Cricket   |   April 5, 2023

IPL 2023: Sai Sudharsan shines as Gujarat Titans beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets

Gujarat Titans continued their winning run in IPL 2023 by defeating Delhi Capitals by six wickets in Match 7 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. After winning the toss, Gujarat Titans opted to bowl first and their bowlers restricted Delhi Capitals to 162/8. Rashid Khan and Alzarri Joseph’s collective effort with the ball helped in limiting DC’s scoring. In reply, B Sai Sudharsan played a composed innings of 62 runs off 48 balls, which included crucial partnerships with Vijay Shankar and David Miller, to take the Titans past the target with 11 balls to spare.

Chasing a target of 163 runs, Gujarat Titans got off to a good start as opener Wriddhiman Saha hit a couple of boundaries and a six off the first over from Khaleel Ahmed. However, Anrich Nortje removed both Saha and Shubman Gill in quick succession. The Titans then brought in Vijay Shankar, who steadied the innings with Sudharsan and added 53 runs for the fourth wicket. The partnership was broken by Mitchell Marsh when he trapped Shankar LBW via a successful review. David Miller then came in and played a crucial knock of 31 runs off 16 balls, which included three sixes, to take Gujarat Titans to a comfortable victory. Follow your favourite IPL team with attractive betting odds from NextBet

Earlier, Delhi Capitals lost three wickets in the Powerplay, including opener Prithvi Shaw, who was caught at mid-on off Mohammad Shami. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, captain David Warner kept the scoreboard ticking with his aggressive approach. He top-scored for his team with 37 runs off 32 balls. Alzarri Joseph and Rashid Khan picked up five wickets between them to keep the Delhi Capitals’ total under check.

Gujarat Titans made two changes to their side, bringing in B Sai Sudharsan and David Miller for Vijay Shankar and Kane Williamson. Delhi Capitals made three changes, with Anrich Nortje, Aman Khan, and debutant Abhishek Porel coming in for Rovman Powell, Khaleel Ahmed, and Chetan Sakariya.

With this win, Gujarat Titans have now won two out of two matches and are currently at the top of the points table. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals are yet to register their first win of the tournament and are placed at the sixth position. The Titans will look to continue their winning streak when they face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next match, while the Capitals will take on Chennai Super Kings in their next encounter. Follow NextBet Sports to get the latest updates on IPL 2023.

Brief Scores

Delhi Capitals 162/8 in 20 Overs (Warner 37, Axar 36; Rashid 3/31)

Gujarat Titans 163/4 in 18.1 Overs (Sudharsan 62*, Miller 31*; Nortje 2/39)

Gujarat Titans won by six wickets.