Ahmedabad: In the IPL match played here today, the Delhi Capitals (DC) team, which was in trouble following the deadly bowling of Mohammed Shami, scored a half-century in addition to debutant Aman Hakeem Khan’s partnership of 50 runs with all-rounder Akshar Patel and 53 runs with Ripple Patel to reach a score of 130 runs for 8 wickets. Played a key role, Gujarat Titans (GT) could only manage 125 for 6 despite Hardik Pandya’s not out half-century due to controlled bowling by the Delhi Capitals bowlers against a target of 131, Delhi won by 5 runs.
Gujarat did not start well and lost 4 wickets in 32 runs. Hardik Pandya and Abhinav Manohar shared a partnership of 62 runs. With 33 runs needed in the final two overs, Enrique Norcia got the thrill of the match in the 19th over when Rahul Tevatia hit 3 consecutive sixes. Gujarat could score only 7 runs against the 12 runs needed to win in the final over.
The decision to win the toss and take the first innings was hard on Delhi Capitals and they lost 5 wickets for 23 runs in the powerplay itself due to the deadly bowling of Mohammed Shami. However, after that Aman and Akshar put on a 50-run partnership to improve the situation a little. When Akshar was dismissed for 27 runs, the team’s score was 73 runs for 6 wickets. We then shared a 53-run partnership with Ripple Patel to complete his half-century. When the score reached 126 runs, Aman was dismissed for 51 runs off 44 balls with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes. Ripple was dismissed for 23 runs off 13 balls. Mohammad Shami took 4 wickets for Gujarat Titans giving only 11 runs in 4 overs.