Dubai: Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis cracked a blistering 53 whereas Prithvi Shaw smashed 42 runs to take Delhi Capitals to a aggressive 196 for 4 towards Royal Challengers Bangalore of their Indian Premier League match right here on Monday.
Stoinis, who was dropped on 30 by Yuzvendra Chahal, made RCB pay for the error as he raced to his 53 in simply 26 balls, hitting two towering sixes and 6 fours on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.
Shaw, nonetheless, missed what would have been a well-deserved half-century.
Invited to bat, Shaw offered a blazing begin, hitting three fours off pacer Isuru Udana within the recreation’s very first over. His innings was laced with 5 boundaries and two maximums.
The opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan (32 off 28-balls) and Shaw put up a 68-run stand and regarded to go the gap earlier than the RCB bowlers made a splendid comeback.
Mohammed Siraj offered the primary breakthrough for his crew by eradicating the harmful wanting Shaw.
After Udana accounted for Dhawan, younger Devdutt Padikkal pulled off a wonderful catch on the boundary to dismiss DC’s in-form skipper Shreyas Iyer (11).
Stoinis and Rishabh Pant (37) instantly bought into the restoration act. The duo stitched an 89-run partnership. Shimron Hetmyer additionally performed a brief cameo, the Guyanese hitting a six within the final over.
Siraj (2/34 in 4 overs) was probably the most spectacular bowler for RCB as he picked the important thing wickets off Shaw and Pant.
After an costly first over, Chahal pulled issues again however couldn’t present a breakthrough for his crew.
Taking part in instead of Adam Zampa, Moeen Ali (1/21) and Udana (1/40) claimed a wicket every, whereas Washington Sundar (0/20 in 4 overs) was probably the most economical.