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The Delhi Capitals registered a resounding eight-wicket win over the Rajasthan Royals at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. The victory was led by the Aussie duo of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, who put up 144 runs. Followed by Rishabh Pant’s finishing flurry to close the match as he smashed 13 runs in four balls.

Later after the game, the DC Instagram account posted a video of the team’s celebration. In the clip, one can see the entire Delhi squad coming together as they recreate the famous war cry from a Bollywood film 'Uri'. DC opener David Warner led the charge as he wailed, “How's the Josh!” and the team followed it by roaring, “High Sir!”. 

The video was captioned, “Just the ???? you were waiting for ??” with hashtags like #YehHaiNayiDilli | #IPL2022 | #RRvDC #TATAIPL | #IPL | #DelhiCapitals. 

“ I've got back to hitting the ball like I wanted to,” Marsh 

DC all-rounder Mitchell Marsh won the Player of the Match for his incredible 89 runs in 62 runs with five fours and seven sixes with a strike rate of 143.55. In the post-match interview, Marsh talked about his approach to the chase. He said, “Was a tough game. Physically it's tough when you bowl a bit and bat a bit. Slower balls and cutters, they were tough to score. 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 in T20 cricket. It was swinging, bit of seam there and there was bounce. Reminds me of Perth Stadium this wicket. Felt like the last couple of games I've got back to hitting the ball like I wanted to. I honestly thought I smashed it first, wasn't worried one bit. Which is probably a good thing because I tend to look guilty when I think I'm out”, he added.

“Very close to a perfect game,” Pant

DC captain Rishabh Pant also praised his team and mentioned the positives from the game. He said, “Very close to a perfect game. Always believe there's room for improvement. When you know the wicket is going to turn, little bit not much, there's an opportunity to both bowl first or bat first.”

“In the toss, I said anything around 140-160 would be good for us, and we got 160. Destiny is always on your hands, you can look to give 100 per cent. Fielding wise we can be better. He got typhoid or something like that (talking about Shaw), doctor told me that”, Pant added.