9 overs: RCB 61/3
Another good over from Ravichandran Ashwin as the spinner gave away just 7 runs in it.
8 overs: RCB 54/3, need 143 off 72 balls
Another good tidy over from Axar Patel, gave away just 5 runs in it. The asking rate is over 12 now for RCB.
* 50 comes up for RCB in 7.3 overs – 50/3
7 overs: RCB 49/3
Ravi Ashwin came back for his second over and conceded just six runs in it.
6 overs: RCB 43/3, need 154 off 84 balls
End of Powerplay! DC are in good position at the moment as RCB lost three wickets for just 43 runs in the first six overs of their run chase. A wicket and just 5 runs off Anrich Nortje over.
5.5 overs: OUT! Anrich Nortje removes AB de Villiers (9). RCB 43/3
After hitting a cracking four over extra cover in the previous delivery, de Vlliers went for a big one but miscued it and the ball went up high and Shikhar Dhawan took a comfortable catch at mid-wicket. RCB in trouble now as they lost three wickets inside the powerplay overs.
5 overs: RCB 38/2
Virat Kohli (12*) started the over with a four and his good friend AB de Villiers (5*) ended with another four of his own. Harshal Patel conceded 11 runs in his first over.
4.1 overs: FOUR! Virat Kohli (10*) welcomes Harshal Patel with a four and completes 9000 runs in T20 cricket. RCB 31/2
* Another bowling change: Harshal Patel comes into the attack, fifth bowler in five overs
3.6 overs: OUT! Axar Patel gets rid of Aaron Finch (13). RCB 27/2
Finch’s luck ran out as Pant took a good catch behind the stumps. Patel spun it away sharply from the off-stump line and found Finch’s outside edge and the ball went straight into the big gloves of Pant. RCB lost their openers in quick time.
3.1 overs: FOUR! Virat Kohli opens his account with a cracking four towards extra cover off Axar Patel. RCB 24/1
* Spin from both ends: Axar Patel comes into the attack
2.6 overs: OUT! Ravi Ashwin strikes to dismiss Devdutt Padikkal (4). RCB 20/1
Ashwin provided a big breakthrough as he sent back the in-form Padikkal cheaply. The youngster hit it straight to Marcus Stoinis at deep midwicket.
* Bowling change: Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack
2 overs: RCB 15/0
10 runs off Anrich Nortje’s over and we saw another dropped catch in it. Aaron Finch (9*) is living dangerously in the middle as he got his third respite and second drop chance when Shikhar Dhawan failed to grab one at slip.
1.1 overs: FOUR! Aaron Finch (6*) opens the boundary count with a cracking four off Anrich Nortje. RCB 9/0
1 over: RCB 5/0
Good start from Kagiso Rabada, asked plenty of questions in it. The pacer dropped a catch of Aaron Finch and the Aussie’s outside edge off last delivery just dropped short of Shikhar Dhawan at slip.
0.2 overs: DROPPED! Kagiso Rabada drops a simple caught & bowled chance to give Aaron Finch, on 0, an early life. RCB 2/0
Welcome Back! Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal to start RCB run chase. Kagiso Rabada with the ball for DC.
Prithvi Shaw (42 off 23 balls):“In the meeting, we discussed that the powerplay is the most important thing in the IPL. It worked. We wanted to get at least 45-50. Stoinis played well. It was a good start. Not playing too many strokes, just playing my natural game, just wait for the loose balls. (Against the spinners) It wasn’t coming o to the bat, it was holding a bit. Shikhar bhai told me to wait for the loose balls. I think it’s a good total. One side is a bigger boundary, so we can plan. They have good batsmen.”
That’s it! Delhi Capitals set 197-run target for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai
20 overs: DC 196/4
12 RUNS! Good final over from Isuru Udana as the pacer conceded just 12 runs in it which included a six hit by Shimron Hetmyer (11*). Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten on 53 off 26 balls.
19.3 overs: SIX! Shimron Hetmyer (8*) smacks Isuru Udana over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. DC 192/4
* FIFTY for Marcus Stoinis (52*) off 24 balls, his 3rd in IPL. DC 184/4 in 19 overs
Stoinis brought up his half-century with a four off Mohammed Siraj as the pacer conceded 13 runs in the penultimate over. The Aussie hit two sixes and six fours to reach the landmark.
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18.2 overs: OUT! Mohammed Siraj cleans up Rishabh Pant for 37. DC 179/4
Second wicket for Siraj, as the pacer provided another big breakthrough for RCB. Pant was going strong in the middle, as he scored 37 off 25 balls which included two sixes and three fours. The left-hander also added a valuable 89 runs for the fourth wicket with Marcus Stoinis.
