IPL 2021: Match 22, DC vs RCB – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have managed to make a recovery after their 69-run defeat at the hands of the MS Dhoni-captained Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The team, led by Virat Kohli, moved to the top of the points table in the 2021 Premier League (IPL).

They beat the Delhi Capitals (DC), captained by Rishabh Pant, by one run at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. After being put in to bat first, the Challengers smashed 171 for five in their 20 overs. In the run-chase, the Capitals were behind the eight-ball for quite some time.

However, Shimron Hetmyer’s 25-ball 53 brought them back into the game. In the last over, Pant hit Mohammed Siraj for a couple of fours through the off-side, but it wasn’t enough for DC to get over the finishing line on April 26.

Here are the RCB Player Ratings for the DC vs RCB match:

Virat Kohli- 5/10

Virat Kohli started his knock with two fours and was looking good for a big knock. But after he scored 12 runs off 11 balls, Avesh Khan castled him. The 32-year-old batsman chopped a delivery on to his stumps.

Devdutt Padikkal- 4,5/10

Devdutt Padikkal started with three fours and seemed to have taken the Challengers to a flying start. But after scoring 17 runs off 14 balls, Ishant Sharma rattled his woodwork when the batter was aiming for the mid-wicket region.

Rajat Patidar- 7/10

Rajat Patidar threatened to take the game away from the Capitals. In 22 balls, the right-hander managed 31 runs at a strike rate of 140.90. He hit a couple of sixes before Axar Patel got rid of him.

Glenn Maxwell- 6/10

Glenn Maxwell looked good during his brief stay in the middle. The Victorian notched 25 runs off 20 balls with one four and two sixes. He got out while trying to hit Amit Mishra over the long-on region.

AB de Villiers- 9.5/10

AB de Villiers threw the kitchen sink at everything in his knock. He came to bat in the ninth over and hammered 75 runs off 42 balls with three fours and five sixes. The right-hander played until the very end and stayed unbeaten.

Washington Sundar- 6/10

Washington Sundar managed only six runs off nine balls in the death overs. With the ball, he bowled his quota of four overs and conceded only 28 runs, though the off-spinner wasn’t able to get a wicket.

Daniel Sams- 5/10

Daniel Sams bowled a couple of overs upfront in his maiden game for the Challengers in the IPL. He conceded 15 runs with four dots and was hit for two fours. He didn’t get much to do with the bat in hand.

Kyle Jamieson- 6.5/10

Kyle Jamieson bowled reasonably in his first three overs and didn’t give a lot of runs away. But in his final over, Hetmyer smacked him for three sixes. The seamer also accounted for the crucial wicket of Shikhar Dhawan.

Harshal Patel- 7/10

Harshal Patel made an impressive comeback after being hit for 37 runs by Ravindra Jadeja. He conceded 37 runs in his four overs and also prized out the wickets of opener Prithvi Shaw and Marcus Stoinis.

Mohammed Siraj- 6/10

Mohammed Siraj turned out to be the most expensive bowler for RCB on the day as he went for 44 runs. But he ended up defending 14 runs in the final over. He also picked up the wicket of Steve Smith.

Yuzvendra Chahal- 6/10

Yuzvendra Chahal hasn’t had the best of IPLs thus far. Keeping in mind the left-handers in DC’s lineup, the leg-spinner was given only a couple of overs in which he conceded 10 runs with five dots.

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