Tuesday, May 17, 2022

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh wins match for DC against RR

Mitchell Marsh’s all-round heroics ushered Delhi Capitals into a win against Rajasthan Royals keeping their IPL playoffs hopes alive in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. Marsh scored 89 off 62 balls with seven sixes and five fours and picking up two wickets.

After their bowlers restricted RR to 160 for six, Marsh’s 62-ball 89 and David Warner’s unbeaten 52 off 41 balls helped the Capitals complete the task with 11 balls to spare for their sixth win of the season that saw the team suffer setbacks both on and off the field, including multiple COVID-19 cases in its camp.

With the ball, Marsh had picked up the two important wickets of Yashasvi Jaiswal (19) and Ravichandran Ashwin (50). Then, he smashed seven sixes and five fours to emerge as the night’s hero.

MUST READ  Wriddhiman Saha: Will Not Reveal Journo’s Name Who Threatened Me

Chasing 161, Delhi Capitals got off a poor start, losing the opener Srikar Bharat for a duck on the second ball of the innings after a Trent Boult delivery found the edge of his bat and landed in the hands of wicketkeeper Sanju Samson. This brought Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to the field alongside his compatriot David Warner.

Things started to pick up after the introduction of spin with R Ashwin in the fourth over, who gave away 12 runs thanks to six from Marsh. That hit infused some life into the chase as the fourth, fifth and sixth over went for 11,12 and 10 runs respectively with Marsh and Warner stabilising the innings. Marsh took a more aggressive approach, while Warner anchored from the end. At the end of the powerplay, DC stood at a sub-par 38/1, with Marsh (24*) and Warner (11*).

MUST READ  England coach Chris Silverwood sacked after 4-0 Ashes defeat
MUST READ  England coach Chris Silverwood sacked after 4-0 Ashes defeat

The onslaught on the RR bowling attack did not stop in the second half of the innings, with the duo going all out against Yuzvendra Chahal, Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna.

Earlier Ravichandran Ashwin scored 50 off 38 balls, his first half-century in T20 cricket, while Devdutt Padikkal hit 48 after being invited to bat.

With this win, DC is currently at fifth position in the points table with 12 points. RR is at third position with 14 points.

Latest news

How’s thaatttt ! Minister XI vs High Commissioner XI Community Cricket Match

By Fiji Times Team Sydneysiders attended one-of-a-kind Minister XI vs High Commissioner XI Community Cricket Match organised by Australian-Indian Sports Educational and Cultural Society (AISECS,...

Masks may be back as COVID-19, flu surge across Australia

Doctors are pushing for indoor mask mandates to be introduced as COVID-19 numbers surge in several Australian states. Earlier this week Australian Medical Association (AMA) president...

NSW mayor stabbed in violent home invasion

An NSW mayor is in hospital after a group of intruders forced their way into his house and stabbed him. Police were told five to six men broke...

Plastic bag ban in NSW from June 1

New South Wales will from next month join the rest of Australia in banning single use plastic bags - with more bans to come later...

Related news

How’s thaatttt ! Minister XI vs High Commissioner XI Community Cricket Match

By Fiji Times Team Sydneysiders attended one-of-a-kind Minister XI vs High Commissioner XI Community Cricket Match organised by Australian-Indian Sports Educational and Cultural Society (AISECS,...
MUST READ  IPL mega auction: Livingstone costliest, read list of players sold and unsold

Masks may be back as COVID-19, flu surge across Australia

Doctors are pushing for indoor mask mandates to be introduced as COVID-19 numbers surge in several Australian states. Earlier this week Australian Medical Association (AMA) president...

NSW mayor stabbed in violent home invasion

An NSW mayor is in hospital after a group of intruders forced their way into his house and stabbed him. Police were told five to six men broke...

Plastic bag ban in NSW from June 1

New South Wales will from next month join the rest of Australia in banning single use plastic bags - with more bans to come later...

DC defeat Punjab Kings, Capitals in top four now

DC spinners Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav delivered in the middle overs as Shardul  Thakur alone complemented the duo with 4 wickets as Delhi...

Ukrainian soldiers claim reaching Russian Border; UK Intel says Russian army losing steam

The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence has released an update on the situation in Ukraine where it has stated that Russian forces have suffered...

Chief Secretaries’ meet likely to be held at Dharamshala in June

Chief Executive officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant called on Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Shimla on Monday. Discussions were held about organizing...

LABOR CARES FOR THE ELDERLY SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY IN NSW

An Albanese Labor Government will help deliver better aged care services for the South Asian community in New South Wales by investing in aged...