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Patna : Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 7 wickets in the 56th match of IPL at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, on October 8, 2021, night, as Srikar Bharat (wk) scored an unbeaten 78 in 52 balls hitting 3 fours and 4 sixes including the winning six on the last balls and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scoring 51 in 33 balls with 8 sixes. RCB required 5 runs on the last and Srikar hit a six to seal the victory for his team. RCB had won the toss and opted to bowl. RCB finished with 18 points from 14 games while DC have 20 points from 14 games.
RCB had lost their first three wickets openers : Devdutt Padikkal (0) and captain Virat Kohli (4), and A B de Villiers 26) cheaply and were 55/3 after 9.3 overs but Srikar Bharat and Maxwell added 111 runs in their unbroken partnership for the 4th wicket. Chasing a target of 165 runs, RCB scored 166/3 in 20 overs. For DC, fast bowler Anrich Nortji took 2/24 in 4 overs.
Earlier batting first, DC had scored 164/5 in 20 overs with openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan scoring 48 and 43 runs respectively adding 88 runs for the first wicket. Rishabh Pant ( c&wk) fell to fast medium bowler Daniel Christian for 10 while Shreyas Iyer fell to fast medium bowler Mohd Siraj for 18. Shimron Hetmyer also fell to Siraj for 28.