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Iyer, Rabada condemn RCB to sixth consecutive defeat in IPL 2019
IPL 2019

Iyer, Rabada condemn RCB to sixth consecutive defeat in IPL 2019

Royal Challengers Bangalore crashed to a record-equalling sixth straight defeat as they went down to Delhi Capitals by four wickets at home after the visitors chased down the target of 150 with seven balls to spare.

Bangalore share the unwanted distinction of a worst IPL start along with Delhi (Delhi Daredevils then), who suffered six straight defeats in a row at the start of 2013 season.

Virat Kohli-led RCB sit bottom of the table and the captain said that he has run out of excuses, frustrated at his side's performances.

"We need to grab those chances, can't give excuses every day. We weren't good on the day again. That's the whole story of RCB this season," Kohli said after the game.

"When the mind is cluttered, you wouldn't be able to focus on the chances that come your way. Clarity of mind is very important in the game especially if you want to convert the half chances and pull the game back.

"Shreyas (Iyer) got 67, he was dropped (on four) never know, you can come back in the game at any time," Kohli, who made 41 in his team's 149-8, said.

Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer was dropped by wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel early into his knock. He had another reprieve on 42.

Bangalore have dropped 15 catches so far in their six outings this season and Kohli believes it is difficult to control things beyond a point.

"There's nothing more you can tell the team. We've asked the boys to take responsibility. It hasn't happened so far, and that's the reality," said Kohli, who leads the IPL batting chart with 5,151 runs.

"Personally, not trying to control. After a while, it's about the skill. Key is to relax, whatever's in front of us. We want to enjoy as a team, otherwise, we won't be able to play any good cricket."

Kagiso Rabada received the man of the match award for his impressive figures of 4-21.

Rabada, who got the prized scalps of Kohli and compatriot AB de Villiers for 17, is the leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets in six games this season. Chris Morris finished with the figures of 2-28.

RCB's total of 149 was mainly powered by Kohli (41 off 33) and Moeen Ali (32 off 18).

Delhi had smooth sailing after losing Shikhar Dhawan in the first over for a golden duck. Prithvi Shaw (28 off 22) and Iyer added 68 for the second wicket before Shaw fell off Pawan Negi.

Iyer then added 39 for the third and 37 for the fourth-wicket partnerships with Colin Ingram (22 off 21) and Rishabh Pant (18 off 14) to near the target before he fell in the 18th over of Navdeep Saini. Chris Morris fell three balls later without scoring while Pant fell next over. But a calm Axar Patel guided Mohammad Siraj over covers to hit the winning runs to seal the game.

Saini finished with the figures of 2-24.