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Delhi cause major upset, topple Gujarat

Delhi cause major upset, topple Gujarat

Delhi cause major upset, topple Gujarat

Delhi Capitals caused a major upset as they beat table toppers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season, Gujarat Titans by five runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

After opting to bat, Delhi posted 130 for eight in their 20 overs and in their response Gujarat finished on 125 for six in their 20 overs.

Earlier, Delhi lost their top-order cheaply. They were reduced to 23 for five with none of the top-order making any worthwhile contribution. Then a 50 run stand for the sixth wicket between Axar Patel and Aman Khan revived the innings. Patel amde 27 off 30 balls with two boundaries and a six. Khan then proceeded to add 53 runs for the seventh wicket with Ripal Patel. Khan finished on 51 off 44 balls with three boundaries and three sixes. Patel finished on 23 off 13 balls. In the end Delhi finished on 130 for eight in their 20 overs. For Gujarat the best bowlers were Mohammed Shami (4-11) and Mohit Sharma (2-33).

In their response Gujarat also lost their top-order cheaply. They were reduced to 32 for four in 6.4 overs. Then skipper Hardik Pandya added 62 runs for the fifth wicket with Abhinav Manohar. But Manohar fell with the score on 94. Then Pandya added 28 runs for the sixth wicket with Rahul Tewatia to get close to the target. Tewatia struck three sixes in three balls off Anrich Nortje, but that was not enough. Gujarat finished on 125 for six in their 20 overs. For Delhi the best bowlers were Khaleel Ahmed (2-24) and Ishant Sharma (2-23). 

Match Summary
Delhi Capitals: 130-8 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Phil Salt-0.1 ov), 2-6 (David Warner-1.1 ov), 3-16 (Rilee Rossouw-2.5 ov), 4-22 (Manish Pandey-4.1 ov), 5-23 (Priyam Garg-4.6 ov), 6-73 (Axar Patel-13.6 ov), 7-126 (Aman Hakim Khan-18.3 ov), 8-130 (Ripal Patel-19.5 ov)


Delhi Capitals: 125-6 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Wriddhiman Saha-0.6 ov), 2-18 (Shubman Gill-3.1 ov), 3-26 (Vijay Shankar-4.6 ov), 4-32 (David Miller-6.4 ov), 5-94 (Abhinav Manohar-17.1 ov), 6-122 (Rahul Tewatia-19.4 ov)

Playing XI
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (captain), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Josh Little; Subs: Shubman Gill, R Sai Kishore, Srikar Bharat, Sai Sudharsan, Shivam Mavi

Impact player: Shubman Gill for Mohit Sharma (1st innings, 19.6 ov)

Delhi Capitals: David Warner (captain), Philip Salt (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Priyam Garg, Ripal Patel, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma; Subs: Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Yash Dhull, Praveen Dubey, Abhishek Porel

Impact player: Khaleel Ahmed for Priyam Garg (1st innings, 19.6 ov)

Match Details
Toss: Delhi Capitals, elected to bat
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Start time: 1400 hrs GMT
Match officials: Michael Gough, Rohan Pandit (On-field Umpires); KN Ananthapadmabhan (TV Umpire); Parashar Joshi (Reserve Umpire); Narayanan Kutty (Match-Referee)

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