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Match 32, Ahmedabad, April 17, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Delhi Capitals beat Gujarat Titans by 6 wickets

Commentary

5:03 PM IST Right then, that is it from this one-sided affair where Delhi cruise past Gujarat. The action in the Indian T20 League 2024 continues on 18th April, Thursday when Punjab takes on Mumbai. That game will begin on 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up up to the match. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
5:02 PM IST Rishabh Pant, the victorious skipper of Delhi is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says there is a lot of things to be positive about. Adds that they talked about having a champion mindset and it showed in this game. Mentions that this was their best bowlimg performance this season. Ends by saying that they want to enjoy one win at a time.
5:02 PM IST Shubman Gill, the Gujarat captain, says that their batting performance was pretty average. Adds that they need to move on and think about the next one. Mentions that the wicket was alright and it had nothing to do with the pitch. States that poor shot selection cost them the match. Ends by sharing that they have won three games at the halfway stage and need another 5 wins from 7 games to go further..
4:56 PM IST Presentation Time...
4:55 PM IST Jake Fraser-McGurk is up for a chat. He says that he wanted to get to a fast start to boost their Net Run Rate. Adds that he wanted to keep going as long as he can but didn’t come off today. Shares that the wicket was good and the balls came pretty well. Mentions that it is surreal when they hear Ricky Ponting in the dressing room. Shares that they got confidence and are aware about their business. Ends by sharing that finishing the game early was always on the card and glad it came off that way.
4:55 PM IST Earlier in the game, Gujarat posted the lowest total in this season. Rashid Khan was their top-scorer with 31 runs which says it all about their performance. Delhi were all over them with Mukesh Kumar being the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Ishant Sharma and Tristan Stubbs got a couple each. Axar Patel and Khaleel Ahmed also chipped in with one each. While chasing, they did lose a few wickets, but it was a walk in the park for them.
4:54 PM IST Delhi are still alive in the tournament while Gujarat needs to win most of their upcoming games to have a chance to qualify for the playoffs. Things are getting interesting in the Indian T20 League as any team can beat anyone at any point of time now.
4:53 PM IST Gujarat, on the other hand, just did not have enough runs on the board. However, they still managed to put a bit of pressure on their opponents but it was never going to be enough. Sandeep Warrier on his debut picked up a couple of wickets while Spencer Johnson and Rashid Khan chipped in with one each. However, ultimately they had to suffer one of their biggest defeats.
4:51 PM IST Delhi got off to flier with Jake Fraser-McGurk hitting a few lusty blows including a six on his very first ball. He got out unfortunately but Abishek Porel and Shai Hope continued the momentum and scored quickly. The former perished but got his team in a good position of chasing this total down quickly to improve their NRR. Rishabh Pant stayed till the end along with Sumit Kumar and finished things off in just 8.5 overs.
4:45 PM IST DELHI DOMINATION! A fantastic all-round performance from them and they have blown away Gujarat at their own den. This will give them a lot of confidence to go further in the tournament. Shubhman Gill will be very disappointed with this result as they were never really in the game and took a massive hit to their NRR as well. They will need to go back to the drawing board and come back stronger in the next one.
End of over 8.58 runs
DC: 92/4CRR: 10.42
Ball
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Noor Ahmad:1.5-0-14-0
4
8.5

Noor Ahmad to Sumit Kumar, 4 runs

FOUR! A streaky way to finish the game for Delhi! The visitors have got a massive win tonight by nailing the target inside 9 overs. Flatter on the middle. Sumit Kumar goes for the pull but gets an inside edge that goes past the keeper, races to the ropes for four runs. Delhi win by 6 wickets.

0
8.4

Noor Ahmad to Sumit Kumar, no run

Flatter googly, going away. Sumit Kumar cuts and misses.

0
8.3

Noor Ahmad to Sumit Kumar, no run

Slider, across the batter. Sumit Kumar heaves across the line but fails to connect.

