The Indian Premier League 2021 has reached its final phase as Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have advanced to the knockout stage.
Royal Challengers Bangalore finishing third on the Points Table with 18 points from 9 wins quallified for the playoffs. On Friday, RCB defeated Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets while chasing a 165 target. On the last ball, RCB needed 5 runs to win. But, Srikar Bharat hit a six and gave the team a thrilling victory.
After the match RCB skipper Virat Kohli said- Unbelievable! We had nothing to lose in this match. But even after losing early wickets, it was good to register a win against the team running at the top of the table. We have defeated them twice this season.
Virat Kohli also praised Maxwell and Srikar after the match. He said - the way AB and Srikar batted first was good and then the partnership between Max and Srikar was great. Chasing the target gives you a different kind of confidence to go into the playoffs and we haven't chased much in the tournament. So batting well in the second innings was also important.