New Delhi. Delhi Capitals defeated former champion Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the IPL-2022 match on Wednesday. In this match played at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, Rajasthan scored 160 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Delhi achieved the target in 18.1 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. With this win, Delhi’s hopes of reaching the playoffs remain intact, while Rajasthan also remains in this race. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson said after the match that his team scored 15-20 runs short and then also dropped catches.
Mitchell Marsh contributed significantly to the win for Delhi Capitals and was adjudged man of the match. He played an innings of 89 runs in 62 balls in which 5 fours and 7 sixes were hit. At the same time, opener David Warner returned unbeaten on 52 runs off 41 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. Marsh and Warner shared a 144-run partnership for the second wicket. Earlier, batting at number-3 for Rajasthan Royals, Ravichandran Ashwin made a fifty. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes in his innings of 50 runs in 38 balls.
Sanju Samson said after the match, ‘Very disappointing. We were able to score a few runs short and then could not take some wickets in the middle. When we were batting, there was momentum on the wicket. We were 15-20 runs short. Then the fielding was also bad and we dropped some important catches. Really disappointed, but we would like to come back in the next match.
He further said, ‘We need to come back strong after losing any match in the IPL and I hope that we will come back stronger. We have done this in the past. Samson also said that Shimron Hetmyer would return to the field soon, after Rasi van der Dusen was given a chance in the playing XI. However, he returned unbeaten after scoring 12 runs while batting at number 7.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 05:31 IST