World News – AU – IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Rahane and Nortje shine as Delhi beats Bangalore by 6 wickets to advance to playoffs


Abu Dhabi (UAE) | Jagran Sports Desk: Calm, composed innings from Ajinkya Rahane and a hands-on bowling performance from Anrich Nortje helped the Delhi capitals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the 55th Indian Premier League (IPL) game 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi With this victory, the Delhi Capitals have qualified for the playoffs of the tournament

By asking the Royal Challengers Bangalore to beat first, the Delhi Capitals did a good job with the ball and limited them to just 152 points in their 20 overs DC was led by Anrich Nortje who picked up three crucial wickets in his four overs to shake the innings of RCB Nortje was well supported by Ashwin and Rabada, who took one and two wickets respectively

For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Devdutt Padikkal was the only star with the bat as the 20-year-old scored his fifth IPL 50 Several other batsmen including Virat Kohli (29 of 24 balls) and AB de Villiers (35 on 21 balls), got initial starts but couldn’t convert them to big innings

Speaking of the Delhi Capitals stick, Prithvi Shaw’s poor form continued as he was cheap fired once again However, Shikhar Dhawan (54 out of 41 balls) made sure his side stays in the chase He was well supported by Ajinkya Rahane, who announced his return to form and smashed a brilliant 60 out of 46 balls to bring his team home

The only bowler who looked dangerous for the Royal Challengers Bangalore was Shahbaz Ahmed Ahmed picked up two crucial wickets in four overs and gave just 26 points Surprisingly, Yuzvendra Chahal failed to train for RCB in this area and gave up 29 points in his four overs without picking up a wicket

« Very surprised by the performance We knew it was a do-or-die and an opportunity for us to come in second place We were really motivated and the teams that won in the second half completely changed the scenario of the table and it was really commendable and really happy with the way the tournament has gone so far, ”said Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals skipper at the post-match conference

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli said his team were unable to control the game at the end However, he expressed his satisfaction that his team qualified for the tournament playoffs.

« But I think we played cricket well enough to earn a qualifying spot You could say just before qualifying the mood was a bit tentative We have two games to reach the final We have a luck, an opportunity and that’s all we want as a team I’m sure the guys will be excited about what lies ahead, « Kohli said

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World News – AU – IPL 2020, DC vs RCB: Rahane and Nortje shine as Delhi beats Bangalore by 6 wickets to advance to playoffs


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