New Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, 27th match of IPL 2022 (RCB) and played between Delhi Capitals. Due to the innings of Dinesh Karthik and Glenn Maxwell, Bangalore team, batting first, set a target of 190 runs in front of Delhi. In response, Delhi’s team could only score 173 runs in the stipulated 20 overs at the loss of 7 wickets. Bangalore won this match by 16 runs and reached the third place in the IPL points table. This is the third defeat of Delhi’s team in five matches. The team has reached the eighth place in the IPL Anklatika.
Earlier, Dinesh Karthik’s stormy innings played in the last over and Glenn Maxwell’s half-century at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) He made a strong score of 189 for five against Delhi Capitals, recovering from the initial setbacks. Maxwell scored 55 runs in 34 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes to rescue RCB from the initial blow. Later, Karthik (66 not out off 34 balls, five fours, five sixes) made an unbroken partnership of 97 runs for the sixth wicket with Shahbaz Ahmed (32 not out off 21 balls, three fours, one six). RCB added 69 runs in the last four overs.
RCB didn’t have a good start. Opting to bat first after losing the toss, RCB lost both opener Anuj Rawat (nil) and captain Faf du Plessis (eight) within the first three overs, taking the score to 13 for two. Delhi continued to bowl tight and conceded 40 runs in the powerplay despite some sloppy shots from Maxwell. RCB lost the wicket of Virat Kohli (12 runs in 14 balls) on the same score, who was run out beautifully by Lalit Yadav.
Maxwell hit Kuldeep Yadav in the ninth over for the first six of RCB’s innings. In this over, he took a total of 23 runs with the help of two sixes and two fours and then hit a four on Shardul Thakur to complete his half-century in 30 balls. Kuldeep, however, took revenge in the next over and got Maxwell caught at long on. Suyash Prabhudesai (six) had already taken the path of the pavilion before him. When Karthik was on five, Rishabh Pant dropped his catch. He celebrated it by hitting two sixes on Khaleel Ahmed. After this Mustafizur Rahman scored 28 runs in one over with the help of four fours and two sixes. He completed his half-century in just 26 balls.
After avoiding getting out leg before with the help of DRS off Shardul Thakur, Karthik sent the next ball for six runs. Shahbaz, playing the role of an ally till now, hit his only six in the last over of Kuldeep’s innings. (with language input)