As if the T20 format wasn’t already tough for the bowlers, the advent of the heavy zing bails has made it tougher. In the game between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals, the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal faced tough luck as he could not claim a wicket even after hitting the stumps. Delhi Capitals opener David Warner survived a close call in a rare moment despite the ball brushing the stumps as the bails didn’t come off.
On Wednesday evening, Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals squared off against each other in the 58th game of the IPL 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai. Both teams entered the arena eyeing a win as Delhi Capitals were fighting for their survival in the tournament while Rajasthan Royals were trying to get closer to the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant won the toss flip and invited the opposition to bat first. The Delhi-based franchise had a decent outing with the ball as they restricted the Royals for a par total of 160/6 in 20 overs.
However, the chase wasn’t going to be easy in front of a solid Royals attack. Trent Boult provided his side with a perfect start as he removed the opener, Srikar Bharat, in the very first over. The onus fell upon the in-form David Warner to take Delhi home in a must-win contest.
David Warner survives a close call against Yuzvendra Chahal
The left-handed opener stitched a crucial 2nd-wicket partnership with his teammate Mitchell Marsh to keep Delhi afloat. Searching for a wicket desperately, Sanju Samson brought his most potent weapon – Yuzvendra Chahal.
The leg-spinner almost immediately provided his team with a breakthrough if not for David Warner‘s super luck. On the final delivery of the 9th over, Yuzvendra Chahal delivered a ripping leg spinner, and Warner missed the ball trying to play a shot.
The ball brushed the stumps, and the bails lit up but fell back onto the stumps. David Warner could not believe his luck as the bowler Yuzi, and the Aussie smiled back at each other.
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