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IPL 2024: DC Beats MI. Rajasthan Royals Beats Lucknow

Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by 10 runs in the Indian Premier League T20 match.

On the basis of Jack Fraser McGurk's explosive innings of 84 runs in 27 balls, Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians, who were struggling with poor form, by 10 runs in the Indian Premier League match. In this way Delhi strengthened its claim for the playoff race. Delhi, sent to bat first, scored 257 runs for four wickets, in which apart from McGurk, Tristan Stubbs scored unbeaten 48 runs in 25 balls. In reply, five-time champion Mumbai team could score only 247 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. After their fourth win in the last five matches, Delhi is fifth in the points table with ten points from ten matches, while Mumbai Indians are ninth with six points from nine matches.

22 year old Australian batsman McGurk gave a great start to Delhi and added 114 runs in 44 balls with Abhishek Porel for the first wicket. He scored a fifty in just 15 balls, equaling his own record for the fastest half-century in the IPL this season. Earlier, he had scored a half-century in 15 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. McGurk was out after scoring 84 runs in 27 balls with the help of 11 fours and six sixes. South Africa's young batsman Tristan Stubbs played a brilliant innings in the last overs and scored unbeaten 48 runs in just 25 balls, which included five fours and a six hitting Luke Wood in the 18th over. He hit six fours and two sixes in his innings.

Mumbai's start was not as aggressive as Delhi. Ishan Kishan started opening his hands by hitting three fours off Khalil Ahmed in the second over, but in the fourth over itself, Mumbai got a huge blow in the form of the wicket of Rohit Sharma. After scoring eight runs in eight balls, Rohit was caught by Khalil at the hands of Shai Hope. In the next over, Suryakumar Yadav hit two fours to Mukesh Kumar but Ishaan (20 runs in 14 balls) was caught by Akshar Patel in the same over. Surya, who hit a six and a four in Khalil's next over, could not convert the good start into a big innings and returned after being caught by Lizard Williams after scoring 26 runs in 13 balls.

Mumbai captain Hardik Pandya definitely hit some good strokes but when the team needed a captaincy innings from him, he lost his wicket after settling at the crease. Impact player Rasikh Salam almost dashed Mumbai's hopes by giving a double blow in the 13th over. First Hardik (46 runs in 24 balls, four fours, three sixes) caught Mukesh at point and then Nihal Wadhera caught Pant behind the wicket. At this time Mumbai needed 118 runs in 43 balls and had five wickets left. Tilak Verma, fighting the fort alone, scored 63 runs in 32 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes. He was run out in the last over. For Delhi, Rasikh took three wickets for 34 runs in four overs while Mukesh also got three wickets and Khalil got two wickets.
Earlier, Delhi had shown its temper in the very first over when Jack hit three fours and a six off Luke Wood. He also did not spare Jasprit Bumrah, who came in the second over, and scored 18 runs including a six in long-on on the first ball, a four in mid-on on the second ball and a four in mid-wicket on the sixth ball. This was the most expensive over of Bumrah, who was looking in excellent form this season. In the third over, Porel hit Nuwan Thushara for a four at mid-off. After this, McGurk kept the run rate increasing at a stormy pace by hitting three fours in covers, fine leg and straight. He hit a six in the next over of experienced spinner Piyush Chawla and completed his half-century in the same over.

When Mumbai captain Hardik Pandya came to bowl in the fifth over, the noise of 'Rohit Rohit' started echoing on the field. Hardik, who was in poor form, gave away 20 runs in his very first over and McGurk hit him two sixes and two fours. Bumrah, trying to reduce the pressure, gave only three runs in the sixth over. Delhi scored 92 runs without any loss in the powerplay. Hardik was given advice by Porel in the seventh over and scored 21 runs including two fours and two sixes. This dangerous partnership was finally broken by Chawla in the eighth over when McGurk caught Mohammad Nabi at midwicket on his ball. Porel also became the victim of Nabi in the tenth over and while trying to play forward, he lost his wicket due to the smart stumping of Ishan Kishan. He scored 36 runs in 27 balls which included three fours and a six.

After both the frozen batsmen were out, Shai Hope took charge and tried to reduce the pressure by hitting Chawla for a six over long on in the next over. He also hit Nabi for two sixes in the 12th over. Delhi captain Rishabh Pant, who was in excellent form, made the audience happy by hitting a four and a six off Nuwan Thushara in the next over. In the second spell, Hope hit sixes on the first two balls of Wood, but in an attempt to hit the third six, he was caught by Tilak Verma in front of the deep midwicket boundary. He scored 41 runs in 17 balls with the help of five sixes. Pant was out after scoring 29 runs in 19 balls, which was caught by Bumrah at the hands of Rohit Sharma. All the bowlers of Mumbai proved to be expensive. Wood gave runs at an economy rate of 17 while Nuwan Thushara gave runs at the rate of 14 runs per over. The most expensive was Hardik who gave 41 runs in two overs.


Rajasthan Royals beat Lucknow  by 7 wickets 

In the 44th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the second match of the double header was played between Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. In this match, Rajasthan team defeated Lucknow by 7 wickets. Batting first in the match, Lucknow scored 196 runs. In response, Rajasthan won the match with 6 balls remaining.