18.0 overs: BEAMER & SIX! Rishabh Pant (37*) smacks the beamer from Mohammed Siraj over fine leg for a maximum. It comes off a top-edge but Pant won’t mind. DC 178/3
18 overs: DC 171/3
Decent over at this stage from Isuru Udana, conceded 10 runs in it including a four hit by Rishabh Pant (31*). Is 200 on the card for Delhi tonight?
17 overs: DC 161/3
2, 4, 1, 6, 4, 1 – Rishabh Pant (25*) smacked a six and a four in consecutive balls off Navdeep Saini as the pacer leaked 18 runs in the over. Delhi are on the move towards a big total.
16.4 overs: SIX! Rishabh Pant (20*) joins the party, smacks Navdeep Saini over long-on for his first maximum. DC 156/3
* 150 comes up for DC in 16.3 overs – 150/3
16 overs: DC 143/3
Good recovery by Mohammed Siraj after he was hit for a four by Marcus Stoinis (39*) off the first delivery. The pacer conceded just 5 more in the next five balls.
15 overs: DC 134/3
17 RUNS! Dramatic over bowled by Navdeep Saini. First Marcus Stoinis (31*) smacked a six and a four in successive balls, then he was hit on the gloves by a beamer. It didnot deter the batsman as the Aussie hit the free-hit for a four and then he was dropped by Chahal in the last delivery at deep mid-wicket. Delhi scored 17 runs in it.
* Navdeep Saini’s beamer hits Marcus Stoinis (26* off 12 balls) gloves and the batsman is taking some medical attention in the middle. He is okay and is ready to go. DC 129/3 in 14.4 overs
14.3 overs: SIX! Marcus Stoinis (22*) smacks Navdeep Saini over deep mid-wicket for his second maximum. DC 124/3
14 overs: DC 117/3
Finally a big over for Delhi after a while as Marcus Stoinis (16* off 8) hit a six and a four off Moeen Ali in it. The spinner leaked 15 runs in it. It’s time for Delhi to change gears and score a big total against RCB.
13.3 overs: SIX! Marcus Stoinis (11*) smacks Moeen Ali over deep mid-wicket for his first maximum of the night. DC 109/3
13 overs: DC 102/3
Rishabh Pant (11*) hit a four in it, but Yuzvendra Chahal gave away just 8 runs in the over.
* 100 comes up for DC in 12.4 overs – 100/3
12 overs: DC 94/3
Good stuff from Moeen Ali – a wicket and just six runs off it.
11.3 overs: OUT! Moeen Ali dismisses Shreyas Iyer (11). DC 90/3
Good catch by Devdutt Padikkal at deep mid-wicket as the youngster grabbed the ball just inside the rope and threw it up before crossing it and came back in to calmly complete the process. Ali struck in his first over too. Delhi skipper gone without troubling the scorers much.
* Bowling change: Moeen Ali comes into the attack
11 overs: DC 88/2
After conceding 18 runs in his first over, Yuzvendra Chahal came back and bowled a tidy one. The spinner gave away just three singles in his second over. Boundaries and runs are slowly drying up for Delhi.
10 overs: DC 85/2
A wicket and 7 runs off Isuru Udana’s second over. Good one for RCB.
9.4 overs: OUT! Isuru Udana strikes to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan (32). DC 82/2
Bowling change worked again for RCB as Udana ended Dhawan’s stay. Dhawan mistimed his shot as his bat turned at the time of contact with the ball and was out caught at long-on by Moeen Ali. Dhawan scored 32 off 28 balls which included three hits to the fence.
9 overs: DC 78/1
Back-to-back tidy overs from RCB bowlers as Mohammed Siraj also gave away just three singles in it. Just 6 singles in the last two overs for Delhi and their run rate has dropped below 9 now.
8 overs: DC 75/1
Washington Sundar came back into the attack and bowled another tidy over, giving away just three singles in it. Sundar finished with figures of 0 for 20 in 4 overs, an economy of 5 per over when the Delhi batsmen were scoring at almost 10 per over. Good spell from the birthday boy.
7 overs: DC 72/1
Successful start to his spell for Mohammed Siraj – a big wicket and 9 runs off it. Shreyas Iyer (4*) opened his account with a first-ball four towards backward square leg in the over.
