Mitchell Marsh-powered Delhi Capitals thrashed Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets to keep their IPL 2022 playoff hopes alive. Catch RR vs DC highlights and cricket scores.
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Aussies Mitchell Marsh (89 off 62) and David Warner (52 not out off 41) stitched a 144-run stand for the second wicket in a stunning chase to help Delhi Capitals chase down Rajasthan Royals 160/6 with 11 balls to spare at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday. The eight-wicket helped Rishabh Pant & Co. remain in contention for an IPL 2022 playoff spot. They are now fifth with 12 points from 12 matches. Rajasthan Royals, despite the defeat, are third with 14 from their 12.
Rishabh Pant opted to bowl first against popular perception and it turned out to be a masterstroke. They first restricted the Rajasthan Royals to a below-par total with Mitchell Marsh, Chetan Sakariya and Anrich Nortje getting a brace each, then chased down the target without a fuss. For Rajasthan Royals, Ravichandran Ashwin (50 off 38) and Devdutt Padikkal (48 off 30) played crucial knocks, but in the end, a target of 161 runs proved too little. Both the teams still have two matches remaining in the league stage. On Thursday, Chennai Super Kings face Mumbai Indians at Wankhede in a clash of misfiring heavyweights. Catch highlights and cricket scores of RR vs DC:
Mitchell Marsh is the player of the match, of course. And it wasn't easy for him.
"A tough game. Physically it's tough when you bowl a bit and bat a bit... 160 was par. But it's about one good partnership. The first four-five overs of powerplay were about as tough a batting as I've had," the Aussie all-rounder said.
Kuldeep Sen on with the penultimate over. David Warner anchors the chase. A three to deep midwicket off the first. Also, fifty for Warner. Riyan Parag dives and saves a four, but Delhi needed only three. Delhi Capitals win by eight wickets with 11 balls to spare. DC - 161/2 (18.1); RR - 160/6 (20)
Two singles, then Rishabh Pant comes down and over deep extra cover. Yuzvendra Chahal drags it wide but Pant still clears it with a mistimed shot. A dot, then a six. Again. Copy paste. 14 runs and a wicket in the over. 1/43 for Chahal. Delhi need 3 in 12. DC - 158/2 (18)
Yuzvendra Chahal on with his final over. And he gets a consolation wicket. Mitchell Marsh caught by Kuldeep Sen at short fine leg. Full toss and it worked, for a chance. Marsh goes for 89 off 62, to a standing ovation. 144-run stand broken. Rishabh Pant is the new man. 144/2 (17.1)
Trent Boult returns. Swing and miss. Mitchell Marsh manages to connect the next and it races to deep mid wicket boundary. Prasidh Krishna a mute bystander there. And SMOKED. Belligerent. Sweet like a marshmallow. Deep into deep midwicket. 102 metres. A single, then David Warner takes the ground route. Behind square. A dot to end the 15-run over. 1/32 for Boult. 57 in the last five, and 30 in the last two. Delhi need 17 in 18. DC - 144/1 (17)
Ravichandran Ashwin on with his final over. David Warner pulls the first ball for a four, to cow corner. A single, and a six over deep square leg as Mitchell Marsh picks the slower delivery. Two singles and a wide, down the leg. A single, and 15 from the over. 0/32 for Ashwin tonight. Delhi need 32 in 24. DC - 129/1 (16)
Yuzvendra Chahal returns for his third. A dot, and a single as Mitchell Marsh runs it to backward point. David Warner hits the next for a four, to deep-square leg. Sweeping. 400+ for Warner now. Two singles and a wide, down the leg. Warner plays the last ball to long on for a single. Nine from the over. Delhi need 47 in 30. DC - 114/1 (15)
Kuldeep Sen back for his third over. Mitchell Marsh takes a single, then a dot. David Warner beats Trent Boult at extra cover for a four and that brings a 100-run stand in 79 balls. A single to fine leg, and a dot to Marsh. On the thigh. Seven from the over. Delhi need 56 in 36. DC - 105/1 (14)
Prasidh Krishna returns for his third over. Two dots, then a single. David Warner plays the third to third man for a single. Mitch Marsh cuts the next for a four. And he puts away the next for a four, a bouncer but only racing to backward square leg boundary. 10 from the over. Delhi need another 63 runs from 42 balls. DC - 98/1 (13).
