In the 27th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 16 runs at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

Chasing the enormous target of 190, DC did start well with David Warner and Prithvi Shaw adding 50 runs for the opening wicket. However, after Shaw’s dismissal, DC never really got the momentum and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

Warner shined with the bat, scoring a brilliant 66 off 38 balls, including nine boundaries, before Wanindu Hasaranga removed him. No other batter could stand tall in front of RCB bowlers as DC only managed to reach 173/7 in 20 overs, losing the contest by 16 runs

Earlier, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik propelled the Challengers to a massive total despite a shaky start. Maxwell smashed 55 from 34 balls with the help of seven fours and a couple of sixes.

However, after Maxwell’s dismissal, RCB were just 92/5 in 11.2 overs, and that’s when Dinesh Karthik took charge to change the momentum completely. Karthik played a blistering unbeaten knock of 66 from just 34 deliveries, including five fours and as many sixes, to take RCB to 189/5 in 20 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

WE LOVE YOU ♾, @DineshKarthik! ❤️ #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022  #Mission2022 #RCB  #ನಮ್ಮRCB #DCvRCB

— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 16, 2022

That was some finish! Shahbaz and the DK again. Been such a joy watching DK bat!

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 16, 2022

A finisher is usually there for icing and cherry on top but this match DK build the base as well. How costly was that drop catch of him on 5? Warner wkt was the game changer. And how good has Hazlewood been in T20s since his CSK stint! #DCvRCB #IPL2022

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 16, 2022

Fine win for RCB. Hopefully teams winning the toss will consider batting first. DK was terrific. Played a match winning innings. Hopefully he’s in the scheme of things for the upcoming T20 WC #RCBvDC #IPL2022

— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 16, 2022

Good win for @RCBTweets! Join @gujarat_titans & @LucknowIPL at 8 points. It’s going to be a very interesting show between these teams in the next few games 🤩 #IPL2022

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2022

Dinesh Karthik is a story of Grit and determination!

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 16, 2022

I want RCB to win the IPL just to see DK ending his career on a high.

— cricBC (@cricBC) April 16, 2022

#DCvRCB #IPL2022

— (@CricketTimesHQ) April 16, 2022

We lose by 1⃣6⃣ runs.

Time to regroup.#DCvRCB

— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 16, 2022

The best 5crs @RCBTweets has ever spent !! @DineshKarthik 🔥🔥

— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) April 16, 2022

Some of those shots by @DineshKarthik were just 🤯
What an amazing #IPL2022 he’s having, so happy for him!
A cracking finish to add to a superb 50 by @Gmaxi_32 has taken #RCB to a very competitive total! Steep chase for #DC now. #DCvRCB

— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) April 16, 2022

#RCB were 92 for 5 from 11.2 overs then won the game by 16 runs – this is first win for them while batting first.

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 16, 2022

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