RR vs DC Match Report: Ashwin’s fifty in vain, Marsh-Warner helped Delhi beat Rajasthan by 8 wickets, keep playoff hopes alive

Navi Mumbai. Mitchell Marsh (Mitchell Marsh) and David Warner Delhi Capitals on the basis of (David Warner) IPL (IPL) defeated Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the 58th match. This is Delhi’s sixth win in 12 matches. Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) captained Delhi Capitals K has got 12 points and is at number five in the points table. On the other end, Rajasthan This is the 5th defeat in 12 matches. Rajasthan team is at number three with 14 points.

Chasing the target of 161 runs set by Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals team won by 2 wickets in 18.1 overs. For Delhi Capitals, Mitchell Marsh scored 89 runs in 62 balls, which included 5 fours and 7 sixes. David Warner scored an unbeaten 52 off 41 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six.

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Delhi did not start well and their first wicket fell on the second ball of the first over of the innings. Opener Shrikar Bharat was caught by fast bowler Trent Boult at the hands of wicketkeeper Sanju Samson and gave an initial blow to Delhi. Bharat could not even open the account. Delhi lost their second wicket in the form of Marsh. He was caught by Kuldeen Sen off Yuzvendra Chahal. Marsh shared a 144-run partnership with Warner for the second wicket.

Rajasthan scored 160 for 6 with Ashwin’s fifty

Earlier, with the help of half-century from Ravichandran Ashwin (50 runs) and 48 runs from Devdutt Padikkal, Rajasthan Royals scored 160 runs for 6 wickets. Apart from Ashwin (38 balls, four fours, two sixes) and Padikkal (30 balls, six fours, two sixes), only Yashasvi Jaiswal (19) and Rasi van der Dussen (12 not out) could reach double digits.

While bowling tightly, the Delhi Capitals bowlers did not allow Rajasthan Royals to make a big score by taking wickets at frequent intervals. For Delhi, Enrique Norkhia, Mitchell Marsh and Chetan Sakaria took two wickets each. After being invited to bat, Rajasthan Royals started slow and then lost the wicket of their star batsman Jos Buttler (07) in the third over, who could not time the delivery of Chetan Sakariya and reached the pavilion by catching Shardul Thakur.

Rajasthan fielded Ashwin at number three

The team took an interesting decision and brought their off-spinner Ashwin to bat at number three. Ashwin also came true to the team’s new strategy. He scored his first fifty in IPL which was also his best score in this league. This was his first fifty in T20, from which he has scored half-centuries in every format of the game.

Ashwin hit two fours on the leg side and covers in Thakur’s first and team’s fifth over. Then he hit a four on Axar Patel in the very next over and then hit two shots at long on with a six. In this way, the team’s score in the powerplay was 43 runs for one wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal (19 balls, one four, one six) had given the team hope but he could not repeat the performance of the previous match and became the victim of Marsh in the ninth over. Delhi got the second wicket for 54 runs.

Padikkal hit two fours as soon as he came

Now Padikkal was at the crease, who hit two fours in the same over as soon as he came. Ashwin and Padikkal got the team off to a good start from the early blows. In the 12th over, Ashwin hit a brilliant six over the head of Kuldeep Yadav (20 runs in three overs, no wickets) and reached his half-century.

In the next over, Padikkal D hit two scintillating sixes at backward point and long on, which the team desperately needed. In the 14th over, Ashwin hit Sakariya for a four over the wicketkeeper with an uppercut and reached his highest IPL score by 48 runs in T20. Then he scored two more runs and scored his first half-century in T20 in the same over.

Captain Samson and Ryan return to the pavilion early

However, on the first ball of the next over, Ashwin became the third player to be dismissed. Could not time Marsh’s ball and got caught by David Warner. Captain Sanju Samson came out to bat at number five. Padikkal increased the score with two consecutive fours, due to which the team’s score was 116 for three after the 15th over. After Samson (06), Riyan Parag also returned to the pavilion soon. The team lost three wickets in the last five overs and could add only 44 runs.

Tags: Chetan Sakariya, David warner, Delhi Capitals, Devdutt Padikkal, IPL, IPL 2022, Mitchell Marsh, R ashwin, Rajasthan Royals, Rishabh Pant

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