In a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash, Delhi Capitals (DC) edged past Gujarat Titans (GT) by 5 runs, thanks to a fantastic batting performance by Aman Hakim Khan, who scored 51 off 44 balls. Despite a stellar bowling performance by Mohammed Shami, who picked up four wickets, the Titans fell short of the 131-run target set by the Capitals.
Delhi Capitals started their innings on a shaky note, with Phil Salt being dismissed for a duck. The team’s batting lineup continued to struggle, with captain David Warner and Priyam Garg both falling cheaply. However, Aman Hakim Khan’s heroics, along with a valuable contribution from Axar Patel (27), helped the Capitals post a competitive total of 130/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Shami was the standout bowler for the Titans, picking up 4/11 with an economy rate of 2.75.
In response, Gujarat Titans got off to a poor start as well, losing wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha for a duck. The team continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, but a solid 59-run knock by captain Hardik Pandya kept them in the game. Abhinav Manohar chipped in with 26 runs, while Rahul Tewatia’s quick-fire 20 off 7 balls provided a late surge for the Titans. However, it was not enough, as they finished at 125/6 in their 20 overs.
The Capitals’ bowling unit performed admirably, with Khaleel Ahmed and Ishant Sharma picking up two wickets each. Anrich Nortje and Kuldeep Yadav also contributed with a wicket apiece. For the Titans, Pandya’s half-century was the standout performance, but it could not take his team over the line.
This thrilling victory leaves Delhi Capitals with six points from nine games, while Gujarat Titans remain at the top of the table with 12 points from nine matches.
The match featured several notable moments, including a spectacular one-handed catch by Saha to dismiss Manish Pandey, and a crucial 50-run partnership between Aman Hakim Khan and Axar Patel. Fans were treated to an exciting contest between bat and ball, with both teams displaying their skills and fighting spirit.