RCB ended up winning a thriller on the last ball of the match against Delhi yesterday. KS Bharat finished the match in style with a terrific six at the end to win the game by a margin of 7 wickets. Initially, after winning the toss, RCB surprisingly chose to bowl first and eliminated their chances of finishing in top-2 position at the points table. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan’s opening partnership helped DC post a decent total of 164/5 in their 20 overs quota.
Chasing 166 runs, RCB got off to a poor start as they losing both their openers inside 2 overs. Anrich Nortje breathed fire as picked 2 wickets and conceded just 8 runs in the first 2 overs that he bowled. RCB were struggling at 61/3 after the end of 10 overs. However, they won the game courtesy of a terrific partnership from Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell continued his consistent run with the bat this season while Srikar Bharat was the surprise package for Bangalore side in the chase yesterday.
Numbers and Stats from RCB vs DC game:
6 – KS Bharat smashed a six on the last ball of the game when 5 runs were needed to win.
Players to smash six when four (or) more runs were required to win on last ball:
Ambati Rayudu vs KKR in Kolkata, 2011
Dwayne Bravo vs KKR in Kolkata, 2012
MS Dhoni vs PBKS in Visakhapatnam, 2016
KS Bharat vs DC in Dubai, 2021
6 – Glenn Maxwell recorded his 6th fifty-plus score in IPL 2021.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL 2021:
KL Rahul – 6
Glenn Maxwell – 6
Faf du Plessis – 5
6 – For the 6th time, RCB have defeated DC in both meetings of an IPL season. RCB have defeated DC in both meetings of the IPL season during 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 & 2021.
78 – KS Bharat recorded his highest ever score (78*) in T20 cricket.
8 – Along with winning their 100th game in IPL now RCB have won most matches (8) in IPL at Dubai.
2 – KS Bharat became only the 2nd RCB batsman after Arun Karthik to smash a last ball six to seal the game for his side when four (or) more runs were needed to win the game on last ball. [Arun Karthik smashed a last ball six in CL T20].