Mohammed Siraj of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals during match 22 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 27th April 2021.
Mohammed Siraj of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates the wicket of Steve Smith of Delhi Capitals during match 22 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 27th April 2021.
Photo by: Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for IPL

Match Details

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Toss: Delhi Capitals elect to field first

Points Table Standings: DC 2nd (8 points/5 games) | RCB 3rd (8 points/5 games)

Head-to-Head: 24 matches – RCB 14 | DC 10

Though RCB hold an edge in head-to-head encounters, DC have pulled off wins in last four meetings between these two sides.

Pitch Report

The world’s biggest cricket stadium consists of both red and black soil pitches, with the latter offering variable bounce. Though the Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match turned out to be a low-scoring affair, the pitch offers value for good shots. Team winning the toss will likely field first considering the dew factor coming in later in the evening. Expect the pitch to be sporting with something available for batsmen as well as bowlers.

Par score: 165

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Two teams with best powerplays in this IPL so far 

The Delhi Capitals have relied upon thier in-form openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw to score at a rate of 8.4 in the powerplay. Their opponents today are the team who have scored quicker.

Daniel Sams has been handed a cap in the RCB camp; Meanwhile at DC, Ishant Sharma comes in as replacement for R Ashwin; Saini misses out, Patidar comes back in for No. 3 batting position

Captains @ Toss

Rishabh Pant: Wicket looks slightly dry, so we're going to make use before the dew comes in. We should have won that last match before Super Over but once you're on the winning side you shouldn't talk much.

Virat Kohli: Dew's gonna be a big factor, after 7-8 overs there was dew through the whole game. So have to understand that. We want to go out and play positive intent. Last game as well we were pretty good in the first half.

Match begins

Out come Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli. Ishant will take the new ball.

0.4 - FOUR!

Padikkal lofts it over cover for a boundary!

END OF OVER 1: RCB 6/0

Rabada to bowl Over 2

1.2 - FOUR!

Padikkal plays it nicely in the fine leg area for another boundary!

1.5 - FOUR!

Virat carreses it towards the midwicket region for a boundary. Good start for RCB

END OF OVER 2: RCB 16/0

10 runs from the over. Ishant Sharma to continue.

Virat Kohli 6 (3) | Devdutt Padikkal 10 (9)

Kagiso Rabada 1-0-10-0 | Ishant Sharma 1-0-6-0

2.4 - FOUR!

Padikkal plays it towards long leg boundary

END OF OVER 3: RCB 25/0

9 runs from the Over

Virat Kohli 8 (5) | Devdutt Padikkal17 (13)

Ishant Sharma 2-0-15-0 | Kagiso Rabada1-0-10-0

3.2 - FOUR!

Kohli plays it fine towards third man boundary

3.6 – HUGE WICKET!

RCB skipper chops it back on the off stump!

Virat Kohli b Avesh Khan 12 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

END OF OVER 4: RCB 30/1

5 runs from the Over. Rajat Patidar comes in at No. 3. Ishant Sharma to bowl his third over

Ishant Sharma 2-0-15-0 | Kagiso Rabada1-0-10-0 | Avesh Khan1-0-5-1

4.1 - ANOTHER BIG BLOW TO RCB!

Swinging delivery hits the top of off stump!

Devdutt Padikkal b Sharma 17 (14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

END OF A WICKET MAIDEN!

END OF OVER 5: RCB 30/2.

Avesh Khan will bowl his 2nd Over and last over of the powerplay

5.2 - FOUR!

Maxwell plays it towards the cover boundary.

END OF POWERPLAY

END OF OVER 6: RCB: 36/2

Rajat Patidar 1 (2) Glenn Maxwell 5 (9)

Avesh Khan 2-0-11-1 | Ishant Sharma 3-1-15-1

6.5 - SIX!

Maxwell waits and waits and smashes it fine over the bowler’s head for a maximum

END OF OVER 7: RCB 47/2

Axar Patel into the attack

7.4 - SIX!

This time over long on. Maxwell has taken charge of RCB's counterattack

END OF OVER 8: RCB 57/2

10 runs from the Over. Amit Mishra to continue

Rajat Patidar 4 (5) | Glenn Maxwell 23 (18)

Axar Patel 1-0-10-0 | Amit Mishra 1-0-11-0

8.3 - WICKET!

