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Delhi Capitals (DC) clinched a thrilling 10-run victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in a high-scoring encounter of the IPL 2024.

Fraser-McGurk Blazes Away

Opener Jake Fraser-McGurk stole the show for DC with a blistering knock of 84 runs from just 27 balls. He started aggressively, launching boundaries off the very first balls and reaching his fifty in a mere 15 deliveries, the joint-fourth fastest in IPL history. Even the experienced Jasprit Bumrah couldn’t contain him, conceding a six off a free-hit for overstepping.

Hope and Stubbs Maintain Momentum

After Fraser-McGurk’s dismissal, Shai Hope and Tristan Stubbs ensured DC kept the momentum going. Hope played a vital cameo of 41 runs with five sixes, while Stubbs finished unbeaten on a quickfire 48 off 25 balls, including some innovative scoops and reverse scoops. Thanks to their contributions, DC posted a formidable total of 257 for 4.

Early Setbacks for MI

MI’s chase began brightly with Ishan Kishan hitting boundaries, but DC bowlers struck back quickly. Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Rohit Sharma and Mukesh Kumar sent Kishan back to the pavilion. Suryakumar Yadav threatened with some early boundaries but fell prey to Khaleel’s slower ball. MI were 65 for 3 at the end of the powerplay.

Tilak, David Fight in Vain

Tilak Varma and Hardik Pandya brought MI back into the contest with a crucial partnership. Hardik Pandya played a powerful knock of 46 runs, while Tilak anchored the innings with a well-compiled 63. However, the turning point arrived when impact player Rasikh Salam dismissed both Hardik and Nehal Wadhera in the same over.

DC Clinch Victory Despite Tilak’s Heroics

Tilak and Tim David continued the fight for MI, but DC bowlers held their nerve. Rasikh and Mukesh Kumar bowled crucial overs, restricting the flow of runs. While David fell for a quickfire 37, Tilak kept MI’s hopes alive until the final over. However, a risky second run attempt led to his dismissal, and DC bowlers wrapped up the remaining wickets to secure a hard-fought victory.

Dominant DC Move Up the Points Table

With this win, DC climbed to fifth place in the points table, while MI remained languishing in ninth. The match was a display of powerful batting and exceptional bowling, showcasing the exciting nature of IPL 2024.