• Delhi comfortably see off RCB

    Kagiso Rabada took four wickets as the Delhi Capitals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 59 runs on Monday to move to the top of the IPL standings.

    Marcus Stoinis starred with the bat as the Capitals piled on the runs after being sent in to bat by opposing captain Virat Kohli.

    The Australian hit a quick-fire half-century after openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan made a pretty solid start to their innings with a 68-run stand.

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    Stoinis’ knock and a flashy 37 by Rishabh Pant in the latter stages of the innings helped the Capitals to 196-4 in their 20 overs.

    In reply, RCB’s run chase never really got going with regular wickets halting any sort of momentum their batsmen started.

    Proteas bowler Anrich Nortje accounted for the big wicket of AB de Villiers, who only managed nine with Kohli adding a valiant 43 before Rabada got rid of the Indian batsman.

    Two more wickets in his final over and Rabada finished with brilliant figures of 4-24 in his four overs to strengthen his grip on the purple hat for the most wickets in the competition so far with 12.

    Nortje also concluded his spell excellently by picking up a wicket with his final delivery to end with 2-24, as RCB finished on 137-9 to hand the Capitals their fourth win of the campaign.

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