Ravichandran Ashwin returns for his third over. A dot, then a single for Mitchell Marsh. One more single, as David Warner plays the third ball to cover. A wide down the leg, but review for caught behind. Nothing there. A dot, and two more singles. Five from the over. Delhi need 73 runs in 48. DC - 88/1 (12)
Yuzvendra Chahal on with his second. A dot, then Mitchell Marsh launches the second ball for a six, over long on. And fifty in 38 balls. Three singles more. Delhi need 78 runs in 54 balls. DC - 83/1 (11)
Kuldeep Sen returns for his second over. One leg bye and a dot to David Warner. A single, to cover. A dot, then four to fine leg as Marsh gets enough bat to beat the fielder. A single to end the over. 47 runs in the last 30 balls. Delhi need 87 in 60. DC - 74/1 (10)
Ok. Yuzvendra Chahal on. Mitchell Marsh takes a single. David Warner pulls the second for a six, over deep square leg. A leaping Devdutt Padikkal almost gets his fingertips on it, but. And another chance, this time a forward diving Jos Buttler fails to hold onto it at mid-off. Results in a couple. Chahal not bemused. Two singles, and a beauty. Warner is bowled, but bails remain stuck. Hits the leg stumps and the bail lits up but not falling. What an over. 11 from it. DC - 67/1 (9)
Still no signs of Yuzvendra Chahal. But spin on for sure. Ravichandran Ashwin returns for his second over. Two dots to David Warner, and a single to long off. A single to Mitch Marsh. And single, past point. A dot to end the over. Two from it. DC - 56/1 (8)
Kuldeep Sen on. Two singles as Sunil Gavaskar, on-air, reveals his desire to face Umran Malik. The legend wants to test his reflexes against India's fastest. Mitchell Marsh hits the third ball for a six, over long on. Connected. A dot, then another connection. This time, straight over the bowler's head. Now, Gavaskar the batter has sympathy for the young pacer. A couple to third man. 16 from the over. And 54-run stand for the Aussies - Marsh (39 off 28) and David Warner (12 off 12). DC - 54/1 (7).
Prasidh Krishna returns for his second over. David Warner plays the first ball past cover, but a fine effort from Jos Buttler to make it only three. A dot, then Mitchell Marsh finds enough power to clear square leg boundary for a six. Just enough. Krishna responds with two dots. And a single to end the over. 10 from the over. Delhi need 123 from 84. DC - 38/1 (6)
Trent Boult continues. Mitchell Marsh, lucky again. Gets a four off the first ball, past leg stump. Streaky, very streaky. And Boult responds with a beauty. Just misses the outside edge. A single, to square leg as Marsh gets off the strike. A dot, then a wide down the leg. Sanju Samson does well to stop the ball from going for a four. David Warner mishits and it still goes for a four, over mid wicket. And one more wide, down the leg, again. A single to end the over. 12 from the over. DC - 28/1 (5)
Ravichandran Ashwin on. Two singles, and six off the third as Mitchell Marsh launches over long off. Two singles and one leg bye. 11 from the over. DC - 16/1 (4)
Trent Boult continues. A dot, then a single to mid on as David Warner gets off the mark. Mitchell Marsh takes a single, almost LBW. Replays show foot first. No support from Rishabh Pant. Four singles from the over. DC - 5/1 (3).
Meanwhile, former Chennai Super Kings captain Ravindra Jadeja is out of IPL 2022 with an "injury".
Prasidh Krishna on. Four dots to Mitchell Marsh. Ball moving both ways. One more. And another one. Third maiden for Krishna in IPL 2022. David Warner on 0 off 2, Marsh on 1 off 8. DC - 1/1 (2)
New man Mitchell Marsh plays a delectable cover drive, but a diving Jos Buttler stops it. A single off the fourth, to fine leg. One for one. Trent Boult on the money. DC - 1/1 (1)
A dot, and a feather. KS Bharat goes for a swing and is caught behind. Second-ball duck for the right-hander. Royals jubilant. Mitchell Marsh is the new man. Aussie batters in the middle. DC - 0/1 (0.2)
KS Bharat to take the first strike. David Warner is his opening partner. Trent Boult with the new ball. Target - 161 runs in 120 balls.
