Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully defended 189/5 to beat Delhi Capitals in match 27 of IPL 2022. Catch highlights and cricket scores of DC vs RCB.
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Dinesh Karthik's night! Surely. Royal Challengers Bangalore, asked to bat first by Delhi Capitals, were tottering at 75/4 in the 10th over. Then Glenn Maxwell (55 off 34), DK (66 not out off 34) and Shahbaz Ahmed (32 off 21) ensured that they reached a defendable total. And they defended 189/5 to win the match 27 of IPL 2022 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Delhi got off to a flier, with openers Prithvi Shaw (16 off 13) and David Warner (66 off 38) putting on 50 in 4.4 overs. Skipper Rishabh Pant hit 34 off 17 but they kept losing wickets to fall short by 16 runs. Shockingly, Mitchell Marsh played a 24-ball 14-run knock in the middle of the Delhi chase. However, his Aussie compatriots in the RCB camp enjoyed good outings. Josh Hazlewood took 3/28. The win helped Faf du Plessis's Challengers move to third in the IPL points table. They are one of the three teams to have eight points after six matches each. Delhi Capitals dropped to eighth with four points from five matches. Catch highlights and cricket scores of DC vs RCB, IPL 2022 match.
The player of the match is Dinesh Karthik.
Harshal Patel with the final over. Kuldeep Yadav gets a four, to fine leg. Then two dots. 23 in 3. Over for Delhi. Yadav pulls the fourth for a four, to backward square leg. 19 in 2. A single to backward square leg. 18 in 1. Another single, to the same corridor. And that's it. Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 16 runs. DC - 173/7 (20); RCB 189/5 (20).
Josh Hazlewood on with the penultimate over. Shardul Thakur fails to time his pull and top edge. Dinesh Karthik calls and easy catch. Thakur goes for 19 off 9. Kuldeep Yadav is the new man. A dot, then a single even as a throw misses the target at the striker's end. Axar Patel hits the fourth ball for a four, past cover. A couple to backward point. A bouncer and the ball lands in between the bowler and the wicketkeeper. Seven from the over. Delhi need 27 runs in 6 balls. 3/28 for Hazlewood. DC - 163/7 (19)
Harshal Patel returns for his third over. Axar Patel tugs the first ball to mid wicket for a single. A wide, outside off. A single to long off. One more single. And a dot to Shardul Thakur. And a six, over long on. Full toss and dismissed. A single to end the over with Virat Kohli fielding at deep. 11 from the over. Delhi need 34 in 12. Asking rate: 17. DC - 156/6 (18)
New man Axar Patel takes a single off the fourth. Shardul Thakur misses the cutter, and a dot. A skier and lands falls short of onrushing long on fielder. 11 runs from the over. Mohammed Siraj's figures: 2/31. Delhi need 45 runs in 18 balls. DC - 145/6 (17)
Mohammed Siraj on with his final over. Rishabh Pant takes a couple off the first, to mid-off with Glenn Maxwell stopping a certain four. Pant pulls the next for a six, over deep mid-wicket. Pant then reaches to a widish delivery and a leaping Virat Kohli takes brilliant, one-handed catch at cover. Pant goes for 34 off 17. Delhi need 48 runs in 21 balls. Axar Patel is the new man. DC - 142/6 (16.3)
Shardul Thakur is the new man. Wanindu Hasaranga on with his final over. One leg bye off the first. Thakur hits the next ball for a six over long on. A single, then a four to fine leg as Rishabh Pant once again improvises to play a very very fine sweep. And a six, over long off. And Faf du Plessis wants a new ball. A single to point, with misfield allowing. 19 from the over. Hasaranga's figures: 1/40. Delhi need 56 runs in 24 balls. DC - 134/5 (16)
Rovman Powell is the new man. Josh Hazlewood returns for his third over. And the wicket off the first ball. Powell caught behind for a first-ball duck. Lalit Yadav joins skipper Rishabh Pant in the middle. Two dots for the new man. A single, then a wide. And that extra ball fetches a wicket. Suyash Prabhudessai takes a well-judged catch at deep backward square. Yadav goes for 1 off 4. Three runs and two wickets in the over. Delhi need 75 runs in 30 balls. DC - 115/5 (15)
