On Saturday, Delhi Capitals went toe-to-toe against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 27th match of the IPL 2022. Ahead of the game, the Delhi-based franchise was bolstered by the return of their star all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. However, after an injury layoff, Marsh’s return to cricket didn’t go as per the plan. The all-rounder got out in a worst-possible manner at the non-striker end.
Batting first after losing the toss, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a decent total of 189/5 in 20 overs. Delhi Capitals reduced their opposition 92/5 in the 12th over, but a late blitz from Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed boosted the Bangalore-based franchise to a par total.
Chasing the total, David Warner exploded at the top, and Delhi Capitals managed 57 runs in the powerplay for the loss of Prithvi Shaw’s wicket. Warner’s Aussie teammate Mitchell Marsh joined him in the middle at number three. Marsh was making his return to the cricket after recovering from an injury. It was also Marsh’s debut for Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
The debut didn’t go as per plan for Mitchell Marsh
Marsh clearly looked rusty and struggled to middle the ball. His innings got him nowhere as the explosive opener only managed 14 runs off 24 deliveries. Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh’s chance to redeem himself was cut short owing to runout in the unluckiest manner at the non-striker end.
On the final delivery of the 14th over, Wanindu Hasaranga was bowling to Rishabh Pant, while Marsh was present at the non-striker’s end. It was a fuller ball from the Sri Lankan spinner, and Pant smacked it straight down the ground. However, Hasaranga managed to get his fingertips to the ball as the ball clattered into the sticks at the bowler’s end.
Mitchell Marsh was found miles outside of his crease, and he had to take a long walk back to the pavilion.
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Delhi lost their third game of the season
In the end, Delhi Capitals could only manage 173/7 in 20 overs to lose the game by 16 runs. It was their 3rd loss of the season as the capital-based franchise now sits 8th in the points table with two wins and three losses in five matches.