4
8.2

Noor Ahmad to Sumit Kumar, 4 runs

FOUR! THRASHED! Shortish and wider outside off. Sumit Kumar stays back and hammers it through extra cover region for a cracking boundary.

0
8.1

Noor Ahmad to Sumit Kumar, no run

Tossed up full on middle. Sumit Kumar defends it forward.

End of over 810 runs
DC: 84/4CRR: 10.50RRR: 0.50
Ball
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Rashid Khan:2-0-12-1
0
7.6

Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, no run

Tosses it on a length, just outside off. Pant guides it to backward point. Delhi are just 6 runs away from a big win.

0
7.5

Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, no run

Full and quick at the stumps. Pant mistimes the heave and gets an inside edge to short fine leg.

2
7.4

Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, 2 runs

Full on middle. Rishabh Pant gets low for the sweep but gets a top edge that travels to the fine leg region. Allows the batter to take two more.

6
7.3

Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Tossed up full, around off. Rishabh Pant gets to the pitch of the ball and hammers it over the long-off boundary for a maximum. Just 8 needed now.

1
7.2

Rashid Khan to Sumit Kumar, 1 run

Wrong'un on middle. Sumit Kumar goes back and steers it through backward point for a single.

1
7.1

Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Quicker googly, on off. Pant pulls it through backward square leg for one.

End of over 77 runs
DC: 74/4CRR: 10.57RRR: 1.23
Ball
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1
6.6

Noor Ahmad to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Flat and quick outside off. Pant knocks it to deep point for a single.

1
6.5

Noor Ahmad to Sumit Kumar, 1 run

LEG BYE! Leg break, turning back into the batter. Sumit Kumar stays back to tuck it but it hurries onto him and gets a thud on the pad. The ball rolls to short fine for an extra.

1
6.4

Noor Ahmad to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Full and outside off, swept to deep square leg for a single.

0
6.3

Noor Ahmad to Rishabh Pant, no run

Noor Ahmad shortens the length, and bowls it around off. Pant skips down and blocks it out.

4
6.2

Noor Ahmad to Rishabh Pant, 4 runs

FOUR! SMACKED! Flighted, full, outside off. Pant gets low and creams it through extra cover for a powerful boundary.

0
6.1

Noor Ahmad to Rishabh Pant, no run

Tosses it full, on middle. Rishabh Pant goes for the sweep but it lobs up off the arm, toward the short fine leg region.

End of over 62 runs
DC: 67/4CRR: 11.17RRR: 1.64
Ball
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0
5.6

Rashid Khan to Sumit Kumar, no run

Peach! Another leggie goes past the outside edge of the batter. Sumit Kumar plays inside the line and gets beaten.

0
5.5

Rashid Khan to Sumit Kumar, no run

Flatter leg break, outside off. Sumit Kumar chops it to backward point.

4:31 PM IST Sumit Kumar is the next man in.
W
5.4

Rashid Khan to Shai Hope, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid Khan strikes! Bowls it full, just outside off. Shai Hope goes for the reverse and connects well but hits it straight to Mohit Sharma at the short third region. Mohit takes a sharp catch and Shai Hope's cameo comes to an end. Delhi lose their fourth.

0
5.3

Rashid Khan to Shai Hope, no run

Flat and quick at the stumps. Hope goes back and keeps it out.

1
5.2

Rashid Khan to Rishabh Pant, 1 run

Leg break, going down the leg. Pant hangs back and turns it through backward square leg for a single.

1
5.1

Rashid Khan to Shai Hope, 1 run

Wrong'un on the middle. Hope prods and nudges it through mid-wicket for one.

