IPL 2023 | Mitchell Marsh Misses Out on Joining an Elite List
Marsh took 4/27 vs SRH at Delhi (AP Photo)
In a reverse fixture against Hyderabad on Saturday, Delhi's entrusted all-rounder Mitchell Marsh missed out on becoming the fourth Australian bowler to scalp a fifer in the Indian Premier League. Nevertheless, his spell of 4 for 27 helped the Capitals sit on the box seat during the middle phase of the play.
Captain David Warner brought his entrusted Marsh into the play when SRH's Abhishek Sharma was in full flow at Delhi. When the southpaw thumped the DC bowlers during his rapid 67, the Aussie all-rounder stopped the run-flow from one end before losing his cool off Axar Patel.
Soon, Marsh started his show and munched the SRH's top and middle order as he got the better of Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook and Abdul Samad in his first three overs. And, it seemed that he would bag his maiden fifer at Delhi, but destiny had other plans.
Akeal Hosein denied Marsh off fifer
The DC all-rounder had 4-14 after his three overs, and at the start of his last over, the No. 8 batter Akeal Hosein was on strike. On nine out of 10 times, one would expect a bowler like Marsh to get rid of Hosein. However, the West Indies all-rounder had the last laugh as he not only denied his Aussie counterpart from his fifer but smacked Marsh for a boundary and a sixer in that over.
Following Marsh's 13-run penultimate over, SRH slammed 12 more runs in the last of the innings as they registered a mighty total of 197 runs on the board.
Klaasen bursted firecrackers in Delhi
After Marsh munched SRH's top and middle order, in came Heinrich Klaasen with the score reading 83-4. The South African stumper played his natural game and took on the spinners. He made Axar Patel his great nemesis of the night, apart from tonking the other DC men across the park.
In the end, he got back to the hut but only after scoring his maiden fifty in the lucrative league, an unbeaten 53 off 37 balls.