Gujarat Titans did it once again and secured their second win of the season against the Delhi Capitals yesterday.
It was Lockie Ferguson’s 4/28 off 4 overs that sealed the deal for Gujarat.
Delhi Capitals had won the toss and decided to bat first at Pune.
Titans did not have a great start with the bat as Matthew Wade was dismissed early on in the innings.
It was then Shubman Gill who took the onus upon himself to rebuild the Titans’ innings.
He was ably supported by skipper Hardik Pandya and then by David Miller who scored 31 and 20* respectively.
Rahul Tewatia smashed some lusty blows to the DC bowlers as well with Gujarat finishing off at 171/6 in their 20 overs.
Although the target looked par and Delhi would’ve chased it down quickly, it soon became a tall order for the DC batters.
Only Rishabh Pant played a substantial inning of 43 and Lalit Yadav was able to support him at the other end.
But a couple of risky runs cost Yadav his wicket.
After that, it was just a collapse for the Delhi Capitals as the Titans clinched their second game by 14 runs.
Player of the Match
Lockie Ferguson for his 4/28 off 4 overs.
Post Match Reactions
Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals skipper said that they lost too many wickets in the Powerplay overs which made all the difference. Added that although the total was not that big and they could have chased that down easily. Also mentioned that they are not fretting over this game and are ready for the next one. Ended by saying that Ponting is the best and when the team loses a match, it is important to keep learning and moving forward.
Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans captain, said that he is very happy with the way the team performed in the game. Added that they were 10-15 runs short but the way the bowlers defended the target was brilliant. Credited Shankar and Tewatia for their bowling and also praised Shubman Gill for his batting. He also said that the performance by the bowlers made the target defendable and everyone stepped up on the occasion.
Gujarat Titans will next face the Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on the 8th of April while Delhi Capitals will face off against the Lucknow Super Giants on the 7th of April at Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.