Twitter reacts after DC vs RCB game got delayed due to the sandstorm
The Virat-led Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pant's Delhi Capitals match has come to an end now. Having a look at the game, Rishabh Pant opted to bowl first after winning the toss.
Delhi Capitals have been successful with their plans and restricted the opposition to not score more than 36 runs in the power play. Moreover, Avesh Khan and Ishant Sharma removed Virat Kohli and Devudtt Padikkal for 12 and 17 runs respectively.
Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell shared a decent partnership in the middle and added 30 runs before the fall of the third wicket. Then the South African wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers entered the battleground and started to dominate the Delhi bowlers all around the park.
In addition to that, Mr.360 had smashed 23 runs in the final over of the first half bowled by Marcus Stoinis and remained unbeaten on 75 off 42 deliveries. However, before the start of the second half. the game has been delayed for a while due to a sandstorm in Ahmedabad.
It all happened of a sudden as players suffered for a while during the sandstorm. Thankfully, none of them gets affected and continued the game.
Watch the video here:
Hetmyer and Pant almost won the game for DC:
Chasing the target of 172 posted by RCB, the Delhi-based franchise opened their innings with their successful openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw.
But the scenario was something different there when Kyle Jamieson was introduced to the attack. Virat Kohli's plan paid off as Jamieson dismissed the Orange Cap holder Shikhar Dhawan for single-digit numbers.
Steve Smith followed him in the next over and this time it was Mohammed Siraj who delivered a spectacular ball to send a world-class batsman back to the dressing room.
Prithvi Shaw who looked good at the other end has once again failed to convert his starts to a big one including Marcus Stoinis on the other end.
Then the skipper Rishabh Pant took the responsibility along with the West Indies power hitter Shimron Hetmyer. Both of them added more than 50 runs to their names but failed to take their side over the victory line.
In the final over of the game, Delhi needed 14 off 6 balls as Mohammed Siraj defended the remaining runs and won the game for his side.
See the reaction of the fans:
An actual sandstorm has interrupted play at the IPL game in Ahmedabad, if you've needed a sign from a higher power.— Vishal K Bharadwaj (@allVishal) April 27, 2021
Best buddies😌❤️— Sanjana🦋 (@Sidharthaursana) April 27, 2021
1998 sandstorm: Sachin opening the innings in a chase and wins the match.— CricBaba (@baba_cric) April 27, 2021
2021 sandstorm: Shaw opens the innings in a chase and? Will history repeat itself?
RCB are basically the Australia of this IPL so there are a lot of parallels. Both teams had a bowler named Damien bowl
Sandstorm happening right now during an IPL match. You don’t get that over here in England, rainstorm yes, but never a sandstorm haha— Mark (@margunson86) April 27, 2021
Wow— 🇮🇳Saurabh Kashyap 🇮🇳 (@Saurabhphillips) April 27, 2021
@ABdeVilliers17 created it...🌪️♥️😂— Malli... (@loveitsmalli) April 27, 2021