DC vs MI IPL 2024 Run-Fest – Fraser-McGurk’s 84, Stubbs’ Onslaught Power Record 273/4

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Delhi Capitals Smash Mumbai Indians in High-Scoring Thriller

Delhi Capitals put up a batting exhibition against Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, posting a mammoth 273/4 in their 20 overs. Young opener Jake Fraser-McGurk starred with a blistering 84 off just 27 balls, while Shai Hope (41 off 17) and Abishek Porel (36 off 27) also made useful contributions.

Powerplay Onslaught
Fraser-McGurk took the Mumbai attack apart from the outset, blasting 19 runs off the very first over bowled by Luke Wood. He raced to his fifty off just 15 balls, the joint-fastest for Delhi Capitals in IPL history. Delhi plundered 92 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket, with Fraser-McGurk himself scoring 78 off just 24 balls.

Middle Overs Consolidation
Though Mumbai managed to remove the dangerous Fraser-McGurk in the 8th over, Abishek Porel and Shai Hope continued to keep the scoreboard ticking with a 100-run partnership. Piyush Chawla provided the breakthrough by dismissing Porel, while Mohammad Nabi accounted for Hope. But Rishabh Pant (29 off 19) and Axar Patel (3 off 3) ensured Delhi crossed 250.

Jake fraser McGurk Strikes 84 runs in the match against MI
Jake fraser McGurk Strikes 84 runs in the match against MI

Death Overs Assault
The last few overs saw Tristan Stubbs (40 off 22) and Axar Patel unleash mayhem on the Mumbai bowlers. Nuwan Thushara went for 39 runs in his last over, with Stubbs smashing him for two huge sixes. Delhi amassed 82 runs in the last 5 overs to post a daunting 273/4.

Mumbai’s Struggle
In reply Mumbai gave a tough fight with Ishan and Surya giving god cameos of (20 of 14) and (26 of 13) respectively. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals against the disciplined Delhi bowling unit led by Rasikh Salam and Mukesh Kumar who although gave many runs but most importantly 3 wickets each. Delhi managed to reacg 247 with the performances of Tilak Verma, Hardik Pandya and Tim David but eventually fell 10 runs short.

Key Performances
– Jake Fraser-McGurk (84 off 27) – Explosive knock that laid the platform
– Tristan Stubbs (40 off 22) – Finish with a flourish in the death overs
– Jasprit Bumrah (1/68) – Rare off day for the Mumbai spearhead
– Kuldeep Yadav (2/28) – Tight spell kept things in control for Delhi

With this comprehensive victory, Delhi Capitals climb to the top of the IPL 2024 points table. Mumbai, meanwhile, will have to regroup quickly before their next encounter. This high-scoring game is likely to be remembered for a long time by fans who witnessed Fraser-McGurk’s breathtaking assault against one of the best attacks in the tournament.

Special mentions to Luke Wood, who had a rare off day leaking 68 runs, and Luke Wood, who was taken for 68 runs in just 4 overs by the Delhi batters.

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