Hello and welcome to Sportstar's HIGHLIGHTS of the Indian Premier League 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore from the Wankhede Stadium.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE BEAT DELHI CAPITALS BY 16 RUNS
PLAYER OF THE MATCH - DINESH KARTHIK 66 (34)
WHAT THE CAPTAINS SAID
Faf du Plessis: Batting [first] again was a little tricky. But Maxi [Glenn Maxwell] put the pressure back on them. But then two guys in form did well for us. Today was a bit about some planning. We haven't been as good as we would have wanted at death. The bowlers were fantastic today. Most teams can fall away quickly seeing so much of dew. But we stuck to our plans. Nice thing to have experience. When it is going well or not, you can reinforce the trust. DK [Dinesh Karthik] is in the form of his life. Obviously lucky to have him in our side. I would like to have guys tell me before the game if there would be dew or not. Maybe on tired wickets we will bat first.
Rishabh Pant: I think [David] Warner batted beautifully and gave us every chance to win the match. Cannot blame [Mitchell] Marsh. It was his first match and looked a bit rusty, but we could have done better in the middle overs. The wicket got better and better as the innings went along. That over from Mustafizur [Rahman] was a game-changer for us. I think we could bowl according to our plans, but we were under the pump. The way DK [Dinesh Karthik] batted in the later overs was commendable. One boundary length was shorter and every batter was targeting it, so I changed Kuldeep's [Yadav] end and he bowled really well.
Dinesh Karthik: I must admit that I have a bigger goal. I have been working really hard. I have been trying to do everything to be a part of the Indian team. I respected Kuldeep [Yadav] as he was bowling well. When you are batting at the death, you try and get under the ball more while hitting. You make me sound like a serial killer (when asked about how he maintains his composure while hitting the ball so hard). I must admit positions and calmness come from preparation. Apart from that staying in the moment sounds cliched but it works. He [Shahbaz Ahmed] is a very special player, I am very sure he is going to do special things. He can hit a ball a long way. He backs himself which I like about him.
DELHI CAPITALS 173/7 IN 20 OVERS
DC 173/7 in 20 overs: FOUR! Harshal strays down leg and Kuldeep just pats it behind to the boundary. Dot ball as Kuldeep goes for an ambitious scoop on leg side. Pace off, cutter outside off and Kuldeep swings and misses. 23 runs needed off three balls. FOUR! Short of a length on leg stump and Kuldeep pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. Good yorker on leg stump and Kuldeep makes room to drive on the off but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. Another one on leg stump and Axar pulls to fine leg for just one.
DC 163/7 in 19 overs: OUT! Thakur top edges a pull and Karthik settles under it. Shardul Thakur c Dinesh Karthik b Josh Hazlewood 17(9b 0x4 2x6). Kuldeep is beaten first ball outside off with a slower one. Cut away next ball in front of point for one. FOUR! Width outside off and slashed to the deep cover boundary. Full-toss this time outside off, smashed straight to point, but the batters collect a couple off the overthrow. Another top edge on the pull but this lands safe between the bowler and keeper and Axar survives.
DC 156/6 in 18 overs: Harshal to Axar. Single to deep mid wicket first ball. Wide ball outside off next ball. DC needs 43 runs from 17 balls. Thakur gets a toe end going for a big heave down the ground and it lands just short of the fielder at long off for a single. Another single for Axar off a full-toss outside off. Pace off and Shardul swings and misses outside off. SIX! Full-toss on middle and Shardul spanks it over wide long on. 35 needed now from 13 balls. Shardul plays across the line and collects a single at deep mid wicket.
DC NEEDS 45 RUNS TO WIN FROM 18 BALLS
DC 145/6 in 17 overs: Pant cuts loose outside off, hammering down the ground after stepping out to Siraj. But some sharp fielding by Maxwell at mid off keeps it to just a couple. SIX! Length ball, comes at a comfortable height and Pant pulls this over deep mid wicket for a maximum. OUT! Full-toss outside off, Pant swings and Kohli takes a stunning one-handed catch at cover. Big wicket and that could be the game for Delhi. Rishabh Pant c Virat Kohli b Mohammed Siraj 34(17b 3x4 2x6). Full on the pads and Axar whips it for a single. Slower length ball on off stump and Shardul misses the pull completely as the ball thuds high on his thighpad. Shardul ends up slicing a pull to mid on for a couple.
