Result
19th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Oct 5 2020, Indian Premier League
196/4
(20 ov, target 197)
137/9
Capitals won by 59 runs
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
2:14
1m
• Vishal Dikshit

Marcus Stoinis and Kagiso Rabada lead Delhi Capitals' rout of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kohli's team never got going in their chase of 197 as Rabada ended with 4 for 24, the best figures of this IPL

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals196/4(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore137/9(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
RCB: 137/9CRR: 6.85 
Navdeep Saini12 (12)
Yuzvendra Chahal0 (0)
Harshal Patel4-0-43-0
Anrich Nortje4-0-22-2

That is a really interesting choice for the Man of the Match. Not Shaw or Stoinis, but Axar. For what it's worth, our SmartStats agree that Axar was the MVP. A lot of ribbing and joking between him and Iyer as the captain translates his Hindi answers for the TV. A winning team is a happy team. We end on that note. Okaybye

Axar Patel, the Man of the Match: "The way the wicket was, I knew it was holding up. So I was ready to bowl in the Powerplay. And you can see the results for yourself. I spoke to the batsmen who told me it was stopping at them. So my plan was to bowl my stock ball, but bowl them within the stumps and also keep changing the pace. I was looking to defend when I just started, but when the third ball turned, I changed gears and got into attack mode."

Shreyas Iyer: "Getting four out of five, I will take that any day. Kudos to the boys. Also the temperament shown in pressure situations. Strategy was to play with freedom and be fearless. We have got good youngsters in our team who are filled with energy. Just that we have to go out and execute our talent and skill. It is really important for us to get good recovery after the games. It is not easy when you are in the bio bubble. WE try to get into team activities and get to know each other well. It is really saddening when your senior-most player who has been doing so well misses out. We will miss him, but we have got good replacements as well."

Virat Kohli: "It didn't go our way. They got off to a great start, in the next eight we pulled them back, but the last chase got away from us. As I said, we need to grab important chances. It is not like we are dropping half chances, but sitters. Again the execution at the end was not spot on. Chris was really close to playing today but he didn't rally make it. We have four days before the next game so hopefully he will be ready. The good thing is, we have won three out of five. We know we are playing good cricket. We just need to be professional in those big moments. The conversation around chasing has been to have one big partnership. Wtih dew setting in, if you have eight wicket sin hand in the last 10, the game is on even if you need 100 or more. DC are playing some really good cricket. Their batting is fearless. They have got pace, they have got good spinners. I won't say they are unbeatable, but they will be hard to beat. Against this side, you have to bring your A game. We didn't tonight."

Puneet: "It is clear that young Devdutt will have to bring his A game every night if RCB has to go far in the tournament. He won't be under pressure but it clear RCB goes as far as Devdutt takes them."

DC win by 59. That is a big NRR boost, but also a big blip for RCB. Dominant performance. And the thing with DC is that their batsmen are not under too much pressure because their bowlers are in such red-hot form. They can play within themselves if they have a big PP. And then look for 50 off the last four, and take whatever bonus you get, which you will usually do if you have wickets in hand. They played that plan out to perfection: Shaw and Dhawan give them a big PP; they keep going for it, but if they get out you take it easy in the middle over; and then Stoinis and Pant and Hetmyer unleash in the end. Mind you, we haven't yet seen Pant at his best this season. Then you have Rabada, Nortje, Ashwin, Axar. No weak link. Good luck then going after the fifth bowler, a combination of Harshal and Stoinis

19.6
1
HV Patel to Saini, 1 run
short ball, into his body, the inside edge gets them a single
19.5
HV Patel to Saini, no run
slower short ball outside off, and Pant gets his body behind this take as it reaches him on a half-volley
19.5
2w
HV Patel to Chahal, 2 wides
wide down the leg side, and Pant can't make a clean collection as it falls short and wide of him
19.4
1
HV Patel to Saini, 1 run
makes room, swings hard, gets a thick edge to third man
19.3
HV Patel to Saini, no run
quicker ball, cramps him up. Dot
19.2
4
HV Patel to Saini, FOUR runs
Saini getting his own back. He dishes out beamers and bouncers, but is courageous enough to take it when it is thrown at him. Now he gets under a slower ball and lofts it over mid-off
19.1
2
HV Patel to Saini, 2 runs
slower short ball, cut square of third man for two

Not sure if Harshal is back on the field to bowl this last over. he is. So he will close this out

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 127/9CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 70.00 • Need 70 from 6b
Navdeep Saini4 (6)
Anrich Nortje4-0-22-2
Kagiso Rabada4-0-24-4
18.6
w
Nortje to Mohammed Siraj, OUT
full and straight, Siraj is off the cut strip trying to make room. He hits the base of the middle stump
Mohammed Siraj b Nortje 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00
18.5
Nortje to Mohammed Siraj, no run
short ball, follows him as he backs away. Draws a dot
18.4
4
Nortje to Mohammed Siraj, FOUR runs
low full toss, on off, and he does well to make room and squeeze this past point for four
18.3
1
Nortje to Saini, 1 run
on a length, quick, outside off, runs off the outer half of the bat for a single

RiwajAdhikari: "Never seen someone enjoying bowling as much as Rabada does, in any format, any pitch and any day and just so much willing to accept the challenges. Easily the go to bowler for any team he would play for. "

18.2
Nortje to Saini, no run
full toss outside off, yorker gone wrong. Hit to mid-off

Saini to face now. No bouncers please

18.1
1
Nortje to Mohammed Siraj, 1 run
backs away to hit this to deep cover for one

Nortje's last over

end of over 183 runs • 2 wicket
RCB: 121/8CRR: 6.72 • RRR: 38.00 • Need 76 from 12b
Navdeep Saini3 (4)
Mohammed Siraj0 (0)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-24-4
Anrich Nortje3-0-16-1

Rabada: 4-0-24-4

17.6
Rabada to Saini, no run
looks for the five-for with a full straight ball, but Saini defends it well
17.5
Rabada to Saini, no run
short of a length, Saini has no plans of getting behind the line, and Rabada follows him. Beats him

Saini on strike. Two balls to get a five-for

17.4
2
Rabada to Saini, 2 runs
low full toss, nearly a yorker, kept out

Saini has not crossed over. Doesn't fancy it when he is being bounced

17.3
w
Rabada to Udana, OUT
slower ball to Udana, not to Saini. And he gets a top edge as he backs away. Taken at extra cover
I Udana c Iyer b Rabada 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
17.2
1
Rabada to Saini, 1 run
bouncer. Tewatia's, Rashid's, Stoinis's, everyone's revenge will be taken by your Rabada. Mean bouncer, he throws up his hands to protect his face

In comes Saini. Nobody bowl a bouncer or a beamer please. Hat-trick ball for Rabada. Slips come in

Best performances - batsmen
MP Stoinis
53 runs (26)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
0084721022
V Kohli
43 runs (39)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
36806488
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
4
Eco
6.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
AR Patel
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
Eco
4.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Axar Patel
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 days05 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nitin Menon
Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
Prakash Bhatt
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0