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IPL 2019 highlights: DC win by 16 runs, qualify for playoffs after 7 years

Half-centuries by Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer's coupled with late cameos from Sherfane Rutherford and Axar Patel powered Delhi Capitals to 187.

IPL 2019, DC vs RCB

Virat Kohli. Photo: PTI

In Match 46 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), Delhi Capitals qualified for the IPL play-offs for the first time since 2012 after a convincing 16-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Ferozshah Kotla ground on Sunday.  Entertaining knocks from captain Shreyas Iyer (52 off 37) and Shikhar Dhawan (50 off 37) helped Delhi put up a daunting 187 for five before the bowlers delivered once again to stop the RCB at 171 for seven.  It was Delhi's eighth win in 12 games, giving them the 16 points needed to seal a top-four berth. Chennai Super Kings were the first team to quality for the play-offs. On the other hand, it is all but over for the Virat Kohli-led RCB, following their eighth loss in 12 games. With 62 needed off the last five overs, the Delhi bowling attack, led by spinners Amit Mishra (2/29) and Axar Patel (1/26), produced another commendable performance after RCB made a promising start. 

 
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IPL 2019: Match 46, DC vs RCB full scorecard

 
RCB opener Parthiv Patel initially resisted the Delhi attack with aplomb, hitting a belligerent 39 off 20 balls with five boundaries and a six while Kohli seemed happy to play spectator at the non-striker's end.
 
Although it was Delhi's home game but when Kohli survived a caught behind call on 4, it seemed most of the fans had turned up to cheer for the Indian skipper, who did not disappoint and hit the very next ball for a towering six.
 
The Delhi bowlers replied strongly to the onslaught by the openers by dismissing the duo in quick succession, Kagiso Rabada scalped the wicket off Parthiv while Axar Patel accounted for Kohli (23 off 17), who was caught by Rutherford in the deep.
 
Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals for RCB as their batsmen failed to make an impact. Patel took a stunning catch at the boundary to dismiss AB de Villiers (17 off 19) in the 12th over and South African Heinrich Klaasen (3) soon followed him into the dressing room.
 
Shivam Dube (24), who was dropped on 3, was then caught by Dhawan, eliciting the trade-mark thigh-slap celebration from the Indian opener.
 
RCB seemed to be leading towards victory when Marcus Stoinis (32 not out off 24)and Gurkeerat Singh (27 off 19) were in the middle of a blistering stand but the total proved to be too much in the end.

Earlier, half centuries by Dhawan and Iyer coupled with late cameos from Sherfane Rutherford and Axar Patel had powered Delhi to a strong total.

Keeping in mind the extremely dry nature of the wicket, Iyer opted to bat first.
The openers began the Delhi innings on a steady note. Dhawan sliced Umesh Yadav over cover point to hit the first boundary for his team. Shaw also hit four boundaries and looked in dangerous form but couldn't capitalise on his good start and perished for 18 in the fourth over with Yadav providing the first breakthrough for the visitors.

Skipper Iyer edged the first ball he faced to the boundary. His innings of 52 was laced with two fours and three sixes. On the other end, Dhawan continued hitting boundaries at regular intervals to the packed crowd's delight. The home team reached to 88/1 at the halfway mark. The duo shared a 68-run stand and looked to set a huge target.

However, there was a shift in momentum as Yuzvendra Chahal, who was the pick of the bowlers, dismissed Dhawan as he tried to reach out and sweep the ball in the 13th over. The spinner than dismissed danger man Rishabh Pant for 7 in his next over. Delhi then lost wickets of Iyer and Colin Ingram (11) in quick succession. Delhi were struggling at 141 for 5 when Rutherford ( 28 off 13 balls) and Patel (16 off 9) walked in to share a 46-run partnership with 20 runs coming off the last over.


8:00 PM

Man of the match

7:43 PM

7:35 PM

Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs and qualify for playoffs

7:32 PM

Over 20; DC win

Over Summary: Wd 1 W 0 6 0 1  ; RCB: 171-7

Rabada continues 
 
Ball 6: A single for Stoinis
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Stoinis smashes towards deep mid-wicket for SIX
 
Ball 3: DOT

Umesh Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Sundar OUT. Washington Sundar c Shreyas Iyer b Rabada 1(2)

Ball 1: Stoinis collects a single off the first ball. 
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side
7:27 PM

Over 19

Over Summary: 1 0 1 W 1 1  ; RCB: 162-9

Ishant continues
 
Ball 6: Stoinis hits towards extra cover for a single
 
Ball 5: Washington Sundar, left handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single. 
 
Ball 4: Mann gets an edge and Pant takes a STUNNER. Gurkeerat Singh c Pant b Ishant 27(19) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Stoinis edges and Pant saves a certain four, a single taken. 
 
Ball 2: Stoinis goes for big swing, misses. DOT
 
Ball 1: Mann hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single
7:22 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 30 runs in 12 balls
7:21 PM

Over 18; CRR: 8.78 REQ: 15

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 2 0  ; RCB: 158-5
 
Ball 6: A brilliant yorker and Stoinis fails to get a connection, DOT
 
Ball 5: A yorker and Stoinis squeezes to mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Mann hits a short delivery uppishly to long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 3: A yorker and Stoinis gets an edge to backward point, one run taken. 
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Mann hoicks to deep fine leg for a single.,
 
Ball 1: Stonis tucks to square leg for a single. 
7:17 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 36 runs in 18 balls
7:17 PM

Over 17; CRR: 8.94 REQ: 12

Over Summary: 4 1L 1 6 4 0  ; RCB: 152-5

Ishant Sharma [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Ishant beats Mann by a slow delivery
 
Ball 5: Mann gets a top-edge over short third-man for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: Mann wallopes towards mid-wicket for SIX. 
 
Ball 3: Stoinis drills the yorker to long-off for a single
 
Ball 2: Mann collects a leg byes for RCB
 
Ball 1: Mann hits through square leg for FOUR. 
7:09 PM

Time-out

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 52 runs in 24 balls
7:09 PM

Over 16; CRR: 8.5 REQ: 13

Over Summary: 0 6 1 1 1 1  ; RCB: 136-5

Sandeep Lamichhane [2.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mann works towards mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Stoinis drags towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Mann cuts the googly awkwardly to backward point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Stonis pushed towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Stoinis hits straight down the ground for GIGANTIC SIX. 
 
Ball 1: Stoinis blocks
7:05 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore need 62 runs in 30 balls
7:05 PM

Over 15; CRR: 8.4 REQ: 12.4

Over Summary: Wd 2 0 1 4 2 1  ; RCB: 126-5 

Mishra continues
 
Ball 6: Stoinis hits towards long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Stoinis cuts towards deep point for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Stoinis hits straight down the ground, one bounce for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Mann drives to deep extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 2: DOT as Mann fails to manouver the googly

Ball 1: Mann slices it towards deep point for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 1: WIDE
7:01 PM

Over 14

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 1; RCB: 115-5

Axar Patel [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack and concedes only 4 runs
7:01 PM

Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease
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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 1:28 PM IST

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