full toss, smacked down to long on for a single. Delhi make the playoffs!
Kohli has given more than a hint that he ain't going to rest. We'll sign off from this game with some pleasant news for Indian tennis fans. After defeating former US Open champion Sam Stosur, India's Ankita Raina is now targeting a spot at the Tokyo Olympics.
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?
Last ball. Delhi ready to celebrate
huge swing and miss at a back of a length on-speed delivery
pulled over midwicket! This slower ball sat up, he was ready and whacked it flat over deep midwicket
short ball, 149kph, he tries to pull, gets a bottom edge onto pad and it rolls away
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
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
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"
slower ball pushed down leg and called wide
26 needed off 6. Rabada to bowl
slower ball wide of off, it deceives Stoinis as he swings too early, gets it off the toe to point
short ball banged in, he tries to pull but mistimes it to midwicket
Washington Sundar in
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.
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!
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
good length outside off, 125kph, he heaves as hard as he can but just drags this along the ground to deep midwicket
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"
yorker again on leg, he's back and pushes this to the circle at midwicket and they run really well for two
banged in back of a length, he miscues a heave down to long on, it falls short of the man
brilliant yorker, 145kph, Stoinis can only dig it out to point
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"
good length, into leg stump, he sits back and tucks this behind square
beaten trying to heave over the leg side again! It stayed a touch low and went under the bat and past off stump
|Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|Toss||Delhi Capitals, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||28 April 2019 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Delhi Capitals 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0|