The 20th match of IPL 2023 was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. In this match played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, RCB registered a win after two consecutive defeats. Chasing 175 runs, the Delhi team could only reach 151 runs. With this, RCB won by 23 runs. Veteran Virat Kohli and debutant fast bowler Vaishak Vijayakumar played a vital role in RCB’s victory.
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Delhi captain David Warner won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli and captain Faf du Plessis gave the team a storming start. Virat contributed 50 runs while Du Plessis contributed 22 runs. The duo also shared a 28-ball 42-run partnership for the first wicket. Virat scored 50 runs off 34 balls with the help of 6 fours and a six.
After Virat’s half-century, Maxwell scored 24 runs. However, the team’s innings could not reach 200 due to the slow bowling of Anuj Rawat. Shahbaz Ahmed played some aggressive shots to help the team reach 174. Kuldeep Yadav and Mitchell Marsh took two wickets each for Delhi.
Delhi could not get off to the desired start in chasing these runs. Prithvi Shaw was once again run out for zero. After that Marsh also couldn’t open an account. Yash Dhool too could score only one run. So, captain David Warner scored 19 runs. By the time the power play ended, Delhi had lost 4 wickets for 30 runs. Abhishek Porel was also dismissed soon. In such a situation, Manish Pandey scored a half-century in a one-sided fight. Akshar Patel supported him by scoring 21 runs. Aman Khan’s 18 and Enrique Norqua’s unbeaten 23 reduced Delhi’s margin of defeat. This is Delhi’s fifth straight defeat in the tournament. They still haven’t opened their marks account.
(IPL 2023 Royal Challengers Banglore Beat Delhi Capitals By 23 Runs Virat Kohli Vyshak Vijay Kumar Shines)