4:25 PM IST Delhi skipper, Rishabh Pant walks out to bat at 5. Rashid Khan comes on with the ball.
End of over 523 runs
DC: 65/3CRR: 13.00RRR: 1.66
Ball
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W
4.6

Sandeep Warrier to Abishek Porel, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Sandeep Warrier gets his second! He serves this full and on middle, skids through a bit, Abishek Porel looks to swipe it across the line but play all over it and the ball goes on to destroy the stumps out of the ground. Porel is not happy with himself but he has played a good cameo here.

6
4.5

Sandeep Warrier to Abishek Porel, 6 runs

SIX! Abishek Porel joins the party now! Sandeep Warrier lands this back of a length and around middle, Abishek Porel pivots and hammers it over the deep square leg fence for the third maximum of the over.

1
4.4

Sandeep Warrier to Shai Hope, 1 run

Pitched up and on off, Shai Hope drives it to mid off for a quick single.

6
4.3

Sandeep Warrier to Shai Hope, 6 runs

SIX! ANOTHER ONE! Sandeep Warrier goes back to his fuller length, on the pads, Shai Hope picks it up, uses the pace and with his strong wrists whips it away over the deep square leg fence for another maximum. Delhi needs just 32 runs to win now!

6
4.2

Sandeep Warrier to Shai Hope, 6 runs

SIX! Oh..wow! That is some shot! Sandeep Warrier bangs this into the pitch hard, on middle, Shai Hope skips down the track and slaps it over the long on fence for a biggie. 50 up for Delhi!

4
4.1

Sandeep Warrier to Shai Hope, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played! Sandeep Warrier goes fuller and on middle, angling in, Shai Hope uses his wrists nicely and flicks it stylishly through mid-wicket for a boundary.

End of over 411 runs
DC: 42/2CRR: 10.50RRR: 3
Ball
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4
3.6

Spencer Johnson to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! TWO IN TWO! Spencer Johnson bangs this short again but this sits up nicely for the batter, Abishek Porel swivels and pulls it away nicely towards the deep square leg fence for another boundary.

4
3.5

Spencer Johnson to Abishek Porel, 4 runs

FOUR! Nice shot! Spencer Johnson lands this back of a length and on off, Abishek Porel stands tall, lets the ball come to him, and punches it sweetly past point for a lovely boundary.

1
3.5

Spencer Johnson to Abishek Porel, 1 run

Spencer Johnson goes for another bouncer but this one is way too high, Abishek Porel hops up and still fails to connect. Wided.

0
3.4

Spencer Johnson to Abishek Porel, no run

Another short delivery, on off, Abishek Porel tries to ramp it away but misses.

0
3.3

Spencer Johnson to Abishek Porel, no run

Ouch! Spencer Johnson hits the hard length and on middle, Abishek Porel tries to pull it away but misses and gets hit on the box. He is down on his haunches and looks in some discomfort. The physio is in to check but he is good to continue.

1
3.2

Spencer Johnson to Shai Hope, 1 run

Short of a length and on middle, shaping into the body of the batter, Shai Hope awkwardly clips it through square leg for a run.

1
3.1

Spencer Johnson to Abishek Porel, 1 run

Back of a length and around off, Abishek Porel guides it to third man for a single.

End of over 36 runs
DC: 31/2CRR: 10.33RRR: 3.47
Ball
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0
2.6

Sandeep Warrier to Shai Hope, no run

Back of a length and on off, Shai Hope keeps it out to the off side.

0
2.5

Sandeep Warrier to Shai Hope, no run

JAFFA! Sandeep Warrier hits the good length, on off, nips back in sharply, Shai Hope tries to push it away but the ball zips past the inside edge and just past the off-pole as well.

4:10 PM IST Shai Hope walks in at 4.
W
2.4

Sandeep Warrier to Prithvi Shaw, no run

OUT! TAKEN! A cracker of a delivery from Sandeep Warrier! He steams in and bangs in a fiery bouncer, on middle, takes off viciously, Prithvi Shaw gets hurried, tries to sway away but fails to get his bat away, the ball lobs up on the air towards short third man where Spencer Johnson takes a dolly. Delhi two down now!

