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Rishabh Pant surpasses Shikhar Dhawan to become second-highest 50-plus run scorer for DC

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Apr 24, 2024 10:15 PM IST

Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant etched his name in the franchise's history book by becoming the second-highest player with the most 50-plus scores for DC in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

New Delhi [India], : Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant etched his name in the franchise's history book by becoming the second-highest player with the most 50-plus scores for DC in the history of the Indian Premier League .

Rishabh Pant surpasses Shikhar Dhawan to become second-highest 50-plus run scorer for DC
Rishabh Pant surpasses Shikhar Dhawan to become second-highest 50-plus run scorer for DC

Pant kept his blistering form intact as he brought up his third half-century of the ongoing season with a six at long-on in just 34 balls against Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

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This marked his 19th 50-plus score for DC, his tally bettered by veteran opener David Warner who has 24 50-plus scores for the franchise.

Shikhar Dhawan is on the number third spot with 18 50-plus scores for DC while, Shreyas Iyer and former India opener Virender Sehwag are level with 16 fifty-plus scores for the franchise.

Coming to the match, after being put to bat, DC started with a new opening batting pair set up for this high-value fixture, with in-form Jake Fraser McGurk joining Prithvi Shaw in the absence of his usual partner Warner.

Axar and Pant with steady and strong at the crease brought up their 50-partnership within just 34 balls. DC's plans to send Axar Patel up the order brought fruit for them as he completed his second IPL half-century within just 37 balls.

Axar's sensational innings of 66 runs came to an end with Noor Ahmed redeeming himself after getting hit for back-to-back sixes. Pant kept his blistering form going and brought up his third half-century of the ongoing season with six at long-on in just 34 balls. Tristan Stubbs then came out to bat.

Captain Gill's plan of bringing Sai Kishore for the 19th over failed significantly as Stubbs single-handedly smoked the spinner for 22 runs with the help of two maximums and 2 boundaries.

In the last over, Pant destroyed experienced bowler Mohit Sharma for 4 sixes and one boundary, taking DC's total to 224/4 in 20 overs.

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