Maxwell takes a chance at long on boundary only o be caught by Steve Smith. Amit Mishra has his man. de Villiers is the new man in No. 5

Glenn Maxwell c Smith b Mishra 25 (20b 1x4 2x6) SR: 125

END OF OVER 9: RCB 62/3

Axar Patel to bowl next over

END OF OVER 10: RCB 68/3

Projected score: 160

Mishra to bowl 11th Over

10.3 - SIX!

Patidar strikes it clean over long on

END OF OVER 11: RCB 79/3

Rabada to bowl Over 12

Rajat Patidar 17 (13) | AB de Villiers 7 (8)

Amit Mishra 3-0-27-1 | Axar Patel 2-0-16-0

11.4 - FOUR!

de Villiers smacks it past mid off for a boundary

END OF OVER 12: RCB 87/3

Axar Patel to bowl Over 13

Rajat Patidar 20 (16) | AB de Villiers 12 (11)

Kagiso Rabada 2-0-18-0 | Amit Mishra 3-0-27-1

END OF OVER 13: RCB 94/3

7 runs from it. Ishant Sharma is back in the attack.

13.5 – SIX!

Hooked over deep fine leg. The partnership is starting to hurt DC!

END OF OVER 14: RCB 105/3

11 runs from the Over

Rajat Patidar 30 (20) | AB de Villiers 20 (19)

Ishant Sharma 4-1-26-1 | Axar Patel 3-0-23-0

14.3 - SIX!

de Villiers strikes back straight over the bowler's head!

14.5 – WICKET!

Smith at long on takes a fine catch to end Patidar’s stay at the crease

Rajat Patidar c Smith b Patel 31 (22b 0x4 2x6) SR: 140.9

END OF OVER 15: RCB 115/4

10 runs and a wicket

Washington Sundar 1 (1) | AB de Villiers 28 (22)

Axar Patel 4-0-33-1 | Ishant Sharma 4-1-26-1

15.3 – FOUR!

Sliced past deep backward point

END OF OVER 16: RCB 124/4

9 runs from it. Avesh Khan to bowl Over 17

AB de Villiers 35 (25) | Washington Sundar 3 (4)

Kagiso Rabada 3-0-27-0 | Axar Patel 4-0-33-1

END OF OVER 17: RCB 128/4

Just 4 singles from the Avesh Khan Over. Rabada to bowl next

AB de Villiers37 (28) | Washington Sundar5 (7)

Avesh Khan 3-0-15-1 | Kagiso Rabada 3-0-27-0

17.4 – SIX!

That’s clobbered over deep midwicket

17.6 – WICKET!

Sundar doesn’t get the short ball in the middle of the bat and he departs. This might be a blessing in disguise for RCB as he wasn’t timing the ball right. Daniel Sams is the new man in at No. 7

Washington Sundar c & b Rabada 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

END OF OVER 18: RCB 139/5

11 runs and a wicket. Avesh to bowl important penultimate over

AB de Villiers 47 (32) | Daniel Sams

Kagiso Rabada 4-0-38-1 | Avesh Khan 3-0-15-1

18.5 - FOUR & FIFTY for de Villiers!

Nicely done by ABD to place it in long on fence. His fifty comes up in 36 balls

END OF OVER 19: RCB 148/5

9 runs from the over and Avesh Khan once again finishes with impressive figures of 24/1 in four overs. Marcus Stoinis in to bowl final over. A big gamble by Rishabh Pant

AB de Villiers 53 (36) | Daniel Sams 3 (2)

Kagiso Rabada 4-0-38-1

19.1 – WIDE!

19.1 - TWO

de Villiers keeps the strike

19.2 – SIX!

19.3 – Dot ball

19.4 – SIX!

Short ball hooked over long leg fence!

19.5 – SIX!

This time over cover region! ABD has taken RCB to 170

19.6 – TWO!

Mistimed straight shot but Sams and ABD make it back for a couple of runs. RCB finish off on 171/5. This is a competitive score but dew might play a spoilsport for RCB

Innings break

AB de Villiers' unbeaten knock of 75 runs off just 42 balls helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) post a score of 171/5 in the allotted twenty overs against Delhi Capitals here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Tuesday.