2
2.3

Sandeep Warrier to Prithvi Shaw, 2 runs

Goes fuller and on middle, Prithvi Shaw drills it down the ground past the bowler for a couple of runs.

4
2.2

Sandeep Warrier to Prithvi Shaw, 4 runs

FOUR! Fine shot! This is back of a length and around middle, Prithvi Shaw waits for it this time, gets on top of it and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

0
2.1

Sandeep Warrier to Prithvi Shaw, no run

Fuller one and on middle, shaping in again, Prithvi Shaw once again misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is another shout for LBW, but turned down again. Shubman Gill takes the review at the last moment. There is not bat involved and Ball Tracking shows that wickets is missing. Gujarat lose one review!

4:05 PM IST Delhi's impact player sub, Abishek Porel is in at 3.
End of over 211 runs
DC: 25/1CRR: 12.50RRR: 3.61
Ball
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W
1.6

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Spencer Johnson has the last laugh here! He cleverly follows the batter this time and serves this full and around leg, Jake Fraser-McGurk makes room again but gets cramped up for room and ends up flicking it straight into the hands of Abhinav Manohar at short mid-wicket who makes no mistake. An entertaining cameo comes to an end and Delhi lose their first wicket!

4
1.5

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Streaky! Spencer Johnson lands this back of a length and outside off, Jake Fraser-McGurk backs away again and tries to cut it away, but the ball flies off the toe-end past short third man for a boundary.

0
1.4

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

Goes fuller and just around leg, Jake Fraser-McGurk moves across and tries to scoop but misses.

0
1.3

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

Spencer Johnson bangs this short again and around off, Jake Fraser-McGurk backs away but fails to pull it away this time.

0
1.2

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

Short of a length and on of, Jake Fraser-McGurk mistimes his swat to mid off.

6
1.1

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Jake Fraser-McGurk is in a hurry here! Spencer Johnson lands this on a hard length and around off, Jake Fraser-McGurk gives himself some room and smacks it away over extra covers for a biggie.

1
1.1

Spencer Johnson to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 1 run

Spencer Johnson begins with a full delivery but down the leg side, Jake Fraser-McGurk tries to swipe it away but misses.

3:59 PM IST Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Spencer Johnson to share the attack.
End of over 114 runs
DC: 14/0CRR: 14.00RRR: 4
Ball
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2
0.6

Sandeep Warrier to Prithvi Shaw, 2 runs

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Sandeep Warrier lands this one in a good length, on middle, shaping in, Prithvi Shaw tries to glance it away but misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls towards fine leg and the batters run two leg byes. Shubman Gill takes the review here. Ball Tracking shows two reds and wickets is umpire's call. Shaw is safe and Gujarat keep their review!

1
0.5

Sandeep Warrier to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 1 run

Overpitched and angling in, Jake Fraser-McGurk looks to work it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads to the leg side. A leg bye is taken.

4
0.4

Sandeep Warrier to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4 runs

FOUR! Shot! Sandeep Warrier continues with his fuller length, on middle, Jake Fraser-McGurk once again lifts it with a straight bat over the bowler's head for a boundary.

0
0.3

Sandeep Warrier to Jake Fraser-McGurk, no run

Full again and on off, Jake Fraser-McGurk mistimes his lofted shot this time on the bounce to mid off.

6
0.2

Sandeep Warrier to Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6 runs

SIX! BANG! That's how he plays! Sandeep Warrier pitches it up, on middle, Jake Fraser-McGurk presents the full face of the bat and launches it way over the bowler's head for a biggie. Sourav Ganguly in the Delhi hut can't stop smiling.

1
0.1

Sandeep Warrier to Prithvi Shaw, 1 run

Delhi and Prithvi Shaw are underway straightaway! Sandeep Warrier starts with a full delivery around off, Prithvi Shaw steers it through point for a single.

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