Bangalore had entered the match on the back of two consecutive defeats. They defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in their first match before losing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The Faf du Plessis-led side are occupying the seventh spot in the 10-team table currently.
Delhi have now a match each against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Gujarat Titans (GT), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2023 Match 20 Award Winners – RCB vs DC Full List of Awards
Check out the full list of award winners from the IPL 2023 match between RCB and DC
Player Of The Match: Virat Kohli (RCB) for 50 off 34 balls
TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Aman Hakim Khan (18 off 10)
Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Aman Hakim Khan
Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: Faf du Plessis
RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Virat Kohli (6 fours)
UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Virat Kohli
Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Virat Kohli
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
RCB vs DC: Who Said What
David Warner (DC captain): I said at the toss that we had to do both disciplines very well and unfortunately we did it again tonight where we lost too many early wickets. We didn’t build partnerships chasing that total. It should have been an easy task but unfortunately we didn’t come up trumps. We lose three wickets in the Powerplay and runouts are non-negotiable in this format and that sometimes can cost you the game. Siraj had his tail up and bowled extremely well. You can’t take credit away from the way they came out and started as well. The positives were great with the bowling and fielding were exceptional. Our attitude and energy were amazing. But yet again it was just our batting. We’re going to have to try to work out how we’re going to take on the Powerplay and not lose early wickets, especially in the first two or three overs. That’s going to hurt you in a lot of games. We have to have a hard look at ourselves and come back strong with five days off. Things aren’t working at the moment but teams have come back from 0-5 so hopefully we can be that second team.”
Faf du Plessis (RCB captain): We needed that to get the confidence back in the group. Especially the bowling group. Defending a total is not always easy at the Chinnaswamy, so very proud of them. It’s the first day game of the season. Also the new rule now – you always feel you need more. 175 in a day game here is a good score. But with the new rule there’s some uncertainty. Generally the first six overs is more important. The way we bowled was just unbelievable. Huge credit to our seamers in the first six.
Virat Kohli (Player of the Match): It was a tricky one. When it went up in the air, I made sure there was no one close to me. I made sure I grabbed it solidly. I was quite disappointed that I got out to a full toss. I’ve been playing really well. One thing I mentioned to the guys in the change room that 175 was enough on this pitch. It slowed down considerably. We did well to get to that score and had the belief it was enough. When I’ve played my best cricket, those are the balls I’ve put away consistently. When I put away their best balls, it puts pressure on the bowlers. We kind of let it slip away last two games. That was a different mentality and phase altogether (T20 World Cup 2016 semis). I back myself to hit good shots. When they come off they look good.
RCB pacer Vijaykumar Vyshak (3/20 on IPL debut): “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a very long time. I’ve been working hard so I think it’s been paying off. Faf came and told me that the wicket was holding a bit so I backed my strength and bowled my slower ones a little more and I think that helped for me. I’ve been working on it for two years so I think it’s finally paid off. I wasn’t ready to bowl the knuckle ball but Faf came and told me again, ‘You can probably go for a slower one’ so I thought I’ll do that and I got a wicket. It’s very important because the management has told me to go express yourself so I think I did that and I’m very pleased with the performance. [Prior to being added to the official squad] I was in as a net bowler so I was just helping the boys.”
RCB vs DC: Match Stats and Facts
Virat Kohli became the first player in the history of the IPL to complete 2500 runs at single venue
Delhi Capitals became the first team to lose four wickets within the powerplay in IPL 2023
Dinesh Karthik equalled Mandeep Singh’s record for most (15) IPL ducks
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