In the 58th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Delhi Capitals (DC) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Chasing 161, the Capitals got off to the worst start, losing opener Srikar Bharat for a two-ball duck in the first over. Before the Royals could capitalise further, the Aussie duo of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh steadied the ship.
The experienced pair formed a dominating partnership of 144 runs for the second wicket to take the game away from the Royals. Marsh smashed a brilliant 89 runs off just 62 balls with the help of 12 boundaries, including seven gigantic sixes, before Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed him.
Warner, on the other hand, stayed unbeaten on 52 from 41 deliveries as the Capitals eventually finished the proceedings in 18.1 overs with eight wickets in hand.
Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin and Devdutt Padikkal shined with the bat as Rajasthan managed to post 160/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Ashwin, who was sent at number three, cashed in the opportunity with both hands, smashing his maiden half-century of the cash-rich league. The Chennai-born cricketer scored 50 off 38 balls, with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Ashwin was well supported by Padikkal, who played a handy knock of 48 from 30 deliveries, including six fours and a couple of maximums. For Delhi, the pace duo of Chetan Sakariya (2/23) and Anrich Nortje (2/39) picked up two wickets each.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Fifty for Davey with that final hit and we win by 8⃣ wickets 💙#RRvDC
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 11, 2022
A brilliant chase from @DelhiCapitals as they win by 8 wickets and add two crucial points to their tally.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 11, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 11, 2022
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 11, 2022
David Warner has had such a phenomenal IPL career: almost 6000 runs, averaging 42 and with a strike rate of 140.
Warner being sacked after half a bad season with Sunrisers remains one of the most baffling IPL decisions
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) May 11, 2022
Big fan of Mitchell Marsh and David Warner's partnership: a tall right-hander with a preference for facing quicks and a short left-hander with a preference for facing spin
Worked brilliantly for Australia vs WI, Pak and NZ in the T20 World Cup. Now working for Delhi in #IPL2022
— Matt Roller (@mroller98) May 11, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 11, 2022
💙🙌 VICTORY FOR DC! Delhi Capitals live to see another day in #IPL2022 with this victory. They keep their playoff hopes alive as they sit in the fifth place with 1️⃣2️⃣ points!
👉 They take on PBKS on Monday.
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) May 11, 2022
David Warner scored his 5th fifty of IPL 2022 from 10 matches – crazy consistency from Davey.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 11, 2022
He was trolled by Many IPL lovers for playing too many dot balls and today What a comeback by Mitchell Marsh. #DCvRR
— Chacha (@chacha9TY) May 11, 2022