In an exciting encounter at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 20 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. It was Delhi’s fifth consecutive loss in the ongoing 16th season of the cash-rich league.
Put in to bat, RCB’s top-order batters, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, got off to a decent start, putting on 46 runs for the first wicket. Kohli continued his good form and scored 50 runs off 34 balls with six fours and one six.
The middle-order batsmen, Mahipal Lomror and Glenn Maxwell, also made valuable contributions of 26 and 24 runs, respectively. Shahbaz Ahmed played a quick-fire knock of 20 runs off 12 balls, which helped RCB to set a challenging target of 175 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
In response, Delhi Capitals started poorly, losing their first three wickets for just two runs on the board. Manish Pandey tried to hold the innings together and scored a gritty half-century, but the RCB bowlers were too good for the Capitals’ middle order.
Vijaykumar Vyshak was the pick of the bowlers for RCB, picking up three wickets for 20 runs in his four overs. Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel also picked up important wickets for RCB. Delhi Capitals could only manage to score 151 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their 20 overs, falling short by 23 runs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Back to winning ways 🙌@RCBTweets register a 23-run win at home and clinch their second win of the season 👏👏
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/xb3InbFbrg #TATAIPL | #RCBvDC pic.twitter.com/5lE5gWQm8H
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 15, 2023
Two points ✅
Chinnaswamy – brilliant as always 👌 pic.twitter.com/ewLWaENrU4
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 15, 2023
Back to winning ways! 🙌
Top drawer performance on the field and here we are with✌️ points in the 💼#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #IPL2023 #RCBvDC pic.twitter.com/vxrqJUQcrp
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 15, 2023
Royal Challengers Bangalore hand Delhi Capitals their fifth consecutive loss. #cricket #RCBvsDC #ipl2023
📸: JioCinema/IPL | https://t.co/QTJBkYkgib #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/9BllH94bU3
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 15, 2023
Started with the brilliance of @imVkohli and then an outstanding spell from the debutant Vijaykumar Vyshak, it’s been a great performance from @RCBTweets at their home!! @imkuldeep18 & @mdsirajofficial were fantastic too!! Hoping to see a great comeback from the @DelhiCapitals!!
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 15, 2023
RCB beat DC by 23 runs, total dominance at home.
Stars are Kohli, Vijaykumar, Siraj.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 15, 2023
Brilliant deception to get rid of David Warner from Vijaykumar Vyshak. Congratulations buddy for your first ipl wicket 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 15, 2023
Virat Kohli won 4 Awards tonight including the Player Of The Match award.
What a day for King Kohli! pic.twitter.com/SXxzd1jDSS
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 15, 2023
Plenty of smiles by Marsh but it's a 23 run win for RCB!
👉 https://t.co/oKW9KTIvSs 👈#IPL2023 | #RCBvDC pic.twitter.com/odclvdC5ZH
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) April 15, 2023
Back to the drawing board for us after a tough loss at Chinnaswamy.#YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2023 #RCBvDC pic.twitter.com/N11n5H10lv
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 15, 2023
Virat Kohli scoring half century, took 3 catches and RCB won. What a day for us❤️ pic.twitter.com/iek9cif44b
— Pari (@BluntIndianGal) April 15, 2023
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