IPL 2022: Marsh, Warner Flourish In Stunning Victory Against RR

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RR vs DC Highlights
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RR vs DC Highlights: The Delhi Capitals’ eight-wicket victory against the strong Rajasthan Royals has made the IPL 2022 points standings even more exciting. It was a resounding win for Rishabh Pant’s squad, scarcely seemed threatening. Mitchell Marsh executed a tremendous knock. With this victory, the Capitals have likely made significant progress in the playoff chase.

After winning the toss, Delhi elected to bowl first. Rajasthan got off to a slow start in the first innings, as openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler failed to resume the momentum from their previous performance. As the duo fell short for Mitchell Marsh and Chetan Sakariya, respectively after posting 54 runs for the first 8.1 overs.

Ravichandran Ashwin was promoted to number three and teamed with Devdutt Padikkal to strengthen RR’s innings. The pair contributed 53 runs to the wicket as part of a masterful batting performance. R Ashwin created a new milestone by scoring his first T20 fifty. The veteran scored 50 runs in 38 balls with four fours and two sixes before being removed by Mitchell Marsh.

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Padikkal intended to continue the momentum but lacked batting partners. Meanwhile, Anrich Nortje made a crucial breakthrough for DC by removing the well-settled batsman for 48 (30), two runs short of his fifty.

The subsequent batsmen, including the skipper, Sanju Samson, scored just 6(4) and then were bowled by Nortje, while Riyan Parag lost his wicket for 9 (5) in a quick period, resulting in the disappointing batting order. Rassie van der Dussen and Trent Boult contributed 12 and 3 runs, respectively, to post a good total of 160/6 following 20 overs.

The DC bowling squad demonstrated consistency as Chetan Sakariya, Nortje, and Mitchell Marsh each took two wickets to restrict the RR from posting a high mark. Kuldeep Yadav and Thakur went wicketless but were consistent in enabling runs to flow.

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In pursuit of a respectable score, DC suffered a major blow when opener Srikar Bharat was dismissed by Boult for a golden duck. Meantime, another DC opener David Warner and Mitchell Marsh launched an aggressive session, hammering the ball all over the park and allowing no RR bowler to find the room for restricting them in the chase.

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The partnership for the second wicket totaled 144 runs due to the duo’s outstanding performance. Mitchell Marsh’s aggressive knock of 62 ball 89-run, which included 5 fours and 7 sixes, made the formula much simpler for the team. Meanwhile, Y Chahal’s brilliance put a halt to the fearsome knock.

David Warner and skipper Rishabh Pant teamed up for the wicket, allowing the equation to shift in their favor so that they could make the playoffs. With an undefeated knock  Warner, with 5 fours and a six, struck 52 (41), and Pant, with 2 sixes, scored 4 balls 13 runs to clinch a triumph and keep their playoff hopes alive. Having 12 points and an NRR of +0.210, DC occupies the fifth position in the standings with 6 wins and 6 losses for a total of 12 points.

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