DC beat Lucknow Super Giants by 6 wickets
Man of the Match - Kuldeep Yadav
Lucknow Super Giants
20.0/20 Ovrs
18.1/20 Ovrs
Indian Premier League, 2024 |Match 26 |4/12/2024
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
  • That is it from this game. A lot of changes in the points table but we will shift our focus to the next game. On the 13th of this month, Punjab will take on Rajasthan. Join us at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) and earlier for the build up. Cheers! 
  • Rishabh Pant, the winning skipper of Delhi says that he is relieved to win this game and says that they will always fight hard. Mentions that there have been phases when they aren't upto the mark and the players will have to take up responsibility themselves. Says that injuries are a big trouble but are working on their playing 11.
  • Kuldeep Yadav wins the Player of the Match award. He says he wasn't fit and was difficult to see the team struggling but credits the staff for helping him get ready for this game. Adds all the wickets were special. Reckons he is clear with his plan, he executed and was confident. Tells with DRS there is always a chance for the wicket!
  • ...Presentation next...
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk is up for a chat. He says that he felt good to get his first game in the league. Adds that he focused on finding the connection in the middle of the bat and didn't try to overhit them. Mentions that he will continue to get used to batting out of the powerplay and will come with experience. Says that he is happy to be here and the atmosphere is amazing adds that the experience is surreal during the league.
  • KL Rahul, the captain of Lucknow says that he thinks they were 15-20 runs short after getting a good start and wanted to reach the 180-run mark. Felt that the spinners got help from the pitch and Kuldeep's wickets put brakes on their batting. Mentions that the new guys play really well and credits Jake Fraser-McGurk for batting brilliantly. Adds that the mindset was set to give their best and wanted to take timely wickets. Feels that they were in the game till the halfway mark and then Pant and Jake took the game away from them. Says that they will enjoy themselves during this hectic schedule. Adds that Pooran was sent in early to take advantage of his form against spin. The plan was to create pressure on the opponents and appreciated Kuldeep for getting his wicket. On Mayank Yadav, he says that he is getting better but doesn't want to rush him to play games before the right time.
  • Credit to Delhi and their bowlers. Kuldeep Yadav is in superb form and continued today as well. His spell was a game-changer. His three wickets of Rahul, Stoinis and Pooran completely shifted the momentum of the game. Delhi gave away a few runs in the back end but the batters did the job eventually. Crucial two points for Delhi.
  • Lucknow were short of runs. Ravi Bishnoi was the only bowler who tried to do some damage but the others leaked a lot of runs. Lucknow were 100 for 7 at one point. At one point even 120 on the board looked difficult but Ayush Badoni and Arshad Khan added around 73 runs to get Lucknow to a decent total. The momentum was with them but the bowlers failed to capitalize and do some damage inside the first six overs.
  • Two huge points for Delhi as they finally relieve themselves from the bottom place. The batters stood up for them today. It was a disappointing effort against Mumbai but today they batted well. Jake Fraser-McGurk brought a breath of fresh air for Delhi as he along with Shaw batted brilliantly inside the Powerplay. The duo added around 40 runs before Shaw fell. However, then came the match-winning partnership between Jake Fraser-McGurk and the skipper. Jake Fraser-McGurk scored a fifty on his debut and introduced himself to this league by playing some breathtaking strokes. Pant played well too on the other side. Both fell in the final phase of the innings but the job was very well done till then. 
  • 18.1
    Arshad Khan to Tristan Stubbs, SIX! BANG! Tristan Stubbs finishes things off in style! Arshad Khan bangs this short and on middle, Tristan Stubbs stands tall and hammers it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie. DELHI WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
  • END OF OVER 18 | 6 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 164/4
  • 17.6
    Yash Thakur to Shai Hope, Slower one, on a length and on off, Shai Hope tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
  • 17.5
    Yash Thakur to Tristan Stubbs, Overpitched and on middle, Tristan Stubbs drills it towards long on for a run. Delhi one hit away from the win now!
  • 17.4
    Yash Thakur to Tristan Stubbs, Short of a length and around middle, Tristan Stubbs looks it towards fine leg for a brace.
  • 17.3
    Yash Thakur to Shai Hope, Full again and on off, Shai Hope knocks it towards mid off and sets off for the single, Deepak Hooda picks up and hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Hope is safe. However, it looks like the stumps have been broken and we will need a replacement.
  • 17.2
    Yash Thakur to Shai Hope, Pitched up and around off, Shai Hope pushes it nicely wide of sweeper covers or a couple of more runs.
  • 17.1
    Yash Thakur to Shai Hope, Fuller one and on off, Shai Hope drives it straight to short covers.
  • END OF OVER 17 | 8 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 158/4
  • 16.6
    Krunal Pandya to Tristan Stubbs, Floated, full and around leg, Tristan Stubbs reverse sweeps it wide of deep point for a brace. Delhi needs 10 runs in 18 balls now.
  • 16.5
    Krunal Pandya to Shai Hope, Quicker, full and on middle, Shai Hope eases it towards long off for one.
  • 16.4
    Krunal Pandya to Tristan Stubbs, Flatter, dragged back, on off, Tristan Stubbs punches it through covers for another run.
  • 16.3
    Krunal Pandya to Shai Hope, Short again, on leg, Shai Hope stays back and punches it towards long on for a run.
  • 16.2
    Krunal Pandya to Shai Hope, Short and on middle, Shai Hope nudges it with soft hands through backward square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 16.1
    Krunal Pandya to Tristan Stubbs, Tossed up, full and on middle, Tristan Stubbs drills it towards long off for a single.
  • END OF OVER 16 | 5 Runs & 1 Wkt | DC 150/4