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160/6 (20)
161/2 (18.1)
DC won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Mitchell Marsh
 
Right then. That's all we have from this contest. It's not the end of the road for either of these sides as they look to stay alive in the thick of the playoff battle. Tomorrow's contest though will have no say on that. It's the El Clasico of the IPL as MI face CSK for the second time this season. Do join us for that contest tomorrow. Same place, same time. Until then, this is the duo of Soorya and Pratyush, taking your leave. Goodnight! 
No surprises, Mitchell Marsh takes the award for the Player of the Match. Here's what he has to say: It was a tough game. Physically, when you've bowl and bat a bit, it's always tough. Bowling the cutters and slower ones on this wicket, it was really tough to score. So, we thought 160 was par. When you're chasing 160, it's about one good partnership and you and set the game up. The way Davie and I played together as a partnership was fantastic. The first 4-5 overs were as tough for batting as I've had in T20 cricket. It was swinging and seaming a bit with some extra bounce. It reminded me of the Perth Stadium, this wicket. It was really nice. We knew it wasn't going to be a 200 strike rate type of wicket and it's about building a partnership. Playing with Davie was awesome. We've got to win all three to have a chance at the final. So, I'm happy to be contributing to the time. I felt like in the last few games, I've been hitting the ball the way I wanted to and get a big score. I've stuck to my processes and routines, so tonight was a great reward for that. (On his lbw shout) I honestly thought that I smashed it first. So, that was great. Usually, I tend to look pretty guilty when I'm out. I'm not great like that. You need a bit of luck in this game and that was with me tonight. Absolutely got away with one.
Rishabh Pant: It was very close to the perfect game because I always believe there is room for improvement in each and every game. When you know the wicket is going to turn a little bit, there is an opportunity to bowl or bat first. I felt from a team point of view that we could bowl first. At the toss, I said anything around 140-160 would be a good total for us and we got to 160, so we're quite happy with that. Destiny is always in your own hands. You can give your hundred percent and look to win all the matches you play. Fielding wise, we can be a little bit better but as I said before, this was close to the perfect game. (On Prithvi Shaw's fitness) We miss him but that's not coming we can control. He's got typhoid. Hopefully, he'll be back and he'll be a good addition for us if he is.
David Warner: Feels good to get across the line. How good was Mitch there? We were very positive and I told him if he stayed there he could get 80-90 and get us across the line. When they hit those hard lengths the odd ones took off. I think if you tried to stay still and hit through the line of the ball it helped. We're back here in a couple of days' time. It was important to win and up the net run-rate. The last game didn't go well for us. I think every team has a loss like that. Hopefully we can build from this and win the next game. It was hard for Khaleel to miss out today - he was under an injury cloud and would have loved to have played today. But everyone's feeling good and we're looking forward to the next game.
Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals Captain): Very disappointing night. Few runs short and a few wickets short in the middle. While we were batting it was definitely a two-paced wicket but I feel we were 15-20 short. While bowling, a bit of luck here and there, a few catches dropped, the bails not falling off didn't help. Disappointed tonight but we'll come back strongly. (On the LBW review that wasn't taken) I thought it was bat all along - we never thought it was pad. We both (me and Boult) missed it actually. Each game we lose, it's important to come back stronger. We're used to coming back stronger, we're used to winning and losing games. Hoping to get Hetmyer back soon.
Delhi Capitals win by 8 wickets.

Mitchell Marsh - 89 (62) & 2/25 | David Warner - 52* (41) | Chetan Sakariya - 2/23.
Ravichandran Ashwin - 50 (38) | Devdutt Padikkal - 48 (30) | Trent Boult - 1/32.

It's not the end of the road for the Delhi Capitals this season. Not yet, anyway. The T20 World Cup-winning duo of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh step to the plate when their side needed them the most to complete a comprehensive victory to keep their campaign alive and also close the gap to the top four.

After losing KS Bharat in the first over, the power-packed Aussie duo stuck together to stitch a 144-run stand. In a chase of 161, that was all the Capitals needed. A bit of luck went their way tonight and they made the most of it. Warner was far from his fluent best but hung in there to get his side over the line with a half-century, but tonight is all about Mitch Marsh.

The all-rounder put on a show in this clinical run chase, registering his maiden IPL half-century in the process. He couldn't be the man to get them over the line, so the skipper took it upon himself to wrap this one up with a brief cameo. That's all DC needed really, as they leapfrog into fifth place in the points table.

While the RR bowlers were at the mercy of Marsh and Warner's blade, there were a couple of standouts for DC. The man of the day, Marsh was amongst the wickets as he bagged a couple in the first innings, while Chetan Sakariya's 2/23 bodes well for the Capitals in the coming games.

No surprises about who the man of the match might be. We'll wait for the official word at the presentations though. Stick around!
18.1 Kuldeep Sen to David Warner, EXCELLENT STOP! But it's a half-century for Warner and the game's in the bag! Short on middle and leg, Warner clogs a pull that mid-wicket fails to stop as he gets a hand to it. Parag charges after it and just about manages to parry it inside the field of play with a dive but that's enough time for Warner to run three and complete a half-century. The replays confirm it's not a boundary but either way, that's the game. What a run chase this has been - Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets with 11 deliveries to spare!
Kuldeep Sen [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
Delhi Capitals fans, there's still hope this season! It's been a clinical run chase from their side tonight and the captain is doing his bit to add the finish touches to it. 3 needed from the last two overs. 
18
overs
158 /2 score
W
1
1
6
0
6
runs
cricket bat icon David Warner
49 (40)
cricket bat icon Rishabh Pant *
13 (4)
cricket ball icon Yuzvendra Chahal
1 /43
17.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Rishabh Pant, SIX MORE! SAME AREA, SAME RESULT! Fuller, wider and even slower if anything. Pant dances down the track again and creams it up and over extra cover yet again as it soars well over the advertising hoardings. Just one hit away now are the Capitals!
17.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Rishabh Pant, OOH! Loopy leg-break that lands outside the tramline, left alone but it spins back in sharply so the wide isn't given. Pant wears a grin on his face.
I'm not hanging about, says Rishabh Pant. He wants to finish this one off in a hurry. Hey, we're not complaining! 
17.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Rishabh Pant, SIX! MASSIVE! Tossed up full and wide of off but Pant doesn't have a care for it. He dances down the track and smokes it high and long over extra cover as he clears the long boundary to great effect.
17.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to David Warner, flighted on a length as it lands well outside off, Warner reaches for it and smears it to sweeper cover for a lone run.
17.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Rishabh Pant, tossed up full on off stump, Pant sits on one knee and drags it across the line for a single to deep mid-wicket as it rolls along the carpet.
Rishabh Pant, LHB, comes to the crease
Mitchell Marsh's sensational knock finally comes to an end. He's welcomed with a standing ovation from his dugout, and he deserves each and every bit of it. Has that opened the door for RR? Surely not?
17.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! FINALLY! An almighty loopy delivery on a full length on the pads, Marsh sits on one knee and balloons a top-edge that drops safely into the hands of the fielder at short fine leg. End of an absolute masterclass from Marsh!
Mitchell Marsh c Kuldeep Sen b Yuzvendra Chahal 89 (62b 5x4 7x6)