Wanindu Hasaranga continues. Rishabh Pant paddle scoops the first one for a four, his first, to fine leg. A couple to square leg. And a couple of singles. Pant sweeps the fifth over short fine leg, again, for a four. And a Mitch Marsh is out. Pant hits back and Hasaranga gets a faint nudge and into the stumps. March run out for an awful-looking 14 off 24. Four overs without a boundary for him. 12 from Hasaranga's third over. Delhi need 78 in 36. DC - 112/3 (14)
Mohammed Siraj returns for his third over. A single, a couple to deep square leg, then a single. Rishabh Pant mistimes his shot and Wanindu Hasaranga almost pulls off a stunner at deep. Hands hit the ground and the ball pops out. Applause from the bowler. Two dots to Mitch Marsh. He's on 13 off 23. Struggling very badly. Five from the over. Asking rate now almost 13. Delhi need 90 runs in 42 balls. DC - 100/2 (13)
A brilliant over from Wanindu Hasaranga. A wicket and two singles. 33 runs in the last 30 balls. Delhi need 95 runs in 48 balls. DC - 95/2 (12)
Wanindu Hasaranga returns for his second over. A dot then a single as Mitch Marsh rotates the strike. David Warner goes for a sweep and misses. Shout for LBW. Not given. RCB take the review and it's hitting leg. Warner goes for 66 off 38. A 44-run stand in 41 balls is broken. Delhi need 96 in 51. Rishabh Pant is the next batter. DC - 94/2 (11.3)
Harshal Patel on with his second over. Singles off the first two. David Warner launches the third over deep midwicket for a six. A couple of singles, then a four to third man. Sublime touch from Warner. Chips over point. Clever. 14 from the over. Delhi need 97 in 54. DC - 93/1 (11)
Shahbaz Ahmed returns for his second over. A dot to Mitch Marsh, and the Aussie is struggling. Under edge and a single past the keeper. David Warner gets a top edge to long on and a single. Marsh stoops and sweeps hard but only a single to square leg. A single and a dot to Marsh. He's 7 off 14. 29 runs in the last 30 balls. Slow. Delhi need 111 in 60. DC - 79/1 (10)
Glenn Maxwell returns for his second over. Mitchell Marsh takes a single off the first. And a single for David Warner too and fifty for him, in 29 balls. A dot, then a single. A dot, and Warner plays the last ball to long off for a single. Overthrow, then misfield for one more. Five from the over. DC - 75/1 (9)
Wanindu Hasaranga on with his leg break. David Warner takes a single. Mitchell Marsh rotates the strike after a dot. Warner sweeps and the ball hits the advertising cushion. Six, after checking. Two dots to end the over. 8 from the over. Delhi need 120 in 72. DC - 70/1 (8)
Harshal Patel gets his first over. Straight drive from David Warner and Suyash Prabhudessai dives to deny a four. Restricted to a couple. A dot, and single to long on. Another dot Mitchell Marsh, this time with Glenn Maxwell stoping at cover. A single to long on. One more, to square leg. Five from the over. DC - 62/1 (7)
Josh Hazlewood returns for his second over. A dot, and David Warner cuts the second for a four. Two singles, and a dot. Seven from the over. Delhi need 133 in 84. DC - 57/1 (6)
A big inside edge for the new man. And body blow. Mitchell Marsh looks to pull but the ball keeps low and into the rib cage. Five runs and a wicket from Mohammed Siraj's second over. DC - 50/1 (5)
Mohammed Siraj returns. David Warner hits back the first ball for a four. Straight. Now, the umpires let players knwo the bll-tracker and UltraEdge are back. Warner hits the next ball hard, but Virat Kohli stops at point. A single, and 50 up. And the stand is broken. Into the body and Prithvi Shaw still goes with his shot, and Anuj Rawat takes the catch at deep square. Shaw goes for 16 off 13. Delhi need 140 in 92. Mitchell Marsh is the new man. DC - 50/1 (4.4)
Double bowling change. Shahbaz Ahmed on with his left-arm spin. David Warner sweeps the first ball for a four, over short fine leg. A couple of singles, then a wide. David Warner launches the fifth ball for a six over long on. One more wide, down the leg. A single to end the 15-run over. DC - 45/0 (4)
