Delhi Capitals beat Gujarat Titans by 5 runs in low scoring thriller

I Sharma defended 12 runs in the final over to give Delhi 5 runs thrilling win (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Delhi Capitals stuns Gujarat Titans by 5 runs in the 44th match of IPL. Defending below par score of 131 they restricted Gujarat Titans to 125/6 in 20 overs.

Mohammed Shami’s (4/11 in 4 overs) dream spell in the power play rattled the Delhi top order. Delhi lost 5 wickets for just 23 runs in first 5 overs.

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Aman Hakim Khan (51 runs from 44 balls) who scored his first half century along with Axar Patel (27 runs from 30 balls) scored 50 runs from 54 balls and with Ripal Patel (23 runs from 13 balls) scored 53 runs from 27 balls helps them to reach 130.

Mohammed Shami (4/11 in 4 overs) , Mohit Sharma (2/33 in 4 overs) and Rashid Khan (1/28 in 4 overs) are the wicket takers for Gujarat.

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Defending 131 Khaleel Ahmed gives a perfect start by dismissing W Saha for a duck in the last ball of the first over. A Nortje dismissed S Gill (6 runs from 7 balls) , Ishant Sharma dismissed V Shankar (6 runs from 9 balls) and Kuldeep Yadhav clean bowled D Miller (0 runs from 3 balls) inside the first 7 overs for just 32 runs.

H Pandya’s 59* runs from 53 balls went in vain (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Abhinav Manohar (26 runs from 33 balls) and Hardik Pandya (59* runs from 53 balls) put together 62 runs from 63 balls for the fifth wicket. Khaleel Ahmed broke the partnership by dismissing Abhinav Manohar when Gujarat needed 37 more from final 3 overs.

Anrich Nortje who bowled the 19th over bowled 3 good Yorkers in first 3 balls to Hardik Pandya. Rahul Tewatia (20 runs from 7 balls) hits 3 consecutive sixes in the last 3 balls to reduce the target to 12 in final over.

Ishant Sharma bowled outstanding final over defending 12 given just 6 runs and took the priceless wicket of Rahul Tewatia to give Delhi thrilling 5 run win.

Ishant Sharma (2/23 in 4 overs) , Khaleel Ahmed (2/24 in 4 overs) , Kuldeep Yadhav (1/15 in 4 overs) and Anrich Nortje (1/39 in 4 overs) are the wicket takers for Delhi.

Impact Player (DC):- Khaleel Ahmed in for Priyam Garg

Impact Player (GT):- Shubman Gill in for Mohit Sharma

Mohammed Shami (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Player of The Match:- Mohammed Shami (4/11 in 4 overs)

Next Match (03/05/2023)

1.Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings (03:30 PM , IST)

2.Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians (07:30 PM , IST)

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