Superb death over from Mohd Siraj and AB de villiers unbeaten 75 runs off 42 balls with three fours and five sixes in his quick innings helps Royals beat DC by 1 runs.
Ahmedabad: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Delhi Capitals by just one run. Fifties from Pant, Shimron Hetmyer (53 not out off 25 balls) go in vain as RCB won Tuesday's Indian Premier League match.
Siraj began the last over well, bowling a couple of yorkers to Pant. However, he conceded two boundaries on the last two balls. That left DC still one run short.
Virat led-team won today's match, back on top of the points table after a huge loss to Chennai Super Kings in their previous match.
AB de villiers unbeaten 75 runs off 42 balls with three fours and five sixes in his quick innings helps Royals post 171 runs target in the score board.
The former South African skipper has been in good form in this IPL season. He batted at No. 5 in Tuesday's game and played exceptional in his short innings. Earlier, DC put RCB into bat. However, the last four overs made 47 runs.
DC pick two early wickets, removing both Devdutt Padikkal (17) and skipper Virat Kohli (12) in the period of the powerplay. While Padikkal was bowled by Sharma, Avesh picked up Kohli's wicket.
Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/5 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 75 not out, R Patidar 31, G Maxwell 25; A Khan 1/24, I Sharma 1/26, A Mishra 1/27) vs Delhi Capitals 170/4 in 20 overs (R Pant 58 not out, S Hetmyer 53 not out; H Patel 2/37, K Jamieson 1/32, M Siraj 1/44)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan