(Video) One of the tougher PowerPlays I've dealt with in T20s: Marsh


Aryan Surana

Mitchell Marsh starred in Delhi Capitals' eight-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals, belting a 62-ball 89 and sharing a century stand with David Warner to boss the chase. DC made a slow start after some parsimonious new-ball bowling from RR's pacers in Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna, who didn't concede an inch in the first six overs. DC only managed 38 in the powerplay for the loss of one wicket, and Marsh admitted that it was a proper graft out there in the beginning.

"If you look at both teams in the powerplay tonight, the ball was swinging around, it was nipping around. It was probably one of the tougher powerplays that I've batted in since I started playing T20 cricket.We just had to get through it unscathed. If you're 2-3 down in the powerplay the game gets really hard, so we assessed that we have to cut down on our runs to ensure we're just one down at the end of the powerplay. Credit to them, they bowled exceptionally well in the powerplay to us and made it really tough, but I think chasing 160, you're only ever one big partnership away. That was our main focus." Marsh reflected.