Along with de Villiers, Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell also chipped in with knocks of 31 and 25. For Delhi Capitals, all the five bowlers used by skipper Rishabh Pant ended up taking one wicket each.

Asked to bat first, RCB lost its skipper Virat Kohli (12) in the fourth over of the innings as he was sent back to the pavilion by Avesh Khan. In the very next over, Devdutt Padikkal (17) was bowled by Ishant Sharma, and this reduced RCB to 30/2.

Glenn Maxwell and Rajat Patidar then came together at the crease and the duo formed a 30-run stand for the third wicket, but the partnership was broken by Amit Mishra in the 9th over as he dismissed Maxwell (25). The right-handed batsman was looking to go for a maximum, but he ended up handing a simple catch to Steve Smith, reducing RCB to 60/3.

AB de Villiers next joined Patidar in the middle and the duo increased the tempo of run-scoring. Both batsmen mixed caution with aggression and stitched together a stand of 54 runs. Axar Patel finally ended Patidar's (31) innings in the 15th over and RCB was reduced to 114/4.

De Villiers carried on his own in the final overs and helped RCB score 32 runs in the final two overs, taking the score past the 170-run mark.

Start of DC innings

Daniel Sams to bowl his first over for RCB. Prithvi Shaw to take strike. Shikhar Dhawan waits at the non-striker's end.

0.6 - FOUR!

Dhawan dispatches a shorter slower ball towards midwicket region for first boundary of the innings

END OF OVER 1: DC 7/0

Siraj to bowl 2nd Over

1.1 - FOUR!

Shaw plays a drive in the cow corner region for a boundary

1.4 - FOUR LEG BYES

1.5 - FOUR!

Full length slower ball and it’s a classic straight drive from Shaw

END OF OVER 2: DC 23/0

16 runs from the over. Kyle Jamieson is into the attack

Need 149 from 108 balls

Prithvi Shaw 13 (8) | Shikhar Dhawan 6 (4)

Mohammed Siraj 1-0-12-0 | Daniel Sams 1-0-7-0

2.3 – WICKET!

Dhawan tries to go for a maximum but deep fine is what he manages in the end.

Shikhar Dhawan c Chahal b Jamieson 6 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

2.6 – FOUR!

Smith firmly pulls the short ball outside off towards the midwicket boundary for a one bounce four!

END OF OVER 3: DC 27/1

4 runs and a wicket. Siraj to continue

Need 145 from 102 Balls

Steven Smith 4 (3) | Prithvi Shaw 13 (8)

Kyle Jamieson 1-0-4-1 | Mohammed Siraj 1-0-12-0

3.3 – BIG WICKET!

Smith edges it back to keeper. Siraj strikes back after an expensive first over

Steven Smith c †de Villiers b Mohammed Siraj 4 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80

3.6 – FULL TOSS AND FOUR!

Siraj spoils what could have been a great over. Shaw just directs it to the cover region for four. He is looking good

END OF OVER 4: DC 33/2

Jamieson to bowl fifth over

END OF OVER 5: DC 35/2

Sams to bowl final over of the powerplay

Prithvi Shaw 19 (13) | Rishabh Pant 2 (5)

Kyle Jamieson 2-0-6-1 | Mohammed Siraj 2-0-18-1

5.3 - FOUR!

Slog sweep over deep midwicket for a one bounce four!

END OF POWERPLAY

END OF OVER 6: DC 43/2

8 runs from the Over

Need 129 from 84 balls @ 9.21/Over

Rishabh Pant 9 (10) | Prithvi Shaw 20 (14)

Daniel Sams 2-0-15-0 | Kyle Jamieson 2-0-6-1

END OF OVER 7: 46/2

Need 126 from 78 balls

Rishabh Pant 11 (13) | Prithvi Shaw 21 (17)

Washington Sundar 1-0-3-0 | Daniel Sams 2-0-15-0

7.2 – WICKET!

Shaw departs as he attempts to cut a wide delivery for four only to edge it back to keeper

Prithvi Shaw c †de Villiers b Patel 21 (18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

END OF OVER 8: DC 50/3

Need 122 from 72 balls @10.17/Over. Chahal to bowl his first Over

Rishabh Pant 13 (16) | Marcus Stoinis 2 (2)

Harshal Patel 1-0-4-1 | Washington Sundar 1-0-3-0

END OF OVER 9: DC 53/3

3 runs from it. Sundar to bowl his 2nd Over.

