Delhi Capitals were looking out of the contest, but Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel made a remarkable recovery.

Delhi Capitals were looking out of the contest, but Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel made a remarkable recovery.

Chasing 178, Delhi lost five wickets with just 72 runs on the board. Shardul Thakur tried his best before he was dismissed after scoring 22 off 11 balls.

Lalit scored an unbeaten 48 off 38 balls, while Axar added 38 off 17 balls to guide Delhi to win by four wickets in their opening game of IPL 2022.

Earlier, Ishan Kishan (81 not out), Rohit Sharma (41) and Tilak Verma (22) added valuable runs for the five-time champions.

Kuldeep took three wickets for his new franchise and conceded just 18 runs against the Rohit-led team.

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