Shardul Thakur on with the final over of the innings. Rassie van der Dussen takes a single, then a wide, over Trent Boult's head. A single, then two dots to Rassie. A couple off the fifth, to long off and one bye to end the innings. Six from the over. 0/27 for Thakur. 44 runs and three wickets in the last five. RR - 160/6 (20)
Rassie van der Dussen hits the fifth ball for a four, past mid off. Eight runs and a wicket from the over. 2/39 for Anrich Nortje. RR - 154/6 (19)
Anrich Nortje with the penultimate over. Devdutt Padikkal swings hard but finds sub fielder Kamlesh Nagarkoti at deep point. Fine take, diving forward. Padikkal goes for 48 off 30. Trent Boult is the new man. RR - 146/6 (18.1)
Rassie van der Dussen is the new man. And he starts with a single, to cover. Another single, and a couple to long on. Seven runs and a wicket from Chetan Sakariya's final over. His figures: 2/23. RR - 146/5 (18)
Chetan Sakariya on with his final over. Riyan Parag takes a single off the first, to long off. Another single, to deep wicket as Devdutt Padikkal rotates the strike. And a wide, for height. Parag mistimes his hit, and is caught by Rovman Powell at long on. Slower delivery doing the trick. Parag goes for 9 off 5. 58 runs and three wickets in the last 30. Action time for sure. RR - 142/5 (17.3)
Two singles, then a six off the fourth as Riyan Parag goes deep over backward square leg boundary. A single, then a wide. Devdutt Padikkal finds his sixth four with a fine glance off the last ball. He's on 46 off 27. 14 from the over. RR - 139/4 (17)
Anrich Nortje returns for his third over. Sanju Samson miscues and is caught by a tumbling Shardul Thakur at mid-wicket. He goes for 6 off 4. And Kuldeep Yadav is off the field, clutching his left shoulder. Riyan Parag is the man for Royals. RR - 125/4 (16.1)
Shardul Thakur back for his third over. Sanju Samson welcomes back the pacer with a four, over extra cover. A single and a dot. And one more dot. But Devdutt Padikkal manages to beat the short fine leg for a four. Kuldeep Yadav takes a tumble rather than diving. Poor effort. A dot to end the nine-run over. RR - 125/3 (16)
Sanju Samson takes a single to open his account, and Devdutt Padikkal guides the third ball for a four to fine leg. One more four, this time past short third man. Two dots and nine from Mitchell Marsh's third over. 48 runs and a wicket in the last five overs. RR - 116/3 (15)
Mitchell Marsh returns for his third over. And the wicket. Ravi Ashwin goes for a lofted drive, but finds David Warner at extra cover. He goes for 50 off 38. Sanju Samson is the new man. RR - 107/3 (14.1)
Chetan Sakariya returns for his third over. Devdutt Padikkal takes a single off the first, to third man. And a couple off the second, felicitated by a sloppy Axar Patel at backward point. Ravichandran Ashwin then plays an indescribable shot, ramping a well-directed bouncer over Rishabh Pant's head for a four. Applause all around. A single and Ashwin on 49 off 36. A single to bring back Ashwin on the strike. And fifty for Ashwin - 50 in 37 with four fours and a couple of sixes. Promotion working for Royals. 52-run stand in 34. RR - 107/2 (14)
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Axar Patel returns for his second over. A single, and a single past mid wicket. A dot, and a switch hit for a six, over third man. Devdutt Padikkal has got the power. He launches the next for another maximum, this time over long on. Clean hit. Launch time. A single to short third man to end the over. 14 from it. 43-run stand in 29 balls. RR - 97/2 (13).
Shardul Thakur continues. Four singles. Ravi Ashwin probably can retire out. Or even Devdutt Padikkal. No. Ashwin launches the fifth ball for a six over long off. He's not retiring. Free swing. Long handle. Ashwin looks for a second off the last ball, but he is sent back. Rightly so. Mid-wicket fielder on the ball. 11 from the over. RR - 83/2 (12)
Shardul Thakur returns for his second over. A dot, and a single as Devdutt Padikkal plays the second to square leg. A couple off the next with Ravi Ashwin playing it past cover. And chin music from Thakur. Ashwin looks to pull it but cops one on the grille. Physio in the middle. No worries though. A dot. Ashwin rattled? No. He comes down and smacks, but Thakur does well on his follow-through to stop it. Only a single. Four from the over. RR - 72/2 (11)
Kuldeep Yadav continues. Four singles. Huge shout for LBW against edgy Ravi Ashwin off the last ball. No review though. RR - 68/2
New man Devdutt Padikkal starts off with a four, outside edge. Two singles, then a four to fine leg. Bouncer going wrong from Mitchell Marsh, and a slice of luck for Padikkal to get enough off the gloves. 10 runs and a wicket from the over. RR - 64/2 (9)
Mitchell Marsh on with his second over. Yashasvi Jaiswal miscues his pull shot and is caught at deep midwicket by Lalit Yadav. Simple. Jaiswal goes for run-a-ball 19, and it ends a 43-run stand. RR - 54/2 (8.1).
