 points table.

Match: Delhi Capitals(DC) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Toss Details: Delhi Capitals won the toss and opt to bowl

Captains View

Rishabh Pant | DC Skipper

We will look to bowl first. The wicket looks dry, so we want to bowl before the dew sets in. Nothing much to talk about the previous game. We should have won the game before the Super Over. Ishant is playing in place of Ashwin.

Virat Kohli | RCB Skipper

We would have bowled as well. Dew is a big factor here. I think it came as early as the first innings. So we got to set a nice foundation, need to have wickets in hand and go hard. We need to keep that intent going. Saini makes way for Rajat Patidar, he will bat at 3 to give us a bit more batting. Daniel Sams replaces Dan Christian.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals(DC)

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.

IPL 2021 DC vs RCB Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Batting

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal gets into lead RCB against DC. Ishant Sharma opens the bowling attack against the RCB.

Delhi Capitals need to make early wickets in order to break the chain of deadly batting combos. As expected Avesh Khan in the 4th over dismissed RCB skipper Virat Kohli for 12 runs. In the followed over Ishant Sharma dismissed Padikkal for 17 runs.

These two quick wickets from DC put pressure over RCB. Maxwell and Rajat Patidar join hands and leads RCB. This duo added a crispy 30 run partnership for their next wicket. Amit Mishra is the man who breaks the partnership by dismissing Maxwell for 25 runs.

The dangerous AB de Villiers steps in and join hands with Patidar. At the end of the 15 over Axar Patel dismissed Rajat Patidar for 31 runs and breaks the partnership while RCB scored 115 runs for 4 wickets loss.

ADB starts his aggressive striking and scored 75 runs off 42 deliveries and lifts RCB score to 171 runs for 5 wickets loss.

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan gets into the crease while Daniel Sams opens the bowling attack.

DC needs to build a healthy partnership to increase their winning percentage. But DC fails to make an impressive opening while chasing the target of 172 runs.

Dhawan and Steve Smith lose their wicket in back-to-back overs while scoring 6 and 4 runs respectively. At the end of the 6 overs, DC scored 43 runs for 2 wicket loss. Harshal Patel soon opened his account by dismissing Shaw for 21 runs.

The pressure loads over the captain as he needs to build a steady winning partnership. At the end of the 10 overs DC scored 63 runs for 3 wickets loss. Pant and Shimron Hetmyer put all their effort to win the match by failed to RCB in a run difference.

Delhi Capitals loses the match to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 1 run.

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Man of the Match

  • Name: AB de Villiers
  • Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Role: Batsman
  • Stats: Bat – 75* runs of 42 balls

The shot over extra cover was certainly one of the best shots, but the one over midwicket off KG was my best one. I don’t often get him away, but I’m happy I managed to get him away for that one. It’s important to be fresh for every game.

I worked out at home and during the quarantine in the hotel room, and now it’s just about managing ourselves throughout the tournament and being fresh when we go out there to play.

We have some experienced heads and some young Indian bowlers who have done well internationally recently. They come in with a lot of confidence. Myself, Virat and Maxi chip in with some help when we can too. I forced myself to say a bit more behind the stumps, thanks to Yuzi who urged me to do it.