Marsh on fire but Stoinis has last word

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Mitch Marsh has hit three fours and three sixes off just 20 balls but it was not enough to secure victory for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.

Delhi were struggling on 2-13 on Sunday, after losing openers Prithvi Shaw (5) and David Warner (3) cheaply, in response to Lucknow Super Giants' 3-195 when Marsh launched his counterattack.

At the other end, Rishabh Pant hit seven fours and a six to score 44 off 30 balls.

Pant was eventually bowled by player of the match Mohsin Khan, whose four wickets cost just 16 runs.

The pair put on 60 runs off only 25 balls to resurrect Delhi's hopes, helped by some horrendous Lucknow fielding.

Marsh, who only returned to the side for Thursday's victory over Kolkata after being forced into hospital with a Covid infection, was caught in the eighth over.

Lalit Yadav soon followed but the Super Giants' fielders then dropped three catches and missed two run-out opportunities to allow Delhi to creep closer to Lucknow's total.

The final over began with Delhi requiring 21 runs to win and Axar Patel, who ended on 42 not out, leading the charge.

But Marcus Stoinis, who had earlier scored 17 not out off 16 balls for Lucknow, held his nerve and restricted Delhi to just 14 runs.

Captain Lokesh Rahul had earlier scored 77 off 51 balls to help Lucknow reach 3-195 in their 20 overs after choosing to bat first.

Lucknow's third consecutive win moves them to second in the table with 14 points from 10 games. Delhi are sixth, with eight points from nine matches.

Meanwhile, New Zealander Devon Conway and fellow opener Ruturaj Gaikwad put on a team record 182-run partnership as Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With MS Dhoni back at the helm, Chennai won by 13 runs.

The Gaikwad-Conway stand was the highest partnership for Chennai in IPL history as they reached 202-2 in 20 overs.

Hyderabad, who had won the toss, were 6-189 in reply.

Conway scored his first half-century for the Super Kings and notched his highest IPL score with 85 not out off 55 balls, including eight fours and four sixes.

Gaikwad struck 99 off 57 balls, his second half-century of this IPL season, including six fours and six sixes.

Their partnership was the fourth-best opening stand in IPL history.

For Hyderabad, Kane Williamson scored 47 and Nicholas Pooran made 64 not out off 33 balls.

With AP

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