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DC Vs GT, IPL 2024 Highlights: Delhi Capitals Beat Gujarat Titans By Four Runs Despite Rashid Khan's Late Strike

Rishabh Pant dazzled with an unbeaten 88 as Delhi Capitals defeated Gujarat Titans by four runs in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Invited to bat, Pant (88 not out of 43 balls) and Axar Patel (66 off 43 balls) scored contrasting fifties to power Delhi Capitals to 224 for 4. In reply, Sai Sudarshan (65 off 29 ) and David Miller (55 off 23) scored fifties but couldn't take GT over the line, finishing at 220 for 8 in their 20 overs. Earlier, Axar and Pant stitched a 113-run partnership to steady the innings after medium pacer Sandeep Warrier (3/15) ran through the top three. Skipper Pant was in his element scoring as many as eight maximums and five fours. Tristan Stubbs blazed away to 26 off 7 balls. Get all the highlights and updates for DC vs GT, IPL 2024 clash, right here

DC vs GT IPL 2024 Live Score: Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals will lock horns with Shubman Gill's Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. AP

DC Vs GT, IPL 2024, Highlights

Rishabh Pant starred with the bat for Delhi Capitals (DC) as they defeated Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans (GT) by four runs in their IPL 2024 fixture at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Wednesday. Pant's 88 and add to that Axar Patel's 66, helped the home side reach 224/4 in 20 overs. Sandeep Warrier scalped three wickets for GT. In reply, GT batters never got going. Sai Sudharasan and David Miller got fifties but Rashid Khan's heroics at the end almost got them near but DC clinched the game by four runs. Check all the highlights and updates for DC vs GT, IPL 2024 match, right here. (Scorecard)

DC vs GT, IPL 2024: Squads

Delhi Capitals Squad: David Warner, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abishek Porel, Rishabh Pant(wk/c), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Prithvi Shaw, Shai Hope, Praveen Dubey, Rasikh Dar Salam, Sumit Kumar, Kumar Kushagra, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Swastik Chikara, Jhye Richardson, Ricky Bhui, Lizard Williams, Ishant Sharma.

Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Sandeep Warrier, Mohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, Sai Sudharsan, Sharath BR, Manav Suthar, Vijay Shankar, Darshan Nalkande, Kartik Tyagi, Spencer Johnson, Sushant Mishra, Joshua Little, Abhinav Manohar, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Matthew Wade.

DC Vs GT Stats, Pitch Report

SRH put up a record breaking 125 runs during the batting PP in the last game at this venue, but that was on pitch number 4, we've moved across to pitch number 5 for today's game. 63m and 62m square boundaries while the straight boundary is at 72m. The pitch in the last game was completely different to what's been the case here. The grass seems to be patchy, there has been dry grass and it has been rolled, but there are some bare areas as well. It could be two paced with the spinners getting a bit of help in the first innings, but this pitch looks very good, very well rolled and should play nicely - Deep Dasgupta and Nathalie Germanos reckon on-air.

DC Vs GT Toss Update

Gujarat Titans have won the toss and elected to bowl at the Arun Jaitley Stadium against Delhi Capitals.

DC Vs GT, Shubman Gill Speak

"We will bowl first. Looks like a good wicket, we've been chasing well in the last couple of games. Means a lot to me (on playing 100 IPL matches), have come a long way, still a long way to go, but the focus is on today's match. It's cricket, there'll always be ups and downs, you want to play the way you're good at. We're playing the same side."

DC Vs GT, Rishabh Pant

"It's a good toss to lose, we would have batted first anyway. We just spoke at keeping things simple, just doing what we can do for a longer period of time. This wicket looks a bit slower than the last game, dew plays a big factor here, there was no dew last time, hopefully it'll not be there tonight as well. Two changes - David Warner sits out and Hope replaces him, Sumit Kumar replaces Lalit Yadav."

DC Vs GT, Playing XIs

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abishek Porel, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar.

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Warrier.

DC Vs GT Impact Subs

Delhi Capitals Impact Subs: Sumit Kumar, Rasikh Dar Salam, Kumar Kushagra, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav.

Gujarat Titans Impact Subs: Sharath BR, Sai Sudharsan, Manav Suthar, Darshan Nalkande, Vijay Shankar.

DC Vs GT, Shubman Gill Playing His 100th IPL Match

GT captain and batter Shubman Gill is playing his 100th IPL match tonight. Anything special on the cards for the Indian batter?

DC Vs GT Live Score

Jake Fraser-McGurk, Prithvi Shaw are at the crease for DC and will look to give their side a fast start against GT.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - Delhi Capitals Are  43/2 After 5 Overs

DC lost the toss and were in the hope that their opening batters, Prithvi Shaw and Jake Fraser-McGurk give them a blistering start but alas. Fraser-McGurk was sent back by Warrier whereas Shaw was also sent back, via controversially, inside the fifth over.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - Delhi Capitals Are 80/3 After 10 Overs

DC batters Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant have put on a fighting partnership after early setback. GT's Sandeep Warrier took three wickets to put the home team in trouble but Axar and Pant have been prolific up until now and looking to add momentum for DC.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - Delhi Capitals Score After 15 Overs: 127-3

Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel have put on fighting stand for DC as they look to end on a high against GT at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - Delhi Capitals Score After 20 Overs: 224/4

31 runs off the last-over sees DC post a mammoth 224 on the board against GT. Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 88 and some hard-hitting from Axar Patel (66) and Tristan Stubbs (26 not out) proved too much for the GT bowlers with Mohit Sharma leaking 73 runs in his four overs.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - GT Are 60/1 After 5 Overs

Skipper Shubman Gill was dismissed early on by Anrich Nortje for six runs but Sai Sudharsan and Wriddhiman Saha have put on a formidable partnership to counter-attack the DC bowling.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - GT Are 98/2 After 10 Overs

Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed for a well-made 39 runs as DC fought back against GT in match 40 of the IPL 2024. It seemed that Saha and Sai Sudharsan will run away with the match with some quality hitting but Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Saha and brought parity in the DC vs GT contest.

DC Vs GT, Live Score - GT Are 147/5 After 15 Overs

Sai Sudharsan was the wrecker in-chief for GT but post his dismissal, the Titans have looked brittle and need a big inning from their star player, David Miller.

DC Vs GT, Live Score 

Despite Rashid Khan's late heroics, it wasn't to be for Gujarat Titans as they lost by four runs to Delhi Capitals as the latter did the double over last year's runners-up.

DC 224/4 (20)

GT 220/8 (20)

Shubman Gill | GT Captain

"I think we played some really good cricket, disappointing to lose in the end, but great character shown by everyone. Great fight till the end and we never thought we were out of the game at any point. When you're chasing 224, there's no point in talking about plans, just go out and score runs. I think impact player has a bit of a role (in making the matches high scoring), even if you lose extra wickets, extra cushion is there for the batters to keep going and it gives the license for the batters to keep going till the end. At one stage, we thought we would be able to restrict them to 200-210, but we gave away some extra runs in the last 2-3 overs. But this is a smallish ground, we spoke about the same when we went out to chase. Execution becomes very important, if there's a set batter or a finisher, you'll have to execute well. It's okay if there's something in the wicket, but on pitches like this, you'll have to make sure that you execute all your plans perfectly, be it the yorkers or the variations."

IPL 2024 Is On Fire

Rishabh Pant | DC Captain And Adjudged Player of the Match

(On choosing Rasikh for 19th over) 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. Everyday 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 centre, the better I feel.

Good Night

It's SRH vs RCB tomorrow, till then we sign off!

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