On Saturday, Gujarat Titans registered their second consecutive victory in the Tata IPL 2022 by beating Delhi Capitals by 14 runs. Lockie Ferguson bowled a spectacular spell of 4/28, picking the key wickets of Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, Mandeep Singh, and DC’s last match’s hero Axar Patel.
Gujarat Titans put on a target of 172 runs for the Delhi Capitals in the first innings. Shubhman Gill played a sensational knock of 84 runs off 46 balls, including six boundaries and four sixes. Gill was seen smashing boundaries all around the ground. Vijay Shankar was promoted at one down in the match but failed to take advantage of the opportunity and only scored 13 runs off 20 balls.
Other than Gill, Hardik Pandya (31), David Miller (20*), and Rahul Tewatia (14*) at the end were the only batters who contributed some crucial runs. Mustafizur Rahman was a pick of the bowlers for the Delhi Capitals. Rahman only conceded 23 runs in his four overs spell and secured three critical wickets. Khaleel Ahmed (2 wickets) and Kuldeep Yadav (1 wicket) were the other bowlers to bag a wicket.
Lockie Ferguson bowled a fierce spell in the second innings to push DC on the backfoot at the start. He took the vital wickets of Prithvi Shaw and Mandeep Singh in the powerplay to put DC in a spot of bother. Lockie Ferguson completed his four-over spell at an impressive bowling figure of 4/28 to secure Gujarat’s second consecutive win.
On the other hand, Hardik Pandya took the wicket of Tim Seifert in the powerplay, demolishing DC’s entire top order. Rishabh Pant played a fighting knock of 43 runs off 29 balls, including seven fours. Pant not getting support from the middle-order was a significant issue for DC in this match. Pandya finished his spell with a bowling figure of 4-0-22-1. Pandya bowling in full-flow is a significant positive for the Indian side ahead of the World Cup.