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DC vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals win by 16 runs, qualify for the play-offs

DC vs RCB As It Happened, IPL 2019: Catch all the highlights from the IPL Match 45 between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore through our live blog.

By HT Correspondent | Apr 28, 2019 20:40 IST

Highlights: Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer helped Delhi Capitals outplay Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs to enter the Indian Premier League play-offs for the first time since 2012. A 68-run second-wicket stand between Dhawan and Iyer and a late cameo from Sherfane Rutherford of West Indies steered Delhi to 187-5, a total their bowlers successfully defended. ((Full Scorecard))

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19:32 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals win by 16 runs, qualify for the play-offs

Kagiso Rabada concedes just nine runs and picks up the wicket of Washington Sundar in the last over as Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs. They become the second team to qualify for the play-offs after Chennai Super Kings this season. Delhi have qualified for the business end of the tournament for the first time since 2012.

19:25 hrs IST

Gurkeerat departs for 27 runs

Gurkeerat nicks a delivery from Ishant and Pant flies to his right to latch on to a good catch. RCB need 26 runs from the last over.

19:21 hrs IST

RCB need 30 runs from 12 balls

With Stoinis and Gurkeerat at the crease, this match is RCB’s to lose from here. The visitors need 30 runs to win from the last two overs.

19:14 hrs IST

Stoinis and Gurkeerat keep RCB in the chase

Stoinis and Gurkeerat have put together a sensible partnership of 31 runs so far. If these two keep batting the way they are, then RCB will surely win this match.

19:06 hrs IST

Stoinis hits a big six

Stoinis isn’t done with this match yet. He smashes Lamichhane for a big six over the straight boundary as RCB reduce their equation to 55 runs from 27 balls.

18:56 hrs IST

Dube departs for 24 runs

Dube miscues a delivery from Mishra and Dhawan takes an excellent running catch. The RCB batsman falls for 24 runs as the visitors lose their fifth wicket.

18:53 hrs IST

Pant takes an excellent catch

Klaasen looks to play the scoop and hits the ball on his helmet, Pant judges the ball perfectly and completes a good catch. The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase is falling apart here.

18:49 hrs IST

AB de Villiers departs for 17 runs

AB de Villiers hits a delivery from Rutherford in the deep and Axar takes a brilliant running overhead catch in the deep. He manages to ensure that he doesn’t touch the boundary rope and De Villiers is dismissed for 17 runs.

18:45 hrs IST

RCB reach 101/2 in 11 overs

Dube takes on Lamichhane and strikes him for a six over deep mid-wicket. The Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the driver’s seat at the moment as they reach 101/2 in 11 overs.

18:39 hrs IST

De Villiers gets into the groove

AB de Villiers smashes Amit Mishra for a six over backward square-leg as RCB move to 82/2 in 9 overs. They need 106 more runs to win.

18:30 hrs IST

Kohli departs for 23 runs

Big wicket for Delhi! Kohli goes for a pull shot and picks out Rutherford in the deep. The RCB skipper departs for 23 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 68/2 in 7.2 overs.

18:23 hrs IST

Rabada dismisses Parthiv

Parthiv’s whirlwind innings comes to an end after Axar takes a brilliant catch on the off-side. Patel departs for 39 runs as RCB move to 64/1 in 6 overs.

18:15 hrs IST

Virat Kohli survives a catch appeal

Virat Kohli nicks a delivery from Ishant Sharma and Pant dives to his right and claims a catch. Kohli believes that the ball bumped before Pant collected the ball, but the Delhi Capitals players start celebrating. Replays show that the ball bumps in front of Pant’s gloves and Kohli survives. The Indian captain has a word with Ishant and Pant after the third umpire rules Kohli not out.

18:07 hrs IST

Parthiv on song

Parthiv is batting beautifully at the Feroz Shah Kotla. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashes Lamichhane for three boundaries as RCB move to 35/0 in 3 overs.

17:58 hrs IST

Streaky boundary for Parthiv

Parthiv takes on Ishant and edges the ball to the third man boundary and then hits the ball to the straight boundary fence. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 10/0 after the first over.

17:39 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals post 187/5 in 20 overs

Rutherford smashes Saini for two fours and a six in the last over as Delhi Capitals post 187/5 in 20 overs. The West Indian remained unbeaten on 28 runs from 13 balls.