6.4 overs: OUT! Mohammed Siraj gets rid of Prithvi Shaw (42). DC 68/1
BIG WICKET! Siraj provided RCB a massive breakthrough as he struck in his first over to dismiss an in-form Shaw. The Delhi opener gloved the short ball to keeper AB de Villiers as he departed after scoring a quick-fire 42 off 23 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 5 fours.
* More bowling change: Pacer Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack
6 overs: DC 63/0
End of Powerplay! Prithvi Shaw (42* off 22) is in unstoppable right now as he hit another four, his fifth of the night, to score 10 off Washington Sundar’s over.
5 overs: DC 53/0
1, 4, 6, 1, 4, 2 – Delhi openers clobbered Yuzvendra Chahal for 18 runs in the bowler’s first over. Delhi are marching confidently in the middle.
* Shikhar Dhawan (17*) brings up team’s fifty with a four off Yuzvendra Chahal. DC 51/0 in 4.5 overs
4.3 overs: SIX! After hitting a four through covers in the previous delivery, Prithvi Shaw (32*) smacks Yuzvendra Chahal over wide long-on for a massive six. DC 46/0
* Another bowling change: Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack
4 overs: DC 35/0
Brilliant stuff from birthday boy Washington Sundar as he gave away just four singles in it. The spinner had conceded just three singles in his first over, so his figures so far read: 2-0-7-0. WOW!
3 overs: DC 31/0
Expensive first over for Navdeep Saini as the pacer conceded 14 runs in it. Shikhar Dhawan (10*) started the over with a four and Prithvi Shaw (20*) also smacked a six in it. Confident start for Delhi.
2.4 overs: SIX! Prithvi Shaw (19*) smacks Navdeep Saini over extra cover for the first maximum of the night. DC 30/0
2.1 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan (7*) welcomes Navdeep Saini with a four through the covers. DC 21/0
* Bowling change: Navdeep Saini comes into the attack
2 overs: DC 17/0
Washington Sundar shared the new ball with Isuru Udana, and the spinner started his spell with a good tidy over. The spinner gave away just three singles in it.
1 over: DC 14/0
L1, 1, 4, 0, 4, 4 – Prithvi Shaw (12*) started the innings in style, hitting medium pacer Isuru Udana for three boundaries in the first over, including a back-to-back fours. DC off to a flier.
0.3 overs: FOUR! Prithvi Shaw (4*) opens his and team’s boundary count with a four off Isuru Udana. DC 6/0
Here we go…Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to start the DC innings. Isuru Udana with the ball for RCB.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (w), Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
TOSS | Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bowl against Delhi Capitals in Dubai
Captains at the toss:
Shreyas Iyer: “I have been playing really well, hopefully I can continue. It’s a new day and it’s a new occasion for us. Hopefully, we can continue with the momentum. The team is looking in great shape. If not me, then some other guy would come in and chip in a few runs and that’s what we need, the whole team contributing to the team’s victory. It’s really good to have KG and Nortje leading the bowling attack. Every individual is taking responsibility. It’s relaxing for you as a captain. We have a young side, but we are fearless at the same time. Axar comes in place of Amit Mishra.“
Virat Kohli: “We’ll bowl first. Same pitch as last night, played brilliantly, ball was coming on to the bat. In the second half, we saw one partnership and CSK cruised through. With the dew in, you’re really not out of the game when batting second. Unfortunately, Zampa misses out with a stomach problem. He goes out and we had to make a couple changes because of that. Moeen Ali replaces him as the all-round option. Gurkeerat Singh Mann misses out, Siraj comes in. I’m glad that I was able to make a contribution. The whole team put their hands up. I have been playing with that (sort of) expectations for 7-8 years, it’s nothing new. I take a lot of pride in going out there and giving my best. He’s (Devdutt) someone who has come and taken the tournament by storm. We have won those crucial moments. Three wins early on will allow you to play positively.”
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“It was used last night. It’ll probably be a bit slower. As a batsman, you want to face the pace guys here.” – Kevin Pietersen
Latest News >> A big setback for Delhi Capitals as their senior leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s IPL stint this season has come to an abrupt end after he fractured his ring finger during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 19 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals in Dubai.
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STATS THAT MATTER
* Kagiso Rabada has taken at least one wicket in his last 18 games in the IPL, a streak dating back to 2017.
* Kohli has found an opportune time to return to form. Against Delhi, he has scored 8 half-centuries at an average of 63.46 and a SR of 139.
* The Capitals have won just 8 of their 23 meetings against RCB. Two of those wins, however, came in the last season.