David Warner caught in ugly act amid final-ball Aussie drama in IPL

The Delhi Capitals captain was left livid at his teammates in their loss to Mumbai Indians.

Tim David's dive, pictured here sealing the Mumbai Indians' win over David Warner's Delhi Capitals.
Tim David's dive sealed the Mumbai Indians' win over David Warner's Delhi Capitals. Image: IPL/AAP

Cameron Green and Tim David have led the Mumbai Indians to a thrilling final-ball win over the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, with David Warner left fuming after his side made a number of mishaps in the last over. Needing 20 runs off the final two overs for victory, Aussie stars Green and David combined to get the Indians home on the final delivery.

Needing two off the final ball, David scrambled back to the non-striker's end to complete the second run, with an extraordinary full-length dive getting him across the line. Green made 17 not out off eight balls, while David was unbeaten on 13 off 11 balls.

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Warner, who is captain of the Capitals, earlier hit his third half-century in four games, making 51 not out off 47 balls as his side were bowled out for 172 in 19.4 overs. The Aussie star was then left furious during the final over when David was dropped, before the Capitals missed a chance to run out Green on the penultimate ball.

Warner threw his arms up in disbelief and angry gesticulated when one of his teammates pinged the ball wildly at the stumps, rather than trying to throw it to bowler Anrich Nortje to take the bails off. Warner could be seen shouting "what are you doing?".

The Capitals batters struggled for the fourth-straight game and lost wickets in clusters. Axar Patel blazed 54 off 25 balls to give their score some respectability, but it wasn't enough.

"Obviously, winning the game is the most important thing and it's a great feeling to cross the line," Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma said. "To get the result feels really good and we're going to cherish this."

David Warner, pictured here furious over his teammates' mishaps in the final over.
David Warner was left furious over his teammates' mishaps in the final over. Image: IPL

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The Capitals, captained by Warner and coached by Ricky Ponting, have endured a horrendous run in the T20 tournament and are now in danger of an early exit from the play-off race as they sit bottom of the ladder. The famous franchise is yet to win the IPL and suffered an early blow when captain Rishabh Pant was involved in a car crash in December and ruled out of the season.

Opener Prithvi Shaw (15) continued his struggles in the powerplay as he swept spinner Hrithik Shokeen straight to backward square leg. Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla then picked up 3-22 and Jason Behrendorff (3-23) got the vital wickets of Patel and Warner in his return spell before Delhi were bowled out in the final over.

Cameron Green and Tim David, pictured here after getting the Mumbai Indians over the line against the Delhi Capitals.
Cameron Green and Tim David got the Mumbai Indians over the line against the Delhi Capitals. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) (AP)

Patel smashed five sixes and four boundaries before getting caught in the deep off a full delivery from Behrendorff, while Warner top-edged a slower leg-cutter to short third man.

Sharma appeared to have sealed the game for Mumbai with a sublime 65 off 45 balls and shared two meaningful half-century stands. The national team captain contributed 71 with Ishan Kishan (31) for the first wicket and added 68 with Tilak Varma, who hit four sixes and a boundary in his 41 off 29 balls.

But fast bowler Mukesh Kumar's twin strikes off successive balls in the 16th over rattled Mumbai and got the Capitals back in the game. Wicket-keeper Abishek Porel then pulled off a sensational right-handed catch to dismiss Sharma in the following over off Mustafizur Rahman as Mumbai lost three wickets for just four runs.

But both Green and impact player David kept their nerve against the pace of Nortje in the final over, leaving Warner and Ponting's side rooted at the bottom of the IPL ladder.

with agencies

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