Delhi Capitals thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets on Wednesday evening at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Mitchell Marsh’s superb 89-run knock and David Warner’s unbeaten 52 off 41 helped Delhi Capitals to chase down the target of 161 at the loss of two wickets. Earlier, the Royals posted 160 onboard due to the valiant effort of R Ashwin (50 off 38) and steady knock from Devdutt Padikkal (48 off 30).
After Rishabh Pant invited the Royals to bat first, Delhi bowlers proved their skipper’s decision right on the money as they provided early breakthroughs in the form of Jos Buttler (7 off 11) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (19 off 19). But, Ashwin and Padikkal held the fort from one end and played an impressive knock to post a competitive total on board.
For Delhi, Chetan Sakariya, Anrich Nortje and Mitchell Marsh picked two wickets each in the first innings. In response, KS Bharat got out on duck, but Mitchell Marsh and Warner played one of the finest innings for their franchise to chase down the target effortlessly. Rishabh Pant made a brief cameo of 13 runs in 4 balls. Delhi kept their chances alive in the tournament, while the Royals need to buckle up before it gets too late. Let’s take a look at the points table after the 58th match.
Changes in the points table
There have been no such changes in terms of any team’s standings, but Delhi earned two valuable points in the points table. Delhi franchise has now 12 points after playing 12 games and is placed at fifth position. Rajasthan Royals are stationed at the third spot with 14 points in the points table.
What did the captains say?
Rishabh Pant termed the game as close to perfect for his side. The Delhi skipper was delighted to see every bowler chipping in and providing crucial breakthroughs, whereas he was proud of the way Marsh and Warner batted and showed utmost maturity in the game. Pant also confirmed that Prithvi Shaw, who has been ruled out of IPL, is having typhoid, as the doctor informed him.
Meanwhile, Sanju Samson was highly disappointed with the way his team performed and felt that they fell short of a few runs. “We were 15-20 runs short. While bowling second we dropped a few catches,” he added. Samson also gave a hint that Hetmyer will be back soon in the squad.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will cross swords with Mumbai Indians on Thursday evening at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. While Chennai will be desperate to win the game to stay relevant in the contest, Mumbai Indians will hope to spoil Chennai’s party by outplaying them.