17:33 hrs IST

Umesh Yadav concedes 16 runs

Umesh Yadav concedes two fours and a six as Delhi Capitals reach 167/5 in 19 overs. Rutherford will be hoping to take Delhi to 180 in the last over.

17:29 hrs IST

Delhi reach 151/5 in 18 overs

Rutherford smashes Stoinis for a six in the 18th over as Delhi Capitals reach 151/5. The Royal Challengers Bangalore can look to restrict Delhi to a score below 170 from here.

17:23 hrs IST

Ingram departs for 11 runs

Ingram tries to play an innovative shot after smashing Saini for a four and a six. The innovative shot isn’t executed well and he is out caught for 11 runs.

17:16 hrs IST

Chahal dismisses Iyer

The Delhi Capitals were banking on Iyer for a big finish, but it isn’t to be. Iyer goes for a big shot and is caught by Kohli in the deep. DC: 129/4 in 15.3 overs.

17:13 hrs IST

Pant departs for seven runs

Pant flatters to deceive once again. Chahal traps the wicketkeeper-batsman LBW and the Delhi batsman goes for seven runs. Pant reviews the decision, but the replays show that the ball pitched on line and would have hit the stumps.

17:06 hrs IST

Delhi need a big finish from Pant

Dhawan and Iyer have laid down the platform for the Delhi Capitals and now they will hope that Pant provides the big finish at the end of the innings. DC: 108/2 in 13.3 overs.

16:57 hrs IST

Dhawan goes for 50 runs

Dhawan inside-edges a delivery from Dube and brings up his half-century off 36 balls. The opening batsman has played a superlative innings today. Just after scoring his fifty, he presents a catch to Sundar and gets out for 50 runs.

16:49 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan nears fifty

Dhawan runs the ball down to the fine-leg boundary and inches closer to another half-century. Dhawan and Iyer are stringing a brilliant partnership for Delhi Capitals.

16:40 hrs IST

Dhawan on song

Dhawan smashes a delivery from Saini to the deep mid-wicket boundary. He moves into the forties as Delhi Capitals cruise at 80/1.

16:32 hrs IST

Iyer slams Chahal for a six

Chahal bowls a delivery on Iyer’s pads and the Delhi skipper sends him into the stands. Delhi Capitals: 69/1 in 7 overs.

16:23 hrs IST

Navdeep Saini concedes 11 runs

Dhawan and Iyer are hitting the ball very well. They take 11 runs from an over from Saini and take Delhi Capitals to 52/1 in 5 overs.

16:15 hrs IST

Umesh Yadav dismisses Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw nicks a delivery from Umesh Yadav and the ball races to Parthiv Patel’s chest. Fortunately for RCB, the wicket-keeper manages to hold onto the catch as Shaw departs for 18 runs.

16:09 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw takes on Washington Sundar

Prithvi Shaw takes on Washington Sundar and smashes him for two boundaries in the second over. The Delhi Capitals move to 15/0.

16:03 hrs IST

Umesh Yadav starts decently

Umesh Yadav has been guilty of leaking runs in the opening overs this season, but this time he concedes just five runs in the first over. Godd start for RCB.

15:56 hrs IST

Stat attack

158: The average 1st innings score (extrapolated over 20 overs) at Delhi this season.

4/5: 4 of the 5 matches played this season at Delhi have been won by the chasing team.

40% vs 83%: Delhi have won 2/5 home matches this season (40%) compared to 5/6 away matches this season (83%).

9/11: RCB have won 9 of the last 11 completed matches between these two sides.

0/6: Delhi have not won a single match in their last 6 encounters against RCB at Delhi.

2010: The last time Delhi defeated RCB at Delhi in the IPL.

1: Opening 50+ run stand for Delhi Capitals this season: Shaw/Dhawan put on 72 versus the Royals at Jaipur in Delhi’s last match.

3: Kagiso Rabada requires 3 more wickets to overtake the most wickets in a single season by a Delhi bowler. Currently Morne Morkel holds the record with 25 wickets in 2012; Rabada has 23 this season.

7: Dhawan needs to hit 7 more sixes to reach 100 in the IPL.

