The 44th match of the IPL 2023 between Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals turned out to be a low-scoring thriller at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Over the seasons, the teams that posted low-scoring totals have given absolutely everything to defend the total. At times, the teams have taken the game to the deep and suffered defeat in the last balls too.
Overall, the fans have enjoyed the roller-coaster ride of the games at the best scene. The game between Gujarat Titans and Delhi Capitals had every bit of spice and drama, despite the match being a low-scoring affair.
Batting first, Delhi Capitals posted a modest total of 130/8 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Aman Hakim Khan top-scored with 51 off 44 balls with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes to his name.
Delhi Capitals beat Gujarat Titans by 5 runs in Ahmedabad
In response, Gujarat Titans literally failed to provide the right spark in the run-chase. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and there was hardly any stability shown by the batters in the run-chase.
Rahul Tewatia provided some ray of hope with his quickfire 20 off 7 balls including three sixes. Gujarat Titans’ captain Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 59 off 53 balls including seven fours.
However, that wasn’t enough for the defending champions as they ended up on the losing side. Gujarat Titans fell short of the target and lost the game by a whisker of five runs at home. Khaleel Ahmed bowled a maiden over for Delhi Capitals and also took 2 wickets to his name.
Gujarat Titans’ playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little
Delhi Capitals’ playing XI: David Warner (c), Philip Salt (wk), Manish Pandey, Rilee Rossouw, Priyam Garg, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma
Defended 130 against the best side in the competition
— sagar guru (@cricketstuff12) May 2, 2023
No I wanted super over 😐
— Reingxx (@Ayush90638218) May 2, 2023
Ishant Sharma today: pic.twitter.com/apb5Sv5GAL
— Ana de Armas stan (@abhithecomic) May 2, 2023
Ishant Sharma 👏 pic.twitter.com/cW1EE6XXkX
— Pratham (@Pratham7340) May 2, 2023
Well played DC …they are going to be the party pooper team now!
— Pooh (@ThodaYehThodaWo) May 2, 2023
Pandya was blocking and taking singles in the 19th over lol 😂😂
— Luke Skywalker (@Siddhar47354588) May 2, 2023
Ishant sharma real hero. Tewatiya you beauty man!
— Braj Chhora (@ChhoraBraj) May 2, 2023
From 23/5 to winning the match, a Miracle Performance by DC 🔥👌
— Rohan (@Rohan75370) May 2, 2023
Watching hardik pandya and jadeja batting form is a big concern for India in a wc we need better finishers than them🙏
— Sahil (@Sahil60238087) May 2, 2023