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IPL 2019, DC vs RCB – Turning Point: Delhi Capitals score 36 runs in the last two overs

Here’s a look at the turning point of the match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

cricket Updated: Apr 29, 2019 08:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sherfane Rutherford in action.(AFP)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore were in control of the match against Delhi Capitals in New Delhi on Sunday when the home side were at 151/5 in 18 overs. However, then Axar Patel and Sherfane Rutherford took centre stage and took the match away from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. ((Full Scorecard))

First, Axar and Rutherford struck two fours and a six off Umesh Yadav’s bowling the 19th over. The fast bowler conceded 16 runs in the penultimate over. Thereafter, Rutherford struck two fours and a six off Navdeep Saini’s over in the last over. Axar chipped in with a boundary as Delhi Capitals took 20 runs from the 20th over. The Royal Challengers Bangalore could have restricted Delhi Capitals to a score below 170, but they ended up conceding 187 runs in 20 overs.

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Eventually, the total seemed too much for RCB as they fell short by 16 runs in the end. Amit Mishra was the best bowler for Delhi with figures of 2/29.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said at the presentation that Delhi played better than Bangalore in crunch moments.

“It was a very important one (toss) specially with how the wicket played. We showed a lot of character even after losing the toss, but it got away a little bit in the end. We were thinking 160-165 but 185 on that sort of a pitch, with three spinners, was always going to be tough. Delhi played better than us in the crunch moments. We started off really well with the bat. PP (Parthiv Patel) was outstanding and then I got going, but me and AB getting out to balls that you don’t get out to. That’s how the game goes sometimes. We just decided to have a lot of fun and that’s why we won four out of the last six games we have played. The important thing now, with two games left, is to go out there and have fun. Not take too much pressure,” said Kohli.

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 20:32 IST