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IPL 2024, GT vs DC, Key Takeaways: Pacers' combined 6-40 catapults DC to 6th spot

IPL 2024, GT vs DC, Key Takeaways: Delhi Capitals pacers' took 6-40 and helped DC move to 6th spot. Delhi beat Gujarat by 6 wickets. Top takeaways for Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals from the match.


IPL 2024, GT vs DC_ Ishant Sharma took 2-8 against Gujarat Titans; DC beat GT _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Ishant Sharma took 2-8 against Gujarat Titans (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: GT 89/10(Rashid Khan 31, Mukesh Kumar 3/14) lost to DC 92/4 (Jake Fraser McGurk 20, Sandeep Warrier 2/40) by 6 wickets. 


Player of the Match: Rishabh Pant 16*(11) with 2 stumpings and 2 catches


Both Gujarat Titans (GT) and Delhi Capitals (DC) came up rejuvenated and confident from wins in their previous encounters against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), respectively. They faced each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday to keep themselves in the hunt for the playoffs in IPL 2024.


GT were asked to put runs on the board first by DC. They didn’t have a great start in the powerplay as they lost 4 wickets for the score of 30. The Titans couldn’t recover from the initial stutter as DC bowlers decimated Gujarat batters by every means. GT could manage only 89 runs on the board; their lowest team score to date.


Delhi started aggressively in the chase as this was a brilliant opportunity for them to enhance their net run rate and inch closer to the playoffs spots. They chased down the target within 8.5 overs to record back-to-back wins. Gujarat managed to take 4 wickets, their only solace. 



Key Takeaways from GT vs DC, Match 32 –Winning team (Delhi Capitals)


Delhi bowlers make the most of a tacky pitch

The Narendra Modi Stadium which is otherwise known for producing run-fests didn’t live up to reputation. The pitch wasn’t the usual batting paradise as the tackiness completely derailed Gujarat. The batters failed to apply themselves as Delhi bowlers maintained a disciplined approach, hitting proper line and length to make matters worse. 


The ball wasn’t coming onto the bat properly making the batters step out. DC’s bowlers smartly deciphered Gujarat’s batting approach and kept hitting those lines regularly to put them in further jeopardy. They compelled Gujarat to play wrong shots as they kept losing wickets regularly to find themselves in the muddle. 


DC were all over the Gujarat throughout their 17.3 overs stay. Whether it be pacers or spinners, Gujarat never found any sort of respite. Ultimately, it was Rashid Khan’s 31 that got them to an underwhelming total of 89.



Key Takeaways from GT vs DC, Match 32 – Losing team (Gujarat Titans)


Batting failure at home pose serious questions 

It was a forgettable day at the office for the Titans. Their batting didn’t click at all as GT lost 4 wickets for 30 runs in the powerplay. Moreover, the rushed approach adopted by Gujarat batters has gone under critical scrutiny. 


Every pitch doesn’t require an aggressive approach to get off to a flier. The Gujarat batters were required to apply themselves better on a tacky pitch, spending more time on the crease to assess the conditions and play shots accordingly. 


They were looking to hit every ball when it wasn’t coming onto the bat properly. They stepped out of the crease to reach closer – an approach that completely backfired. It was a collective batting failure where none of the batters barring Rashid Khan looked comfortable. They failed to cross the 100-run mark for the first time in their IPL history. 



Statistical highlights from game 32, GT vs DC
  • Ishant Sharma claimed the wicket of Shubman Gill for the very first time in the IPL. He dismissed Gill at the score of 8.

  • The Gujarat Titans posted their lowest powerplay score to date. They could score only 30 runs at a loss of 4 wickets in 6 overs.

  • Gujarat Titans posted the second-lowest powerplay score of IPL 2024.

  • Tristan Stubbs, a designated wicketkeeper batter, rolled his arms over for the first time in the IPL and claimed twin strikes of Abhinav Manohar and Shahrukh Khan.

  • Gujarat Titans posted their lowest team score in IPL hitherto as they scored only 89 runs. This is also IPL 2024’s lowest score so far.

  • This was just the third instance of GT getting bowled out in an IPL game, after their 157 all-out in Qualifier 1 against CSK in Chennai last year and 130 all-out against LSG at Lucknow this year.

  • Most dismissals made by DC wicketkeepers in an IPL innings: 4 – Dinesh Karthik vs RR, Bloemfontein, 2009, 4– Rishabh Pant vs GT, Ahmedabad, 2024*

  • Most wickets lost inside Powerplay overs in IPL 2024: 13 – DC

IPL 2024 Points Table
IPL 2024 Points Table
Points Table Scenario and what’s next

With back-to-back victories, DC move into the sixth position in the table. With a significant boost in their NRR, they stay afloat in the playoffs’ race with 6 points from 7 games. The Capitals will next face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at their home on April 20.

 

GT slides down to the seventh position with a harsh defeat impacting their NRR badly. They have 6 points from 7 games and will now face Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 21 in Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur.


Up next, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) will face each other in Game 33 of IPL 2024 at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur.



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