LSG vs DC: Rishabh Pant Becomes 3rd Youngest to Reach 3000 IPL Runs During Spectacular Performance

LSG vs DC: During the match against Lucknow Super Giants on April 12 at Ekana Stadium, Rishabh Pant achieved a significant milestone by becoming the 3rd youngest player to score 3000 runs in the IPL. Pant showcased his classic style, scoring 41 runs off 24 balls, which helped Delhi Capitals secure a 6-wicket victory against LSG on their home ground. This win, their second of the season, propelled DC from the bottom to the 9th spot in the IPL points table.

In a significant moment during the 12th over, Rishabh Pant scored a boundary off Marcus Stoinis’ delivery, crossing the 3000-run mark in the IPL. With this feat, Pant joins the ranks of the 3rd youngest players to achieve this milestone, following Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli. Among the 25 players with 3000-plus IPL runs, Pant boasts an impressive strike rate of 148.4, placing him just behind AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle regarding strike-rate excellence in IPL history.

3,000 IPL runs at the youngest age

Here are the youngest players to reach 3000 IPL runs:

  • Shubman Gill: 24 years, 215 days old
  • Virat Kohli: 26 years, 186 days old
  • Rishabh Pant: 26 years, 191 days old
  • Sanju Samson: 26 years, 320 days old
  • Suresh Raina: 27 years, 161 days old

LSG vs DC Highlights

In the match between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC), DC faced a challenging situation after the dismissal of Prithvi Shaw (32) and David Warner (8). Rishabh Pant partnered with debutant Jake Fraser-McGurk, and Pant’s boundary-breaking stroke ended a 29-ball drought for DC. This moment shifted the momentum in DC’s favour, leading to an impressive performance for the rest of the match.

DC’s captain showcased his classic batting style, taking on LSG’s bowlers with aggressive shots. He confidently faced spinners, sending the ball out of the park with his vintage shots. Even against pacers, Pant utilized reverse ramps and pull shots to maintain the pressure.

Supporting Pant, debutant Fraser-McGurk played a crucial role, achieving his maiden IPL fifty in his debut match. Together, they built a solid partnership of 77 runs from 46 balls, firmly putting the game in DC’s favour.

Despite Pant’s dismissal by Ravi Bishnoi, DC clinched their first victory against LSG, marking a significant milestone after losing the previous three encounters. Stay tuned for more thrilling IPL moments!

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