Srikar Bharat and Glenn Maxwell helped Royal Challengers Bangalore bag a six-wicket win as the pair made 111 off 63 to chase down a target of 165 on the final ball of the game against Delhi. Needing five off the last ball, Bharat smashed a six against Avesh Khan to seal the win.
Virat Kohli, Winning captain, said, Unbelievable game. We had nothing to lose, but it was a competitive game which is always the case in the IPL. To lose wickets and to still beat the team at the top of the table feels good. We have beaten them twice now. The way AB batted in the beginning and then with KS (Bharat) and Maxwell in the end was unbelievable.
The reality was that we had to win by 160 runs, and we thought that there could be a collapse or something. We thought of it the other way around. This gives us the confidence that we can pull off a game from any situation. We haven't chased much in this tournament.
Number three hasn't been an issue. We wanted to give Christian some time, he was batting really well in the middle. We took that chance and it didn't come off. We knew KS was a guy who could come in at three at any stage. I think we need to sharpen up in the field. Sometimes the boundaries that go at crucial stages, could be critical.
You need to be switched on always. A win like this gives you the confidence. We have played well in Sharjah. We have been able to handle the conditions and keep the opposition in check if things have gotten away from us. We have the experience already and we need to utilize it as much as possible to keep moving on in this tournament.