IPL 2022: Marsh, Warner star in Delhi Capitals' win vs Rajasthan Royals
- Delhi Capitals defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets
- Chasing 161, Marsh top-scored for the Capital with 89 runs off 62 balls
- For RR, Trent Boult and Chahal took one wicket each
It was a pure Aussie show. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored half-centuries guiding the Delhi Capitals to an eight-wicket win over the Rajasthan Royal at the DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.
Chasing 161, Marsh top-scored for the Capital with 89 runs off 62 balls with the help of five boundaries and seven maximums. He and Warner (52 off 41 balls) stitched a 144-run stand for the second wicket. Rishabh Pant finished the game, remaining unbeaten at 13 runs off four balls.
The Capitals lost their first wicket, Srikar Bharat, on the second ball of the innings. Marsh and Warner then stabilised the innings. The former was dimissed by Yuzvendra Chahal in the 18th over.
For RR, Trent Boult and Chahal took one wicket each.
With the win, the Delhi Capitals now climb up to the fifth rung on the IPL 2022 points table. They have six wins and as many losses - 12 points.
In the first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin recorded his first half-century in T20 cricket as Rajasthan Royals posted 160 for six.
Ashwin made a 38-ball 50, while Devdutt Padikkal struck 48 in 30 deliveries after RR were asked to bat first. Marsh (2/25), Anrich Nortje (2/39) and Chetan Sakariya (2/23) were the wicket-takers for the Capitals.
"Feels good to get across the line. How good was Mitch there! Came out there and started positive. We just told him that if he can get an 80 or 90, he can games for us. 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 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," Warner said after the match.
Brief Scores: Rajasthan Royals 160 for 6 in 20 overs (R Ashwin 50, Devdutt Padikkal 48 ; Mitchell Marsh 2/25 , Anrich Nortje 2/39, Chetan Sakariya 2/23) Delhi Capitals 161 for 2 in 18.1 overs (Mitchell Marsh 89, David Warner 52 not out; Trent Boult 1/33).