This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is proving to be a nightmare for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. After suffering six consecutive losses, the red team is sitting on the verge of getting knocked out of the tournament.
In the game against Delhi Capitals, the home team was invited to bar first at Bengaluru. Fans expected Bangalore to come hard after a heart-breaking defeat against the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders, but it was more of the same as Delhi registered their third victory in the tournament. Chasing only 149, Delhi delivered a professional performance to gun down the total inside 19 overs.
A muscular batting department consisting of the likes of Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers, Moeen Ali and Marcus Stoinis was expected to post a big score. However, Delhi’s paceman Kagiso Rabada continued his good run by stunning everyone with another special bowling performance.
Bowling his quota of 4 overs, the 23-year old cricketer conceded only 21 runs to claim 4 crucial wickets. The superlative effort went down into the record books as the career-best performance of the Johannesburg born. Without any surprise, he flew away with the player of the match award.