Third-youngest to reach 3,000 runs in IPL history, Rishabh Pant ranks among the league’s Gill and Kohli-led ranks in the top five.

Friday marked a momentous occasion for Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant, who became the third-youngest player to accumulate 3000 runs in the Dafabet India Premier League. The left-handed batsman led his team to its second victory of the season with an impressive 41 runs off 24 deliveries against the Lucknow Super Giants. The runner-up in 2020 advanced from the bottom of the standings to ninth place with this triumph.

With the final delivery of the twelfth over, Pant reached the milestone by smashing Marcus Stoinis for four. He executed an extraordinary assortment of shots, such as the scoops he executed over third man and exquisite leg. The captain of the District of Columbia was the third-youngest player to surpass 30,000 runs, following Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli.

The returning Kuldeep Yadav, who took three wickets, was particularly effective in dismantling the 94/7 batting order of the LSG for the DC bowlers. Notwithstanding this, the Super Giants managed to accumulate a respectable 167/7 on the board due to the valiant effort of rookie Ayush Badoni, who amassed 55 runs off 35 deliveries.

It was then the DC batters’ turn to succeed in this run pursuit; they did not falter. Jake Fraser-McGurk, making his IPL debut, tied with Rishabh Pant as he scored his first fifty after England lost both of their openers at 63 runs by the conclusion of the seventh over. With 55 runs off 35 deliveries, Fraser-McGurk scored with the assistance of five sixes and four fours. Rishabh Pant, who was approaching his fifty off Ravi Bishnoi’s delivery at 41, was bowled down by KL Rahul.

Nonetheless, the pair contributed to DC easily reaching the target and became the first team this season to defeat Lucknow by effectively chasing a total of 160 or more runs.

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