The Indian captain led-RCB has suffered a 59-run defeat against Delhi Capitals.
Royal Challengers Bangalore haven’t shown any fighting spirit as there is no firing from AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli in Dubai on Monday.
With the help of Prithvi Shaw 42 (23), Pant 37 (25), and Marcus Stoinis 53 (26) powerful hitting in addition to all-round bowling performance led by Kagiso Rabada Delhi Capitals crushed RCB for a 59-run win.
Earlier, RCB won the toss and gave the bat to DC.Shaw and Dhawan started well for DC recording their best in a power play this season before Shaw got out when the score was 68 inside seven overs.Later, though Dhawan and Shreyas 11 (13) went in quick time, Rishab Pant and Marcus Stoinis have pushed DC’s final score to 196 for 4 in 20 overs.
Chasing 197, RCB fumbled right from the opening when Ashwin and Axar Patel got the early breakthrough grabbing Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch wickets, inside the powerplay.RCB got a big blow when Anrich Nortje got the golden wicket, AB de Villiers, just for nine runs.
Virat Kohli, who seemed to get back into rhythm with his match-winning knock of 70 runs against RR, struggled against DC bowlers and got out for 43 off 39 balls ending the hopes for RCB.