New Delhi: The competition was something like this, so what to do. Both Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore wanted a win. Delhi needed a win to keep their hopes alive and RCB wanted to go into the top four with a win. Now when the objectives and plans are clear, then there was bound to be sabotage. The only difference was that the Delhi team did a better job of creating havoc on the field than RCB.
IPL 2023 may not have gone well for Delhi Capitals so far, but in the second match of the season against RCB, their game was shown at a different level. The result of his next level performance was that he won the match by 7 wickets with 20 balls remaining.
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Delhi Capitals’ ‘sabotage’ cost RCB heavily
The game of Delhi Capitals against RCB went to the next level because every batsman of their team created havoc as soon as they came on the field. This view of batting was such that it could not be seen from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Or even if the power was found in every run that came out of the batsmen of Delhi Capitals, there was so much that the strike of RCB was extinguished somewhere.
RCB batted first in the match and scored 181 runs in 20 overs. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli scored a half-century at a strike rate of 119.56. So Mahipal Lomror scored 54 runs in 29 balls at a strike rate of 186.20. Apart from these two, the strike rate of captain Faf du Plessis was 140.62.
DCs batting was in overdrive tonight. 187 in 16.4 overs. Not a single batter was in the mood to relaxrelentless attack. pic.twitter.com/1PwNZlH6sS
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 6, 2023
Now see the counterattack of Delhi Capitals on this attack by RCB. Captain David Warner had a strike rate of 157.14. Phil Salt scored 87 runs in 45 balls at a strike rate of 193.33. Mitchell Marsh’s strike rate of 152.94, Riley Russo’s strike rate of 159.09 while Akshar Patel swung his bat at a strike rate of over 266.
RCB bowlers fail ahead of Delhi’s Dhansu game
It is clear from the strike rate of the batsmen of both the teams that if the match went to Delhi Capitals then why did it go? RCB captain Faf du Plessis is also aware of this. He admitted after the match that the batting of Delhi Capitals was tremendous. He put our bowlers on the backfoot in the powerplay. Attacked our spinners and put pressure on them, forcing them to commit mistakes and they took full advantage of it.
In cricket it is said that attack is the best defence. In this match, the people of Delhi came down with the same approach. He created such a big problem for RCB captain Faf du Plessis that he could not understand whom to get the overs done. The Delhi batsmen were breaking every arrow that came out of his quiver with their attack.
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