Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant shared a laugh after an exciting contest in Ahmedabad.© Twitter
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat the Delhi Capitals (DC) by one point in a last-ball thriller at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Chasing 172 for the win, DC needed six balls from the last point of the game, but Rishabh Pant could only manage to squeeze the ball for a limit as RCB recorded an exciting victory. Following the victory, the Indian Premier League (IPL) posted a video on their official Twitter account where RCB skipper Virat Kohli shares a laugh with DC captain Rishabh Pant. “A range of emotions after this last bullet thriller,” the video captioned the video.
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2021
In the match, Pant won the toss and chose to go bowling. Ishant Sharma and Avesh Khan provided early breakthroughs as Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal were sent back into the power play.
AB de Villiers came to RCB’s rescue and brought them to a competitive total of 171 for five with a dazzling half century. The former South Africa captain beat five sixes in an undefeated 75 knockout on just 42 deliveries.
In response, Delhi lost Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith on the cheap. Prithvi Shaw looked good on his 21-point shot, before passing a large delivery from Harshal Patel straight to the goalkeeper.
Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer hit half centuries and kept Delhi in the chase, but a brilliant last by Mohammed Siraj helped RCB cross the line.
With the victory, the team led by Virat Kohli are now at the top of the IPL 2021 points table with five wins in six matches.
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