Mumbai, May 22: All four teams are now in the running for the IPL 2022 play-offs. Gujarat, Rajasthan and Lucknow had already advanced to the play-offs, while the fourth team was competing between Delhi Capitals and RCB. If Delhi had won the match against Mumbai, they would have reached the play-offs, but with the victory of Mumbai Indians, RCB reached the play-offs. RCB has won 8 out of 14 matches and lost 6 matches this season, while Delhi has won 7 out of 14 matches and lost the same number of matches. The mistakes made by Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant in the match against Mumbai cost the team dearly, which prevented them from making it to the play-offs. Rishabh Pant, the captain and wicket-keeper of Delhi, gave life to the first ball to Tim David. Shardul Thakur’s bowling hit the edge of Team David’s bat and the ball went to Rishabh Pant, after which Pant appealed, but was not supported by other Delhi players, so Pant did not take DRS. In the replay, it was clear that David’s bat hit the ball. After watching the replay, Pant shook his head along with the Delhi players. When Team David came to bat, Mumbai needed 65 off 33 balls to win. David hit 34 off 11 balls with a strike rate of 309.09, including 4 fours and 2 sixes. If Rishabh Pant had taken DRS off David’s first ball, the picture of the match might have been different.
Brewis dropped the catchEven before Team David’s DRS, Rishabh Pant had made a big mistake in wicket-keeping. In the 12th over, Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling, Pant dropped an easy catch to Dewald Brevis, who was playing 25 off 22 balls. After receiving this lifeline, Brewis scored 12 runs, including 1 six. Finally, Shardul Thakur sent Bravis to the pavilion. Brewis returned to the pavilion with 37 off 33 balls. These two mistakes by Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant shattered the team’s dream of reaching the play-offs and RCB got a play-off ticket.
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