Winning the toss, DC captain Rishabh Pant decided to bowl first in the second match of the day. Batting first, GT set a good total of 171 at the loss of six wickets.
Losing opener Matthew Wade early, the GT innings was carried forward by youngster Shubhman Gill who played a magnificent innings of 84 off 46 balls. His innings included six boundaries and four sixes.
Captain Hardik Pandya scored 31 runs, while David Miller added another 20 to set DC a target of 172 to win. For DC, Mustafizur Rahman picked three wickets, while Khaleel Ahmed got two and Kuldeep Yadav got one wicket.
In reply, the team from Delhi could manage only 157 as they fell to their first loss of this campaign. Opener Tim Seifert was dismissed early with Prithvi Shaw and Mandeep Singh steadying the ship.
DC lost two quick wickets with GT’s Lockie Ferguson dismissing both in the same over. This brought DC skipper Rishabh Pant to the middle who scored 43 runs to further the innings, while his partner in Lalit Yadav was sent packing, having scored 25 runs.
Meanwhile, Ferguson struck again to dismiss Pant, leaving DC at 118/5 and needing another 54 runs to win. However, DC could not get going from there and fell to defeat.
For GT, Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers with four dismissals to his name. Mohammed Shami picked two wickets while Pandya and Rashid Khan got one wicket each.
GT will take on Punjab Kings in the next match on April 8 while DC will look to bounce back to winning ways when they face the other new comers Lucknow Super Giants next on April 7.