On the off chance that Ashwin’s first fifty featured the Rajasthan Royals’ innings, the combined endeavours of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh prearranged an exhaustive triumph for the Delhi Capitals on Wednesday at the DY Patil Stadium on Wednesday.
Pursuing a target of 161 runs, the Australian pair sewed a mammoth 144-run partnership for the second wicket as DC whipped RR by 8 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match no. 57.
Mitchell Marsh Can Win Games For Us: David Warner
Marsh emerged to lead the chase with a 62-ball 89 while Warner stayed nearby to play the anchor, staying unbeaten on 52 off 41 balls. Both were at first mindful yet began to open up when the Marsh hit Ravichandran Ashwin for a six over long off.
The Australian all-rounder crushed each Rajasthan bowler all around the ground during his visit at the wicket. He cudgelled one over deep mid-wicket for a 102m six. While trying to get his eighth six, Marsh top-edged a slog sweep to the keeper off Chahal, missing the mark of what might have been his initial hundred in IPL.
Warner loaded gigantic applause on his accomplice Marsh, expressing that the latter had played a positive knock to assist DC with reaching the goal.
“Feels good to get across the line. How good was Mitch there! Came out there and started positively. We just told him that if he can get an 80 or 90, he can win games for us,” said Warner at the post-match show.
Net Run Rate Is Going To Be A Big Factor Going Forward: David Warner
The DC opener further commended the presentation shown by the bowlers to confine RR to 160 for 6 after Ashwin’s fifty. He likewise referenced the significance of winning matches with greater edges as the net run rate factor can’t be ignored, given the rush to the playoff games is getting serious as time passes.
“Bowlers did a great job too. It was a bit two-paced, that hard length wasn’t easy to hit. Some bounced a bit extra. It’s important (to win big) as the net run rate is a big factor with many teams in the race for those spots. Everyone is in good spirits and this is a great win for us,” he concluded.
DC will now face Punjab King in their next fixture on 16 May at the same venue.