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IPL 2024, RCB vs DC, Key Takeaways: RCB register fifth straight win & stay alive

IPL 2024, RCB vs DC, Key Takeaways: Rajat Patidar, Will Jacks' stand and bowlers keep RCB in playoffs hunt. RCB move to 5th place while DC slip to 6th. Top takeaways for Delhi Capitals and RCB from the match.


IPL 2024, RCB vs DC: RCB win fifth straight game; beat DC and move to 5th place | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: RCB win fifth straight game; beat DC & move to 5th place (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: RCB 187/9 (Rajat Patidar 52, Rasikh Salam 2/23) beat DC 140 (Axar Patel 57, Yash Dayal 3/20) by 47 runs.


Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) posted their fifth win on the trot when they defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 47 runs at Bengaluru in Match 62 of IPL 2024 on Sunday. With this win, Bengaluru jumped to fifth spot with 12 points to stay in the hunt for play-offs. Delhi also have 12 points, but are sixth due to an inferior net run rate compared to Bengaluru.


Key Takeaways from RCB vs DC, Match 62, IPL 2024 - Winning team (RCB)


Patidar-Jacks continue to find ways to score runs 

Rajat Patidar joined Will Jacks when Bengaluru were in a spot of bother at 36/2, having lost both the openers. The two combined to post a stand of 88 runs for the third wicket in less than 10 overs, thanks to the spilled chances by Delhi fielders. However, irrespective of the chances the two batters gave to the fielding side, they played a counter-attacking game to continue the momentum provided by a quick innings of a 13-ball 27 by opener Virat Kohli. Patidar made a 32-ball 52 with three fours and three sixes, while Jacks contributed with a 29-ball 41, laced with three fours and two sixes. 



IPL 2024, RCB vs DC_ Rajat Patidar, Will Jacks added 88 runs for 3rd wicket _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Patidar, Jacks added 88 runs for 3rd wicket (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Powerplay bowling & fielding make the difference 

Bengaluru emerged victorious, thanks to better bowling and fielding in the powerplay compared to Delhi who dropped catches and let the opposition off the hook during the same phase. Bengaluru restricted Delhi to 54/4 in the powerplay and it was an uphill task henceforth for the opposition to make a comeback. They kept picking up regular wickets to thwart a fightback from Axar Patel. Moreover, Bengaluru fielded brilliantly, taking all catches that came their way. Bengaluru raced to 61/2 in powerplay with Delhi having an off day on the field.


Key Takeaways from RCB vs DC, Match 62, IPL 2024 - Losing team (DC)


Pacers control the game among lot of drop-catches

Delhi fielders had a forgettable day on the field. They dropped catches regularly and almost let the game slip from their hands. Bengaluru were scoring at 10 runs per over by the 12th over, but the Delhi pacers brought their team back into the game, dismissing a well-settled Patidar and then choking the Bengaluru batting line-up. Rasikh Salam provided the breakthrough, taking Patidar’s wicket before Khaleel Ahmed joined the party, dismissing Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik. Both Ahmed and Salam took two wickets each as Bengaluru could manage just 50 runs in the last 5.2 overs. 



Statistical Highlights from RCB vs DC, IPL 2024
  • Dinesh Karthik made a 2-ball duck against DC. He leads the chart of scoring the most ducks in IPL with 18.

  • Axar Patel posted his second fifty of IPL 2024, when he made 57 against Bengaluru. It was just the third fifty of his IPL career spanning 11 seasons.

  • Virat Kohli continues to lead the chart of top run-getters in IPL 2024 with 661 runs @ 66.10 in 13 matches. Ruturaj Gaikwad is second with 583 runs.

Points Table Scenario & What's Next 

With this win, Bengaluru have jumped to the fifth spot, their highest standings in IPL 2024 so far. They now have 12 points with 6 wins from 13 games. They must win their last league game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 18 to stay in hunt for a play-off berth, and also hope some other results to go their way. 


Delhi slipped down to sixth. They have 12 points, with 6 wins from 13 games. They also must win their last league game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on May 14 and hope for other results to go their way. There is a possibility of three or more teams being stranded on 14 points. In that case, the team with better net run rate will make it to the play-offs.


Up next, Gujarat Titans (GT) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on each other in a crucial encounter at Ahmedabad on Monday, 13 May. 


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