Some real-life comeback stories are way more filmy than any film, and one of those comeback stories belongs to Rishabh Pant. Yes, Delhi Capitals captain, Pant. Yesterday, Delhi Capitals was scheduled to play the 26th match of the IPL 2024 against Lucknow Super Giants. In this match, DC captain Pant touched the mark of 3000 IPL runs. Well, what a comeback Pant. You are truly an inspiration. Let’s focus on the match to get a more clear picture. Read the highlights and stay connected with to get all the sports updates on time.

What is the match overview?

Yesterday was the 26th match of the IPL 2024. It was between Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants. The venue of the match was Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium & the match started at 7:30 PM.

The toss tale:

Lucknow Super Giants have won the toss and decided to bat first against the Delhi Capitals.

Let’s focus on the match highlights:

Lucknow Super Giants have won the toss and decided to bat first against the Delhi Capitals. LSG posted a target of 167/7 in 20 overs. Well, for this venue it is a great target.

For LSG, the start was not so great. Quinton de Kock said an early goodbye. However, it is the KL Rahul who kept fighting on the pitch. KL Rahul scored 39 runs off 22 balls. By that time, he had already hit five 4s and one 6. However, Rishabh Pant stopped him. Pant took a fine catch behind the stumps as the DRS went in Delhi’s favor.

When the LSG scorecard was at 128/7 in 17 overs, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya got out. Lucknow needed a good finish, and it was up to Ayush Badoni. His 55 off 35 balls helped LSG reach 167/7 in 20 overs. Although it seems an easy target, however, it is a very good score according to the pitch. The pitch is not very favorable at all.

For Delhi Capitals, captain Rishabh Pant and debutant Jake Fraser-McGurk have flipped the tables on the hosts. Fraser-McGurk scored 55 runs off 35 balls and then Pant continued to get to 41 runs off 24 balls. Tristan Stubbs ended the chase with a six in the 19th over.

Both the teams went through changes right before this match. Mayank Yadav is out due to injury and replaced by Arshad Khan. On the other hand, DC has received a massive boost as Kuldeep Yadav has regained fitness and is back into the mix, along with fast bowler Mukesh Kumar.

Kuldeep’s spell:

Kuldeep showed his magic right after his comeback. He showed a spell of 20/3 in 4 overs that helped DC take control of the match in the first innings. He bagged the Player of the Match title as well.

Pant’s record:

In this match, Pant scored 41 in 24 balls, and with this score, he touched the mark of 3000 IPL runs. Right before Pant, Shubman touched this mark.

LSG Playing XI vs DC

Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Arshad Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur.

DC Playing XI vs LSG

Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Tristan Stubbs, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

Post-match reaction:

In the post-match conversation, captain Pant stated that both relief and determination, emphasizing the team’s hunger for victory had made this win possible.

“Little relief, we wanted a win badly. I was talking to the boys saying we need to think like champions, we need to keep fighting hard. (On bowling) We have phases where we are not up to the mark, some individuals have to take responsibility for that. However, we stick together as a group. Some things you can control, some things we can’t,” Pant said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

He also added,  “(On team combination) I think we are getting closer to the right XI, but we’ve had so many injuries in this group. However, you can’t keep complaining about that. (On Fraser-McGurk) Hopefully, we’ve found our new number 3, haven’t thought too much about it. Hope he can continue,”

Final words: 

A player like Pant is an inspiration for all of us. Best of luck Pant for the future. Stay connected with to get all the sports updates on time.