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IPL2022 on 16-04-2022
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team with a score of 189 runs for the loss of 5 wickets defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) who had made 173 runs and lost 7 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell who scored 55 runs in only 34 balls helped the RCB team overcome a ‘poor’ start. This was followed by Dinesh Karthik who managed to strike an ‘unbeaten’ 66 runs in 34 balls. This score was laced with many sixes and 5 fours. This propelled his side to 189 runs, a score that was 16 more than what the DC team managed.
Wobbly start of the RCB
In the first over, Faf du Plessis was troubled by Mustafizur Rahman. On the other end, Shardul Thakur managed to make the 1st incision. He trapped Anuj Rawat lbw with a delivery that was over-pitched.
In the next over du Plessis was pouched by Axar Patel.
In the 6th over, Maxwell managed 2 fours off Mustafizur but Virat Kohli seemed to be struggling on the other end. Kohli was on 12 runs off 13 balls when he tried setting off for a run. Maxwell sent him back but by then it was too late. Lalit Yadav managed to hit the stumps. The RCB team was reeling with 40 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the 7th over.
Innings revived by Maxwell
Maxwell smashed Kuldeep for 2 fours and 2 sixes in an over of 23 runs. After another 2 overs, Maxwell had made his half-century off 30 balls. This included a 4 off Thakur.
Once Maxwell was out, Kuldeep tried getting Karthik, unfortunately his catch was dropped.
Karthik makes the DC team pay
Karthik, taking advantage of his form, made sure the DC team paid a heavy price. In the following over’s, Khaleel was hit for 2 sixes. Mustafizur had to bear the brunt as Karthik smashed him for 28 runs in the 18th over.
Shaw, Warner give the DC team a ‘flying’ start
The DC team started off aggressively with Shaw and Warner hitting a six between them in each of the 1st four over’s. The 50 of the DC team was made in only 4.3 over’s. There was some relied when Shaw got out to Mohammed Siraj. The DC team could finish the powerplay with 57 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
End of Pant
Marsh returned after making 14 runs off 24 balls. Soon the DC team was 115 runs for the loss of 5 from 112 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
Pant seemed to be a threat for the RCB team. After Thakur had slogged Hasaranga for a 6, Pant managed to hit him for a 4 and a 6 in ‘back-to-back’ deliveries. He managed to muscle down Siraj and brought down the equation to 48 runs needed from 22 balls.
Siraj bowled a ‘high toss’ and Pant went to smash this but lost balance. Kohli plucked this with one hand due to his perfect timing.