Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowl vs Delhi Capitals (DC) in their final league game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Friday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both the teams made no changes in the playing XI. RCB are coming after a close defeat against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) while DC won their last two games against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI). Both the teams have already qualified for the playoffs and Delhi Capitals made their way into the top two. Delhi will remain on top of the points tally even if they lose this game and play the Qualifiers 1 on October 10. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Straight From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Christian to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to mid-wicket. This is turning out as an expensive over for RCB.
SIX!! straight over the bowlers head. Hetmyer is continuing from where he left in the last game. 10 runs from first two balls in this over.
Harshal Three Wickets Away From Bravo’s Record!
Harshal Patel is just three wickets away to go past Dwayne Bravo’s record of 32 wickets in an IPL season. Patel already has 30 wickets in his bag and he has a very good chance to achieve the mark of 33 wickets to become the most successful bowler in an IPL season.
OUT!! Dan Christian has got Rishabh Pant OUT. Easy catch by wicketkeeper KS Bharat. Christian has been the man with a golden arm for RCB in last few games.
Rishabh Pant c Srikar Bharat b Christian 10(8) (4s-1)
DC 108/3 in 12.4 overs
OUT!! Chahal has given the breakthrough as he dismissed the dangerman Prithvi Shaw.
Prithvi Shaw c George Garton b Chahal 48(31) (4s-4 6s-2)
DC 101/2 in 11.2 overs
Chahal to Prithvi Shaw, SIX over square of wicket. Shaw is on 48 now.
Harshal Patel Gives RCB First Breakthrough!
OUT!! Harshal Patel added one more wicket to his purple cap list. He has 30 wickets this season now. Shikhar Dhawan has to depart after a good start. First wicket falls for Delhi Capitals.
Dhawan c Christian b Harshal Patel 43(35) (4s-3 6s-2)
DC 88/1 in 10.1 overs
SIX over bowler’s head, Shaw is going strong today and how easily he played this shot off to inform Chahal.
Harshal Patel to Dhawan, SIX, over backward square leg. Easy hitting from Dhawan.
Length ball from Harshal Patel, FOUR!! Slapped over extra covers. Another brilliant shot from Prithvi Shaw.
Flying Start For DC!
Garton to Dhawan, FOUR, to fine leg. Another expensive over for RCB.
DC 55/0 in 6 overs
George Garton to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR, to extra covers. Garton has been expensive in the powerplay overs but again Virat went for him for the sixth over.
Another boundary in Maxwell’s third over. Prithvi Shaw stepped out and played nicely to extra covers
Glenn Maxwell to Dhawan, SIX, over square leg. First SIX of the match. Maxwell is bowling his third over he has not been too expensive but here DC can go big against him in this over.
DC 20/0 In 2 Overs!
10 runs from the second over as well. Two boundaries from that over and DC are off to a good start.
DC 20/0 in 2 overs
Siraj to Shaw, FOUR, to square of wicket. Brilliant timing from Shaw!
Good Start From DC!
10 runs from the first over. Good start by Delhi Capitals. Their openers haven’t fired in the second half they must be wanting to score runs ahead of the playoffs.
DC 10/0 after 1st over
Maxwell to Dhawan, FOUR, to covers. First boundary of the match. Good start for DC
Maxwell Bowling First Over!
First run came as wide. Glenn Maxwell is bowling the first over for RCB.
MI Win Toss, Opt To Bat vs SRH!
In the other IPL 2021 match that is being played in Abu Dhabi, MumbaI Indians have won the toss and elected to bat vs SunRisers Hyderabad to keep their qualification fate alive. Mumbai Indians need to win the clash by over 173 runs to get into the playoffs that is something very difficult to achieve.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 8, 2021
DC Going Ahead With Same Playing XI!
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ripal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 8, 2021
No Changes In RCB Line Up!
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain Kohli has won the toss and we will be bowling first.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 8, 2021
Last Time When They Met!
The last time when the two sides met this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore sealed a close-encounter by just 1 run.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and Welcome to the live blog of the RCB vs Delhi IPL 2021 match that will start shortly in Dubai. Both the teams are already into the playoffs and Delhi Capitals sealed their place in the top two with 20 points. RCB are in search of a win by over 163 runs to make the top two finish in the points table and go past CSK’s net run rate. This will be a tough job for Virat Kohli’s men but they might go it.
The match will start at 7:30 PM IST while the toss will be at 7:00 IST.
Today two matches will be played concurrently, the other match between SunRisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians will be played in Abu Dhabi. You can join for the live updates of that match too on our other blog.
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