Josh Hazlewood on. David Warner welcomes his Aussie mate with a six, over backward square leg boundary. A dot, and a single to cover. A dot to Prithvi Shaw. Looks to pull but no connection. A four to third man, top edge. A dot to short third man to end the over. 11 from the over. DC - 30/0 (3)
Mohammed Siraj shares the new ball. A dot, then a punch through cover for a couple. Good looking shot from Prithvi Shaw. A single to point. David Warner plays the next to square leg for a single. Shaw lofts the fifth for a six. On the up and Shaw picks it from outside off and over mid-wicket boundary. A dot to point. 10 from the over. DC - 19/0 (2)
Glenn Maxwell with the first over. Prithvi Shaw takes the first strike. A single to mid-wicket. David Warner hits the second ball for a six, half-volley and over deep mid-wicket. Two dots and inside edge for a single to short fine leg. Just misses the leg stump. A single to end the over. DC - 9/0 (1)
Kuldeep Yadav with the final over. A dot to Dinesh Karthik. Goes for a sweep shot, but fails to connect. Another sweep shot, and a couple to square leg. DK gets enough bat to beat the third man fielder for a four. A single to mid-wicket. And wide, outside off, ball getting a big turn. A six to log-off as Shahbaz Ahmed goes down the ground. One more wide, big turn. And one more. Same corridor. A single to mid-off. 17 from the over. 1/46 for Kuldeep. 97-run unbeaten stand from 52 balls. Shahbaz and DK not out on 32 off 21 and 66 off 34 respectively. 74 off those coming in the last five overs. RCB - 189/5 (20)
Shardul Thakur on with his final over. One leg bye. A LBW given against Dinesh Karthik. Review savs him. Ball hitting the toe-end. And a six, over long on. A dot and single. Shahbaz Ahmed hits the last ball for a four, to deep mid-wicket. 12 from the over. 80 in 46 for the 6th stand. 40 in the last two overs. 1/27 for Thakur tonight. RCB - 172/5 (19)
Mustafizur Rahman on with his final over. Dinesh Karthik looks to ramp the first ball but ends up getting a four thanks to an outside edge, over short third man. And a four. DK switches his stand and lofts it over short third man. And a four, through cover. He hits the next for a six, down the ground. 150 up. Another one, over long off. A four, over the bowler's head for a four. 28 from it, and RCB's best over this season. Fifty in 26 balls for DK (four fours, four sixes). 0/48 for Rahman. RCB - 160/5 (18)
Run-a-ball 28 for the sixth wicket. And Khaleel Ahmed on with his final over. Shahbaz Ahmed takes a single off the first. Dinesh Karthik guides the second ball past backward point for a couple. And a six, over mid-wicket. Slog and it travels. Bottom edge for a dot. DK then reverse swipes the next for a single. Shahbaz Ahmed steals a couple off the next, to deep midwicket. 12 from the over. 1/36 for Khaleel. RCB - 132/5 (17)
Mustafizur Rahman returns for his third over after the Timeout. Shahbaz Ahmed plays the first ball towards point for a single. Three more singles. And a dot to Ahmed. A single past cover to end the over. RCB - 120/5 (16)
Khaleel Ahmed returns for his third over. A dot, then a four to deep cover as Shahbaz Ahmed punishes the short delivery. Three singles, then Dinesh Karthik pulls the last ball for a six, over square leg. 13 from the over. 23 runs in 22 balls for the sixth wicket. RCB - 115/5 (15)
Kuldeep Yadav continues. Four dots to Dinesh Karthik, including a tough caught behind chance for Rishabh Pant off the third. Big inside edge and unsighted Pant late to react. A single towards cover. One more single, and two from it. RCB - 102/5 (14)
Axar Patel returns for his final over. Singles off the first two. Dinesh Karthik sweeps the third for a single. In the air, but safe. Shahbaz Ahmed plays the next to mid-wicket for another single. A dot and leading edge for a single. Five from the over, and 100 up. 1/28 for Patel. RCB - 100/5 (13)
Four runs and the big wicket of Glenn Maxwell. Kuldeep Yadav's figures so far - 1/27 in two overs. RCB - 95/5 (12)
Kuldeep Yadav on with his second over. Shahbaz Ahmed takes a single off the first. Glenn Maxwell plays a lofted shot and is caught at long-on by Lalit Yadav. Maxwell goes for 55 off 34. Dinesh Karthik is the new man. RCB - 92/5 (11.2)
