DC vs RR: Marsh and Warner’s half-centuries kept Delhi’s chances to playoffs alive. Ashwin’s innings went in vain. Delhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in the IPL match played on Wednesday night by Mitchell Marsh and David Warner. With this win, Delhi kept itself in the race for the playoffs.
Delhi won the toss and chose to bowl first and restricted Rajasthan to 160 runs for 6-wickets. In reply, Delhi won the match by scoring 161 runs for 2-wickets in 18.1 overs. Delhi registered its 6th win in 12-matches. Whereas Rajasthan had to face the fifth defeat in 12-matches.
Mitchell scored his first half-century in 12 years
Mitchell Marsh was the hero of Delhi’s victory, who played stormy innings of 89 runs in 62 balls. It is the first half-century of Marsh playing in the IPL since 2010. Not only this, it is Marsh’s biggest innings in the T20 format outside Australia. He hit five fours and seven sixes in his innings.
Marsh also performed brilliantly in bowling. He took two wickets for 25 runs in 3 overs.
Warner’s bat roared again
Opener David Warner, running in excellent form, played unbeaten innings of 52 runs in 41 balls. He added 144 runs in 101 balls for the second wicket with Mitchell Marsh. Warner hit five fours and a six. In this way, he scored his fifth half-century of this season.
Ashwin made fifty for the first time in his T20 career
Ravichandran Ashwin scored 50 runs in 38 balls for Rajasthan Royals. With that, he scored his first half-century in the T20 format. But could not make Rajasthan win. Although Ashwin could not show any miracle in bowling and he did not take any wicket. Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal took one wicket each for Rajasthan.
Today’s match: Ravindra Jadeja out of the league
Chennai will clash with Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining matches of IPL 15 due to injury. It is a big setback for Chennai, who came out to play against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. In any case, Chennai will have to win this match by a big margin to stay in the playoff race. Chennai has won four out of 11 matches and has 8 points. Whereas Mumbai is already out of the playoffs but their effort is to win their remaining three matches.
Virat Kohli who is battling poor form, expressed his pain
IPL 15 has been like a nightmare for Virat Kohli. Former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been battling poor form and has been the victim of golden duck thrice this season. Virat Kohli has been playing in the IPL continuously since 2008 and for the first time has become the victim of Golden thrice in any one season. During a recent interview, Virat said that he felt helpless when he got the golden duck for the second time.