DC VS GT Match detail here:
GT was 54/3 in the Powerplay while attempting to hunt down 162, Sai Sudharsam led the charge with a valiant 48-ball 62 not out. He and David Miller (31 not out; 16b) combined for a match-winning 56-run unbroken partnership as they easily won the game with 11 balls remaining. The match between DC VS GT GT won by 6 wickets.
Before that, Gujarat Titans utilized a methodical bowling approach to limit DC to 162/8. Rashid Khan, an able Afghanistan spinner, was the top GT bowler (3/31) while Mohammed Shami (3/41) and Alzarri Joseph (2/29) made a strong opening pair after captain Hardik Pandya elected to bowl.
Sai Sudharsan’s outstanding batting performance helped Gujarat Titans defeat Delhi Capitals(DC) by six wickets in game seven of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL). Four boundaries and two sixes helped Sai Sundharsan collect 62 runs in 48 balls. DC struggled to hunt down a 194-run target in their first match against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), missing their middle-order star Rishabh Pant. Delhi Capitals lost 9 wickets while attempting to chase down the enormous total and only scored 143 runs to win the match.
On the other hand, GT continued where they left off the previous season and completed the task. The GT team, headed by Hardik Pandya, defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening game of the IPL 2023 season by a score of 5 wickets and 4 balls remaining. The Delhi Franchise will face the reigning winners in its opening match at home, hoping to defeat them.
The defending champions turned on another impressive performance, although the chase was extremely difficult because of the help the seam bowlers were receiving. Wriddhiman Saha got things going well by scoring 14 runs in the first over, and Shubman Gill also struck a few boundaries in the following over. However, Anrich Nortje, who caused a lot of commotion off the field, intercepted both of the GT’s opening shots. Despite giving up several runs in his first over, Khaleel Ahmed was able to remove Hardik Pandya with a superb delivery on the final ball of the powerplay. The match was evenly matched at 54/3 when Sai Sudharsan and Vijay Shankar, who is the event’s Impact Player, teamed up.
Capitals, skipper David Warner top-scored with a 37-ball 32 while Sarfaraz Khan scored a 34-ball 30. Axar Patel played a terrific cameo of 36 runs off just 22 balls before getting out in the final over to Mohamed Shami. The toss was won by the Gujarat Titans captain and they elected to bowl first against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023, match no. 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Capitals played their first home game of the season after 2019 while the Titans featured in their first away match of the tournament, with the pitch described to be a flat one with a slight tinge of grass. Pandya said South Africa batter David Miller and uncapped India batter B Sai Sudharsan came in for injured Kane Williamson, who is ruled out of the tournament, and all-rounder Vijay Shankar. On the other hand, DC handed a debut to young wicketkeeper-batter Abishek Porel, with Anrich Nortje coming in for Rovman Powell, along with Khaleel Ahmed and Chetan Sakariya relegated to impact player substitutes.
Delhi Capitals will be playing in their first IPL home game since 2019 when they host defending champions Gujarat Titans tonight. DC have work to do as was evident in their season-opening clash with Lucknow Super Giants. The David Warner-led franchise suffered a big defeat as they suffered a batting collapse with fast bowler Mark Wood taking a five-for. It’s evident where the problem lies – batters have to step up. However, their bowling, especially the pace attack, appeared a bit weak. They will have the express face of Anrich Nortje who has arrived in Delhi after finishing national duty. However, their opponents are title holders GT who have started their season with an impressive win over Chennai Super Kings.
GT suffered a blow in their season opener as they lost Kane Williamson to injury who has since flown home to start his recovery from a knee injury. But that will matter little with South African David Miller available for tonight’s clash – he played a vital role in their triumph last season.
DC was also poor in the field and hence should target improvement in all three departments.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Jayant Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Srikar Bharat, Abhinav Manohar, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Odean Smith, David Miller, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Shivam Mavi, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Rovman Powell, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, Aman Hakim Khan, Manish Pandey, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Praveen Dubey, Lalit Yadav, Abishek Porel, Philip Salt, Ishant Sharma, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal