Dubai. Number-1 Delhi Capitals lost to RCB by 7 wickets in their last league match of IPL 2021. This is RCB’s 9th win of the season. Delhi will now take on MS Dhoni-led CSK in Qualifier-1 on October 10. On October 11, in the Eliminator, RCB will face Eoin Morgan-led KKR. Playing first, Delhi scored 164 for 5 wickets. In reply, RCB achieved the target in 20 overs losing 3 wickets. RCB and Delhi will be eyeing the first IPL title.
Team is third in the table with 9 wins
This is RCB’s 9th win of the current season. The team is at number three with 18 points. CSK also has 18 points. But due to better run average, he is at number two. Delhi is at the first place with 20 points and KKR is at the fourth position with 14 points. Qualifier 2 is to be held on 13 October and the final on 15 October. In Qualifier-2, the losing teams of Qualifier-1 and the winner of the Eliminator will clash. The final will be held between the winning teams of Qualifier-1 and Qualifier-2.
Team won by sixes
However, the start of RCB, chasing the target, was not good. Devdutt Padikkal (0) and captain Virat Kohli (4) were dismissed early. After 55 runs, 3 wickets fell, Srikar Bharat (78 *) and Glenn Maxwell (51 *) took over the team. Both added 111 not out for the fourth wicket. This is the first half-century of the IPL for Bharat. RCB had to score 15 runs in the last over. Bharat gave the team a memorable victory by hitting a six off the last ball.
CSK has won the IPL title three times while KKR has won the IPL twice. But Delhi and RCB have not captured the title so far. In such a situation, this time we can also get to see a new champion in IPL.