GT’s near-perfect finish falls short against DC

Delhi Capitals (DC) registered their 4th victory and won the thrilling match against Gujarat Titans (GT) by 4 runs. 

Capitals scored 224/4 in 20 overs and Titans in reply posted 220/8 in 20 overs. 

When these two teams met in this season, there was a pure rampage shown by Delhi and demolished Gujarat in both batting and bowling.  

After winning the toss, Gujarat goes for bowling. 

The Capitals were on the backfoot when they lost 3 wickets in just 44 runs. But the promotion of Axar Patel helped a lot as he scored his first half-century in this season. For the first time in this season he looked confident with the bat after scoring 66 runs in 43 balls, where he hit 5 fours and 4 sixes. 

A good support was given to him by skipper Rishabh Pant with whom he got a partnership of 113 runs for the 5th wicket. Pant was looking too aggressive with his playing style as he scored rocket fire unbeaten 88 runs in 43 balls and hit 5 fours and 8 sixes. He scored 30 runs in the last over against Mohit Sharma. Tristan Stubbs also joined the party and scored 26 runs in just 7 balls 3 fours and 2 sixes. 

Sandeep Warrier got 3 wickets while Noor Ahmed got 1 wicket. Whereas Mohit Sharma got an unwanted record as he bowled the most expensive spell in the history of IPL where he delivered 73 runs in his 4 overs without taking any wickets. Beating the previous record of Basil Thampi (70 runs in 4 overs).  

In the chase, finally Sai Sudharsan achieved the 50 runs feat and scored 65 runs. He played 39 balls and hit 7 fours and 2 sixes. Wriddhiman Saha also got some healthy runs for the first time in this season after scoring 39 runs in 25 balls. Both of them added 82 runs for the 2nd wicket. 

David Miller survived the match again with his power hitting and scored his first half-century in this season. He scored 55 runs in just 23 balls and hit 6 fours and 3 sixes. Then towards the end, it was again looking that Rashid Khan would create the same magic like he did against RR but he missed by a few inches. He scored 21 runs in 11 balls. 

Rasikh Dar Salam got 3 wickets while Kuldeep Yadav got 2 wickets. Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar got 1 wicket each.  

Rishabh Pant, DC, Player of the Match

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