Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans Game 40 April 24 Match Report

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant led from the front by scoring a breezy unbeaten 88 as Delhi Capitals defeated Gujarat Titans by 4 runs in a thriller at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday.

After being asked to bat first, openers Prithvi Shaw and Jake Fraser-McGurk got Delhi off to a steady start. The pair added 35 runs for the opening wicket before the latter was caught at deep backward square leg by Noor Ahmad off Sandeep Warrier for 23.

Shaw then fell to a magnificent catch by Ahmad for 11. Warrier claimed his third wicket of his innings by claiming Shai Hope caught at third man by Rashid Khan for 5.

Axar Patel who was promoted at No 3, featured in a 113 run stand for the fourth wicket alongside Pant before the former was caught at long on by Sai Kishore off Ahmad for a well made 66. His knock came off 43 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Tristan Stubbs along with skipper Pant provided a late flourish towards the end to take Delhi to a mammoth score of 224/4 in their 20 overs.

Chasing 225, Titans lost Shubman Gill (6) as he sliced at a delivery from Anrich Nortje to Axar Patel at mid off. Wriddhiman Saha along with Sai Sudarshan featured in a 82 run stand for the second wicket before Kuldeep Yadav broke the partnership by dismissing the former to a fine catch at Axar for 39.

Azmatullah Omarzai then fell to a fine catch by Fraser-McGurk at deep midwicket off Axar for 1. Rasikh Salam then struck a body blow by dismissing the well set Sai Sudharsan (65), caught at long off by Axar. His knock came off 39 balls with 7 fours an 2 sixes.

David Miller kept Gujarat in the hunt by scoring a quickfire 23 ball- 55, before being caught at deep backward square leg by Rasikh off Mukesh Kumar.

With 19 needed off the final over, Rashid Khan took on Mukesh for 14 runs, by smashing two fours and a six but failed to connect off the final delivery, as the Titans finished at 220/8, thereby falling 4 run short of the target.

Delhi Capitals 224/ 4 (Pant 88*, Axar 66, Warrier 3-15) beat Gujarat Titans 220/ 8 (Sai Sudharsan 65, Miller 55, Saha 39, Salam 3-44, Kuldeep 2-29) by 4 runs

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