In the 10th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 14 runs at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.
Chasing 172, the Capitals had a terrible start, losing their top three batters – Tim Seifert (3), Prithvi Shaw (10), and Mandeep Singh (18) – cheaply when the team’s score read 34 in 4.5 overs.
Then, captain Rishabh Pant and middle-order batter Lalit Yadav tried to steady the ship. The pair stitched a vital stand of 61 runs for the fourth wicket before Lalit (25) met an unfortunate run-out in the 12th over.
The dismissal of Lalit opened floodgates as soon Pant (43), and Axar Patel (8) became the victims of Lockie Ferguson to get reduced to 126/6 in 14.5 overs. DC kept losing wickets from thereon only to reach 157/9, losing the contest by 14 runs.
Earlier, Shubman Gill starred with the willow for Gujarat to take his team towards a competitive total. Gill smoked 10 boundaries, including four sixes, to score a tremendous 84 from 46 deliveries.
The swashbuckling opener formed a crucial 65 runs partnership with captain Hardik Pandya, who contributed 31 off 27 balls. David Miller stayed unbeaten on 20 from 15 deliveries to help Gujarat reach 171/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Mustafizur Rahman bagged a three-wicket haul while conceding 23 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Another left-armer, Khaleel Ahmed, picked up a couple of scalps but ended up giving away 34 runs in 4 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
😉 These two know how to win on April2⃣ pic.twitter.com/AFZFs1d14S
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) April 2, 2022
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 2, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 2, 2022
Shubhman Gill another brilliant youngster. Stronger approach this inning. #DCvsGT
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 2, 2022
Sarum ramya Gujratis 👍 bowlers have won that game for the titans ! Very well led by @hardikpandya7 great spell @MdShami11 #lockiefurguson !! Great knock @ShubmanGill but still need to make improvements in death hitting ! Aur yeh nehra ji ki smile offside 😁 #DCvsGT #IPL2022
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2022
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) April 2, 2022
That is how it feels.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) April 2, 2022
Ace of pace: Lockie Ferguson. Has bowled at a searing pace tonight #IPL2022
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 2, 2022
🎯⚡ BANG ON! Lockie Ferguson has registered his personal best bowling figures in IPL with an excellent 4️⃣fer tonight!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) April 2, 2022
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) April 2, 2022
We lose by 1⃣4⃣ runs.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 2, 2022