Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fell at Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 19th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. RCB initially won the coin toss and Virat Kohli chose the field. Marcus Stoinis helped DC post a target of 197 runs, and with RCB facing a batter collapse during the chase they lost by 59 runs. After the match, the RCB skipper felt that his team should be professional at crucial moments in a match. “We know we play good cricket. We just have to be professional in those big moments.
Having lost the crucial wickets to Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers early on, Kohli tried to anchor his squad’s pursuit. He recorded 43 runs from 39 deliveries before being fired by Kagiso Rabada.
The Indian captain also praised DC’s good start, where Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan played important roles. In addition, DC grabbed crucial early wickets while chasing RCB.
“It didn’t go our way. They got off to a great start, in the next eight we pulled them back, but the last chase went away from us. We have to seize important opportunities. It’s not like we are dropping half. but sitters. Again, the execution at the end wasn’t perfect, “he joked.
Kohli also praised DC’s batting game. Marcus Stoinis did not score with 53 from 26 deliveries. Shaw and Rishabh Pant also made valuable contributions with 42 and 37 respectively. Kohli also praised their bowling display, with Rabada grabbing four wickets, including Kohli’s.
“Their at bat is fearless. They have speed, they have good spinners. I won’t say they are unbeatable, but they will be hard to beat. Against this side you have to bring your A-game. We didn’t. Tonight. , ”Kohli said.
Meanwhile, winning captain Shreyas Iyer praised his team’s performance.
“Four out of five strokes, I’ll take that every day. Kudos to the boys. Also the temperament shown in pressure situations (was great). Strategy was to play with freedom and be fearless,” he said.
In the meantime, he also pointed out that it is important for his team to recover in their bio-secured bubble. About the absence of Amit Mishra, who is injured and will miss the rest of the tournament, Iyer also joked: “It’s really sad when your oldest player who is doing so well misses. We will miss him, but we also have. good substitutes “.
After this win, DC is at the top of the table, winning four out of five matches. Meanwhile, RCB is third with three wins from five games.
In their next match on October 11, DC will face Mumbai Indians (MI). RCB will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on October 10.
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