Delhi Capitals (DC) kept their IPL 2022 playoff hopes alive following an excellent victory over third-placed Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the DY Patil Stadium on Wednesday.
Rishabh Pant asked Rajasthan to bat first on a wicket that was tricky to negotiate in the last two games. Jos Buttler, the orange cap holder, didn’t quite look himself and fell after making 7 runs in 11 balls.
Ravichandran Ashwin was promoted up the order and he scored his first IPL fifty off 37 balls before being dismissed by Mitchell Marsh. Devdutt Padikkal partnered with Ashwin and played a quickfire 48 off 30 balls.
RR finished with 160 on the board after they slowed down considerably in the death overs with the Delhi bowlers making great use of the long boundaries. In response, DC lost Srikar Bharat on the very second delivery of the innings.
They should have had Marsh as well but Trent Boult didn’t opt to ask for a review which showed that Marsh was caught plumb in front of the wicket. He went on to make them pay and built a 144-run stand for the second wicket with David Warner.
Marsh scored 89 in 62 balls and fell short of a deserved maiden IPL century. However, Pant and Warner then ensured that Delhi get over the line without further hiccups. The win keeps Delhi’s playoff hopes alive and they now have 6 wins in 12 matches.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to RR vs DC:
What was that? Was that a chase?If yes then it was an unbelievable chase. They made it look so simple. Kudos to Warner and Marsh. Rajasthan is making its life tougher through unwanted experiments. #RRvDC #TATAIPL #IPL2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 11, 2022
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) May 11, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 11, 2022
Mitch Marsh must hope his body supports him for the next 2-3 years. In the form he is in, and with the ability he has, he could turn many matches around…like he has today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 11, 2022
Presently no one plays better than for a spinner than Rishabh pant in the whole world absolutely eye pleasing#RishabhPant
— Nikhil Krishna (@NikhilK51070433) May 11, 2022
Delhi Capitals wins and makes IPL 2022 even more interesting for all the other teams.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 11, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 11, 2022
David Warner List of 400+ Run Seasons in IPL
2013 [410 runs @ 31.54]
2014 [528 runs @ 48]
2015 [562 runs @ 43.23]
2016 [848 runs @ 60.57] 🏆🧡
2017 [641 runs @ 58.27]
2019 [692 runs @ 69.2]
2020 [548 runs @ 39.14]
2022 [419 runs* @ 59.86]
— Sivy Kanefied 🇳🇿 (@Sivy_KW578) May 11, 2022
Funny, but the best part of that Mitch Marsh innings was the restraint.
In spite of those 7 sixes, it was the restraint. How he rocked back and cut the spinners for singles. Didn't overdo it.
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) May 11, 2022
— taha abbas 🦁 (@tahaabb62883980) May 11, 2022
IPL gyaan: is there a cricketer oozing with the shot making talent of a @RishabhPant17 ? Just played a couple of ‘outrageously’ good shots in his first over. Fearless spirit, super hand eye coordination backed by forearm power: and this when not in form! Just incredible. #RRvDC
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) May 11, 2022
Third class bowling today
Third class batting today
Aur kitna khilavge riyan parag ko
No Jos butler no score
— ameya.sohoni (@ameyasohoni1) May 11, 2022
— Sir Don Smith (@Anonymo53251434) May 11, 2022
Mitchell Marsh remember the name
Take a bow to Marsh & David Warner well played,Great win for Rishabh Pant & Delhi Capitals 👏👏..#MitchellMarsh #RishabhPant#RRvsDC #RRvDC #DCvsRR#DelhiCapitals #YehHaiNayiDilli pic.twitter.com/Mh0BfwHHXi
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@kingashu1008) May 11, 2022