Anushka Sharma's unforgettable 'Thank God' celebration, RCB keeps playoff hopes alive with 5th consecutive IPL 2024 match win

The calculators went haywire early this season when Royal Challengers Bangalore finished bottom of the table after winning only one of their first seven matches. A forgettable start left his fortunes to other factors. But the three-time runners-up scripted a stunning turnaround in the next half of the 2024 IPL season by winning five consecutive matches, putting fortunes back in their hands.

Anushka Sharma celebrates as RCB beats DC at Chinnaswamy

On Sunday, RCB defeated Rishabh Pant-captained Delhi Capitals by 47 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and not only moved up to fifth place in the points table but also achieved what seemed impossible for them. Is on the verge of. months ago. There is still one match in hand, where they face defending champions Chennai Super Kings on home soil, a win (by a certain margin to stay away from the net-run-rate battle) will see them miss out on the next round in 2023. Can deliver in. ,

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After the early dismissals of captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar scored 52 runs in 32 balls, while Will Jacques scored 41 runs in 29 balls, helping RCB score 187 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. . In reply, Delhi's top order looked weak and lost four wickets inside the first four overs. Stand-in captain Akshar Patel provided some resistance with a smashing 57 off 39 balls, but lack of support saw the visitors bowl out for 141 with five balls to spare.

As the final wicket fell, Yash Dayal dropped the leg stump and dismissed Kuldeep Yadav, leaving Bollywood actress and Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma, who was present in the stands during the game, jubilant. Reacted with a 'Thank God' sentiment as RCB remained in the playoff race.

The streak of five consecutive wins this season is now RCB's joint-second best performance in the IPL edition. They had a similar story in 2009 and 2016, where they reached the finals in both seasons. However, their best performance was in 2011, where they won seven consecutive matches to reach the summit clash.

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