IPL 2023: 30 balls of doom, where ignorance from Delhi, 26 overs of hard work wasted

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IPL 2023: 30 balls of doom, where ignorance from Delhi, 26 overs of hard work wasted

The series of wickets started with the wicket of Phil Salt in the seventh over.Image Credit source: BCCI

New Delhi: A target of 168 runs in front. Explosive start in response. 65 runs in only 6 overs and no wicket fell. If a team starts its innings in this way, then on most occasions that team also wins. But when times are bad, the good times don’t last long. IPL in 2023 delhi capitals This was the story and 5 overs of error destroyed the hard work of 26 overs.

Delhi was fighting for its existence on the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday evening. In this match against Punjab Kings, he needed to win at any cost. Delhi bowlers put up a solid performance and restricted Punjab to a score of 167 in 20 overs, which was achievable. However, in the last match itself, Delhi missed out on achieving exactly this score.

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Strong lead of 26 overs

Unlike the last match, Delhi had made a strong start this time. As mentioned in the beginning, Delhi scored 65 runs in 6 overs of powerplay without losing a wicket. That is, Delhi was on edge in the first 26 overs of the match. After this, Delhi’s victory was being considered but in the next 14 overs, Delhi lost by 31 runs. The reason for this defeat was those 5 overs i.e. 30 balls, which broke Delhi’s back.

Divided in 5 overs

Started from the 7th over. Left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar bowled Phil Salt. Then in the eighth over, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar made Mitchell Marsh his victim. This series continued till the 11th over and Delhi collapsed. In the ninth over, Brar returned the pavilion to Riley Russo on the first ball and captain David Warner on the last. By this time, Warner was taking the team towards victory by scoring a blistering half-century.

Even after this, there was some hope from Akshar Patel and Manish Pandey, but on the first ball of the 10th over, Chahar bowled Akshar and again in the 11th over, Brar bowled Manish Pandey on a surprising ball. Delhi, which was on 65 runs without a wicket on the sixth over, had lost 6 wickets by the end of the 11th over and the score was 91 runs only.

defeat was bound to happen

Means 26 runs and 6 wickets in 5 overs. Apparently Delhi’s batting collapsed completely after losing 6 wickets in this series of 30 balls. After this, the lower-order batsmen somehow reduced the margin of defeat by playing the entire 20 overs.

Also read: What did David Warner do on the field before the defeat?

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