Welcome to the highlights of the IPL 2022 match between GT and DC at the MCA Stadium, Pune. This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfolded at the venue.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Lockie Ferguson
FOURS OF THE MATCH: Rishabh Pant
FASTEST DELIVERY OF THE MATCH: Lockie Ferguson
MOST VALUABLE ASSET OF THE MATCH: Shubman Gill
POWERPLAYER OF THE MATCH: Lockie Ferguson
SIXES AWARD: Shubman Gill
GAMECHANGER OF THE MATCH: Shubman Gill
SUPER STRIKER OF THE MATCH: Shubman Gill
WHAT THEY SAID
Lockie Ferguson: “It was one of those nights. We had those chances. My teammates make my job easier. It is great. It is nice to have a captain who trusts your abilities.”
Hardik Pandya: “To restrict Delhi, we had to keep taking wickets. The over from Lockie changed the momentum for us; where he got Pant and Axar. I think the par was 180-185, to be honest. The kind of bowling we have, I fancy myself getting a win even if we are 10 runs short. Varun picked up an injury so we were one bowler short as well. Vijay had to bowl for that. They weren’t told beforehand. This is the Shubman Gill we all want to see. The confidence is going to rub off on others.”
Rishabh Pant: I think, according to the wicket, the score wasn’t that big. We cannot lose that many wickets in the middle overs. Ricky Ponting has been amazing. If you are on the losing side, it is heartbreaking. However, you need to improve and do better in the next game.
GT vs DC HIGHLIGHTS
|RESULT: GUJARAT TITANS BEATS DELHI CAPITALS BY 14 RUNS.|
Delhi Capitals Innings
DC 157/9 in 20 overs: Tewatia to bowl the last over. Kuldeep shimmies down and registers a maximum — his first ever in the IPL.
DC 148/9 in 19 overs: Too big an ask, this, of the tailenders. Mustafizur and Kuldeep score three runs among them in this over.
DC 145/9 in 18 overs: Powell goes upstairs as the umpire raises his finger after an LBW appeal. And that’ll be the end of the DC batter as the giant screen flashes three reds. Shami makes it 2/2 as Khaleel nicks a short ball through to Wade behind the sticks. Shami is on a hattrick. Goes for the yorker but miscues and it ends up being a full toss to Mustafizur. It’ll be a single. Jayant Yadav drops Mustafizur.
DC 142/7 in 17 overs: Powell guides the final ball of Ferguson down third man for four. Eight runs off that over.
DC 134/7 in 16 overs: Rashid starts off with a googly. Five wides off the quicker one down leg, and those are handy offerings for Delhi. The umpire raises his finger as Rashid appeals for Shardul’s wicket. Delhi goes upstairs and loses its review. The wrong’un has reaped fruit yet again.
DC 126/6 in 15 overs: Lockie is back with a bang! Pant fetches a 145kph scorcher from outside the line of the off-stump and edges it straight into the hands of Abhinav at deep backward square leg. The strategic timeout has been called for. Axar gets off the mark with two back-to-back boundaries. Wicket number four for Lockie! Another off-cutter, although pretty ordinary, has been edged down leg-side to Wade.
DC 118/4 in 14 overs: After Pant welcomes Tewatia into the attack with a four, Powell finds the middle of the bat. Tonked straight down the ground by the Caribbean batter for a maximum.
DC 105/4 in 13 overs: Pant continues to play Rashid on the backfoot. Only five come off this over.
DC 100/4 in 12 overs: You just cannot stop Pant, can you? Rashid turns one into Pant, cramping him for space, but the ‘keeper-batter does well to pick the gap at square third. With fine leg up, Pant scoops one to pick four. Oh, no! Lalit’s gone. A lucky escape for Vijay as he had already accidentally whipped one of the bails off with his foot before collecting the ball. However, all’s well that ends well. Powell, who has just walked in, breathes easy even as he escapes a close run out appeal. The Jamaican hits a four to end the over on a high.
