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Royal Challengers Back into Playoff Race with Thrilling Win Over Delhi Capitals

Royal Challengers Back into Playoff Race with Thrilling Win Over Delhi Capitals

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) continued their resurgence in IPL 2024 with a convincing 47-run victory over the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. This win not only keeps their playoff hopes alive but also moves them up to fifth place on the points table, just ahead of DC, who have a lower net run rate.

Early Jitters for RCB

The Bangalore crowd witnessed a tense start as RCB lost their big guns, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, inside the powerplay. Whispers of their batting woes from the season’s beginning started doing the rounds. However, young guns Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar silenced the doubters with a crucial counter-attacking partnership.

Patidar and Jacks Bail Out RCB

Patidar, who had struggled against pace earlier in the season, surprised everyone by taking charge against the DC bowlers. He raced to a quickfire 52 off just 32 balls while Jacks played his part with some clean hitting. He scored 41 runs on 29 balls—the pair combined forces to construct an 88-run partnership, providing a solid foundation for the RCB innings.

DC Fightback But Fall Short

Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, RCB managed to reach a defendable total of 187/9 thanks to cameos from Mahipal Lomror and Cameron Green. DC bowlers, especially Khaleel Ahmed 2/31 (4) and Rasikh Salam 2/23 (3), pulled things back in the death overs, restricting the flow of runs.

Axar’s Heroics Go in Vain

Chasing 188 for victory, DC’s batting order crumbled under pressure. A bizarre run-out for their explosive opener, Jake Fraser-McGurk, 21 runs of just 8 balls, set the tone for a disastrous start. Only Axar Patel, leading DC for the first time, showed some fight with a lone-warrior fifty 57 runs on 39 balls. However, the lack of support from other batters meant the target was always out of reach.

RCB Bowlers Tighten the Screws

The RCB bowlers displayed excellent discipline, particularly in the middle overs. They focused on bowling good-length deliveries, not allowing DC batters any easy scoring opportunities. Yash Dayal was the pick of the RCB bowlers, picking up three crucial wickets.

Green’s All-Round performance Earn Player of the Match Award

Cameron Green’s all-round performance (32 runs and 1 wicket) earned him the Player of the Match award. Cameron Green’s crucial late-inning knock and tidy bowling spell epitomized RCB’s fighting spirit throughout the match.

This win is a significant confidence booster for RCB as they continue their push for a playoff berth. They will need to maintain this winning momentum in their upcoming matches. For DC, this loss is a setback, but they are still very much in contention for a playoff spot. They must work on improving their batting and figure out how to manage in the absence of key players.

Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bengaluru                                          187/9 (20)

Rajat Patidar
52 (32)

Rasikh Salam
2/23 (3)

Will Jacks
41 (29)

Khaleel Ahmed
2/31 (4)

Cameron Green
32 (24)

Mukesh Kumar
1/23 (3)

Delhi Capitals                                                                              140 (19.1)

Axar Patel
57 (39)

Yash Dayal
3/20 (3.1)

Shai Hope
29 (23)

Lockie Ferguson
2/23 (4)

Jake Fraser-McGurk
21 (8)

Swapnil Singh
1/9 (1)

Toss: DC won the toss and decided elected to bowl 

Stadium: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Result: RCB won by 47 runs 

Player of the Match: Cameron Green (RCB) – 32 (24) & 1/19 (4)

Tags: Axar Patel, Cameron Green, ipl 2024, Jake Fraser-McGurk, RCB vs CSk, Will Jacks, Yash Dayal

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