HomeCricketNewsJake Fraser-McGurk scored his maiden fifty on his IPL debut

Jake Fraser-McGurk scored his maiden fifty on his IPL debut

Jake Fraser-McGurk who made his IPL debut for Delhi Capitals on April 12 scored his maiden IPL half-century in 31 deliveries against Lucknow Super Giants.

Delhi Capitals roped Jake Fraser-McGurk as a replacement player for pacer Lungi Ngidi a week before the IPL 2024 start. The 21-year-old joins the DC squad at his reserve price of Rs 50 lakhs after he went unsold during the auction held in December last year.

After being benched for Delhi’s first 5 games, Jake Fraser-McGurk finally received his debut cap for the team’s clash against LSG in Ekana Cricket Stadium.

Highest individual scores on IPL debut (DC)

  • 58* – Gautam Gambhir vs RR, Delhi, 2008
  • 55 – Jake Fraser-McGurk vs LSG, Lucknow, 2024
  • 54 – Sam Billings vs KKR, Delhi, 2016
  • 53 – Paul Collingwood vs KKR, Delhi, 2010
  • 52* – Shikhar Dhawan vs RR, Delhi, 2008

During the post-match presentations, Jake Fraser-McGurk said “I spent the last 5-6 games on the sidelines and was itching to have a go. It was more of trying not to swing too hard, trying to find the middle of the bat and that’s what I have been trying to do in the last 12 months.

I loved the one over cover, nothing better than hitting over the off-side. It is something that I continue to learn and do, batting outside of the powerplay and I will get better by playing more games. I am so happy to be out there, this is a different world out here, heard about it but to experience it. it is an amazing time to come to India”.

Speaking on the match, Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and opted to bat first where Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul opened the inning.

The duo made a decent start but failed to make it long enough to build an impressive opening partnership. Khaleel Ahmed made the first breakthrough by dismissing de Kock for 19 runs while LSG scored 28 runs.

In his next over, Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Devdutt Padikkal for just 3 runs and made his second wicket of the game. In the 8th over, Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Stoinis and N Pooran in back-to-back deliveries and scattered Lucknow’s middle orders.

Following the duo’s dismissal, Lucknow Super Giants struggled to build a partnership but Ayush Badoni scored an unbeaten 55 runs from 35 deliveries and led LSG to score 167 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs.

On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw and David Warner opened the inning and made a steady inning where the duo scored 24 runs for the 1st wicket. Yash Thakur made the first breakthrough by dismissing Warner for 8 runs. At the end of the powerplay, Delhi Capitals scored 62 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Jake Fraser-McGurk and Rishabh Pant with their incredible knock add 77 runs for the next wicket and lead Delhi towards a safer zone. Naveen-ul-Haq dismissed Jake Fraser-McGurk in the 15th over after the youngster scored his maiden IPL fifty.

While Rishabh Pant was expected to score his half-century he lost his wicket to Ravi Bishnoi after scoring 41 runs off 24 deliveries.

Tristan Stubbs and Shai Hope with their unbeaten 15 and 11 lead Delhi Capitals to beat Lucnow by 6 wickets.

Delhi Capitals will face Gujarat Titans to play their next game on April 17 in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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