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DC vs GT 2024 Highlights; Rishabh Pant Knock help Delhi Beat Gujarat in Last-Over Thriller

DC vs GT 2024 Highlights: Rishabh Pant’s knock of 88* runs powered up the Delhi Capitals’ victory during the IPL 2024 match against Gujarat Titans in the last over thrilling encounter.

Delhi Capitals set up a total of 224 runs, including the 113 runs partnership score between Pant and Axar Patel at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Rishabh Pant was named as the Player of the Match for his heroic knock in the match.

Rishabh Pant marked his third fifty of the season after competing in competitive cricket after his car accident in December 2022 which caused multiple injuries and required surgery.

Pant has been impressive behind the wickets and with the bat which increases his chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

While speaking in the post-conference match Rishabh Pant said, “Nortje was having a tough time. T20 is a funny game, after 14-15 overs the ball was coming on nicely.”

“So we wanted to trust Rasikh, always trust someone who is bowling well in a game. I think it is about instincts as a captain, it will come off sometimes. Happy it worked today. Surely at 43/3, we wanted to just keep going and target their main spinners.”

“If we get something, we will take it on and keep rotating the strike. Every day that I’m in the middle, I feel better. Every hour on the field matters, I love being on the field. I try to give it my 100% and it takes some time sometimes.”

“I think the first six in the match gives me the confidence in a game. The more time I spend in the center, the better I feel,” concluded Rishabh Pant.

Coming to the match, Gujarat Titans won the toss and opted to bowl. Jake Fraser McGurk and Prithvi Shaw opened for Delhi and scored 35 runs for the first wicket. Jake Fraser and Shaw were sent out with 23 and 11 runs in the four over with Noor Ahmad taking both catches.

After the dismissal of openers Axar Patel and Shai Hope came to bat, the latter was sent back to the dugout for 5 runs by Warrier in the 6th over. Sandeep bagged three wickets within the powerplay conceding only 15 runs in three overs he bowled.

Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant joined forces to recover the side from early dismissals as the former smashed a 50 on 37 deliveries. With Rishabh Pant rushing to his fifty, Axar Patel was dismissed in Noor Ahmad’s over after hitting 66 runs in 43 deliveries.

Tristan Stubbs came to bat and had an impressive start smashing a four in the first ball. Pant smashed his half-century in 34 deliveries with a six in the 18th over of the match.

By the 2nd ball of the 19th over, Delhi Capitals crosses the 200 runs mark with Pant’s impressive Six in Mohit Sharma‘s delivery. Pant scored 31 runs in the final over of the match and had an individual score of 88 runs in 43 deliveries.  Finally, Delhi Capitals scored 224 by the end of 20 overs.

With the target of 225 runs, Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill opened for Gujarat Titans where the captain was sent out with 6 runs. Saha scored 39 runs before being dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav.

After the dismissal of Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan scored 65 runs on 39 deliveries while David Miller smashed fifty in 23 deliveries including 6 fours and 3 sixes. With Rashid Khan’s 21* runs on 11 deliveries and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore‘s 13 runs, Gujarat Titans smashed 220 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.

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