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Delhi Capitals all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on Monday said the team has been playing good cricket in the last 10 days.

Delhi Capitals outwitted Mayank Agarwal and his men by 17 runs at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai to extend their run in the IPL 2022 playoffs race.

Capitals posted 159/7 in the first innings on the back of Marsh’s vigorous efforts scoring 63 runs in 48 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes.

After David Warner’s dismissal on the first ball of the game, Marsh joined forces with Sarfaraz Khan at the crease. He smashed successive sixes off Kagiso Rabada in the latter’s first over.

My mindset was to get as many as I can in the Powerplay: Mitchell Marsh

Marsh patiently watched from the non-striker’s end while Sarfaraz and then Lalit Yadav were tonking the ball around the park.

PBKS vs DC: My Mindset Was To Get As Many Runs In Powerplay – Mitchell Marsh

He opened his hands late in the innings when wickets kept tumbling from the other hand. Marsh hammered four boundaries and three sixes in the course of his calm and composed knock.

“My mindset was to get as many as I can in the Powerplay before it starts turning,” Marsh told the official broadcasters after the 17-run win over Punjab,” Marsh told the official broadcasters after the 17-run win over Punjab.

“For the last 18 months, I’ve had that mentality in the Powerplay. I walked off thinking we left a couple out there. But it turned and 160 wound up being enough,” he added.

We’ve played some really good cricket over the last week: Mitchell Marsh

The Capitals mustered a remarkable comeback in the second innings with Shardul Thakur cruising them with an outstanding spell (4/36).

Shardul was complemented by the spin bowlers – Axar Patel (2/14) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/14) in the middle overs.

Marsh acknowledged that they have had a stop-start season so far but a win against Mumbai in the final game will secure them a spot in the playoffs.

PBKS vs DC: My Mindset Was To Get As Many Runs In Powerplay – Mitchell Marsh

It’s been one of those seasons where we’ve been stop-start. In long tournaments like this, it’s about peaking at the right time,” he said. 

“I think over the last week or 10 days, we’ve played some really good cricket and that’s a really good sign.

“We’ve got one more to go. We know if we win that, we’ll be in the finals (playoffs) and we can give it a real good shake,” he added. 

Capitals will play their final league stage match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday (May 21) at the Wankhede Stadium.

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