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WATCH: KS India’s last-ball six that helps RCB beat DC in IPL 2021

Sreekar Bharat became an overnight hero as he helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Delhi Capitals by seven wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday (October 8).

In the last over, 165. Chasing RCB, 16 are needed for a win. However, the Virat Kohli-led side could manage only 11 runs in five balls and needed five runs off the last ball. This is when Bharat did the unthinkable and hit a six off Avesh Khan to take RCB over the finishing line.

Watch the video of Bharat’s last ball six here:

Here is the reaction of Kohli and fans on India’s winning shot:

Chasing 165, RCB had the worst start as Devdutt Padikkal (0) was sent off to the pavilion by Enrique Nortje in the very first over. The Proteas pacer didn’t stop there as he got the big fish Virat Kohli (4) in his next over and RCB were reduced to 6/2.

AB de Villiers and Sreekar Bharat then came to the crease and both recovered the innings for RCB. The two batsmen shared a 49-run stand for the third wicket, but as soon as the innings got back on track, Kohli’s team lost the wicket of de Villiers (26), still needing 110 runs to win off 63 balls.

AB de Villiers and Sreekar Bharat then came to the crease and both recovered the innings for RCB. The two batsmen shared a 49-run stand for the third wicket, but as soon as the innings got back on track, Kohli’s team lost the wicket of de Villiers (26), still needing 110 runs to win off 63 balls.

In the 14th over, Glenn Maxwell was dismissed twice – once by Shreyas Iyer and once by Ravichandran Ashwin and as a result, RCB were in the hunt to chase down 165 runs. In the end, Bharat and Maxwell kept their composure to guide RCB. for a win.

Despite the defeat, Delhi Capitals topped the points table and will now take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1 on Sunday. On the other hand, RCB finished third and Virat Kohli’s team will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator on Monday.

Brief Scores: Delhi Capitals 164/5 (Prithvi Shaw 48, Shikhar Dhawan 43, Mohammad Siraj 2-25) vs. RCB 166/3 (Srikar Bharat 78*, Glenn Maxwell 51*, Enrique Nortje 2-24).

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