DC 86/3 in 11 overs: Wade does well to effect a direct hit on the run at the non-striker’s end. However, Pant was home safe and sound. And we have another umpire referral for runout off the very next ball. Turns out, Lalit is safe as well. The fifty partnership comes up as Lalit just manages to beat the fielder in the 30-yard circle.
DC 79/3 in 10 overs: Rashid returns. Lalit picks the length early and sweeps this into the horizon with absolute disdain. Just manages to beat the leaping fielder in the deep. Six!
DC 71/3 in 9 overs: Varun has walked in to bowl his first. Wide, short and Pant has pumped it over point for four. The bowler seems to be having a bit of problem with the landing area. Gill helps spread sawdust onto that portion.
DC 63/3 in 8 overs: Rashid walks in to bowl after the strategic timeout. Pant guides the ball past the slip and that shows how confident he is of his abilities. Four to start. The batters pick a single off each of the remaining deliveries.
DC 54/3 in 7 overs: A spectacular effort by Rashid in the deep saves three runs. Pant whacks Lockie for a four through midwicket. Two on the trot… A thick edge just flies over the top of Pant’s fingertips and down to the boundary. The fifty comes up for Delhi.
DC 43/3 in 6 overs: Shami replaces Hardik. Lalit sees off a fuller ball to the boundary. Another seam-up delivery and Lalit does well to pick it up off a good length and clobber it across to deep midwicket.
DC 34/3 in 5 overs: Ferguson also gets a wicket off the first ball. Prithvi finds Shankar at deep backward square leg. And another! Mandeep feathers one to the ‘keeper. Lalit joins Pant. Only two off the over.
DC 32/1 in 4 overs: There are only two fielders placed deep on the legside. There is a slip in place. However, Mandeep goes over the head of the ring fielders on the offside itself to pick another boundary. Hardik hits Mandeep on the helmet. That must have hurt. Physio Patrick Farhart rushes onto the field for a mandatory concussion test. Mandeep, however, is okay to carry on. Picks the gap at midwicket well to get another four off the last ball of the over.
DC 20/1 in 3 overs: Mandeep hits a fuller ball from Shami for four. Up and over! Mandeep gets down on one knee and gets the elevation, knowing very well there is nobody stationed deep on the offside. Four more.
DC 10/1 in 2 overs: Hardik strikes with his very first ball. A good length delivery and Seifert lobs it to Abhinav at midwicket. A top-edge… and safe. Could have been two for the skipper but the ball lands safely between Wade and Abhinav, who had charged in from midwicket. Mandeep survives.
DC 8/0 in 1 over: Prithvi starts off with a four. Uses the depth of the crease, opens the face of the bat and the ball had raced off to the fence in no time. Seifert to face the music now. This delivery jags back in sharply to cause problems for the batter.
Prithvi and Seifert will start off DC’s chase. Shami has the new ball in hand.
|INNINGS BREAK: Delhi Capitals needs 172 to win|
Gujarat Titans Innings
GT 171/6 in 20 overs: A mishit from Miller throws the strike back to Tewatia. Finally, Delhi gets it right. Tewatia looks for another lofted drive but this dips safely into Shardul’s palms at the edge of the ring. Abhinav slashes hard but only manages to pass the strike on to Miller with a single. A length ball sees the end of Abhinav’s brief stay at the crease. Axar takes a good catch.
GT 167/4 in 19 overs: Shardul bowls a wide yorker that Tewatia digs out to pick a single. Lalit spills a dolly at deep extra cover. Tewatia has been gifted a life. He celebrates the occasion with a cracking maximum off the next ball.
GT 155/4 in 18 overs: Gill holes out to Axar at deep midwicket. Doesn’t get much behind the shot and he knew his fate was sealed as soon as the ball left the bat. Tewatia comes to the crease. Miller guides one just past Mustafizur at third man. Khaleel isn’t happy with the effort. Excellent placement from Tewatia as he rides on top of the bounce to pull it in front of square.
