Gujarat Titans have pulled off an incredible victory against Delhi Capitals with the help of terrific bowling attack from Lockie Ferguson who helped to defend a total of 171 runs with his four-wicket haul, despite the dew factor coming in for the chase. Delhi Capitals initially winning the toss invited Gujarat to bat first and in the 1st innings for most part of the innings they had Titans in control but Shubman Gill's impressive 84 from 46 balls had set the momentum for his team to post a challenging target on board for the Delhi team. Mustafizur Rahman and Khaleel Ahmed were very good with the ball in 1st innings of the match.
On the other hand, Delhi Capitals in the chase despite losing 3 wickets inside the powerplay had a chance to win this game as Rishabh Pant and Lalit Yadav were batting beautifully in the middle but unfortunately Lalit Yadav's run-out proved to be too costly since post that wicket Delhi never got going and kept losing wickets at regular interval which meant they ended up falling short of target by 15 runs. Lockie Ferguson was pick of the player for Gujarat Titans as he ended up with bowling figures of 4/28 and he was awarded the Player of the Match award for his brilliant four-wicket haul in the game.
Numbers and stats from GT vs DC game:
2 - Gujarat Titans have won first two matches in their debut IPL season.
Teams to win first two matches in their debut IPL season:
Chennai Super Kings in 2008
Delhi Capitals in 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008
Pune Warriors India in 2011
Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013
Gujarat Lions in 2016
Gujarat Titans in 2022
2 - In IPL 2022, teams batting first have won 2 out of 2 games played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. At other grounds, 7 out of 8 matches have been won by chasing sides only in the ongoing edition of IPL.
3/23 - Mustafizur Rahman recorded 3/23 with the ball against GT.
Best bowling figure by Mustafizur Rahman in IPL:
3/16 vs MI in Vishakapatnam, 2016
3/20 vs SRH in Delhi, 2021
3/23 vs GT in Pune, 2022
4/28 - Lockie Ferguson recorded his best bowling figure (4/28) in IPL. His previous best was 3/15 vs SRH in Abu Dhabi, 2020.
19 - Rashid Khan averages 19 with the ball against DC in IPL.
Best bowling average against DC in IPL (Min. 250 balls bowled):
Lasith Malinga - 14.22
Dale Steyn - 17.25
Rashid Khan - 19.00
84 - Shubman Gill recorded his highest score (84) in T20 cricket. His previous best was 78 (38) for Punjab against Mumbai in SMAT 2019.