On Saturday, Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 14 runs in the IPL’s second match. Gujarat batted first and set a target of 172. Shubman Gill scored 84 runs in a brilliant innings.
Captain Rishabh Pant led the DC chasing the target with 43 runs. No batter could last without them. The run out of Lalit Yadav (25) was a point of contention, and Pant appeared to be dissatisfied with the third umpire’s decision.
Ferguson bowled superbly for Gujarat, taking four wickets. After that, Shami took two wickets and finished the job. Captain Hardik put in a strong showing on all fronts. He not only scored 31 runs, but he also took one wicket. GT has now won the tournament for the second time in a row. This team defeated Lucknow in the first match.
To see the match score, go here.
Moments to match…
Ferguson did his absolute best.
Gujarat’s Lockie Ferguson bowled brilliantly and took four wickets for 28 runs in four overs. Prithvi Shaw (10), Mandeep Singh (18), Pant (43) and Axar Patel (43) were among the wickets he took (8). This is also his best performance in the Indian Premier League. Gujarat purchased Lockie for Rs 10 crore at the mega auction.
Lalit’s wicket is a source of contention.
After scoring 25 runs in 22 balls, Lalit Yadav was run out. However, it was a contentious run out; when Vijay Shankar was catching the ball, his foot was already hit by the bails, and when the bails fell, he was run out; however, Pant also stated that he needed to uproot the stump. Pant was informed by the umpires that only one bail had fallen, so the rule would not be applied.
Delhi’s power play is a failure.
When it came to chasing the target, Delhi got off to a shaky start. The team scored 43 runs in the first six overs and lost three wickets. After scoring 18 runs, Tim Seifert (3), Prithvi Shaw (10) and Mandeep Singh returned to the pavilion. Ferguson dismissed Shaw and Mandeep, while Tim’s wicket was claimed by Hardik.
Hardik arrives, and Hardik triumphs.
Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya took the wicket of Tim Seifert (3) with his first ball in the match. Abhinav Manohar catches Seifert at short midwicket. In the match, Pandya threw four overs and took one wicket for 22 runs.
Gill’s bat was excellent.
Shubman Gill, who was dismissed for 0 against Lucknow in the previous match, put on a good show in this match, scoring 84 runs. In his innings, he hit six fours and four sixes. In the IPL, this was his 11th fifty.
Amazing Shubh-Hardik Jodi
For the third wicket, Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya added 65 runs in 47 balls. Khaleel Ahmed shattered this alliance by dismissing Pandya (31).