Virat Kohli had a great escape in today’s match as he might have breached the covid-19 protocols in place where the players shouldn’t shine the ball with their saliva. The 19th match of the IPL saw Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore locking horns with Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals in Dubai.
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first on a good batting track. They made two changes to their playing 11 as they brought in Moeen Ali in place of Adam Zampa to add that extra firepower to their batting lineup. They also brought in their loyal pacer in Mohammad Siraj in place of Gurkeerat Mann Singh to balance their playing 11.
Delhi Capitals were off to a blinder of a start courtesy, a sizzling innings from Prithvi Shaw who was ably supported by Shikhar Dhawan at the other end. DC scored 63 runs in their first 6 overs and took very good advantage of the fielding restrictions.
In one of the overs, Virat Kohli
Delhi Capitals managed to score 196 runs in their 20 overs with some blistering innings from Marcus Stoinis and Prithvi Shaw. The southpaw in Rishabh Pant was excellent with the bat as well as he scored 37 runs but the real deal was Marcus Stoinis who gave that much needed push in the middle overs as he scored 53 runs from 26 balls.
Delhi Capitals have managed to pick some early wickets in their bowling innings as Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel dismissed both the RCB openers cheaply. Virat Kohli and Moeen Ali are looking to take their team home as both are playing sensibly at the moment.