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IPL 2021: RCB pip Delhi to take the top spot

Royal Challengers Bengaluru beat last year’s finalists Delhi Capital in a closely contested encounter yesterday. The Virat Kohli-led side beat Delhi by 1 run to move to the top of the table.
by Sathvik SV | August 26, 2021 13:38 IST
IPL 2021: RCB pip Delhi to take the top spot

RCB posted 171 on the board in the first innings all things to sensational innings from AB de Villiers. He scored 75 off 42 and proved to be the game-changer for his side. He scored 23 runs off the last over bowled by Stoinis and that proved to be the difference between the two sides.

 
Delhi got off to a rollicking start in their attempt to chase down the target as Dhawan who has been in sublime form got out for 6 runs. Prithvi Shaw played some eye-pleasing shots but his stay at the crease wasn’t a long one either.
 
The captain of Delhi Rishabh Pant played an uncharacteristic knock, scoring 58 off 48. His strike rate was hovering around the 100 mark all through the innings and he was livid with himself towards the end for not being able to accelerate when he needed to.
 
Shimron Hetmeyer played one of the best knocks of the tournament scoring 53 off 25. He kept Delhi in the game while they seemed down and under. But in the end it just wasn’t to be as RCB’s Siraj held his nerve and bowled a reasonably good last over. RCB won the game by 1 run and are now the table toppers. CSK, Delhi, and Mumbai Indians stand in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places respectively.
 


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