Need 119 from 66 balls @10.82/over

Rishabh Pant 14 (18) | Marcus Stoinis 4 (6)

Yuzvendra Chahal 1-0-3-0 | Harshal Patel 1-0-4-1

END OF OVER 10: DC 62/3

9 runs from the over without boundary

Need 110 from 60 balls @11/Over

Marcus Stoinis 6 (8) | Rishabh Pant21 (22)

Washington Sundar 2-0-12-0 | Yuzvendra Chahal 1-0-3-0

10.1 – FOUR!

Chahal drifts down the leg and Stoinis laps it fine

END OF OVER 11: DC 69/3

END OF OVER 12: DC: 81/3

Stoinis strikes two staright boundaries in the Over as Required Rate continues to climb up. Harshal Patel comes in to bowl his 2nd Over.

12 runs from the over

Need 91 from 48 balls

Marcus Stoinis 22 (16) | Rishabh Pant 24 (26)

Washington Sundar 3-0-24-0 | Yuzvendra Chahal 2-0-10-0

12.1 – FOUR!

Pant swipes it in deep square region for Four!

12.2 – FOUR!

Captain getting a move on here

12.4 – Wicket!

Stoinis nicks it back to ABD the keeper

Marcus Stoinis c †de Villiers b Patel 22 (17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 129.41

END OF OVER 13: DC 93/4

12 runs and a wicket from the Harshal Patel over

Need 79 from 42 balls @ 11.29

Shimron Hetmyer1 (2) | Rishabh Pant33 (29)

Harshal Patel2-0-16-2 | Washington Sundar3-0-24-0

END OF OVER 14: DC 97/4

Siraj to bowl 15th Over

14.2 – SIX!

Hetmyer clears long on. Good Start to the over

14.3 – FOUR!

Hetmyer finds the gap between deep midwicket and deep square.

END OF OVER 15: DC 111/4

14 runs from the Over. Jamieson comes back into the attack

Need 61 from 30 balls

Shimron Hetmyer 15 (9) | Rishabh Pant 37 (34)

Mohammed Siraj3-0-32-1 | Washington Sundar 4-0-28-0

Just 5 runs from the Over

END OF OVER 16: DC 116/4. Patel to bowl Over 17

Need 56 from 24 balls @14.00

END OF OVER 17: DC 126/4

10 runs from the Over. Jamieson to bowl Over 18

Need 46 from 18 balls

Shimron Hetmyer 27 (16) | Rishabh Pant 40 (39)

Harshal Patel 3-0-26-2 | Kyle Jamieson 3-0-11-1

17.2 – SIX

Knee-high full toss and it deserved the treatment

17.4 - SIX!

17.6 - SIX!

END OF OVER 18: DC 147/4

21 runs from the Jamieson Over.

Need 25 from 12 balls

Shimron Hetmyer 47 (21) | Rishabh Pant 41 (40)

Kyle Jamieson4-0-32-1 | Harshal Patel3-0-26-2

END OF OVER 19: DC 158/4

11 runs from this over and DC need 14 from 6 balls. Are we in for another super over? Siraj will bowl the last Over.

Shimron Hetmyer 52 (24)

Rishabh Pant 47 (43)

Harshal Patel 4-0-37-2

Kyle Jamieson 4-0-32-1

19.1 - 1

Straight to deep square and no time to run 2nd. Hetmyer on strike.

19.2 - 1

Sharp yorker. DC manage just 1. Need 12 off 4

19.3 - Dot

Pant mistimes it back to bowler. 12 from 3.

19.4 - 2

SLOG TOWARDS DEEP MIDWICKET AND THEY RUN 2. Need 10 from 2

19.5 - FOUR!

Need 6 from 1 ball. Will Pant do a Miandad here. Siraj misses his yorker and almost bowled a waist-high full toss. Pant manages bat on the ball and it runs for boundary at deep backward point!

19.6 - FOUR!

Siraj bowls a wide yorker and Siraj manages to hold his nerve to give RCB a 1-run over DC. RCB now move on top of the points table with 10 points.

20 Overs: DC 170/4

Royal Challengers Bangalore ride on an AB de Villiers special and a solid final over from Mohammad Siraj to inflict a one-run defeat on Delhi Capitals

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