DC 134/5 in 16 overs: Pant scoops Hasaranga again but gets just one leg-bye. SIX! Shardul sweeps this over wide long-on from outside off. Thakur almost chops on next ball looking to cut it behind late. The ball drops in front of the stumps before trickling behind the keeper. FOUR! Trademark Pant tumble! Sweeps it so very fine that he eventually tumbles over on the off side. SIX! Tossed up outside off and Pant steps out and cleanly deposits this over long on. Single to end the over as Pant cuts through covers off the backfoot.
DC 115/5 in 15 overs: OUT! Rovman Powell nicks behind first ball and pays the price for poking outside off. Rovman Powell c Dinesh Karthik b Josh Hazlewood 0(1b 0x4 0x6). Lalit Yadav is beaten outside off on two consecutive balls. A slower length ball angling into Lalit and he pulls for one at deep square. Pant slashes this length ball to deep cover for one more. Drifting down leg side and wide ball. OUT! Lalit miscues the pull and straight into the hands of the man at deep square leg. Lalit Yadav c Suyash Prabhudessai b Josh Hazlewood 1(4b 0x4 0x6).
DC 112/3 in 14 overs: FOUR! Full on the pads and Pant scoops it behind to the boundary. Another fuller delivery on leg and swept to deep square for two more. Pant paddles behind for one. Doesn't make much of a connection. Another slog sweep from Marsh and it goes straight to deep mid wicket for just a single. FOUR! Another scoop from Pant as the ball trickles to the fine leg boundary after clearing the inner circle. OUT! Marsh is gone. Pant drives straight, Hasaranga gets his fingertips on it and the ball rattles into the stumps at the non-striker's ends as Marsh is found short of his crease. Mitchell Marsh run out (Wanindu Hasaranga) 14(24b 0x4 0x6).
DC 100/2 in 13 overs: Siraj bowls his third. Single for Pant through the covers. Marsh hacks across the line and collects a couple at deep square leg. Digs out another single at deep mid wicket. Pant slashes outside off and ends up almost slicing it behind point. The fielder runs in from from third man, gets to it but cannot hold on to it. Two more dots to end the over as Marsh just cannot get it away. He is on 13 runs from 23 balls.
DC 95/2 in 12 overs: Marsh struggles continue. Dot and single to start Hasaranga's over. Marsh misses the cut first ball before miscuing a sweep and collecting just a single at deep square leg. OUT! Warner switch-hits in front of the stumps and he is gone. It was turning into off stump from middle and Warner missed it as the ball thudded into his thigh. The umpire turned it down but the review confirmed it was hitting off stump straight on. Big wicket! David Warner lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 66(38b 4x4 5x6). Pant doesn't get the connection on the slog sweep and it goes off an inside edge on leg side. Just two runs from the over.
DC 93/1 in 11 overs: Harshal comes around the wicket. Warner moves outside leg stumpa and guides the ball behind point for one. Marsh drills this full one to long on for one more. SIX! In the slot outside off and Warner flicks this over mid wicket. Yorker and single at mid on. Marsh gets another bottom edge trying to drag across from outside off on the leg and takes a single. FOUR! Slower outside off and Warner cuts over point and to the boundary.
DC 79/1 in 10 overs: Shahbaz to bowl. A dot and single to start with as Marsh cuts a bottom edge trying to cut. Four singles from the over as both batters find it hard to middle the ball.
DC 75/1 in 9 overs: Maxwell from the other end. Driven through the covers by Marsh for one. One more for Warner at cover and that brings up his fifty in 29 balls. Just three runs from the first five balls of this over. Warner ends with a couple. A misfield on overthrow allows an extra run.
