Stoinis, Rabada combine to overpower Kohli's Bangalore

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Aaron Finch survives a Mankad opportunity, Stoinis was struck by a beam ball, and the Ricky Ponting coached Delhi side sent a warning they are the team to beat with a comprehensive win
Kagiso Rabada grabbed three wickets in four balls and Marcus Stoinis bludgeoned a quickfire half-century as the Delhi Capitals surged to the top of the Indian Premier League with a 59-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Aaron Finch had an eventful innings opening for Bangalore. Finch was dropped twice in the first two overs and survived a potential 'Mankad' dismissal after Delhi bowler Ravi Ashwin stopped in his delivery stride to warn the Australian, who was well out of his crease backing up, to stay in his ground.

Finch was brilliantly snapped up by Pant behind the wickets in Axar Patel's first over as the Australian limited-overs captain departed for 13 off 14 balls.

Aaron Finch was well out of his crease when Ravi Ashwin warned him // BCCI

Ashwin later tweeted it was the "first and final warning for 2020", adding that he and Finch were "good buddies".

Delhi coach Ricky Ponting had asked Ashwin, who is no stranger to Mankad controversy having dismissed Englishman Jos Buttler by this method in last year's IPL, to shelve the dismissal option ahead of this IPL season, even though the Aussie coach admitted batsmen should be penalised for trying to "steal"…
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