KS Bharat played the knock of his IPL career as he sealed a 7-wicket win for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Capitals. With 5 needed off the last ball, Bharat smacked Avesh Khan for a six to help Bangalore finish their last league game with a win. Stay with TOI to get IPL live score, scorecard, highlights and ball by ball score updates of IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.Read Less
Great wining on the last ball, and an incredible feeling to finish it off. Maxi and I just kept telling each other to watch that ball till the end. I wasn't nervous at any point and I was just looking for the right ball and the opportunity to hit it out. I have worked hard and nothing comes easy. This will give us a lot of confidence.
Unbelievable game. We had nothing to lose, but it was a competitive game which is always the case in the IPL. We have beaten them twice now. The way AB batted in the beginning and then with KS and Maxwell in the end was unbelievable. The reality was that we had to win by 160 runs, and we thought that there could be a collapse or something. We thought of it the other way around. This gives us the confidence that we can pull off a game from any situation. We haven't chased much in this tournament. Number three hasn't been an issue. We wanted to give Christian some time, he was batting really well in the middle. We took that chance and it didn't come off. We knew KS was a guy who could come in at three at any stage. I think we need to sharpen up in the field. Sometimes the boundaries that go at crucial stages, could be critical. You need to be switched on always. A win like this gives you the confidence. We have played well in Sharjah. We have been able to handle the conditions and keep the opposition in check if things have gotten away from us. We have the experience already and we need to utilize it as much as possible to keep moving on in this tournament.
RCB camp erupts in joy after last-ball win over DC!
Scenes from the #RCB camp as @KonaBharat finishes it off in style. #VIVOIPL #RCBvDC https://t.co/ApyHdTuJ9U
KS Bharat played an incredible unbeaten 78-run knock to power RCB to a 7-wicket win in last-ball thriller. Here’s a quick look at how Bharat got his runs today!
Glenn Maxwell (51*) scored his 6th fifty off the season and played a major role in RCB’s win against DC in today’s match!
Here’s a quick look at how both DC and RCB fared out in today’s game!
A memorable game for KS Bharat!
WHAT. A. FINISH! @KonaBharat finishes it off in style as #RCB win by 7 wickets. Scorecard -… https://t.co/ZQkhHUiQWZ
KS Bharat seals win for Bangalore with a last ball six!
What a performance from KS Bharat. 5 were needed off the last ball and KS Bharat slams Avesh Khan for a maximum. A full toss from Avesh Khan and the ball sails over the long-on fence. Delhi Capitals are stunned. The entire Bangalore camp has erupted in joy. RCB beat DC by 7 wickets in last-ball thriller in Dubai. Virat Kohli and co. win their last league game of the season.
Avesh to Bharat | wide | RCB need 5 runs off 1 ball
Avesh to Bharat | 2 runs | RCB need 6 runs off 1 ball
Avesh to Bharat | dot ball | RCB need 8 runs off 2 balls
Avesh to Maxwell | 1 run | RCB need 8 runs off 3 balls
Avesh to Maxwell | 2 runs | RCB need 9 runs off 4 balls
50 for Glenn Maxwell! Gets to his 6th fifty of the season off just 32 balls
Avesh to Maxwell | FOUR! | RCB need 11 runs off 5 balls
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RCB 150/3 after 19 overs | Need another 15 runs off the final 6 balls
1 0 1 1 1 0 – An excellent penultimate over from Anrich Nortje. Just four runs from it. He has beautifully set up the finish. Bangalore need 15 runs off the last 6 deliveries which will be bowled by Avesh Khan. Glenn Maxwell on strike!
RCB 146/3 after 18 overs, need another 19 runs off 12 balls
1 2 2 2 1 4 – Glenn Maxwell and KS Bharat collect 12 runs off the Avesh Khan over including a boundary off the last ball. Anrich Nortje to bowl the penultimate over of the match.
RCB 134/3 after 17 overs, need another 31 runs off 18 balls @ 10.33 RPO
KS Bharat 61* | Glenn Maxwell 38* | Partnership 79* off 45 balls
Rabada to Bharat | SIX!
A slower length ball from Kagiso Rabada and KS Bharat clobbers it over the deep mid-wicket fence. RCB 132/3 after 16.4 overs
Rabada to Maxwell | FOUR!
Glenn Maxwell welcomes Kagiso Rabada into the attack with a boundary. On the pads from Rabada and Maxwell places it to perfection. Comfortably flicks the ball to the fine-leg fence . RCB 123/3 after 16.1 overs
RCB 119/3 after 16 overs | Need another 46 runs off 24 balls @ 11.5 RPO
KS Bharat 52* | Glenn Maxwell 32* | Partnership – 64* off 39 balls
Rishabh Pant (C) (W)
Virat Kohli (C)
Srikar Bharat (W)