Delhi and Gujarat faced off at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi won the toss and elected to field first, unsurprisingly. They had a great start with the ball as Mustafizur Rahman took the wicket of Matthew Wade (1) in the first over. Vijay Shankar’s (13) painful stay at the crease came to an end when got out on the first ball of the seventh over. Shankar got out to Kuldeep Yadav
At 44/2, skipper Hardik Pandya joined Shubman Gill and stitched a partnership of 55 runs for the third wicket. Pandya (31) got out to Ahmed at the end of the 14th over. Gill scored 84 runs off 46 balls including six fours and four sixes. David Miller (20*) and Rahul Tewatia (14) provided the finishing touches as the team finished 171/6.
For Delhi, Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets, Khaleel Ahmed took two and Kuldeep Yadav took one. In reply, the Men in Blue and Red got off to a poor start as they lost three wickets for 34 in 4.5 overs. They lost the wickets of Tim Siefert (3), Prithvi Shaw (10), and Mandeep Singh (18). Skipper Rishabh Pant and Lalit Yadav (25) stitched a partnership of 61 runs before the latter was run out. Pant went on to score a brisk 43 off 29 balls before he was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson.
The all-rounders such as Axar Patel (8) and Shardul Thakur (2) could not do much as they were dismissed for cheap scores by Ferguson and Rashid Khan respectively. Rovman Powell tried his best with 20 off 12 but was trapped lbw by Mohammed Shami. Khaleel Ahmed followed the next ball as he was caught behind by Matthew Wade on a vicious short ball by Shami. Delhi was restricted to 157/9, losing the game by 14 runs.
This is how Twitter reacted
Sarum ramya Gujratis ðŸ‘ bowlers have won that game for the titans ! Very well led by @hardikpandya7 great spell @MdShami11 #lockiefurguson !! Great knock @ShubmanGill but still need to make improvements in death hitting ! Aur yeh nehra ji ki smile offside ðŸ˜ #DCvsGT #IPL2022
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 2, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 2, 2022
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 2, 2022
The biggies rise to the occasion again for the @gujarat_titans . Fantastic last over of their spells from Lockie, Rashid and Shami. Timely course correction from Hardik Pandya. The best version of Shubhman on display. Quietly, strung two impressive wins already #GTvsDC #IPL2022
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 2, 2022
Gujarat Titans' bowling will take them a long way in #IPL2022. Just need to get their top-order going. May be they can try Sudharsan/Saha and Gurbaz in place of Shankar and Wade. They should also use Abhinav Manohar higher up the order. He is being wasted at 7 right now. #GTvDC
— Prasenjit Dey (@CricPrasen) April 2, 2022
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) April 2, 2022
Gujarat Titans surely had the better bowling plan. Use the short ball well. Delhi capitals must be disappointed, they had game in their hand! #GujaratTitans
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 2, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 2, 2022
What extra pace can do!
— Ritik (@Ritik800) April 2, 2022
Great start for new captain @hardikpandya7 and coach #Nehraji in this #IPL2022 with consecutive wins. Defending a tricky total wasnâ€™t easy but Hardik led from the front and his â€˜internationalâ€™ attack showed its class in #GTvsDC match. pic.twitter.com/ztYIH5zFZU
— R P Singh à¤°à¥à¤¦à¥à¤° à¤ªà¥à¤°à¤¤à¤¾à¤ª à¤¸à¤¿à¤‚à¤¹ (@rpsingh) April 2, 2022