GT 145/3 in 17 overs: Mustafizur is back. Gill and Miller keep the scoreboard ticking, not taking any undue risks against the Bangladesh pacer.
GT 136/3 in 16 overs: Pant and Axar have a lengthy discussion and decide against the review as the ball crashes into Gill’s boots. Gill hammers a length ball 83m deep into the stands. Another six! Gill is on fire… Straight over Axar’s head. Time for the strategic timeout.
GT 120/3 in 15 overs: Gill picks Kuldeep’s wrong’un and goes downtown! Six. Mandeep puts in a desperate dive at sweeper cover but in vain as Gill picks up another boundary.
GT 109/3 in 14 overs: Gujarat enters triple digits with a Gill four. He has got all the trick up his sleeves; watches the ball till the very end to heave across the line to work it towards long-leg. Bobble… and taken. Powell does well to hold on to the catch as Hardik departs for 31.
Shubman Gill after reaching his fifty. – IPL
GT 98/2 in 13 overs: Not a good start to the over for Kuldeep as he strays down leg. Gill uses the opportunity to sweep it down towards long-leg. The fifty-run stands comes up off 38 balls. Gill gets to his half-century — his 11th in IPL — as well off 32 deliveries.
GT 89/2 in 12 overs: Prithvi does an excellent job near the rope, diving across to save two runs for his team. Hardik splits extra cover and long-off to pick up another boundary. Three balls later, Shubman decides to explore the same area. Four more.
GT 75/2 in 11 overs: Hardik gets on top of the bounce to slash this across towards sweeper cover for four.
GT 66/2 in 10 overs: After Gujarat goes 16 balls without hitting a boundary, Hardik registers one. Didn’t time the pull well, but it was enough to get the ball down to the fence. Khaleel uses the left-hander’s angle to good effect as he flummoxes Hardik with a seam-up delivery that kept low.
GT 58/2 in 9 overs: A leg slip now in place for Kuldeep. Bowls it quick and flat through the air. Just a single off the first three balls. Good running between the wickets as Gill flicks this through leg side. One more to deep square leg and Gill will retain strike.
GT 53/2 in 8 overs: Axar starts off with four dot balls coming round the wicket to Hardik. He finally dabs one to short third man for a single. Gill takes one more to end the over and keep strike.
Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of Vijay Shankar of Gujarat Titans. – SPORTZPICS
GT 51/2 in 7 overs: OUT! Kuldeep is in and strikes first ball. Shankar goes for the sweep and misses and straight through the gate. Vijay Shankar b Kuldeep Yadav 13(20b 1×4 0x6). Captain Hardik is in. He gets an inside edge off the first ball that trickles to point. FOUR! Outside edge again and this runs away behind the keeper. Slip and gully in place now. Hardik presses forward and drives through mid on for one. Gill sweeps to end the over with a couple.
GT 44/1 in 6 overs: Mustafizur returns. Over the wicket to Gill. He pushes to mid off for a quick single. Just four runs off the first four balls. Shankar mistimes a flick and then gets one off the splice off the bat again trying to pull in front of square. Length outside leg and Shankar misses trying to tuck it off his hips.
GT 38/1 in 5 overs: Axar to bowl in the PowerPlay. Six! Gill sweeps this one over the rope behind square leg for his 50th six in T20 cricket. Got his knee down in perfect sync with the pitch of the delivery and got it right of the middle of the willlow. Single for him next ball as Axar shortens his length. Shankar thumps down the ground for a couple but it doesn’t go off the middle, rather goes off the splice. Two dots to end the over.
GT 28/1 in 4 overs: Shardul continues. Strays down the leg side first ball and called wide. FOUR! A bit of room outside off and Gill cuts through point for a boundary. Hangs back next ball and dabs behind point for one more. Shankar collects one with a gentle tap on the off. Two more singles to end the over. Shardul gets Shankar’s inside edge on the last ball that trickles behind square for a single.
GT 19/1 in 3 overs: Khaleel replaces Mustafizur. Shankar almost chops it on. The Gujarat dugout would have heaved a sigh of relief. Shankar nicks but it doesn’t carry to Pant. The batters end up stealing a quick single.
