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46th Match (D/N), Delhi, Apr 28 2019, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 188)171/7
Capitals won by 16 runs
player of the match
Shikhar Dhawan
Delhi Capitals
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Delhi Capitals hold off Royal Challengers Bangalore to make playoffs after six-year gap

Amit Mishra and Kagiso Rabada lead a strong performance with the ball after fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals187/5(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore171/7(20 overs)
end of over 209 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 171/7CRR: 8.55 
Marcus Stoinis32 (24)
Umesh Yadav0 (0)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-31-2
Ishant Sharma4-0-40-1

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Virat Kohli: It was an important toss, but even after losing it, the way we bowled was nice. Showed character but the game got away, 185 on that pitch with three spinners in their ranks was going to be tough. We were thinking 160-165, we had a chance. In crunch moments, Delhi played better than us. With the bat, we started very well. PP was outstanding, I got off to a start but me and AB getting out to balls you don't get out to changed it. We can only focus on having fun, that's what we decided to do and has helped us win four out of the last six games. We don't want to take too much pressure. The fun factor should never go away, we still got two games and we'll work hard. We'll go out there, expressive cricket and be positive. When we're done with the two games, we'll sit down and see where this tournament goes.

Delhi Capitals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs. Great team performance by the Capitals. They make the playoffs for the first time since 2012. RCB can still mathematically make it but they need a lot of luck now and it seems very unlikely.

How good was Rabada tonight? 36 off 18 is very much in the realms of possibility in a modern-day T20 chase. To deliver two tight overs and give nothing away to close out the game, absolute masterclass. For Ishant to come back the way he did after bowling a poor 17th over was equally commendable.

Shreyas Iyer has been superb as captain. The least experienced in the field of eight, but has he got it all right at different times?

19.6
1
Rabada to Stoinis, 1 run

full toss, smacked down to long on for a single. Delhi make the playoffs!

Last ball. Delhi ready to celebrate

19.5
Rabada to Stoinis, no run

huge swing and miss at a back of a length on-speed delivery

19.4
6
Rabada to Stoinis, SIX runs

pulled over midwicket! This slower ball sat up, he was ready and whacked it flat over deep midwicket

19.3
Rabada to Stoinis, no run

short ball, 149kph, he tries to pull, gets a bottom edge onto pad and it rolls away

19.2
W
Rabada to Sundar, OUT

caught at long on! The slower ball does it. He camped back and tried to launch a slower ball over long on, got under it and Iyer stood well inside the rope and took the simple catch

Washington Sundar c Iyer b Rabada 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

Navjot S Bhatia: "While we have seen players dropping dollies in the field this season.. DC have held on to some of the difficult catches today : 2 for Patel , Dhawan and that last one by Pant was brilliant." Rabada around the wicket

19.1
1
Rabada to Stoinis, 1 run

slower ball banged in, he pulls along the ground to deep midwicket for a single

Mahboob: "Good captaincy here by Shreyas this is a key factor for winning matches in IPL. Good captain with fair team winning mantra"

19.1
1w
Rabada to Stoinis, 1 wide

slower ball pushed down leg and called wide

26 needed off 6. Rabada to bowl

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 162/6CRR: 8.52 RRR: 26.00 • Need 26 from 6b
Marcus Stoinis24 (19)
Washington Sundar1 (1)
Ishant Sharma4-0-40-1
Kagiso Rabada3-0-22-1
18.6
1
Sharma to Stoinis, 1 run

slower ball wide of off, it deceives Stoinis as he swings too early, gets it off the toe to point

18.5
1
Sharma to Sundar, 1 run

short ball banged in, he tries to pull but mistimes it to midwicket

Washington Sundar in

18.4
W
Sharma to Gurkeerat, OUT

What a catch by Pant! Full and wide of off, he swings as hard as he can, gets a thick edge, Pant flings his right hand high to his right and it sticks in the middle of the glove! Incredible reflexes.

Gurkeerat Singh Mann c †Pant b Sharma 27 (31m 19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 142.1
18.3
1
Sharma to Stoinis, 1 run

full wide yorker, he gets a bottom edge off the toe, Pant makes a great stop to save four as it skidded low to his right!

18.2
Sharma to Stoinis, no run

beaten by a brilliant slower ball wide of off! It shot low under the bat as he swung hard

Third man and fine leg and deep square in the circle

18.1
1
Sharma to Gurkeerat, 1 run

good length outside off, 125kph, he heaves as hard as he can but just drags this along the ground to deep midwicket

Ishant again

end of over 186 runs
RCB: 158/5CRR: 8.77 RRR: 15.00 • Need 30 from 12b
Marcus Stoinis22 (16)
Gurkeerat Singh Mann26 (17)
Kagiso Rabada3-0-22-1
Ishant Sharma3-0-36-0
17.6
Rabada to Stoinis, no run

yorker wide of off, and he's beaten! Incredible over from Rabada

baryalay mushta: "DC were 152 in 18 overs . RCB concede 36 in last two over can they score it last three"

17.5
2
Rabada to Stoinis, 2 runs

yorker again on leg, he's back and pushes this to the circle at midwicket and they run really well for two

17.4
1
Rabada to Gurkeerat, 1 run

banged in back of a length, he miscues a heave down to long on, it falls short of the man

17.3
1
Rabada to Stoinis, 1 run

brilliant yorker, 145kph, Stoinis can only dig it out to point

17.2
1
Rabada to Gurkeerat, 1 run

slower ball bouncer, he hooks this to fine leg but it lands well short of the man on the rope

Gautam Khosla : "Seeing the scenario in this match reminds me of the match between KXIP and DC in 2013 where Hussey and Gurkeerat won the match out of nowhere for KXIP... similar situation today with an overseas player + Gurkeerat"

17.1
1
Rabada to Stoinis, 1 run

good length, into leg stump, he sits back and tucks this behind square

Rabada again

end of over 1716 runs
RCB: 152/5CRR: 8.94 RRR: 12.00 • Need 36 from 18b
Gurkeerat Singh Mann24 (15)
Marcus Stoinis18 (12)
Ishant Sharma3-0-36-0
Sandeep Lamichhane3-0-36-0
16.6
Sharma to Gurkeerat, no run

beaten trying to heave over the leg side again! It stayed a touch low and went under the bat and past off stump

Best performances - batters
SS Iyer player portrait
SS Iyer
52 runs (37)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
slog shot
14 runs
0 four
2 sixes
4223131621
Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan
50 runs (37)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
0 four
1 six
4311256811
Best performances - bowlers
Amit Mishra portrait
A Mishra
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
ECO
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
ECO
7.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossDelhi Capitals, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20
Match days28 April 2019 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Nitin Pandit
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0