DC vs RCB
DC vs RCB

IPL 2020 DC vs RCB Highlights: Delhi Capitals is set to play the 55th match of IPL 2020 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. DC and RCB lock their horns to play their last match of the tournament.

Qualification scenario

  • DC would need to score at least 134 runs if they lose today to keep their NRR ahead of KKR.
  • RCB would need DC to bat at least 17.3 overs if they lose today to keep their NRR ahead of KKR.

The winning team of the match will secure the top second position in the IPL 2020 points table.

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

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: DC won the toss and opt to bowl

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Shreyas Iyer | DC Skipper

We will bowl first. Dew is going to play a massive role. Looking at the previous games the surface was a belter. This track is also looking amazing to bat on. So chasing we would be having a certain total in our mind and we would be having a clear idea on the run rate as well – considering those factors we decided to bowl.

We have three changes – Rahane, Axar, and Sams come in. It’s a complicated situation to be in but IPL is such an amazing tournament to be in, it can surprise you any moment, I personally feel this is a great opportunity for us to get into second place. We will keep those things in mind and go in with that mindset.

Virat Kohli | RCB Skipper

We have a couple of changes. Gurkeerat Mann misses out, Dube comes in to provide some firepower in the middle. Shahbaz Ahmed comes in for Saini. His webbing is still not right and he was struggling in the field.

It is simple you try and win every game of cricket you play. The conversation never changes and you don’t take any game lightly. But this being a crunch game, not a bad thing to be batting first and putting runs on the board, we would have liked to bowl as well.

Pressure in big games can be a funny thing. Whatever total you get the other team has to chase it. We have to play good cricket, consistently we have done well, we have had a few bad games which is acceptable and in a tournament like this it is competitive, but we still have good spirits as a side and looking forward to this encounter today.

We have been in this situation before, the three finals we played before we probably had to go through like this in all those editions. The mindset was simple to win the game, move ahead and you don’t think of other possibilities.

It is basically how you play on the day, the result pans out in a certain manner, and if you have not played well then you don’t deserve to be in a situation where you expect other teams to do something else. It is all up to the two teams today and how they executed their plans.

Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Delhi Capitals(DC)

Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

DC vs RCB Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting

Philippe and Devdutt Padikkal get in to the crease to lead RCB. Daniel Sams get in to lead the attack on behalf of DC. RCB struggles to make a good start as they lose their opening batsman Philippe within the powerplay.

Rabada makes the first dismissal by dismissing Philippe while scoring 12 runs. Virat Kohli gets in to join hands with Padikkal. At the end of the powerplay, RCB scored 40 runs for 1 wicket loss.

While making a comeback Ashwin dismissed Virat Kohli and makes a massive blow for RCB. RCB is in need of aggressive strikes to boost the RCB run rate. ABD gets in to strike while RCB scored 83 runs for 2 wicket loss at the end of the 13th over.

Padikkal scored his 4th IPL half-century in 40 deliveries
Padikkal scored his 4th IPL half-century in 40 deliveries

Nortje in the 16th over scattered the RCB’s dream of scoring high by dismissing Padikkal and Chris Morris. Still, the magical striker ABD is in the strike. ABD for his part scored 35 runs for 21 deliveries and pumps RCB to score 152 runs for 7 wicket loss.

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan get in to chase down the decent target of 152 runs. While Chris Morris opens the attack against DC. DC who struggled in the last 4 games is in need to win the match to secure the second spot in the IPL 2020 points table.

Dhawan after scripting history by scoring back to back centuries struggles to make runs in the followed two matches. Siraj makes a massive blow by dismissing Shaw for 9 runs and puts pressure over the DC batting order.

Shaw – last six inngs
4(3) v MI
0(1) v RR
0(2) v CSK
7(11) v KXIP
10(11) v MI
9(6) v RCB

Ajinkya Rahane who struggles to get back in his form join hands with Dhawan. While RCB is in need to make quick wickets to put pressure on DC. DC is in need to build a match-winning partnership.

Dhawan and Rahane with their steady strike pumps DC score to 81 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over. While RCB is in need to break this partnership to change the direction of victory wind towards them.

Dhawan and Rahane scored the much needed partnership
Dhawan and Rahane scored the much-needed partnership

Shikhar with a boundary reached his fifty in 37 deliveries. Finally, Shahbaz Ahmed breaks the 88 run partnership by dismissing Dhawan for 54 runs. Skipper Shreyas Iyer gets in to lead the chase in a successful way.

On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane makes crucial knocks and make his comeback in the much needed time. At the end of the 15th over Rahane registered his 28th IPL fifty where DC scored 121 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Shahbaz Ahmed dismissed Iyer in the 17th over and makes a massive blow for DC. While Washington Sundar in the next over dismissed well-settled Rahane for 60 runs. Pant with a boundary of the last delivery of the 19th over grabs the victory for DC.

Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets.

Watch DC vs RCB highlights

Man of the match 

Anrich Nortje | DC

I said it time and time again, it’s just doing the basics right and wasn’t about something special from one guy. Coming into this game, small things started feeling better and I think those small things, once you get that right, you get your rhythm.

We were thinking to make them hit to the bigger boundary and stick to our plans against each batsmen. There was little bit dew at the end of our innings and we tried not to be predictable.

Yorker would have been the obvious option and we wanted to change it and see how it goes and wanted to hit the hard length. Having a bit of extra pace always helps. All ready for the playoffs (smiles).

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