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DC finally put an end to LSG’s defending record, registers a clinical win in Match 26

DC finally put an end to LSG’s defending record, registers a clinical win in Match 26

A fifty on debut by Jake Fraser-McGurk led Delhi Capitals to a superb 6-wicket win vs LSG

In what was a remarkable performance, the Delhi Capitals (DC) pulled off a stunning six-wicket victory against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Match 26 of the IPL 2024 season. Chasing a target of 168 runs, DC displayed superb intent and determination to script a much-needed win at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Friday, April 12.

This win marks a significant moment as Lucknow Super Giants had previously held an unblemished record of defending totals exceeding 160 runs. In all 13 prior attempts, LSG emerged victorious. However, a determined Delhi Capitals batting attack broke the streak, becoming the first team to successfully chase down such a 160+ target against the formidable LSG bowling attack.

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Chasing 168, Delhi lost David Warner early. However, debutant Jake Fraser-McGurk played a superb knock as he hammered 55 runs off 35. Skipper Rishabh Pant also came up with a quick-fire 24-ball 41 to take DC over the finishing line with 11 balls to spare.

LSG’s record at defending 160+ run totals in IPL 2024

Team 1st inning total OppositionResult
LSG199/8PBKSLSG won by 21 runs
LSG181/5RCBLSG won by 28 runs
LSG163/5GTLSG won by 33
LSG167/7DCDC won by 6 wickets
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