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MI vs DC: Tim David’s ballistic batting and fatal errors show Delhi the door of elimination, RCB qualify

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MI vs DC: Tim David’s ballistic batting and fatal errors show Delhi the door of elimination, RCB qualify

The Delhi Capitals (DC), defeated by five wickets, at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) to conclude their Indian Premier League 2022 campaign. The Capitals were eliminated following the loss. Royal Challengers Bangalore, (RCB) have managed to make it through to the playoffs.

The Capitals started off with a nervous start when Jasprit Bumrah and Daniel Sams removed Mitchell Marsh and David Warner, an Australian pair. Prithvi Shaw, who replaced Lalit Yadav in the XI after recovering from typhoid, smashed two fours and one six and looked good on 24.

His dismissal came just as he was trying to increase the game’s pace by being beaten by a Bumrah bouncer. Sarfaraz Khan was also killed without much. However, it was Rovman Powell, who churned out a well-made 34-ball knock of 43 with one four and four sixes.

With his win, the Capitals gave MI an achievable target 160. Rishabh Pan also led the way, scoring 39 critical runs in the middle. Ramandeep Singh retired him to end his time in the middle.

Axar Patel gave the DC innings a final flourish with a quick-fire knock of 19 off 10 balls. Bumrah was the standout bowler for MI as he picked up three wickets for only 25 runs. Mayank Markande, who was economical, also got Sarfaraz’s wicket.

RCB qualify for playoffs

Mumbai made a horrendous start to their run-chase as their skipper Rohit Sharma got out after a laborious 13-ball 2. After that, Dewald Brevis and Ishan Kishan restored order to the proceedings by completing an essential run stand.

Kishan ran 48 off 35 bats before Kuldeep Yadav, wrist spinner, frightened him. Shardul Thakur soon removed Brevis from the game. He could have caused a lot more damage during the death overs. Brevis was 37 ahead of 33, scoring three sixes with a four.

From there on, it was up to 19-year-old Tilak Varma and the hulk-like Tim David to guide the Mumbai-based team to victory. After DC failed to review the catch behind, Tim David was granted a reprieve.

David went on to make the Capitals pay as he smashed 34 runs off 11 balls with the help of two fours and as many as four sixes. Thakur was able to get rid of him but MI had already taken command. Varma also played a handy 21-run knock under pressure.

The Challengers will now face the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator on May 25 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. On May 23, Gujarat Titans (GT) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will cross swords at the same venue.

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