Cricket Match: Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant says the team intended to play the game to the end

Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals improved their playoff aspirations by defeating Punjab Kings in an IPL 2022 match.

“Throughout the tournament we have been losing one, and winning one game. That’s something we wanted to change as a team and we got it. The change of pace from Livingstone was good, so it’s part and parcel of the game. Can’t be too hard on Warney (Warner) because he has been playing fantastic throughout the tournament. We saved him (Kuldeep) for back half, then the dew came in so we didn’t want to give a massive over for someone. It’s a 50-50 call,” said Pant in a post-match presentation.

“The only process was to take it deep, with spinners getting help and we saw the same pattern happen with the other team as well. We gonna assess the wicket and see how it goes (next game). We will get to know in few days time (regarding Prithvi Shaw’s injury update),” he added.

Their negative Net Run Rate (NRR) has cost them dearly

Delhi spinners restricted Punjab in their chase of 160 runs. Also with Shardul Thakur taking four wickets and Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav each taking two. Mitchell Marsh’s blazing 63 helped Delhi Capitals to a modest 159/7 earlier. Punjab Kings’ Arshdeep Singh and Liam Livingstone each took three wickets.

With this victory, Pant’s DC have moved up to fourth place on the IPL 2022 table, with 14 points. Royal Challengers Bangalore, in fifth place, has 14 points as well. But their negative Net Run Rate (NRR) has cost them dearly.

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