DC keep playoff hopes alive, register 8-wicket win against RR

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Could 11 (ANI): A 144-run stand between Mitchell Marsh (89) and David Warner (52) helped Delhi Capitals register an eight-wicket win towards Rajasthan Royals right here at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.

It was a memorable day for DC, who placed on an all-round efficiency to maintain their playoff hopes alive.

With this win, DC is at the moment at fifth place within the factors desk with 12 factors. RR is at third place with 14 factors.

Chasing 161, Delhi Capitals obtained off a poor begin, dropping the opener Srikar Bharat for a duck on the second ball of the innings after a Trent Boult supply discovered the sting of his bat and landed within the fingers of wicketkeeper Sanju Samson.

This introduced Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to the sphere alongside his compatriot David Warner. Prasidh Krishna delivered a maiden second over and the following Boult over gave away solely 4, leaving Delhi struggling at 5/1 in three overs.

Issues began to select up after the introduction of spin with Ravichandran Ashwin within the fourth over, who gave away 12 runs thanks to 6 from Marsh. That hit infused some life into the chase because the fourth, fifth and sixth over went for 11,12 and 10 runs respectively with Marsh and Warner stabilising the innings. Marsh took a extra aggressive method, whereas Warner anchored from the top.

On the finish of the powerplay, DC stood at a sub-par 38/1, with Marsh (24) and Warner (11).

After the powerplay, Marsh kicked the chase into the following gear, smashing pacer Kuldeep Sen for 2 sixes and a complete of 16 in his seventh over. This additionally introduced up the fifty-run stand between the duo of Warner and Marsh, with the latter being a extra dominant batter.

Each the batter continued to pile up runs additional. By the point ten overs ended, DC had recovered from the early hiccups and stood at a strong 74/1, with Marsh (47) and Warner (23).

Quickly, Marsh additionally introduced up his half-century, his first of the season in 38 balls with a six off Chahal’s supply within the eleventh over.

The onslaught on the RR bowling assault didn’t cease within the second half of the innings both, with the duo going all out towards Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna. A 4 by Warner off Sen’s third supply within the 14th over introduced the 100-run stand between him and Marsh in simply 79 balls.

By the top of 15 overs, DC was on the commanding place within the match with 114/1 and Marsh (70) and Warner (38) stood on the crease with the equation right down to 47 runs wanted within the last 5 overs.

Marsh and Warner continued to make gentle work of the RR bowling assault, with the duo smashing 15 runs within the sixteenth over bowled by Ashwin.

Within the 18th over of the sport, Chahal lastly obtained the wicket of Marsh, who went again for 89 off 67 balls after being caught by Sen on the quick fine-leg.

This introduced captain Rishabh Pant to the crease, who smashed two sixes in Chahal’s 18th over to take Delhi three runs nearer to a win. Warner lastly accomplished the formalities with a 3 of the primary ball of the nineteenth over. It additionally introduced his fifth half-century of the season.

Earlier, high knocks by Ravichandran Ashwin and Devdutt Padikkal supplied Rajasthan Royals with a complete of 160/6, on the finish of the primary innings towards Delhi Capitals, right here at Dr DY Patil Stadium on Wednesday.

Ashwin smashed 50 runs off 38 balls, whereas Padikkal scored 48 runs off 30 balls, and gave Rajasthan a robust hand within the first innings. For DC, Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje and Mitchell Marsh bagged two wickets every.

Put to bat, Rajasthan had a tough begin as their opening batter Jos Buttler fell prey to Chetan Sakariya after solely scoring 7 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was promoted to quantity three to hitch fingers with opener Yashasvi Jaiswal to maintain the scoreboard transferring. The duo stitched an awesome partnership and took their crew’s whole past the 50-run mark within the eighth over of the innings.

Within the ninth over Mitchell Marsh gave an enormous blow to RR as he dismissed Jaiswal for 19 runs. Jaiswal’s wicket invited Devdutt Padikkal to the crease and the latter smashed Mitchell Marsh for 8 runs. Ashwin introduced up his maiden half-century in simply 37 balls, whereas Padikkal gave a robust stand to him from the opposite finish. They took Rajasthan’s rating to 107/2 in 14 overs.

Mitchell Marsh was introduced again into the assault and the pacer gave his crew an enormous breakthrough as dismissed the well-set batter Ashwin for 50 runs. RR skipper Sanju Samson then joined Padikkal on the crease to arrange an enormous rating and hold their crew’s scoreboard transferring. Padikkal smashed the DC bowlers throughout the bottom. RR skipper couldn’t stand longer on the bottom and fell prey to Anrich Nortje after solely scoring six runs.

Younger batter Riyan Parag got here to the crease to regular his crew’s batting lineup. the duo of Parag and Padikkal smashed Nortje for 14 runs in a one over. Within the seventeenth over of the innings, Chetan Sakariya was introduced again into the bowling assault and he delivered an incredible spell of seven runs with the wicket of Riyan Parag.

Rassie van der Dussen then joined Padikkal on the crease to take away some stress from the crew. Within the nineteenth over well-set batter, Padikkal fell prey to Nortje after scoring 48 runs, leaving the crew’s whole at 146/6. The twentieth over of the innings delivered by Shardul Thakur helped DC prohibit Rajasthan to 160/6.

Temporary Scores: Delhi Capitals 161/2 in 18.1 overs (Mitchell Marsh 89, David Warner 52, Trent Boult 1/32) and Rajasthan Royals 160/6 in 20 overs (Ravichandran Ashwin 50, Devdutt Padikkal 48, Chetan Sakariya 2/23). (ANI)

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