DC 70/1 in 8 overs: Hasaranga with the ball. Warner has taken off his helmet. Tucked away on leg for a single. Turning into Marsh and he gets an inside edge trying to go back and pull on leg. Pushed to extra cover off the backfoot for one more. SIX! Warner sweeps again in front of the stumps and this goes over deep square leg. Two dots to end the over. Hasaranga keeps it outside off from over the wicket, angling it away from the left-hander.
DC 62/1 in 7 overs: FOUR! Harshal into the attack and Warner drives down the track for a boundary off the first ball. Prabhudessai with a brilliant effort in the deep but it is not enough. Harshal now comes around the wicket. Into Warner's pads who collects a single at mid on. Marsh flicks to wide long on for one more. Length ball outside off and Warner flat-bats it to deep square leg for one more.
DC 57/1 in 6 overs: Hazlewood comes around the wicket to Warner. Angles it into his pads and he misses the flick. FOUR! This one is angling on off stump and Warner backs out on leg and cuts it behind point. Single for him next ball. Marsh dabs to third man for a single and opens his account. Warner shimmies down the wicket and looks to whip it off his pads on leg but is beaten. Hangs back hares for one after pushing to the cover fielder.
DC 50/1 in 5 overs: FOUR! Full on off stump and Warner thumps it down the ground for a boundary. Siraj under fire straightaway. Warner drives on the front foot and Kohli leaps to his left at point and saves what would have been a four to keep it to one. Fifty up for Delhi in just 29 balls.OUT! Siraj darts in a slower one, short of a length, and angling into Shaw. He backs outside leg stump to make room and hands a catch straight at deep square leg. Prithvi Shaw c Anuj Rawat b Mohammed Siraj 16(13b 1x4 1x6). Two dots to end the over. Siraj greets Mitchell Marsh with a yorker.
DC 45/0 in 4 overs: FOUR! Fuller around middle and off and Warner sweeps this behind to the fine leg rope. Two more singles between the batters. Shahbaz strays down leg and wide called. SIX! Warner goes back and pulls this over long on. A half-tracker that was turning in and easy pickings. Another wide down leg side. Warner taps on the leg for a single and keeps strike.
DC 30/0 in 3 overs: SIX! Short of good length on leg and Warner pulls this over fine leg with ease for his second maximum of the innings. Pulled again on leg side but this is a dot ball. Single for Warner on the off. Shaw gets a bottom edge on the pull and it drops in front of him. FOUR! Shaw gets an outside edge on the pull and it flies to the third man boundary. Dot to end the over.
DC 19/0 in 2 overs: Siraj from the other end. Length ball hitting top of off and Shaw defends on the off. The next one is cut away through the covers for a couple. Pushed between cover and point for one more. Short of length on leg and Warner hops to flick it to deep square for a single. SIX! Erred on the fuller side outside off and Shaw clears his front leg and hammers it over wide long on for a maximum. Dot to end the over.
DC 9/0 in 1 over: David Warner and Prithvi Shaw are out to begin the run-chase for Delhi. Maxwell has the new ball. Shaw tucks the first one off his hips for a single. SIX! Flighted outside off and Warner slog sweeps over deep mid wicket. Two dots to follow. Warner goes for another slog sweep on a flighted delivery outside off and gets an inside edge that just misses the stumps. Two singles to end the over.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE 189/5 IN 20 OVERS
RCB 189/5 in 20 overs: Kuldeep will bowl the last over. Full-toss on the pads and swept straight to short fine leg; dot ball. Full on middle stump and Karthik just gets a couple on the sweep. FOUR! Reverse-sweep in front the stump and Karthik gets an under edge that beats Pant and runs to the boundary. Another full-toss but Karthik misses out, heaving it to deep mid wicket for one. Spinning away from Shahbaz outside off and wide called. Eight runs from the first four balls. SIX! Tossed up outside off and Shahbaz gets under it and blasts this over long on for a maximum. Another wide as Kuldeep turns it away too much outside off trying to get it out for Shahhaz's hitting arc. Another wide ball outside off that spins away. Single to end the over and the innings.