GT 14/1 in 2 overs: Shardul to share the new ball. He cramps Shankar and Lalit, at slip, has a shy at the stumps. Gill picks up a boundary, pulling one from outside the line of the off-stump through midwicket. It is a no-ball. However, he gets only a run off the free hit.
GT 7/1 in 1 over: The openers are up and running. The field is predominantly tight on the offside and there are two slips in place, which means Pant is expecting some early movement off the surface. There is an early player review for caught behind. Mustafizur seems confident. And Wade’s gone! The UltraEdge shows a huge spike as the ball passes the bat. Shankar is in at 3. Shankar nails the timing as he knocks Mustafizur through mid-on for four.
Gill and Wade to open for Gujarat. Mustafizur to bowl the first over.
Meanwhile, in Navi Mumbai, Rajasthan Royals have sealed an emphatic 23-run win over Mumbai Indians to reclaim the top spot in the standings.
GT vs DC PLAYING XI
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (wk/c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
WHAT THE CAPTAINS SAID
Hardik Pandya: We were going to bat as well. There is a breeze. We don’t expect dew. Didn’t face any issues during the training also. So thought we will test our batting a bit. We are playing the same team.
Rishabh Pant: We would like to bowl first. We have a different bowling line-up. We will be comfortable chasing after the first game. Fizz (Mustafizur) comes in for Nagarkoti.
Delhi Capitals opts to bowl.
“It’s a fresh pitch. There is a lot of grass and there is good carry and bounce. As a bowler, if you want to survive, you have to bowl the hard length. Dew factor isn’t that great here, which is why this is the only venue where a team batting first has won the game. Will be interesting to see what the captain winning the toss will do,” reckons Deep Dasgupta.
GT vs DC DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM LEAGUE PREDICTION
Wicketkeepers: Matthew Wade, Rishabh Pant
Batters: David Miller, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia (vc), Hardik Pandya (c)
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Rashid Khan
Team Composition: GT 7:4 DC Credits Left: 0.0
GT vs DC PREDICTED 11
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert (wk), Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Chetan Sakariya.
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), David Miller, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Jayant Yadav.
In the lead-up to the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 2022 edition, Saturday’s match may have been billed as a face-off between Rashid Khan and Rishabh Pant or Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur.
However, it could well be the mini-battle between lesser-fancied all-rounders Lalit Yadav and Rahul Tewatia that could be decisive as Delhi Capitals takes on Gujarat Titans at the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium under lights.
It was Lalit Yadav – ably aided by senior all-rounder Axar Patel – who starred in the Capitals’ opening win versus Mumbai Indians. Similarly, Tewatia, despite not being asked to bowl, took the game away from Lucknow Super Giants with his swashbuckling hits to help Titans take honours in the all-debutante clash.
It will be interesting to see how Lalit, the offspinner who is an equally good finisher, and Tewatia, respond to being in the limelight on Saturday. If the duo can sizzle, it will make the job of the big guns in their respective units much easier.
Both the squads had a training session at the stadium on Friday evening. Capitals’ all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, whose fitness is under the scanner, is serving mandatory quarantine after arriving in Mumbai.
The Titans will be hoping for Hardik Pandya to continue to build on the four overs he bowled in their maiden game and for Rashid to continue to put the Capitals’ specialist batters under pressure. Having failed to fire versus Mumbai Indians last week, it will be interesting to see how the likes of captain Pant and Prithvi Shaw respond on Saturday.
– Amol Karhadkar
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha, Pradeep Sangwan, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Alzarri Joseph, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Darshan Nalkande, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dominic Drakes, Sai Sudharsan, Yash Dayal, Noor Ahmad
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant (c), Lalit Yadav, Rovman Powell, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Srikar Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Lungi Ngidi, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashwin Hebbar, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje, Chetan Sakariya, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal
WHERE TO WATCH IPL 2022 LIVE?
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