RCB vs DC: "Lot of work has gone behind the scenes" - Faf du Plessis after RCB's 5th consecutive win in IPL 2024

Updated - 13 May 2024, 11:44 AM

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis (PC: BCCI)

In the night match of Sunday's double-header, Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) hosted the Axar Patel-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 62nd game of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

RCB were invited to bat first in the match and they were off to a flying start. Virat Kohli (27) played an attacking brand of cricket and after his dismissal, Will Jacks (41) and Rajat Patidar (52) took the charge. At one point, RCB looked set to score over 200 with Cameron Green (32*) doing a great job but they were restricted to 187/9 as DC made a good comeback in the match.

Defending the total, RCB were off to a great start as they reduced DC to 30/4. Even after that, only Axar Patel troubled the bowlers and RCB kept picking up wickets at regular intervals to bowl out DC for 140 and win by 47 runs.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, Faf du Plessis expressed delight over the performance of his team. Faf du Plessis said:

"Brilliant, we put some good performances and really pleased. 1st half of the season, things didn't quite come together and from that batting perspective and bowling perspective we have been able to put it together now."

Faf du Plessis also said that he doesn't think too much about matchups and backs his players to do the job. Faf du Plessis stated:

"Sometimes people talk about match-ups and all, but as a left-hander with the ball spinning in, you hope that works out sometimes and he's (Swapnil) done brilliantly for us."

Faf du Plessis further revealed that they have worked a lot for the success they are currently getting in IPL 2024. Faf du Plessis asserted:

"Lot of work has gone behind the scenes, and we are getting it right and I feel there is a lot more variety in our bowling now and Yash and Lockie have been exceptional the last few games. We wanna play a style of cricket, to be bold and put some performances together and keep going."

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL 2023 Meetings 

In the Indian Premier League 2023, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru locked horns with each other twice with both teams emerging victorious once.

On April 15, batting first RCB posted 174 for 6 on the board at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as five batters made good contributions - Virat Kohli (50), Glenn Maxwell (24), Mahipal Lomror (26), Faf du Plessis (22) and Shahbaz Ahmed (20).

Chasing the target, only Manish Pandey managed to a hit fifty while other DC batters failed, which resulted in them getting restricted to 151 for 9 and losing the match by 23 runs. Virat Kohli was awarded Player of the March award in that game for his 50 runs and 3 catches.

The teams next faced off each other on May 6 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and Delhi Capitals won the match by 7 wickets after restricting RCB to 181/4 and chasing down the target in 16.4 overs with Phil Salt (87) winning the Player of the Match award.

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