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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  IPL 2024 Orange Cap: Rishabh Pant becomes 2nd highest 50-plus run scorer for Delhi Capitals
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IPL 2024 Orange Cap: Rishabh Pant becomes 2nd highest 50-plus run scorer for Delhi Capitals

IPL 2024 Orange Cap: Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals made history with his 19th 50-plus score. In the DC vs GT match, Pant remained unbeaten on 88 off 43 balls, hitting five fours and eight sixes.

IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals' captain Rishabh Pant plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on April 24, 2024. (Photo by AFP)Premium
IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals' captain Rishabh Pant plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on April 24, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

IPL 2024 Orange Cap: Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has made history by becoming the second-highest scorer with the most 50-plus scores for the franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Pant scored his third half-century of the season in the IPL match against the Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on April 24.

This marked his 19th 50-plus score for the Capitals, surpassing Shikhar Dhawan's record when he played for the franchise from 2008-2021. Dhawan is now in third place with 18 scores of 50-plus for the Delhi Capitals.

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Who holds the record for scoring the most 50s for Delhi Capitals?

Veteran opener David Warner holds the top rank for the most 50-plus scores for DC, with 24 scores of 50-plus for the franchise. Former India opener Virender Sehwag and Shreyas Iyer are tied with 16 scores of 50+ for the Delhi Capitals.

Also Read: IPL 2024 points table witnesses major changes after DC vs GT match. Check fresh team rankings here

DC vs GT match

In the 40th IPL match between DC and GT, after being put to bat, the Delhi Capitals set a target of 224 for the Gujarat Titans. DC started with a new opening batting pair set up for this high-value fixture, with in-form Jake Fraser McGurk joining Prithvi Shaw in the absence of his usual partner, Warner. Axar and Pant played a steady innings and brought up their 50-partnership in just 34 balls. Pant remained unbeaten on 88 off 43 balls with five fours and eight sixes.

During the match, GT skipper Shubman Gill also achieved a remarkable feat—he became the second-youngest and fastest Indian to complete 100 matches in the IPL tournament on April 24. Not only this, Gill also eclipsed Virat Kohli to become the youngest Indian to play 100 IPL games. In the ongoing IPL season, Gill has showcased an impressive performance, scoring 298 runs in nine matches at an average of 42.57 and a strike rate of 146.79. Additionally, he also scored two half-centuries, with his highest score being an unbeaten 89.

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 25 Apr 2024, 06:58 AM IST
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