On Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost against the shining Delhi Capitals side. This is their 2nd defeat in 5 matches in IPL 2020. At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, RCB invited DC after winning the toss. With Marcus Stoinis and Prithvi Shaw shining at the crease with their bat, the Delhi Capitals scored 196 at the loss of four wickets. RCB batsmen couldn’t reach the target and barely managed to score 137 runs. DC won the match by 59-run margin, a big win for them.
With 3 wins from 5 matches, RCB is at an impressive position in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League. With a net run rate of -1.355, they have 6 points. Nonetheless, there is one thing RCB should work on. And gladly the RCB skipper himself has mentioned about it after the match.
Captain Kohli regretted about their mistake of dropped catches
Virat Kohli, the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore, lamented about dropping the catches by his team. He mentioned it is one of the crucial factors that led to the 59-runs margin defeat at the hands of the Delhi Capitals on Monday.
Yuzvendra Chahal dropped the catch of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis when he was at 30 runs. A mistake that resulted in Stoinis to score 53 runs off 26. If they hadn’t dropped that catch, DC wouldn´t score 196 runs.
“Those important chances in between, we need to grab when the opportunity comes our way, it is not like we are dropping half chances, we are dropping sitters and those things hurt you,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We got into the game after the first six and then Stoinis batted really well in the end, we gave him a life, he took the game away from us,” he added.
The Delhi team’s openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan started the match well and added 68 runs. However, the RCB bowlers took some early wickets giving DC some shock before losing the grip over the match again.
“I think they got off to a great start in the first six then we pulled it back in the next eight overs and the last phase again got away from us,” Kohli said.