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Rishabh's heroics propel DC to 224/4 against GT

Rishabh's heroics propel DC to 224/4 against GT

New Delhi, April 24 (UNI) Delhi Capitals' captain Rishabh Pant led from the front with a scintillating unbeaten knock of 88 runs off just 43 balls, guiding his team to a commanding total of 224/4 against Gujarat Titans in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here on Wednesday.
Pant's innings was a masterclass in T20 batting, blending aggression with calculated shot-making. His innings included five fours and eight towering sixes, anchoring Delhi Capitals' innings and setting the stage for a competitive total.
Supporting Pant's brilliance was all-rounder Axar Patel, who contributed a brisk 66 off 43 deliveries. Axar's innings was studded with five boundaries and four sixes, as he formed a crucial partnership with Pant to propel Delhi's innings.
Tristan Stubbs provided the finishing touches with a quickfire, unbeaten 26 off just seven balls, ensuring Delhi Capitals reached a formidable total.
Earlier in the match, after winning the toss, Gujarat Titans' captain Shubman Gill chose to bowl first. Despite early dismissals of Jake Fraser-McGurk (23 off 14) by Sandeep Warrier and subsequent wickets of Prithvi Shaw (11) and Shai Hope (5), Delhi Capitals managed to recover through Pant and Axar's partnership.
With a challenging total of 225 runs set, Delhi Capitals have put the pressure on Gujarat Titans' batting lineup to deliver in their chase.
The stage is now set for an exciting run chase as Gujarat Titans look to chase down the target set by Delhi Capitals.
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