Royal Challengers have been doing well in the present campaign of the Indian Premier League, and after defeating Delhi Capitals on Saturday, they went in the 3rd position of the points table. RCB batted first and put up a good score of 189 for the loss of 5 wickets on the scoreboard. DC was unable to chase down the total, being limited at 173 only, for the loss of 7 wickets. Here are 3 factors to consider from the match that led RCB to achieve the victory.
Glen Maxwell’s knock
Glen Maxwell was out in the initial IPL 15 games for RCB but came back in their last match. And playing the second match of the season, the Australian hard-hitter played an impressive knock of 55 of 34 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 161.76. He batted in a tough situation when the top order including Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, and Virat Kohli was out, and handled the business smoothly.
Dinesh Karthik finishing off in style again for RCB
Dinesh Karthik has been in phenomenal form this season, as he contributed in almost every match that he played. In this match, he showed again why he is among the best in this game. After Glen Maxwell was out, and Dinesh Karthik came, he scored 66 of 34 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes, with a strike rate of 194.12, and led RCB to a total of 189. He was awarded the man of the match for his knock.
DC batsmen not standing for long
Except for David Warner who scored 66 of 38 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes, no DC batsman was able to stand for long and led his team to victory. The next highest score was Rishabh Pant’s 34 of 17, and except that, no one was able to cross the 20-run mark. Also, Josh Hazlewood and Mohammed Siraj did their job well, picking up 3 and 2 wickets respectively.