IPL 2021: Bharat hits last-ball six to give RCB 7-wicket win over Capitals

Srikar Bharat
Srikar Bharat smashed four sixes and three boundaries in his unbeaten knock of 78. Photo: Twitter@IPL

Dubai: Srikar Bharat smashed a last-ball six to give Royal Challengers Bangalore a thrilling 7-wicket win against Delhi Capitals here on Friday.


Exhausted after a tiring innings, the wicket-keeper batsman still managed to swing hard at the final ball of the match while needing five and finished unbeaten on 78 off 52.


Glenn Maxwell remained at the non-striker's end on 51 from 33 as Bangalore chased down Delhi's total of 164/5 to remain third in the points table on 18 points, pipped to the second spot by Chennai Super Kings by virtue of better net run rate.


Earlier, sent into bat, DC were off to a flying start with openers Shikar Dhawan (43) and Prithvi Shaw (48) putting on 88 runs in just 10.1 overs.

Shimron Hetmyer got out off the last ball of the innings after scoring 29 off 22 balls. Royal Challengers' captain Virat Kohli had won the toss.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (in pic) and Prithvi Shaw gave Delhi Capitals a solid first-wicket stand of 88 runs. Photo: Twitter @IPL


RCB were unchanged for the game as were Delhi Capitals from their last match against Chennai Super Kings.


Brief scores: Delhi Capitals 164/5 in 20 overs (Prithvi Shaw 48, Dhawan 43, Hetmyer 29, Siraj 2/25) lost to RCB 166/3 in 20 overs (Srikar Bharat 78 not out, Glenn Maxwell 51 not out, AB de Villiers 26, Nortje 2/24)

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