Match 56

IPL 2024: Match 56, Stats Review: Delhi Caps’ fastest fifty and further DC vs. RR stats

Delhi defeats RR resoundingly to salvage their season.

When both sides reached 200 for the third time in four meetings at this venue in the 2024 Indian Premier League, the trend of extremely high scores was once again replicated in Delhi.

Delhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals in game number 56 to move up to 12 points on the points table and maintain their season hopes.

DC’s openers immediately went to work on a flat wicket after being sent in. Jake Fraser-McGurk (50 off 20) scored 28 runs in the fourth over alone before getting out quickly. DC maintained their lead thanks to Abhishek Porel’s (65 off 36) efforts until Tristan Stubbs’ (41 off 20) last-gasp surge propelled DC to 221. If it weren’t for Ravichandran Ashwin (3 for 24), who at last came up with the ball, DC would have most likely had more.

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Due to RR’s rough beginnings, it was up to their middle order to make things right. As wickets began to fall on the other end, captain Sanju Samson (86 off 46) did all on his own to keep the game going. Since no other batter could even come close to matching Samson’s performance, his contribution to the RR innings was the most significant. But when Samson was dismissed by Mukesh Kumar (2 for 30) in the 16th over, the game nearly completely shifted in DC’s favour. After that, RR lost by 20 runs and the wheels came off. Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 25) took two wickets after DC’s victory was assured, but in the end, it was his middle-overs pressure on RR’s batsmen that proved to be the difference.

Let’s examine the key statistics from this game.

First off, Sanju Samson led the Rajasthan Royals in 56 games as captain, surpassing Shane Warne’s record of 55 games in that role.

  1. On three separate instances, Jake Fraser-McGurk became the first hitter in the Indian Premier League history to reach fifty in under twenty balls. In precisely 15 balls, he had previously scored two fifties. In the IPL, he became the third player to score three fifty in twenty balls or less. With four, Kieron Pollard tops the rankings, followed by Travis Head with three.

Additionally, see the fastest-ever IPL fifty years.

1-The second time a DC batter had scored fifty runs during a powerplay was during Fraser-McGurk’s innings. Fraser-McGurk scored 78 runs on just the powerplay versus MI in the previous one.

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal became the 11th player overall and the first Indian to reach 350 wickets in Twenty20 cricket.

10 – Sanju Samson became the IPL’s tenth player (and fifth Indian) to reach 200 sixes. In addition, he surpassed Suresh Raina’s 203 in the record of IPL sixes with his sixes throughout the innings.