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IPL 2023: Nightmare continues for DC as David Warner-led side suffers 23-run defeat against RCB

RCB moved to the 7th position on the points table with today's win whereas DC’s run rate even deteriorated as the team remained at the bottom of the table with 5 consecutive losses.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore registered an easy win against Delhi Capitals as David Warner and Co lost 5th IPL match in a row on Saturday. After winning the toss DC decided to ball first at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Batting first Faf du Plessis couldn’t stick for long as Mitchell Marsh dismissed him for 22 runs whereas his opening partner Virat Kohli got out after scoring a half century .Losing wickets in middle overs RCB did not show a promising batting performance. A cameo from Mahipal Lomror and Glenn Maxwell of 26 and 24 runs helped Bangalore side to keep the scoreboard moving and thanks to Shahbaz Ahmed and Anuj Rawat for their 42 runs partnership which led the team to a decent total. For DC both Mitchell March and Kuldeep Yadav bowled brilliantly and scalped 2 wickets each which didn't let Faf and Co take control in the first innings. Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav contributed with one wicket each.

Chasing 175, DC faced a huge blow when they lost both Prithvi Shaw and Mitchell Marsh without scoring any run, skipper David Warner also failed to stay longer as Delhi lost 4 wickets within the powerplay. Manish Pandey tried to keep the scoreboard moving but got no support from the other end and Hasaranga dismissed him at 50 on the crucial stage of the match. In-form Axar Patel also lost his wicket while attempting for a six over long off where he mistimed it and got caught under 30 yards. For RCB debutant Vijaykumar Vyshak was the best performer with the ball as he took 3 for 20 in his 4 over spell. Batters kept following one after another to the pavilion as RCB won their second match of the season. Virat Kohli was awarded Player of the match for his brilliant half century and three catches on the field.

RCB moved to the 7th position on the points table with today's win whereas DC’s run rate even deteriorated as the team remained at the bottom of the table with 5 consecutive losses.

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