Result
55th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Nov 2 2020, Indian Premier League
152/7
(19/20 ov, target 153)
154/4
Capitals won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
21d
• Hemant Brar

Dhawan, Rahane fifties seal second place for Capitals; RCB make playoffs too

Anrich Nortje, who won the Player-of-the-Match award, took three wickets for the Capitals

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore152/7(20 overs)
Delhi Capitals154/4(19 overs)
end of over 1916 runs
DC: 154/4CRR: 8.1 
Rishabh Pant8 (7)
Marcus Stoinis10 (5)
Mohammed Siraj3-0-29-1
Washington Sundar4-0-24-1

9:44pm And that is it from tonight! A frenzied last couple of days has come down to a simple equation before the final league match of the season: A win takes SRH through, a loss for them takes KKR through. We'll see you tomorrow. Good night!

Anrich Nortje: I think, I say it time and time again, just the basics. We just had a couple of guys doing the basics right. It wasn't one guy doing something special. Small things started feeling a little better again, the rhythm. Spoke to KG and he said the same as well. We were speaking about the bigger boundaries, maybe try and hit them there. At the start it's difficult. So just try and use the conditions. There was a little bit of dew at the end of our bowling innings, so just try and use the conditions. Yorker would have been the go-to options, but I just thought let's just try and change it up. Especially for the new guys, it's difficult picking length coming in.

Anrich Nortje is the Man of the Match.

Shreyas Iyer: Chuffed with the performance. We knew it was a do or die and we just focused on the win, not NRR. The teams who won in the latter half completely changed the scenario. It's a really competitive tournament for sure. I feel that the bowlers were really up with their plans and knew what they had to execute. We had a few sessions back in the hotel and the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition and it worked out today. Mumbai are one of the best teams in the tournament. We need to keep things simple, that's what we discussed in the meetings. Stick to the basics. The more you keep things simple, the easier it gets.

Ajinkya Rahane: Ricky told me when we came here that I would bat No. 3. It's a good number to bat on. Luckily we restricted them to 152. In the end it was all about having a partnership with Shikhar and it worked out. It was all about playing with intent and getting that partnership going. We were not thinking too much about any target, just batting with intent. It was disappointing to get out. I wanted to finish the team. We know how funny this game is. But in the end good to win this game and qualify.

Virat Kohli: It's a mixed bag. you come to games to try and get a result your way. Through probably the 11th over, the 17.3 mark was informed by the management. Even if the game was drifting away, we controlled the middle overs well enough. I think we've played good enough cricket in this tournament to qualify. We have two games to the final now. We can be more brave in the back end, probably be better in the powerplay (with the ball) which has been our strength. You take what you can with these games.


9:22pm Delhi will breathe easy. It's been a hard path into this final league game for them, four losses in a row. But they did the job with the ball and gave themselves a fairly comfortable target to chase. Not a lot of risks needed, and a chase tailor-made for someone like Rahane, who kept them ticking as Dhawan reverted to his rollicking form after coming into this with two consecutive ducks. The first qualifier fixture is confirmed: Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals in Dubai. This is the second consecutive season that Delhi are through to the playoffs. RCB will play one of KKR and SRH in the Eliminator at this venue.

18.6
4
Mohammed Siraj to Pant, FOUR runs
top edge clears the keeper and Delhi Capitals will get two shots at the final. Short ball across the corridor, looks for the pull again but that is too high for him
18.5
Mohammed Siraj to Pant, no run
short and across the corridor. Inside edge onto his body saves him from being bowled. Trickles out to the keeper
18.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Stoinis, 1 run
full and just outside off, mistimed slog down to long-on along the floor

Shashwat: "Poor chahal...being blamed for being short...cruel game is cricket!!"

18.3
2
Mohammed Siraj to Stoinis, 2 runs
short of a length and wide outside off. Hammered on the up to sweeper's right
18.3
1w
Mohammed Siraj to Stoinis, 1 wide
short and down leg side, beaten on the whip
18.2
6
Mohammed Siraj to Stoinis, SIX runs
just over Chahal at deep square! Kohli brings out the teapot. He reckons that should have been taken. Short and up at the chest. Top edge on the pull and it hangs despairingly in the air as Chahal takes a few steps back. Flicks his index finger and is over the line
18.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Pant, 1 run
short and at leg stump, has a massive heave and miscues the pull to deep backward square
18.1
1w
Mohammed Siraj to Pant, 1 wide
good length and wide outside off, left alone

15 off 13. This is the IPL for twists at the end. Can Siraj provide it? He's over the wicket.

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 138/4CRR: 7.66 • RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
Marcus Stoinis1 (2)
Rishabh Pant3 (4)
Washington Sundar4-0-24-1
Shahbaz Ahmed4-0-26-2

ajay kashyap: "Now Bangalore also past the line that keeps them alive, mathematically ;)" --- It's official now, Delhi and Bangalore are both in the playoffs. This battle is now for second place. And KKR need SRH to lose tomorrow to qualify.

17.6
Washington Sundar to Stoinis, no run
good length and just outside off, punched to extra cover off the back foot
17.5
1
Washington Sundar to Pant, 1 run
good length and just outside off, punched to long-off
17.4
Washington Sundar to Pant, no run
short of a length and gets stuck between Pant's legs as he misses on the pull. LBW appeal is turned down. He's around the wicket and that's probably going down

Monty: "Whoever was complaining about DC not making this match interesting enough, your wish is coming true with those wickets."

17.3
1
Washington Sundar to Stoinis, 1 run
good length on leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket off the back foot
17.2
w
Washington Sundar to Rahane, OUT
steered straight to short third. Short of a length and across middle stump. Tries to use the angle to play the reverse lap. It comes off the top edge and is an easy take. Rahane's put them on the brink, can't take them over
AM Rahane c Dube b Washington Sundar 60 (46b 5x4 1x6) SR: 130.43

There hasn't been a boundary since Dhawan got out

BeardGuy: "Praise Shahbaz! (See what I did there?)"

17.1
2
Washington Sundar to Rahane, 2 runs
good length on leg stump, steps out and drags that to deep midwicket's left

Sundar around

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 134/3CRR: 7.88 • RRR: 6.33 • Need 19 from 18b
Ajinkya Rahane58 (44)
Rishabh Pant2 (2)
Shahbaz Ahmed4-0-26-2
Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-29-0

That's Delhi past the line that keeps them alive, mathematically

16.6
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahane, 1 run
full on middle stump, driven down to long-on with the angle
16.5
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Pant, 1 run
good length and pushed across off stump. Steps out and slices to sweeper
16.4
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahane, 1 run
good length on leg stump, leans in and flicks to deep midwicket

Arumugham GR: "Are we asking a team that lost 4 consecutive matches and playing for its life in the tournament to be aggressive to eliminate the other team?"

16.3
1
Shahbaz Ahmed to Pant, 1 run
full and into leg stump, jabbed to midwicket's left
Best performances - batsmen
AM Rahane
60 runs (46)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
30701310621
S Dhawan
54 runs (41)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
cut shot
14 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
7682122512
Best performances - bowlers
A Nortje
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
Eco
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shahbaz Ahmed
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
Eco
6.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossDelhi Capitals , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Anrich Nortje
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days02 November 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chris Gaffaney
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Virender Sharma
Reserve Umpire
Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
Manu Nayyar
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0