I felt I left a few runs out there but overall pretty satisfied. My focus was to play as few dots as possible and keep rotating the strike as we had lost some early wickets. It was holding a bit at the start, it wasn’t easy to score in front of the wicket but it settled down as the game went on. Hopefully, we can defend this.
“I think according to the wicket, the total was not so big. We could have batted well, especially in the middle overs. Every match, it’s going to be hard for us to come back after losing so many wickets. [Ponting?] I think he’s been amazing since day one. When you’re on the losing side, you feel heartbroken. But we can improve in the next match.”
“Enjoying my time so far. Had a good start, two wins in a row. So far, so good. Enjoying myself, trying my best to contribute to the team. [Mumbai vs Pune?] A bit of dew is fine, I don’t mind that. It wasn’t much dew there tonight. The wicket wasn’t as supportive but the length was crucial on this wicket. The focus was just on hitting that good area as much as possible. First over, I tried a few different grips to see which was the right one on this wicket. Overall, it was a good contribution.”
Delhi Capitals vs Gujarat Titans Highlights today, Saturday 2-4-2022. 10th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Toss: DC won and they will bowl first.
Delhi Capitals team: 1 Prithvi, 2 Seifert, 3 Mandeep, 4 Pant (capt, wk), 5 Powell, 6 Lalit, 7 Axar, 8 Shardul, 9 Kuldeep, 10 Khaleel, 11 Mustafizur.
Gujarat Titans team: 1 Shubman, 2 Wade (wk), 3 Shankar, 4 Abhinav, 5 Pandya (capt), 6 Miller, 7 Tewatia, 8 Rashid, 9 Varun, 10 Ferguson, 11 Shami.
Head to head
Total matches played: 0
DC Won: 0
GT Won: 0
“[2 from 2?] Not bad, to be honest. Very happy with the way everyone is stepping up at the right occasion. The kind of attack we have, we thought we might be 10-15 runs short sometimes but with the attack we have, we can restrict them to 20-25 runs short. That over from Lockie changed the momentum. To be honest, I felt we were 10-15 runs short. I thought par was 185, to be honest. When Rishabh was there, I thought the game was in balance.
Varun [Aaron] felt something happened to him. We were one bowler short so we had to finish the game on the 19th over. Some brain has to come there… the courage Tewatia and Vijay showed, when they had not been told to bowl, they stepped up and helped us to win the game. [Gill?] Fantastic, this is the Shubman Gill we all want to see. The kind of confidence he’s carrying is going to come to all the batters.”
Lockie Ferguson is player of the match:
“One of those nights. We had a lot of chances early on. With the caliber of bowling team-mates I have out there, it makes my job a lot easier and it was nice to pick up the treats tonight. It’s great. The best thing was the fight we showed towards the end. The pressure was coming from both ends so the risks had to happen at some point. It’s an instinctual thing. There was a little bit of nibble with the newer ball so I was hoping to bang away on a hard length. When Pant is there you have to be a little bit more creative, so I’m glad that one gripped. It’s nice when they do. The all-round performance from the bowlers was great. Hardik is good at giving you the confidence and permission to play the game you want to play. It’s nice to have a captain who trusts my abilities.”
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Ulhas Gandhe
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – Shakti Singh
Reserve Umpire – Vinod Seshan
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 10th Match