RCB win by five wickets!
Bangalore's qualification hopes are still very slim, but this win will give them a severe morale-boost. Both Kohli and de Villiers scored big, and that bodes well for them!
Look at the disappointment on Shreyas Iyer's face. Contrasting emotions in the other camp. They have ticked a big box this match - of Kohli and AB (two of their best batsmen) being involved in a big stand. It was always a case of one of them clicking this season, but tonight it all went to plan. Kohli took a lot of pressure off the rest of the batsmen by playing freely. RCB had lost a couple of wickets, and the onus was on the famed duo.
Yet another positive batting display from DD goes in vain as the bowlers failed to restrict the RCB batting unit despite getting a couple of early wickets. With this defeat, whatever chances they had of making it to the top four at the end of the league stage would’ve evaporated.
A sixth successive win for RCB against DD at Kotla; 13th in last 14 completed games against DD in IPL
DD 181/4 (20.0 Ovs)
RCB 187/5 (19.0 Ovs)