DC vs GT 40th Match IPL 2024 Highlights 4-24-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans. Indian Premier League 2024 fortieth match, played at Delhi.

Rashid Khan almost put the Gujarat Titans in the lead against the Delhi Capitals in a dramatic IPL 2024 finale when they were chasing 225. However, DC finished with a dramatic four-run triumph as Mukesh Kumar maintained composure to defend 19 off the last over. Thanks to B Sai Sudharsan (65 in 39 balls) and David Miller (55 in 23), Rashid had a chance to pursue the lofty aim. Towards the finish, there was a momentary feeling that they had precisely timed their pursuit, as they managed to keep GT just a little bit ahead of the necessary run-rate for ascending. But it was not to be, and GT made his second trip to Washington in as many days.

DC was asked to bat first and had to crawl out of a hole to record 224 for 4. They were down 44 for 3 after Sandeep Warrier’s 3 for 15 on the powerplay, but they rallied with to Rishabh Pant’s brilliant 43-ball 88 and Axar Patel’s 66 in 43 from No. 3. Subsequently, Axar claimed three catches and a wicket while providing strong ball assistance to Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 29) to make sure DC achieved a bare minimum for the evening.

For the fourth time in seven innings, Shubman Gill was dismissed early by Anrich Nortje, but it did not stop GT from moving quickly. Wriddhiman Saha skillfully cleared the infield to score 30 runs in his opening 12 balls, while Sudharsan took full advantage of an early break provided by Rasikh Salam’s bowling to storm off the starting wicket. They prevented Khaleel Ahmed and Nortje from settling in and amassed 67 in the powerplay. Saha was eventually brought down by the spinners, though, as Kuldeep got rid of him for 35 in 29 balls. Despite dominating through the middle overs, Sudharsan attacked seamers and spinners through the off side with square cuts behind and in front of the bat. In an effort to clear long-off, he occasionally made his way down the pitch before collapsing to Salam.

After Sudharsan was dismissed, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahrukh Khan, and Rahul Tewatia all fell for single-digit scores; GT needed 73 in 24 balls, and it seemed like they had lost momentum. But in a 24-run 17th over, Miller destroyed Nortje for three sixes and a four, completing his own half-century off 21 balls in the process, giving them hope. However, Miller was removed by Mukesh Kumar in the eighteenth over, and it appeared that DC had done enough at the moment. However, Salam let up eighteen runs in the nineteenth over, forcing Rashid and Mukesh to a shootout in the final over. Despite giving up two fours off the first two balls and a sixth off the last delivery, Mukesh maintained his composure to get the final ball to land so full that Rashid was unable to attain the necessary height.

Following Warrier’s quick burst of three wickets to give GT the upper hand, it was expected that Rashid, Noor Ahmad, and R Sai Kishore would choke DC in the middle overs. However, Axar and Pant used various tactics to keep all three at bay. They restricted their attacks to wide deliveries, half-trackers, and loose balls against Rashid, managing to squeeze 37 runs out of him in four overs without a wicket. They attacked Noor, giving him an economy of 12 in three overs.

Because of Pant and Axar’s dominance in their 113-run stand, Gill refrained from bringing on Sai Kishore, their last outing’s Player of the Match, until the 19th over out of concern for the pairing of two left-hand hitters against a left-arm spinner. After Axar was removed from the game, Sai Kishore entered the field in the last over of the innings and was promptly hit for six, four, six, and four in an over that resulted in 22 runs.

For the twentieth, Gill selected the seasoned Mohit Sharma over Warrier, and Pant dominated that encounter. Pant whacked Mohit on the wrong side as he went full and wide. Pant hung behind and dropped Mohit over the leg side as he went sluggish or short. Additionally, Pant struck Mohit over midwicket after he mishandled his yorker. After assisting DC reach 31 in the last over, Pant reached 88. His onslaught left Mohit with the lowest bowling numbers in IPL history (0 for 73), with GT needing to win with 225.

Axar was forced to bat in the top three by DC since David Warner was sitting out and they didn’t want Pant to bat too soon. Initially, he hit Rashid for slog sweeps over the leg side, then blasted Noor through the covers off short balls. Temporary employee Before Axar got his fifty with a boundary off Rashid in the fifteenth over, Shahrukh too suffered the same destiny. In the 68-ball 113-run partnership with Pant, he was the main contributor. He barely fell on the boundary line in the 17th over when trying to hit his third consecutive six against Noor, but by then, his 66 was already his highest IPL total.

Then, Axar was a baller in the field, backpedaling to hang onto a catch at mid-off in the second over and dismiss Gill. When Saha attempted to cut Kuldeep over cover, he was back in action, leaping high and extending his hands to scoop the catch. Subsequently, Axar was at long-off late in the chase to capture a tough one, giving them a shot at redemption after dumping Sudharsan early in the powerplay.

In his three overs with the ball, Axar gave up just two fours and one six. Despite their superior skill levels, neither Saha nor Miller were able to stop him throughout his spell, and it was only Sudharsan’s three boundary hits that caused him to give up 28 runs in just three overs. Even though Axar removed Omarzai in the eleventh over, he was unable to secure the Player-of-the-Match title; his captain was awarded that honor instead.

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