Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Delhi Capitals defeated table toppers Gujarat Titans by five runs in match number 44 of IPL 2023 despite a stunning spell from Mohammed Shami in the powerplay overs. In the first innings of the game, Delhi Capitals got reduced to 23/5 in five overs, but a brilliant fifty from Aman Hakim Khan and a quick-fire knock from Ripal Patel helped GT to post a decent score of 130/8 in 20 overs.

Gujarat Titans fell short of the target despite a fifty from their skipper Hardik Pandya and Rahul Tewatia's brilliant cameo in the penultimate over. Ishant Sharma managed to defend 12 runs off the final over to become a hero of the match, while bowlers like Khaleel Ahmed and Kuldeep Yadav were also very economical with the ball and helped the cause of DC.

Numbers and stats from GT vs DC game: 

1 -
Mohammed Shami registered his first four-wicket haul (4/11) in the IPL.

Best bowling figures for GT in the IPL:
Mohammed Shami - 4/11 vs DC in Ahmedabad, 2023

Rashid Khan - 4/24 vs LSG in Pune, 2022
Lockie Ferguson - 4/28 vs DC in Pune, 2022

Best bowling figure for Mohammed Shami in the IPL:
4/11 vs DC in Ahmedabad, 2023

3/15 vs DC in Dubai, 2020
3/21 vs MI in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium), 2019
3/21 vs RR in Dubai, 2021

2 - Gujarat Titans lost an IPL match only for the second time while chasing a total.

Instances of GT losing an IPL game while batting second:
vs MI in Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium), 2022
vs DC in Ahmedabad, 2023

2 - Only for the second time a team has won an IPL game after losing five wickets for a total of 30 (or) lesser runs.

Team to win IPL games after losing five wickets for a score of 30 (or) lesser runs:
RCB vs GL in Bengaluru, 2016 (Qualifier 1)
GT vs DC in Ahmedabad, 2023

3 - Wriddhiman Saha became the third wicketkeeper to have 100 (or) more dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the IPL.

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper in the IPL:
MS Dhoni - 178
Dinesh Karthik - 169
Wriddhiman Saha - 102 

3 -
David Warner (2175) surpassed Virender Sehwag (2174) to become the third-highest run scorer for DC in the IPL.

3 - Anrich Nortje became the third bowler after Amit Mishra and Kagiso Rabada to pick 50 wickets for DC in the IPL.

51 - Aman Hakim Khan scored 51 off 44 balls while batting at number 7 (or) lower position.

Highest score for Delhi Capitals while batting at number 7 (or) lower position:
Axar Patel - 54(25) vs MI in Delhi, 2023
Chris Morris - 52*(41) vs MI in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium), 2017
Aman Hakim Khan - 51(44) vs GT in Ahmedabad, 2023

Aman Hakim Khan registered his first fifty in T20 cricket.

130 -
Delhi Capitals defended a score of 130/8 against GT in this game.

Lowest total defended by DC in the IPL:
130/8 vs GT in Ahmedabad, 2023

144/9 vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2023 
150/3 vs RR in Bloemfontein, 2009