Match Details

DC vs RCB 22nd Match, IPL 2021

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RCB won by 1 run
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S Hetmyer Logo
S Hetmyer Jersy



S Hetmyer
4s: 2
6s: 4
R Pant Logo
R Pant Jersy



R Pant
4s: 6
6s: 0
M Siraj Logo
M Siraj Jersy



M Siraj

Econ: 11.00
18th Over:
= 21
Last Over:
= 11
This Over:
= 12
DCDC - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4943
10 Over 7462
15 Over 107111
RCBRCB - 1st Innings
6 Over 4736
10 Over 6768
15 Over 108115
20 Over 168171


Inn 1
Inn 2
Sourya: We hope you enjoyed that proverbial thriller as much as we did. It is time for us to say goodbye. I, Sourya Chowdhury, will now take your leave along with my co-commentators Vikhyat Jain and Arijit Kundu. Goodnight. See you soon.
Sourya: So after an IPL classic, RCB have gone top of the table with 5 wins from 6 games. A truly impressive beginning to this year's edition by the perennial underachievers. Could this be their year? CSK are second, while DC are third four wins from 6 games.
Virat Kohli: At one stage I did [feel it was getting awya]. But the way Siraj started the last over gave us confidence. He finished clinically in the end. I still feel we could have done things differently. In the field a couple of lapses.. Maxi, AB, Rajat had some nice innings. For the most part I think we were top in this game with our bowlers. We felt 160-165 was par. It was a bit two-paced. There wasn't any dew tonight thanks to that little sandstorm in the middle and we ended up bowling with a dry ball. If you look at our bowling line-up, Maxi's still not bowling, he's the 7th option. As a captain I can bowl guys at different stages, take the load off one another. And Maxi is yet to bowl. We've always had batting but now bowling as well. I choose to be optimistic. You do well pressure as captain, when you do this a long time you need to manage that. I generally go with the gut feeling of the bowler. A lot of credit goes to this guy behind me [AB], he hasn't played competitive cricket in five months but he keeps doing this.
Mohammed Siraj: I was only thinking that my yorker's coming out well. It's what I execute in tough situations, so I was confident in my yorker. That's all I was thinking about. If you aren't clear you'll miss your execution, and so I went in with clarity. If they hit you, you can't help that, you just execute. Confidence has played a big part in my game. Playing Test cricket has improved my line and length and I've just been bowling that. It also helped to learn from players like Ishant and Bumrah.
Rishabh Pant: Feeling disappointed. I think they were 10-15 runs extra on this wicket but Hetty played a brilliant innings, because of him we got close. When we had 14 or 16 to go, we were planning that whoever has strike has to go for it. We counted the overs really well but in the end the spinners didn't get the help we thought they would, that's why I went with Stoinis for the last over. It's good to take positives from all matches, as a young team we want to improve each and every day.
Sourya: Inserted into bat first, the RCB openers Paddikal and Virat Kohli both got starts and then got out. Kohli played a poor shot to play on, while Glenn Maxwell played a few lusty blows before chancing his arms one too many times. It was left to the magician, AB De Villers and newcomer Rajat Patidar to rebuild the innings. ABD was at his imperious best and hit the ball to all corners of the ground, innovating on his feet. He creamed Marcus Stoinis during an expensive last over that proved to be the difference in the end. He took RCB to a competitive 171/5, staying not out on 75. Most DC bowlers got wickets, with Ishant Sharma, playing his first game, getting figures of 1/26.
Sourya: For RCB, Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel was the pick of the bowlers with 2/37, while Siraj got Smith out through a caught behind and also bowled that crucial last over dexterously
Set 172 for a win, Delhi's openers did not turn on the magic like the other nights tonight, with Shikhar Dhawan getting out to a cheap shot and Prithvi Shaw nicking a loosener to the keeper. Steve Smith also failed and Delhi fell behind the eight ball at the mid point with Pant and Marcus Stoinis having to rebuild the innings on a pitch that was slowing down a little. When Stoinis got out with the score at 92, a lot was still needed to be done. But Hetmyer began an astonishing counter-attack to blitz his way to 53 off 25 balls comprising four maximums and Delhi would have fancied their chances heading into the last over. But Pant and Hetmyer, both half-centurions on the night, just fell short in a hugely entertaining encounter.
Sourya: So the mother of all battles has come to an end here with RCB prevailing over DC by 1 run in a crucial game between two of the high-flyers of the season. The Delhi franchise needed 14 runs off the last over with Shimron Hetmyer breathing fire and Rishabh Pant also well-set and ready to take his team home. But Mohammad Siraj held his nerve despite giving away boundaries to get RCB over the line by 1 run.
Arijit: Siraj and Harshal have pulled the game brilliantly. They are the standouts in the death tonight.
OVER 20.0
Delhi Capitals
Rishabh Pant
Shimron Hetmyer
Mohammed Siraj
19.6 Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant
4 FOUR off the last ball but DC falls short of 1 run. Hetmyer, Pant and the dug-out is left is despair and cannot believe that they have lost by just 1 run. Well when DC is playing you have to have last ball encounters. A full ball outside-off and Pant slices it over the [point fielder for a boundary
Arijit: The game has moved on to the last ball. 6 runs off the final ball . Whoa!! What a contest!! Surely a seat thriller.
19.5 Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant
4 FOUR!!!! Siraj misses and Pant hits!!! A full-toss and Pant swings hard at it but he gets a slice over the point fielder for a boundary. 6 runs off the last ball required
19.4 Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant
2 A full ball in the block hole and Pant flicks it to the deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 10 required from 2 balls
Arijit: This is beauty!! Beauty from Siraj in front of two deadly , set southpaws.
19.3 Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant
0 What a ball!! A dot ball at this stage is what RCB wanted. A yorker and Pant plays it back to the bowler, dot ball
19.2 Mohammed Siraj to Shimron Hetmyer
1 Siraj is delivering for his team under pump, a yorker and Hetmyer jams it out for a single only
19.1 Mohammed Siraj to Rishabh Pant
1 A full-toss on the pads of Pant who flicks it one bounce to the deep square leg region for a single, a potential scoring opportunity missed