Kriralok Desk: Ravichandran Ashwin’s fifty failed. On the contrary, the Delhi Capitals kept their hopes alive by beating Rajasthan Royals in a great pairing of two Aussie batsmen David Warner and Mitchell Marsh.
In the 58th match of this year’s IPL, Delhi won by 8 wickets in Mumbai on Wednesday. Rajasthan is almost the medium collection to bat first. Once again, playing without Mostafizur Rahman, the Delhi bowlers stopped Rajasthan by 160 runs on the strength of controlled bowling. Rajasthan bowlers could not defend this collection which lost 6 wickets. Delhi won by 2 wickets.
Ashwin made 50 off 38 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes for Rajasthan. Devdut Padikkal scored 48 runs off 30 balls. Besides, the rest of the team did not get any runs. Delhi’s Chetan Sakaria, Mitchell Marsh and Enrique Narkia took two wickets each.
In response, Delhi did not have a good start. Opener Shrikar Bharat said goodbye before opening the scoring. Warner and Marsh then teamed up. Marsh played a great innings of 79 off 62 balls before being bowled by Yuzbendra Chahal. Aussie all-rounder’s innings of 5 fours and 7 sixes. Warne remained unbeaten on 52 off 41 balls. Captain Rishabh Panth remained unbeaten on 13 off 4 balls. With this, Delhi is in the fifth position with 12 points after 6 wins in 12 matches. Rajasthan are four with 2 points more in an equal match.