Kushal Kumar Jha
IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Shikhar Dhawan & Ajinkya Rahane powers DC to victory against RCB by 6 wickets
In the 55th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane's impressive partnership helped DC chase down the target given by RCB tonight. Aided by Devdutt Padikkal's 50 runs and AB de Villiers' 35 runs knock, RCB gave a sublime target of 153 runs for the DC to chase tonight. With tonight's win against RCB, DC has now officially made its way to the playoffs of the 13th edition of IPL. While DC now stands at the 2nd position, RCB stands at the 3rd position in the points table of IPL 2020. Skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and elected to field first. Royal Challengers Bangalore had a decent start tonight. While opener Josh Philippe struggled and made only 12 runs off 17 balls, the other opener, Devdutt Padikkal shined with his brilliant knock of 50 runs off 41 balls for the RCB tonight. Skipper Virat Kohli failed to impress as he lost his wicket after making 29 runs off 24 balls for the RCB tonight. AB de Villiers gave RCB a last-minute push with his decent knock of 35 runs off 21 balls tonight. Shivam Dube's knock of 17 runs off 11 balls allowed RCB to set a decent target of 153 runs for the DC to chase tonight. Anrich Nortje grabbed eyeballs with his destructive bowling for the DC tonight. Nortje remained successful in taking 3 huge wickets in his spell of 4 overs. However, Ravichandran Ashwin remained the most economical bowler in his spell of 4 overs while also taking a wicket for the DC tonight.
Delhi Capitals had a rough start with the early wicket of opener Prithvi Shaw tonight. Shaw lost his wicket after making just 9 runs for the DC tonight. However, the other opener, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane played a brilliant partnership for the DC tonight. While Dhawan played a good innings of 54 runs off 41 balls, Rahane played a brilliant knock of 60 runs off 46 balls. Skipper Shreyas Iyer who joined Rahane after Dhawan's departure lost his wicket after making just 7 runs off 9 balls tonight. Aided by Rishabh Pant's undefeated 8 runs and Marcus Stoinis's quick cameo of undefeated 10 runs 5 off balls helped DC successfully chase down the target given by RCB tonight. Shahbaz Ahmed remained successful in grabbing 2 wickets for the RCB tonight in his spell of 4 overs. However, Washington Sundar was the most economical bowler for the RCB in his spell of 4 overs while also taking a wicket tonight.