RCB 172/5 in 19 overs: Shardul bowls out. Full on the pads and Shahbaz gives Karthik strike with a single. Karthik shuffles across and flicks this full delivery behind square leg for one. LBW appeal and given straightaway. DK reviews immediately and he survives as he got a good chunk of the bat on it. SIX! There is no stopping Karthik as he drags this length ball outside off over deep square leg. Yorker in the blockhole outside off and Karthik gets his bat down a little late and misses it. Dot ball. Wide outside off and Karthik reaches out for it and sweeps it behind square for a single. FOUR! Length ball on leg and Shahbaz pulls this to the deep square leg fence.
RCB 160/5 in 18 overs: FOUR! Not intentional but Karthik gets the same result. He shuffled outside off stump to scoop it to fine leg but got an outside edge that ran away to the boundary in the opposite direction at third an. FOUR! Another slower one angling across on off and Karthik reverse-scoops this behind point. This was intentional. FOUR! Three in a row. A clean hit this one. Reached outside off and drove though the covers to the boundary. SIX! Straight in the slot and Karthik launches this straight down the ground for a maximum. SIX! In the hitting zone again in front of off stump and muscled over the long off rope this time. FOUR! Low full-toss on the stumps and Karthik thumps it down the ground for a boundary. 28 runs from the over. Fifty for Dinesh Karthik in 26 balls.
RCB 132/5 in 17 overs: Slower one by Khaleel just outside off stump and Shahbaz guides behind point for one. Pace off again outside off on a fuller length and steered behind point for one more. SIX! Full on off and Karthik gets on one knee and sweeps over deep mid wicket for a maximum. Karthik shuffles across, Khaleel responds with a wide yorker further outside off and Karthik gets a scrap of the bat on the ball before it goes to the keeper. Another wide yorker outside off and Karthik reverse scoops this to third man for just one. Shahbaz whips off his pads for a couple at deep mid wicket.
RCB 120/5 in 16 overs: Shahbaz cuts behind point for a single as Rahman returns with the ball. RCB needs to get a move on here as just 32 runs have come in the last five overs. Karthik pushes on the off for one more. Full outside off and Shahbaz slashes to deep point for another single. Karthik pulls this length ball on leg to fine leg for one more. Just four singles from the first over balls. Full-toss outside off and Shahbaz swings and misses. Beaten for pace. Another single at deep cover to end the over.
RCB 115/5 in 15 overs: Khaleel in for his third. Starts off with a bouncer that beats Shahbaz's attempted ramp shot. FOUR! Length outside off and Shahbaz cuts it between cover and point to the boundary. One more for Shahbaz at deep cover. Length on off stump and Karthik rushes into the pull to only find a single at deep square leg. Shahbaz hangs back and caresses this length ball outside off for a single through covers. SIX! Karthik finally connects cleanly, pulling it over deep square leg for half a dozen.
RCB 102/5 in 14 overs: Kuldeep starts off with three googlies that turn away outside off from middle. Karthik gets a bottom edge on the third one as he looks to drag this from outside off to leg side. Almost chops one, Pant could have caught it too. Just two singles from this over. A commendable comeback by Kuldeep after that 23-run first over.
RCB 100/5 in 13 overs: Two singles off the first two balls as Karthik and Shahbaz work on leg side. Karthik reaches out to sweep and gets a top edge that reaches deep square leg on the bounce; one more. Just five runs from the over and that's 100 up for Bangalore in 13 overs.
RCB 95/5 in 12 overs: Kuldeep returns. Shahbaz collects one at covers. OUT! Gone! Kuldeep has his revenge. Maxwell steps out and hands this straight to long on. Glenn Maxwell c Lalit Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 55(34b 7x4 2x6). Goes back and pats this on leg side. Karthik pulls but doesn't make a connection. It lands perilously short of deep mid wicket for a single. One more for Shahbaz next ball. Whipped away to mid wicket for one more and DK will keep strike.