4/21: Rabada’s 4/21 in the encounter between these two teams at Bengaluru was the first 4-for by a Delhi bowler against RCB in the IPL.

802: Virat Kohli’s tally of 802 runs against Delhi is the most by any player against this franchise in the IPL.

128*: The highest individual score against Delhi came at Delhi by an RCB batsman: Chris Gayle scored 128* v Delhi in 2012.

70: Shikhar Dhawan needs to score 70 more runs to reach 500 IPL runs against RCB. If he gets there, he will be the 10th player to this landmark.

4: Yuzvendra Chahal needs 4 more wickets to reach 100 IPL wickets.

15:39 hrs IST

Captains corner

Shreyas Iyer: We are gonna bat first. It’s a dry wicket. I think it’ll play better in the first half. It’s just an assumption. Looking for a good wicket. They are going really well currently. They have won three consecutive games and have got nothing to lose. They’ll be coming strong and fearless. We have to back our strengths. The boys are committed and motivated. We look forward to have a good game. Sandeep comes in place of Morris.

Virat Kohli: When you lose six games in a row, the only thing you have in control is to to come out and enjoy your cricket. That’s something we’ve done in the last five games. We could have won five in five, but the key is to not take any pressure now. I think the teams that are ahead of us are looking at the playoffs more than us. Wherever the results take us, we are happy with that. Moeen’s gone, that’s a big miss. Washi is a quality cricketer. He’s been waiting for his opportunities. He’ll have a ball today. Klaasen comes into the side today. He’s waiting for his opportunity. Tim Southee misses out, Shivam Dube replaces him. Akshdeep is out, Gurkeerat replaces him.

15:37 hrs IST

Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Colin Ingram, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Lamichhane, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

15:33 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to bat

The Delhi Capitals have won the toss and elected to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

15:25 hrs IST

Player battle - Rishabh Pant vs Mohammed Siraj

Delhi’s wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will look to continue his good form against RCB but things can go tricky for him against fast-bowler Mohammed Siraj. Pant has score 46 runs off 22 deliveries from the RCB pacer but Siraj has dismissed him twice.

15:20 hrs IST

Player battle - Shikhar Dhawan vs Yuzvendra Chahal

Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in good run-scoring form and is leading the team’s charge at the top. Against RCB, the southpaw will have to contend with the spin and guile of Yuzvendra Chahal, who holds a good record versus Dhawan in the IPL. The opener has scored just 38 runs at a strike rate of 97.4 against Chahal and he has also been dismissed by the spinner twice.

15:15 hrs IST

Player battle - AB de Villiers vs Axar Patel

Middle-order batsman AB de Villiers scored 44-ball 82* and powered RCB to a thrilling win in their last game against Kings XI Punjab. ABD will come up against spin all-rounder Axar Patel in his next match and two enjoy a decent record against one other. Axar has managed to keep de Villiers quiet in the IPL as he has given just 45 runs off 43 deliveries and has dismissed the South African once.

15:10 hrs IST

Player battle - Virat Kohli vs Amit Mishra

Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has scored runs for fun against Amit Mishra in the past the same could be the case in Delhi on Sunday. Kohli has scored 175 runs off 103 deliveries from the leggie in the cash-rich league. But the experienced spinner will take heart from the fact that he has dismissed Kohli twice before in the IPL.

15:05 hrs IST

Player battle - Parthiv Patel vs Ishant Sharma

RCB opener Parthiv Patel will be up against compatriot Ishant Sharma, who has been in decent form this term. In the past, Ishant has bowled 31 deliveries to Parthiv and has dismissed him once. While the southpaw has scored 41 runs at a strike-rate of 132.2.

15:00 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals’ struggles at home

The Delhi Capitals won their last home game against Kings XI Punjab, but have mostly struggled at home this season. Their batsmen like the ball coming onto the bat, but the pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla slows up as the match progresses.

14:49 hrs IST

Big worry for RCB

Moeen Ali has left the RCB camp and travelled back to England to prepare for the World Cup. Ali has been a big impact for the RCB in this season with bat and ball and it will be difficult for Bangalore to find a like for like replacement.

14:38 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Delhi Capitals would look to clinch a play-off berth by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore today, while RCB would look to keep their play-offs hopes alive by continuing their winning run.