The Royal Challengers Bangalore bounced back in style after a crushing loss against the Lucknow Super Giants. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf Du Plessis said his team needed the win to regain some confidence after two straight losses following his team’s 23-run victory over Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Bengaluru.
He praised his seam bowlers for their efforts. At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, Manish Pandey’s counterattacking score of 50 (38) was insufficient as Delhi Capitals fell to Royal Challengers Bangalore by a score of 23 runs. Vijaykumar Vyshak, a rookie for Royal Challengers Bangalore, stole the show with a three-wicket haul and finished the game with bowling figures of 3/20.
Faf Du Plessis speaks at the press conference
“We needed that to get the confidence back in the group. Especially the bowling group. Defending a total is not always easy at the Chinnaswamy, so very proud of them. It is the first-day game of the season. Also the new rule now – you always feel you need more. 175 in a day game here is a good score. The way we bowled was just unbelievable. Huge credit to our seamers in the first six. Siraj is bowling beautifully. In a game where it is a bit slower wicket, generally the first six overs is the most important with the bat. You want to try to play positive and get ahead of the rate but the way we bowled was just unbelievable,” said du Plessis in a post-match presentation.
After two victories and two losses in four games, RCB has moved up to seventh place in the points standings with this victory. They have four points altogether. DC, on the other hand, is still having a dismal IPL season as they have lost all five of their games and are at the bottom of the standings.
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