RCB 91/4 in 11 overs: A couple of leg-byes to start Shardul's third over. A wide outside off as this slower bouncer drifts beyond the tramline. FOUR! Maxwell flicks it to the fine leg boundary and that's a fifty for Maxwell off just 30 balls. A couple to end the over.
RCB 82/4 in 10 overs: Axar into his third over. Maxwell comes forward to drive through the off for a single. FOUR! Prabhudessai skips down the wicket to muscle this to the boundary between long on and deep mid wicket. OUT! Prabhudessai gets too much ahead of himself and goes for the reverse-sweep only to find the fielder at point. Suyash Prabhudessai c Kuldeep Yadav b Axar Patel 6(5b 1x4 0x6). FOUR! Shahbaz runs it down to the third man boundary with open face of the bat to open his account. A wide down leg side and the batters also run for one. Single to Maxwell to end the over.
RCB 70/3 in 9 overs: FOUR! Kuldeep into the attack and Maxwell greets him with a boundary. Goes back deep in his crease, clear his front leg and pierces the gap between wide long-on and deep mid wicket. Goes back again to pull and this is straighter; long on cuts it but still a couple of runs. SIX! Half-tracker on off stump and Maxwell pulls this over deep square leg to make it 12 runs from three balls. FOUR! Kuldeep darts this wide outside off from Maxwell and he drills this through the covers for four runs. SIX! Maxwell goes deep in his crease again and pulls over deep mid wicket for another maximum. Single to end the over. 23 runs from the over and a much-needed time out for Delhi.
RCB 47/3 in 8 overs: Axar with the ball. Spinning into Maxwell, who uses the depth of the crease t flick to square leg for another risky couple. Comes on straight with the arm and defended back. Next one is flicked through leg side for a single. Prabhudessai drags this one from outside off to slap it to the right of the bowler for one. Maxwell drives this full one and Shaw dives at mid off to save a sure boundary. Another quick single to end the over. The runs are hard to come by for RCB currently.
RCB 42/3 in 7 overs: Shardul returns after the PowerPlay. A bit of shape away on a length outside off and Kohli skips out to defend back to the bowler. OUT! A brilliant direct hit from Lalit Yadav at point and Kohli has to go. Virat Kohli run out (Lalit Yadav) 12(14b 1x4 0x6). Full and straight to Prabhudessai and he gets a thick outside edge to third man for a single. Dot and single for Maxwell. He drives to mid off and hares for a single. Another direct-hit at the non-striker's end would have been trouble. Slower bouncer and Prabhudessai lets it go.
RCB 40/2 in 6 overs: Rahman is back. He angles it across to Maxwell to beat him outside off. FOUR! To o full and Maxwell digs out this slower one on off stump through the covers for a boundary. Single to third man next ball. Rahman comes around the wicket to Kohli. On the fuller side, angling into the pads and Kohli flicks to mid wicket for no run. Another gentle push off the backfoot to third for a single. FOUR! Rahman reverts to over the wicket to Maxwell but strays leg side and Maxwell gets into good position and whips this to the fine leg boundary.
RCB 30/2 in 5 overs: Khaleel continues. Length ball on off stump angling across and Kohli hangs back and dabs to short third for one. Slower ball on leg and Maxwell skies it to mid wicket as he doesn't time the flick over the inner circle and just a single. Two dot balls. Kohli is beaten outside off with some away movement off the pitch. FOUR! Full outside off and Kohli drives down the ground for a boundary at long off. Yorker to end the over and dug out to mid off.
RCB 24/2 in 4 overs: Axar with the ball. Kohli starts with a single. Two singles more. Maxwell gets a bottom edge in front of the stumps after backing out on leg side to make room. FOUR! Width outside off and Maxwell backs outside leg again and nails the cut behind point this time. Swing and miss to end the over.
