Gujarat won by 14 runs and have two wins from their first two games. They posted 171 after being asked to bat first, thanks primarily to Shubman Gill who played a blinder at the top of the order. Delhi was in the game throughout the run chase, but Lockie Ferguson was the game-changer, taking two wickets in the 15th over and finishing with four-for. Let’s move on to the GT vs DC Post Match Presentation.
Lockie Ferguson is the player of the match.
One of those nights. We had a lot of chances early on. With the calibre 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.”Lockie Ferguson
What does Hardik Pandya say after consecutive wins for Gujarat Titans?
[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 the 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.Hardik Pandya after winning first 2 matches for the GT
Here is the Losing Team Captain (GT vs DC):-
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 matchRishabh Pant
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 for 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 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.Rashid Khan
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