Match : 19
Teams : Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Capitals(DC)
Venue : Dubai International Stadium , Dubai
Toss : Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have won the toss and elected to Bowl first
Team Update: For RCB, they had two changes Adam Zampa and Gurkeerat Singh Mann replaced by All-rounder Moen Ali, Mohammad Siraj to strengthen their bowling department. For Delhi Capitals they had one change in place of Amit Mishra they played with Axar Patel.
This IPL tournament is getting more competitive on each day, every match is important for each team to move up in the points Table . In this match result, they are fighting for the NO:1 position in the points table IPL 2020.
Here is our Review and analysis of the match between RCB & DC,
In the First Innings, Delhi Capitals started their innings in aggressive mode and started striking RCB bowlers in the early stage of their innings. Prithvi Shaw’s opening skill was impressive. Both openers from Delhi Capitals took their own responsibility , scoring at a run rate of 10 an over. For Rcb, except Washington Sundar, everyone looked quite expensive compared to the previous game. Then , Mohammad Siraj got the breakthrough for RCB, took the important wicket of Prithvi Shaw. After that, RCB took control of the game and got the wickets of Shikar Dhawan & Shreyas Iyer without giving space to their batting line up. Then , Marcus Stoinis & Rishab Pant joined for the huge partnership at the end without losing the momentum , and took charge of RCB bowlers. Even RCB best strike bowlers , like Navdeep Saini & Chahal were expensive .Marcus Stoinis registered his second IPL fifty in this tournament (IPL 2020).Also, there fielding was also a little bit concern, Chahal dropped some early chances for Marcus Stoinis. Also, Pant & Stoinis scored partnership 89 which helped to set the target of 197 to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
For Royal Challengers Bangalore ,Mohammad Siraj was impressive with his spell when compared with other bowlers , he took the important wickets of Shaw and Pant at the right time in the innings.Finally, Delhi Scored 196 -4 in 20 overs.
In the Second Innings, on chasing these kind of 190+ scores in the venue like Dubai, was quite difficult for the chasing team until or unless they had a good start in powerplay, with this scoreboard pressure , RCB lost their top- order batsman wickets within the powerplay, Shreyas iyer attacking captaincy and the way he used his five prime bowlers within the powerplay cost them wicket. AB De Villiers early wicket in the second innings completely changed the game towards Delhi Capitals.On the other hand Skipper Virat Kohli tried his best for this huge run chase , against Rabada exceptional bowling he got out for 43runs under pressure.
Then, RCB were out of winning context which made Delhi Capitals to register their fourth victory in this IPL 2020 and tops the points table .
Result: Delhi Capitals Won by 59 Runs
Game Changer of the match:
Stoinis extraordinary knock at the first Innings was the game changing moment which helped Delhi to set the huge total against RCB.
Drawbacks of RCB:
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a quite positive start in the tournament compared to other years, they had a solid opening partnership in their previous winning games, but in this match their scoreboard pressure made them choose attacking shots earlier against Strong bowling team Delhi . If Finch and Devdutt had a decent partnership, it would be easy for them to chase these types of scores. Hope they will bounce back in the next game .
Positives for DC:
Delhi Capiatals had an extraordinary batting depth in their team as well as the Indian batting strength made them to choose two overseas bowlers , Nortje & Rabada became the pillar of their bowling . Also Axar patel was bowling a quick economical spell in the middle with wicket. If any bowler fails on their bad day they have Stoinis as a sixth bowling option. Delhi Capitals looks very strong on both batting and bowling and we could see the Ricky ponting influence in prithvi shaw batting and Shreyas Captaincy. Once again they reached the top of the table in IPL 2020.
Man of the Match:
Axar Patel was awarded man of the match for his excellent spell and two important wickets at the right time.