Match Details

DC vs RCB 50th Match, IPL 2023

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DC
187-316.4
Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets 🏆
RCB
20.0181-4
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R Rossouw Logo
R Rossouw Jersy

35

(22)

R Rossouw
35(22)
4s: 1
6s: 3
SR:159.09
+
A Patel Logo
A Patel Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 1
SR:266.67
G Maxwell Logo
G Maxwell Jersy

0-14

(1.4)

G Maxwell

0-14(1.4)
Econ: 8.40
14th Over:
1
1
0
6
1
0
 
= 9
15th Over:
0
1
0
2nb
0
2
1
 
= 7
Last Over:
1
4
W
6
1
1
 
= 13
This Over:
1
1
0
6
 
= 8
DCDC - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 5270
10 Over 101115
15 Over 160166
RCBRCB - 1st Innings
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6 Over 5051
10 Over 8579
15 Over 129126
20 Over 188181

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That's it form our coverage of match 50 of the Indian Premier League 2023. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshaya Krishna and scorer Paras Yadav. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Phil Salt (Player of the Match): "We spoke before the game about being positive and take them on. We saw how good they were in Bangalore when they had their tails up.

The real strength of mine is when I get going I don't really look to take my foot off the pedal too often. We knew the wicket was quite slow and low and we knew that realistically we would slow down in the middle.

I thought it was par. I thought we would have to bat really well to get there but the boys came out swinging and played really well.

Marsh came in and hit the second ball for six or something like that and it puts the bowlers on the backfoot. He's a top player.

Loving the support especially here in Delhi. A few RCB fans in tonight but really loved the support in Delhi."
Player of the Match: Phil Salt
David Warner (Delhi Capitals Captain): "That was amazing. I thought 180 was probably par score. The ball started skidding nicely at the back end. I was confident restricting them to 180 if we come out with the intent led by Phil Salt to try chase this total down.

We said from the outside that we wanted to go for the target. Siraj and Hazlewood might have bowled the other overs well but that was our intention today. Siraj has been bowling extremely well and he's their backbone. He takes early wickets in the powerplay and if we take him on a little bit and bring back his length where a lot of his dismissals have been bowled and LB. That would work in our favor. We were able to get to a good start in the first 6 and a great finish there by Salty and Rilee.

Credit to the way the bowlers have bowled. They were fantastic, they defended 130 twice. Anrich isn't here one of the most experience but Ishant leading there and Khaleel which makes us a stronger Indian bowling component. With the experience of Kuldeep and Axar as well. They are 2 outstanding bowlers and we got a great team and a great momentum now.

Its all about momentum and its all jammed at the moment. We go on to Chennai now. We know its gonna be a tough one down there. They've got some good momentum as well. I think we've found the right balance now at the right time."
Active Catch of the Match: David Warner
Longest Six Hit in the Match: Rilee Rossouw (94m)
Most Fours Hit in the Match: Phil Salt
Most Valuable Asset of the Match: Phil Salt
Game Changer of the Match: Phil Salt
Electric Striker of the Match: Phil Salt
11:12 PM IST | Time for post-match presentations...
Rilee Rossouw (Delhi Capitals): "We bowled quite well. It was a great result for us. I thought it was a decent score. Warner and Salt were wonderful up at the top. Then Marsh followed it really well. I came up with the same intent and tried to knock off the remaining runs. We are wonderful as a group. It has been an amazing feeling. They are very supportive even though not playing.

It was a tricky pitch. It was gripping and turning earlier. I think Salt played a blinder. He was fantastic and the way he took on the bowlers in the first six set the match for us. Otherwise, it would have been a tough chase.

The intent of can't lose anymore brings out the best in us. We can't lose any game from here and the freedom it gave us was the result you saw tonight. The way we played tonight no one will tell that we lost 6 games or how many ever. We need to keep going and who knows we might be lucky to sneak into the playoffs."
Faf du Plessis (Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain): "I felt it was pretty close. We walked away with a total of 180+ and at the halfway mark it was close. There was a bit of dew and we have to give credit to their batters.

The dew came and our spinners couldn't come into the play. A little bit of dew and it hampered our plans. I felt that the pitch changed a bit as the match progressed. When we batted it was quite slow. At the end of the 12th over, we thought 180 was a good score. Obviously, you want one of the overs to go for 15-20 and get to 200.

But they got off to a strong start and the base was set. With the dew settling in, our bowlers weren't in control of the proceedings. Their batters put our spinners under pressure. We gave a good foundation for Maxi to come at three. But very pleased to see Lomror the way he played. Good talent and finally, he showed what he has got. Very positive from him. We want someone at number 3 to score runs and that will be icing on the cake.

That is the nature of the slow pitch, isn't it? In these circumstances, you need to maximize the powerplay. They broke the back of the bowling during the first six overs."
10:56 PM IST: Delhi Capitals finally remove themselves from the number 10 spot in the points table with a thumping win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets! A magnificent batting display from the hosts where every batter who got the opportunity banked on it and took the team to win with 20 balls in hand.

RCB skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss earlier and elected to bat first with RCB scoring 181/4 in their 20 overs on the back of half centuries from Mahipal Lomror (54* off 29) and Virat Kohli (55 off 46). Faf played a good hand with 45 in 32 balls. Mitchell Marsh picked up a couple of wickets with Mukesh and Khaleel getting one each.

The chase began on a bright note with the Australian-English batting pair of skipper David Warner and Phil Salt adding 60 for the first wicket charging from the word 'go'. The end of the powerplay saw DC running away with the game having 70 runs on the board losing just Warner (22).

Salt and number 3 Mitchell Marsh (26 off 17) continued the assault and added 59 for the 2nd wicket but Axar Patel chipped getting rid of Marsh. Another brilliant partnership bloomed between Salt and Rilee Rossouw as they added 52 runs getting the team much closer to victory. Salt was dismissed by Karn Sharma off a beautiful leg break delivery in the 16th over.

Axar Patel came in and slammed 8 off just 3 balls to take the team home. 12 sixes were hit in the innings with 6 of them being hit by Salt himself. Rossouw hit 3 sixes and finished the game off with a maximum. It was a bad outing for the RCB bowlers with Hazlewood, impact player Harshal Patel and Sharma the only wicket takers.

Wanindu Hasaranga bowled a tidy spell but got no support from the other end as all the other bowlers besides Glenn Maxwell conceded runs at more than 9.66 runs per over and couldn't stop the flow of boundaries. Harshal was hit for 3 sixes with Siraj, Hazlewood and Hasaranga getting smashed for a couple of them each.

DC now move up to number 9 on the table with RCB holding on to the 5th spot. Stay tuned for the post match festivities.
16.4 G Maxwell to R Rossouw
6 SIX!! Finished off in style!! 93.2kph. Short delivery on the off stump. Rossouw gets back inside the crease and pulls this over the midwicket fence!
16.3 G Maxwell to R Rossouw
0 Round the stumps. Good length on the pads, turns it off the pads to Siraj at short midwicket.
16.2 G Maxwell to A Patel
1 90.5kph. Length ball outside the off stump. Patel drives in the air through the cover region for a single finding the man in the deep.
16.1 G Maxwell to R Rossouw
1 Round the wicket. Short and outside the off stump, an off break. Rossouw plays it in the air but in the gap through long-on for a single. Maxwell stretches to catch it but is far away from his reach.
3 runs are needed for DC now! Maxwell to bowl the 17th over.
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