Shardul Thakur returns for his third over. Two leg byes, and a dot. And a wide for height. Glenn Maxwell hits the next for a four, past short fine leg and fifty in 30 balls. Two dots and a couple, to long on. Nine from the over. RCB - 91/4 (11)
A dot to new man Shahbaz Ahmed. Then a four, past short third man. And two wides, down the leg. Rishab Pant fails collect. A single to end the over. 12 runs and a wicket. 52 runs and two wickets in the last five overs. RCB - 82/4 (10)
Axar Patel continues. Glenn Maxwell takes a single off the first, to cover. Suyash Prabhudessai hits the second ball for a four, to deep midwicket. And the wicket. Prabhudessai looks to go over top, and finds Kuldeep Yadav at backward point. First wicket for Axar this season. Prabhudessai goes for 6 off 5. Shahbaz Ahmed is the new man. RCB - 75/4 (9.3)
Kuldeep Yadav gets his first over. Glenn Maxwell hits the first ball for a four, over mid-wicket. A couple off the nest, to long on. And a six, over square leg boundary. A four, past extra cover. Then one more six, over extra cover. A single to keep the strike. 23 from the over. Maxwell unbeaten on 47 off 25 (six fours and two sixes), in no time. RCB - 70/3 (9)
Axar Patel on with his second over. Five from it, including a couple and three singles. 30 runs and a wicket in the last five overs. RCB - 47/3 (8)
Shardul Thakur returns for his second over. A dot, then Virat Kolhi is run out, again. A direct hit from Lalit Yadav at cover-point and Kohli is caught short. Kohli goes for 12 off 14. Suyash Prabhudessai is the new man. RCB - 41/3 (6.2)
Mustafizur Rahman returns for his second over. A dot, then a four through cover as Glenn Maxwell times his drive. A single, then a dot. Virat Kohli takes a single off the fifth, to point. Maxwell hits another four, over short fine leg. Slower but Big Show reads it. 10 from the over. RCB - 40/2 (6)
Khaleel Ahmed continues. Virat Kohli plays the first ball towards backward point for a single. Glenn Maxwell rotates the strike with a single, to mid-on. Two dots, then a four as Kohli beats a diving David Warner at mid-off. Bad bounce, and Warner is sad. Puppy sad. A dot to end the six-run over. RCB - 30/2 (5)
Axar Patel on. Three singles, then a dot. Glenn Maxwell hits the fifth for a four, past the backward point fielder. Seven runs from the over. RCB - 24/2 (7)
Glenn Maxwell hits the last ball for a four, past the short third man. A wicket and five runs from Khaleel Ahmed's first over. RCB - 17/2 (3)
Bowling change. Khaleel Ahmed on with his first over. Virat Kohli takes a single off the first. A dot, then the wicket of Faf du Plessis. Holes out at third man. Adventurous shot, going for upper cut, but not having enough contact, power. Faf goes for 8 off 11. Glenn Maxwell is the new man. RCB - 13/2 (2.3)
Virat Kohli opens his account with a couple, towards cover. A single, then a four past cover. A dot. One more dot, a slow bouncer and hitting the arm. Seven from Shardul Thakur's first over. RCB - 12/1 (2)
Shardul Thakur with the new ball. And the wicket. A little shape and beats Anuj Rawat. Hitting the middle. LBW. No need for review. He goes for a first-ball duck. Virat Kohli is the new man. RCB - 5/1 (1.1)
Mustafizur Rahman manages to move the ball, with inswinging deliveries troubling Faf du Plessis. In fact, a shout for LBW off the second with the ball hitting the pads. Replays show inside edge, and Rishab Pant wise not to take the review. The very next ball, Faf flicks for a four. A dot, then a wide. Five runs from the first over.
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DC: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
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Delhi's Mitchell Marsh is expected to be fit and play his first IPL 2022 match tonight against RCB. The Aussie all-rounder is key to DC's plans and should play the role that Marcus Stonis played in the last couple of seasons. Marsh was in splendid form in the World T20 last year and it will be worth seeing if he and David Warner can reproduce that performance again.