As Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here on Sunday, visiting skipper Shreyas Iyer praised his bowlers for the result and felt he is doing a good job as the leader.

Iyer also contributed significantly with the bat as his 50-ball 67 laid the foundation of a win for Delhi.

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Speaking after the match, the Delhi skipper said, "It was tough to bat but I decided to play positive. I did not want bowlers to get on top of me. That was my mindset and it worked out well. I was trying to manoeuvre the ball into gaps."

"I think they scored 10-15 less runs on this track," he observed.

Praising his bowlers, Iyer said: "Our bowlers bowled really well. Especially Rabada in his last two overs. Obviously, we need to think about areas we need to work on. A victory gives big satisfaction. You get to see the smiling faces. I am doing alright as a skipper and want to maintain the tempo."

Kagiso Rabada, adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his match-winning figures of 4/21, expressed satisfaction over his performance. "It has been a weird tournament for us as a team. It worked for me today and am glad. On a daily basis, you try to execute your simple skills," he said.

"It is important to back yourself and I do it. I don't see myself as a leader. If people are looking for some advice, I am always there. I have a responsibility at the top of the innings and at the death," Rabada said.

It was Delhi's third win from six games. On the other hand, Bangalore suffered their sixth straight loss.

RCB VS DC: We weren't good enough again, says Kohli after loss

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli said giving excuses after after every match were not the option, as his team slumped to sixth straight defeat, this time at the hands of Delhi Capitals, here on Sunday.

RCB could only manage 149/9 after being asked to bat first. Kohli scored a patient 41, but the India captain did not get support from the other end. Delhi rode Shreyas Iyer's 67 to reach the target with seven balls to spare.

"We need to grab our chances when they come our way. We can't keep giving excuses every game," Kohli said after the match. "We weren't good enough again. That's the whole story of our season, so far," the India captain admitted.

On his innings, Kohli said he had to stem the rot when AB de Villiers got out. "When AB got out I had to dig deep, the other guys had to strike around me. Stoinis was good, Moeen (Ali) was good and Akshdeep (Nath) too. When there are two senior batsmen and one gets out, the other has to take charge. That's the whole idea."

"We thought 160 was going to be competitive. Even 150 was about par. It was quite dry underneath and we knew it would be slow. Not as good as the last game. That was exactly the case in the first innings. We kept losing wickets at regular intervals -- couldn't really explode."

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