Pant’s team returns to victory in IPL, debutant Jack Fraser wins Delhi against Lucknow: IPL 2024

Delhi Capitals came back to win. After losing two consecutive matches, Rishabh Pant’s team saw the face of victory again. They defeated Lucknow Super Giant by 6 wickets at Ekana Stadium on Friday. Young cricketer Jake Fraser-McGurk contributed to Delhi’s win. Pant himself gave a worthy accompaniment. Ayush Badoni’s struggle in Lucknow was in vain. Lucknow lost the first match at home this time.


Prithvi Shaw started well for Delhi. The Indian opener kept playing. But David Warner on the opposite side was out, unfortunately. Yash Thakur’s ball hits his pads and falls down the stumps. Warner looked disappointed. Fraser hit Thakur for a six off the second ball of his third. Paired with Prithvi and started scoring runs quickly.


Prithvi returned at the head of the team with 63 runs. He scored 32 runs off 22 balls. After the fall of the second wicket, Delhi could not be stopped. Barring two overs in between, Delhi’s run rate was good. Fraser hit Krunal Pandya for three consecutive sixes in the 13th over. 21 runs from that over. 15 runs from Krunal’s previous over.


Fraser completed his fifty in the 14th over. He got out in the next over. Naveen-ul-Haq’s ball was caught by Arshad Khan. Pant was playing well. But as his partner goes back to the opposite side, his mind also shakes. In the 16th over, Slipping at the time of forward to hit Ravi Bishnoi. KL Rahul stumped. Pant scored 41 off 24 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes. But that did not stop Delhi’s victory.


Batting first, Lucknow started well. Quinton de Kock hits a four off the first ball. 10 runs were scored in that over. De Kock was playing exactly the way he needed to start in the power play. But could not keep the same rhythm for long. LBW by Khalil Ahmed in the third over. After that Lucknow wicket fell, the batters came and went one by one.


Devdutt Padikkal (3) could not return to form in this match as well. Failed Marcus Stoinis (8), Nicholas Pooran (0), Deepak Hooda (10), Krunal Pandya (3). They did not find the answer to Kuldeep’s ball. Lucknow’s pitch is already known to be quite slow. Helps the spinners. This thing was also seen in the last World Cup. But it was not easy to score runs on the pitch played on Friday. KL Rahul fought. He scored 39 off 22 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six.


But in the end, no one could have thought that Badoni would play like that. At the time he came to bat, Lucknow was reeling with the loss of six wickets. They lost seven wickets when Krunal returned after a while. From there he fought alone with Arshad Khan. Prithvi Shaw dropped an easy catch to Arshad in the 18th over. In the end, Badoni remained unbeaten for half a century. Of course, it didn’t work.


Well, he was spelled by Kuldeep. He took 3 wickets in his full spells and the economy is also 5.00.  He played his last match against Rajasthan on March 28. Delhi missed him for several matches due to injury. The left-handed Chinaman spinner contributed on his return to the team. At the same time, he also demanded to enter the T20 team.


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