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IPL 2022: Royals prevail in controversial finish

Six sixes, on the heels of Prasidh Krishna’s wicket-maiden, were required off the final over for Delhi Capitals to clinch an improbable win. Rovman Powell sent the first three balls from Obed McCoy into the stands to set pulses racing. The third ball was a full-toss and Powell felt it was above waist-height and demanded a no-ball. Umpires didn’t agree and the batsman seemingly threatened to walk out. From the dug-out, DC skipper Rishabh Pant was gesturing towards Powell. In absence of head coach Ricky Ponting, in room isolation, DC assistant coach Pravin Amre walked up to the umpires, ostensibly to seek an explanation. Eventually, when the game re-started, Powell had lost rhythm, while McCoy had regrouped. Chasing Rajasthan Royals’ 222/2 – the highest total in this IPL yet – DC finished...

Delhi Capitals get off to a flier, stun Mumbai Indians

Lalit Yadav played the innings of his life with an unbeaten 48 while Axar Patel smashed 38 not out off just 17 balls as a depleted Delhi Capitals started their IPL campaign with a stunning four-wicket win over Mumbai Indians here on Sunday. Chasing a challenging 178, Delhi were down 72 for 5 inside 10 overs but the lesser-known Delhi all-rounder Yadav stayed calm during his 38-ball unbeaten knock to take his side home. India all-rounder Patel chipped in with a quick fire 17-ball 38 not out as DC overhauled the target with 10 balls to spare. Yadav smashed four boundaries and two sixes, while Patel had two hours and three maximums as the duo stitched a match-winning 75-run partnership from 30 balls for the seventh wicket. After an ordinary day with the ball (4-0-40-0), Pat...