Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer's half-century innings and then after bowling Ravindra and Amit Mishra's bowling in the bowling department, the Delhi Capitals team defeated Bangalore by 16 runs to make it to the playoffs.
The Delhi team had set a target of 188 for a win against Bangalore, but the Bangalore team could only manage 171 runs in 7 overs in 20 overs. Most runs by opener Parthiv Patel made by Bangalore He made 39 runs in 20 balls with 7 fours and a six. Captain Virat Kohli got only 23 runs today.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals scored 187 runs for five wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their 12th match of the Indian Premier League at the Ferozshah Kotla ground here on Sunday, with the help of captain Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan half centuries.
Shreyas Iyer faced 37 balls while scoring three sixes and two fours during his innings of 52 runs while Dhawan continued his glorious form and kept the fifth and third consecutive half century in this session. Delhi scored 20 runs in the 20th over and 46 runs in the last three overs, including four fours and three sixes.
Sherfane Rutherford scored an unbeaten 28 off 13 balls and an unbeaten 28 off 28 balls with three fours in his nine balls and unbeaten 16 runs. Captain of Delhi Capitals decided to bat by winning the toss. Opener Prithvi Shaw (18 runs) and Dhawan started off with a few good shots in the beginning and boosted the enthusiasm of the wild spectators.
Mumbai's player, however, could not stay on the crease for a long time, and Umesh Yadav's delivery came in the pavilion by catching the wicketkeeper. In this way, Delhi lost the first wicket by 35 runs. In this scorching heat the stadium was full. Aiyar and Shikhar were on crease now, with the hosts losing 59 runs in the powerplay, adding 59 runs.
Both of them played a good partnership, completing 100 runs in Delhi Capitals in 11.3 overs. On the next ball, Dhawan completed his half-century off 36 balls with five fours and two sixes. But in the next over, Yugavendra became a victim of Chahal. Standing on the short fine leg, the beautiful beauty of Washington, with the help of easy catch, ended his 50-run knock.
Thus, the partnership of 68 runs in 53 balls for the second wicket ended and Rishabh Pant reached the ground. Aiyar kept his innings steadfastly, he made a scintillating six in the first ball of Chahal in the 15th over and then completed his fifties by depositing a spectacular six for the third ball.
In the same over, Pant remained unfortunate and after scoring seven fours, a pitch was bowled on Chahal's ball which was the second victim of this bowler. Although he asked for a review, it was not his right.
Delhi lost four wickets in the 16th over as Iyer Colin Ingram (11 runs) also came running After that Rutherford and Akshar Patel scored an unbeaten 46 for the sixth wicket in 3.1 overs.