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IPL 2021, Match 22: RCB beat DC by 1 run in nail-biting finish

RCB held their nerves to beat Delhi Capitals by 1 run in a nail-biting thriller in Ahmedabad.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: April 28, 2021 9:19 IST ]
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) survived an onslaught from Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman Shimron Hetmyer (53 not out off 25 balls) as they won Tuesday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match by one run.
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    Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) survived an onslaught from Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman Shimron Hetmyer (53 not out off 25 balls) as they won Tuesday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match by one run.

  • In the first innings, DC had done well to pick two early wickets, removing both Devdutt Padikkal (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (12) inside the powerplay. While Padikkal was bowled by Sharma, Kohli was bowled by Avesh.
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    In the first innings, DC had done well to pick two early wickets, removing both Devdutt Padikkal (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (12) inside the powerplay. While Padikkal was bowled by Sharma, Kohli was bowled by Avesh.

  • It was AB de Villiers (75 not out) who drove RCB to 171/5. His innings comprised three fours and five sixes as he took 23 runs (including one wide) in the last over of the match bowled by Marcus Stoinis.
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    It was AB de Villiers (75 not out) who drove RCB to 171/5. His innings comprised three fours and five sixes as he took 23 runs (including one wide) in the last over of the match bowled by Marcus Stoinis.

  • RCB removed the DC top order - Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith and Prithvi Shaw within the first eight overs to put the side on backfoot early on in the run chase.
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    RCB removed the DC top order - Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith and Prithvi Shaw within the first eight overs to put the side on backfoot early on in the run chase.

  • Hetmyer turned it on and added 78 runs in 44 balls with skipper Rishabh Pant (58 not out off 48 balls) to take the team within striking distance of victory.
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    Hetmyer turned it on and added 78 runs in 44 balls with skipper Rishabh Pant (58 not out off 48 balls) to take the team within striking distance of victory.

  • Siraj began the last over well, bowling a couple of yorkers to Pant. However, he conceded two boundaries on the last two balls. That left DC still one run short.
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    Siraj began the last over well, bowling a couple of yorkers to Pant. However, he conceded two boundaries on the last two balls. That left DC still one run short.

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