Recent Match Report – Royals vs Capitals 58th Match 2022

Recent Match Report - Royals vs Capitals 58th Match 2022

Delhi Capitals 161 for 2 (Marsh 89, Warner 52*) beat Rajasthan Royals 160 for 6 (Ashwin 50, Padikkal 48, Sakariya 2-23, Marsh 2-25) by 8 wickets

Delhi Capitals stayed in the mid-table muddle with an important win over Rajasthan Royals that took them to 12 points, two behind the third- and fourth-placed Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. On a sticky pitch they managed to keep Royals down to a by score of 160. Mitchell Marshwho also took two wickets, led the chase with 89 off 62, letting David Warner play the anchor role on a night he spent most of his innings around a run a ball.

In the innings break, Marsh said it was a difficult pitch to hit boundaries on if the bowlers bowled into the pitch and used the longer boundary. He said it would need a lot of running ones and twos, but still managed to score 62 of his runs in boundaries, seven of them sixes.

If Capitals could set up for a traditional base for the chase, Royals had to be more funky: they used R Ashwin as pinch anchor, who did score his maiden fifty, but their big hitters Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag couldn’t follow it up with a finishing kick.

For the third game in a row, Capitals were without opener Prithvi Shawof whom captain Rishabh Pant said at the post-match presentation: “We miss him, but at the same time that is something we can’t control because he got typhoid or something like that because doctor told me that. Hopefully he will be back. We don’t know it yet.”

Buttler’s rare failure

Jos Buttler has carried the batting for Royals, a side with a short batting line-up and only one toss won in 12 matches, but he was stifled and then taken out for his lowest score this season and his earliest dismissal. Chetan Sakariya, coming in for the injured Khaleel Ahmed, didn’t give him anything to hit away, and when he saw a full ball finally – the fifth of the third over – all he managed was a hit straight to mid-on. Gone for 7 off 11.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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