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IPL 2024, DC vs LSG, Key Takeaways: LSG lose, their NRR falls further to -0.787

IPL 2024, DC vs LSG, Key Takeaways: Abhishek Poral, Tristan Stubbs overpower Nicholas Pooran and Arshad Khan. Delhi beat LSG by 19 runs and end campaign with 14 points below SRH.

IPL 2024, DC vs LSG, Key Takeaways:  Delhi beat LSG and end campaign being at no. 5 with 14 points |  Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Delhi beat LSG and end campaign with 14 points (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: DC - 208/4 (Abishek Porel 58, Tristan Stubbs 57*, Naveen-ul-Haq 2/51) beat LSG - 189/9 (Nicolas Pooran 61, Arshad Khan 58*, Ishant Sharma 3/34) by 19 runs.

Player of the Match: Ishant Sharma (3/34)

The Delhi Capitals (DC) emerged victorious in their do-or-die game. Abhishek Porel, Tristan Stubbs’ half-centuries and Ishant Sharma’s 3/32 guides Delhi to a crucial 19-run win. The win keeps DC in contention for playoffs while Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have an extra game in hand.

KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bowl. Despite a duck from Jake Fraser-McGurk, a late onslaught of 57* off 25 balls from Tristan Stubbs lifted DC to 208/4. Abishek Porel and Shai Hope stitched a 92-run stand for the second wicket. Sensational half-centuries from Stubbs and Porel helped DC brave a middle-overs slowdown. Skipper Rishabh Pant and Hope also played valuable knocks. For LSG, Naveen-ul-Haq took two wickets while Arshad Khan and Ravi Bishnoi took one each.

In the second innings, counter-attacking fifties from Nicholas Pooran (61) and Arshad Khan (58*) provided a semblance of a comeback but Lucknow Super Giants were left with a little too much to chase down in the end. The duo slammed explosive half-centuries with Arshad keeping the fight till the end. Ishant Sharma took three wickets while Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar and Tristan Stubbs took one each for DC.

Key Takeaways from DC vs LSG, Match 64, IPL 2024 - Winning team (DC)

Abishek Porel and Tristan Stubbs continue their blitz 

Abishek Porel’s dazzling innings and Tristan Stubbs' unbeaten blitz have taken DC to a par total against the Super Giants. The duo has emerged as pivotal figures for the Capitals in the on-going season, showcasing exceptional performances with both their run-scoring abilities and impressive strike rates. 

Porel has showcased his batting prowess by accumulating an impressive total of runs this season. The talented youngster has amassed 327 runs across 12 innings. He smashed these runs at a majestic strike rate of 165.28. Porel has been one of the top performers with the bat for Delhi this season. 

Meanwhile, Stubbs has a spectacular strike rate of 294.02 at the death overs (16-20) in the on-going IPL season. He has scored the most runs (252) during the death overs (16-20) of this IPL. He has been a reliable contributor with the bat for Delhi. Stubbs' aggressive approach and ability to accelerate the run rate have been invaluable for the team. The duo has been brave this season for DC, with the potential to deliver game-changing performances.

IPL 2024, DC vs LSG_ Ishant Sharma took 3-34 against LSG  _  Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Ishant Sharma took 3-34 against LSG (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Ishant Sharma continue to provide early breakthroughs 

Ishant Sharma once again displayed a brilliant show with the ball as he claimed three wickets. With his ability to provide crucial breakthroughs in the opening overs, Ishant has proven to be a significant asset for the team. He continued to play a crucial role in providing early breakthroughs for the Delhi Capitals. Ishant’s knack for providing early breakthroughs has had a significant impact on Delhi’s performance in crucial matches. His ability to dismiss top-order batters puts the opposition on the back foot and creates opportunities for the team to dominate the game.

Key Takeaways from DC vs LSG, Match 64, IPL 2024 - Losing team (LSG)

Top order failure derails LSG’s hopes

Lucknow Super Giants have had a mixed season so far. They have produced some outstanding performances in the on-going IPL season. However, the team's recent performance has been hindered by consistent failures in the top order batting line-up, leading to significant challenges and setbacks. 

LSG's top order failures have had a cascading effect on the team's overall balance and strategy, forcing them to recalibrate their approach and rely more heavily on the middle and lower order batters. With playoff aspirations in mind, Lucknow must prioritize optimizing the performance of their top-order batters. 

Statistical Highlights from DC vs LSG, IPL 2024
  • Tristian Stubbs has scored the most runs (252) during the death overs (16-20) in the IPL 2024.

  • Stubbs has a strike rate of 320.4 for his 173 runs in the last three overs (18-20) of this IPL season.

  • DC have lost the most wickets (28) in the powerplay in the on-going IPL edition.

Points Table Scenario & What’s Next

With their crucial victory, the Delhi have now moved up to the fifth position on the points table with 14 points. At the same time, Lucknow find themselves in the seventh spot with 12 points and a negative NRR.

Next up, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face off against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 65 at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Wednesday, May 15.


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