The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat the Delhi Capitals (DC) by one point in a last-ball thriller at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Chasing 172 for the win. DC needed six balls on the last point of the game. Rishabh Pant could only manage to squeeze the ball for a limit as RCB recorded an exciting victory. Following the victory, the Indian Premier League (IPL) posted a video on their official Twitter account where RCB skipper Virat Kohli can be seen laughing with DC captain Rishabh Pant.
In the match, Pant won the toss and opted to bowl. Ishant Sharma and Avesh Khan provided early breakthroughs as Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal were sent back inside the powerplay.
Delhi lost Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith cheaply. Prithvi Shaw looked good during his 21-run knock, before edging a wide delivery from Harshal Patel straight to the wicketkeepe
AB de Villiers came to RCB’s rescue and took them to a competitive total of 171 for five with a blistering half-century. The former South Africa captain smashed five sixes in an unbeaten knock of 75 off just 42 deliveries.
Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer hit half-centuries and kept Delhi in the chase. A brilliant last by Mohammed Siraj helped RCB cross the line.
With this victory. The team led by Virat Kohli are now at the top of the IPL 2021 points table with five wins in six matches.