Gujarat Titans (GT) and Delhi Capitals (DC) squared off in the 44th match of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday, May 2 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. DC’s captain, David Warner, won the toss and elected to bat first. The team was only able to score 130 runs in 20 overs, suggesting that the decision was a poor one.
Phil Salt was dismissed with the very first delivery of the encounter by Mohammed Shami. The England batter attempted to lift the ball for a boundary, but it was intercepted by David Miller, who made a spectacular catch. Warner was run out as he returned to the pavilion after attempting to consolidate the partnership with the number three batter, Priyam Garg.
Axar Patel and Aman Khan were anticipated to establish a partnership and guide their team to a respectable total after Shami shattered DC’s batting order. Mohit Sharma subsequently dismissed Axar for 27 runs, however. Aman Khan, on the other hand, led the team from the front, scoring fifty runs to assist DC in establishing a reasonable target.
In the 18th over of DC’s innings, the 26-year-old scored his first IPL half-century. Before being dismissed by all-rounder Rashid Khan, he scored 51 runs off 44 deliveries. His delivery contained three boundaries and three maximums.
Due to the collapse of their top order, the visitors could only set a target of 131 runs for the home team. Mohammed Shami collected four wickets for GT, while Mohit Sharma and Rashid Khan each took two.
GT are presently in first place in the IPL 2023 standings with six wins and two losses. In contrast, DC have had a disappointing IPL season thus far. With only two victories and four points, they are positioned at the bottom of the standings.