Kuldeep Yadav on. Three singles. Ravichandran Ashwin then comes down and looks to take on the fellow spinner, but mistimes. Only a single to long on. Another single, and Ashwin fails to connect. A dot. And also a mix-up. Ashwin wants a quick bye, but short third man active. Five from the over. No boundary in 14 overs. RR - 54/1 (8)
Six singles from Mitchell Marsh's first over. 26 from the last three overs, and the second-wicket stand between Yashasvi Jaiswal (16 off 15) and Ravichandran Ashwin (24 off 16) is now worth 38 in 25. RR - 49/1 (7)
Axar Patel gets his first over. Starts with a dot. Down the leg and bottom edge. Rishabh Pant, carrying his gloves down leg, spills it. Tough chance though. Another dot, then Ravi Ashwin punishes the short ball for four, cutting with some power. And a six, over long on. A single, and a dot to end the over. 11 from the over. Ashwin on 21 off 13. RR - 43/1 (6)
Bowling change. Shardul Thakur on. Ravi Ashwin hits the first ball with some conviction, but cover fielder does well to stop it for a dot. Ashwin then clears mid-wickert for a four. A dot, then a cover drive of highest class. Four! And a single to wide backward point. Thakur escapes with a bouncer down the leg. Yashasvi Jaiswal not happy. Nine from the over. RR - 32/1 (5)
Anrich Nortje continues. Yashasvi Jaiswal hits the first ball for a four, no chance of mid off fielder. Times it to perfection. Graceful. A dot, and a single. Ravi Ashwin takes a single off the fifth, and Jaiswal guides the last ball over third man for a six. 12 from the over. RR - 23/1 (4)
New man Ravichandran Ashwin fends off the last ball of the over for a dot. One wide and a wicket from Chetan Sakariya's second over. RR - 11/1 (3)
Chetan Sakariya continues. Four dots, and a wide down leg. Jos Buttler hits the next ball straight to mid-on. Easy take for Shardul Thakur. Buttler goes for 7 off 11. Ravichandran Ashwin is no. 3. RR - 11/1 (2.5)
Anrich Nortje shares the new ball. And he gets a crunchy welcome from Jos Buttler, through cover for a four. A single to third man to rotate the strike. Two dots to Yashasvi Jaiswal. And more. Five from the over. RR - 10/0 (2)
Short delivery to start. Extra bounce. Yashasvi Jaiswal comes down and fends off for a single. Swing and wide, down the leg. Jos Buttler off the mark, a single to deep point. One more single, past point. And a massive shout for caught behind against Buttler. Ball brushing the pad. Beauty of a delivery from Chetan Sakariya -- squaring of Buttler and beating. Rishabh Pant finally decides against taking review. A dot, and a single. RR - 5/0 (1)
Players are in the middle. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal to open for Rajasthan Royals. Chetan Sakariya, left-arm pacer, with the new ball.
Two changes for Delhi Capitals. Lalit Yadav and Chetan Sakariya in for Ripal Patel and Khaleel Ahmed. One change for Rajasthan Royals. Rassie van der Dussen in for Shimron Hetmyer. Here are the playing XIs:
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.
Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Srikar Bharat, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje.
Delhi Capitals captain, Rishabh Pant wins the toss and he opts to bowl first.
Win the toss, bat first. That's advice from Graeme Swann. "It will be very tricky to bat later on... bat first, try and post 150-160," said the former England spinner.
And the context -- wins by 67, 91 and 52 runs in the last three matches here.
Rajasthan Royals are without Shimron Hetmyer, who's back home for the birth of his child. Delhi Capitals' opener Prithvi Shaw is unlikely to get a start after missing their previous match due to high fever.
Led by Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals have hit the most number of sixes in IPL 2022 -- a whopping 102. Delhi Capitals' count is 81. Royals also have the most wickets by spinners -- 32.
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has 344 runs in just eight matches, which is only behind Ajinkya Rahane's 611. Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has scored 280.
By the way, Rajasthan Royals lead Delhi Capitals 13-12 in head-to-head.
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