The IPL cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Giants ended in Delhi registering a 10-wicket win. The team, led by Shafali Verma’s example, beat the opponent under adverse conditions.
The opener steered the inning masterfully on a bowling-friendly pitch. Shafali’s performance was even applauded by Meg Lanning, the captain of Delhi Capitals. Held at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, the match witnessed Shafali scoring 76 runs off 28 balls.
Chasing a small total of 106, Delhi Capitals entered the second inning with confidence. However, Marizanne Kapp had already shown everyone how bowling-friendly the pitch was. The player registered a tally of 5 wickets for 15 runs in the 4-over quota.
Thus, it seemed like the Gujarat Giants still had some hope left. Even fans felt the same as they were keeping a close eye on many online cricket betting sites. The betting sites also provided a decent outlook to both teams despite the small target.
However, it all went out of the window as soon as Shafali started playing. The batsman sent almost every ball to the boundary, leaving the bowlers struggling. Kim Garth emerged as the best bowler for Gujarat with a tally of 20 runs in 2 overs.
Lanning talked to the media after the match was over, praising Shafali’s inning. The captain stated how no one in the restaurant saw what came from Shafali. The batsman showed strength and was on a roll during the evening. This is what happens in T20 cricket when players just get going.
However, the head coach of Gujarat Giants, Rachael Haynes, admitted that perhaps one of the reasons for their defeat is because of leaving out Sophia Dunkley.
The pitch helped the pacers early on, being a new-ball wicket. This helped the team, especially when the ball hit the right areas, added Lanning. Having won against RCB, Gujarat Giants entered the game confidently. However, the team will look to make a comeback in the next game.