Delhi Capitals won a thrilling last ball match against the top of the table Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023. Chasing a target of 131 runs, Gujarat Titans lost the match by 5 runs.
Batting first after winning the toss, Delhi Capitals lost 5 wickets for just 23 runs. But then Axar Patel and Aman Khan added a much needed partnership before the former was dismissed.
However, Aman Khan continued to play well and scored a fifty and led Delhi Capitals to 130 runs total.
Chasing the target, even the Gujarat Titans had a terrible start as they lost 4 wickets for 32 runs. But then Hardik Pandya and Abhinav Manohar build the inning.
In the last 2 overs, Gujarat needed 33 runs to win. And in the 19th over, Gujarat’s star man Rahul Tewatia played brilliantly and scored 3 sixes and last 3 balls.
They required 12 runs in the last over of the match. In the first 3 balls, veteran pacer Ishant Sharma gave only 3 runs and got the wicket of Tewatia on the 4th ball of the over, then Gujarat required 7 runs of the last ball but brilliant bowling from Ishant meant that Delhi won the match by 5 runs.
Ishant Sharma had a great outing in the match as he took 2 wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs. See how Twitterati reacted.
DELHI CAPITALS HAVE DEFENDED 130 AT THE NARENDRA MODI STADIUM. pic.twitter.com/CjMhl8ZfxB— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 2, 2023
When last place holders defeat table toppers pic.twitter.com/ZfMBicOdtd— Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 2, 2023
Ishant Sharma be like pic.twitter.com/7310vzrEcr— Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 2, 2023
What a comeback story for Ishant Sharma.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 2, 2023
Out of the Indian team, work hard in his fitness through domestics, coming back to IPL, didn't start the season & then defended 12 runs against Gujarat.
Ishant Sharma deserves everything. pic.twitter.com/mJyELHQwpC
Ishant Sharma has defended 12 runs in the final over vs Hardik Pandya & Rahul Tewatia.— 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐂𝐒𝐊 (@SergioCSKK) May 2, 2023
You dont see the age or size of the dog,
You see the FIGHT OF THE DOG✨ pic.twitter.com/2pjG0IcGpJ
Redemption of Ishant Sharma in IPL.— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) May 2, 2023
What a great over under pressure and taking DC to victory. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/tFMPaJIodA