New Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli said the victory against IPL points table top Delhi Capitals was an incredible win with nothing to lose. Chasing a target of 165, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by scoring 166 for three with brilliant half-centuries from Srikar Bharat (78 not out) and Glenn Maxwell (51 not out). Both of them took full advantage of the poor fielding of Delhi Capitals to win the team on the last ball. Now RCB will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the playoffs. Virat Kohli and RCB have a golden chance to become IPL champions for the first time.
After the match, Kohli said, “Unbelievable. It was a match in which we had nothing to lose but still it is good to win against the team running at the top of the table despite losing early wickets. We have defeated them twice this season.” He praised Bharat and Maxwell and said, “The way de Villiers and Srikar Bharat batted first, it was good. And then the partnership between Maxi and KS was great.
On winning the toss and opting to bowl, Kohli said, “Chasing the target gives you a different kind of confidence to go into the playoffs. And we haven’t chased much target in the tournament, so batting well in the second innings was also important.” . If you field like today, you deserve to lose. We lost many wickets while batting.
Rishabh said, “But I think next time we have to field better. I think it was difficult for the fast bowlers because of the dew but the fielders have to support the bowling unit. We are not feeling well because we want to win these kind of matches. It was an incredible feeling to finish the match. Maxwell and I were talking well. I was not nervous at all. Was looking for a chance on the last ball after wide.