58th Match (N), DY Patil, May 11, 2022, Indian Premier League
(18.1/20 ov, T:161) 161/2

Capitals won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

Full commentary

After being on the receiving end of a perfect game for the opposition when they faced CSK in their last game, DC had things going for them and will continue to be in control of their chances of making the playoffs. Let's see if they can keep going. Follow ESPNcricinfo for news, updates, and live ball-by-ball action. For now, it's a goodbye from me Ekanth, on behalf of my fellow commentator, Matt Roller and our scorer, Ranjith P.

Mitchell Marsh, POTM for his 2 for 25 and 89 (62): It was a tough game physically when you have to bat and bowl. Cutters into the wicket were hard to score of but we knew one good partnership was enough. The first 4-5 overs was as hard as I have played in T20s. There was swing, seam, and bounce and it reminded me of the Perth stadium. It was not a 200 strike rate wicket, we had to build an innings. Davey was awesome. I've gotten back to hitting them as I want to, I have my processes in place. (On LBW) I honestly thought I smashed it first so I wasn't worried. It was lucky as I look guilty when I know I'm gone. I did feel I got away with it.

Rishabh Pant, DC Captain:: It was close to a perfect game as I believe there is always space for improvement. On these kind of wickets where there is little turn, you can go either way. I am happy we bowled first. I thought 140-160 was a good score and said so at the toss. And we got there. Destiny is always on your hands, you can look to give 100 percent. The fielding could be better, but this was close to a perfect game. (On Prithvi) We miss him but we can't control that. He has typhoid or something like that is what the doctor told me.

HS: "Ashwin needs to frame the score sheet of this match as a fact that he scored quicker that Warner in a match "

Himanshu: "When you see how teams like RR struggled great time without one of their primary players(Hetmyer), you really have to commend DC's journey so far in the tournament. Played most of their matches without their main players and still manage to sit No.5 in a 10 team competition."

Harshit: "Sometimes stats do lie 4 overs for 43 runs. Yuzi Chahal bowled much much better than that"

RR's bowling was good. As Sanju mentioned, luck was not on their side in key moments. Warner and Marsh saw through tough periods and managed to power through for the boundaries and kept the scoreboard ticking to stay ahead of the chase. Pant came in and threw his bat with seemingly unreal effectiveness. His interview at the presentation is coming up. Stay tuned.

Sanju Samson, RR Captain: Very disappointing night. We were few runs and a few wickets short. It was a two-paced wicket when we were batting, we thought we were 15 runs short. We had some bad luck with a few catches falling in front and one hitting the stumps but the bail not coming off. (On Marsh's LBW review) I thought it hit the bat and never made contact with the pad. Coming back stronger after losses is important, that'll be our focus in the next game. Hopefully, we'll get Hettie back soon.

11:10 pm: DC's Aussie-duo anchor a 160-run chase and take the team over the line. Marsh received some luck and should be POTM. Warner, who finished with a punch to symbolize success, held the chase together in a match-defining partnership for his team yet again.

Sen to Warner, 3 runs

Pulls a back of a length ball outside off through midwicket, who misfields, and allows the ball to go to the fence. It brings up Warner's 50, Parag stops it close to the ropes but they managed to run three.

The entire coaching party in the DC camp is in smiles as DW is on the eve of another IPL 50

end of over 1814 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 158/2CRR: 8.77 RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 runs from 12b
Rishabh Pant13 (4)
David Warner49 (40)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-43-1
Trent Boult 4-0-32-1
Chahal to Pant, SIX runs

Comes down again and manages to reach out to a slow, wide, full ball and slaps it over deep-extra cover for six more!

Chahal to Pant, no run

Back of good length outside the tramline but the legbreak comes in and Pant leaves it. Smiles at Yuzi to acknowledge the big-turn

Chahal to Pant, SIX runs

Pant does Pant things and clears wide-long off! It was a good length ball outside off, it was going away from Pant's arc even as he danced across the pitch. He went through with the lofted shot and cleared wide-long off

Chahal to Warner, 1 run

Good length outside off, flighted at 84 kph, driven to deep-cover

Chahal to Pant, 1 run

Flighted on off, Pant whacks the full ball with a hard sweep. It goes off the bottom, into the ground to deep-square leg

Chahal to Marsh, OUT

Top-edges a sweep straight to short-fine leg! Marsh is on his haunches before leaving but he has done his job. It was a full ball on leg and was there for the slog-sweep, the option Marsh went for but it spun away a bit and took the top-edge over the sticker. Kuldeep Sen takes a comfortable catch. Marsh leaves to a standing ovation from the dugout.

Mitchell Marsh c Sen b Chahal 89 (84m 62b 5x4 7x6) SR: 143.54

Slip in

end of over 1715 runs
DC: 144/1CRR: 8.47 RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 runs from 18b
David Warner48 (39)
Mitchell Marsh89 (61)
Trent Boult 4-0-32-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-32-0

Gajendra: "There's a chance to get a 100 "

Boult to Warner, no run

Makes room and has to reach out to a good length ball on fourth stump to point off the bottom of the bat along the ground

Boult to Warner, FOUR runs

Pulled effortlessly to the gap behind square. DW swivels and pulls a back of a length ball coming towards him and hit it well to the right of deep-fine leg

Boult to Marsh, 1 run

Similar length but it was over middle, Marsh swung hard and a hand came off but it went into the ground and dribbled to deep-square leg

Boult to Marsh, SIX runs

Clubbed to the second-tier! Shortish ball on the hips was pulled right off the middle overmidwicket for a 102-metre six!

Boult to Marsh, FOUR runs

Pulls a length ball over middle with might, the bat turns and helps the ball stay on the ground. It blazed through square-leg for four

Boult to Marsh, no run

Around a length ball goes away with the angle over off, Marsh swings across the line and misses

Boult starts his final over from over the wicket

end of over 1615 runs
DC: 129/1CRR: 8.06 RRR: 8.00 • Need 32 runs from 24b
Mitchell Marsh78 (57)
David Warner44 (37)
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-32-0
Yuzvendra Chahal 3-0-29-0

Johann: "Can't see DC losing from here. 9 wkts in hand. Batters not troubled.Don't blame Ashwin!"

Ashwin to Marsh, 1 run

Full on middle, clipped to deep-square leg

Ashwin to Marsh, 1 wide

Good length ball is down leg and Marsh lets it go

Ashwin to Warner, 1 run

Tucks a good length ball pitching on off and spinning away to deep-square leg

Ashwin to Marsh, 1 run

Works a full ball on the pad to short-fine leg

Ashwin to Marsh, SIX runs

Marsh pulls it hard and clears the fence! It was slow and short, the ball came off the bottom but had enough timing to go for a 79-metre six over deep-square leg

Over to the RHB, around to the LHB

Ashwin to Warner, 1 run

Length ball on the stumps, clipped to square-leg

Ashwin to Warner, FOUR runs

Pierces the gap between cow-corner and long-on with surgical precision! It was on a good length just outside off, DW pulled it in the air and in the gap, went inside out and in the gap for four

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