RCB 17/2 in 3 overs: Khaleel into the attack. Two slips in place for Kohli. Starts off on the fuller side outside off and drives for a single left of the bowler. OUT! Du Plessis steps out and ends up slicing the ball straight to deep backward point. Faf du Plessis c Harshal Patel b Khaleel Ahmed 8(11b 2x4 0x6). Maxwell starts off with two dots. FOUR! Length ball angling across and Maxwell dabs to the third man boundary.
RCB 12/1 in 2 overs: OUT! Shardul strikes first ball. Full on middle, shaping in and hits Rawat flush on the pads as he shuffles across a bit to flick on leg side. Anuj Rawat lbw b Shardul Thakur 0(1b 0x4 0x6). This one shapes away from Kohli and he drives on the front foot through covers for a couple. Cut away next ball for one. FOUR! Good length, moves away just a bit off the pitch and du Plessis reaches out and drives to beat extra cover and finds the boundary. Two dots to end. Du Plessis is beaten on both occasions. First a slower one outside off and then a back of length delivery, pace off and du Plessis is too early into the pull.
RCB 5/0 in 1 over: Du Plessis and Rawat at the crease and Mustafizur Rahman has the new ball. First one is pitched short of a length on middle and it nips in before du Plessis defends back to the bowler. Shapes in again and this is pitched further on leg and beats du Plessis' flicks and raps him on front pad. Appeal for LBW turned down. FOUR! Strays on the pads and du Plessis flicks it behind to the boundary. Rahman adjusts his length, bowls it across outside off and du Plessis drives straight to cover. Good length delivery next up and du Plessis defends again. Slower one and angles across too far outside off; wide called. Yorker on leg and du Plessis digs it out. Just five from the over.
RCB VS DC PLAYING XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (wk) (c), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
Let us know whose leadership skills have impressed you the most so far?
TOSS: Delhi Capitals wins the toss and opts to bowl first. Mitchell Marsh comes in for Sarfaraz Khan. Harshal Patel returns for Royal Challengers Bangalore and replaces Akash Deep in the Playing XI.
18:56 IST: Mitchell Marsh has received his cap for Delhi Capitals. Toss coming up shortly, stay tuned!
IPL 2022 AT WANKHEDE STADIUM
RR beat LSG by three runs (April 10, 2022)
RCB beat RR by four wickets (April 5, 2022)
KKR beat PBKS by six wickets (April 1, 2022)
GT beat LSG by five wickets (March 28, 2022)
KKR beat CSK by five wickets (March 26, 2022)
RCB VS DC LAST FIVE MEETINGS
RCB beat DC by seven wickets (October 8, 2021)
RCB beat DC by one run (April 27, 2021)
DC beat RCB by six wickets (November 2, 2020)
DC beat RCB by 59 runs (October 5, 2020)
DC beat RCB by 16 runs (April 28, 2019)
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping to return to winning ways when it meets Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League clash at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
After three consecutive wins, RCB was defeated by Chennai Super Kings in its last outing, and ahead of a key game, the team, led by Faf du Plessis this season, will have to regroup.
With Harshal Patel likely to be available for selection, RCB’s pace bowling department will be bolstered. Harshal has been a vital cog in the wheel for RCB, adding value with his variations and the ability to bowl in the death overs, and his return will be a boost.
In batting, the team will depend on captain du Plessis and Anuj Rawat for a brisk start, while the middle order would revolve around Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed. Virat Kohli has a couple of 40-plus scores, but he has lacked the consistency; the team will expect runs from him for this game.
The Capitals come into the fixture on the back of a convincing win against Kolkata Knight Riders, and its bowling unit looks potent and well-oiled. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav is the top wicket-taker with 10 scalps, while pacer Khaleel Ahmed has picked up seven wickets.
Prithvi Shaw’s form - he has hit two attacking half-centuries - and David Warner’s experience have ensured that there is solidity at the top. However, there have been troubles in the middle order and the team will hope for captain Rishabh Pant to step up.
Delhi physio Patrick Farhart, meanwhile, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being monitored by the medical team.
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