David Warner and Mitchell Marsh put up a 144-run partnership that nullified any advantage that Rajasthan Royals may have got from securing a wicket off the second ball of the Delhi Capitals innings.
Both batters had their good share of luck. Marsh could have been LBW off the first ball he faced if RR had gone for the DRS whilst Warner continued as he was bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal however the bails did not come off.
Marsh smashed 89 off 62 balls whilst Warner was undefeated on 52 off 41. This was Warner’s 5th half century of the edition.
Before, Ravichandran Ashwin turned out to be the dubious star of the Rajasthan Royals’ batting effort as he thrashed half-century off 38 balls following being sent at No.3.
He contributed 53-run for the fourth wicket with Devdutt Padikkal, who smashed 48 off 30 balls.
Nevertheless, Delhi Capitals managed to control in the last five overs, giving away just 44 runs and grabbing 3 wickets to restrain RR to 160/6.