The 10th match of the IPL was a clash between Gujarat Titans and Delhi capitals.
- GT – 171/6 (20.0)
- DC – 157/9 (20.0)
GT Win By 14 Runs
Delhi capitals won the toss and they decided to bowl first as it has always been the case in this tournament so far.
The surprising thing that came into the attendance was Hardik Pandya at the toss said that he would have batted first had he won the toss
So it was a win-win situation for both the captains as eventually, they got what they wanted.
Shubman Shining With The Bat
Shubman Gill is trusted a lot by Gujarat Titans.
He played a fabulous knock tonight. He was truly at his best.
The way he was timing the ball all along was truly magical. He has been a touch player we all know about that.
The major highlight of his inning was finding the gaps easily along with some sumptuous sixes.
He smoked at a strike rate of 180 scorings 84 from 46 balls.
Seriously when we talk about scoring at 180 and often discuss power-hitting very heavily, Caribbean boys come into mind but man this guy was different, scoring at 180 with sheer class and touch. You just can’t stop yourself from watching Shubman Gill bat.
His inning gave Gujrat the platform to put up a decent target for Delhi and they ended up with 171.
Muatafiz Raising His Stocks
The young Sensation from Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman played his first game tonight for Delhi capitals and he looked so good.
he is a brilliant bowler with a lot of varieties, we all know about that.
His variations were so deceptive as has always been the case, keeping the batsman guessing about his bowling options and making them play a big shot which more often than not is a mistimed one.
In his 4 overs tonight he took 3 wickets giving away 23 runs.
These are pretty eye-catching numbers and his spell made sure that Gujrat does not go away far ahead in the game by setting a big target.
Confident Hardik Pandya
Since becoming the captain of Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya has looked to be a very different player.
he has looked really good as a batsman the most important thing or the most notable thing about him is that he came to bat at number 4 which indicates that he is taking the responsibility of a pure batsman and he is delivering for them too
He is not scoring something big but whatever he has scored till now, he has shown a lot of promise.
It is a very good sign for Gujarat Titans and the other plus point about him is that he is bowling over the full quota of 4 overs.
Gujarat Titans could shape well with completely fit Hardik Pandya with the bat and with the bowl.
It was a concern before the start of the IPL but now things look really good.
Delhi’s Struggle In The Run Chase
Chasing 172 needed some sensible batting but it did not come from Delhi.
They crumbled down at 157and lost the match by 15 runs.
Despite losing early wickets they were in the chase when their captain was batting.
Rishabh Pant ant and Lalit Yadav made handy contributions in the middle which helped them stay in the game but then both lost their wickets in quick succession.
As result they could not chase the given target, it was a disappointing game for them because they would have felt that 172 is pretty much chaseable on that surface but it did not happen.
Lockie The Man With Golden Arm
Loki Ferguson is one of the best purchases of Gujarat Titans from the IPL auction.
They bought him at a heavy price. He comes up with a heavy reputation in New Zealand.
He is quick, fast, and lethal, which hurries the batsman all the time.
He is also very impressive at the death with his variations and also the deliveries like outside off stump yorkers and invariable bouncers, so his arsenal has got a lot of tricks to offer which he displayed in tonight’s game massively.
His contribution with the ball played a pivotal part in Gujarat’s thumping win.
In his 4 overs, he has given away 28 runs and took 4 invaluable wickets and every time captain used him, there was an intent to get the wickets.
He was that good, he was that aggressive and his bowling played an important part in the second consecutive victory of the Gujarat Titans