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The Delhi Capitals (DC) beats Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 8 wickets

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The Delhi Capitals (DC) bounced back with a victory in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after beating the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 8 wickets on Wednesday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

An authoritative match-winning century stand between Mitchell Marsh and David Warner resulted in a crucial victory for DC after they chased down the target with eleven balls to spare.

Chasing 161 to win, DC lost Srikar Bharat’s wicket in the first over after the opener was caught behind off Trent Boult’s bowling. Pressure was on DC after Prasidh Krishna bowled a maiden over from the other end.

David Warner and Mitchell Marsh led the recovery after an early wicket and DC were 38-1 after 6 overs.

The fifty partnership was up for the duo, with Marsh doing the majority of the hitting. Warner hammered his first six before he got a reprieve in the 9th over.

DC were 74-1 at the halfway stage before Marsh notched his half-century with a six. The hundred partnership was up for the second wicket and DC were in the driver’s seat with 47 required off the final five.

Marsh crunched two massive sixes while Warner continued to play second fiddle. Chahal put an end to Marsh’s innings as the all-rounder was dismissed on 89. Warner wrapped the chase with a four in the 18thover as well as reached his half-century.

Earlier, RR, who were put in to bat first, made one change – Rassie van der Dussen replaced Shimron Hetmyer in the eleven.

RR lost Jos Buttler’s wicket early in the innings after the opener was caught inside the circle off Chetan Sakariya’s bowling.

R Ashwin, after being promoted up the order, went all guns blazing with 3 fours and a six and RR were 43-1 at the end of the powerplay.

RR openers were back in the hut after Yashasvi Jaiswal holed out to the deep as Mitchell Marsh scalped his first wicket.

At the halfway stage, RR were 68-2 as Devdutt Padikkal joined Ashwin at the crease. Ashwin released pressure by smacking his second maximum after a quiet couple of overs.

Padikkal accelerated from the other end with consecutive sixes against Axar Patel. Ashwin reached his half-century before the all-rounder was dismissed by Marsh, who scalped his second wicket.

RR were 116/3 with five overs to go. Anrich Nortje dismissed Sanju Samson courtesy of a fine catch by Shardul Thakur.

Riyan Parag dispatched a maximum before the right-handed batter holed out to the deep off Sakaria’s bowling while Nortje scalped his second wicket to dismiss Padikkal, who fell two runs short of his half-century.

The final over bowled by Shardul Thakur produced only 6 runs as RR posted 160-6 in the first innings.

Published On: May 12, 2022 05:06 AM

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